"Hey. So I don't know if you remember that mom use to do rescue but she still does and I was wondering if you could help out in any way. A week or so ago she brought home a female pit bull that someone abandoned. She ended up being pregnant and had eight puppies. Two are spoken for already but there's six left and I thought you might know of some people that are interested. They are pure bred but because she was found as a stray they're not registered. The mom is a red-nosed pit bull and there is one brindle puppy and the other four are a cream/white.
The most important thing to her is a good home, she would rather not adopt to anyone interested in breeding them. They will be five weeks old on Friday. The mother is also available but can only go to a women on her own. She isn't good with men, other animals, or children but is a great dog and so protective. Even if you know of any other rescues, anything would be great. Thanks so much.”
Is there anything you guys can do to help?? These dogs are located in Sidney , NY . I would be willing to help with transportation to get them to your rescue. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide!
So, one week later, here was Jill (left) and her friend --
-- and a PECK of PUPPIES!!
We told Jill we'd help with the babies first, then the momma --
-- since the little bebbies' time is "of the essence" --
-- and momma will be temperament tested, tried and true, and SPAYED -- all in the coming weeks -- !!
So, later that day, off we went, to foster Leah's --
-- babies in tow -- !!
So, here come the chunkers, with Big Leah, ready for PLAY-TIME -- !!
And here, our first little-un, miss MAIZY -- !!!
And next, little boy TIGGER --
-- exploring all a SLIPPER can BE -- !!
And here, the pit bull CENTIPEDE --
-- ending up with our beloved CHEY --
-- Nip, nip NIP in a ROW -- !!
And here, our girl LUCY --
-- with the BLUE eyes --
-- with those WITTWE TEEFIES -- !!
And next, they turn on ME --
-- leather is LEATHER, right babies??!!
And here, GEMMA --
-- a spittin' image of her MOMMA -- !!
And don't forget, there's MORE than just a PRETTY face here --
-- there's SWEET babies --
-- again, miss LUCY -- !!
And Tigg again --
-- with his CROWN JEWEL --
-- a torn up PUPPY toy -- !!
Thump thump --
-- we just HATE to THINK what could have HAPPENED to these babies without all the KINDNESS that Jill and spbr showed them --
-- well then, we WON'T think ABOUT it -- !!
Momma's spittin' image, Gemma --
-- with her driving goggles on -- !!
And here, again, TIGGER --
-- what a HAM -- !!
-- what a GREAT SHOT of MAIZY --
-- it shows her little white HOOD on an otherwise red-brindle (perfect) body!!
And Tigger says, "But I've got the PRETTIEST of NOSES" -- !!
-- Maizy takes off her sweet ways to get what she wants --
-- Tigg's TOY -- !!
And here, baby Opie learns a big NO NO NO --
that's TOO CUTE a TOY to munch on, right??!!!!
-- SOMEONE isn't happy their SHOE was taken AWAY -- !!
Please remember, with white pups, they have a higher chance of DEAFNESS --
-- not a horrible issue, but definitely one that needs ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.
Learn more about deafness in white pit bulls here.
Okay, OKAY --
-- enough of the CHIT-CHAT --
-- on to CHEWIN' some more --
-- and for us two-leggers, on to the babies' HEAD-SHOTS -- !!
First, the girls...
born: September 28, 2012 adoptable: November 23, 2012 what comes with them: they're spayed, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED
Next, the boys...
born: September 28, 2012 adoptable: November 23, 2012 what comes with them: they're neutered, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED
Okay, that done, we get some OUTSIDE time with our CHUNKERS -- !!
First, Tigger, as always, wants the ME-ME time -- !!
-- what a FACE -- !!
He looks so SERIOUS about his BUSINESS, too -- !!
And then, Lucy-lou --
-- THUMP, THUMP -- !!!
Then, Miss AMERICA Maizyyyy!!!
-- Tigg is NOT to be OUTDONE --
-- and with that, he proves he's a real hot MESS on the WIRES -- !!
He looks a LITTLE like a FRENCH-BULLDOG here, eh??!!
Turning my back, I find more sibling RIVALRY, at its BEST -- !!
Everyone is HAVING FUN, right??!!
On the top, OPIE, and the bottom, JAX --
-- you know how we tell?
The NOSE always KNOWS -- !!
And then again, our angel LUCY --
-- like a little BEACON of BEAUTY -- !!
Aww, Opie is ALL BOY -- !!
Sure, little man, we'll give you some PAW-TIME -- !!
Stretttchhh, does Luccyyyy!!
Tigg, just being a little piggy -- !!
Those EARS --
-- that NOSE -- !!!
And here, in the more d-e-l-i-c-a-t-e corner --
Hahaha -- mister bat ears triesss to steal the show, AGAIN - !!
But not for LONG --
-- kindness and CUTENESS prevails -- !!
Then, next, how babies roll --
-- PLAYIN' -- !!
-- in this corner, the he-man, and WOMAN, contest -- !!
Ohhh -- she's got a DEFINITE lead on him -- !!
And here, well, Gemma is BEAUTI-FULLL!!!
-- Opie, well, is just a lil' WRINKLY -- !!
-- just like THAT, Maizy gets her brother on the MAT -- !!
All while Opie watches such FEMININE strength with AWE -- !!
And don't forget, ol' Lucy can sure hold her own --
-- she just CHOOSES not TO -- !!
-- the old bedroom eyes trick --
-- seen it MANY times before, Maizy --
-- and it WORKS every TIME -- !!
My gosh --
-- bedroom eyes AGAIN --
-- they ALWAYS get me -- !!
Then, Jax our little man, in a quieter, CUTER moment -- !!
-- Lucy with her chewie -- !!
And then, aw always, a random runner stops by to spread the LOVE --
-- good job REPRESENTIN', babies -- !!
-- shortly after he leaves, the dominoes TUMBLE -- !!
Another of Jax --
-- with the pumpkin-HEAD -- !!
And there we are, our 6 loves ready for adoption in two weeks.
At left is a LOT of what you get when adopting a puppy --
-- PUPPY-HOOD --
-- so please, REMEMBER you are SIGNING up for THIS when APPLYING!!
We will update their hearing status shortly, too, as we discover it!!
Thank you to all who made this idea of Jill's a SUCCESS --
-- this family is oh-so-deserving of help, and we're thankful we have the capability to do so -- !!
NEXT is their MOMMA, who we'll work on placing --
-- if you're interested in HER, please fill out an APPLICATION likewise.
THANKS AGAIN, ALL --
-- GREAT WORK!!
Their OUTDOOR VIDEO at 5-1/2 and 6 weeks!
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 -- 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 $325 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. 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" -- !!