R.O.A.R. Squad: Laura and Hans and their dog, Wilbur

R.O.A.R. Squad: Rescue   Owners   Are   Rockin’

Our latest R.O.A.R. Squad members are sailors! Laura and Hans have a sailboat charter company (from Lauren: Hans is a certified captain, and I’m just certifiable!). They have a grunting yet affectionate pit bull, and a timid kitty- how awesome would it be to sail with those seaworthy companions! Laura blogs for Sew at Sea.

R.O.A.R. Squad: Laura and her dog, Wilbur

Ahoy, welcome t’ the R.O.A.R. Squad! A pence for an old man o’de sea? (You know. Cuz they’re sailors. Kind of like pirates, maybe? No? Never mind…)
Tough start: Wilbur got his name because he grunts like a little pig,  but it’s not his fault. At 11 weeks of age Wilbur was adopted out for back yard breeding purposes and left in a laundry room with his future mate; an already pregnant pit bull, who understandably, wasn’t feeling too friendly. The pregnant pitty tried to kill poor Wilbur, and she ended up doing some pretty extensive damage to his head and throat.  Does anyone out there sleep with someone who snores?  It’s nothing compared to this snorty guy!
Daughterly Intervention: Euthanasia was recommended because Wilbur’s original owners did not want to pay for the life saving services the little guy needed.  But the receptionist talked the owners into handing the pup over to her, and somehow he ended up with us (not that my daughter The Vet Tech had anything to do with it!).
Ahoy, sailin’ off int’ the sunset: This June, Wilbur will be heading out to sea with me and Hans as we sail our way up the Atlantic to places such as Cape Cod, and Nantucket!

Helping hands: Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center

Where: Pennsylvania 

Want to check out some more gorgeous pit bulls? Head on over to meet Kari and her three dogs!


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4 Responses to “R.O.A.R. Squad: Laura and Hans and their dog, Wilbur”

  1. laura says:

    Well I nearly fainted when I saw this! Thank you so much for allowing us to become a part of the ROAR Squad. I’m amazed at how Wilbur has become a huge part of our lives in such a short time. We call him the Good Will Ambassador, and also The Mayor, he’ll even kiss babies if you let him!
    BTW, I think Hans is secretly glad to be able to ‘blame the dog’ if you know what I mean. However, he doesn’t fool me for one second!!

  2. Yeah! So exciting to see our favorite nautical family and pup as part of the ROAR squad.

  3. @Laura- “Good Will Ambassador” love it! And I think we can all identify with the “blaming the dog” thang 🙂 Sooo fabulous to have you guys part of the team!

  4. kari says:

    I love that his name is Wilbur. He is adorable!