Need some advice please...
The other day ( Monday) my nephew was driving his company truck on I-80 in Iowa when a little black dog ran across the highway. He stopped and picked it up. It is a Labradoodle pup someone had dumped. ( Iowa animal control found 2 others later) I hate it when people toss aside dogs like they are garbage !! :mad: :( ( mad & sad)
My nephew brought him into Illinois w/ him...and I took him...gave him a much needed bath, fed him...and took him immediately to the Vet for shots, de-wormer, etc.
He is only around 4 mo's old according to the vet..and very traumatized. He is also really skinny.
Anyway...we thought he had a forever home w/ my brother who was initially excited about it. Turns out he said it's too much for him to handle right now. He hasn't had a pup in over 16 yrs..and he works a lot.
I am fostering this pup but the longer we have him..the more attached he is becoming to us & vice-versa.
He may end up being our 3rd addition to our furry family. :o
He is going to need patience & work. So he cannot go to just anyone that wants him. There will be stipulations.
He is not hyper..pretty calm actually. He has a lot of potential to be a great dog !
As I said..we are getting very attached to him....so have a strong feeling he will be w/ us. :l*v:
Here is the thing.
He obviously has lived the beginnings of his life in a cage ( puppy mill).. he totally freaks out when put in a crate. :(
I had to leave yesterday a few hours to babysit my grandson..and he defected all over himself :*gh: & was frantic when I came home. He also jumps a gate..so that won't work either.
He sticks to me like glue right now..as like I said..he is scared. But he will settle and lay at my feet once he knows I am not leaving him.
I cannot just let him out w/ our dogs..as he will not follow them. I have to be beside him..and when he does his business?..it is only maybe 2 ft from me. Wrigley doesn't know what to think of this little intruder....he is VERY jealous
( comes sits on my lap much more..or by his big brother Zeb...;))...but being sweet none the less.
He'll get used to him!
Zeb..he is cool with it...but then he is always cool*...lol. :cool:
The pup did play a little w/ Zeb last night...which was good to see.
Another sad thing...no one has ever played w/ him..as he doesn't know what to do yet. :confused:
He is a smart thing though..as you can tell he wants to please..as he will cock his head to listen. It's just going to take time & work.
I could use any pointers you all have if you have dealt w/ a pup with severe separation anxiety??
...here is the pic. of him....( he needs a name too! )