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General => Searching for a GOOD home => Topic started by: Mobius on January 17, 2008, 08:56:06 PM

Title: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Mobius on January 17, 2008, 08:56:06 PM
There's an animal shelter close to my house that I visit regularly. I like to spend time with the lonely dogs. Recently I discovered this guy. They are calling him a 3 year old Neo. Clearly he is part Neo, but his skin is tighter than many Neos ...and of course for me, that makes him more special!  ;D Perhaps he is a neo/corso cross. Also, I don't think he is 3. I bet he is closer to 18 months. He wiggles and jumps like a pup.

The shelter people are saying that he is aggressive, but honestly he is sweet, just very protective and confident. He was trying to lean on me the moment I approached him. I love his character. He wants to play, he is super high drive and once he trusts you, he is very affectionate. But he will require an owner who is willing to put in the time. He is probably 15 - 20 lbs under weight. You can see his spine, but he moves great, and is VERY strong, and has the potential for a lean muscular build. I just now notified the CCAA rescue, but if anyone knows of a good home -perhaps someone who can't afford a corso, but wants a confident, protective molosser, please contact me.

Also, I think he is an interesting specimen because his tighter skin allows us to appreciate some of the ancient connection between the corso and the neo. What do you guys think of this guy??

Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Mobius on January 17, 2008, 09:03:20 PM
A couple more. You can see that he is severely under weight. You can still see his spine a bit. BUT, check out his muscular rear. If he just got some quality food and attention, I think his body could become really nice. Check out his high tail set. His coat is rich and very soft. No mange. No skin irritations. He is an unusually good dog for a shelter.

By the way, you can have him for under $30 USD.
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Kelly on January 17, 2008, 09:13:28 PM
Josh you can't do this to me!!  I can't I can't I can't I can't take in another one.  So I've been told.  No.  I can't.

But I want to......

He's so nice.  And within my budget too! 
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Mobius on January 17, 2008, 09:23:27 PM
Kelly, how do you think I feel?? It's torture. I think about him all the time. I've just already got an intact male.
I was just thinking that perhaps some of us have friends who lust after our Corsos, but can't spend that amount of money themselves. For a person who appreciates the corso, but who can't spend the $$$, this dog would be like winning the lottery!

It's funny, because I like his head type (in the first pic) better than some of the corsos I see. In that first pic, look at his stop and the deep furrow between his eyes. In the profile shot he is barking at people in another area. After 10 minutes of play with me and the shelter clerk, he was already protecting us. This dog is NOT shy. Pretty cool.
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Kelly on January 17, 2008, 09:25:38 PM
Are you absolutely sure the two of them can't live together in peace and harmony?  Django is still a pup....and they are two boys, easier to match than two girls.

Sorry I'll stop now.

Yes he's beautiful.
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: evowayne on January 17, 2008, 09:40:42 PM
I wish I lived in the states and not the uk as i would have him no problem. He looks very similar to our corso Enzo. I am sure he is more corso than neo. He looks more like the old time neos before they were bred with too much wrinkle and weight
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Mobius on January 17, 2008, 09:43:09 PM
"Wrestle with me"
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Mobius on January 17, 2008, 09:44:46 PM
I wish I lived in the states and not the uk as i would have him no problem. He looks very similar to our corso Enzo. I am sure he is more corso than neo. He looks more like the old time neos before they were bred with too much wrinkle and weight

...one of the reasons I think this guy is special.
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Mobius on January 17, 2008, 10:02:57 PM
Listen, I can't take the thought of this guy living his final days in this shelter. If someone from another country wants him, let me know. I'll get him, take him to the airport, and put him on a plane for you. I might even be persuaded to help with part of the cost of the flight. If you want him, then let's start the conversation there. The rest can be worked out.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 8)

Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: vasuandchris on January 18, 2008, 05:40:30 AM
He certainly looks like a Neo Cross and has great expression. :)

Mobius,
I live in Northern Cali and unfortunately cant take the big guy either  :-\ but count me in for helping with the cost of ANY flight if anyone is able to take him, within or outside U.S. You can email me at vunnam@valleywater.org if you need to get ahold of me.

Good Luck Precious Boy!
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Mobius on January 18, 2008, 06:08:56 AM
Thanks vasuandchris. That's great.

Looking at this guy's pic, I can't help think what a shame it is that the Neo has been so lessened by breeding fads. The historic, tighter skinned, more functional Neo is so much more compelling than what we have today ...to me. I've looked at a few of the old black and white pics of Neos from the '40s & '50s. They were cool dogs. Having seen those pics, you can imagine how surprising it was to see this guy in a kennel filled with 100 dogs.

