Josee

JOSÉE

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

Razr

RAZR

2Y l F l 27lbs l Beagle Mix l Medium Energy l Nervous l Bouncy l Playful l Mellow l SOO FLUFFY l Dog Social (Best as Second Dog) l Protective of her Space l No Kids l Likely Cat Social


RAZR is looking for a foster or adoptive home! A home for RAZR would be focused on helping her with her nervousness and helping her build a better bond with humans. RAZR is easily startled and nervous and hasn't been guided appropriately, which has made her protective of her space as a defence mechanism. RAZR needs help understanding that she is not under constant threat and that life with humans is A OKAY. RAZR's handler will need to help guide her out of a "corner" figuratively and physically by working through relationship bonding techniques to build her confidence. Hand feeding, rewarding for eye contact with commands and having her work for play are great examples on making her trust you. She is although looking for examples to NOT trust you so breaking trust is important to avoid. Things like physically removing her from a hiding spot would not be ideal and instead calling or bribing her out would be better as she physically is taking the steps herself rather then forced. And then she'll be like "OH LOOK! Nothing bad happened?! I LOVE YOU". RAZR does not do well under pressure and should work on small progressions at first. She will give body language that shows she does not feel safe which will warn you not to push her. Once a respectful relationship is formed, RAZR is very bouncy, playful and also mellow! She has a great temperament and we can't wait for her to build confidence to showcase her fun spirit more. RAZR is great with other dogs and would do best with a friend to help guide her! She is a little excitable and can get a little overwhelmed in environments with lots of dogs but does very well one-on-one or in small groups. RAZR is also good on a leash but will react back to a dog that barks at her. She is good in her crate and is good to spend some downtime in there as well as sleeps there at night. She is easily startled and also has a low threshold for getting through her nervousness and for that reason should NOT be around kids. She is likely good with cats but will need to be tested with yours before adoption. She would do better in a low-key home with not a lot of hustle but would be fine in an apartment or condo in the city. Her FAV class in school was LUNCH TIME bc a mix of food and play is ideal for any dog. AMIRITE? RAZR is available for foster so if you're interested please email foster@saveourscruff.org She is also available for adoption by applying at saveourscruff.org oh and she is SO FLUFFFFY

Bimba

BIMBA

F | 1Y | 25 lbs | Terrier mix | Mexico | Medium energy | Baby kangaroo | Very sweet and loving | Counter surfer | Building Confidence | Cautious with dogs - but starting to make strides | Not cat or kid tested


Part doggo part baby kangaroo… meet BIMBA! This babe can jump surprisingly high so be careful around low-ish fences and be careful with your clothes/if you’re carrying things in your hands like that delicious cupcake you just NEEDED to grab after work because she jumps ALL OVER YOU when you come home. She’s a great balance of chill and playful and could totally live in an apartment as long as she gets some tug-o-war, jumping or dance parties on the regular. When it’s not playtime she’s quiet and happy in the home. Although she’s very sweet and lovable at home with her people she’s still getting used to the big, intimidating world outside and will need a patient owner who can help her build confidence because outside is actually like pretty cool. She's nervous of new surroundings and is very cautious with other dogs, although making strides. Her new humans will need to lead by example and be comfortable managing intros with new dogs and showing her that play dates are fun. She recently started building the confidence to play with dogs at the park and we are TOTALLY gonna through her a party for this win. Once she’s surveyed the situation and develops enough trust in a certain outdoor space she becomes the confident, playful girl that she really is, but it just takes time. And likely will need to rebuild this confidence in her adoptive home. She’s a counter surfer and eats anything she can get her little paws on so be sure to put everything away while you train her at of this. She’s still young so can be a little mouthy when she wants to play. She doesn’t bite down but this behaviour should not be encouraged. She’s smart and vey food motivated so has been working on crate training and basic commands with a lot of success so far. BIMBA hasn’t been tested with cats or kids. She’s a sweet girl and will make some humans very happy! If you’d like to meet her fill our an application to adopt

Ike

IKE

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


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. He has been good with kids thus far but only on leash and in a monitored environment. 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

Emma

EMMA

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


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. 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. 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 not good with cats and 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 meet this adorable/lovable girl, fill out an application

Sadie

SADIE

F | Puppy | Lab mix | Texas | Medium energy | Needs to learn the basics | Affectionate | Social butterfly | Chewer | Good with dogs and kids | Unknown with cats (prey drive)

