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Max and Sam We are Emma Shay’s Legacy, it’s a wonderful new Facebook page by my amazing sister from another mister!

If you love pit bull pages on Facebook than you are going to love this one!

This page was created by a woman I was very fortunate to meet, my friend Kym, who works tirelessly to help pit bulls and other adaptable dogs.

She is an advocate for responsible pet guardians, she fights to stomp out BSL, and end animal cruelty! How cool is she???

She is a real inspiration to me personally and to many others as well. Please feel free to tell your friends to like and share her page, and if you pop by remember to do that same!

NO HATERS PLEASE, lions don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.

Kym..,1185536_475137882596335_1634567378_n thank you for all you do, for all the ways you create change and for giving me the chance to meet and get to know a kindred spirit! It’s us, the pups and the minions to the end!

https://www.facebook.com/weareemmashayslegacy


I’m back, where I’ve been and what’s up next

28748_166911366782736_147438333_nHi gang!

I have not been posting in a while, mostly because of my dog training course.

I am in the last phase of the program and I have been very busy getting ready for my final, I am looking for some rescues to help me out with an essay I am writing so I am hoping that I get some responses.

I need three shelters or rescues willing to be interviewed by phone I need to know the percentages of dogs relinquished, the reasons why they were relinquished, the percentages  of dogs adopted and percentages of dogs euthanized, and why.

rehabilitation training to prevent dogs from losing potential homes, and training to make homeless dogs more adoptable

Also the numbers and reasons why dogs are returned after adoption.

My goal as a trainer is to keep dogs out of the shelters and to stop euthanizations due to a lack of training, and also to help people to understand how important proper training is and why it should be part of every responsible owners priority and gift to their pets success as a member of our society.

If anyone knows of shelters and rescues interested in helping me out with this please send me an email at apitomesblog@shaw.ca and please include the shelter or rescue name and address, contact persons name, title and phone number.

Remember folks keeping animals safe and out of the shelter systems is or should be a primary goal.

Thank you to everyone that visits my blog, comments, and shares their own experiences, without you all this would all be for nothing! It’s you that have helped me help them, so again thank you very much! I appreciate it deeply!

After graduation I look forward to sharing many things with you all, and getting back to what I love, helping dogs in need and tending to my blog! I am hoping to include some free basic training videos for you all to share and enjoy.

-Apitome-

 


Hurricane Sandy… Helping the animals and their familes find each other again! Please share!

Starting today I would like to offer to anyone who finds a lost pet, anyone who has lost a pet, or any rescue groups who want to match up pets and their families affected by the hurricane, to post free of charge all listings, posters and inquiries.

You can post a lost add, you can post a found add and you can refer people to the blog for match ups. Each day any emails I receive to apitomesblog@shaw.ca will be posted in an effort to match people to their pets who may have been inadvertently left, or lost due to the hurricane! Please feel free to share this info or drop me a note so we can network effectively to match people and their pets.

I am deeply sorry to all those affected by the hurricane, and to those whom have lost loved ones, you are all in my thoughts through these trying and scary times.

If you send an email pet pls try to include a picture when possible, it does help!

Stay safe out there and may you all be reunited very soon!

-Apitome-


O.K. so this one is not about pit bulls but it’s important, and they really need our help to end the madness that is the cove! Please share, and speak out.

URGENT: The latest is a very big pod with a baby are netted in the Cove in Taiji Japan for killing!

If you can share this info they might be saved. We are being asked to phone the Japanese embassies now! Perhaps it will save the dolphins? If not maybe it will finally garner the change these beautiful mammals need!

List of japanese embassies: ( Links) http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html
MOFA: Japanese Embassies and Consulates Websites www.mofa.go.jp It was asked that people be polite so there will be more chance of the Japanese considering saving the dolphins. It’s ok to show emotions, but get the words out!  It’s not just a dolphin, or pilot whale, these are sentient beings, they grieve they cry out for one another, they see their own family members being killed, can you imagine that? Are you foolish enough to think they don’t have feelings? Please speak out about this awful practice, boycott aquariums, and dolphin resorts selling “swims” these animals have saved humans countless times, now it’s our turn to return the favor!
 This was a photo taken from Taiji the dolphins that are not bought by zoo’s, animal brokers, and resorts are not let go, they are slaughters and sold as “tuna”, Yes you heard right Tuna. Activist Rick O’Barry proved that and how far Japan’s Fishing commission will go to cover it up.
I also encourage people to call these aquariums and resorts, let them know what your feelings are and take what they say with a grain of salt, after all they are in on this practice they know full well what goes on in Taiji, and yet they keep paying for more!
Pilot whales are killed by the thousands each year in Taiji and the Faroe islands, and we must take a stand before there are no dolphins or whales left!
-Apitome-

The Christmas Season.., What does it mean to you?

