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New York Pet Fashion Show includes its first wheelchair pit bull

Rescue dog Effie Brown has been selected to represent all handicapped dogs

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A New York fashion event for pets will include its first-ever wheelchair pit bull.

Rescue dog Effie Brown has been selected to represent all handicapped dogs at the New York Pet Fashion Show in her Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair.

“We are all amazed at Effie’s progress, which is thanks to her heroic spirit and the support of Handicapped Pets,” said Monica Brown of Apollo Support and Rescue (ASR).

“Their team helped us select the best wheelchair for her weight and height, and more importantly, went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed to give her the best quality of life possible. Effie is more mobile now and even wagged her tail for the first time a few weeks ago! She certainly wouldn’t be walking a huge fashion show without the help of her wheels.”

Handicapped Pets is sponsoring Effie and Brown’s trip from Texas to New York. Along the way, Brown will also bring six other rescue dogs to their new homes.

The annual New York Pet Fashion Show is an animal rescue benefit with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, an organization dedicated to providing homes and a higher quality of life to companion animals. The event takes place Feb. 7 at Hotel Pennsylvania.

19 thoughts on “New York Pet Fashion Show includes its first wheelchair pit bull

  1. Pit bull…yuck. Why not a nice Golden Retriever or beagle? Fighting breed dogs are never good pets and should represent nothing such as this. GIVE IT A REST with these creatures.

    1. They are good dogs!! They don’t deserve
      To be judged without knowing them. So many pit types come from horrible situations and abuse!! Please, don’t make comments like that !!! They respond to love and kindness, which many of them have never known.

    2. Bunch of stereotypes. How come you know those dogs so well? Have you ever hosted one?
      Have you ever even been close to one?
      They fight because PEOPLE make them.
      Use your brain, woman.

    3. Dont judge unless you know what you talking about. You are unreal its a disabled dog. Bet you are racial too. Smh. I will pray for your soul.

    4. A tiny percentage of Pit Bulls are fighting dogs and that against their will. It is the people, not the animals. I have a Pit Bull and he is the sweetest dog I have ever had. He lives in loving harmony with cats and small dogs

    5. You are sooo MISINFORMED it’s not funny..Pit Bulls are WONDERFUL, LOVING, loyal, funny & beautiful dogs.. They are used in the military, police dogs, therapy dogs, they go through the same training as any service dog..I LOVE all dogs, & FYI..The Pit Bulls score higher then Golden Retriever in temperment tests.. They score in the 80th% or higher..SOOOO do some REAL research before you spew more lies & hate for a breed you know NOTHING about.

    6. If you ever owned a pit bull you would not be saying these awful things. You shouldn’t judge them without knowing the facts. I have a pit bull and 3 small children and he is the most loving dog toward everyone. Your a horrible person for being judgmental. It says something about your character. Do a little more research about pit bulls and you may have a different opinion.

    7. I know you! You’re a crazy lady who accused me of kicking a baby’s head like a football because I mad a supporting comment to a little girl who’s service dog was pit bull. You said, and I quote, “Your u and your followers kicked the baby boys head like a football and cheer d after he was mauled”. I have no idea who you are, but you are clearly deranged and attracted to articles about pit bulls.

      1. I know you! You’re a crazy lady who accused me of kicking a baby’s head like a football because I mad a supporting comment to a little girl who’s service dog was pit bull. You said, and I quote, “Your u and your followers kicked the baby boys head like a football and cheer d after he was mauled”. I have no idea who you are, but you are clearly deranged and attracted to articles about pit bulls. This is meant as a reply to “May Ann Redfern”. It sure why it posted as a new comment.

    8. I know you! You’re a crazy lady who accused me of kicking a baby’s head like a football because I mad a supporting comment to a little girl who’s service dog was pit bull. You said, and I quote, “Your u and your followers kicked the baby boys head like a football and cheer d after he was mauled”. I have no idea who you are, but you are clearly deranged and attracted to articles about pit bulls.

    9. Mary Ann Redfern is crazy. Search google for articles on pit bulls and you’ll find her in the comments. I didn’t believe it until I someone told me to do it and sure enough. She’s bonkers.

    10. That is an uneducated comment and belief system. My first pit bull was a therapy dog for over 14 yrs. she was loving, gentle and so kind to all who crossed my office doors. She worked with children who were abused

    11. Mary Ann, your comment is sadly ignorant. I pity the fact that you will never experience the depth of loyalty and love that these dogs are capable of because of your small mindedness. GIVE IT A REST with all the talking to talk/posting to post. Let other people love this breed and these dogs if they do, and we will all try to only silently judge you for your ability to forsake other living things because people have twisted them for our own purposes.

    12. YOU THINK PITBULLS ARE NOT PETS?YOU MISTAKE.THEY FIGHT ONLY WHEN BAD HUMANS TRAIN THEM TO WITH A VIOLENT WAY.THEY ARE EITHER TORTURED EITHER MIND DEFORMED UNTIL HATE CAN APPEAR IN THEIR SPIRIT.IN FACT WHEN THEY ATTACK THEY ARE FOOLED BY THEIR OWNER WHOM THEY ARE FAITHFULL TO AND JUST OBEY, JUST THE SAME WAY YOU TEACH A CHIHUAHUA TO CATCH THE BALL!!!

  2. My dogs Little Miss Lexi is a front wheeler and Candy is a rear wheeler and participated in the NY Pet Fashion Show. We had the pleasure to meet Effie and her wonderful parents. My pups each weigh around 7 lbs. and Effie was so gentle and friendly with them. Effie is a sweet pup. Before you post negative comments about any dog that you have not personally met, please take a moment to educate yourself.

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