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Dogs: Accepting Applications

Cody

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Cody

Breed: Mixed Breed, suspected Lab
Gender: Male
Age: 2 years old
Size: Medium/Large
Where you can find me: In a foster home

 

Energy Level: Very high
Training Goals: Basic Manners & loose leash walking - Mandatory post-adoption training session booked with WAG approved trainer
House trained? Yes
Kids? 15 years+

Cats? Unknown
Dogs? Unknown
Medical Needs: None

About Me:

Hi I'm Cody!

I am new to the shelter, but am doing really well in my foster home.

My foster home had some notes to pass along -

Cody was very worried when he first came home and would not relax or stop pacing unless he was touching one of us and no amount of walks seemed to tire him out. As he’s started to feel more safe and relaxed he has turned into a different doggo! He still barks at the tv sometimes and can get randomly scared at strange things but is now becoming a big sofa nap king. He definitely has a high energy drive but as long as he gets enough exercise he is the BIGGEST snuggler and would happily cuddle you all day. He’s a bit of a velcro doggy and needs some work with some basic leash manners but he’s all-round a great little dog and would make someone the best new addition to a family who wants a super loving and quirky dog. He is becoming the perfect little dog.

 

My Perfect Match

  • Able to provide a calm, nurturing environment with people that will pay attention to any signs of anxiety I may show.
  • Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home.
  • Loves goofy loveable quirky boy
  • Will continue with basic training - I will need a post adoption training appointment with a WAG approved trainer
  • Lots of patience!
  •  We need help to grow confidence
  • Will be strong! I am a strong boy who needs to learn how to not pull when on walks.
  • Will love me forever no matter what, quirks and all!
  • I need a home that is committed to me and ready to give me a life with love and adventure for the rest of my years.

My Story:

My life before WAG is a bit of a mystery. I was left abandoned and didn't have a home. Some concerned citizens kept an eye on me, but were unable to care for me, so I was brought to WAG.

 

If you cannot adopt, please consider adopting to WAG so they can continue to save lives like mine. 

Cal & Sol

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Cal & Sol

Breed: Lab/Mastiff cross
Gender: Males
Age: 2 years old
Size: Extra Large
Where you can find me: At WAG

 

Energy Level: Medium/High
Training Goals: Individual training sessions - working on polite introductions to new people and other dogs.
House trained? Yes
Kids? 15 years+

Cats? No
Dogs? Yes, as long as we get along! We can be selective of our dog friends - we do not get along with unneutered males.
Medical Needs: None

About Me:

My Perfect Match:

-Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know us before taking us home. We are fearful of strangers when we first meet them.

-Has experience with fearful dogs. My reactions to my fears can include trying to run away (I am very strong!) or flattening myself to the ground and not wanting to move!

-Has lots of patience and understanding of our past - we were feral with our other siblings for the first 6 months of our lives, then our first home was PAWS & WAG.

-Has a safe a secure fenced yard, we may never be a candidate for public parks and dog parks.

-Loves goofy loveable quirky boys. We can be so much fun to play with when we feel safe and can be off leash in a secure area!

-Will continue with our training and be okay with doing indivdual training for each of us. We are very food motivated and already know a lot of basic training goals!

-We need help to grow confidence without the other, while we love going on walks together, we need individual walks as well!

-Will be okay with vocal dogs! We are both loud barkers and sometime bark in excitement!

-Will be strong! We are both strong and there is two of us 😉

-Will love us forever no matter what, quirks and all!

 

About Us:

-Although we take a while to warm up to new people, once we trust you we are very loyal to our friends.

-We are both very well behaved in the home, although we are at the counter level, we never sneak stuff off!

-We are very shy about meeting new people, you may need to meet a few times before we are friends.

-We enjoy quiet walks in the woods, we would need to work slowly on enjoying walks in busier areas.

-We need lots of gentle training, we loved getting a chance to work with Saundra from Alpine dogs!

-We have a few tricks up our sleeves - 'Touch' will bring us right to you for a touch of your hand and a treat. - 'This way' will let us know that we are going to turn abruptly to a new direction if you want us to avoid something. We do well with recall when it has been practised in a safe environment and with a long line. 'Leave it' often reminds us to check in with our human. 'Sit' and 'lie down' are easy for us 🙂 We are still learning 'stay' but doing pretty good with that too!

 

 

Our Story:

Our first 6 months of our lives were without human interaction, we were with our 2 other littermates and no home. We were brought into PAWS and shortly after transferred to WAG. After some time at WAG, we really settled in and were ready to find a home to call our own. We were adopted by a lovely individual who put in lots of time to gain our trust and we loved her greatly. Unfortunately, we were brought back to WAG as we are a lot of dog for one person!

 

If you cannot adopt at this time, please consider donating to our WAG, they continue to take in animals like us, who will need a little more time to find their forever family.

