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Summer's here, and these babes are awaiting some memories!

 

Click here for their April 2006 pictures!

Click here to see their May '06 puppy party!

Click here to see these babes' April '06 puppy party!

Click here to see Karma's babies after their big meal -- !!

 

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

 

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Here is a small convention of puppies, some pit bull, some pit bull mix, from all over the Northeast. They have one thing in common -- they were in a bind, and needed HELP -- !! Some of their litter-mates have already been placed, and these are the remaining pups, awaiting perfect homes -- !!

Here's where you come in -- the responsible, committed adopter!

If you're interested in adopting, click on the logo above to fill out an adoption application. The foster home locations are listed with each pup. If you are interested in visiting with the pups in the next few weeks (AND you have submitted an application), please email me at eric@spbr.org to make arrangements!

We are scheduled to meet in Massachusetts on May 7th for a puppy party -- more details to come!

Also, if you have a better idea on the breed-identifications, please email them to me!

Here are the babies, and below the pictures is my mumbo-jumbo -- !!

   
Angel and kin!

Here's momma Angel -- her foster, Bonnie, writes --

"Angel is a great dog. Outside she loves to run but will also walk quietly on a leash. Inside she is calm and well-behaved, content to chew on a bone or just walk around the house checking things out. She will also stay quietly in a crate. She loves to go for rides in the car. 

Angel likes to play fetch outside. She tends to want to play tug but I have discouraged this. Instead we've been working on "drop it" and "give" and she has responded quite well.

Angel is housebroken and has had no accidents inside the house while she's been here. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations, including rabies. She has been started on the Heartgard heartworm preventative.

I have a very exuberant Boston Terrier who Angel initially did not seem to like. In the past month, however, she has been interacting with him with no signs of aggression, but this has been with constant and careful supervision, and with Angel on a leash. 

Angel has shown absolutely no signs of aggression to humans, even when taking bones from her.

Overall Angel is a wonderful, loving and well-behaved dog who is willing to learn and wants to please."

Well, Angel is certainly a GREAT girl, who has proven herself a pricness with Bonnie! I suggest her going to an only-dog home, or to a home with another male pup and a diligent, experienced owner. Also, she needs to be tested with "little people" in a relaxed environment, so a home with children is still potentially an option.

 
Angel's babies...
 
 
 

Angel's babies were born February 27th, 2006, and are 19 weeks old as of July 11th.

They are all spayed / neutered, microchipped, and are up to date on vaccinations and wormings.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, they are being socialized like little champions in two different foster homes in eastern and western Pennsylvania! Four of these pups' are presently being "learned" an adult Chihuahua named Big-E Smalls!

To me, they show the beauty that brindles can be -- really, they are sweet and beautiful!

If you'd like more pictures, please email me at eric@spbr.org and I'll oblige!

More on their births can be found here!

 
 
Grace and her final puppy!

Here is Grace, a sweetheart of a girl who is being fostered in Boston, Mass.

She is spayed, around two years old, and has proven herself great with her foster sisters -- a rarity in the female dog world!

She is exceptional in the crate, as well as on car-rides -- in short, Grace aims to please!

 
 
Dugan!

Dugan is the final pup from Grace's litter looking for a forever home.

He is a sweet boy -- with a lot of play and fun in him! As with the others, he comes fully vetted and microchipped.

Dugan was born on March 6th, and as of July 10th, he is 18 weeks old!

 
 
Karma and babies!

Karma is presently being fostered with her kin in Washington, DC. Her foster mom writes -

"Karma is now spayed, heartworm negative, dewormed and fully vaccinated, and I doubt she is over two years old.

  Karma has always been a very even-tempered dog and was an excellent momma, she was never grouchy with her puppies and was able to nurse them until they were 8 weeks without complication.  Karma gets along wonderfully with other dogs and does not bother my cat; she doesn't seem to have much of a prey drive at all.  She is friendly with all kind of people and has been well socialized at weekly adoption events. 

