Maggie

MAGGIE

F | 2 Y | Border Collie mix | Saudi Arabia | Medium energy | Very people friendly | SO FLUFFY | Not comfortable with other dogs | Drama queen | Needs a confident owner | Ok with cats and  older kids

Meet MAGGIE… but we like to call her Beetle Juice cause she’s kind of a strange and dramatic weirdo but you actually love hanging out with her. She is VERY affectionate with her people and is basically a giant pillow. Not only because she’s SO fluffy but also because she needs to lose a few pounds.  MAGGIE will need a very confident owner who won’t give in to her antics. By antics we mean this lovely scream whenever there is something happening that she doesn’t like. She likes things her way and isn’t so good at hearing the word no. She’s mastered this noise because she’s learned that people hate hearing it and will ultimately give her whatever she wants. Not today MAGGIE! She’s been turning over a new leaf in training and learning that she’s not the master manipulator she thinks she is. That said, her owner will need to not be embarrassed by the drama. Like yes that is MY dog making that noise but please ignore her, k thanks. MAGGIE will need someone who will help her build her confidence. She’s absolutely terrified of other dogs which results in reactivity. She doesn’t always do well with corrections and will need someone who can patiently expose her to new things. She doesn’t  know how to react appropriately to most things yet and becomes overexcited and then reacts poorly because she doesn’t know any better. She would do best in a quiet home and not in a building where she will constantly see other dogs. She would be fine with older kids who can ignore her drama and cats. Fill out an application to adopt now and help teach MAGGIE how to dog!

Griffin

GRIFFIN

M | 3 Y | Pekingese mix | 15 lbs | Quebec | Medium energy | Separation anxiety | Vocal at times | LOVES people | Happy go lucky | Dog social | Not cat tested | Older kids ok

Have you always wanted an ewok of your own? Well good news, we just rescued one from Quebec – meet GRIFFIN! This little dude looks exactly like those other little dudes from the movies. We’re not even sure he’s a dog or how he actually got here, tbh. He is super sweet and really loves his people. K, he’s actually OBSESSED with people and will bond very closely to a couple in particular. He can be a bit wary of strangers and new situations at first and will run right back to his trusted humans. Because of his desire to be with you like ALL THE TIME he does have some separation anxiety and hates when you leave. So much so that he doesn’t even want you going to the washroom without those saucer eyes staring at you the whole time. He would prefer a home with someone around more often than not. GRIFFIN will need someone who will set some boundaries for him and treat him like a dog. Although he wants to be carried around or sitting in your lap at all times (he gives you his best puppy dog eyes to prove it) that’s not the ideal life for him. His separation anxiety will need to be worked on with time and patience. He can be vocal in the home when he’s left alone or when he hears strange noises. He’s not destructive though and doesn’t really go on the furniture unless you put him there. He’s great with other dogs and walks well on a leash. He’s a picky eater but we think he’s just being particular because he thinks he can. He hasn’t been tested with cats and would do best in a home with older children. Also, two words: THAT UNDERBITE. If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt now!

Velveteen

VELVETEEN

F | Puppy | Hound mix | South Carolina | High energy | Follows her nose | Needs training | Excited by everything | Dog social | Older kids only | Not cat tested

Remember the story The Velveteen Rabbit? This is just like that only with a cuuuuteee puppy. Meet VELVETEEN! She is a firecracker. You know that friend who has so much energy All. The. Time. and you’re just like how do you even do it? This girl. She has a ton of puppy energy and she’s very excitable. Everything seems cool to her and she wants to know more. People? Yes. Squirrel? YAS. Planes? We’re not even sure how she sees them but yes. She’s been learning to walk better on a loose leash but will still need some help. True to her hound breed she loves to follow her nose and is very curious. She’s been working on some scent training with her foster and would love to continue in her forever home – on leash at first of course! VELVETEEN is still learning all the puppy basics but is eager to please so it’s relatively easy to teach her new things. She knows some basic commands and is crate trained. If she’s not sleeping she wants to do something at all times so she will need active adopters plus mental stimulation, like finding hidden kibbles. If you’re too tired to play she’ll totally amuse herself for a while by playing with her toys alone. Independent woman. She grunts at you when she wants attention and is very friendly with people. She would do best in a home with kids 10+ as she’s a little rambunctious. She’s good with other dogs but hasn’t been tested with cats. Keep in mind she does have a prey drive. If you’d like to meet this sweet girl fill out an application to adopt today!

