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  • Happy ponys
    Happy ponys 3 months ago +6957

    When I got my pet, I was told she was spayed and microchipped and was also told she was 5 years old. I took her to my vet to make sure there wasn't any medical problems with her. The vet told me my pet was around 10 years old, unaltered and no microchip and that she was malnourished. We fixed those problems right away. Today she is happy and healthy girl. my pet is a cat.

    • Twice4Life
      Twice4Life 3 months ago +506

      Damn🙀 you should have reported the previous owner for animal neglect

    • Thomas Hood
      Thomas Hood 3 months ago +283

      @Twice4Life And time travel.

    • Anna Sid
      Anna Sid 3 months ago +9


    • Happy ponys
      Happy ponys 3 months ago +387

      @Twice4Life both the vet and I did report them, but when the authorities went there ( 2 days later because it was a long weekend), the former owner had already moved out.

    • Len
      Len 3 months ago +58

      I'm just happy the dog ended up with you 😊 I'm sure is way happier and healthy 🥰

  • Theodore Skreko
    Theodore Skreko 3 months ago +989

    My mother adopted a dog from a shelter 20 years ago, they said he was 5 years old. Nope he was a puppy. Bobby grew to 90lbs and luckily he was a mix of a mix of a mix. A big block head full of happy thoughts. He would growl as a way of communication, usually he was hungry lol. He lived 16 years. Best dog ever.

    • Dr. Princess
      Dr. Princess 2 months ago +52

      I just can't imagine watching your dog grow bigger and bigger lol. I wonder what your thoughts were when this was happening

    • ALZ!
      ALZ! 2 months ago +48

      ​@Dr. Princess "Damn this wasn't supposed to happen, so anyway"

    • Bobcat43
      Bobcat43 2 months ago +30

      A big block head full of happy thoughts.... Best description ever!

    • Dark Creature in a Dark Room
      Dark Creature in a Dark Room 2 months ago +5

      ​@Dr. Princess If the family was able to do their due diligence they would have taken him to a vet who would have been able to immediately confirm (by the teeth) that the dog was a puppy.

  • Lorrie Guinn
    Lorrie Guinn 2 months ago +81

    My daughter adopted a puppy that she was told was 100% black lab. As he got older, his ears went straight up and his snout got longer. He looks exactly like a black German shepherd now at 3 years old. She had a dna test done and he is pretty much a 50/50 split of Belgian mal and chow. Thankfully he is the sweetest boy and has zero behavior issues. But it was frustrating to find out the people lied.

    • jewelltones
      jewelltones Month ago +14

      wow, that's an intense mix.

    • Surtu
      Surtu 14 days ago +17

      Person sold your daughter a potentially dangerous mix of two hyper paranoid protection dogs under the guise of a super friendly black lab. Your daughter must have done a badass job of socializing that dog for it to have zero beahvioral issues!

  • DragonMaiden77
    DragonMaiden77 3 months ago +427

    This happened with my parents and I. My parents adopted a puppy from ‘private breeders’ that advertised mini poodles, but the puppy we got wasn’t even close to a miniature poodle.
    They still took her home, but she had behavioral problems right away. My parents were great at training her, but it didn’t really matter. It turned out that she was inbred, and her problems were going to get worse.
    It’s just sad that people breed dogs for money and then lie to others about the puppies.

    • Memow 2020
      Memow 2020 3 months ago +46

      " private breeders" same as backyard breeders, just for profit.
      Get from reputable breeders from known kennels thatbreed show dogs. And u can Get pet quality, healthy, ones , reasonably priced.

    • Daphne101
      Daphne101 3 months ago +29

      That’s why it is very important to research your breeder. Sounds like they got roped into buying a dog from a really bad backyard breeder/puppy mill

    • lalaithan
      lalaithan 2 months ago +6

      This is what happens when you don't research those "private breeders".

    • DragonMaiden77
      DragonMaiden77 2 months ago +23

      @Daphne101 We’re from PA, so yeah more than likely it was a puppy mill. Place is lousey with them, specially where Amish and Mennonites are (this isn’t shaming any religion either, but those are usually the people running the operations)

    • Alex
      Alex 2 months ago +20

      Rehome a shelter dog. Save a dog's life. Don't buy from breeders looking to profit

  • Radhika Badami
    Radhika Badami 2 months ago +68

    My Zena , is a Caucasian Shepard & was an unknown breed where I live. I adopted her from a shelter & they told me she was 2 years old , she was very mouthy & was hard to handle. But I knew she was mine & I promised her I will look after her irrespective.
    A month after adoption we figured out her breed & that she wasn’t 2 years but 8/9 month pup & that is when we realised this will be hard work. Luckily they are intelligent dogs and I found Zena understood through all her stubbornness.
    5 years , she has tripled in size & doubled in weight but what an amazing girl she is…..even the neighbours are amazed how well behaved she is . Best part she loves her grooming/spa days. I will always keep my promise to her .

  • Pamela Blume
    Pamela Blume 3 months ago +382

    My nephew adopted a full grown Great Pyrenees. This was his fourth home. He’d been abused and neglected. I am so proud of my nephew and his husband for sticking with this huge dog and giving him a forever home. Baron has gut issues, anxiety issues, aggression issues, and more. Thank heaven for people who are able and willing to love an animal and see its potential. Bravo to all you adopters! Bravo!

    • A Very Cheesy Potato
      A Very Cheesy Potato 3 months ago +37

      Pyrenees are usually so laid back, I can’t imagine what that dog must have gone through to end up with such issues. Glad to hear your nephew gave him a chance

    • John Smith
      John Smith 2 months ago +12

      That poor baby! I’m so glad Baron has found a loving home with his dads.

    • Emma Bovary
      Emma Bovary 2 months ago +13

      Baron is lucky. My Great Pyrenees was also returned to the shelter I worked at X 2. I was so glad she came home with me. Were it not for my husband’s insight and recommendations I don’t think she would have become the neighborhood Grand Dame she is now. 2 years later and she loves porching and visiting all the men on the block. She has even made 3 doggie friends!

    • Aaron Formyduval
      Aaron Formyduval 2 months ago

      I don’t get it

  • Morgan Collins
    Morgan Collins 3 months ago +5303

    He is so lucky he found a great owner. This could have gone so wrong for him.

    • Darth Vader
      Darth Vader 3 months ago +214

      Yeah, it's really good that this dog went to a home that knows how to deal with dogs that have behavioral issues. Shame on the previous owner for lying about the type of dog.

    • Kaushik Masud
      Kaushik Masud 3 months ago +12

      Very true very true

    • Arsenik
      Arsenik 3 months ago +86

      Couldve also gone wrong for the person who adopted them

    • Chaz Nonya
      Chaz Nonya 3 months ago +15

      I adore this dog. I bet he's very loyal.

    • BruhMcChaddeus
      BruhMcChaddeus 3 months ago +17

      He is chonky handsome boy, noone would have any problem with him. Id have problems not getting bitten by him when I attack his chonky body with cuddles. Hooman who abandoned him tho should never be allowed to take any doggo as pet

  • Quinn Hen
    Quinn Hen 3 months ago +254

    We’ve been super lucky. I got a husky that was being rehomed off Facebook for FREE!! The owner said she was hyper, wouldn’t listen, snappy with children etc. Purebred, gorgeous, and big. I’m disabled, but have lots of experience with all kinds of animals. I happened to have hurt my knee when I went to meet her. (The dog😁)
    My daughter, who was in college at the time went with me and fell in love instantly as Sansa was bouncing off the walls, me and the couch. Not to mention she was going through a blowout and exploding fur everywhere.
    We ended up taking her.
    Sansa is one of THE smartest dogs I’ve ever met and had. Within a few days she’d chilled, and adjusted to my hobble and slower pace. She’s NEVER snapped at anyone, loves kids and the elderly. It turns out, the lady we got her from, who had two young kids, was keeping her kenneled for super long periods. So of course she was hyper when they finally let her out!! She knows so many tricks and amazing commands. We love her DEARLY. My daughter moved to snowy Michigan for grad school and took Sansa with her. We’ve had her almost 8 years and it’s been incredible. Best dog ever.
    Same ease with a Papillon my mom adopted, and a tiny 5 week old puppy we got from a family in front of Walmart. The puppy was supposed to be my daughter’s and she became my sidekick. A Havapoo!! Another best dog ever!!! Had her 10 years. 💜💜💜
    Adopting can end up terrible for the family and the pet. Just be careful and know your limitations and expectations.
    I also have a 2 year old Great Pyrenees. She’s a very sensitive, inside baby girl. She doesn’t get muddy and gross, and loves to cuddle. 😁 Not your typical Pyr!!

    • Holly
      Holly 2 months ago +28

      I worked with my local Beagle rescue for several years and this complaint of being "snappy with children" was all too common. The reason they're snappy? Because the parents allow their children to tease the dog.

    • John Smith
      John Smith 2 months ago +12

      Sansa’s name says it all. It’s really sad how everyone adopted huskies because of Game of Thrones without knowing what they signed up for. I’m glad Sansa found a loving home with you!

