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Peach pups you babies are -- and we're happy to have you!!

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Below is a group of pups that came to us from a Georgia shelter -- with one thing in mind: survival. These pups were all a "euthanise" status, and we at SPBR were oh-so-thankful to give them the leg-up that they needed to make 2009 the best of years!

So, without more rambling... the pups!


Here we have none other thatn Queen Victoria and Prince Andrew... !!

First off, let's start off with their triumphant beginning -- !!

These babies started off with a Petfinder plea from a Georgia shelter -- which our forum member Dee found.

From there we said, "Now what??"

Well thankfully, Jason of Atlanta, at right, jumped right in and scooped these three up.

Just LOOK at Jason at adoption -- he's like a proud father!!

Next, the babies were named --

-- Vito (bottom right), Prince Andrew (champagne brindle) and Queen Victoria (top center).

From there, Joe of our forum, in NC, said, "I'll help in their journey up North" and off the babies went to Carolina!

All I can say is, to the victor comes the spoils -- !!

You can see here that Joe had NO PROBLEM getting used to these babies in his home -- !!

For the next leg of the trip, we were in a pickle -- from Carolina to New York -- and we had no direct route.

Well then, that's till I did Gena's home visit, and showed her Vito's picture -- !!

From there, she said, "What do I have to do to get him?" and two days later, I greeted her and her friend at 5 AM, where they drove from Buffalo to Richmond and BACK in the same DAY -- with their precious cargo -- !!

Well again, it's all about adoration --

-- and here's Gena with her littlest of men, Vito --

-- who's now NORMAN -- !!!

Why Norman? Well, Gena said Norm will be a BIG boy when he gets older, and she wants him to be very approachable by folks -- so why not a nice, kind name like Norman -- ??

We agree -- !!

You can see, at home, that Norman is QUITE comfortable --

-- that carpet is nicer than most peoples' comforters -- !!

And too, lookie what Gena found Norm on ebay --

"Mike Vick -- official hate club" --

Well, it couldn't be better said -- !!

So then, where are we today??

Well, the Queen and Prince are in foster at SPBR, and are available for adoption -- !!

While they're not too big -- under 10 lbs. each -- they LOVE to play -- !!

Vic is definitely the alpha of the two, and we will place her only in a pit-savvy home as an only pet.

Why, you ask?

We want to set her up for success, and with some pups, like her, she would thrive in a family-on-1 situation.

What we ask that you do when you're looking at adopting these pups is to NOT look at their outer beauty -- but instead, to look at them as a 15 year commitment that needs the best of ownership.

Cherry-picking a pup based on its color is like marrying someone for their looks -- it won't end in success!

These pups, while beautiful, need to be owned and loved by someone savvy on their breed, and willing to work with them through obedience, socialization and every day love -- !!

So, I present to you, Queen Victoria...

and Prince Andrew...

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!!

And again, thank you to all who made these pups' lives a reality -- in a time when many things don't "stick" or seem to matter, random acts of kindness, such as these, truly do matter.

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 -- 3,500 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" -- !!