Friends, I need help. If you could reblog this, I’d greatly appreciate it.
This is Bubba. Bubba is a 21 month old pitbull, living with us in San Diego CA, who needs help.
When I first met him, last August, his name was Beast. We had just moved to California, and his owner brought him to the canyon in our new neighborhood to play with our pups. Beast/Bubba became a great playtime companion for Sneakers, our Pitbull/American Bulldog/Great Dane mix.
Back in December, his owner came to our house asking for food. He did not have a job, and could not afford to feed this handsome fella. Instead, he spent his money on alcohol and drugs. He also wanted to pass on some “pleasant” news, he has a baby on the way. Yikes!
Since that day, my boyfriend and I have sent his owner home more than a dozen times with food bags for Beast/Bubba. We’ve also sent toys, treats and even a collar (His owner had been using a heavy chain, the same kind I use to lock my motorcycle up).
About a month ago, His owner brought Beast/Bubba over again. He looked awful. His ribs were protruding and his face hollow, but his eyes were full of joy. He scarfed down three large bowls of food, plenty of water, and played with Sneakers until they both fell asleep in our living room. Then, his owner told us that Bubba hadn’t eaten in over a week. We sent him home with food, and a warning. We couldn’t let him continue to destroy such a beautiful, sweet, loving dog. His response- “I think I’m going to get rid of him and get a blue-nose puppy instead”.
I called animal control and reported him.
On Monday night, his owner came over again, this time alone. I was hopeful that the dog was taken from him, to be placed in a better home. We invited him to stay for dinner, so we could ask about Beast. During our conversation, his owner asked us if it was okay that Beast was only being fed bread. The look on his face during our conversation was perhaps what bothered me the most.. He didn’t care. He continued eating and laughing. Beast/Bubba was just an accessory to him. I wanted to snap. I wanted to hit him the way I’ve seen him hit his poor dog numerous times before. If I had, maybe it would’ve knocked some sense in to him. However, I knew it wouldn’t make a difference.
Instead, my boyfriend and I made a decision, and told his owner to bring Beast/Bubba to us. We had to get them separated. We couldn’t keep letting this happen, the dog deserves so much more.
The next step: We are trying to find him a new home. We aren’t capable of keeping him, due to lease restrictions and finances.
What I do know: His birthday is July 2nd.
He is not neutered, or up to date with shots/licensing (Big surprise).
He is not crate trained. We tried, and he was so nervous/anxious, he DESTROYED the crate beyond repair. All of his life has been spent in a concrete, fenced-in back yard.
He is an incredibly sweet dog. He’s affectionate, great with children and other animals (even cats!). He is a phenomenal listener, and knows basic commands. Understandably, he is a little timid when you pat him on the head. Instead, he prefers having his paws rubbed, and having the spot between his eyes stroked (it’ll put him right to sleep!)
He’s a warm, cuddly couch companion. He snores like a chainsaw, and gets scared/curious when he farts.
I’m not sure what to expect from this, but I appreciate any help. All of the rescues I can find in our area don’t accept surrenders, they handle shelter dogs exclusively. I’m looking for suggestions on who I can contact, or even anyone interested in taking the handsome fella.
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