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Buster is looking to “bust” out of the shelter and into your heart at home. If you can’t tell already Buster is a perfect gentlemen with so much love to give. He is a typical akita and is everything we love about the breed. He can be independent, silly and did we mention loving? This guy can be a total love bug and wants nothing more than to lean on you for a big snuggle, once trust is built of course!

Buster’s dream retirement home would be adult only with experienced adopters. He doesn’t want to share his new home with children or dogs as Buster has shown some food guarding behaviour. To set him up for success he should be left alone for all meals and not bothered. This also something that can be worked on with an Animal Kind Dog Trainer.

He would love a relaxing life, full of leisurely walks where he can sniff to his hearts content with his family. Buster does need to shed some pounds so encouraging him to exercise is important while watching his calorie intake. Buster can counter surf so food should be kept safely away!

Buster can take a moment to engage with new people but it doesn’t take him long to warm up! Buster would prefer all humans be dog savvy and know how to read a dog’s body language. Buster doesn’t want to be alone all day, he wants someone who is also ready for retirement living! Buster can feel a little anxious in new environments and should get used to being alone a few minutes at a time. This will set him up for success and make sure he doesn’t get upset when you leave. A flexible schedule is important for him.

Do you think you could be Buster’s person? Here are some ways to find out:
1. Visit our centre to meet this pet during viewing hours at 3202 Norland Ave, learn more about their ideal match and apply to adopt in person; or
2. Submit an online application 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 hr

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About Me

  • Days in care: 81
  • Approximate age: 8 years old
  • Pet Type: Dog
  • Breed: Akita Inu
  • Colour: Grey / Brown
  • Approximate Size: Extra Large
  • Weight: 52.5 kg
  • Sex: Male
  • Location: BC SPCA Burnaby, Burnaby B.C.
  • Animal ID: 580735
  • 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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  • No Small Children No Small Children

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