On any given day, are you paying in or withdrawing more often? Every single thing you do is logged in your dog's bank account. The tones you use (to them or others), the movements you make, the intents of your actions, the training style you use, the level of frustration you have, the way you pet them, the way you handle them for nail trims, the way you discipline them ... it all is accounted for. The higher you build the trust bank account, the more you have to withdraw from for accidental scary experiences, emergency vet care, or uncontrollable situations, without destroying your relationship (which directly affects behavior). Increases the Trust Bank (+1 cent): ❤Gentle hands and touches (consent) ❤Predictable movements ❤Reward based training ❤Successful daily routines ❤Food, food, food ❤Puzzles, toys and games ❤Massages ❤Walks (if they are enjoyable and successful) ❤Clicker training ❤Dog hobby/sports ❤Keeping them feeling safe (being safe and feeling safe are two different things) ❤Allowing canine fun from time to time - sniffing, digging, chasing, etc ❤Management (instead of punishment) ❤Gentle and cooperative husbandry care (bathing, nails, vet) ❤Respecting boundaries and dislikes, giving space if asked Decreases the Trust Bank (-25 cents): ⚠️Rough hands ⚠️Physical discipline ⚠️Scolding ⚠️Intimidating movements ⚠️Dog fails often in daily routines from lack of training or exercise ⚠️Squirt bottles ⚠️Scat Mats or Ultrasonic/Air pet correctors ⚠️Dominance-style, or Alpha mentality ownership/training ⚠️Training collars ⚠️Leash corrections ⚠️Negative markers (EH! or NO!) ⚠️Forced husbandry care ⚠️Taking of valuable possessions ⚠️Forced affection ⚠️Physical manipulation ⚠️Collar grabs ⚠️Staring, growling, kicking, poking or biting the dog ⚠️Lack of predictability ⚠️Being trapped or put in uncomfortable situations Keep your dog's trust bank fully stocked!! ... See more
THE ADOPTION WINDOW FOR THE SWEETS LITTER IS NOW OPEN! Please read this post in it's entirety prior to contacting us. Sweets was abandoned in an orchard and left to give birth to her puppies in the only shelter she could find; under a shed. Luckily, a nearby passerby heard the sound of puppies and rescued Sweets and her precious babies. Unable to keep and help care for them, she reached out to a network of rescues for help. With the help of Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, Sweet and her babies have settled into a safe and nurturing environment and have been given space and exemplary care to grow. Now, they're ready for adoption. HOW CAN I APPLY? Please PM our page with your email address, and we'll send you an application. The application is electronic, so no printing or scanning back is required. We will be overwhelmed with requests, so please be patient. Note: if you rent, you will need a written letter from your landlord that states not only is it ok to have a dog, but it's ok to have a pit-bull type dog. You will need to request the letter and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not call and get the ok--the burden for this requirement is 100% on you. WHAT IS THE ADOPTION PROCESS? Once you complete the application, you will be placed into consideration. If you're application progresses, we will contact you for a phone interview, a homecheck, adoption contract, pay the non-refundable adoption deposit of $250 to be applied towards the adoption fee, and then pay the remainder of the non-refundable adoption fee when the puppies are ready for delivery 7/21 or 7/28 (TBD). WHAT DOES THE $350 ADOPTION FEE PAY FOR: Your adoption fees cover spay/neuter at 6 months of age, vaccinations (rabies is an OWNER-PAID vaccination at the time of neuter/spay), dewormer, and microchip (completed during their neuter/spay appointment). FAQs: We do not know who the papa dog is, so we do not know what their exact breed it. We estimate their full grown size to be between 50 - 70lbs Sweet has a pending foster and possible adopter - more to follow ... See more
Everyone here at Forsaken Bullies wishes all of our friends and followers a safe and happy 4th of July! We know that many dogs struggle with this holiday, and we're confident owners are taking the necessary precautions to keep their dogs safe.
For anybody that has adopted through our rescue, or fosters for us! Just remember that you play a very important role in saving each and every dog that we've been able to save. We couldn't do it without each and every one of you. Thank you!!!
