Some of you may have followed a few of my threads from time to time. I need some options regarding rehoming a dog that is a proven biter. I cannot bring myself to have him euthanized. I'm interested in a ranch or something where dogs that have issues will be cared for and Tucker can live out the rest of his life.
I saw a behaviorist a long time ago and she concurred with my most recent second opinion. The 1st assessment was that his behavior cannot be changed without extreme medication or management to the extent where he is continuously isolated from strangers or is always muzzled.
I saw another behaviorist today and she said he is the worst bite case she has ever encountered and concurred, for the most part, with the 1st assessment not knowing that I had spoken to a behaviorist prior. Today's assessment's diagnosis included possesive aggression (he has no aggression towards me), conflict aggression, anxiety, nervousness, almost constant fear of his surroudings and stranger directed aggression. She said the dog is dangerous to people.
She also blamed BRAT to an almost criminal extent for placing this dog knowing of his history of biting. I posted a long time ago with Tucker's history. In general, though, he bit the husband when the wife got pregnant and shortly thereafter, bit a teenager on the street. I'm not sure BRAT was told this before he was put into their care, but it's obvious the assessment was not completely thorough.
I love Tucker very much and do not wish to have him euthanized, which is what the behaviorist recommended. The behaviorist is Dr. Kathryn Meyer, DVM and President, American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. She has the credentials to know what she's talking about and, as I said, this is the second opinion on Tucker from behaviorists.
Therefore, I am left with no option but to find a possible place for Tucker to live out his life in peace and without a lot of strange human interaction, or, to have him euthanized. The doctor recommended that it would be best for Tucker to not have to deal with even more situational changes and to have him euthanized. It sounds harsh, but bluntly stated, it is what it is and I'm left with these few options.
If anyone know someone or somewhere…anywhere...that he can go, I would be forever indebted.
My personal email is mcstimpy at gmail dot com. I have to make my decision or find an option very soon. I'm too hearbroken to extend the pain that I am feeling presently.