Jul 17, 2009

What's not to love?

This beautiful creature was dumped at my workplace this week. A couple pulls into our parking lot, looks guiltily around, opens the car door, boots the dog out of the car and then drives off at breakneck speed. Who does that? Maybe he was more than they could handle, either financially or behaviourally. But there are options. There are any number of organizations that take in animals and try to find them homes. To just dump his irresponsible. The poor guy could have been hit by a car and killed.

I've toyed with the idea of a third dog for quite some time, so I decided to give it a go. It's not working out so well. Our current alpha dog (not counting my husband, of course) is our 11 year old lab mix, Chance. He has earned his spot as top dog. Along comes this young punk dog that is intent, and seemingly quite capable, of usurping the throne.

I just can't bring myself to put Chance in that position. We are actively looking for a new home for this guy. Awesome dog with a lot of potential.


  1. I will never be capable of understanding that type of person. To me they are merely a being without heart or soul. I believe in Karma. Even if retribution is for the life of a dog. What goes around comes around.

    Thank God you were there to rescue this beautiful animal. I hope you are able to find a suitable home. Check online for rescue groups. He looks purebred. Let me know how it goes.

  2. He's a handsome beast indeed!
    I know it's hard to watch,but I do think the pack hiearchy should be left to the dogs to work out for themselves.
    I think we take it harder than they do.

  3. Rae - After checking with 4 resuce organizations, one of them specializes in huskies and malamutes, we found that they are overcrowded and can't take any new dogs. The economy is hitting the canine world pretty hard too. I think my daughter and her fiance may keep him. He's a great dog

    Sling - It is hard to watch but for all the snarling and snapping there has been no bloodshed yet. Chance is actually holding his own. Something to be said for age and experience after all.

  4. Wow, I can't believe someone would do that!!

    By the way--I dogsat this past week. Dogs are challenging at times, but definitely lovable. :) (I just wrote about it on my blog.)

  5. MHP - Took him to the vet today and they found a chip in him. The owner never registered it but the chip manufacturer may be able to find the owner anyway. If the owners dumped him they should be prosecuted for animal abandonment.

    Dogs are well worth the effort. Nothing quite like a dog's loyalty.

  6. What a lovely doggie. Why dump him? They can take them to animal shelters...and sadly some don't get a home but they aren't out there starving and being kicked from pillar to post. I think Sling had a solution for our two fighting cats..."get a dog" maybe if you get a cat the dogs will gang up on it...and be mates