Pit Bull Awareness Month:October- Pg. 5 Meet Liberty-Pg. 3 Vegan Peanut Butter Dog treat Recipe-Pg. 4 Foster Homes Needed-Pg. 7 Fosters of the Month-Pg. 5 Adoption Update: Nicola -Pg. 11
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Meet Liberty S
itting alone, afraid and pregnant, Liberty waited for a rescuer at the shelter where she was
scheduled to be euthanized while pregnant with her 11 puppies. Besides being pregnant, Liberty was also emaciated and missing hair in may spots. Even after what she was going through, Liberty kept a happy spirit and enchanted one of our volunteers visiting the shelter that day. It was the day her new life began. Liberty delivered her puppies in her foster home (Her foster is the volunteer who noticed her at the shelter.) where she got the proper care needed. Now that most of her puppies have found homes, Liberty is waiting for that special someone who will adopt her and make her part of their family. In return, Liberty will provide a lifetime of love. Liberty is house trained, dog friendly and kid friendly. She is the perfect family dog. Please visit pawsinthecity.org for more info.
pittie party! October is Pit Bull appreciation month. Show your support and foster, adopt or donate!
All of the adorable, loving and athletic pitties pictured above are available for adoption at www.pawsinthecity.org
Foster of the Month:Nicole Ransom Foster Parent of the Month Ques0ons 1. How long have you fostered for Paws in the City? What animals have you fostered?
I have fostered for PITC since January of this year. So far we have fostered: Leyla, Decka (foster failure :) ) And now, Liberty and her puppies! We try to mainly foster pits, because usually they are the last to be picked as fosters. :( 2. What do you like most about fostering & what is your best memory from fostering? I like that when I'm fostering I'm helping PITC with another dog in need. They all deserve a chance!
My best memory from fostering so far is probably when Liberty was delivering her puppies. It was a Friday, so my mom went to work and I was home with my younger sister and some friends who were in town, who lets just say aren't very dog savvy. Usually, they say, dogs deliver their pups at night but that was not the case for Liberty, she started delivering at 3:00! Since I was the only one who was home and knew (slightly, this was my ﬁrst liPer) what to do I delivered the ﬁrst few puppies, but thankfully Stephanie West was able to come and help me out! 3. What's an interes0ng fact about yourself that you would want to share with other fosters? I am 12 years old :) I have ALWAYS loved animals! Not only do I care for all of our fosters, I photograph at adopUon events and also volunteer for PITC in social media, follow ups with adopters and markeUng! 4. Fostering is hard work. How do you stay mo0vated? When I see how far these dogs, who were supposed to be euthanized, have come, it's amazing! They are extremely loving and sweet if you just give them a chance! 5. What advice would you provide other foster parents? PaUence, determinaUon and persistence is key! It takes Ume for the dog to get comfortable and show their true colors! I've had some that want to run all day and others that just want my love! Be ﬂexible because each dog is diﬀerent!
Nicola was adopted from the SPCA by a family who had two boys. They had hoped Nicola would be a fun toy for their boys, but she later became more of a yard ornament. Nicola and her family lived next door to a Paws in the City volunteer. Nicola would visit the volunteer's house daily to get attention and good food. The volunteer asked the family if they would want to surrender Nicola to Paws in the City and they said "yes". With the help of Susan Strough and a consistent foster home, Nicola was able to work through some issues that had not been addressed by Nicola's previous family. Nicola had a few meet and greets but for some reason or another it wasn't a fit. We knew she was waiting for the perfect one to come along and the saying is true, good things come to those who wait! Nicola came into PITC in September of 2009 and it took her just shy of 2 years to find her fur-ever home. She may have been a long-timer, but every dog has her day!
UPDATE FROM FAMILY BELOW: Just wanted to let you know that Nicola is doing FABULOUS. She has so much personality, and she and Duke are still the best of friends. We recently bought a huge memory foam dog bed, and she camps out on that thing all the time. For her leash aggression, we had a dog trainer work with her and she has shown significant improvement. She still has her slip-ups here and there, but overall she is doing so much better on our walks together. Oh and I meant to tell you, I was at a dog park in Deep Ellum about a month ago, and I met the guy who fostered Nicola before you guys did! I can't remember his name right now for the life of me, but he definitely knew who you guys were when I mentioned your name. Small world, right?!?
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