Note: This is a courtesy posting only! This dog is not available through Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Please contact Chuck at email@example.com for more information.
Zeus was taken in by a nice family in the fall of 2016 with his sister, Rue. Zeus has been raised in a loving home, but the wife in the family has developed severe allergies to the dogs.
"They are great with kids (two children - ages 9 and 11), are very loving, wag their tails a lot, and love being around us. We have taken them through two rounds of obedience training at the local Petsmart, regularly take them on walks where they interact with other people, and to dog parks where they interact with other dogs. Our neighbors have a Jack Russel mix, who they enjoy playing with. Our extended family has a Mini-Schnauzer, who they love and look forward to seeing.
Just about every day these dogs interact with people, whether visiting Petsmart to walk around, being pet by the neighborhood kids, or walking around the middle school track near our house. They are great on a leash, travel well in the car, and are completely house-broken. They love dog treats, eat healthy meals of Iam’s dog food, and have never been fed “people food”. We try and separate them as much as possible, typically taking them out one at at time on walks and store visits.
There are times, especially when they are nervous or overwhelmed by people or other dogs, where they will growl and show teeth, though they have never bitten a person or dog. Several weeks ago, at Banfield visiting the Vet, the male nipped at the Vet when she was inserting the thermometer. No broken skin, but definitely disconcerting.
Because of the asthma and allergy issues we have decided to try and find new homes for these wonderful dogs. But, as we have been completely transparent about everything including the issue with the vet and the occasional growling at other dogs, unfortunately the local Humane Society cannot help. We feel terrible about giving them up, and have shed our share or tears about the situation. The girls are very attached - but when they see their mom swell up and have serious trouble breathing, they understand. Because we keep the dogs outside so much, we feel their quality of life is not acceptable. These two love being with us, love coming in the house, and love being pet and cuddled with. They have been spayed/neutered, and are current on all vaccines."
* Because many dog behaviorists, trainers, breeders and shelters discourage adopting siblings, Brother Wolf feels these dogs would be fine adopted separately. Anecdotal evidence suggests that behavioral issues may arise during key development periods because the two puppies’ deep bond impedes their individual ability to absorb and grasp the nuances of human and canine communication. Since fear is the canine’s default reaction to odd or unfamiliar stimuli, this muddled understanding of the world around them can lead to impaired coping mechanisms later on.
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