Friday, February 27, 2009

Update for our Rescue Nina - Still needing a forever home

Our Rescue Nina had spent a whole weekend with a potential new family.
She had visited with them twice before this visit. First with me there and then me leaving for short time during the day.

The transition went pretty well overall. But this will not be the home for Nina. We have Nina very socialized with children but Nina has never lived in a home with children. While she was very obedient. The child in the home was not ready and not comfortable with a big dog. Nina liked the child but did not listen or obey to the child.

My rehab programs are built around a healthy pack structure so it is very important for Nina's future new family to understand Canine Pack Structure and how to lay the groundwork when introducing an adult dog or dog at any age into the home. You can read some information here. This is one of my favorites sites. And the most imformation on this subject in a very easy to understand language.

Nina has been with us for almost 2 years. She came out of NYCACC Shelter and was taken there by police after her people got busted for drugs and other stuff. And of course she was on the Euth list for failing the evaluation. She was used to guard the factory for the most part and had no real training or socialization of any kind. Sooooo.... me being me.....Kodis Club pulled her and I agreed to bring her aboard.
And she was pregnant on top of it all. Her whole litter died. She was a very sad girl. She has been a worker here. She was one of the primary care-doers for Georgie C, Doug, and puppies that came in and more. A very self assured dog with a nurturing personality and the normal Rottweiler calm confident disposition.

She has been a real joy to work with and she has excelled in her obedience training.
She is such a good girl. She is all Rottweiler that is for sure. Her future new family is Rottweiler Experienced and they understand the importance of the proper groundwork to ensure a healthy bond.

One day a family will know that Nina is the Rottie Girl for them. Until till then. She will remain here. If you are interested in fostering Nina or any of the Rescues we bring in to rehab. Please feel free to contact us or visit our website

Friday, February 20, 2009

One Million Pets Could Lose Homes in Economic Crisis

As households across the country are caught in the economic downturn, an estimated 500,000 to one million pets are at risk of being abandoned. According to national financial estimates, approximately one in 171 homes in the U.S. is in danger of foreclosure due to the subprime mortgage crisis. If you or someone you know is facing foreclosure, ASPCA experts offer advice to keep your pet safe until you get back on your feet again.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dog Bred by Judge Mitchell Advances at Westminster

A dog bred by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daviann Mitchell yesterday was named the top Rottweiler in the country at the Westminster Dog Show.

Nighthawk's Born for Highwood, known as Ozz, won the Best in Breed category, and competes tonight at New York's Madison Square Garden against various other breeds for the Best in Group title for working dogs.

Ozz was the number one Rottweiler in the country for 2008, and also won the Best in Breed title at the American Kennel Club's national championship in December, his handler Mitchell said.

In addition, Ozz has won multiple Best in Show titles, the highest award given at a show open to all breeds of dog, and Best in Specialty Show, the highest award given at a show open to only specific breeds of dog, Mitchell stated.

She said that Ozz is "a friendly, loving dog," and "a good representation of the breed," which is often stereotyped negatively due to its size and strength.

"He's just a goof ball, he's very silly," Mitchell states of the pooch,

Ozz is known for jumping from the podium during the award ceremony at shows in order to pursue a toy, Mitchell said. "He's super playful."

Mitchell has worked as a professional show handler herself, and handled dogs at the Westminster show before. She has also handled Eli, a champion Rottweiler co-owned by Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Lori-Ann Jones and Deputy District Attorney Greta Walker.

Metropolitan News-Enterprise

UK - woman fined for neglecting Rottweiler Puppy

A BERRY Brow woman escaped with a fine after appearing in court for neglecting a dog.Anne Green, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a one-year-old rottweiler puppy that was in her care. The male dog, named Chase, was rescued from Mrs Green's tenth-floor flat at Holme Park Court by RSPCA officers.

RSPCA Inspectors went to the flat and saw the dog through the letterbox. She put tape seals over the door and her colleague returned two days later to find the seals intact. This meant the door had not been opened and nobody had been to the flat.

