Grandson Jay has a male Lab/Pit mix that's about 3 years old. Very nice family dog, good with the kids and visitors.
Jay's mom, Erin (Carol's daughter), took in a Pit pup for a friend a several months back. It was supposed to be just for a "few weeks". Turned out to be a lot longer and Erin finally had to find another permanent home for the pup as she just couldn't handle a 2nd dog at home.
Now the trouble is Stryker is apparently going through bad separation anxiety. He and the pup had become very attached. Blankets, toys, etc with pups scent are available but don't seem to be much solace to Stryker.
For those of you who've been faced with this situation, how did you deal with it and how long did it take for the separation to "heal"?
Last edited by Cappy_TX; 09-29-2011 at 06:00 PM.
Poor Stryker Sorry no advice.
That is a tough question on how long will it take. I think each dog is different. Could be over already, could take weeks or months.
I would probably try to find another dog in the neighborhood for the pup to play with for an hour a day or something like that.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
I'm going to sound harsh here. You of ALL people on this board should have the answers in hand.
You went out on a limb with Rusty... that worked out brilliantly.
You know your dog breeds....
Jim, you are inviting acrimony, here. If you were to take that dog under your wing, I'd say "HAIL!" and fellow well met.
But you aren't... trust your own judgement... yours is FAR better than ours in a case like this.
Seamus and Flynn
I have no words of advice - that picture is so sweet and heartbreaking knowing the poor guy is missing his buddy.
Have they tried a special outing? Or activity? If dog 2 is out of the Question (and i respect that) then just a question of time and maybe a new outing here and there for distraction.
Last edited by Tanya; 09-29-2011 at 10:03 PM.
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
That is such a sweet picture. It's hard to say how long Stryker will miss his buddy. If they were together 24/7 it may take awhile. Poor boy. Playdates may be a distraction for him, but it may just take time.
What a sweet and heartbreaking picture.......
BTW-Stryker is GORGEOUS!!!
Jay and his family live in Vegas, 1250 miles from here.
Erin was fostering the pup for what was supposed to be 2 weeks. It turned out to be 4 months plus.
They got Stryker as a pup and he grew up without other dogs in his life. Just Jay, his sister and mom & dad. Stryker is not lacking for attention and affection, he just never got it from another dog and he obviously misses it now.
As far as ME taking the pup ... a Pit Bull .... YGBKM!!!
Last edited by Cappy_TX; 09-30-2011 at 09:31 AM.