Meet Ranger; a 12 week old Belgian Malinois rescued by BAR from Vance County, North Carolina. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic which impacted daily operations at the shelter, Ranger, along with other shelter dogs, was temporarily placed in foster care, and in turn, quickly adopted by the individual. But Ranger’s life took a negative turn when he became a “gift” to the adopter’s son, who was not familiar with or inclined to properly care for a pet. Ranger spent his days confined to a crate without any socialization. Ranger became fearful and developed an aggressive personality.
Thankfully, Ranger was returned to Baywater Animal Rescue. Ranger was a mess. His fateful environment caused Ranger to become highly aggressive and untrusting of anyone, including our shelter technicians, who endured numerous bites. Ranger scared away every potential adopter, and we knew that something had to be done to save him.
After a widespread search, Show Me Your Dog Training in Baltimore, known for their work with hard-to-place dogs, was contacted and agreed to provide 10 weeks’ training at a significant discount to the shelter, provided we would ultimately find the right adoptive person or family to provide a happy home.
This is where we need your help. Ranger's training, although offered at a discount, is still overwhelming for our rescue. We are not state, county or federally funded. Your help is needed NOW to help dogs like Ranger overcome extreme obstacles such as abuse, so that they may become healthy, happy family members. Please consider a monetary donation to help offset the cost of Ranger's Training.
PART II Have you been waiting for the next episode of Ranger's Training? Check out this video which shows Ranger as a happy, well trained family dog. Ranger's new owners are so excited by his transformation. He has been adopted by a police officer, who wanted a family dog to protect his family while he was on duty. Ranger has proven to be the right blend of love and protection for this family. They are excited to add him to their family as soon as his training is done.
Baywater did not give up on this dog. We worked with him, and then found him the PERFECT trainer at Show Me Your Dog Training. Although countless people looked at Ranger and decided he was "just too much", his new family cannot wait to bring him home. They knew he was "the one" the first time they met him - despite his aggressive puppy behavior.
Times are hard right now for everyone. Baywater, the Eastern Shore's Leading No-Kill Shelter, does not receive any state or county funding. We did not give up on this dog - Please do not give up on us. Your donation matters. Please help us as we reach out to save more dogs like Ranger. Because you don't throw a whole life away, just 'cause its a little banged up.
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