We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. For more information on our process and requirements, visit our website at https://pounddog.ca/adoption-
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm/lyme tested, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. The standard adoption donation is $450, and puppies under 5 months of age are $500. The adoption donation is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog.
Welcome to the Akita/ German Shepherd mix puppies!! We took in a litter of pups from a rescue in Manitoba, Save a Dog Network, that rescued these darlings from a far north reserve where they were living outside, in terrible conditions. They were cared for in Manitoba until they were old enough to make the trip to Ontario and into our rescue to find their forever homes. The pups are now 13 weeks old and ready for their forever homes. All of the puppies are unique and wonderful. We know that these puppies are adorable and are sure to attract a lot of attention but we ask you to please read this bio in detail and do your research on Akita’s prior to sending in an application for them should you be interested. Although not purebred these pups are predominately Akita and this is a breed that although gorgeous and devoted dogs, are not a breed for everyone and are not a suitable breed for first time dogs owners or those who aren’t willing or capable to take them to advanced training and commit to being strong, confident leaders. Please refer to this link on the Akita breed and read the information provided should you be interested in this puppy. http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/akita#/slide/1
Akita’s are large, strong and strong willed dogs that require an experienced and confident handler. We are looking for a family or person for these pups that has had a powerful breed of dog before and is dedicated to training and socializing a puppy. The Akita breed is not an outgoing, social dog with strangers by nature so extra socialization while young is needed to bring out the best in their personalities. These pups should be taken everywhere and introduced to as many people as possible. These are not suitable dogs for someone looking for a backyard dog. They are devoted family dogs and need to be members of the family. They also need extra socialization with dog friendly dogs while young as they are a breed that can be dog selective if not exposed to plenty of positive dog interactions while young. It is not recommended to have an Akita in a home with a dog of the same sex so we will only consider homes for these girls with homes that have neutered male dogs, should there be another dog in the home. We also will only consider homes for these pups that have children over the age of 10yrs old if there are kids in the home. They will require active people who will ensure that they get the appropriate amount of daily exercise to stay fit and happy.
We will only consider homes for the pups where someone is home or has the capabilities to come home throughout the day. Puppies need to be taken outside for bathroom breaks very regularly when they are small and will not be able to hold it for an 8hr work day. We are also looking for families that are fully aware of the time commitment of a puppy and the work involved. Puppies are a total joy and bring so much love and happiness into a home, but you cannot underestimate the work and time involved in raising a puppy properly. They need constant supervision while young to expedite the house training stage and to ensure they aren’t chewing on anything inappropriate. We are also looking for a family that will crate train the puppies as we fully believe that this is the best for pups and offers them a quiet and secure “den” to call their own. A crate trained pup is a blessing as it offers a safe place to put them when you can’t be watching them all the time.
We will be expecting our adoptive families to attend puppy socialization class with their new pup immediately upon adoption, along with, at minimum, level 1 obedience school AND advanced obedience after. The guidance and lessons learned in puppy classes are very important to getting your pup off to a good start. We handle these pups every day and will be offering them everything they need to be the best pups they can be when they leave our care but we need the adoptive families to take over for us when they get the pups home. We take our responsibilities to these pups very seriously and only want the best for them. We adore these puppies and will settle for nothing less than a dedicated, loving family that is well aware of the breed requirements and the needs of a puppy and this breed mix. We also are looking for families that want the dogs they will grow to become, not just the little bundle of furry cuteness. If you have been thinking about adding a large breed puppy to your family and have the time and patience to properly raise a pup then they may just be perfect for you. We know you will fall in love with them as deeply as we have when you meet them. They are simply adorable puppies. They will be loving, devoted family dogs in the right home. Maybe this home is yours? If so, please apply for them and tell us some more about yourselves!
And now some info about this puppy in particular:
Nukka has a really big personality! She displays exactly how she is feeling in that moment whether it be happy, confused, angry or downright impatient! She has alot of love and is extremely willing to show it, but also has no problem showing her attitude if she isn’t getting what she wants.
Nukka is crate-trained, and sleeps through the night. She doesn’t require much in her crate, and prefers not to have a blanket/towel in there because it can get hot for her. She loves the cold surface of the crate on her belly. Nukka really likes to have a couple different chewies (marrow, bones, hide, etc.) when she goes in the crate so she can stay busy when she gets bored or lonely. She is still working on staying quiet in her crate when she can hear you in the room, but she will stop with enough diligent training.
Nukka is house-trained. She will let you know she has to go by whining a little and sitting/laying by the door you let her out of. Of course, she is still a puppy so if you do not let her outside within a few hours of her drinking water, she will pee on the floor!
Car-rides are probably Nukkas only time where she is completely calm. She loves to sit and look out the window. She does not bounce around or get nervous, but still needs help getting in and out.
Nukka gets VERY excited when she is about to eat her food! She needs some extra attention to staying calm before meals, but with the “sit” and “wait” commands, Nukka will patiently wait for you to say “okay” to chow down. Nukka has not had any issues with how fast/slow she eats/drinks so far.
Toys are a must. Nukka needs a very big variety in toys because she gets bored of one very quick. A mixture between chewies, ropes and squeakers will make her very happy! Having an abundance in toys will also help with her biting training. She is still teething, and loves to put everything in her mouth, including people. Nukka tends to bite when you are not paying attention to her or she is very bored. She knows when she has bitten too hard and will back off, but will come right back if the behaviour is not reinforced with a toy or chewy.
Nukka loves to go for walks! She will sniff everything on the way, and loves to go to areas she’s never been! She is still training on her walking commands like “come” and “sit” because she gets easily distracted on her walks. She would do well with someone who could take her on multiple walks a day so she can get the right amount of training needed to be the perfect walking buddy!
Nukka loves other dogs and cats! She will play until her little heart can’t play anymore. She loves to run, share toys and bounce around like a toddler would. She has only been around small-medium sized dogs, and seems to get nervous around bigger dogs. That will change as she gets bigger and builds more confidence with herself and the animals around her. Nukka would do well with a brother at home, but needs one who can keep up to her speed as she has a LOT of energy all the time.
Overall, Nukka is extremely loving. She will kiss your face and give you hugs all day if you let her. She has a high energy level and needs lots of play time and exercise to keep her happy. She still needs training in many different aspects, but learns really fast and loves to be praised when she’s done the right things!
Nukka has a really big attitude, but a much bigger heart. The right amount of love and affection for this girl will go a long way.