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Adoptable Rottweilers


Cindy

Cindy has been here 2 months and is probably passed by because she has a juvenile cataract on her right eye. This beautiful, petite 4 yr old rottie-shepard mix is about 50-60 pounds and is very easy to walk! Cindy loved being groomed for her portraits, and she is an affectionate partner. She will fit best into an adult home with kids over 10 years old and will love a canine companion. Newark, NJ. More


Mia

Mia is a super 5-6 year old spayed female. She is very fun loving with children, strangers and other dogs . Mia enjoys attention and is very people oriented . It takes her a while to accept the cats but once she figures who belongs she is ok. Mia is in downstate New York. More


Kira-Belle

Formerly known as Texas Bella, Kira was returned because she was too strong for her owner. Kira has lived with school aged kids in a multi-cat family. She is house trained, rides well, and has been through obedience classes. Kira prefers to be the only female canine in her household, although she's lived with other dogs. She's 4 yrs old and 90 lbs. Capital Distrct of NY More


Luigi

Everyone loves Luigi. This 3 yr old rottie man is a love wants to be your best friend. Luigi is social with other dogs. No cats or livestock for Luigi. Kids over 8. Luigi rides well in the car -- which is a good thing as he was a Hurricane Ike evacuee now living in New Hampshire. Luigi is a Confederate Canine. More


Sabrina

Beautiful Rottie girl with lovely natural tail (I don't like all the Rottie tails!!). People-focused. attentive, enjoyed being brushed, sits when prodded, kisses on command, gives paw, gentle with treats. . . Pulls hard on lead and needs obedience work. Lives with another female and was also friendly with Tosca (shepherd mix) outside. Interested in little dogs. . she didn't seem aggressive towards them. . .just wanted to see one!! No manners at all, jumps up on people to hug! Northern New Jersey More


Please check with these rescue groups for their current listings!

National List of Adoptable Dogs

Cathy's Rottie Rescue Rehab
Connecticut

For the Love of Dog - Rottweiler Rescue of NH
Hillsboro, NH

Hot Water Rescue
Collinsville, CT

Majesty Rottweiler Rescue
Darlington, MD

MCM Rottweiler Rescue
Long Island, NY

Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York
Monticello, NY

North East Rottweiler Rescue
Portsmouth, RI

NoVa Rottweiler Rescue
Kensington, MD

Odd Dog North
Southern Maine

Odd Dog Rescue
Vermont

Pet Paws for Love
Garfield, NJ


~We take several dogs every week. Your continued support is needed. ~


Foster Homes Needed!

Foster homes for rottweilers and bully breed dogs are greatly needed. If you can open your heart to an extra dog, it will be rewarding for you, beyond compare. Apply to foster


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2008 In Numbers

Intake 188
Adoptions 164
Returns 12
Euthanized/Died 12 (5 medical/7 temperament)
Transfers 4

The Board of Directors - Dale, Kristine, Heidi, Jeanine and Mae - along with their foster families, would like to take a moment to remember those dogs that went to the bridge while in our care:

Alton
Gidget
Jericho
Niner
Daphne
Josie
Matthew
Lily
Beckett
Rocky
Mason
Mia

"I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me, but I find I am
grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the
loss." Rita Mae Brown

May they all rest in peace knowing that someone cared and loved them.

New Year's Resolutions

Santa is supposed to be fat. Dogs aren't.

I love seeing our dogs after they've been adopted. I love seeing who they've become, how happy they are with you, and hear you brag about how wonderful they are with your family. But sometimes, I take a step back and say "but he's not supposed to be 120 lbs". How do you nicely say, "Hey, your dog is fat?" If you're one of my friends, you know I just say it ...

This is not pointed at anyone, and NO, I don't want you to stop bringing your dogs to see me. I love to see them. Sometimes, I'd just love to see less of them. :)

So - let's talk about what rotties are and what they aren't. The breed standard for males is 80 - 110 lbs. The breed standard for females is 70-100 lbs. Sure there are oversized dogs out there - Kimbertal Kennels in PA brags about the size of their dogs with little regard to what oversized does for the health of the dog. But aside from a few of the dogs we've placed, ALL of our dogs should fall into that 70-110 lb category.

I'm not one to talk - I'm fat. But my dogs aren't. Why? Because they don't know how to open the refrigerator (except for Ben, but we have a lock for his benefit). Kai is 90 lbs, Ben is 80 lbs and Lyndie is 65 lbs -- and that's what they SHOULD be.

If your dog is overweight, you are compromising the dog's joints (how many rotties blow out their knees and have bad hips?); the dog's heart (he has to lug that extra weight around, and if he's overweight, he probably doesn't get enough exercise to compensate); compromised immune function or increased surgical and anesthetic risks.

Here's what I want you to think about:

1. Has your vet said the dog needs to lose weight? Then he does. The vet doesn't want to lose your business by saying the dog needs a diet -- but he or she SHOULD. You don't need the special diet they're going to try to sell you. You need a common sense approach.

2. Substitute baby carrots for cookies. Buy the tiny dog biscuits and give your dog ONE as a treat. My dogs work for sliced broccoli ends and zucchini chips.

3. Dogs don't need table scraps or canned food. No, they don't.

4. Feed your dog a high quality kibble that doesn't contain fillers like corn, wheat glutin, and other useless ingredients. Then feed your dog the recommended feeding based on what s/he is supposed to weigh (and not what it weighs now). Better yet, consider a raw diet. Talk about a satisfied dog.

5. Not sure what the dog weighs? Take him to the vet and put him on the scale. A 150# rottweiler is either rare or fat. Rotties are not supposed to be 150#.

6. If your dog doesn't eat what you are putting in front of him, and you have to doctor it to get the dog to eat... your dog isn't hungry. Put the food bowl down for 15 minutes. If s/he doesn't eat, pick it back up. I guarantee the dog will eat when s/he's hungry.

7. Don't forget the dreaded "E" word. Exercise.

I admit that it's easy to sit here and tell you how to feed your dog. I love your dogs and want them around for a long time. You and they will be happier.

It's January 1st. No time like the present for a resolution.

Take the Pfizer test


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For the Love of Dog is a tax exempt 501c3 organization and donations are tax deductable.

For the Love of Dog
Rottweiler Rescue of NH
PO Box 753
Hillsboro NH 03244


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Author makes no representations as to the temperament and health of these animals and takes no responsibility for the accuracy of their information. Communications should be addressed to the designated rescue organization relative to each animal. Rotts On Parade is an independent publication provided by Dale P Green. Site and contents Copyright 2008 Dale P. Green. All Rights Reserved.
Last Updated:  3/21/2009