Zeek

  • AARCS ID# A34245120
  • Male
  • Breed: Shepherd/Collie, Rough/Mixed
  • Puppy
  • Est. DOB: 6/18/2016
  • Size: Medium
  • located in Edmonton, AB


    Story

    UPDATE from Foster Mom:
    Zeek is now 10months old and is what I would like to call a gentle soul.
    He is now 65 lbs of love and enjoyment, he has learned to leash and listens to every noise while out on a walk, he hesitates to get into a vehicle but this will be as everything else he has overcome. I think Zeek will do well in an environment that has a fenced yard where he can explore and enjoy his love for the outdoors and to go for a couple of walks daily. He is a good boy and has come a long long way. I am confident who ever adopts this dog will love him to pieces!I am a kind gentle soul who had a rough start in my short life, but have discovered an awesome thing called love from the heart of my foster mom.

    When I was rescued I was so skinny that you could count every rib and feel every vertebrae detail along my spine and weighed less that 10 kg. When I got to my fosters I was so scared and frightened that I would not come out of my kennel for the first couple of days even though the door of the kennel was open. My foster fed me by hand and I woofed down everything she offered to me, and while I was eating she showed me something called petting and talking to me with a gentleness I had never known before. I even did my business in the kennel but never once was I scolded, she would get me to go into another kennel and would always show me kindness and gentleness. Then I realized that the 2 dogs that lived here were running and happy and playing so I thought maybe it was time to come out and see what was going on. I found the food dish and immediately claimed it as my own and was not willing to share at all, but again I was shown kindness as my foster sat on the floor and gave us all kibble 1 piece at a time and I realized there was something called sharing and it wasn’t a bad thing at all. At this time my foster graduated me to a pen where I could feel safe if company came over or I was unsure of a situation and learnt I could do my business on a pee pad. One day I was introduced to a bath and was so scared but was assured that I was going to be a gorgeous boy when I was done so I calmed down and let it happen. I couldn’t believe how soft I was and how good I smelled. I then was graduated out of the pen into total freedom and I loved every minute of it. I am trying to play with my foster dogs but they are little and a bit afraid of me, but I have learnt to be respectful of them and in return they have taught me to go outside and do my business. I have come a long way although I do not leash yet and will cowl with strangers for a short time till I am comfortable. I now weigh 18.5 kgs and smile all the time and get to sleep in the bedroom on the floor beside the bed. Life is so good now!

    I have a blooming personality and would love to have another dog to play with but realize that as long as I am loved I will be very happy and content.

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Not tested with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Only tested with Smaller Breed Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Only tested with Kids Over 8 Years
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      None