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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jalen Rose, Jan 26, 2010.
That pup will look really cute with a bow on it on Christmas morning
If they were good, and sent you updates, etc. yes. Especially if there's a chance you'd like to use them again in the future.
Meet Doobie. Doobie is built like a tank but he's not built for the shelter life. He's been here for months and it's wearing heavily on him. Doobie has multiple hobbies including running, nose work puzzles and humping your leg. If you find Doobie attached to your leg it's best to just let him finish, you're not likely to be strong enough to remove him anyway. Doobie is currently doing office foster during the day. Office foster is where a dog gets to hang out in someone's office at the shelter during the workday in an effort to reduce their stress. While office foster may be pleasant for Doobie it also means he's close to the end.
Ollie and I met for the first time yesterday and had a great time playing. He is young and has a strength and energy that is hard to deal with. Unbeknownst to Ollie or I yesterday was his last day at the shelter. I came into the shelter today and wanted to work with Ollie first. When I couldn't find him in his pod I checked all the other colored pods and then checked stray pod, no Ollie. When I asked staff where Ollie was they told me he was moved to white pod last night after closing. White pod is doggie death row, but unlike our death row it's a bit more of a same day service. Goodbye, new friend.
These updates are depressing as fuck. Really admire what you are doing for these dogs, but damn, this is heartbreaking stuff.
Yeah, I know, sorry to dump this stuff on you guys but I don't know where else to talk about it. I've fostered and worked with a ton of dogs that were close to the end and have been adopted so I have lots to be thankful for.
Like my boy Dwayne here pictured in my yard, he was close to saying goodbye when the right family came in and got him. He was even spotted by a volunteer last week and videoed being a good boy at a dog park playing nice with the other dogs. He was never allowed to be around other dogs while in the shelter.
And Daisy here, she now has a place to call home.
Both were very close to being put down. Dwayne would have been put down around the same time Squeak was (a few posts up). Squeak was the better behaved dog.
Those are some good lookin' dogs.
1. Is it wrong to give a dog a sedative purely for the purpose of calming them down when there are people over? To be clear, he's not aggressive or anything, just super excited and tries to jump on people and kiss them.
2. If not wrong, any suggested brands?
The last couple times I've had company over I ended up crating him because he was just too high energy and I'd prefer not to do that.
Don’t invite anyone over that isn’t super psyched to have him jump up and kiss them. Problem solved.
Eh. I don't blame people not wanting 70 lbs of muscle jumping on them. Plus some of them have kids. He can straight knock people over.
Talk to your vet.
Ended up getting a puppy last week. She is the half sister of the one I posted above and was a little older (14 weeks). After meeting her I fell in love. It’s crazy how much calmer she is than our English bulldog, with a big part of getting her was for him to have a playmate.
She is about 30 lbs lighter than him right now and he just wants to play with her but she is scared of him (he’s not aggressive at all). First few days we supervised and separated them when he wouldn’t chill. Yesterday we finally put them together out in the yard alone hoping they would figure it out, but also made sure she got time alone so she could rest. She still seems pretty timid around him (day 5), so not sure if we’re doing this right.
Anyone have good tips of how best to integrate them?
These are my 2 hell raisers. Great/loving dogs but good lord they can do some damage if left alone longer than 5 minutes. Both are rescues.
Ruby & Reid
We do it for my lab. Vet prescribed 15mg pills of Trazodone. One pill & he pretty chill. Still plays fetch etc…just not a lunatic when company is over.
He’s a Covid dog so he spent the first year of his life thinking there were only 4 people on earth. He’s super excited/nervous when folks are over now.
They’ll figure it out IMO. Does she like to play with you or with toys? She’s otherwise happy and healthy? Consider playing with the older one in the presence of the puppy so she can learn by watching instead of learning by getting overwhelmed which sounds like it might be the case at that weight disparity.
Piper has come down with some kind of upper respiratory infection that has absolutely put her on her ass. Among other symptoms, she’s extremely lethargic and she’ll barely get out of bed or off the couch. She also clearly has lots of nausea (no vomiting or diarrhea) because shed’s refused to eat or drink all weekend. I was able to get her to lap ice out of my hand to get some fluids. She also had half a can of food and 2 slices of cheese between Wednesday and today. Coughing began yesterday.
She spent all day today at the vet on an IV getting fluids and undergoing tests. Bloodwork is normal and they had 3 specialists examine X-rays and they generally look fine except for some kind of bronchitis or upper respiratory issue. They can’t figure it out and don’t want to say it’s the virus that’s been in the news because it’s yet to be diagnosed in Alabama.
