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WE HOPE THAT THIS WILL ENSURE WE ARE RECEIVING QUERIES AND APPLICATIONS FROM TRULY SINCERE AND COMMITTED APPLICANTS WHICH WILL PREVENT VALUABLE TIME FROM BEING WASTED- THAT IN TURN SHOULD PREVENT OTHER DOGS FROM BEING EUTHANIZED IN POUNDS WHILE WAITING TO COME IN TO OUR CARE - AS CAN HAPPEN WHEN APPLICANTS DELAY/OR STALL/OR BACK OUT OF ATTENDING SET VIEWINGS OR ASK FOR EXCEPTIONS AND ARE UN-WILLING TO COMPLY TO THE PROCESS.
IF YOU THINK THIS DOG WOULD BE A GOOD ADDITION TO YOUR HOME AND YOUR ENTIRE HUMAN AND CANINE FAMILY CAN ATTEND THIS DOG'S FOSTER HOME THEN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND IN AN APPLICATION
WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT OF ONTARIO
WHY IS THIS DOG IN NEED??- This little one ended up into a pound . He is in a high kill shelter that is faced to make hard choices for nothing more than having no space.
WHERE IS THIS DOG NOW ?- He has arrived and is being fostered in the Cambridge area with adults- a dog- and cats. He will be fully vetted the beginning of Sept and will then be ready for adoption. We are also having his teeth checked.
**ALL ABOUT SPENCER **
15 lbs, 10-12 months
-Possible buddy for company
-only older children- adult home.
-Home environment that is more quiet- not high traffic with kids visiting/ cottage with high traffic of children. A more quiet community would be preferred as this time
-Someone who will take the time, set boundaries to ensure his safety and comfort level is always met and that he is not put in a position to be overwhelmed.
Spencer is a sweet, lovable, little guy. He enjoys being around his people, but is not a lap dog and is not a fan of cuddling on the sofa.
Spencer is in a home with 4 adults, 2 cats and a dog and is fine with everyone.
Sept 19th, update from Spencer.
I have been in my foster home for 3 weeks and I have to say I have become comfortable and calmer. I enjoy being with my foster humans and my foster pack mates, I enjoy playing with my foster dog, chasing, running sometimes I like to play rough with him but my foster mom and dad think I should play nice which I guess they are right and I listen..but I must say although I enjoy my pack mates I would be just as happy being in a home on my own enjoying all the attention from my humans to myself.
I am house trained and will let you know when I need to go outside to pee or....I like to bark to get my foster humans their attention, either to go outside or if I see someone or something outside, but once my foster human comes to check it out and tells me to stop barking I do... my foster mom says I am a great watch dog.
My foster mom calls my tail a fan, because it is always wagging I give off a breeze especially when I am excited and happy to see them, my foster mom loves it especially when it is hot and muggy... :)
I am doing great with walking on a leash, my foster mom allows me to walk and sniff around but once she tugs at the leash I stop and look at her until she tells me to go ahead. I still get excited when I see other humans walking and my foster mom has to remind me to stay but she understands I am still a pup and learning and is patient with me. I do great where there are a lot of cars, trucks and other noises, I tend to stay close to my foster mom when I hear a loud truck but she shows me it is ok andshe is not concerned so I continue to walk.
I enjoy being outside, my foster home has a large fenced in yard which I enjoy running and chasing my foster dog, but at the same time I would do fine with a smaller yard or in an apartment with room to roam and room to play indoors when the weather is bad and cannot play outdoors to long.
I love my crate, it is my safe place, I go in my crate with no problem, my foster humans will take a small treat, which I know where they are kept and I know the sound of opening the jar, once I hear "in your bed" I run in my crate and get ready for my treat. I settle nicely and calmly.
My foster mom does not like having me in the crate for too long but she understands for my safety when my humans are not home it is a safe place for me to be, a place where I cannot get into things or hurt myself, but when my foster humans are home I am free to roam inside or outside.
when evening time comes and my foster humans are ready to relax, between 8:30/9:00, I will lay down on the sofa or on the floor and fall asleep, but if i keep getting up to find another spot and just can't settle my foster mom will but me in my crate where I settle nicely and feel comfortable but I am getting better as I enjoy being next to my humans so I have been trying real hard to settle on the sofa so I can relax with everyone until bed time.
Because my foster family all work and they also need their sleep I do not wake them up during the night. I am let outside for a last time around 11 and than sleep till 6 a.m the next morning when my foster mom comes to let me out.
If you need a companion, and don't mind snuggles and don't mind me following you around and have time for me, continue training me, keep me socialized with other humans and pets than I am the one for you....
ARRIVAL INFO :
He is smart but shy when meeting new people, he will go up to them but will back away if one leans down to give him a pet, he needs space and time to make sure you will not hurt him. Once he is comfortable he will allow you to pet him. He has never growled or has shown any aggression towards strangers or other dogs we meet.
