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Julie opened her heart to these girls... and in came the FUN!

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Our lovely volunteer Julie, in Watertown NY, opened Craigslist to read --

Date: 2010-03-16, 11:45PM EDT

I have three puppies 7 weeks old need a new home asap i am not asking for a fee but i am asking u give this puppy a good home, if u would likw to come see them contact daisy

  • Location: natural bridge
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Well, Julie responded, and to her joy, received --

Hello --  My name is Daisy and I would love to give you these wonderful babies if you could ensure they will be well taken care of and go to good homes. We do have all three puppies left and one little baby does have a hernia.  They are seven weeks old born january 25th of 2010. They are wonderful babies we just cant cant keep them and i worry about giving them to just anyone because i dont know what people intentions are for these babies and some people just do the most horrible things to them. anyway i am so glad you written pleasse write me back. thanx daisy

I also have another question how do you become a smilin pit bull rescue volunteer i would love to be involved in something like that? I love these babies and yes their mom and da are both pitbulls and kid friendly and I would love to keep these babies , but Im sure their is a family out there who just needs a family pup and Im so glad you wrote me becasue it is honestly really hard for an individual person to screen someone who wants a puppy, thats where u come in i just want these babies to have  good homes with great people . I worry alot, anyway ill call you tomorrow friday about 5 or 5:30 ttyl.

daisy I am so happy for these going to be going into great foster care. thank you daisy

Well, we would love to help Daisy with these three babies --

-- and when Daisy comes aboard with SPBR, we'll offer to spay her momma pup and to neuter her daddy pup for free --

-- which is the best money we could ever spend.

Not only will those pups be done with their birthing days, but they'll be healthier, happier, and we'll have a breed advocate for life with Daisy!

Here's the name's Julie chose for the three babies --

-- and their birthday.

Also, below the names, are directions on where the babies were --

-- yes, it's that rural.

By helping out people from all backgrounds with responsible ownership, we can make a difference in animal welfare.

So next, here's what we got --


Three little girls, ready for the prom --

-- well, err -- spay surgeries, that is -- !!

The girls' coming out..

Birthdate: 25 January 2010
Age as of 22 March 2010: 8 weeks
Available for adoption: 22 March 2010
Status: spayed and full of it -- !!


Well, after their head-shots, these babies alll loved the lovins' --

-- I tell you, Daisy did a GREAT JOB with them thus-far -- !!

Next, it's just girls bein' girls --

-- and plenty of play to go around -- !!

Umm... peein', sniffin' and plannin' -

-- her attack, that is -- !!

Oops -- little Ariel stops for a pit-stop -- !!

And then, it's back to life on the farm -- !!

These pictures were taken pre-spay at the vet clinic --

-- thankfully, I tell you!

Little babies, post-op, are groggy and in a daze from the surgery and anesthesia -- but they snap out of it within a few hours, and then NO MORE worries about spaying, EVER -- !!

Little Ariel --

-- yes, she is THAT cute -- !!


-- who is THIS??!!

Well, it's Casper --

-- or "Mister Mom" -- !!

This is Julie's big boy pup, who is going to work on socializing these three loves -- !!

Hahah -- little Lailah wastes NO TIME in getting Casper on the ground --

-- and note how "oh so gentle" he is --

-- even as she pulls at his neck-roll -- !!

Next, a little fore-play with his paw --

-- and as you can see, the girls LOVE LOVE LOVE him -- !!

Here, you can see the size difference between the girls and Casper --

-- IMMENSE -- !!

Next, well, it's --

-- well, it's a SPECIAL moment -- !!

OOPS, little Lailah -- !!

She gets catapulted off of Casper -- !!

Ariel says, "me next, me NEXT" -- !!

And with that, Casper RUNS for the HILLS -- !!

Escaping these "ladies" is all he can do to keep sane, it seems -- !!

But behind him, is a vapor trail of mischief -- !!

What's little Dina doing, gaining on Lailah??!!

Ooohhh -- a direct hit -- !!

And then, as always, it's the war of the wrinkles, complete with dragon noises -- !!

Ha ha ha -- !!

Little Lailah comes out of the fun-play unscathed --

-- except for a little spittle and grass on her upper lip -- !!

