Balou - Adopted!

Name: Balou
Age: 11 months
Size: 15 pounds
Coat: black & tan / silver dapple smooth
Temperament: super sweet, loving & affectionate, playful, curious
Good with Dogs – yes
Good with Cats – yes
Special Needs: none
Housetrained: a work in progress, but he’s doing terrific
Suitable for an Apartment: No
Origin: Quebec urban puppy mill
Adoption Fee: $500

And now a few words from Balou:

Bonjour! My name is Balou, and I am a super sweet, super handsome young boy who is just learning what the good life is all about! A few weeks ago, CDR rescued me and 14 of my friends from a puppy mill in Quebec. Since then, life has been a whirlwind of excitement and fun. There’s so much to see and learn, and foster mom says that I am catching on really quick.

I absolutely LOVE attention, cuddles, kisses, loveā€¦.. did I mention cuddles? I get so excited when foster mom gets home from work. I just can’t wait for her to sit down so I can jump in her lap and shower her with kisses so she knows how much I missed her while she was gone. She calls me a “Velcro” dog, because I always like to be close to my humans. But I’m also learning to be independent and am happy to curl up on the couch with the other dogs and wait for your lap to be available. I love to play too! Like any doxie, I tend to tear my toys apart pretty fast, but boy is it fun! I’m also learning to play fetch, and will even give the ball back to you to throw it for me again.

I am doing very well with my housetraining, even with all this cold weather! I haven’t had hardly any accidents in the house at all. As long as I have a routine and am taken out on a regular basis, I will do my business outside. I am also working hard on getting through the day without an accident while foster mom is at work. I don’t like to be crated, it makes me very anxious and unhappy, so foster mom keeps me in an x-pen, which is much better. It gives me some space but keeps me safe too! Foster mom says that I will bark and whine when she leaves the house, and it takes me a little while to settle down. She says I just want her to know that I miss her when she’s gone, but she thinks it would be best if was adopted into a house and not an apartment / condo.

I am learning to walk on a leash, when it’s not too cold to go for a walk (which hasn’t been too often lately), and I’m doing really well with it. I am also pretty good in the car, although it’s not really one of my favourite things.

At night, I sleep in the big bed curled up with my foster family and furry foster siblings. I just love to be close to my humans when they are home, but be prepared! When your alarm goes off in the morning, you won’t be able to press the snooze button, because I will be there beside you with kisses galore telling you it’s time to wake up!

Foster mom says that I am an amazing dog, and that any family will be lucky to adopt me, but I think I’m the lucky one! I can’t wait to share my love with a family of my very own! Could you be my new family? Please say “oui”!