Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Akbash pups from Texas-FOR ADOPTION-August 2018-ADOPTED!!!

    These four male Akbash puppies ended up in a shelter in Texas! They were a ranch litter born to working livestock guardian parents. Far to often the unfixed working dogs breed constantly and there is no proper plan in place for placing the puppies in good homes. They ended up locked in a too hot barn in the Texas summer heat, and ill cared for. The rancher called animal control to come take just the males!

   Here they are in a Texas shelter that had no knowledge of Akbash dogs! A good friend and foster with Akbash Rescue found out about them and we worked to get them out to rescue. The shelter does free adoption events with no screening whatsoever of adopters. Not a good plan for an Akbash puppy!

   For a successful adoption, meaning for the life of the dog, good placement is key. Akbash rescue works with potential adopters to determine if this is the right breed for the environment and dog skill level of the potential adopter. All adopters will speak to Akbash Rescue, fill out an adoption application, and have a home check. Unfortunately most shelters cannot do this level of screening so direct from shelter adoptions of Akbash dogs are often unsuccessful. This is a breed that needs proper placement for sure!

 Lucky for these pups they ended up in rescue!

Akbash Rescues friend and representative in Nebraska found excellent foster in Texas!
  Due to vaccination requirements the pups needed local temporary foster before they could travel to their foster home in Colorado.

   Then our intrepid rescue pal, got the puppies a ride to Colorado via "Pilots N Paws"! An organization that pairs volunteer pilots with rescues to transport dogs around the US.

Huge Thank You to everyone that helped these pups! From the shelter workers, to the Texas foster, to the Pilot and the Akbash Rescue pal that arranged it all! These rescues require so much help and effort and money from many many people!

   Here are the pups safely arrived at their beautiful foster home in Colorado! Thank you thank you to their Colorado fosters! They are long time Akbash owners and fans!

   Our good friends at Colorado's Summit Dog Rescue even arranged for a volunteer professional photographer to come take photos of the puppies!



Here are the four pups ....below is Bear

Then Huggie....


and Sparky....

If you are interested in adopting one of boys in this Turkish gang please contact Akbash Dog Rescue, Inc at e-mail address or phone number 510 523-6161 (California time). Thank you!

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