Post # 1
Yes ladies, you heard me right. I added a new member to my “family”. He’s almost 10 months old. When he was between 3-6 months old, he was on the list to be euthinized (sorry about the bad spelling) – well this rescue Austin Pets Alive, rescues dogs on a “dead-dog walking” list and puts them in foster homes to be eventually rescued.
This guy is quite unique. The rescue said he was an Australian Cattle Dog and Catahoula Leopard Dog mix. I think he’s just a Catahoula, but anything is that he certainly has a unique coloring. And he’s quite intelligent. In less than 2 hours he had managed to escape an airplane approved pet carrier (it’s his sleeping/ traveling kennel). The carrier was/ is still in perfect condition, no bite marks are visible, no clasps were broken, there was no blood or any signs of broken entry. When I returned home, I just found the door open.
I’ve had him for only a week and I’ve taught him his new name Outback (for short) Digger de Outback is his full name = Soldier of the Outback/ back-country. I’ve taught him to come to me, fetch/ drop a toy, not to pull on a leash, laydown, stay, and I’m working on him to roll-over.
Post # 3
You are a wonderful, wonderful human being.
Post # 4
That’s so great! I’m glad you’re enjoying having him in your fam. I love rescue dogs, they are the best pets.
Post # 5
That’s awesome! We adopted Toby, a silky terrier in August 2008 from a second chance organization. We love him so much and can’t imagine how someone could just give him away. He is seriously the goofiest dog I have ever known. He knows what “potty, outside, treat, dinner, breakfast, toy, ball, leash and walk” mean. He will be 2 on February 2.
When I hear Fiance pull up, I say “Daddy’s home!” and he runs to the door and barks until he walks in 😉
Post # 6
Yah, I finally could get the photos uploaded. He really has some neat colorings.
Post # 7
He’s lovely!! Congrats on your new family member!
Post # 8
Oh my gosh, he is so cute!! Good for you 🙂
We rescued all three of our animals. It’s a really good feeling knowing that you’ve helped to save a pets life!
Post # 9
He is so cute and really smart 🙂 Yay for rescuing animals. Our little pup (not really, she’s 3) is also a rescue. She was found wandering around a power plant before they found her and brought her to the shelter.
Post # 10
He’s BEE-youtiful. Enjoy and have fun training him… Now I want a puppy again… *reminds self that there is enough going on in life without adding another dog*
Post # 11
Also, a neat trick that I’m teaching him is a unique way for him to tell me he needs to go outside.
It’s a collar with bells on it that is hanging on the doorknob to go outside. I have him ring it (or I show him to ring it) in order to go outside (everytime I let him out). So far he’s only ringed it a few times, it’s a little harder trick to teach, but it’s getting there.
The purpose of this is so he doesn’t 1) bark to tell me he wants outside or 2) he doesn’t scratch on the door. Because he rings it with is nose.
Post # 12
awwwwwwwww yay! We have two dogs – both adopted from a shelter. We of them is a foster fail They are the best and I wouldn’t trade them for the world!!!
Post # 13
That is such an awesome thing to do!
Post # 14
He is so cute!!! I love him!!! And have a blast teaching this little eager dude stuff! He is probably so thrilled to be surrounded with love and I know he gives you back tons too!
Post # 15
Peaches- Catch the wonderdog also has bells for outside. He’s also learned that we pretty much jump for the bells, so he uses them to tell us when he’s thirsty, hungry, wants to go for a walk, wants to be petted… etc!