10th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors

As we gear up for our 10-year anniversary celebration, we wanted to give a quick shout out to our sponsors.

These amazing companies make our work possible by going above and beyond to support our mission. Love-A-Bull would not be possible without them. So, when you need pet supplies, boarding, training, or a super dog-friendly car, keep these companies in mind. For the pitties.

On that note, please don’t forget to purchase your tickets for our 10th Anniversary Celebration. Casino games, full bar, food, entertainment, prizes, and therapy dogs will make this night one for the books!

Did we mention there will be therapy dogs there?

Get your tickets here. They’re going fast!

 

 

Join us for our 10 Year Anniversary Casino Night!

Over the past ten years (that’s 70 dog years!), Love-A-Bull has worked relentlessly to rescue, rehabilitate, educate, and support the community we love. We’ve broken world records, pulled dogs off of chains, held free training classes, started the first all Pit Bull therapy dog team, handed out free vaccines, provided free spays and neuters, and much more.

All this awesome work deserves a party!

Whether you’re an old-school Love-A-Bull supporter or new to our community, we welcome everyone out to help us celebrate this milestone, play some games, make some new friends, and snuggle some dogs. There will be entertainment, drinks, music, an amazing auction, therapy dogs, and a really big announcement.

Grab your tickets here on Eventbrite and visit us on Facebook for updates.

We look forward to seeing you there!

9th Annual Pit Bull Awareness Celebration

Love-A-Bull will be hosting and participating in events throughout the entire month of October to highlight our loveable pitties, their owners and the community. There will be an abundance of great fun, great beer and great pitties, as well as multiple volunteer opportunities.

Our theme this year is Peace, Love and Pitties so break out your most grooviest digs and come hang with us! Check out all the awesome details below:

  • October 1st: Kick off monthly fun walk at Mueller Lake Park. While this is NOT our usual parade, it is still a great opportunity to get out and about and mingle with other pittie loving community members! Our fun walks are typically about 30-45 min long and it’s a fantastic way to get to know your local supporters. Here is the meetup link with more details and to RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/love-a-bull/events/242971185/
  • October 6th: Peace, Pittie and Pub Run! You may have already seen the details of this great event on our social media platforms! This will be a 2-mile run/walk beginning at Yard Bar, then to Aristocrat, then Little Woodrows and finishing at Yard Bar. The theme for the event…you guessed it…Peace, Love and Pitties. Dress in your best flower power attire and enjoy a great time with some good beer! More details about this event and how to get involved are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/918414764981568/
  • October 15th: Peace, Love and Pitties Party! Come join us at The Buzz Mill from 2-6pm for a “groovy” time! We will have beer, food trucks, Love-A-Bull swag, Adopt-A-Bulls looking for their forever homes, costume contest and a raffle. This event is not to be missed! We will need volunteers to help make this event a huge success, sign up here to help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4BAEAF2EA7FA7-peace
  • October 21st: Dogtoberfest! It is the 10th Annual Dogtoberfest Celebration and Love-A-Bull will be hosting a booth to not only share in the fun, but to also showcase our organization, talk to them community about our resources and showcase our Adopt-A-Bulls and Pit Crew. Dogtoberfest was named “Most Awesome-ist Pet Related Event” for this sixth year in a row so we are stoked to be a part of the festivities this year! This event is from 10am – 4pm and we will need volunteers to help us at our booth, sign up here: SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4BAEAF2EA7FA7-dogtoberfest
  • October 28th: To finish off our PBAD celebration, we will be hosting our 2nd Chloe’s Clinic! Chloe’s Clinic is a fantastic opportunity for us to serve our community. The clinic offers FREE vaccinations, microchipping, preventatives and more to local austinites and their dogs, with an emphasis being placed on serving local owners of pit bull type dogs. We will need LOTS of volunteer help with this event, sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445aaad29aafa7-chloes1

We are so excited to be able to spread out the Pit Bull Awareness Celebration and allow everyone the chance to get involved on multiple different levels and celebrate our awesome pit bulls! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Lindsey@love-a-bull.org

We hope to see many of you soon!

Farewell to Pit Crew’s Ann & Kane

Our friend and long-time volunteer, Ann, is a sweet soft-spoken woman. If one met her without her dogs, they might guess she owned a Yorkie or a poodle. They’d be wrong.

Over the years Ann has adopted nearly half a dozen Pit Bulls, teaching them how to play nicely, use their manners, and stay out of the darn pond. She has helped them achieve certifications in nose work and obedience. Treating them when they are sick, she’s had more than her fair share of battles with cancer. Ann is a woman truly dedicated to her furry family, even giving them a name: The Thundertail Tribe.  

Somewhere along the way, Ann adopted Kane, a stocky blue and white Pit Bull with tan eyebrows that can melt hearts at first glance. As she and Kane went through therapy dog prep, I saw him do something unusual for a dog in training. He didn’t change much.

Luckily he didn’t have to. Kane is comedically stubborn, and possibly not the most trainable dog, but that’s okay because his sweet gentle personality is innate. He joined The Pit Crew in 2013, and Ann has been posting pictures of him waiting eagerly by the front door in his therapy vest ever since.

A regular at AGE of Central Texas and Hope Alliance, Kane is a dedicated soldier of snuggles. There are so many photos of him bringing joy to people, it was hard to choose only a couple for this post. A lover of all creatures big and small, he has even been featured in the news alongside his pal, a therapy guinea pig.

Recently Ann, Kane and the rest of the Thundertail Tribe, decided to relocate. We are sad to see them go, but forever grateful for their unwavering service and loyalty to our cause over all these years. Any city they call home is lucky to have them.

Best of luck on all your adventures, Ann and the Thundertails.

Love,

Love-A-Bull & The Pit Crew

 

Author: Crystal Dunn, Program Manager: The Pit Crew