BIGGIE SMALLS

BIGGIE SMALLS

2Y l M l 35lbs l Collie Mix l Medium Energy l Chill in the home l Loves Humans/Super Friendly l Affectionate l Leash Reactive (Vocal/Lunges) but working on it l Particular w Dogs l Not Cat tested (but prey drive) l Kid Social

BIGGIE SMALLS wants to change his view of being a street dude cause he's totally ready to be your warm and fuzzy cuddle bug! BIGGIE is very chill and obedient in the home and simply wants to be your buddy now, later and furever. BIGGIE loves humans of all kinds and if he's unsure of you at first he will end up in your lap by the end of things. BIGGIE transforms when he's outside his foster home and back on the streets. BIGGIE feels pretty intense on the streets as it reminds him of his past. BIGGIE understandably has a hard time on leash because this is all new to him. He is very overstimulated and excited and it all comes out vocally. BIGGIE will definitely need leash work, specifically calming him down on leash before he can start meeting dogs. He lived with many dogs in Mexico, but this whole leash thing is a new approach for him that he needs to be adjusted too! We think it would be best that he live either without a dog, or a non-reactive dog with someone experienced to deal with his reactivity. Working with his personal issues need to come first before introducing him to lots of new furry friends. He has progressed in foster care but will need continued support. Otherwise BIGGIE is very fun, playful and loves to run around for short bursts! This leads him to his all time fav thing which is napping! BIGGIE has not been tested with cats and has had small experiences with kids but is good. A dog friendly kid is important as well! BIGGIE is very affectionate and ready to show you ALL the appreciation of not only adopting him but also helping him continue to progress his training! If BIGGIE is as cool to you as he is to us then apply for him today!

Jax

JAX 

M | 6 Y | Weimaraner | 65 lbsH | High energy | LOVES fetch | Can be persistent | Learning the rules | Giant lap dog | Dog social but can be reactive | Not cat tested

Remember that time we had a real life Weimaraner?! Meet JAX! He’s a very sweet boy who thinks he’s a lap dog. We haven’t told him he’s actually a giant. He looks especially hilarious next to his chi friend Otis and we would definitely consider adopting them together to the right home. JAX is high energy and has what seems like endless amounts of energy. Fetch, long walks on the beach, chasing squirrels, tug-o-war – he loves all of them and can never get enough. He will require an active home that can provide him with lots of physical and mental stimulation. We’re not kidding when we say he likes to swim and play outside for hours. He loves playtime so much that he can sometimes be a little overly persistent but he’s starting to learn the rules. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t get in on some good Netflix on the couch action though! He’s also VERY passionate about food which sometimes results in some food aggression and resource guarding. JAX would do best in a home with people who are dog experienced, especially with dogs who are easily excitable and require some boundaries. He’s learning to walk well on a leash but will react to reactive dogs. He lives with a couple dogs currently though and is doing well with them. He would be ok with dog experienced kids who are comfortable with his size. He hasn’t been tested with cats but does show signs of a prey drive so we’re not sure that’s the best situation for him.

Ready to meet this cool dude? Fill out an application now.

Tank

TANK

M | 5 Y | Rottweiler Mix | BIG dog | Needs experienced home | Silly & Happy l VERY strong | Needs a home with a yard | Ok with dogs | Good w Kids | Not cat tested
 

