DARLA

DARLA

| F | 8 Y | Chihuahua mix | Low energy but playful | Loves routine | Cuddle monster | Picky about things/kind of a diva | Shy with new people + dogs | Not cat or kid tested

Deeearr DARLA, we love your stinkin’ guts. You make us smile. You are the sand beneath our toes. Love, SOS.

DARLA is super sweet and it’s easy to fall in love with her. She’s very affectionate and would make a great companion dog/would really prefer a home where people have lots of time to devote to loving her. She would be fine in an apartment as she’s not a barker and is very well-behaved in the home. She is pee pad trained and will consistently use them without accidents however this is something that she could possibly work past, given a home with a more flexible schedule. She’s pretty low energy but does enjoy going for walks in above zero weather ONLY. She means it. In the home, she’s very playful. Darla is an early bird and loves to play with her toys even before having her breakfast so we hope you’re an early riser. But no worries, if you don’t want to get up, stay in bed and she’ll get back to sleep….she’s a patient girl. After playtime, she’ll ask for her breakfast and then be happy to go for a walk as long as it’s not too cold. Then she’ll snooze the rest of the morning away on the couch, using pee pads if you’re not home. The afternoon means more playtime to work up an appetite for her dinner at 5 p.m. after which she’ll lay on your chest on the couch and give you lots of kisses. At night she likes to sleep on the couch which she has 100% claimed as her own, but she may still share with you. DARLA is a bit of a diva and is SUPER picky about her food and treats. She would much prefer to eat what you’re eating. Her favourite: Fettucini, peas and meat. She has been having some issues with her teeth making it difficult to eat crunchy things but she will be going in for a dental soon. DARLA can be nervous meeting new people when they enter her home (she will bark but keep her distance) or while being held by her people. She’s better at meeting new people on the ground and with a proper intro – letting her approach and sniff, then she loves to be petted and will even accept food from them (as long as it’s human food ;)). She loves meeting dogs on leash but seems nervous of them when they’re running around, especially big dogs. She hasn’t been tested with cats or kids. Apply to adopt now!! 

CINDY

CINDY | F | 1 Y | Hound mix | Medium energy | Very friendly and social | Smart | Does need consistency + training | Dog social | Not cat or kid tested l Likely good w kids

Meet CINDY! She’s still very puppy-like so will need a patient home with lots of consistency in her training so that she can become her best self. She’s already pretty great though and her tail is literally ALWAYS wagging, even when she’s sleeping because she’s probably dreaming about you… or maybe food… most likely food. CINDY has been great with making new human and dog friends so far. She lives with a fellow scruff and they are currently best friends. Like, lay on top of me during nap time BFFL #Noboundaries She actually mimics a lot of his behaviours so if he barks she barks and if he’s feeling playful she joins in the fun. She is a follower, looking for leadership so good role models around is key! She could totally be a second dog in the home but would be fine on her own as well. Her current fav thing is FOOD. Puppy eyes much? She loves to watch you eat and basically has that snap filter where it zooms in with purple stars and loving music. She LOVES food and will eat in half a second so finding a way to slow her down (like an interactive feeding bowl) would be ideal. She is crate trained and is perfectly happy to hang out there while you’re out and sleeps in there at night. She is currently accustomed to going out morning and night and is good alone during the day. She is housetrained and knows a couple basic commands. She’s super smart and would love to continue learning new things either with in-home training or structured training sessions. She hasn’t been tested with cats or kids but her foster thinks she’d be great with kids. CINDY is cheerful and happy and generally excited about everything life has to offer. If you’d like to meet her fill out an application to adopt now!

 

 

COCO

COCO | F | 3 Y | Chihuahua mix | Medium energy | Pint-sized delight | Smart and Playful | Obsessed with squirrels | Dog social | Not cat tested | Ok with dog savvy kids