I own a reactive dog. If you do not, this post IS for you. Even if your dog is friendly, he or she could be a nightmare waiting to happen for someone else. Not all dogs love other dogs rushing up to them - especially dogs that are working on reactivity or aggression or anxiety towards other dogs. Aggression and reactivity are contagious - meaning that even if you think you have the friendliest dog in the world, if they rush up to a leashed dog that doesn't feel the same, there is a high likelihood that an altercation will occur. Even if your dog doesn't "throw the first punch" both you and your dog are just as responsible for this incident. I was attacked yesterday evening by an off-leash dog just days after making a huge breakthrough on her anxious feelings about other dogs. The off-leash dog's owners were "shocked" that their dog would start a fight, but faced with a dog reacting towards him as he came too close, that's what he did. I will be working hard to get back to my exciting progress of just a few days ago, but I am heartbroken that someone else's choices have given me and the dog this unnecessary setback. If you see another dog walking nearby, please put your dog back on leash - or demonstrate that you have PERFECT voice control by asking your dog to sit and stay until the other dog is clear. Look for signs that the other person is trying to avoid contact with you and your dog and respect that. Usually anything besides walking directly towards you means that they didn't come out to interact with you and your dog. Please give us space. Whether we have explicitly asked for it or not. Our on-leash dogs are NOT here to play, even if they are the friendliest of dogs. Protect yourself and your dog by taking action before you put us - and our leashed dogs - in situations we never asked to be in. ... See more
Meet adoptable: LILY!! I’m just going to come right out and say it. Lily has had a tough go at life. You’ve seen her at Forsaken Bullies before, and she’s back. This time, her situation far more serious. Lily is facing euthanasia after an incident that we think the right family can help with. Here’s her story: Lily was adopted out as a puppy to an adopter who soon fell victim of rapidly advancing Parkinson’s. As Lily grew up, she got stronger, and it was tough for this frail, petite woman to care for her. Lily was left to her own accord many times. Leaving a dog to itself without rules or boundaries makes their mind go wild with all of life’s temptations! Lily was surrendered and adopted out last weekend by a local shelter to a family who left Lily in the backyard unattended. Lily escaped and had an unpleasant interaction with a small breed dog. The owner of the small dog was bit in the altercation trying to break things apart. That landed Lily in quarantine. That put Lily on a euthanasia list. So, we need a village of help!! We need to find Lily a responsible HOME. Not a foster—we have to stop bouncing her around. Here’s what we know: ✅ humans - she does great with all size and age humans ✅ potty trained ✅ cuddle bug 🆘 barrier reactive; kennels, gates, crates, leashes—she barks, lunges, tries to escape 🚫 cats 🚫 Small/Medium dogs As you can see, Lily’s struggling with confusion, fear, and impulse control. Once outside of any barriers, she’s a completely different dog. Calm, mellow, playful. She’s just a dream! We are on limited time. We must act fast. Please help! ... See more
Meet our newest adoptable: REX! ⏺ Do you have a big lap? ⏺ Do you have a few open cushions on the couch when you “Animal Planet and Chill?” ⏺ Do you have some open space at the foot of your bed? ✨ Well, do we have the companion for you!! Rex is a Pit Bull/Cane Corso mix. He’s 4-5 years old, neutered, and ready to kiss your face. Rex would make an amazing emotional support companion as he is a great reader of emotions and has an intuitive and supportive nature. Rex believes he is part human. ✅ humans; small and large ✅ cats (as long as they don’t try to beat him up; his feelings will be hurt) ✅ potty-trained ✅ couch potato ✅ bed hog ✅ doesn’t snore ✅ loves 💋💋 kisses ✅ non-distructive ⚠️ dog-selective—ok with females so far (I’ve not personally experienced any selectiveness in my house, but I do know too much energy raises Rex’s stress) 🚫 crates or other barriers between you and he (he doesn’t do well in confinement—he’ll whine incessantly) 🚫 outdoor - he cannot be an outdoor dog ever ⚠️ doesn’t know anything other than “sit.” 🚫 doesn’t like crunchy dog food. He’s eating @the honest kitchen human-grade dog food If you’re interested in adopting Rex, PM us your email address for an application! Rex’s adoption fee is $250. He is neutered, current with his vaccinations, and is ready for his forever home. Warning: if you adopt him, be prepared for me to cry. This boy tugs at my heart ♥️ on the daily! ... See more
Meet our newest adoptable: REX! (located in Salem, OR) ⏺ Do you have a big lap? ⏺ Do you have a few open cushions on the couch when you “Animal Planet and Chill?” ⏺ Do you have some open space at the foot of your bed? ✨ Well, do we have the companion for you!! Rex is a Pit Bull/Cane Corso mix. He’s 4-5 years old, neutered, and ready to kiss your face. Rex would make an amazing emotional support companion as he is a great reader of emotions and has an intuitive and supportive nature. Rex believes he is part human. ✅ humans; small and large ✅ cats (as long as they don’t try to beat him up; his feelings will be hurt) ✅ potty-trained ✅ couch potato ✅ bed hog ✅ doesn’t snore ✅ loves 💋💋 kisses ✅ non-distructive ⚠️ dog-selective—ok with females so far (I’ve not personally experienced any selectiveness in my house, but I do know too much energy raises Rex’s stress) 🚫 crates or other barriers between you and he (he doesn’t do well in confinement—he’ll whine incessantly) 🚫 outdoor - he cannot be an outdoor dog ever ⚠️ doesn’t know anything other than “sit.” 🚫 doesn’t like crunchy dog food. He’s eating @the honest kitchen human-grade dog food Photos of Rex are in the comments below. Seriously, you’ll fall in love just as I have. If you’re interested in adopting Rex, PM us your email address for an application! Rex’s adoption fee is $250. He is neutered, current with his vaccinations, and is ready for his forever home. Warning: if you adopt him, be prepared for me to cry. This boy tugs at my heart ♥️ on the daily! ... See more
The dogs in this album are ones that we are actively seeking fosters for in order to save their lives. We cover food, vetting and promote them for adoption. You provide the loving, safe home for them while they wait for their forever family!
This is what our adoptable Roxy thinks about the Saturday Market 😂 Roxy is a 2 year-old boxer mix, and she weighs about 65 lbs. She’s currently being treated for a severe allergic reaction to flea treatment. Poor girl! ✅ small dogs ❓ large dogs; dog selective ✅ cats ✅ kids ✅ 💦 water dog! ✅ couch cuddler ✅ bed hog This lovely lady has been with us quite awhile, so we’d love to find her a forever home with a family who loves water! She is spayed and microchipped and up to date on shots. Her adoption fee is $250. Currently in Salem. ... See more