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Well, the babies are growing up... and almost ready to get their wings!!

 

Click here to see these babes in action!

 

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

 

Click here for app


Here is a small convention of puppies, some pit bull, some pit bull mix and some not pit bull at all, from all over the Northeast. They have one thing in common -- they were in a bind, and needed HELP -- !!

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

 

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" -- !!

 

Enough from me -- on to the show!

name: Abbie (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Connecticut litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: Is mostly bald, like a small pig -- which makes her endearing!

name: Anna (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: She loves human interaction, and sleeping on laps!
name: Arend (male)
breed: Lab-boxer mix
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 9 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: He is not quite sure how he got on the pit bull bus, but promises happy days ahead!
     
name: Arja (female)
breed: Boxer mix
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 9 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: She has very short fur and wrinkly skin -- plus is a petit young lady!
name: Arna (female)
breed: Lab-boxer mix
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 9 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: Has eyes that promise you the best of tomorrows -- and plenty of exercise!
name: Brandie (female)
breed: Heeler mix (?)
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 9 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: Will separate herself from the pack to get human interaction -- loves people.
     
name: Bridget (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: Has a nose to die for, and a beautiful coat!
name: Caro (female)
breed: Heeler mix (?)
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 9 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: Her coat is a gun-metal blue -- she says she's from royalty!
name: Caroline (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 16 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: Enjoys being the big girl in the pack. Is very human-attentive, and is almost house-broken!
     
name: Chloe (female)
breed: Heeler mix
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 9 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: Her coloring is very unique, and she can fly like and ace with those ears!
name: Coal (male)
breed: Pit Bull - Mix
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 9 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: Someone said he's all pit bull, but we think he's a mix -- regardless, he's happy to escape Ohio, and will show you that with his lifetime of love!
name: Demi (female)
breed: Pit Bull - Mix
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 9 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: Always talks about her beautiful coat, but says, too, that she's an intelligent, world-savvy woman, looking for a lap to nap on!
     
name: Dorothea (female)
breed: Lab-boxer mix
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 9 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: Swears her momma looked like a labra-something, and wants to show you her pretty expressions!
name: Emma (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: She is usually found sleeping on her back in the puppy pile!
name: Erin (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Connecticut litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: Very emotional -- uses a lot of eye contact, and has beautiful brindle markings.
     
name: Gisela (female)
breed: Lab-boxer mix
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 9 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: Says that "fluff is king" and promises to learn "sit" first in obedience class -- !
name: Hugo (male)
breed: Lab-boxer mix
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 9 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: It's all about two words with this baby -- BEDROOM EYES -- !!
name: Jasmine (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Connecticut litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: A lady, through and through, with a bit of a "big boned" thing going on -- !! This girl could pull a train!!
     
name: Joey (male)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: Says, "I'm small, but healthy and brave, always fighting my sisters off!"
name: Junior (male)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: Junior was the runt -- now he's the king, y'all -- !!
name: Maddie (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: A fascinating coat, with light brindle swirls!
     
name: Maia (female)
breed: Pit Bull - Mix
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 16 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: Doing great with housebreaking, and featuring moo-moo markings!
name: Maisie (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Connecticut litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: Shy, sweet and beautiful -- what more could you want in a woman??!!
name: Millie (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Connecticut litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: Admits that brindle is the prettiest of coats, and always talks about how smart she is -- !!
     
name: Monica (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: She is usually found cuddling with her look-alike sister, Stella!
name: Phoebe (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: Has a butter-scotch coat, which will get all the "oohs" and "aahs" at agility training, that's for sure -- !!
name: Stella (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: Has a small white stripe on her head, and swears Vinny could be the next President!
     
name: Tony (male)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: He was the first of his litter to start wagging his tale -- future Mensa snob!
name: Trot (male)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Available
Remarks: Usually found running his brother Vinny down for Vinny's lunch money!
name: Vegas (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Ohio litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: This girl is small, but carries a lot of attitude with her -- be ready for some fun -- !!
     
name: Vinny (male)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Jersey litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 6 weeks
Foster location: Mass. (near Worcester)
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: His nickname is "Diesel", because this boy is large in charge -- !!
name: Zoe (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Connecticut litter
Age (of Nov 1st): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 23rd
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: Is stunning, with her brindle coat telling a different story each time!