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Does anyone in Los Angeles want a free pure bred two-year old Rottweiler dog?


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Incredibly, this morning while I was in my front yard, a car stopped near my house.  The driver opened his door and pushed a beautiful Rottweiler dog out of his car then drove off.  

I estimate the dog is about two years old or less.  I determined this based on its bright white teeth and general overall health. 
 
The dog weighs at least 150 pounds and is male.  
 
The dog is very friendly.  It is trained to know basic commands, like sit, et cetera. 
 
Because I travel a lot, I cannot keep the dog.  
 
I called various animals control centers but cannot get any help from any of the centers to accept the dog.  
 
One center said, when they can accept a dog, they keep the dog for five days but kill it if the dog is not "adopted" within an allotted five-day period.  
 
If anyone is seriously interested in this dog and lives locally, please PM me.
 
 
Thanks 

 

 

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Beautiful dog.  Were those animal control centers place like the SPCA?  They seem to have very small windows of time before they put animals down.  Have you contacted rescues or no-kill shelters in L.A.?

Here's a Yelp listing of no-kill shelters in your area.  

https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=No+Kill+Animal+Shelter&find_loc=Los+Angeles%2C+CA

Good luck.  I'd hate to see that beautiful animal put down.  The driver who dumped the dog on the other hand......

 

 

   

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What a beautiful dog. He deserves so much better than getting kicked to the curb by his former owner.  I pray that you can find a no-kill shelter for him and that he eventually gets adopted by a great family.  And yes, I also hope that karma comes back to bite his sh*tty former owner in the ass.

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There are Rottwieler rescues that will come and get the dog.  I live across the country so I am a no but please keep trying to find a no kill shelter or Rottweiler rescue.   www.rottrescuela.org. There is a Facebook page and a phone number on the Facebook page.  818-399-67++.  Not sure it is okay to print out the whole phone number. but I believe it you want 2 you can figure this out 4 the last two numbers.   They seem to be located in Sun Valley which means nothing to me but may mean something to you.  

 

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24 minutes ago, purplekow said:

There are Rottwieler rescues that will come and get the dog.  I live across the country so I am a no but please keep trying to find a no kill shelter or Rottweiler rescue.   www.rottrescuela.org. There is a Facebook page and a phone number on the Facebook page.  818-399-67++.  Not sure it is okay to print out the whole phone number. but I believe it you want 2 you can figure this out 4 the last two numbers.   They seem to be located in Sun Valley which means nothing to me but may mean something to you.  

 

Thank you for the information about the Rottweiler rescue facility.  I tried to contact that facility today, without success.    

Unfortunately, many animal charities and other charities exaggerate what they can do in order to continue collecting tax deductible charitable donations from the public. 

Based on my futile experience today and based on what I learned today about the lack of help for the "rescue" of dogs, the dog centers promise more than they can deliver. 

I spent hours on this project today and called place after place, including the facility you mentioned.  

The most inspiring lead I got was that someone from Rottweiler Rescue would telephone me and make arrangements to come to my home to get the dog or give me directions to bring the dog to their shelter facility.  That promise did not come true for me or for the abandoned dog.   No one from the facility called me.  

Hearing nothing from the Rottweiler facility, I finally called a friend of mine who works as an animal control officer for the City of Los Angeles.  My animal control friend said that many of the charities (Rottweiler, German Shepard, et cetera) mean well but that they are simply over loaded with dogs and understaffed for employees to do an efficient job.  The coronavirus pandemic made matters worse.  

What a sad situation. 

How disappointing. 

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Well I have a few friends in LA area and I will send out the word to them about this animal.  Networking may help this sweet guy.  I know you saw him being dumped buy you can get him checked for a chip. Maybe the dumper is not the owner. Thanks for your work for an animal that needs just one sympathetic dog lover to find him.   

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I have been with the dog since around ten o'clock today. 

He is a large friendly and playful dog.   He eats like a horse (quantity wise).

Neighbors walking past my home with their little dogs initially feared walking past such a large dog.  However, the dog is totally docile and does not pay any attention to being barked at by smaller dogs.  Parents walking with their children initially feared the dog because of his size.  However, after I assured them the dog is not hostile or dangerous, many walkers stopped to play with the dog while the dog remained in my yard.  I was surprised at how many visitors I had today because of the abandoned dog.  

In short, the dog is not hostile - he just looks scary because of his size. 

As to the dog having an identification chip, I suspect that is a good possibility.  The dog clearly is a purebred.  I cannot imagine any owner of a purebred dog not having a vet place a chip for future identification. 

Considering that the dog had no collar (which prevented me from calling its owner) I assume the man who pushed the dog from a car was not the true owner.  

If I get someone to take the dog, I will report back.  

Thanks for the suggestions.

 

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I have had 13 rescued dogs in the last 25 years.  At one time I had 7 dogs, mostly because my wife was an easy touch.  If she were alive, she would have me on a plane to take in this guy.  However, all those 13 rescues found us.  We were not looking to have 7 dogs, they just appeared in our life and our life was enriched by each of them.  

