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Titus

Pug

Male, 1 yr 9 mos
St Jacobs, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Titus-1.5 yr Pug Mix male PLEASE READ ENTIRE PROFILE BEFORE APPLYING Meet Titus! DOB 09-07-22, weighing 22lbs, he is a bundle of intelligence and energy who also gives the best snuggles! Titus was surrendered through no fault of his own and is now fully vetted and ready to find his ideal forever family. He would LOVE to be active in agility or scent training for mental stimulation and to channel his intelligence and very agile, active lifestyle At the same time, having quiet times to relax will give him the balance he needs. He loves to play but also likes his snuggle times. Titus is a bouncy boy who did not have any training prior to joining our rescue and will require a family dedicated to his ongoing training. He would be fine with older children who are dog savvy and understand how to interact appropriately with a high energy dog. * As a young dog with a life expectancy of 15-20yrs, he is not a suitable match for older seniors Titus is vocal at times and would not be a good fit for apartments or attached housing, he would love a fenced yard at his new home to run and play in with his family in between walks/adventures on hikes. Notes from his foster mom YOUR FOSTER DOG'S ENERGY LEVEL: Medium to High Titus is cautious of people he meets on the street and sometimes barks at them in excitement, he is working on his training to redirect with positive reinforcement. In the home, he gets very excited with visitors, jumping up and wanting their attention. Continuous training required in this area. He settles eventually when the attention is not on him. GOOD WITH CATS? Unknown but not recommended due to his likelihood of chasing them. No guarding behaviours observed in any area to this point. As with all dogs, respect during meals and with bones/chewies is ideal to ensure success. HOUSETRAINED? Yes CRATE TRAINED? For travel yes, but Titus is very stressed in a crate in the home and has been a good boy left loose in a dog proofed home Titus does not like to be alone and will whine/howl on and off throughout the time he is alone. He mostly sits or lays at the front door waiting for my return. He is only alone once a week for 4-5 hours and for occasional short periods if I have to run errands. PLEASE ELABORATE ON YOUR FOSTER DOG'S LEASH SKILLS. Titus pulls on leash and requires training in this area but is a bright boy who learns quickly with appropriate training. He is very food motivated and we use high value treats during his training. Titus is fine for grooming/handling with no negative reaction As is typical of young pups, he can be wiggly and occasionally mouth but never bites/no aggression whatsoever. Titus has met other dogs and would love a suitable canine friend who is young and tolerant of high energy dogs who love to play. He respects warnings from other dogs when he is being too much, but would not do well with a dog who is in his face/reactive. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE DOG'S PERSONALITY/TEMPERAMENT Friendly, loving, and playful and loves attention. He is very patient and easy to redirect if you need his attention. He loves to run outside and play in the snow and has an abundance of energy. When playing, he will mouth my hand if he gets too excited but he has never bitten. THINGS NEEDING IMPROVEMENT SPECIFICS PLEASE Titus needs training to not jump on and/or bark at people he meets, both outside and in the home. He needs to learn how to walk on leash without pulling. He responds to basic commands but will benefit from ongoing training to respond to the commands consistently. POTTY HABITS: Titus goes out for potty breaks several times a day in back yard, in addition to his walks. If he needs to go out in between these times, he will stand near door and quietly wimper. So far, he has only pooped in the back yard not on walks and again would do best in a home with a fenced yard Skills/Commands SIT? Yes STAY? Yes WAIT? No LAY DOWN? No LEAVE IT? No OFF? Yes DOWN? Yes COME? Yes ANY OTHER SKILLS/COMMANDS? Titus knows the basic commands but does not always respond consistently to them. This is a work in progress. PLEASE DESCRIBE CURRENT ROUTINES AND PREFERENCES THAT WILL HELP THE DOG SETTLE INTO THEIR NEW HOME: Titus is a very easy going dog. He sleeps with me on the bed at night, and waits until I get up in the morning. He does not go in a crate as he appears to be fearful of it. MANDATORY to have a family comfortable with a dog sleeping in their bed/on their furniture during the day. Titus would be miserable in a home where he is not allowed to do this. We go for a walk when we get up and then have breakfast. He is very patient and sits quietly as his meal is prepared. I have not observed any food aggression. After breakfast he is very energetic and likes to play with his toys and roll around. We go for either a walk or in the backyard throughout the day for additional exercise. If I am working, he will settle and have a nap. At night he likes to play with his toys, chew his bone or snuggle if it's TV time. STRENGTHS/AREAS THEY HAVE IMPROVED ON: Titus is responding more consistently to basic commands than when he arrived, especially to the "off" and "come" commands. He is more relaxed and comfortable In the crate in the car, he readily enters it and only exhibits a bit of shaking at first. I feel with consistent training and time, Titus will learn all his lessons quickly. He is eager to please. TRANSPORTATION-ANY MOTION SICKNESS OR ANXIETY IN VEHICLES? Titus is crated. He has some anxiety and shakes at first. So far he just lies down until the trip is over. He has not barked at people or other vehicles from the car. PLEASE DESCRIBE THE PERFECT ADOPTIVE HOME FOR YOUR FOSTER DOG BASED ON WHAT YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED. He would do best in a household where he is not alone a lot. I think, however, once he realizes he is in his furever home and becomes more comfortable, he quite likely will adjust better to being alone with a consistent family routine. Once Titus feels safe and loved in his new home, and receives the training he needs, he will be an AMAZING pet and member of his new family. He has been an absolute joy to foster! ?? Adoption Fee $750 Notes: *Children must be over 10yrs, respectful and dog savvy with previous experience with dogs in the home. * Mandatory registration with an approved trainer is required to set Titus up for success with his new family *Must be located within Ontario Canada *Inground/ground level Pools and deeper 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 fees include spay/neuter, microchip, bloodwork, vaccinations, deworming, flea/tick/heartworm prevention, and all vet care, food and supplies during their time with us. For anyone possibly interested in adopting from Hobo Haven, here are a few, but not all, criteria to be aware of: We require all serious applicants to watched "Petfooled" which is a free documentary at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XC1rUWWnxI , 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. An adoption application must be completed and approved, including vet references as well as a home visit (Zoom during COVID), 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 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 hobohavenpetrescue@gmail.com 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.
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Cosette

Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle (Standard)

Female, 5 yrs
St Jacobs, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
PLEASE READ ENTIRE PROFILE BEFORE APPLYING DO NOT USE THE INTRODUCE YOURSELF SECTION, A FULLY COMPLETED APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED Cosi is a 55lb Bernese poodle mix female *spayed and up to date on all vetting now with no health concerns. She was surrendered by a commercial breeder when retired from their breeding program. She has a medium energy level, enjoying sniffy walks and exploring the back yard. She is fully housetrained with no accidents since her first week and no car sickness. Her temperament reminds me of a slightly nervous Eeyore. She is thrilled that you want to pet her and that it feels nice. Now that she is beginning to play, she high steps and tosses small objects around the yard and will no doubt quickly learn to play with people. Registration with an approved training class is mandatory for her adoption terms Cosette also requires another canine playmate/suitable canine companion in her forever home to best meet her needs. She is not crate trained- once she is comfortable in the environment, she resists crating at night, preferring to sleep on her bed. This is not uncommon in dogs who spent their entire lives in a breeding cage :( Cosi loves when it’s quiet and she and her canine foster friend Blue can run around the yard. She turns into a super happy, energetic "puppy" and jumps and bounces. Cosi would love another suitable canine companion in her forever home who enjoys playing. Cosette is a feminine name of French and Greek origins from the Greek name Nicolette, it translates to “people of victory,” Cosi, as we have nicknamed her, arrived badly matted and very scared. Huge thanks to Fur-Ever Loved Pet Salon for her urgent grooming to have her feeling much better and more comfortable! YOUR FOSTER DOG'S ENERGY LEVEL: Medium PLEASE ELABORATE ON YOUR FOSTER DOG'S DAILY ROUTINE FOR EXERCISE, TRAINING ETC Cosi goes for a morning walk, an afternoon walk and lots of play with the other foster dogs during the day. She participates in handling desensitization activities and generally getting accustomed to life in the house and in the suburbs. IS YOUR FOSTER DOG FOOD MOTIVATED? She likes treats but is still nervous to accept them from hands GOOD WITH DOGS BOTH IN THEIR HOME ENVIRONMENT AS WELL AS MEETING NEW DOGS? PLEASE DETAIL Cosi is nervous but curious when meeting new dogs. She gets along well with all dogs and plays with the big dog at the house. When she plays, she jumps around on her big paws, so the smaller dogs at the house avoid her when she feeling bouncy. HOW DOES YOUR FOSTER DOG RESPOND TO MEETING NEW PEOPLE IN THEIR HOME ENVIRONMENT AND OUTSIDE OF THE HOME? Cosi is very nervous to meet new people and will avoid unknown individuals. If they approach her, she will try to run away. After some time, she will get curious to meet and sniff the new person. Once she has sniffed the person, if they move slowly, she likes to be petted. GOOD WITH CATS? Cosi wants to play with the cat in her foster home, but the feeing is not mutual. She will chase a cat if it runs, but gets along very well with the foster cat at her current home, sniffing it but generally ignoring it. ANY GUARDING BEHAVIOURS NOTED INCL GUARDING FOOD/TREATS, PEOPLE OR FURNITURE/VALUED SPACES? IF SO, HOW IS IT MANAGED? No guarding behaviour HOUSETRAINED? Yes CRATE TRAINED? No Cosi is afraid that if she is forcefully crated, that she will be stuck forever. She does sometimes go into the crate and I can close the crate for up to 20 minutes, but if she is carried and placed into the crate, she will bark. DOES YOUR FOSTER DOG SHOW SIGNS OF SEPARATION ANXIETY? No PLEASE ELABORATE ON YOUR FOSTER DOG'S LEASH SKILLS. Cosi is just beginning to walk on leash. She pulls and is just learning to take treats and focus on her handler HOW DOES YOUR FOSTER DOG REACT WHEN YOU TOUCH THE EARS, TAIL, PAWS ETC. PLEASE ELABORATE. Cosi is nervous and avoidant of being touched, but is always sweet natured HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE DOG'S PERSONALITY/TEMPERAMENT She is mild mannered and easy-going THINGS NEEDING IMPROVEMENT SPECIFICS PLEASE Cosi will need slow exposure to a wide variety of people and situations at a patient pace, to help her learn that people are good. She will need to learn to walk on leash in a more relaxed way, with less pulling. She will need supervision or a (big) puppy proofed home since she sometimes takes objects to chew which are not for dogs (sunglasses, a remote, coasters etc). One more caution would be that things which smell really good on counters are tempting. While she has not yet counter surfed, there would be potential if tempting items were accessible POTTY HABITS: Cosi goes outside at regular intervals and always goes potty before wandering and sniffing. Skills/Commands SIT? No STAY? No WAIT? No LAY DOWN? No LEAVE IT? No OFF? Yes DOWN? No COME? No ANY OTHER SKILLS/COMMANDS? Cosi is just beginning to trust people, so we are working on saying her name and getting her to take a treat from our hands. We also say “ready?” And when she looks at us we toss a treat and say “get it”. This is helping her begin to look at the handler and focus PLEASE DESCRIBE CURRENT ROUTINES AND PREFERENCES THAT WILL HELP THE DOG SETTLE INTO THEIR NEW HOME: Cosi is closed into safe areas during the day when she is unattended and in the bedroom at night to keep her from pacing. STRENGTHS/AREAS THEY HAVE IMPROVED ON: She is gaining more confidence every day. PLEASE DESCRIBE THE PERFECT ADOPTIVE HOME FOR YOUR FOSTER DOG BASED ON WHAT YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED. A perfect adoptive home would be fairly quiet, without young kids or too many loud voices. Cosi will need a safe space to allow her to slowly build confidence and come out of her shell over time. She will need a friendly medium or large dog to play with and to help teach her how to handle new situations and help with her confidence and desire to play with larger dogs. Dental note: Cosette has moderate tartar with mild associated gingivitis; wearing and fractured tips of some canines and premolars due to the cage environment she lived in at the commercial breeders. It is necessary to have your vet monitor this at her regular check ups and she may require a dental in the next year or so if regular dental care is not kept up in her new home ANYTHING TO ADD? With time and patience, Cosette will be a wonderful companion. She has shown that she is very adaptable since she very quickly moved from only feeling safe in a crate, to exploring a room, to learning to feel safe in the house and now walking our neighborhood on leash. With time and love anything is possible for Cosi. Adoption Fee $775 Notes: * Cosette requires another canine companion in her home who is playful and welcomes a new dog into their home * Cosette is not suitable for apartments/elevators etc, she requires a quieter environment, ideally a detached home with a fenced yard. *Children must be over 10yrs, respectful and dog savvy with previous experience with dogs in the home. * Mandatory registration with an approved trainer is required to set this dog up for success with their new family *Must be located within Ontario Canada *Inground/ground level Pools and deeper 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 fees include spay/neuter, microchip, bloodwork, vaccinations, deworming, flea/tick/heartworm prevention, and all vet care, food and supplies during their time with us. For anyone possibly interested in adopting from Hobo Haven, here are a few, but not all, criteria to be aware of: We require all serious applicants to watched "Petfooled" which is a free documentary at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XC1rUWWnxI , 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. An adoption application must be completed and approved, including vet references as well as a home visit (Zoom during COVID), 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 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 hobohavenpetrescue@gmail.com 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.
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Riesling

