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    Default We made the decision to rehome our Great Dane

    I am not going to say we failed. I'm going to say we made all possible attempts to be one big happy dog family but it is just not possible for us to have Jawnie grow into a strong healthy Great Dane while he lives in the same household as Curly.

    We have been heavily socializing Curly since the incident with other dogs of all ages and sizes, working with a trainer and preparing for the re-introduction. That re-introduction happened today. We had both dogs on leashes we gave them treats. They were fixated on us. Jawnie laid down about 1 foot away from Curly, head down. My husband and I casual talked. We stood there for about 10 minutes. the second my husband took a step back curly with no cue decided to lunge towards Jawnie. Since we had them on leashes, nothing happened but had they not been we could have had another fight on our hands.

    We went out for dinner and decided - it's not that Curly is aggressive to all dogs, he just aggressive towards this dog,for whatever reason it may be. We could decide to make things work and keep the two dogs muzzled and separated for the rest of their lives, but that is not a good life for them. It's not fair for them for me to selfishly want to keep them both with me.

    Jawnie is an awesome puppy and we have decided that he would be better suited with my husband's best friend (instead of my sister). Jawnie will take the cross country trip with us and continue his way on to LA to live with our friend and his Vizsla.

    I know some of you were following this whole saga so I wanted to keep you up to date on it.
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    Default Re: We made the decision to rehome our Great Dane

    Sometimes the best decision is the most difficult one. Thank you for a valiant effort.
    Hug your bully today

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    Just a recent picture and video of the Jawnie with my Boston Terrier mixes.








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    It is what it is. Time to move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    It is what it is. Time to move on.
    So much easier said than done. My heart has grown so attached to this big clumsy puppy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nubonics View Post
    So much easier said than done. My heart has grown so attached to this big clumsy puppy!


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    It sure is. But you cant be the warden for the rest of curly's life. You will drain and stress yourself. J is going to a good home as you made sure of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    It sure is. But you cant be the warden for the rest of curly's life. You will drain and stress yourself. J is going to a good home as you made sure of it.
    Yes I keep thinking of the pros instead of the cons. All the cons are selfish all the pros are in the best interest of Jawnie. Just need to keep reminding myself that....


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    Sorry @nubonics that it came to this-but you have made the most unselfish decision here. So lucky that you know he has a good home to go to-and not a rescue,that you might feel guilty about. I admire you for your decision. All around better for everyone. I know how quickly we get attached to the "kids".
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    so sorry it came to this, i was praying for you all in hopes it would work! Jawnie looks great and you have done a spectacular job getting him healthy.... He will have a great life in CA and you will still get to be part of his life watching him flourish.

    Hugs to you.... I know this is ripping your heart up ....


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    Oh I'm SO sorry that you had to make this decision, but it sounds like it was for the best. I can't even imagine the stress of trying to keep them apart, and worrying about it… Jawnie is a gorgeous pup, and I'm sure he will LOVE his new family in CA.

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    It appears that your decision was based on our rescue moto...
    "it's all about the dog"
    As tough as it can be, you made the right decision to ensure the health and welfare of both dogs.

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    You have come to the right decision for your situation and I know full well how difficult it was for you. It broke our hearts when we had to give up our greyhound after having her for 4 years but she would have been really seriously injured and/or killed and we couldn't take that chance. You cannot watch them every second of the day and as you say, being muzzled all the time is no life. You did the best you could and keep telling yourself that. Chin up!
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