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Old 03-27-2017, 12:47 AM
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Sadly there are too many people who see a "beautiful" dog, do no research on the breed, get in over their head, and then abandon the dog.
I totally agree with you on that point.

About 4 years ago when we were looking to adopt a second dog we went to the local rescue kennel where, coincidentally, my S-I-L is chairman and chief do everything. There was a beautiful, young Pyrenees female in there. It turns out that I knew the breeder and kennel where she came from. The breeder was getting out of the business and gave the only puppy he had left up for adoption. While I went home to think about adopting her an older couple came in and took her home. When I went back to pick her up she was gone and I took home our "East Texas yellow dog" instead. About a month later I went in to the rescue to talk to my S-I-L and there was the Pyrenees back in there. She said the older couple returned her because, "They didn't realize that she would eat so much". Now, I ask you, why in the f**k would you adopt a growing dog that will reach a 100# or more if you can't afford the freekin' kibble!!!! I felt so bad and angry because they had deprived that dog of a good and loving home with us.

On the "up" side we got our Gypsy who is a wonderful pet and companion and my constant sidekick but I still feel bad about that Pyrenees.
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:57 AM
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I totally agree with you on that point.

... About a month later I went in to the rescue to talk to my S-I-L and there was the Pyrenees back in there. She said the older couple returned her because, "They didn't realize that she would eat so much". Now, I ask you, why in the f**k would you adopt a growing dog that will reach a 100# or more if you can't afford the freekin' kibble!!!! I felt so bad and angry because they had deprived that dog of a good and loving home with us...
And this sums up the reason why, in the case of some breeds, a 'breed specific' rescue can be a very good thing.

Want to adopt a big dog that requires a lot of care ... the breed specific rescues tend to provide a realistic education to prospective adoptee families about the needs of some of these breeds.

So as for the fact that the Midwest Akita Rescue Society seems like it was putting me through the ringer for trying to adopt Luna, they don't know me, they don't know that I am experienced . . . now they do and they are enthusiastically willing help us out in our quest to adopt an Akita. But I support their weeding out process for exactly the reasons outlined above.
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Who named her Luna?

We had to put our Luna down ...........
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Don't know who named her Luna.

But she had surgery yesterday.

Came through surgery fine, she can be ours in a week or so. She may need another surgery eventually.

We are out of town now so I'll learn more in a few days.
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Luna was here for a 3.5 hour play date with Walter. Luna is absolutely a sweetheart and beautiful. Walter was a bitchy little girl who barked and growled and snapped. She scared Luna. Luna tried to play, Walter chased her away. She got on the ground so she was ‘smaller’ than Walter but Walter barked. Luna tried to get close to us to get rubbed but Walter barked. It was pretty funny but Walter was establishing the ground rules.

Overall we all think they will be fine together. They seemed to be fine as long as Luna was not getting too much of our attention. Like I said, Walter was bitchy!

Oh and Luna's coat is stunning, especially in the sunshine. She has Dark-red/brown & black & gray stripes on her body. Its called 'brindle' and some are pretty but some are not. She is beautiful. And a pure black face, white tail, and spotted legs. Photos don't do it justice.

Oh, we should be able to adopt her the week after Easter.
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We do NOT get to adopt Luna

They didn't like our in-ground pool.

Could have said that the last time they were here. I got an email today telling me that was an issue. Why wasn't it an issue the first time?

And they felt the big dog/little dog dynamic was not right, despite the fact that Luna is living with 2 Akitas + 1 cat.

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Oh Bob, I am so sorry to hear that. I know that you had your heart set on Luna.
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Oh Bob, I am so sorry to hear that. I know that you had your heart set on Luna.
I'm pretty bummed. Here I thought we'd be taking in a dog that would be very difficult to adopt. Give it a good home. But that is clearly not to be.

She is a sweet girl. She is going to need multi-thousand dollar eye surgery in a few years and that will scare away most adoptive dog-parents.

