located in Calgary
Photos courtesy of Alexei Chernenkoff
Hello, my name is Smilie!
I am looking for my forever home who can help me work on building my confidence.
I am an incredibly smart boy who knows some basic commands, like sit and lay down, shake a paw and I am working on stay. I am house trained and I go to the door but I am not vocal, so my family needs to watch when I need to go out.
I am shy and unsure of everything new and will need a family who will give me time, patience, slow introductions and reassurance to new things (new houses, stairs, new vehicles, new people). I need constant reassurance in new situations.
I am unfortunately quite scared of small children and men, and will try to bolt when they are around, so I cannot go to a home with kids under 12 and need several introductions with men before I am comfortable around them.
I would love to have the companionship of a larger dog, as they help with my confidence and I love the company. I think small dogs, cats and other small animals are for chasing.
I do not like being crated, I am free range please.
I am an amazing soul that needs to find a family who will work with me and love me and continue to build my confidence and give me a full and happy life.
Are you Smilie’s new family?
Good with Cats?
Not tested with Cats
Good with Dogs?
Only tested with Larger Breed Dogs
Good with Kids?
Only tested with Kids Over 8 Years
Does this Animal have Special Needs?
Yes, Behavioral Needs
Smilie is very timid and will need an adopter who has the time and resources to work on his confidence