**Available for Foster To Adopt**

**Looking for an experienced family**

Name: Vader
Gender: neutered male
Age: 2 years
Breed: possibly Anatolian Shepherd/St Bernard X

Energy Level: medium/high
Size: XL (130 lbs)
Good with dogs: selective
Good with cats: NO
Good with kids: over 12 years only

Bio: Please read Vader’s entire bio. 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 his people. He is food motivated, great in a vehicle, and good on leash. However, Vader is an experienced dog requiring an experienced owner!

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:

1️⃣ Being an extra large, strong-willed dog, Vader requires a strong family who will provide consistent, structured exercise and mental stimulation.

2️⃣ Vader requires 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.)

3️⃣ 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 six 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 support and training from EARS and K-9 Outcomes will be provided for all successful applicants who are interested in Vader.