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 fellow Family dynamics have changed and he is feeling more uncomfortable with the sharing of space with the children in his home. His owner have requested he be surrendered and he be adopted thru our screening process.
WHERE IS THIS DOG NOW ?- He is currently with his care giver in the Kitchener area
**ALL ABOUT COOPER **
** Strict requirements for Cooper **
-Home with children over 10 yrs/ teens or adult home
-a home with a suitable- stable buddy may be also a bonus
-Someone who is active
-Committed to continued training and structure to help him be the best he can be.
The Animal's name: Cooper
Breed of animal: Schnoodle (miniature Poodle dad, Miniature Schnauzer mom)
Date of Birth: November 23 2009
Color: Cream/ Fawn
Coat length:Long if not kept groomed
Description of markings: light caramel colour running down his spine
Weight: 25 lbs
Are there any health problems? No
Energy level ? High
Any physical special needs ?- blind- deaf- 3 limbs etc? No
Any medical special needs ? No
Is this animal a house pet? Yes
Is the animal house-trained? Yes
Does the animal ever have house-training issues? No
How do you handle house-training errors?
Is the animal crate trained? Was as a puppy but has not used a crate for over 5 years
How is the pet contained if not crated ? Front hallway with gate up
Does the animal chew or scratch household items? Will chew kids toys and sometimes other household things. Generally when excited.
Does it get into the garbage? Not normally no but likely would if the opportunity was there.
Does the animal dig holes? He has a few times over the years but not normally.
Does it try and get over or under fences? No
Is the pet protective of fence space? Yes
Is the pet an excessive barker ? or just alerting to things? Excessive. He barks to alert of things, when he is super excited, at new people, other dogs.
What ages of children was it living with? 5 and 2
How does the pet react to kids at a distance/ on leash ?Reaction ? He will bark at them. Often a lot. Can sometimes bark sounding aggressive.
Exposure to strangers? reaction on walks or at the door/ in home ? Reaction. Has met many new people. Barks a lot at new people for a few minutes. Runs up to them barking. Will jump up. Then settles and just wants to meet them.
Is it good with cats? reaction?- on/off leash ? Reaction? Has lived with 1 cat his entire life. Loves her. They play and rough house together. Sleep together sometime. Will bark at new cats and chase any that run
Is it good with dogs? sizes/ reaction?- on/ off leash? Reaction? Likes other dogs of all sizes. Very good with them off leash. On leash will bark loudly and jump at them.
Is this dog used to sharing its space / toys with other pets/ dogs if visiting etc? Reaction ? Has stayed over at other family members homes where there are other pets. Does very well with that. Has has other dogs come stay at our home with him. He is territorial so requires a monitored introduction outside the home first. Once he knows the other dog gets along very well with them in his own home.
Does it chase after cars, or horses and buggies or bikes or people? Would likely chase after a bike. Will chase/ try to run or play with children running
Does the dog ride well in the car? Yes, loves car rides.
-if no what are the pets struggles ?
Has it been exposed to livestock or horses? Horses his entire life
OBEDIENCE / TRAINING :
Does the dog play games? Loves to play tug o war
Has this pet had any obedience training?Yes as a puppy and 1 year old
If yes -Where ? and trainer info if we may contact them for additional feedback/ info ? McCann dog trainers in Flamborough
What commands does it know? Sit, down, stay, shake a paw, high five, high ten
Does it walk well on leash? Or pull etc? Pull, we use a halti. He doesn't like it but it helps a lot.
PERSONALITY/ BEHAVIOURS/ :
** Please be detailed in these questions. No Blanket answers of “Yes/ Sometimes” .We need detailed info to know how best if rescue can help and what the pets needs are for re-training etc .Without this we can not consider , possibly approve or place any dog into foster care” **
Would you say your pet is a stable, well mannered, pet ?-or a bit rough around the edges :needing additional basic training needs? A bit rough around the edges. He is very intelligent, has all the basics training in him but would need some time spent reinstating them. He loves to learn and does so very quickly. The more positively stimulated he is the better.
Personality/ reaction- with those it knows? Gets super excited. Will run/jump around. Go and grab a toy or something to parade around with. then settles
Personality/ reaction- with strangers ? Gets very excited. Will bark/ talk a lot then run/jump around and go grab a toy or something to run around with. then settles
Has the animal ever shown aggression to anyone or anything?Yes. He has snarled at the kids when he has been tired and sleeping and they approach and surprise him. Has done the same with the cat.
Has the animal ever bitten in the past? A few months ago he nipped at me when he was uncomfortable while I was grooming him.
-if yes please explain in good detail situation/ trigger/ outcome, what was the pets reaction/ body signals before the incident ? . He is very sensitive and does not really like being groomed especially his feet. I had been grooming him for quite a while then tried to work at a couple little balls of hair that had built up between the pads of his feet. It was very obvious that he was uncomfortable with it and did not like it. He was probably scared so he nipped at me a few times. He did not bite to break skin or leave marks. I believe it was just an "i'm scared, stop, let me be" warning nipping. I reassured him that he was ok and ended on a good note of just brushing his back. I blame myself for this. I clearly pushed him past his comfort level and should have known to stop when he started showing signs.
Are there any behavioral problems? If yes what are they ? Excessive barker. Can be more reactive/ barking towards other dogs when on a leash and at his home if not introduced slowly.
Is there any separation issues? Is ok being alone but is much happier when with someone.
Are there any fears? Loud banging noises - thunder, fire crackers ect
-to what and how does the pet react? He shivers and shakes, pants and breathes heavily. Wants to sit on you if possible. If not will try and hide.
Are there any possession issues with food/ toys/ space towards people/ kids or other pets ? No
Where is the animal kept during the day? Most days someone is home so he has free run of the house. When we leave he is kept in the the front hallway of home
Where is it kept at night? In my room/bed most of the time but has free roam of the house
How long is this animal generally left alone in a day? Varies. Normally no more than 4-5 hours but has gone 8 hours with no trouble
Is it ever kept outside, and if so, for how long? No
Is it used to being chained or kenneled or running free? Running free
Have you ever boarded the animal or had a pet sitter out of your home environment? No. Have taken him with us for the weekend many time to my inlaws
What is the animal being fed? Science diet Canine Dental
Is it free fed? No
How much per day? 1 cup am and 1 cup pm
Is it used to bottled water? No tap water
Please provide this pets current routine: Each day is a little different as our schedules are not the same day to day.
Between 6-7 wake up go outside
Between 7-8 breakfast
Between 5-6 dinner
Bedtime anywhere from 9-11pm. He can go up to bed whenever he likes.
3-4 times per week he comes to the horse barn with me and runs around for 2-3 hrs.
Occationally gets leash walked but not often.
The best home for this pet would be : A single person (woman) or a couple with no children that have a very animal friendly active lifestyle. A person or persons who enjoy taking their dog with them places. People who enjoy a dog who loves and demands attention.
More to come as we learn / confirm this dogs needs.
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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