He's a barker. If you're out in the back yard he's just "woof! woof! woof! woof! woof! woof! woof! woof!" I don't know if that means "I want to bite you until my teeth hit bone" or if it means "DO YOU NOT HAVE A FRISBEE TO THROW TO ME?!?!"
my heart breaks seeing that sad rotty with the muzzle. he looks sad and beaten down.
we often see volunteers in the dog park near us with dogs from the shelters they are some of the happiest dogs ever. Mojo loves them all to and wishes we would take all of them home with us.
He seems like a Big Angry Dog full of yelling and bluster, but I can only imagine that he's not as bad as all that if someone would play with him.
most rottys are barkers and most are sweethearts. and if he is not it is because of how he was brought up. his face just says it all, he longs to be loved. is he outside all the time no matter what? if so you should call a rescue to come get him. he deserves love and a comfy bed.
My god, that face.
He's not outside all the time, in fact we were just remarking that we hadn't seen him in a couple of weeks.
Kyle, that is really wonderful.
Going to share with our friends Mary and Rob who have also been running and love animals.
LOVE LOVE LOVE that you are doing this. That is such a fantastic idea.
I wish I could go save that Rottie. He needs love so bad.
The picture of the rottweiler makes me want to cry.
I take Django the seizure dog out jogging quite often. It's pretty clear he holds himself back to trot along at my speed. I haven't been jogging in a while because my friends ganged up on me and told me to hold back if I'm having foot problems and that at my weight running and jogging are really bad for me. My nurse friend told me yesterday to go for it anyways, since this is the exercise I like to do and that I see results with.
Those runs will make the shelter dogs better candidates for adoption. Yay-go-you!
Damn it Kyle, you made my eyes leak. Also, if you are inherently lazy than I must be slothenly.
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Also, I think the rottie looks sad. :-(
this made me tear up. i can't stand to see animals sad. not the rot in your back yard or the animals in the shelter, stuck in the shelter. you are such a good person. i do not know many people who are as inherently good as you are. i'm not just saying that. that's what i tell people about you, when i talk about you.
that poor rotty, I want to be his friend and hug him and scritch behind his ears.
Speaking for the dogs-thank you and you rock!
There is a similar group near where I live. Not only do they take shelter/foster dogs running, if they find a dog who really really loves running, they post that dog's picture and info at the local running stores so that maybe the dog will have someone to go running with forever.
Thank you for making my day.
This is the best thing ever.
Wow. Thank you for this. You just made my day. :)
Dude, if you wanna come run our crazy-ass dog while I nap with the baby or maybe even (*gasp!*) take a shower, I will totally cut you a key.
Good on you guys. That's a really great thing to do, and not something that often occurs to people when they think of charity (and have no spare change to give.)
I used to run dogs for the Lost Dogs Home (Melbourne, Australia) and also did a stint for the Keysborough Animal Shelter.
It's nigh on impossible to describe the level of joy in the animals at getting out for a bit of a run when they spent such long hours in what are really quite small enclosures.
I encourage anyone with the time and inclination to check out their local animal shelters and find out if they need puppy walkers.