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Very Friendly and Active Boy Needs a Home

Discussion in 'Rescue & Adoption' started by LilianaLove, Jan 13, 2014.

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  1. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Good luck with rehoming him LL. He's a beauty.


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  2. Jamielvsaustin

    Jamielvsaustin Good Dog

    Now you're saying it's not his DA/selectiveness-but that's what you wrote in your very first post.

    I just don't understand-why not simply be a better home for him? Spend time doing the things you think he'd like. YOU'RE the one that took the chance on him-live up to your committment. You didn't get what you wanted, but you knew that was a chance you were taking.

    In my history of posts you can often find me telling people if the dog isn't going to work out, isn't what they expected/wanted then they should rehome them. But that's because I don't know diddle squat about those people and have no idea if they have the potential to take care of a dog properly. You've been around a long time. You share great information. I like you. Obviously, I only know what you put on the internet-but based on that-you can handle this dog. You're just choosing not to...it's sad. It's different from someone who has no idea what they're getting into and then deciding "hey guys, help, this isn't for me"...you knew better, you know better...and you're still doing it.

    I'm surprised more people aren't speaking up about how upsetting this is.

    You said, in your world plenty of people get dogs they think will be one thing and end up being something else...are you saying that to justify what you're doing? My friends do it, so it's no big deal? Or are you even further proving the point that you KNEW it was a possibility for this dog to not work out in flyball?
     
  3. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    :goodposting:
     
  4. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    PLEASE READ THIS POST AGAIN. It explains why his DA/selectiveness is not doable. It is the byproduct of his resource guarding. In the first post I didn't think I needed to completely explain everything, which is why I only said DA/selectiveness. But if you had read the last 3 posts that I wrote you would understand why his unpredictability is a problem.

     
  5. RoxiePup

    RoxiePup Big Dog

    Obviously this adorable dog needs special attention/care that Liliana can not give because of her lifestyle. The dog deserves a home where he will get what he needs and if thats not at his current home then I think she is doing the right thing in trying to find a better place. Was it irresponsible? Sure. Is she doing what she can to help better the situation? Yes.
     
  6. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    At the end of the day, I got this dog as a working animal to fulfill a job. I did not get him as a pet or companion. He cannot fulfill that job, though he does need one. He needs to go to a home that can give him what he needs.
     
  7. RoxiePup

    RoxiePup Big Dog

    I think what some people are upset about is that you know this breed. You seem to be knowledgeable about the breed. So to think this breed can do the work you wanted him to do seems to be a bit naive.
     
  8. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog


    well then, knowing what you know about the breed's propensity for DA, knowing that the work you want him to do requires him to be ok in social situations with other dogs, why in the world did you think that INTENTIONALLY choosing a pit bull was the best recourse? And then you want to rehome it. lol

    Well I only got this blood hound because I needed a dog to herd my sheep, and I *really* wanted a blood hound, even though they are known trackers and would have a hard time focusing on shepherding. It's ok though..the lady at the shelter said that since he was part of their walking group and never tried to pull any volunteers off on any scent trails that he would be my best bet for a hound that wouldn't trail scents.

    But it turns out he DOES trail scents when let off leash in a field. Go figure. Now I need to rehome him...but only to the absolutely most perfectest doggy-heaven home that is extremely unlikely to actually exist.



    You SHOULD have found a dog more suited to flyball if your ONLY intent in acquiring that dog was for flyball.

    Seriously. No question about it. Not fair to the dog AT ALL.
     
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  9. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    Flyball isn't a job. Its supposed to be a fun sport to participate in. I understand some people take it very seriously trying to break records... why not get a dog bred for it if youre one of those people?
    You cannot honestly be comparing hunting to flyball??? Hunting puts food on peoples tables and gets rid of nuisance animals. It serves a purpose. Flyball does not.

    I hope Jethro gets a better home but I also hope you don't go out and keep trying at dogs that are known for reactivity in high stress situations and keep repeating this process over and over. You can provide him a better home than most people out there but you don't want to. It makes me kind of sad as well. I was keeping quiet on this because I respect you but I do think this is a poor decision.
     