    • Emma Bovary
      Emma Bovary 2 months ago +3

      Your a great doggie mommy!

    • CityChicken
      CityChicken 2 months ago +8

      Same thing happened when we got our Husky mix, Elsa. My sister-in-law got her off craigslist at about 7 months old because she looked so pretty (all white with bi-colored eyes), but after 2 weeks she wanted to giver up because she was "aggressive" and too hyper. Come to find out that she was crated A LOT and my in-laws are not the type to put much work into training and caring for dogs. So, My husband and I decided to take her, since I've had dogs my whole life. Elsa is THE SWEETEST dog ever. She does have some issues with new dogs coming into her space (we have 2 other dogs that grew up with her that she absolutely adores), but LOVES people and does so well with my toddler. She has never so much as growled at anyone, very even tempered and affectionate.

  • Stephie
    Stephie  2 months ago +68

    I got a cat from a shelter once. They told us he was 4 y/o and healthy. Back then I thought that shelters are trustworthy. Turns out he was about 10, with liver and kidney failure. He was a sweet boy and we did all we could for him but for sure was the most expensive cat we ever had and it was very sad to watch him decline.

    • Potatoe Overlord
      Potatoe Overlord 26 days ago +8

      Honestly, a lot of the time shelters are just guessing about age and they probably didn't do the testing to know he had those issues. Most won't lie to you, but there can be a lot they don't know about the animals.

    • JenM19
      JenM19 24 days ago +8

      Not every shelter has the money to do tests. Animals are vaccinated and sent out the door. It's not their fault. I had a dog who came to me with rotten teeth, cancer on her ear, and another possible cancerous mass. Triple surgery within the first few months of owning her. But she's been healthy as a horse for the last six years. I would have been happy to give her a loving home even if it was short-lived.

    • Goomba Pizza
      Goomba Pizza 6 days ago +2

      Shelters only know what the ex-owners tell them upon surrender, or else they have to do guesswork. They are understaffed and underfunded in most places. There's only so much you can expect of them.
      Often, surrendering owners will (naturally) compassionately lie about their pet's adoptability in order to increase their chances of finding a home.

  • Okay.
    Okay. 3 months ago +91

    I know the poor guy was probably stressed out and being aggressive, but it did look kinda cute that he just seemed mad at the tools :( I really hope he's doing well and has figured out that grooming tools are friends, not food!
    the little protest when he was getting his nails done was just so darn cute!
    also you are my favorite dog channel ever!! you're always so calm and fair to the dogs and even take difficult and aggressive dogs in stride. you clearly have a lot of patience and it's honestly just amazing

  • Yippee!
    Yippee! 3 months ago +76

    Our dog, from a rescue centre, was supposed to be eight years old. He'd been brought to the UK all the way from Romania where he was a street dog. Our vet told us he was at least 11. He's dying now but we've given him the four best years of his life ❤️

  • Flying Hamster
    Flying Hamster 3 months ago +87

    my mum was told ole english sheepdog...boy was an irish wolfhound lol. funnily an 'easier' dog due to grooming requirements. he was just BEEG
    he also ended up living to 14 which is an amazing age for the breed and was just an amazingly gentle dog with everything from kids to guinea pigs (with supervision he just let them climb all over him)

    • Meg Brady
      Meg Brady 2 months ago +8

      I have no idea how you've managed to TYPE with an ACCENT but I kinda really love it a lot

    • Rachel Veronica
      Rachel Veronica Month ago +1

      I kinda jealous love those regal looking beasts and the Scottish deerhound too your family is beyond awesome for keeping him 💚🤍❤

  • Micheal Waithe
    Micheal Waithe 3 months ago +2797

    This is honestly how I got a Akita instead of a husky when I Lived in NYC. Of course after 6 months he was the size of a grown husky and just kept growing. But thankfully he was super aloof and didn’t have the super protective temperament of a Akita.

    • Tovi NMD
      Tovi NMD 3 months ago +173

      This is how I got a Husky-APBT mix, instead of a Husky-Shepherd mix. But in my case, the foster fam genuinely didn't know. When I got her DNA test results, we were equally surprised. I think I was even MORE surprised to learn that her cousin failed my service dog training program five years prior, and is still in the family. So, it's kind of cool, because they're a lot alike.

    • johnmmxii
      johnmmxii 3 months ago +289

      I think this is more common than one can think. I've had a similar experience. I knew something was wrong when my chihuahua reached 65kg.

    • Marianne
      Marianne 3 months ago +52

      @johnmmxii 😂😂😂😂

    • Stephanie Snape
      Stephanie Snape 3 months ago +24


    • The Ultimate Derp
      The Ultimate Derp 3 months ago +127

      @johnmmxii Hell, imagine if it HAD been a 65kg Chihuahua.
      That sounds.....terrifying.

  • TorkaUmbra
    TorkaUmbra 3 months ago +18

    I wanted an aussie: Australian shepherd but instead got an Australian cattle.
    I kinda knew something was fishy and she was in bad shape [she had a small bit of mange].
    Though, she walked up to me and sat under my legs when they put her down and-I couldnt say no.
    So I took her, learned as I go, and now I have a best friend. I was EXTREMELY lucky and I know that. I am just happy to have her.

  • concaved skull
    concaved skull 2 months ago +43

    He looks so similar to my first dog it makes me almost grieve a little lol. My mom took me to a adoption thing and when I saw her and some kittens I was really wanting a kitten but when I saw how she looked at me as if asking “please pick me…” like so many people chose the kittens over her I had to go with her. for 14 years she was my best friend and the poor thing was abused but she lived so happily after we adopted her. I chose her as a kid and I lost her as an adult and I still unbearably miss her. I’m so happy I chose her over some kittens, she gave me so much joy.

  • Cecile Lardon
    Cecile Lardon 2 months ago +12

    Thank you for talking about this issue. As someone who helps to rehome sled dogs (mostly various mixes of Siberian huskies, Alaskan huskies, and Malamutes) I know how important it is for new owners to have an accurate understanding of what they are taking on. One of my own dogs, a husky x Malamute mix had been adopted by an elderly couple who had had golden retrievers for many years. Needless to say, it didn't go well for the people and the dog. And regardless of breed, it is so important to be honest with the professionals we are asking to deal with our dogs! Golden retrievers and border collies can bite, too!

  • Alison1215
    Alison1215 Month ago +8

    My brother and his gf wanted to adopt a dog and founded a female dog looking for a new home. Her breed was unknown, and the former owner told them she was around 7 years old, and she has behavior issues. After the adoption they found out the dog might be 11 to 10 years old, as well as find out that she's extremely irritated by other dogs. We are close as a family and visit each other constantly so all of us had to work help her grow used to our presence and our other dogs. She's a beautiful old lady and very grateful ❤

  • Kaydreamer
    Kaydreamer 3 months ago +81

    A friend of mine just adopted two female chihuahuas. She was told they were both around 6 years old. They're both very obviously different ages, with the older-looking one (definitely older than 6!) giving off the vibe of being the mother of the younger one. They had matts in their fur, no beds, no toys, and seemed to mostly live outside. They're also INCREDIBLY bonded, yet the original owner was willing to rehome them separately. 😭💔
    The callousness of this owner, willing to split up these babies when it's clear how much they are each other's whole world... It breaks my heart. They got so lucky with my friend! The older girl is a little cranky sometimes, but she still loves cuddles and attention, and the younger girl is an absolute sweetheart who is just so, so happy to be loved. 💕

    • sabin97
      sabin97 2 months ago +1

      the chihuahuas i've seen seem to have two main modes:
      super scared
      super angry
      and there's the occasional burst of happiness....

    • Stuff
      Stuff 2 months ago +1


  • BoondockRoberts
    BoondockRoberts 3 months ago +1366

    It's cute how he's not mad at you, he blames the tools. It's brilliant to let him sniff the cutters when nail clipping to satisfy his curiosity

    • Katie
      Katie 2 months ago +13

      That is adorable lol

    • Halyo Alex
      Halyo Alex 2 months ago +45

      “What is this mystery lobster claw of doom” 😂

    • Lex
      Lex 2 months ago +36

      It does help some animals to have that introduction to a tool, both before and during use, because it reinforces that it's an inanimate object being used by a person instead of some kind of bizarre new threat.

    • Марина Ежова
      Марина Ежова 2 months ago +14

      It is a known thing that animals mostly associate the experience with the object providing it. I learned this when someone told me to never hit a dog with my limbs and use something else, so the dog doesn't tie the pain to my body parts in case it wants to attack the thing that causes the pain. It also works with little children, apparently, because I vividly remember the desire to burn the belts my parents used to punish me with, but no anger for the parents themselves (that came much later, when my mind developed enough; it might have been a kind of a defence mechanism, though-I'm no expert).
      I am against violence of any form other than defense, but I do use this principle with my cats and dogs: I never use my hands or feet directly to play with them, so they don't get an idea that my body parts are a toy they can bite. It works, especially with cats.

