About

Hi!  And welcome to my adventures as a foster mom to dogs in need!

My name is Morgan.  I am a health nut, work-out-aholic, bookworm, and a dog lover. Like, BIG TIME dog lover.  I’ve grown up with them and I suspect I will die being known as the crazy dog lady.  Don’t worry, I’m fine with it.

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One day I want to run my own rescue but in the mean time I have decided to start fostering dogs.  I have a few goals with this blog and at the top of that list is to hopefully inspire more people to do the same.  Hey, if I can do it, anyone can do it!  Fostering is such a simple way to make such a huge impact.  You are literally saving a life that otherwise may not have had a chance in the shelter–plus opening up a space for one more.  All you need is love and some patience to make a world of difference.

My second goal for this blog is to educate, enlighten, and hopefully change some minds about “bully breeds”.  By fostering these guys I hope to show others what great family pets they make.  I grew up with Labs plus whatever stray dogs I happened to find and take in (my parents are awesome) and never really paid much attention, or really even cared for that matter, about what breed a dog was.  To me, dogs are dogs; they are full of love to give and really want nothing more than that same unconditional love in return.

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Over the years I have met many pit bull or “bully” type dogs and realized that if I was ever going to have a preference, they would be it.  Maybe it’s their soulful eyes, their big meaty heads, the way they always seem to want to be smushed right up against you, or that irresistible grin (I think this might be the one for me)…I don’t know but I can’t keep away from them.

I am always shocked at the way some people react to the mention of pit bulls and are so quick to judge them.  I could preach for days about how some of society’s views are so sadly misinformed but instead I intend to “walk the walk” and show what loyal, lovable, and great family dogs pit bulls and other “bully” breeds really are.

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I hope that you will laugh with me as I learn from mistakes, share in the joy of my success stories, cry when the inevitable heartbreaks happen but, most of all, decide to open your home to a foster dog in need as well.  Here goes nothin’!

Pssssst!  Want to know a little more about me?  Check out this page to see all of my favorite posts.  I hope you enjoy them!  Want to know even more?  Shoot me an email at morganrivera518(at)gmail(dot)com with any question or comment you may have.  I love hearing from you, really!

28 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Morgan, well your blog has inspired the Lott family 🙂 We have filled out the paperwork to be a foster family and are waiting for our home visit. There are 2 little havanese’s (dad and daughter) that are in need of some lovin that we may take in! I’ll send ya some pics if we end up getting them…Lord help me!!! Aunt Zanne

  2. Morgan I have a great beach where I take my pups (fosters and my own guys) to go off leash and would love to go with you guys some time! Tas, Tang, and Cotton (LHR dogs) have all gone to this beach and they love it. It’s a great place for them to learn all about kids, other dogs, how to play in the water, how to NOT be afraid of fishing poles, and how to NOT eat out of a pail of bait fish. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your stories, and maybe I’ll send you a photo or two of our foster adventures too.

  3. Just came across your blog, and I’m looking forward to following and catching up old posts 🙂 I have 5 dogs, all bully breeds. Well, Shelby is more like chewbacca 🙂 I love all dos, but there is something VERY special about Bully breeds!

    • Oh my, FIVE?! That is wonderful! I am so jealous. We just don’t have the space for that many…otherwise we definitely would. And I agree, bullies are just special!

  4. I have 2 dogs presently that were abandoned and I am fostering but they probably will stay and this will end up their forever home, I lost my girl to cancer in 2010 just before her 10th b-day she also was an abandoned pup and she stole my heart 🙂 Keep up what you do, as I feel the same as you do!!! woof

  5. Hi, i have a 1 yr old 17 lbs terrior mix nambed Jobin, i love my dog however my appartment recently found out that i have a dog and will no longer allow me to keep him or i have to move. i am an 18 yr old college student. any advice?

    Isaac

    • Hi Isaac! I’m very sorry to hear about your situation. Are you able to move somewhere that allows pets? if not, my best advice would be to reach out to a rescue in your area and ask them for help. You should also talk to your apartment complex. Sometimes they will allow you to pay a pet deposit in order to keep the dog. You could also reach out to your parents, aunts and uncles, and friends and see if they might be able to help you until your lease ends and you can find pet friendly housing? Whatever you do, please do not use Craigslist as a means to rehome your dog. Sadly, there are some very bad people with bad intentions that use Craigslist to finds dogs. I hope this helps! Please let me know if you need additional help.

  6. Hey Morgan if you can help me out I’d really appreciate that. I left my email. I am a current dog owner of three Labradors who need temporary housing asap

  7. I have to relocate to California and can’t afford to take my dog at this time. He is a German Shepherd boxer mix puppy. One year old. He was abused my ex so is a litthe timid around men but great with kids. Needs space to run. Could you please help. I don’t want to get rid of him permanently. Thanks

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