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Our Mimi and her Mites are doing GREAT in their Syracuse foster!!

Click here to see momma MIMI, livin' the LIFE at HOME in st. louis!!

Click here to see MYLIE - the last of the mites looking for a home!

Click here for their video at 9 weeks!

Click here for their video at 6 weeks!

Click here to see our babies at 6 weeks, on 8 January!!

Click here to see their video at 5 weeks!

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

Click here for app

In late November, the heartbreak --

-- Heather emailed us of a momma, Mimi, who had her babies in the high kill pound of WV --

-- and she was slated for euthanasia at any time --

-- with her babies -- :(

This picture especially breaks my heart --

-- here she is, trying to be the best momma she can be, but from the look in her eyes she seems to know she's losing the battle with this pound -- :(

Here, more heartbreak --

-- these newborn loves, stuck --

-- born in the wrong place, at the wrong time --


As time went on, Heather sent us better and better pictures --

-- like mister MEMPHIS, here --

-- tiny little man -- !!

We sent the plea out to our facebookers, and generous Jess and her husband from Syracuse said, "How can we help??!!"

Well, a few lucky days later, and a kind pilot longer --

-- and a night-flight was in order!

The family made it up to Rochester with airplane, where Jess and her DH picked up their new little family -- !!

And then, here, the family meets Jess --

-- almost MESMERIZED at how GOOD they've GOT IT -- !!

Here, our momma --

-- our Mimi --

-- gets the loving she deserves --


And, MOST importantly, here --

-- our FAMILY gets to be a FAMILY --

-- in style, mind you, and with NO WORRIES -- !!

So, with that, we move on to our MUGSHOTS at 5 weeks -- !!

First, the girls at 4 weeks...

born: Nov 24, 2011 (the babies, that is!)
adoptable: Jan 19, 2012
what comes with them: they're spayed, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED


Next, the boys at 4 weeks...

born: Nov 24, 2011 (the babies, that is!)
adoptable: Jan 19, 2012
what comes with them: they're neutered, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED


Now ol' Jess, mind you, works from home --

-- so guess who gets PLENTY of ATTENTION -- !!!

And guess what, they're NOT complaining -- !!

Snuggles and kisses are always a GOOD thing with babies -- !!!

Ooohhh -- the PLAY BOW -- !!

Oops --

-- guess we're not THAT coordinated YET mister MICAH -- !!

And then, well --

-- ummmm --

-- "boys will be BOYS" --

-- enough said??!!

What I find odd in these situations is NOBODY is COMPLAINING!!


-- I love it -- !!

Hahaha --

-- here, the kids are like "meh" --

-- and momma's like "look at my BABIES -- LOOK AT MY BABIES" --

-- love it, Jess -- !!

Ohhh -- mister Memphis --

-- and the BIG ROAR look about him -- !!

All the while, as we play with the babes, momma just sits, and watches --


Ohh -- and with that, it's time for a WALK --

-- hey, it fits GOOD ENOUGH, right??!!

Ha Ha HAAAA --

-- even the babies get a chuckle out of that one -- !!

Ahh, more mothering --

-- more family time --

-- all clean and warm -- <3

I just love seeing how far everyone has come here --

-- and how very ADOPTABLE these loves are --

-- really -- !!

With that, the babies watch --

-- as momma eats their FOOD -- !!

Cute little Maci --

-- love those ears, babygirl -- !!

And here, you can TELL that Jess loves her PUPS --

-- yes, those are her dogs, and yes, she got a POSTER made out of them -- !!

With that, the babies' bellies are full...

... and sleepy time is upon us...

awwwww -- sooo purty.....

Snug as bugs in a RUG, I tell you -- !!

And then, boom, Memphis is down for the COUNT -- !!

With that, Momma Mimi says --

-- "my turn for LOVINS" -- !!

This girl, I tell you --

-- soooooo sweet --

-- sooooo loving --

-- sooooo adoptable, people -- !!

First, Mimi goes to Nana --

-- for the scratchin' -- !!

Here, a disbelief --

-- "is this REAL" -- ??

You betcha, princess!!

Next, Mimi succumbs --

-- and just plain ENJOYS herself --

-- without her KIDS -- !!

Now, finally, she's one of the girls --

-- all prim and PROPER -- !!

And here, just her little self, fitting in, loving and loved --

-- you've come a LONG way, BABY -- !!

So, there we are, we have a LOVELY family here, all adoptable 19th January, 2012.

Are you interested in such loves --

-- especially MOMMA??!!

If so, fill out an adoption application at the top of this page, and we'll go from THERE -- !!

And to Jess and family, thank you for making this momma and her babies' holiday dreams come true --

-- you really gave them a MIRACLE!!

All in the family, at 4 weeks -- watch their VIDEO here -- !!



