Profile Information/tell us more about this pet Oh my gosh, you found me! I’m CRAIG! Let’s not waste time… “Goofy Lovebug! Cookie Monster! Smarty Pants! Snuggle Monster! Lover of All! Active seeker of Tummy Rubs! Enthusiastic Adventurer, Walking Buddy, and Best Friend EVER! Crazy Happy Co-Pilot on all Car Adventures! Toy Connoisiseur and a CHAMPION at Catch! 100% Housetrained! And…. (drum roll please)…

Coooool Craig Super Model!”

Yup! Tail-ored Pet Store (Instagram, FB, TikTok) chose ME for a Valentine Shoot (I’m tough enough to wear pink they said) and you can see me wearing one of their quality bow ties in my profile photos.

For a young adult dog, I have moderate energy with equal parts of calm and cool dudeness once I’ve exercised. I am a super social guy so play time with furry friends is important. My foster mom says I am happiest with another dog, and would be a fantastic brother if you already have a dog around my size. With a furry bff I am fine loose in the house when left alone.

Yes, you are right – I AM almost perfect lol. I will admit I do like to chase – so it’s a big NOPE to cats, little puppies or little animals. A 6 foot fenced yard is important (I’m an athlete). I’m a bigger dog who is still boisterous and bouncy so no little kids. I get a bit nervous and vocal on leash but I’m really improving and a soft muzzle is really helping. Are we right for each other?

My foster family says, “Craig has a well-balanced mindset, and is looking for a welcoming forever family with cheerful hearts and an adventurous spirit like his.” They nailed it! Don’t hesitate to apply and chat with our adoption coordinator. Rescue Friends knows I am a magnificent mutt and wants me (and YOU!) to be successful and happy – please read below to learn what is included in my Special Adoption Fee.

Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to meeting you. Love, Craig

***Please see notes at the bottom of his profile for a special adoption offer***

Pets location (City) Calgary
Dog’s Name Craig
Breed Guess Alberta Special (maybe shep x)
Health? Neutered
Healthy/appears healthy
Approximate age 2 years
Approximate Weight 60 to 70lbs
Energy Level? Enjoys playing with toys
Moderately Active-Requires a good daily walk
Socialization Sweet and social
How does this animal behave around men? Less comfortable around men until he knows them
How does this animal behave around women? Loves women
How does this animal behave around children? Check all that apply: Loves kids/Recommended for older kids
How does this animal behave around dogs? Check all that apply: Yes, has lived with dogs

He loves the company of another dog and is a very polite roommate when it comes to sharing his toys and treat

Needs another dog for companionship/support

This animal has been introduced to: Check all that apply: Small Animals-Not recommended


How does this animal behave around strange dogs or other animals? Check all that apply: Check all that aply Runs up to them to play
Enjoys playing with other dogs
Enthusiastic about making new friends!
DOGS: How does this dog behave around OTHER DOGS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply: Lets the other dog take it. He loves the company of another dog and is a very polite roommate when it comes to sharing his toys and treat
DOGS: How does this dog behave around HUMANS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply: Lets you take it.
How does this animal behave around cats? Was tried with cats, but tends to be too boisterous for their comfort. Not recommended. High prey drive.
Feeding Requirements? Requires separate feeding space from another dog
Leash/Collar training? Pulls a little on leash
Working on developing better skills on leash
Loves his walks!
Being left alone? He currently can be left loose in the home with this foster brother while his mom is at work, he politely waits for when she comes home and then is eager for his walk! We are unsure of how Craig would be alone in a house without another dog but are working to observe this.
House training? Solidly housebroken, will bark or pace or scratch door to go outside
Can hold it overnight
Fences? Needs a fence 6 feet high
Can climb fences
Needs a yard
Car rides? Loves the car, rides great. Sits in back seat
Jumps right in
Nail trimming? Does great
Any additional comments regarding temperament that haven’t been covered by the questions above? Craig is a goofy lovebug! Craig REQUIRES the companionship of another dog.

Craig does get a bit excited on walks but with a little focus, he can settle and work through this very well. He is just so social with other dogs that he wants to say hi to everyone!
He also has some stranger danger but is on a positive path to building confidence and is making excellent choices when set up for success. He is more uncomfortable with men and assertive people so someone with patience and a calm energy to help him work through this would be an ideal fit.
Continued positive exposure will help Craig become even more perfect! He is a Cookie Monster so loves to train and learn!

ADOPTION FEE BY DONATION **We are offering Craig to an approved home by donation. He is currently working with a trainer AND we will include up to $500 in training credit to continue with our trainer OR pay for a course up to $500 in value with an approved force free trainer. The adopter must commit to attending the classes/training. **

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