“Meaty” The Pit Bull Mix Has A Smile As Big As His Heart

By Virginia Isaad

There are happy dogs and then there's Meaty.

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This pit bull mix exudes happiness, but his life wasn't always rainbows and smiles. Before his adoption, the happy pooch was waiting for his forever home at a no-kill shelter in California.

The Fresno Bully Rescue posted a photo of Meaty aka "Meatball" that caught Lisa Reilly's eye. She adopted the chunky pit, and he joined her other rescue dogs to make one big, happy family — as evidenced by the perpetual grin on Meaty's sweet face.

His photogenic looks led to 103,000 followers on Lisa's Instagram account and fans can't get enough of the happy-go-lucky fur baby.

Here is a collection of some of Meaty's happiest moments.

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His versatile style - from pjs to wigs to tuxes and even a Princess Leia costume- continues to melt hearts but it's that ear to ear smile that keeps people coming back for more.

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