DAISY

DAISY

| F | 8 Y | Lab mix | 48 lbs | Florida | Medium energy | Social butterfly | Loves being outdoors | Does not like the crate | Well behaved in the home | Dog social | Not cat tested | Probs fine with kids

We went down to Florida to find the spunkiest retiree we could, so meet DAISY! Don’t let her age fool you, she is essentially a pup. She loves going for walks, gets super excited about things and loves being outside. She really feeds off people’s energy so if someone is getting super pumped about something DAISY gets equally excited and starts jumping up. This behavior should be discouraged but she’s otherwise a really well mannered dog. She absolutely loves people – including her most trusted humans and all of your friends. She’s a great hostess and makes sure she greets everyone who comes into her come before passing out at your feet. She has no concept of stranger danger and wants to say hi to all the people on the street, often staring at them adoringly until they pay attention to her. She loves her humans so much that she can be a little protective of them if other dogs are in the home. She doesn’t really growl so much as she just inserts herself between you and the other dog to steal all the attention.  DAISY is an early riser because she’s eager to get the day started. She will bark at noises in the early morning or just right at you to try to encourage you to get up and take her for a walk. She’s medium energy bordering on the higher side and is used to approximately 2 hours of exercise per day. This is enough for her to be able to chill while you’re at work – but in her ideal world you wouldn’t have a job except loving her all day long. We’re trying to teach her about realistic expectations… She doesn’t love when you leave but doesn’t really react negatively and we’re pretty sure she just spoons her stuffed animal all day long. DAISY doesn’t like to be crated but it’s not necessary as she’s been very well behaved in the home so far. She’s housetrained and is working on some basic commands. She is dog social and again kind of feeds off their energy – getting excited if they’re excited, barking if they bark. She would do best with a dog with a similar energy level to her. She hasn’t been tested with cats and although she’s not officially kid tested she’s such a sweet girl that we think she would be a great family dog. If you’d like to meet her fill out an application to adopt now! 

RAMIRO

RAMIRO

| M | 1 Y | Hound mix | Medium energy | Shy | Needs proper intros | Very affectionate with his people | Super smart | Dog social but nervous | Not cat or kid tested

Ok can we talk about how handsome RAMIRO is for a quick sec? SOOOO handsome, right? RAMIRO is still nervous and adjusting to his new surroundings. It takes him some time to build trust in his people but once he does he can be very affectionate and goofy. He’s been adjusting well to his current routine but needs to take things relatively slowly as new things can be a lot for him to process. He definitely needs proper introductions with people where he’s allowed to approach people first. He doesn’t like when people reach for him and also has a tendency to ‘protect’ his people when others get too close before he’s had a chance to assess the situation. He is getting more confident each day so the more exposure he has to proper intros the more he’ll develop trust in people and become more comfortable making new friends. He’s ok in an apartment but does occasionally bark at noises in the hallway. He’s completely crate trained and actually really enjoys hanging in there for some chill time after a long day. He still needs a couple bathroom breaks during the day though so isn’t used to being crated for a full day without human interaction. He’s not a fan of overly busy areas but he really loves walks so even though he’s nervous he gathers his courage to get out there and explore… cautiously. RAMIRO would likely benefit from socialization classes where he can be exposed to new dogs and people in a controlled environment. His family should also consider taking him to new places and just chilling – allowing him to take in new sights, sounds and sniffs! He is so smart and has already mastered so many commands with his foster including paw and stay (really impressive because he just wants that FOOD!). His interactions with other dogs have been limited so far but he did meet one super cool pooch in the courtyard at his apartment building and they’ve enjoyed playing with each other a couple of times, which was really awesome to see and shows us that there’s a confident, playful dude in there just waiting to shine through. He hasn’t been tested with cats or kids. If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt now!

DARTH VADER

DARTH VADOR

| M | 2Y | Poodle mix | 13 lbs | Medium energy | Very people friendly | Needs proper intros | Velcro dog | Cuddle monster | Kind of an alpha | Ok with dogs | Not cat or kid tested

