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Woman Adopts A Pitbull, And The Dog Can’t Stop Hugging Her
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Woman Adopts A Pitbull, And The Dog Can’t Stop Hugging Her

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When Kayla Filoon, a student who volunteers as a dog walker at an animal shelter in Philadelphia, saw Russ the pit bull for the first time, she knew there was a special connection between them. “He came in as a stray, and he was really beat up,” Filoon told The Dodo. “He was missing fur on his tail and ears. He was also terribly skinny.” The 20-year-old woman added: “He was just sitting there calmly, staring at me… And I thought… I need to take him now.”

Filoon knew she needed to act fast, as recently the shelter had to put 15 dogs to sleep. “Any dog had a chance of being put down, especially the ones who were sicker, and Russ was definitely one of them,” said the woman.

So, the next day, she went straight to the shelter and sorted out the adoption papers. “One night I’m sitting there on the chair, doing my homework, and he’s trying to find ways to cuddle with me,” Filoon said. Her friend snapped a photo, put it on social media – and it went viral. “He’s such a love bug, honestly.”

Filoon hopes the photo will inspire others to adopt shelter dogs.

More info: Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

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    When Kayla Filoon, a volunteer dog walker at a shelter, saw Russ the pit bull for the first time…

    She knew they will be together. “He came in as a stray, and he was really beat up”

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    “He was missing fur on his tail and ears. He was also terribly skinny”

    “He was just sitting there calmly, staring at me… And I thought… I need to take him now”

    Filoon knew she needed to act fast, as recently the shelter had to put 15 dogs to sleep

    “Any dog had a chance of being put down… and Russ was definitely one of them”

    The moment Filoon took Russ home, she knew “he’s the perfect dog”…

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    And, apparently, the pooch won’t stop hugging and snuggling!

    “One night I’m sitting there on the chair, doing my homework, and he’s trying to find ways to…”

    “…Cuddle with me”. Her friend snapped a photo, put it on social media – and it went viral

    “He’s such a love bug, honestly.” Filoon hopes the photo will inspire others to adopt

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    Katinka Min
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    So many scars on the poor pooch. :'( Thank God, he found a loving home, so many others are not so lucky. Pitbulls and Staffs are among the unluckiest dogs in the world, I think. Where I live, they keep getting stolen - even from their homes - because psychopaths are STILL using them for dogfights or as symbols for their manliness (which they clearly don't posses on their own). It's just not fair. But then live is not fair. I really need to go cuddle my dog, now.

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    Gail Robinson
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    So so true, and pit Bulls are sooo loving...my daughter has one....he is the sweetest most loving boy and looks a lot like this one 😍😍😍😍

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    Jenni Ester
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    At first she was very careful and assumed that any minute we would abandon her like her previous owners. Now she is such a cuddler. :3

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    John L Kelly
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    He's such a cuddler as well. Dogs are nothing more than four legged children, who would be able to express themselves so much more, if they only had hands, and could talk.

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    Katinka Min
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    So many scars on the poor pooch. :'( Thank God, he found a loving home, so many others are not so lucky. Pitbulls and Staffs are among the unluckiest dogs in the world, I think. Where I live, they keep getting stolen - even from their homes - because psychopaths are STILL using them for dogfights or as symbols for their manliness (which they clearly don't posses on their own). It's just not fair. But then live is not fair. I really need to go cuddle my dog, now.

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    Gail Robinson
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    So so true, and pit Bulls are sooo loving...my daughter has one....he is the sweetest most loving boy and looks a lot like this one 😍😍😍😍

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    Jenni Ester
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    At first she was very careful and assumed that any minute we would abandon her like her previous owners. Now she is such a cuddler. :3

    jlk103144 avatar
    John L Kelly
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    He's such a cuddler as well. Dogs are nothing more than four legged children, who would be able to express themselves so much more, if they only had hands, and could talk.

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