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The crafty shelter with the cow-pups won ME, the RESCUE, over first -- !!


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Well, sometimes you think you've seen it all, and that you're impervious to the "help us, help us" emails --

-- till I got this one --

"I know it's such a short last notice :( Just got the call recently few minutes ago. Was informed they can join on the transport if a rescue is interest in them. They are not safe at the pound. They tried to take good pics of animals to pull adoption rates up its not working...."

Ummmm --- mmmkay ---

-- look at Quinn, and read this again --

"They tried to take good pics of animals to pull adoption rates up its not working...."

That shatters my heart, those words.

To think that a shelter had people with enough energy and creativity to get these pups in to good homes by taking such pictures, and they still came up empty... :(

And the pictures are only the HALF of it --

-- each pup came with this history...

... and with this veterinary exam.


And still, outstanding homes weren't to be found.


So before you know it, I met up with a foster, and off we were, to meet up with the transport, at 3 AM --

-- and here's what we got --

Innocent little beauties --

-- beauties who don't know how hard so many worked to help them, from the shelter, to the transport, to the rescue.

So first, the boys --

Here's Jesse, the one that won me over...

In his cowboy attire -- note the flares on his nostrils -- !!

he's a little fluff, with white accents -- !!

Then there's Copper, the littlest of the bunch --

So cute, it hurts --

-- OUCH!

And his side-shot --

-- again, note the fluff factor -- !!

Then there's baby Clyde, with the flared nostrils and racing stripe --

And then, sticky sweet, I tell you -- !!

His side-shot --

-- his fur is like a rug -- !!

Then we have Carson, with a skunk stripe, sans flares -- !!

This one took some creativity -- !!

Again, plenty in the fur department -- !!

Note, too, these loves are extremely healthy -- again a testament to great sheltering.

And next, the ladies...

Baby Chey --

-- THE BIGGEST of cuddlers --

-- she wants nothing but LOVE -- !!

This one's a bit comical -- !!

Her side-shot --

-- she has since put on weight -- :D

ms. quinn...

They pulled out the stops with this one -- !!

Mostly black, and ALL FLUFF -- !!

And then, their first meal -- with Romeo, an adolescent foster.

All dogs in the rescue are fed a raw diet, which we adore.

We have fed 1,000s of raw meals, and have never had a negative effect -- only success!

Little Copper, loungin' about --

-- but don't forget --

-- it's always the little ones that cause the biggest problems -- !!

Just look at how tiny these loves are --

-- my foot isn't small, I tell you -- but they're smaller -- !!

And then out comes Troy, who is in the tail-end of his fostering, about to go to a rock-star home --

-- but for now, he's a BIG MAN in these babies' world -- !!

Well, not too big a man -- !!

Here, the pupper isn't impressed by Troy's reach -- !!

Bahahaha -- Copper gets his due -- !!

And here, just another black beauty shot -- :D

About these babies, they were dumped at the shelter without a mom or dad in sight.

The shelter did great by them, and now these babies are doing really really great.

Since these pictures, this litter has gone to a foster home with a 1 year old rescued female pit bull, who is their new MOM for the next couple of weeks --


With their new mom, they are learning the ins and outs of good living, and they'll be great house-pets.

I think they're pit bull and definitely lab --

-- either way, they're wonderful little loves.

We plan on spaying and neutering them in mid-May, 2008, and then they'll be ready to go to their forever homes -- !!

In our forum, we have an army of willing volunteers ready to help with your first step -- reviewing your completed application!

If all works well from there, we'll schedule a home visit with you, and then, after a successful visit, you'll be a proud parent, completing the cycle of these loves' lives -- !!

So first, please fill out an application (at the top of this page) and join our forum here -- !!


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 -- 2,950 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" -- !!


Interested? Then fill out an application above!