Age: 5 Months
Weight (approx): 35lbs and growing
Energy: High – Puppy Energy
” Hi, I’m Cole!
I’m a growing boy who is ready and waiting for my forever family. I’m a pretty typical puppy. My foster mom says that I’m on the vocal side, and like to express myself by grunting and making noises when I yawn, sleep, or walk around (Even when I have a toy in my mouth, I’m pretty talented!) I like to carry around my foster dad’s slipper in my mouth. I know that I’m not supposed to chew it, but I just like to carry it around with me for emotional support, the smell makes me feel all warm and happy inside. :”)
I am still learning to play with my body, not with my mouth. So I’m hoping you will have a lot of patience and time to show me how to be the best dog I can be. Are you ready to adopt me? I’m waiting to hear from you!”
– Love, Cole
Cole came to hart from the CATF Spay/Neuter Clinic in Maskwacis. We noticed that Cole had a wide stance and splayed his hind legs when sitting so we had him assessed by one of our vet partners. It was found that Cole’s patellas are a bit loose fur not able to be luxated and on the radiographs there is the potential for his right hip to be a bit shallow and the femoral head may be a bit angled however a diagnosis of hip dysplasia could not be made at this age. Cole’s adoptive parents will need to keep this in mind and do a recheck when he is older. Since being in hart’s care Cole has received DACPP, Bordatella and is neutered and microchipped. As Cole is not yet old enough to receive his Rabies vaccination currently (this vaccination can be administered at 4-6 months of age), that vaccination will become the responsibility of the adoptive parent.
Cole will require a patient and loving home to teach and train him as he grows. He is crate trained, house trained (mostly), and knows basic commands. He has a bit of anxiety when riding in the vehicle, and prefers to be held.
His foster home is working on correcting any mouthing/ puppy nipping, so his adoptive home will need to be willing to continue to “nip” this typical puppy behaviour in the bud before he gets too much bigger.