In the past week we have adopted out two of our hardest to place dogs because of their breeds. Both sweet dogs, but because they are classed as "pit bulls"; one an APBT and the other ASBT not many people like to love on them. I for one love bullies more and more each week. I tend to find myself staying with them all day...
Ziggy our mascot who we've had for three years went to his new forever home (we hope) with Princess this week. Princess has had a tough life; 12 puppies, abandon and starved to death and only three of her puppies survived. Ziggy was a stray and has been with us for three years.
Even though they are both WONDERFUL dogs I must say I was a little upset with the placement. They are both full grown bullies and have lived in seperate homes all their lives. Had only met once and have similar personalities; I just saw them clashing and all hell breaking loose. I didn't think the new owners would be able to handle them both or worse if a fight broke out. Shame on me for jumping to conclusions, but my first priority are the dogs, their saftey and well being. If a fight broke out the first ones to be blamed woud be the two dogs and surely would be put down byt the city. We're trying to save their lives not put them in a situation for set up.
To my surprisment they started playing as soon as they were released in their new backyard!!! *smiles all around* Ziggy had his butt in the air and Princess was super excited. Everything went good and they love each other.
I'm sad I'll never see my two babies, but ecstatic to see them both find a home.
Pictures of them both(seperate).
Princess a one year old Staffie who loves everyone!
Ziggy a 3 1/2 year old APBT who has bounced from foster to foster. He looks tough, but acts like a lab. We always tell people he's a lab trapped in a pitties body.
I had to share the good news! We've been waiting for the right home and think we may have just found it.
On the other hand we had a great adoption day today with applications coming in on all of the dogs, but when two go one has to come in right? You've got it! A 2 year old pure breed Chocolate Lab came in today with his papers. Lets just say I was in heaven. I'm not a lab person, but the goofy look on his face and wanting to play all day was just calling my name. Wieghing in at 86 pounds this is Rocky.
That face kept me smiling and just like Buster(my dog) he is still a puppy in that big body.