Name: Roo (Roo-eee)
Age: 3-ish years, male
Weight: 23 kg at intake, now 27 kg (18.8 kg when rescued)
Breed/Mix: lots of greyhound or pointer type characteristics, sprint lead dog
Sled dog name: unknown
Age at adoption: started fostering in June 2017… and he’s adoptable!
Adopted from: fostering for Victoria Humane Society by way of Thunder Bay Humane Society
Coat - single/double: single
Likes: running, chasing birds, treat balls, carrying stuff in his mouth, wrestling with my other foster Mary-Kate (also adoptable!)
Dislikes: men, loud trucks, male dogs
Sleeping locations: dog bed or sofa
Off-leash time: yes
Escaped or lost?: escaped from yard twice - followed Mary-Kate through a hole dug under fence once to neighbour’s yard - once out, both for very short periods of time
Siblings: unknown, but possibly other Thunder Bay dogs
Medical conditions: none that is known
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: no, has since been neutered
Known history: unknown
Anything else you'd like to add: Roo is a sweet dog who is really just a big, gangly teenager. He’s super smart and wants to be with his person and make them happy.
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed July 8, 2017
SESSION NOTE ~
Roo, Roo-e, RooRoo... this lovely gent has been in foster with my friend Debbie for months. It's kind of a mystery.
I look at the photos from this session and although they were taken not long after he was flown to Victoria, BC from Thunder Bay, ON, he's such a different dog now. I've been on two recent walks with him (12-dog forest walk and romp + from the pyrenees to the puppies) and he's so much more relaxed. He runs off leash, comes back when called and he's inquisitive.
Roo is a a survivor of the #thunderbay12.