I am your father. JK, Darth is more of a best friend kind of guy. This dude is super snuggly, affectionate boy with his people but he can be a bit shy at first so definitely needs proper intros where he’s allowed to approach first, especially with men. His level of independence is definitely minimal at the moment and he likes to have tons of stormtroopers (aka PALS!) around as much as possible. He has adapted pretty well to the 9 – 5 life but is used to having another dog in the home to keep him company. He is not crated when left alone currently, but is restricted to a secure area of the home. He will occasionally sleep in the crate but doesn’t like to have the door closed and doesn’t like to be away from his people or he will cry/whine. Crate training will take some work as well as developing some independence. It’s important that he understands that you guys don’t need to be together all the time. He’s a Velcro dog which can get out of hand really quickly as being with you all the time is not sustainable. He’s small and cute but he’s definitely considers himself a big dog. He will occasionally resource guard with the other dog in the home and has the tendency to mark if he’s hanging out with more than one dog. He is dog social in the sense that he’s comfortable cohabitating with another pooch, but isn’t overly playful. DARTH VADOR is medium energy and likes going for walks/playing with his toys but is also happy to snooze on the couch next to you. He hasn’t been tested with cats or kids. DARTH VADOR would do best in a home who will provide him with rules and structure and not allow him to become too reliant on his people. He is not your father so you can definitely get a little bossy with him. If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt now!

NUEZ

NUEZ

| F | 5 Y | Greyhound mix | 60 lbs | Medium energy | Affectionate | Good condo dog | Learns Quickly l Needs proper intros with dogs | Not good w Cats | Was ok with one child

Meet our Florida retiree NUEZ! She’s super laidback and well-behaved in the home which makes her a great condo dog. Although it’s clear that she’s encountered many new experiences since arriving in Toronto she seems to get over her nerves relatively quickly. For example, she no longer fully pancakes in the elevator and now just looks slightly skeptical, but like still plays it cool. She used to be shy but is now super affectionate and loving and wants pets from EVERYONE. She really likes toys – especially the squeaky ones – but hasn’t quite figured out what to do with them yet. She’s medium energy and really loves going for walks. She will need ongoing exposure to new things along with lots of patience from her people to continue to build her confidence. In between walks she’s all about nap-time and often sleeps in her crate but with the door open. NUEZ will need help with her dog socialization. She's curious and excited about most dogs and specifically loves small male dogs. If a dog comes barking at her she will respond back but has been working really well with her foster to take the high road! She’s working on positive interactions but training or socialization classes would be ideal to continue to open her up! She's SOOO smart and learns fast! Her prey drive seems to be coming out and we don’t think she’ll be awesome with cats. Potential adopters should know that NUEZ has had one mammary mass tumour removed. When we did the workup after the removal, the cells did indicate that there’s a good chance a tumour will redevelop in the future. Adopters will need to keep an eye on this going forward and understand that she may need additional removals. If you think NUEZ is the girl for you apply to adopt at now!

QUESO

QUESO

| M | 2 Y | Lab mix | Medium energy | Playful | Can be bossy – needs structure | Excited about LIFE | Very curious | Ok with dogs and cats | Not kid tested l Mouthy when playing

You know what goes perfectly with QUESO…. Chips… but also maybe you?! This handsome lab mix is generally just very excited about life. He’s happy and bouncy and sometimes doesn’t know exactly how to harness that energy so he’s looking for some people who can show him the ropes. QUESO will benefit from a home with structure and rules where he’s allowed to be himself and showcase that big personality but also understands that he’s not running the show. He’s very curious on walks so will need help with his leash skills – he’s all over the map sniffing all the things. He’s medium energy and while he does love walks and playtime he can also chill at home after exercising. He LOVES tug-o-war and can make some pretty loud noises but he’s just next level excited. He is pretty mouthy with toys and will do a total fake-out with “dropping the ball for you” and then going in hard to grab it when you go to. This cannot be encouraged and he needs to be trained to be commanded off toys “leave it” as if he continues the way he is, will become more controlling. He’s also happy to toss around a toy himself if you’re too busy to play with him. Sigh, but maybe later? He’s currently working on some basic commands and impulse control, so sitting on command but also waiting until you give him a command to come out of the crate even if the door is open. He doesn’t always think before he does things, he just goes for it, so needs someone to reign him in when he goes all in. Like most dogs he feeds a lot of your energy. He’s looking for a leader who will also take him on some great adventures and then you’re sure to see that million dollar smile on the regular. He’s very food motivated but shouldn’t be given anything without working for it – including his meals! Incorporate his food into his daily training to keep him engaged but also trim cause then you’re not feeding him 457 extra treats each day . In regards to other canine friends, he’s somewhat indifferent at first meet. He’s more interested in smelling the crap out of everything twice. He is very dog social though and does initiate play off leash when the scents get boring. He’s also very easy to read body language wise and communicates really well with other dogs. He’s been good with cats so far and hasn’t been tested with kids. Ready to dip into life with QUESO? Apply to adopt at saveourscruff.org.

