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Puppy Mill Rescue -- Doors -- Don't get lax

We had quite a scare yesterday that had a happy ending, but could have ended very badly. We have had Dori for 1.5 years after being in a puppy mill for 18 months. I knew all too well about the possible flight risks they were, but we never had an issue and I was very careful. At this time, I am quite confident she would come to me if she did get loose. However, yesterday, I went to our daughters to take our grandchildren for pictures for our daughter for her birthday surprise. Our dogs were with me, but they stayed at their house while my son in law and the children went to get the pictures. After the picture taking/selection process, I waited for the pictures and everyone else left to go back to their house. They have an awkward door arrangement and Dori bolted out of the door as he was going in -- this is the first time she has ever done anything like that. Anthony tried to grab her and she bit him. She ran down the street and there is a fair amount of traffic in the area. By then my husband was there and they were both trying to catch her. Tom was close to her at one point and Dori was thinking of coming to him, but then Anthony came and she bolted. Tom calls me to come back right away because she would come to me. Lots of traffic and Tom thought she was going to get hit. One of the neighbors (female) got in the car with her little dog -- she got to where Dori was and was able to get Dori to come to her and put her in the car -- don't think she was out for more than 10 minutes. We were very lucky and I am very grateful to the neighbo who helped -- she knew from experience with her own dog who is somewhat fearful of men.

Lesson learned even after all this time, flight is still a dangerous risk if I am not there!!!!!!!!!!!! I know there are other members who have puppy mill rescues so continue to be very careful throughout their lives. Dori definately was in her past life yesterday.

This morning she jumped up on the couch with me, which from prior posts I have said she did not so. She has done it two times this week!

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Glad to hear this had a happy ending. You must have been frantic. So happy to hear Dori is safe and sound.

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I am so glad that you got her back so quickly! I can imagine how you felt when it happened.
Thanks for sharing this.
My one big concern with fostering a puppy mill rescue was/is the the flight risk.

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I know how terrifying that is. I'm so happy this story had a happy ending. How sad for these babies that their old demons remain right below the surface.

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If Taylor (my rescue) were ever separated from Capote she'd bolt very easily. I don't worry about her very much when he's around because she's HIS dog (not mine) so she follows him everywhere. If capote gets loose she just follows him.. if she doesn't know where he is she's just lost.. so when he's not around she has to be on a leash or she may bolt. Luckily they're together almost all the time so I never really have to worry about her. Most of the time if Capote is on a leash she can be left off one because she'll just follow alongside him anyways.. Capote would bolt though for the 'adventure' and then tease you the whole time as he runs down the street marking every tree, hydrant or bush in his wake..

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I have learned that my little rescue Sir Winston is a wonderful fence climber. I have to secure him to the porch deck, because if he gets into the yard, he will climb the fencing, which is the post and rail when fence behind it. My last two dogs never even tried. That is probably what happend and how he came to be in rescue at Liberty SC! He definitely would go with anyone who opened a car door. After having him a while I m sure he was someone's pet and not a mill dog, he is too well adjusted and socialized. He also holds out for what he wants for food and treats. So far he has trained me well. But he is not a lap dog very independent little guy!

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How frightening! I am so glad that everyone is okay!!

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Yes, very frightening. Yikes ! I am so glad Dori is home, safe with you, Judy. Phew!

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That was a scary story!but why is it that they feel the need to bolt?is this common to all mill puppies,or just Havs?

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Rosie is no longer allowed anywhere outside except in the fenced area. Back in march, we were strolling in the back portion of our property and she was running and having a good time, when she decided to bolt. She ran two properties down before stopping. I never will trust her again on the loose outside the fence. And she wouldn't come back either. She could have just as easily run to the highway.
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