A Female Yellow Lab presently Adopted
UPDATE MAY 8: Mattie has been on our website for a few months but when she arrived she needed some major rehabilitation. Virginie Forest and Alain Bonneau of FIC (Ecole de Formation des intervenants Canins du Quebec) and their students have worked diligently with her. You can check out her video on FB -- https://www.facebook.com/pg/formationintervenantscanins/videos/?ref=page_internal. Animatch has received many applications but until now we felt that she still needed more time/training. Ideally we were looking for a home where she could continue her training. Mattie not only required lots of physical exercise but also mental stimulation; she loves to work.
Today, Mattie left us to hopefully start a career with the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency). She will go through a trial period where she will undergo vet exams (blood work, hip check, etc) and more evaluation on how she works in their environment. All of us at Animatch wish Mattie the best of luck in the coming weeks; are all proud that she is getting the chance to become a dog with a job. We'll keep you posted.
In this era of social media, it’s all about the visual when it comes to adopting dogs. The cuter the face, the more applications! Mattie is so much more than a pretty face. Adopting a pet is a bit like looking for a roommate or significant other—the more you know beforehand, the greater the odds of a successful relationship. How tolerant are you of slobber, fur, jumping. Do you have visions of evenings by the fire with your dog, running along a country path with her by your side, spending time in your backyard with her at your feet admiring the flowers? Of course the dog in the photo gazing into the camera will never bark, dig up your bulbs, or roll in a dead animal. Life is not like a big budget movie. Animatch is asking that you take a realistic look at your expectations BEFORE ADOPTING. Set yourself up for success. Mattie has the potential of being an amazing dog to her family, she just needs the perfect family to meet her needs.
Mattie was given up because she was too much dog for her human. Attached to this lovely face is an adolescent dog full of exuberant energy who uses people as a springboard, mouths her human a little too hard, and has no clue when it comes to basic commands. Animatch knew just the people who could help us with this makeover. Mattie is now at FIC (École de Formation des Intervenants Canins du Québec) in Laval. According to Virginie Forest, Mattie is a good dog who will need training (and lots of it), exercise (and lots of it), patience, and commitment. Animatch and FIC will provide more news on Mattie’s progress as time goes on.
Mattie would do best with an experienced guardian who understands high energy dogs. Because of her tendency to use her mouth and jump, older children would best suit her. Obedience training should be an ongoing for Mattie until she is a good canine citizen. If you feel you can be a successful match for Mattie, please fill in the Adoption Form.
More Details About Mattie
- Status: Adopted
- Breed: Yellow Lab
- Size: Large
- Age: 10 months (DOB July 6, 2016)
- Gender: Female
- Grooming: Low
- Energy: High
- Children: 16 and over
- Cat friendly: tbd
- Dog friendly: Yes
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