Wednesday, April 29, 2009

No Fanfare - Just chit chat

I just wanted to take a minute to thank the ACO's, Behavior Staff and Volunteers at the Hayward Shelter for welcoming us into their facility last weekend to do some talking about Pit Bulls.
When I discussed what we've learned from the dogs we have worked with from the various busts I could see people in the audience begin to tear up. It shocked me and I almost lost if myself. I was so happy to take the work that we've been doing and share it with other folks who are caring for our beloved dogs. These are the things that will help people see pit bulls more as individuals and not pre-judge them on breed alone. There are so many shelters, so many people out there trying to do the right thing and we feel honored to have this opportunity to help in any way we can.
The picture above is one of their available dogs - Our Raven and Max came to us via Hayward as well; and here's a link to some of the other dogs they have available.
Hayward Virtual Pet Adoptions
Thanks Terry and Hillary for putting this together, We love you guys!

Marthina and Stephanie

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Celebrating America's Dog

Take a minute to enjoy this wonderful little video that celebrates America's Dog

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Positive Pit Bull Media - UPDATED LINK!

YAY....THERE IS AN ONLINE VERSION OF THE ARTICLE! Thanks so much for the people of Dog World for sending us this updated link! There is also a slide show of some of the dogs. DOG WORLD MAGAZINE

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Reading Raven

We are very proud to announce that our sweet Raven has been accepted in the Palo Alto Library's Paws to Read program. Thanks to the wonderful people at the Palo Alto Public Library for giving her this opportunity.
She had her first visit this past Saturday and we hear that she was a big hit! Our hope is that some of our other pit bull ambassadors can add their reading talents to their program. We can't thank her Foster Dad George enough for all that he has done with her! Now we are just keeping all of our paws and fingers crossed that she may be finding her forever home real soon!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good News

We got the good news from Best Friends Animal Society about the Las Vegas Summit.
Here it is:

Animal Welfare Groups Announce New Collaboration to Save Pit Bulls
Best Friends Animal Society and The Humane Society of the United States announced that a summit meeting held this week in Las Vegas to discuss the disposition of dogs seized from dogfighting operations has led to a coalition of groups working together to help the canine victims of organized violence.
Among the outcomes of the meeting:
• The HSUS has a new policy of recommending that all dogs seized from fighting operations be professionally evaluated, according to agreed upon standards, to determine whether they are suitable candidates for adoption. Dogs deemed suitable for placement should be offered as appropriate to adopters or to approved rescue organizations. The HSUS will update its law enforcement training manual and other materials to reflect this change in policy.
• The groups agree that all dogs should be treated as individuals, and they are the true victims of this organized crime. They also agree to support law enforcement and animal control agencies when decisions must be made regarding the dogs deemed unsuitable for adoption and in cases when rescue organizations and adopters are unable, within a reasonable timeframe, to accept dogs from such raids that have been offered for adoption.
• The organizations will form a working group to develop future protocols for cooperation in addressing the needs of dogs seized in raids, such as how to assist with the housing of fighting dogs, how to conduct professional evaluations, and how to screen potential adopters.
The summit meeting was convened to address the matter of dogs seized as a result of cruelty investigations, particularly due to the increase in HSUS-led enforcement actions against dogfighters.
Participants at the meeting included Best Friends Animal Society, The Humane Society of the United States, BAD RAP, ASPCA, National Animal Control Association, Maddie’s Fund, Nevada Humane Society, and Spartanburg Humane Society.

And now because it's Easter Weekend - Here's a little video to remind everyone to kiss your pit bulls

Monday, April 6, 2009

An Article about Leo's Ex Owner

Leo told us he wanted to share some thoughts about his former owner. Here's the article: MV Stuff

and here is what Leo thinks of it

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Some of our Recent CGC's

We think Pit Bulls make some of the best CGCs. Many go on to be therapy dogs.
Temperament correct Pit Bulls make great therapy dogs, they just love the people-folk!
If you think your dog is ready to be CGC tested let us know and we'll check'm out.
Testing is free for Pit Bulls through Our Pack!
Here's Dulce
and Ziggy
Congrats to All,