• AARCS ID# A40573567
  • Male
  • Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 1/15/2014
  • Size: Large
  • located in Calgary

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    Photos courtesy of The Dog with a Bow Photography and Trails and Bears

    Hi new friends! I’m Al, but you might know me as Peeler. You may have seen the story of when I was rescued on the AARCS’ social media pages… I think I might be a little bit famous!

    Boy, oh boy, am I a joy to be around! I had a pretty rough start to life (and I’m about five now!) but now that I’m settled in a safe, warm home I am showing off all the amazing things about my personality! For your convenience, I’ve put together a list of all the things I love, and things I don’t love yet/I’m still working on. You ready?!?

    -Cuddling, hugging and kissing my humans. Humans are the BEST! I have so much fun with them, and love to follow them around and give them snuggles so they don’t forget how much I love them. It isn’t just my foster home I do this with- I love most people who love me! I used to have “stranger danger” and would get spooked by some people, but I’m doing so much better now…I even sometimes gently ask strangers for pats and am sad when they stop! If you want the most loyal, loving, affectionate pupper, I am your guy!!
    -Dogs! I get along nicely with my two doggy housemates. I like to play sometimes, cuddle now and then and we like to go on walks together. However, as I am a big (pretty clumsy!) boy who can get playful at times, my foster home thinks I would be better off only in a home with medium-bigger dogs (if you have them!)
    -feeling safe and loved
    -a good chew toy
    -offering you a sit
    -excitedly bounding toward you when you call my name or say “come!”
    -although I love it when my family/pack is around, I’ve actually done really well when I’m home alone and left in a bedroom! :)
    -being house-trained (I’m also working on being crate-trained, too! I will even go in there sometimes on my own now.)

    -cats. Well, it isn’t so much that I don’t like them, but I’m a little *too* interested in them when they are in my space. No kitties for me!
    -walking nicely on a leash. I’m sure I’ll like it eventually! Right now it feels like I have so much to learn, and this one feels tough. My foster humans use a Halti and a harness when they walk me because I’m so big and strong and want to explore the world (ie. chase cars, squirrels, etc.)
    -people or dogs in my space when I’m just trying to eat my dinner. I was so hungry for sooo long, that I can be a little temperamental about this. However, I only really get grumpy about “sharing” at mealtime- I’m perfectly good about this when it comes to treats! Don’t worry though, my foster family and some nice dog trainers are helping me get over this. :)

    I’m a big, strong boy with an even bigger heart, just looking for a family to love! If you are a family with no cats, small critters, or small kiddos, and are comfortable with helping me understand the world is a safe place, I bet you I will not be a decision you’ll regret!

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Only tested with Larger Breed Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Not tested with kids, but we recommend only kids over the age of 14 please.
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Behavioral Special Needs

      Al is actively working on his resource guarding with food! He is getting better and better all the time.