Featured Dog… DOZER
Featured Dog… DOZER
Sex: Male (Neutered)
Age: 3 years old
Color: Blue and White
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: No
Handsome, 2 year old Dozer sadly found himself surrendered to the Cedar Rapids animal control after his owner wasn't willing to work with him on his crate issues. Due to the fact he was a ‘returned dog’ he was immediately put on the euthanasia list. SEPR caught wind of his plight and couldn’t let it end like that. With the help of a few generous people in Iowa and the timely opening of space in a foster home, Dozer received a wonderful new crate and found himself safe and getting some excellent obedience training from his savvy foster mother!
Dozer is a looker with his soft, pure white and silvered blue coat. He even has tri-colored eyes! Blue-grey in the center ringed by hazel and outlined in black. Personality-wise, he is fairly laid back and not super hyper though he has his moments where he reminds us he is still a young dog. With proper exercise he’s more than willing to just ‘hang out’ in the house or the back yard. Really, he just wants to be wherever his people are and makes sure he’s where the action is at! And he ADORES kids! If Dozer could be with people 24/7 he would be in seventh heaven.
Though Dozer lives in a home with dog savvy cats we DO NOT recommend that he go to a home that has cats. He’s learned that cats in the house are off limits but needs to be reminded with firm leadership from his foster mom and the assistance of the cats. Dozer IS dog social and does well with most other dogs given proper introductions. Actually, SEPR has found that having a calm female canine friend is very beneficial to helping Dozer relax, especially when it comes time to kennel up. Dozer will need to be adopted into a house hold with a female canine companion. He is not fond of being left alone by his people. However, he has learned to respect a slightly heavier wire kennel once given a few weeks to learn the schedule of his new family, and the presence of a canine friend who isn’t worried.
Do not let anything stop you from considering this boy! Dozer is a dream to walk on his Gentle Leader! He also knows ALL of his commands and a bag full of tricks as well. He would be a great candidate for Canine Good Citizen testing or Agility Trials. Actually, he just BARELY missed getting his Canine Good Citizen certification last fall! (little boys with squeaker toys looked more interesting than his foster mom trying to tell him to ‘come’) We have no doubt he would be perfect as a therapy dog either. Rides on RTV’s are old hat for him and he loves helping his foster mom around the farm on odd weekends (he LOVES watching the cows!). And when the work day is done he’s just two seconds behind you onto the couch or bed and immediately curls into a ball with his head on your lap! He’s all about the cuddles!
Handsome, friendly, smart, well-traveled…what are you waiting for? Apply today! Dozer is waiting for a little ‘happily ever after’ of his own!
As for adopting a pit bull, they are wonderful dogs for the right family! Pit bulls are very intelligent and they need a structured home that will teach them how to be well mannered and socialized. Pit bulls are not a type of dog you adopt to ignore and leave on the end of a chain. Pit bulls are great in families with kids. They are rough and tumble type dogs that are not easily scared or hurt-making them a great jungle gym. Pit bulls love their owners with a heart and devotion unlike any other breed and with this kind of admiration comes great responsibility! To know the love of a pit bull is like none other and families that are responsible, committed owners know their dogs are well worth it!
SEPR does not encourage same sex-placements and will not place a Pit Bull in multiple dog homes due to the different levels of dog aggression with in the breed. We might place a Pit Bull in a home with a compatible dog of the opposite sex, but we ask our adopters to follow certain safety measures - Never leave the dogs unsupervised, always monitor roughhousing, avoid triggers that could cause conflicts such as bones, toys, etc. SEPR requires all other current canines in the residence to be spayed and neutered. We also ask that the dogs we place NOT be taken to dog parks. Dogs are adopted as inside family members only!
*Adoption application must be filled out with home visit and references (personal and vet) required prior to any adoption. Filling out an application does not obligate you to adopt, but merely begins the process. Must be over 21. SEPR does adopt out of state!
*Adoption Fee $170.00 Includes; Spay or neutering, up to date vaccinations, micro-chipping, house trained, crate trained, basic obedience manners, and leash training with a gentle leader.
Can't Adopt- Foster a Dog
Do you have a soft spot in your heart for animals? Do you want to help abandoned animals, but don't have the time or money to contribute? Fostering may be exactly what you're looking for. Being a foster parent to an animal is a great way to contribute to the cause. Our rescue will provide you with all of the supplies you need for the animal (crate, collar and leash, dog bed, food, toys, and treats). The animal will be current with all of their vaccinations and also be spay or neutered. The rescue will give you support and training as well. You provide your home and affection, they do the rest. Yes, you will become attached, but if you can keep these things in mind, you can become a successful foster parent.
-You are providing a homeless animal what they need, time and attention, while they wait for a permanent home
-By fostering you can help many animals over the course of your fostering time
-You may have a foster for a day, a week, a month or more. What a great feeling to know that because you gave the animal time at your home, you probably saved them from being euthanized in an overcrowded shelter
-You get to experience the pit bull breed and personalities
-You also gain many new friends that have the same concern you do for animals. TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More)
Want to Help - Volunteer
Sioux Empire Pit Rescue volunteer structure is established using a network of volunteers who manage all aspects of rescue. We do not have a physical building or offices, but we maintain open daily communication via email list.
SEPR volunteers are solely responsible for the following activities: Managing daily operations of the organization, accepting dogs from shelters, screening applications for adoption, supervising new volunteers, writing articles on pit bull plights, fundraising/writing grants, answering general email, designing graphics and printed material, organizing and attending adoption events, SEPR promo and PR (contacting media, radio shows, newspapers and other media outlets), fighting BSL, doing home checks, web site and database management, paper work/files, adoptions and sponsor follow ups, training rescue dogs, socialization, taking pictures and writing dog’s biographies, buying food/running errands for SEPR and the list goes on...
SEPR needs volunteers who are self-motivated, can initiate and carry out activities with little supervision, but who are aware of and in tune with SEPR’s philosophies and guidelines. SEPR volunteers operate as a group and everyone maintains team-oriented work ethic.
The best way to go about becoming a volunteer with SEPR is to fill out the sign-up form below, come meet us at one of our events and introduce yourself to our volunteers.
Can't Adopt- Foster a Dog
An all volunteer 501C3 rescue group in Sioux Falls South Dakota, Sioux Empire Pit bull's mission is to promote responsible Pit Bull ownership, provide breed education, combat pet overpopulation, and find qualified homes for sound Pit Bull dogs in South Dakota.
Sioux Empire Pit bull Rescue does not have a facility and runs strictly through volunteers. Our dogs can be visited at Petco the first Saturday of every month from 1-3p, or please visit our website at http://pitrescue.weebly.com.
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