"Untouchable" rescues - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Off-Topic > Other Pets

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-19-2013, 05:45 AM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,358
Thanks: 2
Thanked 224 Times in 211 Posts
Default "Untouchable" rescues

I thought we could make a thread with stories of rescues who made incredible turnarounds, since Nova's owner is having a tough time, it might help encourage her a little!

I have rescued a TON of animals, so I am only going to put one or two in this first post and maybe add more as the thread (hopefully) grows.



This is Thatcher. He will be a year old at the beginning of March. I rescued him last summer from a filthy aquarium at a pet shop. He was a terrible biter, also deaf and seeming to have vision problems. No one wanted him, and if he got sent back to the mill, they would have killed him instantly.

So, I took him in. He bit and bit and bit. I was covered in scabs and looked like I ran into a meat shredder for a long time. But after what seems like endless time outs each time he bit, it gradually slowed down...and months later, stopped almost completely (he does nip when excited). He has traded in violent biting for kissing, and will lick at me for as long as I let him. He is just a big lovebug now, a totally different animal. His coat is also soft and pretty, and he no longer smells so dreadful because he's eating a great diet (raw!).

I was told that no one could help him. I felt that way sometimes, especially when my other ferret got beat up by him and came to me crying and bleeding. But it all worked out and they are the best of friends now, and I am incredibly happy to have Thatcher. Fear because he couldn't see or hear well, and just plain lack of being with mom long enough, made him lash out. He learned that the world is not there to eat him, and now we're very close.

This is Tyrantorsaurus Rex, the tyrant of the coops.





And to give you some idea of size- he has grown a bit since this was taken


That is my hand...his feet are a bit bigger than my palms. He is truly an impressive sight to behold.

When I first got him, he looked like this (yes he's inside..)-



He was mean from day one. Had just started to crow, and had the worst attitude ever. As he grew he got even meaner.

Everyone would see his behavior and say, "No, don't go in there." And I always would. I could go to him, touch and pick him up. Something clicked between us that he has not found elsewhere. He has a girlfriend now, my meanest hen (who tries to kill other chickens) and they have finally accepted eachother.

I got beat up once pretty bad. It was dark and I opened the roost door. He flew out at me, hitting me square in the face and jabbing me with his claws and beak (at the time no spurs thank goodness). I had a swollen lip, was bleeding badly, pretty much looked like I got hit by a train once I fought him off and settled him down. The next day at work I got a lot of funny looks, haha. Since then he has never attacked severely and allows me to be at the top of the pecking order. I can pet him and love him. I know somewhere in there he loves me, too.

Has anyone else got "hopeless" rescues who ended up turning around?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-19-2013, 06:14 AM
chi fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 91
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Default "Untouchable" rescues

I don't personally own this dog but at the kennel I train at we have a lab puppy who came in with his sister and both were completely feral. His sister was adopted out but jack still lives with us and went from being petrified of everything to being the happiest dog. He is skittish but when he sees a leash I have never seen a dog so happy to go on a walk and today he even "hugged" me. It breaks my heart that we have animals that are claimed to be "unreachable" with lots of time and patience that can heal.


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-19-2013, 12:06 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Name: Ashley
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 5,776
Thanks: 331
Thanked 783 Times in 685 Posts
Default "Untouchable" rescues

I think that LS' Bella is the epitome of a rehabbed rescue. She is teeny tiny and was even scared to move when she arrived. LS has truly turned her life around. I can't think of a truer example of a dog that has issues that has made such huge strides.


Sent from Petguide.com App
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to pupluv168 For This Useful Post:
4bsingreece (02-19-2013), LostLakeLua (02-19-2013)
 
  #4  
Old 02-19-2013, 07:21 PM
LostLakeLua's Avatar
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Name: Kat
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,126
Thanks: 489
Thanked 181 Times in 146 Posts
Default

My biggest "project" in rescue has been my foster failure, Sushi. Here's a link to her story:
https://www.chihuahua-people.com/chih...fstock-=d.html

She is just nothing at all like the dog I used to know. She was your typical un-socialized mill momma who knew nothing other than a cage. I just had to start over entirely with her, desensitizing her to everything as I could a newborn puppy. Baby steps. She's been with us one year now. When people came to visit an socialize with the puppies these last couple weeks, Sushi would actually approach them, tail wagging, like a "normal" dog. She has come such a long way and is a constant motivation/inspiration to keep doing what I do!! =D Looking forward to reading others' stories!!
__________________
~*~*~*~*~*~*~

facebook.com/rescutopia

Last edited by LostLakeLua; 02-19-2013 at 07:25 PM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 10:26 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum