(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Spayed or Neutered,
Unfortunately, due to recently introduced regulations by the CDC, dogs from the Middle East can no longer be imported into the US. Therefore, this dog is only available to Canadian residents.
Hi there! My name is LOVE (Mehraban) and here is some info about me:Breed: Golden ShepardAge: 2-1/2 yrsGender: maleWeight: 27 kgHeight: 60 cm
FOSTER UPDATE: Love is in Vancouver! He lives up to his name - he's a bundle of love! If you’re looking for cuddles, warm welcomes and a super calm dog, he is your man. He does need a secure yard as he likes to explore. His calm demeanour makes him very special and loving. He is very quiet and loves his walks. He is fine sharing his food and never gets aggressive. Everyone comments on how handsome he is – he’s a real head turner. He’s also very loyal and will want to spend time with his family, so someone home for part of the day would suit him best. Be Love’s hero!
Found in the Middle East when only a few months old, my rescuer's friend called her about a crazy person beating a puppy every day and putting him in a very small and dirty cage. He wouldn’t even feed me. He was just using me as a punching bag.
Well, when my rescuer heard this, she ran to the place and had an argument with the guy, but he wouldn’t give up the puppy. She is very brave. She Finally threatened him that if he didn’t give me up to her she will leave, but come back with a few other rescuers. The guy knew if that would happen, they would beat him up, so he gave me to her. I am one lucky pup.
So, my rescuer has been caring for me a couple of years now. Things are getting more and more difficult & expensive in my country. My rescuer comes to feed me and a bunch of my other friends living with me in an abandoned area. There is no roof in the place we stay, so we are open to the elements and winter is coming.
I am very friendly. The word Mehraban means kind in my language, with Mehr being affection or love. I get along well with other dogs and with people.
My attitude is calm but playful. I love getting pets from people. Overall, I am a kind and loving-hearted pup.
My rescuer just spent time with me and said: I am calm and a very laid back dog. Also that I am good with cats indoors and a good listener for following commands, including leaving the kitties be. I do like to chase them outdoors though, go figure. Of course, I will need to learn commands in English now.
Additional Videos:https://youtu.be/LiiOg-sdNkUhttps://youtu.be/lryxooBf_9k New Feb 2022
Energy Level: moderate
Get along with:Dogs, yesCats, yes, per rescuer, but no video proofKids, unknown
Prey drive: moderate to moderate low, not observed with squirrels, rabbits, etc... My adopter needs to be willing to train me through these behaviours, should they arise.
Fears: unknown, none observed
Training: noneLeash skills, none. Will need patient training.House trained, no. Please be prepared to help me learn!
Health notes:I have been spayed/neutered, *vaccinated & micro-chipped.
My adoption fee is $750.00 CAD + applicable taxes. This includes my transportation to Canada, if I am able to be accompanied by a flight volunteer directly to Vancouver.
Disclaimer: It is important for all applicants to visit our website, http://www.lovedatlastdogrescue.ca/adopting/ and read about Loved at Last Dog Rescue.Information included in the profile is provided to us from the international rescuer or local fosters. LALDR does not have access to overseas dogs and cannot always verify the accuracy of their descriptions. Every dog is an individual and can act differently in different situations based on the person adopting them and the environment in which they live.
Please Note: LALDR highly encourages adopters to research some local dog trainers before their dog arrives. Although a 1-on-1 trainer is often not needed, it is good to have someone in mind in case any problematic behaviours arise. Most bad behaviours can be modified if caught early enough, so make sure to nip undesirable behaviours in the bud before they become serious problems.Basic training should be taken seriously, but should not begin until your dog is well settled in - at least a couple of weeks. After you feel your new dog is relaxed and comfortable in their new home, check out training courses in your local area. Even basic beginner courses like those taught at a local pet store can have a huge benefit in helping your dog learn to socialize and get used to being in public situations, all with the added benefit of strengthening their bond with you.
While most dogs find escorting passengers flying directly to Vancouver, some will find flights through Toronto or Montreal. In that case, additional fees will apply to fly your dog to Vancouver by cargo. Unaccompanied cargo costs within Canada range from $350 - $550 depending on the size of the dog. LALDR will be as transparent as possible with you regarding these costs.
The age and breed of a dog is usually an educated guess, so we are not able to guarantee the accuracy of age or breed of our dogs.
Normally, we will not approve adoptions to homes with children under 12 years of age. However if a dog has been determined to be good with children we will approve applicants with children 8 years or older. More information can be found on our website.
[MID-EAST DOGS] *Vaccinations: Dogs from the Middle East are vaccinated for rabies, parvo, distemper, leptospirosis, adenovirus type 1 and para-influenza. Bordetella is not given, as that has not been a problem in the Middle East.