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Aug. 28th, 2006

11:20 pm - Pit Bull in distress

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Hey theravada and phaedrine--Maybe someone in your bulldog community is looking for another baby?

Olive is a lovely brindle and white Pit Bull mix who needs a home. She's currently living with one of my Veterinarians, who has been working with her on the leash (she now knows how to heel and doesn't pull, etc), she's house trained and lovely and friendly with her family, good with other dogs, if a bit too interested in cats, and generally just about the sweetest thing you've ever seen (pix tomorrow).

However. She's incredibly protective of those she lives with. She growls and even bites at people who randomly come up to her not-fenced yard in Corales. She'd be a great guard dog, and a very good project for someone willing to work with her, but she's got some issues. She'd need an inside home or a properly fenced yard and a place where she did not interact with random strangers without her owners present. At the moment, she's got an invisible fence that she runs through, and lives in a place where kids wander up to the house unescorted through her territory.

This is a pretty major thing. If we can't find a decent home for her, (and i love this dog to pieces) they're going to put her to sleep.

Please. If you know anyone who might want to take her in. The Vet who she lives with is willing to take her back if it doesn't work out...she's very much attached to Olive and doesn't want something bad to happen to her. Poke at your friends/acquaintances/'net folk. It really is a life and death issue.

/end public service announcement

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From:phaedrine
Date:August 29th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
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I can certainly repost this on petbulls. Do you have any pictures?
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From:phaedrine
Date:August 29th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Duh, I saw the pix tomorrow thing as I was reposting it.

Sadly, the people aggression thing doesn't give me hope of her finding another home. :/
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From:gorey_ballerina
Date:August 29th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
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Awww. If I had a proper home (not an apartment), I'd LOVE to take in a wonderful big dog.

My chow chow (the one I had from young childhood until I was 16) was the same way, and we just had to CAREFULLY train her out of it once we realized it was a problem. It was hard work (lots of "baby steps" socialization), but of course it was worth it.

I hope that this situation works out.
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From:wookie_x
Date:August 29th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
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I'll speak to my room mate about this, as we have the capacity, we have the fenced in yard, and we have a female dog already who is used to having a friend, but lost him a few months ago. Keep your fingers crossed.
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From:theravada
Date:August 29th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
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That would be an ideal situation. If you need any help let us know. A local placing sounds like it would work out best for this dog, and my Pitbull LJ community is spread out all across the country. Let us know if we can help.
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From:wookie_x
Date:August 30th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
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The only questions my room mate has are how old is she, and why was she at the vet? Has she had shots, and is she spade? Beyond those questions, he says sounds good and very promising. We're more asking the questions to decide how she'll integrate with an older female dog, also pit bull mix.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:August 30th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
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She is probably about 2-3 years. We're not entirely sure, because aging dogs is a bit of a weird thing, but she's young. She ended up with our Vet because she had Parvo (months ago, she's well over it) and her original owners couldn't afford to treat her, so we took her in and our Vet adopted her. She is spayed, and has all of her vaccines. I'm not entirely sure that she's microchipped, but i can do that easily (and at no cost) before she's adopted.

Again, the Vet who can't keep her permanently is willing to take her back if she doesn't work out somewhere.

Pictures in a bit.
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From:wookie_x
Date:August 31st, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
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We can try for Saturday for a meet the peoples kinda thing, but my room mate doesn't know for certain if he'll be working or not. We can shoot for something like that, though.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:August 31st, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC)
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I'll actually be out of town this weekend. My schedule is essentially that i'm at work (where she's currently boarding) today until 3 or 4-ish. Nex week, i'm there Monday and Wednesday from 1-8p, Tuesday and Thursday from 7a-3p or 4-ish
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:August 31st, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
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Ok, it will defininitely have to be next week. My Vet is taking her home so she can say goodbye to the Vet's kids.
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