To me Christmas has always meant giving of yourself freely and with purpose, it has meant peace and good will, it has meant family and friends, and a huge sloppy wet kiss Christmas morning because the dog really wants to unwrap that bone!

I know with everything we are inundated with all year-long can be hard, so let me leave you with just  a few things to ponder before you grasp your kin and hold them close this year…

A little inspiration from my friend Stevie Ohlarik;

If you can’t adopt – foster… If you can’t foster – sponsor… If you can’t sponsor – volunteer… If you can’t volunteer – donate…or transport an animal to safety…. If you can’t donate – educate, network, and cross-post… Everyone can do something, large or small, to help save a life.

Now isn’t that what the Christmas season is all about? But should it end there? Shouldn’t it be what everyone should be doing, not trying to save the world, just a piece of it. If everyone did just one thing, imagine what that would look like.

As far as BSL goes, Don’t let it ruin a little girls Christmas or New Year, why should her friend be taken away or killed in a shelter, just because of the way he looks? Pit bulls are not ticking time bombs they are loving compassionate little creatures, who have the tenacity and drive it takes to be called man’s best friend, because now days man doesn’t seem very worthy of being a pit bulls best friend.

To all my pit bull families and friends, advocates, and rescues Merry Christmas! Thank you for standing with me, for speaking out for educating the public.

David Edelstein, Drayton Michaels, Jean Donaldson, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Kym, Kurt, Simon, Billy, Matty, Cris, Jim, and all the others I can’t possibly all fit in here.., MWAH! You all know who you are and thank you!

This year I see more people waking up from under the ether that is BSL, I see education and understanding coming before fear and bias! I see a lot of things but none of them are possible without all of you, so to each and every person that reads this blog, that shares my posts, that retweets the things I say and the messages I try to convey, who does what they can on their own to change and end BSL forever, to rescue and save a life, Merry Christmas to you as well, and thanks!

A not so Merry Christmas

How to wrap a pit bull for Christmas

Christmas toy for a bull

Pit Bull Christmas

Now with that said and out-of-the-way I would like to have another stab at a contest I am looking for the best christmas photo or video of you and your dogs, or just your dogs celebrating christmas this year, show me your gifts, your hats, and costumes, show me the love you share with you pooch! The winner will be picked in the new year so you all have until January 3rd to submit your entries. please send all entries to apitomesblog@shaw.ca The winner will be featured on apitome’s page for pit bulls on Facebook and will be the new mascot for January on my Twitter page, and obviously will be featured here as well!

So Merry Christmas gang, and send in those pics and vids! and if you do maybe next year I’ll include a gift certificate, harness or toy! and remember to include in email what christmas means to you and your dog!

-Apitome-

 

 


Roxy needs a responsible loving home, anyone in OC want a gorgeous fur kid?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROXY  was adopted and then they changed their minds and took a different dog, she just needs a chance to shine!
Very loving with people, just wants attention & rubbins..She walks great on a leash,no pulling at all,she takes treats gently from hand.Needs basic training,sit-stay, etc. Her coat is soft & beautiful,she seems like she was well cared for EXCEPT all legs are scarred up, she has been attacked at some point. She is timid and didn’t react to dogs until they barked loudly at her, she may have fear aggression, but seemed like she could be introduced to dogs if proper introduction.She did not care one bit for  the bunnies. I let her stay in front of bunny cage and not once did she lunge.
Pet ID: A1122906
Sex: F
Age: 10 Months
Color: BLUE – WHITE
Breed: PIT BULL – AMERICAN BULLDOG
Kennel: 216

OC Animal Care
714-935-6848
561 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868 Map
Do not let this girl go without her forever home, SHE DESERVES IT!

Responsible and committed only please!

-Apitome-


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