GONE TO THE BRIDGE 01-09-12 – Sadly Sierra had what is called Bloat and had to be put to sleep so that she would not suffer anymore. Bloat is a life-threatening condition, more common in large breed dogs, marked by gastric distention that results in the twisting of the stomach. Dog owners need to know the causes of bloat and to prevent it from occurring.
Bloat occurs when the stomach becomes overly full with gas. This is dilatation. It can occur with or without the stomach rotating. Frequently, once the stomach has filled with air, it will rotate. Bloat is an emergency and can rapidly lead to death.
Our rescue ( the good shepherd, GSD rescue ) is comprised of a small group of highly skilled individuals who devote themselves full time to the effort of saving top quality German shepherd dogs ( and others ) from abusive, neglectful and unhealthy environments.
This biography is about one of the “others “, a beautiful female Alaskan malamute named sierra. This wonderful dog came to us from a high kill shelter in lower Alabama after her owner had moved off and left her in the vacated house. We have a good working relationship with this shelter, prompting them to contact us immediately upon her arrival there. We found sierra to be depressed from being abandoned but otherwise in good shape. Our evaluation of this extremely intelligent girl has been a pleasure to process since she has proven to be almost perfect in breed definition and behavior. Sierra at this point is ready for a new forever home!
SPAYED, FULLY VETTED, HEART WORM NEGATIVE,
HOUSE TRAINED, LEASH TRAINED,
BASIC COMMANDS, GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS, CHILDREN AND MOST CATS
Sierra is great with other dogs, fabulous with kids and if necessary will tolerate the occasional cat. The coat on this dog defines the specifications of the breed, gun metal and gray, lush, soft and flowing, a true beauty to behold as she runs in the sunshine. As with all malamute’s sierra has a natural guardian instinct, in her case a highly refined, positive, totally controllable response. As I said earlier this young lady is almost perfect in every aspect, a dog that will make a wonderful family member.’