Friday, March 6, 2009

Featured Rescue - Gatsby the Portugese Water Dog

As I'm sure we all know by now, the US presidential family is getting a dog. They are searching for a rescue dog to adopt from a shelter and the breed they have selected is the Portugese Water Dog. There are not too many of these guys in rescue right now - only 5 listed on Petfinder (not all rescue dogs are listed here, remember). Though I am not personally familiar with this breed, I have read that PWDs can be quite active dogs that require daily vigorous exercise. Here's the wiki about them, and here's the AKC breed standard.

Definitely not a dog to get without first researching and learning about the breed!

Gatsby is a cute guy - not much info about him up on petfinder. Looks like if you want to know more, you'll need to contact the rescue.

We are all hoping this does not turn into another "101 Dalmations Syndrome" situation but you can bet that if the presidential family does get a PWD, there will be puppy mills popping up everywhere to provide the public with these dogs.


LuLu and LoLLy! said...

Thanks for this good post. Please keep up what you do! Love, your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy!

mytwh said...

I need to post this to vent a little. This is an ad from a local newspaper/online thing called Uncle Henry's

Here's the ad:
Ruckous is looking to be a father again he has had two litters already w/his girl but just loves babies and wants more. He is a lab pit mix and pure black, looks just like a lab w/the big box head. His babies have his head and his loving personality, please help him be a father again. He is asking $50 for his services in giving you the pups of your dreams

SERIOUSLY!!!! I want to call them and tell them that they are complete asshats! He just loves babies and wants more? There is just so much wrong with this post that I can't even think coherently. Ad's like there are a dime a dozen at this place. Oh it makes me so mad!!!!

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