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Rescue, shelter and volunteer opportunities for the adoption of pit bulls and other animals

  1. Important Thread Important: Rules for listing personal dogs for adoption

    Dear Members, While situations can occur which alter lifestyles, the surrendering of your animal is a $#@!e. Please note, this forum will allow you to rehoming of your animal. However there are guidelines that need to be followed. Unless an exception has been made by Admin. ...

    Started by Cynthia‎, 05-26-2011 12:12 PM
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  2. Important Thread Important: How?

    How Could You? When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child, and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could...

    Started by dragonknight‎, 08-04-2005 03:43 PM
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  1. No Kill movement offers common-sense solutions to mass euthanasia

    Fighting for Life No Kill movement offers common-sense solutions to mass euthanasia By Hannah McCartney · September 19th, 2012 · News Seven-month-old pit bull mix Oreo, dark chocolatey brown with all-white paws, was, at one time, the “miracle dog.” In 2009, Oreo’s owner hurled her from...

    Started by Vicki‎, 09-19-2012 01:43 PM
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  2. NV: SPCA using new technology to screen dogs for vaccinations

    RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Deadly dog viruses like parvo can spread quickly, so keeping dogs vaccinated is especially important at animal shelters but most dogs don't come in with vaccination records. "80 plus percent of our animals that we get in here come from animal services or a...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-26-2014 09:01 AM
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  3. Beyond Breed: Putting Our Best Face Forward

    We love you, Sarah McLachlan, but there’s a new-and-improved way to market shelter dogs to adopters. Based on our industry’s latest research and best practices, here’s what’s helping shelter dogs charm their way into new homes: (1) Celebrate the ways dogs make our lives better. (2)...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-19-2014 01:43 PM
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    02-19-2014, 01:43 PM Go to last post
  4. AL: Wilson, the pit bull who just wants a hug and a home

    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Wilson, a two-year-old pit bull, loves people so much he greets them with a hug. But when Wilson was rescued from northern Madison County he could barely walk, let alone jump up to give a hug. When Julia Coberly first rescued Wilson, he could only walk a few yards and then...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-25-2014 12:34 PM
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    01-29-2014, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  5. Rescue Blame Game

    Lately I have witnessed a growing trend in “rescue” that disturbs me; rescuers playing the blame game, pointing the bony finger of shame at the humans. The use of the word “rescue” is part of it. "Rescue" is not a noun, it’s a verb, and unless you ran into a burning building to “save” the dog it...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-23-2014 06:05 PM
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    01-23-2014, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  6. This Ad Campaign Will Make You A Pit Bull Person. Seriously.

    The Huffington Post | By Arin Greenwood Posted: 01/16/2014 12:36 pm EST | Updated: 01/16/2014 12:59 pm EST As pit bull people ourselves, we really love this ad campaign. About a year and a half ago, a Memphis animal rescue group started putting out photos of all sorts of Tennesseans...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-17-2014 06:48 PM
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  7. I adopt the puppy

    My pet name is Adhi and it is a cute puppy. Almost 5 months ago I found it injured in my turkey tour. I adopt the puppy and took with me in my home. I start its treatment and use Turmeric and mus$#@! oil for bandage. Adhi recovered within 15 days. Now it is with me in my every tour.

    Started by nelson111‎, 01-09-2014 01:45 AM
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  8. Male pitbull

    I haven't actually seen the dog so my info is limited. He's friendly towards people, not sure about other animals. There is an anesthesiologist who found a stray pitbull at his house the other day and he's living with him now. He's not going to keep him but he knows if they take him to the...

    Started by Dunlap 1‎, 01-08-2014 04:46 PM
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  9. Court: Foster Pet Deductions Allowed

    Court: Foster Pet Deductions Allowed Jan 7, 2013 05:06 PM ET // by Jennifer Viegas The IRS and accountants have a history of rolling their eyes at such claims, but a court judgment may change that. A woman named Jan Elizabeth Van Dusen sued the Commissioner of the IRS over “unreimbursed...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-07-2014 03:03 PM
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    01-08-2014, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  10. 3 year old female for free

    She is out of a litter of 9 so I have 3 of her sisters. She's never been touched my wife thinks she's too sweet of a dog and wants to find her a pet home. Her dams on,ine ped number is 250620 I think. She double weirdo on top and tramp on bottom.I'd post it but not sure how to copy and paste on...

