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Hampton, Virginia - Female APBT mix

Discussion in 'Owner Rescues & Fosters' started by Poisoned, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Made a new post for Roxy since her situation has changed..

    Spayed female, 2+ years old.
    • She is animal-aggressive.
    • She needs work on her recall - she's a runner.
    • She is shy when first meeting people.
    • Some separation anxiety.
    • She is food-motivated.
    • Loves kids.
    • HIGH energy.
    • Would make a great running partner - she can go forever.
    • She wants to be close to you, she'd make a great house dog.
    • She is very playfull.
    • She needs someone patient, once she settles down she is an amazing dog.


    *Edit
    Also keep in mind I am working on her training and manners ever day she's with me, and she's getting better about everything. Her separation anxiety is actually gone way down - I've been working hard on that one, she doesn't panic when you leave her in the crate anymore, but out on the chainspot (maybe just because it's cold and there's nothing to do out there) she still makes a huge fuss when you leave her.
     
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  2. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

  3. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    She's already getting better.. her recall is a bit better, but if there's another distraction she is still bad.. I don't want to start her on a prong right now because of how soft she is, but when outside praise and treats only go so far, she follows her nose.

    I'm going to get some liver treats, because she is food-motivated.. and see if the stronger taste/smell overrides her need to GO go go.

    She could walk or run me into the ground :lol:
     
  4. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Roxy is very, very smart. She is stubborn and perhaps a little slow picking it up, but SMART.

    This week she's learned

    Her name
    Come
    Sit
    Stay(a weak stay)
    Down
    Potty training
    Crate (not scared of it anymore)
    and just better manners/less shy of new people.
     
  5. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Some things are changing around here soon and she really needs a place to go, or else she will have a lot more crate time :(
     
  6. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Some woman is actually giving me attitude about adopting her.. She has asked me three times (emailing me several times, and not replying to the questions I've asked) 'what kind of dog is it and how much'.

    I emailed her back with a series of general questions like "Where would the dog stay while you are gone?" Etc.. and I got a reply 'What kind of dog and how much' to which I told her not to reply to me again... because it's obvious she's inquiring about so many dogs she doesn't remember who's she's emailed, and she even said that - how is she supposed to remember everyone she has emailed?! And she IS Serious abotu adopting a dog, and obviously by asking those questions I'm not serious about getting rid of my dog! (making it too hard I guess?)

    Yep - delete button :lol:

    Really is sad though.
     
  7. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    She has a really nice sounding couple coming to see her tomorrow - keep your fingers crossed, everyone..
     
  8. Krista

    Krista Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    YAY Fingers crossed here that it works out and they are as nice as they sound and the best match for Roxy!
     
  9. monkeys23

    monkeys23 GRCH Dog

    Yay! That is SO exciting! Fingers crossed.
     
  10. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Fingers crossed!
     
  11. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I'm not sure what happened.. After I told her they sounded great and asked if/when she wanted to meet Roxy, I never heard back :dunno:
     
  12. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I got contacted by a crazy, and a furmommy by the sound of it... Because they kept taking my post down - people were marking it as inappropriate/against the rules (no selling). Because I said on my latest repost for the one hiding behind their computer playing internet police to email me their reasons - I'm sure this is a lady that I've turned down for adopting Roxy before or something..



    So I replied with:
    Ma'am, I am positive you have the wrong person. Because I'm not asking a fee, I'm giving up countless hours to train and socialize this dog, I'm giving all of her items (including a nice crate, toys, collars, and a lead) to the new adopter, I've worked for EIGHT MONTHS to get her out of a terrible situation, I've spent more than a few hundred on her and I'm not asking a dime, I have to rotate her with my two dogs which takes additional time, AND I have to try to find someone who is actually competent to take on an adult APBT.

    So what is your problem?


    Also, if you are flagging people who are not OBVIOUSLY backyard breeders, maybe you should rethink. Because so far I've spent $210 on items for the dog and I was flat out broke before I decided to open my home and heart to her, but I managed to scrape up enough to make sure she had what she needed, and I'm not asking to be repayed in any way but that she go to a good home.

    And even if I DID ask, say, $250 as a fee to recoup my losses (so maybe I could pay a bill or feed myself and my dogs) and many, many many hours spent on her, there is nothing wrong with it. If you can't pay the rehoming fee, don't pay it. But even some legitimate rescues ask over $350 for their dogs/puppies. If people are willing to pay, why should it matter? The dog will find a home regardless and if you think the previous owners are selfish for asking money, why flag? The dog will be out of their selfish hands faster if you leave the ad up.

    If it's an obvious breeder, flag - but if you think their fee is too much, leave that up to the adopters to decide. To me, $250 is a large amount of money, to my next-door-neighbors it's what they pay to go out to eat, paying that much for a dog wouldn't mean anything to them.


    Hope she replies..
     
  13. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Hm, either my scale is off, or my estimations are way off! lol

    I weighed her today (by picking her up and getting on the scale) and it's saying she's 50#. She does not look or feel like 50#'s at all!

    It is an OLD scale, but goodness, what a solid little brat.

    And a quick measuring says she's 20" at the withers and 17" from shoulders to rump.

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  14. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    We went to a nature park yesterday since it was so nice. She was great and had a blast. Any time a dog passed I'd just pick her up (mainly because the other owners seem to think their dogs need to run up and play with her..) and she doesn't fight or make a fuss if you're holding her. Her car manners are GREAT. She just sits quietly or goes to sleep.
     
  15. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    She really needs a place to go - the reason I didn't want to bring her here (dumb people) is becoming a real problem.. Also within the next few months I will likely be taking a ride to OH - to deliver another dog - and she could come along if someone in MD/PA can meet up.
     
  16. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    Alright :D we had a slight breakthrough today, she was on the chainspot (by herself) for a good ten minutes without making a peep. Her separation anxiety is getting better by the day.
     
  17. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    She has six more weeks to find a foster or permanent home.
     
  18. monkeys23

    monkeys23 GRCH Dog

    I'm glad she's making progress and my fingers are crossed that she finds a good home asap.
     
  19. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    I hope all works out for her. I wish I could take on a dog :(
     
  20. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I have a family interested.. we're going back and forth..

    I had Roxy out walking yesterday and a dog (that looks like a husky/shar-pei) hopped her fence and came up to us.. This dog's body language wasn't aggressive, but she was stiff, showing her teeth a bit and hackles up. This dog is a manbiter I know that, so I didn't keep going - she is a dog who runs up behind you and bites. She came up to Roxy (while I got ready to get Rox off of her when the dog got to us) and to my great surprise, Roxy proceeded to sniff this snaky little bitch and show interest, not aggression. The dog let out a growl and then Roxy did as well, but still didn't try to bite at her or anything.. I guess I should change her to dog selective/reactive, not outright aggressive. Because judging her body language - she would have had a good long play with this dog if the other dog wasn't such an ass.

    And on a ranting note, I told the dog's owner (who popped her head outside) "If you don't get your dog, she's going to get hurt" - they called her twice, then went back inside. Sheesh..
     

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