LUCA: The CEO and Heart of Bruised Not Broken
Pocket Pitties by CharlieDog and Friends are a group of plush stuffed animals based on real Pit Bulls from the shelter system.
Each Pocket Pittie is lovingly inspected and dressed with a unique “Adopt” collar bracelet, a unique accessory that you can remove and wear yourself as a bracelet. The bracelets are made of 100% cotton Michael Miller fabric and are embroidered with the word “Adopt”. Wear one, and you’ll quickly find yourself in a conversation with a stranger about the pets you’ve both adopted and the lives you’ve saved.
Included with your purchase is a postcard of the real-life dog, and his/her story, and a Facebook card for Bruised Not Broken (who welcomes your friendship).
All Pocket Pitties are 7 inches when seated, and 9 inches from the top of their head to the bottom of their toes. They are made of super-soft velour, with embroidered features and no plastic parts. They’re machine washable, but you may want to simply spot clean them. They’re weighted with little beans, but they’re not baggy.
15% of each Pocket Pittie sold is donated to Bruised Not Broken, as it continues to save “death row” pups while advocating for this most misunderstood family pet.
Brooke Slater, the founder of Bruised Not Broken, describes her beloved pet — and the inspiration for both BNB and our pure-white, speckled Pocket Pittie — this way:
“Luca is a furry rock star born with stark white fur, a freckled belly, two different colored eyes and a heart of gold!
“From his dynamic, gentle and loving personality to his sexy good looks, Luca is a breed ambassador who spreads positive Pit Bull awareness everywhere he goes, with everything he does. Luca was born 100% deaf and communicates via hand signals and âenergyâ, placing him in the unique position of constantly needing to read people and situations to understand what’s happening. As such, Luca is a remarkably intuitive and sensitive dog!
“Since his rescue from a shelter in NYC in 2009, he has become a certified therapy dog and community serviceman. He works with children and students of all ages around NYC to open minds and hearts to the plight of Pit Bull dogs everywhere, while showing the community just how fabulous shelter dogs are.
“To that end, Luca inspired the creation of Bruised Not Broken (taking the role of C.E.O.) and regularly contributes to their ever-growing national movement (facebook/BruisedNotBrokenRescue). Luca is cherished and loved beyond measure by his family; even when he steals a sneaker or hogs the bed!”