Looking to Adopt a new family member

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by Thor82, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Thor82

    Thor82 New Member

    Hello everyone, I'm new here, but not new to Mastiffs. I lost my Mastiff back in February and am looking to add another to my family. My Kodiak was a beautiful 150 lb Fawn English. I have found one I think is beautiful, but it's about an 8 hour drive away and hoping maybe you guys could help me out. First of all what kind of Mastiff don you think he is. They said Neo, but he almost looks like a Dogue De Bordeaux mix. The foster says he is about 1 year old and only weighs 88 lbs. She did say he is under weight currently. Knowing that and seeing pictures, how big do you think he would get? I know it's all mainly opinion, but I'd love aditional input.
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  2. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    What a soulful expression on that pup! At just one year? He looks much wiser than a yearling... I hope his first year hasn't been that much of a 'blues-parade'. Sounds like he may be on his way to a much happier home life.

    My chart for 88lbs at 1 year would put him around 120-130 as a full grown adult. That would put him on the low standard end for a Neo, and about right for a DDB.

    The first pictures looks french-orange... but the second shows a little more neo-grey...
    So hard to tell!

    Welcome to the Forum.
    Losing a pup is never easy... I'm glad you're ready to welcome another mastiff to the family!
     
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  3. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like a Neo/DDB mix to me. At any rate, welcome to the family. We'd love to see pics of your new pup and if you ever want to, you can tell us about your boy in Memorials, we'd love to hear about him.
     
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  4. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    I saw a post about that dog on Facebook. He's in MO? He looks like a mahogany neo on the smaller side. I hope you're able to adopt him!
     
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  5. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    He's stunning, I hope he's a new addition to your family real soon. So sorry for the loss of your massive. Keep us informed and post plenty of pics
     
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  6. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    Did you see this picture of him also? So cute. IMG_7254.JPG
     
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  7. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    His face looks all neo to me (despite the DDB coloring in some of the photos) but either way he is absolutely too gorgeous and adorable. <3
     
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  8. Thor82

    Thor82 New Member

    Thanks everyone. You've basically reinforced many of the thoughts I had. He is located in MO and I'm in Milwaukee. So it would be a bit of a trek, but I'm definitely considering it as there are not a lot of Mastiffs available for adoption close to here.
    As to my previous Mastiff, his name was Kodiak. I lost him to bloat at 5 1/2. Here are some pictures of my buddy.
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  9. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Kodiak is beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my senior citizen dog to bloat last year. It broke my heart.
     
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  10. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    Is he already available for adoption? Do you know about his history? If you have a good feeling about him, and both you and the foster mom think he'd be a good fit, I think you should go for it! It's not every day you see a mahogany neo up for adoption.

    And sorry for your recent loss. Kodiak looks like he was a cool dude.
     
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  11. BlackShadowCaneCorso

    BlackShadowCaneCorso Super Moderator Staff Member

    I see Neo for the most part when I look at him. He might be just a smaller version, which honestly isn't a bad thing as hopefully it means a long lifespan.
     
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  12. Thor82

    Thor82 New Member

    Yeah he's up for adoption already. I'm still waiting for them to get the application approved. It's difficult going through all this as sometimes these organizations don't get back to you for weeks or switch things up last minute. I asked them for more pictures and they never responded, but posted more pics on their FB page.
     

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  13. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    Any news on your application? Hopefully you will hear back from them soon if you haven't already. I hope it works out!
     
  14. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sweet Pup... Tell then we approve! He's so lovable, and your heart has a Mastiff-sized hole in it that only another Mastiff can fill.

    My wishes and blessings are with you. Keep us informed.
     
  15. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    SO KISSABLE!
     
  16. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    I just saw a post on Facebook saying this guy is still available. I'm surprised he hasn't been snatched up yet!
     
  17. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    He's so cute!
     

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  18. Thor82

    Thor82 New Member

    Hi everyone, that rescue basically just ghosted me. They haven't responded at all. So I decided against making the drive to meet him. I'm too nervous about if he'd be a good fit to make that kind of trip with them providing very little knowledge and feedback. I did however find a new family member elsewhere. Meet Rocha. He's an almost 3 year old, 140lb beautiful brindle boy. He's super friendly with everyone he meets and is doing great at his new home.
     

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  19. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    Sorry to hear the neo didn't work out. Some rescues are easier to work with than others. But congratulations on Rocha! He looks like a happy boy with that giant bone.
     
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  20. kingmark

    kingmark Active Member

    Welcome and congratulations on your beautiful new family member :)
     
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