Misfit Autumn & Dustin

Misfit Autumn & Dustin

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Melissa Riddle
Melissa Riddle Mon, 05/12/2014 - 06:17

Can't help more if I keep them all ;) General rule of thumb for rescue tho is we keep only the unadoptable ones. I have one foster whose been with me over a year now he's probably mine forever....lol thats ok tho.

Anne Welby
Anne Welby Sun, 05/11/2014 - 21:39

How do you not keep them all? So cute!

Melissa Riddle
Melissa Riddle Sun, 05/11/2014 - 07:54

Well I purchased a commercial package so I am able to use them for commercial use. Some designers consider doing what you want to do as profit so it depends really on the designer. The organization is profiting off the designers work regardless if it's a non profit or not. I would be very clear in asking. If you intend on printing out things say for bookmarks or greeting cards for rescues to sell to fund their mission then say exactly that. When we have a dog that we need to raise funds for (say hit by a car) I would most likely be using their designs in fliers to generate funds....say that. That is the route I went and I have really only run into a handful of people who told me I must buy their license. If the rescue is a 501c3 offer that to the designer so they can receive a tax credit. Every little bit helps. I also included info about our rescue with a link to our webpage. Maybe the rescue would purchase you a commercial package here at PS. Our rescue pays for mine and really it is an expense that is not as costly as paying someone else like a web designer. If I can make something for you let me know.....Good luck!

Tracey Berk
Tracey Berk Sat, 05/10/2014 - 06:57

Melissa, I have a question for you.. is creating pages for a rescue considered Personal use. You inspired me to volunteer to make pages for the rescue group I got Leia from. I have been collecting materials to use for my pages and reaching out to the designers of certain kits id like to use. They all said I can use it but didn't really say if it violates personal use TOS or not. I am not profiting from doing this. But the rescue would use it on their website, pet finder ads, Facebook and possible print out 2 copies one for a happy endings album and one for the new owners. I am a little confused. I already got permission for the collections and designers I think I will use but what if in the future I want to use a small element from somewhere else?

Of course that is why I am on Pixel Scrappers in the first place to not have to stress so much about TOS! But for this project since it's not my personal use I don't want to violate TOS so Im trying to keep it all straight.

Tracey Berk
Tracey Berk Sat, 04/26/2014 - 16:56

I have never met a Malinois but they seem to be gaining popularity, the more GSD's keep declining. My shilohs didn't have high energy. They were just super big and incredibly hairy. The double coat was just way more work than I want to deal with in my life. I loved them more than anything but I needed an easier keeper. There isn't anything easier to groom than a bully. My Leia also lives with 2 cats, 2 parrots, twin toddlers, 3 guinea pigs and an ancient chinchilla. She has been exposed to everything under the sun here. That is why I knew I couldn't part with her, she was just too perfect of a temperament.

People have forgotten that there was a time that bullies were americas dog. They are not a good breed to leave on a chain outside your house because that is the type of situation that causes problems and statistics on dog bites etc. Like ALL dogs they need work. Id still rather have a pittie than a golden though. I raised enough goldens and bullies to know that bullies are much easier dogs to live with. I know what you mean about not turning a dog a way because of it's breed. If a dog has you heart it has your heart. Around here is the same as around you though, 90% of shelter dogs are bully mixes and they are very low on the list of "desirable" adoptable dogs. But I am seeing more and more of them around the suburbs around here. They are slowwwly becoming more accepted.

Melissa Riddle
Melissa Riddle Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:53

I totally agree about the bullies. I usually foster bullies and actually right now I have a golden mix and honestly....I miss my bullies. But I would never say no to a dog because of its breed. I have seen some of the most poorly treated to down right feral (if you will) bullies bloom into wonderful dogs and I try very hard to make them the best they can be so society will see the truth. It's awesome that you had a helper Staffy. I think the more society sees them the more they will no longer be mislead. I too was a shepard girl before becoming a bully lover. Not any kind of purebred tho. I just had 2 6 month old Malinois's. I am totally glad I helped them however I was happy too see them in their new homes also. THAT'S a LOT of energy there. Whew! nothing I've ever had before.

Tracey Berk
Tracey Berk Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:30

I had shiloh shepherds before we switched to bullies. Our shiloh Shelia Rae passed away from bloat the week after I brought my girls home from the hospital. I always thought she would be here with us to raise them. She was only 8 when she passed. I was a dog handler for 16 years and one of my best clients was an am. staff. bully named Nico who I raised from 1 years old till he passed of cancer at 9 years old. I had him all day every day for 9 years and he was very much my dog. Maybe even more since I spent more uninterrupted time with him. I would pick him up each morning and he would come to work with me traveling all over the county to each of my clients homes.

So after Shelia passed I decided to look into staffie bulls and find another Nico. Staffies lead me to urgent. Urgent led me to Leia. I have the smartest, sweetest, most well rounded dog in the world. Just like my Nico was. I wish people would stop confusing animal aggression with people aggression. Pitbull type dogs have an incredibly high rating for steady temperament. It's almost as high as the golden retriever. They are not perfect dogs, they can be a little stubborn and they have high energy. The thing about pits is they put their whole heart into what they want to do. They are so full of potential, more so than most breeds of dogs.

Rose Thorn
Rose Thorn Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:28

That is one SWEET photograph! I imagine this will be cherished by the boy for many years to come.

Melissa Riddle
Melissa Riddle Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:58

I used to post for the NYC Urgent FB site. Thank you for adopting a shelter pet and a ESPECIALLY a pit bull type dog. They need good homes with responsible owners the most. *heart* LoL in case you can't tell Autumn was my favorite foster thus far. I love them all but some just take larger pieces of your heart with them as she did.

Tracey Berk
Tracey Berk Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:58

Awe sweet girl. Our pittie came from animal control too. We found her on Facebook on the Urgent list (dogs on death row scheduled for euthanasia). We adopted her in December of 2012.