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Old February 7th, 2005, 02:52 PM
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HELP, need to find home for escape dog

Please help. Any advice as to who to contact, where to post or anyone who could help is genuinely appreciated!

We adopted a puppy from the local rescue shelter 5 years ago. At the time we were not married and both had regular jobs. Mine paid for Indigo's treats, toys and everything he could want. He suffered from severe separation anxiety and destroyed almost everything we owned. We got a companion for him, which didnt do much good. We took him to the vet for help and she said he needs a specialist because he has so many mental issues to deal with. Training helped and he LOVES to be worked. He really needs lots of attention and a purpose to his day. He would love being a working dog, but Im not sure who would want or be able to use him. He has mellowed out over time but still continuously runs away. No matter what our attempts. Our lives have changed, we now have our own business which leaves no social time let alone time for working or addressing our dogs needs. We had a son a year ago and since then its been very difficult. The neighbors are very upset at his contiual escaping, as he charges and growls at them, locking them in their garages, little kids playing in the street are scared and we live 2 blocks from a school. I just cant handle it. I have 2 other dogs and am trying to find homes for another so we just have one. My son gets trampled and knocked over and I cant leave my son alone to find my dog and wash the cat poop off of him on a daily basis. I need help. I think he would be happier if he had a purpose in life. Living on a large piece of land and chasing things. Constant training, not for fixing but for his happiness.

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Old February 7th, 2005, 02:59 PM
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Why don't you keep the dog inside so he can't escape?And how about moving the cat litter box so you don't have to wash cat poop off your child?
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Old February 7th, 2005, 03:08 PM
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I have 2 other dogs and am trying to find homes for another so we just have one.
I'm not sure I understand this....So, you have 3 dogs, and are just trying to re-home one of the three?

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I cant leave my son alone to find my dog and wash the cat poop off of him on a daily basis.
Who are you washing cat poop off of? The dog or your son?

If you have an agressive dog that scares people, how do you expect anyone to want him? Have you put out an ad? Is he fixed? Most of the time, male dogs who are not neutered, tend to act agressive and run away. They also tend to be harder to control. If he is fixed, I would suggest taking out an ad and charging an adoption fee for him. That way you know the new owner is serious about wanting him because he isn't free.
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Old February 7th, 2005, 03:10 PM
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What kind of dog is this, and how high is the fence that he can continually escape it?

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He has mellowed out over time but still continuously runs away. No matter what our attempts.
What have you attempted to stop this?
You can try running a hotwire around the edges of the fence, or make the fence higher. There's lots of ways to keep your dogs on your property.

Your dog has cat poop on him? From where - in the house? You need to keep the litterbox away from the dog.
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Old February 7th, 2005, 03:11 PM
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There's some very good info in this thread (below) about correcting the jumping over the fence aspect part of your problem. Maybe something worth trying

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=11806

Meanwhile LL1's idea of moving the litter box... sounds like a good idea to me.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:51 AM
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I have 2 other dogs and am trying to find homes for another so we just have one. My son gets trampled and knocked over and I cant leave my son alone to find my dog and wash the cat poop off of him on a daily basis. I need help
So you have three dogs and you're trying to re-home two of them??

Who's covered in cat poo? Your son? or the dog? What about the ohter dog you're trying to re-home? How many cats do you have?

What kind of dog is this?

How high is your fence? Does your dog run away from your yard, or does he run away from the house when you open the door? Is he aggressive with your son, or just with people he doesn't know? Should he be re-homed in a place that has children or other pets??

A little more info might help clarify, and help us help you better!
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Old March 5th, 2005, 01:37 PM
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The Family Dog

The family's dog was bought for a guard,
Chained to a post in a chilly backyard,
Housed in a shed that was airless and dark,
And every few weeks had a run in the park.

When boredom set in with no fun and no work,
One day it broke loose and went quietly berserk.
Pa couldn't fathom just why it went wild,
As it flattened his wife and then bit his child.

The police were called in to sort out the mess,
And the whole sorry tale was revealed by the press,
The Rescue Society was really annoyed,
So, the dog was re-homed - and the owners destroyed.

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Old March 5th, 2005, 04:12 PM
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WeeZee,thank's for that,if it only was true your dog looks beautiful..but we need a bigger pic
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Old March 5th, 2005, 06:09 PM
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Hi Chico!
You're welcome
I posted a couple of big ones at post 4 & 5 here
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=12592
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Old March 6th, 2005, 10:05 PM
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How do you get 3 dogs that you don't want? Are decisions not thought through? It's funny because the "we weren't married" and the working and not having time for the dog is exactly the story on the other thread in this forum:
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=12832

Sorry but I don't think you'll get any sympathy from me about your dog jumping the fence because you leave him alone outside for who knows how long. You won't get any sympathy from me about your dilemma of getting rid of a dog that you shouldn't have gotten in the first place. Research reseach research.

If he loves this and he loves that, why don't you give it to him? That's what having a dog IS!!

Why don't you give the kid away if he keeps getting covered in cat poo and keeps getting in the dog's way? I'm exaggerating, but really...
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Old March 7th, 2005, 07:21 AM
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This is an older post,I have a feeling the poster is not coming back
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Old March 7th, 2005, 09:28 AM
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From what I've read this dog has seperation anxiety and its destructive bahaviour is a direct result of sa.I would be more concerned about its lack of socialization-growling and such. She should contact the rescue group she got him from and see if they will take him back
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