In August 2006, the Foundation successfully rescued 4 Kerries from a Missouri puppy mill (Summer's Pride Rescue).
Gulliver was only 5 months old when he came out of the mill and within weeks was placed in Ontario, Canada. His new family knew that Gulliver was a handful of chewing, humping puppy when he came to live with them, but what they did not know was that, at age 2, Gully would show an aggressive streak to other dogs. His aggression is not always there – he can meet other dogs and has attended obedience classes without problem. However, one of the other dogs at this home is getting older and Gully has decided he makes a good target. Gully is only 2 years old and is going through his “teen rebellion”, while at the same time, the older male just wants some peace and quiet and does not need to live out his senior years worrying about and avoiding the youngster. In order that the older dog can live out the remainder of his time in comfort, we have decided that Gully needs to move to a new home.Gully is a typical Kerry. He loves all people, including children. He has high energy and loves the long walks in the country where he lives and to play with the two other family dogs. (he gets along fine with an adult Kerry female) Unfortunately, in winter, so much snow covers the grounds that the outdoor activities are curtailed, and that’s where we believe Gully’s aggression erupts when pent up energy has not had a chance to dissipate.
Gully has taken obedience classes and knows sit, down, wait for his supper, sit before going out, down, stay, etc. He has been living with NILIF principles and is a well mannered dog, who is housebroken and neutered.
January 10, 2009
It is a pleasure to announce that Gulliver is no longer up for adoption - he is staying with his family after all. Although we may think at times that our Kerry rambunctious kids are too much, it's too difficult to let them go.
Very best wishes to whole family!
Rescue Coordinator - Canada