located in Calgary
This animal is currently an Animal in Care with AARCS and is not available for adoption at this time. Please note that applications will NOT be accepted for this animal until they are posted as available on our Adoptable Animals page. Our website is updated daily so please keep checking back on their progress and availability. Thank you for choosing to rescue!
Hi new friends! I’m Al, but you might know me as Peeler. You may have seen my story on the AARCS page… I think I might be a little bit famous!
I haven’t had such an easy go, so far. I’ve kept pretty quiet about what happened to me before I was rescued, but I was found this January on the side of the road (brrr) with a big, bad injury around most of my neck and I was just a rack of bones! Luckily, some nice humans stopped to pick me up and I happily let them give me a hand. After I went to sleep for a little while and they did some magic on my bad neck (they shaved the whole thing! It looks a little silly, but it was worth it), I went to a foster home so that I can keep getting better.
As you can probably imagine, things feel a little extra scary right now. I’m super-glued to my foster humans (boy oh boy do I love to show my people all sorts of love, affection, and loyalty!), but I can get spooked sometimes by new people who want to pet me and don’t give me a little space and time to warm up. However, I’m coming out of my shell already! I’ve even started nicely approaching new people that are nearby and asking if they’d like to pet me. And who WOULDN’T want to pet me?! Also, maybe another little thing you should know: because I was SO hungry for so long, sometimes I got a little grumpy if other dogs look like they might want to take the food I’m getting… but I seem to be growing out of that now that I have a full belly!
Wanna know all the good stuff? I bet you do! Let’s see, I LOVE cuddles with friendly humans… I could stay there silently and snuggle for hours and hours. I’m happy to go exploring with you, although I’m still figuring out this whole “leash” thing! I’m slowly testing out this whole “kennel” business, but when my humans leave me for a few hours “free-roaming” in the bedroom, so far I’ve just been waiting nicely and quietly until they get back home. I haven’t even chewed a single thing that I’m not supposed to (I know-impressive, right?)! I just learned how to “sit”, and I bet I’ll learn tons of new stuff soon. I got the hang of the house training thing within a day or two, it was so easy! Also-and I don’t mean to brag-but have you SEEN how adorable I am? How can you resist this face!
Good with Cats?
Not tested with Cats
Good with Dogs?
Only tested with Larger Breed Dogs
Good with Kids?
Not tested with Kids
Does this Animal have Special Needs?
Yes, Behavioral Special Needs
Peeler will need a home that can help him work on feeling even more safe and fine-tuning his manners :)