We’re looking for an experienced adoptive home for this big guy TANK! His name is VERY appropriate because he’s a big, strong dog with explosive energy. TANK has come a long way in training and we’ve been working with him daily to help him overcome some fears and better understand the world around him. Unfortunately the first part of his life was very secluded and TANK rarely, if ever, left his home. As such, he came to us extremely hesitant and nervous of pretty much everything. Through proper introductions we’ve been exposing him to more and more, although he is still apprehensive of new situations and can be reactive out of fear. TANK has come a long way with his leash skills but they still need work. He no longer pulls on the leash but still gets very excited when passing other dogs so a strong handler is necessary. He’s ok with other dogs but definitely needs a proper introduction. He doesn’t do well with reactive or dominant dogs so can’t hang out at the dog park. TANK is extremely playful so he needs a house with a yard (the bigger the better #mansionlife #countrylife) and lots of physical and mental stimulation every day to stay calm and happy. Give this guy some kind of ball to play with and he’s beyond excited because ball is life. He makes some pretty strange noises when he gets his spurts of energy that could easily scare people who aren’t familiar with him. He sounds a lot like a lion so.. if you've always wanted one or your fav movie is the lion king.. thoughts? Either way, we tell him to be himself. TANK has not been tested with cats but we think he might be ok. He was always gentle with kids/toddlers in his old home, and even in training hangs out with a 8 year old dude just fine. We’re looking for an experienced owner who is familiar with large breeds and will continue to follow TANK’s training plan. He’s a very loyal dog and really loves his people. We think he can definitely become a snuggler once he adjusts into his furever home.

Otis

OTIS

M l 6Y l 6lbs l Chihuahua Mix l Low Energy l Quirky l Nervous l Separation Anxiety l Affectionate but on his own time l Quite Home l MUST be second dog l Apartment Living l Barks at other dogs on walks but dog social l Good with Older Kids l Good w Chill Cats l Needs help building Confidence 

OTIS MEET THE WORLD. K maybe not all at once cause this dude is just getting comfortable looking in the mirror. OTIS is a special little dude with lots of quirks and fun traits. OTIS takes a little bit of time to get comfortable in his surroundings but once he decides you're an okay person he will be your corky best friend. OTIS is nervous on his own and will need help building confidence. He's used to living in a home with another dog and uses them to shield himself from the world. You don't notice me right? Look at this guy instead.. he's cool. Instead, we want OTIS to be in a home that encourages him to be brave and find happiness in himself and the world around, but just so happens to have another dog! OTIS does have separation anxiety and will need help working on this. Building his confidence will definitely help but someone with a flexible schedule to help him work on this is KEY! Creating boundaries and helping with his independence should be your top priority. OTIS' fav activity (okay second favourite to humping his friends heads) is sun bathing cause duh, you don't get this dark naturally. Because of this we rate OTIS' energy level at about a -2. Okay fine, a couple pee breaks are nice too. OTIS is good with other dogs but does bark at them on walks which will need to be worked on. He has not been extensively tested with cats but seems to be good with chill ones! And again, he must go to a home as the second dog but needs to be controlled as to not use the dog as a clutch. OTIS is better with older kids (15+). He'd also probz be a good office dog if you let him. He is also NOT potty trained and marks inside. This will need some serious work!! We're also not 100% sure he's a dog because if you put him in a cage of rabbits you may never find him again. If you'd like to meet this dude or find out more, the first step is filling out the adoption application at saveourscruff.org SO DO IT NOW!

Ike

IKE

M l 2Y l 45lbs l Shepherd Mix l Medium Energy l Happy Dude l Rescued from Cayman Islands l Dog Social/Best as Second Dog l Prey Drive/No cats l No Kids l Smiles l Fear Reactive when pushed


First word foster uses to describe him: DWEEB. In a trusting environment, IKE is just the happiest guy! He is NEVER HAPPIER than when he sees his leash as he totally loves a casual stroll around the neighbourhood twice a day. Otherwise, he is best observed in his natural habitat: napping. He has an irresistible stupid lil smile and is so adorably playful and curious. BUT his curiosity doesn't get him far as his fav spot is next to you! He also loves making doggy friends and is best known for cuddling next to his foster pup. Ideally, we will be looking for him to be added as the second dog of the home as his personality transforms when he has a furry role model to look up to. As stated at the beginning of this bio, this is IKE's behaviour when he feels trusting and SAFE. IKE is a fearful dog at times and previously showed signs of fear reactivity meaning he uses his teeth to protect himself. This has been seen mostly at the vet which is known as a place where dogs can get very scared but should be recognized as a place he is willing to go if all isn't in his comfort zone. So, you could see him react poorly when introduced to something he isn't a fan of and something to particularly be noted if in new environments. IKE hasn't shown much fear in his new foster home and we think having another dog around him has opened him up a fair bit. IKE should take all new situations slowly, and be controlled by leash to help guide his behaviours, especially as he adjusts to his adoptive home, gets comfortable and begins to trust. Establishing rules/boundaries from the beginning is very important for a balanced relationship between IKE and his masters! He should not be in a home with cats because of his prey drive. IKE should not go to a home with kids as he is sometimes sensitive being touched/introduced in the face. He has been good with them when monitored on leash! He is such a lover and rewards his humans with smiles, constant tail wags and alien sounds of affection. Yes, we said that. If IKE is a good fit for you then please apply

