We thank-you for donating and now EMERSON is ready for the spotlight! This boy is a 7 year old Catahoula/Chow mix! He is about 50lbs of a loveable cuddle buddy and has low-medium energy! He is settling into his new world in Toronto being timid while also curious. He is unsure of new things like strangers, loud noises and new spaces. After learning to trust his foster he has gained confidence around the city and we are excited to see him start to adjust to his new life! He is still in the process of understanding his surrounds so he tends to be a little jumpy during walks but is improving! He is shy but once he trusts you he gives LOTS of affection. He is only motivated by love which is all we could ask for from this recent rescue. He shows signs of past abuse which makes him cautious -- but his foster has found alternatives to everyday routines that work better for him (reach around him to put on his leash, not over him). He has a hard time grasping new tricks/behaviours that are expected of him. He is although just settling in and we hope a future adopter will commit to helping this old dog learn new tricks. He is having trouble with housetraining and will need someone dedicated to showing him how it's done. He currently spends a lot of time in the presence of his foster (likes going to work with her) and would love to be in a home where he can be a companion dog. He seems to have had a hard life and for this reason needs a lot of love and attention. He has a hard time relaxing and after 7 years of instability, we hope to find him the comfort he is looking for. He is blind in his left eye, but it doesn't seem to get him down. He is the sweetest thing on four legs and has the prettiest eyelashes you have ever seen. He has not been kid or cat tested but he seems to be adjustable to new things with time, patience and understanding. If you'd like to start the adoption process, fill out an application