Sadly, we have no other choice but to rehome our beloved dog Dusty, which is utterly heartbreaking for our whole family.
She is an AMAZING dog, if it were just my husband and I and no kids (or high school-aged) we'd keep her in a heartbeat. We had our last dog for 15 years and take pet ownership seriously.
Unfortunately, she has bit two kids this year and snapped at a dogsitter (bite level 1-3, warning, resource guarding, or protecting herself snaps not aggressive attacks, I don't think she wants to hurt anyone she just reacts) which is why we need to rehome her. Although we have worked with a trainer since we got her, talked to vet, put her on prozac and CBD, and heavily educated the kids, it wasn't enough to prevent further incidents. With two kids in our home and their friends here all the time we can't risk this happening again.
She is so smart, so loving, anyone who adopts her will feel like they've struck gold. Even our dog trainer dogsits her (something she never does) when we go out of town because she is so special.
- 4 years old
- Blue Lacy / Lab mix
- Fully potty trained
- Almost never barks (just every day at 2 when the mailman comes)
- Up to date on all shots, flea/tick medicine, vet visits (we'll provide all medical records)
- Micro-chip number 956000013884815
- Takes prozac which she is doing amazing on! So chill.
- Likes two walks in AM/PM
- Just sleeps when you leave the house
- She is so loving and sweet!
- Plays when you play, sleeps when you sleep
- Smart, likes to be trained and knows many commands, had a trainer for a while
- Loose leash walks, even likes to sit at corners before crossing
- Was crate trained for years, but hasn't been in one in a while
- Kids- No (older kids/high school probably fine)
- Dogs- No (she is scared/reactive towards them, not aggressive)
- Cats- Probably No (apparently her foster in TX had them though)
- We would give the new owners her crate, beds, toys, medicine, bones, harness, leash, etc.
- She has lived with us for 10 months. Prior to that, she was with a family in Beaverton. Before that at a Foster in TX, and we have no idea her history before that.
- We do work from home so she is used to people being around, I don't think she would do great with being left home all day every day. She doesn't have any separation anxiety when we leave, but I'm not sure how she would do with A LOT of alone time. We've left her for up to 8-9 hours alone with no issues.
If you LOVE dogs, walking them, loving them, training them (she loves the mental stimulation!), and don't have young kids in the house this dog will be the best thing that happened to you. If you have kids over sometimes and can supervise it's also fine, we just can't supervise our kids 24-7.