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We would love to hear from you! We welcome notes and inquiries from friends and fans. Interested in adopting our darling foster dog? Want more info about our foster’s traits and habits, or about fostering homeless animals? Curious about our camera gear? Have questions about pit bull type dogs? Contact us here:

info [at] loveandaleash [dot] com –or– 512-900-0718.


51 responses

  1. Hi Lollie!
    Our mumma just discovered your gorgeous website through the story on you on omidog!
    We think you are just great, and really, really hope you find your forever home soon!
    We wish you could come and live with us, but we live a long way away in Australia and our mumma is allergic to most doggies (except us wheatens!)
    We think you dance great and you do bobble heads just like us!
    Anouk and Ziggy Stardust, the wheaten ‘terrors’.

  2. I’m not even sure how I found your blog but now am addicted and check in on the Lollie chronicles daily. I’m pretty sure I would have sought to adopt Lollie by now (really a month ago when I found your blog) if not for three things. 1. “high energy and good running companion” worry me a bit (I don’t run and we don’t even have a yard) 2. current rescue dog Melvin is extremely selective about which dogs he likes (in 3-years we’ve found two dogs he will tolerate for a playdate) and 3. I (and most of the people that I’ve turned onto your blog) want YOU to keep Lollie. There is so much love in what you write that the urge to adopt is sometimes overcome by the guilt of denying him the joy of you.

    You are a hero among dog owners and rescuer’s, thank you for what you do!

  3. Hello FosterMom & Lollie –

    We have loved following along Lollie’s story. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. Your blog has been so interesting to follow and we find ourselves always coming back for more.

    Today, we were awarded a Stylish Blogger Award and we would be delighted to pass it on to you. Congratulations on your new home Lollie – and we can’t wait to meet the new foster pup.

    Kolchak Puggle & Mom

  4. I am so excited to hear that you will be fostering again. You did a wondeful job with Lollie, and like so many others I am addicted to the blog. If you ever need a play date for Chick or future fosters with a sweet and ENERGETIC 1 year old pitbull rescue, feel free to let me know. I am in the MD area. I fell hard for Lollie because she looks like my little girl Mya.

  5. Normally I never comment on blogs, but I have to say, I am in LOVE with your blog, your HANDSOME Chick and all of your fosters. You blog warms my heart and honestly makes me want to foster. Your words, photos and videos make my morning (along with my coffee)!

    • Cindy, Thanks for this wonderful note — you and my coffee made my morning today! I hope you do consider fostering if you’re at all able. In a couple of weeks I’ll be doing a series of guests posts and interviews with other nice folks who foster dogs — their perspectives on fostering, how they got started, etc. Maybe you will make some good connections or somebody else will help ease your remaining questions. If you ever want to talk about it, please send me an email. I love coaching people through the logistics and questions of getting started! Best, Aleksandra

  6. You may wish to write an article on this. I’d be interested in your thoughts. I don’t think the Superintendent is qualified to make such assumptions.

  7. I discovered your blog this weekend and have spent countless hours (between dog walks, baths, etc) reading through from start to finish. Your photography is stunning and your writing style is inspiring. I feel like I really got to know each and every one of your foster dogs personally through your words.

    As the co-founder of a pit bull rescue up here in On-Scario (Ador-A-Bull Dog Rescue), I just wanted to say, thank you for all you do.

    Tail Wags,
    Lisa and Greddy (aka The Walrus)

  8. I usually never comment on blogs, but I found yours and it brings me so much joy to read your perspective on chick, fostering, and loving the pitbull. I adopted my first dog 1 1/2 years ago and had no idea what I was in for adopting a pit mix. She has brought me more laughter and joy than I could have ever imagined. I truly believe that she brings everyone luck. So much so, that we recently decided that maybe she could bring some luck to another pit bull mix needing a forever home and started fostering. Your blog truly captures the best qualities of pit bulls; their love, affection, unbridled joy, goofiness, silliness and most importantly, the snuggle factor.
    Thank you so much for making my day every day with your wonderful blog and beautiful pictures. ❤
    ps. My sister's name is spelled the same way as yours. 🙂

    • Hi Zoki, Thank you for this fantastic note! I love the community that I have found since starting this blog. Your dog sounds wonderful, and I’m thrilled to know you started fostering. How is it going? Best, Aleks PS- are you Serbian?

