Felix the Rescue Pit – Pittsburgh Dog Photography

M.K. Clinton said, “Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, and capable of pure love.” Felix, the three-year-old itty bitty pittie, is certainly proof of that.

Felix’s story is every bit as remarkable as it is heart-wrenching. While searching for a foster, Felix’s mom Mindy connected with a friend who owns a foster-based rescue in Georgia. She’d been looking at the kill lists to see who she could pull for Mindy and that’s when Felix came into the picture. The Hazelhurst  Animal Shelter had found Felix  tied to a tree in a junk yard with his ears chopped off (likely with scissors) still scabbing over and burns to his back.

“Being a black, crop-eared pittie in Georgia, he had no chance.,” explains Mindy. “We decided that we would pull Felix and get him transported here for my first foster. He was scheduled to come on my birthday. When I got out of my car to grab him from the other transporter, that was it–he ran to me, his neck in my neck–and three days later I was a foster failure.”

black pit bull cuddling on his mom's arms at South Park's Maple Springs Gazebo

Despite his unbearably rough start, Mindy says Felix is playful and full of love for everyone and everything.  He had such a blast exploring the woods and giving the sweetest, most pleading eyes to his mom to let him take a dip in the creek and pond.

black pit bull exploring the woods and creek around South Park Maple Springs Gazebo

Toward the end of his session, Mindy did give in and let this little batdog  go at it, and Felix did not want to get out! Look at that little face. How can you resist not letting him stay in as long as he wanted?

black pit bull playing in the creek near the Maple Springs Gazebo at South Park

Felix’s session is particularly special because he will be featured on the cover of the 2020 Biggies Bullies pet calendar, available this fall. Through a tireless campaign, Felix raised $909 for Biggies Bullies, a Pittsburgh foster home-based rescue founded in 2011 with the mission to rescue and re-home pit bull type dogs in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

If you’ve enjoyed these sweet shots of Felix, check back in the coming months. I’ll be photographing him again in just a few short weeks when he’s joined by the rest of his family, including his mom and dad and four fur siblings.


If you would like to book a Bark & Gold Photography session for your pet, click here or give me a call at 724-913-BARK (2275). For more information on Bark & Gold Photography sessions, visit “Your Session” in the menu and be sure to share your email on my homepage to join the VIP list.

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2 thoughts on “Felix the Rescue Pit – Pittsburgh Dog Photography

    1. Thanks, Charlene! Keep an eye out in the coming weeks when the rest of Felix’s family comes in for their session!

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