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A Warm Welcome to Sooty – Adopted

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest addition to the BCFS foster care program, Sooty. This handsome lab/whippet mix is approximately one-year-old, weighing in at around 45 pounds.

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Despite being so young, Sooty has endured quite the journey in his life thus far. As a puppy, he was abandoned at the gates of Evolucion Shelter in Mexico, along with his brothers and sisters. After recently making the trip to Canada and into a local shelter, it was soon discovered that Sooty did not do well in a kennel setting. Sooty is very timid and the shelter was an overwhelming and frightening experience for him.


Upon realizing this, Sooty was transferred to BCFS, where he could be cared for in a foster home while waiting for his forever family.


Sooty has been with his foster family since Friday and already we are learning a lot about this sweet young boy. He has been eating well and appears to be in good overall health. He has not shown any aggression towards his foster parents or fur-siblings. In fact, he seems to gain confidence from his doggy siblings as they continue to show him the ropes.


It is clear that Sooty is a very nervous pup, who will require a special home with someone very patient. His foster mom mentioned that he appears very excited when she comes home from work and has even sat in her lap and covered her with kisses. After a few moments, however, he seems to realize once again “oh right, people are super scary.”


In addition to requiring love and patience, Sooty will need a securely fenced yard as he does seem to be a flight risk. With a little time and understanding, we are confident that Sooty will make a wonderful companion.

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Sooty showing off his modelling talent and learning some important English words

If you think you might be the right match for Sooty, please send a completed adoption application to our Adoptions Coordinator, Silvana Cronier (scronier@rogers.com).

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