Hound (Unknown Type)

Female, 4 yrs 3 mos
Kitchener, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
MORE PHOTOS/VIDEOS: https://www.facebook.com/TLCRR https://www.instagram.com/taffyslegacycaninerescue https://www.taffyslegacy.com/riesling Riesling (F) is a 4yo Hound mix. She is currently living with her foster parents and no other animals in a detached home. Riesling is house and crate trained. Initially she would whine in her crate, but has now learned that it is her safe space to relax. She may whine again during the first few days in her new house, but once she adjusts she is happy to be crated. Riesling has met a few other dogs in care and has been happy to calmly coexist with them, but did not have much interest in playing on intake. She would do best with calm and well balanced dogs, but can be a bit overwhelmed and become nervous if they are too playful and bouncy with her. She wasn't a fan of the bully-mixed breed she met, that just isn't her play style! Riesling has been cat tested and is not good with cats or small animals, she just has too high of that hound prey drive! Riesling can be nervous when meeting strangers, but if they do not pressure her and allow her to come to them, she warms up quickly. She can be uncomfortable and insecure if affection is forced on her, and has growled when being forced to move from her dog bed. For this reason, we are looking for a home without kids under the age of 15 who may not understand body language or the concept of pressure. Riesling has also growled at her people over a Kong and snuffle mat, although she did exchange her high value treats for other treats to be able to safely remove her from things she did not want to share. Her foster parents have gone back to building more engagement and trust through training and hand feeding, avoiding Kongs as treats and not putting pressure on her while eating, and have not had any issues or escalating behaviour. On leash Riesling likes to follow her nose like any hound mix! She pulls for the first 10 minutes of the walk, and then calms down and walks better. She would do best with more training on her leash skills, and bringing food on walks to reward focus on her person. She can fixate on other animals on walks, but is working on her handler focus. Riesling is not a candidate for off-leash adventures, as she tends to listen more to her nose then her handler! She needs a yard with a secure fence going underground, or a tie out system as she has tried to dig under the fence. Here is what Riesling's foster parents have to say about her: "This little lady is gentle, curious and very sweet! She loves her people but is independent. She isn’t that dog that will cuddle with you, but she shows you how much she loves you by resting her face on your lap for scritches or for belly rubs. She would be suited for a family who will provide structure and enjoys going on walks. Walks are her favorite part of the day, next to laying on her bed watching tv with you! She is a people pleaser and LOVES training. She is very smart and learns quickly. She has come a long way and will continue to grow." ADOPTION PROCESS: taffyslegacy.com/adoption-process
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Koopa

