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Our little creamsicle native american babies see clear days ahead!!

 

Click here to see Miss Maia, the home-wrecker!!

Click here for their mug shots at 8 weeks old!!

Click on the logo below to fill out an adoption application!

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Well, in mid-May, Jess (at right), called me to say that the parent pups of her beloved dog, Turbo, had another litter -- accidentally -- :(

Jess didn't know what to do -- she wanted to help, but was 7 months pregnant, working a lot, and didn't have a lot of options.

The babies' momma, Beth, didn't know either -- except she knew she wanted these loves going to GREAT homes!!


Well, first off, here's the babies' parents -- Crystal and Chief.

As you can see, they're all pit bull -- and Cystal is then some -- !!


Here's Poppa Chief -- the babies' namesake -- who spbr is getting neutered for Beth at the end of this fiasco -- !!!

What a purrrtyyy boy!!


Next is momma Crystal, who spbr will be spaying, free of charge, for Beth.

I tell you, Crys is probably ELATED by that fact --

-- NO MORE BABIES!!


 

So, at 6 weeks, Beth and Jess pay us a visit -- with the 8 in tow -- !!

The look like their mammy, I tell you -- !!


Their first steps on to the porch --

-- leanin' and learnin' -- !!


And then, using the wrinkly one as a cushion -- !!

Here is the ONLY boy of the bunch --

-- 7 girls and 1 boy -- hahaha -- we feel for you, lad -- !!


Next, our little alpha, Nova --

-- you'll be seeing a lot more pics of ol' black eye coming up -- !!


So pretty -- !!

Look at her nose -- trying like crazy to blacken in -- !!

For now, it looks like little ink spots -- !!


And then the sweetest of the sweet -- Miss Muna.

And Miss Suni --

-- look at her front legs -- I don't think she wants to go anywhere -- !!

   

And then daddy's little girl -- tala.

She's a spittin' image of him -- !!


Another of Waku -- our sole boy.

I tell him apart from sister Suni by -- ehmm -- the obvious -- :) --

-- and his light eye color -- !!


Next, little Suni gets some play time --- !!!

Well, before long, the babies go back to what they know, squashin' together, keeping each other warm, and looking about as cute as can be -- :D

Miss Koko says, "it's time to go" -- and with that, they're off -- !!

Two weeks later... at 8 weeks!!

Well, here we are again, greeted by a very pregnant Jess, and her two fosters -- Waki and Tiva --

-- showing us what GOOD little girls they are, peeing right when they get out of the car --

-- instead of IN the car -- !!


The babies' mugs at 8 weeks!
   

The lone boy...

Mr. Moki -- which means "deer" -- he's sort of the anti-deer, being slow and deliberate!

He is getting neutered July 3rd, at 11 weeks of age, when he will be ready for placement! He has already been microchipped, wormed and vaccinated!!!

   
   

Next, the ladies ...

Here's the meanings of their names --

koko = "night"
muna = "overflowing spring"
nova = "chases butterfly"
suni = "middle"
tala = "wolf"
tiva = "dance"
waki = "shelter"

These loves are getting spayed on July 3rd, at 11 weeks of age, when they will be ready for placement! They have already been microchipped, wormed and vaccinated!!!

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Well, what's a party if it's not crashed??!!
   
Last week, on our forum, Hazel wrote --

Looks like I will be fostering a pittie pup.
I have not seen the little baby yet but just got a call from my friend in ny.She was picking up her neice in the southern tier and the girls mother had a 8 wk old pittie pup, she said she got it when it was 5 wks old and didn't want it anymore. I will post again after I get the baby this week end.
I will have to get it to the vet. A.S.A.P. it has no shots!!!!

   

Well, at right is little Hazel when she was taken from her litter -- obviously just a wee girl, and taken way, way, way too early from her littermates -- :(

I think a LOT of a dog's behavior with people and other pups is formed in their first months of life, and if the pup is neglected, by being taken away from a litter too early, for example, how CAN we expect them to thrive???

 

So, at left is when Hazel rescued this little luv from her "family"...
   
And now...
   

... and now, here she is, at SPBR -- with the NA babies, being one of their pack-mates.

She plays, she eats, she sleeps and she lives with these pups now.

