Meet Thomas! This sweet and happy boy is always up for an adventure of any kind; walks, hikes, car rides, you name it he is ready! He is incredibly playful and loves having lots of toys to choose from, then he’s run around and play with you with a big goofy smile across his face the whole time.
Thomas would prefer to be the only animal in his household as he isn’t a fan of sharing space. He’s looking for a guardian committing to working on his behavior towards other dogs in a calm and controlled environment. He will require gentle encouragement to get him comfortable with strangers in his space. Given his nervousness of strangers, Thomas is looking for an adult only home. We will be setting his adopter up with 2 complimentary training sessions with a certified AnimalKind trainer to ensure this sweet boy is set up for success.
With love, walks and stability in his life Thomas will be the most loyal and loving companion anyone could ask for. If you think this is the boy for you, please follow the steps below to meet him!
Visit our centre to learn more about their ideal match, and apply to adopt in person; and potentially meet this animal; or
Submit an online application and staff will contact the first suitable adopter to set-up a visit!
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- Days in care: 96
- Approximate age: 3 years old
- Pet Type: Dog
- Breed: Mastiff / Shar-Pei
- Colour: Brindle
- Weight: 29.1 kg
- Sex: Male
- Location: BC SPCA Vernon, Vernon B.C.
- Animal ID: 562386
- 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.
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- No Other Animals
- No Small Children
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