Meet Ghost and Roxy. Ghost is on the left and Roxy is on the right. They are new additions to Armac. We were contacted by a very nice lady named Christy. Her husband had been visiting a friend. While he was there the friend's neighbor came over and asked to borrow the friend's truck. The friend asked why and the guy told him he was going to take his two Akitas and dump them in the woods. At which point Christie's husband said oh no no. I will take them. And he did. He called Christy coming home to let her know that he had two dogs in the car with him. They already have a dog that's a Schnauzer poodle mix. The last time the husband brought a dog home unexpectedly it attacked their dog. So she was a little apprehensive. But these are really nice dogs. They got them just before Thanksgiving. And advertised them on NextDoor. She was appalled at the people who wanted these dogs. She realized that She was unable to vet the people the way they should be. She contacted her sister who does humane work in another state. Her sister suggested contacting Akita rescue. She originally contacted a different Akita rescue who told her to contact us because we were in her area. Christy has had some serious surgery lately and really needed to have the dogs gone because taking care of them was a lot for her in her current condition. I went to meet them with Annette, one of our volunteers, on Monday. These were two really, really nice dogs. Roxy has a little more energy, is probably the more dominant and outgoing of the two. Ghost was a little more reticent although he warmed up very quickly. I talked with Thomas and Alyssa, who are a foster home for us and they agreed to take Roxy the female. I had already made up my mind that I was going to keep Ghost and foster him here. But Annette called and let me know that she would be happy to foster him. He kind of won everybody's heart. We asked Christy's husband if he could get any more information from the previous owner reference vet records, anything, about the dogs. We got puppy pictures and a date of birth from the breeders paperwork. He sent them via text.
Ghost is somewhat reticent when meeting new people, especially men, but does come around. He has been Annette' s shadow since he has been with her. He can be very vocal. He is not fond of car rides, but tolerates them. He was a bit snappy at the vet, but he was still new to us and did well muzzled. He has not been snappy with anyone else at any time. He had a little trouble with his neuter, but has since recovered. He loves to play with toys and crates well. He did well meeting a dog savvy friend. He can be very charming.
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Currently we do not know if Ghost will be able to attend the event, 2024 Super Pet Expo on Friday, March 15th, 2024.