I do rescue...If you just don't want that dog or a male tell them..What breed are you looking for? Have you tried looking on petfinders.com or at the list of rescue org. from akc.? What area are you in? I can try to help you if you want.
I had a similar problem next door to me...I took pictures and sent them to the president of the breed club...They got the dog taken away from the owners with the help of a rescue group and the police dept and aspca. It depends on what state you're ...
I use peroxide on a cotton swab. Mineral oil can be bought at any walmart etc. Most of the time if you clean their ears about once a week they should stay clear. Hardest is the dogs with floppy ears. Good luck
Our last pup was 4 weeks old...I use a specific term with them..Be a good girl(or boy) and after hearing it so many times that's the signal to go out and do what they need to do. Of course it's always followed with a treat. One of my