FRANK

FRANK

| M | 7 Y | Mastiff | 97 lbs | Medium energy | Demanding of attention | Loves his people | Water dog | Can be guarded – unsure of change | Shy with dogs but ok | Not cat or kid tested

This BIG but regal goof has requested to formally be called Franklin Alexander the Great but once you’re in his good books, FRANK, Frankie or even Frank the Tank is fine! FRANK is initially pretty resistant to change and can take a few days to settle into a new situation but once he does he’s a loving, cuddly, obedient boy who just wants to be loved in return. He can be pretty demanding of attention and doesn’t really realize his size. He does tend to paw at you for attention which can be unintentionally a bit rough so he should be encouraged to follow some boundaries in the home.  If he’s not pawing at you for attention he’s literally moo-ing like a cow at you to let you know that he wants something, which is pretty cute. As a result of his size we don’t think he should be placed in a home with young children. Additionally, people will need to understand that he is very strong on leash so will require someone who can handle all 97 lbs of this dude. He’s been doing much better on a gentle leader and making sure to incorporate play throughout the day so that he’s not too hyper at walk time is perfect. FRANK is very playful and loves running around the backyard. He also absolutely adores water either swimming or just chasing the hose spray around the yard. He is crated when his people are out of the house but it not crated at night as he prefers to sleep on a comfy dog bed near where you sleep. Basically FRANK’s ideal life consists of playtime outside, snuggles with his favourite people, naps, movie nights with his pals and gourmet meals in his crate. He wouldn’t enjoy spending too much time alone as he’s very much a companion dog. It takes him a time to settle in his crate alone. FRANK is unsure when meeting other dogs initially but can definitely co-exist very comfortably after a proper intro. He would actually like a second dog in the home to keep him company as long as there are still enough people cuddles to go around. Like 90% cuddles for FRANK and 10% for the other dog would be perfect… just kidding! He hasn’t been tested with cats. HOW CAN YOU SAY NO TO THIS SMILE?? Apply to adopt this guy!

DALE

DALE

| M | 8 M | Blue Heeler mix | Tennessee | High energy | Social | Needs some training/housetraining | Working through some fears but huge improvements l Trainable l Needs Leader l Would love a backyard | Shy but dog social | Not cat tested | Older kids ok

Did you grow up watching Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers in Saturday morning cartoons? COOL, US TOO, MEET DALE. This Blue Heeler is a social dude from Tennessee and typical to his breed he’s active and likes to keep busy so is looking for some energetic people to take him on lots of adventures. He is always looking for a task so incorporating interactive training that will challenge him mentally is important. If he doesn’t get enough exercise he paces and whines to let you know that he’s bored. He’s currently living in a condo but his ideal home would maybe have a backyard for him to explore. Although, he has adjusted to condo life well and may do fine with lots of activity. DALE is still a puppy so is working through some training needs including housetraining but he does consistently use pee pads. He’s also going through a chewing phase so no toy, pillow or carpet is safe. Although he’s sociable and LOVES humans, he has been working through some fears and will need patience and support from his family. He does not like the crate so instead prefers to be in a secure area of the home when you’re away. Confidence building has been a top priority for DALE and he’s come a long way already. He’ll need ongoing support to become more confident and is currently almost mastered walking through doorways, but needs support with elevators. With lots of treats and positive reinforcement he has started to conquer his fears. Now, it’s on to helping with his zig-zag walking skills cause man that’s fun! He’s growing more each day and is such a gentle, good-natured dog that we know his personality will continue to shine. He has grown SOO much in the week he’s been in Toronto. He loves snuggling up with his favourite people, especially after his evening walk, so a home where he spends a lot of time alone would be less than ideal for him. He’s been shy with meeting other dogs but is comfortable enough to let them sniff him. He hasn’t been tested with cats or kids but would probs be ok with older kids who want to play with him. If you’d like to meet DALE fill out an application to adopt now!

TULIO

TULIO

| M | 2 Y | Border Collie mix | 30 lbs | Med to high energy | Very friendly | Nips | Smart + likes a challenge | Best with a backyard | Toy destroyer | Ok with dogs | Not cat tested | Ok with older kids l NEEDS DOUBLE HIP SURGERY

