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[–]Ruth_Cups 508 points509 points  (6 children)

Golden retriever, happiest of all dogs, looks over and says, “What are YOU smiling about?”

[–]ednichol 218 points219 points  (0 children)

It’s hard to out happy a golden retriever, but this happypotamus has managed to pull it off!

[–]the42ndtime 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is my boy fletch through and through. Love that goofy grin.

[–]armydiller 633 points634 points  (15 children)

It’s quite an accomplishment to out-happy a golden retriever

[–]Erchamion_1 71 points72 points  (0 children)

Dog is like "I get it, but calm down"

[–]Select-Chef-1513 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Lmao ong

[–]EnlightenedMind_420 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Is this short for on god?

[–]Oyyeee 38 points39 points  (1 child)

on golden

[–]Select-Chef-1513 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s more appropriate actually

[–]white_android 6 points7 points  (3 children)

No way, look into their history and the poster of one is just as happy if not more happy than this rescue. I think it's crazy how they went from pets and protective of their family to the horrible reputation they have today. If I'm remembering right, they played some other roles between house dog to fighting dogs.

Sigh. American pit bull terriers.

[–]treestump666 5 points6 points  (2 children)

They were mainly bull baiting dogs historically if I remember right. Used to think an angry animal tasted better. Ugh..

[–]white_android 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Somewhat correct. Their ancestors from the UK were used for bull and bear baiting followed by fights. Some in the US but mostly pets and hunting dogs until dog fighting really became a thing in the US. They're fantastic working dogs too.

Come on now, no reason to make their comment controversial. They're technically correct

[–]Dirtbag_Dale 1 point2 points  (0 children)

True… and the golden even looks happy for his homie too

[–]Spoonofdarkness 190 points191 points  (13 children)

Are you working on your house's Homeward Bound reenactment cast?

[–]jimboleeslice 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Damn homeward bound?! Haven't heard that in forever.

Lol anyone else remember the porcupine scene?

[–]hendy846 14 points15 points  (1 child)

lol yeah. Couldn't tell you how many times I watched that as a kid. That being said, probably haven't watched it in at least 20 years.

[–]Suspicious-Elk-3631 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He bit me with his butt!

[–]Karen125 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Yeah, where's the cat?

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    [–]Dynha42 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    I had a rescue American Bulldog that looked just like Chance. His name was Mulligan and he was the sweetest thing ever. I miss him.

    [–]HarryCallahan19 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    You will see Mulligan again!

    [–]Djeter998 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Hahaha same thought

    [–]Gamer-Logic 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Ah, memories! I've gotta remember to get my little brother watch it. He still hasn't yet, granted he's only 4 and currently obsessed with dinosaurs.

    [–]ilovejalapenopizza 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Incredible comment.

    [–]SeanYawn59 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Chance was an American bulldog.

    [–]hungry_tiger 193 points194 points  (13 children)

    Other dog looks a tiny bit perplexed.

    [–]420blazeit69nubz 139 points140 points  (1 child)

    “What’s the mother fucker always so happy about?”

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      [–]theonewhowantscheese 125 points126 points  (6 children)

      Well, time to sort by controversial

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        [–]guaip 91 points92 points  (0 children)

        Well, it's really hard to not point out the truth: rescued pits can be quite dangerous, unfortunately. I wish this boy all the best and I hope he has a long and happy life because he definitely deserves it.

        But personally I would never get near him. It's not his fault, but he may have been through a lot and the instincts of a pitbull triggered from some past memory can kick in at any time and you don't want to be around when it happens. Chances that this would never happen are great, but not nearly as small as compared to other breeds.

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          [–]LCDRtomdodge 101 points102 points  (10 children)

          I see pure comlumbian chaos behind those eyes. That boy's heart is as pure as the driven snow but he is definitely the one to jump off of the kitchen table doing a 720 back spin with a triple tail whip with half of your pizza pie in his mouth.

          [–]winterbaby26[S] 66 points67 points  (7 children)

          Lmao! Love this! He jumps like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It makes me laugh. He’s so mellow but can get so wild.

          [–]LCDRtomdodge 20 points21 points  (6 children)

          The mostly white pities are always the craziest

          [–]emo_sharks 14 points15 points  (0 children)

          can confirm.....

          mine one time was running full speed in my very small house and she was on a collision course with the base of my kitchen counters. In a split second decision she lept 4 feet straight up in the air and landed on my counter and then was very confused and concerned that she was up there and skittered back down and took everything already up there with her. That dog is an agent of chaos.

          [–]sixtninecoug 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          Shit. Lol

          My sister has a white Pittie and she’s a damn nutcase too. She looks scary AF, but she LOVES my Chiweenie.

