We'd like to thank all the people that have donated towards the care of all these precious furbabies. Without your generosity, we would not be able to help as many as we do.
If you cannot adopt or foster, please think about sponsoring one of our rescued dogs. With your help they will get a second chance at a great life. You can sponsor a dog by donating $25, $50, $75 or another amount.
Sponsorships/Donations can be placed as a gift in someone else's name, In Memory Of or even just a Thank you to someone. We will send a card to the person or family acknowledging a gift was made in their name. You can view our sponsor page when you Click Here! and see how you can help us even more
Since we receive no federal, state, or local aid, we can only continue with your help.
All dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm/lymes tested, fecal done and dewormed before we can adopt them out. MANY of the dogs we take into rescue need more medical attention then others. We spend hundreds, sometimes thousands on some of these dogs. Our veterinary bills are enormous.
The adoption donations we receive don't even begin to cover the cost. We have no paid employees. We are all volunteers that just love animals, so you can be sure your donation is going straight to the care of the dogs. You can make a one time donation or sponsor a pet monthly. View our sponsor page Here! and see the many ways you can help the animals in rescue.
Pits And Rotts For Life Rescue, Inc is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. All Donations are tax-deductable.
Gia is a 3 mth old Pitbull that came into rescue on June 23, 2009. She was brought down to Maryland by the New York ASPCA. Gia is in need of having her eye removed, as you can see in the pics it is not the normal size an eye should be.
Gia was found as a stray in NY. She is as sweet as could be for a dog that may have been abused. Gia is up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm/lyme tested negative, dewormed, and fecal was negative. She will be spayed during the surgery on her eye, or at a later time when she has recouped.
If you are interested in fostering Gia, please contact Susan at Pitsrotts4life@aol.com to fill out the application.
If you are interested in donating to her medical bill, please use the paypal link below. Any amount will help. Thank you
Blunt Force To His Face And Burns On His Body, But Brock Still Loves People
Don't pay attention to the date/year, since it's not that year yet, because it's a friends camera and I don't know how to change it.
On June 11, I was visiting a no kill shelter/rescue around 6:30 pm. A woman walked in talking about a dog. The woman at the shelter asked her if she was interested in adopting or was giving up a dog. She said giving up a dog and it was a Pitbull that she had gotten about a month ago as a gift. The shelter wasn't taking in any dogs, and I have no room for anymore dogs, so I asked the woman how long she could hold him. She said she would hold him for at least a week. We would help her find him a home.
I asked the woman if we could see the dog, so we walked out to her car and there he was in the back seat. He was very happy and mellow, didn't try to jump out the window or go crazy to meet us. He was a very trainable dog. I was rubbing him and noticed some marks on his side. I asked the woman what happened, she said "I don't know, he came like that". When I looked him in his eyes, one of them was blood shot. It didn't look like Cherry eye, so I knew something was wrong. I asked her what happened to his eye, she said "I dont' know, he came like that".
This dog had been abused and there was NO WAY I was letting him stay with these people any longer. I told them to drive down the road about 4-5 miles and take him to my vets office. My vet checked him over and it turns out someone has either punched or hit him with an object in his face. The blood shot eye, ruptured blood vessel, and the lump on his nose, are from blunt force to the face. The marks on his side are burn marks that have been there for a while. He cries when you touch his eye and nose. The dog is still in pain. Unfortunately, since all this was done so quickly, neither I nor the shelter worker got their names, address or tag number. So NO charges can be pressed.
Barrack, as they named him after Obama, is now named Brock. He is only 6 mths old. He LOVES people and other dogs. When I went to visit with him at the vets office tonight, I don't think his tongue or tail stopped wagging or licking for more then 5 secs. Brock will be staying at the vets office for some time to heal and get help.
We are in need of help with funds for his medical treatment, a foster home for this sweeheart, or a forever home. If you are able to help us with any amount, I'm sure Brock would greatly appreciate you caring enough to get him the treatment he needs.
Pits And Rotts For Life Rescue, Inc is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. All donations are tax deductable. Thank you so much for any help you can give. It is greatly appreciated.
This is Shayla. She was found wandering around the Hollins Ferry area in Baltimore City. People watched her for weeks and nobody did anything but a disabled man. Is this what Baltimore has come to? turn your back on a needy animal. We took Shayla into rescue on February 11, 2009.
