I'm being cared for by:
Big Dawgs Rescue- Huntington Beach
Facts about Blu
- Breed: Rottweiler/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
- Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
- Age: Young
- Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
- Sex: Male
My name is Blu!
I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Blu is on the smaller side for a Rottie- about 70 pounds- and looks to be mixed. He is absolutely stunning! He gets a lot of attention when out and about... He would make a tremendous agility dog! For instance, when he gets happy and excited he can jump like a bunny and do really cool little happy spins in the air very much like cattle breeds- and it is a joy to watch! He would also make a great frisbee dog.
"I am the sweetest and most loyal dog you will ever meet, but I need the same back from you! I am already neutered, house trained, up to date with shots, great in the car and walks, & have absolutely zero food or resource aggression. I am also great with dogs, but no cats or kids... I need an experienced adopter that wants to be loved to no end and will be my best friend... I was terribly abused and then abandoned by my previous owner. I just need time to warm up and trust you! I will be the dog you always dreamed of..."
See me and how i am doing here:
http://youtu.be/Y9zGaUsvysk "Blu showing his social skills"
http://youtu.be/uCI3vfsB3_c n "Blu learning "OFF" command"
http://youtu.be/Wg33H7etiM4 "Blu learning I love you"
http://youtu.be/1B0QC4v0lfE "Blu- I told you i love dogs"
http://youtu.be/rAAuKPyhuGQ "Blu - hanging with me at work"
Blu is a special dog and needs a very special and loving home. I have made tremendous progress as my foster family works with me everyday and I am smothered with lots of love... I am doing really great, but I need that level of devotion in order to continue to progress. My future forever family has to understand this and to continue working with me, since I was emotionally and physically abused. When I met my foster family I was completely unsocialized and had never been loved before... I was soooo scared that you couldn't even touch me- but i never once growled or tried to bite even when I was afraid.... I was kicked in the face leaving a permanent scar on my chin that went straight through to my teeth... I have a big scar on my neck where i was cut by being tied up... My paws pads pretty tore up from living on concrete my whole life, but i love to be touched and pet A LOT.. See http://youtu.be/1gh2sWqouVY...
I had never been in a home or on a leash, was never potty trained, and did not even know how to play. But NOW I have full run of my foster family's home and walk great on a leash! I have learned to chew bones (antlers and duro nylabones) and play with toys too :) I also love to lay at your side, and I am potty trained now!! I have made amazing strides with the time and commitment my foster family has provided me, and I promise to love you and take care of you if you do the same for me! I need a home that understands my past and is willing to work with me and watch me progress with every single day! It is really rewarding! Understand I will be scared at first at my new home and I may revert a bit until I know I am safe, loved and comfortable in my new surroundings. Your dog will really help me get through it too...
Seriously interested applicants only- be prepared to give Blu at least a month to really acclimate after all he has been through. Whoever can make this commitment to him will be rewarded with the love of an extremely loyal and affectionate forever companion! A month is not much to trade for a lifetime of loyalty to follow.
Once Blu bonds to you, he will place all of his trust in your hands, and wants nothing more than to be with you! He is a HUGE snuggler, loves to cuddle and lay on the couch and stare lovingly into your eyes. He is very laid back and calm... Once he trusts you he will let you do anything to him. He has no aggression for toys, food, or anything. He will even eat out of the same bowl as the other dog. He will follow you wherever you go and wants to see you all the time. He is very afraid of abandonment, and as a result has separation anxiety so he needs a home with another sweet dog pal for when you are not home. He absolutely can not be left alone in the home without a person or another dog by his side or he will panic with fear of being abandoned... However, as long as he has a friend with him he is perfectly content. He does not like to be crated nor does he need to be... unless it is your your room at night where he can physically see you, but he would happier in your bed with you. It is very important that he is NOT crated when left alone, as it causes him great emotional distress and he may thrash and injure himself. His fosters only crate him in their bedroom at bedtime so he can see them and he doesn't make a peep.... Also he is an indoor dog, and since he used to live exclusively outdoors Blu does not like spending time alone in the backyard unless its to play with you and his other dog pal.
Blu must have a home with another friendly and well mannered dog. He bonded immediately to female Rott in his foster home, and she has been part of the reason he has showed so much improvement. Blu loves all dogs, and enjoys the beach and dog park. He is not dominant or aggressive. He does have a prey drive though and so cats are out of the question. He is best suited with a couple or a single woman. Blu is an incredible friend and protecter... Blu is more weary of men due to his history of abuse, so a single man would have to be willing to give him much more time and commitment to gain Blu's trust. Blu should not be in a home with children due to their high energy level and noise, they can make him uneasy and is unfamiliar with kids. Blu walks well on a leash now but can get excited when he sees other dogs, running kids, rollerblades, skateboards, etc., so he needs a vigilant leader until he is more comfortable with his surroundings. He also needs to wear a harness to give good control, and prevent slipping out if something were to happen that spooks him. He is not dangerous and won't bite, but can get jumpy and bark, so he needs someone that can keep him focused.
Blu is fine with strangers but he must approach them first on his own terms. He is much more uneasy when a new person tries to approach him first instead. He will cower in fear or drop to the ground. If the stranger ignores him, Blu will quietly approach and give their hand or face a lick, giving his acceptance. Adopters should be advised that they should not allow random people walking down the street to just run up to Blu and pet him or put their face in his (although this should be a no-brainer with any dog)- he needs to approach them first. This is especially true of young kids which startle Blu.
Blu will continue to improve and work through these issues and will blossom in the right home. He is just now learning who he is. Before his rescue, he was a shell of a dog- he knew only fear and abandonment, and somehow came out the other side with nothing but love to give. However, this is a dog for someone that wants to actively participate in emotional rehabilitation and trust building with their companion. This is NOT a dog anyone can adopt and just play with him when you feel like it, and the rest of the time leave him to himself. He needs a PARTNER, not an OWNER. Can you offer Blu the time and commitment he needs to reach his full potential? Whoever can will be the luckiest adopter on earth, and will have THE MOST LOYAL DOG imaginable. Blu may not give his trust easily, but once you earn it, he is yours forever.
To learn more about adopting Blu, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-337-6377