(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Not good with cats,
Needs experienced adopter,
Shots are up-to-date,
Crae is available for Foster to Adopt!
***Please apply at https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/adoption-info#adoption-form***
As a foster-to-adopt family, you will have two weeks to get to know your new furry house guest before committing to adoption. At the end of two weeks, if you choose not to move forward with adoption, we simply ask that you continue to provide a safe and loving home until their new forever family can be found.
During your foster-to-adopt trial, you’ll receive the support of a Fetch + Releash mentor to help you through the transition and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Foster-to-adopt families will be required to pay a $200 deposit on the adoption fee and sign our foster-to-adopt waiver in advance. If you choose not to adopt, your $200 will be refunded to you within 30 days of your dog being adopted into a new family provided you see your pup through to adoption. If you choose not to see your dog through to adoption, you will forfeit your deposit.
Foster-to-adopt families will be expected to provide their own supplies. Visit https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/adoption-info for more info on mandatory supplies.
Crae / Male / 4Y / 75 lbs / Husky Chow Mix / Big Cuddle Bug / Could Live with Other Dogs / Good with Dog-savvy Children / Unknown with Cats / Fostered in Guelph
** Follow Crae's journey on Instagram at @fostertails_crae **
Meet Crae! Crae was surrendered to Fetch by his owners when they moved out of the country and could not take him with them. The change understandably caused him a lot of confusion but he has adjusted well to foster care. With his trusted people he is a very sweet and clingy boy that loves kisses, hugs, belly rubs and having his chest scratched. His fosters describe him as affectionate, snuggly, sweet, calm, gentle, and loving. Crae loves being outdoors either going for walks or exploring the yard. He loves his treat dispensing toys and chewing on kongs. His favourite thing is cuddling and getting belly rubs from his humans.
Crae is a mix of two breeds that typically require an owner with some dog experience, and one that is comfortable handling a larger dog. His new family should also understand the importance of daily physical exercise and mental stimulation. True to his breeds, Crae is an active dog that needs an outlet for his energy. He would do best with an active family that can stick to a consistent routine of exercise and play for Crae.
In the house with people he knows, Crae is very friendly and loveable. He will ask for pets and belly rubs and is generally calm and easy going. He is calm when guests come into the home and will accept treats but takes a bit of time before he wants pets or cuddles. Once he knows you, he is very friendly and sticks close for pets and scritches.
On leash, Crae is content to meet people who approach respectfully. He tends to get very excited and pull quite a bit on the first part of the walk, but once he has done his business he will settle. He loves to sniff and explore, especially if he is in a new or unfamiliar place. He is also curious towards squirrels, rabbits, and other critters and will try to pull if something catches his interest. Care has demonstrated some proper leash etiquette such as “heel” but will require his future adoptive family to continue working on this with him. Crae responds best when he is on a familiar route or if there are treats on offer.
Crae gets at least 3 walks a day, a longer one in the morning and evening, and a shorter one in the afternoon. He also gets time in the yard. Crae responds well to enrichment activities, training, and treat dispensing toys. He usually gets at least 15 minutes of enrichment or training a day. On days when his fosters are busier with work, Crae is perfectly content to hang by himself with a kong and will be calm until it is time to go out again.
Crae has been left alone in the home for up to six hours and has done very well, as long as he’s had a good walk beforehand. He is left to free roam the house and has never been destructive. He may whine for a few minutes when first left but will quickly settle down and is usually found lounging, sleeping, or playing with his kong. Crae likes to move around in the night and go between a few different sleeping spots. He may alert bark if there is unfamiliar activity outside so he is kept away from external windows and doors.
Crae has previously lived with children and would do fine with dog-savvy kids who will respect his space. He enjoyed playing with human siblings but there should always be an adult present to ensure a safe interaction for both Crae and the kids. Crae loves to play with other dogs (and people!) at the dog park but can be selective of other dogs while on leash. He would do best as the only dog in the home. He has previously lived with other dogs and done well, it just took him some time to warm up. He could live with other dogs with proper and slow introductions. If his future home had other dogs, a meet and greet would need to be arranged as part of the adoption process. Crae has not been cat tested but may chase.
Crae is super trainable and treat motivated. Training him is lots of fun. He responds very quickly for any reward. He knows sit, down, stay, come, roll over, paw, other paw, has good recall and is working on heel. Crae will need continued leash training. Crae is fully potty trained.
Crae’s ideal home would be one where he can get plenty of physical and mental stimulation every day. He loves being outdoors so a yard to hang out in or plenty of walks would be best for him.
Crae has shown some reactivity towards unknown noises and movements outside but has shown major progress. He doesn't seem to care if people enter the house, ring the doorbell or even knock. However, at night he will sometimes howl or bark if he cannot see what the noise is. In the car, Crae used to have his humans sit with him but since has improved and now does well on his own. Crae has lived with children and other dogs before and has enjoyed socializing in off leash dog parks, and could live with children or other dogs who are properly introduced and respect his space.
If you’re interested in fostering Crae with the intention of adopting, please apply at
The adoption fee for Crae has been generously sponsored. Applicants will only be required to purchase supplies necessary for his care prior to adoption and will have their deposit refunded after finalizing the adoption.
To learn more about our adoption fees and the adoption process, please visit our FAQs at https://www.fetchandreleash.ca /about-us#about-faqs.