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Friday, June 10, 2016

Winston


Winston
2016-014

June 30/16: I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
5 years old - we believe his date of birth is June 14, 2011 but can not confirm this
Friendly with dogs
Good with cats but needs reminders not to chase
Being fostered in Belleville, ON


All about Winston

Winston and his half-brother Tonka were acquired off of Kijiji 6 weeks ago by a family who wanted farm dogs. Unfortunately,  through no fault of their own, Tonka and Winston were not a good fit for their new family. The decision was made to turn them over to us to ensure that they each found exactly the right home.


Darling boy Winston is a calm, quiet, gentle boy who is sweet and sensitive.   He can be timid in some situations, including going through doorways and entering some new builings. He'll flourish with some confidence building, and an opportunity to learn all about the joys of indoor life.

He is housetrained and has great house manners -- he doesn't chew, is not destructive, is quiet and easy going.  He is reliable when left home alone.

Winston is super sweet and friendly with people.  His foster family has taken him to the local farmers market where he was very excited to meet so many new friends.  He walks well on leash overall.

He is polite and friendly with other dogs.  What a good boy!  He has not yet been too interested in playing with his foster siblings.  He would be fine with other calm dogs, or equally happy as an only dog.



Winston is overall good with the family cat, but as he has settled into his foster home, he has decided that chasing the cat from time to time seems like a fun idea.   He can live with a cat, but it should be a cat that is doggy savvy and not as likely to give chase.

He has been good with kids, but tends to forget his size, and may jump up for attention if given the opportunity.

Winston is neutered, is HW negative, and has now been vaccinated.  He has just completed treatment for a UTI.

Winston will benefit greatly from dropping excess weight, and putting increasing muscle mass in his back end.  With a healthy diet and lots of exercise we expect him to flourish.


Winston is being fostered in Belleville, ON.  His approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  A adoption donation of $500 will apply.

Fenced yard required.

Tonka


Tonka
2016-013

UPDATE: June 27 -- I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
Arrived June 10/16
Born April 1, 2011 -- 5 years old
Being fostered in the GTA


All about Tonka

Tonka and his half-brother Winston were acquired off of Kijiji 6 weeks ago by a family who wanted farm dogs. Unfortunately,  through no fault of their own, Tonka and Winston were not a good fit for their new family. The decision was made to turn them over to us to ensure that they each found exactly the right home.

Tonka is a very calm, friendly, affectionate boy who loves spending time with people.  He is well mannered in the house, and has excellent leash manners, walking in a perfect heel.  He doesn't know too many commands, but is eager to please and learning more each day.  He'd be a great candidate for obedience work.  What a good boy!

Get pettin'
His surrendering family told us that Tonka would chase small outdoor animals like chickens, ducks and outdoor cats.  He has been introduced to indoor cats and has shown no interest in chasing.  A home with an indoor only cat who is dog savvy would likely be ok for him.  He is not a match for a home where there are outdoor cats cruising about.

We're going to need a bigger pool
Tonka is non-reactive to dogs walking by him on his walks, he is just focused on his handler.  When introduced to new dogs Tonka is unsure of them in his personal space.  He will stiffen and posture.   This passes easily when in the company of respectful dogs.  He will benefit from the opportunity to work with a confident handler who can slowly help him learn doggie social skills.  He could join a family with another very calm, respectful dog and an experienced handler, although he would be very happy being the only dog.

Tonka is neutered and his vaccines are UTD.  He appears to be in good health.


Tonka is being fostered in the GTA.  His approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  An adoption donation will apply.