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Old 03-22-2013, 01:06 PM
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Adopting a "bait" dog

A "bait" dog, according to my sister, is a pitbull (in this case) who is thrown into a ring before the two pitbulls actually fight to hype them up. Not only was the dog abused by the owner and other fighter dogs, it is malnourished and left on the street to die. I'm going to look at him tomorrow to see how he is and if I'm able to take him home and help him recover. He is very rough shape, I've seen pictures of him. Does anybody have any pitbulls on the forum that can give me some pointers or tips? He's about a year old at 21lbs, he is skin and bones covered in scars and scabs. He is going to be on channel 12 news and was found on the border of Clifton and Passaic of NJ.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:00 PM
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I have met such a dog, just skin and bones, children throwing rocks at him. A few years later he is a wonderful 90 lbs bundle of love. This pit is a licking machine. Not a bad bone in his body. Gotta be careful for headbutts, when he jumps to lick your face. He wags his tail so strong, it's like a whip. Bottom line: You give them love, they'll give it back 1000 times. Once I had a pit in my life, I would not have any other dog. Extremely powerful, very smart, will do anything to please you. I hope you can give this guy a second chance. Good luck !
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:01 PM
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Thanks GroupBquattro, I'll keep all that in mind. Only if he was well enough to come along for the ride to Bimmerfest East.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:10 PM
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I don't know the shape he's in now, but they are very rezilient, their resistance to pain is second to none, but their hearts are the biggest as well. Let me know how it went.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:41 PM
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Good luck to you, please post some pictures when you can! We'd love to see him.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:13 AM
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Good for you! My brother in law adopted a pit bull that was found tied to a pole and left to die. The dog was also found with a broken hip...

Ended up being one of the most loyal dogs I've ever seen...stayed in the yard without a leash, came when you called...and loved everyone in the family.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:32 AM
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Went for a visit today, he is actually at 34 pounds still looks very skinny. You can see most of his bones, but he had put on 6 pounds very quickly. He has bites all over and some other wounds that the vets presume to be burns. He is doing very well surprisingly, he knows a few commands like "sit" and "come". What really amazed me is that as soon as I sat on the floor to touch him, he ran up to me and sat in my lap. As of now I AM going to take him home, but first my sister who works at the shelter, is going to see how he reacts with other animals. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take pictures because the pit is under some type of investigation. As soon as I can I will snap some pics and upload them. I'm also thinking of keeping some sort of recovery log of him.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:58 AM
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One of our doggies is a pit/lab rescue. The most obedient dog in our house. She is such a lover, all she wants to do is make us happy. my little pure bread dachshund, otoh, thinks that the universe revolves around him.

I <3 pits.

Good luck. Sounds like this doggie deserves a good home. ...so sad
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Senseless abuse of animals is beyond sickening - we're not supposed to wish ill on other people - but if anything makes my blood boil - it is cruelty and callous disregard for animals, no matter how big or small. Any animal that must be killed should be done so quickly and humanely - hunting animals for food I understand and will even participate in - but just killing them to put them on the wall without eating them is beyond stupid in my books.
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Went for a visit today, he is actually at 34 pounds still looks very skinny. You can see most of his bones, but he had put on 6 pounds very quickly. He has bites all over and some other wounds that the vets presume to be burns. He is doing very well surprisingly, he knows a few commands like "sit" and "come". What really amazed me is that as soon as I sat on the floor to touch him, he ran up to me and sat in my lap. As of now I AM going to take him home, but first my sister who works at the shelter, is going to see how he reacts with other animals. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take pictures because the pit is under some type of investigation. As soon as I can I will snap some pics and upload them. I'm also thinking of keeping some sort of recovery log of him.
Good luck. That sounds like a good match!
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:52 PM
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Went for a visit today, he is actually at 34 pounds still looks very skinny. You can see most of his bones, but he had put on 6 pounds very quickly. He has bites all over and some other wounds that the vets presume to be burns. He is doing very well surprisingly, he knows a few commands like "sit" and "come". What really amazed me is that as soon as I sat on the floor to touch him, he ran up to me and sat in my lap. As of now I AM going to take him home, but first my sister who works at the shelter, is going to see how he reacts with other animals. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take pictures because the pit is under some type of investigation. As soon as I can I will snap some pics and upload them. I'm also thinking of keeping some sort of recovery log of him.
That's great! I really can't wait to see him.
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Excellent, he reacts better than I thought. It would've been expected to be scared after all the abuse that he endured, but if he came to sit in your lap, that's an awesome sign! It means trust. Can't wait for the pictures once you take him.
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Good luck w/ everything. Stories like this makes me sick. I wish I was a gazillionaire so I could buy a 100 acre plot of land and just rescue dogs all day and hire mercs to do terrible things to those who abuse them.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:04 AM
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:14 PM
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I adopted my "bait" dog just over 7 years ago. I was a volunteer at the local humane society when 5 pit mixes came in one day. All were torn, bloody, scared, and mean. Soon after they arrived, 4 had to be put down because they simply couldn't be saved (disease, neglect, and temperment). The only one the shelter would keep was the female bait dog. She was 28lbs, had some broken ribs, two broken legs, missing half her teeth, torn muzzle/ears, and her paws were also torn up pretty badly. Being the only male volunteer there that had some experience with "aggressive" dogs (dobermans, rottweilers, etc..) I took it upon myself to try and work with the dog. The first week was very slow, couldn't touch her, had to use a pole/leash to get her outside for short walks. She couldn't (and still cant) be around other animals because of her past, which made it difficult for everyone at the shelter. After about two weeks the ladies at the shelter decided she was probably going to be put down, because she simply wouldn't respond to anyone, only small barks or the occasional growl if you tried to touch her.

