UPDATE, 22 October 2008

David and Chiva are taking a break from the Tour de Dog but are sure to plan another ride in the near future. A sincere thank you to all of you who helped David and Chiva in countless ways. The Tour de Dog would not be possible without your support. THANK YOU!

View a Photo Documentary of Tour de Dog by Jason Houge

Tour de Dog is past states: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, and New York.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tour de Dog Photos from Niagara Falls and More

David and Chiva at Niagara Falls-the most powerful waterfalls in North America (Courtesy Niagara Gazette). Click here to view David and Chiva in the Niagara Gazette.

View of the falls from the Canadian side.

To improve its public image, the Niagara County SPCA changed its name to the Rainbow Animal Shelter. It has since retured to its original name.

Albert Chille, Executive Director of the Niagara County SPCA, puts a lot of emphasis on marketing to share the shelter's role with the community. Albert warmly welcomed the Tour de Dog and talked with me for an entire day. He has spent nearly 30 years as the director of the shelter.

A pit bull that is in need of a good home at the Niagara County SPCA.

Marissa, a resident of Oakville, Ontario, kindly opened her home to Chiva and me. Above she is seen with her beloved rescue dogs, Roxy and Bali.

Wiggle Waggle Walkathoners braved the cold rain in order to help the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA and raised over $100,000 for the care of neglected, injured, and orphaned animals. Chiva and I were thrilled when we were invited to lead the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon.

Over 2,000 animal lovers along with their parrots, pigs, miniature horses, and dogs participated in Hamilton's annual "Walk for the Animals."


Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting up the photo of the Pit.

Maybe this is the next Wallace!

"Generations ago the American Pit Bull Terrier used to actually represent this country...."


or Neville

To learn about Pits visit

If you adopt any dog,be responsible.
They really are "Man`s Best Friend"

Be safe in your travels.
Thanks for what you`re doing.

Alive but Restricted Ontario Pit said...

Saving Ontario`s Pits


It`s a good thing you don`t look like a Pit Chiva.

You`d be in real big trouble trying to travel through Ontario!

Our Gov`t has already killed more than 4000 look-a-likes.
Please spread the word.
I don`t want to wear a muzzle anymore.
I haven`t done anything wrong.

Take care.

Ontario Pit Bulls said...


Please Contact our Gov`t

Premier Dalton McGuinty

Attorney General Chris Bentley

Tourism Minister
Peter Fonseca

Please cc ALL correspondence to
Christine Elliott

In memory of those already slaughtered by the Ontario Gov`t!

We want to live!

Abused Pit Bull said...

Knock out dog fighters.

We`d rather be disc doggies like this guy.

We deserve better!

After we`re "rescued",please ask the authorities not to kill us.

Please evaluate us like these guys.


In Ontario report Dog Fighters to

Ontario routinely kills us after "rescue"

Tell them to stop killing us.
We deserve a chance at life.
Outside of Ontario for now.

Xcentric said...

Hi guys
Had shock to see new pictures on site!!! Bali and Roxy say woof.
Hope your last leg of journey is going well.
Talk to you soon