He is doing great not jumping up when meeting others or when we come home and let him out of his crate, he gets excited and wiggles his little butt for your attention but does calm down when ignored and will sit, that is when he gets plenty of rubs and attention
NO food aggression at all, he allows me to handle his food as he eats, he does eat a little at a time, his food is left down for about an hour. He is fed twice a day; morning and evening
- No accidents at all
Will let us know when he needs to go outside for bathroom break.
No mess inside or in his crate
-Gets along with dog and both cats
-Follows our dog, Deebo around, enjoys playing with him, chasing each other, is very respectful when Deebo gives him a warning to back off
-Did not know what cats were at first very careful approaching them but slowly started to come around, now he is awesome with both cats
-Spencer will go in without a fuss; I take a treat and show him in, he settles nicely and calmly.
-At night he is crated between 9:30/10:00, if we are still up and talking or doing things he does not whine or fuss but will look up to see what is going on
-He is let outside around midnight for a pee and back in his crate till 6:00/6:30 a.m.
-Spencer is in his crate during the weekdays for 6 hrs and has never messed up his area!
-When we are home door is kept opened all day, he goes in when he wants, he also allows our other pets to go in at which point he will lay down on the floor next to the door .He is respectful and does not chase them out to claim his space
-in the evenings and weekends he is left to roam around freely, inside and outside with us
- From the first night we had no problems with crating him at night.
- He goes in and settles nicely.
- First night he did whine but with firm NO he settled nicely.
- sleeps right through the night till foster mom wakes up at 6:00 a.m
He shares his toys with us and our dog, will drop the toy in front of Deebe (our dog) to play.
He enjoys playing fetch and will bring it back to you for more.
Spencer does bark when he looks outside the window or front door even when no-one is there, with a stern STOP and moving him away he will stop, He may have heard something but am not sure. We will observe and see what his tendencies are with this.... as if he is a barker... this this would not work in an apartment with no one there to redirect him.
One needs to be consistent and firm, when outdoors he barks when he hears another dog but with a firm Stop he does settle.
-Spencer is about a Medium Energy .He has had a huge # of changes in a short time with multiple different people, and no stability until now.... so he is a bit uncertain and anxious, does alot of pacing right now. We are hoping he will settle as he gets comfortable and learns things are ok.
- Listens to NO very well, also come
- We are working on sit and stay
-He has not been exposed to children while in my care but I believe he will be fine with older children 10+ older who are pet experienced and not overwhelm him. Young children or high energy/ active children will not work for Spencer d/t his uncertainty.
We will know more as he settles into foster care and is exposed to new things.
-REMEMBER to never leave any dog unsupervised with children and it is important that children know to respect any pets
-Still a pup and does try to nip but again with a firm NO or OUCH he stops
- Does well with leash on for training inside and in the yard
- Walking He needs training with this, he is all over when walking, he does not walk ahead but does a lot of jumping etc
- He is constantly looking at you to see what you next move is
- Working on getting him to stop when told and wait
- He is ok in the car, working on getting him in the car on his own, but once in he enjoys the rides
- Is fine being brushed
- Does not like taking a bath, it is a struggle but we get through it
Spencer will do well in a home without pets, if there are other pets he will be fine as well.
He needs someone who will be patient and continue training and being consistent with commands.
He likes to go off on his own and play with his toys but will come running when called.
He enjoys the outdoors but would rather be inside. I believe he would be great in an apartment provided he is taken outdoors for walks and to pee.
A home with children would be fine as long as they respect him and will not be forceful, and always supervised.
Spencer is a great companion; with continued love and attention he will be your best friend for a very long time.
We welcome your application for consideration .
*** HOW IT WORKS - ADOPTION INFORMATION ****
Please read ** ALL** the information provided below on the process to
save time and facilitate the process in a smooth manner.
The adoption fee does NOT cover the cost of vetting or supplies for these animals - If you cannot afford the adoption fee
(that is a fraction of actual REDUCED VETTING expenses incurred) then you should reconsider adopting.
These animals deserve forever homes, good food, regular vet care, and emergency care as needed.
Pets should never be euthanized by their owners simply based on financial consideration when something goes wrong.
Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescue pet.!!
To help you get started, included are two links to sections on our webpage which will be of great help to you.
Frequently Asked Questions about adopting a rescued pet :
Policy and Process and how to meet this rescue animal:
http://www.adoptapet.lucknow.on.ca/applications.html--This is a MS Word copy of our application.
It can be completed, saved and emailed back to the rescue at
1. We require a fully filled app to be considered as a possible home
2. Only the approved app will be premitted a viewing with the pet ** in the foster home **
3. ALL family members MUST meet the dog ** in the foser home** .
4. Any exsisting pets MUST attend the meet/ greet with the dog ** at the foster home ** .
5. A home visit must be completed as part of the adoption process after the inital viewing by a rescue representative.
This is not a replacement of the meet/ greet at the Foster home.
6. We do not adopt outside of ONTARIO .
7. We do not deliver dogs. If and once the adoption process is approved and complete the dog must be picked up at the
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