Here's our loving family, at 6 weeks!!

Well, some weeks in to her and her babies' rescue, Mimi still thinks --

"Did it really happen? Are we really SAVED?"

And to that, we say YES YES, baby girl -- !!

Her, her little mites, all of 6 weeks old, and getting bigger and more active by the DAY -- !!

Next, new photos of this lovely family...

First, the girls at 6 weeks...

born: Nov 24, 2011 (the babies, that is!)
adoptable: Jan 19, 2012
what comes with them: they're spayed, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED


Next, the boys at 6 weeks...

born: Nov 24, 2011 (the babies, that is!)
adoptable: Jan 19, 2012
what comes with them: they're neutered, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED


What we can say about these loves is OH, how SO SWEET THEY ARE --

-- really, they're darling --

-- they're beautiful --

and they're SAVED out of their kill pound in WV.

Here, mister Memphis, being his pretty self -- !!

The good thing, too, with these loves is that they come SOCIALIZED --

-- a LOT -- !!

By that, I mean they'll know how to "assume the position" for belly rubs, they'll know when you need a kiss, and they'll just overall be your friend --

-- now how's THAT for an offering in a new family member -- !!

Here, little Mylie, happy as a clam with foster Jess --

-- you can just see the content look in little M's eyes -- !!

And here, our master of HUGE, big mister Micah --

-- or "Big Mike", as he likes to be called --

-- LOVE your MARKINGS, mike -- !!

Here, showing that BLACK is BEAUTIFUL is miss Maci, representin' -- !!

And yes, we just HAVE to TELL YOU, that momma MIMI has an APPROVED home in ST. Louis --

-- or it's ALMOST approved --


Now, all we've got to do is get her there -- !!

As we said, Meem's, you've come a LONG way since having these babies in the cold kill pound, back in November -- !!

Haha --

-- yet again, Miss Mylie, chillaxin' -- !!

So, there we are --

-- our little success story for this family.

Next, to make their story just a PERFECT ending, we ask that YOU, the loving, outstanding prospect think lonnnngggg and harrrddd about committing the next 13 years of life to one of these loves.

If the answer is "YES", well then fill out an adoption application at the top of this page, and we'll take it from there -- !!

Thanks to everyone who did SO MUC for this loving, needy family --

-- momma Mimi came with her babies, all in a bind, and through the help of many, they were able to FLOURISH.

Ohhh, how we OH so LOOK FORWARD to seeing this little momma under the St. Louis Gateway Arch in a few months --

-- happy all around --

GREAT WORK, ALL, and to you prospective adopters, we'd love to hear from you -- !!

Here's our beauties, in video, at six weeks!



Our loves, at 9 weeks!


Miss MYLIE -- all PURTY!!


Mimi is HOME in st. louis -- quite HAPPILY!!

So, miss MIMI was so blessed to find a GREAT home in St. Louis with momma Samantha!

Mimi (now "Harper Rose") writes --

"Hello, everyone! Just wanted to let you know what's been going on lately.

I am starting week two of my all day training. It's hard work, but my trainers think I am the coolest dog in town!

They say I am extremely smart, eager to please, a bit stubborn, and absolutely gorgeous!"

"One trainer (Hillary) said she wanted to keep me, but luckily my other teacher (Shannon) told her that my mom would never allow that!

I did fall in love with a big, back Pit named Gus. It's official...he's my boyfriend.

"He had to go  into 'time out' and I sat my his crate and cried the whole time.

Two days later, I had to go to 'time out' and he continued to says that's typical of men?!"

"The Yorkies are finally ok sharing their home with me! We all get along just fine. My 13 yr. Old brother constantly reminds me that he is the BOSS, but I'm cool with that!

Thanks for everything, SPBR!

I love my school, my teachers, my BF, my Yorkies, and most of all...MY MOM!! :)

life is wonderful."

Well, what a MIRACLE here indeed --

-- just LOOK at how HAPPY our girl is with Samantha --

-- and look where she and her babies came from --

-- WE LOVE IT -- !!

Thank you to everyone who made this moment possible --

-- really, from where this momma was --

-- to where she went.

There were lots of transports, home visits application reviews, phone calls, emails and the like --

-- ALL of which were entirely WORTH IT -- !!

So, off to your sweet slumbers, miss harper rose --

-- knowing that you and your babies are safe --

-- knowing that you'll never see another pound --

-- knowing you'll never have that dear of protecting your babies in a pound again --

-- knowing, in short, that there are some really, really good people out there --

-- and that you, our dear, were so blessed to have encountered them --


Our girl --

-- months after her desolation in the shelter --

-- now HOME in ST. LOUIS with Samantha --

-- just LOOK at her FACE -- it speaks VOLUMES --

-- THANK YOU for being a GREAT home, Samantha!!


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 $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" -- !!