Her foster described her as a pint-sized delight and honestly, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. COCO is a pretty chilled out pooch - as long as she gets her morning and evening walks she’s content to nap the day away. She doesn’t seem as bothered by the harsh winters as some of our other Chihuahuas and still likes to get outdoors. She also enjoys a decent amount of mental stimulation including practising her command and tricks and playing with her toys. She is great on leash but does get a little nervous on busier roads and prefers to stick to the side streets if possible. She can be a little shy with new people but has been working on socialization in her foster home. She’s been visiting friends in the neighbourhood and hosting a couple of sweet yet intimate parties to grow her inner circle. She does bark/growl a bit at strangers when they enter the home so proper intros are key, and she will warm up after a while. And it's definitely worth the wait as she becomes your BFF and is the best cuddle buddy! She seems to be especially fearful of large men but does better if her people assert themselves as leaders in the home instead of allowing her to run the show. COCO is housetrained but does not like to be left alone in the crate and will become quite vocal. She does better if she’s allowed one sectioned off space in the home, like the kitchen. Note that she is otherwise a GREAT apartment/condo dog as she doesn't bark at sounds! Like, do you know you're a chihuahua girl?!!? It has also been reported that she is non-destructive! She is OBSESSED with squirrels and loves watching them in the backyard. She’s met one cat before and didn’t terrorize them as if they were a squirrel so she might be ok. COCO is dog social with dogs of all sizes and just walks away if she feels uncomfortable in any social settings. She has been to her fosters office and been quite the social girl with dogs big and small! She’s met two kids briefly and was ok. COCO is cuddly, affectionate and loves being with her people. She is also great with commands and follows leadership well! If you like little pups with BIG personality apply now!

LUCY

LUCY | F | 4 Y | Terrier mix | Low to medium energy | Cuddle monster | Shy at first | Nervous with men | Flight risk | Almost housetrained | Dog social | Not cat or kid tested

She may be the sweetest dog you will ever encounter… meet LUCY! This little terrier has a sweet underbite and a heart of gold. She’s cool in an apartment as she’s generally well behaved and quiet but she may need some additional help with housetraining. She’s still getting the hang of it and may need to be taken out at regular intervals to help encourage her to do her business outside. LUCY is ok to be in her crate while you’re out of the house but she’s such a companion dog that her ideal home would have someone around more often than not. She’s truly ready to be your number one sidekick and cuddle partner so if you’re looking for a new BFF she’s definitely your girl. She bonds very closely with her people but it does take her some time to warm up to strangers. She is much more apprehensive of men so proper introductions are key. She becomes more comfortable after a couple interactions but she really is a girls’ girl at heart so would like at least one female in the home. Although she loves going for walks and exploring she is nervous of new surroundings and loud noises and is a flight risk. Off leash is not recommended for her at this time and if she’s being walked by someone new they will need to be extra careful. LUCY likes to spend the majority of her days napping and snuggling with her people. She hasn’t really shown any interest in toys or playtime. LUCY is dog social and has been cool with meeting new pups in every situation she’s encountered so far. She’s not overly playful but is happy to say a quick hello and could totally be a second dog in the home. She hasn’t been tested with cats or kids. LUCY will be an excellent companion and will provide her forever home with sooo much love. If you’d like to meet her fill out an application to adopt now!

PRISCILLA

PRISCILLA

| F | 6 Y | Chihuahua | Low energy | Very affectionate | Fits in well | LOVES attention | Likes to explore | Dog social | Cat social | Not kid tested

This is PRISCILLA and she is a gem, stealing hearts all over the place. She’s a super happy girl and just LOVES being part of the pack. She knows the size of the dog don’t matter and she’s right in there with her fosters siblings for snuggles and treat time. She takes a lot of her cues from the big boys and copies a lot of their behaviour so she would do well in a home with another dog as long as they’re not too rambunctious with her. As much as she doesn’t know she’s small, she’s small.  She will bark and growl a bit when other dogs do but never seems to be the instigator. She is VERY affectionate with her people as well and craves physical attention as much as she craves her meals. She loves snuggling up with you or all wrapped up in a cozy blanket so that nothing but her little nose is sticking out. Her less than ideal home is one where people are gone most of the time and not providing her with enough social time. However we are not looking for someone to carry her around in a purse all day because that’s not cool and PRISCILLA needs to be an independent woman, to some degree. She loves exploring the house and the backyard and does enjoy going for walks when it’s not too cold, but nothing too crazy. She is not currently crated in the home as she hates being left out of the group and is pee pad trained, with a proper schedule. She is not destructive when left alone and just spends her time snoozing. This came pretty naturally to her upon arrival so she’s obviously super smart. PRISCILLA is totally cool with cats and completely ignores them. She hasn’t been tested with kids. She’s a happy, confident little lady.. except when the vacuum is around because that thing is weird. If you’d like to meet her apply to adopt now!

