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Date Posted: 21:37:16 06/01/05 Wed
Author: Pat
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Subject: Possibly putting my Aussie up for adoption

I have a 2 year old deaf Aussie. We got her when she was 10 weeks old, we did not know she was deaf. It didnít take long to figure out there was a problem, but she was so sweet we kept her anyway. In the beginning she was great, I took her to work every day at a nursing home, all the residents just loved her and she had a great time there. Then at about 10 months old she suddenly began barking at children coming into the building. Then at other pets coming in. We had been in puppy school and obedience class, and she was doing well, but her barking an aggressive tendencies caused me to stop taking her, as she was a distraction to others in the class, and people were afraid of her. She has never bitten anyone, but she is so aggressive in the barking and lunging that it is impossible to take her anywhere. Going to the vet is a nightmare of anxiety for her (and me as well). I don't know if it would be best to put her up for adoption to someone that really knows how to work with this kind of issue, or what, it is just such a struggle to keep trying.
I feel like I am in over my head, yet I am afraid that someone else may not be patient just donít know what to do. Any suggestion on how I would go about putting her up for adoption and not feel incredibly guilty for not being up to the task of keeping her?

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