Shayla was extremely emaciated when we took her into rescue. We are working with her very slowly to put on weight. She is the sweetest dog you could meet and she still loves people, even though people are the ones that did this to her
As you see from the picture below, Shayla is now ready for adoption. She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, micrcochipped, dewormed and her fecal was negative. Shayla is working on house training, but has not mastered the skill yet. This can be worked on quickly, so do not let this stop you from bringing her into your home. Shayla also has LOTS of energy, so be prepared to go for nice long walks or jogs. Because Shayla appreciates the love she is finally getting, she will shower you with hugs and kisses, so be prepared.
If you are interested in adopting Shayla and showing her that all humans are not bad, please Click Here
If you would like to sponsor a dog like Shayla, and unfortunately there are a lot of them out there like this, please click the donate button.
Ziti is a 9 mth, 27 lb pint size pitty that was found as a stray in Baltimore County, MD. Animal Control noticed she had stitches in her left leg, but her right leg had a torn crucea.
We took Ziti into rescue on 2/25/09 and had her taken straight to our vet. He did x-rays on her and saw that whoever did the first surgery to her left leg, botched the job and made her leg worse.
The doctor sent her xrays to an orthopedic doctor and now Ziti was in need of surgery for both legs. Luckily Ziti is young, so this would not damage her ability to walk or run.
Ziti had her surgery and she is doing very well. She would be better off in a home without other animals since she needs to recoup for about 4-5 weeks, and her watching other dogs running around is not working out to well.
If you are not able to adopt at this time, but you are able to foster, please click here to download our Foster Application.
On January 29, 2009 we were called about 2 pitbull puppies that were tied up to a stop sign in Baltimore City. They are both around 6 mths old, starvation cases and as sweet as could be
Gizmo and Faith are looking for forever homes that will not just get rid of them. They are both housetrained, leash trained, and crate trained. They love to snuggle, cuddle and give kisses. They trust in humans even though they were neglected and abused by humans.
Both will be up to date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed, fecal done before adoption. They are both on heartworm/flea/tick preventative now.
If you would like to give Faith a good home, please Click Here
UPDATE: SWEETIE PASSED AWAY ON 9/8/08----R.I.P SWEET BABY
I just wanted to say Thank you to everyone that spent time with Sweetie, played with her, rubbed her and showed her love. We will never know her past before she came into rescue, but we do know the time she was with us she was well loved.
Sweetie is now at peace. After having Sweetie in rescue for the time she was, after seeing her medically progress for so long, and then all the sudden deteriorate, and seeing the pain she was in today, I have to say I was able to let her go knowing we had tried everything we could to keep her alive. In my heart I know she knows this
Some people say "why do you spend so much money on one dog when you could help so many others with that amount". All I can say to that is When your faced with a dying dog looking in your eyes and doing everything they can to fight to live, you do what you can for them. Then when it's their turn to go, they will let you know.
Sweetie fought her fight. She lost the battle but won the war. She is in a place now that she will never feel hunger. She can eat without getting sick. And now she doesnt' have to worry about finding a home. SWEETIE IS HOME--MAY YOU R.I.P SWEET BABY
Sammy came into rescue from a high kill shelter in the South. He was partially blind, and on death row. We took him into rescue and everyone loved him. The opthamologist in New Hampshire said with some medicine, there is a chance he may see again, but theres a chance he may be completely blind in a few years. Sammy was adopted by a great family.
1 month later, Sammy started having problems. He wouldn't eat, drink, move and he started going to the bathroom on himself. The hospital did a spinal tap on Sammy, and said there was something wrong neurologically, and there was no cure for him. His new family had to make the decision to put Sammy out of his misery, or let him live a painful life.
Before Sammy came into rescue, he NEVER knew what love was. He found love in his foster home before transport to NH. He found love in his foster home in NH, and he found love in his new adoptive family. Thank you to everyone that loved Sammy and let him feel special before he made his journey to his creator.
R.I.P SAMMY---YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED
Lacy is about 2-3 yrs old, weighs around 45 lbs, and loves to be with people. She is the most happy go lucky dog you could ever meet, very loveable, kissable, huggable and her tail does not stop wagging.
Lacy seems to love everyone she meets, including cats. She is picky about which dogs she likes, so we would prefer a home without other dogs. She is being fostered in New York
Lacy is up to date on her vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm/lymes tested negative, dewormed, spayed and on heartworm/flea/tick preventative mthly.
If you would like to give this wonderful Dog a good home, please Click Here
Little Pitty Libby was found tied to a tree with a half a bag of dog food next to her, but not in range for her to eat. Libby was emaciated. No one knows how long she was tied there, but a nice couple found her and brought her into the shelter in Howard County.
