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GRANNY

Age:  10-12 Years Old

Breed: German Shepherd X

Gender: Female

Dogs: Yes

Cats: unknown

Kids: Yes

Location: Calgary

Medical: Early signs of kidney disease. Granny will also need her thyroid monitored and needs frequent grooming around her bum as she’s very prone to ecoli bladder infections if she’s not cleaned daily.

ADOPTION STATUS: Available for Adoption

Granny's Story

Do you know a person who is beautiful both inside and out?  Granny definitely fits this description!  Her beautiful multi-coloured coat is what first attracts attention, but her personality is really what makes them stay. 

Granny is very calm, but she is also interested and happy to meet adults, children, and other dogs. This character trait really shined at Pet-A-Palooza in Calgary, where she spent two days as an ambassador for our program. She was polite, kind, and interested in meeting everyone. Truly we could not have asked for a better dog to show up for ARTS.

 

Granny is a quiet dog and would work in most households. She doesn't actually shed that much as long as you brush her regularly and give her the occasional bath. One warning - she knows the importance of keeping hydrated and sadly is a very very sloppy drinker.  She regularly has a big drink and then comes to say “hi” with water dripping everywhere. Then as soon as you have wiped the floor, it is time for another drink! But all is forgiven from a dog this sweet.


Granny does have chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs). It is important that she have frequent opportunities to urinate, that her bum be kept clean, and that her urine be checked a few times a year so if any problems arise they can be caught and dealt with as soon as possible. She also has some early signs of arthritis so she is on a dog food to strengthen joints, a daily Glucosamine chew tablet, and a monthly Cartrophen shot. Since changing to the joint-strengthening dog food and adding the monthly shot, regular daily walks and stairs are no problem. She will never be a hiker or marathon runner and long flights of stairs in the the home are not recommended.

 

When Granny strolls in the neighbourhood she is good on leash but will pull if she sees a squirrel that is “too big for its britches” and, according to Granny, don’t all squirrels need taking down a notch? She loves to swim and it's a great way of exercising her with older joints. 

In her regular fosters’ home Granny demonstrates good manners and was no problem at all. No chewing or urinating, sleeping through the night, and staying a respectful distance during meals, etc. When her regular fosters were away for ten days on vacation, she did pee more than once in the temporary fosters’ home, so her new home will need to be patient as she gets settled. 

Interested in this lovely lady joining your family? Apply here if you think she is the right dog for you. 

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