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    Sad Day 3/11/08

    Hey Marc

    Tears with this e-mail.  I had to have Woody (Truck) put down today.  His bones were degenerating and his front leg bone began swelling badly over the past few days.  The X-ray showed it was hollowed. Ostio something or other...I wasn't in a state to collect information. The Vet figures he is eight or nine..

    Thanks for the chance to have the best dog I every had.  You picked a beauty for me.

    I'll be in touch from time to time, you never know



    Adopted 9/2/03!!

  • Gender- male
  • Age - ~11/2 years
  • DOB - unk
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 118 lb.
  • Spayed/Neutered -Yes
  • Taken in on  - 08/7/03
  • Available as of - 11/30/03
  • Housebroken - sort of
  • Obedience trained - No
  • Good with other dogs - unk
    • with cats - unk
    • with kids - unk
    • with the elderly - unk
  • Temperament - Under evaluation now
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We got Woody from the local animal control. Apparently he was tied to a tree and abandoned. He did not have a name so we've called him Woody in honor of his having been found cozied up to a tree. :-) He had on a nice new matching purple collar and leash, and someone had put out a pan of water out with him. He clearly has been cared for most of his life as he does not show any signs of wear and tear such as you would see on a dog kept outside or let run loose. He is a bit overweight and really looks pretty pampered. His nails are long but this is clearly recent as the quick has not yet grown out. He seems to get along with the other dogs right now, but he is clearly not used to being around other dogs all that much. Occasionally he snaps at the dogs to get them to give him more space. He is untrained at this point, but walks well on leash and comes when called most often. We will be evaluating Woody over the next few weeks as he settles in. We have already started working on his training.

Update 08/18/03 - Well, Woody was pretty stressed his first few days here (not at all surprising given what he's been through the past few weeks, first being abandoned by his owners tied to a tree, and then spending time in a kennel at the pound) and we really couldn't get a good sense of what he was like. He was doing some marking in the house for a couple days, and he was just panting and pacing all the time. But he has calmed down now and he is a super dog. He may well be one of the best adult dogs we've ever gotten in. Someone really loved and cared for this guy, and I am sure the story of how he came to be abandoned, tied to a tree, is likely a real tear jerker. He has some training and is very cooperative and willing to work. He is housebroken, is not at all destructive, does not get on the furniture, does not fight with the other dogs, and most of all, he is a very sweet cuddly boy. He does not have any behavioral problems or issues. He does not seem to resource guard, is not at all food aggressive, will let you manhandle him and even pick him up without complaint. He tends to be rather submissive with the other dogs. He has clearly been an inside dog all his life, which must have made his stint in the pound even more difficult.

Woody is going to make someone a simply fantastic pet. We will be doing some training with him, and he should be ready for placement in a month or so. So if you are interested in Woody, be sure to fill out an application now.

Click here to fill out an application to adopt Woody or any of the DDRI dogs.
We will post additional photos of Woody as time goes by, so check back often.
And if you have any questions about Woody or any of our dogs, email us or call us at 541-746-0863

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