We welcome Rotties both young and old,
Some of them with past stories untold,
We love them like our own,
Provide bedding and bones,
And watch as their personalities
They come from shelters or off the streets,
discarded from people who yelled and beat.
They are uncertain about life and don't know who they can trust,
but we show them they can have faith in us.
The walls come down in a week or two as their new foster family tells them it's true, that they can be loved and have a family who is good, and won't harm them, the way the last people would.
Then one day, a spark is ignited, when he meets a new person, who is so delighted to make his acquaintance and give him a home, to have and to hold and won't let him roam.
A bath in the tub, a good belly rub, a sister to play with, and he wags his nub, a cat to chase, A brother who throws his ball, this is all that he has dreamed of since he was very small.
Forever is the goal, but often it is not, because there are too many rottweilers and some people are just not, the right fit for this breed, who are stubborn and keen, who will take over the place, without obedience training.
They can be a lot of work, they need boundaries in place, discipline, structure, and even a crate. A leader they can follow and show them to behave, and more then love, they need training from Dave.
Some are sweet, some are silly, some are downright mean, but they all have that famous.... rottie lean.
A bond with your dog who respects you as king,
should be your goal, above everything.
written by Shelly Froehlich, Rotten Rottie