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Fern 'n Homer are happy to be alive -- come adopt joy!!

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Back in cold December, we received the following from NYC --

BROWN IS ON THE EUTH LIST!! - Mommy and puppy - Brown
and Tina

Someone has to save Brown. He is just a PUPPY. Him and his mom are so beautiful and they love each other. Please someone pull Brown off the euth list and take Tina with you too! PLEASE JUS TAKE THEM ALREADY, I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE...!

    Mommy and baby pitties! They are so cute, they were going to go to an event, but they just had their behavior test and although they did amazing on everything, they each scored 5 on dog to dog. But
they LOVE each other, so I am sure whatever issues they may have can be
worked on. Medical rated them NO CONCERN and MILD, so they were very well behaved
    during their initial exams. Can anyone take these 2 cuties together?

    BROWN - 6 month old male pittie - 44lbs - Stray, 12/9

    TINA - 1 yr old female pittie - 54lbs - Stray, 12/9






Tina -

    A volunteer writes: This gorgeous girl with blue/gray fur and white floppy ears is a 10 month old pup who weighs 54 lbs. Tina is very friendly with a sweet disposition (so friendly!).

Come visit Tina and be greeted with a wagging tail and a whimsical smile.

Brown -

Look 1: Eyes averted with soft body ,wagging tail and ears back

    Sensitivity 1: Leans in to the assessor with soft body ,wagging tail and ears back

    Tag 1: Follows at the end of the leash while soft in body with low tail wagging and ears back

What we got...

Well first off, we changed Tina's name to "Fern" --

-- and Brown became "Homer" --

-- and love was all around -- !!


I love this momma and son --

-- laughingly, I call them "dumb and dumber", because all they do is bounce around and play with each other, without a care in the world --

-- a good life, in short!

Here's little Homer -- or "homey" --

-- whose marble eyes are soooo pretty!

He's really a big puppy on the inside!

To me, he looks a bit boxer or something, with his square-head --

-- just pretty though, overall --

-- yes, homey -- boys can be pretty -- just look at the olympic skaters!!

And then, the momma Fern --

-- ummm are you "dumb" or "dumber" here, Fernie??

I should say "happy" and "happier" instead --

-- happy and happier to be ALIVE -- !!

Hahaha -- pretty -- and unique -- !!

This best personifies this girl --

-- happy and loving -- and looking like it, too -- !!

Shake shake shake...

... shake shake shake -- !!



I don't know if she's so happy here her eyes are shut --

-- or she's just blinking --

-- I'll err on the former -- !!

And AGAIN -- with the 'ol TONGUE --

-- sure don't look like "smart" and "smarter" to me -- !!!

So, here's fernie, in her glory -- all pretty as she can be.

These two loves are "blue nose" variants -- as we often hear here at SPBR --

-- "I want a blue nose puppy" everyone always inquires --

-- how about "I want a great companion" -- ??

That, we can deliver!

SPBR is looking for the best of homes for these loves --

-- if you're interested, please start with an adoption application, and we'll go 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 $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" -- !!