Meet Our own deaf
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
-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.
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
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"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" - Unknown