When people say, “I couldn’t foster because it would be too hard to give the dog up.” I say, “How can it be harder than knowing a dog died because no foster home stepped up?” -Stubby Dog
On Sunday we picked up our newest foster pup from Miami-Dade Animal Services. Enzo (formerly named Rubio) is a 2 year-old Chow/Golden Retriever/Sharpei (we think) who is sweet as can be! He’ll be staying with us while he recovers from heartworm then will travel North to a rescue group to find his forever home.
Hi I’m Enzo!
We love getting updates from our foster dogs’ new forever families! Seeing dogs plucked from the county shelter only to go on to wonderful homes where they are showered in love is worth all the craziness we go through. Check out our before, foster and forever photos from our last three foster dogs below!
Sony’s (now Nietzsche’s) shelter photo from Miami-Dade Animal Services, 3/2/12
Nietzsche (with Harley) in foster, 3/10/12
Nietzsche’s favorite mischief: ‘slithering’ up people to get lots of kisses and loves!
On August 14th, Miami-Dade voters will take to the polls for the Primary Election, with a very important question on the ballot: “Shall the ordinance repealing the county’s 23 year old law prohibiting ownership of pit bulls as a dangerous breed of dog become effective?“
Read: Repealing Miami’s Pit Bull Ban: Voters Will Decide
Pit Bull enthusiasts and dog lovers everywhere are sure to turn out to the polls in numbers, hoping to overturn the archaic law that murders dogs based on what they look like. As the county counts down days to the election, here are a few important tips for voters to know.
Murdered for looking a certain way. That’s what happened to Lennox, a beautiful family dog from Belfast, Ireland last week. A beloved member of the Barnes family, Lennox was seized two years ago for looking like a “Pit Bull type dog”- a dog deemed dangerous and illegal to posses in the U.K. due to BSL. Lennox had been licensed for 5 years but was suddenly deemed dangerous. Though DNA tests proved the majority of Len’s genetic breed make-up was American Bulldog, authorities and the Belfast City Council deemed otherwise. He looked like a Pit Bull, they said. After 2 years of legal battles, petitions, celebrities’ pleas and offers to adopt Len to a country where his look is permitted worked. The Belfast City Council murdered Lennox on July 11, 2012 without even letting his family say goodbye.
Though needlessly killed by people far more dangerous than himself, Lennox did not die in vain. Lennox is now an international symbol of justice for all dogs, a name that paints a personal story on the ugly face of BSL and undeniable proof that something must be done to stop the ignorance and save our dogs. If an animal can be murdered simply for looking a certain way, where have we come to as a society? What message are we sending, that we as humans cannot come up with a better solution than murder? BSL started because people wanted a solution to reduce dangerous dogs and stop dog attacks. But BSL does neither; it simply spends taxpayer dollars to murder dogs, like Lennox, who look the wrong way.
Scarlett went to Doggy Beach for the first time ever two weeks ago. And though it was her first time on a public beach, the greatest first was much bigger: it was Scarlett’s first time in public since adopting her over a year ago. Scarlett did wonderfully; no barking at strangers and lots of good sniffing and playing with other beach doggies.
Great day at the beach!
We took her again yesterday and she had a blast; romping with pups and being fed treats from kids. Though it took over a year to get to this place, we couldn’t be prouder of our sweet mama.