• AARCS ID# A43743789
  • Female
  • Breed: Saint Bernard/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 2/2/2016
  • Size: Extra Large
  • located in Calgary

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    Ophelia, the Gentle Giant

    Ophelia has such a sweet loving soul! She just melts into my arms when she gets her chest rubs and always wants to be by my side when at home but does not show any signs of separation anxiety. She hangs out with my resident dog by themselves all day long and can roam the house and with no issues. Home life is new to her but she has learned to do her business outside and shows signs of letting us know when she needs to go outside. She is happiest inside though.

    Ophelia loves her walks and is very social to dogs that come up to her. She also loves car rides and sticking her head out the window, although she does not jump in and out of the car yet, so a ramp would be needed or multiple hands to lift her. She also only climbs a couple stairs right now and avoids a whole flight of stairs. It may be because she’s never experienced them before and so is nervous to go up more then a couple. A home with minimal stairs would be best, or a family willing to be patient to help her through this.

    Ophelia is a big solid dog who doesn’t know her size and gets excited when you sit on her level so it’s best if she goes to a home with no small children. She’s only been around large dogs, so we’re unsure how she would play with small dogs but she loves to jump around with our large resident dog. It is the cutest thing seeing them play together! Ophelia has shown a lot of interest in the cat, so a home without cats and small animals would be best.

    Ophelia had some medical issues when she came in; an ear infection which is now cleared but occasional cleaning of her ears and face is required, and she had some tooth extractions and entropian (eyelid correction) surgery which is healing up nicely. A home with breed experience would be ideal for this girl. She is very food driven and is super insistent when it is food time making sure we know what time it is.

    Ophelia’s personality shines through more and more every day! She just has the biggest heart and her happiness shines through her eyes. Apply today and you’ll be able to enjoy this every day!

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Recommended Medium to Large Dogs Only
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Recommended Kids 10+
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Medical Special Needs – Had entropian surgery to correct eyelids, and will require ongoing regular ear and face fold cleaning