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Event | Pits & Metal Recap

Love-A-Bull and crew rocked out with fans and supporters on Friday, February 15 to something new and different – local Austin metal bands!

The awesome photos are up on our Flickr site courtesy of our volunteer photographer Amanda Wintenburg.

We chatted with music fans and friendly supporters and dog lovers all while listening to music and having a great time!

  • The awesome patrons helped donate over $1,100 at the door.
  • We raised $51 from our “chance raffle” for a Cap City Comedy Club party package or a Love-A-Bull merch package.
  • We sold lots of cool apparel and other merch items. ( Look out for some stunning fans sporting their new Love-A-Bull gear around Austin! )
  • And we received a $65 donation from the bar!

HUGE thanks goes out to Dirty Dog Bar for hosting the event; Dead Earth Productions and Come and Take It Productions for producing and promoting the event; metal bands Shadow Spectrum, Ethereal Architect, Dead Earth Politics, Mevyn, and Immerse for playing; and our friend Devon Brown for putting the whole event together and making it happen!

2012 Unexpected Pit Bull Calendars

What’s even cuter than seeing all the wonderful dogs at Pit Bull Awareness Day? Photos of pit bulls in a calendar!

The calendar is absolutely ADORA-BULL this year and they make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season or birthdays! All profits are donated to deserving Pit Bull charities.


You can order the 2012 Unexpected Pit Bull Calendar on the website here. PLUS Love-A-Bull will have these awesome calendars available for sale at our Pictures with Santa event (see on Facebook or Meetup) coming up on December 3rd.

The Unexpected Pit Bull is a not-for-profit organization that creates, markets, and sells merchandise celebrating pit bull dogs. We donate 100% of our net profits to pit bull rescue, education, and advocacy organizations in need of support.”

“Our mission was simple: To raise money for animal welfare organizations while showing the world what we already knew; that Pit Bulls are cherished family companions, just like any other dogs.”

Austin360 | A bunch of (pit) bull?

Hey, we’re in the newspaper and online! The Statesman’s Austin360 published a quick note about the main event this weekend. Yep, it’s really only a few days away now.

But wait — before you finish reading, don’t forget we also still have tickets available for the exclusive VIP Party on Saturday evening. A BIG thank you goes out to Austin Speed Shop, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Independence Brewery, ZuZu’s Handmade Mexican Food, Love Puppies Brownies, Waialua Soda Works, and Red Bull for making this event awesome!

From Austin360
Published: 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011




Texas-Sized Pittie Parade and festival. Love-A-Bull, the Austin nonprofit that advocates for the dog breeds commonly known as pit bulls, is behind the local event that’s part of National Pit Bull Awareness Day. The day starts with a parade; gather at 11:30 a.m. in the Statesman parking lot, 305 S. Congress Ave., if you want to participate. Adults, kids and dogs of any breed are welcome (all dogs must be on leash), with costumes encouraged. The parade will leave at noon and march down Congress Avenue toward Republic Square Park, where a festival will run from 1 to 5 p.m. With animal rescue groups, trainers, food and drink, games, music, giveways and more. Celebrity guests include Holly Marie Combs (“Charmed,” “Pretty Little Liars”), musician John Shipe and Austin 101X DJ Deb O’Keefe as master of ceremonies. Canine celebrities include YouTube star Sharky, flying Frisbee dog Karma and the Love-A-Bull Pit Crew, an all-pit-bull therapy dog group. Both events are free and open to the public. A kick-off VIP party and fundraiser is Saturday. That event, with special guests, music, food, drink and a silent auction, will be from 7 to 11 p.m. at Austin Speed Shop, 1414 S. Lamar Blvd. More information:

Read the online story here: A bunch of (pit) bull? Find it at the Texas-Sized Pittie Parade and festival.

It’s a Pet Costume Contest!

Yep — of course we’re having a pet costume contest at the annual Pit Bull Awareness Day festival! Think you can be the best? Well then dress up your pooch, and maybe even yourself, and come show off at Republic Square Park on Sunday, November 6th.

Check out some of the awesome costumes we saw last year!

Even Sharky the Pit Bull and his mom Helen will be there in costume with their bells on! — Okay well maybe not really bells, just hats.

Check out the festival schedule to make sure you don’t miss out on this charming and amusing show of pets on parade!

Be sure to RSVP and join us on November 6, 2011 for this FREE event!

Sharky’s-a-coming, too!

Hey folks! It’s Jessica from L-A-B guest posting!


We are frantically pulling the last details for the BIG, HUGE, FANTASTIC, AMAZING, ALL PIT BULL (and their friends), ALL THE TIME , FESTIVAL AND PITTIE PARADE  in November!  And getting SO excited!  It is going to be fantastic!

You are all coming, right?!  Still on the fence?  Well, we have several confirmed guests (Holly Marie Combs, BAD RAP, John Shipe) and just confirmed another one!  SHARKY the Pit Bull!  I bet you are coming now!

No offense, but if you have not heard of Sharky the Texas pit bull – you do not have access to the internet.  Or, like my grandmother, computers scare you.

I digress – Sharky the big, beautiful, gentle PB type dog and YouTube favorite has confirmed with us that he is attending the festival!  In costume with his mom no less!  They will be walking in the parade and col’ kicking it with us and our doggies at the festival!  By the way, there will be a costume contest – so get your dogs ready!

You can find his YouTube movies here: SHARKY THE SUPER RAD PIT BULL FROM TEXAS.

I can’t decide which is my favorite.. Is it the bunny ones?  Or the chick ones?  And, who doesn’t love a cat pestering a dog video?

They are all great!  What a fantastic breed ambassador!

So, get those doggie costumes ready and come on down on the 6th!  Meet and mingle with all of our special guests, including Sharky.  And, let’s celebrate our pit bull type doggies in front of the whole city!  Hell, in front of the whole state!  No, wait – in front of the whole country!

Oh!  And be sure and check this out!  Sharky and his mom, Helen made a special video just for little ol’ us!  Dogs in hats are awesome…Jus’ sayin’

See you in November!

XOXO – Jessica


Get Your Love-A-Bull Merchandise Now!

We have a supply of adorable Doggie Tees as well as Human Tees and Hoodies in a variety of styles, sizes and colors, available NOW.


We also have Unexpected Pit Bull calendars — $10 for non-members, $8 for members.


You may pay online via PayPal ( ) or in person. Contact us ( ) if you have any questions or want to schedule an order pickup.

Holiday Gifts through Love-A-Bull!

Why not celebrate this season with gifts for family and friends, and help Love-A-Bull at the same time? We have a supply of adorable Doggie Tees as well as Human Tees and Hoodies in a variety of styles, sizes and colors, available NOW.



We also have Unexpected Pit Bull calendars — $15 for non-members, $12 for members. They’re great gifts for co-workers, Secret Santas, or anyone with a spot in their heart for pitties.


You may pay online via PayPal ( ) or in person. Contact us ( ) if you have any questions or want to schedule an order pickup.

Thanks and happy howl-idays from Love-A-Bull!