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What a poor, poor momma and babies -- :(

 

Click here for these babes' two month update!

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

 

Click here for app


I received the following --

"Can you do a courtesy post for this momma and babies? She and her
babies are living in a shed in the county and we are looking for placement
for her and the babies.
"


"We would love to get them out of this
situation soon. The puppies are too young to be at the shelter due to space and they are unable to be vaccinated so the shelter is the last place they need to be.
"

So, this holiday season, when you make your belt a notch bigger, and look around and say, "Things are good", remember that things aren't so good for this poor momm and her babies --

-- and you, if you're willing to step out of the white-picket fencing that surrounds comfortable life, can help these loves.


These loves and this momma, that is.

Hey, you could even REALLY practice an act of random kindness and adopt this princess, showing her a life like no other, and sleeping well at night yourself, with your beautiful 4-legged mate, and the knowledge that you did something great in this world!

 

If you're interested in fostering mom and the babies -- or even in adopting mom or one of the babies, fill out an adoption application above, and join our forum at www.pbsmiles.com -- you won't regret it!

Two months later, life's looking UP!

Well, Sara and Tim down in Kentucky answered the help for these pups' pleas, and they THRIVED


Sara writes --

"Eric,

PICTURES!! After the tornados went through western KY, we lost our internet, and I tried to email them to you the past two days, but for some reason my Yahoo mail hasn't been cooperating... if its not one thing, its another!!"


"Pups were dewormed after taking the pictures. I will try and get some better pics, but I figure these are good for now. (I just wanted to get pics to you!) It is hard to photograph these little wiggle worms...!!!"

"If you need more info on the pups, just let me know. Brindle is a boy, Brown with black tail is Sister, and then the boxer looking tan/black/white smooshed face Runt is a boy. Jenny (white pup) is obviously female. Brindle and Sister look Lab-ish, while Runt boy looks Boxer-ish (perhaps different sires...?)"

"Runt boy is a LOVER! He is a cuddle bug who just wants attention. He is laid back. He doesn't jump up, he sits when he wants attention. He is just too darn cute."

"Brindle and Sister are both more energetic, trouble makers! Sister chews on EVERYTHING.

Sadie is loving and kind. Not real good with other dogs, okay with cats (if they are seperated at feeding time) She IS food aggressive with dogs/cats, but not with people.
"

"Jenny is a love! Pictures don't do her justice- she is so pretty with her white body and little brown speckles. Very sweet and loves all other animals."

So, here are are pups --

-- and their momma -- all wonders of survival -- !!

As always, all pups will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and wormed before their placements -- !!


At right is --

-- thump thump --

-- Sadie ---

-- WHAT A BEAUTY!

This super-mom has a blue merle coat, and she is a super-star in her own right, nursing her babies back to health from such a tough plight --

-- GREAT WORK, SADIE!

Sadie says, "Hey -- don't forget -- I'm up for adoption, too!"

Sadie will be placed in an only-dog home!


Here's a look at this beauty's coat --

-- the merle is definitely a rarity, and a BEAUTY she is -- !!


Lastly, we have little Jenny, who tagged along with Sadie and her pups.

Jenny is a hearing dog (read, "not deaf"), and is sweet as a pea!


And finally, we have a face shot of our little survivor -- :D

SOOOO --

-- you're interested in adopting --

-- that is GREAT!

Give our "likes" and "dislikes" of adopters below, and if you feel you can give a pup a PERFECT home, fill out an adoption application above!


 

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 -- 2,750 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 $275 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 puppy 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.

 
- 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.