located in Edmonton
Photos courtesy of Renata Ruch Photography
Good day to you, human. You may call me Pippin. I may look like a dog, but I’m actually a wise old elf stuck in a furry outer shell. I move at a steady pace, and must take time to gauge my surroundings before committing to anything. However, I do have a great instinct when it comes to humans – if you are kind, I will teach you. My quest is to find and adopt a human who is filled with love and patience. A human such as that would inspire great loyalty in me and I could see us forging an inseparable bond. In exchange for your patience, I will agree to keep your toes and legs warm in the winter. I really don’t mind at all, as I find comfort in leaning into you and sitting by your side. I believe you humans call this a win-win. My dog form is only a couple of years old, so I have a youthful glint to my eyes and I want to sniff out treasures and head off on adventures, but my elfish-self is cautious and a bit introverted at times. I am far older and wiser than you, human, and I am a principled creature, therefore I will only sit if I choose to…of course, if you would like to open negotiations with scrumptious treats, I will always be more easily persuaded. I am a free spirit and sometimes want to forge my own path when we stroll through the neighbourhood, so please excuse me if I don’t always follow obediently. On the other hand, many would consider me a very ‘good dog’ as I think it’s undignified to relieve myself indoors and I could not imagine myself hollering – er…barking – incessantly. I also will not whine, even if you leave me alone, for that is beneath me. I am quite content to catch up on my beauty sleep in my crate in peace. It is my understanding that some of you humans choose partners, mini-humans and other fur-beasts to live with you in your homes. If this is the case with you, I may require additional time to adjust to this idea. Although mini-humans and pups can be quite endearing, I will need assurances that they will respect my boundaries. If you wish to apply to complete my quest, I would be happy to interview you for the position of Human Companion. Please click below.
Good with Cats?
Not tested with Cats
Good with Dogs?
Yes, Good with Dogs
Good with Kids?
Good with kids (only tested with older, though)
Does this Animal have Special Needs?
Yes, Behavioral Needs
May require some patience when transitioning to a new home with other animals but she plays very well with her foster sister who is a medium size dog.