Mark O’Neil was away for about a week before he was reunited with his rescue dog, Patch. But for Patch, that week felt like an eternity. When O’Neil walked through the door, Patch went absolutely crazy, wiggling his body, wagging his tail, and showering O’Neil with a ton of kisses.
Patch, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, didn’t always have it so good. He lived life on the streets as a stray before police brought him to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals center in Lanarkshire, Scotland. That’s when O’Neil saw Patch and fell in love.
Ever since then, the two have developed an unbreakable bond. Patch has also made new doggy friends at the local park, and is friendly to everyone he meets.
O’Neil’s partner, Kerrigan Renniegade, hopes the video will help diminish the awful stigma that’s attached to the Pit Bull breed.
“I just really want everyone to see that it’s the way that you love and care for a dog that will determine who they grow to be and there are loads of dogs just like Patch waiting on their forever homes!” she shared with Inside Edition.