THE PIT BULL
Changing Minds One Disc At a Time!
Back when YouTube was new and Facebook was only for college students, there was a dog who stood the negative stereotypes about Pit Bulls on end. He was originally labeled as a liability by the shelter, but after being adopted by Roo and Clara Yori went on to become one of the best Frisbee Dogs in the world. He was the first Pit Bull to win a National and World Championship in the sport of Canine Flying Disc. He was the first Pit Bull to win a National Championship of any kind for the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge. He has been referred to as the Jackie Robinson of Pit Bulls on more than one occasion, as his actions and accomplishments rose above all the negative noise surrounding dogs that looked like him at the time. His worth could not be denied, even by people who didn’t like Pit Bulls. That dog was Wallace the Pit Bull.
Wallace has over a half million followers on Facebook, and his YouTube videos have over 10 Million views collectively. Wallace’s story caught the interest of NY Times Best Selling Author Jim Gorant, and shortly thereafter his book Wallace – The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Family, and Championed Pit Bulls – One Flying Disc at a Time was put to paper. For pawtographed copies, visit Wallace the Pit Bull Foundation’s store.
In his retirement, he was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma and transitional cell carcinoma, two aggressive cancers. He far surpassed the predicted life expectancy, and his fans enjoyed the extra time he was given while he worked his way through his bucket list of adventures. Wallace got to ride in a motorcycle sidecar, wade in the ocean, play fetch through the mail with MLB pitcher Mark Buehrle, and even meet Betty White! Wallace’s body is no longer with us, but his spirit and legacy live on. We look forward to helping many more dogs in his honor!
Encouraged to Fight. Just Wanted to Love.
Hector was one of the 51 pit bulls rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting case. He was part of the group that went to BAD RAP out on the west coast. Initially he went to see about being a detection dog, but that didn’t end up being his cup of tea. Hector bounced around between many fosters, which was cool with him since he got to see that many more things. Eventually, Roo and Clara adopted him where he enjoyed his new life hanging out with doggie pals Angus, Mindy Lou, and Scooby Snack. Hector passed the Canine Good Citizen test twice, and became a Certified Therapy Dog to visit nursing homes and hospitals. He also went to schools to help teach kids how to act safely around dogs.
Once “retired”, Hector enjoyed his days going for walks, sunning himself in the yard, and eating grass. Hector was cool with everybody, even though he was treated poorly in his younger life . After the couple of bad years with Vick and his buddies, he enjoyed 7 years of love and fun adventures. Unfortunately his past life caught up with him, and he began having health struggles at age 8. His body succumbed to cancer on 10/27/2014 at the age of nine, but Hector leaves a legacy of helping other dogs in similar situations get the chance they deserve as well! The picture here was taken right before Hector passed away from cancer, and inspired a thoughtful person to donate $7 in his honor ($1 for each good year), and asked that we encourage others to do the same. We can’t think of a better way to honor Hector than by starting a fund to help other dogs in need. Please consider joining us by clicking here.