Meet our social butterfly SADIE! This little lady has travelled from Texas to meet all the new BFFs she can. Seriously, she gets along with everyone and everything except those dang squirrels… but those are actually snacks though right? SADIE is a young pup and although she’s a quick learner and has a solid foundation she will need someone who has the time to devote to raising her right. A flexible schedule or someone who works from home would be ideal. She is very attached to her humans and doesn't like to be left alone. As such, someone who is willing to work on any separation anxiety is key. We also think she’d be cool to tag along with you to work as long as you don’t mind people ignoring you in meetings because your dog is just too cute. Bonus points if you have a backyard she can take over. SADIE is working on all the basics and is nearly fully house trained and understands the concept of fetch occasionally. She is very good at sitting before you cross the street and absolutely LOVES sleeping in her crate at night. She also loves car rides, checking out anything that might be food and chewing anything she can get her little teeths on in the house. Chew toys are your new best friend. She loves hanging out with her pals at the dog park and will happily let anyone pet her. She’s very people friendly and would be good in a home with kids. SADIE hasn’t been tested with cats but has shown signs of a prey drive so may not be the best with kitties in the home. If you’d like to meet SADIE fill out an application to ADOPT

CHICO

CHICO 

M | 2 Y | Lab mix | 30 lbs | Dominican | Tri-pawd | Medium energy | Very people friendly | A little mischievous | Needs training | Playful | Good with dogs | Not cat or kid tested

Are you looking for a happy go lucky pup with a little bit of a mischievous streak? Look no further than CHICO! This three-legged cutie is ready for his second chance and has lots of kisses to give his new humans! CHICO has a kind and sweet disposition but is kind of like the troublemaker on the playground at times. He’s still learning what he shouldn’t do but sometimes we think he’s just like “TREAT YO’SELF CHICO” and then goes searching in the garbage because YOLO. He literally tries to eat everything including garbage, the carpet and anything that moves or doesn’t move on walks. He’ll definitely need a bit of guidance and training to brush up on his manners. In foster care he’s been working on basic commands and training in foster care and is getting better. He will still need help with crate training as he’s not a huge fan of being alone, house training as he may have the occasional accident if you wait too long, and leash skills as he can get a little over excited when he see other dogs. Really his favourite thing to do is meet new people and immediately become best friends with them. He acts like a puppy when he gets little bursts of energy and wants to play. He would do well in an apartment or a house and is medium energy. He’s good with other dogs although will need some help greeting them properly sometimes, and hasn’t been tested with cats or kids. CHICO will need an additional surgery to fix his amputation and will also need some teeth pulled. We’re happy to discuss this further with his potential adopters. If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt CHICO today!

KONDA

KONDA

F | 11 M | Potcake | Mexico | Medium energy | Curious and playful | Learning the basics | Very attached to humans | Loves attention | Good with dogs | Not cat tested | Older kids ok l Chewer

Time to meet this little cutie KONDA! She is veerryyy cute with her brindle coat and her beautiful brown eyes. She totally doesn’t mind if you just sit around and admire her all day either. Although she can be a bit shy at first with people and dogs she absolutely loves her humans and spending time with YOU is her favourite thing. She likes to always be touching you when she’s relaxing on the couch, paws on you, head in your lap, her whole body in your lap, whatever! She needs a lot of attention and has shown some signs of separation anxiety. Although it’s easy to want to give a dog like KONDA as much lovin’ as you can it’s important that she learns that spending time alone is ok too. She’s a puppy which means she has energy to burn and keeping her active and engaged is important. She’s very smart and has been picking up on basic commands quite easily in foster care. So far she’s’ learned sit, stay, no and get down but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t get up to a a bit of trouble every now and again. She totally has that mischevious puppy look when she knows she’s doing something wrong and just waiting for you to notice. She’ll also need you to be patient with the occasional accident in the home as she’s almost fully potty trained. She also likes to chew your couch pillows but generally listens when you say "No". She’s shy with other dogs and will need help with socialization but hasn’t been tested with cats. We think she’d be ok in a home with older kids. Ready to meet KONDA? Fill out an application to adopt

Maxie

MAXIE

M | 2 Y | Terrier/Chi mix | 12 lbs | Dominican | Low energy | Confident and smart | Big personality | Cuddle monster | Loves his humans | Good with other dogs | Not cat or kid tested  

