Clancy is a survivor of the horrible practice of dog fighting. Rescued at 10 years old, off the streets of South Central Los Angeles, he was scared, starving to death, covered in sores and very skittish. He was a pitiful sight. This poor dog had had no love in his life. All he knew was fighting.
Pit bulls are commonly thought of as bad dogs. Even McDonalds has contributed to that perception. After five years of training, Clancy is now a Canine Good Citizen certified dog and passed his Therapy Dogs International therapy dog certification with flying colors.
Clancy now goes to schools and youth groups and attends all of the free spay/neuter clinics in Compton, working as a therapy dog to overcome a lot of misconceptions about the breed.
When Clancy goes with his handler, founder of Downtown Dog Rescue, they talk to kids about the importance of spay/neuter and dog fighting. The kids are scared, at first, they don’t want to touch or pet Clancy with his scars and disfigured body. Clancy’s handler speaks of how amazing it is to watch Clancy put the children at ease after a short time. Clancy does a “daddy roll” Where he lays down on the ground and basically invites everyone to pet him and rub his belly. Downtown Dog Rescue contributes Clancy for many adoptions.
Clancy started life with aggression and hatred. The odds were against him. I believe, along with Clancy’s handler, that dogs are good; they are made to be bad. Clancy now has the chance to be what he was from the beginning; a good dog and anyone that has the opportunity to meet Clancy will be a better person for it. Thank you Clancy.
Clancy's story was found at www.stubbydog.com
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