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Old 01-03-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Great Sports Dog Seeks Home!

I have had Benton, a stray I found, for 3 months and have been eagerly seeking a new home for him without success. There are several reasons I need to find him a new foster home, mainly that my landlords have said he has overstayed his welcome, and secondly because I can't give him proper care because I have cats and he cannot be off leash in the house because of them.

I am reaching out on this site because Benton could make a GREAT sports dog! He has a high prey drive, he is high energy, has a narrow focus, he has an athletic build (a 45 lb, lanky, muscled, terrier mix), and really hones in on his tennis ball! He is also good with obedience.

In some other ways Benton is sort of a "project". He's met trainers, each of whom says he needs socialization because he didn't get it as a young pup. Yet, he is highly anxious and *may* not be good around all dogs. He needs to be in a home with a very calm dog or a only dog home. No cats and no small kids since he's prey driven. He can be a lot of fun, loving, & well behaved, he just needs some work and attention.

He's 1 y/o, neutered, and vaccinated.

I am in St Louis, but I would truly be willing to transport him almost anywhere. If I don't find him a home soon I will have to take him to humane society, which in St Louis is a kill shelter. PLEASE share this info with anyone you know who might be interested. {personal contact information removed per Terms of Service}

Thank you.

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Threatening to kill your dog in order to provoke a sense of urgency in the reader is a lousy and despicable tactic, and a cop-out. There are no-kill shelters and rescues in the St. Louis area; and you could just as easily take this great dog to one of those.

I have left your post up for a reason. You should be working with local rescue organizations to find another foster home for him. They will have entire networks of foster families. You cannot say that you have exhausted all local resources and now want to place him anywhere on the world wide web. Local rescues would find a way to take him in to a foster home, especially if you offered to help pay toward his food and care while in foster. My city is much smaller than St. Louis, and I know of several no-kill shelters that will take in high-prey drive dogs that are otherwise adoptable. I'm sure that if you took the time to look, you'd find that St. Louis has more.
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