located in Calgary
Photos courtesy of Samantha Young Photography
It’s Subie, I’m writing from the backyard patio while I bask in the sun, I just finished playing ‘ice cubes’ with the resident dog Chloe. We are best buds. My Foster Mom and Dad say I am loving, fun, attentive companion. Mom keeps telling everyone I am such a ‘joy to have around”.
My Foster Mom and Dad chat with me about how good I am and I guess in the canine world I am a pretty ship shape guy. I know my stuff! I really enjoy the company of another fur friend like Chloe to play with, a medium size dog or bigger would be best because I like to run and romp and I’m a big dog myself. I would die of loneliness if I was the only bowser in the house. I also really like my Mom and Dad, I have free run of the house to chill and the back yard for exercise where I can run sprints or just hang with the Chloe. I love to play ball and as long as you are ‘throwing”….I’ll be retrieving. I like this game at any distance from 2 inches to 60 feet which means we can play indoors or out, four seasons. Ha ha! Chloe and I have our own matts and without effort we put ourselves to bed at night, and wander into Mom and Dad’s bedroom in the morning to announce the new day. I am super well mannered in the house and never chew or pick up things. I like a tidy home to. I respect Chloe is the boss and Mom says I’m a star for letting Chloe have her own time when she wants it and also sharing my toys with her. Mom says I am a stellar dog!! If you ask me ‘where’s your ball’ I will go find it and bring it to you, sometimes I need help getting it from under the furniture but I will let you know with a look and a little squeak. When Mom and Dad are eating dinner, I love to lay at their feet, same thing when they watch TV before bed. I just want to be near them and Chloe and enjoy napping or neck scratches. Mom takes me to the park everyday for a nice long walk on leash and I thrive at that. I like being close so would really appreciate a home where my people are around and not away all day. I would love a sportive couple or individual that would take me to the park or hiking. I love all that outdoors stuff. I don’t think condo life is for me, I like my patch of lawn and a nice fenced back yard, and I can entertain myself to. I am working on a challenge right now. I am worried about meeting new people. From a distance some people and dogs seem ok but others give me the heebie jeebies. I respond by tensing up, barking and letting them know I don’t want them to come in close to me. Mom and Dad and the AARCS behaviourist are helping me through this meeting anxiety. So I need a home that understands, is committed to positive reconditioning and will continue to see that I get introduced to newbies slowly and properly. I’d get really worried if someone tried that rough-gruff ‘you’re bad dog’ stuff. I am not keen on that rush up (dog or people), stare at me, and assume I want to be snuggled all over. Not so much. Once I get to know you though, well then affection is awesome. I need a few meetings and time to be sure you are ‘the good guy’. It won’t be hard to see that I am a handsome, loving and devoted companion. I am positive sweet and loving and I will thrive if my people are the same. I am going to make some ‘people meeting progress first’ before looking for my forever home, but if you know your dog stuff and want a true companion you might want to pencil me in.
Loving, engaging, well mannered dog.
Good with Cats?
NO CATS PLEASE!
Good with Dogs?
Only tested with Larger Breed Dogs
Good with Kids?
NO KIDS PLEASE!
Does this Animal have Special Needs?
Yes, Behavioral Special Needs
Subie is fearful of new people and will need a supportive and patient adopter who will help him build positive meeting experiences. AARCS behaviourist and his current Foster Mom and Dad are working together to help this amazing dog.