Hi! I'm Quidditch!

  • Quidditch
  • Mixed breed
  • 1 year old
  • Male

Weight (approx): 60 lbs

Energy: Medium-High

Children: Good

Dogs: Good

Cats: Good

About Me:  Oh, hello there… I'm Quidditch. If my name didn't intrigue you, perhaps my snow-colored soft puppy fur does! I may need a bit of time to get comfortable with you and learn to not be afraid, but if you give me the time, we'll form a great bond and can be best friends! I'd love a home with another friendly dog friend to show me the ropes and perhaps some calm children with dog experience. As I get older, I am getting bigger and more excited, and I talk to you and spin in circles when I'm about to be fed. My loud bark means I wouldn't be ideal for an apartment, but perhaps you have a yard, and don't mind me helping you garden? I'd love to show you the new tricks I've learned like sit and shake a paw...maybe you'll be my furever family?

Health Notes: This handsome boy came in as a young pup from an Alberta Spay and Neuter Task Force Clinic.  It was noted that he and his sister had patchy fur around their eyes and a very thin coat on their paws.  We suspected they may have mange and upon skin scrapings and we were correct.  Both were treated for their demodectic mange and have made full recoveries.  Since Quidditch has been in care it has been noted that he has skin sensitivities and two different food trials have been conducted.  As a result, Quidditch has been eating PVD (Purina Vet Diets) HA Vegetarian formula.  Potential adoptive parents will need to continue monitoring Quidditch's sensitivities and accept that he may require a specialized diet into the future.  Quidditch is up to date with DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is neutered and microchipped.

Behavior Notes: Quidditch needs a home who is willing to understand that he was born fearful. This is something that will need a lot of work, a lot of management and someone who can accept that this is Quidditch. He can learn how to cope with his fears, he can learn how to feel safe, but the fear will always be there. We have found that as he has gotten better from his medical issues, and has matured, he's become very comfortable with himself and in his foster home. His foster home has become his safe haven, so he now feels comfortable enough that he'll bark at new people coming into the home. He does not do well with strangers in his space, so he is learning the cue "Place", away from the door to help him learn to cope. His foster mom is working with a trainer to help him overcome this and putting a plan in place. While he is like this in the home, he is the opposite outside. He is fearful outside, he does not like the unknown and will cower. Again, the trainer is involved with this as well. He gets along with other dogs, and we think he would be best in a home with another dog, but we would like to see him with a dog who is calm, well-balanced, and not reactive in anyway, as he does feed off that energy and it triggers his anxiety. We would like to see him in a home that is quiet, low foot traffic, and not very adventerous. While he is good with children, but we feel older children are better for him. Once trust is established though, he's a fantastic dog, he loves cuddles, he'll do anything to please you. He's eager to learn. He's very food motivated despite allergies, he's toy motivated and loves to play tug. He's house trained, and crate trained. Leash is a work in progress as that starts his anxiety for walks which are not his favorite. He just needs someone who can understand him, has a ton of patience, and won't give up on him.

Think you have found your furever friend?