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    If he has "full papers" as in full ANKC registration papers as you say then please contact his breeder, if they are a truly ethical breeder who care about their dogs then they will take him back or at the very least help you in finding a suitable new home for him. He cannot just go to anyone, being that he is dog aggressive he needs a suitable home who are experienced and prepared to manage him with those issues for the rest of his life, not an easy thing to do (I know I deal with it everyday).

    Like Jadie suggested I would be putting up an adoption price for him, even though he is desexed he is a very possible target for dog fighters to take as a bait dog. These people can present fantastic fronts that look like really legitimate people to take him on.

    I would avoid Best Friends personally, I have had dealings with them, and although Bull breed "friendly" have heard some of their volunteers saying things such as "Staffy's have lockjaw" a myth that has been debunked for many years.
    In all honesty most foster carers have their own animals so he is probably better off staying with you until something else is found. Many rescue organisations will allow you to "advertise" your dog through them as a "private rescue".
    Here are a few you can try to contact.

    Animal Rescue Qld - Home
    Red Collar Rescue | Biggenden | Welcome

    Also there is a facebook page called "Bull Breeds in Need", if you message them they may place him up on the site for you as well.

    If you post up a picture of Chase I can speak to a few people I know in Queensland who have breed experience and may know people who are experienced owners, who are looking for a dog.

    Another rescue org to contact
    Puppy Love Rescue
    Puppy Love's member profile at PetRescue
    They are only a small, NSW based rescue, but they deal mainly with Bull breeds and have lots of experience with them. They have a facebook page as well but I can't access FB from work so I can't link it. Just search Puppy Love Rescue though. I am sure if you contact them they may be able to help or at least give you some pointers.
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    My dog is NOT getting put down
    Excellent - but the only way you can be sure about this is to keep him.

    and he is NOT a pit bull. He has full papers,
    I wrote what I wrote because some people come here trying to rehome their dogs or get papers for them, and they don't really understand what ANKC papers are. Ie they think that "registered" means with the council or that papers are the vet vaccination certificiates or sale documents (if any). And some dodgy breeders just print off their own Breed Certificates and call those "papers", this is common with the "designer dog" breeders.

    and we are located in the sunshine coast region.
    Tah - members can give you much more specific pointers at rescues and foster carers. But I agree with K&P and others, contact your boy's breeder first. Breeders get very upset if they're not given first option on rehoming one of their dogs.

    I have seen plenty of dogs at the pound who are not friendly with other dogs.
    As far as I know most places like RSPCA and AWL and council pounds will PTS any dog that is not good with dogs and children especially larger breeds - it's called "temperment testing". You definitely don't want him going there, I agree. But the foster carer rescue systems are very different and there are some very passionate bull breed people who will help.

    And it's not just Victoria that will take away an "unpapered Amstaff" (ANKC papers). "Pitbulls" (any scary looking bull breed or cross) are restricted in all states including QLD. The only way to prove an AMStaff is not a pitbull - is with the ANKC papers - so they're very important.

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    Hey Win, I am on the Sunshine Coast, and like mentioned, here are a couple of links for u!
    4 Paws Animal Refuge Rescue Shelter Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia - Links
    Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge | Home

    and also like Jadie said there is a link on facebook for AMstaffs and staffies to be rehomed. I would love to take Chase, but unfortunately where I live, I am only allowed one dog...goodluck in finding a new home for your beautiful pooch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    As far as I know most places like RSPCA and AWL and council pounds will PTS any dog that is not good with dogs and children especially larger breeds - it's called "temperment testing". You definitely don't want him going there, I agree.
    Sorry, just had to add that is not my experience with RSPCA or pound here though I understand it will differ from place to place. Plenty of dogs at both RSPCA and pound are advertised here as only being suitable for a one dog household or just not good with other dogs and also often for a home without kids - though obviously if they think they would truly attack kids, they would be PTS immediately. The RSPCA will often put considerable training effort into rehabilitating some of those dogs.

    On the other hand, a dog my friend was fostering for a local rescue org was put down a while back because she attacked her dog without any warning. They did not have any foster carers who could deal with an unreliable dog like that as they all had other dogs.

    The best way to ensure the dog is well cared for and not PTS instead of re-homed is to keep her until you find a suitable owner. And I definitely second asking a rescue organisation's help in this.

    I think you do need to be realistic about the prospects though. You are giving up on this dog because of her problems, so why would anyone else - who has not created a bond with her - want to take her on? I know there are some out there who will adopt a dog purely to prevent it from being PTS. But they are very rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    Sorry, just had to add that is not my experience with RSPCA or pound here though I understand it will differ from place to place. Plenty of dogs at both RSPCA and pound are advertised here as only being suitable for a one dog household or just not good with other dogs and also often for a home without kids - though obviously if they think they would truly attack kids, they would be PTS immediately. The RSPCA will often put considerable training effort into rehabilitating some of those dogs.

    On the other hand, a dog my friend was fostering for a local rescue org was put down a while back because she attacked her dog without any warning. They did not have any foster carers who could deal with an unreliable dog like that as they all had other dogs.

    The best way to ensure the dog is well cared for and not PTS instead of re-homed is to keep her until you find a suitable owner. And I definitely second asking a rescue organisation's help in this.

    I think you do need to be realistic about the prospects though. You are giving up on this dog because of her problems, so why would anyone else - who has not created a bond with her - want to take her on? I know there are some out there who will adopt a dog purely to prevent it from being PTS. But they are very rare.
    To be honest the RSPCA's and many rescues "bleeding heart's" are not good for rescue. I have seen too many dogs who should have been PTS, rehomed to an inappropriate home, setting the dog and the new owners up for failure, which ends up with a dog back in the pound (and PTS like it should have been first) and the owners deciding against rescuing ever again and instead getting a pet shop puppy or sometimes in an unlikely situation going to a breeder. Sometimes the kindest and best thing to do is PTS. But that is a different thread.

    Sorry for the hijack.

    I do agree with your last paragraph.
    I think it is a bit poor to be giving this dog up because of the issues. If the issue was the OP can only keep one dog then the responsible thing to do would be to keep Chase because of his issues, and rehome the dog who is more rehomable. But that is a perfect world, truth is most people don't want to deal with their mistakes so they get rid of them. Hence full pounds and shelters.

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    K&P, I agree that sometimes the decision to try rehome a dog is based on sentimentality and not on rationality. I know of some examples of that here. And it might indeed harm the cause in some cases.

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    To all the people passing judgments you haven't a clue on my situation. Fact is you are all just sitting behind a computer. I just had to put down my dog chase down and i when i got home i have found the my other dog has run away. As i said previously, you have no idea of the background history of my ownership of my dogs so never pass judgments of that which you know nothing about.
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    Win, people are not trying to pass judgement on your situation. Merely trying to help you the best way we can with the information we have been given by you. Please do not threaten members of our forum or you will be banned.

    Sorry to hear about Chase and good luck finding your other dog.

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    I didn't read any of this as passing judgement. People were trying to prepare you for the difficulties in rehoming a dog.

    I am so very sorry about your predicament. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

    I am quite shocked about being threatened with violence though... I will just think that is the grief talking. I am truly sorry about your loss and hope you will find your other dog very soon.

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