A while back, I posted a blog post about a dog my daughter and her friend found outside and took to the pound. You can read that here, if you’re interested. The reason for this blog post is to update you all on Brew and to put out a special request.
First, let me tell you a little about Brew.
The animal shelter was able to get contact with the original owners, Brew’s family, and sadly, they decided they did not want him. They were even told he was going to be killed if they didn’t come and get him, and they chose not to come and get him. I do not understand this mentality at all. Remember, Pets are Not Disposable!
So we rescued Brew. We picked him up from the pound the day he was available to be released. He has been neutered. He’s had all his shots. He is two years old, weighs about 40-45 pounds, and is a light grey with brownish swirls. He is a lab/chow mix. He has purple markings on his tongue, kind of marbleized, and he has chow-chow eyes. He has a lab face, mostly a lab’s body, but his hair has some places that are thicker, more like the chow-chow. He is not, however, a chow-chow. He is more lab in appearance.
He is super duper sweet. I mean, he doesn’t really bark, he doesn’t howl outside. He’s completely potty trained, hasn’t marked or missed a single time. He comes in and out of the house. He asks permission to get on furniture. He is super gentle when taking treats from your hand. He likes to lay his head in your lap. He loves to be petted, but he’s not pushy about it. He’s calm when people knock on the door or ring the bell, and he’s awesome with strangers. He is gentle and careful with the cat and he seems fascinated by the little dog Scruffy (who only weighs five pounds.)
He’s about as sweet as a dog can be.
Until my Jake walks in the room….
Then he gets vicious. He attacks Jake, to the point of pinning him on the ground and snarling and growling and drawing blood. Twice, Brew has attacked badly enough that Jake has been injured, and now Jake is terrified of him. Jake is an 85-pound cattle dog, a herder, not a fighter. He’s a sweet boy. He fought back when Brew attacked, but only enough to get away, but it resulted in Brew getting his ear tagged and Brew was bleeding. Now, he hides in the bedroom, or under the table, and we’re having to keep Brew on a leash in the house all the time. Neither dog is happy right now. But to keep both dogs safe, we don’t know what else to do.
We got a muzzle for Brew, a soft mesh one, and for about an hour, things were better. Brew hates the muzzle. But when both dogs were at the door when my daughter came in, they snarled and Brew attacked, but no damage was done and the fight ended very quickly, and it was safe for one of us primates to pull Brew away. But unfortunately, Brew has learned how to remove the muzzle himself and he can do it quite quickly too.
We do not understand why he is like this with our Jake.
What we do know is that Jake is my baby, our first baby, and the one we owe our family support to. Brew was only brought into our family to save his life. The day we picked him up was the day he was going to die.
So now we need to find Brew a good home. Anyone with small pets, Brew should be fine, but if you have another bigger dog, Brew won’t work in your house. He’s awesome with kids, big or small, awesome with cats and little bitty dogs, but anything bigger than a cat, he’s going to likely be aggressive. Other than that, he’s so very sweet. He is just so very sweet. I love this dog, I really do. Not only is he sweet, but we’ve already , in less than a week, taught him to sit, settle, come, heel and ‘watch me’. He’s super smart. He’s eager to please, and little treats will get him to do just about anything you want. He loves people, loves to sleep at the foot of the bed on the floor. He self feeds, super easy to care for.
If you live in the Houston area, anywhere within an hour or two drive from League City, Texas/Texas City, Texas, and you’re looking for a good dog to love and who needs a really good home, we will give Brew to you, no cost, with all his shots, vet records and everything else you need. He’s chipped, and we have the information to transfer the chip to you if you want to, for only $14 bucks. He’s been checked out by the vet, had all his shots, has flea control and heartworm prevention medication done and everything else he needs for the next year. We’ll even toss in a big huge bag of Beneful Playful Life, ’cause Brew seems to really like that dog food!
Please, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – and let me know if you’re interested. We’d be willing to let you take him for a weekend and see if he’s a good fit for you, with no guilt or questions asked if you change your mind. We understand that it’s not always easy to take in a new pet, so try him before you commit. I really want him to go to a good home, because he is such a wonderfully sweet, smart and amazing dog.
We won’t give up on him. We won’t give him to the pound. We won’t turn him loose. We are responsible pet owners. But we are willing to do what it takes to re-home him in a place where it’s safe for him and Jake.
Please let me know if you or anyone you know is in our area and is interested in falling in love with this very sweet dog.
Love and stuff,