Say Cheese! Meet Meatball, The Sweetest Dog That Can't Stop Smiling After Being Rescued From A Shelter


November 14, 2018 18:08 By Fabiosa

There seems to be only one right answer to the question of where to get a dog, and it is to adopt. Shelters all over the country are full of good boys and girls in desperate need of love. It would be a crime to miss out on a truly special dog, and we have the best example.

Meatball the smiling dog

Meatball, or Meaty for short, is one of the most photogenic dogs you'll ever see.

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But a few years ago he was just another number in an animal shelter. His current owner, Lisa Reilly spotted him on the Fresno Bully Rescue website and he looked so much like the previous pit bull that she just had to add him to the family.

From the moment Lisa took Meatball to her home, he was the sweetest boy around. Reilly and her husband decided on his nickname because he was round and reminded them of a ball, hence the Meatball.

But the biggest surprise for Lisa was when she went to take a photo of Meaty. The dog sported the widest smile and left his owner in stitches.


This dog... We found out last night that we won’t be advancing in the hero dog awards, but we’ve already won. Never in my life did I think I’d have a dog mean so much to me, I’d be waging wars on internet trolls in his defense on a very public Facebook page at 3am. Never did I think I’d have so many friends I only know by screen name. Never in my life did I think I’d find a dream guy who loves the tart as much as me... Just knowing how many of you put your votes behind us, all the messages of well wishes we received; the gift he brings to our life just keeps on giving. A very sincere THANK YOU! To each and every one of you! #tbt #mypitbullisfamily #pitbullsofinstagram #fresnobullyrescue @pitbullsofinstagram

Публикация от Lisa Reilly (@loveabulllisa)

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Meatball still treats the camera like his best friend and always smiles, as if showing how happy he is with his new family.

The good boy loves trying on different costumes and working them well for photos.

But aside from love and care from his owners, Meatball also has a lot of brothers and sisters to keep him company. Before adopting him, Reilly already had 2 pit bulls, Punky and Ricardo Tubbs, as well as 2 dachshunds, Bitty and Dappe.


Tbt, late edition! I’ve had a craptastic week with parental health issues, but Joe has completely held the fort down so I could go home and help them out. I’ve always been a strong, independent woman who don’t need no man, but I was truly blessed with the addition of this guy in my life... which one I’m talk about, you’ll just have to guess 😂 #mymoonandstars #myeverything #mypitbullisfamily #fresnobullyrescue #pitbullsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #tbt #lovernotafighter #dontbullymybreed #instagramdogs #instadogs #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #bestfriend #squadgoals #squad #goals #family #cute #pitbull #spreadtherumer

Публикация от Lisa Reilly (@loveabulllisa)

Meatball is a big sweety to everyone, but he loves Lisa the most, as she told The Dodo:

He's truly a mama's boy, though, and just wants to be next to me all the time. It's great to have though, as you really can't have a bad day when he's around. I'd dare anyone not to smile being near him.

Some believe that dogs smile because they see humans do it and understand that it means happiness. They smile it for us, and we're so happy they do.

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