Pouchie

Boucherville Shelter

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Gender

Male

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Age

Adult

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With dog

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With child

12 years and over

Animal profile


Pouchie is a 7-year-old, 22kg American Staffordshire Terrier looking for a patient, loving home. Having had a difficult start in life, marked by a lack of socialization and traumatic experiences, Pouchie needs a soothing environment to blossom fully.

Fearful but curious, Pouchie shows his interest when someone is around by approaching shyly, often stopping halfway to observe. He wags his tail and approaches more easily once he knows the person, although he remains nervous. Pouchie feels most at ease when spoken to gently, and requires a lot of reassurance, often seeking human contact by jumping, chattering his teeth or nipping lightly.

Loud noises, new people, animals and unfamiliar situations cause him great stress. Pouchie may whimper, hide, crash or bark when worried. Left alone in a house for a month, he needs to regain his trust in humans and feel safe.

Pouchie panics at car noises and motorized vehicles, and too hectic an environment would be too stressful for him. To help manage his anxiety, Pouchie needs medication and the help of an RQIEC- and APCP-approved dog trainer. Aversive methods should be avoided; he needs lots of gentleness and reassurance.

Although he barks at doorbells and other ambient noises, Pouchie is easy to handle, even if he’s worried during veterinary examinations. He carefully guards his high-value food and his bone to grind. When he doesn’t want to be disturbed, he retreats into his cage and may growl if touched.

Pouchie needs a home with land and a calm, serene environment, away from loud noises and constant movement. His new owners will need to be patient and experienced, able to offer him a gradual introduction to solitude and a commitment to using positive, non-aversive methods for his education.

Pouchie needs a family who understands his special needs and is ready to offer him the security, stability and love he deserves. In return, he’ll be a loyal and loving companion, grateful for every kind gesture.

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