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  1. #1
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    Default Hounds of war: Let`s see `em!

    Hey tribe. I was just fixing some lunch when I saw my dog and decided to see who else around here fights on seven legs?
    This is mine, his name is Griswold. It`s an old photo, he`s missing his front right leg since he ran in front of a Truck a while ago. It hasn`t slowed him down and I like to think of that leg as dead weight.
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    We foster for two rescues so....

    I'll start with my 3 Germans and Boxer:
    Kaiser

    He's mine and he's a big reason for the mess I'm in these days. I work with him quite a bit and plan to start working on SAR with him to see if we can join one of the teams in the area to help out.

    Rosie

    She's also mine and she's a foster fail. She was quite a mess when we took her in but she has turned in to an absolute treasure. Unfortunately she doesn't have the greatest hips in the world so she's a bit limited in what she can do (no SAR for her).

    Lola

    She belong to my wife and is a great dog. She has a very strong prey drive so if I have time I'll train her for SAR as well. Only problem will be keeping her from nibbling on lost children.

    Sparkles

    She's my eldest daughter's and is about 10 years old. She is a wonderful dog and has made me a huge fan of boxers. If a German Shepherd is too much try a boxer you won't regret it.

    Hawk

    Hawk was my youngest daughter's dog. He passed away in June and is sorely missed around here. He was the epitome of goofy ass boxer. He is another example of a great reason to get a boxer of GSDs aren't your thing.

    And the most recent fosters (there have been a lot so I'll just do the past few months):
    Cole

    He's a 4 year old long hair GSD. Some stupid backyard breeder was breeding him but his father kept attacking him. He should never have been breed because he has hips for shit. On the other hand he is the sweetest dog you'll ever encounter. He would have been euthanized if I had not stepped in and rescued him. He had to have some major surgery to correct a digestive issue. He pretty much healed up and has a potential adopter ready to go, but he'll stay with us until May before I send him off. The lady who is adopting him is really lucky.

    Tater Tot now Walter

    Who the !@#%^@!#^ names a dog Tater Tot and then who the !@#%^!#^% renames it to Walter? Seriously, this dog was messed up enough before people started giving it names. Give a dog a good name like Max or Phobos or something like that. Anyway, cute little dog, was supposed to go to New York but had heart worm so he got adopted by a local family.

    *UPDATE*
    Thought I might add this: See that lovely comfy chair Tate is curled up in? It was in my office and it was really very comfy. I'd sit in it to read. Tate tore that shit up. So my office now has an empty corner thanks to that little turd burglar.

    Shiloh

    Sent to New York and adopted.

    Wanda now Shoka

    Again: who is coming up with these names? Wanda? Seriously? Shoka is good - it's Japanese and has some good connotations behind it. Again: Sent to New York and adopted. The family that adopted her stays in touch so I get to see pictures of her pretty often.

    Maverick now Finely

    Sent to New York and adopted. The adopter stays in touch so I see a lot of pictures of Finely. Funny as hell seeing the little guy in 4 feet of snow.

    Louis

    Sent to New York and adopted. I occasionally see pictures but they're not very active online.

    I could go on but you get the idea
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    Ok you did it! Ive got Mom's 15+ year old Dachshund; but Ive been thinking of what to do when he goes. I think I want either a German Sheppard or a Rottweiler. My first thought was a puppy from a breeder, I never considered a rescue. Is there anything I should know? Should I be worried about bad habbits, problems with other dogs/kids, etc from rescue dogs? Where do I start?

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    My nephew picked up a Rottie from a rescue in Virginia a few years ago. Luckily he was ignored, not really abused. He's great around the kids. You should see the one year old use him for a pillow. He's very tolerant (and a tad protective) of her.
    Making the bad man go away since 1982.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDELWEISS View Post
    Ok you did it! Ive got Mom's 15+ year old Dachshund; but Ive been thinking of what to do when he goes. I think I want either a German Sheppard or a Rottweiler. My first thought was a puppy from a breeder, I never considered a rescue. Is there anything I should know? Should I be worried about bad habbits, problems with other dogs/kids, etc from rescue dogs? Where do I start?
    I`ve had a few. They`re all a bit quirky (For example one would pittle in fear anytime a high pitched bell rang), but if you get a good one you`ll have a dog with a heart of gold. My mom has a Chiweenie (Chihuahua/Dachsund) and he was rescued from some crackheads in Texas. They were going to kill him, but my folks saved him. He`s a weird dog, almost always in at least a bad mood.
    "they have no basis of comparison and have trouble understanding how an education in violence is presented and have to struggle through the internalization of the topic."
    -Greg Nichols

    "mediocrity is the order of the day and everyone gets a trophy just for showing up."
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    Here is our girl Rosie back in her prime. We had to put her down last year (lung cancer). Hardest thing I've ever done. And here, too, is Aggie the pup who we just adopted a couple of weeks ago. She's a sweetie, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blastjv View Post
    Here is our girl Rosie back in her prime. We had to put her down last year (lung cancer). Hardest thing I've ever done. And here, too, is Aggie the pup who we just adopted a couple of weeks ago. She's a sweetie, too.
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    Here's Timber. She was a wolf hybrid. Unfortunately she's no longer with us. She made it to 15 years. She was very dedicated and protective of her family but did not trust anyone else. Other animals, well she didn't like any. She's been gone since 2002 and we still miss her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDELWEISS View Post
    Ok you did it! Ive got Mom's 15+ year old Dachshund; but Ive been thinking of what to do when he goes. I think I want either a German Sheppard or a Rottweiler. My first thought was a puppy from a breeder, I never considered a rescue. Is there anything I should know? Should I be worried about bad habbits, problems with other dogs/kids, etc from rescue dogs? Where do I start?
    Contact me.

    All of my dogs are rescued and as mentioned I volunteer with rescues too.
    Kaiser is actually a breeder dog from a good breeder. He was an owner surrender because the owner was too allergic. So I basically got a $3K dog for $300.
    Yes some of the dogs can be a bit messed up and may not be a good match for you. In most cases working with an experienced trainer and some patience you can end up with a great dog. Rosie was a street dog before we got her. I've worked with her for the past year and she is now an extremely loyal and loving dog who has turned in to a complete diva around the house. Lola was fearful when I got her and she is still reactive to other dogs outside the house. However, now with the family she is very outgoing and very loyal.
    Decide what breed you want and locate a local rescue for that breed. If they are any good they should be able to match you up with what you are after. Want to train for SAR, just a buddy to watch movies, or you want to do competitive agility: tell the rescue and they'll work with you to find a dog that fits what you want. If you can't find any local contact me (for German Shepherd or muts) and I'll help.
    Pick their bones clean. Leave nothing behind.

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