CHAVA

CHAVA | M | 1 Y | Malinois mix | High energy | Rambunctious, Strong and playful | Very smart | Good with other dogs but plays rough | Not cat tested l Better with older kids | Fostered in Guelph l Needs Strong Handler/Leader

Does your home have cookies and some new people that CHAVA can socialize with? OK GOOD, HE’S EXCITED. He’s still a puppy so he’s super rambunctious, playful, curious and to top it off, strong! When you chat to him he does the classic puppy head tilt, like what the heck are you saying?! He LOVES to play fetch so his ideal home has a backyard where he can burn some energy or have access to areas for him to run and play. He is a high energy dog and typical to his breed he is super smart so he will need lots of physical and mental stimulation so he doesn’t go bananas. He does love to nap when the time is right though and will cuddle up next to his people. He generally gets two big walks per day along with playtime in the home so the couch potato lifestyle is not for him. If you’re looking to get in shape CHAVA can totally be your new drill sergeant. #bootcamp He knows his basic commands but needs to work on not jumping up on people when he gets too excited. He is very easily excited on walks and pulls a lot but is working on this in foster care. He would benefit from a strong leader to help control the walk. It’s important that humans remain calm when meeting him so that he does the same. He’s a pretty social guy and generally doesn’t have any issues meeting new people after a calm intro. If they have treats it’s game over and he’s immediately your best friend. He can be a little nervous of loud noises or very fast movements. He may occasionally bark at strange noises or when he doesn’t realize someone is in the home – so he’s like the perfect alarm system. CHAVA is very social with other dogs and would do well with another higher energy dog in the home. He also plays rough and will do this with smaller dogs not understanding his strength, so being around a dog similar in weight and strength is best. At the very least he would like for you to plan some sweet parties for his puppy pals. He hasn’t been tested with cats and although he hasn’t officially been tested with kids we think he could make a great family dog with older kids who have dog experience. If you’d like to meet CHAVA fill out an application to adopt now!

CLEO

CLEO

| F | 1 Y | Shepherd mix | Dominican | Low-Medium energy | A bit timid | Such a people dog | Generally well behaved | Shy with other dogs | Ok with cats + dog savvy kids

Meet CLEO! She is definitely a people dog and loves to be with her homies as much as possible, although she can be a little shy at first so proper introductions are key. When new people come over she will generally just chill in the corner for a bit to assess the situation and then move in for a greeting when she’s ready. She’ll inch closer and head scratches will eventually turn into belly rubs and before you know it you’ll be like cool I’ve just been rubbing your belly for like 2 hours… I totally didn’t have anything to do today… CLEO is pretty well behaved in the home – she’s housetrained and generally quiet. She loves lounging, following you around everywhere and occasionally playing with her toys. She is also crate trained and sleeps in there at night or when people are out of the house. She does whine initially but it’s important to ignore this. She eventually settles and is ok hanging out in there for a bit. She’s medium energy and does love going for a couple good walks per day. Although she’s a bit timid she’s becoming more and more comfortable with her surroundings each day. She’s very curious so while on walks she does tend to stop a fair bit to check things out and take it all in. She responds well when you tell her to keep going and knows some other basic commands as well. CLEO is still a bit apprehensive of other dogs but is fine with her current foster brother and would be fine with another dog who has a similar temperament to her – super chill and laidback. She’s not really looking for a high energy companion who will always want to play with her and another dog would have to be cool with CLEO creeping in on the snuggle time with the humans of the house. She will need to continue to work on her socialization as she tends to hide behind her people when meeting new pups outside of the home. She does live with an elusive cat who is rarely seen but their few interactions have been ok. She has also met a couple dog savvy kids on walks and after getting over her initial shyness she was great with them! If you’d like to apply for this sweet girl fill out an application to adopt!

MAUI

MAUI

l M l 1YR l English Foxhound Mix l Medium Energy l Playful & Fun l Affectionate/Lapdog l Loving l Good w People/Dogs w Proper Intros l Not likely good w cats l Some Separation Anxiety l Good w Kids!

