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My name is Alps!
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2.

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3.

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Facts about me

Breed
German Shepherd Dog
Color
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Age
3 years 2 months old, Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
(Current) 66 lbs
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

🚨🚨 ADOPTABLE DOG ALERT 🚨 🚨

Hey it's Alps here! Not to toot my own horn here but, if you’re looking for a sweet, and handsome boy, then I’m your guy! Like, look at my model pose!

I’m a male Shepherd mix, around 3 years old weighing a solid 66lbs! I’m vaccinated, neutered and microchipped too! I have also had a couple teeth pulled due to them over growing and causing me some pain, but I'm all better now!

Let me tell you about some of my qualities. First off, I’m great on leash! I like to walk by your side at a nice pace and stick by your side. Sometimes I may get ahead of you, but a gentle tug and I’m right back at your side. If I see another dog on my walk I might growl. I think it’s because I lack a little confidence in myself, so with some balanced professional training I know I’ll be great! But my foster parents let me know I’m safe by giving me a gentle tug and guide me to turn the other way, so I just continue with my walk. I'm great with all humans though and want to meet everyone! I’m also pretty quiet and mellow inside the house, not much of a barker but in my crate can be a different story. When my foster parents are home I don't mind being in my crate and I don't make a peep, but when I'm left alone I really dont enjoy it. I can really use my voice and howl, and sometimes try to escape out of my crate. But the good thing is, my foster parents have been working with me on this and I've gotten better! For this reason, I would do best in a detached home. But good thing is, I eat all my meals in my crate, to help me understand it's a safe place. I don't like my crate to be covered but do enjoy a nice blanket inside with me. Keep in mind, if these rules aren't followed, I just may try it all again.

I'm pretty laid back but foster mom says I’m something called a counter surfer, but I’d like to call myself food inspector. If it smells good, you bet I have to sniff it out so watch out! But, a simple “down” and gentle tug on my leash gets my paws off the counter. This is a good reason why it's important to keep me on a leash for the first 30 days, to set some boundaries. I also like playing with toys, I'm not quite sure what they are but they seem fun. I especially like tearing them apart, so I'm best with tough toys and nylabones. My foster parents take me outside regularly – so bonus point, I haven’t had any accidents in the house! During night time, I sleep in my crate and if I really need to take a tinkle, I sing a special song so they knew to take me outside to do my business. But I’ve learned to sleep through the night. Well, sometimes. But I usually hear “enough” and I go right back to bed. I think I was just getting used to my safe place.

OH! I love being outside...taking in that fresh air and feeling the wind through my fur. There have been a couple of times where my foster parents have used gentle pressure on my leash to get me inside.

I have one human foster sibling. He’s smaller than me, 2 years old but dog savvy and knows how to interact and give me space, so I’m really gentle around him. Keep in mind with kids, it’s very important to always supervise!

I also have two foster sisters who are dogs, they’re quite hairy I must say. They can be a little overwhelming at times, so I’ve had to stand my ground a couple of times and let them know I need my space. I have growled and snapped at them, but no teeth! My foster parents will either step in between us, or pull me away since I’m on leash still, and that makes both of us feel safe. I’ve taken a liking to my foster mom, so when my foster sisters get all up in her space, I have barked and snapped at them. Because of this, I would prefer a slow introduction so I can build trust first. Best is when all dogs are calm. This is why having me on a leash and on hand for the first 30 days is important. It's up to my humans to dictate what will happen and not up to me. It will help whoever is holding my leash, advocate for all of us and control my interactions with other dogs. However I have been with my foster family for 3.5 months and my furry foster sisters are my besties now! When I am outside with them, we love to play with each other and chase each other in circles.

Cats? I'm just getting used to them! They don't seem to bother me much. My temporary foster dad's cats love to rub up against me and sniff my food when I eat, but I just stand there. Of course I am on a leash since this is a new environment for me - it helps humans advocate for me and keep everyone safe.

Cars? I find them relaxing. I just walk straight in and lay down and enjoy the ride! It’s important to have my leash tied and secured; it’ll keep me safe. Here’s a nifty trick: shut my leash in the door. It stops me from wandering and you’ll have a secure hold of me before you open the doors. Here’s a tip about my crate: two hours in the crate, and two hours out will help me create a great routine, especially when you’re home.

Being in a home is completely new to me. I think I would be a perfect fit for someone who has dog experience. And it’s important for me to spend time in my crate when everyone's home so that way I don’t view it as a bad thing when I’m alone!

Remember, it’s recommended not to give me attention or touch for the first 30 days after adopting me, and also I should be on a leash inside and outside. This will all help me decompress, and prevent me from running and will help me adjust to my new home while I learn the rules and boundaries - like where I can and can't go, or what I'm allowed to get into. With balanced professional training, boundaries, time and patience, I know I can be the perfect fit for your home.

Head over to https://findingthemhomes.com/dogs/alps/ to fill out an application to adopt me! Can't wait to meet you my furever family ❤️
🚨🚨 ADOPTABLE DOG ALERT 🚨 🚨

Hey it's Alps here! Not to toot my own horn here but, if you’re looking for a sweet, and handsome boy, then I’m your guy! Like, look at my model pose!

I’m a male Shepherd mix, around 3 years old weighing a solid 66lbs! I’m vaccinated, neutered and microchipped too! I have also had a couple teeth pulled due to them over growing and causing me some pain, but I'm all better now!

