Angel is available for adoption
Sponsored by Danny and Ricki in celebration of Bernice & Norm’s 65th wedding anniversary and Norm’s 90th Birthday!
Angel is a wonderful girl who will require a specific type of home and family.
Angel has been in our care for one year. In the past year, Angel has undergone hip sugery, recovery and physio/rehab. She has also overcome quite a lot of fear and gained a lot of self confidence. Sadly, Angel has not been treated well in her past. She is fearful of strangers and will require a home that can provide safety and understanding as she continues to learn that her past is far behind her now.
When Angel is settled in and feeling safe with her family, she is very affectionate and wants to be wherever you are. She enjoys sitting nearby while you garden or relax on the deck. In the house, she prefers to be in the same room with you. She just truly loves to be right by your side. Loves to be petted and LOVES when you talk to her.
She is crate trained and prefers to be crated when her foster family is at work. She knows the routine of doing her outside business before heading into her crate with a cookie each morning before work or when her foster family needs to leave the home. At night she would be happy to sleep in her owners bed, or near by on her own bed.
She’s a good eater, is fully house trained and never gets into things. She listens well when you ask her to: come, sit or get down. She struggles with stay as she really seems afraid you will leave her. She’s nervous in the car. She’s quiet in the house, respectful, calm. Outside, she loves to run around the yard and be silly.
Why does Angel require a special type of home and family? Angel is fearful with strangers, more specifically in the home. She does not like strangers and is protective of this space. She becomes very stressed, vocal and reactive. To minimize her stress levels, it’s simply better crate her where she can enjoy a special treat and her own space when company comes to visit. She’s learning that there are lots of people in parks, so walking her in public requires your attention to navigate her, but she’s improved greatly with this.
It’s very apparent that her past life involved a woman who was not the most kind to her. She tends to react more to women then men. She is also very nervous of objects raised toward her. So no fetch or Frisbee for this girl.
Angel has recently recovered from Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO), which is a surgery done to correct hip dysplaisa. Shortly after Angel came in our care, we realized that she was having some issues with her back end. She was showing classic symptoms of bilateral hip dysplasia. X-rays confirmed this and it was decided that Angel would see our orthopedic surgeon. She had her left side done first, and went through her recovery period along with several weeks of physio therapy before she went back to have the other side done. She is now recovered and walking pain-free.
Day to day, Angel is a wonderful companion and is very close with her foster family. She’s eager to please and enjoys praise. Moving slow and building trust with her is key to her bonding and feeling secure with her future family.
Angel’s ideal home :
– minimal visitors
– NO kids
– NO cats
– dogs her size that can do slow intro and are calm in nature, or no pets is fine too
– privacy fenced yard
– space to accommodate a crate
– experience with reactive dogs would be a bonus
For more information on Angel, please contact Courtney at email@example.com
** Adoptions within the province of Ontario only