November 9th, 2004, 08:43 PM
Would love to add a new addition to the family. We (hubby,myself, twin 14 yr old boys, 12 yr old girl and 10 yr old girl) are looking for a difficult to place extra large neutered male of pretty much any breed preferably around age 6 mos to 2 yrs. We have an 11-12 yr old white shepherd and a 3 yr old mini dachshund that I was just "fixing up for a new home" (never owned a small dog in my life, didn't really want one either LOL!) but we all fell in love (OF course) and he's been here for just over 2 yrs now. :o We recently lost one of the loves of our lives, Grizz, an ARF rescue dog we adopted 9 yrs ago :sad: , and although we can never replace him, we are ready to start looking again. We have much love to share and need a male as the white shepherd does not do well with other females. We are a "forever home" as you can tell. Dogs are exercised every day by the kids, as well as running in the country. We're in Calgary. I'm brand new here, so forgive me if I rambled.. :love:
November 9th, 2004, 08:55 PM
Have you tried the ARF website or the Humane Society? You can also look in the Bargain Finder online just check out the following sites,,, I am sure you will find some XL dog in need of a forever home
Pick your province on the buy and sell map and then check out the pets category there are lots of free pets listed there.
November 9th, 2004, 08:57 PM
Hi!:) You want extra large, take a look at the 140lb Zeus!
November 9th, 2004, 09:01 PM
He's BEAUTIFUL! All dogs are :D Have done alot of reading lately on Northen breeds and their needs. Grizzy Bear was 140 lbs as well, think he was a lab/mastiff cross. Such a gentle soul. So Zues is in BC, saw a link there for AB too! Thanks!
November 10th, 2004, 09:49 AM
Would you be interested in a Mastiff because I might know of 1 that is in need of a forever home and I could check on him for you. I personally think they are the best breed I might be partial since I have one. I posted this guy even though he is in Edmonton.
800813- Dog:German Shepard Rottweiler Chow Chow
Edmonton,AB 780-435-5956 Tara firstname.lastname@example.org 11-02-2004
I am fostering Marsh for NASAP, and he has been a pleasure to live with. He is a calm and friendly dog that loves going for walks and cuddling up on the floor beside my feet! He has had some dental work done recently, and now has a shiny set of teeth to show off. He is a healthy and well behaved dog that would love a home with another dog or a human companion that he can keep company.
Justice is a 5-6month old male neutered Rotti who is very sweet and gets along well with other dogs. He was found wandering and is a little nervous but does not react badly he only needs some confidence building. Justice is going to be a large dog when fully grown and he does have a tail. More on Justice later
Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection
Sherwood Park, AB
780 922 0250
November 10th, 2004, 09:59 AM
I think calagary is in Alberta excuse me if im wrong
The english mastiff rescue is based in Alberta they had a few dogs there when i rang them a month agol. Unfortunately im in ontario im waiting till next spring now and linda is great from the english mastiff rescue and will keep an eye out for me. They are a great breed
Canadian Mastiff Club and Rescue Service, Canada's only national club with a code of ethics - recognized by the CKC. President and Rescue Coordinator: Lynn Storeshaw, Box 20, RR 2, New Norway, AB T0B 3L0. (780-855-3722; e-mail: email@example.com). Club Secretary: Jane Wedgwood, (204-477-8938; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Vice-President: Dave Swift (613-821-6279; e-mail: email@example.com); Treasurer: Sheldon Roy (780-941-4220 e-mail: shelanna@telusplanet. net). (Web site: http://www3.mb.sympatico.ca/~wedgewoo/cmc_003.htm).
Mastiff lover can give you more infromation if you need it too
November 10th, 2004, 10:15 AM
mastifflover I am definately interested in a mastiff! I've read sooo much about them and think our last teddy bear was part mastiff.
I have tried to check the mastiff rescue site for Alberta, but it doesn't load for me.
As for Marsh, he is older than I'd like, 6 mos to 2 yrs, I saw Justice yesterday, he's beautiful, looks like a newer addition to NASAP. I'll call and get some more info from them.
Thanks for the links and numbers too jackieb! Yes I am in Calgary Alberta. Thanks so much.
November 10th, 2004, 11:17 AM
i dont know why but the link to the canadian mastiff rescue hasnt worked for me in a while i have just sent you a private message with Linda Martins contact details she is the national coodinater
Good choice im so looking forward to getting another mastiff if i find one in ontario boy i hopes so.
November 10th, 2004, 11:23 AM
If you dont get through to Linda, Jackie let me know I have a few numbers for her.
