• AARCS ID# A43742677
  • Male
  • Breed: Retriever, Labrador/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 2/2/2018
  • Size: Large
  • 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!

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    I am a sweet, gentle boy who loves to give kisses and receive head scratches, and I am currently sniffing for my forever home.

    “From Theo:

    Hello, my name is Theodore, “”Theo”” for short. I am currently living it up at my foster families house since I was flown all the way from NWT and brought to AARCS where I then met my foster Mom and Dad.

    While at my foster home I, Theo:

    -Go on many walks. My favourite is the morning walks after being in the kennel all night and I finally get to stretch my long legs. I do not mind the harness at all, but I tend to pull when bunnies and squirrels are spotted…I am working on my prey drive and listening to foster Mom and Dad when they say no. I always look back at my foster parents to make sure they are still following me on our walks, as I like to lead the way. Sometimes I get excited and jump up during my walk, but when I am told no, I listen.
    -I am house trained and have had zero accidents in the house. I am so proud of this and foster Mom and Dad always tell me I am a good boy when I do my business outside.
    -I get very excited when I see other dogs, I sometimes cannot contain myself. I tend to wiggle with excitement and sometimes bark playfully. When introduced properly, I can be quite the friendly playmate.
    -I enjoy my hard kibble foods and treats, especially when I get a few bites of the heavenly cat kibbles…those are my favourite.
    -Speaking of cat kibbles, I have a foster sister, in the form of a fluffy, orange, unsure of my large self sister, who all I want is to be her friend, but she still hisses at me occasionally. I try my best to show my gentle side and stare at her from afar hoping that one day, we can cuddle together.
    -I love cuddling with my foster Mom and Dad. It is the best! And when they cuddle and give me scratches, it is even better. I do enjoy laying on my dog bed a lot. The parents do lay on what they like to call the “”couch,”” but I am still unsure if I should join them up there. I only jump up if I am invited.
    -At night, I am put in this kennel thing that I was very unsure of at first, but it is not all that bad. It is a safe, quiet place where I can catch some zzz’s.
    -When left alone, parents put me in the kennel. I whine for a little while, but then I settle.
    -I was very anxious with car rides, needing encouragement to get in, but now I jump right in and settle. I would likely do well if in the kennel, but the car is too small for that.
    -I do love all people. From children all the way to the elderly. People give me love, scratches and foods… and that is all I need. I used to jump up a lot, but foster Mom and Dad have told me that is not polite, so I only do it when I am invited.

    I am just a loveable guy, what can I say, walking on all fours searching for my forever home.

    From foster Mom and Dad:

    Theo is looking for a kind, semi-active family, who is willing to work with him on his basic commands. To continue to socialize him with other dogs, with proper introductions and potentially even a dog sibling to play with and keep company. A back yard is a must!

    We have noticed that Theo does not give any indication that he has to go outside to do his business, so that is something that needs to be worked on or regular letting out is needed. Since getting him, he has developed confidence to go up and down stairs; learned how to sit, stay and come, although selective at times to those commands; and greatly more relaxed around bunnies and squirrels.

    He is an incredible boy, who would add so much joy to a family, and he is currently looking for the right one to go home with!”

    I am going to wiggle my way into your heart.

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Yes, Good with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Yes, Good with Kids
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Medical Needs – Being investigated for muscle wasting to right side of face