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The baby blues are soft like butta' and sweet as honey!



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We received the following on our forum on January 22nd...

Hi Eric -- My name is Natalie and I live in Rochester, NY . I have two dogs, a 2 year old female Pitbull and a 2 year old male Cane Corso . Neither of whiched are spayed/neutered. The ending result was 7 puppies. At the time of her pregnancy, my boyfriend and I were living on only one income and could not afford to get either of them spayed/neutered. We tried desperately to keep them apart. But as you know it is very hard to keep a male dog away from a female in heat. The puppies were  born November 2nd. I have tried everything to find them homes. People say they want them and they back out. These puppies are almost 3 months old and need homes ASAP. They need to be placed in homes where their not going to be neglected or fought. I don't have the resources to do in home visits. I need your help with finding these puppies home. Please help me. Thank you, Natalie

and with that, came these...


Well, talk about WRINKLES -- and TRUST -- !!

This love isn't going anywhere!!

All pups will be spayed / neutered prior placement, and they'll be available for adoption Saturday, February 14th, 2009.

But enough talk --

-- on to the PICTURES!


The boys...

And, the girls...

And the big thing -- the thing you need to LOOK PAST with their beauty --

-- their TEMPERAMENT!

Knowing pups' personalities is critical in matching them up in to great forever homes.

Well, these guys and gals are MUSHES so far!

They can't be bothered by much, except for sleeping and laying around.

And too, when you go to pick them up, your hands get lost in their wrinkles -- and their "fluff" -- !!


A big problem we have placing blue pups is people cherry-picking them just for their color --

-- well, that ain't gonna happen here -- !!

Our adoption process includes an application, forum membership, a home visit, and most importantly, an overall "is this a good fit" gut feeling with the placement.


One thing I found with these pups is that while they look like sweet little chunks, which they are, when they're instigated a lot by other puppies, they lay down the law -- ie., they don't get pushed around.


It's almost as if they're saying, "All I want to do is chill -- period. But, if you push me, expect me to push back!"

They're smart, agile pups --

-- but honestly, they'd rather be sleeping, in your arms -- !!


Also, please note that these loves will be pretty LARGE when full-grown --

-- while an adult Cane Corso is around 88 lbs., a pit bull is merely half of that --


-- well, plan on these babies being at the heavier -- and sweeter -- end of the scale!


As you can see from the prior three pictures, these babies are full of lovin's -- !!

And, don't forget, they're ALL ABOUT people --

-- while they're STILL lap pups, I think they'll want to be in your lap for many pounds to come -- !!


So, there we are --

-- two misunderstood breeds, combined to form absolute beauty.

You, as the applicant, have a lot of work ahead of you -- !! We're going to be extra cautious placing these pups, making sure they're not being wanted because they're the flavor of the week -- we want quality adopters only!!


Ahhh -- there we go -- peace at last!

What a way to make a winter day an awful lot nicer -- with one of these loves!!


So now, the next step is up to you. We're interested in the best of candidates for adoption, and if you're up to the challenge, fill out an adoption application above!!

Things I like in an application:

- Applicants who join our pit bull forum, at www.pbsmiles.com. There, you'll find a small army of pit bull lovers -- 3,500 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" -- !!