Gender: neutered male
Age: 2 years
Breed: possibly Anatolian Shepherd/St Bernard X
Energy Level: med/high
Size: XL (130 lbs)
Good with dogs: selective
Good with cats: NO
Good with kids: older kids preferred
Bio: Please read the entire bio. This very large, very handsome dude is Vader. Vader has been with EARS for a couple months now and has been undergoing structured training and behaviour therapy with his foster, Ryan at ‘K9 Outcomes’
Vader is a big, sappy, moose of a dog. He is a great companion… vigilant, loving and protective of the people around him. He is food motivated, great in a vehicle and good on leash. He would be a great hiking partner… he carries his own backpack like a champ! But Vader has some baggage too…
Possibly due to a very traumatic past, and being moved from home to home multiple times prior to coming to into EARS care, Vader has developed pretty severe separation anxiety. Because of Vader’s anxiety, EARS has some specific requirements for any prospective adoptive home:
Being an extra large, strong-willed dog, Vader requires a strong family who will provide consistent, structured exercise and mental stimulation.
Vader would do well in a calm, adult only home where he can be the only dog. He may also do well in a home with older kids or in a home with a calm, well rounded dog friend.
Vader’s ideal home will have absolutely no cats or small animals. He will require a solid welded panel, outdoor kennel with a roof and dig guards or a solid indoor crate to be contained in when left alone in the home.
Vader has made great progress in the two months he has been with his foster home but healing a dog with separation anxiety is a long term process. If you spend long hours away from home more often than not, then Vader is NOT the dog for you. Ongoing training with Ryan at ‘K9 Outcomes’ will also be an **adoption requirement** for all applicants who are interested in Vader.
If you are ready for a big, sappy, moose of a dog with some serious baggage, and can commit to ongoing training, then please follow fill out an online adoption application.