It is with such great pleasure that we announce that another beautiful Airedale has been given a chance for a wonderful forever home.
Thank you Michael and Crystall for accepting JoJo into your hearts and home,and thank you JoJo for accepting them as your new forever family.
Thank you Margaret Glass for all the arrangements to make this a reality.
Thanks to everyone at The Duke Hamel Memorial Airedale Adventure 2023 that helped make this happen and to THE MAGIC OF THE DRGON FLY!
Meet JoJo in Kelowna BC
She is 8 years old, and loves everybody she meets, adults and children. Plays well with other terriers, and just runs around with other dogs. Good with children. Quiet in the house unless she sees a squirrel or other dogs going by. Barks to warn of people coming to the door, but friendly when they are introduced . Likes a walk. Pulls too much when other dogs get noisy. Health has been good.
She is calm, friendly, and very attached to her people.
JoJo, although a full Airedale was an accidental breeding and is not registered. She comes from Tappan originally. She is micro chipped.
Age and downsizing to an apartment has resulted in the belief that JoJo would be happier with more space and a family that can provide the energy she deserves.
We hope are hopeful that JoJo will be able to attend the Duke Hamel Memorial Airedale Adventure in Lumby September 11-14
AireCanada is currently looking for interest in in JoJo, either just fostering or perhaps foster to adopt.
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 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.