(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
DOB June 12/23, Ben is a male Dalmation/Poodle mix who was surrendered by a commercial breeder along with his brother Jerry (Jerry is now adopted)
Due to being a large breed and the health risks of early neuter in young large breed dogs, his adoption will be on a neuter/non breeding contract with his neuter of course paid for by the rescue, in order to provide him with his best maturity/health/growth potential.
His neuter will be scheduled for approx Feb/2024 in Waterloo ON and his new family will need to live within approx one hour of Waterloo to attend his surgery.
Ben has attended initial puppy training during his time in foster care, Registration with an approved positive method trainer for classes will be mandatory to set him up for success with his new family.
Learn more about Ben from his foster family's notes:
YOUR FOSTER DOG'S ENERGY LEVEL: med/high
3-4 times a day running in the yard, 2 walks a day, training 2-3 times a day 5 min. each with lots of mental stimulation in between
IS YOUR FOSTER DOG FOOD MOTIVATED? yes
GOOD WITH DOGS? yes
HOW DOES YOUR FOSTER DOG RESPOND TO DOGS MET ON WALKS? Ben is a little cautious but none reactive
HOW DOES YOUR FOSTER DOG RESPOND TO DOGS SEEN FROM THE YARD OR INSIDE THE HOME? will bark a bit
HOW DOES YOUR FOSTER DOG RESPOND TO PEOPLE MET ON WALKS? he is a little timid but is getting better as we work on his socialization and training
GOOD WITH STRANGERS? PLEASE PROVIDE PEOPLE INTERACTION DETAILS. Shy but good with people as long as he is allowed to take his time greeting at his own pace . He is just learning and building confidence as he is a puppy
HOW DOES YOUR FOSTER DOG RESPOND TO PEOPLE SEEN FROM THE YARD OR INSIDE THE HOME SUCH AS VISITORS? cautious at first but does come around as long as he is not pushed into the interaction as he is still a puppy
GOOD WITH CATS? yes
GUARDING ISSUES? none
RESOURCE GUARDING BEHAVIOURS NOTED GUARDING PEOPLE OR FURNITURE/VALUED SPACES? none
CRATE TRAINED? Yes
PLEASE ELABORATE ON YOUR FOSTER DOG'S BEHAVIOR IN THE CRATE. feeding him in his crate, and giving him chew things in his crate he is much better. He does vocalize at the beginning then will settle
I cover his crate over with a sheet and put music on and he settles
I LEAVE MY FOSTER DOG ALONE FOR ___H PER DAY. 3
IS YOUR FOSTER DOG DESTRUCTIVE? No-he is a puppy so is crated when alone and requires supervision of course when uncrated like any puppy
DOES YOUR FOSTER DOG SHOW SIGNS OF SEPARATION ANXIETY? No
PLEASE ELABORATE ON YOUR FOSTER DOG'S LEASH SKILLS. work in progress as he is a puppy
OKAY WITH MANIPULATIONS? Yes-go slowly and provide treats while handling him as he is still building his confidence being a puppy
PERSONALITY? happy, funny, loves to run and play love his food
BED TIME HABITS? take him out for last pees and poops, then toss a few treats into his crate, close the door, cover his crate over completely, put some music on and tell him " night night' it does take him a few unites to settle, but then he is good for the night
OTHER HABITS/ROUTINES THAT WILL HELP THE DOG SETTLE INTO THEIR NEW HOME: patience as he is a puppy and will need constant supervision getting used to his new home, routines and humans
STRENGTHS/AREAS THEY HAVE IMPROVED ON: crating was his biggest challenge, but he is doing much better and likes his crate now
confidence being out and about has come a long way as well.
TRANSPORTATION? crate or seat belted in the back seat
PLEASE DESCRIBE THE PERFECT ADOPTIVE HOME FOR YOUR FOSTER DOG BASED ON WHAT YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED. someone with a big fenced yard for him to play, another younger social dog for a friend-though not mandatory , patience and willing to continue building his confidence with love
ANYTHING TO ADD? he really has come leaps and bounds in the time he has been here.
*Children must be 8+ yrs/respectful and dog savvy
* As an active young puppy with a life expectancy of 15+yrs , this dog requires a family who is able to meet all of their needs for their entire lives. Geriatric applicants are not an appropriate match for this reason.
*Inground/ground level Pools and ponds must be separately fenced from yard
Hobo Haven is located in St Jacobs Ontario.
For approved families, we require in person meetings in St Jacobs ON
If you are not willing to drive to this location to meet our dogs after you are approved, please do not apply. We do not meet elsewhere nor deliver dogs. Adoptions within Ontario only
If you are interested in applying to adopt a dog from Hobo Haven Rescue, please use this link to submit an application https://hobohavenrescue.ca/dog-adoption-application
Adoption fee is $700: fees include microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, flea/tick/heartworm prevention, and all vet care during their time with us as well as his neuter which will be done by Hobo Haven Rescue at our expense, through our vet located in Waterloo ON when this puppy is an appropriate age ,
For anyone possibly interested in adopting from Hobo Haven, here are a few, but not all, criteria to be aware of:
An adoption application must be completed and approved, including vet references as well as a home visit (Zoom ), prior to meeting available dogs.
All dogs are placed in loving foster homes during their time with us, we do not have a shelter to visit.
We require all serious applicants to watched "Petfooled" which is a free documentary at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6LKP9Prfrs
, or on Amazon prime or also a variety of other free video sites.
Our motto is "know better/do better" and we ask all adoptive families to be as committed to providing our dogs with quality nutrition as they are to providing love. This documentary is not advertising, purely just educational.
We do not allow applicants to visit until pre-approved for adoptions. Our dogs are in private foster family homes, not in a shelter.
Any questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the high volume of applications received for our dogs, priority of replies will be given to applicants who meet the criteria mentioned in the pet's profile.
Please do not ask us to make exceptions, we set these protocols and policies for the dog's best interests which are always our highest priority.
Emails are best, our volunteers work full time and are often not able to answer or return phone calls in a timely manner