We have a 4 year old Catahoula/German Shepherd mix adopted at 7 weeks old from a local rescue.å%A0 She still lives at home but, at full maturity, her unpredictability has become worse. Her name is Macie Mae, and she has been spayed.å%A0 At home, Macie has been strongly aggressive towards strangers, especially men; she snaps at children and bites dogs - but when we took her to meet a potential adopter, in a very large enclosure, she was not aggressive and spent the whole time running freely and playing. They were able to approach her, pet her a little, with just the slightest 'grr' warning. She has begun attacking our own other smaller dogs - whom she has known all her life -- and just 2 days ago attacked another, puncturing her arm - it's the first time she has ever actually hurt one of her housemates, but she's gotten on them in the past. Macie recently bit a guy who approached her, against our warning, to give her a tennis ball to play with.å%A0 She gave him two punctures, but thankfully no infection and no lasting damage. å%A0 She went immediately into quarantine. HERE IS THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION: å%A0Macie is a huge, super strong, loveable, loving, sweet, playful, goofy and very energetic working dog. å%A0Our family, in the past 4 years, has had numerous personal health problems and are unable to exercise Macie (as we learned she needed).å%A0 Obviously, Macie is NOT and was not the Lab mix puppy we asked for and thought we were getting.å%A0 We sent her for an intense 3-week professional board and train who had complete success with her, because she had a strong 1:1 trainer who was able to focus her on training and could give her a lot of exercise and attention.å%A0 We asked them for help to find a new owner but nothing has come along. å%A0å%A0 Having seen exactly what the core issue is, it is our honest belief that Macie is not a bad dog, nor a vicious dog. Her nature is sweet and goofy. But, she is a Catahoula without space to run and play in, and without the attention and activity/ stimulation she needs, all at no fault of her own. We love her deeply and are desperate to find someone strong, loving and capable to take her, love her, be kind to her, and give her the life she deserves. å%A0 We are truly desperate to help her.å%A0 We'd be happy to send you video footage of her at home to see what a sweetheart she is.å%A0 We have found nowhere to rehome her yet, and the rescue is refusing to help. We do not want a bad ending for this beautiful girl. Please help us find the right people by sharing her story to appropriate people you may know in other towns.
Fresno County Clovis, California 93611
Kristina Bonbrake: 559-940-2421 or 559-313-9917 Email