    • Aya
      Aya Month ago +3

      @Марина Ежова felt this, and thanks for the play tip.

  • Bari
    Bari 2 months ago +5

    Something similar happened to us. When I was 8 years old, my parents bought a "pure Bichon" from a backyard breeder, not knowing any better. Well, when he outgrew standard Bichons just few months in, we knew he was mixed. The vet said he's most likely some kind of poodle mix. Which explained why he was a high energy, non-stop barking dog. We weren't expecting to get a dog that needs a lot of stimulation both physically and mentally wise, so it was a bit of a struggle. But he was loved and lived to be 14 years old.

  • sjnyc
    sjnyc 28 days ago +6

    He is lucky his new owner is apparently an experienced dog owner and didn’t give up on Stewie when his temperament wasn’t that of a retriever. Hope he has a great life with his new owner.

  • Sweaty Tea
    Sweaty Tea 2 months ago +4

    This is part of why we didn't adopt when we wanted another dog. We got our first pup from a breeder (well researched) because my husband always wanted a Corgi and had never had gotten to raise a dog from a puppy. They always just kind of took in abandoned dogs in their neighborhood growing up. We adopted a 3 legged Belgian Malinois when we got a place with a yard. She ended up having issues the shelter didn't know about. She's a lot. But we love her, obviously. Our first pup passed suddenly. We took time after that but it was clear that our Mal benefitted from a companion. It's hard to find other dogs that she can be around. She's excellent with puppies though. So instead of risking having two dogs with major issues (I know, still a risk no matter what but seems like more of a gamble adopting), we got another Corgi puppy from a breeder. (we actually found a corgi/lab mix up for adoption in the next state over. we were all set to go meet him and bring him home, then I got an email the day before saying that he had bit someone and was no longer adoptable. we were heartbroken. had already picked out a name, collar, new bed, etc. for him. so we also wanted to avoid that sort of situation) When our Mal eventually passes, I'm certain we will adopt again.

  • Jill Blasius
    Jill Blasius 21 day ago +2

    We found an abandoned dog just like this one. He had a great temperment and was SO lovey-dovey! And loved to bite water! The hose, a sprinkler, the rain!

  • Aнтония Стойнова

    I got my dog private - I was looking for a pinscher and knew what I was going to be going into since we have had previous experiences with the breed and knew about its temperament. When the guy told us the only reason he even had puppies was because his dog got pregnant when she ran away and the deed was almost done when they found her, I wasn't fazed because Hey! it still is 50% pinscher and I know how to train and fix any bad behaviour for these little balls of spite. Well, we don't know what the other half was but boy was it a pleasant surprise - Sammy was almost the perfect dog, the size, body shape and tenacity of a pinscher but none of the aggression or problematic behaviour the breed can have. He never even tried to bite someone's pants or pee in their shoes, he also keeps a great shape even at 12 years and is not fat at all. It would have been great to get puppies but alas... He never really got interested enough to breed and is too old now.

  • Derpy Dashie
    Derpy Dashie 3 months ago +2182

    It does warm my heart that the new owner has trained him to wear a muzzle and he doesn't care about it. Many people think that a dog wearing a muzzle is bad but it's good to train them and then for them to not need it than it is for the dog to have to wear a muzzle later in life and be abrasive towards it. And honestly the basket muzzles are the most non constrictive option since the dog can still do everything that it normally would

    • DarkKnightofIT
      DarkKnightofIT 3 months ago +159

      It's like a seatbelt, better to be used to using it all the time and never need it than need to use it and have the dog be stressed about it _and_ the situation that's calling for it.

    • Wood Stream
      Wood Stream 3 months ago +34

      That's reassuring. I've never had a dog needing a muzzle. Was worried that he would be angrier once the muscle was removed.

    • Vaires Sunchaser
      Vaires Sunchaser 3 months ago +70

      I really wish muzzle training was more normalized. Even for tiny dogs, those needles can be nasty as heck. We can't explain to the dog that what we're doing is for their own good or to save their life if they're overly worked up and get mouthy. Not a drop of shame in being prepared. You probably won't always need the muzzle but you'll be grateful the day you need it and they don't stress out fighting it the entire time.

    • G_Leader5
      G_Leader5 3 months ago +21

      ​​​​​​@Vaires Sunchaser Totally agree.
      When i adopted my adult rescue dog (half pom/half yorkshire) from the shelter she was in a really bad state and of course she was not trained for the muzzle, among other things. She was also really volatile when going to the vet, which unfortunately has to do some times per year since she has a couple of heart and thyroid conditions.
      I spent a lot of time researching (and asking a trainer) how to train her for the muzzle since when needles came out she became quite aggressive.
      Long story short, i did that and she's also a lot calmer than before.
      Never tried to bite the vets or others.
      She's still really wary and at times afraid, but i manage to calm her down with some pets and my presence.
      Some training should be mandatory, both for little and big dogs!

    • xobelladonna
      xobelladonna 3 months ago +3

      If something needs a muzzle, I automatically turn the other way. I do not care who, what, where,when, or why lol

  • Fernando Olmedo
    Fernando Olmedo 2 months ago +15

    When I adopted my pittie I was not notified he’s reactive. I found it extremely worrying, but understood the shelter a little bit. He was rescued from a negligent owner who died of Covid and his family left him for dead strapped to a car repair shop. If they didn’t get somebody that could help him, they probably would’ve been put him to sleep. Luckily I started doing my research after I found out and two years later the walks are easier and he’s super happy.
    Thank you for the awareness!

  • Momochan 77
    Momochan 77 3 months ago +27

    Honestly I thought he was a Newfoundland mix or a Pyrenees mix. But he definitely had some sass and attitude. Glad he did well ❤

    • Eyes up
      Eyes up 3 months ago +1

      I thought he was a Pyrenees mix too.

    • nagel133
      nagel133 24 days ago +2

      definitely not a Caucasian, color profile doesn't match, no black in them or a golden retriever..........

    • Kelsie LeCrone
      Kelsie LeCrone 11 days ago

      @nagel133Golden Retrievers are genetically black or brindle.
      They’re ee red, which is a masking color. It “hides” their real color.
      That’s why Golden mixes are often black.

  • Annie Rayner
    Annie Rayner 2 months ago +3

    Never heard of Caucasian Shepherd dog so had to look it up, they’re huge! Quite a bit different to a lab!! Seller defo knew what they were doing, could have been very dangerous.
    Glad Stewie ended up with the right owner who loves him and knows how to handle him.

  • mschelceetv
    mschelceetv 2 months ago +5

    Stewie seems like a gentle giant that has some growing up to do. He had a pretty good first grooming appointment. Rooting for him and congrats big guy on your new futever home (psst…I think you hit the jack box with your owner)

  • Eitrtine
    Eitrtine 3 months ago +11

    When I got my dog, I was lied to about everything, his age, his breed, everything. I was told he was a husky heeler mix, he was a German shepherd husky mix, and I was told he was twelve weeks old and well socialized with his family, he was five weeks old and left outside on his own without his mother, forced onto hard GROWN dog food when he should have still been nursing
    He was very sickly and weak, had heart problems and was not socialized. With enough proper care and love he ended up growing out of the heart issues and becoming much healthier, I'm still appalled by the breeder who made him, both for the lying and the lack of care or concern for the puppies health, but... that dog is my everything now.
    His temperment is amazing, he rarely barks, he's not noisey or overly energetic, he's an absolute sweetheart, albiet a picky eater, but I absolutely fell in love with the mix he is, I ended up getting another one from a much better breeder, and she's also an excellent dog, I'm so in love with my babies.
    Absolutely though, whether you're a breeder or just rehoming a pet, don't lie to people, please. There are people out there who will love those animals and work on and with them, regardless of issues, BUT, a lot of people won't... a lot of people aren't prepared or able to care for a dog or cat that was lied about before rehoming or purchase. Those dogs often end up getting dumped onto the streets and left to fend for themselves, or turned into the shelter and, more often than not, get euthanized, if not passed from home to home their entire lives. This is not fair to the animal, they deserve the love and care they need to have, not the lack of love and care the new owner has for them because of your negligence

  • Rijntje
    Rijntje 3 months ago +1722

    Since Vanessa will take on dogs that other groomers dare not to, I fully expect a future video to end with something like: "Thank you so much for watching, I hope you enjoyed the bloodthirsty Boris."

    • Rhonna Marsden
      Rhonna Marsden 3 months ago +20

      gosh I hope not.

    • Memow 2020
      Memow 2020 3 months ago +36

      I recently saw th Central Asian. Caucasian shepherd ( th one with the very short/ cropped ears) when she was almost done he gave a growl , like " ok lady that's enough"

    • Detlef Brunhilde
      Detlef Brunhilde 3 months ago +43

      This sounds so funny to me cause my cat is named Boris 😂

    • Ceeshnia
      Ceeshnia 3 months ago +42

      @Detlef Brunhilde I mean... bloodthirsty... cat... it's the same picture.

    • Serena
      Serena 3 months ago +12

      I mean a really slobbery dog can be like being waterboarded. My rottie is still a puppy but he'll jump on the couch and lick like a maniac.

