The Firmest Friend

"The Firmest Friend" is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of human and canine outsiders finding their way into each other's lives and giving each other hope where previously there had been none.


Filmmaker Andrew Fixell ventured into New York City's Tompkins Square Park to interview four homeless youth about their transient lifestyles and their relationships with the pit bulls who travel with them.


Andrew learned that these individuals and their four­-legged friends shared a bond that ran deeper than just master and dog.


• Best Documentary – Canine Film Festival 2017
• Best Documentary Short – Chain NYC Film Festival 2016
• Best Director of a Documentary Short – Chain NYC Film Festival 2016
• Best Short Documentary – Headline International Film Festival 2016
• Best Film to Inspire Positive Change – Grenada Afterglow Film Festival 2016
• Audience Choice Award – IndieWorks Film Festival 2016
• Silver Award - Spotlight Documentary Film Awards 2016



• Blissfest333 2017
• Ozark Foothills Film Fest 2017
• Lake George Film Festival 2017
• Azalea Film Festival 2017
• Whistle Stop F.I.L.M. Festival 2017
• Madhouse Movies Film Festival 2017
• Royal Film Festival 2017
• The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image 2017
• Hope Film Awards 2017
• Harlem International Film Festival 2016
• Los Angeles CineFest 2016
• La Petite Roche Short Film Festival 2016
• Sydney World Film Festival 2016
• Skyline Indie Film Fest 2016
• Hollywood Screenings Film Festival 2016
• New York Film Screenings 2016
• ASK For Film 2016
• Outlaw Film Festival 2016
• Metro Online Film Festival 2016
• Focus International Film Festival 2016
• Durham Region Film Festival 2016
• TIF Video Challenge 2016


Our new address is:


Shaw PBR

368 Old New Hope Road

Columbus, MS 39702



Nor do we know of any other rescues

or shelters that are taking any in




662.386.SHAW (7429)

Columbus, Mississippi

FEIN: 46-0852468

DUNS: 078737353


Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide abused, abandoned or homeless pit bull dogs with the medical attention they need; as well as the love and attention they deserve to heal - both emotionally, and physically.


We will work to facilitate the rescue and placement of abused or abandoned pit bulls into responsible homes and participate in fundraising to provide veterinary treatment; spay/neuter; food and shelter.


We are dedicated to fostering responsible pit bull ownership through education, adoption, and breed advocacy.

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