      • Hi Aleks, Fostering is great!! We really wanted to find a way that we could help in some way. We couldn’t really adopt another dog because of the size of our place, so after being completely floored (and shedding many tears over unfortunate dogs that I never met) by the situation at many shelters in the US, I discovered the opportunity to foster to help. It was perfect for us. We are doing it through Angel City Pit Bulls in Los Angeles, where we live. I think they gave us an easy foster because we are a first time foster family. It is probably one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It is an honor to be a part of helping Moose find his forever family. We will definitely do it again once Moose is adopted. Best, Zoki PS. Yes, we are Serbian. 🙂

  9. I would like any and all info about a pit puppy named Nellie. A friend of mine posted her picture and face your web info. I live in Castroville,Texas. My number is 210-875-9084. Thank you.

  10. I LOVE your blog! Just started my own WP blog and have been looking at all those featured. Such a newbie here, but I LOVE yours! My daughter and her boyfriend rescued two pit bulls and hers at least is the sweetest thing. I’ve told her about your blog and I hope she visits. Good luck with your noble mission!

  11. Hiya,

    Love the blog and seeing the pictures of all the doggies and hearing their stories!
    I saw a picture on your other blog I absolutely loved and which also matches something I said regarding a post I have made on my own blog. I was wondering if you guys would allow me to post it there, and if possible (don’t know exactly how all the WordPress stuff works yet) link it directly to where I have taken it from – your blog 🙂 – this is the picture and link for it.
    And my post in which I wanted to include it is on a quite general topic of the good and bad:

  12. Hello,
    So I’m looking at getting a hoodie for my pitty for our cold Montana nights. I remember you mentioning you got them from Baxter Boo. Now are yours fleece lined by Zack & Zoey? What sizes do you have for your dogs? Do you love them or would you recommend something else? Thanks!

    Love your blog!

  13. I have a border collie, Max and before him, a border collie Laurie-dog…and I have to say that I must have some sort of breed phobias, because your site has just taught me that I need to put away my breed-specific fears (those ones that cause me to veer just slightly from the sidewalk when I see ‘them’ coming). Your writing and your beautiful photographs give a huge insight to the tenderness of these beautiful dogs! I thank you for inspiring something different in me.

    • Hello Painter, thanks for this kind note. It is. It easy, putting our prejudices aside. We are all quick to judge based on stereotypes sometimes, whether it be breed, race, socio-economic background, gender, accent…. And we are often wrong!

      Typed by my trained monkey. Please excuse tybos.

  14. Love your blog! I adopted a rescued pit bull last week (she still has some wounds that are healing on her neck and jaws) even though I wasn’t too sure about this breed but there are just so many pits in shelters and foster homes here in Southern California. I am just so blown away by her sweetness, obedience, gentleness, and has ZERO aggressiveness towards people or dogs. Quite the contrary. I can’t help but feel that it’s my duty to help with the advocacy of this amazing breed! Your blog is an inspiration! Thanks again and keep up the great work!

    • Congrats Matt! Let me know if I can be a resource in any way as you take this exciting journey. Sounds like you’re off to a great start! Aleks

  15. Hi Lollie..
    I very much want to help abandoned doggies.. I see you’ve fostered a number of doggies. May I know if you’ve ever felt like you so feel attached to them after a while that you can’t bear them to leave you for their permanent home?

  16. Help ! I’m not getting the stories on these Beautiful dogs anymore all I’m getting is the blog.
    How do I change this? Help !

  17. I think the truest thing said about Staffordshire terriers (aka pitbulls) is that what they do always comes from love. If the owner wants them to kill, they’ll do their best to kill, to please the owner they love. If the owner wants them to be the opposite–gentle and affectionate–that’s what they’ll do their best to be. But Michael Vick has written a book and is giving interviews–and wants to be allowed to have another dog. I write about why he shouldn’t ever have another dog in my own blog. it’s not a rant, just a reading of what he said last month on Piers Morgan’s show.

  18. oh! i just love this blog. so happy to have discovered it. thank you for all the beautiful photos and stories. but especially, thank you for helping change the perception of the pit bull!

  19. Hi, My sister just sent me your blog, I’ve been reading it for hours and now have spittle coming from my mouth. We have just adopted a young pittie who has been to hell and back and I’m learning so much from your posts (food in a gatorade bottle! who knew?! maybe i’ll get an hour of work out of it before he’s back to dancing on the ceilings like lionel ritchie) – It’s been so wonderful having him in our lives, and I’m happy to have your blog to turn to when I get overwhelmed. See his story here:

    You are so stuck with me now!

