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Border Collie German Shepherd Mix Dog For Adoption Calgary AB – Adopt Scooter

Scooter German Shepherd Border Collie Mix Dog Adoption Chestermere AB

Meet Scooter – Border Collie German Shepherd Mix Dog For Adoption in Chestermere AB

Looking for a dog for adoption in Chestermere, Calgary and area? Scooter is an incredibly intelligent 1 year old Border Collie Shepherd mix dog. He’s a very cute dog with so much love to offer the right owners.

Scooters early life and past are a bit of a mystery. He had some very obvious behaviours that would point to having been abused terribly from wherever he was rescued. His owners have detailed this below. They have worked with him through professional training and behaviour modification, and he has definitely come out of his shell.

Despite his tragic past, Scooter is a puppy that is filled with joy. He can be a whirling dervish – with so much energy to burn off, and he also needs plenty of mental stimulation. Scooter has grown to be a large strong puppy – much larger than his owners had expected.

They love Scooter very much, but being older, giving him the exercise he needs is difficult. They are hoping to find the right fit for him, with owners who will be able to work on his issues, understanding that he is still a puppy and will become more sensible as he matures mentally.

Scooter’s ideal home will be on an acreage, farm or ranch where he can practice his herding skills, but he will also do well with owners who have a large, securely fenced yard and lots of time and energy to devote to him.

If you have room in your heart and home for this very cute Border Collie German Shepherd mix dog, please offer Scooter his forever home today.

There is a $300.00 adoption processing fee. All supplies and veterinary records will be included.

REQUEST TO MEET SCOOTER HERE

Questions about Scooter?

Contact our Chestermere Dog rehoming team today.

Text “Scooter” to (888) 833-2128 or email Scooter@Dog-lover.us.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Facts About Scooter

Name of Pet: Scooter
♥ Location: Chestermere, Alberta  T1X 1P5
♥ Type of Pet: Dog
♥ Breed of Pet: Border Collie German Shepherd  Dog
♥ Color / Coat Type: Black White
♥ Age of Pet: 14 months
♥ Size of Pet: large
Weight: 95
Good with cats?: Unknown
Good with dogs?:Unknown
Good with small kids?:Unknown
Good with older kids?:
♥ Health Problems: No
♥ Behavior Issues: Yes

Still very much a puppy, Scooter gets overly excited when he sees people and will jump up on them. He can be hard to handle on a walk unless he has his head harness which calms him and he focuses his walk and not other people and dogs.
He gets very anxious when left alone; another dog-friendly dog in the home will likely help with this issue.
He sometimes chases his tail very aggressively
He has attention seeking behaviours because he gets bored easily.
He needs someone that can match his energy. His size shows him to be a full grown adult but he is still a puppy and thinks he can still play like a puppy.
He is working on being able have access to other spaces in the home and is working on not counter surfing.
He can have a stubborn attitude and use his size to his advantage if he does not want to move.

♥ Fixed: Yes
♥ Fully vaccinated: Yes
♥ House Broken: Yes
Tattoed/Microchipped: Yes

All About Scooter

Scooter’s Personality

-He has a very good sense of time and knows his routine.
-He is very playful and will do anything to get your attention.
-He very sweet and loves a good belly rub or cuddle
-Although he has some very calm moments throughout he also is full of energy
-He has NO food aggression at all he will let you take his bones or remove any object from his mouth (He loves Kleenex and will have it in his mouth before you know it)
-he loves to learn new things
-one minutes he tries to let you know he is a big boy with a big boy bark , and another moment a little squeak or shadow will spook him and he will need your reassurance that it is nothing
-he sleeps in his kennel from 7pm to approx 8am everyday. He started this the day we brought him home.
-he will let you know when he wants out or in the house.
-he loves to play in the snow

He is:
Loving
Mischievous
Very smart and loves to learn
He is very loyal
He loves to please and loves a challenge

Scooter’s Favorite Toys, Foods, Activities?

*He loves chewing on bones
*he LOVES to chase a plastic pop Bottle and make noise with it
*he loves any toy that squeak (unfortunately he will destroy it to get the squeaker out)
*loves bacon, or hot dogs as a very special treat
* he loves to challenge you to a wrestling match,
*chase the little dogs next door along the fence as long as they will engage him
*going for walks or running

Cute Scooter Story:

There are so many funny and cute stories that I can’t pinpoint one to tell. The thing that stands out most is when we brought him home at two months old and how he had no confidence and was afraid of everything.

Whenever we would take him in the car he would just shake with fear and when we would take him out he would just go limp and play dead. There was one incident that just almost ripped my heart out is when we had them out for a walk and we went to move the recycle bin over and he just buried himself down into the ground screeching in fear.

We will never know what really happened to him and what conditions he was rescued from but we knew he would never have to go through such a tragedy again.

After many challenging times being bitten daily, challenged aggressively, fearing what he would do next I almost gave up. It would be like a switch would go off in his head as he would go from laying down and sleeping to full out aggression in a matter of seconds.

With  lots of love , puppy behaviour classes, trying every strategy or tools to help him focus and feel calm, and setting boundaries to establishing who was boss he has grown to be confident and trusting of humans again.

Why is Scooter Being Rehomed?

This is not a decision that is coming easy for us as we love him very much and our intention was never to give up on him, and provide a forever home.

When we adopted him we were sure he was a Labrador mix and then he would only grow to about medium size. As he began to grow bigger and bigger and get heavier, stronger and had more energy than we could handle, we needed to explore more about his genetics as everybody thought he may have Great Dane in him.

We had a DNA test done and as it turns out there is no Lab in him at all. It turns out he is mainly Border Collie/German Shepard, has some Bull Terrier and Keeshond.

It now makes sense as to his size , personality characteristics , behaviours and his extreme energy.
Being that my husband and I are not physically able or healthy enough to handle his strength, size or energy . We are unable to give him the quality of life he deserves.

Scooter needs an energetic home where he can have lots of space, attention and tasks that will let him grow and develop into the amazingly intelligent dog that he is.

After conversations with our vet, she also feels now would be the time to rehome him and his behaviours can be worked on by someone who has knowledge or experience with large energetic dogs.

Scooter’s Perfect Adoptive Home Will Be:

He needs an energetic home where he can have lots of love, space, attention and tasks that will let him grow and develop into the amazingly intelligent dog that he is.

 Questions about Scooter?

Contact our Chestermere Dog rehoming team today.

Text “Scooter” to (888) 833-2128 or email Scooter@Dog-lover.us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Scooter’s Location

Scooter is located in Chestermere, near the following towns and cities in Alberta.

Calgary AB,

Airdrie AB,
Cochrane AB,
Crossfield AB,
Okotoks AB,
Irricana AB,
Black Diamond AB,
Strathmore AB,
Carstairs AB,
High River AB,
Didsbury AB,
Olds AB,
Nanton AB,
Sundre AB,
Three Hills AB,
Vulcan AB,

Adopt Scooter today.

How To Adopt Scooter

If you are interested in adopting this special Border Collie German Shepard mix Dog for adoption in Chestermere, Alberta, please fill out our online meeting request form below. Once received and reviewed, our staff will ask the pets owner to reach out to you and arrange a meeting.

There is a $300 adoption/rehoming fee. Some supplies and veterinary records will be included.

REQUEST TO MEET SCOOTER HERE

Questions about Scooter?

Contact our Chestermere Dog rehoming team today.

Text “Scooter” to (888) 833-2128 or email Scooter@Dog-lover.us.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your interest in this adorable Border Collie German Shepard mix Dog for adoption in Chestermere.