You hear all of their stories: Like Mia – who was known as Mama when surrendered to NYC’s high volume shelter because of an “allergy in the household”. Mia had generalized hair loss, and was thought to have had a flea infestation. Fast forward several months, and we discovered that Mia actually had MRSA and additional skin issues that were diagnosed by a conscious veterinarian and several trips to Cornell University. Mia was adopted by April after 9 months in foster care, and is blossoming into a more snuggly girl every day. The skin condition is still being managed, but she does enjoy going to the park every day, really loves hanging on the couch, chewing her balls and patiently waiting for treats. It’s a one-in-a-million adopter who will take a dog with an ongoing medical issue.
Dodger was tied to a bridge in Mississippi where his former owner left him to drown when the water rose. Volunteers snatched this sweet boy up and found him a safe environment. At 2 years of age, he was already heartworm positive, had a tick borne illness and had skin issues. Dodger’s temperament far outweighed his medical issues, and he waited patiently to come to New Hampshire to be adopted by Dorothy & Billy. They updated us and said that he looks and feels great and that he’s the funniest, sweetest little man.
In 2017, the rescue changed the lives of 106 rottweilers and 44 pitbulls – plus 7 kittens - from shelters in the Northeast and the deep south by providing foster care, medical attention and, in the end, a place to call their own, forever. We participated in evacuation of more than 100 dogs from East Texas – 32 of which came to the rescue, the remaining to other rescuers – after Hurricane Harvey. 2017 intake should be close to 130 rottweilers and 50 pitbulls – our highest intake year to date. We have rescued close to 1800 dogs since our creation in 2004.
The success of this rescue requires many things: committed families to provide the right balance of love and leadership for our dogs; responsible ownership in the general public for both the rottweiler and pitbull breeds; and support from our adoptive families and friends.
Please give the gift of life for the holidays. Your sponsorship will give a dog another chance at a good life: From dogs that have been loyal companions for most of their lives only to be abandoned in their golden years in a shelter - to dogs that have never felt the safety and love of a family life, only hunger and abandonment.
We all smile a little easier at this time of year! Won’t you consider putting a wag or a wiggle in a dog's life?
On behalf of the rotties & pitties in the rescue. Thank You