This is a dog I pulled over a year ago as an emaciated hairless shelter pull. We were able to patch her up nicely and get some training on her. She'd been used for breeding most likely then dumped when she got too old. She was placed with a family recommended through a rescue group that had been checked out by that group. She tested very well with their young children.
Well fast forward to two weeks ago and I get a call saying I need to get her within the hour because they found their dream home and are moving and she's to big but if I have a dog exactly like her but smaller they'd love to trade. Yeeeeeah no. As per my contract I offered to help them place her but they said she'd be going to the pound if I didn't go get her then, contract be damned. So, I now have her back here...in my kitchen....where she's miserable and on crate and rotate because my housemate's dog will attempt to kill her.
I am in the process of moving (like I was supposed to be actively transitioning to my new place but can't because I have a german shepherd in my kitchen who can't move with me). I would really like to get her placed because I can't move until I do and paying two rents really isn't working for me considering I was moving to be in a more affordable place in the first place....
Willow is a very active 8-ish year old german shepherd. She loves kids, people, and large rolling rubber jolly ball like toys. She's housebroken, crate trained, and even though she's been a pet for a year with no OB work, does remember how to sit and wait and remembers how to be trained via marker work. She's handlable, good for the vet, and enjoys belly rubs and ear scratches. In an only pet home she is VERY newbie friendly. She is active enough to still be a great walking or hiking buddy and has greatly enjoyed carting hooked up with my dogs (she doesn't really "pull" more like jogs along for the sights )
Willow is NOT cat friendly, she needs to not be in a home with cats. She is also not female dog friendly however she's done wonderfully with my balanced large adult male dogs and I think with the right (neutered, we'll get to that) medium to large male companion she'd be fine.
Willow is NOT currently spayed. When she was rescued we attempted to spay her and she crashed on the table. While overall healthy, her liver function is "older dog" as the vet put it which made putting her under dangerous. We are trying to remedy this now it's a year later and she's not longer at death's door. However there has been some issue finding a vet who will do it (we've explained she's a rescue). There's more testing to be done. However as mentioned before this came out of nowhere, I'm moving, and now paying two rents, so I'm updating her vet status in small steps and she's behind in almost everything at this point and with the rush her family "lost" her vet records so even things I shouldn't have to do, I'm having to do. I'm hoping to find copies in my records...which are packed in one of the 3 dozen boxes in my living room.....if she can be spayed this time around, she will be.
I'm located in Northeast OH, I am willing to drive in any direction up to 10 hours. Ideally I"m looking for a permanent placement, though even a semi-local temp home would be okay at this point since I can't afford to not move into the new place I"m half moved in to. This is not a dog I ever imagined would come back much less with no warning after a year, I was taking a break from all rescue since any sort of rescue work in this area is a nightmare (from forged shelter vet records to blatant lies about quarantine it's not worth it) and I keep having to pay for things 100% out of pocket. I'm done, this is the last placement I hope I will ever do and I'm never going near a shelter again....
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