She rides fine in the car, but would like to sit on your lap.  She only pulls on the leash during the first few minutes of a walk, but then walks beside you once the initial excitement has worn off.  She consistently comes when she is called, but doesn't sit consistently for treats which I am sure is my fault not hers. (I have been busy potty training her remaining three puppies.)  Karma is fully house trained and has shown no signs of destructive chewing.  She does bark when crated when she can see you or can hear you, I think she's trying to say, " Let me out so I can be with you!"

She's really a very easy dog in my opinion.  The only reason that she hasn't been adopted already is because she is a pit bull and she also has a saggy tummy from being a mommy."
 
 

"As of July 10th, Cherry is now five months old -- she was born on Valentine's Day!

She is a pit bull and plott hound mix, but she has a curl to her tail, which is a mystery.  She is spayed, fully vaccinated, micro chipped and dewormed.  I think she will be between 65 and 80 pounds full grown, but I am guessing.  Cherry has a pretty reddish orange color to her coat.  Cherry is the most confident of the puppies.  She is dominant with her littermates, but submissive with adult dogs. 

Cherry is the most naturally obedient of the puppies and always sticks close to me during playtime."

 
 

"Leaf, also born Valentine's Day, is five months old as of July 10th.  He is a pit bull and plott hound mix.  I think he is going to be 70 - 85 pounds full grown, but I am guessing.  He is neutered, fully vaccinated, micro chipped and dewormed. 

Leaf is the mellowest and sweetest of the puppies.  He has this adorable floppy quality.  He loves to play rough with his momma, Karma.  He is very affectionate and responsive to correction."

 
 

"Plum is five months old as of July 10th.  She is a pit bull and plott hound mix.  She has a curl to her tail, which is a bit of a mystery to me.  She is Karma's pup and is Leaf & Cherry's littermate.  I think Plum will be around 60-75 pounds full grown, but I am guessing. 

Plum survived parvo when she was younger, she was very ill for a week, but she is in very good health now.  She is spayed, fully vaccinated, micro chipped and dewormed.  I (her foster mum) am currently working on potty training Plum and her two littermates.  Plum is the most independent of the three puppies. 

She likes to follow her nose on walks and loves to try to keep up with the larger dogs during playtime.  She can also scale 3-foot fences!  She is very sweet and even-tempered."

 
April, 2006 photos!
   

name: Angel (female)
breed: pit bull - mother!
Age (of May 29th): 2 years
Available: now!
Location: central PA
Status: Available
Remarks: Find more about her and her brood here!

name: Cherry (female)
breed: pit mix
Age (of May 29th): 15 weeks
Available: now!
Location: DC area
Status: Available
Remarks: To see these babies loungin', click here!

Cherry, Plum and Leaf have the same look.  They are also a little bit larger than the other puppies.  I think these two had the same father.  They have an extra curl in their tail that makes me think their father was not a pit bull. Cherry is a sweetheart. 

She enjoys affection and play equally.  I think she has an even temperament.

   

name: Dugan (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 12 weeks
Available: now!
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: also a tan one...smaller than Dutch. Dugan is such a hilarious puppy!  Firstly...you've got those floppy ears, and that itty bitty smooshie face!...

Add to that his constant antics (I swear...if he had thumbs, he'd juggle)...and his great personality (he's always the one sitting at the gate of the pen PLEADING to be held).

Needless to say Dugan makes it very hard for me to not adopt another dog!

 

name: Grace - mother (female)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 2 years
Available: now!
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks:

   

name: Joie (female)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 13 weeks
Available: now!
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: find more about this litter and their momma here and here! Joie is a bit cautious about new things but after that, look out! She loves to play and is very active.

name: Leaf (male)
breed: pit mix
Age (of May 29th): 15 weeks
Available: now!
Location: DC area
Status: Available
Remarks: To see these babies loungin', click here!

Leaf, Plum and Cherry have the same look.  They are also a little bit larger than the other puppies.  I think these three had the same father.  They have an extra curl in their tail that makes me think their father was not a pit bull. 