  • Tallulah Fininen
    Tallulah Fininen 2 months ago +1

    We were lied to about one of our dogs actual breed. We were told that one of our dogs was a Lab/Boxer, but when we got her “breed-tested,” we found out that she was a pit bull mix (also including Rottweiler, and some other breeds).

  • cl west
    cl west 18 days ago +1

    As a groomer in rural area we accepted a 'new' farm client - was told the dog was a husky mix - their husky but no idea of father. After discussing behavior, etc. vet (and contacting them - he was neutered) we were told he was a 'nervous' dog and we may need to go slow. All I can say was the dog went home unfinished because the stress was too great (ie explosive pooping, laying down, freaking in tub - literally wild acting). We really believe it was neophobia due to the cross probably being a coyote!

  • S. Short
    S. Short 3 months ago +7

    As a former Doberman breeder I now adopt older Doberladies. So many damaged dogs. My most difficult lady had many issues. My vet said she was very lucky to have me as an adoptive mom. At least they had a good peaceful end to their lives. Yes, they all walked the rainbow bridge in my arms, and I cried each time.

  • MadredeusToor
    MadredeusToor 2 months ago +5

    Thank you for taking on more difficult clients, as not everyone will, and thank you to this beautiful boy's new owner for giving him the chance he deserves!

  • Bertha Green
    Bertha Green 3 months ago +8

    He’s a beautiful dog. So nice of you to inform us about the different breeds. You’re really good with animals.

  • Ray
    Ray 3 months ago +1004

    The problem with lying also extends to shelters too. The last dog my family had adopted was from a shelter. They told us he was a lab and Shepard mix, but just by looking at him, you could tell that was a lie. They also said that the only behavioral problem he had was a mild case of food aggression. Well, we took him to the vet to get him looked at, and were told that he was actually a pit and border collie mix, and had clearly been abused based on his behavior (which we later found out the shelter knew about but didn't tell us because they just wanted to get him out of there). The poor boy was only 9 months old and had been dumped at that shelter twice, and both previous owners had later admitted to abusing him. We had no idea what we were getting into.
    At first, he didn't show any signs of problems. He was a very sweet and happy puppy, if a bit stubborn when we were trying to train him, but he later started showing serious aggressiveness toward anyone who came to our house that he wasn't familiar with (it was especially bad with men). He even snapped at my family and I a few times. We loved him, and we tried as hard as we could to correct his behaviors and better socialize him, but none of us had ever dealt with an aggressive dog before. He later snapped during another vet visit and bit one of the vet assistants, and they ordered him to be quarantined and then put down. We weren't even allowed to tell him goodbye.
    All of it could have been avoided if we knew what kind of dog he was and what his real issues were. Had we known everything ahead of time, we could have gotten him a trainer and worked to help him out before his bad habits had really set in. So please, to people who are rehoming their pets and to shelters alike, be honest with people who are interested in taking in the pet in question. It's not fair (and potentially dangerous) to the new owners, and in cases like mine, it's especially not fair to the poor pets.

    • b
      b 3 months ago +214

      what the?? where u live vets are allowed to put down your dog without your permission?

    • Mooatthemoon
      Mooatthemoon 3 months ago +140

      Oh my god! Vets are allowed to do that? What country did this happened in? Imagine working with animals and being surprised and shocked when they exhibit animal behaviors :/ And shocked enough to put them down?? Thanks for sharing your story and I’m sorry your pup and your family went through that

    • Erin
      Erin 3 months ago +109

      ​@b I think if there's enough of a history of violence with the dog (biting people, attacking other dogs, etc.), the local government can have them put down, but it's not without a series of incidents, reports, etc.
      The only time I think in the US animals can be put down without all that is if the animals are rabid.

    • Orias
      Orias 3 months ago +160

      @Mooatthemoon There's being surprised and shocked at animal behaviours and then there's an animal that's snapping at and biting people, including his family. I'm also relatively certain by 'they', OP means animal control or the equivalent in their country. I'm not saying the poor dog should have been put down, and I send all my condolences to OP and their family, but saying a dog with such aggression is just showing 'animal behaviours' minimizes the risks aggressive dogs pose to people, themselves, and other dogs. Acknowledging there's an extreme problem is the only way to help these dogs.

    • Eva Wittmann
      Eva Wittmann 3 months ago +150

      Since you were upfront about him being aggressive sometimes, I'm surprised the vet didn't insist on a muzzle. That bite could have been avoided.

  • Tejunka :3
    Tejunka :3 2 months ago +6

    I have 3 rescue dogs and one of them is a caucasian shepherd mix (she looks almost the same as Stewie) and she is the best dog I could have ever wished for. It was not easy training her because she was terrified of everything and she was abused by her previous owner but now she has complete trust in me and she is the most loving and loyal dog ever. Also she now thinks she is a lap dog 😆

  • Jessica Harrison
    Jessica Harrison 2 months ago

    My dog was advertised as a labrador/terrier mix, and we adopted from a rescue. We had just had a small terrier and lab mix, and we were looking for a similar temperament. Our new dog couldn't be more different, because it turns out she is some kind of pit bull terrier mix. Our previous dog was food motivated, focused, loved to run and very selective with who she was cool with. Our current dog is very mouthy, attention motivated, loves to play with everyone, only likes to run at the dog park, and is super easily distracted. We still love her, but it would have been nice going into it knowing all of this up front, rather than finding out the first few weeks and having to make major adjustments to our expectations.

  • MonkeyJedi99
    MonkeyJedi99 3 months ago +3

    I had to re-home a cat once.
    When I lived alone, he was fine with the other cat I had, but when I moved in with other people who had two smaller cats, he turned into a near-feral attack monster.
    He was even attacking humans.
    Luckily, one of the people I moved in with knew someone who was good at rehabbing "bad" cats, and had only larger calm cats already.
    We heard that after two encounters with the boss of that person's cats, my former bad boy went back to well-behaved.

  • Emma Bovary
    Emma Bovary 2 months ago +3

    Congratulations to Stu’s mom. It could be a long road but he likely appreciates your depth of knowledge and support while learning how to be a Real Good oh!

  • Bunny L
    Bunny L 3 months ago +4

    so glad he's found a loving home and a good groomer.

  • SolitareLee
    SolitareLee 3 months ago +488

    This happened to me to a very extreme and dangerous extent. When I was young, a coworker of my mom's informed her that her husky had gotten knocked up by a hound dog on accident (he jumped the fence during her heat) and they were looking to get rid of the puppies. Our dog had died a few months earlier, and my mom decided to surprise me with pick of the litter to cheer me up as I was very depressed. I was very happy with my new puppy Duke, who looked then as he does now, for all the world like a VERY LARGE hound dog mix with nary a drop of husky in him. And then the behavioral issues started when he was three. WEIRD behavioral issues. So we start hunting around for information and it turns out, that "husky" was a husky/wolf MIX who was part of an ILLEGAL WOLFDOG BREEDING RING. The rest was true; the dad had gotten bold and lucky during the mom's heat, but that had left the owner with a bunch of unadoptable quarter wolf mutts, most of whom looked nothing like wolves. I was left with a dog that was behaviorally more of a wolf but looked like a domestic dog. We had to get papers and a full enclosure for him, which was not cheap. It was a miracle we had enough property and disposable income to build him an enclosure appropriate for a wolf and seek legal documentation for him. Otherwise, he probably would have ended up dead, as most of his littermates did.
    BE CAREFUL WHEN ADOPTING PRIVATELY. People do some shady things. I love Duke very much but he has tried to attack people in the past because folks don't believe he's aggressive and wolfish because of his cute, houndlike appearance.

    • Kokuhaku Qiun
      Kokuhaku Qiun 2 months ago +48

      Shows you shouldn’t judge a pet’s nature based on their appearance. I have a purebred boxer who’s very loving and he’s a snuggle bug; most people stereotype boxers as aggressive dogs, but that depends on the home/environment they were raised in rather than what they were originally bred for when they were first created.

    • Nadeen 3
      Nadeen 3 2 months ago +24

      Do you know what happened to the breeder? I assume you reported them or something

    • Blue Anima
      Blue Anima 2 months ago +24

      Damn, and I thought ending up with a Caucasian Shepherd by accident was bad... you ended up with a wolf mutt! I'm glad you were able to make something of it, and I'm glad Duke has such a good life. I love dogs, including the more dangerous ones... but that's a lot to deal with.

    • Laura C
      Laura C 2 months ago +6

      @Kokuhaku Qiun - I had two boxers, growing up, one male one female the male was absolutely huge, and people would be very afraid of him, but he was literally the sweetest dog in the world. I never even heard that dog growl!

    • Michael Carter
      Michael Carter 2 months ago +6

      @Laura C Reminds me of a friend in HS that had two Rottweilers Nomad and Star, brother and sisters. Out side scary guard dogs. You get inside Star would keep to her self and just lay there. Nomad on the other hand was a big puppy that would chase his shadow, try to get in my lap (yah thought he was a lap dog, but only when I was there). Funny thing was he only did that with me and I'm not even a dog person, have had cats all my life.

