Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Marcus the mystery dog!-ADOPTED!
THE CASE OF THE ONE EARED AKBASH DOG!
This gorgeous young male Akbash dog was abandoned in the parking lot of a veterinary office, with a female herding dog and their three puppies in Winters CA. They were taken to the Yolo county animal shelter. This Daddy Akbash was rescued into foster care and now is in urgent need of a new foster home or permanent home!
When "Marcus" (his fabulous foster mom named him), came to his foster home he would not walk! We thought possibly he was injured in some way. He had to be carried outside to potty! Marcus just wanted to lay quietly in the garage....he even crawled to his food bowl to eat!
We thought it might be emotional, yet his temperament said otherwise. Marcus was extremely friendly to all, he especially lit up when the daughter came to see him. He wagged his tail and did not seem upset or shy, he just did not want to walk or be outside! At the shelter they said he had just lay quietly in his kennel run the week he was there also.
We sent Marcus to the vet and he had a full work up. He was pronounced healthy and he was neutered. He is heartworm negative and has had all his shots. Marcus is a year and a half to two years old.
What was wrong with Marcus and also why does he have only one ear!?!
Marcus has one ear that has been cleanly cut off! That cannot change the fact that this is one gorgeous Akbash dog! What would he tell us about how that came to be.......?
Now what am I doing in this silly hat!?! Everyone at the vet fell in love with Marcus and he was completely compliant....
Marcus was taken back to the vet to have another thorough check up, it was just emotional, there is nothing physically wrong with him!
The next day Marcus started to show his emerging happy side! Well fed and cared for, now he is feeling good. He is no longer content to hang out in the garage.....he wants to get out and about and is showing that he is a normal young dog.
The foster person's resident Akbash dog is non too happy about the addition, and Marcus is nervous about too much other dog contact. Perhaps he was picked on by other dogs in his previous life and that is how he lost an ear? He needs to be around gentle dogs that will not bombard him until he gets used to them.
This fellow has been through a lot. We can tell he will make a wonderful dog for someone as even through all of this he is kind and gentle.
Please help Marcus find a new foster or permanent home. He is near the Sacramento area in California!
Here is Marcus in the shelter before his bath! Easy to tell what a beautiful dog he is!