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Gaston : Update

Gaston update:

Yesterday morning was a pivotal moment for this incredible boy.

When Gaston came to AireCanada the information given to me was that Gaston was aggressive to other dogs.

Both his foster Mom and I felt that this was not an accurate picture of what he was about.  We knew he had lived with another dog in Quebec, apparently one who bullied him and we also knew that with the right person we could show that he was able to associate with other dogs.  The right person came along and from there on  it was a positive experience.  She brought her laid back setter and she and foster Mom took the two dogs for a walk.  They walked side by side.  It validated our belief that he was not dog aggressive but perhaps insecure and not properly socialized as a pup.  Gaston will need some help in overcoming any concerns he might have with other dogs but he is truly an awesome boy.

Gaston is currently looking for his forever home!

Maureen Tate, AireCanada Airedale Rescue Network Coordinator, Atlantic Canada

 

Many thanks!!

Gaston – Atlantic Canada

Maureen Tate, Atlantic Canada Coordinator, AireCanada Airedale Terrier Rescue, writes:

Gaston came to AireCanada from another rescue. He was in temporary foster care and had to be moved very quickly. With assistance from friends, I was able to arrange a foster situation for Gaston and he was transferred to AireCanada’s care.

Gaston was born in Quebec and lived with his family for most of his 7 years. He was presented as having severe dog aggression but was great with people. What I didn’t know until the vet records were accessed is that, at the age of 3, he was diagnosed with a condition called Lumbosacral Syndrome. Dogs with this condition may be in pain and, from what my foster and I have observed, he is not aggressive to dogs but either fearful or hurting. When he gets excited he lunges and again we think this is more of a response to pain. Long walks are out for this boy and he does appear to let you know when he has had enough. The good news is that this condition can be managed.

Both the lady who is fostering him and I would dearly love to keep him but her circumstances and mine preclude this option. He is well mannered, loves being near the wood stove, is very curious, but doesn’t like to be left alone — an issue we are addressing.

I drove this boy from Dartmouth to Antigonish. He is a perfect car traveller. We stopped once on the drive. He saw dogs in cars, did a bark and then ignored them.

The person or family who are fortunate enough to be selected as Gaston’s forever family must have a fenced area, should not leave him alone for hours at a time, would agree to feed him quality food, avoid further vaccinations and…love him unconditionally. Gaston deserves no less.

His first vet appointment as an AireCanada boy is November 20th. I know for sure he will require dental work but will not know the full extent of what he needs until he is seen by the veterinarian.

Gaston has been microchipped.

Anyone interested in adopting this lovely dog should complete the AireCanada adoption application at http://www.airecanada.com/adoption-applications/

 For further information regarding Gaston, please contact Maureen Tate, AireCanada Airedale Rescue Network Atlantic Canada, at divineaire@gmail.com.

2017 Howliday greeting card \ e-card exchange

 

When you fill out this form you are signing up for the 2017 Howliday exchange.

If you signup for the e-card exchange you will receive a list of email addresses of the other participants and you agree to send them an electronic card.

If you sign up for the greeting card exchange you will receive a list of names and postal addresses and you agree to send a physical greeting card in the mail to all of the other participants. Before you agree to this consider that in previous years we have has as many as 40 people sign up. The vast majority of these are in the United States but there are a few international addresses every year.

This year this single form will allow you to sign up for the greeting card, e-card list or both.

We would again like to thank The AireCanada Airedale Rescue Network for the use of their website to host the exchange and all the good work they do year round.

If you don’t receive a confirmation email after filling out the form you are not signed up. Please contact scott@blackops.ca

2014 Howliday greeting card \ e-card exchange

When you fill out this form you are signing up for the 2014  Howliday exchange.

If you signup for the e-card exchange you will receive a list of email addresses of the other participants and you agree to send them an electronic card.

If you sign up for the greeting card exchange you will receive a list of names and postal addresses and you agree to send a physical greeting card in the mail to all of the other participants. Before you agree to this consider that in previous years we have has as many as 60 people sign up. The vast majority of these are in the United States but there are a few international addresses every year.

This year this single form will allow you to sign up for the greeting card, e-card list or both.

Signup will be open until Dec 1

We would again like to thank The AireCanada Airedale Rescue Network for the use of their website to host the exchange and all the good work they do year round.

 

The exchange is closed for this year try again next year.

If you don’t receive a confirmation email after filling out the form you are not signed up. Please contact scott@blackops.ca

 

2013 Howliday greeting card \ e-card exchange

When you fill out this form you are signing up for the 2013  Howliday exchange.

If you signup for the e-card exchange you will receive a list of email addresses of the other participants and you agree to send them an electronic card.

If you sign up for the greeting card exchange you will receive a list of names and postal addresses and you agree to send a physical greeting card in the mail to all of the other participants. Before you agree to this consider that in previous years we have has as many as 60 people sign up. The vast majority of these are in the United States but there are a few international addresses every year.

This year this single form will allow you to sign up for the greeting card, e-card list or both.

Signup will be open until Dec 1

We would again like to thank The AireCanada Airedale Rescue Network for the use of their website to host the exchange and all the good work they do year round.

If you don’t receive a confirmation after filling out the form email please contact scott@blackops.ca

The list is now closed for 2013.

Please check back next year

 

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from Ben, Lizi, Jasmine, Tasha, Henry and everyone at AireCanada

Golden Boy Urgently Seeks Home !

ADOPTED

Please think seriously about our young Henry, who, through no fault of his own, isonce again looking for a home. His previous placement proved not to be a good match and he so much wants another chance for a forever home of his own.

Henry is a sweetheart. He is extremely affectionate and wants nothing more than to please his owner and be loved in return. He is at his happiest lying at his human’s feet or sitting next to that person resting his head on the individual’s lap.

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This Terrier mix is a very clever fellow who learns quickly through the use of reward-based training. He needs stability and consistency in his life plus mental challenges to get those Terrier brains working.
We are stunned at how similar Henry’s size and behavior is to that of a purebred Airedale. He enjoys a lively round of “bitey-face” and offers enthusiastic play-bows, clearly hoping for a spirited game of “chase”.  If you like to laugh, Henry will keep you in stitches. At the same time, Henry also needs some definitive, positive leadership to discourage pulling on leash, especially in the presence of a rabbit or squirrel, and help making good decisions.

Henry is a really handsome animal with caramel-colored fur and a “lion’s” mane running down his back. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations.

This boy loves to play with other dogs but his play can be boisterous at times, as is common to young Terriers, and he has a strong prey drive. We believe that he will do best in a home with another dog his size. We do not recommend that Henry be placed in a household with other small animals such as cats or rodents.Off leash, Henry meets and greets dogs he may encounter with friendliness. He has been running very successfully with small groups of dogs under controlled circumstances. Being young, his play at times becomes over-enthusiastic and he needs to be reminded to tone things down. He will “listen” to other dogs who give him this message as well. When meeting strange dogs on leash (or joggers or cyclists), Henry reacts well to the “sit” request and can be settled nicely through the use of the “Open Bar Closed Bar” method.Henry likes children of all ages but we would prefer, because he is easily excited, to place him in a family where any children would be 10 years old or more.Henry is not fond of being left alone. He is not destructive but complains enthusiastically until his family arrives back home. The complaints are significantly reduced when he is left with another dog during the family’s absences. He can be crated with ease when necessary.

 

 

This dog will prove to be a wonderful companion for a family where everyone is able to demonstrate firm and positive leadership and who will agree to continue his training on a daily basis.

 

 

 

 

Henry is our very special “golden boy” and deserves a very special loving home where he can live happily ever after!