December 14, 2010
I’m writing this with my laptop propped on Domino’s back since he is nestled half on my lap and half on the bed. With great sadness, we have realized we cannot keep Domino. He has nipped Tanner twice in the past month and has begun chasing neighborhood kids when they run into the yard. We had a trainer coming next week to work with him, but just decided that he would be much better off with a family without children. So, he will be going back to the rescue organization that had him before he went to the prison on Saturday, UNLESS someone out there is looking for a beautiful and loving Dalmatian/pointer mix who would make a great pet for a family without kids.
Here are his particulars: He is three years old, neutered, micro-chipped, up to date on shots, heart-worm and flea control. He has passed his AKC Canine Good Citizenship test and knows sit, down, stay, come, give a paw, rollover and Bang! He is completely and very reliably house-trained and crate trained. He never chews anything up unless it is food or smells like food (he is quite a chow hound and has a great nose, so you have to be careful leaving food out). He is smart and silly and loves to be near his people. He has never shown any aggression towards John or I and does not challenge our authority. He would probably do best as the only dog and does not like cats. He is initially growly and seems aggressive when meeting a dog, but mellows out if the other dog does not want to fight. He needs regular exercise, but is definitely not as energetic as a pure Dalmatian and is very calm and docile in the house. He needs to be an inside dog with outside privileges.
So, if you or anyone you know are interested, please respond to the post ASAP. You wouldn’t be sorry. We are heartbroken to have to let him go.