November 12, 2010

Dog Mauled at our Dog Park

Yesterday afternoon a tiny 6lb chihuahua-papillon mix named Gus was mauled to death at our small breed dog park by a border collie/pitbull mix.

The owner of the collie/pitbull mix let his dog into the small dog park because he got along better with small dogs. The pitbull/border collie was playing with another dog and then charged after Gus. He flipped him and grabbed him by the neck. Gus screamed and when he was finally pulled off he was limp and screaming. He died on the way to the vet.

Charges have been filed as this dog has attacked other dogs at the park, but this is his first first death. As pitbulls are illegal in Ontario the dog will likely be euthanized.

Mom stopped taking us to the dog park because owners of larger breeds were using the park and she was afraid of something like this happening.

Love Ruby & Penny


Lois Lane/Laney November 12, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
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Lois Lane/Laney November 12, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

My word, how sad!
I can't believe an owner of a large dog was allowed in the small park. There's no excuse. The owner is definitely at fault.
Overexcitement of a large dog can lead to trouble way too fast when tiny dogs are involved. As an owner, why would you even risk it with such a powerful dog?
I'm saddened and disgusted.

Frankie Furter and Ernie November 12, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

Oh Darlings... I am soooo very much sorry this happened. I think that owner should be put in prison and KEPT there fur EVER.
I am sorry that you had to hear about such an awful thingy. You are too sweet to know such terrible things go on in this world.
I KNOW (remember) you LOVED going to that dawg park, butt your mom was soooooo WONDERFULLY WISE to stop letting you go there.


♥I am Holly♥ November 12, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

That's a very sad situation. We are so sorry to hear that it happened. We don't go to our dog park here because mom doesn't want me off leash with other dogs she doesn't know. She's just playing it safe and going somewhere else so we can walk. Lots of love, Holly and mom

Molly the Airedale November 12, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

OMG, how awful! Our hearts go out to Gus's family. What a horrible thing for them to have to deal with.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy November 12, 2010 at 12:32 PM  

w00fs, sooo sorry...big doggys dont belong in little doggys side of the park..poor Gus's pack to have to c all that and lose their baby..

a sad,
angel lacylulu
jodee and mama..

docsdox November 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM  

that's just terrible. very irresponsible on the part of the mixed breed dog. good thing you guys are staying away from the park.


3 doxies November 12, 2010 at 12:53 PM  

What a terrible thing to happen! Of course it does make me wonder if it was over excitement of da dog or if it was sumptin not bein' trained correctly.

Our hearts go out to da family of Gus.


Anonymous November 12, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

Oh, how very awful. I'm so very sorry. And what a really, REALLY dumb human! Grrrrrrr! This kinda stupid human behavior just makes my mom and me all kinds of upset.

I don't really like to go to dog parks (it's kinda overwhelming for me) but mom and dad used to take Brudder Ranger. They decided to stop taking him, though, cuz they were afraid of something like that happening, too. I mean, it's not like they test how nice a doggie is before they come in. And like I said, some owners are full of the dumbs.


C.l.o.v.e.r. November 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

Oh no, how awful and sad!! :( That is the scary thing about dog parks. Sorry to hear about poor Gus, and the bigger doggie too. It's unfortunate that he has to take the fall for his owner's mistake(s).

Oskar November 12, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

What a terrible incident for all involved.

It's just tragic.


Sam November 12, 2010 at 3:14 PM  

What a tragic situation. Poor Gus and family. This is why I, too, stopped going to dog parks - you just cannot control what kind of people will bring their dogs in these irresponsibly. With all of the bad press Pit Bulls get, their owners should really be more diligent about keeping them safe. A tragedy, really, for all involved.

Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Hiro and Momma Tea November 12, 2010 at 4:36 PM  

Words fail me right now, poor Gus's family and I am so very, very glad your Mom stopped taking you there.
There are some very irresponsible humans in the world.
Momma Tea
xx xx xx

Maggie Mae and Max November 12, 2010 at 5:20 PM  

Dis is very sad news to hear. :( So tragic.

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Zona November 12, 2010 at 5:20 PM  

This is heartbreaking.

Sad wags,

Bella Roxy & Macdui November 12, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

We are sooooo sad for both of the dogs involved. Some people just....don't.....think!

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! November 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM  

We are sorry fur your area's loss -

We'll light a khandle fur them tonight -


A MilShelb Mom November 12, 2010 at 6:41 PM  

Oh wow. That is awful. You know, people just cannot be trusted. That man should have known his dog better and not let him off the leash. And what was the dog doing at a small dog dog park, anyhow? How irresponsible! We just can't believe it.

How sad for that poor family. :( We will be thinking of them.
~Milly and Shelby

The Daily Pip November 12, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

That's just awful ...poor Gus. My heart breaks for his family.

I agree with Mayzie - humans are so stupid sometimes. I hope the dog's owner is severely punished.

Your pal, Pip

Cole November 12, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

I'm so sorry for Gus and his family. What a horrible, horrible thing to happen.

Unknown November 12, 2010 at 9:28 PM  

Oh my dogness.............this makes me soooooo sad.

Poor Gus and his family. I'm sure they must be devasted.....


Asta November 12, 2010 at 9:42 PM  

What a twagic, sad stowy
I'm so sad fow all involved especially the little sweet doggie who was killed and the pawents..I'm cwying fow them. I only go to the pwivate pawk we belog to. all the hoomans awe soopew vigilant and weally watch cawefully, plus you have to be healthy and nice to join..
I'm twooly sowwy
stay safe
smoochie kisses

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ November 12, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

That was so sad - poor little pup. Mom won't let us go to the dog park - too many irresponsible owners, she says. Run free now, sweet little pup.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

kalyxcorn November 13, 2010 at 1:05 AM  

oh my. yeah big dog people really need to understand why it's called a SMALL DOG park.

Oreo November 13, 2010 at 2:14 AM  

OH that is terrible. That owner should be in big trouble. Poor Gus and his family!! I dont get to go to dog parks, cuz Mom is scared of stuffs like that!!


Casper Bear November 13, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

Oh my, I am so sorry to hear about little Gus! It is soooo sad! I have a yorkie sister and Mum never lets her off the lead and picks her up when bigger dogs are around except for me of course.I don't blame your Mom for not taking you there anymore , better to be safe than sorry.
Lotsa Licks to you and Gus' family at this sad time
Casper Bear

Scooter November 13, 2010 at 12:28 PM  

Hey Girls.
So sorry to hear about this. Very sad. Everyone should keep their difficult pups on a leash. I have been known to be very anti-social, so I am almost always on a leash. I don't like it, but it's definitely for the best. Thanks for reminding us to be careful out there.
Grr and Woof,

DoMoFi November 14, 2010 at 2:55 AM  

We are sad to read this news . .. RIP chi-llon ><;

Linda November 14, 2010 at 12:33 PM  

Oh no, poor little Gus. This is so horrible. We'll be praying for his family.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Doxie Rod November 14, 2010 at 9:25 PM  

that is just terrible. my heart goes out to gus' mom and dad. i hope he didn't suffer too much :(

KimT November 16, 2010 at 3:12 PM  

Hi, girls! I'm so happy to meet you, I heard all about you over at PBU. You have a new follower! (Mom says we're posta get snow soon, I can't wait!!)

the booker man November 21, 2010 at 5:50 PM  

mrs. ruby and mrs. penny,
this is just so awful like...poor gus and his family! i don't know what to woof...this really makes me and asa and mama upset. some hoomans really are so so so stoopid. that BIG doggie nevarrr should have been taken to a SMALL doggie park.

the booker man

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