Microchip Number For Each Animal Advertised: 953010003404356
Source Number: EE213864
This is Otto, he's a 3yo Rottweiler and due to unforeseen circumstances I really need to find him a new home. Although he isn't my first rottweiler (he's actually my third), he is the first animal I've needed to rehome. So needless to say, this is a very new and highly emotional scenario for me.
So a little about us, I'll try to be brief.
Otto came into my life about two years ago, after I responded to a gumtree ad and he was in one hell of a sorry state. It took a little while to work out what he needed, as the original owners were far from up front about how neglected he'd been and it took a whole lot more time to get him healthy. He was way under weight, had terribly fly bitten ears, mange all over his back and hind quarters, appeared to have never been brushed or bathed and had absolutely zero training. He didn't even have a bed to send with him, I assume he didn't have one at all, nor did he have any toys or even a collar. It was tragic.
Now, after a lot of work, he's in excellent condition and although training is a constant work in progress; he's a very, very clever boy and always eager to please. He's always been good with my daughter's little fox terrier, and she's not exactly the friendliest of dogs either, always loves to have visitors over and if we can keep calm, he loves to play with the bigger kids for as long as they will humour him. Smaller children would not be suitable though, as he can get quite excited, manners are easily forgotten and little people get knocked down. All in all, he's just so full of personality, much more than any other adult rottweiler I've had the pleasure of handling and the rewards he gives me back always made the challenges worth it. He's also recently been desexed, but it's worth mentioning he absolutely hates the vet and we've had no choice but to medicate him prior to appointments. Another example of why it's critical to expose dogs and socialise them while puppies!
He will of course come with all his favourite toys, his hesham bed, bowls if needed and a genuine Flexi pro XXL retractable leash.
So why am I rehoming him?
Without getting into detail, I've been struggling with some serious medical issues for some time, which have progressively gotten worse and there's no sign things will alleviate in the near future. It absolutely breaks my heart to admit I really can't give him what he needs anymore. Try as I might to find alternative arrangements, it's becoming too difficult for Otto having me ill much of the time and he needs consistency if he's to have a long happy life.
I have so much more information to share, taking on a dog like him isn't going to be easy and i won't be taking this decision lightly. So if you think you can give him the home he needs, I want to hear from you and maybe, just maybe, you're the person we need.
This is a repost of the ad. I tentatively put the feelers out a few months ago, but I couldn't go through with it and tried desperately to find an alternative arrangement. Unfortunately I haven't been able to make anything work, so it's time to do what's best for him.
Thanks for reading, Cam and Otto.
Pet Exchange #: EE213864
Microchip #: 953010003404356
P.S. Terms and fees for adoption are negotiable for the right person.
Dogs have access to: warm bedding, water at all times, ample space to exercise, natural light
Dogs have enrichment provisions: Yes
Dogs are exposed to: people with different appearances or ages, different sounds
Offers lifetime rehoming: Yes