This Rescue Pup Will Encourage You to Adopt a New Best Friend

Described as a chewer of feet, destroyer of toys, and breaker of stereotypes, Baloo, an 80 pound American Staffordshire Terrier and Red Heeler mix, is a rising star on Instagram. Rescued in November of 2018, his bunny-like ears and lush red coat make for one adorable combination that has melted the hearts of his many fans.

“Rescuing a dog can be one of the hardest, but most rewarding things you can ever do with your life,” admitted his owner, Bella, in an interview with helloBARK! Through her online platfor, she hopes to dispel the myths surrounding Bull Terriers, as well as encourage others to adopt instead of shop.

“Make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons,” she stresses, “dogs aren’t a toy, or a short term accessory, but a 10-15 year commitment that will require your full attention, love, and patience. Rescue dogs are so forgiving and loving, but can also be fragile. Be patient with them, and make sure they know you’re there to help them.”

According to Bella, though her family was hesitant at first, Baloo ended up being an incredibly socialized and intelligent dog. Specializes in napping all day, burping, and farting simultaneously, he’s also a huge goofball. “I was so lucky to have found my perfect dog and soulmate at a shelter right down the road!” says Bella.

You’d want to tune in on their many adventures!