Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

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Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby jrstinkfish » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:31 pm

Hello. The little lady down below (I call her Girl -- wanted to avoid giving her a name, but now she responds to it ...) wandered into my neighborhood several months ago, plopped herself down on my porch, and decided she was going to hang around a while. I fed her and petted her, but had no intention of keeping her. A couple of days after she arrived, a neighbor of mine said she was going to call Animal Control to come get the dog. I couldn't let that happen to such a beautiful and sweet girl, and I know places like that are usually the last place a stray pit will see, so I brought her into my backyard to save her. My intent was to find her owners (she was in good health and very friendly), and barring that, find her a home. After putting up flyers, ads, and checking for a chip, I've come to the conclusion that her owners will never be found.

I've got 5 cats and a giant mixed mastiff, so unfortunately another animal is the tipping point for me -- I just can't afford another, and I don't have the time or energy to give her the attention and love she craves. I've tried to find her a home, but it's difficult for an adult like her.

I recently had her spayed, all vaccinations administered, and had her tested for worms. The vet gave her age as approximately 2 years old. As you can see, she is a beautiful example of her breed, and as friendly as can be (she loves other dogs, and completely ignores my cats). Sadly we do run into certain prejudices when we take her to the park, but she has yet to fail to win those people over with her personality.

If anyone here knows someone in the mid-south who could give her a good home, please let me know. I understand most people here already have full homes, but maybe someone knows someone else who wants an awesome Girl. I'm willing to drive her wherever she needs to go -- she really is a wonderful dog, and I want more than anything for her to have a home where she is the center of attention. The only thing I'd warn about her is that she appears to have an issue with her left hip -- if she runs too hard at the park (which she loves to do), it bothers her for days afterward. Baby aspirin appears to help. The vet said it may be from her giving birth to a litter (or litters) at such a young age -- her little hips were probably not ready for such a thing :(

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(the day I brought her into the backyard)

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(Just to put the crate in the proper context, the door opens up into a large "mudroom" leading to my back porch -- I extended the crate into the kitchen so she could hang out with me ... she is never just locked in the crate)

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Most recent (from this past weekend):
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And videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsvCRQDYw4I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_SbfD6w_24 (a couple of days after I took her in)
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby jrstinkfish » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:33 pm

You can't truly appreciate the ears on this girl until you've seen this video :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHKBwX6flME
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby Nickdawg » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:57 am

have you posted her on pbrc.net ?

thanks for saving her and taking such good care of her!
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby jrstinkfish » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:06 am

I registered there and tried post a listing, but it said I needed to be an organization in order to list a dog :sad:
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby Nickdawg » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:26 am

huh, perhaps that's new, I thought I had seen individual listings before - maybe someone here that is connected to a rescue could courtesy post?
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby Nickdawg » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:26 am

you could set up a dogster page - adopt me

www.dogster.com
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby merriterrier » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:05 pm

How is she with kids?
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Postby Amy Hendrickson » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:06 pm

You do not have to belong to an organization, you simply make up one like "find my dog a home" and list yourself as a foster home, not a rescue.
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby FBODGRL » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:05 pm

What a pretty girl :inlove:
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby jrstinkfish » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:25 pm

merriterrier wrote:How is she with kids?

I can't say really since I don't have any. At the park, she is fine with them though, I haven't noticed her acting any differently. She's shorter than she appears in the photo -- she's a whopping 2 feet from her paws to the top of her head -- so most kids can pet her with ease. She's not a jumper, but she can get overly excited when it's time to go for a walk.

And thanks for the pbrc suggestions, I'll try it out now.
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby ilikelily » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:34 am

She is beautiful, thanks for helping her out! Sending positive thoughts that a great adoptive comes your way.

Nickdawg wrote:you could set up a dogster page - adopt me

http://www.dogster.com


Great idea!
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby Ilovethepits » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:53 am

I cannot vouch for these rescues, but found them in TN. Perhaps someone else has some knowledge of them?

http://www.blessthebullys.com/index.html

http://www.etnpitbullrescue.org/

http://hogpr.wordpress.com/
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby jrstinkfish » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:06 pm

Thanks for the tips! I've created a Dogster page for her: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1131752 .

Otis, Girl, and I are traveling to Dallas this weekend, so if any of you guys know someone in that area who might be interested in her, pass it on!
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby Nickdawg » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:30 am

I left her a bone :)
only suggestion is you put the photo 2 from bottom (or another smiling photo) as her main one - she looks more stern in the one you picked....

thanks for helping her :bowdown:

did you get her on pbrc?
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Re: Stray Bully Girl needs a home - (TN & surrounding area)

Postby Nickdawg » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:45 pm

love the new pic and new vid - she really is a happy friendly girl...
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