    Started by JLusk‎, 12-04-2013 05:45 PM
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    12-20-2013, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  11. NYC: Gone but not forgotten: Sandy the pit bull mix who died before she was adopted

    Gone but not forgotten: Sandy the pit bull mix who died before she was adopted Pet Rescue June 8, 2013 By: Cheryl Hanna Sandy was a female blue and black pit bull mix, and the scared but very friendly young dog had recently been taken into Animal Care and Control of New York City in...

    Started by Vicki‎, 06-09-2013 07:44 PM
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    11-05-2013, 08:59 AM Go to last post
  12. Looking for a home for pit mix in North Atlanta, GA

    This loving guy was found by someone on the side of a busy road. He was worried the dog would be hit so he pulled over and called him, he jumped right in his truck and sat down ready to go! Unfortunately the "rescuer" was not able to keep him so he posted him free to a good home. During his stay...

    Started by Ironheadk9‎, 08-09-2013 07:08 PM
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    08-10-2013, 08:30 AM Go to last post
  13. looking for sport home...

    Hi everyone this is my foster girl Karma. She's approx 12 months old and spayed, UTD on vaccinations, and has been micro-chipped. She's a high energy dog with great toy drive and IMO would make an excellent sports prospect. I personally would love to keep her, but I'm currently not in a...

    Started by agilek9s‎, 07-27-2013 06:15 PM
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    07-31-2013, 04:12 PM Go to last post
  14. Book Hopes To Change Misconceptions About Pit Bulls

    Book Hopes To Change Misconceptions About Pit Bulls April 14, 2013 10:28 AM CHICAGO (CBS) – When most people hear about Pit Bulls, it’s usually a story about an attack or dog fighting. That’s a stereotype animal advocates are trying to change. WBBM’s Steve Grzanich reports on one effort –...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-14-2013 06:09 PM
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  15. Unhappy Rehoming 4 month old blue pit

    Hi I am moving to a place that does not allow pits and I have no other choice right now. I found this guy at 8 weeks old as stray. He LOVES people and kids. He's a little defensive at first with other dogs but he warms up to them. He does play rough with other dogs though. He is almost done...

    Started by Leooo‎, 06-10-2012 09:12 PM
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    03-17-2013, 08:30 PM Go to last post
  16. Ripples in the Rescue World

    The following is a A blog by: Ripples in the Rescue World | Paws Abilities Ripples in the Rescue World Posted on February 18, 2013 While I’ve been active in the shelter and rescue community for over 13 years, I rarely write about this topic. This is quite intentional. Dog rescue is an...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-24-2013 08:02 PM
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    03-01-2013, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  17. shelter dog...handsome

    At the present time i am unable to own a dog due to regulations in my complex.To help fill my desire to be with apbt i, volunter at the local shelter walking dogs,and working on basic skills....sit,stay,jumping.... Recently a apbt was found tied to a fence, severly undernurished,with mange,he is...

    Started by sweetscience‎, 12-10-2012 08:54 AM
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    02-21-2013, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  18. Reaching Out!!!!!

    I'm located in Iowa. Willing to travel to get this dog into safe hands. There is a small rescue that has had this Pit named Twist for over a year. He is neutered, crate trained, house trained, and good with other dogs. Situations recently changed and he is now at risk. I am...

    Started by Lovin_Life27‎, 01-08-2013 11:09 AM
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    01-28-2013, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  19. Unhappy NC: SPCA of Franklin County Shutting Down..

    It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today. After nine years of operating the SPCA of Franklin County will be shutting down effective January 31, 2013 unless I have ten people step forward and commit to keeping the doors open. I started the SPCA of FC back in 2003 with the goal of...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-01-2013 10:39 AM
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    01-15-2013, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  20. Daytona shelter rescues animals after superstorm Sandy

    By Katie Kustura STAFF WRITER Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8:05 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8:05 p.m. DAYTONA BEACH — A pickup full of puppies, a few kittens and a few full-grown dogs and cats from storm-wrecked neighborhoods in Staten Island, N.Y., have found...

