I received this from Lori who is the BRAT Mix Coordinator:
Yachtz is a sad and difficult case due to his age. He is 12 years old, in excellent health, up to date on vaccinations and sadly been in a Kennel for over 4 months now. His owner has fallen on very hard luck finding herself homeless after hospitalization and is devastated that her longtime companion now has no one to provide for him and keep him safe as he lives out his life. The local ASPC graciously stepped up and paid part of the kennel fees but that was a while ago and now there is again a sizeable bill of over $1000. The kennel owners understand though that they will never be able to recover these fees and have been absolutely great in this situation, they do not want to see Yacthz euthanized, they say he is still a vibrant and healthy mix. He is bigger, about 50 pounds but has the Basenji yodel and coloring. They are willing to work with any group who can get him into a home, be it foster care or a forever home. Understandably though, he needs to be out of the kennels!
According to his longtime owner,…. Yachtz sounds aggressive around bicycle riders, skaters of both skate board and any type of roller skates. He is also sensitive to motorcycles. He was like this when we adopted him in 2003 and have no idea what may have happened to him in his early years. Yachtz also can be aggressive at meal or snack time if another dog is near his food. He will protect his food… He does not have a bite history but may do better living out his senior years as an only dog or with an owner experienced enough to deal with these characteristics effectively.
Yachtz’s owner is still homeless and has been told once that Yachtz had already been euthanized, please help us to help his owner rest easy in this difficult time by assuring that Yachtz will have the opportunity to have a wonderful forever family to live out the rest of his natural life. If you have a warm spot in your heart and home that Yachtz might occupy for the rest of his life please contact Ray Eckart, BRAT Coordinator. Ray is helping the owner and kennel owner to find a safe resolution for this sweet pup.