Anyhow, she had been boarded with a vet. After some work, the rescue found an experienced foster home with no other dogs (which is SO hard to do) and was ready to move her.
Mom showed up at 8am at the vet's office (which is about 45 minutes from our house - so mom got an early start). The head of the rescue had told mom about Ri's issues and mom has dog experience so she wasn't too worried. Plus, mom had driven Ri when her adopters returned her, so they had met. :)
Anyhow, completely unexpectedly, the vet turned to mom and sandblasted her: "the rescue wouldn't listen to her concerns about the dog, don't touch her face or collar or feet or harness or ears, she is VERY dog aggressive".....on and on. The way they brought her out of the clinic, you would think they were moving a wild animal.
Ri got in the car and mom got on the move - just to get away from the hateful vet. Ri barked at a pedestrian and mom said "NO - quiet!" and Ri sat down and was quiet. Mom called the rescue lady and they talked. Seems the vet was saying one thing to mom that she hadn't said to the rescue. The rescue lady did say that at one point the vet said she had concerns about Ri's behavior. The rescue lady said if it was that bad, then they may need to euthanize the dog. The vet refused..... to our minds, if the vet refuses to do anything and then treats the dog like it is evil, she gets what she gives.
Anyhow, mom was talking to the rescue lady....and missed her exit. :) So, after a much longer drive and getting some much needed directions, Ri was handed off and by the end of the afternoon was in her foster home. We wish her well.....and know she is in good hands now!!!
Mom says she knows some animals can be "broken" and not fixed. But she firmly believes you get back what you put in.....if you treat any animal with respect and kindness, you will get that back. If you treat an animal like it is evil and harmful and broken, that is what you will get back. Add to that a dog with dog issues in a boarding situation surrounded all day long by dogs making her crazy..... We guess all we can say is we are so VERY glad she Ri is out of that situation.