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Molly and company came to rescue with a smile -- and an uncertain past!

 

Click here to go to their 1st week puppy video!

Click here to see their weaning video!

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

 

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Here is an email I received about Molly, above, two weeks ago --

"this dog is at the animal shelter. she lives in a cage with 3 other dogs and is VERY pregnant. she has been evaluated by my assistant and has no guarding issues and is very dog friendly. Her shelter is in a bad area. they don't adopt out pits. they all get killed unless they go to rescue. i know you do well with the mom's and the babies. any chance you have a foster that would take her?

i hate to ask..i know we are all so full, but this one is special :)"

Well, I called some foster homes, and had great response, and said yes -- why not? Helping Molly and her babies is something more than doing nothing, and I knew that doing nothing would seal her fate, and her babies', as euthanized -- not if we can help it!

Sooo... poppa was a rolling stone, that's not a question!

To me, it looks like these loves' Dad was of Rottweiler descent -- the black and tan accents give it away pretty much! I don't see much to any pit bull in these babies, either -- but that doesn't matter -- these babes are still worthy of great homes, as is their momma, Molly!!

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 (AND you have submitted an application), please email me at eric@spbr.org to make arrangements -- It will be sometime in September before they're ready to come out and see the world! Also, if you have a better idea on the breed-identifications, please email them to me!

 

Weekly update - Sept. 13th, 2006 - 5 weeks






   
the details...
   
Molly

one week before delivery

one week before delivery


after birthing her 5 babies!


after birthing her 5 babies!

name: Molly (female)
breed: Pointer mix (?)
Origin: urban shelter
Age (of Aug 6th): approx. 2 years
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Oct 1st
Status: available
Remarks: pointer mix markings, with a white coat, and black accents. VERY sweet personality, showing no signs of dog aggression, and very sweet with her babies and people -- after birthing her pups, she ran around happy, wagging her tail, like she was saying, "Look at my babies!! -- look at my babies!!" -- !! She is very compact, which is likely why she was mistaken as a pit-mix, possibly assimilating her with a staffy-bull build.

 

 

Hector


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name: Hector (male)
breed: Pointer / Rottweiler mix (?)
Origin: urban shelter
Age (of Aug 6th): 1 day (born August 5th)
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Oct 1st
Status: available
Remarks: tan front left arm, white front left paw, tan eyebrows, otherwise all black

   

Maia


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name: Maia (female)
breed: Pointer / Rottweiler mix (?)
Origin: urban shelter
Age (of Aug 6th): 1 day (born August 5th)
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Oct 1st
Status: available
Remarks: slight tan front paws, otherwise all black

 

   

Truman


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name: Truman (male)
breed: Pointer / Rottweiler mix (?)
Origin: urban shelter
Age (of Aug 6th): 1 day (born August 5th)
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Oct 1st
Status: available
Remarks: white coat, with blackish-brownish brindle spots!
 

Chaz


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name: Chaz (male)
breed: Pointer / Rottweiler mix (?)
Origin: urban shelter
Age (of Aug 6th): 1 day (born August 5th)
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Oct 1st
Status: available
Remarks: front left and right paws white, white speck under chin and large white chest, otherwise all black

 

 

Claire


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name: Claire (female)
breed: Pointer / Rottweiler mix (?)
Origin: urban shelter
Age (of Aug 6th): 1 day (born August 5th)
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Oct 1st
Status: available
Remarks: tan front left and right paws, white rear right paw, white chest, slight tan eyebrows, slight white stripe on forehead, otherwise all black

 

Life at two weeks!

Wandering at three weeks -- !!

And now for some fun, at one week!

Here's the little peck of molly's puppies --

-- with Truman being a natural camera hog!


Hector can't be bothered by his weekly updates --

-- and this shows how LITTLE these babies are -- !!

Look at how long Truman's nails are at one week -- !!


Here's how Molly spends her time during the update -- EATING!

And there we are -- off to bed, and everyone's chubby and happy -- !!

 

At birth...

 

 

 

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 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.

 
- 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" -- !!