I know you said you travel and as a result having a dog is not practical.  Quite frankly, having a dog is never really practical.  I hope that you will keep him as long as necessary to find him a forever home. 

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On 7/15/2021 at 8:52 PM, purplekow said:

I know you saw him being dumped buy you can get him checked for a chip. Maybe the dumper is not the owner.  

I think this is an interesting thought. I have a friend whose adorable, friendly pit bull mix has been stolen twice. We presume it was to have it show up in a dog fight. We put up a reward and got the dog back, both times. Perhaps the Rottweiler that was dumped at your house was too friendly or timid to be a good fighting dog.

I think chips can only be checked at an animal control facility. I was at the vet last week and someone showed up with a friendly, well cared for pit bull that they had found running around a shopping center, and the vet said they were not authorized or did not have the means to check or read a chip. They directed them to take the dog to the SPCA to check for a chip.

The other thought, which might not be practical given your travel schedule, would be to foster the dog for a period of time until a permanent home can be found. We've rescued a couple of dogs, and each time we cared for the dog for 4-6 weeks before a permanent home was found. It might be that the rescues are not in the position to take and care for the dog themselves, but if you were able to foster the dog for a time they might be able to find a permanent home for it after some time. You may have already found this link, but just in case: https://rottweiler.rescueme.org

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My heart breaks when I hear this kind of story. I had/have two rescue dogs that, like another poster said, found me and not vice versa. I still have one who is now 11. I don't know what I would have done without him as my other one died a year before the pandemic.

I have read recently that Canada is accepting dogs from the US and many other countries as we have a shortage of dogs. Whether this will outlast the pandemic I don't know. You may want to check the Canadian rescue services.

If I could I would adopt him but at my age it wouldn't be practical or fair to the dog.

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I was just walking my dog and recalled that my brother told me the other day that our cousin had lost her dog two weeks ago and got a new one 5 days later from the States. I believe it is an English Bull Mastiff and very large. Her previous dog weighed 150 pounds and the one before that as well.

She went to the US border point south of Montreal to pick him up. I think she found him over the Internet.

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I posted about this abandoned dog on various animal sites, including PAWS, which is supposed to be the best site for matching lost animals with owners. 

Beginning today, I had two different people tell me that they saw my notice on PAWS and that the dog belongs to them. 

One person asked me to send him money via Western Union for a cab so he could come to my house to pick up the dog.  The other wanted me to send money so they could rent a car to come get the dog.  

Those requests are too absurd to even consider. 

I asked each person where they live.  They lived far from me.  I also asked why the dog was pushed out of a car on Thursday morning.  One was creative and replied that it must have been the person who stole "their" dog who pushed the dog onto the street. 

Those requests remind me of the occasional thread on this forum when escorts ask for deposits or money in advance of meeting.  Scams are not limited to escorts, or so it seems.   

It takes on a whole new meaning when a scammer tries to profit over an abandoned dog.  

 

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10 minutes ago, coriolis888 said:

 

It takes on a whole new meaning when a scammer tries to profit over an abandoned dog.  

 

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I asked on of my escorts if he knew anyone who may be interested.  He. placed a nice posting on his Twitter feed.  He has about. 12000 followers.  So still trying from across the country.  He is in LA.  IF there are other people here with large twitter followings, perhaps they can post on their site as well.  

His read something to the effect.  2 year old Rottweiler, pure bred, seeking a good home.  Friendly, child and other animal compatible, with basic commands.   Was found after he was tossed from a care and is being cared for temporarily.  Please lets find this beautiful fellow a forever home.     

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7 hours ago, purplekow said:

I asked on of my escorts if he knew anyone who may be interested.  He. placed a nice posting on his Twitter feed.  He has about. 12000 followers.  So still trying from across the country.  He is in LA.  IF there are other people here with large twitter followings, perhaps they can post on their site as well.  

His read something to the effect.  2 year old Rottweiler, pure bred, seeking a good home.  Friendly, child and other animal compatible, with basic commands.   Was found after he was tossed from a care and is being cared for temporarily.  Please lets find this beautiful fellow a forever home.     

I saw that, PK and had a brief chat with him on Twitter. I hope it works. (I retweeted it for what that's worth, I probably don't have enough followers in LA to form a basketball team, but it will at least add to the RT numbers.)

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A secondary hurdle is that there are many rental/co-op/condominium complexes that list Rottweilers among their restrictions. as well as do some cities.  Rottweilers are banned/restricted in a number of states. 

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The solution to the problem has a good ending.

A man and his wife came by my house this morning to take the dog.  

They seem like caring people. 

Even though this was a stressful situation seeing the dog pushed out of a car, I cannot help but think of William Shakespeare when he wrote:

"All is well that ends well."

 

Thanks for all the suggestions

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