Current Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Adoption Date: September 7, 2021
Adopted by: The Woods family
He is incredibly handsome, he loves people, is a very friendly outgoing boy, loves all people and we worked at trying to see if he could live with other dogs because finding an only dog home is like trying to find a unicorn. Unfortunately Zeke is good with other dogs 90% of the time but 10% of the time he is not. He is far from dangerous but he has disliked dominant males, he has disliked a large submissive female, he has disliked a small dog as well. He doesn’t like excitement, he doesn’t like dogs that act wild and wiggle so as you can see finding a good fit for him is not going to happen with the exception of finding that unicorn, that only dog home. Zeke is isolated and will remain isolated until we find that unicorn, the other problem we have is we typically isolate a dog in the expansion at the ranch but the ceiling is being worked on in there so we have no place for him to go other than moving him to the sanctuary where nobody is. Wes lives next door and will visit him twice a day for breakfast and dinner and the rest of the time he will be flying solo over there waiting for that unicorn to appear. This dog has been through too much for one dog in one life. He lost his first home with a sock in his belly and starving to death with owners who couldn’t care fo him. He then lost his second home with owners who became ill and couldn’t care for him. All we can do is hope and pray that we can find a unicorn for this gorgeous sweet, funny lovely Bullmastiff and all we can do is to ask the village to share him for us.
Little by little we have been working with Zeke to come out of the lounge and see if he can co-exist with other dogs. I’ll let you take a look for yourself. A couple of things to point out when looking at behavior, notice that Zeke has no interest in other dogs, notice that he doesn’t bother to stop and smell them and initiate a relationship with them, notice that when he’s outside he marks his urine in multiple places. These are dominant traits, he isn’t interested in what other dogs think of him, he isn’t interested in wiggling and making friends with them. He is a dominant male but he is co-existing with other dogs as of today. He had a couple of exchanges with two male dogs that were inappropriate with him and they needed corrections but nothing worrisome coming from him. We will continue to work with him but right now we like what we see.
In the meantime say hello to Zeke.
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