Mowgli, a Best Friend~RIP

Mowgli loves to hug

Mowgli is a one year old Border Collie boy who is described by Paul Pipitone as calm yet playful.  I fostered Mowgli for a few days, and realized that he was very unsure of himself and needed a boost in self-esteem.  I asked trainer and behaviorist, Paul Pipitone if he would foster Mowgli, and when he said yes, I was thrilled!

When I first met Mowgli, he reminded of me of Titan who was adopted by Jesse two years ago.  Today, Titan is one heck of a frisbee dog!  Titan was a registered purebred Border Collie.  Is Mowgli?  I have no clue.  Maybe he is, maybe he’s a BC/Shepherd mix, but one look at Titan and you’ll wonder!!!

Titan, the AKC ABCA Purebred of 2009

 

 

 

Mowgli came from Brevard County Animal Services.  Here’s what Paul has written about him:

“Mowgli, or as we call him   Mo-Mo is a really cool dog. He is housebroken, neutered, good with other dogs and people too. Don’t have any cats to test him with.  He is, for a puppy, very mellow. Not high strung, overexcited like some. Good spirited, for the most part a happy boy.

He does get a bit whiny when first put in his crate, but calms down in 5 minutes or so.  We are working on getting him to go into his crate on his own but right now he still needs a bit of coaxing.  He would make an excellent family dog.  Lays down and goes to sleep right by our chairs at night when we sit down to watch TV. Will take a week or two to earn his trust as we have. He will come give kisses whenever you want.  All in all a really great young boy.”

Mowgli, attentive and focused

Mowgli is good with other dogs and enjoys children and has a wonderful and intelligent focus.  He is being fostered in the Orlando area.  You can view all of his photos in his photo album on Facebook.

More updates coming soon!

Update:  I received this message from Mowgli’s former owner!
Gisele:  I just wanted to let whomever it could help, I was mowgli’s owner. He is 8 months old and is great with cats and children. He likes to heard kids so my 3 year old had moments of frustration sometimes but overall they got along great. I live in an apartment and that was obviously not fair for him. He’s a great dog and I miss him terribly. Thank you so much for giving him a chance. My 3 kids and I were very depressed to give him up but knew he wasn’t happy and needed a big yard, its only fair. It was very relieving to see him happy in those pictures. He is a dumpster diver so make sure trash is away 🙂 he’s awesome and will make someone very happy. Thank you for the response. If you wouldn’t mind letting us know when he’s adopted that would be amazing. He can shake, paw, other paw, lay down, and sit but I’m sure you figured this out by now, Mowgli is a very smart boy.

Thank you so much,
Stephanie

Mowgli and Jared, the Perfect Match!

Adoption Update:   Big Day for Mo-Mo. Hi, this is Paul with Dog’s Best Friend of Cerntral Florida. I’ve been fostering Mo for a couple of weeks now. Today he met Jared and his huge chocolate lab Leroy for the first time. I was completely taken by surprise the moment Jared walked through the gate of my new training center an Mo walked straight over to him and began licking his hand. Followed that up in just seconds with a jump up hug and tail wagging wildly. I didn’t expect that from Mo with a total stranger. Needless to say, Jared fell in love with him instantly. Next we brought Leroy in. In less than a minute, they checked each other out with the usual hinny sniff and began playing right away. Right then I knew this was going to be a good match. We sat and talked for an hour and I gave Jared several pointers on how to keep Mo’s behavior modification training going. Jared already had many leadership qualities about him so I knew he would be a good home for Mo. I was able to give him a few things he hadn’t thought of to implement with both Mo and Leroy. Mo is on his way back to Tampa to begin his new life. He’s a very happy boy.

 

Like many trainers and behaviorists, Paul is known for helping his clients and the rescue community.  He is currently fostering one dog and has asked TDL to help spread the word.

Thumper

Thumper is just an awesome little Pit mix. We saved him at 2 months old as he suffered from Parvo and nearly died. He is now 8 months old and full of life. Very playful and friendly to everyone and everything. Loves to ride in the car, walks well on leash.

He’s about 35 pounds, has all his shots, is housebroken and neutered, crate trained and simply a blast to be around. High energy. Will need plenty of exercise. Loves people and to play with other dogs. A great family dog.

 

10/12/12 Update:  Gisele, I adopted duke (mowgli at the time) from your rescue about 10 months ago. He has a degenerative disease which has caused him to rupture his cranial cruciate ligament. After I had surgery on the first one, within 3 weeks the lateral ligament ruptured.   Just thought I’d let you know.  ~Jared

Jared and I discussed Mowgli’s situation in great detail.  I also discussed it with our Vet.  The disease itself has no warning, shows no signs, and is not breed-specific.  You don’t know your dog has it, until it happens.  Mowgli was in a lot of pain, and recovery was slow.  He faced a life of difficulties, and could never be an active dog.  I fostered Mowgli, as did Paul Pipitone.  Mowgli was a very large and strong dog with a ton of energy.  He was all puppy.  Jared and I agreed that it was unfair to ask Mowgli to endure a life of pain.

It matters now how, why or when we have to say goodbye to our dogs… the sorrow is the same.  In Duke’s (Mowgli’s) case, Jared made a decision for Duke’s best interest, not his own.  Duke will be missed.

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1 Comment

  1. stephani

    11.29.2011

    I just wanted to let whomever it could help, I was mowgli’s owner. He is 8 months old and is great with cats and children. He likes to heard kids so my 3 year old had moments of frustration sometimes but overall they got along great. I live in an apartment and that was obviously not fair for him. He’s a great dog and I miss him terribly. Thank you so much for giving him a chance.

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