Breed: Mixed Breed
Weight: 50 pounds
Current Location: Montgomery, TX
Adoption Date: July 2, 2022
Adopted by: Lora Sims
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue Bet
Bet has been with us at the sanctuary way too long. Laura Galloway always equates The Sanctuary to Disneyland. It is great fun for the pups for a week or two, but months at Disneyland become exhausting. Bet has handled them like a champ! She is always so polite in her den first thing in the morning and doesn’t make a fuss while we let the rest of the dogs out, patiently waiting her turn. Then she takes full advantage of her time outside playing with toys, running around the yard and getting loved on by volunteers. With gently coaxing, “come on”, she becomes a lap dog sitting in the chair with you, but she never takes it for granted and always waits until invited. She would love an active family of her very own to run, play and snuggle with. Are you ready to make all of her dreams come true?
One day I was at the sanctuary for a while prepping for an intake and playing with Bet. A lot of ball playing with Bet! We came inside to cool off and let me get some work done. As I was leaning against the counter she laid down on my feet. Bet just wants a person to play ball with and sleep beside, or even on! Bet is super sweet and a little spicy. She will make a spectacular dog for somebody that wants a partner for their run, or trail hikes, or frisbee playing, or water games…
Her eyes are mesmerizing and when she looks at you, it’s like she can see your soul. We see many dogs at DRR that have had a rough start, but Bet hasn’t let that define her. When I picture her future, I see her as a wonderful companion with a zest for life. A buddy for walking, running or maybe hiking. The things we wish for every dog, knowing she has her own family to love.
Bet is a great dog. She loves being around people. When I’m in the intake room working on med sheets or anything else she is out of her den with me. She will lay near you content as can be just to be near someone. Every shift I work she makes me laugh. The joy she has with toys, the pool, the sprinkler pad is just a beautiful sight to see. Bet is also a very smart girl. She knows which is her den and freely goes to the correct room where her den is without a word when coming in from outside. When outside and you say, “You ready to go inside?” she will go to the door and wait for you to open it. She knows to sit before a treat or new toy is given to her. I know the right home is out there for this very sweet and super smart girl.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Bet is the word, “worker”. Bet is an extremely intelligent, athletic, and energy dog, the type of dog who needs a job and a few hobbies to keep her happy. When I look at Bet I see so many potential amazing homes; a runner, a hiker, an agility enthusiast, and more. I could see her frequenting the docks, boating and/or for dock diving. She loves to swim, she loves to run, she loves to play, and she loves to use her brain. This is a dog with so, so many endless opportunities. Her breed sets her a step back from the other dogs in our rescue, needing a pretty dog savvy home puts her back another step, and being dog selective puts her even further back. She’s looking for her very own needle in a haystack. Everything, every treat and every activity, she loves and is so grateful for, and I’m sure she would the most grateful for a home to call her own. And anyone who is lucky enough to welcome Bet into their family, will be met with the unconditional love of a dog that no one wanted.
I am honestly shocked that Bet is still with us at the Sanctuary. She is smart, sweet, and just wants to be with someone. She really loved hanging with Wyatt and did great with him, and she loves to play fetch and run around. I have never had a negative thing to say about her. She loves her comfy bed and gives you these eyes as you leave for the night pleading for you to stay or wanting to come with you.
It’s not too often we have volunteers fighting over who gets to take the pit bull mix for a long walk. But, we did tonight and frankly every Sunday night. You see we have many volunteers that own and love this breed. We lovingly call them pittie mix lovers. Bet was on the receiving end tonight with just some good ol unconditional love from two special volunteers. They quietly race to see who gets to feed her first, pick up her bowl to take her out to play first. They negotiate with each other and take turns. Bet is one of the kind. She is a sweet, smart and a fun loving girl. She loves the water and she loves to interact with people. Bet went for a nice walk today. The volunteer said how nice she walks on a leash, how well she corrects and listens. She is aware of their pace and how much she enjoys the walk. Bet is a girl who would love to have her own family. A family who walks, runs, hikes and I “bet” she would even swim while you paddle boarded. She likes to be active. But she is also a chill girl. She loves to sit with her person and just be in their presence.
