Hello, I'm Banjo

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Status: Available for adoption
Animal Type(s): Small Dogs
Gender: Male
Approx. date of birth: 2012
Breed: Mixed
Current location: near Athabasca
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
House trained: Yes
Good with kids: Older children only
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: No – Maybe. He's working on proper cat interaction.

Please read Banjo’s rescue story!

Update April 2017:   Are you looking for a cute guy with personality? Well here I am, ready for adoption and doing great. In the last 2 months I have learned to use my back legs again (see prior history) and just love to play ball, go for walks and take car rides. That being said, my gait will probably never be normal and I do need boots for my back feet since my toes drag a bit, thus get scraped on pavement and rough surfaces. I haven’t mastered stairs or jumping into the car but if you are okay with lifting me over those obstacles (16 lbs) we will do great. I bark like crazy at the cat….would never eat her ……. and if I forget I can actually walk right by her. No problem with the resident dogs (2 large females). I love my people so much I will show some anxiety when you leave but eventually settle down. Young kids cause me to be jumpy so an older family group would be a good fit.



Intake Mar 2017:From his foster home:  Banjo has settled in well and is a real character. He prefers human buddies to the canines, so much so he barks big time when all two leggers leave the building. So definitely some separation anxiety here but if I had gone through what he has I would probably be feeling the same way. At first he ignored the cat, but now he wants to put the run on her, they are still working it out. No food aggression with kibble but when given a soup bone he wasn’t letting anyone near it until he was done. Banjo loves to play fetch, go for walks, sled rides, and car rides are right up there on the top of his list of likes and of course cuddles, and more cuddles, did I mention cuddling! Night time routine he just curls up on his own bed in the same room as the rest of us and doesn’t move until morning. Banjo has visited Grampa in the long term care facility and he charmed all the residents and staff. He also visited some children and like all small dogs he can be quick to react and will snap if he thinks he is threatened so a future home with older children is recommended.

On the medical front, Banjo has a few more vet visits and is still undergoing physical therapy four times a day. He has come a long way since his intake in early February, standing and walking (only on mats and mat surfaces), stairs are not an option at this time. We are optimistic that there will be further gains in his mobility in the coming weeks.


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Please note: If other cats/dogs in your home are not spayed/neutered, we will deny your application. SCARS exists due to lack of spaying/neutering and it is our goal to end this cycle. If there is a documented medical reason for your animal to not be spayed/neutered, we will work with you.