We know this little dog his name is MAXIE… this little scruff monster has a BIG personality and isn’t afraid to show it. He really loves being with his humans and will follow you around but doesn’t need constant attention and just likes to see what you’re up to. He sometimes tries to copy what you’re doing, like if you’re working in the garden he’s like I CAN DIG TOO. He’s a smart dog and definitely knows how to WERK IT to get what he wants. He’ll let you know when he needs food, water or to go outside without hesitation. He marches right up and starts poking you with his little paw until you give him what he wants and if you don’t he pokes you a little harder. Although this behaviour is like suuuppperr cute, MAXIE should be reminded that you actually make the rules. He’s not a fan of being left in the crate and would prefer to have people around more often than not. He would do very well in a home with another dog but he hasn’t been tested with cats. He’s pretty low energy overall although does enjoy some playtime. He would be fine in an apartment but he can be a bit vocal at times. MAXIE is a very loyal dog and if you love the personality of a terrier then he’s def the dog for you. Fill out an application to adopt him

Toffee

TOFFE

M | 2 Y | Duck Toller/Spaniel mix | 30 lbs | Mexico | High energy | Pumped about life | Loves fetch | A bit dorky | Smart but bossy | Hit and miss with dogs | Not cat tested | Older kids (12+)

This little energizer bunny is looking for a furever home… but can you keep up though?! Meet TOFFEE! This guy is always ready to play and ALWAYS wants you to be involved. Oh, you want to have a nap? LOL NO, IT’S PLAYTIME. He’s very playful, rambunctious and excitable and is still very much a puppy at heart. He will definitely require active adopters who can keep him busy all day every day. He’s very smart and has already mastered basic commands but is still working on his day to day manners. He likes to wear his bossy pants sometimes so will need to be reminded that contrary to what he thinks, YOU are actually in charge. Additionally, he tends to nip and this behaviour should not be encouraged. Because of this we’re recommending a home with older kids only and preferably with dog experience. He’ll need to be eased into certain things like wiping his paws and belly rubs because like what the heck are you doing. He’s a great snuggler on his own terms though! He LOVES to chew and will require a number of chew toys to keep him occupied. The best way to burn off his energy is with a long game of fetch so get your throwing arm ready. Are you a professional baseball player, because that would be ideal.  He’s hit and miss with other dogs – good with his foster sib but others not so much. Ongoing socialization will be key. He hasn’t been tested with cats. TOFFEE is generally just pumped about life and looking for a buddy to enjoy it with. If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt

Burrito

BURRITO

M | 1 Y | Terrier mix | 42 lbs | Mexico | Medium energy | Shy at first | Very friendly and loving | Those eyes though | Learning the basics | Good with dogs | Not cat or kid tested

Fresh off his graduation from Hogwart’s and better than anything you could get at Chipotle… meet BURRITO. His look his definitely very unique. Yes he knows his eyes are crazy beautiful but let’s talk a bit about his glowing personality shall we? Although he can be a bit shy at first (elevators are weeiiirddd) overall he’s a very adaptable, loving and happy pup. He’s pretty relaxed in the home and likes following his people around the house to see what you’re up to. He does get very excited for walks though and loves a good play session with his pals. He’s still very curious about his new surroundings and stops to smell all the roses and check out all the things. He also pulls a bit when he gets too excited – just chasing the dream and hunting down that next adventure! His leash skills will need some work, but he’s already making progress. He’s very human friendly and will let pretty much anyone scratch his head and belly. He’s working on basic commands and seems to be picking them up quickly. He would love a house with a backyard but would also be fine in an apartment if he gets enough exercise. BURRITO has been great with all other dogs that he’s met so far. He hasn’t been tested with cats although has shown some signs of a prey drive. He’s also hasn’t been tested with kids but we think he’d be cool with some little humans. If you’d like to meet BURRITO fill out an application to adopt

JAYDAH

JAYDAH

F | 1 Y | Canaan mix | 32 lbs | Saudi Arabia | Medium energy | Needs boundaries | Cuddly | Lanky goof | Smart and athletic | Needs more socialization with dogs | No cats or young kids