How far are you from the U.S. border and dumb question what state are you close to. Okay I failed geography. Because I know a few people in Mastiff rescue in the states and might be able to connect you with them.
November 10th, 2004, 12:03 PM
I used to live in Alberta and did a lot of work with rescued Rottweillers still love the breed but have now become addicted to Dogue de Bordeaux. I have one and she is the most remarkable dog I have ever owned.
They are quite rare in Canada but there is a rescue in the US that always has dogues looking for homes.
This is my :angel:
Great family pets
November 10th, 2004, 12:24 PM
Aww a Hooch! (Reminds me of the dog in Turner and Hooch) What a beauty :) DogueLover.
We named our little red mini dachsund Hooch as he doesn't know he's not a "Hooch" but rather 12 lbs. He was rescued from being put down for biting. I was simply going to look after him and find him a suitable home w/o kids (I believe he was teased terribly while left in the yard of his previous owner). Found him 2 good propesctive homes after 3 months of working with him, but my then 12 yr old son answered the phone and told the poor man "he's our dog, you can't have him and don't call here again". :rolleyes: Needless to say, I don't think we could foster dogs as we'd end up keeping them all. My hat's off to all those who take the pups in and find homes for them. I don't know how you do it! But thank God for so many animal lovers who do this. :thumbs up
mastifflover: I guess I would be closest to Montana, not sure of distance to border, but can't be that far. Um I too am not good at geography as you can tell :o
November 10th, 2004, 01:15 PM
Since you're in Cowtown. Also try the Cochrane Humane Society.
November 10th, 2004, 01:15 PM
I will check with some friends in the states at rescue and let you know
November 11th, 2004, 10:50 AM
Not sure if these dogs will interest you but here ya go ;)
1 1/2 yr old Rotti/Retriever (free ad) Calgary 403 201 2644
2 1/2 yr old female PB Rotti ( spayed) Edmonton 780 467 7877 (Edmonton)
If not interested that`s okay just have your search on my brain when I am looking for dogues LOL :thumbs up
November 11th, 2004, 01:02 PM
1 1/2 yr old Rotti/Retriever was gone as soon as it came out and it was a boy :sad:
The spayed female hmm not even looking at females, (though I must say at times I prefer them in general), because our 11 yr old female shepherd is a bit of a ____ with other females. LOL! I hope that's not a bad thing to put here. But it's true! :eek: She didn't do so well 9 yrs ago with most females, so I'm thinking at her age, she may be worse, or maybe she's mellowed..I'd hate to risk her getting into a fight at her age.
Ahem I tend to talk out loud as I type and I am getting this look from her right now that is screaming: Yeah well look at you and YOUR age! :crazy: No I am not imagining this :rolleyes: anyone that loves dogs like the people here know what I mean. :thumbs up
Waiting to hear back from Edmonton about Justice, that 5-6 mnth rotty with tail, ever since I saw his pic I can't get that downcast look out of my head.
And of course mastifflover is checking on American rescues..someday my prince will come! Sorry, I need more coffee :D
November 11th, 2004, 02:54 PM
Heinz57 I have some friends checking the rescues in the US and will let you know who is available if any.
November 11th, 2004, 03:54 PM
Hienz 57 have you tried to phone Linda she does take time to respond to emails might get a quicker reponse by phoning.
November 11th, 2004, 03:58 PM
Yay, she is calling back in a couple of minutes. While I did have her on the phone, she recalled getting my email and let me know I was one of the next in line to receive updates. Previous updates must have just went out before she received my email. She sounds like a very busy lady! Thanks again all! Will keep you posted.
November 11th, 2004, 04:31 PM
I was just talking with a friend who said that she thinks Lynda has taken in some of the Mastiffs from the Kamloops raid but she is not sure. I am sure if she did she will let you know.
November 11th, 2004, 04:40 PM
She has a 6 yr old for me to look at presently. What a horrible story. I hadn't heard of this guy from BC with all those poor dogs living like that (If you call that living!) I was hoping for younger dog ONLY due to the kids not having to deal with the loss of another while still at home. Thinking about having a look at him maybe tonight, hubby wanted to take me out to dinner, maybe he could take me there instead :D I know if I go and see him, I'll love him ~sighs~ do I look or wait for a younger one?? :confused:
November 11th, 2004, 04:49 PM
I think they pick you and if you go just remember he might not be the right one and you are not obligated. Let me know how it goes. I know the poor dogs and they sent a bunch to the states because the rescue could not handle all the costs so Pacific Northwest stepped up and came to our aid for these poor dogs.