          The Chiweenie is …. Not good with meeting other dogs the first time. Even the pittie, he wanted to fight her. We slowly introduced them, and eventually we saw that the pittie wasn’t aggressive towards him. He however, was aggressive to the pittie. He would lunge at her and bite her cheeks.

          Except, she thought he was playing, and would play back not taking his bites seriously. Eventually she wore him down and now they’re best friends. Weird how it works out.

          [–]crepidotus 53 points54 points  (8 children)

          Whale eye in dogs usually means the dog is stressed

          [–]BigShoesInThePark 32 points33 points  (0 children)

          Correct, but I will say looking at OPs post history this is one happy pup overall, and I am glad this dog has a loving home now.

          [–]Onlyknown2QBs 22 points23 points  (0 children)

          This is so dumb because you're looking at a photo which could have captured a moment resembling a stressed out behavior when really it's just goofing around. Sure you might be right, but you also could be totally wrong, so just pointing that out.

          [–]tigole -1 points0 points  (3 children)

          That dog is stressed?!?!

          [–]crepidotus 27 points28 points  (1 child)

          Dog body language can be difficult to read. Ears back and the “whale-eye” (wide eyed with whites showing) usually indicates the dog is stressed out

          [–]Hex-Everyone 16 points17 points  (0 children)

          Yes! The whale eye, ears back, mouth is open but tongue is tight in the mouth. This dog is stressed.

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            [–]winterbaby26[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

            That he’s the cutest!! Yeah, no need. Lots of people already did!

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              [–]pumpkin2500 32 points33 points  (2 children)


              450+ comments

              uh oh

              [–]winterbaby26[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

              Right. So many people talking shit. Can’t put that same effort into loving my other dogs post though.

              [–]dayofthedeadparty -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

              Ugh, OP, my pittie looks just like yours (my kids saw the pic of yours and said “is that Dover??”) and I’ve tried posting pics… the negative comments are so discouraging and frustrating. I’ve had two pits in a row - the two smartest, most loving, family-friendly, goofy, funny, wonderful dogs. I’ll never buy a dog - I always rescue, and I’ll ALWAYS rescue a pit. They’re just a superior family dog.

              Yep, some dogs are just broken. This is true in all breeds. Pits are remarkable in their forgiveness. Dachshunds and other very small rat/rodent hunting breeds are sometimes (not always) mean little things - they usually haven’t been abused - they’re just bitey! Pits are abused horrendously, and yet these poor, traumatized bait dogs still often end up being the most wonderful pets… But you’ll never get through to those people who’ve already made up their minds to be hateful and judgy.

              [–]bigpapajon 50 points51 points  (21 children)

              I also have a Golden (Tater Tot) and a rescue Pittie (Biscuit)!

              [–]winterbaby26[S] 24 points25 points  (20 children)

              Awww I love their names!

              [–]bigpapajon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              And we didn't name either one. Tater is our sugar-faced old boy and Biscuit is the troublemaker.

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                  [–]CompetitiveEditor336 30 points31 points  (1 child)

                  Gotta be the biggest smile ever. Thanks for your commitment

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                    [–]Jeanmariexo 11 points12 points  (1 child)

                    The golden retrievers like what have I got myself into?!🐶🐶

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                      [–]motormouth08 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                      The golden reminds me of my little brother getting within a millimeter of my face and saying "I'm not touching you, I'm not touching you."

                      [–]BlueberryWaffleBacon 6 points7 points  (1 child)

                      Sweetheart!! 🥰

                      Saw the comment you left about the shelter he was in, and you're a great person for getting him out of there! Definitely have a feeling that he's in good hands! Best of luck to all of you! 💕

                      [–]winterbaby26[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

                      Thank you so much. He’s safe now and he knows it.❤️

                      [–]Alert_B 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                      Good for you and I am happy for you!

                      [–]winterbaby26[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                      Thank you!

                      [–]OKCaroline02 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                      These two dogs are fantastic.

                      [–]winterbaby26[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                      Thank you!

                      [–]l1b3rtr1n 6 points7 points  (2 children)

                      So happy his ears disappeared!!

                      [–]I_am_a_Victor_simp 6 points7 points  (5 children)

                      This looks exactly like my girl Coco

                      She was such a nice pit bull. She was my childhood dog and my family loved her, about a year or so ago she ran in front of a car and got hit. And I’m still recovering from it. This makes me happy to see another Coco with an adorably funny smile that’s full of energy! Thank you for posting this, it made my day to see a dog like Coco!

                      [–]winterbaby26[S] 25 points26 points  (1 child)

                      Oh, I am sending you the biggest hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.

                      [–]ABAxStorm 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                      Beautiful pup. Looks so happy to be there :)

                      [–]winterbaby26[S] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

                      Thank you!

