Cayo – adopted

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This is Cayo. He’s a wonderful, smart, affectionate, middle aged dog. I believe he is part American Eskimo and part mini Aussie.  He’s 14lb of pure love. and about 5 – 7 years of age.

Some things about Cayo: He loves to be where the people are. He’s snuggly and gentle. He is fantastic with cats and small dogs. He is good with large dogs if they’re calm, but will tell them to back off if they’re too excited. He’s not great with large breed puppies. He has done group hikes with dogs of all ages and sizes for years, and does great in a pack. He’s cautious of kids, but is gentle with them. He’d be happier in an adult only home.

Cayo is smart. He’s like a border collie in a 14lb body. He needs jobs and challenges in his life. He is not spry enough for agility competitions but loves to do agility type games and he thrives on the communication and teamwork. He’s super sensitive and responsive and learns very quickly. He’d be a dream dog for someone who wants a working dog in a small package minus the intensity. With a decent walk and a bit of challenge each day he’s content to snooze and cuddle the rest of the time. He does have some separation anxiety  which disappears with a stable routine,. He’s crate trained and has impeccable house manners. He knows all the basic commands, can follow some neat cues and signals when he’s off leash, and has really great recall.

Because of his separation anxiety he would do best in a home with someone who is home most of the time and he doesn’t need to be left ..


Published by Broken Promises Rescue

Broken Promises Rescue is a volunteer run, not-for-profit, animal rescue organization located in the lower Vancouver Island. We are a group of long time rescuers that have come together to focus on improving the lives of unwanted, neglected and orphaned animals on Vancouver Island (as well as remote communities and other areas of B.C. if our resources allow us to.) Currently we are seeing many pets overlooked in the shelter system because they have less than desirable qualities. They may have medical or behavioral issues or they may simply be the wrong color, age or breed. At Broken Promise Rescue we believe all animals deserve to experience a life without pain, loneliness or hunger and want them to know what it feels like to be loved and cherished, despite appearance, age or medical condition. We are also dedicated to public education and raising awareness to help end the ongoing abuse, neglect and suffering. Educating children and adults about the responsibilities of animal ownership will go a long way in influencing public opinion on proper animal care, and help mold a more compassionate future. No animal should suffer at the hands of ignorance.

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