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Meet Joel (20230828-01)

Joel was brought to the shelter on June 2nd 2023 as an “owner surrender” with his mom and 2 sisters from a situation that was getting wildly out of control. A lady had called stating that her neighbour had dogs that constantly ran loose and puppies were being born every few months. She offered to bring in one mom dog and her puppies and get the remaining females spayed. Joel came in and was very unsure of the scary shelter. He was covered in dirt, feces, urine, and was very underweight.
Joel’s ideal family would be very patient and loving family who will give him the time he needs to feel comfortable and not rush or force him into things he’s not comfortable with.
Foster comments:
Although timid at first, Joel is quick to come out of his shell and show his wonderful personality. He is a low-medium energy dog who feels most comfortable around another dog. He has learned to play with toys and enjoys snuggling on the couch and having his belly rubbed.
Joel is currently working on his basic commands and is very eager to please. He is quick to settle in his crate and is now having very few accidents in the house. Joel has also made progress with leash walking and recall. He is currently living with a cat and if his future home has one as well, it would be best for it to be a dog savvy cat. The current cat hisses at him often and he will show his teeth to her, but they have both been making progress over the last little while.


Category: In Ontario
Size Range: Medium (26 LBs - 50 LBs)
Weight: 50 lbs
Age Range: Adult (1 Year – 7 Years)
Age: 1 Year
Sex: Male
Breed: Saint Bernard mix
Legacy: No
Color: Tricolour
Good With Kids: Yes

older children recommended as he is shy at first

Good With Adults: Yes
Good With Dogs: Yes
Good With Cats: Yes
Housebroken: Yes

has the odd accident but is progressing very well with training

Crate Trained: Working on it
Energy Level: Medium
Can be handled / touched Yes

but a little shy at first

Flight Risk: Yes

possibly if spooked

Food Aggressive: No
Walks On Leash: Working on it
Destructive: No
Needs a Yard: Yes
Needs a Home With a Second Dog: Yes

preferred, as he feels most comfortable around other dogs

Can Live in Apartment: No
Special Needs: No
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
From: Kentucky

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