FDR Skate Park Pit Bull Session || Meet Ruka || BG Bully Project

As part of our ongoing “BG Bully Family Project,” we will be posting a selection of photos from each session. We have also pledged to donated 50% of all sales that results from these sessions — prints, wall art, or usb’s of full session — to Pinups for Pitbulls to aid in public education for the protection of bully breed dogs.
We at BG Productions have a strong commitment to animal rescue work and a passion for photographing people, places, and things while telling their story. To reflect these passions, we are embarking on a personal project to help end the negative stereotypes of bully breed dogs. We thought there was no better way to further that mission than to show these beautiful dogs being loved on and loving the humans that saved them — especially with kids! The negative stereotypes some hold are challenged by these beautiful families with loyal bully pets. We also love to showcase “alternative” families that are sometimes discriminated against and often face stereotypes. We LOVE photographing beautiful ink! Couple that with our love of dogs and you’ve got a winner… Follow along on our journey as we try to dispel a lot of myths. As a Philadelphia pet photographer, I wanted to capture some of the Bully Love that is all around. Enjoy this FDR Skate Park Pit Bull Session.

I was so thrilled to finally meet Meg, Ruka, and and her friend Dave. Meg was one of the first people to respond to  the our call to start the BG Bully Project. She was living in Alaska and wanted to be part it. She told me she would either be visiting home or moving back to the area, and she would love to stay in contact. She’s been following the BG Bully Project ever since. We were very excited when she emailed last month with the dates she’d be back in the Philly area. We decided to go to at FDR park and have fun. Dave loves to skateboard, though he hasn’t been doing that much lately, and the skate park provided a great background for this Bully session.

We had great time and Ruka is just the sweetest! It was clear she totally LOVES Dave and wanted to just hug him and kiss him all over! This is one lucky dog to have so much love all around her. Here’s what Meg had to say…

Ruka is a 3-year old blue nose pitbull. She was rescued in 2012. When we walked into the rescue, she immediately wagged her tail and her tail has not stopped wagging. Throughout her first year she was exposed to everything: kids, animals, adults, you name it. When we moved to Alaska for a year for my career, Ruka began some training and passed her temperament test to become a therapy companion dog. She would visit patients at the senior center at the local hospital in Alaska to help provide healing and comfort. Recently, we drove back home from Alaska to Philly and camped along the way. It was a 2 and a half week pet-and-bully-breed-friendly road trip. Ruka is a pitbull and I am proud to call myself a pitbull owner. One day we hope that with educating others about the breed, discrimination and BSL laws will no longer exist.

Please make sure to leave a comment on the blog saying your favorite photo and why, and help Meg and Ruka win a FREE 8×10 of the most popular photo. 

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