Frost came to us through our northern Ontario contact — and we mean far north — polar bear north.
He was born into a home where the family poodle / terrier cross had a tryst with a husky. Spaying and neutering is not common in the far north and this is a frequent occurrence. They will be having their first spay and neuter clinic this fall 2015!
Our northern contact met with the family and asked if she could take the pup to a rescue in the south. The family didn’t initially agree, but with some persuasion they allowed the puppy to be released.
During the waiting our contact became concerned as she watched little Frost start to struggle physically. By the time he reached BCFS he had vomiting, diarrhea and was on the skinny side.
We immediately took him to our vet for neutering and treatment for worms and giardia – very common in the far north in people as well as dogs.
Like any good puppy he turned around quickly and his personality went from cautiously lethargic to slightly bouncy… with a side of trouble.
We’d had him for 8 days before the first application and then the second rolled into BCFS. We process all the applications we receive and match the best home to the dog. This is one time where the needs of the dog supersede the needs of the people.
One application listed agility and therapy dog as a future for Frost. There were five people who took part in the discussion of Frost’s future including our board of directors.
Given Frost’s personality and love of people we felt he would be an excellent therapy dog. Getting a job for a rescue dog is always an extra bonus that helps educate with the added bonus of bringing people and rescue dogs together.
With joy we announced Frost has joined Linda’s family and we couldn’t be happier!
Congratulations Linda & Frost and we look forward to the updates in his journey to becoming a therapy dog!