Aloha! Want to hang with a total island guy?! Well, meet MAUI! This guy came to us from hot + warm climates in TEXAS but you can totally tell by his vibes that he always wanted to be a surfer dude, hence his name. MAUI is a fun loving medium energy dog that is happy to chill all day or catch the next wave. He will totally follow your lead! MAUI is a sweet and gentle guy who is ready for an adventurous family vacation. This dude is loving kids in his foster home and currently lives with 2 kids under the age of 10! He is more of a sand castle kind of dude but is willing to settle for travelling to your kids soccer games so he can happily meet the team or have a turn with the ball! Fitting with this, MAUI is also social with pooches and loves a good play session or walk on the beach! MAUI occasionally lets out a growl or bark when meeting new dogs but otherwise hasn’t had any issues with them, he just wants to sniff them and say hi. He responds very well to “heel” and needs a good leader to teach him that growls do not translate to “aloha” here in Canada if he wants to be able to show a dog he’s interested in play!! He would be a great second dog as he is very playful or a busy household with lots of activities he can be a part of. Play sessions with neighbourhood or friends dogs are also an option to get out energy! He is not currently cat tested but does have hound in him which tends to keep his nose on the ground searching for picnic snacks or furry friends. He would likely be very playful and/or chase cats. MAUI also doesn’t agree with WORK as he’s a fun kind of guy and prefers a family with a flexible schedule. A stay at home person would be IDEAL or possibly a doggy daycare like @unleashedinthecity or @dogtopiabloorwest Maybe even flexible schedules where at least someone is home more often then not! He has barked while alone but is working on his separation anxiety so it doesn’t continue to develop. He is currently free to roam the house he is in and is NOT a chewer. So your Jimmy “chews” will stay intact! We hope his adopters will work on crate training him instead (likely slow + patient process) to help diminish his SA so he can build independence! He has the occasional accident at home if left alone for long enough, especially during good surfing season. He has made a lot of progress in foster care and is learning manners well. He is a younger dog looking for some guidance to be the best dude he can be!! If that is you, please apply now!

ZIGGY

ZIGGY

| F | 11 M | Lab Mix | Jamaica | Medium energy | Funny and silly | Cuddle monster | Gets bored easily | Shy at first | Good with dogs | Not cat or kid tested

One love, one heart… get together with ZIGGY and feel aallright. In case you can’t tell miss ZIGGY hails from Jamaica and is all about good vibes only. She came to Canada with her sister hope and although they are not a bonded pair it would be awesome for their adopters to have super cute meet ups in the future. ZIGGY is a happy, bouncy girl but she is still young so she needs a decent amount of stimulation or else she gets bored during the day. A less than ideal day for her is staying at home alone but she would be totally fine to hang out at daycare or go for pack walks. She needs two or three walks per day plus some pee breaks. She is very good with other dogs and has totally taken on the role of little sister with the other dog in her foster home – always wanting to play with him, ride on his back or cuddle him because he’s sooo cool and she wants to be just like him when she grows up. ZIGGY is totally fine in a condo/apartment environment and doesn’t bark at noises in the hallway or when someone is at the door. She can be a bit shy at first when people enter the home but is totally adaptable to your social butterfly lifestyle and is SUPER friendly once she gets comfortable. Proper intros are key – no intense eye contact and making sure people aren’t towering over her. With her trusted people she’s all about cuddles all day, every day. She has never been on the TTC but if you drive and have some errands to run during the day she is totally down to come with you. She is cool to hang in her crate while you’re out of the house as long as it’s not for too long. ZIGGY is very curious in nature and SUPER playful. She is working on basic training but would love to attend some classes just so she can perfect those skills and build her trust with you. She hasn’t been tested with cats or kids. Apply to adopt ZIGGY today at saveourscruff.org!

MARSHMELLOW

MARSHMELLOW

| M | 1 Y | Chihuahua mix | Medium energy | LOVES meeting people | Playful/Puppy energy | Can be vocal but ok in condo | Good with dogs | Not cat or kid tested l 

Attention people who live in a busy part of the city/in a condo with a million people/have a busy but super dog-friendly office… MARSHMELLOW is the dog for you! This little dude LOVES people and wants to meet all your friends, all your enemies, the pizza delivery guy, everyone in the elevator, and everyone on the street. The more humans he gets to say hi to and the more attention he gets THE BETTER. Although your typical walks may only be 10 minutes, you can expect them to take an hour as MARSHMELLOW takes his time greeting all the people and all the dogs. Just in case you haven’t been reading, his less than ideal home is one where he spends long periods of time alone without any human interaction. Are there any open postings for office dogs/chief cuddle officer? SIGN HIM UP NOW. He is the perfect mix of the playful pup and great snuggle buddy. He is great in a condo environment although he can be vocal at times. His barking has gotten a lot better as he started to become more familiar with the noises in the building and with some support from his foster. He is also working on leash skills as he tends to pull out of excitement (ya, all 10 lbs of him) and some basic commands. He has however mastered his dance moves. He is house trained and very well behaved in the home. He has not been crated since coming into our care and happily sleeps on the couch at night. He likes going for walks but hates the cold because duh he’s a Chihuahua, but if he can’t get outside he’s happy to play fetch in the condo or walk around the hallway. He loves small dogs and is good with other dogs as long as they don’t put their paws on him. He has shown some jealousy when other dogs come over so proper guidance in home during these moments will need to be shown so that it doesn't continue to develop! He hasn’t been tested with cats or kids. Please note that Marshmellow was previously hit by a car and is recovering from surgery! If you’d like to meet MARSHMELLOW fill out an application to adopt now!

