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Charlotte's little webbers guarantee smiles -- and licks!!

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I recently got an email from a shelter contact, saying --

"We have five (5) little 7 week pit puppies that need a home. We also have the mother and she is the gentlest lady and the pups have been handled and played with since they came in Oct 31. We need to get these pups into a new home right away. They are fawn in color with some white on them and one looks like Petey on the Little Rascals with rings around her eyes.

There are 3 females and 3 males and they are the fattest little pigs. They are beautiful pups and healthy. Please if someone can take them please let us know. Eliz"

And here's what we got... !!!

First, the boys...

Age as of 9 December - 9 weeks
Breed: pit bull
Date available
- 12 December 2009


And, the girls...

Age as of 9 December - 9 weeks
Breed: pit bull
Date available
- 12 December 2009


And then, they had them some fun!!

Well, you know family birthdays --

-- more of the same 'ol --

-- but NOT when you bring babies!!!

NOTE: Momma Charlie (now "Charlotte") is with SPBR, and we will get her pictures up shortly -- she is still gaining weight back from these little devils' feeding regimen -- and she is a GREAT girl --

-- VERY small, at like 35 lbs. max -- !!

Also, she wasn't invited to th pawwwty -- !!

And they're OFF -- !!

And before we know it, there's a puppy for every kiddie --

-- and a puddle for every puppy -- !!

Little joy seems to say, "Yep -- this is how I rollz, people -- !!"

And little Homer, the perfect momma's boy -- !!!

Next, Fern denies the towel its due, and is off to exploreratin' -- !!

One final last attemptttt to keep them on the towel --

-- itty bitty it is -- !!!

And next, it's little Homey, gettin' his due in another lap -- :D

He says, "Leave me alone -- I really DESERVE this -- !!"

And Miss Joy --

-- well, you're up to NO GOOD with those EYES -- !!!

Oohhhhh -- what's that -- TOESIES -- ??!!!

da' NOM NOM NOM -- !!

With her energy anew from that little snack, our girl is off -- !!

And we're all back in the circle in no time...

...what you can't tell from this picture is how HARD it was to KEEP these babies in such a circle -- !!

-- well, except for this bebbie --

-- he stayed put -- !!

Hahaha -- a little stealth pettin' -- :D

And too, we know he's not deaf --

-- my ever-ringing cell-phone caught his ear -- !!

And then, rotate the puppy to your left -- :D

Oh --

-- what Joy.


What I really love love love about these pictures is that here is Joy, an orphan not too long ago, in a tough state like Ohio, which usually doesn't try to help its pit bulls.

Since Eliz did so much for these babies, as did Sharon and Julie --

-- well, now Joy is teaching love, compassion and caring to this little girl.

And really, at her age, what are better traits to learn?

Little Joy honestly is making an impact on this pre-teen's life --

-- and too -- don't forget, she's a pit bull.

I love it.

What a PRETTY brindle COAT you wear, Miss JOYYY!!!

"I told ya', let us BE" -- !!!

Ahhh... finally, little Homey joins the living -- !!

And here is Wilbur --

-- after having escaped the circle, with a bowl-full of cat-food in his BELLY -- !!!

Ahhh yess -- the recliner position -- !!!

And little Joy, being the life of the party -- !!

Muzzle to muzzle, now anything goes, as they wriggle, and fern starts to giggle...


THAT'S where NELLIE is --

-- up high and proud, ridin' dirty -- !!!

And WHOA there --

-- poor Joy gets the ROAAARR of her LIFE -- !!!

And then, as always, it's time to say good-bye...

Kisses are exchanged...

...nibbles are gnawed...

And these babies are off to hit the road, goin' home...

... as they're pusssshhheddd in to their crate...

.. and they say their last good-byes...

... what a BEAUTIFUL troupe...

... and WAIT till you see their MOMMA -- I love her more than them --

-- she's a survivor, and she did great by her babies --

-- as did Eliz and all the other folks who have gotten these LOVES this FAR -- !!

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 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" -- !!