Helping a Friend Rehome...

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Helping a Friend Rehome...

Postby cashisking » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:18 pm

My Boyfriend has a pal who is having a bit of a Dog dilemma.

Rudy's Friend Craig took Halo in a year ago-
at the time a 1 year old beautiful American Bully girl with lots of spunk, and a need for training-
as a temporary foster from a friend who was neglecting her.

He already had two dogs- a bully boy and an elderly golden retriever...
but was sure he could find a home for her quickly.

That didn't quite work...
so he tried to integrate her into his pack about six months ago.
She became dog-aggressive, and Halo had to be moved into a kennel to keep his dogs safe.
At the same time, he took in his niece after her father died.

That is where she has resided for the past 6 months- a kennel, or a garage, or a crate...
with a minimum amount of socialization becuase they're so busy with the new child and two socialized dogs.

At the moment, they don't know what to do.
And I don't know what to do to help them.

We live in a county with a high Pit Bull kill-rate in our shelter.
The SPCA won't take her because we're in the wrong county.
CraigsList post have turned up no takers.
I'd love to take her but with a DA dog myself, it'd be no different for her.
The local rescues won't take owner-surrenders... even if Halo isn't their registered dog.

At this point, I think that euth'ing Halo is going to be her happiest outcome...
but they won't do it if she's healthy, and I don't think they want to do that.

What kid of resources can I use?
Can anyone help me help a friend?

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Re: Helping a Friend Rehome...

Postby Madeleinemom » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:57 pm

If she is spayed, I would try to list her on Pit Bull Rescue Central (I think the link is or .org). Note that your friend will have to be able to document that she is spayed.

Other than that, I would approach area rescues and request a courtesy listing, and the opportunity to show her at adoption events (offer to volunteer in return for the listing and show spots).

And prepare yourself (and your friend) that this is going to take a long time ...

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