Introducing Meatball, affectionately called Meaty, a lovable pit bull crossbreed residing in California with his adoring family. Meaty has gained quite the following on Instagram, boasting an impressive 160k fans.
However, Meaty’s life wasn’t always filled with happy moments. Prior to finding a loving home and gaining internet fame, he spent his days at a shelter in Central Valley.
Fortunately, a compassionate woman by the name of Lisa Reilly came to his rescue and offered him a new lease on life.
According to her, she came across his picture on Facebook through the Fresno Bully Rescue page- a shelter that guarantees the safety of all its residents.
“Wow, he looks just like a bowling ball,” remarked Reilly. “It’s tough to accurately gauge his height in person, but he’s really close to the ground and has a wide frame like a Mack Truck. I remember when we first got him, he would charge towards you like a round, fluffy bowling ball made of dog fat. That’s how ‘The Meatball’ came into existence, which we now affectionately call him Meaty.”
The sight of the meaty pup warmed Lisa’s heart and evoked memories of her beloved dog, Cat, who had unfortunately passed away after suffering from a serious illness. Touched by the pup’s plight, Lisa made the compassionate decision to bring him home and provide him with the love and care he so desperately required.
Reilly expressed her admiration for the excellent job that Fresno Bully Rescue did in taking care of Meaty. Since the day she saw him, until she was able to take him home, Fresno Bully Rescue provided Meaty with exceptional care.
Ever since he was rescued from the shelter, this dog has been grinning ear to ear. He immediately became best buds with his new pit bull pals, Punky and Ricardo Tubbs, as well as dachshunds Bitty and Dappe.
According to Reilly, having a chubby dog comes with a perk – he is highly motivated by treats and toys, making it effortless to capture his photos. He enjoys playing and is always willing to “work” for any reward, which makes the picture-taking process a breeze.
The pictures showcased below perfectly depict how Meaty is overjoyed with life, and the broad smile on his face is completely genuine!
Reilly said that her dog is very attached to her and loves to be by her side all the time. She added that having a dog like him is amazing because he can instantly lift your mood with his presence. Reilly even challenged anyone not to feel happy when they are near him.
If you’re a fan of Meaty and his crew, then don’t miss out on their daily escapades by following their Instagram account. Experience their upgraded lifestyle and thrilling adventures firsthand!
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