  20. I have a Husky, that I keep on a tie down inside the house. You can place the eyebolt inside a new electrical box next to a stud in the wall and use a lifting cover. This will hide the eyebolt when not in use. We have found having the bolt next to our dogs bed very helpful. Tom H.

  21. I am the director for a foster-based rescue in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, and a friend of mine shared your new years resolution post on facebook. I just read it, and LOVED it. So inspiring and reinvigorating. You do awesome work. I’ve subscribed and can’t wait to read more 🙂

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  23. I found your blog last week and have not been able to stop reading. Every lunch break I have been reading. Not only do I just adore Chick and The Bug, but I adore you and your husband for being so kind and having such big hearts to love all of those pups that need a chance.
    I noticed the pups beautiful Sirius Republic collars and wanted to purchase one for my very own Honey Bear (Rose). I was wondering which style you prefer and why? I seem to be leaning towards the Limited Slip but wanted to get your opinion.

    Thank you so much,

  24. Hello Doodlebug and Mr. Chick,

    We’ve been reading your blog for years! We love it! We found it when you were fostering the jolly Lollie dog. Here’s our question…lately Petey has had a fair amount of gunk in his eyes when he wakes up. In one eye more than the other one. He’s going to be 8 on Valentine’s Day (b/c he’s so sweet). Is this something you’ve experienced? It doesn’t seem to bother him. Thanks so much! And congrats about the news of your 2 legged sibling!

  25. I am fostering for the 1st. time a pit mix who is an absolute sweetheart but am having a problem with getting her a forever home. You seem to get your fosters adopted pretty quickly, what is the secret to doing that? I have 2 cats that do not like her invading their space so it has become a challenge for me to keep them separated all the time. I live in a 55+ community and work full time so it is really hard to change peoples minds on Pitts, Any advice you can give me as to marketing or whatever would be greatly appreciated. I am fostering thru a shelter in Philadelphia but live an hr. away from them so some events there are not easy or for fosters, Please help me find this precious 5 yr old momma pit mix find her home. She is vaccinated, micro-chipped and spayed

    Thanks for reading,


  26. I hope you saw that I nominated you for the Liebest Award. I started fostering for the first time about a month ago and it was also a little after I had seen your blog. There weren’t any pits this time around with the foster agency I’m with but the experience has definitely taught me that I want to continue fostering and when I’m able to get my own to definitely adopt.

  27. Hi,
    oh boy I’m glad I found your blog! I really love it!

    we have a pitbull pup as well – his name is Gustav and he’s a really loving fella!
    (you can take a look at Gustav and us at your blog!)

    Unfortunately, over here in Austria Pitbulls still have a bad reputation, so thanks for sharing your pictures and stories here. It makes a difference for this beautiful, good and loyal breed!

    from vienna with love,

  28. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author.
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  29. Hi! While working on a book title for a therapy dog book I have written, I came across your sites name, love and a leash. My book title is possibly going to be love on leashes, but that is not what I am writing about. I love that you are fostering pit bull type breeds, my daughter, new to fostering, is also doing so in Traverse City, Michigan. I have fostered all breeds myself for over fifteen years.

    My question to you is this. Are you taking in these dogs from different shelters on your own? And then finding homes for them, or are you fostering for an organization in your area? I also donate my time working with Alabama Rescue Relay, out of Birmingham, I am the computer geek girl for them, they are on Facebook and our web site is soon to be published. We transport dogs in kill shelters to non kill facilities, fosters and forever homes in Florida, Northern States, pretty much wherever they are wanted. We have a crew of volunteer drivers and work with Pilots for Paws as well.

    I just wondered if you were working with a group, or even a relay organization already! Thanks, great blog and site 🙂 Jody

  30. Where did you purchase the orange dog coat? Can’t find a decent one in large extra large. That one would work well! Thanks. They both look great In the raincoat!

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  32. I sure hope you all get this message. I’m not on facebook but I periodically check public pages I like. I read ur blog years ago and have just learned that Chick passed on to the beyond. I will always remember and thought immediately of the story of how the smell he first smelled when u came into his life: Mexican food and laundry.
    Thank you for introducing me to Chick and Chick, it was a pleasure to have met you. Peace.

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