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Here’s Smokey! Adopted!

 

Smokey is one beautiful pup!  Part Lab, part Husky or Malamute or maybe even Shepherd, he’s the leader of the pack.  An active little guy who loves people and is smart smart smart, Smokey would love a breed-knowledgeable home with active people who will give him the exercise, training and fun which he needs to become the strong, balanced leader he was meant to be.  Smokey will grow into a big dog before you know it so plan on lots of fun in training classes with this amazing dog.  If Smokey sounds right for you,  please fill in an Adoption Application.

Note: We adopt to residents living within a two hour driving distance of the Lower Mainland and Southern Vancouver Island. We cannot accept applications outside of Canada.

Latte (now Bailey) has been adopted!

 

Latte is a cute, active 10 week old pup. She’s well socialized and plays non-stop with her brother Smoky and foster brother Chance.  Like all pups she is sweet and cute but a lot of work. If Latte sounds right for you,  please fill in an Adoption Application.

Note: We adopt to residents living within a two hour driving distance of the Lower Mainland and Southern Vancouver Island. We cannot accept applications outside of Canada.

Max is ready to meet the world (update: adopted!)

Athletic, active, gentle and smart

  

Max is a happy boy that’s trusting and friendly to all he’s met.

His new family should be active and prepared to take him out for lots of exercise and playtimes.  Though not mandatory another family dog for company would be awesome.  We know Max is part Husky but the rest could be just about anything. He’s about 18 mo old and a very big boy.  

Max spent his life roaming and struggling for enough food to eat. He’s transitioned easily into life inside and you’d never know he hadn’t lived inside before. In the evenings he settles well in the house, playing with his new toys and being teased by the cat but when left alone for periods of time, he gets anxious.  He will pull things out of closets and re-arrange the room and sometimes chews on interesting things. His foster mom is working with him on changing this behaviour and we anticipate it will be resolved.

 

 

If you feel Max should be in your life, please fill in an Adoption Application

Note: We adopt to residents living within a two hour driving distance of the Lower Mainland and Southern Vancouver Island. We cannot accept applications outside of Canada

This beautiful boy is Max (update: adopted!)

He’s in foster care learning about big city living and will be up for adoption soon.  He’s about 1.5 years old and good with kids, dogs and cats.
….more about him next week.

Basil – Adopted

Please note that Basil is not with Big Heart Rescue and this is a courtesy post only. If you are interested in adopting Basil please use the contact information provided.

Basil is a delightful, healthy, 2 1/2 year old adult, neutered male mixed breed dog who is seeking a forever home with an active and loving person who is willing to commit to him and provide the energy outlet that this fellow deserves. He is medium sized, and weighs approximately 50 pounds.

Basil is a real charmer, and is very smart and playful. He is cautious when meeting new people but is gentle with them. Once he has bonded and has developed trust, he is a devoted and loving dog. Basil is very energetic, and demonstrates that he has natural herding abilities. While Basil generally gets along with other dogs, he does lack some important dog social skills, so visits to the dog park would probably not suit Basil well. A home where Basil would be the only dog would be ideal, although he has shown that he can get along quite well and can be trusted around pet cats and birds. Basil is good with young children, although at times his exuberance gets the better of him, so a home with no children, or older children would be preferred. Basil has excellent house manners, but he can be vocal at times in his enthusiasm to guard the home and property.

Basil would excel at activities such as herding, agility, or scent tracking, and would love to have lots and lots of daily exercise!

Tommy

Big Heart Rescue welcomes Tommy.   ADOPTED!

Tommy is thought to be approximately 7 years of age, is neutered and has a severe case of Demodex Mange which has left him basically hairless. Tommy also suffers from secondary infections so he is on antibiotics to assist with his healing and well being. Tommy will seeing our vet and will begin a holistic treatment plan to help him rebuild his compromised immune system and regain his health.

Tommy is fine with cats and dogs and is a gentle boy who wants nothing more than to be loved and cared for and brought into a family of his own. At this time we have no idea of his breed mixture but we do know he will soon be a handsome boy who will bring joy and love to those around him. He now weighs about 55 pounds, is house trained and loves his fleecy jacket.

UPDATE: June 29th, 2011 – A huge thank you to CAC for contacting us about Tommy, to Broken Promises Rescue for sending an ANGEL to be Tommy’s new Mom, to all the volunteers who helped with transport to ensure this boy made his way safely to Vancouver Island and to Tommy’s new Mom who saw the beauty he holds within.
Life will be filled forever more with love!

Leo – Adopted

ADOPTED!

Update: Congratulations to Josh and Lori on their successful adoption of Leo the magnificent Maremma! We know that Leo will be loved forever and will only know kindness and safety with you as he begins his new life.

Leo the Magnificent Maremma is looking for his new family. He is approximately 5 years of age, is neutered and up to date with vaccinations. This large, healthy boy requires a calm and loving environment with someone home the majority of the day who is willing to help build his confidence through positive reinforcement training and support.

Below is a note from Leo’s foster Mom.

