Vito the Dog

From Shelter to New York

My name is Vito the Dog

My name is Vito and I am a rescued, healthy & happy bull terrier living in Soho, New York City.

With the success of my Instagram account, I decided to start my own website, so I can share my stories with you! Soon I will be launching my first children’s book, about my life as a shelter dog, and my life after the shelter. The book is written by my best friend Lonneke Engel. You can pre-order it here soon. I hope that my stories will inspire many kids and families, and by supporting me, you will also help other shelter dogs all over the World! Because I think that every dog deserves a safe and loving home.

Check my features in various media:

New York Post - Vito the Dog
Piep Vandaag - Vito the Dog
DuJour Magazine - Vito the Dog


Happily after Shelter - Vito the Dog

Happily after Shelter

This is the story of Vito the Dog, the loving bullterrier who is stealing everyone’s hearts.

Vito is now living The Good Life in New York City, but life wasn’t all that great for him in the past. A few years back this gentle soul was found by the dutch Police all by himself in an abandoned house. The story goes that after he arrived in the shelter, he was adopted and returned two times, before he went to his forever home with Lonneke Engel and Dirk Verest. This 9 year old dog was the living example that you have to keep a positive attitude when times go bad. He turned out to be the most loving dog in the World.

Vito has been a great support to Lonneke during her recovery from a burnout. He now spends his days accompanying Lonneke & Dirk everywhere they go.

When Lonneke started writing down all the adventures of Vito the Dog, it resulted in his first book: Vito the Dog: Happily After Shelter.

The idea behind the books of Vito the Dog is to empower kids, and to promote all the amazing dogs that are in shelters all over the World, who are also looking for new homes.

Lonneke Engel

Lonneke Engel is a Dutch top model living in New York City with her husband Dirk and her adopted dog Vito.  Her modeling portfolio includes contracts with Ralph Lauren, Covergirl and Guess?. Lonneke is a Certified Health Counselor, and founder of Organice Your Life®.  Since the age of 12 Lonneke has been writing many fiction and non-fiction stories and articles. Her published work as an author includes recurring columns on Chic Report, YouBeauty.com, Piepvandaag.nl and her own OrganiceYourLife.com. Vito the Dog: Happily After Shelter is her first children’s book in the series of The Adventures of Vito the Dog.

Auhtor Lonneke Engel
Post Card - Vito the Dog

Say hi to Vito!

KEEP ME POSTED ON THE BOOK RELEASE!

KEEP ME POSTED ON THE BOOK RELEASE!

KEEP ME POSTED ON THE BOOK RELEASE!

KEEP ME POSTED ON THE BOOK RELEASE!