Emilio Cogliani

When my husband and four year old went to the shelter to adopt a dog, never in a million years did I think it would be a pit bull. Honestly, it didn’t even cross my mind. I mean … pit bulls. Shudder.

I was one of those people — the ones who believed the media hype about pit bulls even though I had never known anyone with a pit bull, let alone anyone who had been hurt by one. But I still believed what I had been fed: These weren’t family dogs.

When the shelter called to ask me some questions, I was busy working.

“Are you OK with your husband adopting an American Pit Bull Terrier?” she asked.

“If that’s what they chose,” I said, not even giving the question a second thought. I had just watched the video my husband sent me of a black puppy in…

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