Michelle and Margaret do a lot of work with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and through them a lot of dogs are rescued from up north, transported and adopted out in Toronto by Toronto Animal Services.
On a recent transport, Lou was rescued from a place called Whapmagoostui which is some place in Quebec half way up to the arctic. Who doesn't want a dog from some place named Whapmagoostui? It's barely even on Google maps is how out of the way it is. No street view that's for sure.
Lou's a big boy and appears to be great with people and most other dogs (but maybe not so great at the vet's office, I'm told). He loves the outdoors and may actually prefer to sleep in the backyard on warmer nights.
Presently, Lou is being fostered by Margaret. Here she is describing him in the car:
I think you can tell Lou is a special guy. I think he is still figuring out the ways of the "south" so someone patient and kind is a must! He has always done as he pleased but was very loved by his owners. On the way home from TO he decided to lie on top of the wire crate which I have set up in my van and it started to buckle under his weight. There is a ton of room in the back of the van with blankets and toys, but I think he was getting bored so had to look out the window from a higher place. I opened the side windows a bit, even though it was poring rain, so he could focus on something and get air. That made him happy. My crate now has a bent roof.
Here's a short video of Lou walking in the woods with some human and dog friends:
If you're interested in Lou or have any questions about him, please contact Michelle at IFAW. She can be reached by email at: email@example.com, or by phone at: 647 986 4329.