Re: First Impressions
I may not be keeping Booker. It turns out he is too much dog for me and my yard and life isn't enough for him. He is used to spending alot of time outdoors which he can't do at my house with my work schedule. Also, he is used to miles of exercise which he can't get in my third of an acre yard. The first two nights he was good about the crate, but today he fought me every time I had to put him back in. (Before work, lunch time, after work to get dinner ready). I have had back and neck surgery in the past and didn't consider I may have to physically force a dog into a crate. I can't. I have an open first floor and no place to put him other than the crate. Since I'm by myself, I'm stuck. I can't leave him outside. So I am looking into returning him. I won't even take any money back for him because I failed him. This was my first rescue and now I know an owner -surrender dog is best for me so I know exactly what the dog needs and I can be sure I can meet them. My dog has never roamed free and is used to her life and small yard. I can't walk him on my main street because he is terrified of cars. He freaked today when I tried. I feel terrible but know he has been treated well here and maybe someone with fields to roam can give him the space he needs.
Kim (MSPCA Vol.), Lainey (Lainey Express Destiny Ryanhaus) and Beau (formerly Booker GSD/Lab?- Rescue)
(At Rainbow Bridge) Vegas- Our Gentle Giant R.I.P. 2000-2008 Meisha - Moo Moo R.I.P. 1990-2000-All GSDs