Cesar

CESAR

M | 8 | 10 lbs | Chihuahua | Los Angeles | Low energy | Quiet | Tolerant but indifferent | Snuggle bug | Loves walks | Good with small dogs, cats and older kids (10 +)

Very important – CESAR has requested that we call him TOBY because he’s taking on a new identity and leaving his past behind him. K fine, welcome TOBY! Seriously though CESAR seems to bring up negative memories for him – like when your friend reminds you what you did at the party last night. UGH.

Anyyyway, CESAR loves his new name and new life. He’s pretty easy going but turns in to a little piglet/snorting machine when you go to grab his leash. He LOVES walks and is very happy to explore the great outdoors. He’s super chill in the home and never barks. He doesn't do well with discipline in the sense of a firm tone. He tolerates it but seems very uncomfortable, just like you at that office function you've been avoiding. He submits almost immediately.

CESAR would love to live with someone who is home more often that not and wold actually do very well with another dog OR a friendly feline in the home. We also think he would be fine with kids. He’s working on his basic commands but is house trained and crate trained. If you’d like to meet our Petit Prince fill out an application to adopt now!

Mishu

MISHU

F | 1 Y | Husky | High energy | Happy go lucky | Friendly & Curious l Confident, Bossy, Smart l SO FLUFFY | Separation anxiety | Chill in the home | Very friendly with people + dogs | Good with kids | Cat Friendly

MISHU arrived into our care as one GIANT ball of fluff but after a trip to the groomer she’s looking fresh AF with her summer cut and is ready to get adopted! This girl is stunning and if you’re a fan of the Husky breed you need to get your app in like yesterday. MISHU is a happy go lucky girl and is super friendly. She’s happy to meet anyone on the street and people will fall in love with her in about two seconds. True to her breed she’s playful, smart and energetic and will need regular exercise to keep her happy. In the home she’s very chill and will regularly check in with you for a quick snuggle just to show her love and appreciation. She doesn’t like being left alone and has shown signs of separation anxiety including barking. Her foster has been working with her on this but it is a work in progress. She currently does not spend time home alone and instead gets babysat. Crating will definitely help but there will be an adjustment period and effort needed for her to learn to be okay alone. Her ideal home will have people around more often than not and we think she’d be ok in a home with kids and cats and preferably another dog. A dog daycare would also be a great option. She's playful but gentle. She’s learning her basic commands and is pretty good on leash. MISHU is great with other dogs and pretty much loves them all, big and small. Her foster has a cat and they were caught cuddling the other day -- so yes cat social but your cat also needs to be friendly with dogs! She would do best NOT in a condo/apartment as she needs space as well as barks from SA. If you’d like to meet MISHU fill out an application to adopt now!

Pierre

PIERRE

M | 9 Y | Maltese | Medium energy | Very human friendly | Stage 5 Clinger | Needs patience + training | Generally well behaved | Playful | Dog, cat + kid social

Oui, oui je suis PIERRE. This little Maltese is definitely a romantic and ready to love you and everyone around you. So much so that he HATES when you leave and has separation anxiety. He does NOT like to be left alone and is very vocal about it. As such, PIERRE is not suited to apartments and his ideal home is soundproofed and/or has very understanding neighbours. He barks A LOT when left alone. He’s great about his crate when people are around but when he’s alone it’s a different story, and he will have the occasional accident. He’s getting better though! Other than that this guy is a total sweetheart.

