...Name: Bob Sex: Male, neutered Age: 6-8 True birthday: Unknown Weight: Approximately 55 pounds (and at least 5 pounds underweight) Up to date on shots: Yes Micro chipped: Yes Current location: Los Angeles, CA
Bob and his foster mom, en route to meet a prospective new family. (It didn't work out.)Bob's story: Bob's former owner used him and another Weim as a breeding pair to produce 4-5 litters out in the sticks (Lancaster, CA). Once their breeding careers were over, she dumped them both at the local shelter as "strays." Of course, they were micro-chipped (back to the person who surrendered them), but by law, they needed to sit there for 21 days anyway, just in case the owners changed their minds and wanted them back. During this time, Bob missed his buddy, was super stressed out in a shelter environment, and stopped eating. The girl was spayed and went to another rescue. Bob couldn't be neutered because he had a scrotal hernia, so we ended up getting him neutered ourselves after we got him out. The poor boy just wants to be loved. Not a barker. Not a whiner. Either crate trained or doesn't mind being stuffed into one. Wags his tail at the kitties. Actually, wags his tail at EVERYTHING. He's just grateful to be here. So for now, he's kickin' it with us.
There are lots of special moments in rescue. One of them: cutting off the "shelter ID" from a Weim who has busted out.General personality: Perhaps it's his age, but Bob is a sweet, sweet dog. He likes to follow his people around the house, not to get in the way of what they're doing, but just to be near them. He likes to be underfoot while the humans work on their computers, do some gardening, or watch television. Physical and health notes: Bob is underweight, so he's currently getting breakfast, lunch and dinner. His tail is docked, and dewclaws are removed. Bob has clean ears, but his teeth are worn down and he's had a few little lumps removed. Bob also has a scrotal hernia, but we expect that will eventually go away. In the meantime, it doesn't seem to bother him. Generally speaking, Bob's in good health and we expect that he still has many good years ahead of him. Dietary notes: Bob does not have any known food allergies. He is currently eating Taste of the Wild, Roasted Fowl blend, 2 cups 3x daily. House notes: Bob is very reliably housebroken, and either crate trained or doesn't mind being in one. So far, has not been destructive with anything in his foster home, and does not appear to be a big chewer. He also hasn't marked anything in the house. Obedience Notes: Bob is good on a leash and doesn't pull. Temperament notes: Bob does not appear to be an alpha dog and accepts being around other dogs. He's currently sharing a foster home with three female Weimaraners; two of them are ALPHA and neither give him a hard time.
Bob in the backyard on the deck. Skinny boy.Socialization and Exposure Notes:
- Home environment: Easy keeper , not destructive.
- Grooming: Coarse coat, we are conditioning with coconut oil.
- Car rides: Has ridden loose in the backseat of an SUV for extended periods (over 45 minute duration) with no adverse reactions. Settles really well; naps or rests for the entire duration. No drooling, no panting, no restlessness. No problem being left in the car alone.
- Other big dogs: Not reactive towards other big dogs.
- Small dogs: Not reactive towards other small dogs.
UNKNOWN.Bob is good with cats.
- Small kids: Unknown, but our best guess is that Bob's Bgood with children.
Bob at his foster home