Meet our Arabian princess JAYDAH! She knows she’s royalty and expects to be treated as such thank you very much...well, as long as its okay with you. She is super affectionate and loving with her people but will need boundaries (like not being allowed on the furniture unless invited) and consistent training. She is protective of her people and still learning that you don’t need her to be your bodyguard. She is very smart and eager to please so she responds well to training. She does well with positive reinforcement and lives for the "good girl" compliments. She will continue to test her limits though...like walk over, slowly pick up a sock and just stare to see what you will do. She needs to know that you’re the boss. Shes got the "sit" and "laydown" basic commands down pat, but if you ask her to stay she’ll slowly start to army crawl toward you like ‘what are you gonna do about it?’ It’s super cute but also shouldn't be reinforced. She’s a little spitfire and loves to play tug-o-war all day long with a couple of snuggly power naps in between. She’s housetrained and knows to use pee pads if her foster is out of the house working that 9-5 life and she can’t hold it. She’s actually good on leash with other dogs as long as they’re doing something other than meeting face to face. She’s cool if they’re mutually walking or sniffing. Her new people should continue to socialize her with new dogs to increase her positive interactions, decrease her nervousness, and build her confidence. When she’s off leash and in an enclosed area she becomes defensive when people or dogs come into her space. This will be a work in progress. She is very nervous around kids and can’t go to a home with kids under the age of 13. She also can’t live with cats because she does have a prey drive ... must...chase...cats. JAYDAH is a quirky goofball that will win your heart with her weird antics. Like the fact that she lets out one bark right before she’s about to eat just to announce that she’s having her dinner. If you would love to adopt this lanky goof fill out an application for JAYDAH today

Tiare

TIARE

F | 3 Y | Hound mix | 58 lbs | Mexico | Medium energy | Friendly and loving | Needs mental stimulation | Chewer | Very social | Calm and gentle | Good with dogs, kids and (eventually) cats

Meet TIARE! She’s on the bigger side (real dogs have curves yo) but is a completely gentle giant. She’s super chill and generally has a very laidback attitude about life. She’s also a total sweetheart and is very happy to socialize with her dog and human pals as much as possible. She doesn’t get nervous in new situations and happily introduces herself to new friends very politely. She seems to think every human wants to give her a treat which is fine with her because she’s obsessed with food. She’s slowly learning that not everyone carries dog treats around in their pocket just for her but she strongly disagrees with that philosophy. Treats are life and more is always better. She loves being around people but is also respectful of your personal space so doesn’t hang all over all the time – just sometimes. Although she’s super chill she is a hound and likes to have a ‘job’ or mental stimulation. If she doesn’t and she’s left alone too long without being crated she will get bored and start to chew your favourite shoes. Ongoing training will help keep her mind occupied as well as exercise and social time. A tired pup is a happy pup! She’s smart and has already learned sit and how to fetch properly. TIARE is good with kids and would adjust to be fine with cats, she's just excited at first and comes on to them too strong. Can you give her a treat now? K thanks bye. Apply to adopt her today

COYOTE

COYOTE

M | 10 M | Shepherd mix | Mexico | 35 lbs | Medium energy | Super sweet | Little spoon | People pleaser | Nervous of new things | Scared of big dogs | Not kid tested | No cats

Let’s meet COYOTE! This guy has the sweetest puppy dog eyes and is a total sweetheart. He is however a bit guarded and sometimes forgets that he’s still a puppy. When he does let his guard down and acts like a puppy it’s pretty much the sweetest thing you’ll ever see so stockpile those tissues now. He’s still a little nervous in new situations and would do best in a chill home. A quieter area of the city (or the burbs) would be ideal for him but we think he can push past anything with patience. He’s not the kind of dog who always needs to be outside and is happy chilling with you at your crib chewing his toys or cuddling. He’s a little spoon for sure and his spoon game is STRONG. He’s doing well with training so far – learning the basics including house and crate training. He’s starting to open up more and become more playful and with love and support he’ll just continue to come out of his shell. COYOTE is ok with small dogs but is currently scared of big dogs. His new family will need to continue to work on socialization with him and show him that the big dawgs can be cool too. He hasn’t been tested with kids but would probs be ok and he told us that he doesn’t want to live with any cats. He also can't eat chicken. If you’d like to meet COYOTE fill out an application to adopt

Shihab

SHIHAB

M l 8M l 50lbs (and growing) l Canaan Mix l Low-Medium Energy l Clumsy, Silly & Happy l Separation Anxiety l Best as Second Dog l Cuddler l Needs Training l Cat Social l Good w Older kids (9+) l Best suited for a full house/No Apartments or Condos


