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For many weeks I’ve struggled with this decision, but I have come to the conclusion that placing Koufax in a new home is the right decision to make.
I have lost my Baby Girl that I love very much to the addition of Koufax in the home. I explained to all of you that he went after her the first day he came while fixing food because he is food aggressive. It was my fault and I felt terrible that I failed her on that. He put a scrape on her head that was minor, but not minor to her delicate mind.
We then went through the worst time with him on prednisone where he became a food crazed monster Dogue and in his frenzy he took off after her two times and although he didn’t leave a scratch on her physically the damage had been done.
She’s not the same dog as she was before he came, she’s nervous and afraid, she steers clear of him, and does her best to not be in the same room as him. She stays on the bed or she stays in the bathroom. When I come home from work she never comes to greet me any longer because she doesn’t want to risk being near him. This of course breaks my heart and I’ve done everything I can to try and rectify it, but she just can’t pull past it and she is my first priority, and that’s just not fair for her to live that way.
He’s a dominant male but he’s gotten along well with every dog in the house, and is a gentle giant playing with Pinkie, but when I brought home Majesty for foster I saw him become a bully to her, because this is his place now and he doesn't feel he needs to share and this is something that I don’t want to deal with.
I want to foster dogs in my home and Majesty is a dream of a dog, such good manners, and such a respectful quiet girl, but Koufax feels this is his place now and questions this new dog in is home. This sends me back in time when I had Sarge and Mooie who were both possessive in the home and I don’t want to live like that. Every other dog in my house is chill and would welcome any dog coming to stay with us and this is what I want. I don’t want to worry about my Baby Girl and I don’t want to be limited on welcoming a foster dog that needs a place to land for a few weeks. Koufax makes both of those things hard and last night I came to the conclusion that this is just not the best place for him. I spoke with Kirk, Jessica, Travis and Laura and they all agreed that it would be best if we looked for a new place for him.
It hurts my heart to send him away, but my heart hurts more for Baby Girl and I need my sweet girl back…She is such a sensitive dog, sweet quiet and shy and I don’t want her feeling like this any longer.
This is what I’m looking for with a potential adopter of Koufax, he cannot live with a cat, he’s met the cat at Dr. D’s office and it was obvious that this is not something that he could live with. Koufax is a pretty low key dog, he only plays with Pinkie but he does like to play. He loves toys and will roll upside down with them in his mouth. He is food aggressive and needs to be fed separately from other dogs, food treats, and chews would be not allowed because of the potential problem with them. This is something we never do, and I really don’t recommend them in any household because of the problems they can cause.
He is housebroken in my home but would need to be reminded in another home of what is acceptable and could not be trusted until he understood where he’s to go potty.
We have no idea how old he is but he’s old enough to have arthritis in his hips so guessing 5 or so?
He loves going out for walks and has done very well running loose on the property and following the pack, obviously living in the city would require a leash but he does enjoy the exercise either way. He never has gotten all the way in the pond but likes to step in shallow water and splash it up under him.
He loves affection, he’s always seemed to love Travis more than me so I think he may prefer men but who knows.
He’s a big boy at 125 pounds and of course he’s gorgeous, he’s stubborn like most Bordeaux’s but he does listen when you tell him what he needs to be doing.
He’s been around all the grandkids without any issue with them. He has been to the Ranch and has never had an issue with dogs there either so I don’t anticipate a problem with him in a home with other dogs. My house is a busy place, with owning 12 dogs of my own, Travis and Jessica coming in and out with their dogs I just think that he would do much better in a quiet home with 1 or 2 other dogs and had a regular pattern to his life.
All I know about his previous life is that he has been abused, he’s been hit at some point by someone, he’s trained to sit, shake and down and does this pretty easily. He lived outside judging by his fly strike scars, and the tick bourne illness and heart worm that he came with.
All of his illnesses has been treated and he’s a healthy dog now with just the issue of his back right leg that he doesn’t limp on but he can be slightly unsteady in his movements when moving or getting up quickly.
This has been a very tough decision and one that I haven’t taken lightly, I know that it’s the right one but it doesn’t make it any easier. I know that I haven’t failed him, but I feel like I’ve failed keeping Baby Girl happy in her own home, and I’m just not okay with that.
With all of that being said I’m going to be placing him up on the website and we will begin to take applications for him looking for the perfect home.
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I'm so sad for you Renee, I know you love him but I'm sad for Baby girl too. The perfect home is out there for him. There is no one better to find it for him. Hugs, I know your heart is hurting.❤️
Sorry for this situation but I agree Baby Girl has to come first I am remembering Earl - he had his problems and look at him now. I will be praying for the same for Koufax.
