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Smashface Rescue Last updated Dec 2, 2016
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Rescue Me ID: 16-12-01-00174Polly (female)

Boston Terrier    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Deaf 

    LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED HOME FOR A SPECIAL NEEDS DEAF GIRL. (bully breed and deaf dog experience only please) Polly's story: Polly was initially listed for sale for $900 as a 'rare breed' 'Olde Bulldogge' (listed with no name) Polly is CLEARLY NOT an Olde Bulldogge. A month later she was listed as 'Must go' Make offer' We did. And drove to Long Beach to pay and pick her up. As you can see she is 100% pure bred Boston Terrier. She's chocolate/mahogany. She is 19 lbs. She is between 8 and 9 months old as the girl could not get her story straight. Polly is also bi-eyed, which makes her 100% DEAF. Like all deaf dogs she is super alert, very ... (Read More)vigilant and hyper-aware of her surroundings. Of course except for when she's sleeping. Where she should always be woken up gently as not to startle her. Polly was in a home with two unaltered male Pit Bulls that fought often (including when we went to pick her up) Her owner did absolutely nothing to break them up while her three year old daughter just stood there in the front yard a few feet from the fight. Horrible dog owner. Even worse mother. Polly was crated often we guess for her safety ? We don't know. But it is her safe haven and she relaxes and goes to sleep as soon as she's put in it. Two things we know for sure. One of the Pits got to her at some point by the battle scars on her forehead. And because you can not verbally correct her they hit her on or about the head, making her hand shy and her eyes shutter when you approach her from above. With all that. Polly still loves body rubs, face petting, her head pet once you're already petting her. She is wonderful with people and kids. But she will not go to another home with young children that can startle her. She's already been attacked by a much larger dog. And tormented by a toddler. She has come around so fast in our mellow environment. So we are looking for the same for her. Polly is now spayed, vaccinated, current on rabies, and microchipped. She will come with her crate for her safety and comfort. But she is a true couch potato. And it really isn't needed. Polly goes nuts for toys and tennis balls. And will drop them for you with hand signals. She will snap at the other dogs when she has a toy or ball. So toy play time is limited. She is learning to trust, be around, and play with other dogs. She listens very well meaning once you have her attention. She will come and follow you, and your hand signals. Tap on the sofa and she will jump up. Palm facing her she will stop or drop her toy. An Einstein collar or vibration collar would work wonders with her. She is fully housebroken but she is crated at night for her own safety. Once adopted. She can be your bed buddy at night and I think she would prefer that over her crate that can be left open with a bed in it if she so chooses to use it. She loves the shower. And goes nuts when you towel dry her. In some ways she listens better then a dog that hears because she is so aware of her person and her surroundings. But there is always danger factors like cars or larger dogs they you can't recall her from. I'm certain Polly was either trained, played with or teased with a laser pointer. And when she gets fixated on the floor and spins. We just gently touch her as a pattern interrupt and she is doing this less and less frequently as time goes by. Polly is wonderful with cats and does not bother with them at all. Like any stub-nosed bully breed I place. You you must have bully, Bulldog, Boston, Pug, or Frenchie experience. We prefer a home with other pets to continue her socialization. Older dog savvy kids preferred. Polly loves to play. But she is calmer then your average Boston. She is the sweetest girl. She will bury herself behind you sofa cushions or bed pillows to go to sleep. She is truly loving her new found freedom. She is sleeping on my lap as I write this and if I could keep her I would. But she deserves a home where she's the center of attention. Besides how nutty and unique Bostons already are. Polly actually thinks she can chace and catch airplanes so a leash is a must with her. She will only be placed locally in case there are any issues with her. Inquires can be sent to smashfacerescue911@yahoo.com Please tell us a little about yourself, work schedule, activity level, kids and or other pets in the house, etc.... Polly can absolutely be placed in a home with other pets (of like size and breed) as well as kids. Thank you all. (Less)

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Rescue Me ID: 16-11-18-00292Napo (male)

