Oh Hai, Tyrion Pittister here!
I am a sweet, snuggly, goofy little boy who was rescued on April 30, 2014, after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, USDA, ATF, Albany PD and other enforcement agencies raided a brutal dogfighting operation in Tift County, GA.
There were 42 of us dogs; we are the lucky ones because the ones no longer useful for the men — to be fought, bred or sold — were exterminated with inhumane methods. Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter took us in and the staff there were the first humans that showed us kindness and love. They are my first friends.
The Humane Society of United States took a handful of us to one of HSUS’ emergency shelters in June. Thanks to the HSUS Dogfighting Rescue Coalition, I made my way here to Hello Bully in early August!
I bare a lot of scars on my face from my past, but please do not fear, I am in no pain and I am totally ready to snuggle with a family.
They give me all kinds of fun stuff here at Hello Bully Halfway House to play with and learn! I love to chew on my nylabones, do enrichment activities, eat pupsicles, and most important, snuggle with all my volunteers. Plus, I’m perfectly-sized for snuggling. I love being picked up and craddled like a baby!
I am puppy-like when I get excited, and love to run around in the play yard with tennis balls, and don’t laugh, but I kind of snort when I do it!
And my Hello Bully friends always ensure I am well-socialized; I constantly go on outings and social events. And I will be spending the Thanksgiving with Hello Bully’s founder Daisy and her boyfriend. How cool, right?
I love everyone! My all-time favorite thing is lounging on the couch or big fluffy dog beds with my people. Aside from a long list of human BFFs, I have a budding romance with Hello Bully Spokesbull/Alumni/Dogfighting Survivor, Princess Pear Bear.
I am working on my polite ways with other canines and furry creatures, so please check in with my guardian Ashley to see how my progress is doing!
In January, I will have a surgery to help me breathe better. Once my medical issues are behind me, I will be looking for a forever family.
I wish I could meet each one of you. Though my face is a map to my past, that’s where I have left my trauma. I adore everyone and have nothing but love, snuggles, and kisses to give.
I’m a survivor of dogfighting. And I’m also an all around awesome dog.
Thank you, hope to hear from you soon! Drop by my page and say #HelloTyrion!