NORMAN – 10 yr old Sharpei / Shepherd cross

Norman (Norm) is a smart, obedient 10 year old Shepherd/ Sharpei cross who is looking for a loving family to spend the rest of his years with. He is neutered and healthy, aside from his hips being a bit stiff at times.
Norman is very loyal and loves his people. He’s great on a leash, during car rides and is fully house trained. He can be home alone for a few hours without any issues. Don´t let his age fool you, Norman still has lots of energy and loves his daily exercise. Norman has lived with children, but knocks over little ones and doesn´t always respect their boundaries. He would do well with older, dog savvy children who are confident around large dogs.
Norman is good with cats and has lived with another dog that he’s always been fine with. He can be particular about meeting new dogs. Slow introductions are the way to go (he tries to be dominant and can resource guard high value treats or toys). Norman has lived with horses and was fine with them, but does have a strong prey drive, so no small farm animals. Norm is a large dog and suited best for someone that has experience with large dogs and is a confident leader.
Do you think you can provide the loving, patient, confident home this easy-going handsome fella deserves?


 YARA – 2 year old Australian Cattle Dog

*Special needs*

This beautiful girl is a sweetheart and will love you unconditionally! She absolutely adores people, is good with older dog savvy kids and is looking for an understanding family to make her own. Yara is a 45lbs Australian cattle dog, spayed, housetrained and estimated to be 2 years old.
Yara is almost completely deaf. She responds well to visual cues, so with training, her lack of hearing could be easily managed. She likes playing with well matched dogs and is currently living in a pack of 5+ dogs, which seems to suit her very well. She should ideally go to a home with other friendly dogs who can show her the ropes. She has no known history with cats, but is probably best suited to a home with no small animals.
Yara has a lot of energy and needs to run! We are looking for a home that can provide a “job” for Yara, as it is difficult to tire this girl out. A farm setting/ acreage or at the very least a large yard with no other homes in close proximity would be preferred. Yara has a very loud, high pitched bark and we wouldn´t want any neighbour issues in her new home. 
Yara has shown some resource guarding around food/high value objects (especially around other dogs), so this has to be monitored. She can be a little mischievous and doesn´t like being alone, so being home alone will have to be build up slowly. Yara is very smart and is willing to please.
Her story: “Yara was pulled from a shelter in Texas, where she had been seized as a stray, along with another female Australian cattle dog. It has been a traumatic couple of months for this sweet girl, having spent 10 days at the shelter, 16 days in a boarding kennel awaiting transport, a night with a foster family, a 3 day bus trip, and to top it all off, she arrived “in heat”.”




JOEY – 6 month old mixed breed
Meet little Joey, who might just have the most adorable ears in the world! This pup is only 6 months old. Our best guess is that he´s a Doberman/ Manchester Terrier mix, but we don´t know for sure. He is a small dog and will probably be small/medium sized when full grown (30 – 40lbs maybe).
He is doing great in his foster home and loves playing with all the other dogs there. This little boy has a lot of energy, so will need to go to an active home. We would love to place him with another dog, who can show Joey the ropes and be a playmate for him. He mostly ignores the cat in the home, which is a good sign!

Joey is very easy going and loves everyone he meets. He could go to a home with dog savvy children. If he could find a home where he has lots of human companionship during the day as well, he would totally love that!