*PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST GRANTED*
One of the dogs I fostered 4-5 years ago is being returned to rescue.
"Piper" was adopted out through the Mastiff Club of America about 4 years ago. The owner now has some medical problems of her own and is moving into an apartment. She has finally chose to surrender Piper back to rescue. Unfortunately, MCOA rescue doesn't really exist anymore and none of the current Mastiff groups want to take her because she's now over 7 (probably around 8 years old).
Here is the great thing about Piper... she's TINY! When we had her in rescue 4 years ago, she was 70-80 pounds. She looks just like an English Mastiff, just in miniature form. Because she's so much smaller, she'll probably live a bit longer than the average for a Mastiff. Piper gets along well with other dogs and cats. She was great with my male Murphy when I had her and has been living with two toy dogs. Piper was a puppymill dog that was bred back to back to back starting at 6 months old. She had no socialization and basically lived in a pen until she was rescued. She's an extremely sweet girl, but is quite shy at first. She is currently in the Austin, TX area but we can probably arrange transport to get her to her new home.
Here is a picture of her from at my house 4-5 years ago:
This is her when we first picked her up:
And one of her a bit after she had been adopted: