Brindle Buddies-Lost and Found

Brindle Buddies is my way of making an impact on the homeless Pit Bull and large breed population in the Phoenix Metro Area.  Brindle Buddies works with independent rescuers, new rescue organizations, and anyone working on behalf of the homeless Pit Bull and Large Breed population to network, transport, assist with medical costs, and train homeless and recently homed pets.   Brindle Buddies uses an in home boarding service when funding is available and foster homes.  This allows  its rescues the experience of a real " home life" with access to a large fenced in backyard, pool, regular walks, and training.  Brindle Buddies believes that focus on one animal at a time offers the best training experience and the proper attention each animal needs to become the best they can be.  When in home boarding is not affordable, Brindle Buddies supports fosters with training, financial support, and networking.  

I began this effort after seeing a posting of an animal that was going to be euthenized in 24 hours with out someone to intervene.  This was the photo I saw.  I could not sleep that night and decided I had to act.  I Went to meet "A3431770".  Mug shot:

And left the shelter with Arnold (Later renamed Zero by his forever family).    

Fortunately I had a resource to board Arnold while I found him a forever home.  But that comes at a cost of $15 dollars a day.  Timing was everything and I found Arnold/Zero his home a week later after being featured (sneaking him into) a parade in March of 2014.  

Home Shot:

Next came Madonna.  Madonna sat in the county shelter from December to April and was now being scheduled to be euthenized again.  She was deteriorating quickly from the stress of the time spent in the shelter environment.  Brindle Buddies is proud to have been a part of her rescue and rehoming.  Again, she was homed in about a week with a boarding fee of $15 dollars a day.  

Freedom shot:

Then came Lincoln. Lincoln also sat in the county shelter from December to April and too was running out of time.  Brindle Buddies was proud to be a part of Lincoln's success story.  He too was homed in a week at a fee of $15 dollars a day.  This guy lives the life these days!

Lincoln's mug shot:

Lincoln's (Toby's)  home shot:

Brindle Buddies now has Mr Gustav J or Gus in its care!  Gus was recieved as an injured animal that had been dumped in the desert after appearing to have been used as a bait dog for other fighting dogs. Gus would have not likely lasted in the shelter due to the expense his condition would have cost.  Gus required surgery to his face and has some permanant scaring on his mouth and head as well as a hole in his ear; battle scares from a tragic beginning.  
Brindle Buddies has been working with Gus since April 2014 at a cost of $15 dollars  a day.  Gus went from being a completely unsocialized dog ( I could not even put my hand above his head) to well on his way to the envy of other dog owners.  Gus is regularly complimented on his beauty and especially his behavior.  I spend at a minimum of 10 hours a week with Gus teaching him good manners and behaviors to insure he is the best he can be for his forever match.  See him in action on Brindle Buddies-Gus on Youtube

Gus and Santa Holiday Pet Fair 2014:

Update on Mr. Gus- Gus has a home!  I will be transporting Mr. Gus after the first of the year from Phoenix to St. Louis where he will have a HUGE backyard and a loving family; personal friends of mine.  Of course we still have our boarding fee of $15 until that time and transportation cost i.e. gas from Phoenix to St. Louis.  Boarding fees from April to December....lets see... Ohh yes $3,780.00... hopefully gas prices stay reasonable!  
Gus in his forever home January 2015!

Brindle Buddies is now supporting Cuba.  Cuba was saved from Euthenasia in August of 2015 with the intention of rehoming him in Canada.  Unfortunately, Ontario Canada has Breed Specific Legislation not allowing Pit Bulls to be homed there.  As a result, Cuba has been living in a garage since August 2014.  Brindle Buddies is raising money to make the garage as comfortable as possible until we can get Cuba out of the garage and into foster or foster boarding.  

Update: Cuba has found his forever home as of January 2016!

January 2016 Brindle Buddies is now supporting Champ and Guy.  Both were owner surrenders.  Each are in the perfect foster home receiving exceptional training on manners and how to be their best for their forever families. 


I have been so fortunate to recieve some donations from friends and for that I am extremely grateful.  But the brunt of the cost comes out of my pocket.  While I am so proud and personally satisfied to be a part of this effort, I welcome your support if this is something you can get behind.  It only takes $15 dollars to pay for a day of quality boarding for an animal in need.  Hopefully the results speak for themselves; Brindle Buddies efforts are worth the financial sacrifice and acheive results.  The more we raise, the more impact we can have!  If you got it in ya, so do I!!! Please consider tossing a buck this way.  

Meanwhile little boy Blue snuck in to Brindle Buddies when I was made aware that he needed to be removed from a sketchy situation.  While we did not house baby Blue, our little guy did cost $80 to get him to the vet and into foster where he now awaits his forever home.  Thankfully we were able to pay for that with your donations raised in 2 days!  Did I say THANK YOU cause I mean THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! 
Blue: who could say no?! Pitbull/Cattle Dog mix

Blue and Gus at the Holiday Pet Fair Dec 6th 2014:
PS-Blue was adopted!!!!  

And then we have Boris and Natasha the Rottweilers who snuck into our " Brindle Pit Bull" rescue after being dumped in my neighborhood.  Boris and Natasha (now Jefe and Ava ) have been homed! The vet bill alone for  this mother and son duo was $400.  We have raised about $340 and just need $60 more to go to break even on the vet bill.  I am typically not drawn to Rotties but these two were in such bad shape and the could one say no?!  

Boris/Jefe now Natasha/Ava Jean:

My first foster Mr. Brutus Hwiggles now Bowser -brindle Chihuahau mix 2013:

With my Haji a brindle Bull Dog/Staffy/Korean Jindu mix 2012 rescue:

Bowser Home shot:

Haji- The best boy in the whole world! 

Haji learning to Sup Board:


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Robbie Stolze 
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