Hopper

  • AARCS ID# A41849776
  • Male
  • Breed: Bullmastiff/Retriever/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 12/3/2017
  • Size: Large
  • located in Calgary

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    Story

    Hi it’s Copper!! ( AARCS calls me Hopper – ha ha), if you are looking for a calm, cuddly, sweet and well behaved tri-paw, look no further!!! My Foster Mom says I am a true gentleman!!

    I came into AARCS with a broken leg that couldn’t be fixed, so off that leg went and I joined the large worldwide community of tri-paws. I have to be honest though, I don’t really notice. I can do everything!! My Foster Mom and Dad take me for walks everyday so my muscles and joints stay strong and I am getting in really good shape. I will thrive in a home where my people know how important it is for me to exercise and keep fit. I love walking in the park, and when I get home lying in the backyard or on my mat in the living room is the perfect life for me. I also love to play with my stuffed toys and am content entertaining myself with my fav soft toys, fox and crocodile. I think Kong with treats is interesting, but if the good stuff doesn’t fall out right away I lose interest, there is other fun to have. Chewing on plastic toys just seems weird to me, not worth the effort I say. Bully sticks and dried yam treats are good, and I like to bury them in the backyard for later. Ha! I bet you didn’t think a tri-paw could dig to bury treats!!

    My foster Mom and Dad play games with me in the backyard in the evening and I enjoy that bouncing around time. They also cuddle me and I think that is perfect. I love to be cuddled, but I am a gentleman about it and when they finish I don’t demand more, I just happily chill. I enjoy a little self time too. Resident dog Chloe is great and I like her a lot, sometimes my teenager side gets to her and she growls. I get it and leave her alone, I don’t steal her toys because that’s not nice. Chloe barks at people who pass by in the alley, I might let out a woof or two….but I am not a barker so I usually just watch her and she gives up fast cause I don’t help. My foster Mom and Dad are a retired, physically active couple and I think that scenario or an individual who wants a canine buddy is the perfect match for me. I am a big dog and I might not know my own strength around little kids if they are running about laughing and screaming. I also take a bit more time to turn around as I have to hop, so a super busy chaotic household might be a bit of a challenge for me. (A few stairs is fine, but a long flight of stairs may put me at risk for falling). I get my walk in the morning, lots of chill time throughout the day, and then some play time in the evening.

    At bed time, Chloe and I go to our bedroom on our own, and we stay there all night without a peep. I fit into daily life easily, I love my people and my manners are excellent. There is one thing I need help with. My foster Mom and Dad are working with me to help me understand not to counter surf. I love that butter dish and one swipe and it’s on the floor! They help me by ensuring there is no open food on the counters and this makes a big difference and I’m learning quickly. No one gets upset, they just gently redirect me and I really appreciate that approach. I get it! My foster Mom and Dad like to enjoy visiting over dinner, so I don’t beg ever, just quietly chill and nap in the other room. They didn’t teach me this, I just know when to relax on my own. Pretty smart cookie! The one thing that worries me just a bit is strangers. When they approach me in the park, I don’t weird out, but I do feel a little apprehensive. Mom tells me ‘it’s ok” and it helps when the stranger kneels down to my height, Mom kneels near the stranger to, and then I know it is totally ok to approach and within a minute I have a perfect new friend that I snuggle up to and my tail is wagging at high speed. A little more socialization and I will have this worry toasted! Foster Dad tells everyone what a beautiful temperament I have. I know how lucky my fur-ever home and I are going to be when we find each other. I know I will melt your heart, and I will love you forever!

    Beautiful temperament!

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Has met cats on walks and likes them. He wants to play with them, so would need to be supervised.
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Likes most dogs. Dogs that are reactive he will react to by snarling.
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Young or small children he would want to engage in play and doesn’t know his own strength. Likely would knock a child over and think that was play.
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Medical Needs

      Tri – paw