Leo is a healthy, beautiful, sweet, gentle boy who had a rough start in life which has caused him to have a fearful nature around humans. In most respects he acts normally playing with his dog friends and watching over the property, however when a person enters the situation, he becomes fearful and will bark and keep a safe distance away. Leo always comes running when called and sincerely wants to come all the way up to you but something he learned at a very young age clicks in and he will stop about 5-10 feet away. I do think eventually he will come right up to his person but he will never be a dog that trusts everybody.

He is a very well mannered, respectful boy who is house-trained and very quiet in the house. He likes to seek his dog bed and stay there. He is great on a leash and rarely pulls. While he is still fearful of strangers, he knows that on-leash he can’t run away so will allow a respectful human to pet him but will not accept treats.

The best home for Leo would be with people who are patient, assertive and dog savvy. He needs his people to be the leaders but also to be calm and quiet. A home with children would be too much commotion for this boy. Leo is of medium energy so would enjoy activities like long daily walks and hiking.

Leo will require a fenced property for his safety but appears to be a homebody and has never challenged the fenced area (no jumping or digging). Because he will bark loudly at all people around his property and the fact he loves to roam his property (Maremma’s are livestock guardian dogs) a home with a large, fenced, rural property would be best. Also, although I have never witnessed it because my dogs are very confident, Leo can get bossy with dogs that are submissive to him (will nip/bite if they do not heed his commands i.e. he will block them and not allow them to move and will bite if they do move).

Leo has been very respectful around my horses and likely would be the same with all livestock. He is likely OK with cats too although my cat won’t get near enough to dogs to check him out.

Jackson – Adopted

ADOPTED!

Life is just one big party if you are Griffin or Jackson. They are just so, so happy in everything they do and have loads of energy to burn. They will definitely need an active home that loves to be out doing things with their dogs and will continue to socialize them to the big world out there.

Griffin – Adopted

ADOPTED!

Life is just one big party if you are Griffin or Jackson. They are just so, so happy in everything they do and have loads of energy to burn. They will definitely need an active home that loves to be out doing things with their dogs and will continue to socialize them to the big world out there.

 

George – Adopted

George – ADOPTED!

Update: January 18th, 2011 – George has been adopted! Congratulations baby George on finding your new family who will love you forever!  You are such a brave boy and deserve to have a loving home and a great dog sister to play with.

Introducing baby George.

This 4 month old male lab mix was run over by a Cube van in a remote community and flown by Big Heart Rescue to the lower mainland for veterinary help.

He has now had a Radiologist review his x-rays and while he does have a fracture above his left knee, it was discovered he does not have any internal injuries and will be healthy and happy in a few short weeks after some very needed rest.

George is fostered with two other dogs and is a typical joyous puppy who thinks that  all things in life are meant to be chewed, played with, barked at or jumped on!

George will be neutered in a week and has been vaccinated, de-wormed and de-flea-ed.

He is now accepting applications from prospective new families who have an adult home most of the day, a secure fenced yard and are committed to bringing a puppy home into the household.

And yes, puppies are so cute! But, puppies will grow into dogs. Also, puppies require a tremendous amount of time and effort on your part.

Puppies need to be fed three or four times a day. They need to be house trained and will probably have “accidents” in your home.

Puppies may cry and keep you up at night. Puppies chew and they might just chew up your favourite chair.

Puppies dig and they might just dig up your newly planted rose bush. Puppies jump up and scratch you or others with their sharp claws.

Puppies nip and their sharp teeth hurt. Puppies need obedience training and they may still ignore you when you tell them “no”.

Puppies need you home with them, so they can learn what love means!!

Pax – Adopted

Pax – ADOPTED!

Update: January 3, 2011 – Pax has been adopted! A huge thank you to PAWS for helping Pax find his forever family. We know that he will be happy for the rest of his life.

Note:
Pax is fostered in Creston, BC and is with the rescue organization PAWS. 

Pax

Pax is a very handsome 3 year old Maremma. He is neutered, vaccinated and in excellent health. Pax is very social once he knows that he will be safe. He will need a home that is experienced with this type of dog – Huskies, Great Pyrenees, or any of the other large breeds. Even though Pax is well versed in his basic training and house manners, it will be necessary to enroll in some form of obedience training to help establish a bond, trust and pack leader role.

He will need time to form a relationship with other dogs and it is recommended that his new family know about the use of a muzzle, for Pax’s sake. This is part of his trust issue, NOT about aggression. Please do not be put off by the muzzle. He hasn’t worn it since Oct. 19th and then it was only when he was around a very insecure and volatile terrier mix. Pax is quite respectful towards our senior Lab and he loves his young canine girls – playing gently and always watching over them. Pax is not a “guard” dog or a “protector of livestock” or even an “outdoor” dog really. He is currently living in a foster home with 3 other dogs and is quickly becoming a member of the family and pack. This is something new to him, being a true member of a pack and an important member of the family. Trust in his pack leaders is important for Pax. He needs to know that he will be protected and absolutely needs to guided and taught the “correct way” for Pax. I might suggest clicker training.

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