I've never fostered a dog before. Finn was in an urgent situation and needed a temporary home- so we opened ours. I remember driving home the almost 2 hour stretch with Finn in my backseat- he was nervous- I was nervous- I had never taken in an adult dog before. That was the end of June. As I'm writing this post, he's currently stretched out snoozing on the cold tile floor- never too far from where I am. He has his own bed and purple unicorn pillow he sleeps with every night. He has a personality bigger than most people I've met. And I know he will someday be a perfect match for the right person. As much as we love Finn- we also know Finn needs to have professional help.
Before us, Finn was bounced from shelter to shelter- he came into his current rescue with "bite history" but was never rehabilitated. Let me be clear- I took in Finn with absolutely no experience with him or his past life. I have had zero instances of aggression between him and I- this alone was enough for me to see there was something causing the sporadic outbursts he was displaying when potential adopters stepped forward. He has had outbursts of aggression in situations that really didn't make sense. There was no obvious trigger- but something wasn't right. I took him to be evaluated by a professional facility that specializes in dogs with aggressive habits. After an in person evaluation- the rehabilitation group determined Finn had suffered physical abuse in his life. The rehabilitation facility has had high success in assisting extreme aggression cases (shelter dogs) and rehabilitating them through Natural Dog Training. The center will provide Finn board and train rehabilitation so that he can work through the hurdles he has to overcome due to years of neglect. The facility will charge $325 weekly with a minimum of 8 weeks ( they believe even longer due to the severity of his case.) I cannot stress enough- Finns rescue will not supply funds to rehabilitate him. They want him to be euthanized. I am fighting to give him the chance he deserves. Every penny helps. Thank you ❤️