Odin – In Foster

Odin is a 5-month-old Lab mix who had a bit of a rough start to life but is now doing so much better. This young pup was brought into rescue from a northern community where he was living on his own at the garbage dump. How he managed to survive the winter we will never know.

A kind heart from that community was eventually able to feed and capture him. He was then given to a rescue who in turn placed him with Winnipeg Animal Services as part of their Northern Outreach Initiative program.

I first met Odin at Animal Services while doing the adoption photos. He was terrified. It was very evident that human contact was new to him. The thing is… even though he was very frightened, he showed absolutely no aggression… he simply shut down and became very still. It was soon apparent that the kennel environment was not the best place for this pup so Roland and I decided to foster him and took him home.

Initially, he was very leery of us… but he absolutely LOVES Lacie, our 7-year-old dog. He follows her anywhere and everywhere… she has become his safe place.

Odin’s confidence is growing and he is slowly coming to trust Roland and me. We are simply taking it slow and letting Odin set his own pace.

Odin will need a special home… a safe place where he will be allowed to set his own pace as far as human interaction goes. He has spent time with my grandkids and really seemed to enjoy them, so we feel he would enjoy a family with kids as long as the kids are dog savvy and understand and respect that human contact is new to him and things need to be taken slowly.

He and our dog, Lacie, play very well together. We believe that Odin would do best in a home where there is another dog for him to play and interact with.

Odin’s progress in the short time he has been with us is remarkable. He is a gentle, good-natured boy who will be a most wonderful addition to the right family. With a little time and a little patience he is going to grow up to be the most phenomenal dog and companion.

Odin is now available for adoption. We have no doubt that he will be a very loving companion for some lucky family.

If you would like more info on Odin please contact Winnipeg Animal Services by calling 311 or email: animalservicesagency@winnipeg.ca

We are hoping to find Odin the very best forever home.

“Hi,” I said. She came over, licked my hand discreetly, allowed herself to be scratched for a time, chased her tail in a dignified circle, lay down again. I remember thinking: “There are times God puts a choice in front of you.” I often had such thoughts back then. We took the dog. ~ Stanley Bing

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