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By Cybele
From Midvale, Utah
Aug 31, 2012
near Malibu Creek sport climbing area, Los Angeles area, California

Hi. Last week my partner and I rescued a great lost doggie from Jacks Canyon climbing area(at mile 313 on AZ Hwy 87, between Payson and Winslow, 15 miles either direction from any ranch, farm, or house).

He had a slight limp, some ticks, was fairly thin, and was being totally abused by the hordes of mosquitos that had sprung up from the recent rain. He skulked around our campsite begging for food. Nobody else was camping there. When we left the next morning he wanted to come but was scared to get in the car.

No collar, no microchip, not neutered when found. I found no postings to match for lost dogs from the area, and I've even called the ranger district and such. I have now taken him to the vet to get all shots, have him neutered, and have heartworm test and medicine. Vet says he's in good condition, a Heeler mix, maybe 2 years old or so. He weighs 40.5 lbs currently, found at 38.5 and can stand to gain another couple pounds. I put over $200 into him because he was such a good crag dog for two days in a row.

He went with us to crag in Flagstaff. He behaved amazingly well on the trail. Off the leash in the woods, he came back when called before my own dog did. He got along well with my dog right away and got along well with every one of over 10 dogs at the crag in Flagstaff, both bigger and smaller, male and female. He can heel on the leash well too. He is gentle with my little dog and is passive and submissive when my dog gets aggressive and growls to defend his food or affection time with me.

Only flaws so far, is he is a food and love grubber at this point, still a little too pushy for food and attention. He insists on being petted and touched a lot, when I sit down he wants by me all the time. I am pretty sure he will calm down as he recovers from being out alone and foraging, and as his testosterone levels drop after the operation (just two days ago). So far, he has proven adaptable and trainable. He learned to climb into car in one day, get in back seat the next day. He sort of can stay when told at this point. He will need a little patience (like any dog) and a reliable owner, but as a rescue he is totally amazing, with truly minimal bad behaviors in evidence. Oh, and he made it 8 hrs at home alone with my dog yesterday and 11 hours home alone with my dog today with no potty and no accidents. Good boy!

Please, if you are seeking a dog consider him, or if you can take him even as a foster it would be helpful. I am not supposed to have a dog at my tiny studio apt and need to move him on fairly soon.

Thank you for reading this. I am at mountainclimbergirl@live.com or 970 596 3807. I go to California a lot and sometimes Colorado and might be able to bring him a ways towards a good new home.

PS not sure how he is with kids or cats...i will assume he's gonna be great with kids but I haven't seen it yet...he did well at a crag with close to 15 people hanging out near him, lots of commotion, etc.


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By J. Albers
From Colorado
Aug 31, 2012
Bucky

Good on you for looking after this awfully cute puppy. You may want to bump this thread a few times (maybe Friday and next Tuesday..skip the holiday) during normal business hours when most MP folks will be lurking online.
Hope you find a home for him.
Cheers.


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Aug 31, 2012
Bocan

Yeah dude..kudos!! You got a good looking pup there!


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By Red
From Arizona
Aug 31, 2012
Cobra Kai

That is awesome you saved this dog! I'll spread the word.


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By Colonel Mustard
From Reno, NV
Aug 31, 2012
Colonel Mustard

Beautiful dog! I hope it finds a home soon.


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By nadineoutwest
Aug 31, 2012

Hay thanks for being an animal lover if you are in Phoenix you might call Carrie at Fedwell farms 602-316-8919 she is in north scotsdale and has a healler rescue . I brought her 7 dogs last week from Winslow . tell her Nadine from Winslow refered you . I know she will find you dog a great home. If you need to contact me my cell is 928-310-0843 Good luck . Nadine Wells


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By Geir
From Tucson, AZ
Aug 31, 2012
Toofast

Red wrote:
That is awesome you saved this dog! I'll spread the word.