I guess I could have sent back a nasty reply, or begged, or whatever to the bad news email but none of what I would have written would have made any difference. Just replied with "thank you for your consideration" and hit SEND. I can easily find a puppy Akita, there are plenty available right now for purchase. Just tried to adopt one. Got bit in the ass doing it. So I'll move on. Oh, I'll be bitter about that too, but I'll still move on and get a playtoy pup for Walter when the time is right.
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Unfortunately, you never can tell what will happen when dealing with those organizations but I think that you handled it very well.

As I said earlier, of the two ladies that came to inspect our place when we were trying to adopt the labradoodle, one was super, super nice and the other ... not so much. She was the one that wanted to see my bank account and investment portfolio. (I think not)

I can't remember our in-ground pool being overly much of a concern. I think that it might have been mentioned but they were much more concerned about the 4-rail board fence around our property. They really wanted a "containment" fence of wire mesh of some sort. What an eyesore that would have been.

You try to do the right and humane thing and sometimes, for reasons outwith your control, things just don't work out. I'm so sorry for both you and Luna. She wouldn't have found a better home.
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You try to do the right and humane thing and sometimes, for reasons outwith your control, things just don't work out.
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Yup.

Melen has already said that she'd like to do a puppy search this summer.
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Bob, i'm so sorry. Luna would have been a good fit with you and Walter.
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Well we broadened our search to other breeds.

Can't find any rescue Akita suitable in our area (even in a several state search). We knew it would be tough to find a young Akita rescue.

I've got a breeder less than 100 miles away that has a suitable pup. But then we started looking at the Australian Shepherds. Somewhat smaller than the Akitas, a male Australian Shepherd tops out at 50 to 60#. A friend of ours has 2 of them and loves them, recommends them.

So we found a breeder with a litter.

Looking at getting this little fellow. He has the Blue Merle genetic DNA giving him the splotchy coloring. I think its beautiful. Only about 4 weeks old so too young to come home.
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Beautiful puppy!!!! Beautiful color!!!!
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Well forget that one, we changed our mind and put a deposit on his brother, who is a Red Merle.
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Bob, you are so fickle!!!

As I said before, "beautiful puppy, beautiful color".

I don't know much about Australian shepherds. I've seen a couple of them over the years but I don't have any friends or acquaintances who have had one. From all accounts though, they are wonderful dogs.
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Bob, you are so fickle!!! :big grin:
Actually this was MY first choice.

Melen's first choice was the "blue Merle" and the lovely Mrs_Bob picked a Tri-Color. As Melen & I both picked "Merle" coloration the lovely Mrs_Bob got outvoted right from the start. Eventually ended up that MY color won out because Melen won't be home to brush this dog


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As I said before, "beautiful puppy, beautiful color".
To which of the many colors/shades on that dog are you referring


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I don't know much about Australian shepherds. I've seen a couple of them over the years but I don't have any friends or acquaintances who have had one. From all accounts though, they are wonderful dogs.
Well even before we were 'denied' by the Akita rescue group the lovely Mrs_Bob was suggesting we look for a somewhat smaller breed. So when we started hunting around a friend of ours has 2 of these. They are smart, playful, energetic, blah blah blah. A male Aus.Shepherd is roughly 50-60# so about 2/3rds the size of a fully grown female Akita. In fact Luna the female Akita was 6 months old and nearly 60# already.

A little less dog. A little less dog hair to vacuum every week
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Bob,

Pretty sure my dog is an Aus Shepard/Lab mix. Great mix IMHO. Fun, protective, smart (unless compared to a border collie), nimble and hardy. I have a female that runs about 40 pounds. She's now 9 and except some grey in the facial hairs, looks like a 2-year-old. She has short hair like a lab but you can still see every muscle in her body (looks very athletic). At 2-3 years old, she could run 25MPH. At 9-years, she can still do 22MPH. Except for getting Lyme's, vet bills have been incredibly low.

Guess I'm saying that if an Aus Shepard (or mix) is an option, they may be worth giving a close look.
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