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Our Simone was fought in NYC, and now she's LOVED at spbr -- looking for the best of homes!!

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Simone came to SPBR from NYC along with Piggy and Rudy --

-- all three were taken from a dog fighting ring, and they needed rescue.

Upon their loading up from the Animal Care and Control in Manhattan, the staff gathered around the vehicle --

-- and applauded these loves.

They were finally given a chance at life.

For a while, we didn't know what to think of Simon --

-- sure, she was "gamey" and wound up --

-- so we gave her time.

A lot of time.

Then, slowly, we began to introduce her to another dog --

-- for walks --

-- she did great.

Then, finally, Simone was allowed the biggest honor of them all --

-- supervised play in a group of 6 dogs --

-- again, she THRIVED!

So, from there, she went to fosters Terry and Mark --

-- and guess what happened there -- ??

Well, she THRIVED again --

-- our little PRINCESS!

Here she is, at T&M's, all happy, with high-value items abound --

-- and not a CARE!!

Here she is on T&M's floor --

-- with their spbr-adopted CHARLIE --

-- doing GREAT!!

And from another angle --

-- our girl is FINALLY allowed to be the PUPPY she's always wanted to be -- <3

NExt, her MUG-SHOTS -- !!

our sweetheart SIMONE -- !!

Okay then, here we are --

-- on to more PLAY -- !!

Ol' Charlie is only one year old --

-- he certainly is BIG -- !!

And too, don't forget, our girl always comes up for air with her people --

-- she LOVES human contact --

-- even though humans let her down in the past, she's not going to let her "new people" down --


And with that, MORE PLAY -- !!

So again, here's our princess --

-- lovely inside and out --

-- forgiving 100% --

-- no, let that be 10,000% --

-- really, she loves ALL dogs and people --

-- and we love YOU TOO, simone -- <3

What we're happy for is the kind NYC folks who gave this girl a chance --

-- a chance to live --

-- a chance to be a beloved pet --

-- a chance to love --

-- and a chance to be loved --


And Simone, we GUARANTEE you that you'll NEVER be let down again, mmmkay?

We'll find you the BEST of homes, since you're the BEST of girls -- !!

And in the meantime, while Simone is awaiting the BEST of homes well --

-- here's her LIFE --

-- with foster Auggie, and big ol' CHARLIE --

-- having a BLAST --

-- thanks to Terry and MARK -- !!

If you're INTERESTED in adopting this PRINCESS, fill out an adoption application at the top of this page, and we'll take it from THERE -- !!

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" -- !!