The Texarkana Texas Police Department received a call for a ‘vicious dog’ in a neighborhood, but what he found there was an affectionate and playful pit bull. When the cop arrived to answer the dispatch call about a vicious dog on the loose, he was only cautious about it’s negative traits. But upon arrival he has realized that the “meanest” dogs too have a good heart to be man’s best friend!
The incident happened on earlier this week when Officer Travis Frost arrived on the scene and spotted the dog laying on someone’s front porch. Knowing about this breed’s bad reputation he was cautious to keep the front door of his cruiser left open. Just in case he was attacked he can jump to safety from the vicious dog. He then approached the dog with great alert, but to his amazement “this didn’t go quite like he thought it would”. Instead when he whistled at the dog, it came trotting over to him with his tail wagging. After he has pet the dog for a minute, the canine went right up to the patrol unit and jumped in the front seat comfortably!
Travis and the pit bull became best buddies in short time. In the time it took for an animal control officer to arrive, they hung out in the squad car for a while and snapped some selfies and got some belly rubs for the refreshment.
Finally through the implanted chip they could locate the owner of the dog and its identity. The microchip identified him as an American Bully named ‘Gold’. Later on, on the next day its owners were able to pick him up from the Animal Shelter facility and reunited with his family!
The police department was happy to share their findings in the Facebook saying “[These dogs] have a bit of a bad reputation. …while you should always be careful around any dog that you don’t know, you shouldn’t automatically assume that all pit bulls are bad dogs. They might really loving – like this guy was this morning.”
The police department finished the Facebook post by saying. “If you are judging the dog based on the breed then you are probably doing yourself a disservice”.
This adorable dog’s story is yet another reminder that “don’t judge a book by its cover”