Mastiff

Male, 1 yr 4 mos
Kitchener, ON
Size
(when grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
MORE PHOTOS/VIDEOS: https://www.facebook.com/TLCRR https://www.instagram.com/taffyslegacycaninerescue https://www.taffyslegacy.com/koopa Koopa is currently being fostered in a detached home with 2 canine foster siblings. Koopa is house and crate trained. Koopa is a BIG BOY, and often doesn't quite understand that he is stronger than others, but he is doing very well with his training and loves to please his people. Koopa is very happy go lucky and playful with his canine friends, however he can make poor choices when adrenalized and does best with calm proper introductions. Koopa has had an incident with one other dog who was jumping up where he overcorrected, resulting in that dog needing stitches. With his friends, Koopa is fun and playful, and does well with supervised play with other well-balanced dogs. He doesn't always understand his size, and does play rough, so he would be best suited playing with other large breed confident dogs, as he can intimate more nervous or reserved dogs with his big size and big play style. He has shown some prey drive for smaller dogs, and would do best sticking to his bigger companions. We have not cat tested, but at this time with his size and prey drive we are looking for a home without cats. Koopa is a big loveable goofball and loves all people. He does well meeting new people and is a patio favourite hanging out with his foster mom and her girlfriends in public social settings. He has had one incident of grabbing a staff members coat and playing tug of war which caused it to rip - due to this he is looking for a home without kids or with older kids. Koopa is very food motivated and loves training, and has been going to a group training class weekly since his intake. He is doing very well, knows his markers, and continues to work on training daily with the kennel staff! Koopa is playful at the kennel, however he is a lower energy boy and has some hip/elbow issues that prevent him from participating in longer walks. He is looking for a lower energy home that can continue conditioning calmness and give him lots of puzzle toys and satisfy his mental energy. He is currently taking a glucosamine supplement. His perfect home would have power breed experience. Fun facts about Koopa: -This big guy is happy to be with and please his person! He loves to chew on wood and play in the sprinkler. He is hesitant to get into the bath tub but once he is in there, he is happy to get the attention and be scrubbed with soap and water! Koopa loves going for car rides but I have recently noticed that jumping into the back of the Jeep has been a struggle some days. I tend to get him to get his front paws up and lift his back end to help out. -Koopa likes to take shoes out of the closet and bring them to me but will never chew on or destroy. Likes to play with circle shaped foods before he eats. Needs work: Koopa is a big puppy in a full adult sized body! He can be easily overstimulated and always wants to be part of the fun! He would benefit from conditioning calmness and place exercises, as well as working on his crate training and leash skills. High prey drive in adrenalized situations. Koopa's foster mom works hard to manage his environment, facilitate proper introductions with trusted dogs and supervise play with his canine friends. Koopa is also working on puppy nipping - and uses marker language to get the point across that the behavior is unacceptable. Here is what Koopa's foster mom has to say about him: "Koopa is an absolute joy to have around. His goofy, owner pleasing personality makes him great to train and build an outstanding relationship with. He loves to be around people in new and familiar environments and receive all the attention. This big guy doesn't require a lot of exercise to tire him out and is very well at settling down in his crate or on his dog bed for some rest and relaxation. He loves to chew on his wood log or indulge in his licky mat when his Foster Mom makes him one. If I had more room and didn't already have two dogs, Koopa would be my first #fosterfail. He is truly a big treat!" ADOPTION PROCESS: taffyslegacy.com/adoption-process
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Berlin

Husky Labrador Retriever

Male, 1 yr 1 mo
Kitchener, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
MORE PHOTOS/VIDEOS: https://www.facebook.com/TLCRR https://www.instagram.com/taffyslegacycaninerescue https://www.taffyslegacy.com/berlin First Impressions: Dogs: Good with dogs, happy to engage and LOVES to play with dogs he meets. Does like to be pushy and take/share dog beds and toys. Does listen to other dog's corrections. Cats: Loves cats, is gentle and gets along with feline friends Kids: Grew up around a toddler and baby, he loved his human sisters and was very gentle with them Strangers: He will growl very quietly, or bark, at people in his home that he does not know. He does not like being pet, or being starred at by people he is not familiar with, and it is best he is advocated for in these situations. He is currently learning, "Quiet" and continued training is being put into his socialization skills. When meeting people outside, he can be timid and prefers not to be pet, but does not growl or bark at them. If they own a dog, he is less apprehensive to engage with them and may allow them to pet him, and may even give them kisses on their hand before moving away from them. It only takes a few times meeting a stranger outdoors to be fully comfortable and confident around them, whereas indoors, it can take multiple meetings before he is accepting of them being in his space. Crate Skills: Crate trained. He is always a happy pup to snuggle up and take a nice snooze when there is a blanket in his crate. He does take a few days to settle into new environments and will lightly cry to get attention, but settles in time. Leash skills: Great leash skills. He is walked on a transitional leash as he can be skittish of cars, or people running by. He walks nicely in a loose leash walk most of the time, although he can surprise you with random puppy zoomies! Energy Level: Berlin is currently a low energy pup, he only needs an hour of walking per day. In his current foster home he gets more than required, as he gets to spend about an hour playing in the backyard with his canine companions in the morning (weather permitted), and also gets time to play tug in the evenings with his humans. He loves to play and is never discouraged as we want him to live his best life! Confidence: Berlin is an anxious dog and would do best in a home devoted to building his confidence. He is very smart, and very food motivated, which will make training him fun for all parties! Affection: Berlin is not the kind of dog that demands affection from his people, however he is still very much a love bug and soaks up all of the affection his family is willing to provide him. He would prefer to be able to follow his people around to see what they are getting up to but will wander off to lay in other areas of the house for periods of time. Training: Berlin is always eager to train when kibble is involved. He is very keen and understands his cues well, always ready to learn new things for rewards. He knows lots of commands already, and is very keen to learning more Behavioural: Berlin is overexcited by food and will whine, cry and have mini bouncing tantrums when food is being prepared for his breakfast and dinner, or if any of the other resident dogs are being fed. Although a good food drive makes training much easier, we are working to lessen the excitement around food and reduce demand crying for food. Berlin has a condition called pulmonic dysplasia which is causing stenosis which means he is at risk for arrhythmias, symptoms (such as syncope/fainting), and sudden death. Berlin had a successful balloon valvuloplasty surgery on November 22nd/23. This has significantly increased his quality and length of life. At this time, the Cardiac specialists will be completing a follow up echocardiogram in February. The results will provide us with information on Berlin's current heart health post surgery, and next steps for his on-going health care. At this time, it is anticipated he will require an additional follow up echocardiogram 6-12 months after his February follow up, with potential of annual follows ups thereafter. He is currently on one heart medication, Sotalol, which he may or may not be on long-term depending on his echo results. For 2 months worth of Sotalol pills it is $24 at your local pharmacy, which is currently given every 12 hours (2xday). We are still learning about Berlin, and will update his profile more once she settles into her new foster home. ADOPTION PROCESS: taffyslegacy.com/adoption-process
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Selma

