When Smith first started taking Malibu out on walks around her new neighborhood, however, she began to notice something upsetting - everyone who saw Malibu seemed to be judging her based on the fact that she's a pit bull.
"Every time I walked Malibu, we would experience people crossing to the other side of the street to avoid us," Smith said. "Small dog owners would pick up their dogs off the ground cradling them close, mothers would pull their children to the side with a death grip, all the while eyes focused on Malibu's every move. This broke my heart, knowing what a loving dog she is. I knew I had to try to change people's perception."