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We present Gabor -- with looks AND brains -- LOVE IT --!!



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In mid-December 2010, I went to a rural Ohio shelter to help momma Angel --

-- and the warden asked me to look at some of his adult pit bulls, too.

This shelter is only allowed to work with rescues to adopt out their pit bulls, which is a blessing and a curse --

-- for the shelter, they know the dogs are getting great placements, working with the rescues --

-- the only problem is, there are far more dogs than rescues that can help, and while we try our best, it's really never enough to help them all -- :(


Here's the inside of the shelter --

-- nice and clean, and with hard-working, good people doing their best every day to help all animals of all breeds --

-- they are truly a blessing.


Here's one girl that Lorie, the kennel staff showed me --

-- Gabor.

I took this picture, and it's the one that stays in your head --

-- I thought about my little Gabbie all over Christmas, and wondered if she'd be all right in her precarious situation --

-- well, after Christmas, some great people on our Facebook group offered fostering help to SPBR dogs, allowing us room to take in Gabor and Ripley from this shelter --

-- truly divine!


A couple of weeks later, I met up with Lorie and our little Gabbie-cakes for the transfer --

-- what a SPARK-PLUG -- !!


Note our girl's oh-so-pretty coat here --

-- Miss Pretty-Pants -- !!


And here, well --

-- she's still VERY puppy -- !!


Boing boing boing -- !!

She will need adult obedience class, but that's okay --

-- imagine how FUN it would BE -- !!


Next, a quick shake-off, and she's off to explore --

-- that is, before giving her Angel Lorie a quick "thank you, I love you" look --

-- I tell you, these diligent kennel folks are the hardest-working, most giving people I have met --

-- and they do their jobs every day with zeal.

I am in true respect of them, and am honored to help -- !!


Okay, a quick lick of the nose, and Gabbie moves FORWARD -- !!

Ba-doom, ba-doom, ba-doom... off she goes -- !!

Snow-dog -- !!

Just the beauty here --

-- the innate, loving beauty.

The beauty that makes you know that she's not here by accident --

-- she deserves a great great life, and that's what we'll give her --

-- she's like a little happygram from somewhere saying, "Here's a gift -- ENJOY IT" -- !!


Don't forget, inside, Gabor is still very much puppy --

-- so she'll need help with housebreaking here and there, and she'll need to be treated like a pit bull --

-- so her adopters can't just say "oh, she's SO pretty, it's ALL in how you raise them, RIGHT?" --

-- well, we want you to raise her right, but don't forget, that many pit bulls have innate dog aggression, which can show up now or later, and the adopters should be savvy on such stuff --

-- don't set our baby up to fail, please -- !!

Also, dog-aggression is NOT human-aggression -- read more on that here.


Ha ha ha --

-- everyone who's SCARREDD of pit bulls would be scared of this picture --

-- her intense look, etc. --

-- but really, this was just after she PEED --

-- it's just the way she LOOKS --

-- she's SWEET inside and out, I tell you -- !!


Again, the beauty of her coloring --

-- like a burnt umber maybe??!!


And here, we see the most FUN part of our girl --

-- those EARS -- !!

Those PIT BULL EARS -- !!

I mean WHO in the WORLD cannot LOVE these floppy, happy EARS!!

And no, America, you're NOT allowed to DOCK THEM if you adopt from us --

-- unnecessary surgeries and a painful recovery are cruel and dangerous, and we want her to CONTINUE to look like a CUPCAKE -- !!!


More snow-time...

-- ahhhh, be STILL, my HEART -- !!!

Thump thump thump --

-- what a BEAUTY -- !!


OMG OMG OMG -- hahaha -- I WANT TO ADOPT HER --

-- I love her THAT much -- !!

Little Gabor wasn't socialized when coming to foster with other dogs --

-- hence, she played "too rough" -- was a little over-the-top --

-- now, she's PERFECT -- sure, she still needs oral correction here and there, but she's come SO FAR --

-- her inner beauty is great, too -- !!


Gabor is going to foster in Maryland this weekend, with our Kristin and family --

-- just wonderful folks, and GREAT fosters --

-- they are SO great that they will discuss adoption questions, etc. with interested applicants, making sure their fosters only go to the BEST of homes --

-- I leave the final word to them for YAY or NAY -- they love their fosters like they're their own -- !!

And too, before I forget, you can see from Gabor's nipples here that she's NEVER been BRED --

-- and you can see her incision, too -- she's SPAYED, so she'll NEVER be BRED -- !!


So, here we are --

-- blessed to help this beauty, and looking for the BEST of homes for her --

-- simple, huh??!!

If you're interested, fill out an adoption application at the top of this page --

-- and sit back, and be ready for LOVE, LIFE and PROSPERITY with this girl --

-- we love her very much!!


 

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 -- 5,600 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" -- !!