I have a female dalmatian/Boston terrier mix about three years old. I also have a male pug about five years old. They have lived together in relative harmony since the dalmatian was a tiny pup. However, within the last few months, the Dalmatian has become extremely aggressive toward the pug, twice attacking him viciously. This past Friday, my wife was home and heard the dogs fighting in the backyard. I’m quite sure that if she hadn’t been home the pug would have been killed. As it is, he had to have about 1/4 of his fur shaved off so the vet could treat his multiple puncture wounds and lacerations.
Obviously, I’ve separated the two dogs permanently, but the dalmatian is not coming near the pug or my 20 month old daughter again. I need to find her a new home, but prospects are grim. I won’t give her to any place that euthanizes dogs, but I can’t keep her.
Any ideas? For what it’s worth, we live in the Pasadena, CA area and have had no luck with dalmatian rescue. If you know of some other group who could find a home for a dog that loves people but not other dogs, I’d be grateful.