Hi! My name is

Pandia

I have an Adoption Application Pending!

AARCS ID
A2000048586

SEX
Female

BREED
American Staffordshire Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier/Lab/Shepherd/Mix

SIZE
Medium

Date of Birth
September 20, 2023

Located In
Calgary

About Pandia

“Did my beautiful looks catch your attention? I always get so many compliments on my colouring!

Nice to meet you! I’m Pandia, but my foster mom just calls me “Pandy”. I am looking for an extra special home because I am also an extra special puppy. After my spay surgery I had a Grand Mal Seizure. Once I arrived in my new home, my foster mom noticed that I wasn’t as coordinated as my sister and I was having tremors. AARCS ran lots of tests to rule out many possible concerns and they all came back negative. I guess I just have a manageable neurological problem.

I require a special medication called Keppra – it’s an anticonvulsant that helps with my tremors and to help prevent the possibility of future seizures. This is given to me 3x a day, every 8 hours, in a liquid form via syringe. I know this can be tough on someone’s schedule with work and life so I am hoping to find someone who is perhaps retired, works from home, has a dog friendly office or has a large support group. Financially, I will also unfortunately require a bit more than your average puppy. You may want to take me to a Neurologist to start a file there and get a consult or more testing. My medication will also likely be a lifelong requirement. My outlook is unknown but I promise I really am worth it.

I’ve been living with my foster family for over 2 months now and I have been working SO hard at being the best girl. I live with 3 other dogs and a cat. Two dogs are seniors and don’t really want to play with me but sometimes I do try. The cat has come around and personally, I think she is asking to be chased. Once I get told to stop by them or foster mom, I will listen. One of the dogs LOVES to play with me and we play lots of tug-of-war and bitey-face and chase each other around. I’ve also played really nicely with the other dogs I meet, once I find my confidence. I think I would enjoy having a home with another dog that is playful and patient.

While I have done well with kids that I have met, I am not sure it would be the best environment for me unless they are older children. Foster mom has taken me on lots of car ride adventures to meet people and check out cool stores. I always stay close but love saying hello to anyone that lets me.

My training has been going good but I do require some extra patience as I don’t always learn as quickly as another puppy might. I know to sit nice and wait to be told “OK!” to eat my food. I am working on “Leave it” and “Lay Down”. My potty training is pretty darn good, honestly, if I have an accident, it’s my foster parents fault for not paying close enough attention when I indicated I needed out. I am crate trained and sleep great through the night in the bedroom with my foster family and usually make it 6-7 hours every night. My foster parents have weird work schedules, so they’re home a lot and I don’t always love being locked in my crate as much during the day but with time I will adjust to this. I will definitely benefit greatly from puppy classes and socialization to continue working on my training, confidence and social skills.” – xo, Pandia

Good with Cats?

Yes, Good with Cats

Good with Dogs?

Yes, Good with Dogs

Good with Kids?

Yes, Good with Kids

Do I Need Special Care?

Yes, Medical Special Needs - Pandia has a neurological disorder, unknown exactly what. Has not had a CT/MRI. Amy advised a referral to the Neurologist could be provided to adopters if they wanted to go right away and start a file. She is on Keppra 3x a day every 8 hours via liquid syringe. Still has mild tremors, mostly when tired.

Adoption Application