About ALPINE (Pending adoption) - st
Adoption Fee: $800
Hi there! My name is ALPINE (Happy) and here is some info about me:
Breed: Anatolian shepherd cross
Age: 2 year old
Weight: 50 lbs
Height: 25 inches
Rescued when only a couple of months old, I don’t remember much about my pre-rescue time. Apparently I was all alone, in the middle of nowhere, scared and very hungry. My rescue mom could tell that I had been attacked by other dogs, as I had wounds all over my body. There was no way she was going to leave me behind.
I stayed with my rescuer for 5 months. Unfortunately, she had a friend take care of me in her garden, as she had another dog and her 5 puppies to rescue. That's when the nightmare began. Unbeknownst to my rescuer, the garden keeper was very abusive to me, starving me and beating me with whatever he could get his hands on. One day, my rescuer came to visit me and noticed my frail body. She saw I had become very timid and scared of everything. She confronted the keeper and took me to a shelter, away from the mean man.
Living at a shelter in the Middle East is never ideal. I was not happy there. I felt sad and lonely. I prayed for my rescue mom to come back for me and one day, just like that, she was back to take me home.
My rescue mom has been working really hard to help me get over my fear of people hitting me. I am not an aggressive boy at all, but every time people bend over to pick something up, I anticipate them throwing it at me! I get scared, my tail goes between my legs and I freeze.
I have come a long way learning that not everyone is going to hurt me. I love to run around and play: https://youtu.be/ESEhBlh5r-8. I am so good with my dog friends, and I even have a little baby kitty sister that I adore: https://youtu.be/ad1qV6gtpd4.
My rescue mom says I am such a good boy, smart and a fast, eager learner. I am good with people https://youtu.be/pl9IOcFruho and would make a perfect family doggo. Oh, one more thing, because I was starved at some point, I can get a little sensitive around my food. I don't get aggressive at all, but may protest and say a word or two in doggie language. My rescuer is teaching me that no one will be taking my food away anymore.
Due to past experience and the anticipation of getting hurt, I may take a few minutes to gain trust. I do love attention, but let me come to you. Once I am comfortable, oh boy, you better be ready for lots of doggie hugs and wet kisses. You will have my heart forever and ever. Believe it or not, I can tell with people’s tone of voice whether they love me or not… kind voices go a long way with me.
Having a forever loving family is my dream. Being able to go for walks in the woods or the park, chasing a ball and just being loved is what I wish for everyday. https://youtu.be/a1sgPba3i4w.
Being young, I'll need exercise https://youtu.be/U1EtR5MLzpU. I love to explore and sniff around and after, I enjoy resting and affectionate cuddling.
If you are looking for a lifelong companion, someone who will love you and bring lots of joy and laughter into your life, then you have come to the right page. I am generally a happy, go lucky boy. Not to mention my ear to ear smile!!! Literally! I'm a loving boy who is looking forward to meeting you soon.
I GET ALONG WITH:
Kids – YES
Dogs – YES
Cats – YES
Unknown/None observed. My adopter needs to be willing to train me through these behaviours, should they arise.
I get nervous when first meeting new people, Can you blame me?!! Please give me a little bit of time to trust you.
Leash skills – some! I will need some training to master walking on leash.
House trained – yes – But as you know when doggos go to a new setting, they may get overwhelmed and have an accident or two. Please be prepared to work with me!
HEALTH NOTES: I am missing a coin sized patch of hair on one of my back legs. It's a scar I have had all my life. My rescue mom calls it my beauty mark.
I have been neutered, *vaccinated & micro-chipped.
My adoption fee is $800.00 CAD plus applicable taxes. This includes my transportation to Canada, if I am able to be accompanied by a flight volunteer to Vancouver.
Disclaimer: It is important for all applicants to visit our website, http://www.lovedatlastdogrescue.ca/adopting/ and read about Loved at Last Dog Rescue.
Information included in the profile is provided to us from the international rescuer or local fosters. LALDR does not have access to overseas dogs and cannot always verify the accuracy of their descriptions. Every dog is an individual and can act differently in different situations based on the person adopting them and the environment in which they live.
Please Note: LALDR highly encourages adopters to research some local dog trainers before their dog arrives. Although a 1-on-1 trainer is often not needed, it is good to have someone in mind in case any problematic behaviours arise. Most bad behaviours can be modified if caught early enough, so make sure to nip undesirable behaviours in the bud before they become serious problems.
Basic training should be taken seriously, but should not begin until your dog is well settled in - at least a couple of weeks. After you feel your new dog is relaxed and comfortable in their new home, check out training courses in your local area. Even basic beginner courses like those taught at a local pet store can have a huge benefit in helping your dog learn to socialize and get used to being in public situations, all with the added benefit of strengthening their bond with you.
While most dogs find escorting passengers flying directly to Vancouver, some will find flights through Toronto or Montreal. In that case, additional fees will apply to fly your dog to Vancouver by cargo. Unaccompanied cargo costs within Canada range from $350 - $550 depending on the size of the dog. LALDR will be as transparent as possible with you regarding these costs.
The age and breed of a dog is usually an educated guess, so we are not able to guarantee the accuracy of age or breed of our dogs.
Normally, we will not approve adoptions to homes with children under 12 years of age. However if a dog has been determined to be good with children we will approve applicants with children 8 years or older. More information can be found on our website.
[MID-EAST DOGS] *Vaccinations: Dogs from the Middle East are vaccinated for rabies, parvo, distemper, leptospirosis, adenovirus type 1 and para-influenza. Bordetella is not given, as that has not been a problem in the Middle East.