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Golden Girls
December 6th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Can everyone please crosspost. This guy was found about 10 days ago running up and down a lane way in the Sud-Ouest (Ville Emard). The family has kept him while trying to search for the owner. They put posters, called the SPCA and so far no one's claimed him

I just came from taking his picture and wanted to take a quick peek at his character ... what a sweetheart :cloud9: He's about 7-8 maybe, intact and most prob has never had shots. (this is a very poor area) Not that poor people aren't responsible, it's just I lived there for 6 yrs and this area does have alot of very irresponsible pet owners.

Anyway for now he's safe - here's a photo I'm horrible naming breeds but I see Rotti, Sheppard and maybe even pit?

Golden Girls
December 6th, 2006, 05:00 PM
I have one more. Sorry there a bit blurry - this guy was such a wigglebum :cloud9:

He's such a happy guy I wonder if someone's looking for him :fingerscr

chico2
December 6th, 2006, 05:14 PM
GG,I am certainly no whiz on dog-breeds,but I see a lot of Doberman in the pic,the way he sits and the way he holds his head.
:pray: that he'll find a loving home,before Christmas and thank's to the family who took him in.

Golden Girls
December 6th, 2006, 05:26 PM
LOL Chico I couldn't name a breed if my life depended on it other then say goldens :) He's def alot of Dobbe (sorry I meant to say Dobb above not Rotti) but I didnt get that shot of when he was smiling at the camera and well his mouth was kinda :shrug: like a huge cave (very wide) The pictures doesn't do him justice at all, he's really gorgeous and so darn appreciative.

I'm happy this family took him in but really I'm not sure it's the perfect home as they have 4 kids but he's safe for now. I was suppose to of already found him a home, I just haven't had alot of time.

chico2
December 6th, 2006, 05:29 PM
Whatever the breeds he is,it does not really matter as long as he's a sweet dog and your an :angel: as usual,trying to find him a suitable home,not easy,I am sure:pawprint:

Golden Girls
December 6th, 2006, 05:30 PM
Exactly who cares the breed :D

~michelle~
December 6th, 2006, 05:54 PM
hes such a sweet looking dog.... good luck:fingerscr

Toonces
December 6th, 2006, 06:33 PM
What a cutie, hope he finds a home soon:fingerscr

coppperbelle
December 6th, 2006, 10:12 PM
Judging by the number of dogs we have been contacted about this last week I would say that he has probably been abandoned because someone doesn't want to bother with him during the holidays. You know they are going away and don't want to pay for a kennel and all that stuff.
Yes, that was sarcasm. :sorry:
My first guess is Dobie but I too am not great at determining breeds.
I hope someone claims him but it is unlikely.

Prin
December 6th, 2006, 10:20 PM
Yeah, I see dobie too. Lotsa dobie.

Good luck to him.:fingerscr

rainbow
December 6th, 2006, 11:33 PM
I also see lots of dobie in him and he's very handsome too. :cloud9: Fingers and paws crossed that he finds a loving forever home. :fingerscr :pawprint: :fingerscr :pawprint:

hazelrunpack
December 6th, 2006, 11:55 PM
He looks like a real sweetheart. :cloud9: Hope he finds a great home soon! :fingerscr

greaterdane
December 7th, 2006, 09:31 AM
I def see lots of dobie :) Poor thing :( Hopefully he finds his forever home soon.

Golden Girls
December 7th, 2006, 12:45 PM
Thanks for the replies. It seems your all right he's been identified as a red dobie, tail and ears intact :D basically completely o natural as he's not neutered either. Well his picture's been splattered everywhere and no claim so I guess it's safe to say he will need a home.

He seems to really like this family, but they are not financially able to keep him. Don't worry he's fed and loved. I'm going to try and find a way to have him vet checked and given his shots at least. I'm not sure what this could be but he licks his side/belly constantly, the same spot. Could it be a nervous reaction or separation anxiety? Worms?

Frenchy
December 7th, 2006, 01:01 PM
GG check your pm

Frenchy
December 7th, 2006, 01:03 PM
Now why can't I pm you ? I know an organisation that spay and neuter with low cost for lost pets...but I gotta go back to work now. Will try later.

Golden Girls
December 7th, 2006, 01:55 PM
wow Frenchie, that would be great thank you. I'm have major computer problems ... a.g.a.i.n. :yell: can u pls use my email addy (c profile) thks again

poodletalk
December 7th, 2006, 02:13 PM
:offtopic: The vet in the area where I live found a dog like this two years ago. It looked like she just gave birth to, she was found running down the street and no one claimed her. (She was diffently NOT a dog from my town) Very friendly and loveable dog. Anyways, since no one claimed the dog, the vet kept her.