+1000. You have done something truly awesome. I will help spread the word. If I didn't have three dogs already I'd take him myself! :)


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By Cybele
From Midvale, Utah
Sep 1, 2012
near Malibu Creek sport climbing area, Los Angeles area, California

I am in Phoenix and that's a great tip Nadine. I do hope I can get him a home with a climber or other outdoorsy person because he did so well in that context...shame to have him end up a sedentary dog in Phoenix... I will give her a call and see what she says.

And thanks everyone else for the words of encouragement.


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By Ralph Kolva
From Evergreen, CO
Sep 1, 2012

Good looking dog and terrific work on saving him, hope you find a wonderful home for his soon.

One of the members of our group that brought that dog down from a 14ers here in CO started a FB page. If you're interested I can contact him to see if he's willing to post something for you? In a couple of weeks the page has +1k people 'liking' it, mostly animal lovers. Likely there aren't too many in the Phoenix but word gets around quickly on the Interwebs these days, might as well use some of this social media for a good cause.

PM me or just post again letting me know if you're interested.


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By DennisZ
Sep 1, 2012

You rock!


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By susan peplow
From Joshua Tree
Sep 1, 2012
Beer Anyone?

Good on you Cybele and great description of the dog. That clears a lot of the questions up. Not looking ourselves but will keep the word traveling out our way too. Weather looking to change here in the next month. See ya later this season!

~Sooze


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By CJC
Sep 1, 2012

thanks girl y'all did good


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By Cybele
From Midvale, Utah
Sep 1, 2012
near Malibu Creek sport climbing area, Los Angeles area, California

Sent you a note Ralph, thanks


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By Ralph Kolva
From Evergreen, CO
Sep 2, 2012

Got it Cybele. I'm meeting some of the dog rescue group this morning and I'll mention it to the guy with the FB page (https://www.facebook.com/TBOLRescue).

Likely just point people to this MP thread unless you want some else stated? I'll check PMs and this thread before posting.

Again, 'good on ya' for saving a wonderful dog and going to all this effort to find him a good home!


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By Sayfe
From Scottsdale, az
Sep 13, 2012

Good news and Bad News....

To all Jacks Crag followers: Remember the Boxer that was lost there and Cybele rescued it? the Dog needed a Home? Well, I volunteered and told her I'll keep the Pop... And.... Bad news, and good news...
www.mountainproject.com/v/excllnt-crag-dog-rescued-from-jack>>>

I got the Pop on Monday Night from Cybele, brought the booger home around 7 PM. We have two other dogs, and he got along with them fine. Around 9 PM, no sound of the new rescued Pop! I go to the yard, and find out he ran away he found a way to jump over our 6.2 foot fence!!! the last days have been Hell. Cybele practically camped in the McDowell Mts behind our house and I hiked most of that area multiple time... no sign of the bastard. The last 3 days were hell with all of us looking all over worrying that either the Cayotes got him, or he got tangled up in Chollas ::---(((

And.... the Good news is, today She found him! I was teaching and she texted me that she found him... He was hiding behind CopperWind Resort in Fountain Hills and showed up after 3 days of adventuring in the outdoors.

There is a good news at the end of every story, eh?


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By Tyson Anderson
From Las Vegas, NV
Sep 13, 2012
Rapping from the top of Cat in the hat

Can we name this dog Alexander Supertramp?


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By Sayfe
From Scottsdale, az
Sep 13, 2012

Tyson, I like the Name Alexander... good idea! But, I'm Persian, Won't cause a conflict? LOL...
Alex is it!


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By Cybele
From Midvale, Utah
Sep 15, 2012
near Malibu Creek sport climbing area, Los Angeles area, California

LOL


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By Cybele
From Midvale, Utah
Sep 17, 2012
near Malibu Creek sport climbing area, Los Angeles area, California

Initially the dog's name was Jack, as he was found at Jack's Cyn. I quickly realized the flaw of having a common human name for a dog, as I walked him around an urban area and earned a few strange looks when calling his name.

