Occasionally we find ourselves in the position to help clients rehome dogs that are not the right fit in their homes. In most cases these dogs are happy and healthy dogs who just need a different environment to be successful. There are no fees to acquire a dog from us but where they end up is very important to us. Finding the perfect fit is the goal rather than finding any home. Read about the dogs available for adoption below.
Approx. 2 years
Came to us in February 2022
Male, Intact, Approx. 60-65 lbs
American Pit Bull Terrier,
American Bulldog mix
See his Embark results here.
Approx. 2 years
Came to us in October 2022
Male, Neutered, Approx. 40-45lbs
Breed mix unknown
Suspected Cattle Dog mix
Embark Results Pending
Brew is an almost two year old mixed breed who came to me for a four week training program in February of 2022. The goal for the training program was to give Brew a foundation of training to prepare him for being rehomed. His owner had owned him since 8 weeks old but some circumstances in his life have changed and his home is no longer the best environment for Brew. I am looking for a new home for Brew now that his training program has finished.
Brew is intact and will be current on vaccinations prior to adoption.
Brew is very handler focused and has bonded quickly with me. He enjoys running, jumping, and playing hard but equally enjoys sitting on the ground and enjoying my company. He is friendly with strangers and enjoys receiving affection from them. He has interacted briefly with children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. With the younger children, he met them through a gate and was happy and curious. He enjoyed spending time with the 12 year old. I don't anticipate any issues with children other than he may knock small children over! He is exuberant and young so self-control is a work in progress.
He has met almost all of my dogs and enjoys their company. He regulates his energy levels well in small groups and, like most dogs his age, can get more rambunctious with more dogs around or if another dog eggs him on. All of the dogs he has met so far are older than him by at least a year. Some significantly older. I have not introduced him to a dog that matches his age and exuberance yet. I am not limiting him to a single dog home but will be looking for the right type of dog to live with him.
He has moderate food and ball drive and has a fantastic nose. He's great off leash on our 300 acre farm and has yet to range out more than about 20 yards. He is ecollar trained and responds very well to basic obedience cues. He walks well on a leash on a prong collar and working around distractions but these are things we'll continue to work on while he's here. He can get jumpy and mouthy but that's typical for his age and breed. He's very energetic but he has a nice off switch. He's fantastic in a crate and is potty trained. If you'd like to know more about Brew, shoot me an email or view his highlight on my Instagram.
Brew's adoption fee is $0 and includes two free training sessions.
Trout Formerly Cody, is a two-ish year old mixed breed who came to me for a three week training program in October of 2022. The goal for the training program was to address human directed reactivity with the goal of finding Trout a new home during his stay. After evaluating him in my home, I don't find his behavior concerns to be prevalent enough that they will make him difficult to rehome. I believe the issues he was having at home were environmentally dependent. I think coming into a new home as an almost adult dog, with someone prepared for Cattle Dog type behavior, he will show little to no issues adjusting. All dogs rehomed through me come with two training sessions as well as continued support as needed.
The reason for Trout's family rehoming him is because they feel the behaviors he displayed in their home were more than they could commit to addressing due to some health issues arising in a family member that required a lot of their devotion.
Trout is a very handler oriented dog. He has bonded quickly with me and, when he stayed with a friend for a week, was quick to consider her his person as well. He is aloof towards strangers but can warm up quit quickly and become playful when introduced well. He is not a social butterfly in public and likely would not enjoy greeting strangers. Meeting important people in your life such as friends and family, will go well if you allow him time to observe them and respect that he may decide he just doesn't care about them as much as he cares about you. He does not show outwardly aggressive behaviors but has nipped people in his prior home that invaded his space. This was also due to improper handling by the owners, who before these incidents just didn't realize he didn't care for interacting with strangers.
He has met almost all of my dogs as well as dogs that belong to friends and enjoys their company but is aloof initially. He also regularly attended an in-home daycare situations with a person I know and trust. He did well with other dogs in that situation. He can be playful when the other dog plays in a way he enjoys. He can coexist and tolerate a lot of annoying behaviors from dogs. He will occasionally correct overly rambunctious or pushy behavior but is quite measured in his responses. I think he would really enjoy being in a home with another dog that compliments his personality. He also could be an only dog without complaints.
I am not limiting him to a home without children but if there are children in your home, we will need to discuss that in depth. He likely would not show outright aggression to a young child but would not tolerate being pestered. He lived with an 8 year old and a 10 year old and lived well with him. Children around these ages and older will likely be a much easier transition.
He has high food and moderate ball drive. He has a very nice foundation of obedience and he's great off leash on our 300 acre farm. He is ecollar trained and responds very well to basic obedience cues. He walks well on a leash and working around distractions but these are things we'll continue to work on while he's here. He can show reactive behavior occasionally towards dogs and people but it is easily redirected. I don't anticipate this will be an issue with proper handling and continued training. I could see him easily learning new sports and activities and enjoying being those environments. With the right handler I think he could reach high levels of some sports but also would be happy to do well at lower levels in many things if you're someone who likes to dabble. He also enjoys hiking and playing with you if you're not a into sports.
He is great in a crate and is house broken. He is currently eating a special hydrolyzed protein diet but I suspect that can be weaned out without issues. This is something we will have to experiment with and possibly consult a vet on. He has had some other food and treats with me and hasn't had immediate reactions to the change.
If you'd like to know more about Trout, shoot me an email or view his highlight on my Instagram.
Trout's s adoption fee is $0 and includes two free training sessions.
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