He is safe! Update from his rescuer: I just wanted to let you know that I got a message from the Garland Shelter that Rambo had developed kennel cough and needed rescue to keep from being put to sleep. I had to go pull him for my rescue, DFW’s Furgotten Friends, and he’s currently at my vets being treated. I plan on linking your article to his photo album. By the way we’ve named him Clifford. Thank you for running the article on him. Stephen Foster Founder/President DFW Furgotten Friends
Shocking story — a sweet, young puppy was abandoned because he’s destructive. In spite of an adorable face, a beautiful coat, and a face that begs to be kissed, Rambo was dumped because he acted like a puppy. Not so shocking? Unfortunately, many dogs are dumped by owners when they get close to one year old. They are not cute babies anymore, but rather adolescent dogs who probably haven’t been trained and like to run around and play with things.
Like children left alone with no supervision, puppies can wreak havoc on many household items like shoes, eyeglasses, books, garbage, chairs, bedspreads, and dog beds to name just a few of the household items this writer has lost to unsupervised dogs and puppies. Whose fault? Not the dog’s. Rather the owner who didn’t put things out of reach of the puppy and didn’t bother to restrain the puppy by safely crating him or watching him.
But Rambo, an absolutely adorable German shepherd, was unceremoniously dumped at a kill shelter when he, through no fault of his own, was left to become destructive. Puppies who are trained and properly crated (or supervised) learn what is appropriate and what is not appropriate to chew and play with.
Rambo’s owners never cared enough to do that. It was easier to leave this handsome dog at the shelter. And from the photos, Rambo is waiting for someone to come and love him. He looks out at the visitor as if begging to get out for a walk. His face is precious!
Will Rambo need training? Certainly! He is at the doggy age that might just be the most obnoxious — that age where many people give up and abandon their puppy. Please don’t let Rambo lose his life because someone didn’t want to take the time to train him. He has years of love and affection to share. Shepherds are intelligent dogs and they love to learn.
There is more information on his Facebook thread. Rambo is already neutered and vaccinated. He is ID# A194633. Rambo is at the Garland, Texas Animal Services, 600 Tower Drive Garland, TX 75040. Their phone number is (972) 205-3570. If you can rescue or adopt Rambo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include Rambo’s ID number and your contact information. Do not wait as he can be killed at any time.
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