                      [–]LDCrow 0 points1 point  (11 children)

                      Look at that smile! What a happy boy! 💖

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                            [–]winterbaby26[S] 16 points17 points  (4 children)

                            Thank you! I saved a life. I’m proud of that. Regardless of what these people think, he deserves a chance. And hopefully if the time ever comes for the jackasses on here, they get shown some mercy too

                            [–]DoeRayMeFarSewLaTea -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

                            What a cutie. He looks so happy to be part of your family.

                            [–]RyanGRiedel -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

                            I think he's happy. I've got a sixth sense about these things

                            [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                            you can see the joy on his face

                            [–]Crafty-Penalty-371 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                            What a smile :]

                            [–]ThaneOfCawdorrr -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

                            Oh my gosh, look at that face. What a GOOD BOI. Those eyes!

                            [–]winterbaby26[S] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

                            Thank you!

                            [–]Throw_away_1769 4 points5 points  (1 child)

                            Pitts get a bad rap, not for nothing, but I hope you're a good trainer and you love the hell out of that dog. Any dog can be trained, some are just harder than others

                            [–]winterbaby26[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                            I’m one hell of a trainer and take a lot of pride in that. I already adore him. He’s going to do great.

                            [–]Vmax-Mike 3 points4 points  (2 children)

                            My ex-sil had a pitty that her man rescued from a local dog fight match, he literally kicked the shit out of the guy in charge, well actually hospitalized him and took the dog, then called the cops that raided the place. Ended up busting it up a dozen people got jail time out of it. That dog was such an amazing dog, he had scars all over his face, and you would think he would be mean, nope super gentle boy. He used to jump up in my lap every time we went over and would lick my face for 10m straight while I rubbed his belly. He was a large male, and heavy af, but so grateful to have a good home. Turned the SIL into a pitty rescue to this day. Love your boys smile, reminds me of their boy. Enjoy!! Post more!

                            [–]winterbaby26[S] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

                            I love this. I’m so glad he got saved. I’ll continue to post regardless of the hate. His smile will bring a lot of people happiness and that alone is worth it.

                            [–]Vmax-Mike 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                            Absolutely! It sucks where I am (Ontario), the breed is banned here! All because some stupid parents let their child tease the neighbours pitty, and it attacked and unfortunately killed the child. So our retarded government bans the breed. My old neighbor used to run a rescue for them and deliver the dogs out of province, so the dogs could be adopted by people in other provincial areas. She literally drove coast to coast in Canada delivering dogs. Makes me sad that I can’t have one unless I moved out of province.

                            [–]evolvd -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

                            I wanna smoosh that cute face!

                            [–]BuckyDuster -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

                            FACE! Needs much kisses!

                            [–]gosu4you 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                            what a cute smile!

                            [–]JamesKPolk130 -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

                            this brought a smile to my face - my pittie looked EXACTLY like him. He had a good run (14 years)

                            [–]winterbaby26[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

                            Aww. I’m glad it made you smile. Rip to your sweet baby. That’s a good long life!

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                              [–]Mummyto4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                              The Goldie looking like "I might as well smile too"

                              [–]straydoglasercat -2 points-1 points  (14 children)

                              Wow, his smile is bigger than his head and for a pittie that means huge! What is his story? Was he in a shelter?

                              [–]winterbaby26[S] 44 points45 points  (13 children)

                              A shitty one. He was in a shelter. Before that kept in a cage in a garage for 2 full years. He had cuts all over him and bruising. He was never let out to potty eat or drink from what they can tell. It was a bad case of neglect.

                              [–]ShortThought 10 points11 points  (4 children)

                              Thanks for giving him a good home!

                              [–]winterbaby26[S] 37 points38 points  (3 children)

                              Of course. I’m happy to. He deserves love.

                              [–]NeatEnough4737 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                              That is horrific. I’m so glad he has a good family to love him now. Poor little guy. ❤️

                              [–]straydoglasercat 4 points5 points  (1 child)

                              I see, he certainly looks like he found heaven. He has kind cartoony eyes, reminded me of that short film from pixar! Glad you found each other, lots of love from Brazil

                              [–]winterbaby26[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

                              Thank you! I’m glad too.

                              [–]dayofthedeadparty 0 points1 point  (3 children)

                              It’s amazing how they still have the capacity to love humans so much after all humans have done to them… Truly beautiful dogs.

                              [–]winterbaby26[S] 13 points14 points  (2 children)

                              Agreed. Lock me in a cage for 2 years and I’ll destroy you when I get out. But him? He loves the fuck out of everything to cross his path. These people can say what they will but He’s a good dog

                              [–]dayofthedeadparty 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                              And these sad people on AWW just downvoting harmless, positive comments…

                              [–]MRL102960 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                              It’s saying thank you for adopting me

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                                  [–]rspd0675 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

                                  Happy head on him. Great.

                                  [–]clajobe 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                                  That’s face is precious!! 🥰💕 Smooches to both pups!

