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Adopted 11/27/09!
Our Pearl found a home for Thanksgiving.

  • Gender - Female
  • Age/DOB - 10/05
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 130
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 7/4/08
  • Available as of - now
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - some
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids -  No small kids
    • with the elderly - No
  • Temperament -Pearl has had a tough life but she is generally a happy girl. She needs someone who will set clear boundaries, but keep things positive.

  • Comments
We were contacted by an ID rescue about Pearl. It turned out that we had been contacted by someone else several months before about her as well. Then a we heard from the rescue in ID and figured out that it was the same dog. She's had around 7 homes in her 2 years, and at least one of them was very abusive. This is most likely the home that used her as a breeder. We know that by 1 1/2 yrs of age she had had at least two litters. She is still a bit skittish some times because of the past abuse, but she simply cowers without showing any aggression or defensive behaviors. Mostly she simply startles briefly in response to fast movements. She is a big tail wagger and holds her tail high, so she is a prime candidate for "happy tail" and she is not recommended for homes with small kids or elderly family members. The ID rescue that contacted us had this to tell us.

...previous owners were using her as a breeder and I felt the urgent need to get her out of the situation.  I was hoping that she would fit into our home with the 2 boxers, 1 English bulldog and 5 cats but she is changing the dynamics of our household too much.  My English bull dog has been hiding under my bed for over a month now and the cats are in hiding too.
She has been beaten in the past so she shies away from hand movements.  When I try to teach her a hand signal she loses eye contact with me.  She doesn't have a mean bone in her body but she does not realize that she is 130 pounds and she has had no training.

I am getting WAY to attached to her already.  Just be warned that I am sure that I will be bawling my eyes out Friday night when I bring her to you.  You have to promise me you will spoil her :-)  I have already spoiled her here.  I know you will love her.  She is going to make someone with the proper training knowledge an awesome companion.  All she wants is love and she doesn't leave my side.  You will be her 4th home in her short little life so I will try to make this transition as smooth as possible.  She has her favorite toys that she has picked out here and her blanket too.  She loves to play so I hope there is a couple dogs there that will indulge her.  She is so much more open now than she was when I first brought her here several weeks ago.
Okay, gotta go - I'm going to start crying.

Pearl is a very sweet girl and will settle in to the right home to be a fantastic companion. But she is big, she lacks much training or house manners (we are working on this, but this is something her new home will have to work on) and tends to get excited and loose focus. She is not used to limits or a lot of human attention so she gets overly excited by any signs of affection and it is difficult to settle her down again without scaring her. All of this is easily dealt with given just a little love, consistency, and clear rules. And she is so eager to please that she will gladly do whatever you want, once she figures out what it is.

We will post additional photos of  Pearl as time goes by, so check back often.
And if you have any questions about Pearl or any of our dogs, email us or call us at 541-782-2242
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