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Haedes

  • AARCS ID# A40695050
  • Male
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Boxer/Pit bull/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 2/2/2017
  • Size: Medium
  • located in Calgary

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    Story

    However badly you might want to meet Haedes, I promise you, he’d like to meet you even more.
    Haedes here,
    I’ve been in my current foster home for over a month now, and life is not so scary anymore. I’ve been told that I have turned into a completely different dog since I was taken into care in January. I grew up as an outside dog in Alexis, west of Edmonton, when I was surrendered. Since then I’m back to feeling 100% and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I really love my people, mom and the Safe Haven ladies say I’m a people person, and that makes sense cause I’m a person too right! Since I’m so friendly, if you’re friendly too I’ll melt into your lap if that’s ok. I also happen to be super smart. Here, I’ll brag. I know things like my name, no, sit, down, stay, wait, paw/shake, climb, off, leave it, watch me, relax/be nice, get, and drop it! During walks I use stay close and let’s go! What can I say, I like treats. I like to jog with my foster parents, but other times I’m happy just to walk. I do play fetch. Especially with toys that cry for help, that squeak is irresistible and they must need my immediate attention. When I’m not training, playing, or being generally active, I’m happiest by your side or sleeping in the sun. I really like pets and cuddles, it’s what I was made for.

    As confident as I’ve become, I am working on some things to be the best Haedes I can be. My background may not have been so great, so I’m pretty unsure of new things and places at first. All I need is some encouragement, reinforcement and time to absorb and then suddenly I’m not so nervous anymore. Once I’m settled in a home I can also be a little protective of my house and people, and do need a little coaching to observe strangers before I chose to go introduce myself so I can put my best paw forward. I like to meet strangers on walks, but prefer if they let me go to them, which I happily will when they play hard to get! People are just so nice. There’s nothing like a tease, and it helps me when people play a little koi so that I can go lick their faces without hesitation! I really like to chew toys and get pets, and I’m really good at sticking to my toys and leaving other items alone, except my bed. It won’t receive any mercy from me until I’m comfortable. Even though I’m the most gentle guy around, I’m still told I can’t use my mouth to gets attention or play, so my foster parents and forever family have to know how not to overexcite me and reinforce licks and paws over mouthing. I would love some older kids 10+ to play and run with that will help me with my manners and love me all day long. I am 100% house trained and quietly sleep alone in my room, or in my open crate. Dogs make me very nervous and on edge, so hopefully my family can help continue to slowly coach me through proper intros or else keep me as a solo-king-dog of the house, I’d be okay to have you all to myself!! My only condition is that you are cool with a 60lb lap dog, and hopefully you’ll let me on the couch and make my dreams a reality.
    Haedes will melt your heart and fill your lap. Your time has come, hurry and apply to meet your newest companion!

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      NO CATS PLEASE!
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Haedes can become fearful and defensive with other dogs. He needs a leader to help coach him through these experiences with proper intros.
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Haedes LOVES people, but preferably those that are more predictable. He can be unsure/fearful of young children’s unknown intentions. He would love a couple siblings over 8 years, and would just need space to trust a mature/well behaved child who’s slightly younger.
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Behavioral Needs

      Needs confidence building and coaching through new experiences and interactions with other dogs