Riggo is a 90lb American Bulldog. He lived with his Mom and Dad, a married couple in their mid-twenties, and his 2 Boston Terriers until the last week. You see his family got foreclosed on but he wasn't too worried. He missed the big fenced in acre but went with his family to a small house. The landlord found out about Riggo so he couldn't stay there...Not sure how you hide a 90lb dog the size of a small horse, but they weren't either...They boarded him at the vet while trying to get a rescue to take him but of course without more fosters they are all full. The man took him back to the shelter he adopted him from with his bowls, leashes, and tearfully left him behind with instructions to call before doing anything like putting Riggo down. Because Riggo has never been boarded or crate trained he did freak out going into that situation. They moved him to the closed side and he was getting daily walks but developing cage agression. He nipped a "nervous" volunteer and the decision was made that he would be put to sleep tomorrow.
Apparently the whole family has been working this and his aunt came to me yesterday through the Boston Terrier Rescue group. Someone there knows I love all the bullys. I reached out and tried to get more info and loop in an AB rescue. The man took the day off work planning to drive him 2 hours to meet me in the hopes that I would take him in - that's right. No promises involved. Well, I cut out after my mtgs, loaded up Sprout and we called him on the way to say we'd be at the shelter at noon. We met the AC Officer, the trainer there, several volunteers and the owner who had come up and gotten him back. All went well and I brought him home this afternoon. It took a couple hours but I am pleased to report he is going in his crate already. :)
He's UTD on shots, HW negative, housetrained and shows no signs of aggression. He does need some basic training like the crate, heel and stay but he's a good boy so far. Seems very smart and responsive.
So much for being down to only my 2 pups for a week. lol I'll be cross-posting him to get him into a new family as soon as possible...Anyone looking for a little 90lb dog? LOL