The person she's going to be staying with will only let her bring Maus. He's smaller, and has some limited vision. She didn't feel she could handle both dogs at her home. Moose's Mom has been trying for the last 3 to 4 months to find someone to foster her precious boy, or, to adopt him and give him a loving home. Her first preference would be to have him fostered till she can move out on her own again, which she hopes will happen in or around December. If she can't find a solution... her only choice is to send him over the bridge.... which would be so sad.
I sent Moose's Mom some questions and she's answered them to the best of her ability. The photos included in this email show Moose and Maus from puppyhood to today. Moose is the larger of the two.
Moose's Mom is willing to help get him where he needs to be to save his life. The problem is, she MUST BE in St. Louis by Monday, August 15th which means we have to get him moved by this weekend. That's another reason why we're hoping for a miracle. This is such short notice to try to save him.
Here's the info about him:
The lady who I am going to stay with says I can bring Maus if I find a place to foster Moose- why? Because he is smaller and gets along really well with other dogs. It is my hope to have been able to find a place of my own by the ebd of December which would allow me to get Moose from foster care
Housebroken: Not house broken, but I have never really tried. He is either with me (in the house on a leash), in his crate or outside
Current on shots: He is current on shots.
Not neutered: He is in tact- once I get money I can have him neutered- I could even pay your vet to neuter him if that would be better for you or whomever fostered him.
Temperament with other dogs/cats/children: Generally he is fine with other dogs, cats, horses, females (once he gets to know them and figures out they aren’t going to eat him or hurt him. I do not trust him with men/boys because a male dog attacked him and since then he has been male defensive. Not sure I would leave kids alone with him, but only because I haven’t had him around them at all.
Bad habits: When he gets male defensive his nose goes up and his tail goes p and he is on the search for the male he scents. It is hard to hold him on a leash when he does this because he is strong. I don’t let him in with the horses because he snaps at them- sometimes, but has never actually bitten one. I have trained my horses not to kick my dogs so they just move away or nudge him over when he comes near them.
Moose is at his best when he is hanging out with me, another woman or his brother Maus. He grins and is very happy. He is tender when taking food from your hand and loves to be groomed, bathed or loved on. He likes the comfort of his crate and will spend all day there if it is cool and he has water. He is very well crate trained.
Relinquishing permanently to rescue: My main concern is for him to have a long and happy life with someone who loves him and understands his needs. He is a loving gentle giant, so, I would not be opposed to relinquishing him to someone else.