I wonder....if this a backyard breeder dog.....no longer in use.

chico2
December 7th, 2006, 04:47 PM
BYB-Dog no longer in use:yell: OMG
Before I joined the Forum,I knew nothing of BYB's,who are breeding pups only for financial gain:evil:
Lets hope this beautiful red Dobie is not 7-8 yrs old,but a bit younger,so he will get a home in no-time:fingerscr At least he's safe for now:dog:
Friends of mine in Cape Breton NS,had a wonderful red Dobie who lived to be 13yrs old.

Frenchy
December 7th, 2006, 05:05 PM
wow Frenchie, that would be great thank you. I'm have major computer problems ... a.g.a.i.n. :yell: can u pls use my email addy (c profile) thks again

I click on your name and nothing works. PM me and I will probably be able to reply.

Frenchy
December 7th, 2006, 08:13 PM
Finally ! It worked, I pm'd you all the infos.

canine14
December 8th, 2006, 03:13 PM
Has he found a home yet? How is he with other dogs/cats/kids? How old is he around?

Thanks.

chico2
December 8th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Canine14,in the first post,it was said he could be 7-8yrs old,but I believe it's iffy:dog:

Golden Girls
December 8th, 2006, 06:23 PM
Thank you so much Frenchie. I contacted that organization and it's all set ... shots and sterilized and all I have to pay is $100 :grouphug:

Just to compare, I called the vet in Ville Emard (my vet now)and shots would of been $96.86 + tax and neutered $185.00 + tax so imagine the savings?

I've made an appointment with the woman so :fingerscr it all works out. I'm bringing her a bag of Solid Gold over the weekend. Im not paying for it, I get the almost expired bags from my local dealer where usually I donate but I want to see if this guys' itch is from Ole Roy *ducking here*

I will keep you all informed. I would like to see this dog stay with this family. They've fallen in love and vice versa it seems - being a bit poor is not important. I'll take more pictures if he'll sit still.

I know he looks puppyish but I'm pretty sure he's like 8. The teeth :shrug:

Another question: Because he's not neutered and if the vet does say he's 7 or 8 - do you think it's still ok to neuter him <-- just asking?

Frenchy
December 8th, 2006, 06:36 PM
THANKS to YOU for all you are doing for this dog and his new family ! Don't worry about the neutering, my fosters are usually 7-10 years old and they never had any problems. It's easier for males too, they don't have to be put under that long. If this family want to keep him and are on a low budget, maybe some animal food store could provide them with expire kibble,I mean freshly expired. Or if they can get to a Costco . Kirkland is pretty cheap , that's what I feed them now (lamb and rice formula) du to change in my budget , and they do well on it. Even Bailey who has allergies. Thanks again GG, this family must see you as an :angel: they will have a wonderful Christmas !

Golden Girls
December 8th, 2006, 06:47 PM
Well, if anyone know's how good it feels to help a lil - it would b u :angel: I think covering his vet bills right now would be a x-mas present like you won't believe for the whole family. They love him and he seems very happy so that's what's important. I'm sure I can bring them the "good stuff" every month - a rescue's a rescue :love:

canine14
December 8th, 2006, 07:12 PM
It seems he has found his forever home. They will give him love and care, which is the most important. The rest will follow!

rainbow
December 9th, 2006, 12:22 AM
GG, you are an :angel: for doing all this. I hope everything works out with this beautiful boy and his new family. :fingerscr You've obviously made them very happy. :thumbs up

chico2
December 9th, 2006, 08:32 AM
GG and Frenchy,what can I say,you guys are wonderful as usual:love:
GG,all that's missing on you is the white beard and the red suithttp://bestsmileys.com/christmas2/21.gif

Golden Girls
December 9th, 2006, 03:35 PM
Thank you for the good wishes everyone. I brought the food but it was earlier then planned so I left it on the balcony ... no pics but I'll get some more soon.

