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Thread: Baton Rouge, La (#30238): "Brandy" - Red & Black F - GORGEOUS! (adopted) Reply to Thread
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12-07-2012 10:38 PM
Magwart ADOPTED! Hooray!

Thanks for the help networking her!!
12-07-2012 03:13 PM
Magwart She's still there.

My best guess on her age is 3-4 y.o. (possibly as old as 5-6 at the outside--I have a hard time telling with adults, and I didn't get a good look at her teeth).

The shelter's vet put her at 2-3 y.o., but honestly I don't think 2 is realistic for her.

She was completely filled out with a full barrel chest when I met her (she's dropped some weight since then), and made an "adult" impression. The lady who (briefly) fostered her and returned her agrees that she's at least 3.
12-07-2012 08:43 AM
deldridge72 What is the status of this female and has the shelter estimated her age?
12-05-2012 03:19 PM
Jelpy Now that I've moved in I have to room (luxury) of being able to foster again. Even if she doesn't get along with others I have space for her to stay for awhile.

Jelpy
12-05-2012 03:05 PM
Magwart She's still at the shelter. She's started the "shepherd shutdown" -- getting depressed, dropping weight.

The shelter is running a holiday promotion, so her adoption fee has dropped to just $12 (incl. spay, vaccinations, microchip, deworming and basic vet check).
11-26-2012 12:03 AM
walton What a striking girl!!!! Magwart, in that you foster/help this shelter will they give her some extra time? GS rescue groups I know are in NC..
Don't know if Dawn Knight could help?
Helping Shepherds of Every Color
Thanks for all you do Walton
11-20-2012 07:02 PM
deldridge72 Magwart
Can you post her bio on the GSPD in the rescue forum-they've been doing a pretty good job of rescuing Shepherds.
11-20-2012 10:33 AM
Magwart She had foster briefly, and that's where the problem arose. *sigh*

Brandy had an inexperienced-but-very-kind foster who has so far only ever had relatively easy GSDs from the shelter -- friendly, sociable dogs who fit well in the home from the get-go. The foster just had the wrong dog for her situation.

Brandy was back at the shelter after one night. Unless someone with more experience can get a read on her, I can't blame the shelter for being cautious -- it keeps her from being put into a situation she can't handle (yet). She's very affectionate and lovely with adults. It's possible it was all "first day out" stress and confusion, plus she had just been separated from Kodak, which added to her stress. There was also a suggestion I heard that she might have been starting her heat (hasn't had a spay appt. yet...), and that could make her crabby with the foster's female dog too. It's also likely a two-week-shutdown would have avoided all this (I suggested it). It may be fixable once Brandy figures the world out. She's just had the deck stacked against her with all this stuff.

We just don't have an experienced GSD foster to give her time to work it all out. I've got my hands full with a return-adoption on a previous foster of mine who is now back with me after an adopter put her in a situation she should never have been put in....and there's only two of us fostering GSDs regularly for this shelter.
11-20-2012 02:07 AM
Gharrissc Is it possible for her to be in a foster away from the shelter just to make sure that she can't be placed with other dogs?


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**bump for Brandy and Kodak**


Unfortunately, we found out Brandy is very bossy with other dogs and wanted to eat the cat she saw. She also was very frightened of toddler noise, so she needs a no-small-kids household. Her universe of possible homes has contracted significantly. ***sigh***
11-20-2012 12:37 AM
msvette2u I'm willing to bet a lot of it is shelter stress.
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