Halle’s Vicktory

Halle is the first Vicktory dog being adopted. Woohoo! So much for the naysayers proclaiming a pit bull that's been trained to fight can't be...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Jul 27th 2009


Halle is the first Vicktory dog being adopted. Woohoo!

So much for the naysayers proclaiming a pit bull that’s been trained to fight can’t be rehabilitated.

Her life now is totally backwards and opposite in every possible way from her days before as part of Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring. Good for her.

You may remember that six months ago Halle went into foster care with her new mom Traci. Part of the intricate legal hoops with adopting any Vicktory dog is that the dog must first live in a potential new home for six months before being considered for adoption. There are a whole host of other things that have to happen during those six months as well (such as working with a trainer toward Canine Good Citizen certification) but in the end it all came down to waiting out the time. Traci and Halle sailed through the other stuff perfectly.

Halle has come a long way with her confidence, too. Here’s one example. Back when she first went into foster care, the video folks at Best Friends wanted to get some footage of the big day. That didn’t work out, though, because Halle got really nervous around the cameras. A couple weeks ago, however, Traci attended a nearby news conference to talk about pit bulls. This time around, Halle had no problems with the cameras. She let the reporters pet her and everything.

Sometimes that confidence isn’t always a good thing, though. Halle has developed a mischievous streak! Traci says that one of Halle’s new favorite pastimes is to sneak up on her while she’s applying makeup for the day. Halle watches, waits, and then quick as can be, she grabs one of the cosmetics and dashes out the room!

Traci also has another pit bull she adopted from Best Friends, his name is Tacoma. It was because of him that she thought about adopting another pit bull, a friend for Tacoma. After all, everybody needs friends.

Read Traci, Tacoma’s, and Halle’s full story on the Best Friends website. We wish them all the best.

*Halle and Tacoma, pic taken by Traci, courtesy of BF’s.