Brewtis is going to need a home who is willing to go slow and socialize him. He connects and bonds so quickly with his new person that he, at least for now, tends to challenge strangers entering the home. Two families have told us that Brewtis is a fantastic, wonderful, loving dog… except he doesn’t like other people in his home. He walks well in public and greets new people with ease, but for now, he seems to want to keep his humans to himself. So what do we do with that short of adopting him to a hermit? Well, first we need to find a foster home that will be willing to follow some direction from the volunteers who have met him, and from trainers… That might include not allowing Brewtis to latch on and bond to you right away, and you to him. That can be hard as it seems to be part of his personality. We will be working to understand this beautiful boy who has recently lost his owner and whole world with it.
When we as owners get a dog, they depend on everything from us. Somethings like food, shelter, and vet care are obvious. But somethings are just looked at by some homes as niceties, or a convenience. But socializing your 4 legged family member can be a matter of life or death for them… if for some reason you are not around for them, being a good dog can not be over emphasized. Brewster’s owner did not do a great job socializing him. His owner had no idea that he wouldn’t be around for Brewster, but made it very hard to find him a new home now that it is needed.
If you have a pet right now and that pet could have the same type of write-up as above, you are doing a disservice to them. Yes, we get unsocialized dogs here in rescue, and yes it can make it a lot harder to place them. It doesn’t matter how old your current dog is. They can and should be socialized and trained now… today… don’t wait. Their world will be shaken if they need to find a new home, but please make it as easy as possible for them.
Brewtis’ owner passed away and no one in the family was willing to care for him. His owner was his best friend. Brewtis’ owner was elderly and never took him on walks or fun outings. There were also not many visitors to the home. Brewtis has lived a very sheltered life and lacks confidence. He is just learning to appreciate walks and car rides, and he is an absolute dream on a leash.
Brewtis is a big boy, weighing in at 80 lbs. He knows sit and is fully house trained and crate trained. This gentle fellow loves squeaky toys of all kinds and loves to play with balls. Accompanying Brewtis to his forever home is his favorite squeaky toy, Fred. Our volunteer was told by members of his previous family that Brewtis would take Fred to sleep with him every night. Please look for updates on this very special boy who is grieving the loss of his owner, his home, and the only life he has ever known.