|Barked: Sun Aug 24, '08 7:00am PST |
|Mollie was a breeder cast off when she had problems delivering her last litter of pups. She was spayed when she had a c-section, so that was of no concern that she would be sold to another BYB.
You really need to know that when getting a breeder cast off you are not only looking at health problems but physiological problems as well. For most of their lives these dogs have been kept in cages and that may lead to a tick such as licking or spinning. Also these dogs can be food aggressive. If any of my other dogs get to close to Mollie's bowl she will sit and watch them like a gargoyle and sometimes growl at them. Many have not be house trained or leash trained so many hours of work is involved with getting these dogs where they can be companions.
Now for the good part...Rescuing a BYB dog is ver rewarding. I have learned so much about dogs through working with Mollie (you may read her bio). The old adage "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" was busted when I really started basic training with Mollie. She is a quick learner. She also is such a calm spirit and this shows everyone she meets that older dogs make great pets...if you have the time to work with them.
I say go for it...if you come across a situation like I did where a local breeder is trying feverishly to get rid of a dog due to it costs to much to keep a spayed dog, they yes...You are helping that dog out of a bad situation and that is what rescue is all about.
-Katie and Mollie
**Remember Buckle up...It saves lives....This includes your pups too.**
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