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Meet MATER!!!! (short for Tomater)

Mater used to be an outside dog and now that he has had a taste of the indoor life, he doesn’t want to go back to his old life. We are unsure of how he would do in a home, but he has been potty trained in shelter. He has chewed and swallowed blankets/toys in shelter, so will need supervision when he does go into his forever home and gets exposed to new things.

Mater is definitely a puppy at heart. He thinks of himself as a lapdog and doesn’t realize just how tall he has sprouted or how heavy he is. This boy is soo soo eager to please and really wants to be the best boy to make you happy, he just needs some positive reinforcement training to give him guidance and teach him how to be his best doggy self! Mater has not been dog reactive in shelter however he hasn’t met many other dogs while here and will need proper slow intros to any new dog friends. He might do well with the right doggie roommate, but would thrive in a home where all the attention is on him. He enjoys going on walks, and can pull as he is not used to it, but has been doing really well with a front clip harness and some treats. Mater does have a very high prey drive and wouldn’t do well in a home with small animals.

Matter’s favourite things are snuggling and belly rubs; he is always rolling around and showing us his tummy. This fun-loving guy loves to play, but can get overly excited jumping very high bopping you in the face. When he sees toys and gets let loose in the yard with toys he gets the zoomies and can easily knock someone over! He would be a perfect addition to a home that has time to work on his manners and excitement levels around new humans and situations. His excitability would be too much for small children and we strongly feel he would do best in a dog savvy, adult oriented home. He is such a kind-hearted soul and desperately wants to love and be loved but needs to learn how to do it appropriately with some patient humans to teach him.

***We’ve made changes to our adoption process. To adopt:
1. View Mater’s profile:
2. Submit an application:
3. If it’s a match, staff will contact you to set-up an appointment to come in for a visit or virtual meet & greet!
4. Live happily furever after

***We often receive many applications for an available animal. We do our best to respond, although are not always able to respond to all applicants. We will reach out to the approved adopter.***

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  • Days in care: 69
  • Approximate age: 1 year old
  • Pet Type: Dog
  • Breed: Rottweiler
  • Colour: Black / Tan
  • Approximate Size: Large
  • Weight: 34.6 kg
  • Sex: Male
  • Location: Nanaimo & District Branch, Nanaimo B.C.
  • Animal ID: 545289
  • Spay or neuter surgery is included with the adoption of all dogs, cats and rabbits.
  • Adoption fees


Important: 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.
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