Golden Girls
December 11th, 2006, 02:41 PM
It's all set and he's scheduled to have his shots and neuter next Monday. I'll keep you guys posted on this guy and post pictures soon. Thanks again Frenchie :thumbs up

If that wasn't enough Melinda emailed me and is sending a donation toward the balance :angel: thank you so much :grouphug: So many good people

Golden Girls
December 19th, 2006, 05:23 PM
A lil update. I brought him yesterday, he weighs 66 lbs. The vet tech said she thought he was 2-3 yrs old. But when I went to pick him up this morning he wasn't doing too well so they wanted to keep him. It appears he's at least 8 if not more and usually they require a blood work prior when their older and it wasn't done. Also it's said he's quite under nourished :sad: I'm very upset but anyway I asked a friend to go check on him this afternoon and he's doing much better then this morning. They have him on intervenus and will keep him overnight again. Hopefully all will go well. I'm suppose to call tomorrow but I'm just going to go :pray:

I don't know anything medical, just asking but Frenchy do u test blood when the golden's are older?

chico2
December 19th, 2006, 05:30 PM
GG,I believe a bloodtest is pretty standard if an animal is older.I know my cats (Chico,Rocky)had full geriatric tests done.Although they are hardly geriatric..
:fingerscr :pray: this boy is healthy enough to return to the family:fingerscr

Golden Girls
December 19th, 2006, 05:30 PM
This is him yesterday morning, I thought he looked great.

chico2
December 19th, 2006, 05:32 PM
Awww,what a pretty brown doggie,good luck to him:fingerscr you're a doggie:angel:

Golden Girls
December 19th, 2006, 05:33 PM
hi Chico :) I didn't know they test when their older but then again they thought he was only 2 or 3 so I guess that's why they didn't recommend the test :shrug:

Frenchy
December 19th, 2006, 08:12 PM
The rescue doesn't pay for blood work on older dogs except if we think they need it. I guess since neutering and spaying is fairly common . But my dogs (all seniors) get blood work if they have to go under the knife. I , unfortunatly can't afford to pay for the fosters blood work. We never had any problems tough. :fingerscr BTW, he does looks stunning ! :thumbs up

Golden Girls
December 20th, 2006, 07:56 AM
We never had any problems toughMe neither I've never ran into or heard of any complications before this, I reallly panicked yesterday. Another call last night put me a lil more at ease and I'm waiting as I'm typing for the vet to open. I can't wait to bring poor Maxi home :pray:

It's no one's fault really, who knew what his life was or wasn't, what he ate or didn't so that was the risk here. Their giving him much needed vitamins and I'll let the vet talk to the new adoptor the importance of good nutrician esp now that we know he wasn't the healthiest to begin with.

I will never however be responsible for a spay or neuter without blood work 1st - a lesson learned for me

SARAH
December 20th, 2006, 08:43 AM
:fingerscr he'll be fine. Keeping an eye on this thread, Maxi is really a nice-looking dog.

As always, I wonder why someone threw him out. Why did someone throw Sheba away? Why do people take puppies and throw away the adult dog?

I hope he and his new family have a great Christmas and an enriching life together for as long as he lives!

Frenchy
December 20th, 2006, 01:00 PM
[QUOTE=SARAH;339517As always, I wonder why someone threw him out. Why did someone throw Sheba away? Why do people take puppies and throw away the adult dog?

[/QUOTE]

Cuz the world if full of morons. :frustrated: 2 other goldens surrender to our rescue this week. By stupid stupid people.

happycats
December 20th, 2006, 01:08 PM
Cuz the world if full of morons. :frustrated: 2 other goldens surrender to our rescue this week. By stupid stupid people.

Yeah probably being replaced by 2 new fuzzy little puppies for Christmas!! :sad: Dumped like Just like last years old toys:mad:

Some people make me sick!!:yuck:

maxi is a beauty though:love:

rainbow
December 20th, 2006, 02:19 PM
Maxi doesn't look 8 yr. old to me. And, that isn't all that old anyways. I hope all goes well for him. Good luck. :fingerscr :fingerscr

chico2
December 20th, 2006, 04:21 PM
Frenchy,2 more Goldens:sad: How do such people sleep at night?
A dog used to having a home and owner suddenly dumped and facing Christmas behind bars.Probably wondering day after day,when his people are going to come and take him home:sad:
These kind of people must have hearts of stone:evil:

Frenchy
December 20th, 2006, 09:41 PM
:offtopic: :sorry: the count was at 3 goldens at 8h00 pm :mad: I saw other rescues website, they are at full capacity too. Any updates on Maxi? :fingerscr

Golden Girls
December 21st, 2006, 08:09 AM
Don't apologize Frenchy, it's all related people SUK! I wish you guys luck on all the sudden "throw away" older dogs. It is x-mas :sad:

We picked up Max yesterday only about 3ish ... here is is :love: I was trying to get him to look at his family but the slurps were getting in the way :cloud9: I have to say this guy does something to me, I can't explain he's just an example of such unconditional love.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Angeleyes as well for her generous contribution to Max. Thank you so much Christina :grouphug:

Frenchy
December 21st, 2006, 12:22 PM
awwww ! Look at that face ! :cloud9: Looks like he was trying to kiss you and everyone that helped him ! :p