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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Puppy update

I made a cryptic post last week about the most difficult thing i'd ever have to do. Some of you realized i was talking about the puppy who, for whatever reason, was not able to adjust to his role as a member of the household.

We had no luck finding a rescue or a no-kill shelter with space for him, and i've been going day-to-day with him in a boarding situation hoping for a reprieve.

His call from the governor came this afternoon.

In fact, two different calls, from two different governors. So now, i have another decision to make, but this one is much less stressful than the other.



  • Wow. Whew. You could probably hear my exhale from across town.

    By Blogger Marsosudiro, at 12:45 AM  

  • Good for you for working so hard to find a good solution and not to just shove the puppy outside into the back yard to be neglected or dumping it out in the "country" for "some farmer to adopt." I'm sorry this dog didn't work out for you.

    By Blogger Diana, at 12:01 PM  

  • I'm very glad to hear that.

    By Blogger Brian, at 12:14 AM  

  • I am as well.

    By Blogger Vera, at 9:28 AM  

  • I can't tell you how relieved i am too. I brought him to his foster home last night, and his situation, at least for the time being, could hardly be better. 2.5+ acres of fenced yard, 3 older Rotties to keep him in line, and experienced and caring parents who will be working to find him a permanent home.

    More info here about the group that took him. He's not available for adoption yet, as they need to evaluate him, but he's going to be fine.

    By Blogger Barry, at 9:36 AM  

  • Care to describe what the behavioral challenges were? Understandable if not.

    We got our puppy from these people:

    Very sweet, but very high maintenance. She's getting better as she gets older.

    By Blogger Jeremy T, at 10:05 AM  

  • Resource and location guarding issues that seemed to be working out in training, but developed into two bite scenarios in day-to-day situations. Could have been additional ones as well, but we managed to defuse those in time.

    Couple that with the amount of time we need to be out of town over the next few months meant that we didn't have the resources available to work with him any longer on these issues. When we took him in back in January as a 6 week old, i figured that 4-5 months would be sufficient to have him trained and socialized. It turned out not to be the case.

    By Blogger Barry, at 10:21 AM  

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