Rueben Is Just Right

November 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Elderbulls, Great Family Dogs, Stories

When I tell people we adopted Rueben, a 12-year-old pit bull who strained to walk, couldn’t be picked up, has an extreme phobia of storms, has to take medicine at least twice a day, and can only eat $60 worth of dog food due to liver disease, I get one of two responses.

The Perfect Home

November 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Headlines, Second Chances, Stories

Everyone in pit bull rescue has two goals: to find the “perfect home” for the dogs that they are adopting out and to change the negative image of the dogs that they are adopting out. This is no easy task and are there times that we, as rescue people, also judge by appearance?

One of a Kind

October 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Elderbulls, Second Chances, Stories

From the beginning, Tank was astoundingly loyal, easily trainable (I only had to teach him things once) and a touch manipulative. Whenever we would go out to eat or go to the pet store, he would always wait until the server or clerk would look at him. When he caught their eye he would dramatically move his head to show his missing cheek.

Miracles Happen

October 18, 2012 by  
Filed under News Gallery, Second Chances, Stories

In late February, I began to have a weird feeling that something was not right with Niko. I told myself not to be neurotic and to trust that all was fine. At the end of April, while working in the operating room where I am a nurse, the grandmother of Niko’s original owner, who also works in my hospital, came frantically banging on the door of the operating room.

A Surprise Pit Bull

October 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Great Family Dogs, Second Chances, Stories

We took him to the vet for his first appointment and handed over the file we were given when we adopted him. The veterinarian technician gave Moody the once-over: “Labrador retriever mix? Is it going to concern you that he has some pit bull as well?”

Our Ancient Bull

September 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Elderbulls, Headlines, Second Chances, Stories

We are proud parents of an “ancient bull.” This girl we affectionately call “Sunny Hunny Bunny Wiggle Butt” came to us as a medical foster. She had been bred repeatedly and was full of scars and tears, and came to our shelter with a huge gaping neck wound from a pinch collar.

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