Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sleeping with Pitties

Photographer Ezra Caldwell
This is how the four of us sleep... we really need a King size bed!! We've tried kicking them out before- Winnie is fine with it (in the summer time), but Bruno whines and whines until he gets his way. The funny thing is- before we adopted Bruno, Winnie would only ever bother us to sleep on top of the covers at the foot of the bed. Then she learned from Bruno that being under the covers is WAY cozier. Now she noses and paws at the covers just like him. We notice that in the winter she is all about heat conservation, snuggling to the bottom and pushing herself into the warmest spots, but in the summer she'll be content to sleep on the cool leather couch in the living room. Bruno on the other hand, tends to over-heat, and will get up and bug us to come back in a million times a night.

Do you let your pitties sleep with you? I think it is rather hard not too- they're so cuddly and snuggly... and persistent!

Monday, January 30, 2012

What would you do?

Will anyone speak up if they witness someone trying to adopt a pit bull for fighting?

The show "What would you do?" (watch here on Hulu) sets up a hidden-camera to see if anyone would stop a dog being sold into dog fighting.

While this would never happen (fighting dogs are usually bred for the purpose and can fetch large sums if they comes from prize-winning blood lines) its surprising how little direct confrontation there is.

I'm happy to see one man directly confronting the couple, but I know I would be much more aggressive - I would have called the police immediately.

Remember, dog fighting is illegal in all 50 states and is a felony in many, so it is somewhat surprising that people are often more likely to speak up about rude cashiers on this show than a felony in progress.

This does bring up the very real issue of the importance of background checks for adopters. While many dogs are purchased from bloodlines, amateurs would not hesitate to adopt a pit for $20 from a city shelter to use as a bait dog. Serious screening is of the utmost importance to make sure these dogs don't end up in the wrong homes. As the most abused breed on the planet-their breed is already a huge hurdle to overcome if they want to live happy comfortable lives, so shelter workers need to balance the desire to find fast homes with the need to find GOOD homes.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Current Cuties at ACC

Here are some gorgeous (and sometimes baby!) faces from the URGENT folder that I couldn't help but share with you all:
How could you not wanna scoop up little 4 month old Pal?
4 month old Amber is a beauty!!
Teeny tiny 1 year old Lexie loooves belly rubs
1 and a half year old Hazel who gives kisses through the bars
3 year old Chloe is a little shy but loves to gives kisses

3 year old Wanda loves to play ball and wag her tail

"4" month old Scrappy (my guess is he's about 2-3 months)
7 month olf Betty loves walks and warm laps

Monday, January 23, 2012

Make a Pittie your Valentine!

This Valentine's Day, make a Pit bull your valentine! Check out these cute pit-bull themed gifts for your loved one(s) or for your pittie(s) from Etsy (click the pics for the links). Missing that special someone? Adopt a pittie from a shelter today!
Proceeds of this card are donated to animal rescue: 5$ on Etsy
6 Valentines for $10 @ Etsy
Pittie Magnet for $5.99 @ Etsy
(Or get the gift set for $20)
Only $2 on Etsy
15$ for six letterpress Valentines @ Etsy
And for your pittie.. Heart-shaped dog treats: 7$ for 8 oz.
Or adopt your own future Valentine:

On the EUTH LIST TODAY(1/23): A little Girl named Santa, super wiggly and friendly and has been waiting patiently since Christmas for a home.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Photo Book Projects: 25% of Books goes to BADRAP

If you loved the Photo Book projects as much as we did, check this out- a message from author Melissa McDaniel:

The Photo Book Projects need your help to keep the projects going, and to help spread their message of compassion for all animals. Please help by purchasing a dog photo book and spreading the word about the projects. Their goal is to sell 500 books over the next 48 hours and but they can only do it with your help. AND if you act now and purchase one Thursday or Friday, 25% goes to pit bull rescue BAD RAP. Click here to help and Please Cross-Post to help them reach their goal: http://photobooks.myshopify.com/

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pitties of the Week: 6 Baby Brindles

Everyone wants a puppy, right? Then these guys shouldn't have a hard time finding a home- that is unless their stripes, big heads, and short muzzles scare potential adopters away.

While volunteering, I have definitely come across families ready to adopt a pitty pup like these, only to ask what breed he is and walk away at once!

The other possible problem with puppy adoptions (and this is true of all breeds) is that puppies grow into dogs; and pitty puppies grow into pit bulls. What might be cute now, may look fearsome in 10 months.

Well meaning adopters also may not have pit bull experience. As a pit-mom, I know owning two pit bulls has its challenges - and new adopters of pit puppies may not know what they are in for.

If you DO have pittie experience, consider a puppy to add to your home! A big pittie brother or sister would really enjoy one of these cuties running around!

Click here to learn more about these pups and to contact Animal Haven in Soho, NYC. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Eukanube Challenge Wrap Up: WIN A FREE BAG OF DOG FOOD!

So Winnie and Bruno finished the Salmon formula a long time ago and have been working on the Rottweiler formula for the past few weeks. Now that it is the only option, they eat it readily and seem to enjoy the taste and even whine for more when they are done.

The 28-day challenge was a great experience for Bruno and Winnie. We saw their coats improve remarkably and they definitely have improved energy. Going forward we will mix it in with their regular brand so that they get some of the benefits of its vitamins and minerals while we don't break the bank.

If you can afford the All-natural Salmon formula, in particular, I'd recommend it. I think pit bulls in particular can have trouble with rough short and sometimes patchy coats (especially our sweet rescues!), and I was happy to see Bruno's coat smooth a bit with the fish oils. We also loved seeing how much they enjoyed the fish-flavor. We never would have known that since we figured chicken or beef was just fine!

If you want to give it a try, I'll be giving away a FREE bag of food to one of my readers (up to 40lb bag)... Just add a comment to my blog about why you'd like to try Eukanuba too and I'll be choosing a winner soon!! The voucher will be redeemable wherever Eukanuba is sold.

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