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We heard a big "MOO" for help from Ohio last week -- and aboard they came -- !!

 

Click here to see these babes in action!

 

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

 

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Here is a litter of 8, that was surrendered to an Ohio shelter last Thursday -- thankfully, a quick-moving director called rescue, and these puppies fled the state -- !! Their mother is not far behind -- first, the puppies, then her. These babies are in need of HOMES, and have had a great life so far, supplemented by a Bil-Jack diet -- !!

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: Agda (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Ohio surrenders
Age (of Nov 20th): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 27th
Status: Pending home visit
Remarks: We don't think she's deaf, though she's all white.

name: Alf (male)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Ohio surrenders
Age (of Nov 20th): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 27th
Status: Available
Remarks: Says, "Ladies, take a number -- !!"
   
name: Ingi (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Ohio surrenders
Age (of Nov 20th): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 27th
Status: Available
Remarks: Was heard saying, "Don't love me for my looks, love me for my mind!"
name: Isak (male)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Ohio surrenders
Age (of Nov 20th): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 27th
Status: Available
Remarks: Is the second smallest of the litter, but has a healthy appetite and is very energetic!
   
name: Kerstin (female)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Ohio surrenders
Age (of Nov 20th): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 27th
Status: Available
Remarks: Is contemplating her career as a Target dog fill-in -- !!
name: Sten (male)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Ohio surrenders
Age (of Nov 20th): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 27th
Status: Available
Remarks: Says, "Beauty is skin deep -- I've got both looks and brains -- !!"
   
name: Stig (male)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Ohio surrenders
Age (of Nov 20th): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 27th
Status: Available
Remarks: Says, "Though I admit to be blessed with looks, I'm a real sweetheart inside, too!"
name: Tor (male)
breed: Pit Bull
Origin: Ohio surrenders
Age (of Nov 20th): 7 weeks
Foster location: Western NY
Available: Nov. 27th
Status: Available
Remarks: The runt of the litter, Tor is a great eater, and has plenty of energy!