R.O.A.R. Squad: Marie and Dale and their dogs, Stella and Becks and foster pup Principe

Welcome to our latest R.O.A.R. Squad members from my home town of Victoria, British Columbia: Marie and Dale!

Marie and Dale are currently fostering the incredibly cute Principe, a young Chihuahua cross. Principe is ready for his forever home- read more about him and see a photo of his adorable self at the bottom of this post!

Thank you guys so much for taking part!

The R.O.A.R. Squad April 10/11 is wrapping up this week so we are not currently accepting submissions. Read all about the project and what we’ve accomplished here. Rescue Owners Are Rockin!

Rockin’ Rescue Owners: Dale Olsen & Marie Zirk

Charismatic Canines: Stella, Becks and foster pup Principe

About Marie and Dale: Dale is the owner of Outlooks for Men, a dog friendly store in downtown Victoria, British Columbia. It’s so dog friendly that the staff all drop what they are doing to say hello when a dog comes shopping. Marie and a partner own Integral Creative PR & Design, a home-based marketing firm where Stella and Becks spend most of their time.

Gentle Giant: In 2003, I (Marie) thought I would help out a friend who had recently lost his Bernese Mountain dog to cancer by taking him to a rescue foundation where they had some big, black Bernese looking puppies. He didn’t go home with a dog but Dale and I did. Stella, named after my alter ego and Dale’s favourite beer, was such a gentle giant and so well behaved, we decided to add a smaller dog  a few years later.

Task Master: Becks, the little dog, runs the household and is the one who keeps us all on schedule. Somehow he seems to know  when it’s time to quit work and get out for  some fresh air, between  5pm and 6pm everyday he sits and stares until we get up and take him out for his evening stroll and ball game. 
 
Fabulous Rescue Orgs: Stella came from the Nana Foundation in Victoria and Becks came all the way from Turtle Gardens Animal Shelter in Northern BC.  In their honour, we hold a fashion show fundraiser at Outlooks every year called Man and His Dog (Editor: John and I modeling in this fantastic event! Click here for photos). Entire proceeds from the ticket sales and bar are donated to animal rescue.  Principe (Spanish for Prince) Pup-pup has been with us for about 3 weeks.  He was pulled from a high-kill shelter in the U.S. just days before he was to be euthanized. While he was very traumatized when he first arrived, he is becoming a confident, fun and very lovable pup who will stay with us until he finds his furever home. Stella and he get along beautifully, Becks not so much. Please see Victoria Adoptables Dog Rescue (scroll half way down the page) if you are interested in adopting Princie.

Principe is ready for his forever home!

Ready for Adoption! Principe (Spanish for Prince) Pup-pup has been with us for about 3 weeks.  He was pulled from a high-kill shelter in the U.S. just days before he was to be euthanized. While he was very traumatized when he first arrived, he is becoming a confident, fun and very lovable pup who will stay with us until he finds his furever home. Stella and he get along beautifully, Becks not so much. Please see Victoria Adoptables Dog Rescue (scroll half way down the page) if you are interested in adopting Princie.

Where: Victoria, British Columbia

Want to meet some more rescue owner from Victoria? Check out Jennifer and Steve and their dog, Angel!



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One Response to “R.O.A.R. Squad: Marie and Dale and their dogs, Stella and Becks and foster pup Principe”

  1. They’re all so beautiful! I love how you went to help someone else, but came back with your own dog. What a great-looking group!