I am sorry the person you got her from is a zero. That's sad. Someone had this dog for 9 months, and then someone else comes in and send her off with the first person willing to take her.
Evenso, she is young, and if a rescue understands she needs to go to a home with no other dogs, or no other female dogs, then that is your best bet. A rescue will also ensure that she gets spayed prior to adopting her out (if it is a good rescue) and will keep the information you give them so that the next home has a chance at being successful with her.
You are not failures. SSA is something you can't possibly know will be a problem going into it. Oh, if you are spending half your life on internet dog-sites you would probably have run into it. It is not uncommon. But most people really haven't had to deal with it.
Some rescues will not take owner-turn-ins. Which makes it really hard. When you call the rescues, get the persons name, call them by name, explain that you have had the puppy for two weeks, and that there have been four fights. Explain that the previous owner re-homed the pup because it was an extended family member's dog who became to ill to care for her. Explain that you contacted this person and they will not take the dog back. Tell them that you have a small child and you are afraid for his safety as well, since the fighting is really dangerous.
They may tell you that you need to surrender the dog to a shelter, and they will pull the dog from the shelter. I hope you find one that will take the dog and foster her though without having her go through a shelter to get into the rescue. It is just that many more chances for the pup to get ill, or possibly be put down.
Remember that strays have a number of days in a shelter before euth, an owner turn-in can be euth'd the same day. So if at all possible try to get a rescue to take the puppy without having the pup go into a shelter.
I wish I had the room here to help you out with her, but I don't.
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Last edited by selzer; 12-03-2012 at 07:07 PM.