Spud requires a consistent and gentle owner who can continue to help encourage him to be a more well-rounded canine citizen. Spud is not suited for busy neighbourhood living. Due to his lack of exposure to simple things in life, certain things make him a little uncomfortable. Like, bicycles, skateboards and even cars sometimes. He is very vocal about these things and will express this to you.
His owners need to be confident in their abilities as he responds well to routine and stern commands. Spud’s furever family must understand that he is very strong, and will require humans who are physically capable. Staff walk him with the use of a Halti, to teach him patience, manners and no pulling on walks. He has made tremendous progress while using the Halti.
His untreated eye condition has led to his handsome pirate-like look. He came into our care with little to no history. We do know he is best suited for a large property where he can have indoor/outdoor access most of the day, fenced (he lived his life on a tether prior). He absolutely loves to be outside so an outdoor enclosure would be a great bonus. He is NOT other pet friendly and his prey drive borders on inquisitive, but we are not recommending a home with other animals. No small children as he is a heavy boy and jumps often, he is also clumsy and can sometimes get overzealous with his mouthing.
This senior is very sweet and excitable, a real zest for life. He enjoys hikes, playing in the water, treats, toys and cuddles. Very loving and affectionate and he is not afraid to slather you with kisses.
Approximate age: 7 years old
Breed: Chow Chow / German Shepherd
Weight: 35.6 kg
Location: Vancouver Branch
Spay or neuter surgery is included with the adoption of all dogs, cats and rabbits.
If you believe you can provide this sweet boy his furever home, please fill out an application through the SPCA website today!
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Each week we feature animals available for adoption from local shelters in the Vancouver area with the hopes that our readers will assist in finding good homes for them. If you, or someone you know, has the resources to take care of one of these animals, please do get in touch with the appropriate shelter via the links provided.