Thursday, December 8, 2011

Meet Lily and The Pups!

Lily is a boxer/pit mix who was found as a very pregnant stray as the cold winter months were setting in. She was so emaciated that you could see the bones poking through her brindle coat and her gums were very pale. Cat found her with our other rescue Jazzy (see Jazzy’s blog below). Cat took her and Jazzy home and made them comfortable. She called all the rescues in the area but no one could take Lily and Jazzy because they were all at capacity, so she turned to Pit Crew. 

Because Lily was pregnant, we were unable to give her shots, but we were able to deworm her. Days after deworming, the color began to return to her gums. Lily was taken to the vet for an ultrasound and they detected 3 heartbeats. We were very surprised when on November 20th, Lily gave birth to 9 live pups and sadly, 2 were stillborn. 

Over the next few days Cat bottle-fed them around the clock, waking up every 3 hours during the night to feed them. 

At the end of the second week their eyes started to open revealing blue eyes, which we expect to turn brown or hazel between 8 to 12 weeks. The puppies will be ready for adoption in mid January. Please contact Lauren at or by phone at (919) 457-3719 call if you are interested in adopting one of our Lily’s 9 puppies.


 Pit Crew is having an event at Raleigh’s Unleashed in the Lake Boone Shopping Center Saturday January 7th from 11:30am to 3:00pm. We will be offering dog washes and nail trims while you shop and it will be a great opportunity to meet the puppies. 

If you fall in love with one, applications will be available for you to fill out and we can discuss the adoption process with you. If you are interested in a local business that sells premium healthy dog and cat food, Unleashed is located at 2460 Wycliff Rd in Raleigh NC. You can reach them at (919) 858-6460 or visit them at their website

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Meet Jasmine!

"I'm Jazzy!"

Jasmine is a 10 to 12 month old Pit Bull / Lab mix with a shiny tan coat, black mask and thoughtful eyes. She was found by Pit Crew partner Cat Renner, caring for a very pregnant Lily. Lily is a Boxer/ Pit Mix (check out Lily’s Blog for information about adopting one of the 9 adorable puppies she gave birth to Nov 21st!) 
Jazzy and Lily

Cat searched for help but after no response from other rescues, she turned to Pit Crew. We started by advertising her on the local pet adoption web sites and got no response, after all it was the holiday season and people are very busy. 
Please contact Ruth at 252-213-2200 if you want to give me a forever home!

All Pets Animal Rescue located in Harnett County ( 910-892-3161) returned our call for help and gracefully drove up to Raleigh to pick Jasmine up. It was discovered upon arrival to All Pets Animal Rescue that she was not good with cats. Although they took great care of her, and while Jasmine got along with the other dogs, her issues with the cats were too overwhelming for their small rescue to handle and Pit Crew came to pick her up. We returned her to Raleigh, where Cat had arranged for her to be transferred to a very compassionate rescue, Faith Rescue.
Cat and Jazzy

If you’re interested in adopting Jasmine, please contact Ruth at Faith Rescue ( 252-213-2200)