Dog lovers do understand that it’s not the breed of the dog but how that dog is raised, handled and loved. For Pit Bulls, their reputation has cost them way too many lives to count. But for one police officer, he is trying to change that perception, one inaccurate assumption at a time.

Meet Officer Justin Bruzgul: Office Bruzgul rescued Kiah from a horrible life. He found her chained up in the snow, freezing and begging for help. He saw in her what was obvious to him: unwavering loyalty, intelligence and a heart of gold. He knew she could help people and decided to take Kiah under his wing and train her to be a K9 officer.

Kiah passed the test with flying colors and she became the first Pit Bull K9 officer in New York State. Kiah’s rescue and transformation prove one thing for certain… Pit Bulls are good dogs! In fact, besides working hard on the job, Kiah and Officer Bruzgul make it their mission to educate others on the reality of the breed.