In January 2016, Bootzilla the Pit Bull was nominated for a World Dog Award in the HOT DOG category for her amazing frisbee freestyle stunts and backflips. This was the 2nd annual show, a 2 hour special which aired on the CW channel on Janary 14, 2016, and again on March 1, 2016.
The awards show was being filmed in Hollywood so we packed our bags and headed to California!
Our entire video blog is on our YouTube channel (CanineStars) in a Playlist called Bootzilla the Pit Bull goes to Hollywood for the World Dog Awards. It is 8 episodes long and covers the entire road trip from Florida to California, along with footage from the actual show and behind-the-scenes clips too!
Bootzilla The Pit Bull Goes to Hollywood
Driving from Florida to California
Stray dogs in Southern U.S.
Villalobos Pit Bull Rescue New Orleans
Texas, Starbucks & Miss Dog Pageant
New Mexico & the Great Danes
Hollywood Walk of Fame & Bootsy Collins
L.A. Hike with Lady Gaga’s Great Danes
World Dog Awards Rehearsal & Red Carpet
The show was a fabulous experience and a trip of a lifetime with Bootzilla. She’s an incredible dog and it was amazing for her to be recognized as one of the top trick dogs in the world. She’s extraordinary!
In 2020, Bootzilla was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, and had to have her front leg amputated. Read more about it on her blog post about developing a prosthetic leg for her. Yes she’s still doing great…but no more backflips on three legs.