SHIHAB made his way from Saudi Arabia and is searching for your heart! This dude is the BEST if clumsy, silly, and happy goofballs are your thang. He's also chill 95% of the time. SHIHAB is a surprisingly low-energy and is totally chill with you just cuddling him to death. A few short walks and pee breaks per day are A-OKAY but we're sure he wouldn't be opposed to adding some adventure. He'll need a strong leader and someone who will set boundaries. He has what it takes to be a great dog but if he spots any weakness he'll use it to his advantage. We are thinking he will be a big boy so making sure he gets proper guidance before he gets too big to handle is KEY! SHIHAB should go to a home with another playful dog as it is great to have a playmate and also a role model. SHIHAB also has separation anxiety and will cry for up to 2hrs when alone so living in a house rather then an apartment is ideal and/or having a great relationship with your neighbours is key. Someone with a flexible schedule is also recommended as SHIHAB will need help working through his separation anxiety, possibly in shorter chunks of alone time. He is very sweet and an incredibly friendly dude. He loves making new human and furry friends and is just happy just being a part of the party. He'd be great in a full home with lots of people to love him during different parts of the day. He has been around older kids (9+) and been okay. He can likely be good with proper monitoring and guidance. Older kids might be better cause he is learning how big he is. He is cat social and as stated LOVES doggies! He needs help with the basics (including leash and crate training) so obedience classes would be ideal for this pup!! But he does generally have great manors and is willing to please!! Fill out an adoption application

Bella

BELLA

F | 5 Y | Terrier Mix | 40 lbs | Egypt | Needs experienced owner | Strong willed | Barker | VERY affectionate | Good with some dogs | Good with dog friendly 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 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 but likes to pretend like she doesn’t hear you and she’s less than thrilled when you try to make her get out of her comfy bed  in the morning. She’ll need someone who is firm and asserts control in these situations. BELLA is house broken and 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 on the back deck or at the base of a tree. She’s very vocal and if she hears anything she’ll let you know so she’s may 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 her twerk skills put Miley to shame. 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 when meeting new canine pals. 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. 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 adults only as she can sometimes redirect on her human foster. This is getting easier every day though and will not always be an issue. BELLA is hypoallergenic and does not shed, and honeslty 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 stress. If you can give BELLA the home she’s been waiting for fill out an application

Nena

NENA

F | 3 Y | Dachshund mix | 22 lbs | Dominican | Low to medium energy | Very chill and quiet | Apartment dog | Smart girl | Independent | Shy with other dogs | Not cat or kid tested


Meet NENA! She’s super into this new life she’s got going on and is just taking some time to let it all sink in. Like, OMG am I really here? Ever since she was a puppy she’s dreamed of coming to Canada. Unconfirmed, but we’re pretty sure. She’s a pretty low energy pup overall and would do well in a quieter home. Condos/apartments would be just fine for her! She does enjoy going for a moderately paced walk and might pull a bit out of excitement. She’s super curious about the world around her and finds a million good sniffs on her walks and likes to investigate them forever. What exactly do you think this smell is? Do I smell some French fries or possibly some lingering notes of pepperoni? She’s very quiet in the home and although she prefers to stick close to you she’s pretty independent and just does her own thang. You go girl. That’s not to say she’s about to turn down a belly rub though because if you’re offering she is DOWN. She’s a smart girl and is willing to do pretty much anything for a treat, except fetch because really, what is the point? She tries to keep herself as clean as possible on walks, jumping over all the puddles. She still sits and waits when you get home though so that you can clean her paws off. She can be shy with some dogs and is cool with others so her new fam should continue to work on socialization and proper introductions. She hasn’t been tested with cats but does live with a hedgehog and doesn’t seem too bothered but it’s been a long distance relationship so far. She hasn’t been tested with kids but we think older kids would be fine. If you’d like to meet NENA fill out an application to adopt

Taffy

TAFFY

F | Puppy | Shepherd mix | High energy | Playful, smart, curious | Mighty mouse | Sassy pants | Needs training and experienced owner | Loves people | Good with dogs and experienced kids | Not cat tested

