Amy Hendrickson wrote:So really what I need for this dog is a pair of dog savvy lesbians with no farm animals or cats that live on some land in the country that want to have this dog.
jamielvsaustin wrote:*side note* Based on those videos I wouldn't put anymore weight on him-he looks good. (I love the little black dog with the floppy ears in the first video).
It sounds like you need a break. If you feel like you're hanging on with your fingertips that can't be a good feeling for you. You have to be stressed and I'm sure that comes through with the dogs. He sounds like he needs something to exhaust him, like he has too much energy. What if when he felt that way about the cats you gave him a stuffie so he could disembowel it? That way the urge he has is being fulfilled in a safe way. I know that doesn't solve your problem but maybe it'll help lessen the stress some until you can find a solution. What about using his want/need/instinct to hunt in another way so he has his outlet and he knows exactly where he can use it. The only thing I can come up with for that though is to tie a stuffed toy to the line of fishing pole and "fish" with him in the backyard.
Don't give up on him, it really sounds like his life depends on you. Keep looking for options. I'm not familiar with your area so I'm no help. But I really think you owe it to him. What if you housed him in another part of the house? In a crate in a bedroom with no one (animal) else and didn't keep him in the hot room. What about in the garage? It does sound like to me you need a breather, but I feel like you need to finish this first. (not that what I feel really means anything in this situation, but just to give you a perspective)
I'm sure this is really hard and I'm sorry you have to deal with it.
... it sounds like you really need to evaluate how adoptable this dog is - not just is he a nice dog, but is there a home out there that can responsibly contain him?
It's one thing to ask that he go to a home with no cats, but to ask that this home also be in a neighborhood without other animals? Or men? Or... well....
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