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Casita Big Dog Rescue #2 - Pit Bull Mix Eddie Relaxing with Coco

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 12:14:24 PM Etc/GMT+5

Casita Big Dog Rescue Behaviorist, Rafael Ralph Cabrera evaluates our new foster, Eddie (formerly Vic) after a couple days of structure, exercise and training. Eddie is clearly non-aggressive though dominant and responds well to training and leadership. An experienced owner will be preferred to keep dominant behavior in check. With a good pack leader owner, Eddie will be an awesome pet and an asset to anyone he charms with his classic good looks and charming puppy-like sweetness.

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Casita Big Dog Rescue - Nick Reflects on Week One 10/28

Friday, October 29, 2010 8:15:13 AM Etc/GMT+5

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ValuePetSupplies Employee and Wife Rescue Abandoned Hound Brady

Thursday, October 21, 2010 2:09:05 PM Etc/GMT+5

Brady Rescued by ValuePetSuppliesBrady was like many hounds. If they can no longer hunt, they are often abandoned and left to fend for themselves. The dogs of a man named Lee actually found Brady. She was curled up in the leaves in the woods just trying to keep warm. Lee brought Brady home and gave her some food which she gobbled up.

Lee already had three dogs of his own and knew that he couldn't provide a forever home for Brady so he promptly contacted his neighbor, ValuePetSupplies employee, Ron Nelson.

Brady was a great dog – tired and very hungry from her journeys, but didn't seem like a dog that would just stray away from home. She loved everybody and all the neighbors' dogs although occasionally chased a cat or two! We did notice that when you bent down to pet Brady, she would cower a little, but she never bit, growled or snapped – even if you took away her food! Ron and Lee tried to find Brady's owners just in case she had wandered away, but it soon became clear that no one was going to claim her.

Ron and his wife, Sarah, began hunting for a new home for her. After about a week, a couple came forward looking for some company for their aging rat terrier. They had a beautiful farm, were avid Patriots fans and seemed a perfect match for Brady.

We took Brady to Livingston, TN, veterinarian, Tiffany Krantz, to get her vaccinated, checked out and wormed. Upon examination, Dr. Krantz postulated that with all the dirt in Brady's ears (and there was a bunch of it!), her former owners may have assumed that she was losing her hearing thus making her a poor hunting companion.

Brady was dropped off at her new home this week where she is quickly settling in. She is enjoying her new crate and blankets and making friends with all the chickens, horses and cows. Her new owners, Bruce and Sarah, say she snores like semi-truck!
Posted in Pet Rescue By Nick Carter

Casita Big Dog Rescue – Meet the Pack

Monday, October 11, 2010 4:05:51 PM Etc/GMT+5

Ralph Rafael Cabrera introduces Lucy, Lefty and Penny Carter to his Bully Mix Big Lug.  He demonstrates the power of a well balanced pack that will be helping him to rehabilitate and socialize the large breed rescues at CBDR.

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Blind Pit Bull Terrier – Casita Big Dog Rescue Case #1

Saturday, September 18, 2010 3:51:11 PM Etc/GMT+5

Click is a blind Pit Bull Terrier who was previously adopted out from the local shelter, but unfortunately was returned shortly after.  Blind dogs present unique challenges, but like any handicap, with some patience and training can be made highly adoptable.  Casita Big Dog Rescue has decided that she needs to be our first chosen case because being a blind pit bull at the shelter is basically a death sentence.  We hope you'll follow her journey through adoption.

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Posted in Pet Rescue Casita Big Dog Rescue By Nick Carter