I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet

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Filled with inspiring stories and photographs, this heartfelt tribute to the pit bull celebrates one of America’s most popular yet misunderstood dogs.

Perhaps more than any other breed, the pit bull has been dogged by negative stereotypes. In truth, pit bulls are innately wonderful family pets, as capable of love and good deeds as any other type of dog. Setting the record straight, Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I’m a Good Dog, a gorgeously illustrated, tenderly written tribute to this most misunderstood of canines.

Founder of the Sula Foundation, which promotes responsible pit bull ownership in New Orleans, and the author of two acclaimed books about abandoned dogs, Foster has made it his mission to bring overlooked canines into the limelight. I’m a Good Dog traces the fascinating history of this particularly maligned breed. A century ago, the pit bull was considered a family dog, featured in family photos and trusted as loving companions for children. More recently, pit bulls have been portrayed by the media as stereotypes of everything they are not. Foster shatters that reputation through moving profiles of pit bulls that serve as therapy dogs, athletic heroes, search-and-rescue dogs, and educators, not to mention as loving pets. Foster also profiles many pit bull lovers, from Helen Keller and Dr. Seuss to actor Todd Cerveris, who took his pit bull on tour with him for the musical Spring Awakening.

Proving that there’s much to love and nothing to fear, I’m a Good Dog restores the pit bull to its rightful place as friend, family member, athlete and entertainer.

  • Author: Ken Foster
  • Format:  Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Publisher: Avery
  • Publication Date: 10/25/12
  • Size: 9 x 7

Sales proceeds help with the medical expenses and care of our senior dogs


  • 5
    Pitties are misunderstood.

    Posted by Linda Goldsmith on Oct 31st 2022

    This book helps to debunk the bad reputation this breed has had. I am a fan of the breed, having worked at a shelter.

  • 5
    This is an awesome book. I haven't read the whole thing yet, but I love the info and stories.

    Posted by Carol Weaver on Sep 9th 2022

    Thank you, T of G, for what you do!

  • 5
    i am a good dog

    Posted by susan martin on Jul 14th 2022

    gives a lot of good information

  • 5
    I’m a Good Dog

    Posted by Katie Taunton on Jun 15th 2022

    Received this heartwarming book in great quality. Love the topic to spread awareness regarding Pit Bull myths. Beautiful photos included as well!