We adopted our beautiful boy in May 2011. I knew our little Pitty girl Luna needed a brother so I started looking on Petfinder in hopes to find her, and me and my children, a new family member. I’ve always had a passion for Pitbulls and I make it my mission to change people’s minds on what they’ve learned, or think they know about Pitbulls from the media. I came across a pup named “Hector” posted on Facebook, so I called the shelter and the little guy was in the process of being adopted. The girl on the other end of the phone had mentioned that they have another male Pit (they call Winkie) looking for a home, and I should contact his foster mom Katlyn. The following weekend my son, Luna, and I were driving from Dearborn Heights to Lansing to meet this gorgeous boy! We immediately fell in love with him, his short stature, his beautiful color, and those loving eyes! And after a little warming up him and Luna were buddies, I just knew they would be the perfect match. The following day after our visit I emailed Katlyn first thing in the morning and expressed how much we would love this sweet boy to be a part of our family and here we are today….one big happy family! I cannot imagine our lives without Diego. Every morning when we wake up I look forward to his little rumbling growl, it never gets old, or the little tug he gives you on the back of your pants. He gets a laugh out of us every time! He has brought nothing but happiness to me and my children and especially Luna! They are two peas in a pod and completely inseparable. I am so thankful for every single person who was involved in his recovery prior to us adopting him. It is my wish for more people to understand the loving nature and loyalty of a Pitbull. Again, many thanks to everyone involved in saving Diego’s life, as well as all the other animals that come your way. You are all truly angels!
Stacey Ortiz and Family