Booker the Pit Bull Service Dog


Representing Rescued “Monsters” given a second chance, changing minds as Service Dogs & Ambassadogs

A service dog and an Ambass-a-Dog, representing my breed.


I’m Booker. My mom found me about three years ago while searching on Craigslist for a bookcase. I had been confiscated in a drug bust and was placed in the animal shelter. I was nearly euthanized and chalked up as an aggressive Pit Bull, but when my mom found me, everything changed for me…and for her.

When she first met me, she thought she was saving my life. It did not take long for her to realize that quite the opposite was true. A Tucson paramedic, she began to suffer from seizures six months after adopting me. I would instinctively stand over her to protect her until she responded to my kisses. It turns out I can detect when she is having a seizure and alert her by licking, pawing and sometimes barking. Once this special gift was discovered, I went to training and became an official service dog for my mom, equipped with a special vest to prove it. My mom says I restored her independence and ability to function in public.

I’m also a positive face and role model for pit bull dogs. I’ve helped to change many people’s inaccurate perceptions about pit bull dogs with each new person I meet.

Note: Booker passed away from complications of Cancer on August 12, 2014, but his legacy will live on through charity work.





Encanto Pet Clinic
4340 E Broadway (Broadway & Columbus), Tucson, AZ 85711
Mon-Fri 8am – 6pm
Sat 8am – 12pm

Holistic Animal Care Shoppes
~ 3964 N Oracle Rd (Oracle & Roger), Tucson, AZ 85705
~ 7334 E. Broadway (Broadway & Pantano), Tucson, AZ 85710
Mon-Sat 10am – 7pm
Sun 10am – 4pm

Petersen Law Firm
373 S. Main Ave. (Cushing & Main), Tucson, AZ 85701
Mon-Fri 8am – 6pm

Old Pueblo Anesthesia
2810 N. Swan Suite 100 (Swan & Glenn), Tucson, AZ 85712
Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm

Shall We Dance?
4101 E. Grant (Grant between Alvernon & Columbus), Tucson, AZ 85712
Mon-Fri 10am – 10pm

OK Feed
3701 E Ft Lowell (Ft Lowell & Dodge), Tucson, AZ 85716
Mon-Fri 8:30am – 6pm
Sat 8:30am – 5pm

Pet Club
5068 N Oracle Rd (River & Oracle), Tucson, AZ 85704
Mon-Fri 9am – 7pm
Sat 9am – 6pm, Sun 11am – 5pm

~ 6230 E. Speedway Blvd (Speedway & Wilmot), Tucson, AZ 85712
~ 1930 E Grant (Grant & Campbell), Tucson, AZ 85719
Open Daily 9am – 10pm