Mr. Bigsy boy (a great outdoors dog) still needs a home!

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cybele

Trad climber
Psych hospital by day
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 9, 2012 - 12:14am PT
Credit: cybele
Credit: cybele
Come on y'all!! Looking for outdoors lifestyle placement for this dog...he's pretty awesome...I really can't keep him and he's got to go somewhere soon.
More info here:
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/excellent-active-lifestyle-dog-heeler-mix-needs-loving-home/107828577
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:50am PT
Thanks for re posting. Bump for this guy, he sure looks like an awesome crag dog!
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:38am PT
wish I could take him.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Oct 9, 2012 - 02:17am PT
I have four rescued dogs already (and a rescued cat) and I live in Japan. That's my excuse. Otherwise he looks perfect.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 9, 2012 - 02:20am PT
bump
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Oct 9, 2012 - 04:53am PT

Man he looks like a real colorful character

Wish I was in a position to adopt :(
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BTW... How yah been Cybele ?

I miss seeing/climbing with yah, when you gunna get yer arse back up to Vegas for some rockaneering ?
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Bumpity bump for a bowzer in need :)
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 11:10am PT
Bow Wow Bump
fsck

climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 07:01pm PT
bigsy bump
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 07:02pm PT
Bump. Looks like a great dog. Hope you find a home for the fella.



-JR
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Oct 9, 2012 - 07:23pm PT
Will he attack and eat dear?


I need a deer attack dog.
James Wilcox

Boulder climber
The Coast
Oct 9, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
Is he listed on Craigslist? The rescue group that had
my dog listed her there. I think petfinder.com grabs listings
off there, iirc.
cybele

Trad climber
Psych hospital by day
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 10:16pm PT
Hi. I put him on the Flagstaff CL. I really hope I can find a home with an outdoors lifestyle for him. But I am starting to feel less fussy. Living in one room and no yard to freely use, with two dogs, is making me NUTSO!!

:0)
cybele

Trad climber
Psych hospital by day
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2012 - 10:34am PT
I'm thinking he needs to be named Agile, at this point. He can leap four feet straight up from a dead stop and land on a one and a half inch fence rail. This guy will be an amazing fourth class scrambler, even into low fifth class I'd bet.
He still needs to find his forever home...

Why is this so difficult? I suppose if I were in Colorado or Northern Cali it would be easier?

He does have some unique characteristics that have made him not perfect for every single type of placement, but what rescue dog doesn't? His primary challenging feature is overall a very good quality -- that he is very devoted, so he will need to be carefully monitored for escape until he bonds at the new home. He will go over a fence in a heartbeat hoping to find me, the person he currently loves, and I have seen this at one attempted placement when he was left unsupervised in a back yard just one hour after being introduced into the household... and again at a friend's house I was visiting when I went out to move my vehicle. He has immediately taken very well to some of the people he's met though, and I don't think bonding would take long for him in that case that there is "chemistry." Once that bonding is achieved, he is ultra-devoted, comes immediately when called, etc. Great trail dog - well duh being part herding dog.

Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Oct 21, 2012 - 10:41am PT
Why oh why can't this nice dog find a home?
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Oct 21, 2012 - 10:49am PT
Jan, because Cybele is looking for the perfect home for him. I offered, but I don't get to the great outdoors much anymore (beyond my home) and also cause I have an great old dog who might or might not get along with a new pup in the house. Personally, I think he would fit in nicely here and Nikki does get along quite nicely with dogs of the alternate gender.

Cybelle, if you're in S. Cal with the dog anytime soon, bring him by and lets see what happens. Ya never know

cybele

Trad climber
Psych hospital by day
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2012 - 10:51am PT
I know, it is getting me sad. But I am being a little fussy, too. I am trying to get him in a definite outdoors lifestyle placement, and maybe I am being idealistic. I have this vision for him. I did open the possibilities and put him on Petfinder and the Flagstaff Craigslist but I got no reply.



cybele

Trad climber
Psych hospital by day
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2012 - 11:09am PT
Oh hi Pat. Actually I haven't had any other offers from people who are primarily city dwellers, your offer is an exception, but yes, though I am aiming at a trail dog type scene, I would take him round to meet you in a heartbeat if you and I lived nearby. I haven't been to So Cal since you offered, unfortunately, but i absolutely will bring him by if I still have him when I do make it to LA (it will be sometime in the next few months certainly). And I appreciate your willingness to consider him.

I did place him in the first place that offered, but as I mentioned, when left unsupervised in the yard just after introduction to the home he escaped immediately. Even though that home said initially they would happily try again, with more caution and awareness of this dog's determination to find a way out over a high fence (he had climbed up on buckets that were stacked up against the fence and gone right over), they ended up with a vet emergency with their other pet, who just got diagnosed with a terminal illness, so now they need to focus on their old pet, and put on hold the adoption idea. Poor timing on that.
Park Rat

Social climber
CA, UT,CT,FL
Oct 21, 2012 - 11:11am PT
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I hope this will help get him a home. More pictures might help the cause.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Oct 21, 2012 - 11:43am PT
If it's any help Cybele, Nikki (German Shephard Rescue dog) when I first got her, regularly jumped over my 6 ft. fences and when I raised them to 8 ft. she found a way over too. I had a running tab with the Pasadena Humane Society for about 6 months and ponied up over 1500 bucks in fines and fees. She's still with me and never even thinks about leaving home anymore.
Credit: can't say
Credit: can't say
just a couple of happy camper pics of her
cybele

Trad climber
Psych hospital by day
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
Yikes! Well you did great work with your baby! Honestly I was a little concerned about the thing in the emails about the license fee, too, because since I have put like 500 into this dog already and have his current shots and heartworm, i was not hoping to pay more towards anything but ideally have a little contributed back if possible, especially if I drive with him to place him. Again, ideally, but I live in a hovel...don't have full time work...and that was a lot of money for me.

Your dog loves that spot in the sun on the couch!!
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Oct 21, 2012 - 12:38pm PT
That's her Italian leather throne. I always try to match my room colors to that of the color of my dog's coat. Lot's of pluses in that you won't see the dog hair till your guests start leaving with it plastered to their clothes lol.

If it's any consolation I'll cover your gas here, you get it going back. I can't afford anymore
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