NO BASHING, please. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzThis couple had planned to keep these dogs for their entire lives, but life has thrown them a huge curveball and they are trying to do what's best for the dogs.
These dogs are in Lodi with the original owners; due to unforeseen circumstances (fire burned down one property; landlord of other wants the dogs gone ASAP) they need to rehome 5 of their 9 dogs. They can't keep all 9 at their last remaining location, and they can't being any home as their home landlord won't allow it.
All 5 have been with the owners since birth; all but one are spayed/neutered. They had planned to have her done 2 weeks ago and found out she's pregnant.
All have lived at industrial yards for their entire lives, but have been socialized with the owners, family, friends, and visitors on the property. They have deterred trespassers when no one is there.
All have been fully vetted, all were sweet with a couple more shy than the others. I'll try to post pictures tonight.
A friend who evaluates for German Shepherd Rescues went with me to meet the dogs. Mama was the first one we met, she came right up to us (we didn't see the owners initially and walked on to the property)and after sniffing was fine with us petting her all over, asking her to sit, walked on leash, etc.
We met the other 4 through the day and all were sweet. They will need some additional training, including housebreaking. Some were more outgoing than others.
Cocoa, a female who looks more Chocolate Lab/Dobie, was attached as a puppy by a dog that broke into the property and is blind in one eye, but was one of the friendliest of the bunch and happy to go for a walk.
One dog has already gone to his new home in Washington and has done really well settling in, learning housebreaking etiquette, and is getting along great with their other family pets including a GSD and a cat, as well as kids.
So while they'd probably be okay as a "yard dog" (not alone....) we'd really like to try first to find families or individuals who'd welcome a companion and wouldn't mind a little work.
I don't know how they'd be with cats or other small animals in their yard, or how they'd be with livestock.
A friend did bring her dog to meet them one on one, and all got along well.
Will post pics later. If anyone can help, especially with a foster or adoption for Mama first (since she's pregnant) please email me at Candles2go@yahoo.com or text me at 925-784-1594.