• AARCS ID# A34236618
  • Male
  • Breed: Mastiff/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 12/16/2013
  • Size: Large

  • Story

    Diamond in the Ruff – The Strong, Silent Type

    Spider is one gem of a pooch and is a true testament to the old saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover”. Despite his rocky past, Spider is one of the sweetest dogs in the history of the planet, his tail never stops wagging and his loving eyes express only kindness and gratitude.

    Spider is 70% lazy lap dog and 30% playful puppy, his bursts of energy are both thunderous and hilarious. When Spider isn’t in play-mode, you’ll find him napping in random places throughout your home. Spider is happy to be left home alone to roam the house and is careful to leave everything in place, so long as he is rewarded with a kong full of frozen peanut butter just before you leave. He does not take kindly to confinement and will most certainly Houdini his way out of anything, you’ll return home to find him proudly waiting at the door for you. Spider’s enthusiastic greetings are of epic proportions, we should all be so lucky to come home to such a warm welcome!

    Stuffed squeaky toys, cheese, eating snow and short, ambling walks are a few of Spider’s most favourite things! Spider walks well on a leash and is learning to stay side-by-side rather than walking ahead of his beloved humans. Spider is rusty with his basic commands but is remembering quickly that manners are a must. He has definitely mastered the art of potty training!

    Although Spider has only the sweetest of temperaments, he will do best with an experienced dog owner. Spider’s eagerness and love for all things in life can sometimes be intimidating, he’ll need someone with the confidence to keep his ego in check. Spider also loves the outdoors, he has been working very hard to remember that rushing at open doors is completely unacceptable. He is good with other dogs (even those who are maybe not so accepting of new dogs in the home) but has shown signs of food aggression with other animals (never with humans, a hand on his food dish during dinner will only result in more tail wags). Spider will also do best in a fairly active home as he does have a high level of energy which can be difficult to manage with such a strong boy!

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Not tested with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Yes, Good with Kids
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Medical Needs

      Recovering from eye injury