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Adopt Me: Kenmoore is cute and he knows it

He would do best in a home with a large yard

CityNews Halifax, in partnership with the Dartmouth SPCA, brings you a regular feature highlighting a special pet that is in need of adoption.


Sheperd mix (20kgs)
Male Neutered
~ 5 years old
Children 16 years and older
Option to be adopted with Suzy or to a home with a well socialized dog

Kenmoore loves playing with water from the hose, destroying stuffies and carrying sticks around. He is happy when he is chasing birds, squirrels and even insects, all of which are luckily faster and can escape. Food and especially tasty treats go a long way in making friends with "Kenny". He enjoys the company of other well socialized dogs and has a play all day energy and brains to boot. He is quick to take on a challenge and figure things out. He is cute, smart and he knows it! He loves to empty the toy box, relocate your shoes and laundry and occasionally chew items not meant for chewing. Luckily, "Kenny" has learned that quiet time in the safety of his kennel is a great place to work on a kong or other appropriate toys while his people are out. Prior to coming into our care, Kenny lived in a home with more than 70 dogs. As you can imagine this impacted his social skills and although extremely sweet, he is lacking confidence.

Kenny is selective when meeting new people and will require someone with patience and willing to let him come to you on his terms. Upon meeting new people, he may bark and/or move away to a safe distance. He has learned to accept, enjoy and even pester for petting and affection and will happily enjoy a gentle scrub while chilling on the couch. He is not comfortable with any kind of restraint or being forced into new situations. Nail trimming would require sedation.

Kenny requires:

  • a dog experienced quiet home with a predictable routine. no elevators or apartments, no high traffic areas or urban centers another friendly, playful, well socialized dog or two in the home that he can learn from and bond with
  • a fully fenced, secure yard, ideally large enough for a good run around
  • patient, committed adopters who are willing to invest time in building Kenny's trust and are comfortable with a gradual transition to his forever home
  • a home with a good understanding of positive reinforcement. He is too timid for heavy handed training methods
  • children over 16

Kenny is currently in foster care. Please contact us at 468-7877 Option 6 for more information or at to book an appointment to meet him.


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