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Puppy at doorstep.....

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by Marine123, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Marine123


    Aug 7, 2012
    Like the title says a Rottweiler puppy showed up at my doorstep full of fleas, ticks, and all the other bad stuff you could think of. I started to feed the poor guy and took him to the Vet got him de wormed an Vaccinated. I have asked around the neighborhood about a lost puppy and posted on CL about him and no takers. It has already been 2 week and I am attached to the little guy. Is it right to keep him or keep looking for the owner?

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  2. rotjovi


    Dec 1, 2011
    It's your dog now. Have you or any close friends ever raised a Rottweiler?
    That's all I've had my entire life. There are many things about the breed to get educated in. Properly socializing the dog with all sizes, colors amd types of people and dogs is step one. Start doing some research. It takes a little work, but you'll have the best companion in the world with that Rottie!!! Good luck.

    I almost forgot - leaving that dog on a yard leash or in a kennel will not work. A leash for going to the bathroom is fine. These dogs do best as inside dogs and only outside with their owners.

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  3. JAS104

    JAS104 NRA Life Member

    Apr 2, 2012
  4. Marine123


    Aug 7, 2012
    It's my first Rottie ever. I have raised pit bulls and American Bulldogs before. I am researching the breed and the more I see the more I like. I was also looking for a dog training school so we can certify him as a service dog and we can take him to our local Veteran hospital for visits.

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  5. rotjovi


    Dec 1, 2011
    Your off to a good start!! Just do the research and you'll be fine. These dogs need to know at all times that you're in charge, not them. No tug of war either. I know, dogs LOVE tug of war. That game teaches them that being aggressive is ok. Don't worry, he'll still tear the ass out if anybody that breaks in. Any questions, feel free to PM me anytime.

    Notice my screen name, "Rotjovi." My very first Rottweiler was named Jovi.

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  6. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

    May 21, 2011
    North-Central Florida
    I guess that dog picked the right doorstep. :thumbsup:

    Waiting for the pics...
  7. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    My close neighbors have had two Rotties (one at a time, 80lb and 90lb) and they are absolutely the sweetest dogs for a family ever. If I had fewer years on me I would have one.

    They have both come over to play with my Yorkie frequently over the years, and are so kind and considerate of his size it is amazing.

    You have acquired a wonderful dog. He will love you for giving him a good home and defend it and you with his life.

  8. Marine123


    Aug 7, 2012
    Well the wife and I have decided on a naming him Gunner since we have a cat named Top might as well make the Rottie outrank the kitty lol.

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  9. gommer


    Feb 20, 2011
    I think you've already done more than your standard civic duty of looking for the owner.

    Given the fact it showed up infested with parasites - IF someone owned that dog - they didn't deserve to.

    You sound like that dog couldn't have possibly found it's way to a better home. Do it and yourself a favor - don't mess up a great thing... for you both.
  10. ashecht


    Feb 10, 2010
    Charlotte NC
    God bless you for taking him in. You have gained a friend and companion who will love you unconditionally. Enjoy him!
  11. 757CC


    Jun 23, 2009
    Hats off to you for doing the right thing! Hope you and the pup bond well together
  12. huskerbuttons


    Jan 25, 2008
    SW Ohio
    He knew where his rightful owner was, he showed up on his doorstep. Dogs choose you, you don't choose them. Good for you and him.
  13. keep him and give him a good home, sounds like he is off to a good start.
  14. TK-421


    Oct 12, 2012
    Pflugerville, TX
    Showing up on our doorstep was actually how my family got our first two dogs. Back when we lived in Red Oak Texas when I was about one and a half or so, a dog randomly showed up on our doorstep and wouldn't go away until we finally let her in. Not too long after that, a second dog did the same thing. I loved those dogs dearly for as long as they lived.
  15. ALDIS


    May 25, 2007
  16. Maxx702

    Maxx702 Rottweiler Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Southern Nevada
    You are doing the right thing by keeping him.
    Rotties are awesome dogs, smart and loyal to the end.

    Obviously, his previous owner neglected and probably abandoned him.
  17. mjb03bolt


    May 1, 2010
    I've had several Rotties over the years. They are great dogs when properly trained . Like Rotjovi suggested, socializing them with all types of people and other dogs is crucial when they are young. I've done this with all mine and never had a mean one or a biter. They will still protect you and your family when needed although mostly by just their presence. They are very territorial and will protect the home as well. They are great dogs and good family dogs. My kids were 1 and 8 when we got the first one, now on our 4th. There is also lots of good information out there for help in raining and training.
    Hope this helps.
  18. Marine123


    Aug 7, 2012
  19. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

    Apr 5, 1999
    Central Florida
    He chose you for a reason, he's yours, I've got a pit that showed up on my doorstep 4 years ago and she is one of the best dog's I've ever had...
  20. Marine123


    Aug 7, 2012
    Update on Gunner: He likes it here,I have been teaching him basic commands and he seems to be picking them up quickly.He already knows his name and sit command ( no treat necessary). He likes chasing birds and squirrels and jumping my leg( is that normal?) never had a dog do that to me before.

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