Whatever it is, it’s taken my almost 3yo puppy and zapped everything out of her. She’s home for the night and I’m to take her back to the vet in the morning for additional observation.
wonder if its related to this
That’s what I as referring to when I said the virus that’s been in the news. To some of the points raised in the article, Piper is fully up to date on vaccines and socializes with lots of other dogs. Daycare at least once a week.
The vet spent 10+ minutes telling me all the things they’ve ruled out (e.g., pancreatitis, tick bite, foreign object, etc.) and concluded it was an upper respiratory illness. Who knows, just want her to be better because whatever she has is a beast
It does sound like that. Has your dog been around other dogs at all?
My 10 month old got it at daycare around Oct 16th. She coughed for 5 weeks, including 1 night where her breathing was very labored. Multiple ER visits and every time they said her tests all came back great.
Her cough went away the week of Thanksgiving but we are not planning to have our dogs around any other dogs for a long while. Whatever this bug going around is, it certainly has the experts confused at the moment.
Yeah, she’s been around lots of other dogs. Daycare, dog bars, etc.
How long are you thinking yours might be contagious? I hadn’t thought too much into the future just yet. This past weekend was a long one.
We’ve switched from boarding to Rover for the first time. Not willing to risk that, my dog is already a medical disaster with all of her allergies. Best of luck, Oranjello, we’ll be thinking nothing but good thoughts for Piper!
Funnily enough, to avoid the mysterious illness, my wife took Piper to a nearby dog park Mon, Tues, and Wed of last week for about an hour each day. She was exhausted afterward—more so than she typically is after a day of day care. So I learned that daycare may be a racket, but also kinda think that she may have gotten it at the park given the timing of when she was at the park and when we first noticed her being different (Thursday).
I think she is good now, I am just concerned about either of them getting it again. No one seems to know anything about and it just isn’t worth risking either of them until more is know about it. It’s more of a challenge to us to pull them out of daycare but I just don’t see another option.
Sounds like your experience was like mine is going so far. Quite intense.
Glad to hear yours are doing better.
Good luck to you and Piper.
That’s pretty much exactly what Layla had in September. I’m fairly certain that it’s been in Alabama even without a “diagnosis.” Where does Piper go to daycare?
No offense, but this is a training problem. Drugs won't solve it.
Pawms in Avondale. She didn’t go the week of Thanksgiving, but she did go the week before. She goes most weeks.
3 months old. You won't even know he's there.
Where days Layla go?
Day #2 of Piper spending all day at the vet getting IV fluids (getting discharged today). Can't wait to get this bill.
Groot is 80 pounds of unadulterated stud and muscle. He is also extremely hyper and friendly so whenever anyone comes over he jumps. He will usually calm down but if he doesn’t I just put him in my bedroom where his bed is. I couldn’t imagine drugging him for nothing. So in my room isn’t crating but at least away until he calms down.
Albert Ursa aka Bertie Bear legitimately looks like an Ewok.
the jumping is the one thing I have not been able to train out of mine
but usually it happens once and he calms down and just pants with a smug smile 15 seconds later
I’ve come to realize that “no” to Groot signifies intensify your behavior 10 fold.
I haven’t been able to train out of our female dog humping our legs when we get home. It’s so weird.
Groot will be 7 and Flash will be 8 in May. They both are still pretty much who they’ve been since puppies. Because of all of her health issue, we try give flash the most laid back life she can have. Groot still has all his puppy energy so we do long walks twice a week (over 3 miles) and few 1.5 mile walks 3 times a week. Luckily he still isn’t slowing down. For bulldogs they are getting up there I can’t imagine the wreck I’ll be when their time comes. Especially Groot. Not that I don’t love Flash but she is more of the family dog whereas Groot is more move and with me 100% of the time when I’m home.
Here’s my old lady Maisey and young pup Max. Both are rescues.
Any update? Feeling better?
Yeah, much better. Thank you for asking.
Second day of fluids plus steroids and other shots have her almost back to normal. She’s still moving a bit slow, coughing, and wheezing. But she’s eating, drinking, and wagging her tail, all things she wasn’t doing this weekend.
Great news. Thank you for the update.
Eating and drinking on their own are the most important things. Also if you can just sit with her outside in the backyard (if you have one) just so she can get some fresh air is also huge
Yeah, totally agree. I took her on a walk Saturday to try and get her fresh air to see if it'd get her un-sick and she was clearly not at 100% but afterwards she was doing her best to act like she was. Dogs are the best