Hi! My name is

Steve

AARCS ID
A46963691

SEX
Male

BREED
Mastiff/Rottweiler/Mix

SIZE
Large

Date of Birth
April 8, 2018

Located In
Calgary

About Steve

I LOVE YOU ALREADY

“Hi! My name is Steve! I love you already and I haven’t met you. I have so much love to give and my foster humans are my best friends – I get along well with my feline roommate, too! Sometimes he cleans up when I don’t finish my dinner.

I’m a big guy (I also go by “Big Steve”), and am often told that I am unaware of my size. I don’t really know what that means, but I bump into things a lot. I also love to cuddle – beds, couches, the floor; if I can sprawl across your lap I’m there! I know that my giant teeth and big mouth can hurt my humans, so I give gentle kisses. And lots of them.

I am told that there are tiny humans but I haven’t met any – I think I’d like them. I’m told they have lots of love like me. If they’re too small though I think I’d knock them over. Medium sized humans would probably be better for me.

I like other dogs but need to go slow. And when my foster humans use the leash I get anxious. I just want to play! I actually get two leashes now because sometimes I want to play so bad I pull. Here my humans like to comment on my size again. But if I don’t pull I get cheese, so I’m working on my control. Sometimes if I see dogs and they scare me, I might give a big “woof” and try to run away. This might sound way scarier than it is, so I need a strong handler who knows a bit about leash reactivity and how to deal with it. When introduced to other dogs I have done great! I like to play, but not a huge amount, so other medium energy level dogs of similar size would be best for me.

I know my foster humans love me. I heard whispers that I might stay with them forever, but more space would be better for me. Their backyard is too small – whatever that means. I need a home with a yard, a guy like me is too big for an apartment. But! I’m excited to see where life takes me. I know I’ll love my forever humans too!” – xo, Steve   

Good with Cats?

Yes, Good with Cats

Good with Dogs?

Slow introductions - only tested with large breed dogs

Good with Kids?

Kids 16+ Only

Do I Need Special Care?

Both, Medical and Behavioral - Steve had a mast cell tumour that had to be removed but has since recovered well. He can be fearful when meeting new dogs, and will try to bark and run away on leash from them.

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