Toast is a five month old male puppy..

he’s come all the way from Whitehorse with spook…he’s a typical puppy absolutely loves everybody and wants to give tons of kisses…he has a bit of training to do but he’s pretty good and picking up on things quickly… He needs to get his vet stuff done and then he’ll be looking for a forever home

Here is a bit of info from the foster home

Toast is good at walking on leash without excessive pulling, plays well with all of the dogs of all sizes & genders. He is super sweet with people & hasn’t shown any stranger shyness. He learned our bathroom routine very quickly. He is a curious guy & get into a garbage can in the night. He can also jump up onto higher surfaces, usually out of curiosity rather than frantic seperation anxiety.

he is going to be a fairly big boy who will require a fair bit of exercise and mind stimulation..

Here is what a dog trainer had to say about him and his needs

– super smart, very trainable and extremely food motivated
– would do great with one, more confident, older (than him) dog in the home
– wouldn’t recommend him as an only dog
– someone not away from home longer than 4 hours max for the next 1-2 mos for housetraining or who can hire dogsitter/walker during the day
– quieter environment and definitely needs a yard for his housetraining or ground floor – no highrise apartments

He’s got early signs of potentially resource guarding food later on so they’ll be best to feed any dogs separately just to avoid that going there..(He’s a bit panicky around his food)

-someone willing to slowly introduce him to new environments, walking slowly with him so he doesn’t get amped up, rewarding him for relaxed behaviour around “new/weird stuff”

– I would avoid walking him in the dark to start – he’s definitely more scared of stuff at night even with his giant polar bear friend there to protect him 🙂

– someone willing to put him in dog daycare or similar gig would be awesome to continue his off leash socialization with dogs

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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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