located in Calgary
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!
Good with Cats?
Has met cats on walks and likes them. He wants to play with them, so would need to be supervised.
Good with Dogs?
Likes most dogs. Dogs that are reactive he will react to by snarling.
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.
Does this Animal have Special Needs?
Yes, Medical Needs
Tri – paw