British Columbia

Mia - November 4 , 2013

My name is Mia. I am told that I am 7 and I have a full grey face but that doesn't tell my whole story. I was rescued with minutes to spare by BRC and whisked away to Canada to start the best part of my life. So far so good. I am definitely a southern gal, I need a proper introduction to another dog before I am comfortable with them. I get along super well with my foster sister, there haven't been any issues between us and I live to cuddle up with her when I get a chance. I love humans! In particular I love men! I love being close by and to cuddle ...well that is what I would do all day. My human foster brother cuddles with me on the couch at every opportunity. I love food, I was pretty skinny when I arrived but I have filled out with the food that my foster mom gives me. I really like the grain free food but I am just happy with a full tummy. I have learned to sit and high five for a cookie. When we go for walks I don't understand that I don't really need to chase everything. I am interested in everything that I see and would love to see it closer and chase it if I have the opportunity. I sometimes make a weird noise at other dogs that lets them know that I am not a dog to mess with, though my foster.mom tries to reassure me that nothing bad will happen on a walk. It is hard to trust sometimes. If I do something bad and my foster mom raises her voice to me, it reminds me of punishment from my previous life and I get super scared. Sometimes I am so scared that I can't move for a long time. I will cry and huddle under her feet and promise to be better and I think that works because she doesn't stay mad at me for long. I have never learned how to ask to go outside to pee, so sometimes I make a booboo and pee on the floor. Usually my foster mom gets me out often enough that I don't have to ask, but I think I am learning how to talk to the humans so they can know when I have to go. I didn't have enough food in my previous life and sometimes I forget that I have regular meals now and I surf the counters to see if I can eat stuff. I haven't found anything but some habits are hard to break. I relax easily when I feel safe. I can make the silliest positions when I am sleeping and boy can I snore... after a big long walk my foster family can hear me snoring away in my crate on the drive home. I am not as agile as I once was, I need help to jump into the car but I am better at getting on the bed now that it is regular. I love to cuddle, I am never far away from you and if I am allowed to sleep with you I will cuddle up as close as possible and gaze lovingly in your eyes. I deserve to be someone's heart dog.

 

 

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Chucho and Barbie - November 4, 2013

Chucho and Barbie or "Chubar" as they would be called if they were a celebrity couple.
They have a wonderful father/daughter relationship. Chucho is very patient with Barbie's puppyish exuberance and she eagerly follows his every move. Although Barbie has a short attention span, she is responding well to treat based positive reinforcement. She is getting used to the sit command, and Chucho has it down pat.
At the start of our fourth full day together, on a chilly but sunny morning in Banff, Barbie and Chucho are curled up together in one of their two crates. This is the most common state of affairs. It's Chucho's crate but Barbie likes to snuggle up with him, which he seems ambivalent about, just wanting to rest. Barbie is ever ready for action and stares longingly into the living room every time she nears a noise suggesting something is going on that she's not involved in.
Chucho and Barbie need to be adopted together as Barbie shows signs of separation anxiety when away from her dad too long.

Gable - August 19, 2013

Gable is a stunning, approximately 3 1/2 yr old boy. He is neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccinations.

Gable found himself in 3 different homes this year and his 4th home ended being in a shelter. He is a great guy and needs a home where the family understands the importance of setting rules and boundaries and enforcing them. Gable gets along with other dogs after a proper and patient introduction. He was likely chained in the past as he displays some barrier issues but has shown much improvement in his foster home. Gable has not been around children in his current foster home. And if you have kitties, you will have some work to do!

Gable will be a great addition to a person/family who is willing to make a committment to him.

Phoenix - November 4 , 2013

Phoenix is a beautiful 5 yr old girl who hasn't had the best life experiences up to her coming to us. She produced litter after litter for her original owners but wasn't treated kindly. Phoenix spent her days in a barn with little social interaction or affection. Then, when they were done making money off her, she was offered for sale on Kijiji.

Some wonderful people bought Phoenix but soon realized they didn't have the experience to integrate her into society at large. She was wonderful in their home with their family but very fearful in new situations with new people.

Phoenix has improved by leaps and bounds since coming into foster care. She gets along famously with her three foster brothers and foster sister. She is doing well in obedience class where she is exposed to other dogs and new people.

Phoenix needs a home that will continue to patiently work with her. She's a very loving girl who loves nothing more than to snuggle up on the couch and bed with her person. She would do well with a calm, laid back boy for company.

Sloan - November 4 , 2013

 

Sloan is a 7yr old neutered Boxer mix. He has a wonderful temperament and adores people. He gets along with most other dogs. Sloan has been in foster care for over 3 years now. While he is thriving in his foster home, he would love nothing more than to have his own person, rather than be one of 6 or 7 dogs.

Sloan has "paid it forward", being an integral part of the rehabilitation process of a number of behaviorally challenged foster dogs.

Sloan is an energetic, strong guy and is looking for a home with an active person/family who will channel his energy in fun, productive ways.

Sloan needs an experienced family, preferably with no young children due to his high energy. He also requires a placement where his folks understand rules, boundaries and limitations and who are committed to continuing with his training.

If you looking for a hiking and frisbee buddy by day and snuggler by night, Sloan is your guy!

 

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