Wednesday, February 25, 2009
WHERE HAS ACCEPTING PERSONAL RESPONSIBILTIES & ACCOUNTABILTIES GONE ?
WE LIVE IN A DISPOSABLE SOCIETY AND UNFORTUNATELY IT IS EASIER TO JUST DISPOSE OF ITEMS THAT WE NO LONGER WANT OR FIND VALUE IN.
DOGS UNFORTUANETLY FALL IN THIS CATEGORY WAY TOO TOO MUCH!!!.
THERE WAS A TIME THAT PEOPLE TOOK RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIER ACTIONS OR LACK OF. WE AS A SOCIETY NEED TO GET BACK TO THAT.
PBPP IS NOT A RESCUE BUT WE MAY BE ABLE OFFER SOME HELP!!
AT THIS TIME WE CAN NOT TAKE IN ANY DOGS AS WE ARE NOT A CERTIFIED RESCUE NOR DO WE HAVE THE FUNDS NOR SPACE.
WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP THOSE WHO WANT TO HELP THEMSELVES . WE WILL NOT BE A DUMPING GROUND FOR IRRESPONSIBLE OWNERS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR AN EASY WAY OUT!
OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR DOG AND BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A HAPPY AND SAFE HOME FOR ALL.
WE CAN PROVIDE TRAINING , HOME EVALUATIONS AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS IN ORDER TO REACH THE GOAL OF YOU KEEPING YOUR DOG.
BUT IF YOU ARE UNABLE OR UNWILLING TO KEEP YOUR DOG THEN WE WILL BE:
1. WE WILL MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP YOU LOCATE A NEW HOME FOR THE DOG .WHILE YOU FOSTER THE DOG IN NEED DOG.
(PERSONAL RESPONSIBILTY TIME!! TIME FOR YOU TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND BE WHAT THAT DOG REALLY NEEDS AND FOR YOU DO THE RIGHT THING )
2. WE WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO POST THE DOG ON DIFFERENT WEBSITES, ACCEPT & REVEIW ADOPTION APPLICATIONS AND DO HOME CHECKS.( WE WILL EXPECT YOU TO PLAY A PRO ACTIVE PART IN THESE EVENTS AND SEARCHES & WE EXPECT YOU TO WORK JUST AS HARD AS WE WILL )
3. WE WILL EVEN DRIVE THEM TO THEIR NEW FUREVER HOME AND DO MONTHLY FOLLOW UP AND HOUSE CHECKS .
PLEASE KNOW THAT MOST RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS HAVE ANY WHERE FROM 25-30 DOGS IN NEED OF PLACEMENT EVERY DAY . THE AVERAGE COST TO REHOME A DOG IN A RESCUE SETTING IS ON AVERAGE OF $250.00-$500.00 PER DOG. KEEPING THE DOG AT THE CURRENT PLACE OF RESIDENCE AS A FOSTER IS REALLY THE BEST OPTION
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Its time again for our Pit Bulls to get out there and strut their stuff. Time for all owners to get out there and promote a positive image and responsible ownership. Let the public see how wonderful this breed really is. Theres nothing better than seeing a dozen or two Pit Bulls nicely walking down the street in unison and harmoniously intuned to their owners and their surroundings. This is the image we want and need the public to see and know.
PBPP wants to thank THE HIP HOP SODA SHOP for their support and allowing us to use their business for our walk site.
Hip Hop Soda Shop
1241 E Fowler Ave
Registration starts at 2:30.. walk to start at 3:30ish
Prior to the walk we will have a place set up out side for registration and our meet and greets.
After the walk come in side and enjoy some good Southern Food and shop for Pit Bull Gear items.
HHSS is not allowed to serve outside and Dogs are not allowed inside (pesty City ordinances) so if you bring your crates our PBPP staff will be more than happy to PIT SIT while you go inside and check it out.
Please note that PBPP is about the "Betterment of the Breed". Some times we have a big crowd and sometimes we dont. We ask that all walkers put themselves in check and leave their ego's at the curb.
to paraphase President John F Kennedy "Dont ask what the breed can do for you ..but what can you do for the Breed"
For more information Please check out www.pitbullspoundingthepavement.com or contact CJ at 813-516-4209
Hope to see you there...
Proudly Pounding the Pavement for our Pits
THe PBPP Crew
Sunday, February 8, 2009
retractable leashes and harness'..really???
People it screams.. I AM A LAZY INATTENTIVE, IRRESPONSIBLE OWNERS and I AM TEACHING MY DOG BAD MANNERS !!!!
Yesterday PBPP had the pleasure of having a booth at a wonderful event called
WOOFSTOCK in Largo FL. PBPP was able to do what we love to do the most..which is to promote the breed in a positive manner and talk to the public about our breed and the issues that surround them. PITTIE talk is always fun!!
However, sitting in the booth we were able to look out at the crowd , admire the many different breeds in attendance and observe the behavior of the dogs and their owners.
I must say I was thrown for a loop and I am still shaking my head in bewilderment.
SO many people had their dogs on those pesty retractable leashes and harnesses. The dogs were walking 10 feet
ahead of the owners, getting tangled up with others dogs, many were growling and snapping at other dogs
while the owners were oblivious to their dogs actions as they were too busy talking or browsing the booths.One dog even found his way under our table and was nose to nosing with one of one of our ambassador dogs while his owner was 10 feet away at another booth . The dogs with the harnesses where pulling their owners all over the place or where rearing up on their hind legs like a horse in efforts to meet the dog next to it. SO when I saw the double whammy of retractable leash and harness I just caringed . YIKES!
Come on People....really ?
Harnesses may look nice but in reality you are teaching your dog to pull and not to obey commands. Owners are not able to aptly control their dog on a harness. I have seen too many owners try to control their excited dog on a harness only to have the dog end up doing spinning moves that a ninja would admire and the owners end up all tangle up in the leash. Harnesses and retractable leashes were invented for use by professionals only and used for working dogs such as K-9 patrol and search & rescue dogs in order for those dogs to cover more ground during their searches and so the handler not have to carry a 20 foot leather leash.
Some how the public has gotten their hands on them and the lack of dog safety and owner sensibility's has been thrown out the window.
you simply can not control you dogs actions on a harness and retractable leash. You should never let your dog walk in front of you anyways...WHose leading who? WHose bossing who? Whose really in charge the human or the dog...duh in this situation THE DOG!!!!
Here at PBPP we teach and preach that our dogs must be on their best behavior and manners at all times and
that we as owners demand nothing but the best from our dogs and ourselves. Which includes no matter what we are doing
we have to have our dogs best interest at heart. If I can't pay attention to what my dog is doing and see what her body language
is telling me then I shouldn't be doing what I am doing. I refuse to set my dog up for failure!
It amazes me why we as pit bull owners demand and expect so much from our dogs mostly due to the public demands it
yet the same public refuses to follow suit in their actions with their own dogs....hypocrisy at its finest!!!
Why is okay for their dogs to act like idiots but our dogs must be the image of perfection???
Well what ever the answer is, we here at PBPP will continue to demand the best from our breed and just shake our heads
at the unfortunate souls who just have no clue and to to those refuse to hold the mirror up to themselves yet are quick to point the finger.
POUND ON Tampa Bay Pitties..Pound ON..making a difference one paw step at a time!!