A home for Sirius
Organized by: RICHARD DANFORTH
Sirius cannot go back to the shelter where he would have a miserable but short life. Sirius came to the shelter as a frightened puppy and was undisciplined (maybe taken from his mother before she could teach him the ways of the world?). A volunteer (me) was asked to take him as a project and so began Sirius’ education. He was evaluated as being toy aggressive, food aggressive, mouthy, animal aggressive, and jumpy. That’s a lot of strikes against him! The volunteer began working with him almost daily and by removing him from the stress of the loud and over-stimulating environment for even a few minutes a day his behavior improved. Then he was adopted. A couple of days later he was brought back. It seems he was too aggressive … to a coffee table! But that it seemed was the last straw and was on “the list”. The volunteer knew he was a good dog that just needed some time to learn his place in the world and so he decided that the only way to save him was to foster him. The story continues with Sirius in a loving foster and will soon have proper training from an excellent trainer. Sirius is no longer jumpy or mouthy, he seems to be at the very most “dog selective”, he has no interest in toys let alone being possessive, and his food aggression seems minimal. He has discovered the world as only a puppy or small child can – with wonder and awe! He has met horses (he’s kinda afraid of them), lizards, the praying mantis that clung to his nose, and a big pig with big tusks (he was kinda afraid of him – smart dog!) He will NOT go back to the shelter BUT as much as he is loved by his foster Dad, he needs a real happy home and his foster can’t afford to keep him forever. Please help keep him safe until he finds his perfect home. Dog bless.