Journey - senior dog. This beautiful Pyrenees mix is returning to HEART after 3 years being a perfect dog on a rural property. The family is losing the farm and we are sad that he is coming back, but also happy that he'll get to touch another family's lives. At 9 years old he is gentle, loving and loyal. He is wonderful with small children, animals of all types and sizes, and loves having a property and home to protect. Journey will bark at strangers on his land, but is quiet and friendly out on walks. He has a wonderful spirit and is absolutely beautiful. We hope a family will step up and take him in.
DOGS NEED RIDES
H.E.A.R.T., along with several other organizations, aims to relocate and rehome dogs from high kill situations in Northern Canada to the West Kootenays. In order to do this the dogs need to be transported from various Northern shelters.
If you are traveling between Edmonton and anywhere in the West Kootenays, please get in touch with H.E.A.R.T. at the email below. We will give you gas money and lend you all the equipment needed to help with transportation of the dogs (such as crates, bowls, food etc).
Your services will be rewarded by a grateful traveling companion that will listen to all your stories with relish and won't complain about your music choices!
Contact HEART at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marmaduke (Duke) was abandoned by his family at the Edmonton Humane Society after they refused to pay the fine for his being found running at large. He looks to be a mastiff/great dane cross and weighs in at about 90lbs. He is estimated to be 2 to 3 years old and needs to be neutered (appointment pending). Duke is accustomed to being outdoors but has clearly not been leash walked often. He is gentle and quiet, not meets new dogs slowly and politely, eager to play if they are.
We've had him off-leash and while he doesn't have good recall, he naturally stays within eye sight, and is happy to jump in the car at the end of the adventure. He is good alone in the house, though will whine for a short time after his people leave.
Duke's ideal home would be a larger, fenced property where he can spend days outside and evenings in with a family. His body type isn't suited for biking or running, but he does enjoy long walks. We are not yet sure how he is with smaller animals.
Katy is a 2.5 year old female lab mix who spent her whole life on a chain in Fort Smith before coming to the Kootenays. Like many labs, she loves attention and playing fetch, is exuberant, and likes to meet other dogs. She isn't sure about water yet, but we think she'll figure the swimming thing out. Due to the lack of structure and guidance growing up, she can be a bit high energy at times, but wants to please and learns quickly.
Katy does have some anxiety if left alone so would be best crated for the first little while until a routine is established.
She is being fostered in Rossland, BC.