pit bull rescue

Nikki and Winston, The Pit Bull and Sheba-Enu Rescue Dogs (He Said, Part 5)

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“The best thing is having them both together.

It’s rewarding watching them complement each other.  Nikki has made Winston more affectionate and Winston has made Nikki more playful.”

The worst thing is that we travel a lot and there is nothing worse than walking into an empty house.”

Nikki and Winston, The Pit Bull and Sheba-Enu Rescue Dogs (He Said, Part 4)

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“The first year of his life was difficult.

He was sick with pneumonia.  He was indoors for 5 months, so that stunted our ability to socialize him for a while.

At first Nikki didn’t know what to do with puppy Winston.  She looked at me as if to say, what did you do?

The first year, Nikki was intent on being an only child.

Eventually Winston wore her down and now they are the best of friends.”

Nikki and Winston, The Pit Bull and Sheba-Enu Rescue Dogs (He Said, Part 3)

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“I had Nikki 2 years and she was queen bee of the house and then the dynamic of the house changed.

I met my girlfriend and Nikki fell in love with her, then I fell in love with her.

And then we got Winston, a Sheba-Enu and the family unit became complete (for now).

Winston was an impulse love at first sight dog.  And then he turned out to be a huge pain in the ass.”

Nikki and Winston, The Pit Bull and Sheba-Enu Rescue Dogs (He Said, Part 2)

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“I went on Petfinder (which is like online dating).

She had a great profile photo and first person story.  So, we went on a first date, which was a walk in Central Park.

She was standoffish because she had a really tough start.

She was found pregnant, roaming the streets of the Bronx and taken to a kill shelter.

They gave her an abortion and she was going to be put down that week.

A foster family rescued her, but couldn’t keep her, so she bounced around 3 or 4 homes before I got her.

Her last foster home was with a pit bull activist who helped her socialize and become more at ease.”

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 5)

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“I love being with my animals, especially my little one.

She brings me such peace that I call her my therapy dog.

Boscoe is a big snuggle bunny and he is a very sweet dog.

Obviously, I can’t take him everywhere with me because of his size, but he is a great dog.

I am thankful that I have never had a difficult time since having them, but the hustle and bustle of selling real estate can be stressful and clients can be difficult, so coming home to Boscoe and Gracie is therapeutic.

It’s either red wine or fur-babies, and sometimes both.”

 

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 4)

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“She was infested with fleas and heart worm.

Someone who saw her littermate wandering the streets gave him to a friend.

She was a pound and half, sitting in my hand with bugs jumping off of her.

I took her to our vet right away where she had a flea bath and got pills for her heartworm.

I since sold the trailer park and took an $80,000 loss, so I call Gracie my $80,000 dog.”

Olive, the Basset Hound, Staffordshire Terrier, and unknown mix, Rescue Dog (part 4, she said)

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Isabel, One of Two Lab/Whippet rescue Dogs From Tennessee (part 2, He Said)

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“We both grew up with dogs, so we knew what we were in for.

We went to a parking lot in Morristown, New Jersey at 3 A.M.

That was when Alpha Dog Transport rolled in.

I remember thinking it would be a small van that would be used for transport, and then there was a semi-truck full of rescue dogs heading to their forever homes waiting for us.”

Charley, the terrier, dachshund mix rescue and his sister, Cleo, the hound, pit bull rescue (part 3)

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“The unconditional love and being needed by Cleo is what saved me.

My problems became less important when I focused on training and caring for Cleo.

My mother loves Cleo and is grateful for what she brought to our lives.

I have since moved out which is what led to getting Charley.

Charley is a character.

He is needier than Cleo.

Cleo has taken on the role of both mother and bratty big sister.

Ultimately, I am the pack leader (when I want to be), but I am not a real disciplinarian.

They are my own small family.

I call them my children.”

Batman, the fated dog (part 2)

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“All around, Batman is a source of unconditional love.

I moved back to New York City after a difficult breakup and Batman served as a great support system.

He was always there for me during lonely times.

Breakups tend to make you feel unimportant and dogs overcompensate to fill that void.

Batman is the sweetest thing.  He’s a cuddler and at night he sleeps between my arm and my shoulder.

I don’t have any sisters or brothers and Batman feels like family.

He’s like my child.

I feel responsible for him.

He requires a certain amount of maturity.

He keeps me in line and on a schedule.

Batman gives me structure.”