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Our Tuscaloosa 10 -- all the way from sweet Alabama -- how PERFECT!!


Click here to see our loves at 8 weeks on 5 January!

Click here to see our babes at 7 weeks on 29 Dec!

Click here to see the babies at 6 weeks on 20 Dec!

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

 

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And so the story begins...

... our pal, Tina, received the following email this past week --

"Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 8:48 AM
Subject: Family of pit bulls, Mom, Dad, And 8 pups!!

Hi Tina,

Here is a family of pit bulls, parents and 8 pups in RURAL South, AL! Living under a deck out in the cold at an empty house!! Can you send to your contacts, please?

Thank you! CJ"

and another --

"I have heard of a situation of a family of pit bulls. Mom, dad and 8 puppies (approx. 8-10 weeks old) living at an abandoned house in Rural South, Al.

They have no shelter and the house has been empty for at least 3 months. They stay under a high deck. The neighbors have been feeding them. They are friendly.

The female is very skinny I was told there was close to 15 puppies at the beginning.  I cannot take on 10 dogs as well as live where there is a "vicious dog ordnance" (meaning pit bull to them)   can this be circulated please?

The puppies are white, brown and white and black and white. Mother is brown and white and dad is black and white.

Please help! Weather is getting cold!  This is urgent!
Thank you!
"


Then, our pal and rescuer Tina writes ---

"When she told me that the house had been abandoned, the mother was skin & bones and that the puppies were "walking funny" ---Without a 2nd thought I told her that I was coming to get those babies.

The way she described the mother dog & for her to say the puppies were "walking funny" ---I was so worried that the puppies would have "Rickets" due to lack of nutrition. I just knew I had another "Girlfriend Watson" to go rescue!!

So I IMMEDIATELY put a crate & baby blankets in the car to go get these babies. On the drive over I sent Eric a text to see if he & SPBR could help me with these babies. Eric IMMEDIATELY said YES & I told him I would have more details once I got them all to SAFETY!!!

When I arrived, the lady met me outside and we walked over to see our Family of 10. The Daddy dog was a HOSS and HUGE.....Poor Mama was skin & bones just like the lady stated=(((

We petted BOTH parents for a while to let them know that we were there to SAVE them!! BOTH parents were very sweet BUT the Daddy dog watched me very carefully. He even stood between me and the pups to begin with. Once he realized that I was there to HELP them, he was fine. One by one I handed the pups to this sweet little old lady to place in the crate."


"With the ENTIRE Family in my vehicle I immediately took them to my vet for intake, fecals, names & boarding. BOTH parents are heart worm POSITIVE and we named them Baby & Hoss. Baby was very emaciated and on a scale form 1-5, Dr. Campbell stated that she was a 2. Hoss on the other hand was HUGE & weighed 76 lbs.

Dr. Campbell kept asking me how in the world I picked him up??? You just do what you have to do to SAVE a Family in need=))) We named all of the puppies THANKS to Eric, SPBR facebook followers and Ms. Ingrid Law. We had 4 females and 4 males to name!! Thank you to everyone for ALL of the suggestions.

Our 4 Males are: Parker, Pauly, Nate and Royal
Our 4 Females are: Blue, Serenity, Snookie and Patches

Once Dr. Campbell & I had the Family safe & secure, we left them for the night so we could each get some much needed R&R!! Dr. Campbell is GREAT and I greatly appreciate her help after hours with this Family when I know she wasn't feeling well.
"


"The very next day I went to visit our Family and help bath puppies!! BOY---what a chore!! I bathed puppies for 2 hours. They were FILTHY--covered in red dirt and fleas from head to toe. ALL of the puppies are now WHITE and still nursing from their Mother Baby. Once I had the puppies clean and you could actually tell what they look like, I noticed that they have ringworm. I IMMEDIATELY showed it to Dr. Campbell so we could start treatments ASAP!!

ALL 8 puppies will stay here until they are old enough for their pediatric spay & neuters. From there they will be headed North to hang out with Eric, Ms. Lorna, Ms. Deana, Ms. Jeanne and the SPBR Family!! I know these babies will be in GREAT hands and they will get GREAT, Loving 4 Ever HOMES!!!"


"THANKS to everyone involved for your help, time and continued support!! Rescue is not possible without GREAT Rescue Friends & Family!!! I am also so very BLESSED to have the BEST Vet & Staff in town=)))

Lots of Love----

Tina, Kisses & Girlfriend Watson
"

As you can see, at right, our poppa Hoss got a LOT LOT happier once he was in Tina's warm car, getting out of his rural hell!!


Here's poor momma "Baby" --

-- she sacrificed herself for her babies, and her body shows it --

:(

Don't you worry, though, miss Tina-cakes will get meat on her bones in NO TIME FLAT, I bet you -- !!


Happy days ahead, little lady --

-- that's GUARANTEED!!

Tina said our big man HOSS already has a PROSPECTIVE adopter --

-- WE LOVE TO HEAR THAT -- !!

Oh, and too, just LOOK at momma's BLUE nose here --

-- how PERFECT!!


Next, we present to you --

-- the 4 boys -- !!


And here --

-- the 4 girls --

JUST STUNNING!!

