WELCOME TO MUTT MINGLE - WHERE YOUR PERFECT MATCH IS WAITING
Gary - 12 year old shepherd mix - Rossland
Gary is a gentle old man who deserves to retire in comfort. He has some sore joints from living a hard life, and we will be removing some of his broken teeth, but after all these years he still loves and trusts his people. Gary wants to be near you and likes to lounge on the rug at your feet, getting ear scratches. He is a bit of a stubborn goat and prefers to wander as he pleases rather than being trailed along on a leash. He is fine with other dogs and cats. Gary has lost his hearing and doesn't have complete vision. We are looking for a home without many stairs - or where he can be with people on a ground level. Really, he just wants to spend 95% of his day relaxing somewhere safe and comfortable.
Buddy - 3 year old Husky/Shepherd mix - Fernie
Buddy is a puppy trapped in a mature dog's body. He is exuberant, playful, energetic and very affectionate. He needs some work on manners, like sitting and not jumping up, and was only recently neutered so is still marking territory and trying to hump other dogs. Buddy has just discovered toys in foster care and loves squeakies! He has just come to us from the Yellowknife shelter in the hopes of finding a Kootenay family.
Kokanee - 5 year old Rottie mix - Kimberley
Kokanee is a big cuddle bug. He is gentle and mild-mannered and will try to worm his way onto your bed in a hurry. He does well meeting dogs on the trail, though he may be one of those guys that just wants his people to himself as he can get jealous of the attention of other dogs. Kokanee would make a great protector as he is very loyal and stands up for his loved ones. This is actually the reason he was surrendered. In his 5 long years, he had one bite incident, very recently: his owner was being assaulted by an intoxicated relative and Kokanee bit him on the calf. At HEART, we take bite incidents very seriously and assess the dogs before allowing them into foster care. Kokanee has been nothing but gentle and affectionate with all of the strangers who have poked, prodded and manhandled him into various crates at the spay neuter clinic.
Matilda - 3 year old heeler - Nelson
Matilda is an old soul in a young body. A recent litter of pups has matured her beyond her years. She is very sweet in a calm, plaintive sort of way. She loves to be touched and told she's a good girl, but she is a little timid and prefers people approaching her slowly and gently. Mattie has also shown some fear of strange dogs and does not like when they run directly at her. She will let dogs know when she is unhappy with them, but does warm up to dogs who are polite and respectful. She is one of those dogs you have to meet in order to see how sweet her spirit really is.
Scout - 1.5 year old shepherd mix - Warfield
Scout was picked up wandering around the community of Siksika severely underweight. He had clearly spent his young life scavenging and was not having great success. He is an incredibly intelligent dog, very eager to please and desperate to be loved. Due to his extended starvation, he will have food issues for some time. He eats very quickly, will find any food that is within reach for him (he has very long legs!) and is a bit snatchy with treats in hand. Despite all of this, he is not aggressive toward people if you try to take food from him, he just really, really wants to eat. We have had similar dogs in the past and they have learned quite quickly that they will be fed consistently and they do change their behaviour. He is such a sweet, happy-go-lucky guy. Good with other dogs though hasn't had a lot of experience with playing, and super loyal - he'll be a great off-leash adventure companion once he gets up to weight.
Finn (Castlegar) - on home trial - male heeler pup - 4-5 months old
These little guys were quite timid when first collected from the spay/neuter clinic, but come out of their shells very quickly. Both will bark at strange dogs from a distance, but as soon as they are introduced, they get comfortable. They will have to be exposed to many kind and respectful dogs early on to break them of this habit/uncertainty. Both boys are very affectionate and neither has received any training, though they do not mess in their crates so will be easy to house train. Finn, the curly-coated little guy, is in Castlegar.
Danny - 7 years old - Ridgeback/Heeler mix??? - MISSING IN Nelson
Snapshot - timid, good with dogs, looking for a calm, patient home with a confident dog
Hi guys - hoping this new place will have a home for me. Not much luck in Calgary. I was found as a roamer and hadn't spend a lot of time with people. The few run ins I had weren't the best so I'm not too sure about you two-legged creatures. I've been in a few foster homes with dogs and I like that - especially when they are calm and confident, it makes me feel braver. Would love to find a family with a dog that isn't scared and can show me how to act in the world. Girl dogs especially. I like the ladies :D
I know lots of people are looking for that guy that will come running into their arms, and I may get there, but it's going to take a while. I hope to find someone who understands me and can be patient. I'm so young! I think I'll figure all this out, I just need someone to show me the way.
On the bright side, I'm super quiet because I don't want to draw attention to myself. And I'm good relaxing in a safe space.
DOGS NEED RIDES
H.E.A.R.T., along with several other organizations, aims to relocate and rehome dogs from overcrowded shelters and remote communities 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