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  1. Is this a Merle?

    Dog Health
    I just adopted this very sweet 3 month old mini schnauzer that was supposed to be euthanized for being born with congenital blindness. After looking more into it, I was wondering if she had the Merle gene? Does anyone know if this is what she has by looking at these pictures?
  2. Rescue Dog Needs a Forever Home

    Henry is an affectionate Maltese mixt, intact male, approximately 10 years old, and who loves to be picked up and cuddled. He came to a San Francisco Bay area clinic to be euthanized (which 2 vets said was not indicated) last month, skinny and starving, with a serious bilateral ear infection, a...
  3. A Dog's Story

    General Dog Discussion
    I know a lot of people won't read this and, if they do, they probably won't think much of it. That's okay. I just decided to put this up here for fun. Almost five years ago I was volunteering at my local animal shelter. While I was there, they got in a little puppy. I didn't think much of her...
  4. Gracie to the rescue - picture book!

    Dog Books
    Hello everyone, I wanted to share the book we wrote. We did this to celebrate that a new little member is joining our family soon and to celebrate the senior dog that has made us so happy for so long. Gracie to the rescue! narrates the story of Gracie. A real dog we adopted when she was 8...
  5. Excited to be here!

    Hello :D My name is Edgar, we have a little yorkiepoo named Gracie who we adopted when she was 8. She is hilarious, hard-headed, and wicked smart. We love hanging out and throwing the ball. My wife and I decided to write a children's book about Gracie and her rescue story as a celebration of...
  6. Dog exhibits selective aggression when off leash; looking for advice

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Sorry this is so long! I am new to the forum here and looking for advice related to one of our dogs exhibiting what seems to be selective aggression when off leash. Here is the background: We adopted a rescue dog 2 years ago (neutered male, mixed breed, 25 lbs, approx 8 yrs old). Then 6 months...
  7. Rescue dog aggressive towards others

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We adopted a medium sized Border Collie mix from a shelter 3 years ago. He was very depressed and showed signs of having been abused. He grew to love and trust us but still - after 3 years - is aggressive towards almost all dogs and will occasionally just randomly snap at people. I just came...
  8. My dog and my roommates dog are playing too rough!!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I just rescued 8 month old german shepherd/mastiff, Lola from the humane society. She is beyond sweet but a little nervous. My roommate rescued a 4 month old hound mix. Both are relatively well behaved individually but they both are starting training. My problem is when they are together. They...
  9. Anxiety to Bells

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I rescued our sweet pitbull/sharpei mix, Daisy, 2 years ago at roughly the age of 5. It wasn't until long into having her as a part of our family that we noticed she would randomly have anxiety attacks where she would come to us shaking and panting, sometimes trying to find a...
  10. Dog is protective outside but not inside the house

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My dog is a Pitbull/Great Dane rescue who was beaten, mistreated, malnourished until he was 5 months old and abandoned in the woods. He is 1 yr and 9 mo. now and the majority of the trauma and damage has been undone by me. But one thing I can't get past is how he interacts with people outside...
  11. Rescue dog advice

    New Additions
    We rescued a shepherd mix from the South and have had him 3 weeks. Neutered male, 3 years old. No signs of aggression with us, but had a bad experience at Vet yesterday...had to be muzzled due to growling. He also got a little anxious during out first visit with obedience trainer. However...
  12. New Shih Tzu Mix Rescue - Adjustment Issues

    New Additions
    Hi~ Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. I rescued a dog from a reputable small breed rescue that I have adopted from before. However, this particular dog came right from his bad home situation almost directly to me with a brief stop for 48 hours with a foster to be neutered and...
  13. Guessing the Breed of My Rescue

    Dog Breeds
    We adopted Sebastian in June and he’s been the perfect addition to our lives. He’s very calm and sometimes we forget he’s still just a puppy. He’s a very fast learner, eager to please, and a great listener. He loves being outside, even in very cold weather. Right now he’s 42 pounds. We are...
  14. Can you help me guess the breed of my rescue?

    New Additions
    Hi guys, I just picked up this adorable guy at the rescue and wanted to know what possible breed of dog he is! Thanks! :)
  15. 2-year old rescue dog peeing in one location

    My girlfriend and I recently (about two months ago) adopted a female 2-year old Australian Cattle Dog/Boston Terrier mix from a local rescue group. So far she is super great and came mostly potty trained with the exception of one location in the apartment. We live in a 1 bedroom apartment and...
  16. Rescue with Separation Anxiety - Whining & Barking

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I rescued a 1-2 year old long haired Chihuahua mix 1 month ago. The decision was not made lightly as we had just lost our dog to a dog attack recently, however given the big emptiness we now had, we thought it would be better to focus our energy on rescuing another dog. Day 1, the dog was crated...
  17. New Dog Left Alone for First Time

    Dog Training and Behavior
    First off, thank you to everyone who answered my other posts - the help on these forums in this first week has been crucial. We adopted Bailey a week ago from the shelter - an 8 month old Lab mix. We have a 5 year old at home (Penny) who's a smaller doxy mix. So far the only aggression between...
  18. New dog very nervous, please help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My fiance & I adopted a 2yo German Shepherd 2 weeks ago. We were not informed that he was basically kept in a barn with other dogs & little human contact (found out later on). They knew this was our first dog. The first day he was OK but it seems he is getting progressively more nervous...
  19. High prey drive making walks a nightmare!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello all, My newish dog (had her about 3 months now) has been settling in amazingly. She's an ex-hunting dog (we think...) from Spain. Podenco mix. She's quick to learn and nice and relaxed in the house. But the second we're outside, she switches to predator mode! Ears up, tail up...
  20. Help! Should we keep the new pup?

    New Additions
    Hi there, I've got a dilemma and really need some advice from seasoned dog owners. I've got a 2-ish-year-old dog that I rescued from a shelter a little over a year ago. He's a lab mutt but looks like a border collie. Ever since I've gotten him he's been a rough player, definitely a mouther and a...