Meet TULIO! From the moment this dude arrived in Canada he’s been stealing the hearts of everyone he meets – from transport volunteers to his foster to all his new pals on the street. He’s a Border Collie mix and shows many of the typical characteristics of the breed including higher energy level, intelligence, the need to be challenged and yes, herding instincts. He has shown the desire to ‘herd’ his people which includes nipping at your feet but he’s been working on this and is otherwise a very friendly/affectionate pup. He loves nothing more than being with his people and cuddling up after a long day. A less than ideal home for TULIO would be staying inside in a small space all day and not getting enough exercise. He’d really appreciate a home with a backyard. He would literally stay outside and play fetch with you all day long, but is calm and relaxed in the home if he gets enough exercise. He LOVES a challenge so ongoing trick training and incorporating the use of puzzle toys or something like that would be perfect for him. He’s also a master hide and seek player and we promise that he’ll always find you. His favourite toys are squeaky ones but he chews through them in about 15 mins so he needs the super durable ones and even then they probably won’t have a super long lifespan. He’s good on leash but can be a little apprehensive of sudden, unknown noises and is fascinated by bicycles.  TULIO has been great at meeting new people and dogs so far but hasn’t met any cats. He has shown some signs of a prey drive. He’s met a couple small humans and has been ok, but apps should keep in mind that he does nip, especially if people are running around, like kids tend to do sometimes! He does have some trouble with his hips so occasionally will stumble on the stairs. TULIO is a super friendly boy who is full of personality and will make some people very happy! If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt now!

Note: we have just found out that Tulio has severe hip dysplasia and will require surgery in both back legs. We are working on finalizing a surgery date which will prolong his adoption process. We would love for him recover in a furever home!

 

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BELLA

F | 5 Y | Terrier Mix | 40lbs | Egypt | Needs experienced owner | Strong willed | Barker | VERY affectionate | Good with some dogs | Questionable cats | Ok with kids

Meet BELLA! This Egyptian princess is fresh outta rehab and is now ready for an experienced furever home! BELLA was initially rescued from Egypt with the intent of being a second dog but upon arrival the family discovered that BELLA was bullying the other dog in the home and was also very leashaggressive. SOS has sponsored BELLA’s time in training and she’s now in foster care showing off her skills! BELLA is a typical terrier and is strong willed and stubborn (‪#‎princess‬) She knows all her basic commands but likes to pretend like she doesn’t hear you (especially when you ask her to get up in the morn) She’ll need someone who is firm and asserts control in these situations. BELLA is house broken/ crate trained. BELLA’s energy level is moderate – she enjoys a good walk and being outdoors but in the home she’s super chill and is happy to curl up on the couch. BELLA loves the afternoon sunshine and is happy lounging with you in the backyard. She’s very vocal and if she hears anything she’ll let you know so she’s not suited to apartment living. BELLA absolutely LOVES her people and is super affectionate. She loves to give kisses and her tail wags so hard you'll think she's twerking! BELLA has made substantial progress with other dogs but still has some work to do. It’s possible that she could live with another dog but this should be tested first and she should always have a proper introduction. The best thing to do is take both dogs for a walk together immediately and slowly close the gap between BELLA and the other dog as they start to get more comfortable with each other. Since she’s still 50/50 with other dogs BELLA isn’t ready for leash free but appreciates a good wrestle session with another dog that she’s comfortable with in a private area. Meeting other dogs on leash is still stressful for her and will require patience and ongoing training. BELLA is ok with chill cats and dog experienced kids

LUCKY

LUCKY

 M | 4 Y | Chihuahua mix | Low energy | Needs an experienced owner | Afraid of men | Does like to snuggle with trusted ppl | Only child or chill dogs | No kids – nips

Meet LUCKY! We’re about to get pretty real with you, he is currently working on some issues as he is a bossy little guy who is used to running the show. He will absolutely need an experienced home with very patient people who are committed to helping him break down his walls. LUCKY does not have a lot of trust or respect for humans. He can be reactive to men, quick movements, large objects like brooms and mops, and hands. His defence mechanisms kick in and he tends to bite/nip. LUCKY is very apprehensive around new people and in new situations but does have the capacity to love. He is very affectionate with his people when given the opportunity. While it’s super easy to be pulled in by LUCKY’s story his ideal home will provide lots of love along with boundaries and structure (for example no free access to food and not being able to sleep on furniture) so that he can start to learn right from wrong. It may seem counterintuitive but if you smother LUCKY too much he won’t learn how to dog properly and will become too possessive/pushy. He needs to love and trust you but also understand that you’re the boss. He will need daily training exercises. Affection should come as a reward for good behaviour and shouldn’t be given freely as he already thinks he owns the world. He has gotten better with crate training and house training but he does mark in the house if you’re not watching him. LUCKY could live with another dog in the home if the people are very comfortable with a confident dog who will try to steal all the attention. He is food and toy possessive so all interactions with other dogs need to be monitored. Park play is a no for him currently as he is leash reactive. Can you help this guy figure out his place in the pack?  Fill out an application to adopt now!

