Though not quite homeless yet, Akasha is down to the wire in her search for a new home. I'm posting this in a last ditch effort to try and find her a foster or permanent home. I know that the PNW rescues are slammed right now but if anyone has any leads on what I can do with this girl PLEASE let me know. She's housebroken, crate trained, used to living in an apartment, good with kids, smart and eager to please. Her downfall is not being socialized with other dogs, she needs to go to an only home or one with a dog savy owner who has the time to slowly introduce her. I feel that with some work she might be compatible with an easy going male dog. She's actually afraid of other dogs and reacts negatively. She's made tremendous leaps and bounds just staying with me for a week. Her mom is very dedicated and has hung in there (I've had her on Petfinder for 6 months or so) but her unemployment runs out the first part of Dec. and she can't continue to keep her for much longer. Here's some more flattering photos
Oh god, she is beautiful!!! I promise. When we buy property and have more room, I'm having a doggy apartment complex built. And a training field for Schutzhund I want to foster so badly. If I get any more dogs, I think I'll start getting letters from the association a-holes
I know how hard it is to place adult bullies and with every one of my dogs being dominant I can not take her in. They are not the right kind of dogs to introduce her to and it makes rotation very difficult. And I currently have 3 fosters living here. I made the decison to not foster her but promised her mother I'd do what I could to find her a home. She's a great dog and I'm very frustrated that no one is interested. Other than her need to be an only pet she has no behavioral issues that I've witnessed yet. Basically her mom unexpectededly found herself a single mom, then got laid off work and is now taking college classes so she can get a better job. Her parents (who live out of state) will help her out for another couple of weeks but I have no idea whene they will put their foot down. They were the ones who convinced her she needed to find another home for Akasha.
Aaron, I appreciate your offer. I'd take you up on it if I lived closer but I'm in Tacoma
Update: Akasha has finally been introduced to a couple of the boys in the house here and had a blast rough housing till she couldn't breathe anymore. So it looks like she can be placed with male dogs who enjoy a lady who can hold her own in a wrestling match!
would she be able to stay with her family if she had $$ every month to help? I hope her ex is paying child support ( ). I'm thinking pit support. If that's a viable option in your opinion how much per month would make the differance?
Thanks for the update! I'm glad to hear that she has the ability to mix and play with some other dogs! This will make her so much easier to place, and foster! Have you tested her with females? (This is probably in the first post!)
I've only allowed her an on leash intro to one female who's laid back. However this same dog is also a snob and does not typically like to play so she was very put out by Akasha's attempt to slap and jump on her. This of course resulted in a snarl and snap. Akasha was not intimidated in the least and from her response got the impression that she would gladly would have retaliated if things had continued the way they were going.
When I first evaluated her she fired up on my dog from a good 20 feet away. She could be distracted and redirected pretty easily so I figured I could get her to at least not act like an idiot around other dogs. But to get over that hump and actaully be able to get her to interact with males is icing on the cake!
When I return her today (she's here for some work) I will ask her what it would take for her to be able to continue to keep her until a home is found. I've tried not to be overly nosy about her financial situation but she and I both know that at this point it's do or die.