Well, I've been trying to be tough with my aggressive female but she attacked my male twice over the weekend. The first time she re-opened the laceration that was stitched up on his ear from the previous weekend and the second time she cut his leg open pretty badly. About an inch in length and very deep. Luckily, she didn't get a vein. I contacted the bulldog rescue organization and told them about my situation and I got a very nice letter from their california rep that said she was glad I had contacted them because they would want to carefully screen any potential adopters. She said they want to make sure she is placed in the perfect home so she will be happy forever. It kills me to think of giving her up but it also is a comfort to think that these nice people would go out of their way to make sure she's placed in the right hands. She's a healthy puppy so I assume people will be lining up to try and adopt her. I can't believe this is happening. I have the worst luck.
I'm sorry it has worked out that way for you. You do have another option, if you are already in love with the dog aggressive female. It sounds tougher than it really is, though it is a bit of extra work, but you can keep both but keep them separated at all times. One's in the fence, while one's in the house, one in a crate, one out, etc. I know someone who rotates several dogs that way.
If she does go back to the shelter, they will be better prepared to get her into the right home since now they know that she'd be best as an only dog.
Hi, Just wanted to let you know I have a neo mastiff I got from a rescue. I had to jump through hoops they do background checks home visits and check everything on your app. which is great so the dog ends up with a forever home.My dog had problems with her food bowl but I knew every down fall of her and the breed they work very hard I dont know about all rescues but some are only there for the animal.We love our Bella but its amazing how many people stop me and ask if you can get one that does not drool (not) or better yet they see a well trained neo thats just laying around and then they want a big lazy dog you try to tell people they dont come that way thats where the rescue comes in for the cute clumsey pup that turned into a terror.I guess my point is they make sure the dog has the best home possible. GOOD LUCK and sorry that had to happen.
Clarknelly, that is a comfort to know. Thank you. Well, she went after him again this morning and luckily we got them apart by their harnasses before she could grab onto another part of his poor cut up body. I'm sad to let her go but I know that I really don't have any other choice. She seems to want to fight with him almost constantly now. He does not deserve that. Also, I don't want her to be locked up all the time. She deserves to be in somebodys home getting constant love rather than being locked in a cage. It is a good suggestion to keep them always separated, but I think I will be strong for her sake and let her go to a home where she will be able to run freely in the house and be spoiled always.
Sounds to me like you have made a good decision. I would like a second dog but mostly so they can be buddies. I would not like rotating them either. My puppy is so sweet, I could not tolerate another dog beating up on her so I can see how you feel.
I agree. I would not want to keep my dogs separate either. That defeats the whole purpose of having two dogs, for me anyway. I would find a good home for the other one. Good luck and I think you are doing the right thing. =0)