  • Stuff
    Stuff 2 months ago +3

    Aww! It’s so cute how the owner said the problem dogs find her. ❤

  • Togbus Prim
    Togbus Prim 2 months ago +1

    Yeah, I had a similar issue with my present cat. In her case I don't think it's caused by her breed but all they told me personality-wise was that she has fully diagnosed feline anxiety. They didn't tell me she had a major biting problem. I still love her and have had her a coupla years now, but that certainly explains why she was rehomed so much.

  • Artemis red
    Artemis red 2 months ago +3

    I appreciate how gentle you are with him when clipping his nails like you pause to make sure he’s okay before proceeding

  • Surprise Mechanics
    Surprise Mechanics 2 months ago +1

    My mom adopted a cat that was advertised as something it wasn’t. The cat turned out to be pretty violent but my mom was patient and the cat eventually chilled out, mostly with age. My mom had a lot of scratches for long time.

  • livaugirard
    livaugirard 3 months ago +3

    Aww Stewie looks like a good boy, though it's hard to say this from such a short clip, I feel confident that he will improve with his behavioral issues in his new loving home. The new owner seems to know what they are doing. Well done with your groom today Stewie!

  • Martie
    Martie 3 months ago +558

    To be honest, I've seen animal shelters lie about dogs' breeds to make them more "desirable" too. They'll say a pitbull is anything but a pitbull, every blue eyed dog is a husky, etc. Sometimes it gets a bit ridiculous. E.g. a shelter I volunteered at would label any small black fluffy dog as a "schipperke", an extremely rare breed that has no registered breeders in my entire country.

    • Percy Marshall
      Percy Marshall 3 months ago +49

      Also to help people get around rental breed restrictions.

    • Memow 2020
      Memow 2020 3 months ago +33

      I think was back in 80s, when was such surplus of pitbull types, sheltersstartedcalling them "pibbles" & unsuspecting ppl adopted. th "sweet" dogs. Many had no idea how to raise them, & were many attacks, & on them turning on their owners. That's when th pitbull got th bad rap ..

    • katie
      katie 3 months ago +44

      ​@Percy Marshallrental breed restrictions exist for a reason. not every dog owner is responsible.

    • Memow 2020
      Memow 2020 3 months ago +8

      @Percy Marshall yea, tops is any square headed, wide chested, muscular, pitbull type
      Also G Shep , dobies, rottw., chow, husky/ malemute, Akita, & some rarer breeds, Cane Corso, Presa, large mastiffs,

      REBECCA HICKS 3 months ago +18

      Shelter where I volunteered listed every short haird dog as a "pitbull" even though many of them looked nothing like each other.

  • Galactic Cactus
    Galactic Cactus 3 months ago +5

    We went to pick up a Chihuahua puppy, and when we got there it was a fully grown, Jack Russel/ Chihuahua mix. We weren’t exactly happy, but we still took her. She was sweetheart, even to strangers. RIP, Snow.

  • Sheila Abraham
    Sheila Abraham 3 months ago +3

    My friend adopted a puppy outside of a grocery store. The owner said it was jack russel mix. A year later, “Jack” looked more like a Great Dane mix. 😂 luckily she was in a position to laugh about it and Jack was a great dog. Lesson learned, though.

  • BerciBinn
    BerciBinn 2 months ago +3

    We adopted a puppy about two years ago, and was told he was a pure breed japanese chin. We came to learn that Japanese chin don't have brown fur most of the time, and he has browns spots on both of his cheeks. So we now believe he's a pekingese+japanese chin mix.

  • Sharky857
    Sharky857 2 months ago +1

    This also happens with other kind of pets and not just in private sales/adoptions.
    Years ago my cousins wanted a Mini Lop (they saw mine and went both over the moon for how cute he was), and their parents in the end purchased one from a pet store. Months later they found out they actually got themselves a full-sized Lop rabbit instead. 😓

  • Waywren Truesong
    Waywren Truesong 3 months ago +3

    Stewie is a truly beautiful dog, and I'm so glad he found a good home.

  • Travis Adams
    Travis Adams 3 months ago +247

    I got my pup at my local bar. Guy walked in with 2 puppies and asked who wanted them. He had 8 more out in his truck. I think every drunk went home with a puppy. I've had my dog for 5yrs. My pup is the only thing I never regretted taking home from a bar.

    • Sed
      Sed 2 months ago +11

      lol!! Glad he found a good home! ❤️😂

    • Poppy Online
      Poppy Online 2 months ago +6

      Aww. Love this!! Good for you!

    • Orion Weiss
      Orion Weiss 2 months ago

      ​@nota beneHe didn't say that the dog has passed, just how long he's had it

    • Orion Weiss
      Orion Weiss 2 months ago +3

      @nota bene He didn't say he gave it away! He didn't say it died, didn't say in any way that he no longer has the dog. All he stated is that so far he has had the dog for 5 years.

    • Silver Raxtus
      Silver Raxtus 2 months ago +1

      @nota bene He isn't implying anything has happened to it. Reread his comment

  • Hello Wilson
    Hello Wilson 3 months ago +13

    Shelter said my dog was probably a lab/ Pitt mix. Reality she was Pitt, shar pei , golden retriever, and border collie mix. She’s the most insane, protective, active dog I’ve ever had. It’s cool though to see the different aspects of each dog breed shine through. For giggles I signed her up for agility training and she loved it and responded well same for swimming lessons.

  • Sunlit Riddle
    Sunlit Riddle 3 months ago +3

    Our current rescue was listed as "lab mix" which, yeah, that's definitely half of what she is... We've had lab/chow, lab/border collie, abandoned lab(?), and this one. We suspect the other half is doberman... which is, uh, very different? She's great and I love her very much, but she's also very protective/possessive and is afraid of cats (even though we reminder her daily that her best friend is a cat).
    Then again, my parents purchased a "Jack Russel Terrier" from a "breeder" when I was a child... and I'm pretty sure he was a rat terrier from a puppy mill with extreme anxiety and aggression.

  • Azazel Orion
    Azazel Orion 2 months ago

    I had a similar experience where I adopted a dog from the shelter and he was listed as an eurasier. As soon as he opens his mouth though, you know immediately that he is in fact, a Chow Chow. He weighed 60 lbs when I adopted him, now he weighs about 80 lbs. Luckily, he has a very calm and mellow temperament but when it comes to grooming, he is a challenge. I taught him how to shake to get him used to me touching his paws and that has helped but trimming his claws is like wrangling a wild mustang. He has never growled or snapped at me but he will growl at people who want to pet him too much. He's fine with a quick head pat and that's about his for his social interaction with strangers. He will not bite or lunge and doesn't react to other reactive dogs. I do have a muzzle for the vet's office, just to be on the safe side. I often talk with my neighbors while he silently judges them. He hates water with a burning passion and will not enter the bathroom even if there is no water in the tub. I love him and he's the most unique dog I've ever had. I wouldn't trade him for any other dog in the world. He's kind of like a cat in a dog's body. Haha.

  • Garpie 64
    Garpie 64 18 days ago +1

    My family adopted a dog from Pets Smart that we were told was a bird dog/bloodhound mix and didn't have any problems. He was actually a mostly pit who was most likely being trained for dog fighting with a lot of issues and aggression. We later learned that that adoption event was his last chance before he was to be put down and his fosger kept him isolated from other animals in a crate

  • K Brown
    K Brown 2 months ago +2

    Your videos are so straight-to the-point, so honest, and so satisfying. There’s no way I’m not hitting the like button every single time. I wish you nothing but success.
    And that’s a gorgeous grouchy dog ❤️

  • Why are you reading my nickname?

    I always find it funny when dogs that were literally made to chase away wolves and bears get all freaked out by regular blow dryer.
    And yes, this guy is an absolutely gorgeous specimen.

    • Harry Woodman
      Harry Woodman 3 months ago +46

      you can't hear into the ranges that they can hear. What is just a normal blow drier to you could easily sounds like a screaming banshee to them. It's the problem of anthropomorphising your pet, they don't see the world in the same way you do!

    • Why are you reading my nickname?
      Why are you reading my nickname? 3 months ago +40

      @Harry Woodman I know, bro, I was just making a joke. Chill out.

    • Someone Unknown
      Someone Unknown 3 months ago +48

      Tbh I think a wolf would also be freaked out by a blow dryer

    • Why are you reading my nickname?
      Why are you reading my nickname? 3 months ago +9

      @Someone Unknown Probably.

    • Denver DuBois
      Denver DuBois 3 months ago +20

      @Harry Woodman Interesting thought. There's a potential gold mine for some inventor who creates a doggie blow dryer that's completely and utterly unthreatening. Somehow LOL.

