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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 doll was surrendered by buyers on June 9th - they had him one week.
The people that bought him have health conditions and he was not a match at all due to his age and size.He was born Feb 2nd - he is 35 lbs when at vet for 3rd combo booster, and lepto booster on June 10th- he has been chipped, he had a skin irritation on intake and we have him on meds for 2 weeks. He was fixed July 8th.
He is said to be a lab shep husky mix but I don't see shep or husky - he is a mix for sure though
WHERE IS THIS DOG NOW ?- He is in foster care in the Drayton area and lives with adults and a cat.
**ALL ABOUT KODA**
** Requirements for Koda **
-fecure fenced yard
-active owner to meet his energy needs
-commitment to attend training to help Koda be the best he can be.
-a existing buddy would be nice...
-No apartments .
His adoption fee is $400
Koda is very smart and eager to please - he knows sit, shake a paw, other paw, and lay down .
He is still very much a puppy in many behaviours and testing the limits as previously allowed.
He is cratetrained
He rides fine in the vehicle
He has had exposure to older kids.
Koda is fine with dogs
** update 1st night/ day in foster **
He seems to do okay in his crate at night. Last night we were sitting on the couch and he put himself to bed in his crate with the door open and when we went to bed I just closed the door and he was fine. He must have been sleepy because he went to sleep around 10pm, up for a pee at 5am then back to sleep until around 8 when Wes and I woke up. Today we went for a walk and have been playing with his toys. Seems a little bit calmer today. Still gets overly excited and we need to give him a doggy time out from his toys and bed but he will learn. He is VERY stubborn when taking commands but we will be working on that as its clear he struggles with excitment/ distraction and needs consistancy and follow-thru to know whats expected . Over all he is very puppy like, love to play and is curious about everything.
**ALL ABOUT KODA **
Personality – Koda has a big personality. He is a playful young guy, loves to play fetch and tug of war with his ropes. He is a very smart pup and has learned many commands. He can be stubborn when preforming these commands, but he knows : Sit, Down, Stay, Paw/other paw, Turn, Touch Left, Touch Right, Touch Ball, Touch Rope. He is very food motivated so does well to do these commands with treats.
People/ Strangers & Kids: Koda meets people well. He alerts us when there is someone at the door but is quick to quiet down once they have been allowed in the door. He has met a few kids out on our walks and he can get a little bit excited giving them lots of kisses and jumping up and down.
Interaction with Packmates- dogs/ cats: Koda currently lives with us and our cat who is about 8 years old. The cat would love to come and just sit with Koda but Koda thinks the cat should play with him. He needs a lot of supervision around the cat as he gets very excited around her – barking at her, jumping towards her, throwing toys at her. He has showed no signs of aggression or predatory traits but again, needs the supervision to ensure the cat is safe.
Energy level: Koda is still very much a puppy and has a lot of energy to spare, usually in spurts of about an hour at a time. He loves to play during these bursts of energy. He will continuously place his toys in your lap while you watch tv and expect you to throw them for him. He will do this until we tell him its enough then he will usually sit on his bed and chew the toys. He seems to get overtired at the end of the day where his bad behaviours start coming out. Things like trying to get in the garbage, chasing the cat, playing with things other than his toys. When this happens we give him puppy time outs where he has to sit at the front door by himself for about 5 – 10 minutes until he can calm down. He is learning quickly
House Rules/Crate: Koda is allowed free range of the house while we are home. We have been trying to teach him to stay out of the kitchen while there is food out – he is working on this. When we are away or at work Koda stays in his crate. He also sleeps in his crate at night. We keep his crate in the living room and he will often go in and out of it for naps and such on his own if we are home all day.
Food: Koda is currently eating a veterinary diet – Purina Hydrolyzed and is eating 2.5 cups twice a day which is the recommended amount from the bag gong by his age and weight. He was weighted on Dec 9 and is exactly 70bs.
Toys: He loves to play tug of war with his ropes. He has indoor and outdoor toys and he is pretty good at keeping them separate. He also has a kong which he gets stuffed with some treats and peanut butter while we are at work. He seems to really love just about any toy.
Likes: Walks, Treats, Toys
Dislikes: Right now he does not seems to have to many dislikes other than he dislikes time outs, and being told no.
Leash respect & training/ Commands: As mentioned earlier, we walk Koda with a gentle header whichis similar to a halti and he does well with this. He still has a tendancy to pull when he sees something exciting. He knows the commans “Back” if he starts to pull, and he will come back and sit beside you at this time. He also will sit at each intersection if you ask him to.
Yard rules: We have a fenced yard and he gets free run of that, except the gardens. We are trying to teach his he cannot go in the garden so when we are out in the yard with him and he gets into the gardens we tell him no then we tether him to a lead that does not reach the gardens and leave him by himself.
Grooming: Kodas hair is medium length, he is not a high shedding dog but does shed a a little bit. We use the furminator brush on him, which he
tolerates but doesn’t love.
Traveling : Koda is quiet in the car. He sits in the back seat and looks out the window. He has a car seal belt that he does not like to wear.
Any fears/ things to work on: No known fears. He has a few things to work on because he is a puppy so he is still learning every day.
Current Routine : If we both have to work during the day Koda is up at 5am, goes for a 30m walk, eats breakfast around 615 and then is in his crate from 645-4pm. I work part time so my schedule is never the same. Some days I am home by 2pm in which case he is out of his crate sooner. If I am off he is out and about with me during the day. He is usually in bed in his crate by 9pm, sooner if he is acting like an overtired toddler and not listening – then we put him to bed early and he sleeps all night. He sleeps through the night in his crate without and peep.
The best type of home would be: Koda would love an owner who would love to play with him. He needs an owner willing to put the time in for proper training and would benefit from attending obedience training with his new owners so he knows whose boss. He would love a home with another canine friend to run around and burn some energy with. He loves the space to run off leash so a home with a fenced yard would be perfect. Koda is a great dog with lots to offer
*** 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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