Sincerest thanks go out to Daily Corgi community member Jeanette DeMars of Corgi Connection of Kansas, for her lending her wisdom, compassion and crack writing skills to this post. She wrote it, and for reasons too numerous to list, I am deeply grateful for her assistance!
I’d also like to thank Bismarck’s Mom Melissa Dantz for stepping up and doing the right thing by him. It’s never easy to let go of a Corgi (or any pet) we’ve come to love, but she’s made the brave and loving decision to do what’s best for him. Her compassion is an inspiration!
“Sometimes no matter how hard we try, an adoption just doesn’t work out. It can be due to a number of reasons and oftentimes has to do with the dog’s past life. Such is the case with Bismarck, a five-year old brindle Cardigan Welsh Corgi, in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Bismarck came from an environment where he was de-barked, separated from two other dogs in the house and kept in an individual run in the basement. Why, we don’t know. Fortunately he got in to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Recue Trust and was fostered and adopted by Melissa Dantz and her family in January. Hard as they’ve tried, Bismarck is just not fitting into the Dantz family. A particularly serious scuffle between Bismarck and their other dog, Otis has made them realize Bismarck is not happy and neither is Otis.
In the words of Melissa, “Over the last eight months Bismarck’s personality has come out. He’s sweet, loving, curious, little guy with he cutest up and down tail wagging style. His past haunts him though. Ideally Bismarck belongs in a home where he can be the only dog for a single female owner.” That doesn’t mean that’s his only option however.
Not only has Bismarck shown aggression towards the family’s other Cardigan but he has shown some aggression towards Melissa’s husband because Bismarck has bonded with her. It’s not uncommon for dogs who have spent a life of solitude to pick someone and bond — strongly. They’ve been starved for attention; either human or from another animal.
The terms of CWCRNT’s adoption require Biskmarck be re-homed through that organization who will do the screening process. Melissa is more than happy to provide any additional insight about Bismarck.
She will also forward any potential adopter’s information on to the CWCRNT regional coordinator.
Bismarck needs to get on with a life where he is settled and doesn’t feel threatened. There is most certainly one out there for him. In the meantime a big thank you to Melissa and family for giving their best to provide that.
If you or someone you know can provide the type of home Bismarck needs, contact Melissa via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.”