BEETLE

BEETLE

| F | 8 M | Terrier mix | Jamaica | Medium energy | Wants a dog pal | Nervous | Needs to be crated | Mostly potty trained | Good with dogs | Not cat or kid tested

BEETLE JUICE! BEETLE JUICE! BEETLE JUICE! She’s a bit shy at first so she only comes around when you yell her name three times, then she’s so wonderfully weird. BEETLE is currently pretty timid and is nervous of new places, the outdoors, loud noises and new people but being around another dog (shout out to fellow scruff ALASKA for being an awesome big sis) has really helped her come out of her shell. So BEETLE is really hoping for a new dog bro or sis to help her grow and show her the ropes. She realllllly wants to meet new people and dogs but needs proper and slow intros on her own time. She seems to be a gal’s gal right now and takes a little longer to warm up to men but once you receive her seal of approval, there is no going back, she wants to be on or around you at every waking moment. BEETLE is still curious and learning how to be a house dog so boundaries are a must for her in terms of crate training and obedience. She is mostly housetrained but needs routine to help stick to that behaviour. She would love her own little backyard or quite neighbourhood as she is still quite nervous outdoors but once she is familiar with an area outside she will get the zoomies and boop around like a jumping bean. She hasn’t been tested with cats or kids but is quite gentle. If you’d like to adopt BEETLE fill out an application now!

LAUREN

LAUREN

| F | Puppy | Terrier mix | Medium energy | Playful + loves being outside | Very smart | Plays shy but loves people | Shy with big dogs but dog social | Good with cats + kids

Meet LAUREN! Unlike, the Bachelor we don’t have four Laurens that need to be classified by their last initial. We just have one and she. is. awesome. LAUREN is still a pup so she’s still learning everything but she is SO SMART.. also unlike the Laurens on the Bachelor… When she first arrived she wasn’t housetrained but no joke learned in one day and is now BELL TRAINED and rings it with she needs to go outside. If we had a mic we would drop it. She would love to continue with training because we actually think she could learn everything if given the chance. Shake a paw, roll over, quantum physics… you name it. LAUREN is medium energy but still has her puppy playfulness and loves being outdoors even in the snow and will also ring the bell when she needs some outdoor activity. SO SMART. She does have energy to burn so a few decent walks per day are key to her success. She would be fine in a condo as long as she gets enough activity and playtime. Otherwise she would love a backyard to explore. She’s ok being in the crate when people are out of the house but doesn’t understand why she has to be in there when you’re home so prefers to sleep on her dog bed at night. When she’s inside meeting new people LAUREN plays coy but she actually loves it. Outside she can’t even pretend anymore and just outwardly loves it. She’s curious and brave and only occasionally gets nervous when meeting some animals, especially big dogs, but is generally fine with your support. She is super social so with continued proper introductions she should get over this fear. She has met cats when she initially arrived and was fine and met children during her vet visit and was also fine! If you’d like to meet LAUREN fill out an application to adopt!

MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT

| M | 9 M | Shepherd mix | High energy | Big, cuddly goof | Chewer | Can be vocal when alone | Very dog-friendly | Ok with kids | Curious of Cats l Good with ferrets!

Meet MIDNIGHT! He’s a big, cuddly, goof and we don’t think he realizes that he’s not a small dog because he’s always tripping over himself. #awkward He’s still a pup so is super curious about the world and wants to check everything out and make friends with everyone. He can be a littler nervous with some city noises but has come a long way since he first arrived. MIDNIGHT is an energetic, bouncy pup and will need sufficient exercise each day. He may be a little timid at first but he loves running around the dog park with his friends and could easily spend a couple hours there which allows time for you to make some new human friends too! He tends to shy away from dogs who are very forward but is generally ok. He is currently living with another dog in the home and it’s been working out really well for him. He definitely finds comfort in having some company during the day whether it’s a person or another animal. When he’s left alone without his foster brother he does tend to become vocal. He would be a great candidate for adventure hikes with a dog walker or doggy daycare if his people are away from the home for long periods of time. He is housetrained as long as you stick to a schedule but he is a chewer. Things definitely need to be put away in the home because he thinks everything is fair game and has already destroyed some things in his foster home. Some training classes plus regular training in the home will not only allow him to socialize with new pals but also keep him mentally engaged so that hopefully he’s too tired to get up to any bad habits in the home. He’s pretty good on leash and loves meeting new people on walks. He is drawn to kids and has interacted well with them both in and outside of the home so far. He has been around cats a bit and is curious but hasn't acted hostile or aggressive! He lives with a ferret and is totally cool. If you’d like to meet MIDNIGHT fill out an application to adopt now! 

