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Titan is exactly that – a titan of a dog. Don’t worry though, he’s a gentle giant. He is a two-year-old blue Great Dane that was very well loved in his previous life, but was surrendered to NASAP due to an unfortunate change in life circumstances. Titan is a sweet boy, and true to his breed, a big goofball. He gets along well with dogs, cats, and people of all ages – although given his size may not be suited to live with very small children. He enjoys walks and generally is good on the leash but can pull if he gets excited. He enjoys a good game of tug or keep-away, and will need a home that can give him the exercise and attention he needs to continue to flourish. He doesn’t jump up, although given how tall he is, he hardly needs to. He can be a bit vocal in the house, alerting to strangers passing by or loud noises, so this will need to be worked on in his new family. He has completed puppy classes and knows his basic obedience. He can be a bit of a nervous guy in new situations and needs a family that will continue to help him work on his confidence. He is still settling in to his foster home and we should get to know him better as he adjusts.

In the summer of 2016 Titan suffered from bloat/partial torsion of his stomach, a very common medical condition in growing Great Danes. He underwent emergency surgery (gastropexy) to correct this, and it isn’t anticipated he will experience this again, however, it is something to be monitored closely. He has mild to moderate acne on his nose but this is easily controlled by being kept clean and dry. He has some food sensitivity to chicken products so should remain on a healthy diet of novel proteins. Otherwise, Titan is currently in good health, is vaccinated, microchipped, neutered, and ready for a new lease on life!

• Please note: Great Danes are giant breed dogs with specialty medical and behavioural needs that need to be considered carefully prior to adoption. We will be accepting applications from potential adopters that can demonstrate strong knowledge/experience with this breed’s ongoing needs, as well as the financial and social stability to care for Titan for the rest of his days. He has an active pet insurance policy with Trupanion that costs approximately $240 per month, and adopters will be given the choice to continue this coverage in order to ensure ongoing care for Titan is provided without concern. Potential adopters will be asked to review and sign a waiver indicating they understand the potential future costs of owning a giant breed dog, will accept Titan as a rescue dog, and as with all rescue animals, without any guarantee of health history, breed, or behaviour. Please inquire about meeting Titan and having him join your family. Go online to www.nasap.ca and click on the adopt me link underneath Titan’s picture, or call the Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection (NASAP) at 780-922-0250 and leave a voicemail.

Hi, my name is Mister. I am a large, short-haired black male cat. I had been living around the acreage of a very kind family for over a year. I am in very good body condition because they were feeding me so well. However, I was an unneutered tom cat and consequently had been in many fights with other cats and was covered in healing wounds and scabs. I have now been neutered and I just had a spa day including a bubble bath and blow dry (thank you Catty Canines for the grooming donation). My coat is now looking shiny and my skin is healing up very well too. I am FIV/Feline leukemia negative and have been vaccinated, neutered, dewormed, microchipped and tattooed. I have a wonderful personality. I am loving and friendly and like to settle right on your lap while purring my heart out. I was patient and gentle with my former family’s two young children. I am great about eating and using my litterbox and am a quiet boy. I just really want to belong somewhere and be someone’s friend for life.

More about Mister as we get to know him in foster care. Mister’s adoption fee includes his neuter, vaccinations, deworming, microchip, feline leukemia/FIV testing and a post adoption health checkup. Please inquire about adopting Mister today! Go online to www.nasap.ca and click on the adopt me link underneath Mister’s picture, or call the Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection (NASAP) at 780-922-0250 and leave a voicemail.

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