Next, Casper has been OUTED -- and little Arial declares him OWNED -- !!

Her little jaw --

-- versus --

-- his MASSIVE jaw -- !!

Here, the girls begin their research --

"How to fell a giant" --


And with that, they're on their WAY -- !!

Ohhh -- the bigger they come, the harder they FALL -- !!

Ohhh -- the AGONY of it ALL -- !!!

Eeeks -- what's that I see?

It's a GLIMMER in Casper's eye --

-- he's baccckkk!!

And with that, he stands up and trots off --

-- with his lady-friends in tow -- !!

After some fun, little Ariel finds the lovins' back in momma's arms --

-- and Casper takes a moment to strike a pose --

-- but then, it's chaos again, as little Ariel loses her footing and starts to ROLL down the HILL -- !!

Oopps -- !!

Tryyyinnngg to get her footttinnggg here -- !!


And finally, she's up --

-- and looks at me, smilin', almost saying, "Can we do it AGAIN?"

Commence the puppy pile -- !!

Ohhh -- poor Casper --

-- to be born with JOWLS -- !!

Oh no --

-- Casper starts to push back, with a "oh no you ditn't" face -- !!

And then, he combines the elusive head-hold on Ariel --

-- before he ALMOST finishes her off with his ninja-move-donkey-kick --

-- to which Ariel whispers --


And then, Casper lets his guard down, and Ariel floats up in the air, to attach herself on to his NECK ROLL --

-- ohhh, the DRAMA -- !!!

And FINALLY, the play subsides, and everyone gives a quick pose to each other --

-- while little Dina scratches off the spring dirt --

-- just LOOK at her PRETTY coat --

-- what a BEAUTY!!


-- the fun obviously DIDN'T stop --

-- all paws SKYWARD -- !!

And finally, Casper shows us how MUCH he LOVES his new foster sisters -- !!

Little Arie says, "Can we play DENTIST now??!!"

And it's more frolicking --

-- just happiness all around --

I take some time out to give little Dina some scratches --

-- and she gives me that "thank you" look --

-- for everything --

-- well, you're more-than-welcome, Dina!

Eeks -- wouldn't you know it --

-- the next moment I'm almost impaled by her little CHOMPERS -- !!

Oohhh, then it's a puppy playhouse --

-- and the bites, and the grunts, and the lovins' --

-- it's what life's all about --

-- da' nom nom nom -- !!

Hahaha -- girls, you're almost HUGGING here -- !!

Oh no -- a new TOY --

-- Casper's LEASH -- !!

Hahah -- "Who needs Casper ANYWAY?"


Pullin' and playin' --

-- and then, it's time for the draw-down --

-- energy levels are hitting record lows for these babies, as they're almost played-out --

Pretty Miss Dina --

-- Chubby Miss Ariel --

Back to Dina --

-- look behind her eye -- at the dark accents --

-- oooh -- like a mystic creamsicle --

-- LOVE IT -- !!


-- soooo pretty!!!

She says, "Yup -- I know!"

So there we are --

-- a big THANK YOU to Julie and Daisy for getting these babies this far in their short lives.

All three are now vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and SPAYED --

-- and they're READY to go HOME -- !!

What we can say to these to ladies is a big THANK YOU --

-- because instead of a lonely life, in the wrong hands --

-- with their fates tied to someone who "wanted a pit" or who "wants a puppy" or who "wants a breeder" to make "quick money" --

-- with slim hopes of a 13 year commitment to loving and being loved by a new family-member --

-- what instead these ladies will find in their lives is a family who has been carefully selected through an adoption application, home visit and placement --

-- with FREE help on an online forum, which the family is required to join for adoption --

-- and further, a family who is a breed-advocate, showing how loving and wonderful these pups are.

And for that, we're thankful.

So THANK YOU, to Daisy for reaching out for help --

-- THANK YOU to Julie, for opening your heart, and your home --

-- THANK YOU to Dr. Caroline for doing wonderful spay and hernia surgeries --

-- and THANK YOU to the SPBR team for working like nobody's business to get these girls in the greatest of homes --

-- they're worth it, and they show it.

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 $295 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. There are 4-5 homes fostering these babies, 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" -- !!