I called the owner. He said he really didn't want to get rid of the pup, he wanted to keep him. He had to move into an apartment, and the dog is having seperation anxiety problems when they leave for work.
I made a couple of suggestions and one of them was to join Chaz so maybe we could help find a way for him to keep him with him. While I don't think an apartment is the ideal living arrangement for a Fila, it could be workable for awhile. At least he would be with his people and not someone else, or a shelter, or worse.
I have a feeling we are going to be seeing this happen with more large dogs because of the foreclosure problems.
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