Joey (fka Stewie)

Hello- We recently celebrated 1 yr adoption anniversary and 2nd birthday of one of your alums – our beloved Joey (Stewie at Heartland). He is the most incredible, loving dog and we cannot imagine our lives without him. Our 6yo daughter is his best friend and watching them be raised together is a treat every day. He is literally our 2nd child.

Also we found out through DNA test that Joey is a lab/pit mix and as an advocate and supporter of bully breeds I was so happy to help dispel myths surrounding the pit bull breed through our own dog. Our neighbors all love him and he is the most amazing family dog. I strongly encourage Heartland to take in more pits into your organization and educate adopters about how wonderful they are.

Keep up the good work,

Kunkle Family


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