Coming into our care, he really hasn’t been taught any rules so his anxiety is likely all about control. He’s very playful and loves playing with you or rolling around on the ground with his toy like a baby otter if you’re busy. He actually loves bath time and will secretly creep into the tub. He will need a strong and experienced owner who is willing to show him boundaries. After living a life of TREAT YO SELF PIERRE he’s ready for some rules – including not being allowed on the furniture unless invited. PIERRE is good with dogs, cats and kids!

Ready for a French romance? Fill out an application to adopt now!

Joey

JOEY

M | Chihuahua | 8 Y | 9 lbs | LA | Low energy | Thinks he’s the boss | Needs training + boundaries | Timid | Affectionate | Good apartment dog | Good with dogs | Not cat tested | Older kids only

When you’re small but just wanna be BIG… meet JOEY! What he lacks in size he definitely makes up for in personality as long as you like your Chis with a healthy dose of sass. Don’t we all though?! Because of this he will need a dominant handler who is ready to continue to expose him to new things. Although he wants to be a lap dog and just have you carry him around on a fancy pillow all day like the boss he is, this cannot happen. He needs boundaries set for him and will need ongoing training. Current areas of improvement include walking on leash, basic commands and marking. He wants to put his mark all over the city, like literally every two feet, but he needs to learn that walks are actually for walking. He gets nervous in high traffic areas, around loud noises and around other dogs. He stops walking and refuses to move. He should NOT be picked up in these cases rather his people should encourage him to be more independent, with baby steps. A home outside the city may actually be nice for his chillness. JOEY is actually pretty chill in the home. He’s very cute and loves his people but make no mistake that little mind is working overtime and he definitely thinks he’s in charge. His fav activity is meeting new doggy pals! He hasn’t been tested with cats and should only go to a home with older children, 12 and up. If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt today!

Cheesy

CHEESY

5Y l 58lbs l M l Shepherd Mix l Medium Energy l Dog Social but Dominant l Best Second Dog l Sweet, Eager to Please, Tolerant l Nervous in new surroundings (indoors) l Cocky (outside) l Needs Structured Training & Stimulation l High Fives! 

If you haven't already heard of CHEESY then you probably aren't a hardcore SOS fan. This dude has been in training for some time, getting over some unfortunate bad training guidelines (given to his previous family by a hired trainer) that lead to his triggers worsening and consequently being surrendered. 

CHEESY has been putting some solid effort into training and is now available to the RIGHT home. Don't you just love when it's time for a second chance?! CHEESY'S home is required to provide structured mental/physical stimulation as CHEESY is oh so in the trades field as he loves a good job here and there. 

CHEESY's furever home will also be dedicated to helping him build trust by following training instructions that have been set out to make this dude shine. With the right owner, CHEESY is a very awesome dog to be around and is eager to please and tolerant of his handler. Once he has trust in you he will use you as a guide to work through his fears like allowing you to take lead on the stairs and entering the basement first, as CHEESY is nervous in certain indoor environments like slippery floors and the dreaded monsters in the basement. He has built a higher threshold in training to get through overwhelming situations and is doing WAY better with guidance. After building trust with him, our goal is to have his adopter continue slowly exposing him to new situations to help teach him that YES the world is okay. He would be best in a quiet home with no kids, another dog (or dog friends available), where he can hang out outside at times. He is a pretty chill dude and pretty much matches your engagement, he's able to do his own thing but will also be very focused on you if you stimulate him. His work ethic is amazing. He is a great companion and very obedient. He is crate and house trained, and knows some cool commands like high five (no big) and is ready to learn whatever you want to throw at him. He is currently in Bailieboro. If this sounds like the pal for you, please apply at saveourscruff.org 

Nero

NERO

M | 7 M | Hound Mix | 18 lbs | Cuba | Medium energy | Shy and timid | Very playful at times | Loves people | Flight risk | Nervous with other dogs | Older kids only (12+) | Not cat tested

Now for a familiar looking face, meet NERO! Anyone who is already familiar with his story will know that he’s a flight risk and is still getting used to his surroundings in Canada. We’re happy to report that there were no significant injuries from his time living on the streets of Toronto but he will absolutely require very patient adopters who are careful and willing to put in the time to help him build his confidence. NO OFF LEASH and it will take time for him to get used to going on long walks. Double leash life, fo life. (Or at least for the foreseeable future.) He’s currently still nervous of high traffic areas, loud noises, vehicles, etc. Basically, the whole city so he would love a home in a quiet neighbourhood.