We've seen great improvement in her over the past few days. Instead of being the initial withdrawn bully she came off as, now she's just one of the girls, playing with the likes of Nova and Koko, and getting all the socialization she needs to be a great pup in a loving home!!

Maia will be spayed on June 3rd with the rest of the girls (and boy!), when she will be available for adoption!!

   

So, on Father's Day, after we exhanged ties, coffee makers and hair dye --

:)

 

-- out came the BABIES -- !!


As you can see, there was NO SHORTAGE of pettins' -- !!

Next, niece Izzy gets her play on --

-- with plenty of 4-leggers to oblige -- !!


Don't forget, these loves are FULL of IT --

-- and miss tala shows her how much -- !!


All the while, Miss Koko, who I LOVE, sits in the grass, enjoying life -- :D

Izzy sees what a sweetheart our Koko is, and she gives her some special lovin' -- :D

Next, Mister Moku recipricates Izzy's lovin' with some nibblin' and licks -- !!

Then, Tala says, "This is how I roll, everyone" and proceeds to attach herself to my sister's dress -- !!

Then, in a snide way, Mr. Moki just plain poops --

-- and seems to smile as he gets immediate service from "the jaws of poop" in picking it up -- !!


From earlier, Miss Nova is growing up to be oohhhhh sooo prettyyy!!

So next, for Izzy, is the "let's get smothered by babies" move --

-- and the procession begins -- !!


In the blink of an eyes, she's OVERCOME --

-- and she LOVES IT -- !!


Nova is, of course, the last one on her -- looking for love more than anything --

-- and love she gets --

:D


Miss Koko sits out this game, choosing instead to perch atop Izzy's lap -- happy as a clam --

:hug:


I just love this picture --

-- the babies' mirror-image makes you say, "ummm -- yup -- yer sisters" -- !!


So, before you know it, Miss Tala starts getting frisky with her bruiser sista', Nova -- :D

Then, tala just starts looking for anyone to play with --

-- note her rules of engagement -- !!


Hahaha -- this is like love-playing --

-- NOBODY gets hurt -- !!


Now, Suni's the target, and Tala's got AIR, baby -- !!

All I can say is --

-- WRINKLES ARE NOT A CRIME -- !!


Mouth mouth, love love, mouth mouth, love love -- !!

While Suni's little fangs may seem harmless here, ANYONE who's been around babies know they're like little daggers on your skin -- !!

All the while, the other girls just sit and sleep, with-out a care in the world... !!

So, soon after some more playin', things settle down --

-- or should i say, izzy settles them down, shown here giving ms. nova a good talkin' to -- !!

well, before you know it, chaos erupts again -- !!

and just look at izzy's face -- priceless.


Revenge is sweet!

Nova finds my sister's dress, yet again -- :D


All the while, Nova keeps a watchful eye on Izzy, saying very softly, "you won the battle, but not the war -- !!"

So, with order reinstated, Koko chillaxes --

-- and shows us her best smile -- :D


Now if ANYONE says dogs don't SMILE --

-- you're dead wrong -- :D


So, there we are --

-- a group of absolutely stunning pups --

-- all looking for great homes.


What we'll look for in their applications is long-term commitments, and folks who have shown us they have stable, normal lives that will give these loves a great environment for the rest of their days.

After submitting your application -- if it's great -- one of our volunteers will contact you for a personal home visit, where someone from the rescue will visit you at your home, answering adoption questions you may have, and assessing whether your pad is the perfect place for one of these pooches -- :D

If your home visit goes well, you are officially approved for one of these loves.

You can come visit them the 3rd of July near Albany, NY to see their temperaments, etc. --

-- and if all goes strikingly, you'll go home with a new family member!


We put SO much time in to these pups -- and we ask that in return you'll give us some lovin' back, joining our forum, so we can see these loves grow and thrive and -- most importantly -- help you along the way -- :D

We are very thankful to be able to help these babes -- and we look forward to reviewing your great application --

-- THANK YOU JESS and BETH for all you've done for these loves -- oh, and THANK YOU to CRYSTAL, too -- !!


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!! If your application RULES (which it should!), we'll contact you to set up a home-visit, where we come and discuss adoptions, SPBR and the like with your family and you!

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 $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" -- !!