RIO

RIO

| M | 3 Y | Terrier mix | Costa Rica | Med-High energy | Chews when bored | Very social | Playful and a bit bossy | Good with other dogs | Not cat or kid tested

What’s black and white and soooooo scruffy? Meet RIO! This little dude is a ball of energy and one walk per day just isn’t going to cut it. He definitely needs at least a couple longs walks along with an opportunity to run and some playtime. He is a super sociable guy so he enjoys running around the park with his friends but he’s not the best at reading social cues from other dogs. He hasn’t exactly learned to take no for an answer when another dog doesn’t want to play but other than that he’s totally cool. He would do really well in a home with a second dog who can keep up with him. That way they can play with each other and maybe you can sneak in a five-minute nap. Win, win! RIO is fine to live in an apartment or condo as long as he gets enough exercise. He’s happy to snooze most of the day away after a morning walk but when he gets bored he starts to pace and whine. This means he has energy to burn so some playtime or a trip outside is needed stat. When he’s super bored he tends to chew things so if you actually like your stuff it’s imperative that you keep him properly exercised and mentally satisfied. He can be a bit bossy (terriers thoooouughh) so it’s important that his new people set some healthy boundaries for him. He’s a little nervous of some things still, like car rides and loud noises, but is getting better every day. He did sort of chew through the seat belt in the car once so making sure he’s secure/doesn’t have anything to munch on while you’re on road trips would be helpful. RIO is an attention hog and he loves meeting new people but he hasn’t met any little humans or cats yet. If you’re interested in adopting RIO fill out an application

SHARPEI

SHARPEI

F | 3 Y | Boxer mix | 47 lbs | Mexico | Medium energy | Super loveable | Loves her people | Slight separation anxiety | Best w Flexible Schedule l Listens well | Good with other dogs | Not cat tested l Good w kids w Monitoring

Meet SHARPEI, a beautiful boxer mix from Mexico! She has the best personality to match those good looks and will win you over in no time. She’s still adjusting to her new life so understandably can be a little nervous in new situations but she loves you and all your friends too. She can sense when you know someone and she is super happy to greet them and roll over for belly rubs. She’s a little more apprehensive with new people but generally still curious and willing to say hello, with a proper intro of course! She can be a bit nervous of sudden movements and doesn’t like to pet unknowingly. She doesn’t get aggressive, just very surprised, and nobody likes that. SHARPEI has slight separation anxiety and prefers to be with her people as much as possible. A flexible schedule to at least check in on lunch or have a dog walker is a must, but more family time is appreciated by this gal! If she feels ignored she’ll whine a bit and does wine when home alone at times so consider this if you live in an apartment. She will need a structured routine and a adopter willing to work on her independence to be able to improve her SA! She’s well behaved in the home and responds well to basic commands, including the word no which will stop her in her tracks. She was very nervous with her crate but has done well with limited access in the home either with baby gates or closed doors. House training was a bit of an issue when she first arrived but she’s improved so much. A flexible schedule and frequent bathroom breaks are helpful for her. She’s medium energy and enjoys having a home with a backyard where she can chase squirrels. After a bit of initial shyness, SHARPEI is very friendly with other dogs and enjoys a good play session. She now has made some BFFL's. If they become too much she appropriately tells them to back off with a little growl. She hasn’t been tested with cats and but is good with dog savvy kids with proper monitoring. She does get spooked if grabbed/hugged from behind! If you’d like to meet SHARPEI fill out an application to adopt now.

