Couple courtesy postings to start us off for 2018 … I’m going to post them separately so as not to create confusion.
First up is Hutch, who is located in El Paso County, Colorado … Black Forest to be exact. Hutch is believed to be a Lhasa/Poodle mix. His current owner writes the following about him:
He is five-years old, 22-ish lbs, neutered; was the product of a divorce and dumped on me “temporarily” three years ago but was never taken back. He was apparently traumatized by a man before he came to me and is fearful of men. He sometimes pees in the house although this may be due to the fact that I have three other dogs. He is a “one woman dog”, he has bonded to me, he can be nippy if one of my kids tries to pick him up and he has his sights set on me. My children are seasoned animal/4H kids, so this doesn’t bother them. I am concerned that he could traumatize kids that are not used to the unpredictable behavior of some animals. He used to nip at me when he first came to me, now he wouldn’t dream of it.
I am so sad for this dog. He wants to please me, he looks at me with these adoring eyes. He deserves a real life with his own person. We live on a farm, our other dogs are more of a group, and just go with the flow. Hutch doesn’t fit in with them. He rides very well in the car, no nausea or anything, he would be super happy just sitting in my lap or at my feet all day. I am about to start working again and he needs and deserves more than I can give him.
Negatives about Hutch: he has killed three of my hens, and he goes after my cats with a vengeance. He is aggressive to my 140-lb older Newfoundland cross, but co-exists with my other two dogs just fine. My heart is breaking for this dog. He needs a seasoned small-dog owner.
If interested, please contact the owner, Kathryn, directly at: email@example.com. It sounds like Hutch is overwhelmed with his living arrangements but would do well as an only dog and with an owner that could potty him every four hours or so. He also “resource guards” but this is manageable by removing him from whatever he is guarding (IOW, you don’t get away with that behavior!!).