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Marina, CA

Remie's Road to Anxiety Free Life Again

Remie came into my life at a very low point. He was the piece of puzzle that changed so much for me emotionally, physically, and mentally. We went everywhere together. Hiking became a favorite and spending time with friends was his ultimate favorite. I would tell him "We are going to see Odin (his buddy)" and he would get so excited and become such a wiggle butt. In August of 2019, all of this changed. I was driving to Washington and went down an embankment, totally the car. Remie was ejected out the rear passenger window. Thankfully I was not injured and immediately started to search for Remie. He was not where to be found. It was suggested that I go to the hospital and be checked out. It broke my hear to leave the scene knowing Remie was out there in the woods. My son-in-law stayed and searched for Remie. Others in the area also started the search. There were sightings of Remie over the next few days, but he would run away from anyone that would call out to him. A wonderful lady let me stay at her house, as I stayed to search for Remie. I would spend all day out in the woods near the last sighting of Remie. The small town was AMAZING! They got the word out and people came out to help me and bring me food, blankets, water and offer words of encouragement. After 5 days, it was the end of the day and I was beyond heartbroken, as I was going to have to head home to Oregon the next day and Remie was still out there. It was then that I heard a little jingle noise, I turned and there he was about 20 yards from me staring at me. I talked to him, but he turned and walked away. I was prepared for this, a group I had been working with that helps search for animals told me he would not recognize me. He would be on survival mode. I did everything this amazing rescue group told me, they said "pretend to fall and that you are hurt. It is a dogs instinct to help humans." As Remie continued to walk further from me, I did just this. I pretended to fall and cried out. Slowly, Remie came up to me and when he sniffed me, I knew immediately when he recognized me. He began to whine, wiggle his butt, jump around <3. I cried and cried, as I thought I was going to have to go home without him. Remie spent a total of 4 nights and 5 days out in the forest in Washington.

Ever since the accident, Remie has severe anxiety and aggression towards other dogs. I have worked with trainers and they can see that he wants to play, but as we get closer he changes to anxiety and fear. This absolutely breaks my heart! His carefree, happy, adventurous life has completely changed. I can no longer take him on hikes with others that bring their dogs. I can no longer take him on our 5K runs we were regularly doing. I can not longer take him out with me anywhere there is a chance of other dogs. At home, my apartment faces the dog park in the complex. He can wake up from a dead sleep when certain dogs go in, it's their scent. He goes from bedroom window to sliding glass door whining and stressing. Even in his home, he has anxiety and stress. I do not know what happened in the woods, he was not attacked as he did not have injuries, but something happened. 

As Remie saved me during my lowest time, I am going to do the same for him. I am trying to raise money to have Remie go to Method K9 in Idaho for in board training. They are an amazing training facility that have AMAZING success with aggressive dogs. Take a look at their website, check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok. I truly believe I came across them for a reason, that they are going to be Remie's angels. I have already talked to them and will begin their online trainings until I can raise the money to get Remie to the in board training.  A dog should not live daily life stressed, anxious, and in fear. I failed him that day in August when I had the accident.
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