Rachael Defends Isaboo

Lots of newspapers are running a story today that includes the line "Rachael Ray attacked by dog." But if you read the articles, you'll find that's not exactly what happened.

Page Six (one of the "attacked" offenders) reports that Rachael was walking her pit bull, Isaboo, in Central Park when a dog without an owner approached. Rachael and others shooed the dog away. Then the dog came back and attacked Isaboo. Rachael jumped into the middle of the fight to defend Isaboo and was bitten in the process. A nurse on the scene checked her and and she's just fine.

So, Rachael was not attacked by a dog in Central Park. Her dog was attacked by a dog in Central Park and she got bitten while breaking up the fight. Isaboo is lucky she has such a brave owner.

Check out some pictures of Isaboo in the Isaboo's Spot section of Rachael's talk show website.

20 comments:

  1. Yes, she IS a lucky dog. I don't know that I'd be brave enough to stick my hand in the middle of a fight with a pit bull. (What a beautiful dog, btw.)

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  2. Rachael certainly loves her Isaboo...I think I would've just yelled and thrown a stick or something....lol

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  3. Yeah, I have no idea what I would have done.

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  4. I hate the bad rep that pits get, and thanks to Rachael maybe some of the misconceptions will be shown here.

    I would have gotten in the middle of a dog fight if my dog was being attacked too (well, if i HAD a dog, ROFL!).

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  5. It's certainly nice to hear a story where the pit bull wasn't the aggressor.

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  6. Rach did the right thing to break up the fight. I would have done the same thing. So happy she is a responsible pit bull owner. Pit Bulls are amazing dogs and their bad rap is big time BS. I own two and they are huge lovers especially with children. For all the people that have negative views on Pit Bulls please go educate yourselves, you will find that they are very affectionate and loyal dogs, not killing machines. I run a pit bull rescue and have tons of info: www.preciouspitbullrescue.com

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  7. Glad both Rachael and Isaboo are fine! I would have done the same thing Rachael did....get right in the middle. Isaboo seems like such a sweetheart.

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  8. My grandpuppy Marley is an amazing Staffordshire Bull Terrier (aka Pit Bull). I prefer she be called by her official AKC breed name. So smart, funny, sweet, obedient, eager to please. She will protect my daughter if anyone actually would come at her in an obviously threatening way -- until my daughter lets her know it's OK. She's that smart. I hate it that ignorant people believe this breed is vicious by nature. And support pit bull rescue efforts (my grandpuppy was rescued.) Kudos to Rachael Ray & Isaboo!

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  9. I love that rachel loves her dog so much and does commercials with her. shows everyone what a beautiful and sweet dog isaboo is. nice to see a positive image of a pit bull. they are such cuddlebugs! glad they are both safe!

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  10. Go Rachel...I love my baby boy Max sooo Much too! I thought I was the only one that said my pit bull was a cuddlebug...they are such loving babies. My Max always wants a warm body to cuddle up next to at anytime day or night. They are real sweethearts. B

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  11. I Would have done the same thing!!! i love my Pit Bull Cocoa sooooooooooooo much i dont't see my life without herrr!!! We adopted her from the humane society when she was 2 and a half months old and now shes 7 months =[ they grow by soo fast she loves playing and kidsss! i love my baby girl i thought i was the only person who feels so much love over a dog! It was ment to be lol. Good Job rach!! I would have done the same too for my lil girl!

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  12. I have had two pit bulls for about 15 years one of them got in a fight and just stood there screeming not knowing what was happening. He was a rednose like Rachaels. I grabbed the dog that had my dog and put him in a headlock then I slowly increased pressure to his eyes till he let go. I didn`t want to hurt the dog but my dog was getting his face pulled off. The other dog was not injured at all. This just proves that pits are not killing machines. My dog is a pure bred muscle filled , fat headed , bunny rabbit. ( I guess)LOL

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  13. I was walking my dog (rat terrier) two months ago and a stray Staffordshire Terrier strolled up. He had no agression towards her or me and had obviously been used as either a fighting dog or bait dog. He followed us home and crashed on the couch. For three days he barely moved from that spot. Now, his wounds are healed and he's just a fat-headed, happy slurpy puppy who wants nothing more than to get his lovins when I come home. I wish everybody could see what a wonderful breed this is. There are about 17 breeds that are referred to as pit bulls; I think all of them should have awareness/education programs so puppies like Mo don't get banned or mistreated. Many kudos to you, Rachel, for doing the right thing and standing up for your puppy.

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  14. It is in USA Today and other news sources that Isaboo has five known incidents of unprovoked violence and attacks on other dogs. The most recent while walking on a leash it attacked and ripped off the ear of another dog. It is irresponsible they know this dog is aggressive and don't muzzle it when taking it out around other dogs.

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  15. Isaboo really needs training and Rachael too. It doesnt have to be like that.

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  16. If you KNOW you have DA dog then you need to do all the training you can and muzzle the dog! All she is doing is making Pitbulls look bad. If you are going to have breed like that in the spot light you need to make sure it is a VERY well trained dog and has no signs of being DA. I have Rottweiler and I spend most of my time doing training with him. I make sure I have control of my dog so nothing like that happens. With all her money she should do the same.

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  17. Isaboo is having problems with aggression and it is developing as she matures. This is common with pit bulls who are goofy, tolerant, love balls as puppies and mature into dominance seeking, animal and stranger aggressive dogs. To be a responsible pitbull owner, requires REGULAR and CONSTANT training and socializing practice to keep their aggression, dominance seeking, and dog intolerance in check. Busy people who are not prepared to really modify their lives and their behavior to keep the dog in check at all times for the 12 years of its life should not own these dogs.

    Most people who have busy careers, growing/changing family, and social lives cannot commit to modifying their behavior for 12 to 15 years around the dog to make sure they keep the the genetically inherited temperament in check.

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  18. how is isaboo lucky? isaboo would have probably tore the other dog to shreds. that other dog is lucky.

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