CHINOLA

CHINOLA

| F | 4 Y | 40 lbs | Podenco mix | Medium energy | Shy at first | Loyal | Very Sweet w People she Trusts l Chill + quiet in the home | Picky with dogs & has shown some reactivity | Ok with cats | Can be ok with kids

FUN FACT: a CHINOLA is a super cool/sweet fruit from the Dominican Republic which is where this beautiful pup hails from! This pooch has a lot in common! CHINOLA can be shy at first and apprehensive of new situations and people so proper introductions are key. When she first arrived it took her approximately two weeks to really come out of her shell so her new family will need to be patient and prepared for an adjustment period. Once she develops that trust in you she is extremely loyal and likes to spend as much time with you as possible. But, she needs to be discouraged from guarding or protecting and needs to trust her owner to take the lead. She is although SOOOO sweet she makes her foster gush. She’s quiet and well behaved in the home so she could live in a condo/apt but one of her greatest joys in life is running around so fun outdoors activities are great an environment like a cottage would be perfect for her OR give us another example in your adoption app on how you'd adjust for this energy! She enjoys going for 3 or 4 reasonable walks for the day and then spends the rest of her time lounging and sleeping. She’s housetrained and not destructive in the home so is not used to being crated. She’s pretty chill and enjoys laidback environments as she gets a little freaked out by loud noises or sudden movements. CHINOLA has shown some reactivity to other dogs, especially when they are approaching her humans. She will need to continue working on socialization with someone who does not reinforce her guarding her humans. She has shown zero prey drive and is relatively uninterested in the cat that she lives with currently so they co-exist very comfortably. She’s met some kids and has been fine with them but would probably prefer to live with older kids who are respectful of her mellow lifestyle. Although she’s a very well-mannered pup already, we’d love to see CHINOLA go to a home where people will continue to gently push her outside of her comfort zone and expose her to new and amazing things in the world! She will also need a home where structure/boundaries are enforced She needs to build confidence that is independence in herself and trust in her handler. If you’d like to meet her fill out an application to adopt now! 

PEARL

PEARL

| F | 1 Y | 62lbs l American bulldog | Medium energy | So friendly + sweet | Doesn’t know she’s giant | Some medical needs | Good with dogs | Good with kids | Not cat tested l Chewer 

PEARL is officially looking for second chance! She is used to being a family pet so she has a ton of super great qualities already. She is very affectionate with her people AND she generally loves meeting new ones as well! She’s met tons of people in the city so far and is excited for all her new friends… she has only growled at one person when they entered her apartment, but it didn’t last long. She loves visiting the dog park because the party is off the chain… not only are there a million dogs to run around with but there are so many people to say hi to as well. Her less than ideal home is one where she’s cooped up inside all day without any outdoor adventures however she can totally live in an apartment if she gets a few good walks per day. Generally one of her walks consists of a trip to the dog park so don’t forget about that, thank you. PEARL is a big dog but don’t tell her that. She doesn’t take up too much space in your place as she spends most of the day napping. She loves cuddling up to you and will only occasionally run smaller dogs over, by accident, because she doesn’t know that she’s a bulldozer. She is crate trained and generally well behaved in the home. She has some habits that she’s currently trying to break, like mouthing, and she is quite stubborn so ongoing training and a strong leader will be beneficial going forward. PEARL used to live with a toddler so she would be ok with kids, but she hasn’t been tested with cats. She LOVESSS toys and needs access to like a billion... especially so she doesn't eat your shoes. EK! She was surrendered due to some ongoing medical needs so her new adopters will need to be prepared for higher than average vet bills with the possibility of surgery in her future. She has hip dysplasia and as a result is very uncomfortable if you touch her back legs. She will likely need to be on pain meds for life, her activity should be controlled and she absolutely has to stay in good shape and not put on too much excess weight. PEARL is a total sweetheart and deserves this second chance SO much. Fill out an application to adopt now!

