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As it happened I had an application for a rescue Akbash, from someone in another state. When contacted about Thor, it seemed a long way to go but.....Their previous male Akbash that had passed was also named Thor and looked very similar! It appeared to be a match made in Heaven and they drove a very long distance indeed to bring Thor home. I was trying to arrange volunteer rescue transport but his size was definitely an issue. We decided the safest and best thing to do would be for these experienced Akbash handlers to go get him themselves.
They are all busy getting acquainted and introducing him to farm life. He is reportedly a very friendly and very large guy!
I checked in to see how Thor was doing and was told they really liked him but sadly were deciding he would be better as a companion dog. He was too stimulated by all the other animals he now had around him. He had lived inside in a small one room place and his previous owner I don't think had done much in the way of socializing and training him. His size and chase behavior was too much for the new owners to handle. We decided he needed to be rehomed as a companion dog living inside the house with an owner that could work with him to improve his leash skills.
I contacted the great rescue group Big Dogs Huge Paws to see if they would take Thor into their rescue program. I knew they could quickly find him a good home. They agreed!
An Akbash Dogs International member, that has three working Akbash, offered to pick him up and foster him for a couple weeks. She is always willing to help the dogs! She would then take him to a pick up point for Big Dogs. She found him to be a wonderful dog and said he would make a great companion dog.
Here he is having arrived at Big Dogs...they were all impressed with this big handsome guy! He is now in foster care awaiting his permanent home.
Look where his head comes to on the woman standing behind him...yes he is a large fellow!