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Rescued from a meth house in Tennessee -- they're movin' on up -- !!



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We received a plea from Tennessee in late November that a momma pup and her babies were seized in a meth house raid --

-- and they were to be euthanised December 1st.

As seen at right, the word "despondent" comes to mind -- :(


Here were momma's babies, not older than 4 weeks here --

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

Do they deserve to die? No way!

Is life always fair? Rarely -- !!


Here's another shot of momma and kin --

-- with a sort of blip in the right hand corner --

-- a hitch-hiker, if you may, who doesn't know how the HELL he got stuck in a meth lab -- !!

More on him, endearingly named "freedom", later -- !!


With this group of Tennessee pups came two American Bulldog girls, who were picked up as a pair of strays, running with each other.

All I can say for the girl at the left is, STUNNING!


And then, her partner in crime --

-- again, caught at the wrong time, and slated for a December 1st grave.

Well, thank GOD for our forum, where I posted these pups, and where we circled the wagons to help these loves!


So, on to the happy times...

Less than a week later, here's the two AB girls in Upstate NY, sittin' on the sofa, watching the world go by, with Uncle Donnie, who ironically is an undertaker for his day-job --

-- of people, that is -- !!


Nala

And first, the momma.

Ahhh... what to say about mothers. They give all they've got to their babies -- out of love or instinct, we'll never know, but this Nala is a cream puff. She's a lovely girl of two years old with the temperament of a lamb.

She'll be spayed (yayyy!!!) December 20th, and will then be ready to snuggle with the perfect home for the holidays!!

Just take a second to look at her -- in her eyes -- and imagine what she's been through. Having to birth and rear her babies in a meth house, full of trash and junk people -- heartbreaking.

 

 


Freedom

And then, our boy --

-- our puff-ball -- our golden-mix who said, "I don't care if it's an AC van or NOT, I'm OUTTA HERE, y'all -- I've got a future in store for me, and you know what, it ain't got to deal with METH -- !!"

So, along he came -- !!

He is a lovely boy -- wonderful temperament -- no aggressive traits noticed. He is 7 weeks as of December 11th, and will be neutered December 20th, when he will be ready for placement!

 

 


Prudence

Well, talk about a "look" -- the velvety sheen of this little lady is hard to pass over. She, like her siblings, is a petite little lady and is very calm and sweet.

After her December 20th spay, she's ready to roll to her forever home!

 

 


Carla

Ahhh... you've gotta love the runts -- !! Little Carla is small, but she packs a mighty punch to anyone who tries to bully her! She's as sweet as a pea (she "grunts" when you pick her up), and her white stockings are a hit!

She will be spayed on December 20th, and from there, she'll be ready to go home!

 

 


Hershey

Well, we all have to have our favorites, and this boy is mine.

Mind you, while I love his peppered brindle coat, what I love the MOST about him is his love for me -- !!

Whenever the babies are out and about, playing, little Hersh comes to ME for CONSTANT attention --

-- how can you NOT love that??!!

You've come a long way, little man, and after your December 20th neuter, you'll make a family VERY happy -- !!

 

 


Frankie

Okay -- don't let this girls LOOKS dominate her -- she has an EXCEPTIONAL temperament!

She is an American Bulldog, and she is a LOOKER -- and a LOVER!

She is around 2 years of age, and she will be ready to roll to her forever home after her December 20th spay. Please do not email us asking to place her without her spay -- she's not a breeder -- she's a lover -- !!

 

 


Cassie

Here is when Miss Cassie came in to rescue -- scared? Yes. Sweet? you bet! Since her intake, she's doing great at her foster home, and she loves loves her BFF Ms. Frankie!

Cassie is a gentle giant -- an American Bulldog mix -- and she'll be ready for her forever home come December 20th, when her spay is complete!

 


So there you go --

-- we were able to make a wrinkle of life better --

-- these babies were saved from an early grave, and instead they'll be loved family members before long. Interested in them? It all starts with an application at the top of this page!

 

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 -- 3,300 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" -- !!