Help Us Help TYSON!!

November 27, 2012

Oh no!  Remember Tyson, the sweet elderbull that we posted about a few weeks ago?  He’s STILL sitting in the shelter!!

Tyson the Elderbull

Look at those ears!! Look at his silly tongue that’s always sticking out and ready for a kiss!!

Here’s the original email we received:

TYSON – ID#A1127037

Tyson is a boy with a reputation- a good one, that is. He has a cute face that you can’t help but love… and oh, those eyes! How sweet they are!

Tyson was an owner surrender because the family moved away and he was not part of their plan. Heart broken and lost, Tyson marched forward and he’s now made lots of new friends at the shelter. But before the family left him, they wanted to let us know just how wonderful Tyson.

According to the family, Tyson loves everyone; gets along with other dogs, lived with children and was great with them as well.

Tyson has a gentleness and sweetness about him. He loves people, and loves to spend time with his volunteer friends. We’ve seen him around a couple of smaller dogs and he had no reaction towards them. He’s not all that athletic; no fetch, no swimming, but boy, does he love to cuddle up next to you and be showered with lots of attention! By the way, don’t ever look back when you walk away from him, he will look at you with those sad puppy eyes… and the guilt will get you.

Tyson is about 8 years old. We all know the harsh and sad reality that older dogs have a harder time finding homes- but we must keep trying- especially for a wonderful boy like Tyson, who’s wonderful in more ways than one.

Well, guess what? Tyson’s time is UP.  The shelter is giving him til the end of the week – NOVEMBER 30th!! – to be rescued or adopted. After that…

Senior pit bulls are truly the BEST dogs ever. Look at our post about RUFUS.  They are sooooo lazy and relaxed and really just want a soft bed to chill out on.  They have tons of love left in their hearts, and they are more than happy to share it with you.

If you’ve been thinking about getting a pittie but aren’t quite sure, Tyson is a great option. Well-mannered, gets along with other dogs and with kids, and doesn’t require a ton of physical activity. PERFECT!!!

We really, really, REALLY want to rescue Tyson.  It’s breaking our hearts that he’s still stuck at that shelter. But we can’t – CAN NOT – help him without a foster home. Please, please, please…

Yes, we’re begging.  Tyson’s life is on the line. We’re begging with our whole hearts. Please help us save him.

Contact us at pugglesnpitties@gmail.com if you can find it in your heart to open your home to Tyson.

Foster Needed: Take a Chance!

November 12, 2012

Chance needs you to take a chance on him…

En route to San Diego

En route to San Diego

Chance is male, altered, probably about 11 months old, up to date on his shots, heart and other worm-free. He arrived from Shreveport, LA yesterday (Sat the 10th) and went into foster in Oceanside. Unfortunately, he needs to find a new foster home ASAP. The 2 dogs already in the home are seniors – 10 and 12 years old – and they didn’t take too kindly to having this young whippersnapper invade their space and wanting to play with him. They’ve started acting out and one has even bitten him now.

Pwease?

Chance is a GREAT dog and a wonderful snuggler. The only thing he did wrong in is current foster is want to play too much. He gets along great with other dogs, has really good body language with them, just doesn’t read their body language very well. He’s not aggressive with cats but he does chase them and want to bat them around a bit. So I would not advise a house with cats unless the cats are PRO’s at putting a dog in his place.

See? I sweep too!

He’s a very young adult, so he’s got a lot of energy. But he’s also super smart and could learn quickly in the right environment.

Please???? Anyone in the San Diego area??? We need to get him into a better situation unless is forever home can find him!! Please contact us at pugglesnpitties@gmail.com if you’d like to help or want more info about this sweet boy.

So Many Updates!!

November 6, 2012

Hello World!  We have soooo many updates for you!

First and foremost, Carnation has had her surgery and is now in her foster-to-adopt home!  She is doing FANTASTIC!!  Here’s a pic of her enjoying her life post-op, post-cone (the cone was required for 2 weeks, poor thing):

No cone! No cone!…Nom nom nom…No cone!

Next up, we did pull the 2 little nuggets from our last post. The 2 little girls who had lost their family.  They were named Estrellita and Chocolata…at Puggles & Pitties, we call them Lita and Lata!

Here they are, loaded up and ready to head south to San Diego!