NERO is a very kind and gentle soul. He’s pretty chill overall but he is still a puppy inside so when he gets excited and wants to play he has LOTS of energy. He LOVES his people and gets so excited when you wake up in the morning like "OMG OMG you’re still HERE!" He shows some signs of separation anxiety, but will likely get better as his confidence grows.

NERO is okay with other dogs as long as there is a slow and proper introduction, but otherwise he is very nervous around them. Even with a proper intro, he becomes protective of his safe space – currently, the couch – and will growl. He is also showing small signs of guarding his food. He occasionally snarls at his own reflection as well… He hasn’t been tested with kids but due to his timid nature should only go to a home with older kids who can respect his boundaries. If you’d like to meet NERO fill out an application today.

Josee (Foster Home Needed)

JOSÉE

**FOSTER HOME NEEDED**

F | 2 Y | Malinois Mix | 68 lbs | High Energy/Stimulation | Very smart | Confident | Playful | Bossy w Dogs & People l Needs an assertive owner | Needs Relationship Building | Needs Structured Exercise l Good with Non-Reactive Dogs | Not Cat Social | No Kids

This playa is looking for a foster and/or adoptive home! Meet JOSÉE, this girl is tough as nails and has got the confidence to back it. JOSEE first and foremost needs the following things from a home: 1) Handlers willing to work on relationship building/earning her trust (E.g. working for food, play, praise) and 2) Structured Exercise (E.g. Scent work, tug, proper fetch). These two things are a priority to keep JOSEE in line with her training. JOSEE has had lots of reasons to not trust humans so working with her to BOND with you is absolutely a must. Hand feeding her, rewarding her for eye contact during commands and making her work for treats/play are examples of how to get JOSEE to respect you. Versus, an environment with no boundaries like just giving her whatever she wants (laying on the couch, always having water/food available) are ways to allow JOSEE to control your relationship. She needs a relationship that makes her understand that she needs and wants a human. Without this, she is bossy and will correct both humans and dogs. In the wrong relationship, she sometimes nips to say "umm I didn't like your call on that" so boundaries are a must. JOSEE can learn anything with a good food encouragement which is amazing for following said instructions for JOSEE's life of team building. Once a respectful relationship is formed, JOSEE is very playful and ready to show her more affectionate side. JOSEE benefits from playtime, especially obedience work like sniffing out treats and fetch. She is good with non-reactive dogs and is very playful but not good with confident/cocky dogs that will try to "put her in her place" bc um no, JOSEE puts you in YOUR place. JOSEE can spend downtime in her crate and is trained to stay in there when you're not home as well as overnight. Crating is key for her success. JOSEE is generally good on leash with a prong collar which helps gain control over her reactions if there are any and just to generally control her as she is very strong. She would benefit from a low-key lifestyle with a mix of mental/physical stimulation and chill time. Her trainer thinks one of her best traits is that JOSEE is very confident and can approach most situations without nervousness. She's kind of like "k, this is it? Why were you scared mom?" while on the biggest rollercoaster of life. She is a wonderful dog at heart and is looking for someone to trust in either a foster or adoptive situation. If you are interested in fostering her please email foster@saveourscruff.org or for adoption please apply at saveourscruff.org

Emma

EMMA

EMMA l F l 73lbs l 1Y l Black Mouth Cur l Medium-High Energy l Affectionate l Excitable l Very Playful l Particular w Dogs (Other Dominant Females) /Leash Reactive l No Cats l Good w Older Kids (10+) l Strong like Bull l Needs Confident Handler 