  • Kath smith
    Kath smith 2 months ago +4

    We adopted a dog at 4 months old from Romania and it turned out he is mostly Kuvasz followed by Kangal! We weren’t prepared for it, but it’s something else having a dog like him. The loyalty and commitment to us - his flock - is incredible. We know he’d do anything for us and though it’s unlikely we’ll ever need him like that and his protectiveness can make things difficult when walking him or having guests over.. we do appreciate it - wish we could tell him that ❤ He so such a massive softie with our kids and just a nutty goofball deep down ✨💕

  • Brad Browatzke
    Brad Browatzke 2 months ago +2

    Once again your care for animals shines through in this. Stewie may be a handful, but, as you said, he seems to have landed in the right home. It is unfair to the animal when unscrupulous owners attempt to shunt them off to someone else by misrepresenting them. At least you, and the new owner, understand the quirks of the breed, and this boy should have a fulfilling life.

  • Kai De Valeria
    Kai De Valeria 2 months ago

    I’m glad he got a good home anyways. You always do really well with the dogs that need more patience

  • zamnelna
    zamnelna 3 months ago +6

    The snappy Stewie was pretty calm considering you were stealing all his floofs. 😜
    Great job as always

  • Scott Homberg
    Scott Homberg 2 months ago +1

    I must say this woman has remarkable skills and handling both cats and dogs, especially at trimming those nails.

  • Taywuhsaurus Rex
    Taywuhsaurus Rex 3 months ago +882

    This happened with me as well. I'm actually her third home, but she's been with me for 12 of her 14 years. I was told my dog was a german shepherd mix when I got her. Turns out she's actually a feral carolina dog that was found as a puppy. She had all sorts of behavioral issues, both from being feral and awful abuse issues from her first home, but like this buddy's parent, the problem children just seem to find me and she's been an amazing dog her whole life with me.

    • SirWiggles
      SirWiggles 3 months ago +54

      No shit? My parents' neighbors adopted a dog who turned out to be a carolina dog. They had a three year old girl at the time. In a fortunate turn of events, they were capable of taking care of the dog and teaching their child to respect the dog's boundaries. That dog is actually one of the few dogs that gets along with my parents' weird goldie mutt.

    • airconditioner
      airconditioner 3 months ago +37

      Man, people who rehabilitate dogs and deal with dogs who have behavior issues are something else. I only have cats, but I imagine it's a lot harder to deal with ill-behaved dogs than cats, just because dogs have so much brute force.

    • Clinton Griffin
      Clinton Griffin 3 months ago +30

      I have a pure breed Carolina dog. They are pleasant and mysterious. But yes untrained and abused any dog can be an absolute nightmare.

    • Jessica Acker
      Jessica Acker 2 months ago +11

      Our family had a pure blood Carolina Dog for a short while. She was an amazing hiking companion and alerted us when we were near snakes. We were not told what breed she was either. She was quite sick when we got her, but we were able to nurse her back to health and get her to an amazing furever home.

    • Clinton Griffin
      Clinton Griffin 2 months ago +10

      @Jessica Acker they are amazing dogs with qualities super unique from not being selectively human bred. You are getting the real experience of finding a feral pet from the woods and learning together

  • I m Talos
    I m Talos 2 months ago

    I'm sooo happy with this video. I had posted a comment on one of your Caucasian Ovcharka groomers. This video deserves a A+ you brought awareness to getting a mix breed dog. You gave pertainate information about Breeds as well as giving tips on checking with their vet. Props

  • Caeli Cassidy
    Caeli Cassidy 3 months ago +1

    The shelter told me my cat I was adopting was under a year old. I took him to the vet a couple months later for a case of diarrhea and they revealed to me that he was actually 5 years old... I was initially upset for a while after that because I wouldn't have as much time with him as I thought I would. (I was upset with the shelter, not my beloved cat)
    I eventually got over it and am very glad I have my now 9 year old butterscotch baby! He's the sweetest, fluffiest cat I ever met and even though he does have some mild anxiety issues he's extremely friendly even towards strangers!
    Anyway, all of this to say, I love my Cheshire 💙

  • Lexi Nicole
    Lexi Nicole 2 months ago

    I remember as a teenager we had to return our Rottweiler to our breeder, as he had a ton of behavioral problems (incredibly high anxiety, though he was very well trained he required constant exercise and mental stimulation and struggled with food aggression on and off despite working on it from a young age) and I had younger siblings in the house and my mother knew it was a matter of time before an accident happened, and that we didn’t have the resources to give the dog the training and lifestyle it needed. I remember her warning the breeder extensively about his high anxiety, his food aggression, his uneasiness around children, etc. and she immediately rehomed him to another family with small kids and didn’t tell them anything. He ended up biting one of the new family’s children and needing stitches, and the breeder contacted us and asked if we could take him back because she wouldn’t do it and otherwise he would be put down… Our family was devastated. We had done everything we could to prevent an accident, assumed the breeder understood the risks with the breed she was choosing to raise and thought with our warning she would rehome him appropriately. Instead, she lied about his issues and handed him off to an unprepared family and a tragedy ensued.

  • Lorendrawn
    Lorendrawn 3 months ago +1

    Imagine the battle going on inside Stewie's soul. The golden retriever must shower everyone with love and the Caucasian Shepherd must enforce strict boundaries.

  • CF
    CF 2 months ago

    Kudos to the current owner. Rehab is no joke. It’s hard work and sometimes it’s not successful and you’re left with pain in your heart.
    Happens so often. Sometimes the dog looks super young and the rescue misses the age of the dog. In our case by four to six years. He was adorable, and he hid his aggression so well. We tried so hard to rehabilitate him for 2year, but he was too far gone and unpredictable. Our training team did an amazing job getting him to where he got. Then one day everything we worked for disappeared and he snapped -my heart broke. After several attacks I finally had to say goodby. I loved him so, so much. I know that he loved me, too or some of those instances would’ve ended worse than they did. To this day I wish I had been able to find him a few years sooner. In hopes that his rehab would have been successful. We will never know.

  • Sunflower Spirited
    Sunflower Spirited 3 months ago +459

    This happened with my dog! We got him at a shelter and since he was picked up off the street they just thought he was a Labrador mutt. Once we brought him home my family was shook with how aggressive he was and got a dog trainer to help us with him. She told us he was actually a Lab and Anatolian Shepherd mix and she wasn’t qualified enough to train him after he attacked our neighbor’s dog in the middle of a session with her. Unfortunately we weren’t able to find another dog trainer :( He’s super sweet with people but we can’t really socialize him with other dogs. Makes walks difficult, usually have to cross the street to keep him away from others. He doesn’t mind our Boston Terrier Poodle mix tho, they play all the time. We love him a lot even if he’s difficult sometimes, but if we’d known he was such an aggressive breed from the start we probably wouldn’t have adopted him. My parents fought a lot about whether or not to take him back to the shelter but he’s here to stay and an old man now!

    • Beauty and the Boat
      Beauty and the Boat 3 months ago +62

      It was tougher about a decade ago but now there are some great options for trainers who work specifically with bad behavior. Glad you guys decide to do the humane thing and work around him.

    • Shannon Squared
      Shannon Squared 3 months ago +15

      Sounds like you all were meant for each other ❤️💕

    • crazylittleangel
      crazylittleangel 3 months ago +26

      We had a fear-aggressive dog once. Being around other dogs was too nerve-wracking for her & us. So we would walk her at the crack of dawn, when most people are still in bed. The horribly early mornings were worth it though when we saw her pure happiness at being able to run off lead for a good hour without stressing.

    • Ann G.
      Ann G. 3 months ago +4

      Sunflower, if at all possible, see if you can reserve a place with a trainer who goes by the name "Dog Daddy". He travels to different cities and schedules sessions, where a group of owners and their dogs meet up together but each dog and family get individual attention. (He has private clients, too.) He's also starting to train other dog trainers in his methods, to help even more dogs and owners. Everyone he's helped says he made a huge difference! He has saved dogs whose owners were told that due to behavior problems, euthanasia was their "only" option.

    • penispensar
      penispensar 3 months ago +1

      @Ann G. pretty sure that guy is a scam and uses outdated training methods.

  • Lark
    Lark 2 months ago

    What a great fluffy boy, so glad he found a suitable forever home. I had never heard of the Caucasian Shepherd before, they're beautiful but definitely no easy breed to raise.
    It's unfortunately too true that independent listers will lie about breeds to get rid of them. My father unfortunately had this happen getting a puppy for my sister, then in early highschool. He was advertised as a lab mix, turned out to be a lab pitbull (it was impossible to tell when he was so tiny). As he grew he got extremely unpredictable, destructive and aggressive. We ultimately had to rehome him for safety as even after behavior training we had some close shaves- it was very scary.
    Thankfully he also went to an owner who specialized in rehabilitation and taking care of conventionally more aggressive breeds. He's living his very best life and we check in now and again, but it is so vital to do as much research prior and ensure full transparency when getting a dog- Especially if it endangers children like my sister was at the time!

  • tiPtarB
    tiPtarB 2 months ago +1

    Caucasian shepherds is one of the most independent dog breeds that exists. You don't need to worory about separation anxiety. You need to worry about setting propper bounds, and allowing them to have their own bounds. That being said. They can be the goodest of boys. Just like any other "dangerous" breed. Big love!

