So Onyx now Raven needs a new home :(

So As i mentioned before “Onyx now Raven”, and Cesar got into a fight over some treats.  It makes me really sad and upset.  She was doing so well, and improving so much from that state she was in from whence she came.  However, the foster failure parents now know for sure she can’t stay with them forever.  She is back to being a regular foster.  I had them write a bio for me and it’s below;

Onyx now Raven

Hello! This is Raven.

Raven is a 2.5 yr old Pit Mix. She is an extremely loving cuddle bug.

Raven has not had the best start to life but she is improving every day and is looking for a home all to herself, filled with love and patience. She came from a home that taught her she needs to guard items and be unsure if she was going to eat that day or not. Raven needs to be the only animal in the house. She is very skittish and unsure of everything around her. She acts like she was abused early on and is scared of brooms, loud noises, and a few other miscellaneous plain items. She is even unsure when people are laughing, dancing, or rough housing. She gets protective of women.

Raven is very allergic to grains but is okay on Costco’s Kirkland grain free and Authority from Petco.

 Raven needs constant training and patience. However, she knows how to sit, ask, wait and sit pretty.

Raven would be a great companion on hikes, bike rides and runs. However, until she has bonded I would keep her on the leash while out 90% of the time.

Raven’s bark may seem like she is a ferocious beast, but all she wants to do is sit in your lap and have your undivided attention.

Raven has lived with other animals but should not. She has never attacked a cat but she is curious about them and will chase them for a second.

So, if you have a stable, serene, patient and loving house then please consider adopting Raven as your fury, four legged companion.

  If you are interested or would like more information please Contact me:


Do you think this is a good BIO for a dog who needs a home?  i may retool it a bit, but i’m going to start out by seeing where i can post her info.  When i google pitbull rescue this is what i get it doesn’t make me feel confident about Onyx now Raven’s future.  I clicked the links the sent me to and wound up having them recommend that we try and get her posted on adopt-a-pet and pet finder.  Neither of which you can post on unless you are a registered rescue or shelter.  However at least pet finder sent me some links so i can try and get her into a shelter.  I’m e-mailing right now to see if they will take her. >.< hope is low.  Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated.




Is it me?

I’m starting to feel abandonded… it’s like there are so many people out there that i haven’t talked to in forever, and they don’t reach out to me.  Is it me?

I have to  admit i’ve snubbed people, people who were doing things that were obviously “wrong”.  People who the group believed to be Immature, or just well bad.  i used to think i was so loyal, but i’ve abandonded people.  I thought i was doing what was best for everyone.  So why am i alone?

I made it clear i didn’t want to be around the bad influences nemore.  I was cheered on and people stood by me, but those people seem to have dissapeared.  It seems as though the people i’ve snubbed or the people i’ve abandonded are more fun, or more better and others want to be around them.  No one calls me any more.    Some people can blame it on the distance.  Some people can blame it on the dog.

In a world where everyone is connected even without the regular social media that most peple have to connect me, i know what’s going on.  Even i can’t live in a vacuum of ignorance for other people.  But i still feel alone.  So i’m wondering if all these people who i ditched for drugs, questionable decisions, drama, emotional abuse, booze benders, are hanging out and being happy with the people who told me it was right for me to leave, and supported my snobby decision.

Is it me?

Is it normal to leave behind so much?

When you look at people who have been married and divorced 4 or more times, doesn’t the thought cross your mind… what’s wrong with that person?  At a cerrtain point its not the spouse it’s you.

Does the same thing work with non-romantic relationships?

Is it me?

Am i like Onyx now Raven?

Onyx now Raven was doing so well, but now she’s struggling.

My boyfriend and Nina’s boyfriend believe that it’s only a matter of time.  She can’t be uptight forever.  I’m not so sure,  i hope she can stay with them, however i’m concerend that they may have enough pets without her there.  She needs a lot of attention and that makes owning her hard with other pets.  I think they can do it.  I hope they can do it.  She just seems so happy there.  I’m sure she thinks we’re all nuts though, she’s just being a dog.

At least she’s still not humping pillows…


“get it out of my house” he says

But she’s not eating well…


They say cuddling, i say a little bit of Dom cuddling…

They are working on bed and spot.  She gets it but is stillpushy and needy. Le sigh…

Well if there’s hope for PA i guess there’s hope for all of us?

Until next time.

P.S. Nolan’s first birthday party was awesome 😉

trying to get Onyx into Homeward Trails

this is the response e-mail that i recieved:


If you adopted your dog from Homeward Trails and need to return him/her please contact
Per our adoption agreement, we will definitely take your dog back for any reason.  You will receive a response to your e-mail within the next 24 hours.  If you do not wish to return your dog but are requesting advice or resources, we are happy to assist in whatever way we can.

