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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Stuart - the Final Story...

Stuart is an Anatolian who was born on a ranch and as a youngster went to a loving suburban home -- with an owner whose life became increasingly complicated. At some point, the owner realized she didn't have the time and resources to give him the best in life and opted to have him rehomed.

Stuart was lucky and found a country home with wonderful and dedicated owners who have a natural aptitude and a great deal of love for their critters.

Stuart's issues, however, turned out to be much larger than anyone had imagined... :(

See the rest of the story at Karen's blog. Kudos to Karen and Michael for all the work and understanding they lavished on him.

The picture below, from about a year and a half ago, is of their older Anatolian, Akin, when he was 14 years old.
Akin is also a rehome (correction not a rehomed rescue but...) dog acquired at a later age, so he's a testament to the fact that these placements do work. He was acquired from a breeder who still had 8 puppies left from a litter; he was 8 months old.

He is still helping Karen and Michael run the ranch, although he is officially retired now.
... and apparent he can do no wrong! LOL :D
He's living in the yards around the house, has koi, parakeets and some mini horses to watch over... has learned to sneak in the kitchen door when we're unloading groceries and sort through the bags... we've caught him licking a pint of Ben & Jerry's, among other things!

May we all have the experience of wonderful dogs like Akin in our lives. :)

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Anonymous HHranch sent us a woof // December 20, 2007

Akin is also "Mr. April" in the 2008 ASD Calendar....   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // December 20, 2007

A Fabulous photo it is too! :)   

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Stuart update

Stuart with Michael Chapman

Stuart just hasn't been your average rehome. He is sometimes worried, confused or unsettled when some unfamiliar events occur, or new levels of trust are asked of him in his new partnership - things that most other Anatolians take for granted, he tends to be wary of. He is making progress, slowly but surely.

Related Links- Karen Malcor-Chapman:
Home Page:
Arabian Horses:
Miniature Horses:

Previous links related to Stuart

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Blogger Yarilyn sent us a woof // July 18, 2006

I love dogs but sadly I can't have one where I live, my kids love them too, specially german sheppard and golden retriever, right now my kids are enjoying the pictures of your dogs.

Congratulations for your blog.

nice pictures

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Stuart learning the ropes - update

Stuart has been making good progress on the last report I got from his new home early in May. You can see him here, getting to know a lamb. He's was a bit too frisky at the time of this picture to just be put with the fragile baby. But it is nice to know he really seems to have landed his forever home.
Stuart and a lamb
Stuart and a lamb

His new home is in California and he lives with Karen Malcor-Chapman, her family and critters at their beautiful horse ranch. Links to the various sites associated with the ranch are below.

Akin is their other male Anatolian and the one that rules the Anatolian roost there. He is a grand 14 years old. What a magnificent boy!

Karen writes:
These photos were taken by the famous horse photographer Johnny Johnston. The lamb was just a week or so old and on the other side of our property from her mom. She obviously felt safe and secure with Akin as she never tried to get up or away while we were taking the photos!

Here are some beautiful photos of Akin, by Johnny Johnston.

Noble boy
Noble boy

Akin and lamb
Gentle guardian

Akin and lamb
Trusted friend

Related Links- Karen Malcor-Chapman:
Home Page:
Arabian Horses:
Miniature Horses:

Previous links related to Stuart

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Update on Stuart

A month ago, we heard about a handsome young Anatolian named Stuart was living in the Sacramento, California area who needing a new home.

He has been adopted and appears to be adjusting to his new home on a beautiful southern California ranch, with horses, sheep, chickens, a menagerie of other critters, including cats and other dogs -- among them, an older Anatolian male that the owners also successfully adopted years ago.

An experienced animal loving home & one that can give him a job to do, sure sounds like what the dog-tor has ordered for Stuart! :)

He's learning some new roles and rules everyday and it sounds like he is going to settle right in. His new owners know that like any rehome, he needs patience, understanding and time for him to get acquainted with his new routines.

Here are a couple photos of him at his new home

Best wishes that this will be his forever home. :)

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Anonymous jan sent us a woof // March 16, 2006

Great looking dog. Glad things worked out and he has people caring for him.   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // March 17, 2006

His folks are very positive it's going to work. Thank you! :)   

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Stuart needs a new home - Sacramento Area California

Stuart is a handsome pinto Anatolian boy whose owner in the Sacramento Area needs to find him a new home. Stuart was born on a ranch operation to two working dogs. The ranchers don't consider themselves "breeders" and so it seems best that his current owner handles his rehoming. She is currently screening potential homes for his placement.

I have four photos of him with his owner's comments

I am attaching pictures of Stuart. The first is when he was about 7 months old.

The next is him outside my sliding door on the patio.

The third is me giving him a Christmas present, and the fourth is him starting to open the present.

He opens his own gifts, just the wrapping. Then he brings it to me so that I can "fix it," which is what I tell him when I am going to open the bag of treats (or anything else that he needs help with).

about 7 monthsPolite boy
With Christmas presentsOpening presents

More information from his current owner follows:

Beautiful, affectionate, neutered 2-1/2 year old Anatolian male.
His name is Stuart. He is very lonely and needs companionship.

My work and travel schedule is such that I am unable to provide him with the companionship he deserves (I was gone last year from February to May on my first trip).

He does not dig and never chews. If I tell him something is mine, he leaves it alone.
He can stay in the house all day or the yard. He loves to be touched and brushed. He is a great dog. He likes kids and people and has been socialized.
The pool guy and the landscaper come in the yard without any fuss, I just introduced them the first time they came over.

Owner - (EDIT: info removed Dec 2007)
Fair Oaks, California (Sacramento area)

I'll update this section when when there are updates to share. If you know of good potential forever homes, please contact owner.

02/08/2006 06:22 pm UPDATE: I've added owner's email address above

03/11/2006 11:20 pm UPDATE: Update with pics

19/12/2007 12:49 pm UPDATE: See the final story... :(

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