Labrador Retriever

Female, 1 yr 4 mos
Kitchener, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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MORE PHOTOS/VIDEOS: https://www.facebook.com/TLCRR https://www.instagram.com/taffyslegacycaninerescue taffyslegacy.com/selma Selma was pulled from a list of dogs who were going to be euthanized. We know she is a tough case based on how fearful she is, however we had the room to give her a chance and so far, she’s exceeded all of our expectations. We hope that with training and time we can help her find balance in her scared little brain and see that people really aren’t so bad. First impressions: Strangers: Extremely timid with people, we pulled this girl knowing full and well that she will take a couple months of training and rehabilitation to become adoptable. At present she is very fearful, shies away and will not approach new people she does not know. Dogs: Loves ALL dogs. Selma is very dog social and will match the play style of her friends. She is currently living in our Kennel, where she gets to go out to Doggie Daycare multiple times a week to spend time with many of her friends. When the play gets too intense, she becomes submissive and rolls on her back, so she makes the perfect playmate for many dogs. Cats: Unsure with cats, we will test her once she settles in. She is however quite prey driven towards the resident chickens, noteworthy, but this does not necessarily mean she couldn't live with cats. Kids: Though we have not tested her with children we feel that based on her timid-ness she'd do best in an adult only home with another canine companion who is confident to show her the ropes, this could change after spending some time in care. Crate: Selma is clean in her kennel and goes in and although the first few days she was apprehensive going out, she has no hesitation going back in, she seems to like her kennel! Leash: Clearly has minimal or no leash experience and acts semi-feral on leash. She panics, tries to get away and gator rolls when leashed. This is currently being worked on. Car Skills: Thus far, she has shown to be quiet in her crate. Energy Level: Medium to high energy, runs like the wind outside, but settles quickly in her kennel. Confidence: Very unsure, will need consistent training and positive reinforcement to build her up. Affection: With the people she trusts she will lean into you and then flop over for belly rubs, but does take time to build this trust. Resources: Has not shown any issues with people or other dogs thus far. Training: very food motivated, takes food a little rough, but is eager to train. Behavioural: Even though Selma was the equivalent of semi-feral when leashed at the shelter, she showed no indication of wanting to bite. Given her level of fear, this was reason enough to give her a chance. Behaviourally, she will need work on building confidence and counterconditioning her aversion to the leash (which admittedly has already improved leaps and bounds). Best traits: absolutely adorable, great with all dogs, clean in her kennel, food motivated and eager to train. Needs improvement: Positive introductions to the leash and building confidence with humans. Selma is in perfect health! She currently has her spay appointment scheduled for the end of Nov 2023, and has one more booster shot left to be completed. Otherwise, she is up to date on her vetting. **She has not yet been heartworm tested** ADOPTION PROCESS: taffyslegacy.com/adoption-process

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