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Buddy is.... blessed!!

Click here to see our little man and kiddos -- !!

Click here to see Bud, at his new foster home!!

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In late August, 2010, I got an email from John, SPBR's pro-bono attorney in NYC --

-- it said on his way to work that morning, he saw an eviction occurring, and with it came the owner's dog --

The owner, when ACC took Buddy, said, "Goodbye Buddy" --

John contacted SPBR for help, and we scoured the ACC listings, and finally found our boy's mugshot (right), and the following --

Well, with that, we said, "We can help" --

-- and in came the lovely New Hope folks, who work with the ACC --


-- and out came our little man, Buddy -- !!

What a HAPPY little tyke he is -- !!

Here is his first meeting me --

-- smilin' and waggin' so much he can't keep his composure --

-- love it -- !!

And next, we try a sit...

... and instead go for some lovin's -- !!

Here is our boy, getting the attention he loves --

-- he is NOT neutered yet, since he had kennel cough at the shelter.

His neuter appointment is 5 October --

-- and after that, he's available for adoption -- !!

Again, more SMILES -- !!

So, here we are --

-- and thankfully, we were able to help one small "good" speck in the universe from going "bad" with our saving Buddy.

Here is a dog whose fate had gone from "good" to "bad" through no doing of his own --

-- his owner got evicted.

The folks at ACC did their job in picking Buddy up, and then John's and SPBR's working with ACC gave this boy a chance of a lifetime --

-- a second spin of the wheel!!

Buddy is VERY good with other dogs, and shows no aggression to them.

I have him out in supervised play with 3 other adult dogs, to which he does just lovely.

He has a penchant for humping, but that will change once his neuter occurs.

He really likes the presence of people, and he loves to lie on the floor with his hind quarters in frog-leg position -- !!

Buddy's next blessing is you, the loving, caring, STABLE home --

-- evictions are not reasons to get rid of dogs, people -- they're family members -- !!

If you're wanting to love, and to get love in return, please consider this handsome, established boy --

-- we'll promise you a life of pleasure and reward --

-- now who else can promise you that??!!



Yet again, our boy is BLESSED!!

In January 2011, we put out a foster plea for some of our BEST dogs -- on our facebook group (found here) and Kristy & Bob, from Central New York, came through with flying colors!

Here's Buddy meeting his new foster parents --

-- plenty of lovin's to go all around -- !!

Kristy writes --

"Life is great here!  In one week's time, Buddy has completed assimilated to our household schedule and has won over all the dogs in the house!  He is defintely house and crate trained, sleeps out of his crate at night with no problems, sits when asked, and stays out of the kitchen when we are cooking.  He has come so far in one week.  He will be a great dog for any household - at four he still has a long life ahead of him but is already completed trained. "

"I have attached a few pictures - him on his back while he and Riley play, he getting his dinner from the Weeble, and him in his favorite spot - in someone's lap relaxing!"

She also writes -- "Right now we are playing tug with a Kong Wubba Tugga toy - he loves it.  The boys and him are starting to play more with no agression really, and he and Mystic seem to be special friends. We are going to have this dog trained right up. 

The next thing I want to work with himm on is the leave it command.  I used the steps off your forum to train Riley in it this summer, and I am going to give him a try next."

Well, can I tell you how much we love our fosters?

Alsmost as much as we love our dogs -- !!

The great thing here is that Kristy and Bob are making Buddy the best dog he can be, for his next forever home --

-- he already had an exceptional temperament, and now, he is becoming the little jewel of the pup we always knew he could be -- !!

So again, THANK YOU Kristy and Bob -- you're doing GREAT by this boy --

-- and sometimes, actually oftentimes, I'd like to show Buddy's old owner this page -- the one who got evicted --

-- and say, "Look -- we're doing great by your boy" --

-- actually, to make things PERFECT, having YOU, the best-of-adopters give Buddy a great forever home would be the icing on the CAKE -- !!

If you're interested in adopting, and if you're GREAT, fill out an adoption application above -- !!


All buddy, all the TIME!!!

If this home couldn't get any BETTER -- !!!

Bev writes --

"New pics attached and one of him in his jacket which he loves.

Our grandchildren who are 3 and 4 are spending the night with us and Cody is great with them. They posed for several pics as you will see. With all the noise and commotion that little ones make he wasn't bothered at all.

In one of the pics you will see Cody actually went to Alex and layed by him.

He is just so sweet."

Just so sweet here --

-- like a perfect little girl, and a perfect little pit bull, all tidy in his winter coat, laying on his comfy bed, with his matching blankie behind him --

-- do you KNOW the ODDS of this BOY getting from the CACC in Manhattan to this home --

-- an adult surrendered pit bull to a disneyland home?

-- unbelievable -- !!

Next, two proud little men -- !!

Again, look at the joy here, look at the confidence --

-- and look at Buddy --

-- he knows --

-- he KNOWS he's got it good -- !!

Finally, our little Buddy, all decked out in his winter coat --

-- I just love this family, all --

-- I love the fosters, Kristy and Bob, too, who were so generous to take this boy under their wing and foster him --

-- really, for every bad thing that happens in life, there are fortunately blessings like this that say, "keep going -- it makes sense -- this is good work" --

-- amen, and AMEN -- !!

Thank you again, Bev and grand-babies -- you made many a folk smile today!!



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 -- 5,500 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 $250 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" -- !!