Sweet Patti is STILL waiting

Sweet Patti is STILL waiting

Sweet Patti is still looking for a home

Passing her one-year anniversary at the shelter

They say, “good things come to those who wait.” Yet they also say,”If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out and meet it.

But what if you can’t swim out to it? What if you are confined and no one knows you are there? This is the case for Patti. She is confined inside the property of the Brant County SPCA, a no-kill shelter in the BSL-afflicted province of Ontario, because she is a Pit Bull.

If you measure things in years as people are wont to do, then Patti has just had an anniversary. She recently marked one year at the BCSPCA — what’s that? About seven years in a dog’s life?

“Nothing at all yet, no interest and no rescues that have gotten back to me…” was the last report we received about Patti.

Give her a couple minutes of your time

Patti is not unwanted. She is a wonderful and sweet girl.

Her problem is simply that no one knows she is there, so her people have not found her yet.

Please share her story. And share until she finds her new home. There is a place for her here on the outside. We just need to get the word out about her by sharing it as far and wide as we can.

It’s her turn. She has waited a long time. Let’s see if we can bring her ship in to her. It could be as simple as a share.

You can read more about Patti on our earlier blog post.

If you are interested in learning more about Sweet Patti, please contact Niki via email or you can call her at: (519) 756-6620.

Patti, a Pit Bull abandoned in Ontario, needs OUT!

Patti, a Pit Bull abandoned in Ontario, needs OUT!

Sweet Patti

Last September, Brant County SPCA reached for help outside the BSL-afflicted province of Ontario to re-home a Pit Bull named Indika. The folks at this SPCA respect the value of a life and do all that they can to help the animals that enter their facility find new homes. They are a “shelter” in the original intent of the word — they provide refuge and protect their fare. And they go above and beyond to do this.

A new Pit Bull has entered their facility. Her name is Patti, however the woman who contacted us about her constantly refers to her as “Sweet Patti.” That probably says a lot about this dog.

Here’s the note we received:

Unfortunately still bound by the province wide ban in Ontario, we are looking for a rescue/foster home outside of the province (ideally a new adoptive home!!). Not sure how you are doing for space to actually take her, but even some assistance with getting the word out about her would be greatly appreciated.

Patti is around 8 years old, very affectionate and LOVES her toys. She came into our care on July 5th after someone abandoned her, tied to a tree with a short leash and a prong collar so tight it was digging into her skin every time she moved. Needless to say, she needs a minute to warm up to new people.

We have done temperament testing and assessments on her and she passed all with ease. Patti seems to be in good health, fully vaccinated, spayed and heartworm negative.

If there is anything at all you can do, please let me know!

Well, there is something YOU can do for Sweet Patti! You can spread the word about her — share her on your Facebook page, tweet her on Twitter, email a link to this page to your friends, talk to people about her. All it takes is one right person, one good home and Patti’s life will start again. Let’s help her find it!

If you are interested in learning more about Sweet Patti, please contact Niki via email or you can call her at: (519) 756-6620.

Homeless Based on WHAT She Looks Like

Homeless Based on WHAT She Looks Like

Meet Indika!

UPDATE! Thursday, September 27, 2012:
Indika has been adopted and has joined her new family in a Manitoba!

Word is she is “…already acting like she has always lived there.”
Kudos to Brant County SPCA for going the extra mile in helping Indika find a new home outside BSL ridden Ontario! And a special shout out to the family who trained and loved this special pup. I am so sorry for your loss.

Indika got loose from her Brantford, Ontario home one day a couple weeks ago. She was found wandering or, as the city puts it, “running at large,” so she was picked up and taken to the Brant County SPCA. Because she “looks” like a Pit Bull type dog, she falls under Ontario’s Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) which bans her from living in the province of Ontario. Her owner came forward to claim her, but because he had no paperwork that would indicate her breed, he was not allowed to take her home.


Had Indika been older, she could have been grandfathered into the law for being born before BSL went into effect on August 9, 2005. Pit Bulls already legally residing in the province before that date may remain legally in Ontario subject to certain conditions, such as spayed/neutered, microchipped, muzzled at all times off their property, and walked on a 3-foot leash. As well, the owner needs to have a city issued sign prominently displayed on their residence and an insurance policy covering the fact that they own a now prohibited dog. However, Indika is a youngster.

Brant County SPCA

Fortunately for Indika, Brant County SPCA is an animal-centric shelter. They go above and beyond to find homes for the animals in their care. They are reaching out to people outside Ontario who might be interested in adopting her.

Indika is approximately 8 months old and in good health. Her first set of vaccines, flea treatment and deworming have been done. She is negative for heartworms and is set to be spayed next week.

Typical of a pitty, she is very affectionate; she thinks she is a lap dog and loves being around people! She is very tolerant of other dogs, and is very well-mannered all around.

Indika has been SAFER tested and scored all 1’s which is ideal! She went through the Meet Your Match program as well. Her CanineAlity for the Meet Your Match was Go Getter (green). It is probably the busiest/most outgoing level and that makes sense. She is still a puppy which definitely ups her activity level!

According to Niki at Brant County SPCA, Indika’s “a great dog with a wonderful temperament and we wouldn’t have a problem adopting her out at all.” Except they are located in Ontario.



If you are interested in learning more about Indika, please contact Niki via email or you can call her at: (519) 756-6620.