by Maryanne Pearce
Gorgeous and Serene!
Shaz has been spayed, micro-chipped and had her vaccinations updated. When she came to us, she did have some hair loss which was due to a thyroid condition. Inexpensive pills keep this condition under control, and her fur has grown back well and she is in great health otherwise. Shaz is currently in Southern Ontario, but transportation may be able to be arranged.
Shaz is very people friendly; she loves to be near you regardless of what you are doing. She absolutely loves her belly being rubbed. Shaz also loves car rides. Shaz really enjoys going on walks but she tires easily, likely because she has not been walked regularly. Although she does not like baths she loves water and will try to swim in any water she can find whether it’s a pool, river or lake.
Shaz is a bit of a baby and does not like to be outside in the rain or wet grass. She likes being outside except in the dark; then she would rather be inside. Her owner advises that she barks at everything, including trains in the middle of the night. If allowed she will sleep right beside your bed or underneath if she can fit.
Shaz is dog friendly but it may take a couple tries for her to take to other dogs. She was attacked when she was a puppy and now tries to be the bigger dog first, but it’s mostly show. She will growl, bark and drag you toward the other dog but once they meet she is usually okay. She is a bit bossy with really old, submissive dogs, so she would be better with either another quiet and similarly-aged dog like herself, or as a lone dog. She walks nicely on a halter but does pull without it.
A home without very small children is recommended. She has been living with the same home for her whole life, she has been jealous of the attention shown to the now-toddler, thus showing her displeasure by using the babies’ room as a bathroom. That said, she is good with kids, and when she has enough of children, she will just get up and walk away.
Shaz is 5-years-old, completely house-trained and is a lovely, mature dog that would do well with other dogs or as a lone dog. Her owner needs to move to a smaller home, and has a small child now; Shaz is just not getting the attention she needs. She has been well-loved and cared for, and will be a great addition to a family. Is Shaz the dog for your family?
To inquire about adopting Shaz, please contact Maryanne Pearce at 613-823-5445 (h) / 613-867-6346 (c) or click on Contact Maryanne