The pup has quite a few cardiac deformations, like his sister Penelope who recently and unexpectedly passed away from her own cardiac disease.
That’s why Rissa feels the urgent need for Huey to explore the world while he can.
“I am very protective of Huey. After Penelope passed I made a little promise to Huey that he will live the best life I can possibly provide him. That’s the best doctors, the best home environment, and the best travels,” said Rissa
Despite not being able to exercise and explore like other dogs would, Huey’s first travel experience, to Georgia and the Little Grand Canyons, was a success.
“He was an amazing car rider and guest at the Airbnb we stayed at,” said Rissa.
“My dog Oakley has been my travel buddy for years and now little Huey joins in. I enjoy traveling with them because it changes the stereotypes of Bully and Pitbull breeds.
“They have such a negative stigma of aggression and unpredictability. So, when folks see Huey wearing a hat in a backpack I feel like it makes the breed a little more lighthearted, more fun and approachable.
“There were many people asking to take pictures of Huey in the bag, asking to pet him, and what his story is. He’s full of life and loves to cuddle and apparently travel too.
“He’s been in two states now, but the plan is to continue to backpack with him around the country to allow him to experience the world. Colorado is the dream destination.”
Rissa has a household of Bully breed dogs – a total of seven dogs who were all surrendered pets that previous owners did not want.
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