SHAGGY

SHAGGY

M | 8 Y | Doberman mix | Mexico | Tri-pawd | Low energy | Gentle soul | Super chill | Can be a little grumpy | Loves food + counter surfs | Playful | Dog social | Not cat tested | Not Kid Friendly l Territorial of Food

Mr. Lover, Mr. Lover lover…. Meet SHAGGY! Unlike everyone’s favourite reggae fusion singer, it might be a little tougher to win this SHAGGY’s affection and he definitely will not be creepin' with the girl next door. It takes him a bit of time to warm up to people and he can be a little aloof at first but once you break down that wall he is such a kind and gentle dog. We guarantee you’ll cry the first time he rolls over to ask for belly rubs! He’s an older dude and has had a tough life up. He is a tri-pod but he loves going for two 30-minute walks per day and he does have a playful streak. His favourite activity is catching squeaky toys and balls – not fetch but actually catching them – and he’ll bring his toys with you to request a game. His toys are a great stress reliever and comfort to him. Although super good-natured, SHAGGY can be a little grumpy sometimes (think old man yells at cloud) and it’s best to just give him some time to chill. He doesn’t like being surprised, especially with touching, and his natural instinct is to nip. We think he would do best in a home with a decent amount of space where and people are less likely to bump into him unexpectedly. He tolerates being pet by strangers but it’s not his fave and it’s best for people to just ignore him. He’ll assess the situation when he’s ready. He currently lives with another dog (another tri-pawd and yes it’s the cutest thing and yes we’re obsessed) and after a couple days to figure each other out they are totally cool. SHAGGY is good with other dogs but doesn’t really care to engage in too much activity. He is OBSESSED with food and will find a way to get at whatever you have on your counters so everything needs to be put away. He can be a little too excited when taking treats sometimes but he’s working on his patience. Other than that he’s very well behaved indoors. He working on some additional manners as well. He hasn’t been tested with cats and is not good with kids due to nipping. He also is territorial when food is included. Building boundaries in the home as well as doing bonding exercises with food are a MUST (e.g. hand feeding) If you’d like to kick it with SHAGGY fill out an application to adopt now.

AGATHA

AGATHA

| F | 3 Y | Poodle mix | Low to med energy | Shy at first | Barks | Bonds closely with her people | Well behaved | Nervous of dogs but lives with one | Not cat tested | Good w older kids

Meet AGATHA! Yes, it’s true this fluffy little angel is a poodle mix so will be low to no shedding and possibly good for someone who is looking for a more hypoallergenic pup, although we can’t make any guarantees. This girl comes from Mexico and had a bit of a rough past. She at one point had a broken back hip that did not heal properly and as a result her leg can look at bit stiff at times and she may favour her leg occasionally on walks. She is actually surprisingly mobile all things considered and the only long term result of her accident is that she needs to take Metamucil every day to keep her number two’s soft and regular. Although a bit shy at first, AGATHA bonds really easily with her people and has a lot of trust in you. She’s very affectionate in nature although it may take her some time to get there. She’s apprehensive of new people in the home so proper introductions are key. She does best when someone gets down on her level and lets her check them out. We think she’s still getting used to her new life as she’s curious but prefers to cautiously explore new surroundings. She is fine left out of the crate during the day and is not destructive in the home. She does bark though and outside noises tend to set her off so an apartment may not be ideal for her unless neighbours are very understanding. She occasionally barks at night as well. She is quickly getting the hang of leash etiquette and will occasionally sit on command. She’s pretty chill and shorter walks with a healthy dose of snuggling/lounging seems to be best for her. If she’s feeling extra sassy she may play a bit of fetch because #YOLO. She lives with another dog currently but is otherwise pretty nervous of other dogs, especially the big dudes. She would benefit from more socialization in a controlled environment like training classes. She hasn’t been tested with cats and we think older kids would be best for her. If you’d like to meet AGATHA fill out an application to adopt!

CAMI

CAMI

 

| F | 2 Y | Chihuahua mix | Low to med energy | Cuddle monster | Feisty but nervous | Not fully housetrained | Very food motivated | Nervous with other dogs | Not cat or kid tested

Meet CAMI! This little lady is still getting used to the sights and sounds of Toronto because there’s like one million people here and construction everywhere. We know, girl. That said, her confidence grows every day and we can tell that she’s a little firecracker. She lives in a condo with no issues aside from barking when there are noises in the hallway and she feels the need to get her tough girl pants on to protect you. Thanks, CAMI!  She also barks when new people enter her home – she’s definitely not the type of dog who is looking to host a lot of house parties. She’s also adjusting to the cold which has been a slow process. When it’s too cold, she definitely doesn’t want to venture outside which has made housetraining a bit of a challenge. On days when it’s not as cool she really likes going for a couple of walks per day and is pretty good on leash, aside from zig zagging to get away from some people who still kind of freak her out. Proper introductions are key for her as she is quite shy with strangers and treats really help as well because she is SUPER food motivated. Generally, if people ignore her she becomes more curious and greets them with a sniff. She is well behaved in the home and although she likes to follow you around and creep onto your lap every opportunity she gets she actually hasn’t shown any signs of separation anxiety and is good about being in her crate when her people are away. She’s relatively energetic in the sense that she does like warm weather walks and really loves her playtime with her plush toys. She needs to be restrained in the car as she thinks it’s a jungle gym and WILL find a way to climb all over you. CAMI is very shy with other dogs and hasn’t really had much time to work on her socialization so far. She is very nervous when meeting off leash dogs and is super disinterested in meeting other dogs on leash. She hasn’t been tested with cats and we think a home with older kids (13+) would be best for her. If you’d like to meet CAMI fill out an application to adopt now!