PARKER

PARKER l 7M l M l 75lbs l Great Pyrenees Mix l BIG PUPPY - Needs All Basic Training l Medium Energy l House = Safe Zone l Friendly l Needs Socialization/Leash Training l Dog Social l No kids/cats l Needs Leadership l Looking for Foster-to-Adopt

Well, sadly, we don’t have great things to say about PARKERS beginning experiences and although SOS focuses on the positive, the future successes, it’s important to recognize his past as he is still in an adjustment period. PARKER was purchased on Kijiji and was starving and unable to hold himself up. We are unsure as to how he got that way.. but regardless it is unfortunate. After being with his now surrendering owner for 3 months, PARKER has gained a lot of strength and is now a healthy boy. What he hasn’t gained is much socialization. PARKER is good in the house and meets people well, but since he has had so many months of not walking and then later focus on gaining strength, he hasn’t seen much of the real world yet. PARKER has NO IDEA how to walk on a leash. He just pancakes. Good news is, he is 7 months young and is looking for a leader to take him on and show him the ropes. Is that you? After initial obedience and leash skills we’d love PARKERS home to focus on socialization. When meeting PARKER in his current home he was great! He took really well to touching him wherever and being overly comfortable with new people. We think this will change when he goes to a new place but overall he does seem more chill in temperament. He currently behaves like a low-energy pooch but we think he is bored and in need of stimulation which he will get more once he starts to venture around town! Bonding with him will also be key so playing games inside are great. This will help him feel safer with you on walks and also get out some mental stimulation as he is a chewer. We think he will be more social once he is chopped but do think he’d be a fine second dog. He is currently not cat tested and although is very gentle, we are unsure if kids would be a good fit as we haven’t seen him out of his safe-zone (home) and want to set him up for success. We think with proper guidance and leadership that he’d be good with kids being around and also just generally be a confident and amazing pup!

PARKER is looking for an adopter ASAP. We are willing to put him through a 2-week trail where we can have you foster-to-adopt him! Visit saveourscruff.org and put in an adoption application MEOW!  

CASSANOVA

CASSANOVA

| F | 3 Y | Hound mix | 30 lbs | Medium energy | Loves the backyard | Shy – needs proper intros | Nervous on leash | Super sweet | Ok with dogs | Not cat or kid tested

Meet CASSANOVA! This pocket hound dog is looking for some patient people who can continue to help her break out of her shell. She’s still very nervous on leash but loves to lounge in the backyard. As such, her walks haven’t been as long as she would probably like. Her furever fam will need to work on developing trust with her, leading by example and showing confidence so that her curiosity kicks in and she’ll want to follow you anywhere. Regardless her leash skills will take work and that starts with your pup trusting you in the home! CASS has shown glimpses of a playful personality so we know that there’s a confident babe in there just waiting to come out. She’s pretty chill in the home and doesn’t take up too much space but is used to being in a quieter environment. She loves being with her people and is generally following you around the house if you’re home. She is crate trained and does whine a bit when her people leave. Although CASS is very friendly with the people she trusts, she needs proper intros when meeting new people as she’s scared of the unknown. She should always be allowed to approach people first, and with the supervision of her people she usually warms up pretty quickly. CASS is also timid when interacting with new dogs, especially if they’re forward or fast as sudden movements are triggering for her. She would do well with another friendly dog in the home who can help her to become more confident. She hasn’t shown any aggression with other dogs so a pooch who can read her signals while gently pushing her out of her comfort zone would be ideal. She hasn’t been tested with cats but does enjoy chasing squirrels in her backyard. CASS hasn’t been tested with kids but due to her nerves should only go to a home with kids 14+ who are dog savvy and can respect her boundaries. If you’d like to help her become the confident pup she was destined to be, apply to adopt CASSANOVA now! 

LEMON LIME

LEMON LIME

| F | 1 Y | Shepherd mix | 38 lbs | Medium energy | Loves people | Nervous | Escape artist | Can be vocal | Can be reactive to dogs | Not cat or kid tested 

We called her LEMON LIME because naming a dog 7UP is just crazy. LL is very smart but gets bored easily so we think she needs an environment with lots of stimulation and humans who will continue with her training. It would be great if her people are dog experienced/interested in attending formal training classes. While she absolutely loves walks she gets nervous in high traffic areas so a quieter part of the city or a home outside of the city would be ideal. She tends to pull in all directions when there are loud traffic noises like buses so it's essential that her people have her secure at all times. She also turns into a dog pancake when bicycles zoom by and refuses to get up until they've passed, but she adjusts quickly and can now walk calmly beside a slow-moving bike. Her people will need to be patient but confident on walks and lead by example so that she learns to follow. Otherwise, she's actually quite good on a leash. LL is crate trained, despite some pretty impressive (and annoying) escapes so far. She will go in on command and has been happily napping during the work day despite some occasional howling at the beginning. Note that she is also a shredder and will eat what she shreds, so it's important to keep her crate clear of anything that could be ingested (including the plastic trays that come with wire crates). During her escape attempts, she can be both vocal and destructive so a home where she doesn't need to be crated for long periods of time would be best, although she is currently successfully on a 9-5 work schedule. She's a bit shy meeting new people at first so proper introductions are key but she really thrives off human interaction so as soon as she receives a few nice pets from you she's already asking for more. She is still quite nervous on walks and currently needs specialized conditions to do her business. With time and consistency, she is slowly graduating to being able to go on a grassy patch, while on a leash, and with you standing right there. You'll need to work on her confidence to make this more consistent. She loves sniffing around grassy areas but also finds grass to be a super tasty snack so you need to watch her. She can be reactive to other dogs on a leash so will need to continue to work on socialization to become less fearful of the other dogs. She hasn't been tested with cats or kids. If you'd like to meet LEMON LIME fill out an application to adopt now!