  10. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog

    I think most people were "keeping quiet" out of "respect" of a veteran member. But it is extremely hypocritical.
     
  11. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    culling dogs bred for a job (hunting) is waaaaaaaaay different than culling a shelter dog that you HOPED could compete in your sport. Apples and oranges
     
  12. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member


    Because that's not reality. Reality is that no matter the circumstances leading up to what's going on now, the dog is not a good fit for the home he's in. Keeping him there would not be fair TO THE DOG. Therefore the best thing FOR THE DOG is to be somewhere else. You are correct stating that we commit to a pet- to giving it a good life. Reality is that sometimes it works out that the good life is with someone else. It sucks, and its a hard thing but we do what's right for the dog. Not for out pride -"I can handle it". Not for our own ideals- "I made a commitment". FOR THE DOG. When we can get ourselves and our egos out if the way that's often how it works out.
     
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  13. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Okay, we're done with all the "bashing" here. This wasn't a thread for that, this is a thread to try to find a dog a home. So no more please. Anything posted after this that does not pertain to finding him a home will be removed.
     
  14. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    This. Find the dog a good home, give the dog a good home or move on.

    Circumstances change.
     
  15. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    We've given him the run of the den for the past week. He has done very well, has not attempted to destroy or chew on anything inappropriate.

    This is his current living situation when we're home. He is crated when we are not home.

    Given this, it seems that he would do fine living in a house without being crated if he was an only dog.

    [video=youtube;DUZtubdZZJs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUZtubdZZJs[/video]
     
  16. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

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  17. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    He's a very good boy when it comes to playing. He has learned that "done" means that he needs to let go of his spring pole, and he has to sit and wait until he is given the command to play again "get it".
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    He is also working very hard on his being adorable skills. I give him a 10/10.
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  18. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    Em, you are doing an AWESOME job with him!!

    I agree he will thrive in a home where he is an only dog and I agree with Catch & Vicki that in fairness to the dog the objective is to find him the home that will best fit his needs.

    In the mean time you are providing him with an excellent foster care environment and giving him a jump start on learning skills and behaviors that will increase his adoptability.
     
  19. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Thanks J. I don't have a lot of time to work with him on a lot of obedience skills, but he's definitely learning how to learn, which is much more than he knew before.

    We have made a lot of time to exercise though! He loves his treadmill and spring pole, but one of his absolute favorites is playing fetch.

    And I weighed him yesterday, he's back around 45lb now, which is a good weight for him. He's getting 1.5 cups Fromm Salmon Tunalini morning and night with 1 patty of Stella and Chewy's Surf N' Turf at night to give him a little extra calories/nutrients. That combo seems to be working really well for him.
    Grain-Free Salmon Tunalini dog food - Fromm Family Foods
    Stella Chewy's - Chewy's Surf 'N Turf Freeze-Dried Dinner

    I snapped a couple more pictures of him a few days ago before the snow hit.

    One of the better profile pictures of him.
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    A very dapper gentleman. I need to get this dog a bow-tie.
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    Waiting patiently for his ball to be thrown, he's such a good boy :).
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  20. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    I'll post this video here too, in case someone looking through this thread is actually looking to be a home for him.

    Jethro loves a good morning romp, and we've created a nice routine of exercise for him on the mornings that I'm at my house.
    [video=vimeo;85042818]http://vimeo.com/85042818[/video]

    J is doing moderately better with his separation anxiety. We installed a door instead of the stacked baby gate idea we temporarily employed. He seems to like doors to be closed when he's alone in a room, crated or not, so the door serves that purpose as well as being a safer solution. When he's in the kennel at work, we call him the "automatic door alarm", because he will start whining as soon as you walk out of the room if the door is left even cracked open. When it's closed, he settles right down and doesn't make a peep. I'm not sure the D.A.P. Diffusor is doing anything, but it's not hurting so we're keeping it in play.

    He is really liking being able to play fetch, now that we have a system that works (two tennis balls ;) ). I can't believe it took that long to figure it out!
     
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