located in Calgary
Photos courtesy of Luna Photography
If you follow AARCS on social media, you may recognize this little miracle lady from previous #pupdates!
Pinto arrived into AARCS care suffering from severely swollen, painful joints due to a condition called hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD), an uncommon and unpreventable condition seen in rapidly growing puppies. She was in ruff shape when she first got to her foster home and could barely stand to be touched, but quickly started to improve with the right medications to control her pain and inflammation. The AARCS vet team monitored her closely through this rough patch and today Pinto is an energetic, curious, mischievous puppy!
In her foster home, Pinto lives with a resident cat and 2 senior dogs (a male and a female). She’s very excited by the cat and tries to play with her…but the cat isn’t too impressed. She’d do OK in a home with dog-savvy cats, though would probably be too much for shy or scared kitties. She likes to play with her dog brother and sister, though they don’t quite match her enthusiasm and energy levels! She’d love a playmate to burn off some energy with, but would also do great in an active home with people to play with and take her on adventures.
Pinto hasn’t really met any kids yet, but as with all puppies, she’s still learning that we don’t show love with our teeth. Bigger kids who like to play and can understand that, as a kid herself, she’s still learning the rules would be best!
Miss Pinto is crate trained and spends nights sleeping quietly in her crate. She also stays in her crate when no one is home since her puppy curiosity often gets her into all sorts of trouble! She does her business outside (even in this cold weather!) and will wait by the door to let you know she needs out.
As with all young pups, Pinto will need guidance and patience from her family as she continues to learn how to “dog”. Her ideal home would be willing to spend time working on her manners and basic commands so that she becomes the best girl she can be. She’s eager to please, food motivated and smart so training will be fun and rewarding for the special person/people who love her.
Pinto can’t wait to meet you!
Good with Cats?
Yes, Good with Cats
Good with Dogs?
Yes, Good with Dogs
Good with Kids?
Not tested with Kids
Does this Animal have Special Needs?