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I have to get rid of my doggie :(

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My mom called me up and said my pup has to go :(( (yes, I live with my parents so forget anything you read further and go ahead and focus and bash that).

Anyway, he is a Boxer/Great Pyr. mix. He killed a cat outside in the backyard. Well, my mom said it was severely mauled and won't make it. Either way...

He's also killed a squirrel. Apparently, doing what dogs do is frowned on. I've read Great Pyr's are bred to protect the farm from predators so he has that instinct.

Unfortunately, he has been quite aggressive with the other two dogs. He hasn't fought the other two in quite some time but she's freaking out and I kind of agree with her. Who knows when he'll be aggressive again and with who. It could be my DS next and I won't have it.

It just makes me so sad. Other than being animal aggressive, we cannot have anyone over to the house because he will literally bark for DAYS if that person remains in the house. He *IS* an awesome dog. He obeys commands very well, he is mild mannered other than the main issue. I have established my dominance in the pack so I have zero issues with him.

I feel awful. I won't take him to the pound or humane society bc either way, he'll be put down. It's going to be very difficult to place him with anyone bc he needs room to run, no animals or no young children families. I'm thinking a rescue of some sort who may take him.

My heart is breaking into pieces. That's my bud.
:((

ETA:

1. Thank you for those who've been understanding and understand what a prey drive is and that this is "normal" dog behavior especially for his combination of breed. Unfortunately, he is aggressive with our other two dogs, which is why I have no other choice but to get rid of him. He does snarl at people at the vet and it's just too risky to keep him and honestly, I would 100% keep him and work with him if I did have an option. Since I do live with my parents, I keep up the tride and true CM rule of "their house, their rules". I'll be living with them for another year until I finish school. I'm working on getting a job now that will work with my already full hours that I have with school and start saving to get out but it won't be quick enough that I'll have a say in him leaving or staying.

I do take full responsibility for his other actions other than the prey drive. He has a very high prey drive but I should have socialized him much, much more but I didn't. So yes, I do feel like I've failed my dog but at this point, I can no longer do anything about it because of the way he acts out in public and with my limited amount of time I'm home.

I'm very grateful for my parents taking care of him while I'm gone but my dad claims "he can't handle him" while he's home alone and will crate him and one of our other dogs for 12 hours or more until someone comes home. It's not fair to him. Btw, when he's out of his crate, he doesn't do anything but lay down. He's not rambuncious in the house so I have NO CLUE wtf he's talking about. He's too young and too energetic to be crated for so long. I play ball with him outside as much as I can to get some of his energy out but it doesn't always pan out.

I've been pleading my case with my parents while I've been on shift and tried to when I just got home this morning. I'll be back on shift at 11 so I won't have much time. I'm doing some research before I have to go again because I want him to have the best tranisition possible. He deserves that much. I love him with all of my heart and although some of you are crazy, I'd rather him be rehomed in a place where he's comfortable, he gets to run and isn't afraid of strangers. That's my hope.

by on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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BeAmour
by Tonya on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:56 PM
That's what I'm saying. That's how he is 99% of the time. This isn't an everyday thing. It's rare but I cannot risk my DS getting hurt. :((

Quoting Anonymous:


This dog would certainly kill a squirrell if he could-or a cat. Look how dangerous he is!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:56 PM
Wait, if there were no external wounds, how could you possibly tell that it was in bad shape to the point of where it wouldn't survive? Especially if you weren't there to see it. If you're such an animal lover, like you claim, you would have taken that poor thing to a vet.


Quoting BeAmour:

I absolutely have remorse. I felt awful for the cat, especially when my mom said it was still alive and the condition it was in. There's no external wounds but it was definitely in bad shape. I told my mom to get my gun from my closet and put it out of its misery. I'm a softy for animals.



Quoting Anonymous:

You feel bad for your dog, but no remorse for the poor cat that was mauled to death and had to die in horrible pain? Makes sense.

BeAmour
by Tonya on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:57 PM

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This is my butthead.
AliKatAK47
by Meanie Pants on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Yes, they take the cute, fluffy, or HUMAN aggressive ones. If the dog is dog aggressive or animal aggressive they spew some BS about how it was "trained" to be that way. And send it to Animal Control to die. I have seen it happen twice. In 2 different states. I took the dogs in. Yea, they didn't like other dogs. That's why they went to owners with no other pets and I told them the proper way to handle their dogs. 

