Category Archives: Therapy Dog

Blueberry the Pit Bull is Fighting to Change Minds

Many cities have bans against owning or breeding pit bulls. Because of dog fighting rings that frequently abuse and torture pit bulls, they have falsely been accused of being dangerous. It is not the dogs but their owners that cause aggression. That is why a pit bull named Blueberry and her owner Maura Porter are fighting to get their reputation changed. Based on common misperceptions about how dangerous this breed of dogs are, many of them die of euthanasia, even if they have done nothing wrong. When Maura first tried to get Blueberry involved with helping the disabled, she was rejected based strictly on her dog’s breed. That made her realize she needed to rally to defend pit bulls. Now Blueberry works with a place called “DOG B.O.N.E.S.” as a therapy dog. She helps the terminally ill and those hospitalized, and the patients love her. Ricardo Guimarães BMG recently had an ill friend who Blueberry would visit and the friend would immediately light up upon seeing her and blogged about the loving encounter on CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE BELO HORIZONTE. Her sweet disposition might just help give others a brand new outlook on pit bulls.