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Baby and Trixie are rearin' and ready to go to great homes!!


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First the dogs, then their stories...

 

Below are two little ladies -- both in different foster homes in the Northeast. First I'll present the babies, then their stories. So, without further ado...

 



Baby
(Sept 1st, 2008 photos to right and below)

gender: female (spayed)
litter: Freecycler
when pup can go home: ASAP!!
breed: pit bull mix

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Trixie
(Sept 1, 2008 photos to right and below)

gender: female (spayed)
when pup can go home: ASAP!!
breed: pit bull

apply here

 
 

Well, Trixie's story was a heartbreaker -- here's what Julia wrote --

"So this woman at work is giving me her son's 4 month old pit puppy on Friday to save her from a fighting lifestyle. I can tell you more in person, but I definitely need to take this dog..."

"Ill keep her until someone wants to foster or adopt. The woman is giving me a crate and supplies... On Friday can I bring her over for pics and can you list her??

Apparently she's the color of cardboard lol whatever that means.... Julia"

 

Well, thanks to Julia and Ryan, little Trixie, no longer "cardboard" is safely in foster in Connecticut!

She's a little lady, and will love the best of homes -- that's where you, the great adopter, come in -- !!

Apply here -- !!

And now, their stories...

Baby's sad story...

The family who had Baby said they took her from their relatives who had the parents and wanted to kill all of the puppies. I asked why, the lady said they didn't want them ! ? Of course I had wondered what happened to other pups  - she said her other relatives in the family took each pup. I said if they don't want the puppies, they should get them spayed/neutered ! She said they don't want them spayed/neutered. I don't understand how could they think it's not going to happen again :(

She realized it was too much to take care of Baby with 4 young children, 12 cats plus kittens and two dogs by herself. Her husband works 50 hours plus a week. She put Baby on Free cycle :( A friend told me about it, I was told to go meet her and get her so I went over there. I found out she lived on 104 which is very close to me. To my surprise, Baby was outside loose and their house is only less than 10 feet away from very busy road. I was really so nervous seeing Baby and all the kittens outside especially when one kitten who went under my car which was parked on the side of the road to get away from Baby who was trying to play with him. 

It only takes one sec for Baby and Kitten to "accidentally" run on the road while playing. She kept telling me they all know not to go on the road. It was no comfort to me because I know that is very dangerous main road, I have seen a lot of cats hit by a car nearby her house in the past. When I first saw Baby, she happily greeted me with her big wagging tail. She kept wiggling her whole body, it's very cute. It's really very sad, the lady asked me no questions and said I could have her if I want her.  I knew it was Baby's best interest to get into rescue to find a wonderful loving safe home which she deserves. Baby could have easily ended up in wrong hands for number of reasons, especially one of the reasons she is a female and so beautiful she could have become a breeding machine. She now will never have to worry to experience that, 

I got her spayed on August 1st. I believe the kittens are happy she left :) The lady told me Baby loved to play with the kittens and would carry them by their necks. She does not do that to Adult cats, she knows better. I felt bad for the kittens and hope none of them get hit by car - they need homes too. She told me if I know of anyone who wants kittens to send them her way. Baby will make someone's great companion, she loves everyone. She is such a very loving girl. She loves being cuddled and having her belly rubs. She is also very playful too !!

She is very good with other new dogs and cats when she meets them. She also loves children. I believe older children would be best for her due to her size and playful personality. She has shown no food/toy aggression. She appears to travel well in the car. She listens very well, she comes when you call her even if you both are outside. While I mowed the lawn, she stayed by me or would wait by the door. She stays close by and wants to be sure you are close by. She is one of those dogs who loves to stay by your side.

She is still a puppy, she still needs daily training. She has been very good with housebreaking and crate training . Ever since she has been spayed, she has been staying more time in the crate to prevent her from playing and jumping after surgery. She has had no problems being in crate and does not make any mess in crate.
Thanks again for all of your help :)

 

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 -- 2,950 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" -- !!


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ADOPTEDS!

Click here to see more of their stories!







































And finally, Rosie --

-- who Al adopted.

Rosie was a bit lanky, a bit adolescent --

-- but she loved Al with all she had, and he gave that love right back.

These pictures of these deserving families show the greatness that rescue can be.

Thank you everyone for fulfilling that dream we had at SPBR to take these pups when they were at death's door, and to give them lives that we envy.