Thea

ADOPTION PENDING

Get ready to meet your new companion and best friend, Thea!

Thea is a 6 year old Cocker Spaniel with a beautiful blonde mane and a sunny disposition to match! Thea is a sweet, gentle pup who still knows how to stand up for herself when need be. She weighs in at around 30 lbs (after losing some lbs with daily walks and good nutrition) and loves to run around the backyard and explore.

Thea spent her first six years as a breeding dog and didn’t experience a lot of love or care during those years. She has some difficulty with her back legs after a history of confinement and limited vet care. When she arrived with us she struggled to walk but we are thrilled to say that a combination of weight loss, gradual movement and pain medication have given her a new lease on life! She happily walks for about 20 minutes at a time and can successfully navigate up to 10 stairs. She is a determined girl who has surprised us at every turn but her future family will have to be aware of her physical limitations. If you are looking for a contented couch potato to curl up and snuggle with Thea is your girl! Given her difficulty with stairs Thea would do best in a single floor home or in a place with more limited stairs. We can’t say for sure how much more control and movement she will get in her back legs; her future family will need to be patient and accommodating with her and be willing to carry her up and down any stairs in the home if need be.

Thea has really blossomed in her time in foster care. She came to us very nervous to meet humans or other dogs but now happily stops for pets from friendly neighbours and has loved meeting different dogs in the neighbourhood! With that being said there have been a few dogs that she is not as comfortable with, especially puppies who are a bit too unpredictable for her. Thea would absolutely love to share her home withanother mature and calm dog though as she does enjoy canine companionship. Cats would be fine as well as long as they are dog savvy and wouldn’t threaten her. She would also do best in a home with older kids (over 10yrs of age) who can respect her need for a slower pace of life and a quiet and calm home.

Thea is a real creature of comfort. She loves her dog beds and blanket piles and is more than happy to cuddle with you on the couch or bed. She is such a loving pup who drinks up all the cuddles, pets and attention you can offer.  Thea happily sleeps in her crate at night and goes into her crate without issue during the day when we are out. She occasionally sleeps outside of the crate on her dog bed beside the crate and hasn’t shown any interest in night time exploration. She is content to hangout and relax. She is also happy to enjoy treats, bones and toys but hasn’t shown any resource guarding or aggression around these items. She is house trained and has only had the occasional accident as she adjusted to her new routine. She doesn’t often indicate that she needs to go out but loves to get into the backyard anytime the back door opens and does her business without incident. She has made huge improvements walking on leash and is working on some early commands like ‘sit’ and ‘stay’. Thea would love and thrive with more training to help her become even more confident.

Thea is also a quiet pup who is very polite inside the house. She tends to bark when we return home and she’s anticipating getting out the crate but we haven’t seen any signs of separation anxiety. That being said Thea loves the company of her humans and enjoys the comfort of having someone close by.

Thea is a great sleeper who sends out very contented snores when she is relaxed. She is also a later riser in the mornings and is content to doze until others in the house are ready to get up and get going.

Thea was a harder than usual dog to write a biography for because she is just so sweet and has so many wonderful traits! She really loves people and seems so genuinely happy to be loved and cared for. She is the definition of a companion and she is such a joy to have around. We have no doubt that she will bring joy and comfort to her family when she is adopted.