French Bulldog    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    BEAUTIFUL FRENCH BULLDOG FOR ADOPTION MEET NAPO-NAPPY-NAPOLEON !! EXPERIENCED OWNERS ONLY, NO CHILDREN. NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE CROSS-POST AND SHARE THIS BOY FOR ME. I TOOK HIM IN AS A LAST RESORT AS HE WAS GOING TO BE EUTHANIZED. LAST RESORT DOGS ARE WHAT I LOOK FOR AND SPECIALIZE IN AND I BELIEVE NAPO CAN AND WILL BE PLACED. PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST CAREFULLY AND THROUGHLY BEFORE INQUIRING. I CAN NOT, AND WILL NOT VEER OFF OF ANY OF THE PARAMETERS OUTLINED IN HIS BIO. ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED IN THE THREAD SO I DON'T HAVE TO REPEAT MYSELF FOR OTHERS. Napo is 8 1/2 years old. Neutered, UTD on all vaccines, crate trained and 100% ... (Read More)house broken. In the photos in the thread are copies of his original owners so you can read not just from my bio, but their first had experience with him. Just because I'm not experiencing the same issues with him as his owners did means nothing. The issues exist and are there. I just normally have a different experience then the owners because I have 28 years of dealing specifically with fear, fear aggression, outward aggression, resource guarding, dog aggression, human aggression and separation anxiety. Right now Napo is with me and my efforts are focused soley on getting him to a baseline or back to ground zero because his last trainer sent him so far back Napo has actually regressed as opposed to improved. This trainer's archaic, barbaric and antiquated techniques do not, and have never addressed Napo's underlying issues. This is the third dog this year I've taken in from the same trainer after he set them backwards. Freedom, space, respect, and decompression are at the core of Napo's rehabilitation with me. The owners informed me every time he came back from the trainer he was just a bit worse. Who it is doesn't matter. I need to keep this about Napo. But behaviorally issued dogs should NEVER be dealt with from an obedience or dominant standpoint. Because of Napo's few specific issues does NOT mean he is aggressive across the board. So having him drag a 6' leash around for the past two years, and being 'pop-leash' corrected on a walk every 30 seconds has nothing and does nothing to do with the issues Napo has. What it does do is create fear in an already anxious dog that is being corrected out of the blue, in which many inexperienced trainers believe that this type of 'alpha' 'pack leader' bullshit tv trainer mentality will transcend across the board and the dog's issues will magically disappear. Not the case here. Not the case ever. If the person or couple lucky enough to qualify to adopt Napo follows my procedures and protocols there is a very likely chance Napo will never bite again. I've done it with Vegas, and 1,000's of other dogs that had a bite history much worse then this dog. Napo's history: Napo has bitten three times in his 8 1/2 years. Once at two years of age. And two times two years ago. The first time resulted in no breaking the skin and was over a bone. The last two incedents two years ago were both while resource guarding his vomit. Yes it is very common for Frenchies to throw up when they eat too fast (which Napo does) And no it is not unheard of for dogs to be protective of their vomit. What we as humans find disgusting dogs simply see as food or a meal. And there is no more primal behavior then eating to a carnivore like a dog. Domesticated or not. Some dogs just resource guard food period. It wasn't dealt with at a young age so the correctable psychological behavior is now physiological do to repetition, pattern, habit, and time. (length of time) Although I can take Napo's food away from him at any given time does not mean he will not exhibit the behavior again. I take food away from 200 lb food aggressive Neo's. The real issue is his vomit. The vomiting issue has for the most part been resolved with the special bowl he eats from twice a day and the smaller bites that go down easier. What Napo throws up is not rancid, rotten spoiled food. Just what gets stuck in this throat. So for him what comes up is solid undigested food that he still views as his meal. Totally normal. Unknowingly to the owners. They just went to do what any normal dog owner would do to clean it up, and it was after the 2nd bite they discovered the pattern and that was his trigger. How do we deal with this trigger ? Do we do what his last trainer did and instill fear with a negative enforcement correction ? Or do we give positive reenforcement ? NEITHER. We practice abstinence training with a dog of Napo's age, and the length of time he's exhibited the behavior. So two options are given if this were to happen again. 1) He is given ample time to re-consume his meal if he so choses. Or 2) he is led away from the vomit and it is cleaned up while he is out of view, in another room or in his crate. Napo is extremely food motivated so a higher value reward then his regular kibble will lead him away and the mess can be cleaned when he is secured. We are not trying to solve the prob (Less)

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Rescue Me ID: 16-11-13-00582Jasmine (female)

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    MEET JASMINE !! This sweetheart was found on the streets in Playa Del Rey. Jasmine was a homeless person's dog (one of three) Friendly yet hurt,(hit by a car) when a good samaritan brought her to the vet. At almost 2 years old her broken leg is all healed now (she runs full speed & jumps to catch the ball mid-air) And yes she even brings it back to you when playing fetch. Jasmine loves to give kisses, thrives on human companionship (aka couch potato), just a gem who always wants a belly rub. She has adjusted fast to the vet's office with all it's animals & people and has yet to destroy anything ! Jasmine hasn't met a dog or person that she ... (Read More)doesn't like on her long walks, hikes & coffee shop adventures. She is very intelligent, alert, loyal, wiggles her whole body to welcome you and is learning more commands fast (even hand signals) Jasmine would be an excellent partner for someone or a family with an active lifestyle with her puppy energy, she will bond to you fast, insist on following you around yet rarely barks or jumps and never begs for table scraps. Like all puppies Jasmine would thrive with group obedience trainng, just an amazing pup ready for her first real home. If you are interested in meeting her please contact melinda@earthnet.net so we can pick her up at the vet office to meet you, thanks. (Less)

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