I really don’t know what to do about this dog. She showed up a few days ago and hasn’t really left my porch since. She’s made this tiny ass chair on my porch her bed, and sits in that thing almost all day unless she’s chasing cats, or laying in the sun… She’s like a guard dog who’s decided to adopt ME.
I’ve done my best to provide her water and whatever dog-safe scraps I can scrounge up… But she very obviously needs both a bath, and nutritional rehab and I can’t take her in because of my landlord and boyfriend both saying “no pets”.
I can’t keep up feeding her scraps to begin with. Bryan’s starting to notice our leftovers going missing and he said something about it yesterday that hinted he thinks it’s going to the dog.
The problem is, she’s obviously part pitbul. I have a soft spot for pits because I used to breed and raise them. They’re wonderful dogs. Unfortunately, I live in Oklahoma and Oklahoma is most certainly NOT a pit-friendly state despite all evidence that they’re unlike any other breed.
Around here, they don’t even get a chance in shelters. No-kill, or otherwise. I repeat: IN MY STATE EVEN NO KILL SHELTERS WILL FLAT OUT REFUSE TO TAKE THEM OR WILL SEND THEM TO A KILL SHELTER TO BE EUTHANIZED. A shelter, any shelter, is out of the question in my state, and obtaining papers that state she is a different breed is neither a luxury I can afford to do, nor something that will make a difference. Oklahoma shelters will either euthanize or just flat out not take anything that even remotely LOOKS like a pit. I’ve tried Pit rescue groups in my area, but half of them don’t have any listed contact information, and the other half aren’t taking animals right now. My last hope for a Pit rescue group that could take her has not responded to my phone calls at all.
Other than a good bath and some obvious nutritional rehab, she’s a healthy, active, and very happy and playful dog. I had her sit to take the last picture. She understands “sit”, “stay”, “come” and “lay down”. Judging by the way she’s tried to follow Bryan and I into the house every time we come in, I’d say she used to also be an inside pet. There’s definitely no way in hell she’s a recently abandoned stray, judging on her thinness. She’s been abandoned or out for a while, wandering.
I couldn’t justify allowing a shelter to kill her, but I can’t take care of her. I don’t need advice on what to do with her. I don’t need another suggestion for “shelters” or “rescue groups”. I’ve tried everything. She needs a home, and if you’re in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, I beg you to come take her in.