Every now and then, we need some good news. Today a picture showed up on our Facebook wall that we decided needed to be shared.

You may remember our post about a sweet pittie with a broken pelvis who needed a foster. You can find it HERE.

This is one of the pictures we were provided from when she was visited at the shelter:

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Stevie Nicks the shelter dog

Here are some pictures her amazing family has taken since they adopted her:

This is what it’s all about.  Enjoy your sweet life, Stevie Nicks the Super Pittie!

Follow Stevie’s adventures on Instagram: @StevieNicksThePit

(Thank you Anna & Sarah for sharing your girl with us!)

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Mid-2009 we rescued a pittie pup from one of the shelters in Los Angeles.  She was a tiny little thing, and we paid full adoption fees for her because we were really concerned about a dog her age being in a shelter and who might adopt her.  We named her Violet.  Here are pics from her original photo shoot back in 2009.

Violet, now named Sadie, was adopted by a very nice woman who lived in PB. She received a lot of basic obedience training as a puppy. She grew up to be a very good girl.

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Unfortunately, Sadie’s mom has fallen on some very hard times and some behavioral challenges started to arise. Her mom wasn’t able to work with her, so Sadie has come back to the rescue.

Right now she is in boarding. She NEEDS to be in a foster home because she needs someone to work with her on her behavioral issues.  We will pay for her training but the foster must be willing to work with her and meet with the trainer on occasion. She would probably be best suited for a home with no smaller children darting around, definitely no cats, and preferably no other dogs.  If there are other dogs in the home, larger dogs would be better than smaller ones, and you must be able to keep them comfortably separated as we believe there are issues with other dogs.

She’s housetrained, up to date on her shots, has not been crated in her former home and we’re told she wasn’t a chewer. She bonds very strongly with her people and loves to snuggle. She’s 50 lbs but very tall, thin, and leggy.

We’ll provide food; a crate if needed; cover all vet costs and all training expenses.

We are begging for a foster home for her in the San Diego area, and we really, really would like to find one by the end of this weekend, 8/4.  Please contact us at pugglesnpitties@gmail.com if you can open you heart and your home to Sadie.  We know we’re asking for the moon for this girl. but we commit to our dogs for their whole life, and this little girl needs us again.

Behind the scenes…

December 2, 2012

We here at Puggles & Pitties generally prefer to work behind the scenes to get stuff done. We’re not good about updating this blog or our Facebook page, because we’re really busy rescuing dogs, or finding a rescue to help a dog we’re not able to help ourselves.

Case in point:  Tyson the Elderbull.  We posted about him a little over a month ago and then again last week.  We really, really, REALLY wanted to help him. We like helping senior pitties, or elderbulls as we call them. They are usually pretty calm dogs, just looking for a place to rest their sweet little heads (OK, big blockheads, but sweet nonetheless).  Yes, they may have some medical issues, as any senior dog will, but generally they have little to no behavioral issues.  They are incredibly grateful to be rescued and will love you more than you can imagine. The love you find you feel for them will take your breath away.

Ever since we had to say good-bye to Rufus, we have been on the lookout for another senior who would be a good candidate for the rescue, and we were sure Tyson was it. So one way or the other, we had to save him.

Well, we are happy to announce that Tyson left the shelter yesterday!! Through a frantic series of texts and emails, his rescue was coordinated last week – finding a foster, arranging the shuffling around of some dogs so that foster could help, finding another foster, arranging the shelter pull, coordinating times for the pull and subsequent hand off…it takes a LOT of work and a LOT of help from wonderful volunteers to make a rescue happen!

But yesterday it all came together for Tyson.  Here he is during his ride from the shelter to his foster home:

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Free at last!!

His foster mama said his breath was HORRENDOUS and he needed to be seen ASAP. So today she took him to an anesthesia-free dentist who was able to pull one of the teeth that was under that tongue of his. It was so rotted, it just came right out. She also cleaned all his other teeth and said he needed to come back in about 3 months for a check up.  We also discovered that his tongue hangs out because his jaw is malformed. We can’t tell if it was a genetic problem or if it was broken at some point at not treated, but his lower jaw doesn’t align correctly to allow his tongue to stay in his mouth.  Because the salivary glands are located under the tongue, the teeth that are constantly under his tongue are exposed to more saliva than they normally would be, which will lead to excessive decay and tartar on those teeth.  So we need to keep an eye on them to make sure they stay in good shape.

But the BEST news, is that Tyson gets along with his foster brother and sister really well, and the foster mom wants to keep him!!  So in the process of finding a foster for Tyson, we ended up finding his forever home!!  HURRAY for TYSON!!

And that is what we call a happy ending!  Thank you to Sarah, Anna, Yvonne, Chela, Paula, and Cathy for making this happen!!

We just received these pics from Willow‘s parents and love them so much we had to share!

This is why we do what we do…to give dogs like Willow their happily-ever-after!

If you’d like to share pictures of your P&P furkid, please send them to Kelly at pugglesnpitties@gmail.com.  We’d love to see them!!

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