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Meet Moose and Sue! These sweet but timid guys came to us together as one unique duo with exceptionally large personalities and are searching for a home away from the business of city life. They are a mix of livestock guardian breeds and would love to be able to have a large yard or farm to roam and protect.

The boys are both fearful of new people and new environments but since coming into care we have seen a huge improvement in how they approach new situations. The staff here have been working with an Animal Kind trainer on how to best help them thrive! We are currently working on getting them both comfortable wearing a leash and collar as they have not experienced walking on a leash in their pervious life. They are wary of human touch which is also something they did not have a lot of experience with in their pervious life. Future adopters will need to continue working with an Animal Kind trainer to ensure Sue and Moose continue to progress with confidence.

Unfortunately, Sue has not had the opportunity to experience proper love and affection in his past so he is extremely fearful of new humans. Due to this, the new guardians will need to spend a lot of time gaining his trust. We have found Sue to be very treat motivated here in shelter, which has made gaining his trust a consistent (albeit slow) process… but we are certain that when he is ready, he will absolutely love any new giver of treats!

Sue has expressed that he is the most comfortable outside roaming the yards, playing tug of war with his brother, & barking at the leaves, trees, grass, birds & anything else with movement. He enjoys splashing around in the kiddie pools, taking long naps in the warm sun, and stomping around in every single mud puddle.

In contrast, we have noticed that Sue experiences extreme discomfort in confined spaces or when placed behind a barrier. He prefers to be out in the open where he has options to move about, so as not to become too overwhelmed or overstimulated. In these situations, his low whine becomes a more distinct sound and he will let you know he’s unhappy.

Even though they have had a rough start to life and will undoubtably be a challenge, we have seen how much love they have to give and are amazed at how willing they are to give us strangers a chance at getting to love them. If you feel you may have the time, patience and space to give these two big pups a home, please submit your online application or reach out to the Abbotsford SPCA to chat.

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  • Days in care: 155
  • Approximate age: 1 year old
  • Pet Type: Dog
  • Breed: Maremma Sheepdog / Anatolian Shepherd
  • Colour: Blonde / Black
  • Weight: 42.5 kg
  • Sex: Male
  • Location: BC SPCA Abbotsford, Abbotsford B.C.
  • Animal ID: 551710
  • Bonded With: Moose
  • 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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