SEPR would like to extend a huge thank to all the participants of the 5th Annual Most Extreme Challenge Cookout. The group decided to donate $500 in entries fees this year to help the SEPR dogs. It is due to the generosity of so many behind the scenes angels that we can continue to care for our dogs and provide anything and everything they may need. A huge pit bull kiss too everyone in the 5th Annual Most Extreme Challenge Cookout!!!
Ace, formerly Pongo, became part of our family in March of 2012. He has been an exciting addition to our family. He is still trying to win over the affection of our two cats, but he enjoys“keeping” them company. We learned this summer he loves the water and playing follow the leader with his other puppy friends at the lake. He has become very well-mannered when we take walks and loves meeting new people and dogs. It has been a great experience for us teaching others about how great Pitties are! Ace is always near when we are in the kitchen and we have learned he likes watermelon, grapes, apples, and string cheese.
As first time Pittie owners, we have been extremely impressed with how smart he is and how quickly he picks up new tricks and commands. He is really a laid back dog and some days we have to coax him off the couch to get some exercise, especially when he is looking out the window watching the world go by. He is still working on his manners, but we are headed to obedience class in September and excited to learn new skills. If it wasn’t for SEPR we wouldn’t have found our Ace!
Thank you to SEPR for all you do!
Adam, Bre, and Ace
Chum Chum (formerly Bijou) has been with us a little over 3 months, but we can’t remember life without him. When I saw the call for a foster home for him in February I knew we would adopt him once the foster we had was adopted. He officially came into our world a few weeks before our wedding in May. At first he was pretty shy and wasn’t really sure why he was here. But it didn’t take him too long to find out what a “home” is. Chum was originally picked up as a stray and it has taken some getting used to having rules and a family to be with. He did try running away a couple times but soon he knew where he belonged and now takes his rightful place on the couch next to Dad. I have to be careful because if I get up for just a second Chum will swoop in and crawl into Dad’s lap! Chum was fostered in a home with some smaller children and you can tell how much he loved them because every time he hears little kids he looks around for them and whines. He hasn’t started pestering us to make him some of those little friends, but I think that’s only because he doesn’t know where they come from! He has a big sister now to show him the ropes and they love spending the day sleeping on the couch or romping around the house.
We have a found a couple things he doesn’t like—for instance bath time. And while his sister has found she adores ice cubes, they are just not his thing. Chum is always eager to please though and won’t be found too far behind his people; unless he locks himself in the spare bedroom. ;-) He definitely adores car rides as well. This past weekend (since it was finally nice enough) we all took a drive out to Spirit Mound and went for a walk. It was nice getting him out and away from all the people and distractions and he really enjoyed all the smells and spending time with the family. We all had a lovely day and look forward to many more to come. We are so glad that we found Chum to complete our new little family and wouldn’t dream of changing a thing. He is a bit of a clown sometimes and always keeps us happy. Thanks to everyone at SEPR that helped to complete our family and bring this little boy to us!
~Joni, Jordan, Elektra & Chum
Hello there everyone! It has been about 5 months since Carter has joined our family and I can honestly say we have never been happier. I have to say he has adjusted quite well and is such a great boy. It's been such a hot summer so Carter hasn't been able to do one of his favorite things much, which is go on walks through the neighborhood, (where he has educated several people on his breed.) We have compensated the lack of walking with car rides, mostly to the bank since that's his favorite because of the cookies he gets in the drive thru. Speaking of cookies.........ice cubes are the absolute FAVORITE "cookie" in this house!! I'm talking sit in front of the fridge every time the freezer door opens kind of favorite. Carter wasn't a big couch cuddler when he got here but oh how that has changed! Let's just say I don't have much room to move around on the couch and we often take naps together with Mr. Carter curled up right under my legs. Staying in the leg area isn't Carters favorite thing to do while sleeping in bed. He much prefers to sleep stretched out right between us, and does not move all night. We are still working on his socializing with other dogs as he still gets super excited when other puppies are around. We know he will get there eventually. He still sits and waits to go outside, for food and water, and pretty much everything else (THANKS MICHELLE!!) Long story short, Carter has completed our family and we couldn't imagine life without him.
~ Jason and Rich
Perrywinkle has found her place in our home, and in our hearts. I think she was waiting for us....but being patient while our other furbaby found her way to the rainbow bridge (Cancer). One week without a dog was all we could bare, so our hunt for PW or Perry as we call her began. Since coming to live with us ( Myself, Husband, 4 year old Lydia, and 1 year old Kalyssa) she has found herself fitting in easily. She sleeps with us, or in the bottom bunk with the girls. You CANNOT water the yard without her. I have heard her bark Two times- Once was at ME when I was ignoring her and she wanted me to spray her with the hose! Ha! She has also made friends with the Barista at Starbucks whom offered her a cup of Whipped Cream (she has a rescue pit as well) and Perry thinks she needs to go get coffee with me all the time now ;)
We took her camping this past weekend up to Lake Oahe- Cow Creek to be exact. She LOVES the water. Loves may even be an understatement. She actually was DIVING for things! We threw out her dummy (that was destroyed in about 3 minutes) and it Sunk....She was determined to find it. She couldn't reach it. But we all laughed as she tried! She also got her first ride on a boat- was a bit nervous at first, but settled down pretty quick and decided it was OK. She is a snuggle bug for sure, but LOTS of energy outside. My younger sister has decided she NEEDS a pit soon. We love taking her places and when people ask what breed she is, we happily reply Pit Bull. Some have been shocked actually. I think we have even converted a few that thought had misconceptions about the breed. Thank you all for caring, and taking care of our family members until we
Hey, Salsa here. Sorry I haven’t updated my blog in a while, the new guy doesn’t like it when I use the computer on my own. I miss Ike and the lady a lot but this forever place is pretty cool. The new guy doesn’t have any other pets so I get to be queen of the castle. When I moved it he got me a fancy new bed, silly guy, I sleep under the covers. He takes me everywhere in the car and when the weather is nice we go for long walks or relax in the yard. Sometimes, when I’m
really good, we stop at this place that hands out cold white stuff in a cone. He usually just takes a couple of bites and gives me the rest, soooo tasty. We’re still working on my manners and trying to find me some friends but I just get so excited sometimes. When he’s home I like to curl up on the couch or stare out the window at those funny little tree animals with the big tails and the other ones that hop around and destroy the garden. I usually bark to let him know I see them but he doesn’t really like that. All in all life is pretty good these days, the new guy keeps telling me how lucky he is to have found me but I think we’re both pretty lucky.