located in Calgary
Sid will make you smile every chance he gets, say hello to Sid the Kid! This handsome boy came into AARCS care after being badly attacked by other dogs. Aside from a few scars and a couple spots Of fur growing back in, you’d never know the extend of his physical injuries. Sid has fully recovered from those injuries but the emotional scars from his past run a little deeper. Sid can become easily stressed and frightened of other dogs and may become reactive to them, commonly shown through Sid growling. He’s been doing really well in his foster home working on controlling that behavior. With that in mind, we feel that this boy would be best suited for a home where he is the only dog. Sid may with time and very slow introductions be able to share some time and space with another, calmer dog, but we have no idea if he will ever be able to live comfortably with another dog(s) for the long haul given the past trauma he’s suffered at the mouths and paws of other dogs. This means no off-leash parks or group day care for this fellow.
Now that we have Sid’s heavy history cleared up, let’s tell you about the dog behind that nervous character when there are no other dogs in his face. Sid is truly the biggest goofball; the most cuddly companion; the sweetest soul you can find. He will give you his biggest smile every time he’s always excited to meet new people that he even tells you about it through sweet little whimpers of excitement. However aside from his chatter, he is very quiet. Aside from other dogs, there doesn’t seem to be much Sid is scared of. He’s fully house trained. Sid walks wonderfully on leash. He loves long hikes or quick strolls, as long as he is with his human he will go anywhere! Being some sort of mixed breed of what we think may be pitbull and cattle dog, he does like to be fairly active so we think he would love someone who will take him on regular walks, and a fenced yard where he can run off some steam.
We are unsure of how Sid is with cats or children at this time, but he has been fantastic with everyone he has met thus far. Schedule a meet and greet and you’ll know what we mean. You cannot help but fall in love with this happy boy! Sid might just be that friend you’ve always been looking for. You might just be that furever home Sid has dreamed of.
Good with Cats?
NO CATS PLEASE!
Good with Dogs?
May be okay with smaller dogs with slow introductions, not suited for large dogs.
Good with Kids?
Not tested with Kids yet
Does this Animal have Special Needs?
Yes, Behavioral Special Needs
Due to previously being attacked by other dogs, Sid may be fearful and react inappropriately with other dogs, especially larger breeds. It is therefore recommended he go into a home as a single dog, or with small dogs only.