When Nyla, our family pet, passed away I was devastated. It took a year to get over the loss and my wife encouraged me to get involved at our local shelter. My first adoption day was Lenny's first week at the shelter. When he arrived as a stray, he was extremely thin and weary of his surroundings.
With a little time, the shelter was able to bring his weight up and Lenny became more confident. At first, he wasn't too thrilled to be around other dogs but he improved quickly. His temperament was wonderful and he loved kids.
While at an adoption day event, 3 separate individuals felt the need to tell me how much they didn't like those types of dogs or that dog is probably vicious. These assumptions could not be further from the truth, especially about Lenny. I'm glad to say that after 6 months, Lenny was able to find a good home and last I heard was doing well.
With the Pet Peeves™ Vest, we hope to combat breed discrimination by allowing owners and volunteers to show that a dog CAN be friendly despite their appearance. Perhaps with our product, we will be able to change other people's perceptions by empowering owners & volunteers by making them ambassadors for that breed.