After calling his other names far and wide in a manner that literally hundreds of homes overheard in the past week, while searching for the lost guy, I would have to say that I disagree strongly with a common human name for a dog. The stress in my voice while screaming his name would have sent panic into the heart of a mom of a 2 year old if she heard me calling the name of her child. As it was several people came out of their house to see what was going on. I would have been very uncomfortable screaming out a human name all over town. Just picture it at a crag, too, if climbers have that name and are on a hard lead, you are calling the name...no, better to have a distinctly dog name for dogs, I think, or a seldom heard human name at worst. I did name my own dog Oliver, and so far have not met anyone named Oliver while with the dog, thankfully. Eventually it will happen, I suppose, and I will be sorta embarrassed.


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By Alex McIntyre
From Tucson, AZ
Sep 17, 2012

Cybele wrote:
Initially the dog's name was Jack, as he was found at Jack's Cyn. I quickly realized the flaw of having a common human name for a dog, as I walked him around an urban area and earned a few strange looks when calling his name. After calling his other names far and wide in a manner that literally hundreds of homes overheard in the past week, while searching for the lost guy, I would have to say that I disagree strongly with a common human name for a dog. The stress in my voice while screaming his name would have sent panic into the heart of a mom of a 2 year old if she heard me calling the name of her child. As it was several people came out of their house to see what was going on. I would have been very uncomfortable screaming out a human name all over town. Just picture it at a crag, too, if climbers have that name and are on a hard lead, you are calling the name...no, better to have a distinctly dog name for dogs, I think, or a seldom heard human name at worst. I did name my own dog Oliver, and so far have not met anyone named Oliver while with the dog, thankfully. Eventually it will happen, I suppose, and I will be sorta embarrassed.

Honestly, that seems like the most ridiculous concern I have ever heard over a dog's name. The owner of the dog will name it what they wish. I have two dogs, named George and Abbey. I have literally never considered this to be a problem.


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By CHRIS.T
From Longmont, Co.
Sep 17, 2012
Enjoying a cold day on The Saber. RMNP

Finally, a M.P. thread worth reading! That is awesome. You rock!


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By Ben Beard
From Superior, AZ
Sep 18, 2012
roo, my only son, the stare that takes down a herd of 'stock

Alex McIntyre wrote:
Honestly, that seems like the most ridiculous concern I have ever heard over a dog's name. The owner of the dog will name it what they wish. I have two dogs, named George and Abbey. I have literally never considered this to be a problem.


One of my dog's name is Dixie, and we call her Dix most of the time without thinking. We constantly have to check ourselves using "Dix" when we yell loudly at her or introduce her to other people (especially kids).


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By Cybele
From Midvale, Utah
Sep 19, 2012
near Malibu Creek sport climbing area, Los Angeles area, California

"Honestly, that seems like the most ridiculous concern I have ever heard over a dog's name. The owner of the dog will name it what they wish. I have two dogs, named George and Abbey. I have literally never considered this to be a problem."

Personally if I were on a hard lead and heard my name said in a commanding voice it would distract me to my detriment. Fortunately with my weird name this will never be an issue. And I realize this is not likely to be something that would come up frequently in any case with any name. I sometimes think too much, that is for sure, but I am not aware of what is ridiculous about considering others' feelings. I am glad I did not have to go around screaming "George" at the top of my lungs all over Fountain Hills, but then I tend to be quite socially self-conscious. It may be the case, too, that my dogs need a fair amount of redirecting compared to some. To each their own.


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By md3
Sep 20, 2012

My dog is named “Hey you, yeah you, the idiot wigging out two feet above that bolt on a sport climb.” Although it is a long and somewhat ungainly name, he is pretty responsible, so I don’t have to scream it out every day.


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By David Arthur Sampson
Sep 28, 2012
Slap/Tickle

md3 wrote:
My dog is named “Hey you, yeah you, the idiot wigging out two feet above that bolt on a sport climb.” Although it is a long and somewhat ungainly name, he is pretty responsible, so I don’t have to scream it out every day.


Wow. Classy. What, pray tell, did your parents do to you that makes you so rude?


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