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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Vada

Vada

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Breed: Great Dane/Boxer
  • Energy Level: Medium
  • Location: Edmonton
  • Details:

Hey guys, it’s me Vada again. Unfortunately my last home didn’t end up working out, and I find myself back with the good folks at Underdogs. Luckily, though, I am living with wonderful people that are teaching me all kinds of new things. I came back with some new anxiety, sometimes new people can worry me a little, and other times I love being around new people. It’s all about understanding my threshold and my learning process. I am getting better everyday though, at least that’s what my foster mom and this amazing trainer named Sheila with Hudson’s Hounds keeps telling me. I do love having four legged friends too. I am still a young pup, just over a year old, so I need to remember that I have to take breaks in play, but it is just so fun I don’t remember to stop. That can frustrate my friends sometimes, so it’s good to have reminders. As you can probably see, I have beautiful long legs, so long in fact that I can trip over them when getting too excited. So while my beauty is something to be in awe of, my grace still needs some work. I now know exactly what I need in my forever home. Someone who understands, or is willing to treat me well, and by well I mean, lots of yummy treats, a warm bed, someone to snuggle with, and someone that is willing to only be force free with me. I am too sensitive of a girl to be with someone that is super loud, or forceful with their handling. I believe it was Mark Twain that once said, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” and that really sums up how I want to live the rest of my life. If you think you can provide me with the happiness I want, please send my ladies an application. I can’t wait to meet 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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