Archer the Rambunctious Dog Needs A Home

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Rescue organizations exists to help save animals, giving them second, third and fourth chances when animal control facilities and irresponsible pet owners turn their backs on the pets. However, many times these additional chances require costly training and socialization sessions, and after a while, rescue organizations with limited funds need to make a difficult choice between allocating their resources to socialize a difficult to adopt but healthy dog, or use their small budgets helping adoptable but injured pets.

This is the dilemma Canadian Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue currently faces with their dog Archer.

Photo Credit: Adriana Mingo
Photo Credit: Adriana Mingo

Archer is a one-year-old healthy dog with a lot of behavioral issues. He has spent two months in foster care and currently receives training and socialization classes. To rehabilitate and take care of Archer, it costs the organization $60 a day. If he is not adopted soon, the organization will have to consider euthanasia and reallocate their funds into saving other pets.

“He’s just a bull in a china shop,” Colleen Halloway, manager of public relations and marketing told Metro News.

Dog trainer Sammy Mar with SMART Dogs believes Archer was previously neglected and poorly socialized. Mar has spent two weeks training him and Archer now follows basic commands like sit and stay, yet there is little interest from the Manitoba community to adopt this “difficult” dog.

“We never want to look at euthanasia as an option ever, but at a certain point we’re getting put in a corner that we can’t get out of,” said Halloway.

Archer has less than ten days to find his forever family or a sponsor willing to cover his cost until he finds his home.

The ideal home for this dog is one with no children, cats or small dogs. Archer gets along well with larger dogs that can handle a rambunctious dog like himself.

“We sincerely want to save his life. We aren’t made of money, and we are calling on a larger community to help us save Archer,” said Halloway.

If interested in helping Archer, please email [email protected].

245 thoughts on “Archer the Rambunctious Dog Needs A Home”

  1. There’s nothing wrong with dogs like this, they just need to be worn out with exercise on a regular basis. All three of my dogs would be “unadoptable,” even at an advanced age, if they weren’t given some work at least 3-4 days a week.

  2. We adopted our gsd x with many many behavioural issues including aggression and issues that only became apparent once home.
    Still wouldn’t change her. I always say if we didn’t have her who else would have the patience – you don’t always get the dog you want , you get the dog that you need and she’s taught us a lot

  3. “Behavioral issuses” well I know a whole lot of kids out there with “behavioral issues” too. Pets should be treated just like people, we don’t get rid of them just because they act out!

  4. he looks like one of my old dogs, Ginger (ridgeback mix) who was sent back to the animal shelter by four different families until my mother picked her up for my 10th Birthday. Needless to say, it took a long time for her to improve in the household, but still a great dog with an adventurous personality that shaped me into the person I have become today. I would love to take that dog in, but currently living in small house with three cats and a dog. Hope someone takes the opportunity to give that dog the life he deserves.

  5. This is why we get so upset when your site advocates breeding. There are too many dogs needing to be saved and thousands will die because of space and money. Those who think this is weird or sad- this happens EVERYDAY in EVERY city.

  6. Funny how they describe him “rambunctious”…. DUH!!! He’s only a year old!!!!!! I wonder if they have even gotten him fixed!


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