I am an 18-month old reverse brindle male. My foster parents picked me and my brother Atticus up at animal control because my dad passed away.
We had sibling litter mate syndrome, so my brother went to go live with another family. I am much more relaxed now because other animals make me nervous.
My Foster Mom is training me to sit, stay, come, off, and back up. She says that last one a lot because I'm always wondering what she's doing!
They bought me beds for all over the house. My favorite one is the one that I sleep on at night next to their bed. I am also getting used to chilling out in a kennel but I still don't like being alone. I have a bit of separation anxiety, and I will require an owner that is patient and understanding.
My foster parents are amazed at how I lick my jowls after I drink so I don't drip or drool. They also like how I give them tons of "mastiff hugs" by leaning on them. Lately they've been telling me that I'm done growing and it's time to get neutered. I'm just a wee little lad at only 120 lb! Can't we wait? I think they know I'm trying to stall.
At least I'll be able to go for a ride! I like that.
iberty came to live with her foster parents on January 15 2020, as the result of a tragedy. Originally from Kentucky, her human passed away suddenly at home. When pararescue came to remove the body, Liberty true to Mastiff form protested. Animal rescue was called and Liberty suffered significant trauma in the resulting skirmish. This has left her with some trust issues and a fear of the leash. She lived in an animal shelter until rescued by her human’s relatives. She was relocated to Florida. Her new humans contacted MRF and she moved in with Mike & Olga.
True to the 3-3-3 rule, Liberty spent 3 scared days quietly trembling in a guest bedroom. On day 4 she began to explore the house and other residents, which included an aging German Shepherd dog and a cat. She was curious but never aggressive. After 3 weeks she began to feel more comfortable in her new surroundings and would allow some petting. Now after 3 months she feels right at home and expects all attention to be on her..
Liberty is house broken and has never had an accident, (we have a doggie door). She is neither food nor toy aggressive. She is very polite and will sit patiently at mealtime until served. If she wants to get on the bed she will hover quietly until asked to climb in. She knows her name and can sit on command. She will come when called, especially if treats are in hand. TO date she has not been a counter-surfer. Liberty gets along well with her foster siblings but does like to be the center of attention. Wary of strangers and seems to get on well with kids.
We are learning to walk on a leash and still in the baby steps phase. She will now allow a collar and leash but is reluctant to walk much past the front steps. We will work on getting her into the car after mastering the leash. It seems leashes and cars always have result in terror and trauma for her.
Liberty will make someone a great companion. She is very affectionate. Once she learns that leashes and car rides can be good things she will be the perfect Mastiff.
Atticus is an 18-month old brindle male who is full of life and love. He came to MRF after his previous owner died. He was living with a brother, but they developed litter-mate syndrome and fought a lot. So his head has scars from fighting. He wasn’t socialized to other animals, so he does not like other dogs or cats, and his prey drive is high. He wants to chase any living thing that moves, other than humans.
Atticus is in a loving foster home where he loves his people. Foster mom is treating his seasonal allergies with organic and over-the-counter remedies. He enjoys car rides and snuggles. He finds squirrels offensive.
He’s still enough of a puppy that he enjoys jumping on people to show them his love, but foster mom is teaching him manners.
Montague is a true gentle giant, found abandoned on a highway. He’s a fawn-colored 4-5 year old loving, docile boy. He was recently neutered, and shows no signs of a prey drive.
He’s currently in a loving foster home, where foster mom is socializing him with her bull mastiff. He loooooves car rides, and will sit on command. He’s such a good boy that he waits for the command to eat!
He’s definitely been hurt by humans in the past. He’s fearful when his ears get cleaned or medicine gets put on any boo-boos. He may try to nip.. Like with so many dogs gets itchy skin or hot spots. His foster does a wonderful job of giving him a great diet of home cooked goodies and added supplements.
He loves to play with the foster’s bullmastiff, He loves greeting people and he loves sleeping in her bed…(and playing on top of the bed). Montague is about 175lbs. He will need to go to an experienced home.. that will give him consistency and patience in training.
If you want a great companion.. you must work for it, Consistency and training is a must.. they are so worth it.
She is a very special mastiff that came to MRF as an owner surrender, do to their jobs taking so many hours from home.. They wanted more for this very loved mastiff. We had a great foster available that said "WHERE AND WHEN" she met Mini and brought her home. Mini has thrived over the holiday time and now we are looking for a wonderful home for this very sweet mastiff.
Her foster tells us.
"Mini is a beautiful, loving and happy dog. She has learned to sit before going outside and to sit and wait before eating. Mini loves to play with her tennis ball- and be outside on walks and the porch.
She barks at the rubbish truck, but quiets when you tell her. MINI is friendly to dogs and humans alike. Her soft coat is a pleasure to pet… she loves snuggles and is quite obedient. She will greet you at the door and help make your home a more loving, warm place. Outings are appreciated!"
I came to Mastiff Rescue of Florida (MRF) after being used as a breeder. I am just under 2 years old and up to date on all vaccines. I am spayed . Trying new things is very scary for me to do but I always eventually do with patience and loving coaxing (and treats…I LOVE treats!). I love other dogs as long as they will let me get close to them (even to smell their face) to make sure they are going to be good friends. I want to let you know though, if they growl at me, I get really scared and defensive and instinctively will defend myself. Slow introductions and Patience .. is a necessity.
I absolutely LOVE hugs, pets and playing with my humans! My foster mom says I am such a good girl because I don’t go potty in her house once I know outside is safe wherever I am at! I am not real keen on little dogs or cats.
Toys, I love them ..but no ropes or cloth .. I will eat them.
Oh one last thing…my foster mom’s 10 yr old niece came to visit and I did really good with her once she learned to not jump around and be loud and let ME come up to her . Once I knew she was a “good” human, I begged her for hugs, pets and to get on her lap . No toddlers.. They may be too scary due to my need to take things slow and quiet. I’m slower to trust. But boy once I know I can trust you, watch out because I will become your Velcro companion .
Gypsy, needs Patience, training, socialization. She is a young dog and she has paid her dues producing litters... now it is up to "US HUMANS" to show her a real life .