 

ROSIE

ROSIE

l F l 10YRS l Chihuahua l Medium Energy l Part Alien, Part Cat, Part Florida Retiree l Needs slow introductions/warms up on her own l Dog Social l Not Cat Tested l Older/ Dog Savvy Kids

MEET ROSIE our 10-year-old chihuahua that is still trying to figure out what way she wants to go in life. This morning she was a fun, energetic,  roughing with the big foster dogs kind of girl (preferably tug-of-war) that you have to keep up with and then later she turns full Florida retiree cat that just wants to stare in the sun with her “good side to you”. ROSIE is a total GOOF that is 100% going through a midlife crisis. Well, I guess you could also say she just has “bursts” of energy followed by deep rem naps but like, yah. ROSIE’s fun personality also comes with a few areas that we can help her work with! ROSIE is uncomfortable during initial greetings and if you push her too far she will pre-madonna you with loud barks. Although she looks HELLA cute, picking her up on a first intro is a no-no. ROSIE will warm up to you in her time! Forcing a relationship is not her way of the world, I mean, she doesn’t have Tinder for a reason. She is very friendly with dogs of all sizes after a few sniffs/proper intro. She would make a great second dog. Someone with mixed energy like her! She is 10 years but again, her midlife crisis doesn’t allow her to see anything in the mirror but a young, hot, Victoria Secret model. You feel me? The only thing her age shows in is her cuddling skills. Girl has been working on it for a while and it shows. ROSIE is a fine apartment dog with the right mix of physical activity/stimulation and she also wants us to mention that she HATES the cold. She’d also love a family with a flexible schedule as she can’t walk and play alone… all day! She needs you! ROSIE is working on her boundaries at home build confidence and learn to trust more! She is 95% potty trained but does need a bit more support! She is doing really well for coming to us 2 weeks ago untrained at 10 years! CMON people! She is not cat tested and would be better with older dog savvy kids who can understand her need for space. If ROSIE is the right mix of pooch for you then come on down to the dog is right and put in your application now!

OLIVER

OLIVER

l M l 2 l Approx 25lbs l Medium Energy l Loving w Humans l Wants your attention l Not dog-friendly l Not cat-friendly l Good with Kids/Toddlers l Food Allergies l FOSTER TO ADOPT

Get ready folks.. I’m about to say the words you have all been waiting for.. FRENCH BULLDOG. We are looking for a Foster-to-Adopt! OLIVER comes to us due to his family no longer being able to give him the love, attention and stimulation that he desires! OLIVER is a medium energy dog that needs more than just excessive but also loves attention while at home! He is very human-oriented and wants you, your hubby, your baby and your aunts and uncles to notice him. He is very lovable with people he trusts as well as strangers and is just happy to be thought of for a big pet! OLIVER is although not friendly with dogs and will need an owner to work through his fears of them. Oliver needs to go to a home without other pets unless it’s like a cool caged thing that doesn’t take away from his time for belly rubs. OLIVER is fearful of dogs since having an incident as a puppy. Our goal would be a home with owners that would work through his fears, which present themselves in lunging and biting towards other dogs when he sees them, and eventually be able to have positive interactions. OLIVER is not generally cat-tested but we are worried his fears of other dogs, and lack of socialization with cats may not make for a cat-friendly dude. OLIVER is although baby friendly and is currently living with a toddler! OLIVER is also looking for a home that can accommodate his food allergies and just feed him one, in particular, Canadian Naturals! (which is a bit higher for budgets). OLIVER would be over the moon excited for a home with a flexible cuddling schedule with lots of love being put his way. And again, we’d love a family that would be willing to put training into his reactivity to dogs and help him build confidence! If that person is you, please put in an adoption application, to foster-to-adopt this dude! Apply below! Please be willing and able to have Oliver enter your home ASAP.