Giny's Profile

Hi, I’m Giny!

Hey there, I’m Giny, the chill Anatolian Shepherd in search of a family with muscles to rival mine! As a giant breed, I need a home with adults who can handle my strength and appreciate my laid-back vibe. I prefer to be the only child in the family and not share the spotlight with children or pets alike. But fear not, I’ll be your ride-or-die buddy if you give me a chance. Plus, I’m totally down for rocking some festive hats during the holidays let’s bring on the fashion show!

The staff at the OHS call me an Explorer! Explorers are self-starters with high exercise needs who are ready to make their own itinerary for the day. They love adventure and need to keep busy, but prefer not to have to fit too much socializing into their calendar. They enjoy the companionship of select people and while they may enjoy a good belly rub from time-to-time, they are often happy to find a great spot to sit or play independently. Good daily activities include running miles with you on empty trails, joining on long distance bike rides, or chasing their ball until the sun goes down. With lots of physical and mental exercise to stay happy, an Explorer will settle into a solid relationship with you. If you’re looking for a resourceful, active companion who won’t need to go busy places with you, consider an Explorer!

Mental exercise is an important part of an Explorer’s day. Good mental activities include using a food dispensing puzzle for meals, giving frozen treats and food-stuffed toys, mixing it up with a variety of chew toys, hiding food and toys for them to sniff out, and playing training games! These exciting activities help to work their mind and tire them out while hanging at home.

I am looking for an adult only home with no other animals!

I highly value my items and food and can be possessive over them at times. I will require an owner who can work with me on this behaviour!

I’m not the biggest fan of passing by other dogs on my walks and I may bark/ lunge when seeing them. I require a proper, controlled introduction when meeting new dogs!

I have medical needs; please contact an Adoption staff member to inquire about me Giny A256667.

I am a “Foster-Me-First” adoption. You can find more information about the Foster-Me-First Program at https://ottawahumane.ca/adopt/adoption-faq/#answer13.