We took Libby into rescue, but she could not leave the vets office. Libby was very sick. She was eating, but couldn't hold anything down. After 6 days of being hospitalized, Libby died. When Libby died, she went knowing what love finally was. The whole time she stayed at the vets office, Libby was showered with attention, kisses, hugs and lots of people caring about her.
Don't let Libbys death be in vain, or Scotty's neglect go unnoticed. Please, if you know of anyone abusing or neglecting an animal, please call you local police, Animal Control, Humane Society or a nearby rescue. We, the people, are their only hope. Speak up for the animals.
Animal cruelty occurs when someone intentionally injures or harms an animal or when a person willfully deprives an animal of food, water or necessary medical care. Here are some signs that may indicate abuse or neglect:
Tick or flea infestations
Wounds on the body
Patches of missing hair
Extremely thin, starving animal
An owner striking or otherwise physically abusing an animal
Dogs who are repeatedly left alone without food and water, and often chained in a yard
Dogs who have been hit by carsŚor are showing any of the signs listed hereŚand have not been taken to a veterinarian
Dogs who are kept outside without shelter in extreme weather conditions
Animals who cower in fear or act aggressively when approached by their owners
We are always looking for good people to Foster some of our precious Fur-Babies. By fostering you will be making room for another defenseless, homeless animal who will be saved because YOU have opened your home and your heart. If you would like to Foster one of our wonderful Dogs or puppies, please click here to download our Foster Application.
Please, only fill this application out if you are willing to do this long term. Some of our dogs can be adopted within a months time, some it may take a few months to a year. This is a commitement that cannot be done half way.
On Sundays, we hold an open house to anyone interested in meeting some of our dogs from 11am-2pm. All the dogs that are in the kennel and other dogs in rescue, come to this event, so if you just want to hang out with some cool furballs, interested in adopting one or fostering one, just want to get dog kisses, or just have nothing else to do that day, come on out and have some fun.
Unless you've been pre-approved, no adoptions will happen on site. You must still fill out an adoption application and have it approved, references will be called and a home visit will be done, before any animal can go home.
Address for event:
Tail End Kennel
6225 Glen Falls Road
Reisterstown, MD. 21136
If the weather is bad, call before showing up, we may have to cancel. HOPE to see everyone soon. Oh Yeah, the dogs love treats, so bring plenty of them.
The dogs that are still in need of foster homes are: Kevin, Yasmin, Deebo, Chris, Layla and Nancy.
Volunteers are ALWAYS needed. We are in need of people helping us to walk the kennel dogs, doing home visits, visiting with the dogs at the kennel, bookkeeping, phone calls, adoption events and there's plenty more to do. The dogs really enjoy all the company they can get and all the extra time outside in the grass.
If your interested in volunteering to help the dogs in rescue, Please
Click Here! They don't ask for much, but they give tons in return.
If you cannot adopt or foster, please think about sponsoring one of our rescued dogs. With your help they will get a second chance at a great life. You can sponsor a dog by donating $25, $50, $75 or another amount.
The amounts below are our cost per dog
Spay--$95-$130 (Depending on size of dog)
Neuter--$75-$160 (Depending on the size of the dog)
Flea Medicine per month/per dog--$13-$18
Heartguard--$10-$15 per dog/per mth
Kennel--$10-$20 a day per dog
Food---$100 a week feeds 8 dogs (40 lbs of dog food last 2 days)
Food---$50 a week feeds 3 puppies (40 lbs last almost 1week)
Sponsorships/Donations can be placed as a gift in someone else's name, In Memory Of or even just a Thank you to someone. We will send a card to the person or family acknowledging a gift was made in their name. You can view our sponsor page and see how you can help us even more when you Click Here!
We have chosen Kuranda dog beds for our boarding facilities because they are so good for our dogs. We still don't have enough for all of our kennels. If you would like to donate a bed so another dog can sleep in proper comfort, please click here.
PRFL places a priority on taking shelter or abused Pitbulls/Rottweilers or mixes of these. Many times, we have to turn down shelter dogs because we don't have a suitable foster home. For this reason, we only accept owner surrenders if the following conditions are met:
1.) The dog is of sound temperment.
2.) The dog is heartworm negative and on heartworm prevention.
3.) The dog is accompanied by its toys, bedding, crate, food, dishes, registration papers, etc.
4.) The owner is willing to either bring the dog up-to-date on its shots and other necessary medical treatment (alter the dog if not done already) or the owner is willing to pay a surrender fee to cover the costs of altering the dog and bringing it up-to-date on vaccinations.
