A Trip Across the River…

Revis, Goose & Lucy

Over the weekend, That Touch of Pit (along with our pups Lucy & Goose) took a trip across the river to a wonderful fundraiser for Liberty Humane Society in Hoboken, NJ called Bark in the Park. While there, we met up with our good friend (and foster dad!) Dan and his pittie Revis.

We were amazed at all the wonderful pit bulls in attendance. This was a great surprise because at similar events in New York City, most of the four-legged attendees are small dogs. The afternoon included lots of vendors with great goodies- from boiled wool dog toys to the fabulous pit bull-themed jewelry and calendars from Pitbull and Itty Pitties, and many supportive local pet-centric businesses and local animal welfare organizations.

 

Unfortunately, we missed the “official” Pit Bull Parade but we did get to meet many of them strolling in the park. There were pit bull type dogs in every shape, color and age! One of the special guests at Bark in the Park was Oogy, the subject of a New York Times bestseller. Oogy, the poor victim of abuse, has overcome many challenges and is now loved unconditionally by the Levin family. It was a pleasure to spend time with this special inspiring creature. We bought a signed copy which was the perfect birthday gift for a friend – and all the proceeds went directly to Liberty Humane – the best type of shopping!
Also in attendance were the Pinups for Pitbulls who were scouting for pinup pits for 2013! And, how can we forget all the adoptable dogs from Liberty Humane? Not only were the dogs walking around showing off their manners, many of them revealed that shelter dogs LOVE agility! We hope that some of the dogs found their forever homes on Sunday.

Photo by Chris Langston for Liberty Humane Society

Congratulations to all of the staff, volunteers and adopters at Liberty Humane!