Dog

Sebastian

Adoptable

Sebastian is a special little dog with medical issues. He has been diagnosed with EPI (Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is the inability to produce sufficient pancreatic enzymes to digest fats, carbohydrates and proteins.) and IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic disease of the intestinal tract.) He requires a strict diet and medication for life. Please research these conditions prior to applying to adopt Sebastian. Our team can provide more information about his medical requirements to interested applicants.

Sebastian is currently working with a trainer to work on his leash manners, resource guarding, and reactivity and to muzzle-train him for his own safety on walks. Many of these issues are derived or instigated by his medical condition.

ADOPTION FEE BY DONATION **We are offering Sebastian 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. **

 

Profile Information/tell us more about this pet Sebastian is a lovely little boy with a big personality. He has been diagnosed with EPI (Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency). EPI is the inability to produce sufficient pancreatic enzymes to digest fats, carbohydrates and proteins. He also has IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). IBD is a chronic disease of the intestinal tract. He requires a strict diet and medication for life. He doesn’t let any of this slow him down though!

Everything is his favorite thing, and he would love to share them with his favorite person. He loves his toys, his walks, his food, his treats, just about everything.

Pets location (City) Calgary
Dog’s Name Sebastian
Breed Guess Terrier Cross
Health? Neutered
On medications
Diarrhea
Sebastian’s diarrhea is due to his illness, but is fully managed while on his medication and when he sticks to a strict diet.
Approximate age 3.5
Approximate Weight 13 kg
Energy Level? Enjoys playing with toys
Moderately Active-Requires a good daily walk
Exuberant/Boisterious
Sebastian LOVES playing. He loves his walks, his toys, and his other dog friends. He can play a bit rough with his friends, but he corrects easily.
Socialization Sweet and social
How does this animal behave around men? Loves men
How does this animal behave around women? Loves women
How does this animal behave around children? Check all that apply: Loves kids
Too energetic or rough for young children
Not recommended for children
While he loves everyone, having kids around might prove risky to Sebastian if he could get into anything that might be left around for him to find. He tends to love putting everything in his mouth.
How does this animal behave around dogs? Check all that apply: Yes, has lived with dogs
Very social with other dogs
Enjoys playing with other dogs
Can be around other dogs with management and proper introductions
Sebastian loves every dog he has ever met, but needs proper introductions. He can be too high energy for some dogs.
This animal has been introduced to: Check all that apply: High prey drive
He has not been tested with small animals or cats, but don’t think he would be a good fit.
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
Greets appropriately (nose to tail sniffing)
No sense of personal space, just gallops up to the other animal and expects the other animal to be fine with that
Enjoys playing with other dogs
Sebastian loves all dogs, but not all dogs love Sebastian. He doesn’t really understand why. It might have to do with his energy level. With proper introductions, Sebastian would love a friend to play with.
DOGS: How does this dog behave around HUMANS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply: Lets you take it.
Sebastian has a habit of picking up things he shouldn’t on his walks, but lets you take them with no problems.
How does this animal behave around cats? Has not been tested with Cats.
Feeding Requirements? Requires separate feeding space
Special Diet
Sebastian is on a very strict diet for his medical issues. He needs to be fed separate to ensure he doesn’t eat anything he is not supposed to.
Leash/Collar training? Already wearing a collar and used to it
Pulls a little on leash
Reactive to other dogs on leash
When he sees other dogs while out on a walk, he does get a little too excited to meet them and will bark a hello at them. He tends to pull while on leash, but corrects easily with a strong handler.
Being left alone? Needs to be crated
Needs someone who is mostly home
He needs to be crated when not supervised. He does very well in his crate.
House training? Crate trained
Solidly housebroken, will bark or pace or scratch door to go outside
Can hold it overnight
Fences? Needs a fence at least 4 feet high
Car rides? Loves the car, rides great. Sits in back seat
Sleeps during car rides
Nail trimming? vet did nail trim on him in previous foster home.
Any additional comments regarding temperament that haven’t been covered by the questions above? Sebastian is a sweet boy who does occasionally need correction, but corrects easily with good old-fashioned praise. While he does have his natural terrier attitude, all he is looking for is to be around his people and a few of his favorite things.
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