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What Ever Happened to Michael Vick’s Dogs? Prepare to Be Blown Away!

Written by: Justin Palmer
Justin Palmer is a Certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist and co-founder of Inspired by his rescued husky, Splash, he dedicated himself to learning about extending both the length and quality of her life. Splash lived and thrived until 18 years old, and now Justin is on a mission to share what he learned with other dog owners.Read more
| Published on April 11, 2014

Ever wonder what happened to Michael Vick’s fighting dogs? Prepare to have your heart melted! I absolutely love that they call these pups VICKtory dogs! (thanks to The Bark Post to first posting on this story!)

1 of 9: Handsome Dan

This beautiful boy was adopted by a family who now has a little girl. While skittish at first, Handsome Dan has learned to trust humans again and it a fantastic family member. Amazingly, he has a Facebook fan page with over 400,000 fans!



2 of 9: Cherry

Cherry got rough start in life, but he was adopted by a loving family that now include a couple of kids, 2 cats, and a sister pup. You can follow his Facebook page here.



3 of 9:  Georgia

In Loving Memory! Sadly, Georgia passed away last year, but not without leaving her adopter Amy with many unforgetable memories. Her favorite thing in the world was to snuggle! RIP, sweet angel!



4 of 9: Halle

Though she was trained to fight, her adopter Traci says one of the most remarkable things about her is her LOVE for other dogs! Take that Mr. Vick! :). You can learn more about her here.


5 of 9: Little Red

Sadly, little red was used as a bait dog in Michael Vick’s fighting ring. These days though, she enjoys roaming around her 6 acre farm :). Read her full story here.


6 of 9: Oliver

In Loving Memory – While Oliver’s first evaluation after being rescued stated that he was very fearful of people (and who could blame him), his adoptive mom Erika found that he actually LOVED people! He loved nothing more than to climb in her lap and give her kisses! How fitting it was then, that he was able to spend his last moments in Erika’s arms. He died of cancer in 2009. RIP sweet buddy! (Oliver is the pup on the right below)



7 of 9: Squeaker

Squeaker’s adoptive parent was surprised to find how peacefully she fit into a pack of 6 dogs. Just goes to show it’s humans who create fighting dogs, it’s not the their nature at all!  Learn more about her here.



8 of 9: Mel

Mel’s favorite thing in the world is to go for a car ride! I can just picture him, head out the window, in absolute heaven! His past forgotten, only a bright future ahead! Read his full story here.



9 of 9: Oscar

Oscar is a total couch potato! His adoptive mom Rachel says he has the most magical tail wag that tells her without a doubt that he’s now happy. Such a beautiful ending to a horrible beginning!


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Hat Tip: The Bark Post

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