Small but mighty… meet TAFFY! This little lady is one of Olivia’s pups and is now officially available for adoption. We’re looking for a very specific home for her – an active home who can give her lots of playtime each day, a home that will 100% attend basic obedience training with her and a home that is interested in doing additional training afterward like agility. We are looking for experienced homes ONLY for TAFFY. She’s extremely athletic and agile. Even from a young age when her brothers and sisters were still getting their fluffy puppy butts stuck on obstacles like bosu balls TAFFY was bouncing over all of them with ease like see ya later suckers! She’s very young and can’t go long without a pee break just yet so a home with a flexible schedule and the time to devote to training and socialization is a must. She would also love a backyard to explore. TAFFY is super sweet, loves her people and will snuggle up nice and close to you. Although she’s a very active little girl but crashes HARD and literally won’t move a muscle until she’s ready to wake up for her next play session.  She’s used to being the smallest one in the pack and getting picked on by her brothers and sisters. RUDE. Because of this she’s developed a little bit of an attitude and will definitely try to hold her own in any situation. She needs people who are comfortable dealing with super smart and super sassy dogs. She will require boundaries and structure and not people who will baby her 24/7. She is dog social but should continue to work on socialization. She would be fine in a home with dog experienced kids and hasn’t been tested with cats. Ready to meet this little firecracker? Fill out an application to adopt

Lulu

LULU

F | 3 Y | Collie Mix | 32 lbs | Mexico | Medium energy | Sweet and goofy | Needs training | Champion squirrel hunter | Ok with dogs | Not kid tested | No cats – prey drive

Meet our sweet girl LULU! This collie mix is beyond adorbs and generally super calm and docile but has been known to put on her sassy pants every now and again. She was a little shy when she first arrived but quickly gained confidence and now LOVES walks and exploring the hood. She’s the new self-appointed squirrel hunter of Toronto and those little critters better watch out because she takes her job very seriously. She refuses to keep walking if she sees a squirrel, stops listening to you because BYE, chases them and even tries to climb trees after them. Like we said she takes her new job very seriously. Because of her high prey drive we’re doubtful she’d do well in a home with cats. Her leash skills will need some work but she is fully housetrained and LOVES the comfort of her crate. She’s been practicing basic commands but isn’t very good at them yet so would benefit from additional training. She loves the company of her people but is more just happy to be near you and doesn’t need constant cuddles. She loves you though and will try to sneak out the door with you when you leave. Although she whines a bit at first she’s quiet and well behaved when you’re gone, the foster typically leaves her crate open as she is not destructive. She’s pretty energetic so will need some time to run around/play each day. She’s ok with other dogs outdoors although has had issues with them in her own home. She gets a little bossy and possessive of her space. This behaviour should not be encouraged. She hasn’t been tested with kids but might be good with older ones. If you’d like to meet LULU fill out an application to adopt

Yippy

YIPPY

| M | 1 Y | Shepherd mix | 62 lbs | High energy | Very people friendly | Only child or non-reactive dog | Smart but stubborn | Very Strong | Particular with Dogs/Leash Reactivity l Needs Socialization/Exposure w Dogs | Ok with kids | Not cats (prey drive)

Meet YIPPY! This high energy dude is looking for some nice humans who are committed to snuggles, training and long games of fetch. He’s very affectionate and has a great personality to go with those ridiculous good looks but also needs some guidance to help facilitate better manners! He’s still very much a puppy and thinks that your hands are chew toys. Mmmmm fingers. He’s been working on it but he’s just a big goofy dog and sometimes forgets. He’s very smart and has picked up on most basic commands but he’s also very stubborn and impatient so may not always follow through on them. Although he loves his people he doesn’t really care what you think and isn’t really looking to please you. He’s in a very one sided relationship where you snuggle him all the time and then he ignores everything you say. SO FUN. He needs firm boundaries in order to thrive. He would definitely benefit from some structured training to help exhaust him mentally and physically. He’s a big boy and does tend to pull on leash and has prey drive as well as leash reactivity. He barks at some dogs on leash and is working on this in foster care. Guided exposure and socialization are helping him understand that dogs can actually be friends, and the more positive experiences he has with new dogs, the better. He has played off leash with a non-reactive dog and had a great time! He’s the most affectionate dog and wants to be around you always. Say goodbye to personal space because he likes to be beside you at all times, even in the bathroom. Can you just snuggle him forever? YIPPY needs to be the only pet in the home at this time, unless you have a non-reactive dog and are experienced to work with his needs. He’s not great with other dogs, especially higher energy males and will growl/lunge at them.  He hasn’t been tested with cats but has a high prey drive. We think he’d be ok with older kids who understand his size and what to do when he play nips.

If you’d like to meet YIPPY fill out an application to adopt