CANDY

CANDY

| F | 1 Y | Shepherd mix | 40 lbs | Medium energy | Nervous/Flight Risk | Needs proper intros | Very affectionate | Good second dog | Dog social but shy | Not cat tested | Has met a few kids

The only kind of sweet that won't give you a toothache... Meet CANDY! (PS if you ever need some pickup lines clearly we've got a few...) CANDY is super kind and affectionate with her people. She always wants to be snuggled up next to her humans and although she requires a proper introduction to new people where she is allowed to approach first, you soon have a snuggle buddy for life. Although she's fine in an apartment in that she's not overly energetic or vocal, she has had some issues feeling comfortable enough to go to the washroom on walks which is why a house with a backyard would be beneficial for her. An apartment would be ok as long as her people are super committed to helping build her confidence on walks and understanding if there are a few accidents while she figures things out. She enjoys walks but is being fostered outside of the city so is used to a quieter environment. She typically gets an hour to an hour and a half of walking in per day which works well for her but she also has a high energy foster brother who she loves playing with! She would be a great second dog as he has really helped to build her confidence and she loves the one-on-one time. In a group of dogs, she can be shy and will often try to hide behind her people if she feels uncomfortable. She doesn't like being approached by other dogs too quickly and will need to continue to work on her socialization. Training classes would be ideal as it allows her to spend time with other dogs in a controlled environment. CANDY is also a flight risk so she shouldn't be off leash in open areas and her people will need to be VERY careful with her around any open doors. She will run. She hasn't been tested with cats but has shown signs of a prey drive. She has met a couple children on walks and has been ok with very calm and controlled actions. If you'd like to meet her fill out an application to adopt now!

ROSE

ROSE

| F | 1 Y | Collie mix | 34 lbs | High energy | Curious | Active and playful | Good with dogs/Great Second Dog | Good w Kids w Monitoring | Not Cat Tested | Someone w Flexible Schedule or Doggy Daycare

Meet ROSE! She’s always smiling! She’s very people friendly and doesn’t have any issues meeting new people as long as they get down on her level and allow her to come to them, which she does almost instantly. She’s very affectionate with her people in the home and is literally DA DOMB when you’re home. She flakes out and goes to sleep at the drop of a hat. Her insecurities come out when she is left alone for more than 5 hours. She is best with a flexible schedule and/or need an office dog? She’d also thrive at a doggy daycare if that is your thing! She LOVES being active with you and would be an amazing jogging partner once she settles into your neighbourhood as she’s can be a bit nervous in new environments and around traffic and construction. She is curious about everything and needs a fair amount of interaction to keep her satisfied so daily activities will be beneficial going forward. Things like tug-a-war, hide and seek with treats, etc. Ideally, she’d love another playful dog in the home who can show her the ropes but also tire her out a bit. She hasn’t been tested with cats  and has been good with kids in the neighbourhood! ROSE is ultimately looking for a patient but active home who can think of creative ways to keep her engaged and satisfied as she builds her confidence. Fill out an app now!

Her foster has made an IG account for her to check out some additional photos: 

https://www.instagram.com/rescuerosethedog/

POPCORN

POPCORN

 

POPCORN | M | 10 M | Maltese mix | High energy | Firecracker | Needs lots of attention | Needs training – nips | Affectionate | Vocal but getting better | Ok with dogs | Not cat tested | Older kids only (14+)

