Age: Born in Care November 15, 2022
Sex: Male (His neuter surgery will be covered by BARCs at one of BARCs’ veterinary partners)
Estimated Breed: Shepherd x
Good with dogs?: Yes
Good with cats?: Unknown
Good with children?: Yes
Special/Medical Needs: He has had his first DHPP vaccine, the Rabies, Boosters, and Spay or Neuter are covered by BARCs at one of BARCs’ veterinary partners. Outstanding care still required at the time of adoption will be outlined in the Veterinary addendum.
Energy Level: Medium
Current Location: Okotoks, AB
Dudley is one of the four sweet pups that have joined our family in Okotoks to get some time to relax and learn how to be puppies. They were part of Gloria's litter of 11 puppies, and I think we can all agree that 11 is more than any Mama can keep up with. They are now living their best life as a pack of four, along with their foster sister and brother (18-month-old Doodles) and a very active eight-year-old boy. Like all puppies, they are boisterous, rambunctious and tons of fun, until they have used up all their energy and then it is time for a much-needed nap. They are learning the rules of the house from their foster sister Cocoa; she reminds them that she is the alpha dog in the house and lets them know when they are getting too rambunctious for her liking, and they take the corrections well. They are all extremely food-motivated and will race to see if I forgot to put away their big brother and sisters dog food; because who doesn't want to have a second meal, 5 minutes after finishing your first! They are currently eating four times a day, and for them, it is the best part of the day!
Dudley is quieter and prefers to snuggle or have a quiet nap, although he will also be up and playing if he sees fun is being had without him. Dudley currently has a sore leg from racing up the stairs and getting knocked over by one of his sibling but it is on the mend and he doesn't seem to bothered by it; there is a limp but no whimpering or crying when it is touched, squeezed or manipulated. Dudley prefers to be with people and will cry in his crate if he thinks he is being ignored. That said, for Dudley, out of site, is out of mind and he quickly settles in his crate if he can't see more or his foster sister or brother; he just doesn't want any fun to happen without him.
Since they are still so young, potty-training is a work in progress, and is more of a routine than anything else. I take them outside shortly after each meal, and we get the majority of the bathroom breaks outside, although there are still occasional puddles on the floor. They enjoy exploring the backyard and looking for patches of grass and dried up leaves in the snow. At night, they are confined to the puppy pen at the front entrance to my home and will alternate sleeping in their crate and moving out onto the tile floor. They sleep through the night, currently from about 10 p.m.- 8 a.m.
As mentioned before, I have a very active eight-year-old son and the puppies love playing with him. They are very playful but also love a good snuggle. Each pup has their own personality, which is showing itself more and more each day.