I am so sad that things have come down to this, but you know what is best. Baby girl needs to feel safe in her own home again. As you know Renee, things happen for a reason and Koufax is destined to be someone's very special baby. I will be praying for the best outcome. 💔. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Hard to pick if I am sad or love this post. I am so sorry Renee, as I know you love that big old lug. But, as you said Baby Girl and harmony in the house does and should come first. I hope he finds a new home soon. Hugs to you as you go through that process.
I am sorry Renee, but -not that it matters-I am in agreement with you. I too feel bad for Baby Girl, who really has done nothing wrong , and who tries to keep peace by staying out of the way. It is unfair to be afraid in one's own home. (Been there, done that at one point myself, that's another story)
I am so sorry Miss Renee. You work tirelessly for your babies to keep everyone in harmony. Baby Girl needs to feel safe and you have made the hard decision. I hope Koufax will find the best family for his needs. Bless you and your family.
It's always frustrating when a new dog comes in and messes up the whole dynamics of the pack. There are some cases that everyone Re learns and no further issues, other times it doesn't always end well. Unfortunately being in rescue we don't always see true colors until after we grow attached to them. Doing the right thing isn't always the easiest. Sometimes letting go is for the better of the pack. Good luck!
It is hard, but you are doing what's best for all your babies! I know you will make sure Koufax goes to the best home ever.
I'm sorry that you have to do this, but we all know that you have tried very hard to make it work before you decided it won't. You will find this big boy a great home where he can be who he is and be happy. You aways do the right thing for the dogs best life.
I had to rehome one of my sweet girls because of this. She is very dog aggressive and that doesn't work in a home that continuously rescues and fosters strays. Such a sweet girl with people 💕😣
Oh, Renee, I'm so sorry! What a hard time it must have been making this decision. As always, you are looking for the best possible home for all of these babies. It really takes a selfless soul to put the needs of them before your own heart. I have no doubt you will find the perfect home for this beautiful boy
Am sorry for you and baby girl. I went through this once and it was horrible. I too had to make the difficult decision. At least the other dog was safe now but she always looked over shoulder. It broke my heart. Hope you can find a new home really soon. Good luck.
Wishing you peace with your decision and peace and a return to normal for Baby Girl. I'm are you are sad to have to rehome Koufax but in the long run it will be the best for him too.
I was in your exact spot about 4 years ago. Within 2 hours my foster had been adopted as any only dog to a wonderful lady who loves him dearly. It broke my heart but my sweet Halee dog came first. You have done the right thing Renee.
I am so sorry, Renee. This was a hard decision, but you had to think about everyone else including Baby Girl. I love that big boy myself. If anyone can find him the right home, it's you. I know you both bonded with each other. At least, he experienced love for the first time, you gave him that, think about that.
Well, Renee, you sure gave it your best shot and gave Koufax lots of chances. I know you'll find him the perfect home and I'll send up positive thoughts and prayers that it happens quickly so Baby Girl, and you, can find peace.
Love this boy!! 😘😘 I'm so sorry Renee that you had to make this tough decision!! Much love and many prayers coming your way to comfort you!! 🙏🏼❤️
I'm so sorry Renee - I know it is very difficult for you. I wish I could take hm with my low key DDBs but I have an old cat. I'm praying y'all find the perfect home for him.
He seems to have some of the same issues that Earl did and look at what a happily ever after he got!
I am sorry for you but it will be the best thing for both of them. Who knows, he might find a mommy who will only have him. We have a food aggressive bogle and he requires a special group to be around.
Please know how very sorry I am that you had to make this hard decision....I know you tried everything a person could ...everything!!!!...The perfect home will be found!!!!!!!....easy for me to say,,,I know.....:(
The right decision often is hardest made. You love him and nursed him back to life. You will find him a wonderful home where the fit is right for the rest of his days. Thank you for all you do! I love his big beautiful face 😍
You are doing what is best for all of your dogs. Baby Girl needs to feel safe in her home again. I know you will find a wonderful, loving home for Koufax. After all, that's what Dog Ranch Rescue does best.
I am so sorry, Renee, I know you love Koufax, but you have to do what you know is right for you and Baby Girl. The good thing is you will make sure Koufax gets a good home. God bless.
Oh I'm sorry Renee. I know this cannot have been easy. I agree with everyone else. This is the right thing to do for Baby Girl and peace in your home. Hugs.