HOW IT ALL STARTED . . .
Sweet Pea is the catalyst for the creation of The Love Pit. She is our why.
In 2015, our Founder, Aften Bell, was driving to a meeting in Dallas and saw a stray dog, walking into oncoming traffic in the rain. She was bloodied and injured, with a big red, spiked collar and half her face torn open. What makes us human is that we can make the choice to be compassionate, we can be the reason for change. Life is about more than survival. And in that moment, Aften knew she had to make a difference in the life of this pit bull that needed help. So she stopped, got out into the rain and called Sweet Pea to her. The rest is history, and will always be our legacy. With the funds left over from healing Sweet Pea, another 13 dogs were saved and then on to hundreds more, with the support of so many wonderful people in the world that feel the same way we do about pit bulls. Sweet Pea is still here with us today, giving face bop kisses and asking for back scratches. And volunteers at The Love Pit still wake up every single day, on a mission to #SavethePitBull.