Rosie was adopted by Cornelia one year ago from the high kill Martinez Shelter. She was a dog who'd been used as a breed sow and money machine in the hood like so many others. Rosie was one of the few lucky ones. When Cornelia contacted me and asked if I knew of a dog she could meet and potentially adopt as a companion for her older boy, Scout, I jumped at the chance to pitch Rosie. At the time, her name was Sunni and she was literally moments away from euthanasia. I asked Cornnelia if she'd consider meeting Sunni. The next thing I knew, Sunni, now Rosie was saved. Cornelia right out adopted her!
Even though we have a solid foster to adopt
program with information following this post, Cornelia took Rosie home to her beautiful sun drenched home in the Marin Headlands where Rosie enjoys lolling on the porch with Scout or frolicking on the beach with Cornelia and her husband, both stay at home writers.
Since Rosie has begun her new wonderful fairy-tale life...fairy tales DO come true....Cornelia has helped rescue other pitties in need at local shelters in her area and her brother in LA rescued Gunner and Dudley!
|Dudley and Gunner|
|Scout and the sleeping Rosie|
It isn't hard to make a pit bull happy and they will spend their lifetime repaying the favor. Please consider saving a life today. Do not breed and buy while homeless animals die.
First, you should read my nutrition page below and consider raw feeding. I would hesitate on the vet visit. The shelter doesn't let out sick dogs and the vets see you coming..I have had really bad experiences with new adopters really being taken to the cleaners because they wanted to do the right thing. I cannot warn you enough to perhaps take a breath and do a little healing from within. I can show you how to feed your dog nutritionally, how they were designed to eat, cheaply and you will probably never ever need to go to the vet.
I know it sounds radical, but hope you will at least take a look at the Nutrition Page. I also give all of the dogs and cats here and in my rescue homeopathy. If you get a virus, parasite, etc. while transitioning over to raw (once a dog is grounded in the raw diet they rarely pick up any diseases) you can call me anytime 512-762-8963 or email me and I can tell you what to pick up at Whole Foods (7.99) for homeopathy and kick that acute problem out while the system and immune system are strengthening.
Next, visit Junior's Page. There are two docs on there that will change your life and jumpstart you and puppy to a perfect life with your perfect dog. The first Step 1-2-3 pit bull starter kit is a one page crate training doc. If you don't have a crate, pick up one on Craigslist for pretty cheap..I like the plastic ones Vari-Kennel, but some prefer the wire which can be broken down for travel. If you follow the directions explicitly you will have a crate trained dog and a crate trained dog is a happy, secure, confident dog. The next doc is the Kong. If you follow the directions explicitly, you will have a dog who loves her Kong and has something to do in the crate. A properly Kong trained dog will never need another chew or toy..they will all be about the Kong..the doc below that has about a million recipes for things to fill the Kong with, but that comes after level six.
For transitioning her through all those awful shots and who knows what kind of diet, etc. order Emergency Essence and Adol Essence from email@example.com. If you call the guy Monday and tell him you have a new shelter adopted dog, he might recommend another essence for her besides Adol, but order the Emergency for initial transition. You will give the essence starting with Emergency by pounding five times on your palm and dropping 7 drops into the water supply. If you order three bottles, no charge for shipping. Quite a bargain. I would also give her Chlorella to pull the metals out of her body from all of the shots she's been given..see the vaccine information linked at the bottom of the Nutrition Page. Every dog who has had these vaccines should be given a series of Waiora Cellular Defense which you can order through the website. It's kind of expensive at about $58 per bottle, but will pull the toxic metals injected into your pet when vaccinated. These metals and toxins cause horrible side effects like aggression, hair loss, allergy and food intolerance, behavior, over chewing, fear, and on and on. Just visit the Links Page on our site: http://www.reunionrescue.com/id8.html and click on the Waiora Zeolite link under Animal Health and Wellbeing.
Last, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. Call Bob Gutierrez linked at the bottom of Junior's Page and arrange for a basic obedience class. Tell him you are an Animals First/Reunion Rescue dog saver and the code words are either 'Kharma' or 'Junior'. Bob will give you a substantial discount with punch cards for classes. He is our dog whisperer and the best trainer I've ever heard of. Bob has been training for over 30 years and has trained just about all of our rescue dogs for over 10 years. There is a reason we can say we are the 'home of the world's friendliest pit bulls'.
Please join our online group by linking to the button on the home page. We would love to have you and are transitioning over from the old Topica group to the new Yahoo Group, Reunion Rescue Play Group. It is a great support group of other animal and dog lovers who have saved a life just like you. Welcome to the club! It's a wonderful life.