Let’s GO!! (Lata, L, & Lita, R)

These little girls are HILARIOUS together!! Lita is maybe 5 yrs old, and Lata is about 3, and that’s exactly how they both act – like big and little sisters. They love to romp around and play together, chasing or wrestling or whatever. They’re crate trained and house trained and are pretty quiet little girls when they’re all snug together in their crates while foster mom is at work.  They are available and ready to go.

Pictures!!

We finally got Bentley and Nutmeg their professional pics, and they look AMAZING!  Working on their pages, but these kids are also looking for their special home (maybe in time for the holidays!)

Bentley

Doesn’t he look dapper? Bentley is the boy who had a broken leg in May that needed to be plated. He’s all healed up and good as new!

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is the little angel face who came to us from Rolla, MO. Can you believe anyone would not be looking for that sweet face??

More info on these two kids to come shortly.

Finally…

Of course, we’re always looking for more foster homes!  We would still like to help Sonny & Cher, the bonded pair from our last post.  If anyone has room for a pittie and a chi, please let us know ASAP @ pugglesnpitties@gmail.com.

We’ve also been contacted by the Fresno SPCA.  They have these 2 little cutie boys  that they’d like our help with.

Help!

They sound like little charmers, so we’d love to help if we can.  They don’t need to stay together although they are enjoying each other’s company while they’re kenneled together. If you’d like to foster a puggle or 2, please contact us @ pugglesnpitties@gmail.com!

Thanks everyone! Don’t forget to get out and vote today!!

A Glance at Our Inbox…

October 26, 2012

We’ve received 3 pleas for help this week that are just BREAKING our hearts.  We really REALLY want to help, but we need fosters in order to do that. Here are the dogs tugging at our heartstrings this week.  If you are willing to foster them, please let me know ASAP at pugglesnpitties@gmail.com.

EMAIL 1:  SONNY & CHER (bonded pair)

A bonded pair, adorable as anything. The only thing better than a puggle and pittie pair is a pittie with a chi.  There’s a Facebook page just for pictures of these wonderful combinations!

Here’s the email about them:

CHER (ID#A1343043)- female white stafffie
SONNY (ID#A1343046)- male chihuahua

Sometimes, I dread bonded pairs. It’s just so hard in so many ways… It’s heartbreaking to separate them, especially when they’re deeply bonded. But what are the chances of the pair getting adopted or rescued TOGETHER?? Are we lessening their chance by insisting that they stay together or are we better off letting them go separate ways? But what if one cannot live without the other? And what if one gets adopted and the one left behind is euthanized? Oh, the darn what if’s…

And it’s as if things aren’t complicated enough and the odds aren’t small enough.. what are the chances of even one adoption when one is a chihuahua and the other is a staffie?? It’d be easier if we could just keep walking and not stop. But how do you ignore the sight of two dogs cuddling together, with confusion and sadness in their eyes? The only thing that made it bearable is because they have each other… They are all each other have.

Now you understand my pain.

But no worries, Sonny told Cher, “I got you babe”.

Sonny is the Mr. Social Butterfly who possess a flair for the dramatic 😉 He always has an exaggerated (but happy!) smile on his face. He sits by the kennel door and tremble because he knows he’s going out for a walk, and he can hardly contain his excitement. He’s always happy to see everyone, and he loves to hang out with people! He’s funny in a clownish way because he has so many facial expressions. And boy, does he have a cute face or what?! I LOVE his smile, so genuine and with such lightheartedness.

Cher was terrified when we first met her. I had to lift her up from her bedding to give her a new blanket because she was scared to move 😦 She was so gentle though, and with each pet on the head she relaxed. It didn’t take long before she’s blossomed into a happy, sweet girl and we just love to see her smile!

Sonny and Cher do everything together. They love to go walking together, and they love to play fetch! Well, it’s more like, Cher catches the ball and runs with it while Sonny trails behind her thinking that he’s chasing the ball 😉 They have fun, that’s all that matters!

Sonny and Cher need a home. So here I go- I’m just going to ask, but I won’t insist- that they stay together. All we can do is try, and the fact that we try means that they have a chance. And their chances just got better because you’re reading this. Maybe you know someone, maybe someone you know knows someone…

Personally, I want them to stay together.

Email 2: TYSON the ELDERBULL

There is something magical about a senior pittie.  It’s really the perfect age to adopt one.  All they want to do is snuggle, and pitties are the BEST snugglers!!

Look at those ears!  Look at that tongue!

