Image: Edmonton Humane Society

Trio of Saint Bernard dogs looking for their forever home

The Edmonton Humane Society is facing the unique challenge of adopting three dogs to the same home.

Roll over Beethoven and make room for Goliath, Gunther and Gasket.

Three Saint Bernard dogs are looking for their forever home, all under the same roof.

The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) is facing this giant adoption challenge after being transferred the dogs from another animal welfare agency.

RELATED: 111 cats surrendered to Penticton BC SPCA

The dogs are estimated to be approximately two-years-old. While friendly and playful, their behaviour assessment showed signs of the trio being bonded with each other, including high levels of anxiety, searching and attempting to escape in order to find each other when separated.

As a result of the dogs’ anxiety, Jamey Blair, Manager of Animal Health and Protection at EHS is requiring that they go to the same home.

“These three gentle giants have won over the hearts of staff and volunteers – even with the excessive drool,” he said. “While their status as bonded pets creates a unique challenge to find a home that can care for all 350 pounds of them, we are confident that there is a family out there who will give these three dogs their second chance.”

The dogs arrived underweight but are otherwise healthy. All three of them weigh over 52.5 kilograms (115 pounds). They have recently undergone neuter surgeries and will be available for adoption as of today, October 10.

While sharing a bed with these three adorable pooches might be the ideal doggy heaven, only serious adopters should consider applying to re-home these dogs.

RELATED: Surrogate dogs help nurse 20 orphan puppies for B.C. humane society

The food cost alone is estimated to cost over $300 a month. The life expectancy of a Saint Bernard is eight to 10 years, and potential veterinary expenses must be considered as well, said Blair.

“Because of their large size, EHS is recommending they go to a home with older or no children and with a large outdoor area,” Blair explained. “The dogs appear to be house trained and get along with other dogs. City of Edmonton by-law only permits up to three dogs per residence.”

Interested adopters must email adoptions@edmontonhumanesociety.com to schedule an appointment to meet them.


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Province announces $100-million grant funding for Northwest communities

The Northern Capital and Planning Grant will go to four regional districts and 22 municipalities

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project searches for partners

TransCanada is renewing permits for its natural gas pipeline project to North Coast.

Coastal GasLink stops work to investigate archaeological find

OGC archaeologists are en route to the Houston-area site where Unist’ot’en report finding stone tools

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 5: Recap

Highlights and results from day 5 at the All Native Tournament

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 6: Preview

Look ahead to all the action scheduled for Feb. 16 at the All Native Tournament

‘Just like Iron Man’: Calgary surgeon undergoes experimental spinal surgery

Dr. Richi Gill was in a freak accident on a boogie board during a family vacation in Hawaii

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

‘Violent’ B.C. man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Prince George man with ties to Vernon sought by police

Homicide police investigate assault turned deadly in Surrey

60-year-old man died at hospital after assault

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Deported B.C. man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

Most Read