How It All Began...
The Pit Mix "movement" started in 2004 with one girl and her dog, Lola. Mallory Froeder scooped up her very first pitbull puppy and immediately felt an incomparible connection. This was not her first dog by any means, but Mallory knew there was something really special about this particular dog. What she didn't know was just how much this puppy would influence the rest of her life.
Lola went everywhere Mallory went. If Lola was not welcomed, Mallory did not go there. Together they visited schools, nursing homes and hospitals, started a youth literacy program, trained and rescued other dogs; Lola even attended college alongside her master. Soon after graduation, Lola had the luxury of going to the work with Mallory when she worked in a "Lola-friendly" office for some time.
If ever and whenever Mallory's life was in danger, Lola was always there to protect her. Lola always knew the difference between a friend and a threat, she always knew to approach children and seniors gently and lived to please her master daily. Mallory knew her dog was very unique... and was always eager to understand why.
As the years passed, Mallory inevitably picked up plenty of knowledge and know-how along the way. Lola also made sure her master understood everything and anything about her needs, her breed and the perils that pitbulls face, often at the hands of our own misguided society. Mallory could not live contently knowing there were other "Lolas" out there whose lives were being unneccesary jeopardized.
Mallory couldn't help but "catch the fever" and her love for the breed soon evolved into an extended network of supporters, advocates, owners, rescuers, trainers and pitbull-friendly resources. Her desire to share her passion and knowledge with others stems from a fervent belief in what these dogs are truly capable of and meant to do, knowing how much they have to offer the world. Mallory has witnessed first-hand - time and time again - the incredi-bull things these pups can do and she is more than eager to share it with others.
When asked why she does it, Mallory is often heard saying, "If not me, then who?"
A decade later, nearly 100 dogs have been saved and Lola still stands loyaly at Mallory's side as she continues to find ways to do more and more for this misunderstood and undervalued breed.
About The Pit Mix
This project certainly didn't just bloom overnight. It took plenty of hard work, patience, persistance and love to make The Pit Mix what it is today.. Ten years later and we still have big dreams and even bigger ambitions...
Where We See It All Going...
The Pit Mix has some major goals and ambitions to work toward. While we have come a very long way, especially in the last year or two, we will be growing bigger and faster than ever before in 2016. Needless to say, we would not be where we are if it weren't for the amazing support we receive through donations. With plans to establish a headquarter facility this summer, we are hoping you can continue to support our cause.