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415 Irish Wolfhound Dogs have been adopted on Rescue Me!
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|Rescue Me ID: 16-07-17-00151HOPE (female)|
1.5 year old spayed female Hound mix [48 pounds] Hope is a super sweet girl who seeks reassuring hugs from her friends often and endearingly. (As you can see from the pictures of her napping at our last Staff meeting and video of her with Staff member, Lindsay.) It can take her a few minutes to get brave enough to make new people her friends, but once she does blossom she adores cuddling and is a very dear and companionable girl. Hope was part of our pilot program of accepting mixed breed dogs from overcrowded Southern shelters so we don't have a history on her as she was listed as a stray but she quickly won over everybody who handled her and was a natural to join the very sweet dogs here. Given how long this dear dog has been here, we are having her spend time as an 'office dog' and she is LOVING getting to quietly hang out on her dog bed while she 'supervises' (which looks a bit like napping) as Sherryl processes applications. CHILDREN: Calm, quiet, patient older children a possibility. DOGS: Dog Selective. Hope has enjoyed playing with some of our younger male dogs but can be worried and tense around some strange dogs. She will likely do best as an only dog. CATS: No known history with cats. Showed mild interest to a pushy, head-butting young cat on her assessment. HOUSETRAINING: Making progress here; will need remedial housetraining in a new home. SPECIAL NEEDS: Ideal home will read and implement the techniques outlined 'The Cautious Canine' (http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/store/The-Cautious-Canine.html). Hope also gets car sick and can be very worried about and avoid riding in a car so gentle 'counter conditioning' will be needed to help her improve. TRAINING NEEDS: Learning new cues and tricks through positive reinforcement will help Hope become braver and more secure in how the world works which will make her and her adopter's lives together that much more fun. (Less)
|Rescue Me ID: 15-07-31-00358Pumba (male)|
Pumba is an 8yr old Shepard-Poodle mix. His name was given to him because of his similar appearance to Pumba from The Lion King; he has an incredible underbite and had long hair on his back with short hair on the sides! Also, like puma from the Lion King, our Pumba has a ton of energy to offer. He loves to play and go for walks and occasional jogs. A difference with our Pumba is that he is a perfect 25lbs and rarely ever talks/ bark. Although Pumba has made wonderful strides in his training program, he is still working on overcoming some trust issues, but he has been doing great. Pumba's adopter will need to continue to work with him post adoption. But a training plan is in place and his trainer will be made available to help out whenever. If he could talk we're pretty sure this is how he'd describe himself: 'Hi! I'm Pumba and have a lot of love to give a new family. I love to cuddle, play outside and will follow you around everywhere. I love to go on walks and occasional jogs, it doesn't matter what time of day it is (Although, my foster dad says I have to work on my leash manners - I just can't wait to go go go!). I know how to 'sit' and 'stay', to 'get down', to 'wait', to 'leave it', and to 'drop it'. I am also potty trained and will only do my business outside, a well a crate trained. The greatest issue that I am working to overcome is meeting new people. I LOVE my family and friends who I am comfortable with, but I am having a hard time with new people. I really do not like strangers touching me, although I will gently take a treat from the person. And the same goes for dogs, I do not like my space invaded by a dog that I do not know, but with time and adequate training I can learn to get along. My past as a stray and then from shelter to foster homes has made me a bit more anxious and frightened with strangers, but I promise I can be an amazing companion and forever loyal -in time. To those who have fostered me, they can speak of the bundle of joy and love I become once I get comfortable around them. I will never cease to wag my tail when you call my name, when I see you in the morning or back from work, or when you play with me. I do not need much, just someone who can be consistent and loving.' If you would like to donate to my training please visit our Paypal page by clicking on "donate" link. If you are interested in finding out more about Pumba, please fill out an application on our website by copying and pasting the following link into your browser: http://www.brokentailrescue.org/adoption-application/ Pumba is being fostered in Worcester, Ma. and the adoption fee is $200. "Like" Broken Tail Rescue on Facebook! NOTE: Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable, so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. We expect that all adopted dogs will enroll in a formal dog training class with their new owners. Obedience and training classes are an excellent way to learn more about your newly adopted dog, gain handling and training experience, and improve your relationship with your pet. (Less)
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|PIease Read Before Adopting an Irish Wolfhound in Massachusetts|
Irish Wolfhound Dogs can make good pets in Massachusetts if they match your IifestyIe. The Irish Wolfhound is an enormous dog rivaling the Great Dane in height. Despite its imposing size, the Irish Wolfhound is a gentle, friendly animal that is trustworthy with children. Irish Wolfhounds are friendly with strangers, but may deter intruders simply by their intimidating size. It is important to train an Irish Wolfhound when it is a puppy so that it can be managed as a massive adult. Irish Wolfhounds generally get along well with other pets. This giant breed certainly needs a large yard with a high, secure fence.
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