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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. Mater has now experienced home life, and can keep busy with a kong while his parents go out to run errands. Although, he should be introduced to being left alone in a new environment slowly.

Mater is definitely a puppy at heart, but has a wild side. He thinks of himself as a lapdog and doesn’t realize just how tall or heavy he is. This boy is so eager to please and really wants to be the best boy to make you happy. He needs positive reinforcement training to give him guidance and teach him how to be his best doggy self! Mater HAS BEEN REACTIVE to other dogs; especially males. He is very strong and reactive on leash. Mater enjoys going on walks, but has very high prey drive, especially when it comes to rabbits! Due to his intensity, Mater cannot go into a home with small children, or small animals. He will do best in a dog savvy, adult oriented home where he can get all of the attention.

Mater’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. He gets the zoomies when he is loose in a fenced yard and can easily knock someone over! This sneaky boy has been known to escape fenced yards, so its best his people keep a watchful eye. Mater takes his time to warm up to knew people, especially those coming into his home. So his people should be diligent in teaching him that visitors aren’t always scary. Mater 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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About Me

  • Days in care: 17
  • Approximate age: 1 year old
  • Pet Type: Dog
  • Breed: Rottweiler
  • Colour: Black / Tan
  • Approximate Size: Large
  • Weight: 33.1 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.
  • Staff Pick Staff Pick
  • House Trained House Trained
  • No Cats No Cats
  • No Dogs No Dogs
  • No Other Animals No Other Animals
  • No Small Children No Small Children
  • Not Compatible With Livestock Not Compatible With Livestock
  • Not Good With Strangers Not Good With Strangers

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