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Wednesday, December 16, 2015



Adopted July 31, 2016

Quick Adoption Overview
3 years old
Suitable match for a well mannered canine playmate 
No cats
Fenced Yard Required
Located in Stayner, ON - We will consider homes for Dana up to 15 hours or so from her foster location -- this includes NB, NS and the eastern States.

All About Dana
This gorgeous 3 year old gal is friendly and affectionate and loves to get loads of attention.

Dana is very eager to please and knows her basic commands.  She has great focus when working (even in distracting environments), has super recall, heels nicely and loves to follow direction in exchange for lots of praise, or cookies (her fave!)  With a skilled handler at her side, Dana will be a great candidate for obedience work, carting and other working activities.  

Dana is excellent at her obedience class

Dana loves to work!

Nothing pleases Dana more than to be the center of attention - she thrives on positive interactions. She's pretty sure that she's the greatest thing since sliced bread and she makes sure that everyone knows it.  Yep, she's an attention hog!  An owner who can give her lots of love, but balance that with structure and the need for her to earn her attention will be the best match for her.  She loves to work and please her handler, and lots of love and affection is the perfect reward for her great behaviour.

She loves to greet new people and happily accompanies her foster mom everywhere she goes.  From classes to church and choir practice, Dana loves to join in on activities, socialize with people and of course, get loads of attention! (Photos used with permission, thanks to all of Dana's supporters and her awesome foster mom!)

Making new friends at church -- Dana loves to meet new people
Dana loves meeting new people
Making new friends at Sunday school
Dana delights everyone at the Anglican Church of the Resurrection in Ottawa. Here she is with some of her new friends.  This girl loves to meet and greet!

New friends!
Tea with the ladies!

Watch her video below!

Dana gets along with other well mannered dogs and could join a family with another properly socialized 4 footed pal.  She likes to play with well socialized dogs and enjoys the company of mellow, easy going dogs.  She has a special fondness for a little Beagle mix she met at her foster home -- she thinks he's pretty special!

Dana is not interested in spending time with young hooligans or overly excitable dogs who are boisterous or loud, or with dogs who have poor doggie social skills.  She's what we call the "fun police" -- if other dogs are playing too roughly she feels the need to intervene.  For this reason, she is not a good choice for families who like to go to the dog park where there are a lot of excited dogs romping and playing.  

She likes to chase cats so is not suited to a home with feline friends or very small dogs.

Dana is a chow hound and looooves to eat.  She is learning about patience and waiting nicely for her meals and is making great progress with this.  A little more work will be needed to help her build her patience.  She can be pushy and demanding of treats and will try to push other dogs out of the way to get her treat first, so she needs an owner who will continue to work to help her learn to wait nicely.  A family with young children will not be a good fit for her, she would likely help herself to their food!  She is not aggressive around food at all, just pushy and demanding and in need of some manners.

Dana is a very sweet girl who wants to please and do well, and with a little structure and guidance from an experienced owner she will thrive.  She is best suited to someone who has experience with giant working breeds to help her harness her working instincts and focus on working for her rewards.  She bonds quickly to her owner and would be happiest in a home where she will have someone around her much of the time. 

Dana is UTD on vaccines and has been spayed. She is an active, happy girl.

She is being fostered in Stayner, ON.  Her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.   An adoption donation of $500 applies.

We will consider adoptive families who live within a 15 hour drive of her foster location.  This includes part of ON, QC, NB, NS, NY, NJ, CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT, etc.  US adopters will need a valid passport to come into Canada.