Hello, I'm Banjo

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Status: Available for adoption
Animal Type(s): Small Dogs
Gender: Male
Approx. date of birth: 2012
Breed: Mixed
Current location: near Athabasca
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
House trained: Yes
Good with kids: Older children only
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: No – Maybe. He's working on proper cat interaction.

Please read Banjo’s rescue story!

Although he is a small dog and everyone wants a small dog, please realize that Banjo is only available for meeting with a potential adopter.  He is on medical hold for the time being as his daily Physio is still ongoing and his prognosis is uncertain.

From his foster home:  Banjo has settled in well and is a real character. He prefers human buddies to the canines, so much so he barks big time when all two leggers leave the building. So definitely some separation anxiety here but if I had gone through what he has I would probably be feeling the same way. At first he ignored the cat, but now he wants to put the run on her, they are still working it out. No food aggression with kibble but when given a soup bone he wasn’t letting anyone near it until he was done. Banjo loves to play fetch, go for walks, sled rides, and car rides are right up there on the top of his list of likes and of course cuddles, and more cuddles, did I mention cuddling! Night time routine he just curls up on his own bed in the same room as the rest of us and doesn’t move until morning. Banjo has visited Grampa in the long term care facility and he charmed all the residents and staff. He also visited some children and like all small dogs he can be quick to react and will snap if he thinks he is threatened so a future home with older children is recommended.

On the medical front, Banjo has a few more vet visits and is still undergoing physical therapy four times a day. He has come a long way since his intake in early February, standing and walking (only on mats and mat surfaces), stairs are not an option at this time. We are optimistic that there will be further gains in his mobility in the coming weeks.


Interested in adopting Banjo? Click the Adopt Me Button at the top of the page.
Please note: If other cats/dogs in your home are not spayed/neutered, we will deny your application. SCARS exists due to lack of spaying/neutering and it is our goal to end this cycle. If there is a documented medical reason for your animal to not be spayed/neutered, we will work with you.