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Introducing the cute, the cool, Colby!

Colby was found on Colpit Road in Williams Lake just roaming around. He was brought into care as as stray and sadly his family never claimed him. He was later transferred down to the Burnaby Branch in hopes of finding a great home. Colby’s actual breed is unknown but we think maybe Rottweiler, Shepherd, Pitty, maybe some Cattle dog? Whatever he is, he is a 100% handsome.

A sensitive fellow he is looking for a tranquil place to call his home. It is most likely Colby is used to living in a rural area and would benefit from a similar environment. He doesn’t love a lot of hustle and bustle (in the home or outside) so an adult only home in a peaceful area is best.

Colby can be a little shy with new people, especially if they come on too strong! Often we are taught to extend our hands to say hello to dogs, this isn’t recommended anymore and Colby can attest to that. He finds it a little scary.
Thankfully he is an excellent communicator and warms up quickly if given a moment to check you out. A couple tasty treats speed up the friendship and he warms up quickly! When he does get comfortable his inner puppy shines and an excitable dog emerges.

Colby would benefit from dog training sessions with an Animal Kind trainer to support him in being the best boy. To improve his confidence meeting new people and to help with excitability. On occasion when he gets excited he can jump up and mouth you (sometimes he forgets he isn’t a puppy). He needs a kind and confident guardian willing to teach him other ways to deal with his emotions. Teaching alternate behaviours to jumping/mouthing and meeting his needs will set him up for success.

Activities like decompression walks in nature, enrichment toys, chews, play will help him relax and bond with you! Colby finds shelter life stressful so down time is just what he needs. He may be prone to some anxiety being left alone initially in his new home. Colby’s new family should have some flexibility in their schedule to help him adjust to his new digs.

Colby is pretty awesome with other dogs and has a fantastic play style. He has played well with male and female dogs his age. New dogs should always be introduced slowly but he may do great living with a dog.

Have the experience and environment to help Colby thrive, find out below how to meet this special guy.

Here are some ways to find out:
1. Visit our centre to meet her during viewing hours at 3202 Norland Ave, learn more about her 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.

Please note our adoption/viewing hours 1-5pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday. (Closed to the public Thursdays)
1-4pm Weekends

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About Me

  • Days in care: 57
  • Approximate age: 2 years old
  • Pet Type: Dog
  • Breed: Rottweiler / German Shepherd
  • Colour: Red Gold / Sable
  • Approximate Size: Large
  • Weight: 34.6 kg
  • Sex: Male
  • Location: BC SPCA Burnaby, Burnaby B.C.
  • Animal ID: 587862
  • Spay or neuter surgery is included with the adoption of all dogs, cats and rabbits.
  • Adoption fees

Compatibility

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.
  • OK With Dogs OK With Dogs
  • No Small Children No Small Children




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