News Flash – July 22, 2014 – Diesel has found a Forever Home!
Diesel’s Story comes to us from TEAM Rescue – an all breed rescue based in Toronto.
DIESEL’S UTOPIA: Diesel is a beautiful 1 year old rottweiler that came into our care in November 2013. He was surrendered to a shelter due to a biting incident (resource guarding). After an assessment, and noting no aggression whatsoever, we decided that we could help Diesel, and welcomed him into our rescue. He was a rescue only pull and not available for to the public due to his bite history. Diesel had overstayed his welcome at the shelter and the only two alternatives for him was to be pulled by a rescue or euthanized. After an incredible amount of discussion and lack of additional rescue interest, we took Diesel on in the hopes that we could see him prosper and eventually move into an adoptive home. Diesel needs a specific kind of training and leadership, and as a result, was not an easy dog to place with fosters.
Our trusted advisor suggested that he enter the care of Bill Dion of Bill Dion K9 Training for structured obedience training and behavioral rehabilitation. As a result of Diesel’s mistreatment in the past, if he is left unattended and feels unsure or threatened by someone approaching to touch him, he can potentially bite. Bill Dion has been socializing him to new people as part of his training and rehab, and we are glad to report that he has been doing much better. Building the trust of a dog is a slow and steady process, and it cannot be rushed. With the right training, patience, structure and exercise, even the toughest cases can learn to trust and love humans again.
Diesel wants nothing more than to love his human companion, knowing that person will never hurt him. He is ready and willing to be someone’s lifelong companion. We are looking for the right person to continue socializing Diesel and reinforcing what he has already learned in his four weeks with Bill Dion. We are thrilled that Bill Dion will offer his services free of charge to the right adopter so that Diesel can continue to prosper. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a private message to learn more about Diesel. Please share Diesel far and wide with your network. Thank you.