The story of Precious, the devoted Pit Bull who stood watch over her injured owner during a house fire, has added another chapter, one that has been added after what was supposed to be a happy ending for the dog.
Just three weeks after she and her puppy were adopted by her owner’s sister, Precious is again looking for a new home. According to NBC Washington, Megan Sanchez and her family soon realized that they could not take care of the two dogs. Molly, the puppy, was quickly rehomed, but Precious is again trying to find her place.
The beautiful dog is currently with Jessica Stuby, who runs a rescue organization called Babes 4 Bullies. Stuby hopes Precious will be adopted after the holidays.
“I think the main important goal isn’t to rehome, but that her story can change people’s mind about the breed,” Stuby told the news station. “She’s not just an amazing dog — this breed is an amazing breed.”
Precious’ lineage is partially why she has had such a tumultuous month. Shortly after she was praised for her loyalty after that fire, she was taken from her Maryland home, because Prince George’s County bans Pit Bulls. Her temporary family lived in neighboring Montgomery County, which does not have any breed-specific restrictions. The Maryland Dog Federation has renewed its efforts to get the Prince George’s County Council to overturn the Pit Bull ban, which went into effect in 1997.
Hopefully someone who lives in a county that does not ban dogs like Precious will offer her a new, forever home soon — and give her the happy ending that she so deserves.