Been looking at EMMA's bio and wondering whether she'd be a good fit for you? This girl is looking for a foster-to-adopt type situation!! Meet EMMA. This lovely adoptable travelled from TEXAS with the biggest smile on her face which we might add.. is still there. EMMA's fav thing ever is to PLAY. In your house, in your yard, while on a leash.. EMMA has lots of energy which she is learning to control. Although it is easy to get her energy out with a playdate, EMMA is a confident dog that plays a little tough and needs the right sort of friend to have fun with. She is dominant herself and needs to be watched with other dominant females. Since she is currently needing to continue to work on her training, she is not a dog to bring to the dog park, but more bring her around your friend's dogs to play in the yard with dogs that you trust/know. Her overstimulation also comes out on walks as she is vocal when seeing other dogs. She also will spin and pull as she NEEDS to play, but doesn't understand that this behaviour is not the best way to make friends as it is very intimidating. Leash work is a MUST in her furever home to help kill these habits. EMMA is great with ALL the humans and again is very playful and energized. She is strong like a bull so can get rowdy if not exercised properly. Otherwise, she's a good balance of chill and enjoys her evenings curled up watching the newest shows, movies.. or okay she doesn't understand what's going on in the TV but just wants to be with you. She will lay her 75lb body on you if you ignore her for too long. She is now crate trained and killin' it!  With the wrong encouragement, she can definitely develop separation anxiety and have a hard time being home alone. SO, ignoring her when you leave/come home is better so she doesn't think being alone is bad. She is housetrained and as we said has been a pretty fast learner with leash training and now crate training. She is also working on corrections with instant response. She is not good with cats but is good with older kids as she is still a giant puppy when she's overstimulated. Also, reading up on her breed will give you a good indication of her personality! If you'd like to foster-to-adopt this girl then apply below!

Bella

BELLA

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

Meet BELLA! This Egyptian princess has been fostered by our founder for a few months now, and both are eager to see her on her way to her furever ! 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 things just didn't work out.. SOS has sponsored BELLA’s time in training and she’s now in foster care where she’s showing off all the new skills she learned. BELLA is a typical terrier and is strong willed and stubborn. We’re not kidding when we say she’s a princess! She knows all her basic commands and is actually quite obedient but is fearful which makes it hard for her to listen sometimes or make the best decisions. She’ll need someone who is firm and asserts control in these situations but remains calm as she is sweet. BELLA is house broken and crate trained.  BELLA’s energy level is moderate – she loves to be outdoors but she keeps @laurabye ‘s morning jogs to about 6 mins long (Laura is totally cool with this) BELLA loves the afternoon sunshine and is happy lounging with you on the back deck or at the base of a tree. She’s pretty vocal and would do best in a home or a condo, but high rises have too much noise and can leave her uncomfortable when alone. BELLA absolutely LOVES her people and is super affectionate. She loves to give kisses and her tail wags so hard her twerk skills put Miley to shame. BELLA has made substantial progress with other dogs but still has some work to do. She is mostly just bossy and more on the grouhy side but we have seen her play bow and attempt to get a little rowdy with some of our other scruffs! She does great with propter intros which means taking both dogs for a walk together before any nose to nose or nose to butt meeting and then slowly close the gap between BELLA and the other dog as they start to get more comfortable with each other. BELLA is ok with cats as long as they’re chill and they like her as well. Bella would be okay with older children but will need to be walked by young adults as she can get a little feisty when she is nervous. This was an issue for the first week in her foster home but she’s now cool as a cucumber (for the most part). BELLA is hypoallergenic(ish) , and honestly looks like a different dog everyday depending on the hairstyle she goes with. All in all, Bella could be fit for a small home/apartment, is low energy, and is pretty stress free indoor, it's just the outdoors that make her anxious. If you can give BELLA the home she’s been waiting for fill out an application!

Iris

IRIS

F | 1 Y | Podenco mix | 30 lbs | Dominican | Low – medium energy | Very shy and nervous | Seeks affection | Needs to build confidence | Needs training | Shy with other dogs | Not cat tested | Kids 14+

