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Pets of Dalhousie: Meet Fionn and Bran

Posted by Communications, Marketing and Creative Services on April 8, 2021 in Community Highlights

Fionn and Bran are Nova Scotia Duck Tollers who live with Mateo Yorke, assistant director of facilities operations with Ancillary Services.

Name: Fionn and Bran

Nickname: Fin-fin and Bran-bran

Species/breed: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (NS Duck Tollers)

Age: Fionn 11, Bran 10

Fave food: Fionn demands treats on a regular schedule, usually around 9pm, loves crunching ice cubes. Bran loves stolen food. Routinely caught on camera investigating the kitchen counters after I leave for work.

Special tricks: Fionn can detect and tell ambulance sirens from fire engine sirens regularly. Loves howling at fire engines, but not ambulances. Bran can carry sticks more than twice his length for long periods of time and taps his paw ten times when being fed.

Best quality: Man’s best friends and great walking and hiking companions. Currently doing 5-10km walks at least four days a week. Keeps me fit!

Social media platform or handle: Instagram @fionnandbran

Read more about this series on Dal News. And don't forget to check out the previous pets we've featured in this space this month, Suzy, friendly fish, Cello, as well as those from previous months:

The month in pets: January

The month in pets: February

The month in pets: March