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2009 Rescue Kerries Placed: MacGyver

 

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We are looking to place 9 year old MacGyver to a loving home. He will remain in his current home in northern British Columbia, Canada, until an appropriate new home is found.

MacGyver is an active 42 lb. neutered male. He is on a vegetarian kibble diet as he does have tummy issues for a while now. There is also the start of cataracts showing. He is tentative around other dogs so would need proper introductions. MacGyver does walk well both on and off leash. Playing fetch with his ball will tire you out before it tires him out. He really needs his daily walk. He enjoys car rides (never gets motion sickness), and short hikes.

He is showing some aggressive, possessive tendencies lately, and with a baby in the house, we feel it would be best for him to be in a home where he can get more 1 on 1 attention. He needs to be in a quiet home with a strong Alpha leader, so he must be in a 1 dog family, with no kids. Also, a home without cats around would be best. Preference will be given to homes within B.C. to avoid shipping.

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From: lgrisley@SHAW.CA
Subject: [KBL] MacGyver
Date: April 24, 2009 3:00:26 PM PDT

MacGyver has been on our web site for adoption for a couple of months. It was very difficult for his family to acknowledge that his aggressiveness, especially towards their child warranted his rehoming, but they were willing to continue to keep him in their home until a suitable new home could be found.

Today I am very sad to tell you, that his family, has taken the extremely painful path of putting MacGyver to sleep.

MacGyver did not have any adoption applicants come forward, although he would have made a fine addition to an adult home with no children. He was only 9 years old and still had an active life potential, but people were just not interested in taking on an older dog with problems. I know we have previously discussed the benefits of adopting older dogs, but here is another case of a sad ending to a beautiful Kerry's life.

Hug your dogs and may MacGyver now be at peace.

Linda Grisley
Rescue Director, Canada

 

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