Meet IRIS! Although this girl is ridiculously cute and you just want to snuggle the heck outta her all day and night she would do best in a home that doesn’t smother her and really works to help build her confidence. She is VERY shy and nervous of new humans and dogs and will step away trying to avoid any interaction. Her ideal home will help her push past that initial barrier and will either have experience with shy/fearful dogs or be willing to work with a professional trainer to help her build her confidence. Once she trusts you IRIS is a total sweetheart and just craves affection. She is a complete cuddle monster even though she puts up a front like she doesn’t even want to know you. Hard to get much?  She LOVES her people and will demand that you love her twice as much in return. Because she’s so nervous in new situations she’s been having trouble feeling confident enough to do her business outside and will need some help with housetraining. She has really advanced since arriving and now goes outside with guidance but also uses pee pads inside. A home with a backyard may help her feel comfortable but isn’t absolutely necessary. Learning basic commands may be a bit of a challenge as she’s not food motivated. She’s crate trained and happily walks beside you on leash. She barks to alert you when there’s a new guest at your party but is otherwise well behaved in the home. IRIS is very shy with other dogs although might be ok with another chill dog in the home to show her the ropes. She hasn’t been tested with cats and should only go to a home with kids over the age of 14. She has met a toddler and did great with proper monitoring but should probably gain confidence before being put in frequent situations like this. IRIS has so many amazing qualities and will be such an amazing companion with patience and a little bit of love. Fill out an application to adopt

Crepa

CREPA

2Y l 40lbs l Spaniel Mix l High Energy l Opportunist Chewer l Great Second Dog (not required) l Okay with Cats and Kids l Squirrel Patrol Guard l

Meet CREPA! Originally from Mexico, CREPA decided that the Toronto pet life chose her because there is a lonely adventurer out there just looking for their dog match. CREPA is a very lovable girl and can keep up with ANYTHING you throw at her, but is not overly hyper! She is described by everyone as a gentle, quiet and calm girl when they meet her. She benefits from stimulation throughout the day but doesn’t necessarily need to always be on the move. Because she loves her humans and her jobs (squirrel patrol, toy collector or nap companion) she does not want to be left alone all day cause thats BORING so whether it's having a flexible schedule or availability to have her in daycare.. that's what we're looking for! She has been a lil stubborn when it comes to doing what her foster wants her to do but with a consistent routine and rules her stubborn streak has seemed to have been broken! She is motivated to learn new tricks, especially if there’s a treat in it for her. She loves chewing her fav toys but if she's given the opportunity and the time… will chew your fav things! She is hilarious to watch play and generally has a great spirit and is very passionate about life! She is very playful in the right situation, but can be apprehensive in new situations and may benefit from another dog in the home to teach her when it’s okay to let loose. Having a backyard would be a plus as she loves to spend hours basking in the sun and watching over her neighbourhood. At times she barks playfully at her fosters cat but so far shows signs that she can cohabitate. Note, the more you stimulate her, the chiller she is with the cat. If all this works for you, then you'll benefit from the chill time you'll get with CREPA cause she's a great snuggler and just wants to be your best friend. She is good on a leash, house broken and generally house trained but has marked a few times which may need to be addressed with a trainer to correct appropriately - removing the marked items has corrected this as well. She is very calm with the right handler and has been good meeting kids (even when they run up from behind her and pull on her tail). She is ready to find her match so put in an application

TYE

TYE

3 l 30lbs l Border Collie Mix l Medium Energy l Chill l Smart l Affectionate l Hesitate/Unsure of Dogs l Not Cat or Kid Tested l Protective l Crate Trained

Meet easy going TYE! He has travelled all the way from Dominican, and just as you would expect a beach dude to be he is easy going, happy, loving and affectionate. TYE has an extremely unfortunate past with his previous owner dragging him behind a car, and understandably can be a little skittish outside around people and dogs but he absolutely loves people once he gets to know them and is extremely loyal. TYE is house trained, knows basic commands and is doing really well with crate training. He loves belly rubs, scratches behind his ear, and relaxing with his humans. He's good with a balance between chill and play but is pretty adjustable to your schedule. 

It's important that although TYE gets love and attention that there is still boundaries and control over him as he gets protective of his people. He shows this through his leash-reactivity and barking at the door when a stranger arrives.  He is also very hesitant / unsure with other dogs right now but he lived with 30 dogs in Dominican so we believe this will improve with work. TYE picks up on things very quickly and does well with consistency. He is a very intelligent dude so with the right leadership and work with his owner, he can get the confidence to be the superstar that he is! He has not been tested with cats or kids. If you think TYE is the right fit for you, apply online!