  • Slosh and Gloss
    Slosh and Gloss 3 months ago

    Based on the comments, apparently this is a common problem! We adopted a dog thought to be a medium size herding dog mix but she's actually part husky part pittie and 70 pounds now, lol. A little more personality than we expected but we love her nonetheless. I can't blame the shelter, they just gave us the information the former owners gave them.

  • Lynx / Altair / Vee
    Lynx / Altair / Vee 2 months ago

    Reading some of the comments I'm so glad that mom decided to get a dog after seeing her brother's dog and got the word that there would be a second litter, same parents. We visited usually once a week, met both parents & the owners. So far she's a great dog, loads of allergies but nothing mom can't manage (partly even matches with what my mom has to do for her own allergies lol)

  • Julia Rose
    Julia Rose 3 months ago

    Oh yeah, my sister got a puppy off craig's list and they said it was mostly aussie.... She ended up only being hyperactive, and everything else pointed to her being hound. I cannot remember if they saw the mother, but I believed she looked like an aussie. They did a DNA test and she is barely aussie, and is more boxer, hound, and pittie. Thankfully, my sister and BIL have had the money and ability to send her off to training. While some behaviors are fixed, she is still an incredibly anxious dog who doesn't like anyone she doesn't know. yikes. But hey, at least she is muzzle trained!

  • Iceclaw77
    Iceclaw77 3 months ago +534

    The same thing happened to my parents. The yorkie they had for years passed away, and they went online to see if anyone had a small lapdog they were willing to give away, or sell. Naturally, they were over the moon when someone on Facebook said they not only had a chihuahua puppy they were willing to give away for free, they would also personally drop it off at their house.
    They did, and it wasn't a chihuahua puppy. It was a full-grown Jack Russell Terrier mix. Yeah. My parents still kept it, but they really weren't ready to own one of those.

    • b
      b 3 months ago +58

      what the hell 😭

    • Juci Shockwave
      Juci Shockwave 3 months ago +41

      That's not a chihuahua but it is a free dog, so why not. 🤣🤣That is so funny.

    • sadmac356
      sadmac356 3 months ago +74

      Yeah Jack Russells are _chaos_

    • mimzy c
      mimzy c 3 months ago +48

      Jack Russell mixed with a Maltese resulted with the worst of both. It's like living with a wild animal but we make do. He's 10y/o now but hasn't settled down yet 😅

    • KORVO
      KORVO 3 months ago +17

      My partner had a similar issue, except the chihuahua they thought they got actually turned out to be some kind of pitbull mix

  • Sarah Blackmur
    Sarah Blackmur 2 months ago

    Bless the owner. I hope his training goes smoothly and he loves his new home.

  • SoulSoundMuisc
    SoulSoundMuisc 3 months ago

    The first, best dog I ever had growing up was a German Shepherd / Collie mix. My mom bought her at the pound for five dollars; we had discussed getting a dog as a family and we agreed we wanted a large breed as we lived on a farm.
    So, my mom snuck off while we were all at school (dad included on the GI bill) and thought she would be real slick and get a small dog (what SHE secretly wanted) and surprise us, expect us to fall in love with it and she would get her way... which was what it was always about.
    The people at the shelter lied to her and said this monster puppy with paws like dinner plates and gigantic radar dish ears wouldn't get much bigger. Five bucks and she took the "little baby" home.
    She was upset when my dad told her "so, you thought 'big dog' and got a moose??" He had to explain to her that dog was going to be enormous. Huge! She was furious, but my brother and I were already in love with our new dog.
    So a liar got lied to and it all worked out in the end, thankfully. Sweetest dog ever, just a darling.
    Thirteen years we had with her until my mom put her down behind our backs. Came back with a smug look on her face and the collar in hand.

  • KR YW
    KR YW 3 months ago +6

    Something like this just happened to my cousin and her partner. Luckily the dog is small, but she is absolutely not as the shelter claimed and they have had to go to considerable lengths and expense to deal with training and behavioral issues. I don’t know what the laws are governing shelters in Canada, but in the US, shelters can be extremely cagey about their claims regarding breed, age, illnesses, and temperament. Be careful out there.

  • samj530
    samj530 3 months ago +1

    Something similar happened to my parents. They adopted a Newfie from a couple who were rehoming due to not having enough time for a dog. My parents were told she was 2 years old (she was closer to 7), was spayed (nope) & was healthy (heartworm positive). She had severe separation anxiety & would try to escape whatever confinement when left alone. She once got on a bed & broke out through a glass window. Luckily she wasn't injured. Her heartworm what so advanced the vet said treatment was not worth doing so she was basically a hospice case.

  • Alexi Mangili
    Alexi Mangili 2 months ago

    Had a similar experience with an adoption group. They advertised a cute tiny white spitz breed dog with one eye, the other removed from an illness, not trauma. We didn't end up adopting the dog even though they offered because we researched and realized that the illness could easily be hereditary (group could not confirm if it wasn't) and/or effect the other eye and require surgery to remove that one too (they would not confirm this was even a possibility and got annoyed at our questions). We knew we were not prepared for a blind dog, but reached back out anyways to take a chance, but they had adopted the dog out to someone else since we took too long to respond. All in all, it left a bad taste in our mouths and we can't help but worry about whether the people who adopted him even were prepared for the costs or care of him.

  • Ava Grego
    Ava Grego 3 months ago +917

    My girlfriend accidently adopted a puppy Rhodesian Ridgback from a shelter. She is wise enough to get a trainer and the dog is fine. However whenever I go there I never move too quickly and always speak in a calm tone. I adopted a full grown what I think was a beagle / cocker mix. She was the sweetest thing around. We named her friendly.

    • Sherrie Ludwig
      Sherrie Ludwig 3 months ago +109

      We knew what we were getting into when we adopted a Rhodesian/Mastiff abuse case. It still took a LOT of socialization, she was never a playful, happy dog like our shelter-adopted pit bull, but she had a nice quiet life for the rest of her life. We had the fenced-in acreage and time to give her. She would have been put down in a crowded suburb or city.

    • Pamela Hofman
      Pamela Hofman 3 months ago +54

      Rhodesian Ridgebacks are wonderful dogs, but they are not for inexperienced owners. They need loving, positive training only though with a definite, firm hand. If you hurt them, or reprimand them harshly, they will never forget it and it’s like messing up your dog emotionally. If you know what you’re getting into, they are the best dogs in the world. I’m on my second one right now, and I love him more than life itself. He is the best cuddler I’ve ever had!

    • Priapos93
      Priapos93 3 months ago +26

      The only Rhodesian Ridgeback I ever met was an absoulte sweetheart, but they were only about a year old. I know that the owner was really disciplined and scientific, so I'm sure the training was sound and consistent.

    • J T
      J T 3 months ago +14

      Ridgebacks aren't an aggressive breed so why would you need to behave that way? Odd.

    • Léa LF
      Léa LF 3 months ago +13

      I just looked it up because i was curious but waouh, Rhodesian ridgbacks were actually used to hunt lions??

  • hegotleggy
    hegotleggy 3 months ago

    I grew up with a golden retriever/chow chow mix. We were very lucky that she had the temperament of a golden, given I was a baby with her around. The only time she hurt me at all was when I was pulling on her tail and she caught me with her tooth when she turned to give a warning growl. She was basically just a golden with a purple tongue and ridiculous amounts of fur.

  • PiscesTV 🐬🐠
    PiscesTV 🐬🐠 3 months ago +4

    I use to have a purebred Caucasian Shepherd loved him bought him to use as a LSGD and he was a hand full extremely dog aggressive but loved people and kids. He was a huge teddy bear was 150lbs by 1 years old nothing like having a giant puppy with matching puppy attitude and puppy energy

  • B N
    B N 3 months ago +1

    Years ago, we adopted a large (I say "mutant") Italian greyhound who had been rehomed twice, in shelters twice and in two foster homes. Iggy was not housebroken, as we'd been told, and, in fact, never was for the seven years he was with us before dying of cancer. He also had separation anxiety and several other behavioral problems, none of which we'd been informed of ahead of time. Poor guy was not at all what we wanted or expected in our next rescue dog, but there was no way I would have him experience another give-up. We loved him and gave him the best life we could, but I remained angry at being lied to (by omission) before the adoption.

  • Laura Mcniel
    Laura Mcniel 3 months ago

    When I got my dog, I was told she is a chuweenie between 1-2 years old. When I got her, I see no dachshund in her and MAYBE Chiuwawa. She's actually between 3-5 years old (according to vaccination records that I got from her prior vet).I plan to get a DNA test on her to see what breed(s) she is so I can anticipate any medical issues that may present themselves as she ages. She looks like a Jack Russell terrier primarily. Whatever she is, she is the sweetest girl, lots of energy and just a love bug.

  • Brizzle Wolf
    Brizzle Wolf 3 months ago

    This happened to my gramp's dog. Breeder claimed to be selling pure Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies and they honestly did look like Staffy puppies. While she did really have some Staffy in her, she grew up to not look like one at all lol. They loved her regardless of the lie. She was a beautiful angel and lived long, bless.

