12 Dogs of Christmas Adoption Special


03 ✦ MEET KODIAK $25 Adoption Fee until Dec. 31st, 2018 ✦

Kodiak

  • AARCS ID# A37928147
  • Male
  • Breed: Great Pyrenees/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 2/25/2007
  • Size: Extra Large
  • located in Calgary

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    Photos courtesy of emilyIMAGES

    “Hello, my name is Big-Floof. Just kidding, it’s actually Kodiak — but you can call me Big Floof too. If you met me, you would have NO IDEA that I spent 10 years chained up before I was freed by my rescuers. From the outside, I was not as pretty as I am in my photos now…my thick coat was terribly matted and full of burs and dirt. What my caregivers didn’t see at first was the old deteriorating collar around my neck because it was entangled in my untamed fur. As big as I appeared to be, they were also surprised once I stepped on the scale…I was significantly underweight for a dog my size and my teeth were broken and gums were infected. This is something I lived with for quite some time, so it began to feel normal for me.

    I knew I was getting older as the years passed, but I didn’t realize that I had a developed a heart condition that requires me to limit my activity and maintain a normal heart-rate. My condition can be managed with medications which can cost about $100-$150 per month and I know that’s a big ask of my forever family, but I promise to give you all of my devotion for the rest of my days! Being a senior fella, my joints are not what they used to be either so some supplements to help me with that would be greatly appreciated.

    Nothing makes me happier than cruising around the yard or rolling around in the snow! My hope is that I will find a home with a fenced yard to roam and play in. After living the majority of my life outdoors, I prefer to sleep in the garage. I know I’m not supposed to get too rambunctious due to my heart, but I do enjoy a brief game of tennis ball fetch from time to time! Having the companionship of another friendly but calm dog would be great for me too as I do enjoy a good, easy romp! That said, you should also know that I am not used to sharing food so I will need to be kept separate from others while I eat! When I’m HANGRY, it’s no joke. I’m looking to settle with a mature family, one without young kids as I can be protective of my personal space sometimes. Also, I’m not sure about these “CAT” creatures my fellow dog friends keep telling me about…so maybe not those either…

    Here’s the thing…I may live life at a slower pace than others, but ultimately my quality of life is still excellent and I am a very goofy, gentle and content boy! Think we could be roomies? Come on, give me a go and apply today at AARCS.ca/A37928147!” — xo Kodiak, AKA Big Floof.

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Not tested with Cats yet
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      NO KIDS PLEASE!
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Both, Medical and Behavioral

      Kodiak will need medication for life. He resource guards his food and toys and should go to a home without small children.