Anyone that has had the opportunity to adopt an abused or neglected dog will understand what a powerful thing it is. Seeing them transform into a confident and joyful pet will absolutely fill your heart.
These moments of growth are matched only by the devotion they will show you when they come to understand you are their hero and have given them life.
Shadow is an older lady who just wants a quiet, loving home to retire to. Shadow spent a great many years on a chain and flourishes in an environment where she is petted and cared for. Shadow can be crusty around other dogs so we recommend her to be the only dog in the home and avoid places where there are lots of off-leash dogs. She hasn't shown active aggression, but will snarl and bark if dogs come too close to her. This is quite common in dogs who have been tied up where other dogs can roam free and torment them.
She is mostly gentle with people, and will seek attention, but will air snap once she has had enough petting. This behaviour should stop once she grows trusting of her people.
She walks really well on a leash and is quiet in the house, but will follow you room to room. Shadow will make a perfect companion for a person or couple who love to walk but maybe not bike or ski with their dog.
8 year old
Female Lab/collie mix
STATUS: Home Trial
2 Year Old
Male Eskimo Mix
Stormy comes to us via the YK SPCA all the way from Wekweeti. He had a strong reaction to black fly bites around his eyes and ears, and lost some hair while developing scabs. He is healing nicely and will be his handsome self in no time.
Like so many of the dogs we get, Stormy is affectionate and playful, but has missed out on the basic training of puppyhood. He is housebroken and can pull on leash when stimulated. He will need re-direction training to help him with his excitability. When he sees a dog, he immediately wants to say hello and if he is restrained, he will jump and bark. This is quite trainable with consistency and patience. He attaches quickly and stays close when off-leash and greets dogs well off-leash also.
Stormy doesn't yet know "sit" or other basic commands. He adores people and will follow you everywhere. The foundation for a great companion is there for someone willing to put in some time early on.