These pictures were taken on or around 15 December, when they were 5 weeks old --

-- PRETTY PRETTY!!

Now, for the headshots...


First, the girls...

born: Nov 9, 2011
adoptable: Jan 7, 2012
what comes with them: they're spayed, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED

   
   

Next, the boys...

born: Nov 9, 2011
adoptable: Jan 7, 2012
what comes with them: they're neutered, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED

   
   

So, as you can see at right, these loves CLEANED UP NICELY!!

What's the plan with these babies, you ask?

Well, they'll stay with Tina till 7 January, when Tina and I will transport them up North.

In the meantime, they'll be getting 2 rounds of 5-in-1 vaccines, wormed, and they'll be getting SPAYED and NEUTERED!!

The adoption fee is $345 per pup --

-- please realize that in this fee, we are considering the 1,000 mile transport from AL to NY --

-- which is 16 hours in the car for both of us total --

-- EACH of us driving 500 miles there, 500 miles back -- 1,000 miles each, 2,000 miles TOTAL -- !!

All for these little examples of perfection -- <3


If you're interested in adopting one of these pups, fill out an adoption application, at the top of this page --

-- from there, we'll review the application, and if it's EXCEPTIONAL, we'll schedule a home visit with you.

If your home visit ROCKS, you'll have a little blue and white partner in crime in your life --

-- SIMPLE and FUN, right??!!


So there you go --

-- these are the rockstars of the pit bull world, these babies.

They're blue-nose and white babies, they're blocky, and they're perfect.

But for us, we look beyond that facade --

-- and instead see a wonderful rescue here, due to Tina.

She rescued the mom and dad with these babes, and she is giving this entire family 110%, in a situation that was otherwise bleak, at best.

So, happy holidays to our little blue family --

-- what a celebration!!

THANK YOU TINA and ALL THE SPBR FOLKS who have made this rescue, and who will make their exceptional placements A REALITY!!

Our babies at 6 weeks on 20 December!!

Well, here's our little luvs, a sea of BLUE and WHITE -- !!

We just ordered their vaccines, so they'll have their first round this Friday, and second round in two weeks.

We're HAPPY to say they're ALL healthy --

-- and, of course --

BEAUTIFUL!!


Tina writes -

"I wanted you to see our Identical Twins.

The photo of Royal & Parker shows you just how much they look alike!!!
I will go ahead & tell you that Parker is the tiny little man on the left and Royal is the larger one on the right. Look into Royal's eyes---see the blue specks in the inside corners??

NOT to mention that he is way bigger than little Parker. Parker also has pink around his eyes."

Talk about splitting hairs -- !!

They're both little beauties, that's for sure -- <3


Look at the snowman fleece in the crate --

-- LOVE IT, TINA -- !!

Also, thank you so much to Tina for letting this whole family's holiday -- and life -- be a success, and a miracle.

Without Tina's kindness and "can do" energy, these babes would still be under the porch, may be at the kill pound, or most horribly, may have been just given away to random people -- :(

Well, we'll focus on the POSITIVE instead, and celebrate our VICTORY saving these little LOVES!!

And if you, the outstanding applicant, are interested in adopting one of these loves, fill out an adoption application at the top of the page.

GREAT WORK, MISS TINA!!


Oh, and HOW PERFECT is this --

-- a blue and white Christmas -- !!

 

GREAT WORK AGAIN, Tina -- !!

 

Our loves at 7 weeks, taken 30 Dec 2011!!

First, the girls...

born: Nov 9, 2011
adoptable: Jan 7, 2012
what comes with them: they're spayed, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED

   
   

Next, the boys...

born: Nov 9, 2011
adoptable: Jan 7, 2012
what comes with them: they're neutered, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED

   
   


Our babes at 8 weeks -- with a little clarification!!

 

As with last year, Hope Animal Clinic is doing the spays and neuters for these loves --

-- but, something's changed this year at this Alabama clinic....


... yes yes --

 

-- it looks like this place hit the LOTTERY --

-- fully renovated, and the front is just the top of the iceberg -- !!


Going around back, there's a heated POOL and play are for the babies --

-- WOW -- !!


And next...

... the WOW --

-- the columns, the paint choice --

-- the flat-screens --

-- the CHANDELIERS -- !!

-- the stacked stone --

-- WELL DONE -- !!


Finally, the reason we're here --

-- the spays and neuters of our babies --

-- and honestly, they only LOOK innocent -- !!


Next, Parker and Pauly --

-- LOVE THE FRECKLES, boys -- !!


Awww --

-- you only get spayed ONCE, babies -- !!!


Just PRECIOUS -- !!

And there's our bunch of loves --

-- spayed and neutered 5 and 6 of January, then off to the great white North on 7 January --

-- details to COME -- !!


Finally, here's the reason for this family's success --

-- our kind Tina, who rescued, cared for, loved and vetted this family.

GREAT WORK TINA -- we'll show you the many many HAPPY HOMES who are adopting these loves shortly -- !!

 

Also, all, as of 5 January, girls Snooki and Patches are still available --

-- as is little boy Royal.

GREAT WORK, ALL!!

 

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 -- 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 $345 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" -- !!