Dr. Luka

Meet Dr. Luka! Luka is a lovely pooch but is looking for a home with experience in his breed. Luka does have some insecurities and needs his forever home to help him continue to build his confidence and provide routine and structure.

Luka has a small and close inner circle and takes his time to learn and trust new humans and furry friends. His new people need to understand that this boy is happiest with the people he trusts and he doesn’t enjoy a lot of new people coming into his space. Luka will bark and show some reactive behaviour when new people enter the home but that is only because Luka feels the need to protect those that he loves. He need to be given the opportunity to meet people at his own pace. His foster uses baby gates and place commands to give Luka his space from new visitors while he learns that they are friends. However, once you’re in, you’re in! He loves snuggles and thinks the world of his people!

Luka has serious FOMO (fear of missing out) and will follow his foster parents everywhere, including the shower! He always wants to be in the center of the action.

He currently lives with 2 other dogs, which he gets along very well with. Luka is still learning how to share his favorite items with other animals so his new people will need to monitor this and continue to work on positive trade games.

Luka gets overly excited when he sees dogs on walk. He has shown improvements but his new family will need to continue to positively work on his on leash reactivity. A harness is a must for this big boy otherwise you’ll be going for a ride! We would also love to see his adopters bring a trainer into the home so that Luka can be given all the right tools to adjust to his new life.

He is a very smart and high energy boy so he requires regular physical and mental exercise to be a happy and tired pooch. He loves to go for walks no matter how cold or rainy it is outside so Luka would be perfect for someone who loves being outside! A fenced backyard would be ideal for Luka as he loves to sit and watch over the backyard. Also lots of indestructible chew toys! Luka can be left alone for a full day of work as long as he gets a good walk in the morning and when you get home.

Due to his small inner circle, multiple meet and greets will be required before Luka moves in with his new family. If you feel you can give Luka the structure and support he needs, please apply at: https://www.sitwithme.ca/dogs/dr-luka/

Details

  • Breed: Rottweiler / German shepherd mix
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 2 yrs. old
  • Size: 100lbs
  • Colour: black and tan
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Stage: Available

Additional notes

  • Dogs: Yes but slow introductions needed
  • Cats: No
  • Kids: 12 +
  • Housing Type: Townhome or single family
  • Fenced-in Yard: preferred
  • Special: Dr. Luka is looking for a calm home with few visitors, with either a single person or couple.
  • Adoption fee: $750.00
  • Special: Luka will come with training support from our friends at Pet Intel. He is also looking for a home in the Ottawa area or someone willing to travel to Ottawa as many times as needed. This special guy will require multiple visits with potential adopters before he is ready to head home.