Meet King! King just wants to be someone’s constant companion for the rest of his life. He is the most loyal dog.
King has been living in a foster home as he was not coping well in the shelter. Here is what the foster home says about him: King is a moderately active dog who just absolutely loves his walks. He loves having another dog join him on his walk but he does not engage with other dogs, nor does he enjoy living with them. He would do best living in a home as the only pet. King can be nervous meeting new people, but he is easily won over with some hypo treats. He does have barrier frustration when behind a closed door and will bark out of fear of not knowing what is behind that door.
King is anxious about his people coming and going. Right now, he can handle having his people leave for about 3 hours. We believe that, as he settles into his new home where he is given a routine, his anxiety will dissipate. However, for now, King would do best with someone home all the time.
King has some resource guarding issues. King’s resource guarding comes from a place of fear. He is afraid of what will be taken away from him. He has a very slight resource guarding issue around what he considers high-value items like bones and chew sticks. However, he will quickly give up on this guarding nonsense for a handful of, yep you guessed it, hypo-food. King also resource guards his person. He will resource guard “the love of his life” from people and dogs. Ideally, King would be suited to a home with a single person.
King is also a barker. He just needs a person who will recognize that he is saying something and then he stops. But he may not be suited to apartment or condo living due to this propensity to focus on any unknown sounds.
King has some odd issues like being afraid of car rides and going up and downstairs in the home. His foster people are working diligently on this and are seeing some good results with this.
Despite some of King’s issues, he is an easy dog to live with. He requires a really long walk or maybe 2 shorter walks during the day. He likes to keep his eye on you and is very hypo-food motivated so he is easy to train.
***In order to protect the health of our staff, volunteers and members of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made changes to our adoption process.
1. View profile: adopt.spca.bc.ca
2. Submit an application: spca.bc.ca/adoption/application-forms/
3. Staff will contact you to set up an appointment to come in for a visit!
**Please note due to the high volume of applications only the successful candidate will be contacted**
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CompatibilityImportant: The history and compatibility of an animal is not always known. If certain compatibility criteria have been identified, they will be listed here or in the animal's description.
- Special Needs
- House Trained
- OK With Cats
- No Other Animals
- No Small Children
- Not Compatible With Livestock
- Not Good With Strangers