Meet Clifford, a magnificent big brown dog who is eagerly awaiting his forever home! Clifford is a stubborn sweetie that comes with a unique set of challenges that only add to his charm. Currently recovering from an enucleation, Clifford’s strong spirit and resilience shine through despite his health concerns. Clifford faces depth perception issues due to his eye condition, yet he navigates his surroundings well. His stubbornness can pose a challenge, especially when it comes to getting into kennels, crates, or cars, but we’re diligently working on behavior modification using positive reinforcement to make these experiences more comfortable for him. His future family should be dedicated to continually working on these issues. High-value treats like chicken, peanut butter, and even a little Cheese Whiz have proven effective in helping to encourage Clifford, but every now and then, his stubborn side takes over. At the shelter, Clifford’s interactions with staff showcase his true, loving nature. While we haven’t had the chance to test Clifford’s compatibility with other dogs, we’ve been informed that he can be occasionally frightened by them and has also shown barrier reactivity towards the other dogs in our care. A home with no other animals is needed. Clifford can sometimes be mouthy and jumpy when overexcited, and due to his size, a household without children is best.
For the right person or family, Clifford promises a heartwarming companionship like no other. If you’re ready to open your heart to a big-hearted dog in need, Clifford is waiting to become your loyal and loving companion! Clifford would love to go into a home while recovering from his eye surgery! 💙🐾
Do you think you could be Clifford’s person? Here are some ways to find out:
1.) Visit our centre to meet this pet during adoption viewings Friday to Tuesday noon to 3pm, learn more about their ideal match, and apply to adopt in person; or
2.) Submit an online application adopt.spca.bc.ca and staff will contact the first suitable adopter to set-up a visit! Kindly note that due to the high number of applications and the availability of walk-in adoptions an online applicant would have to be available to come in for a meet within 24 hrs.
- Days in care: 76
- Approximate age: 2 years old
- Pet Type: Dog
- Breed: Bullmastiff / Chow Chow
- Colour: Brown / Black
- Approximate Size: Extra Large
- Weight: 58.6 kg
- Sex: Male
- Location: BC SPCA Richmond, Richmond B.C.
- Animal ID: 584313
- 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.
- No Cats
- No Dogs
- No Other Animals
- No Small Children
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