Skye – Alberta – adoption pending

Skye is about 90lbs and 24 inches to the shoulder. She is about 4 years old and has not yet been fixed. She is currently in a foster to adopt home in British Columbia

She has great house manners no counter surfing, no begging at the table or while eating on the couch, no treat aggression.

Knows sit, stay and down

Plays great with other dogs and from a few interactions with children she did well.

Does not jump on furniture. Not scared of a crate but never gone in it yet.

Does not chase cars.

Loves car rides and walks

Unknown to how she would act with a cat but while walking she does bark at them.

Not scared of loud noises or raised voices.

Is energetic when people come into the house but calms down quickly. 

Does not jump on people but when excited she does stand on back legs.

Loves to go for a walk, not scared of collar or her leash.

Plays dead when it’s grooming time, if you can lift her she will lay down in the shower/bath and same with the grooming table.

Pulls her paws away with touching them.

Never bitten nor growled while grooming and bathing 

She did growl at other dog when feeding at the same time but watched over her while feeding and did well. 

Her current foster family has provided the following about their work on training Skye

I have been taking her food way periodically when she is eating and no aggression towards me or the other dog

I have been  touching paws, and bugging her while she is laying around and no reaction other than annoyance.

When barking in the house using; to settle her we say; “it’s ok” “leave it” and “good girl” this informs she does not need to protect us which I have seen improvement on.

When pulling on the leash with no one around “easy” she relaxes a bit more

When I see a biker coming along we stand 4 ft out of the way a assure her with “it’s ok” “leave it” and “good girl” I have seem improvements with this as we have been introduced her to what a bike is.

When we see another dog we try to use “”it’s ok” “leave it” and “good girl” before gets in the zone for barking. 

She needs help with snapping out of the barking on leash at other dogs.

She is a bit over weight but with walks and restrictions to the amount of treats she will be fit in no time. 

Airecanada believes Skye would do well with some professional training and we are expecting her new family to proceed with spaying but not until she has settled and is comfortable in her new setting.

Those interested in Skye should complete an application at https://www.airecanada.com/adoption-applications/

Bixby – BC

Bixby,  is a small (42 pound), charming, healthy 7 year old Airegirl who is seeking a new home. She has proved to be clever, affectionate, well-mannered, playful and good with children. Spayed.

She likes larger dogs but is not keen on cats or smaller dogs.

She is currently in foster care in the Okanagan region of BC. Preference will be given to suitable applicants in south central BC or the Lower Mainland regions of the province.

If you are interested in adopting Bixby, please visit http://www.airecanada.com/adoption-applications/

to complete an application.

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!!