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Hello to those of you who are in the loving world of Rottwielers. I decided to get on this forum because I really like your site and could use some advice. I am a 3X rottie owner and have to say that my 1 1/2 year old female whose name is mentioned (Delilah) is the most loveable sweet girl in the whole wide world. Ok I'm biased. Anyway, she is my baby. My youngest child is growing up so I got Delilah and we moved to the country where rural is a good word. She loves it here. She heards without being taught and is the most gentle animal around. The bad news is that I guess someone else thought she was something spectacular as well because she was taken from our yard on Friday the 21st. I am devistated and have exherted all my options on trying to find her. I cant sleep at night thinking that I hear her or the "what if she comes home". I dont really go anywhere except to look for her. I cry alot and cannot bare the thought of her being with someone else. I feel like a child has been taken from me and there is nothing I can do about it. I have her bowles and bones all put into her crate that has her special blanket in there. I just cant take her crate out to the garage so its still in the living room where she has been since we moved here. Any advice from anyone? Let me know.
 

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That is sad.Did they take her during the day?Are there any shelters near by that she might have been taken to?Was she micro chiped?If she was it would be easyier to find her.Call you local Vets and ask if anyone has brought in a Rottweiler of her age.Hopefully you do not live in an area where they fight dogs.


I hope she comes home soon.


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Thanks Donna.


She is not micro chipped because there are not very many places here that are that advanced.
I have sent out fliers, talked to all of my neighbors for over 2 miles and put ads in 3 papers (thats alot here) and put ads in 2 radio stations, put fliers with the local police dpt., called all the vets within a 1 1/2hour radius from my house, and contacted all the humane societies within those limits as well. They took her and our little "old man" dog as well. They are buddies. No, there are no known fighting around here. I think the only fighting that may happen is with people not dogs. Dogs are a big thing here. Ranches and working dogs mean alot here. Hunting and fishing. You know, wild life stuff and making an honest living. I still cant figure out why. I think I rack my brain trying to figure that out. I am now telling people to be looking in vehicles as well as places of traffic. Not freeways (well those too) but stores, hotels, ect and see if someone turns up with them. They took the both of them in the evening time. We were home but had some friends over so we never paid attention. Delilah was really good about staying on our property and never going to far.....farther then a whistle and a call. I think my sorrow and depression is now turned or at least turning into anger. I still dont sleep very well at night. I am beginning to see things now. Things that arent there. Thinking that its her. I had a dream last night that she appeared outside my bedroom door and I just cried telling her that how much I missed her and have been looking for her for so long. I awoke in tears. I dont know when to "get on" with my life and accept the fact. I know I cant do that now but when? Thanks for your reply.





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I know how you feel I just had to put down my baby.Zelda was 12 years old and I can't remember life before her.Everyone keeps telling me that it will get easyier I hope for the both of us it does.


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Hi Sarah Just read your e-mail and was devastated for you. I don't understand how people can be so evil I'm praying that you will find your dogs & they will be well. Good Luck to you


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To Deliliah's Mom


I lost my first Rottie last January. His name was Hercules. Called him Herc. He was the best dog I've ever had. I know its hard loosing a dog that is part of the family. I will be praying that she returns home safely and if not that she is not being hurt of abused in any way. I am looking to get a new rottie soon. There is no replacing Herc but we all need a good pet that we can talk to and love. Wishing you the best and may God bless you and Deliliah.


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Thank you to all who have seen me through that tough time. I wanted to let you all know that we found both dogs and are now safe back home. Whomever took them, brought them back and dropped them off one week later (to the hour). My Delilah was very thin. I dont think they fed her or if they did it wasnt very much. You could see all her ribs and her waist was very small too. The old dog was just fine. Cold but fine. They fed him I think. But they are both home and safe. My rottie who really doesnt bark (before) does at almost everything now. Got any ideas as to why? Also, ever since I got Delilah a year and half ago, I have heard of what is the best food to feed rotties. Everything from home-made food to a certain dog and food and not to feed another certain dog food. She is very thin and small for her breed and I have tried to experiment with different types to keep weight on her but at this time there is no success. I feed her about 6 cups of food a day of lamb and rice. She has all shots and up to date on worming. She is VERY active but does not seem to put on any weight to keep it on. Any suggestions? She is not spayed and have not been with any other "happy" males. So that brings me to my next question.......breeding. She will be 2 in August. When is the best time to breed her. We have had one male before and one female and the female didnt last over 4 months due to having to put her to sleep from parvo. That was a long time ago. So any suggestions on that? What would you look for in a stud? There are not many rotties in this whole state let alone breeding males. Anyway, thought I would tell you that God has answered my prayers and perhaps some of yours and she is at home safe and loving everyone she is around. Now I get to ask all the good questions. LOL



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To Delilahs mom, I am a newbie to this site and have only just read about what happened to your delilah, it would devesate me if any one took my star. she's alot older than delilah she's 5 this year and she was a resue dog. I'm glad that she come back to you and she's in good health. When i got star she was very thin i was told to feed her pasta with her normal meals and it did bulk her up, only thing was no-one told me when to stop feeding her.
 

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Is delilah AKC resitered?Are her hips and elbows X-rayed and certfied with OFA?


If not why are you breeding her?There are lots of dogs being put to sleep every year,why ad to the problem.


Just because you have a dog does not mean it needs to be bred.Spay and neuter all pets and love them.


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She is registered and has been x-rayed. We are looking at breeding her because we have family members as well as friends that would like to own a rottwieler but are afraid of taking in a rescue dog. Its not to make money. I am not in favor of that. I trust these people and those people desire someone that they too can trust. I havent fully decided if that in fact is what we are going to do.I am the type of person that wants to make an educated decision before making one. I am in contact and may become a foster mother for a Rottwieler Rescue here in this state. It is the only one in the whole state and its approx. over 8 hours away from me. Perhaps if I have a few of the rescue rotties then I can find great homes for them. They have a "no kill" policy unless they are a danger and cannot be rehabilitated or they have a terminal disease. We shall see. Getting as much education is the key.





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Sorry but breeding is a very hot topic.


It is not something that on shouls think about unless they know their dog and their dog history.Where her parents OFA'd (not just x-rayed).Do you know the line well enough to insure stable temperments and not hip,elbow,heart,thyriod,eye or VWD problems.No dog should be bred unless it can first prove it self in the ring,and the obed ring.There is not a Rottweiler alive that should be bred with some sort of performance title.


Other wise you are breeding for your self and not the betterment of the breed.


The reason there is rescue is because people think they have a good pet and their friends want one ,then their friends want on and it just land slides.


It you deside that you are going to breed your pet anyway.Please sell all pups on a spay neuter contract.Do not trust anyone just because they say they will.stop the cycle here.


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Thank you Donna for your reply. I dont know what will happen as far as the breeding goes. To be honest, I'm not sure I want to go through all of that. Just speaking honestly. Thankfully, we live in a place that she will not be bred accidently. She is the first animal we have ever owned that was not spayed or neutered.


I also wanted to say that I really love this website. I think that there are some really good topics on here. I wanted to know if I could make a suggestion for the site? Thank you again for all your input that I have recieved.





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Sarah if you need to look at some contracts,I can send you the ones we use.


I have a questionare and contract.It's best to have everything in writing or you could end up on Judge Judy



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