A festival dedicated to pit bulls? Those blocky headed, big tongued, wiggly butted, wet nosed beasts that get a rap but are really just as sweet and good natured as every other dog on the planet? Um, yes, I’ll be there!
The 8th Annual Pit Bull Awareness Day Festival happened in Austin, Texas on Sunday, October 23rd. It was held by Love-a-Bull, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing pit bulls in need and finding them good homes. There were lots of vendors, a silent auction, food trucks, and of course the most adorable pit bulls known to man ?
I got there just as the pittie parade kicked things off with a dog walk around the park. So many pibbles dressed up and wiggling their butts! Then I got to explore all the rescue groups, enjoy an intro by local DJ Deb of 101x who is a dog enthusiast, watch some very well behaved dogs demonstrate their skills on the agility course, look at the local goods that vendors handcrafted, and watch pit bulls roll around in the kiddie pools set up around the park.
And everything was to benefit rescue pits! It sort of felt like heaven being surrounded by these fun loving dogs. Here are my favorite photos from the day ?
I couldn’t get this girl to sit still for a good photo but look at her cute little butt in a Star Wars outfit ?
Those stunning eyes ⤴️ ??
I wish I was as photogenic as these pibbles! And I wish more cities held festivals like this. Although many other cities celebrate and promote Pit Bull Awareness month (which is in October), as far as I can tell, Austin is the only city that holds an actual festival. It’s a shame because these wonderful dogs need all the good promotion they can get. They are amazing, resilient creatures with big hearts ?
I can’t wait to see what next year’s festival holds!