When Dillon was rescued over a month ago he was beaten up and frightend. Dillon had been in at least one recent
dog fight and it was said that his previous owner had been using him for bait to teach other pits to fight. At first he was
really shy and was not sure how to react to kindness and love. After all this was something new to him. But Dillon quickly
became attached to his to me and we formed a special bond. As you can see from above Dillon has made himself
right at home sitting on the patio waiting for his morning coffee! Every morning Dillon and I have coffee on our
patio and share a toasted bagel together. (Dillon gets watered down decaff coffee with lots of milk) He is a bouncy little
guy and so excited that he is in a safe home with lots of love that somethimes he has a hard time setteling down.
Dillon was only with us for a week before he began to show signs that he viewed our home as HIS home too. Passers
by would get a low grumbling WOOF and he watched closely as they would pass the house. He was not house broke when he first
arived but caught on really fast! He has an accident form time to time but all in all his progress in this area is remarkable.
And his accidents are only when he is first out of his crate and excited to see us.
Dillon chose a plastic crate as his safe space. A place he could go when he felt nervous or afraid where he knew no one
and nothing could harm him. Amazingly enough he does VERY well with the other dogs in our home.
My husband and I had no intention of keeping Dillon but rather to rescue him and find him a suitable home. Dillon
had other plans. He somehow managed to move into not only our home but our hearts as well. His story just amazes me whenever
I think of it because three other people told me to put him to sleep when they first saw him the day he arrived.
After just two weeks Dillon made a huge step towords encouraging us to keep him. My husband let him out of his crate
and I was in the bedroom ver very ill. My husband said as soo na s he opened the crate door Dillon immediatly started looking
for me. Mark said he followed the exact path I had taken that afternoon from the back door to the bathroom and then to
the bedroom. The door was closed but not completly. Dillon pushed open the door and crawled up on the bed. I never felt him
one bit and we have a water bed. He laid his head on my stomach and refused to move. Mark had to wake me to ge thim to go
outside. I took him outside and then went back to bed. When he came in he came right back to me and gently laid his head on
my stomach again refusing to move. Just looking up at me as if I was his whole world. He stole my heart that day. I had a
really bad ear infection and was so sick I could not eat. Dillon knew what was wrong he kept trying to lick my ear whenever
I would cry from the pain. Dillon stayed with me for two solid days until I was feeling better. His love for me was what
got my husband hooked on him. And because of this My husbnad suggested we keep him believing that he would not bond to anyone
else like he did to me.
Dillon is doing great today. though he has only been with us a month he is learning things really fast. He wants so much
to please me that sometimes he is a bit too excited about his training. We are taking it dlow. Just 5 to 10 minutes at a time
here and there. Below is a link to a video of Dillon learning Down and crawl for the first time. He learned sit last week
and Paw three days ago. He really likes to give paw now it is like his favorite trick. Click on the link below to see Dillon
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