The HSUS and PETA suck. ASPCA is okay

Quoting Owl_Feather:

The branch in my town rescues dogs from the shelter the best they can. If they are aggressive it is noted and even they get good homes most of the time. Even if just a foster home.  It is so sad how many shelters these days are overpopulated and animals euthanized :(

Quoting AliKatAK47:

I have rescued dogs from the Humane Society. They put down "dog aggressive" dogs and save the Human Aggressive ones. Actually, no, they take the "dog aggressive" ones to Animal Control so they can be put down there. That way they can keep their 100% no kill rating. The HSUS are about as much of nutjobs as PETA. 

Quoting Owl_Feather:

the humane society doesnt put down dogs. They have a foster home system.




BeAmour
by Tonya on Dec. 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM
I'm not home, nor will I be until 7am. My mom is not going to take a feral cat to the vet. She described what the cat looked like. Obvious deformities to it's back and head with blood coming out if his mouth and nose. He moved less than a foot within an hour. Granted, I'm not there and I don't want a picture bc I'll probably cry.

I'm a very big animal lover.


Quoting Anonymous:

Wait, if there were no external wounds, how could you possibly tell that it was in bad shape to the point of where it wouldn't survive? Especially if you weren't there to see it. If you're such an animal lover, like you claim, you would have taken that poor thing to a vet.




Quoting BeAmour:

I absolutely have remorse. I felt awful for the cat, especially when my mom said it was still alive and the condition it was in. There's no external wounds but it was definitely in bad shape. I told my mom to get my gun from my closet and put it out of its misery. I'm a softy for animals.





Quoting Anonymous:

You feel bad for your dog, but no remorse for the poor cat that was mauled to death and had to die in horrible pain? Makes sense.

angelachristine
by Platinum Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 4:01 PM
I really wouldn't even want a dog that was aggressive and a barker too. It might be a kid next time.
GaleJ
by Gold Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 4:03 PM
OP I am sorry to say this but you have not, in any way, properly established dominance, nor is this dog obedient. This dog is completely out of control and unless someone is able to remedy it quickly the dog may well be, and perhaps should be, considered un-adoptable since you cannot be sure of his behavior and might be considered responsible.

My father trained dogs his whole life and he strongly believed that EVERY SINGLE family dog, regardless of breed or size, must be absolutely trustworthy in their training. This dog is not so in several ways including inappropriate barking and aggression without command against both wild animals, other domestic animals, and the other dogs in his pack to which, by seniority, he should be submissive. Please consider getting assistance with training either for yourself or for someone that might be willing to take on this dog.

BeAmour
by Tonya on Dec. 1, 2013 at 4:04 PM
That's what it is like here with the Humane Society and the SPCA. I used to volunteer at the SPCA here and know for sure that they will not take animal aggressive dogs. They will turn them away or on the off chance they skate through, they'll put them down with the claim "it went kennel crazy". I've also witnessed that a few times.

Quoting AliKatAK47:

I have rescued dogs from the Humane Society. They put down "dog aggressive" dogs and save the Human Aggressive ones. Actually, no, they take the "dog aggressive" ones to Animal Control so they can be put down there. That way they can keep their 100% no kill rating. The HSUS are about as much of nutjobs as PETA. 

Quoting Owl_Feather:

the humane society doesnt put down dogs. They have a foster home system.


AliKatAK47
by Meanie Pants on Dec. 1, 2013 at 4:06 PM

"bread to be aggressive"

LOL. Its BRED

Great Pyrs are friendly and Gentle, to PEOPLE. However they were created to protect sheep from wolves, coyotes, and other predators. They can, and will, tear through a squirrel or cat no question asked.  Most dogs will. Its kind of a thing for dogs to have what's called Prey drive. Cats and Squirrells are prey.  Prey drive =/= human aggression. 
 

Quoting Anonymous:

Sorry, but the dog you are describing does not sound like a  Great Pyr. It sounds more like a dog bread to be aggressive. Great Pyr's are friendly, and gentle. They protect, yes, a squirrel and a cat should not have been mauled to death over it.

Had it been someone's pet cat, your dog would not even be allowed in a shelter. It would be hauled off by animal services for being an aggressively violent dog.


AliKatAK47
by Meanie Pants on Dec. 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM

See... Nuts. 

Quoting BeAmour:

That's what it is like here with the Humane Society and the SPCA. I used to volunteer at the SPCA here and know for sure that they will not take animal aggressive dogs. They will turn them away or on the off chance they skate through, they'll put them down with the claim "it went kennel crazy". I've also witnessed that a few times.

Quoting AliKatAK47:

I have rescued dogs from the Humane Society. They put down "dog aggressive" dogs and save the Human Aggressive ones. Actually, no, they take the "dog aggressive" ones to Animal Control so they can be put down there. That way they can keep their 100% no kill rating. The HSUS are about as much of nutjobs as PETA. 

Quoting Owl_Feather:

the humane society doesnt put down dogs. They have a foster home system.



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