Remember when we first told you guys POPCORN was chill? Ya, our bad.He has a lot of energy plus a huge personality. In his previous life he was with his human essentially 24/7 and didn’t really live by a lot of rules. He has improved significantly but needs to be reminded that you’re the one who’s in charge. This means only inviting him up on the couch once in a while and letting him get used to life at ground level. Since getting neutered, the nipping has disappeared although you need to make sure his bad habits don’t come back! POPCORN needs to understand the rules and that he can’t just do whatever he wants. He will continually try to jump on the furniture with you but it’s important to stay strong. If he tries to jump up 100 times and you let him up just one time he’ll be like sweet, these rules aren’t real and these people WILL crack if I just keep trying. He whines a bit when you leave but quickly comes to terms with the fact he is getting some much needed popcorn time. He also sleeps in his crate at night and doesn't make a peep. He patiently waits to greet you in the morning but gets extremely excited when coming out of his crate so it’s important to play it cool. Continued crate training will be key! POPCORN has two speeds: going a million miles a minute or sleeping and there are rarely any moments in between. That being said, if popcorn gets a couple of long walks a day, (he’s a true outdoorsmen) all of his energy is left outside and he will just chill if his human is chilling. If you’re walking around the house be prepared to have a shadow. Although he is sometime a handful, Popcorn is a sweetheart that just needs some direction and guidance, like most teenagers his age! He needs to be fully secured on car rides just in case but has recently either slept in his crate or passed out.  POPCORN is great with other dogs and is more than happy to be off leash at the dog park, this little guy is a social butterfly. He hasn’t been tested with cats and should only go to a home with older kids with the nipping. POPCORN is looking for a structured home who will keep up with his activity level and give him lots of attention but also work through all of his training needs going forward. Keep in mind this little fur ball is not meant to be a lap dog, or a purse pooch if you give him an inch he will take a mile and end up in his old ways. If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt now!

 

CHOPS

CHOPS

| M | 1 Y | Baladi/Shepherd mix | 52 lbs | Medium energy | Shy/nervous | Needs proper intros | Chill in the home | Loves the backyard | Needs more socialization w/ dogs | Ok with cats | Was ok meeting kids

Meet CHOPS! He’s really a goofy, gentle giant at heart but is still getting settled here so is very shy/nervous in new situations. We’re looking for a confident but patient owner who will set positive boundaries for him and be a leader, while working to slowly and gently build that bond with him. He’s more nervous of men (especially with those things called beards!) than women but his socialization skills with humans have been improving as his confidence grows. In new situations he needs time to decompress so it’s best to stand there confidently and allow him to take it all in. Babying him or being overly reassuring will actually be a setback as it teaches him that being fearful is ok. Your calm presence is all the reassurance he needs! He does better meeting new people outside the home first so going on a quick walk is a great first intro. His forever home needs to continue with training. He has such a great personality but needs to work on the basics and gets distracted easily… squirrel… leaf… snacks.. what were you saying? He likes enjoying the sunshine in the backyard and is actually pretty good on leash already. He LIVES for his squeaky toys but they don’t last too long because duh, CHOPS. He is very affectionate when he develops trust and will struggle with deciding how to be close to ALL the people if you’re hanging in separate rooms. CHOPS will need more socialization with other dogs. He’s not aggressive but is very fearful so a controlled environment like a training class would help. He’s perfectly fine living with an anti-social cat and has been ok meeting kids on the street as long as the situation is calm and controlled. He’s such a good-natured pup who just needs a bit of support to overcome some fears. If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt now!

BONITO

BONITO

| M | 1 Y | Chihuahua mix | 20lbs l Medium-High energy | Active and playful | Can be shy at first | Cuddly + loves attention | Good second dog | Dog social | Not cat or kid tested l Good apartment dog w excerise

Meet BONITO! If you’re typically like I don’t like small dogs because they don’t do much… not true. This guy is active, playful and rambunctious and will definitely keep you on your toes. His ideal home has a backyard he can run around in, lots of people to play with him and the ability to take him out on lots of nice, long walks or give us a suggestion on how you’d work with him! If he doesn’t get enough exercise/stimulation during the day he has a lot of energy in the evening and takes a while to calm down, thus delaying your Netflix and chill. So, he would be fine in an apartment, as long as he gets some fun/active time in during the day! He is crated when his people are away and at night and does fine. He does tend to bark at noises while he’s in his crate. He’s pretty good on leash and is learning some basic commands, including down which is most applicable when he’s super excited to greet new people and forgets to keep all four paws on the ground. In some situations, like social gatherings with a group of people, he’s been overly stimulated and needs a couple minutes to assess the situation. Otherwise he’s really social and loves to meet people on walks. He’s very loving with his people in the home. BONITO has been fine when interacting with other dogs so far but can be a little intense for some older, chill dogs. He would benefit from having another dog in the home who can teach him how to be a grown up dog but also get crazy with him every now and again. He hasn’t been tested with cats but does show signs of a prey drive on leash. He’s not kid tested but we think he would really enjoy a home with little, playful humans after a proper intro. If you’d like to meet BONITO fill out an application to adopt now!