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  • Photographer Douglas Sonders' goal of "Not A Bully" is to show people the positive, trainable side of pitbulls. Sonders was inspired for the project by his dog Emma.
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  • Douglas Sonders and Emma visit elementary schools to teach children about dog adoption and the negatives of dog abuse.
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  • Emma was rescued from a high-kill shelter and was in foster care for 9 months, partially because of her appearance, Sonders says.
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  • Winnie, a pitbull mix, was adopted by a 10-year-old girl, Gillie. Winnie helped to get Gillie to break out of her shell as they began to compete in dog training competitions together.
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  • London was rescued from the streets of Baltimore in rough shape â?? and Good Samaritans at Good Doggie Day Care nursed her back to health.
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  • Porter was found abandoned with his legs crushed and jaw smashed. He was going to be put to sleep, but a Humane Society employee paid out of her own pocket to save him.
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  • Rocket is another handsome and sweet rescue dog.
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  • Junior is the personal dog of Cesar Millan, famous for the "Dog Whisperer" TV series. To See more of Douglas Sonders work check out his websites http://notabully.org/ and www.SondersPhotography.com
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