***UPDATE***REX IS ON HIS WAY TO HIS FOSTER HOME***THANK YOU #TEAMCALWEAR!!!!!***
MEET REX, who is now searching for an adoptive home.
REX comes to CalWEAR after a brief stay at the San Diego County Bonita Shelter (Southern California).
Staff’s initial impression of REX was, “Wow, he’s a nice dog! Loved being talked to petted. Super social. Wagged his tail when getting attention. But also… walked into walls.”
As it turned out, REX is suspected to have some retinal degeneration. In other words, he can’t see.
Did he get lost? Is that how he ended up at the shelter?
Thankfully, REX was microchipped and a quick phone call was made to notify his owner that he was safe. No problem. Owner made an appointment to come get his boy.
Unfortunately, the appointment time came and went, and REX’S owner didn’t show up to collect him. Then the shelter was ghosted altogether.
REX was abandoned by his family. While we don’t know why, we suspect it’s because they are going through ruff times, themselves, and aren’t in a position to take him home.
So here’s where CalWEAR comes in.
REX needs our help. First and foremost, he needs a soft place to land. A temporary foster home where we can get him cleaned up and back in tip-top shape. Then, we’ll need to find him the BESTEST. HOME. EVER, because he deserves that, and so much more.
– With love and gratitude, Team CalWEAR
Joan M Lynn
I have adopted several weim/weim mixes from Norcal Weims over the years. I am attaching an email sent to Bouvier rescue. I’m also checking on Portuguese water dogs because of my son’s allergies. (Son doesn’t live with me but would rehome a dog in the event that I was unable to care for one in future years.) My best “life time dogs” have been weims, but a young, high-energy dog would not be a good fit. My working at home and single-level large home could work for a blind dog (if Rex is blind). Please note, though, that I wouldn’t adopt a dog until late August as I have a trip scheduled.
This is the email sent to Bouvier rescue:
Hello. I am dogless for the first time in over 20 years. I lost my 14-year-old rescue from TaiPei a few days ago, and my 9-year-old weim/lab rescue a few months earlier. All of my dogs have been rescues.
A daughter lives in Hawaii, and a son in Colorado. Covid prevented visiting them. A couple of family visits are planned, and I wouldn’t get a new dog until mid-August when I return from a trip to Colorado. In truth, I am trying to be disciplined and not get a dog right away, but I started looking a few months ago when my weim died, knowing that the older dog was in her last days. I jokingly say that a big dog is part of my persona, and I’m sure you know the feeling.
I am an editor who works from home. I will be 75 in August. I live with a 79-year-old partner who is not as active but loves the dogs. My daily routine includes a 2- to 3-mile walk in the early morning and an occasional trip to the beach. No children at home or visiting because my older female was not kid-friendly. I would take the dog on any trips to the store, and basically include the dog in most of my activities. I have a huge garden and a big house, so I am mainly a homebody. There is a fenced side yard with access by a doggie door, but I don’t leave dogs outside. There is a large courtyard (a sort of outside living room), and the dog would have free run of the house.
I am looking for an adult dog as a companion and a motivator to get out and walk every day! My dogs are better cared for than most people.
My son has a Portuguese water dog. I won’t go to a breeder, and that breed also is hard to find. They lucked out in finding a puppy in rescue 9 years ago. The only water dog on Petfinder is 10 years old in Texas. I am in excellent health and plan to continue working indefinitely (just signed a 10-year contract, and I’m sure the client is unaware of my age 😊), but my son and I have an agreement that, should I die or become ill, he and his wife (with no children) would take my dog. My partner would not be able to provide the exercise needed. My son suggested that I look for a Bouvier. A neighbor has a large male (Mingus), and I’ve talked a bit with the him about the breed in the past.
Joan M Lynn
I’m not sure if I sent an email yesterday. I’m interested in this dog. Currently, no dogs and have rescued several weims from Norcal weim rescue over the years., I have a trip planned in early August and would not be available until late August. Can you please send me updates on Rex?
Joan M Lynn
Doh. I didn’t realize that I’d posted to the site. Was looking for a “sent” email and didn’t find one.