Leaf has always stood out as being a gentle pup, even though he enjoys rough play as much as the other puppies.

   

name: Milo (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 15 weeks
Available: now!
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: find more about this litter and their momma here and here! Milo is a very active boy and very vocal. If you want a pup that will keep you busy and make you laugh, Milo is the one for you.

name: Plum (female)
breed: pit mix
Age (of May 29th): 15 weeks
Available: now!
Location: DC area
Status: Available
Remarks: To see these babies loungin', click here!

Plum, Leaf and Cherry have the same look.  They are also a little bit larger than the other puppies.  I think these three had the same father.  They have an extra curl in their tail that makes me think their father was not a pit bull. Plum is the wildest of the puppies.  She loves to run and play fight.  She is also the largest and has the softest & fluffiest coat.

   
name: Rae (female)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 13 weeks
Available: now!
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: find more about this litter and their momma here and here! Rae loves attention and does not like to share the attention with her littermates - she wants it all!

name: Stuey (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 13 weeks
Available: now!
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: find more about this litter and their momma here and here! Stuey is a laid-back boy and fairly quiet, that is until dinnertime when he becomes very vocal until he's fed! He is a very sweet pup and will be a great companion.

   

name: Tucker (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 13 weeks
Available: now!
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: find more about this litter and their momma here and here! Tucker is a special boy who loves attention and likes to snuggle in your lap. He is one of the first to greet me and gives a little bark as if to say hi!

name: karma (female)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 2 years
Available: now!
Location: DC area
Status: Available
Remarks: Absolutely stunning girl, with a wonderful temperament to boot!

   
   
Babes in action -- !!
   
Angel's babes...
   
   
Grace's babes...
   
 
 

Things I like in an application:

- 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 -- !!
 
- 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 $265 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 3-4 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.

 

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" -- !!

 

Pups already adopted from this bunch!

name: Apple (female)
breed: pit mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 9-1/2 weeks
Available: Apr 15th
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Awaiting home visit!
Remarks: To see these babies loungin', click here!

name: Charlie (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 6 weeks
Available: May 13th
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: Charlie (the dog formerly known as Brown) seems to be losing his place as lard butt of the litter.  While he was once the biggest, by far...he seems to reside somewhere in the top three to four...but could easily be squished by Tugger or Winnie.

Consistently one of the sweetest puppies, it never fails to soothe the soul when you're holding Charlie.

I particularly like the tiny little bald spot on the top of his head...which, regardless of what anyone says...I'm blaming on Taylor!

   

name: Chip (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 7 weeks
Available: May 6th
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: find more about this litter and their momma here and here! Chip is a very playful boy with a very sweet face, He is an observer and watches everything that goes on around him.

name: Chunk (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 6 weeks
Available: May 13th
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: Chunk is nothing short of a riot!  Still the smallest, by far, he is nonetheless a contender for toughest puppy in the litter with Taylor (one of the females) having a slight edge up on him (very slight! hahah).

He is very healthy and VOCAL...he perfected the snarl and growl a week or so ago...and hasn't stopped since.  He is still one of the biggest cuddlebugs, and will drop whatever quarrel he's in the middle of to get some pettings and to be held.

I still can't get over how very "chihuahua-like" he is, though! 

   

name: Lila (female)
breed: pit mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 9-1/2 weeks
Available: Apr 15th
Location: DC area
Status: Available
Remarks: To see these babies loungin', click here!

Lila is the only female of the litter with a light coat.  She also has a very different look than the other puppies, she may have a different father.  Lily will spend half of her play time on my lap, receiving affection and relaxing.  She is a very sweet and mellow pup!

name: Lily (female)
breed: pit mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 9-1/2 weeks
Available: Apr 15th
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: To see these babies loungin', click here!

Lily was the runt of the litter.  When she was 4-6 weeks, she was the tough cookie of the litter, maybe she was making up for her small stature.  She had the fiercest war cry during rough play and would never back down with the larger puppies.  At 7 weeks, she mellowed noticeably and now enjoys affection more than anything.