  • Sammi Hom
    Sammi Hom 3 months ago +645

    Can you imagine looking for breeds you know are typically good family pets when you have a household with young children and ending up with a dog who needs a childfree house? Obviously each dog is unique and any dog may need a childfree home but retrievers and labs can often tolerate toddlers still learning their manners
    Glad this one ended up with an experienced owner!

    • ThisIsKiki1
      ThisIsKiki1 3 months ago +49

      That happened to us and we ended up having to re-home. Luckily nobody was hurt too badly, but yeah. It could’ve been so much worse for everyone involved, dog included

    • PiscesTV 🐬🐠
      PiscesTV 🐬🐠 3 months ago +57

      Caucasian Shepherds are good with kids as long as they were raised around them but that goes for any dog. You can’t take a lab who was never raised or exposed to children and then throw them in a home with children and expect for them to be fine because they’re a Labrador

    • Alex
      Alex 3 months ago +5

      I actually wouldn't even say that laba are better with kids. I mean or course different breeds were bred for many purposes But in the case of children I think guard dogs are actually even better than labs. I think they are more self confident and more brave with makes them less of a cry babies so they tolerate more. Of course an adult shouldn't let a child or toddler do a harm to the dog like grabbing it or anything like that But let's say a child would step on a dog's paw and I think guard dog would mind less . Of course we can't generalnie But I do really think any dog is really good with children. When I was a toddler I had a dashound. Well people say they dont really like kids right. But my would sit with me and let me put my hand it his mouth and play with him. And Of course my mum would supervise it and Tell me not to do any painful things to the dog like she told me not to pull on its tail and ears etc. I am actually concerned about bad reputation of pitbulls and rottweilers. Lots of people truły hate them. I dont know wbat to think. Actually i am wondering if pitbulls are really ADHD dogs. I know many ppl might not like my point od view. I do like pitbulls a lot and I saw many But sometimes they really seem overly excited almoat as if they couldn't stop wagging their tail and I was juat thinking thats the same when this happiness turns into aggression they might become a monster cuz they don't stop, they don't want to give up. Sorry for such a long comment I juat wanted to share my thoughts

    • Succulent Chinese Meal
      Succulent Chinese Meal 3 months ago +11

      i bought an advertised German Shepherd off an unscrupulous seller only to turn up and see it was a Shih tzu so i bought it anyway and took it to the vet for a checkup only to find out it was a tabby cat. I'VE BEEN HOODWINKED.

    • Cat Popalisky
      Cat Popalisky 3 months ago +3

      I'm bucking the trend, but if you want a good with kids dog I would check out a shelter or rescue that does fostering and that checks this out.

  • Jesse Turner
    Jesse Turner 3 months ago

    We had similar. The dog we rescued was described as a Golden / Newfie mix. We quickly discovered he was a Golden / Pitt mix. The rescuers were worried we would balk but this boi turned out to be the best thing since sliced bread.

  • Ez C
    Ez C 3 months ago

    My mom had this experience sorta as well. Me, my brother, and my mom went to this shelter to adopt this beautiful little but muscly dog named Mary who was advertised as a basset hound/jack russel mix. Which we thought was perfect because originally mom wanted a bull terrior but saw the intense training requirement and decided against it, and we used to have a basset hound so we were already very familiar with the breed and it's needs.
    Well a few years ago we got a doggy DNA test done e and lo and behold Mary is not a basset and jack russel mix, but a bull terrier/Patterdale/staffy/daschound mix(yes we literally got the breed we decided against, just our luck). Which explained so much about Mary's stubbornness, aggression towards female dogs, dominance issues, and how strong she was. She's 11 now, old, lazy, and happy. None of us regret getting her, but we do wish we had known sooner so we could have given her the appropriate training and structure she needed.

  • Nyrael
    Nyrael 3 months ago

    Tried to look into adopting a young husky that someone in the neighborhood was trying to give away since they were moving soon, we told them we were trying to find another companion for our 2 dogs and they left out the part that he is incredibly hostile to other dogs. Thankfully I had him on a leash when I tried to introduce him to my boys, he immediately tried to full on attack my husky and even tried to lunge at my 17 year old beagle.

  • Willie Williams
    Willie Williams 2 months ago +1

    Aw poor Stewie. Hope he adjusts well. You could see he was trying his very best.

  • Carol Bulmer
    Carol Bulmer 3 months ago +3

    Stewie is lucky to have been adopted by someone who can rehabilitate him. Vanessa, you were so patient with him and you groomed him well❤️👏👏👏👏👏

  • Undomaranel
    Undomaranel 3 months ago +316

    Not just CL but shelters too. When I was a teen we adopted this sweet older lady, her owner had died on the pack and she was running wild for about a month, had little to no fur. They said she was a lab, I questioned the face shape, they closed their eyes, tilted heads back and firmly said "labrador". Well... fur grew back in and she was undeniably a lab rott mix. Mom nearly returned her over the potential jaw strength alone (I had been attacked at 12 by a previous rescue, a boxer/ mastiff mix), but decided she had behaved well enough those couple months to give her a chance. She was an awesome doggo, though living in a coastal swamp she enjoyed returning smelly too much.

    • Sarah Smith
      Sarah Smith 3 months ago +9

      Labs do come in the same color as rotties. It's not super common as it is a recessive trait and usually only in working/service dog lines.

      REBECCA HICKS 3 months ago +24

      Doesn't sound like the shelter was lying, sounds more like they had no idea and were just guessing.

    • Juno
      Juno 3 months ago +10

      How is that the shelter's fault? Sounds like they had to make a guess because the animal was a hairless stray.

    • Undomaranel
      Undomaranel 3 months ago +35

      @REBECCA HICKS They refused the idea that she was a mix at all and shut down observations of her anatomy that suggested otherwise. And reinforcing "She's a lab!" for whatever breed concerns or price point or whatever? Instead they should have said she was a lab mix but was unsure what the mix was, because even nakers it was clear she was not pure Labrador from the face, body bulk, how she carried herself, etc. And their denial? And when we took her back in to say hi (small town, vet right next door) and to correct the records? It was far easier on their end to add "rot mix" to the records than it would have been to adopt her as a rottie up front. "It's easier to ask for forgiveness" yada yada.
      It was a small town, no kill shelter. They had every reason in the book to try and pull one over on willing adopters. I'm not saying anything about Sammy in particular, she was an excellent dog, but mom had trauma herself from a childhood neighbor's rottie. She had reasons for never wanting that body in her house, more than my scarred arms from Rocky years earlier. And when the fur grew in and it was clear Sammy was lab/rot? Mom pulled back emotionally and Sammy became us kid's dog. She chased off a momma bear when her cubs got too close to us out exploring in the woods. She rolled on everything stinky on the beach. She destroyed every sand pile we made, chased every driftwood stick and sea onion thrown, pounced on us in hide and seek through trails and beach grass. She even got the seagull after it stole the youngest sister's lunch one day lol. Good dog once we trained her and she felt safe with us, never really opened up to strangers but was sociable, passed years later after we did all we could for an abdominal rumor. Sammy was wonderful, but that doesn't change that the shelter lied about her breed (even if by omission they refused to consider being a mutt) and the conflicts mom went through due it.

    • MonkeyJedi99
      MonkeyJedi99 3 months ago +14

      @Undomaranel So many people who think of themselves as subject experts seem afraid to use the words, "I don't know."

  • glowen
    glowen 3 months ago

    When I adopted my puppy, the shelter said all the puppies were from one litter and they knew the mother. To me, it was pretty obvious that it was 2 litters put together. Not only were 2 of the puppies significantly smaller, but they looked different from the other dogs. Even though they said they knew/had the mom in the shelter, they apparently didn't have any pictures either -.-
    They said all the puppies were lab/pit mixes and my immediate thought upon seeing them was greater swiss mnt dog mix (he has brindle in the brown spots). I think the other litter was a lab mix, but still don't agree with pitbull mixes (they were too slender in the face). My family did embark on all my dogs and jasper has one purebred bernese mnt dog parent and his parent is a German Shepard lab mix. The only pitbull in him is a great grandparent on his mixed breed side. I think my guess was more valid than the shelter's because swissys and berners look so similar
    I swear, shelters label everything as a pit regardless of what they actually look like. What's wrong with putting lab or hound mix? It makes no sense to me, esp when there's certain places pits can live or you get taxed extra for owning one. I have nothing against the breed, but there's no way they're THAT prolific of breeders (unless you're in an area with a lot of dog fighting)

  • Susanna
    Susanna 3 months ago +3

    He is beautiful. I’m glad he got lucky and found a home that works and able to fit fit his need

  • BulbasaurTheBrave
    BulbasaurTheBrave 10 hours ago

    I remember my uncle getting a new dog as a puppy, being told it was a jack russel terrier.. It grew as big as a golden retriever and the vet suspected it was a Stabyhoun something mix. It was an adorable dog though.