Eventually I decided to take a chance, and I went into the cage and tried to pet her. She snapped at my hand, I told her to SIT down in a pretty loud voice. She sat rock still and let me pet her. She didn't wag her tail, and she looked terrified


Long story short, I convinced the ladies at the shelter to let me adopt her. It took a long time to convince my mother (I was in high school at the time and living at home), but eventually she came around too. She's now 11 years old, and I wouldn't trade her for any dog in the entire world. I always supervise when my nieces and nephews come over, but she's honestly perfect with children. She'll follow my 5 year old niece around just wagging her tail, begging for attention, and eating dandelions when my niece tells her too


I lost the pics of when I first got her, which is good because it still gets my blood boiling. I'm a firm believer in the death penalty when it comes to animal abuse; find a guy running a dog fight? Screw the judge/jury, a shotgun to the knee caps would suffice...


And on to some pics

Halloween this year:




Protecting the all important computer:







The GF abusing her







Last one, us playing Black Ops. She sat like that for almost half an hour and watched me play

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I adopted my "bait" dog just over 7 years ago. I was a volunteer at the local humane society when 5 pit mixes came in one day. All were torn, bloody, scared, and mean. Soon after they arrived, 4 had to be put down because they simply couldn't be saved (disease, neglect, and temperment). The only one the shelter would keep was the female bait dog. She was 28lbs, had some broken ribs, two broken legs, missing half her teeth, torn muzzle/ears, and her paws were also torn up pretty badly. Being the only male volunteer there that had some experience with "aggressive" dogs (dobermans, rottweilers, etc..) I took it upon myself to try and work with the dog. The first week was very slow, couldn't touch her, had to use a pole/leash to get her outside for short walks. She couldn't (and still cant) be around other animals because of her past, which made it difficult for everyone at the shelter. After about two weeks the ladies at the shelter decided she was probably going to be put down, because she simply wouldn't respond to anyone, only small barks or the occasional growl if you tried to touch her.

Eventually I decided to take a chance, and I went into the cage and tried to pet her. She snapped at my hand, I told her to SIT down in a pretty loud voice. She sat rock still and let me pet her. She didn't wag her tail, and she looked terrified


Long story short, I convinced the ladies at the shelter to let me adopt her. It took a long time to convince my mother (I was in high school at the time and living at home), but eventually she came around too. She's now 11 years old, and I wouldn't trade her for any dog in the entire world. I always supervise when my nieces and nephews come over, but she's honestly perfect with children. She'll follow my 5 year old niece around just wagging her tail, begging for attention, and eating dandelions when my niece tells her too


I lost the pics of when I first got her, which is good because it still gets my blood boiling. I'm a firm believer in the death penalty when it comes to animal abuse; find a guy running a dog fight? Screw the judge/jury, a shotgun to the knee caps would suffice...

She'll turn on you when she gets old and senile.
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She'll turn on you when she gets old and senile.
She's been old and senile for the past 5 years

Unfortunately she's also starting to go blind and partially deaf
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This be my thread!


I adopted my "bait" dog just over 7 years ago. I was a volunteer at the local humane society when 5 pit mixes came in one day. All were torn, bloody, scared, and mean. Soon after they arrived, 4 had to be put down because they simply couldn't be saved (disease, neglect, and temperment). The only one the shelter would keep was the female bait dog. She was 28lbs, had some broken ribs, two broken legs, missing half her teeth, torn muzzle/ears, and her paws were also torn up pretty badly. Being the only male volunteer there that had some experience with "aggressive" dogs (dobermans, rottweilers, etc..) I took it upon myself to try and work with the dog. The first week was very slow, couldn't touch her, had to use a pole/leash to get her outside for short walks. She couldn't (and still cant) be around other animals because of her past, which made it difficult for everyone at the shelter. After about two weeks the ladies at the shelter decided she was probably going to be put down, because she simply wouldn't respond to anyone, only small barks or the occasional growl if you tried to touch her.

Eventually I decided to take a chance, and I went into the cage and tried to pet her. She snapped at my hand, I told her to SIT down in a pretty loud voice. She sat rock still and let me pet her. She didn't wag her tail, and she looked terrified


Long story short, I convinced the ladies at the shelter to let me adopt her. It took a long time to convince my mother (I was in high school at the time and living at home), but eventually she came around too. She's now 11 years old, and I wouldn't trade her for any dog in the entire world. I always supervise when my nieces and nephews come over, but she's honestly perfect with children. She'll follow my 5 year old niece around just wagging her tail, begging for attention, and eating dandelions when my niece tells her too


I lost the pics of when I first got her, which is good because it still gets my blood boiling. I'm a firm believer in the death penalty when it comes to animal abuse; find a guy running a dog fight? Screw the judge/jury, a shotgun to the knee caps would suffice...


And on to some pics

Halloween this year:




Protecting the all important computer:







The GF abusing her







Last one, us playing Black Ops. She sat like that for almost half an hour and watched me play

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You really needed to quote 4 feet worth of pics just to put a smiley?
I got very emotional and couldn't think strait. It was very touching.

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