Meatball is a Pitbull that was rescued from a shelter in Central Valley, California. Lisa Reilly spotted him in a photo posted online by Fresno Bully Rescue, he reminded her of own dog, Kitty, who had died three months earlier. When she visited the shelter, she found him sprawled in the baking sun and they fell in love right away.

“Fresno Bully Rescue did a great job nursing Meaty from the first time I saw him until I was able to bring him home,” said Reilly in an interview with The Dodo. Enjoy the lovely pictures of Meaty posted on her Instagram @loveabulllisa.