Inspectors contacted police who forced entry to the flat. The dog was found alone in the property, underweight and dehydrated but not in a serious condition. There was no food and the only water available was stagnant water in a mop bucket.

The balcony window was also open, leaving the dog vulnerable to a fall from the 10th storey.

Chase was taken away by the RSPCA and seen by a vet. He had an identity microchip and a scan of this revealed his owner was a Miss Heathcote, who had reported the Rottweiler missing to police months earlier.

Mrs Green, representing herself in court, said the prosecution's version of events was correct and said: "I shouldn't have done it." She was fined and is also banned from keeping animals for five years and cannot appeal against the ban for a minimum of three years.

Chase has now been returned to his original owner Miss Heathcote and is doing well.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Westminster Dog Show: Rottweiler Kaz wins Award of Merit

Kaz (Ch. Blackrocks Kazanova), a rottweiler, won an Award of Merit in his breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Kaz won his Championship in five shows in the Open Dog Class. Out of 52 All-Breed AKC Shows, Kaz won 51 Best of Breed placements.

Times Herald-Record

UK - Ice saves dumped Rottweiler puppies from death

February 10, 2009 - Four tiny puppies managed to survive being tossed into a canal because the water was frozen over.

These puppies were treated in the most callous way, thrown into the river in a black bin liner weighted down with a paving slab. It was just fortunate that the ice held otherwise they'd have died.

But the puppies, only a few days old, managed to survive the "horrendous act of cruelty" because the ice held their weight.

The animals, black and tan in colour, were saved in the nick of time, before hypothermia set in.

A passing walker noticed the stricken pups in the canal near the Don Valley Stadium last Sunday and alerted the authorities.

Full Article - Press Association

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

At age 10, winner is youngest in a decade by correctly spelling "rottweiler

South Columbia Elementary School's Rachael Cundey won the Columbia County Spelling Bee by correctly spelling "rottweiler." She competed against 24 other elementary and middle school pupils at Monday's bee.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Rottweiler found shot dead at empty house in New Jersey

2 men were seen driving up to home, then dumping the a Rottweiler dog found shot to death with his paws tied together at an abandoned house.

A witness reported seeing two men Honda Civic up the driveway of the home before they dumped the dead Rottweiler

When authorities arrived at the abandoned home, they found the dead Rottweiler had his paws tied together.

The body was then transported to an animal hospital where it was examined and found to have bullet holes in it.

The male Rottweiler did not have a microchip or any identification on it. A reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the suspected killers.

Full Article -

Thursday, February 05, 2009


U.S. Official: American Citizen 'Abused' in Foreign Prison -

The U.S. government declared for the first time Wednesday that an American citizen detained in Belarus for nearly a year has been "abused" in prison.

The citizen, Emanuel Zeltser, is a Russian-born lawyer from New York who was arrested in Minsk last March following a trip overseas to pursue a legal and financial dispute with billionaire Russian "oligarch" Boris Berezovsky.

Supporters of Zeltser allege Berezovsky arranged to have him spirited out of London on a private plane and transported to Minsk against his will. Last August, Zeltser was tried and convicted in a closed-door Belarusian trial on espionage and other charges, at which Berezovsky testified, and sentenced to three years in prison.

Emanuel Zeltser - visit his website now!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Another day, another pet owner charged with owning an illegal breed — crossbreed, actually.

Full Article

This time, the dog’s owner wasn’t charged after his pet escaped human custody, attacked a person or an animal, or was found running free.This time, charges were laid after a veterinarian, hired to neuter the ten-month-old, “Rottweiler-Boxer” mix, complained to authorities.

Boys, 8, First STOLE Rottweiler and GSD then released dogs in no-cage cat shelter

Full Article

.....Spring states the boys do not own the dogs. Tucson police believe they took them from the nearby neighbor's home to release them in the shelter......

Rottweilers are happy haulers

Penny, a trained Rottweiler, pulls Rebecca Pless around on a small cart in Spencer. Photo by Jon C. Lakey, Salisbury Post.