Posted: January 11, 2013


This little guy's life started and almost ended in Memphis, TN.  It was during a thunder storm that this little guy, running the streets, tried to get out of the bad weather.  He crawled into a storm drain where within a short period of time, it caved in and quickly began filling up with mud.  No one knows for sure how many days the little guy was stuck, but it was a Mom and her daughter out for a walk that heard the cries of a desperate dog.  They then flagged down a city worker who came to the rescue. He jumped into action and tried to dig the little dog out but it was useless.  The more he dug, the more the mud kept coming down.  He called in for more help from the city and with the help of heavy equipment, they managed to pull the little Pit mix to safety.  We were called to the attention of this story by Memphis Grizzlies player Zach Randolph, a fellow Pit Bull owner himself.  We made the drive to Memphis to save "Z-Bo" (Zach's nickname) from the animal shelter and brought him back to New Orleans.  Though he is still very shy, Z-Bo is slowly making progress.  Not only did he survive a horribly traumatic ordeal, but we then discovered hundreds of bite wounds all over his face, neck and chest.  This dog had been used as bait by some jerk for dog fighting practice.  They say it takes an entire village to save one boy… Z-Bo's case it was the city of Memphis. 

SPECIAL NOTE: Sadly ZBo's behavior has not improved and he is still PETRIFIED of the world. And because of this he is not available for one on one/contact visits :(


8 Responses to “ Z-BO ”

  1. Kristin on October 30th, 2013 4:16 pm

    Poor baby, I hope he can come around, he needs love :(

  2. Casey Johnson on November 1st, 2013 12:54 am

    What a pretty baby. I wish it wasn’t so hard for good dog loving ppl to adopt these dogs that need a REAL home !!

  3. Kaley on November 3rd, 2013 1:50 am

    Zbo is a cute dog I would take him but I have dogs, cats, chickens, and bunnys

  4. Georgeta Mihailovici on November 3rd, 2013 10:48 pm

    Will he ever be adoptable?

  5. cheyenne osorio on November 4th, 2013 7:39 am

    I saw his story it was so sad poor zbo didnt know what to think i was watching your show i love the show im a pit bull lover they are the most adorable dogs. Tia you and your family and the parolees are AMAZING .!!!!!! I hope one day i get to meet you and hopefully adopt a pit from your place the need a forever home :)

  6. Linnéa on November 5th, 2013 4:04 pm

    I feel so sorry for this dog. I hope he gets a home that can rehabilitate him and give the love he deserves!!

  7. Heather on November 5th, 2013 8:51 pm

    Such a beautiful boy. Sick stupid people in this world.

  8. Lecrae on November 7th, 2013 2:59 pm

    I feel horrible bout him, he really deserves a big loving family and a big home. i wish i could addopt him but i really cant because my apartment dosent allow pets. I used to have a dog that looks just like hime but lil bigger and his name is chaos and he passed away couple years ago before i moved into this apartment that im living in right now. he was a great dog.

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