(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Needs experienced adopter,
Spayed or Neutered,
Daisy / F / 9Y / 70 lbs / Mastiff Shepherd Mix / Needs Structure / Needs to be the Only Pet / No Kids Please / Loyal & Smart / No Apartments / Local Surrender / Fostered in Mississauga / Instagram: @daishund
Meet Daisy! Daisy is described as a sweet and gentle girl who despite her size, is a total sweetheart. She is loyal, eager to please, and more than ready for the right family to bring out her full potential. Although Daisy has not always had the community of people currently advocating for her success, we are confident that with the right leadership her true nature will shine through.
Daisy’s foster describes her as loyal and hilariously vocal when she greets people she trusts. Generally she is calm and gentle, and loves to be close to her people and will follow them around the house. Her playful side comes out in bursts, and she loves to dart around the backyard. Daisy also enjoys playing fetch in the hallway and loves to tease you with her favourite squeaking toy, then run away and expect you to chase her. Daisy enjoys the snow and loves to run and jump in the backyard after a big snowfall.
Daisy is insecure and will need ongoing support from her forever family. In her amazing foster home, she has done well and made great progress in the right direction. She will require more time than your average dog to decompress in a new environment and begin to trust her new family. Once she is comfortable, training can start to build her confidence and socialization. She is truly a people pleaser, and very sensitive, so only positive reinforcement based training will be permissible for her success.
Daisy is medium energy and requires routine in her day. She would do best in a home that can provide her with smaller walks throughout the day, as well as time in the backyard to use the washroom. Daisy is reactive on leash, so she will require a strong and calm leader. When she sees other dogs, she pulls and barks and therefore will require an adopter who is committed to redirecting her attention with treats or a toy when she sees other dogs on walks. She is muzzle trained, and it is advised this continues in her forever home. New environments and situations are very stressful for Daisy, including walks. She is best walked for shorter periods, in areas where she will have less exposure to triggers, such as other dogs. This training will be ongoing, and will require time and patience to help her overcome her insecurities. In her current foster home, Daisy enjoys going for mid-afternoon/late night walks daily and occasionally visits an isolated parking lot. She is also getting used to wearing a calming cap, which has been helpful in reducing her vision and redirecting her when potential triggers are spotted. She is far more relaxed and happy when she gets a good amount of physical activity and outings.
True to her breed, she is smart and eager to please. Daisy knows basic commands such as sit, lie down, stay, away, paw, touch, and sniff. Continuing her obedience and trick training will be an important part of confidence building over time.
Daisy is house trained and can be trusted with free reign when left alone. She is not crate trained but chills out in her dog bed or on her favorite part of the couch. When you come home she may bark out of excitement to greet you but settles quickly as long as unbalanced energy is not rewarded. She has not been left alone much, but has shown signs of separation anxiety when she is left alone by whining or crying. Her forever family should be prepared to deal with this as part of her ongoing training.
Daisy’s ideal family will live in a detached, low traffic home as too many visitors in the beginning could potentially hinder her success. Daisy’s forever home should have a backyard without too many other dogs nearby. Daisy is looking for a home without children or other pets. Daisy's adoptive family will have large dog experience and live in a low traffic area like the suburbs. Daisy need to remain at least 25 meters from other dogs for Daisy's safety, and the safety of other dogs. Due to this, Daisy is not suitable for condo or apartment living.
If you’re interested in adopting Daisy, please apply at https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/adoption-info#adoption-form
Daisy's adoption fee is $350 and will be donated towards sessions with a Fetch + Releash approved trainer. To learn more about our adoption fees and the foster-to-adopt process, please visit our FAQs at https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/about-us#about-faqs.