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Angel's 12 at week 9 -- and then there were 3 -- !!!

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Well, the babies are ALMOST home --

-- three more to go --

gloves, bigdot and dotbelly -- all girls --

-- and all 9 weeks old as of 23 February 2011, spayed and ready for FUN and LOVIN'S -- !!

These three are being fostered by Kristy and Bob in Central New York --

-- Kristy writes --

"They are hard to tell apart, but I don't take their collars off so Gloves is always in the black collar, Big Dot is always in the red collar, and Dot Belly is in the blue collar.  Gloves is the most rambunctious, though Dot Belly is right behind her.  They are having a great time playing with Riley, who is being great with them all.  The Big Dot is a little more timid, but she is already warming up to the big dogs.  Big Dot likes to be snuggled the most."

"They are sleeping in their crate at night together, with me only getting up once to let them out and no accidents!  We are working on potty training and have only had a few pee accidents in the house.  They love to play under the dining room table , which drives Riley crazy since he doesn't fit under there.  When I put them in their playpen, they jump at the sides trying to get back out to Riley! 

They are so much fun to play with!"

Well then, aren't these loves GREAT??!!!

They're super-well socialized, thanks to Sue & Frank, plus JoJo and Kristy & Bob -- !!

What I found really nice about these loves, too, is that they're of a really calm, sweet demeanor --

-- by that, I mean they're not of the constant antagonizing temperamants, where they're always trying to spat, etc. with their siblings --

-- now THAT'S a nice CHANGE -- !!

You can see here, though, they STILL like a good PLAYIN' now and again -- !!

The face of an angel --

-- spoiled and lovin' it -- !!

Aww -- another -- Bigdot here --

-- while her back is used as a pillow - !!

Finally, the sleepies hit them all -- !!

This litter --

-- so fantastic.

They have their momma's sweet temperament, plus the CUTEST of coats and faces --

-- just PERFECT -- !!

If you're interested in these girls, please fill out an adoption application above --

-- and be assured, you'll be adopting a lovely, well mannered little lady -- who, while a bit of a princess, can rough and tumble play with the best of 'em - !!

THANK YOU Kristy & Bob for fostering -- it's really appreciated!!


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Things I like in an application:

- Applicants who join our pit bull forum, at There, you'll find a small army of pit bull lovers -- 4,500 at the present -- !! For you, the adopter, you can learn about canine diet, pit bull temperaments, multi-dog households, and you can meet a nice group of people. For us, the rescuers, we can see your baby as they grow with you, hearing your stories about them and seeing pictures you post of them in their news lives -- win-win, right??!!
PLEASE DON'T IGNORE THIS PRE-REQUISITE -- it means a lot to us here -- !!
- Adult adopters, ready to be adults. People aware of the responsibility of a puppy, and aware this puppy will become an a medium-sized dog, with its own temperament and personality. Adult adopters who are ready for a 15 year commitment. This puppy does not have a depreciating "useful life" that is over when it becomes an adult -- instead, this dog's whole life is useful -- !!
- Owners who are aware of and who respect the pit bull temperament. This means people who know you can't "love" dog aggression out of their dogs -- instead, owners who are RESPONSIBLE with their pups -- crating them when unattended, supervising them with children, never leaving them outside unattended, and those who are ready for licks and lovin' in return! For more on dog aggression, click here.
- Adopters who treat their newest addition like a member of the family, realizing that this isn't a "dog in the box" and that its little life must be encouraged to go the right path and that obedience, socialization and training will get her there -- !!

- Financial commitment. Adopters willing to spend money on their new investment, including premium foods (like Candidae, Wellness, Nutro or raw food), plus adopters who will invest in pet insurance or a "dog fund", lest vetting be required, which may get expensive.

The adoption fee is $345 per dog. This is reasonable, considering the premium services that each pup gets. Each dog, before placement, is examined by a licensed veterinarian, spayed or neutered, wormed with premium wormer, given vaccinations on a regular basis (not just a one-shot deal), microchipped with a premium Home Again chip (made by Schering-Plough), fed premium raw food (not 'Ol Roy, or some other filler-laden junk) and has spent it's puppy fosterhood in a wonderful, attentive, CLEAN environment. Also, Sue and Frank live near Cleveland -- 2-1/2 hours away from me, and that is a LOT of logistics, driving, CARE, etc. -- but it's entirely worth it! Also, each puppy is accompanied by a personal home visit to YOUR home at placement, to ensure they're going to have the life of a king or queen -- !! If the home visit doesn't pass, puppy doesn't stay. This isn't some parking-lot-of-a-pet-store adoption scheme, instead, it's the highest-quality service I can provide for these young souls, as they journey off in to their lives. Note, too, we have had a recent increase in adoption fees, due to increased veterinary surgery rates.

- Smart and informed adopters, who research this breed and who realize that these pups are not for everyone. Pit bull temperament can be Googled, and a great start can be found here.


Things I shy away from in an application:

- Youth -- sorry kids -- this is a living being, not an iPod!! Young peoples' lives change a lot, and the first thing to get dumped is usually the dog, whether it be on their parents, a friend, etc., who are oftentimes ill-equipped and disinterested in this four-legged life -- then, the dumping or neglect begins.
- Renters. I get calls all the time saying, "Please take my dog -- I moved in to an apartment that doesn't allow them." Ummm -- did you fall asleep in an apartment that allowed them, and then wake up at a new address, in an apartment that doesn't allow them? This isn't magic here -- it's responsibility, and dogs come first. Please don't lie on the application, either -- this will show up in the home-visit -- !!

- Multi-dog households. While I love having many pit bulls, quite a few people aren't ready for the commitment and responsibility it takes to sometimes crate their dogs, rotate them out of the crates and generally own them responsibly. When that happens, I get calls saying, "I have to get rid of one of my dogs ASAP." I can never understand why these people think their lack of planning is all of the sudden my emergency.

- Busy households. Sure, puppies are cute, and they're cuddly, and after they're bathed, they smell nice. But when they grow up in to dogs, and the busy household moves on to their new obsession, the dog, now needing obedience, love and affection, is dumped in the suburban sense. The dog may even live "out on the porch" -- people mention that to me like it's acceptable -- dogs are social beings, and will not flourish in situations of neglect!
- People that call me sounding like gangsters. It happens a lot -- and they never want a spayed or neutered dog. Sorry folks -- this is rescue, not a puppy mill, nor the "syndicate". Also, please don't bother me with requests for "papers" -- last time I checked, no people I knew had "papers", and that didn't make them any less a "person" -- !!