If you did not adopt your dog from Homeward Trails but are requesting assistance in re-homing your dog there is a lot you can do on your own!
• If you purchased your dog from a breeder, you may be contractually obligated to return your dog to them.  Please review your paperwork for further information.
• If you adopted your dog from a rescue or Humane Society, you may be contractually obligated to return your dog to them.  Please review your paperwork or call the rescue/shelter for further information.
Once you have determined that you are not obligated to return your dog to an organization, we suggest the following:
• If your dog is purebred, contact a breed specific rescue.  They specialize in the breed and often have more flexibility to take in dogs.
• Advertise your dog!  Post on sites like Adopt-A-Pet (, Petfinder ( ), Pets 911 (  You can also put flyers up at local dog parks, vets, grocery stores, Starbucks, and other community bulletin boards.

We receive between 40-50 requests per week from the general public asking us to take in dogs.  We help when we can but space is very limited and we give priority to dogs on the euthanization list at the shelter and our own return adoptions.  We do not have a shelter facility but rely on a network of foster homes which are almost always full.  Each dog we bring in that belongs to a private citizen takes up a spot of a dog on death row.

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your dog, provide at least three pictures, and copies of your pet’s most up-to-date vet records.

Please also be aware that we will almost always ask owners relinquishing their dog to Homeward Trails make a tax-deductible monetary donation between $100-$400.  Our fosters pay for food and supplies out of pocket and the organization covers the cost of medications, vaccinations, flea and tick preventive, heartworm preventive, and any other expenses that arise during the time we have a dog in our care.  If we are able to take in your dog it is also very likely that we will have to place your dog in boarding in a doggie daycare at a cost to our organization.  We can’t predict how long we will have a dog in our system – it could be one week or one year.

In order for your dog to be considered for our program, please respond to this e-mail with the following information:
•         Age, weight, breed of dog
•         Is your dog spayed/neutered and up to date on shots?
•         Is your dog good with other dogs?  Cats?
•         Does your dog have any anxieties?
•         Does your dog have any medical conditions?
•         How is your dog with children?
•         What causes you to need to surrender your dog?
•         Can you provide pictures of your dog?
•         Are you able to keep your dog until a home is found?
•         When does your dog need to be re-homed?

Should we have space for your dog, we may request to assess him/her prior to accepting them in our program.

A few final notes:
• Have you consulted with a trainer? Many bad behaviors can be fixed with the help of a trainer.    Keep in mind that not every trainer is able to help with every issue – get recommendations from your vet or from rescues – both have lots of experience with trainers in your area.
• Is your dog a senior?  Remember that most adoptive families are not looking for a senior dog and most senior dogs never make it out of the shelter.  Please consider whether you absolutely must give up your dog or if you can make adjustments in your home for the remainder of your dog’s life to accommodate any issues.
• Is your dog a bully breed?  Please keep in mind that bullies crowd local shelters and have far fewer options for adoption than most other breeds.  Many bullies never make it out of the shelter.  Consider whether you have explored every option in order to keep your bully.
• Have you lost your home or do you need to move?  The DC metro area has many dog-friendly apartment complexes and rentals.  Please Google “pet friendly housing” for options.

Thank you again for contacting Homeward Trails.

😦  i responded, fingers crossed

Trying to save another life

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This pitbull is almost 2 years old and she is a really sweet girl.  She is good with some dogs and older kids,  She lives with a cat currently.

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Now here is the sad part.  Her owner is trying to get rid of her.  She got the pitbull when she was 6 months old with her boyfriend and she and her boyfriend broke up.  He lives in a non pet friendly apartment and wants nothing to do with his ex.  She has realized that she cannot financially take care of the dog’s needs any longer and doesn’t really want to keep her.  Since the breakup Onyx(the pup) has developed behavioral issues.  Fear of loud arguing, pillow humping, and fear of men in hats.  She has gotten better with some guidance from me but she and my dog cannot live together.  Her current owner is unwilling to work on training for her and i live an hour away.  I would like to try and get her out of the house she’s in before she’s got too many issues.  She’s not currently being excercised well and i’m paying for her food and treats.  (I’m friends with her owners roommate, who works crazy hours and also cannot afford to take care of the dog himself)

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Is there anyone out there who is interested in adopting a pup? Is there anyway you can help me find a new home for this poor girl?  Any rescues taking in doggies?  I was able to convince her owner to keep her for the interim and not just drop her off at the pound.  Anything you can do to help or even if you can just refer me to some place that is no kill that i can take her, i would really appreciate it.  Thanks for anything anyone can do to help.