Aconcagua “Maude” Henderson – updated Mar 2022

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Aconcagua “Maude” Henderson – updated Mar 2022   |   Female   |   Mixed Breed   |  

Rescue Story:

I came in with my mom and sisters. All my family is adopted already, and I am ready to find my new home, too

Date of Birth: March 16, 2021

Energy Level: High - I am happiest with a lot of mental activities and exercise daily

Size (adult): Medium - Large

Adoption Fee: $400 for me to bless your house with the cutest eared pup ever.

Good with Dogs? Unknown
Dog-selective - Maude might be best as the only dog in the home
Good with Cats? No

Good with Kids? Yes
I haven’t spent much time with kids so I’m not sure - older kids only please.

Critter Twitter:

Hi there, I’m Aconcagua, but you can call me Maude (it’s far easier to say)! I’ll be one year old on March 16 - so I thought I’d give you a birthday pupdate!

I can’t believe I’ve been with my foster mom for 10 months already… time sure has passed quickly. Our lifestyle is fairly quiet and calm, and although I’m always up for a party, I know that having a consistent routine is good for me.

Foster-mom is my favourite hooman - and not just because she feeds me. I like that she coaches me to behave appropriately when my teenage-brain can’t quite figure out what to do. She’s patient with me when I need a minute to process my surroundings - I know she’s there with a pet or a treat if I need it, but sometimes I just gotta sniff-and-stare to make sure a car keeps moving, figure out what the kids across the street are cheering about, or keep watch so a squirrel doesn’t steal my sticks. I can be a bit tentative with new people at first, but I’m always curious and usually warm up really quickly.

I have also had a ton of fun this winter - we spent time in the yard playing tug, fetch, and chase. I often practise my loose-leash walking skills both in the house and the yard, and I’m getting better at paying attention when we go for short walks, too. I really enjoy all kinds of enrichment activities where I can use my nose - I am definitely a pup who likes to stop and smell the roses… and the hydrant, and the tree, and the fence, and… well, you get the idea. I get a few mini-walks each day with a long line to sniff to my heart’s content. I also took a trick training class online in February and it was PAWESOME! I learned a ton of new stuff, and I’ve earned my Novice Trick Dog Title already. I know sit, down, place, roll out the carpet, touch, paw-targeting, crawl, give a paw, paws up, spin, and more.

In the evenings, I really love to cuddle up on the couch and watch TV. I like to lay right beside my foster-mom and rest my head in her lap. She says it melts her heart and that someone is going to be lucky to have all my love to themselves one day.

About my Behaviour:

I have had lots of practice with home-alone time now, and for the last six months, mom leaves me home alone whenever she needs to go shopping or gallivant around. Sometimes she takes me on car rides, and I’m happy to hang out in the car crate while she pops into a store for a few minutes, too, but I don’t like crates in the house. My birthday wish would be for a family who can help me transition and adjust gradually, as I get used to my new family in a new place.

As a condition of adoption, we will need to work with a trainer from the Alberta Force Free Alliance to help us bond and teach us new skills to work on through my adolescence. Zoe’s has generously offered to help pay for part of my initial training costs to ensure we start off on the right paw Please check out www.albertaforcefreealliance.com for some great force free trainers!

How’s my Health?

I am spayed, microchipped, de-wormed and up to date on my vaccinations. I did break my leg when I was 10 weeks old, but it healed up nicely, and I’m all better now.

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