Bruce

Bruce

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1 Year
  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Energy Level: Medium
  • Location: Edmonton
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I am a nice land shark, not a mindless eating machine. I am a gentle, sensitive, friendly boy so remember to look deeper when you see this big ole body of mine! I always make an effort to be a good boy, and help those around me. My bark is loud and my footsteps heavy but I’m a lover of all things! I have been a well-loved dog, rescue isn’t really the word I’d use for my story! I’m more of a bad circumstance kind of dude. Wrong place, wrong time, although now I am loving life! My foster family is amazing! I sleep on the bed….and hog it. Take the covers, demand cuddles, and sleep on their feet wherever they go! I also cannot promise that I won’t stalk you in the bathroom….I just want to be loved; ALL THE TIME. I like dogs, cats, ducks, pigs, horses, cows, birds…..they are all my friends, not food. I am still learning that I am too big for my exuberance for life but I am super respectful! I walk pretty well on my new fancy harness, although sometimes I forget and need some redirection and my humans say I can be “leash reactive”, whatever that means. I think I just get ahead of myself, and because I haven’t been on this leash for most of my life, it can get frustrating when I see other dogs, but I am restricted. FOOD oh sweet food. Show me a chunk of cheese and I will show you every trick I’ve got, or I’ll stare at you until you feed me basically. I’m easy going in the house, a bit lazy in the yard but I’m still a pup that needs attention or I’ll get myself in trouble. You humans are too worried about your yards, and furniture anyway. I enjoy playing with dogs, ducks, pigs, cats and chickens, but at the end of the day I want to be cuddled up to you; or on your lap at all times, if you let me. I can squeeze this big ole frame onto a lap no problem, just watch me! If you are one of those “don’t do this, don’t do that” types please don’t apply. I drool, I sometimes have dirty paws, I am not always considerate of your white couch or blanket, and well, I’m not a robot. I am a dog, a wonderful, fun-loving, playful dog, who is looking for a forever home. I think I’d do great with kids, I’ve met a few and we’ve hung out but beware, my big size can knock them over accidently or send them flying with one of my awesome high fives. So yea, I’m here, enjoying my life, waiting for another animal lover like me. We can go on grand adventures…please say you have a truck, or an SUV? No SMART cars…I mean how do we go on adventures when I can’t fit? Joking, I’ll find a way to fit, as long as I’m with you!
 

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Walter

Walter

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 6 months
  • Breed: Pit bull cross
  • Energy Level: Medium
  • Location: Calgary
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“Keep your face always toward sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman 1855

As a young pup I travelled across the country to escape the misunderstanding of Breed Specific Legislation. My future was dark in Ontario, full of uncertainty and darkness. I was a young pup then and only understood the secrets my rescuer felt when she took me outside of her home. A short ride on a big bird and I landed in Alberta. The transport was fantastic! I was kissing everyone, napping, more kissing and cuddling. Everyone told me how adorable I was and cooed over me, I flashed them an open mouthed smile and batted my eyelashes like a celebrity. This seems like forever ago so let’s get to the present! I am a teenager now and still learning. My foster family has helped me a lot and made me feel safe but I have a ways to go. I live with my foster sister who pretty much raised me, she taught me about respect and loving the kids! KIDS, those 2 legged crazy balls of fun! I love them, games of chase, and hide and go seek are a regular thing around my house. I’ve learned to be gentle or the games stop, but my puppy enthusiasm sees something shiny and I’m off again. I’m a poet, a sensitive soul, an adventurer, a lover, but I’m also an excited boy still learning the ways of the world. “I exist as I am, that is enough” Walt Whitman 1858 I am looking for a partner, not a leader. I am looking for a fellow poet who wants to stop and smell the roses (smell walks are the best). Support me, teach me but force is never the answer. I want to be inspired, I want to be shown with love and compassion. Underdogs keeps telling me they will accept no less. I have been learning about new dogs, meeting them, playing with them, and will need a home with another dog that is social and comfortable with puppies. I have a strong sense of self and I am able to communicate well for those that can listen (dogs included) but sometimes I can be in my own world. Often imagining up free verse poetry and thinking about “The Song of Myself”. I may chase the cats but I’m just curious about these highfalutin’ animals, they are cheeky, and haughty. How do you make friends with a cat, I ask? I contain many multitudes, I am an individual. We are never just one thing, all the quirks, imperfections and contradictions are par for the course. They make us beautiful and individual.

If you have a poets soul, and want to join me on this adventure I’m here. Waiting.
 

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Beau

beau

    • Gender: Male
    • Age: 6 months
    • Breed: Mastiff/Lab cross
    • Energy Level: Medium-High
    • Location: Edmonton
    • Details:

Afternoon folks, my name is Beau and I hope you’re all finding 2017 as wonderful as I have. 2016 was a bit of a rough year, after I was born, I went to a family that ended up using training on me that my granddaddy might have used back in the day. Unfortunately that didn’t allow me to feel comfortable and to really be happy. I was sort of always waiting for the next time I would get into big trouble, so it was like walking on eggshells. Now, the wonderful thing that family did for me though, was contact a lady who knew some good rescue organisations, and low and behold, these amazing ladies said, how could we say no to him. I know, I am a handsome fella, eh? That was like the lifeline I needed, and off I went into a great foster home to start my journey. It took me some time to not be so defensive like I had learned in the past, because no one was punishing me, so I could finally relax and start to learn how to be a normal dog. I do sometimes get overwhelmed by the littlest tykes, but I do enjoy bigger ones that can take me for a walk, throw a ball for me, or put on a good ole Western and sit back and relax. I do good with other dogs, but sometimes on leash, I get frustrated that I can’t see them right darn now! My foster family tells me though that this is normal and I am a real whipper snapper and I am picking things up nice and fast. I have met a cat, and man, those things are kinda wild creatures, but I still liked them, but was a bit too curious at times, so I don’t like to admit this much, but I got told by this creature to leave it alone, and I might have lost the battle. I hope to make friends with one someday, but it would need to be an easier going kinda fella. I love to play with my dog friends, we just have so much fun. I guess the four legged beauty I live with is called my ‘foster sister’, but we sure do get sweet on each other sometimes. I am a real gentlemen, and hope to meet my forever family soon so we can keep going around on the crazy journey called life. All you have to do if fill out an application and these ladies can see if we are a good fit. Thanks ya’ll, and have a great and safe day. Beau xox

 

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