I love Bet. She was my foster for 2 1/2 months. She came to me severely underweight /shotgun wounds and 5 babies she was trying to feed. Yet she was always happy and affectionate. She has what I call a gentle soul and looking into her eyes you feel it. Yes, she would love a family that is active and she could run, play and swim but she would also love a family or person that would just spend time with her. She loves her person. She would lay at my feet for hours while I was working on the computer.. Happy as a clam. Take her for walks … sit outside while she lays in the sun and watches for squirrels. Just be her person .. that’s all she wants.
Still looking for her home, look at this athlete isn’t someone out there looking for an agility dog, how about a dog for a runner she’s love to run with you.
It will take however long it takes to find a good fit for her so we just need to keep sharing and looking.
It’s a group effort from so many of us, starting with the vets who worked on her with gunshot wounds, to Millie who worked with her at her home for weeks and weeks, raising her pups and adopting them all out. Then working with Bet with her own dogs and leash walking her to desensitizing her to the donkeys. From there off she went to the ranch where the staff worked with her daily to try and understand what kind of home she needs. The volunteers at the sanctuary now spend hours and hours caring for her every day.
Emma spent the time to write an in-depth profile about Bet and about the plight of pit mixes to try and help people understand.
Wes went to work for hours working on a video where staff and volunteers gathered video and photo content to share as much as possible of this girls life.
It’s very clear that Bets struggles as a pit mix aren’t going away anytime soon.
So we will just have to keep working, keep trying, and hope that her family will see her and what she’s been through, and most importantly what a great dog she would be for them.
It’s going to take a miracle to successfully place her, we will not be cavalier about that, if it’s not a fit we won’t try and push this square peg into a round hole.
Bet is trying out life at the sanctuary. With the ranch getting busier, we feel she would be comfortable there. But not to worry, there are plenty of frenchies and volunteers there to keep her happy. Bet is still searching for her forever home, we ask you to please share her photos in hopes of finding her the perfect family!
Back to square one with no home for Bet..
She is still patiently waiting for her perfect home.
Bet is doing pretty well out here with lots of dogs to mingle with, she is high energy and she has gotten into a little bit of trouble with some dogs, like lots of other dogs that stay with us. She corrects very well, she has lots of guilt which is a very good thing in a dog. She loves to swim, her coat is beautiful and healthy and no signs of her old bullet wounds. We still have 0 interest in her and we will just keep talking about her hoping someone will be asking about her.
Surely there is a home for her somewhere out there.
2.5 months later I bet you know what I’m going to say. That’s correct, not a single inquiry or application. This breed of dogs in the state of Texas just have very little chance, the shelters here are chocked full of them with hundreds being euthanized every single day. I saw someone mention in a post somewhere that people in Colorado are on waiting lists to adopt Pit’s and Pit mixes, if anyone has any connections to rescues that would like to work with other rescues in Texas we would certainly like to learn that information because they need all the help they can get.
Bet loves to stretch out on the bed and get belly rubs… loves to chase her tail… loves to chew and destroy toys loves her Nyla bones… and really loves to be by her human
It is literally the only way to find her a home.
Bet will need someone that can give her lots of exercise and mental stimulation. Also someone that can be firm and correct her when necessary. Having said that she is a sweetheart. She drops whatever she’s holding when asked.. sits nicely when asked. Never has an accident and only wants to please you. I’ll sit down in the rocker in her room to listen to music or scan FB and she comes and lays at my feet and will chew a bone or toy. She just wants to be close to her person.
Bet is a Pit Mix and she comes with a story of having been shot for going after livestock as she was neglected, not fed and allowed to just run loose. This is not her fault, but this breed already comes with loads of public personal baggage so finding her a home will be very difficult and I want everyone to know that..
I put some toys down on the floor for her yesterday.. guess where they ended up?? On the bed of course!
A little update from Millie:
Bet and her babies are settling in.. momma is an absolute sweetheart. She is about 50 lbs and very gentle. She has not had any accidents in her pen and goes out to pee and poop then wants to come right back to her babies. I put a large crate in the pen and she loves it. I leave it open and she has been sleeping and feeding her babies in it. She will sit for her treats and takes them very gently. She gets very excited and wags her tail when she sees the leash. She’ll pull a little when walking especially getting back to her babies but that can be worked on. She is extremely skinny and I’m feeding her three times a day to get weight back on her. She has 5 beautiful baby boys that I’ll start to wean now that things are calming down. We want mom to concentrate on getting healthy.
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