Let me tell you about some of my qualities. First off, I’m great on leash! I like to walk by your side at a nice pace and stick by your side. Sometimes I may get ahead of you, but a gentle tug and I’m right back at your side. If I see another dog on my walk I might growl. I think it’s because I lack a little confidence in myself, so with some balanced professional training I know I’ll be great! But my foster parents let me know I’m safe by giving me a gentle tug and guide me to turn the other way, so I just continue with my walk. I'm great with all humans though and want to meet everyone! I’m also pretty quiet and mellow inside the house, not much of a barker but in my crate can be a different story. When my foster parents are home I don't mind being in my crate and I don't make a peep, but when I'm left alone I really dont enjoy it. I can really use my voice and howl, and sometimes try to escape out of my crate. But the good thing is, my foster parents have been working with me on this and I've gotten better! For this reason, I would do best in a detached home. But good thing is, I eat all my meals in my crate, to help me understand it's a safe place. I don't like my crate to be covered but do enjoy a nice blanket inside with me. Keep in mind, if these rules aren't followed, I just may try it all again.

I'm pretty laid back but foster mom says I’m something called a counter surfer, but I’d like to call myself food inspector. If it smells good, you bet I have to sniff it out so watch out! But, a simple “down” and gentle tug on my leash gets my paws off the counter. This is a good reason why it's important to keep me on a leash for the first 30 days, to set some boundaries. I also like playing with toys, I'm not quite sure what they are but they seem fun. I especially like tearing them apart, so I'm best with tough toys and nylabones. My foster parents take me outside regularly – so bonus point, I haven’t had any accidents in the house! During night time, I sleep in my crate and if I really need to take a tinkle, I sing a special song so they knew to take me outside to do my business. But I’ve learned to sleep through the night. Well, sometimes. But I usually hear “enough” and I go right back to bed. I think I was just getting used to my safe place.

OH! I love being outside...taking in that fresh air and feeling the wind through my fur. There have been a couple of times where my foster parents have used gentle pressure on my leash to get me inside.

I have one human foster sibling. He’s smaller than me, 2 years old but dog savvy and knows how to interact and give me space, so I’m really gentle around him. Keep in mind with kids, it’s very important to always supervise!

I also have two foster sisters who are dogs, they’re quite hairy I must say. They can be a little overwhelming at times, so I’ve had to stand my ground a couple of times and let them know I need my space. I have growled and snapped at them, but no teeth! My foster parents will either step in between us, or pull me away since I’m on leash still, and that makes both of us feel safe. I’ve taken a liking to my foster mom, so when my foster sisters get all up in her space, I have barked and snapped at them. Because of this, I would prefer a slow introduction so I can build trust first. Best is when all dogs are calm. This is why having me on a leash and on hand for the first 30 days is important. It's up to my humans to dictate what will happen and not up to me. It will help whoever is holding my leash, advocate for all of us and control my interactions with other dogs. However I have been with my foster family for 3.5 months and my furry foster sisters are my besties now! When I am outside with them, we love to play with each other and chase each other in circles.

Cats? I'm just getting used to them! They don't seem to bother me much. My temporary foster dad's cats love to rub up against me and sniff my food when I eat, but I just stand there. Of course I am on a leash since this is a new environment for me - it helps humans advocate for me and keep everyone safe.

Cars? I find them relaxing. I just walk straight in and lay down and enjoy the ride! It’s important to have my leash tied and secured; it’ll keep me safe. Here’s a nifty trick: shut my leash in the door. It stops me from wandering and you’ll have a secure hold of me before you open the doors. Here’s a tip about my crate: two hours in the crate, and two hours out will help me create a great routine, especially when you’re home.

Being in a home is completely new to me. I think I would be a perfect fit for someone who has dog experience. And it’s important for me to spend time in my crate when everyone's home so that way I don’t view it as a bad thing when I’m alone!

Remember, it’s recommended not to give me attention or touch for the first 30 days after adopting me, and also I should be on a leash inside and outside. This will all help me decompress, and prevent me from running and will help me adjust to my new home while I learn the rules and boundaries - like where I can and can't go, or what I'm allowed to get into. With balanced professional training, boundaries, time and patience, I know I can be the perfect fit for your home.

Head over to https://findingthemhomes.com/dogs/alps/ to fill out an application to adopt me! Can't wait to meet you my furever family ❤️
Rescue

Finding Them Homes-James Bay Pawsitive Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Contact
Phone
Address
Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2E0

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

Visit www.findingthemhomes.com and complete an adoption application.

2.

Approve Application

All animals in the house must be spayed/neutered or medical letter explaining why they cannot be. If you rent, we do require a call from lan

3.

Home Check

All adoptions take place in Barrie, ON. We do not ship or transport for you. All approved applications will be subject to a home check.

Additional adoption info

We do not adopt outside of Ontario, Canada.
We do not adopt outside of Ontario, Canada.

Go meet their pets

Visit http://www.findingthemhomes.com/events for locations of meet and greets as well as other events to publicly meet our dog’s. As we are Foster based, upon approved application and home check, we can arrange for a private meet and greet.
Visit http://www.findingthemhomes.com/events for locations of meet and greets as well as other events to publicly meet our dog’s. As we are Foster based, upon approved application and home check, we can arrange for a private meet and greet.

More about this rescue

Our rescue specifically focuses on northern Ontario remote communities who have no other option for their dogs (owned or stray). We not only bring in unwanted dogs but visit the communities and perform spay and neuter clinics as there are not veterinarians within the communities. The majority of the communities are fly in communities only.
Our rescue specifically focuses on northern Ontario remote communities who have no other option for their dogs (owned or stray). We not only bring in unwanted dogs but visit the communities and perform spay and neuter clinics as there are not veterinarians within the communities. The majority of the communities are fly in communities only.