Here’s the email we received:

TYSON – ID#A1127037

Tyson is a boy with a reputation- a good one, that is.  He has a cute face that you can’t help but love… and oh, those eyes!  How sweet they are!

Tyson was an owner surrender because the family moved away and he was not part of their plan.  Heart broken and lost, Tyson marched forward and he’s now made lots of new friends at the shelter. But before the family left him, they wanted to let us know just how wonderful Tyson.

According to the family, Tyson loves everyone; gets along with other dogs, lived with children and was great with them as well.

Tyson has a gentleness and sweetness about him.  He loves people, and loves to spend time with his volunteer friends.  We’ve seen him around a couple of smaller dogs and he had no reaction towards them.  He’s not all that athletic; no fetch, no swimming, but boy, does he love to cuddle up next to you and be showered with lots of attention!  By the way, don’t ever look back when you walk away from him, he will look at you with those sad puppy eyes… and the guilt will get you 😉

Tyson is about 8 years old.  We all know the harsh and sad reality that older dogs have a harder time finding homes- but we must keep trying- especially for a wonderful boy like Tyson, who’s wonderful in more ways than one.

EMAIL 3:  Human Family Killed, Dogs Taken to Shelter (bonded pair)

UPDATE:  I have definitively committed to these 2 and will be picking them up on Saturday (10/27).  They really, really need a foster home to go to, but I just couldn’t leave them in the shelter any longer.

Their world has just been turned completely upside down.  They CAN NOT die in a shelter now!!

Here’s their video:  http://youtu.be/Qo6axXmodk8

Here’s the info about them:

Estrellita A1339583
Chocolata A1139588

I remember seeing this on the news: a mother and her 2 small daughters were killed when she lost control of her car, the father was taken to the hospital in very serious condition. They had been returning from a birthday party I believe, the little girl was surely feeling safe and happy and tired. She was probably talking to her mother about the party, she was sitting in the front seat, her head turned towards her mother, she was smiling. She thought of her little dogs, Estrellita and Chocolata, waiting for her at home, and what she was going to wear to school tomorrow.

In a split second, her future was taken away from her. I imagined the grief the father must feel…..

Yesterday I met Estrellita and Chocolata at the North Central shelter. Estrellita was sitting and shaking in the little plastic bed. I opened the cage and went in to say hello. Estrellita is a 5 year old spayed Chi/Doxie x and Chocolata is a spayed Chi/Pug x. They looked so lost and sad and confused when I first saw them through the bars of their cage.

When I entered the cage, their whole demeanor changed. You can tell they were very loved dogs….they are so sweet and gentle. They were so starved for love, they must have been very attached to their people. I can only imagine what it must feel for them…..one normal night like so many others their family went out, they waited patiently like they always did, how joyous was it when they came home…..only this time their family never came home. The father is still in the hospital a month later and will never be the same.

The family’s sister, overwhelmed and grief stricken, took the two dogs to the shelter……Estrellita and Chocolata look at everyone who walks past their cage wondering if their family has finally come for them. They are just little dogs, there is no way to explain the magnitude of the tragedy that has befallen their family.

But they are scared, I could feel their little hearts beating, they don’t understand why they are here or what is going to happen to them. Please don’t let their lives too end tragically.

~  ~  ~

I don’t imagine we can personally save ALL of these dogs this week, but if we can even save just one (or one pair), I will be able to sleep better. Please please please…All they need from you is a warm bed. We’ll provide food, a crate if needed, and cover all vetting expenses. All of these dogs are URGENT, so please contact us RIGHT AWAY!!!  pugglesnpitties@gmail.com

Thank you!!

Dare to Bull-ieve!

October 4, 2012

This weekend kicks off a host of events in honor of Pit Bull Awareness Month and Adopt a Shelter Pet Month!

Join Puggles & Pitties on Saturday at the San Diego Humane Society on Gaines Street.  From 11 to 2, SDHS will be hosting a Bully Beauty Contest.  Come by for free treats for your love-a-bull, meet wonderful ambassadogs, and MAYBE make a love match with your next 4-legged friend!

KARMA will be there in her best party dress, giving away free kisses and hoping to meet her special someone.   Plus, P&P alum Fiona (now Penny Lane) has been selected as a finalist in the Bully Beauty Contest, so come cheer her on!

It will be a fun afternoon full of pittie pride, information, and celebrations!

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We look forward to meeting you!

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