5.) The owner has made reasonable effort to find a new home or returning to the breeder prior to contacting PRFL.
6.) The owner is willing to hold the dog until a foster home becomes available, or
7.) The owner is willing to pay the costs to board the dog until a foster home becomes available.
8.) If PRFL agrees to take the dog, the owner must sign an Owner Surrender Contract with PRFL.
If you have decided to surrender your Pitbull/Rottweiler/Mix to PRFL, please contact us for the Owner Surrender form. Owner Surrender Fee - $150.00 - $200.00. This depends on what medically we have to do that you haven't done already.
Our volunteers and myself are people who want to help the animals in any way we can. We mainly work with Pit Bulls/mixes, and Rottweilers. Occasionally we will take in other breeds that are in need of rescue. These dogs usually come from Southern Shelters that still gas and heartstick animals. If you are interested in adopting another breed of dog, please let us know. There are plenty of dogs waiting for that special home. We have a wonderful Veterinarian who works with us to ensure all of our rescues are updated on vaccinations, neutered/spayed, heartworm/Lyme tested, and micro-chipped. We do testing on all of our rescues to make sure what kind of home would be best for them.
Adopting an animal is one of the most rewarding feelings, the pleasure you get from giving that furbaby the love, home, exercise and attention they have never had is unbelievable. To see them running around your yard and then run over to you giving tons of kisses is a feeling like no other, it is great. If you are interested in adopting any of our furchildren, please give Susan a call or email or just Click Here
Once we have received your application, we will check your personal and vet references, set up a time to do a home visit, and then you will meet the furchild you are interested in. Adoption donations are $250-$300. It will be listed in the dogs profile. Included in this donation is the cost of the Vet care your new Family member has received, they have been; vaccinated, spayed/neutered, heartworm/Lyme disease tested, dewormed, had a fecal and microchipped. All Dogs are also temperament tested before being placed.
Pit Bulls and Rottweilers need our help. There are so many of them and not enough of us. They are considered the "bad dog" not because of them, but because of the humans that get a hold of them. Animals are brought into this world helpless. They only do what they are taught. How many times have you heard a Pit Bull has hurt a child? Many times you have heard that statement but how many times have you heard how the Pit Bull was; starved, beaten, set on fire, stabbed, and fought until they learned how to do that? You don't hear all the facts, because that may make the human race look like terrible people, it is easier to blame it on the dog instead. They have no say. These acts have been taught or tortured into them.
Please help these innocent creatures. Make a donation to help us help more of them. Your donation goes to kenneling, feeding, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, micro-chipping, toys, blankets, and everything else a Furbaby would need.
Because we take in dogs/puppies at any given time, we are always in need of supplies. We do not have the volunteers to pick up from all over so you can always ship the items, or order them online and have them sent directly to us. The address is at the bottom of this page. Thank you for any thing you can give
Dog Beds (store bought or Kuranda beds-link above)
Puppy/Adult Food (Dry Only)
Leashes/Collars (adjustable since puppies grow quickly. We only use buckle collars
Puppy /Dog Shampoo
Flea Medicine--Frontline/Revolution--All sizes needed. This can be bought online without a prescription
Gift cards to PetCo, PetSmart, PetValue or jefferspet.com (online petsupply store)
Animal rescuers creed!
I am an Animal Rescuer
My job is to assist God's creatures. I was born with the need to fulfill their needs. I take in new family members without plan, thought or selection. I have bought dog or cat food with my last dime. I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand. I have hugged someone vicious and afraid. I have fallen in love a thousand times and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body. I have Animal Friends and friends who have animal friends.I don't often use the word "pet." I notice those lost at the road side and my heart aches. I will hand raise a field mouse and make friends with a vulture. I know of no creature unworthy of my time.
I want to live forever if there aren't animals in Heaven, but I believe there are. Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind? We may be master of the animals, but the animals have mastered themselves-- something people still haven't learned. War and Abuse makes me hurt for the world, but a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind. We are a quiet but determined army, and making a difference every day. There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan, nothing more rewarding than saving an animals life; No higher recognition than watching them thrive. There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play who only days ago, was too weak to eat.
I am an Animal Rescuer, My work is never done, My home is never quiet. My wallet is always empty, but my heart is always full. In the game of life, we have already won.
Since all animals are Angels in there own way, and anyone that helps an animal is it's best friend, we've decided to start a listing of all of the people that have helped us to save these precious souls. Would you like to become An Angels BestFriend? To visit An Angels Best Friend Page,