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Cookie came to rescue a hot mess! He suffered some terrible trauma while in a ‘board and train’ arrangement where a shock collar was used on him and he's never fully recovered from that.
He also suffered for about a year with explosive bloody diarrhea, periodic vomiting, itchy, stinky red skin and anxiety. We are happy to say that all of those issues have been addressed while in rescue and we are now in the process of weaning him off of some of his medications! His GI issues are being well controlled with his Anallergenic prescription food. He currently receives pre and probiotics (the vet feels that he can be weaned from these soon), apoquel (we will stop the apoquel next week as he seems to be responding well to the cytopoint injections) & cytopoint as well as anti-anxiety medication. This soon to be 3 year old has had a long expensive recovery that's for sure! His adoptive family will need to be committed to sticking to his strict diet (approximately $148 for an 18 lbs bag), wiping his paws when he comes in from outside, providing a cytopoint injection every 6-10 weeks (approximately $100 an injection depending on where you live) and possibly continuing his anti-anxiety medication! (Currently about $35 a month). In return they will be rewarded with a loving and playful snuggle butt who is still very puppy like and fiercely loyal once he trusts you.
Cookie will need an experienced pet parent who will be consistent with his training. Routine is very comforting to Cookie and he gets anxious when changes occur. His new family will have to be mindful of that when exposing him to new situations. When he initially meets new people he may bark and fuss but if they ignore him he will become their best friend in about 5 minutes. Cookie should be the only pet in the home. He loves children but because of his anxiety he will not be placed in a home with children under 12.
Cookie gets stressed on his walks when he sees other dogs or too many people so a single family home in a quiet country setting would be ideal. A fenced in backyard is a must for this guy. It's his safe place where he doesn't have to worry about meeting new people or dogs so he can enjoy his toys and concentrate on his training without distraction. He loves to play fetch and loves his toys! He is super smart and loves to learn when he is in a safe space.
Weight: 30lbs
Age: 2 years and 9 months old
Neutered/spayed: yes
Up to date on Vaccines: yes
Microchipped: yes
Health concerns: GI issues, allergies, anxiety
No condos or apartments
Kids ok? Dog savvy children over 12 years of age
Dogs ok? NO
Cats ok? NO
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Leash Trained: Yes (reactive with dogs)
Adoption fee: $750

We do allow out of town/province adoptions (with-in Eastern Canada and some eastern US states) as long as you are able to pick the dog up. We do not ship dogs though we may be able to help with transport part way for the right family.Currently being fostered near Ottawa, ON
If you have applied to adopt from us in the last 12 months there is no need to reapply as long as your circumstances haven't changed. IF YOU HAVE APPLIED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS you can send us an email stating the name of the dog you previously applied for and tell us in your email why you think Cookie is a good fit for your family. Please email ONLY if you recently applied for another dog and want to apply for Cookie.
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Thank you to all who apply but only those who are being considered will be contacted.
Please note that we are all volunteers who have full-time jobs, families and our own dogs so please be patient this process can take several weeks.
Please be aware that we check vet references and do a home visit before finalizing any adoption.