Michael Vick’s Dogs – How are They Doing?

If the following videos are anything to go by, they seem to be doing pretty well.

49 of the dogs recovered from Michael Vick’s property in Virginia are now in sanctuaries and rescue groups being rehabilitated for adoption.

Considering these dogs spent almost eight months in shelters and dog pounds before going to their new foster homes in January this year they appear to be adapting to their new life very well.

Excuse me for the indulgence but here are 4 short videos showing the great work BAD RAP (the pit bull rescue and education group Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit bulls based in Oakland California) and foster parents have done in rehabilitating Hector, Jonny Justice, Uba and Ernie.

Hector:

Jonny Justice:

Uba:

Ernie:

Here’s an article that appeared in SFGate.com yesterday telling you a bit more about Vick’s dogs. Towards the end of the article Hector’s foster Mum says that Hector’s now learning the simple pleasures of a blanket at bedtime, a peanut butter-filled chew toy and listening to classical music – what dog doesn’t deserve to experience these in it’s life?

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  1. heather ferree says:

    i think that is is wonderful that so many of the vick dogs are doing well and i think he should have gotten a whole lot more time than he did because what he did to those dogs is unreal. i wonder how he would fee being forced to fight just to survive.

  2. Thanks for your comment Heather; it is good that the dogs have been given a second chance. If only all rescue dogs were so lucky.

  3. Liz Sullivan says:

    It pleases me to see these dogs doing so well. It only proves that again, Breed Specific Leg. is horrific and so wrong. The abuse these dogs have endured at man’s hands, yet they can still love us. They are amazing. Dog fighting is cruel and unaceptable, any one with any honour will report it, as it needs to be stopped.

    Pit bulls are people loving dogs, when responsible dog ownership is in place.

  4. Fran Coughlin says:

    Thank Goodness SOMEONE finally exposed Vick for being one of the many Monsters who allow ALL these poor dogs to die in such horrific ways. If not, most of the dogs shown above would also have been body slammed, shot, electrocuted or whatever else Vick and people like him do to these poor creatures to TRY and FORCE them to fight. It took awhile BUT there is a GOD and Justice did prevail for him AND his dogs. I believe that common sense and Justice will also prevail for the total future abolishment of BSL worldwide.

    One day people WILL look back at these times and see BSL for the throwback to a darker age that it is and those that supported it for the sad and misinformed members of society they are.

    It is TIME that Politicians started to develop courage and principle. Instead of murdering these animals make the bad owner’s of dogs responsible. OH yes, there IS a threat out there BUT for the most part, it is has been and is the animal on the end of the leash with TWO legs.

    Thanks Bad Rap for what you do as it gives me hope for mankind.

  5. Here’s another link to a story on how well Vick’s dogs are doing:
    Sweet Jasmine & Sweet Pea

  6. christine says:

    Isn’t it amazing to see these wonderful dogs, doing so well? I hope they all have a wonderful life…and best of all, Vick has to pay for it…

  7. Cheryl Bird says:

    I JUST VIEWED ANIMAL PLANETS STORY ON MICHAEL VICKS DOGS LAST NIGHT. I DID NOT REALIZE THAT SO MANY PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED IN ALL THE EFFORT FROM THE INVESTIGATION OF VICK AND THE RESCUEING OF THE DOGS AND THE BADRAP PEOPLE FOR HELPING THE ONES THEY HAVE AND REHABILITATING THE ONES THEY HAVE I WISH SOMEHOW I COUOD GET THE SHERIFFS E-MAIL OR ADDRESS SO I COULD WRITE HIM I THINK THAT BADRAP IS WONDERFUL I HAVE TWO RESCUED PITBULLS AND I WISH I COULD HELP THEM ALL THEY ARE A RMARKABLE BREED I WOULD ALSO LIKE THE ADDRESS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SO I CAN THANK THEM FOR STEPPING IN AND ALLOWING THE DOGS A SECOND LIKE IS THERE ANYWAY I CAN GET THE ADDRESSES FOR THESE TWO PEOPLE SO THAT I CAN THANK THEM PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANK YOU VERY MUCH CHERYL, TRAEH REDNOSED 16MO. AND TIGER LILY 4YEARS

  8. I”m sitting here watching dog town on Micheal Vicks dogs. The dogs are so cute and precious, and never should have gone through the hurt and sadness that they have gone through. The employees at dog town are doing such a great job retraining these dogs. You can see that the dogs are responding and they look more happy. Thank God for people like them to help rebilitate animals that someone has tryed to distroy and giveing them a second chance to be happy….I hipe that Micheal Vick is not given the chance to have anymore animals in his posession. He needs to be accountable for what he has done…..GOD BLESS YOU DOG TOWN and all other animal shelters that rescue abused animals.

  9. Barbara Mller-Stacey says:

    I just finished reading “The Lost Dogs”, a wonderful book written about the surviving Michael Vick’s ‘Bad Newz’ pit bull dogs. I wept, when I read the account of how Vick tortured, maimed and ultimately killed the dogs at his Virginia compound. Shame on the NFL, more clearly the Philadelphia Eagles for taking Vick on. They are shameless, and almost can be liked to VIck himself, who made money out of the creatures….the Eagles are hedging to make money out of Vick, though without the electrocution, drowning, hanging and merciless beatings. Because a nation is only as great as how we treat our animals….it doesn’t say much for Vick, who I wouldn’t even give the proper name of MAN.

  10. Eric in La. says:

    I have been following this story since it happened. I own a gorgeous Champagne Fawn, red nose pitbull.. She is awesome, not my first one.. Even I am amazed at how many of these dogs still have the temperament that they do. It is so amazing to see that no matter what we put at them, when humans try to help dogs, they will take the help, and become your best friend.. Not sure which one I am most impressed with, they are all impressive.. big hats off to the men and women who took the time to do this right..

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