I met a dog over the weekend at the Michigan Humane Society. He came from the SPCA in TN and was a stray. He was labeled as a shepherd mix, but I doubt it. I put a hold on him so I could think through it since my Plan A was not to rescue. MHS has a 60 day return policy. I donít take that lightly, but decided a short time (not 60 days) in my house would be like a foster and would let me know if he was a decent fit (no major issues) or not. Heís people-friendly, dog-friendly, loveable, and doesnít appear to be a Pit mix, plus the Westland MHS adopts about 20 dogs per weekend, so I know heíll find the right home if this isnít it.
The very last thing I did this week before going to pick him up was check your message board to be sure you hadnít replied.
ďMilesĒ is doing fine, but Iíll need to see how he does next week when I go back to working in the office (been working from home since I picked him up). Heís very much a Velcro dog, so Iíve been working on giving him confidence that heís just fine when heís not in the same room as me. But I may find out he really needs a family who has someone home most of the day. Weíve at least gone from crate fright to 15 peaceful minutes, door closed, while occupied with a Kong. As I type this, heís whining and barking some (Iím upstairs), but doesnít sound beside himself at all. Once he quiets himself for a minute, Iíll let him out.
Dexter pretty much stole my heart the first time I saw him on your site. I think itís because it looked like he was tugging at his leash just a bit with a ďletís goĒ look. That makes this even harder.
If it becomes apparent that Miles needs a different home, Iíll definitely be back in touch. Iím so very impressed with your dogs and have the utmost respect for you as a breeder. I still hope to own one of your dogs someday!
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