I just got a call from my sister in law who currently has Buddy, my dad's German Shepard. He was super close to my father for a few years and was there when he died. My brother brought him home to live there but it is not working out, he is getting protective/possessive over my brother, not letting his two littler girls come near him.
This is not like Buddy...not at all. Buddy loves these kids to death and has for 4 years let me hang all over him and play and do what little kids always do
My sister in law and brother don't want a freak thing to happen, like the dog snap or actually bite one of the kids. We are all agree that sitting around waiting for that to happen is fair to no one and simply is not an option.
I had told them before that if it did not work out with them I would love to take him in.
Well I got the call a short bit ago. I said I had to talk to my mom first but I would keep in touch.
My mom shut e down and said put the dog down.
I am devastated, this was my dad's dog!! I can't put him down when there is no reason health wise. He has not been dangerouse yet but we all know that it could happen with the signs they are showing.
For now the dog and kids are separated and when out together very closely supervised. The kids have been told not to hug or get in buddy's face to keep them safe. We are taking doing our best to keep the girls safe and buddy feeling safe.
I want to bring him home so bad. This is all I have left of my dad. All my siblings relize this and that's why I was called.
If I can't keep him it is not the end of the world but I am simply not putting him down!!
What I would love from you guys is any refernces to German Shepard or any dog sanctuary where they can live out the rest of their lives being a dog. We don't think he will last too much longer as he is older and he really having a hard time with the loss of my father.
I feel so bad for this poor dog and love him so much. I'm truly heart broken in this situation with grieving my fathers passing.