Scooby spent his entire life on a dogfighting property being used as a "bait dog" - This is him celebrating his first year as a member of our family.


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15 Feb 2018 07:50 - +5074
I hate hearing what dogs like him have been through. I love hearing how they’re in a much better situation. My dog, Loki, is a 4 year old pit bull who was left in a crate for 16-18 hours a day the first 8 months of his life. I hug the shit out of him and cuddle him as much as I can because I know he loves it and it makes him happy. Although he had it rough before my wife and I go him, I’m determined to give him the best life I can because he deserves it.
15 Feb 2018 06:33 - +3127
What's a bait dog?
15 Feb 2018 05:44 - +1133
[A bit of backstory on Scooby](http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com/tracy_press/news/comeback-story/article_d671743c-afa5-11e7-9043-5b91d136066a.html)
15 Feb 2018 05:51 - +684
This wasn't back in nineteen ninety eight was it?
15 Feb 2018 08:21 - +510
/u/shittymorph I used to have you RES tagged as "hell in a Cell" but ever since you first posted Scooby, [I have you marked down as "Savior of Puppy."](https://imgur.com/a/iRBle) just wanted you to know that while you might be INFAMOUS for the hell in a cell ordeal, you are FAMOUS for your actions IRL. just wanted you to know.
15 Feb 2018 07:14 - +362
I want to hug Scooby. Please hug Scooby for me.
15 Feb 2018 08:49 - +309
I adopted my dog from a shelter near me. She's a Carolina dog and was abused before I got to her. The shelter workers told me that she when they found her, she was in a trash bag, malnourished, and afraid of every human. They said they couldn't get anywhere near her run at the shelter with a plastic bag, windbreaker, or anything that made the sound of plastic bags. For the first two months I had her, she would only sleep on my kitchen and bathroom floors -- hard, cold, tile. I had to teach her that it was okay to get on the couch, on the bed, etc. It was as if soft, comfortable surfaces were completely unknown to her. I adopted her right after getting out of a 5-year relationship in a bad way. She and I both rehabilitated from that, and she helped me just as much or more than I helped her. She's been there for me through law school, bar exam, 4 jobs, 3 houses, and 3 cities. I remember her sleeping under my desk for 2.5 months every day that I studied for the bar exam, never leaving my side -- my constant companion. Now, 5 years later, she's still skittish around strange men, but once you're in her circle of trust, she's an endless source of kisses and love. She sleeps in my bed with me every night, loves the couch, her toys, and her huge (5' wide) dog bed. She's learned to love other dogs (especially her cousin dogs), the dog park, and her favorite hedgehog toy (the only one she hasn't destroyed). She's so smart and very protective of me and has been an awesome addition to my life. She's my ride or die and I love her so much. I can't even think about the day that I'll have to say goodbye. Please adopt from a shelter if you have the opportunity. Sometimes the dogs with scars bring some baggage, but you'll find that you get a hefty return on what you put into an animal like that. I sure have. TL;DR: My shelter adoptee dog is my ride-or-die down-ass bitch.
15 Feb 2018 08:28 - +204
Fuck dog-fighting lowlife assholes. Cruelty to animals is inexcusable and incompatible with a civilized society. I own an American Pit Bull Terrier mix, and it's because of those abusive fuckstick dirtbags that gravitate towards the breed, that these loyal, wonderful, human-friendly dogs have developed the reputation they have.
15 Feb 2018 08:14 - +67
How is he with other dogs considering the hell he has been through?
15 Feb 2018 09:49 - +43
Hey u/shittymorph Can you do me a favor? Can you give scooby his favourite treat in the world? And then tell him people all around the world love him? Please
15 Feb 2018 08:38 - +37
Thank you. This stuff just enrages me. I can hardly think about it. I hate these cowards that do this to animals. I would put those people down, not the doggos.
15 Feb 2018 09:35 - +34
What an undertaking. His life was hell in a cell, but you showed him that mankind is caring.
15 Feb 2018 09:42 - +32
“If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” - Francis of Assisi
15 Feb 2018 09:48 - +30
People that abuse animals should be shot.
15 Feb 2018 07:31 - +25
Thanks for taking care of this guy. It's funny how wide the spectrum of attitudes regarding empathy is. Some people strive to improve the life of people and animals. Some people don't even want to help their neighbour.
15 Feb 2018 08:06 - +22
He has haunted eyes. Thank dog he has you.
15 Feb 2018 08:39 - +22
Dude you’re awesome. Reddit’s master bamboozler and an animal loving hero, fuckin eh
15 Feb 2018 06:25 - +22
Beautiful eyes
15 Feb 2018 07:13 - +19
I remember reading either a comment or something a while ago from you saying that he would still recoil a bit when you would go to pet him. Has he gotten more used to being pet and handed things now or does he still have a bit of the recoil going on?
15 Feb 2018 07:22 - +17
i don' think i want to know what a bait dog is, but good for you. I hope for a good life for him/her
15 Feb 2018 09:50 - +17
u/shittymorph I will always upvote your posts. Always. With all the laughs you give me bamboozling people on here you deserve all my karma.
15 Feb 2018 09:38 - +11
Wow, didn't think I would see the thousand mile stare from a dog. This hurts my soul man, good for you taking him in.
15 Feb 2018 07:14 - +11
What kind of dog is he!
15 Feb 2018 10:37 - +10
My "bait dog" is dead asleep beside me. Some gang bangers moved in the neighborhood, trying to raise "mean dogs". This one escaped. He came into our house like a Tasmanian Devil, found the wood stove and settled down. I checked him for wounds, gave him a good bath, and a good bowl of food. 10 days later the cretins showed up for "their dog". I had a 4 D cell Mag light in my right hand and a cell phone in my right pre-dialed 911. I told them if they tried, I'd beat 'em silly and call the cops to haul 'em off. They got busted for meth soon thereafter. Good riddance, and thanks for one stellar chill, happy dog.
15 Feb 2018 09:50 - +10
I got my girl one year ago too. She's been wonderful. [This is Lilly.](https://i.imgur.com/xxvL9PA.jpg)
15 Feb 2018 07:08 - +8
Beautiful pup. You did a great thing, give Scoob lots of love and make him feel safe!
15 Feb 2018 09:00 - +7
Best shittymorph post of all time (and that's saying something). Love the backstory. Rescuing a dog is a wonderful thing. You have changed the life of one dog very much for the better. You have given Scooby a new life, so give yourself a pat on the back (and give Scooby a good scratch).
15 Feb 2018 08:22 - +6
I once had a former bait as well, she learned to be quite dog aggressive because of it. I hope your guy fares better.
15 Feb 2018 08:02 - +5
He looks good for a bait dog, I met one who was missing large chunks of his face and ears.
15 Feb 2018 11:45 - +4
My dog Pixie was a bait dog for 5 years. They used to take a razor and cut in between her eyes to get the other dogs roiled up. I remember when we first got her she didn’t trust anyone and till the day we had to put her down (cancer) she didn’t like any other dogs. But who can blame her after what she’d been through. I’ll tell you one thing though, once she got to know us she loved us unconditionally cause we were the only people in the world that had done her right. You’ll love your dog, I can tell you that.
15 Feb 2018 09:32 - +4
That is a bait dog with the least amount of facial scars i have ever seen. Serious comment btw. Fwiw ive seen plenty of bait dogs that were rescued. Lucky dog!
15 Feb 2018 07:12 - +4
People who rescue dogs are doing great things. You are doing even greater things because of the type of dog you rescued. Long live you and Scooby.

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