   

name: Phil (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 7 weeks
Available: May 6th
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: find more about this litter and their momma here and here! Phil is a happy boy with very intelligent eyes. He is outgoing and loves to be with people.

name: Pokey (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 6 weeks
Available: May 13th
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: Pokie is one of the males with a darker face... sporting a shiny white spot on his belly.

He's one of the smaller more agile males...thus I expect next time I check on them...he'll be walking the tight rope while Dugan juggles and Taylor rides a tricycle.

He is...and I think this goes without saying...EXTREMELY cuddly.

   

name: Spike (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 6 weeks
Available: May 13th
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Awaiting home visit!

Remarks: Spike is what I'd like to call...a go-getter! :D

He's usually one of the most active of the bunch and does this little "come hither and hold me" stare that works like a charm on us every (single) time.

He's also the funniest to watch eating.  Without fail, the second the food dish goes in the pen...Spike is spread eagle in the middle of it...whether he does this by strategy...or sheer clumsiness...

... remains to be seen.

name: Taylor (female)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 6 weeks
Available: May 13th
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: Also known as "Miss Tuffy Pants"...this dog is one of our favorites.  My husband adores her wide-set eyes (she looks like a cartoon character)...and I like her little macho swagger.

She is the most outgoing and inquisitive in the bunch...as has been caught on more than one occassion attacking her shadow.  Chances are if nine out of ten puppies are sleeping...and one is awake chewing on another's ear... it's Taylor!

   

name: Tugger (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 6 weeks
Available: May 13th
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: I think we might have done this particularly puppy an injustice by not naming him "Gigantor".

He's HUGE! He's one of the laziest of the bunch...and loves himself a good cuddle.

If the other puppies got together and voted for most likely to warm the pile... Tugger would take the gold.

name: Winnie (female)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of Apr 24th): 6 weeks
Available: May 13th
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: Winnie is our biggest girl...and well....

...come on! Just look at that FACE!!!

What else needs to be said about her...she's got that super cute puppy dog face...and these AWESOME hound dog paws...I am very much interested in seeing her in a year's time.

   
name: River
name: Dana (female)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 13 weeks
Available: now!
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: find more about this litter and their momma here and here! Dana is a very special girl and loves to please. She is quiet and will entertain herself with a toy. Whoever adopts this sweetheart is lucky indeed!
   

name: Dutch (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 12 weeks
Available: now!
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: Dutch has been a ground-breaker and trend setter from the very beginning.  The other puppies has since followed his lead and now (more often than not) follow him to his "special corner" to do their business.

He's good buddies with Dugan...and the two of them could very likely start their own WPWF (World Puppy Wrestling Federation).

Of course...they'd expect unlimited kibble and clean blankies as an integral part of their contracts!

name: Mooie (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 13weeks
Available: now!
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Awaiting home visit!
Remarks: (I know I've said this already, but...) Mooie is one of my favoritist puppies in the whole wide world!!!  Besides the fact that he's ADORABLE...he is very calm, loves cuddles, and tends to watch very closely whenever humans are around. He has a very calm disposition and seems to enjoy quiet and calm.

well...that and...

he doesn't yap quite as much as the others!

   
name: Ronni (male)
breed: Pit Bull mix
Age (of May 29th): 13 weeks
Available: now!
Location: Massachusetts
Status: Available
Remarks: find more about this litter and their momma here and here! Ronni is very active and playful. She loves to pick on the other puppies! She is a comical girl and is sure to keep you entertained (and busy).

name: Sunny (male)
breed: pit mix
Age (of May 29th): 15 weeks
Available: Apr 15th
Location: DC area
Status: Available
Remarks: To see these babies loungin', click here!

Sunny is the only male of the litter with a light coat.  He is a darling.  He enjoys play and affection equally and seems to have a very even temperament.  Sunny does a cute little puppy dance when I baby talk to him.