Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
This is just my opinion and I know it's not a popular one- that dog is already a problem and will likely continue to be a problem and unless you want him or there is a no-kids experienced dog owner who wants him, he should be euthanized. Not because he is broken or evil, or anything like that, but because without very careful re-training, he will injure a person. There are millions of dogs killed every year for lack of homes who would never even consider attacking a human. They deserve a home more than a dog who is willing to harm humans does.
Now, if you love him and want to try to 'fix' him, I get it and more power to you. One of my dogs was a dog like your foster- unadoptable because he was potentially a bite risk. To meet him now, 6 years later, you'd never know it, but it wasn't easy and I STILL cannot take any risks or treat him like a 'normal' dog. NEVER take that level of aggression lightly, and DO NOT underestimate the risk a dog willing to attack humans poses. DO NOT let this dog end up in a situation where someone is going to get hurt. I feel for you- you are in a terribly difficult situation with this boy. Surgically neutering may have helped prevent this before it started, but it's not a magic fix now that he knows he can attack people.