This VERY sweet, affectionate, over-sized lapdog is Shadow.
Coming in at 124 lbs of love and snuggles, she is looking for a sturdy partner-in-crime to go on long walks and snuggle up in front of a fire with, especially if you give her head scratches.
Shadow is an English Mastiff/Cane Corso mix. Cane Corso’s are known for their protective instincts and she takes this serious with her family and her home. She will growl when strangers approach her until she knows that there is no danger. She will require someone who is willing to do slow introductions and give her a safe place to understand that there is no threat. When she does get to know someone though, she never forgets them!
Shadow has been diagnosed with RSF – Resting Sad Face. Resting Sad Face is a lifelong condition in which no matter what angle you look at her, she seems to be pouting and sad. She uses this to her advantage to get additional head scratches and treats. Somehow though, we’ve noticed that once the leash comes out she is miraculously cured for a short time.
Shadow is strong. Trust us when we say that not even The Mountain – Ser Gregor Clegane, could stand a chance to walk her without breaking a sweat. Since she hasn’t quite figured out how not to pull on the leash, she will require additional training. She does know sit and shake a paw and LOVES showing this off.
If you have any trouble getting to bed early, Shadow is willing to give you a hand. According to our fosters, she is ready for bedtime at about 8:30 or 9:00 and will sleep through the entire night. Especially if you’ve had the fire on all night, as she loves the heat.
Truly Shadow is a gem. She loves to be wherever you are and just wants to make you happy.
Please note, we highly recommend you take some time to research her breeds to ensure that she is the right fit for you.
If you think that Shadow will make an excellent companion and a great addition to your home. Here are your next steps:
1. Submit an online application https://spca.bc.ca/survey/dog-adoption-application-shuswap/
2. Visit our center to learn more about her ideal match and fill out an application
***Shadow is in foster and not at the shelter, therefore she will require an application on file to book in for a Meet and Greet.***
Kindly note that due to the high number of applications and the availability of walk-in adoptions, we will only be contacting potential adopters to further review their interest.
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- Days in care: 20
- Approximate age: 4 years old
- Pet Type: Dog
- Breed: English Mastiff / Cane Corso
- Colour: Brindle
- Approximate Size: Large
- Weight: 57.4 kg
- Sex: Female
- Location: BC SPCA Shuswap Branch, Salmon Arm B.C.
- Animal ID: 523690
- Spay or neuter surgery is included with the adoption of all dogs, cats and rabbits.
- Adoption fees
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.
- Staff Pick
- Indoor / Outdoor
- House Trained
- OK With Dogs
- No Small Children
- Not Good With Strangers
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