They may have a bad reputation among many people, even being banned in numerous places across the world, but some people love their pit bull.
Dogs like Russ help disprove the belief that all Pit Bulls are just violent attack dogs.
Most of them just want to be loved, like any other dog.
When Kayla Filoon saw him for the first time, she realized that this was the dog she wanted.
At the shelter, he was underweight and suffered a bloody tail, an eye infection, a kennel cough and patchy fur.
While all the other dogs were riled up, all Russ did was sit quietly in his cage.
Filoon was struck by how calm the pit bull was.