Hi, my name is John and I live in California. I've currently own a male mutt named Akuma, I've had him since Feb. of 1997. He was given to me by my uncle and I'm not sure what kind/kinds of dog he is except that it looks like he has some pit in him. But what kind of dog he is didnt matter to me and he's family now.
The reason why I joined is I recently came across a female pitbull stray in front of my house. She has no ID and I doubt she's microchipped. She was really friendly towards me and my family and she loves to be patted and rubbed. She has a submissive behavor and responds to simple commands. Some of the physical things I noticed about her was that she had a lot of scars on her face and hind leg, she's young (probably somewhere between one to two years old), she's had a litter before but not lactating, she's skinny (you can see her ribcage and lower portion of her spine and hind quarters), she has a forked tongue and wounds on each ear. Based on these observations I'm pretty sure she was a fight dog of some sort. Being a dog person I naturally felt bad and decided to take her in for now.
Some conscerns I have though is what to do now, since I have never taken up a stray before and one that is most likely a fight dog. I'm a bit reluctant to post-up flyers cause I dont want her to be mistreated if she was a fight dog. I'm also reluctant to contact the SPCA because majority of the shelters will put her down due to the history of the dog and because it's a pitbull.
She seems to get along with Akuma and I'd like to keep her, but I would like some guidence on the proper way to go about this.
Here's a couple of pictures of her the night we met her.http://www.flickr.com/photos/25632411@N05/2412698114/http://www.flickr.com/photos/25632411@N05/2412698116/http://www.flickr.com/photos/25632411@N05/2412698124/
My current dog, Akuma, seems to approve of her staying.http://www.flickr.com/photos/25632411@N05/2412698128/
Sorry for the lengthy introduction posting.