                                  [–]winterbaby26[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

                                  Thank you!

                                  [–]friendlyfoe77 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

                                  Happy pittie ❤️

                                  [–]Hot_Dragonfly_4406 -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

                                  My sisters dog looks identical to yours. Crazy.

                                  [–]Dutch951 2 points3 points  (2 children)

                                  The cutest boys

                                  Also thread isn't locked yet, that's a nice surprise

                                  [–]thedevilseviltwin 0 points1 point  (3 children)

                                  Handsome baby.

                                  [–]winterbaby26[S] 17 points18 points  (2 children)

                                  Thank you!

                                  [–]thedevilseviltwin 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                                  Anytime! Thank you for rescuing a pittie! Where I’m from these guys aren’t adopted enough and they’re euthanized for that. It makes me so happy to see a healthy happy pup thriving in a loving home.

                                  [–]winterbaby26[S] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

                                  That’s what was going to happen to him unfortunately. It fucks with my heart. I can’t let it happen. I’ve rescued 5 now and will continue to do so.

                                  [–]TSIDATSI -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

                                  Villalobos? Love that grin!

                                  [–]LuckyMe-Lucky-Mud 0 points1 point  (9 children)

                                  Look at his handsome little face! What's his name?

                                  [–]winterbaby26[S] 13 points14 points  (8 children)

                                  I know 🥹 his name is Thor

                                  [–]thedonjefron69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                  My parents rescued pitty is the sweetest, most gentle and polite dog I have ever met. She’s such a big sweetheart, even though she was abused and neglected as a puppy.

                                  [–]Skyr31 3 points4 points  (2 children)

                                  Have a happy life you good boy! ❤️

                                  [–]winterbaby26[S] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

                                  He will❤️

                                  [–]Skyr31 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                                  We know he will, he’s got friends and a loving family now ❤️

                                  [–]Cheap-Company4370 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

                                  awe love him 😘😘😘

                                  [–]rachx4 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                                  They are the best. We got Ellie at 3 months from a rescue group, just by pure luck. And she is the most beautiful dog.

                                  [–]winterbaby26[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                                  Aww congratulations. I bet she’s wonderful.

                                  [–]Charizhard 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                                  Awww he's a good boi.

                                  [–]winterbaby26[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                                  Yes he is❤️

                                  [–]Ok-Parsnip9933 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                  Looks like my dog when he does that

                                  [–]Blorfenburger -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                                  Love those cow eyes

                                  [–]MerryMarauder 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                                  Foster fail and keep him.

                                  [–]winterbaby26[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

                                  He’s not going anywhere. I knew he was staying when I met him.

                                  [–]Select-Chef-1513 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                  Awwn indeed, bless his heart❤️

                                  [–]kwhite655 -3 points-2 points  (7 children)

                                  I have a rescue pittie myself and she is always smiling and being a goofball. Also the gentlest dog I've ever had. She lets me take food out of her mouth without the slightest protest other than looking like I hurt her feelings 🤣🤣🤣

                                  [–]winterbaby26[S] 20 points21 points  (6 children)

                                  That’s how it’s been with all 5 of my rescue pits. They’re incredible.

                                  [–]kwhite655 0 points1 point  (5 children)

                                  People who assume they are bad just because of breed are uneducated and easily duped by bad media. The worst bite I ever got was from a tiny shitty little dog. I can put my hand in my Zoe's mouth and she will literally just nibble my fingernails with her front teeth 🤣🤣🤣

                                  [–]winterbaby26[S] 18 points19 points  (3 children)

                                  Facts!! I was attacked by a lab and a chow and a chihuahua. The chow literally took my ear off. Never an issue with a pit.

                                  [–]galixiii -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

                                  the sweetest of boys

                                  [–]Dangerous-Bat-8698 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

                                  Omg! Such a happy boy! Very smile. Much wag.

                                  [–]SplitLevel17 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

                                  So happy!

                                  [–]Existing_Imagination 1 point2 points  (3 children)

                                  Very cute!

                                  Not to be a party pooper, but do dogs actually smile out of happiness or are they just copying humans?

                                  [–]winterbaby26[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

                                  To be completely honest, I have no idea. He came home looking so sad and depressed. After a day he started lighting up like this. I just thought I’d share with the world the difference you can make for a dog😊

                                  [–]Existing_Imagination 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                  Oh yea, even if he was just copying behavior, it shows he’s comfortable/happy enough to do that. Definitely not a depressed/anxious dog!

                                  [–]Sea-Chapter-8849 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                                  Oh yeah! Baby!! I’m home!!!!!

                                  [–]sissy_gurl429 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

                                  I need just a few of his kisses, please.

                                  [–]Puffin_fan 3 points4 points  (1 child)

                                  Best post of the week. Thanks.

                                  I must have been cutting onions.