    Started by Vicki‎, 11-15-2012 07:03 PM
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  21. North AL: To good home

    I am reluctantly having to place my APBT of three years up for adoption. Upon returning from OIF 09-10 with the Army I bought my dog Fenway from BradyFL. He has been my best friend and faithful companion throughout everything since I've returned home. He likes to run with me and go hiking, but most...

    Started by Belcher256‎, 10-19-2012 10:32 PM
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    10-19-2012, 10:38 PM Go to last post
  22. Pit bull x Akita mix?

    Anyone have a picture of one of these guys they'd care to share??

    Started by ABK‎, 01-23-2007 03:27 PM
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  23. Why would a shelter/rescue discourage adoptions?

    Shelters and rescues exist primarily for two reasons -- to be a safe haven for homeless pets until they find their forever home and to help these pets find their homes. And yet, every year around this time, I find it amazing at how many shelters and rescues are actively out DISCOURAGING...

    Started by KC Dog Blog‎, 12-15-2011 11:30 AM
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    05-30-2012, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  24. Exclamation Maryland is not a good place for Pit Bulls.

    At least this has been my experience this week. 4 days ago someone dumped two females; about 8 months old I guess, off at the end of my drive way. The first two days were awful. Food aggression , bloody fighting, diarrhea and being unable to confine them plus my own dogs stress level, plus kids...

    Started by CorgiLovesPit‎, 05-18-2012 05:03 PM
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    05-19-2012, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  25. MO: Canine distemper hits Sedalia Animal Shelter

    Canine distemper hits Sedalia Animal Shelter Emily Jarrett The Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia, Mo. 5:25 a.m. CDT, May 5, 2012 An outbreak of canine distemper in the Sedalia Animal Shelter forced the shelter's executive board to approve the euthanization of 28 dogs this week. The shelter was...

    Started by Vicki‎, 05-06-2012 08:51 PM
    distemper, sedalia
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    05-08-2012, 12:24 AM Go to last post
  26. Valentines Date with AWLA.org (VA) Adoptable Gaston

    :puppykisses: Sunday, February 12, 2012: Myriam Bourdain, Laine Coates, and Alison Coates, winners of the “Win a Date with Gaston” contest shared a romantic evening with AWLA.org adoptable American Bull Dog – Pit Bull Mix, Gaston (ID#A037748), at Dogma Bakery in the Village at Shirlington. A...

    Started by Jeannette Louise‎, 02-13-2012 09:31 AM
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  27. A Day in Their Paws

    February 11, 2012 Humane Society volunteers call event a success By Abbey Doyle The Herald Bulletin ANDERSON, Ind. — Jennifer Bridges hunkered down into the concrete kennel with her bunkmate for the night — pit bull Jake. Bridges, the assistant director of the Madison County Humane...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-12-2012 03:35 PM
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  28. FL: Defining No Kill for all

    Defining No Kill for all By Kris Weiskopf Published: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 When I started my career with Animal Services, the concept of a No Kill community was not in the vocabulary, nor was it even a concept. Today, it is a reality, not only in Manatee County...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-06-2012 08:23 AM
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  29. Win a date with Gaston (Arlington,VA)

    :candlelight:Win a romantic candlelight dinner for two with Gaston, ID#A037748, an adoptable American Bulldog and Pit Bull Terrier mix at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (VA). Sponsored by the AWLA, the AWLA Pit Crew, and Dogma Bakery. For Details visit: ...

    Started by Jeannette Louise‎, 02-05-2012 03:12 PM
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  30. biiig male.. ELI / JEEP / REDBOY ..?????

    I have a young male that i need to find a home for ,he's a lil rangey , nothing is wrong with him..he's just sitting around back there so i figured some one mite enjoy him..born 03/19/2010 ,so he's still a young dog about 49-50 lbs rite now.. very active and energetic..MITE BE A LIL WILD, so HE'S...

    Started by BIGTEXAS‎, 02-05-2012 02:26 PM
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    02-05-2012, 02:30 PM Go to last post

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