Marvin

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Marvin

Breed: Sheperd mix
Gender: Male
Age: 2 years old
Size: Large
Where you can find me: At WAG
Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Sitting still while you put my harness on, gaining confidence with new places and new people. Marvin will need mandatory training sessions booked in with a WAG approved trainer.
House trained? Yes
Kids? No

Cats? No
Dogs? I would like to be the only dog in the house and can get excited when I see dogs on walks. I get along only with some dogs and in the right situations.
Medical Needs: Anxiety medication

My Perfect Match:

-Has a safe a secure fenced yard. I may never be a candidate for being off leash or going to public parks and dog parks as I get overwhelmed easily.

-Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home. I am fearful of strangers when I first meet them.

-Has experience with fearful dogs. My reactions to my fears can include trying to run away (I am very strong!) or flattening myself to the ground and not wanting to move!

-Has lots of patience and understanding of my past - I did not develvope in a normal environment so my needs are different than your average dog.

-Loves goofy loveable quirky boys. I am so much fun to play with when I feel safe and can be off leash in a secure area. I love to play fetch and tug-of-war and soccer, and have lots of energy!

-Will continue with my training and keep me on leash. My training needs will be more about confidence building and creating positive associations rather than basic commands.

-Will buy me a GPS tracker that I must wear on walks to keep me safe! I am a flight risk so this is a requirment.

-Is strong! I am strong 🙂

-Will love me forever no matter what!

 

About Me:

-I LOVE to play with any ball of any size!

-I love to swim, any time of the year.

-I am very busy but am learning to relax with the help of medication.

-I am very shy meeting new people, you may need to meet me a few times before we are friends.

-I am still nervous going on walks and would like a quiet yard in my new home.

-I need lots of gentle training.

-I am nervous of loud noises and new things and will need someone who is patient with me.

-I have never lived in a home before.

My Story:

I was surrendered to WAG after my previous family could no longer take care of me. I was left outside a lot, my owners no longer had the time for me. I hope to find an amazing new home that is excited to have me as a member of the family!

 

Lola

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Lola

Breed: Pit Bull
Gender: Female
Age: 2 year's old
Size: Medium
Where you can find me: At WAG

Energy Level: Medium
Training Goals: To work one on one with her & a trainer to help overcome fears & anxieties
House trained? Yes
Kids? No

Cats? No
Dogs? No
Medical Needs: I have had a very unstable past, to help me cope with my fears I am on anti-anxiety medication!

 

My Perfect Match:

-Is willing to take many trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home. It takes a few controlled sessions to make the slow introduction and convince me I don;t have to be scared of you.

-You are a woman with no male signifigant other.

-Is experienced with reactive dogs. I do not have any "history" right now, and I need to keep it that way! That will be up to YOU to keep me and everyone else safe.

-Lives in a QUIET area – busy places are not for me! I need a direct and private access to the outdoors where I will not be running into strange humans or dogs.

-A safe, secure, and private yard is a huge bonus.

-Loves snuggly girls, watching movies, suntanning in the back yard, and SNACKS!

-Will continue with my training and take me on SAFE and SECLUDED walks/adventures only. I will not be able to walk down busy streets, go to dog parks, or other busy places.

-Patient with me on our first few meetings – I will be scared of you at first and you will need to make multiple trips to WAG before I understand that you are not a threat.

-Is pro-muzzle. I need to wear one in public to keep me and everyone else safe.

-Lives a quiet lifestyle with no visitors/social events at the house. I do not like visitors unless I have already built a relationship with them.

-Will love me forever no matter what!

 

UPDATE: A wonderful supporter has offered to pay for my First Mate food for the entire first year after my adoption! WOW!

 

About Me:

-I arrived at WAG when my owners were arrested and I was seized. They never came back to get me so WAG has welcomed me to stay until I find a new home.

-I am VERY scared of men and would like a home with a woman.

-I like to go on hikes but I mostly like to be with you!

-I love to sleep in and cuddle on the couch with you for hours. I am a movie night and snacks kind of girl!

-You will need to meet me a few times before we are best friends, but warm chicken is a path to my heart!

-I like to sit on top of my favourite humans and give them hugs and kisses! In exchange, they can rub my belly for hours.

-I can spend hours napping in the sun.

-I LOVE to swim!! I am a mermaid.

-I am very smart and am extremely sensitive to other's emotions.

-I never wore a muzzle when I came to WAG and now I am fully muzzle trained.

My Story:

I have had a very unstable start to my life. I was impounded by the RCMP when my previous caregivers were arrested. They never returned to pick me up and I was left at WAG.

It is believed that I was abused and neglected in my previous home, hence my fearfulness and anxiety. I have never had a stable home life, or proper training, both of which I need in my next home.

I am quite sad that I've found myself at a shelter but I have settled into the stable routine well and impressed the staff at how much I have grown in my time here!

I can't wait for a lady that will commit a lifetime of love to me.