This is Diggy. If you haven't already seen the picture, well, look at it for a while and just try not to smile. All right, now that we've established Diggy is one of the cutest pups on this side of the sun, we can move forward.
This suave fellow is singer-songwriter Dan Tillery. Tillery made the decision to go to the Detroit Dog Rescue and rescue a new furry friend, which is how he met Diggy and became a viral internet sensation.
There's no wonder this joyous picture spread all over the internet. But once it spread, four days after the adoption, local police were knocking at his door. Why, exactly? Because Tiller lives in Waterford Township, Michigan, a town that has a ban on pit bulls.
Here's the real kicker. Diggy is actually not a pit bull ”” Tiller has papers from a veterinarian that state he is an American bull dog. Yet it seems that this doesn't really matter because Waterford law states that an animal control or police officer may visually determine whether they believe a dog to be a pit bull or not.
Here's Diggy during his first walk to the lake. If you want Diggy to continue his walks to the lake, then you can join the thousands of people who have already signed the petition to lift the "Dangerous Dog Ban" in Waterford, MI.
Just look at this vicious dog attacking his owner with love. Kristina Millman-Rinaldi, the executive director of the Detroit Dog Rescue, said that Diggy passed the temperament test with "flying colors," so it doesn't make sense to ban a dog solely based on its breed.
"He's definitely going to be my partner in crime with music," Tiller told Barkpost. "I want him to have the best life ever, and I think he's off to a great start." Tillery and his family are working with Waterford police to keep Diggy but have yet to reach a conclusion due to the law.