Besides the fact that this guy is so underweight, he's a got a cool body, no? I think he's still a pup. He has no calluses on his elbows. He springs around like a pup. His paws are big...
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: canecorsonancy on January 28, 2008, 09:42:05 AM
Any news about this boy? Did he find a home??
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Mobius on January 29, 2008, 07:33:10 AM
It's a bit of a saga at this point. There is a great home that is interested (thanks to Ron H. and this forum!). The dog's name is kong, and I 've spent more time with him. We were just in the process of lining up a basic hip Xray to figure out a limp that I noticed, when some rescue organization took him. Normally this would be great in that it gets the dog out of the shelter, but in this case it is frustrating because we were so close, and now I have to begin again with a new bureaucracy. Hopefully they have not taken him out of state and we can get this settled soon.

Anyway, he is good dog, and now I'm just waiting for the shelter to give me the contact info for this Rescue organization.
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Joe on January 31, 2008, 03:59:49 PM
Hope this all works out, he seems like a great pooch
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Kelly on February 01, 2008, 10:07:42 PM
Josh, any news?
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Mobius on February 02, 2008, 11:05:34 AM
So, some rescue organization has taken him out of the shelter, even though we have someone appropriate lined up to take him (thanks to Ron H. or Firehorse CC). I've gotten the shelter to give me the email contact info for the rescue representative. I've emailed this person several times, and they are not returning my emails. And I am getting more and more frustrated. To make matters worse, the shelter knew that I was willing to pay for a basic hip xray & a plane flight, both to get the dog in a good home, and still they were happy to release the dog to a rescue while we were waiting to get the xrays completed by THEIR associated veterinary facility. Why? Isn't the point to get the dog into a good home. Why the rescue is not answering my emails is something I cannot explain.

Has anyone else every had issues with poor management at shelters? I just don't get it.
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: KahuCaneCorso on February 02, 2008, 01:45:26 PM
I have found that some private rescues are fanatic animal lovers, on the verge of being a little insane.....  Watch Animal Precinct on Animal Planet....lol.  But really, I have met a few private rescue organizations, and they operate "their way or the highway" mentality.  Do you know where the dog is???  Could you go and adopt it and get it released, and then send it to its new home?
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Mobius on February 02, 2008, 06:41:23 PM
No, that's the point. The only contact info the shelter gave me was an email address for the Rescue org. The shelter people explained to the rescue that there is someone (me) currently pursuing adoption. I've emailed the rescue letting them know who I am, and they are not returning my emails. I'm going to call the shelter today and see if they can contact the rescue and put some pressure on them to respond to my emails.

But you'd think that the rescue would be calling me. They have my contact info. They know I've been working to find this dog a home, visiting the shelter, and that now we have a home lined up...

They just need to return my email...
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: KahuCaneCorso on February 04, 2008, 06:24:47 AM
How frustrating!! >:(
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Mobius on February 09, 2008, 04:06:38 PM
This dog is no longer available. Working with this shelter was a massive pain in the @$$.

I hope the idiot who got this dog is good to him.

Nancy, you can delete this thread and the pics to make room on the forum.
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: canecorsonancy on February 09, 2008, 08:15:33 PM
I just deleted the uploaded pics. But the topic can stay. It is a good example of bureaucratic madness ::)
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Our Grand Guerra on February 14, 2008, 06:15:45 PM
 Mobius, to all Lesson learned!!!!!

     You did a very noble deed and thank you for your efforts of trying to find

      a decent home for the Neo at this shelter, and  somehow and where this Neo vanished into Cyberspace......

      Somewhere just maybe in this section of the site for this type of situation and placement  of a dog, that

      a safeguard or application process thru this forum can be  improvised to collect information and do some

      background work on  the shelters, prespective new owners , etc,

      It may be asking a bit much for Nancy, as I know she probably has a plate full already, but maybe
     
      with her resources something can be implemented.

      Respectfully, Fred   
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: canecorsonancy on February 14, 2008, 11:30:05 PM
Please explain what you have in mind. In this section people can post dogs that are looking for a new home. So also dogs members found in shelters.
I don't think that the person who now has this dog is an idiot as Josh said. He probably had no idea that there was someone else interested in this dog. I do agree that this whole thing is too much bureaucracy and not enough about the dog :-\ But I have no idea how we could do background work on shelters and new owners on this forum. Remember that we always only hear 1 side of a story. I think many breeders found out that not every great new owner ends up to be that great. Just like many dogowners who started out adoring the breeder of their dog, found out that this breeder was not that great. How to know when the things posted are really correct and not half truths? What is great for 1 person, can be horrible for another. I think best is just to keep this section for the dogs who need it and let people do their own homework. Just like everybody has to do their own homework when buying a pup or when breeding ;)
Title: Re: Interesting Neo looking for someone to protect.
Post by: Our Grand Guerra on February 15, 2008, 02:30:50 AM
  Nancy, I agree on some or most of your views regarding dog placement and we all should be vigilante of what are the surrouding circumstances and do echo the Breeder issue. Again Kudos to Mobius for her part in this also.  Thank you for your input on this matter, and again my views are in the Best interest of the dogs........


Best Regards, Fred