TRIXIE

TRIXIE

F | 10 M | Potcake | Dominican | Medium energy | Sweet and curious | Learning the basics | Some separation anxiety | Good with dogs | Not cat or kid tested (probably ok)

When you’re so gorgeous and also have the personality to match… meet TRIXIE! This super sweet Dominican pup is settling in pretty well to her new life. She is young still so a lot of her time is spent observing things in the neighbourhood as she continues to build her confidence. She’s still a bit apprehensive with new things, like people, places and other dogs. She is very curious though so as long as she’s given a bit of time to approach the situation on her terms she usually warms up quickly. When meeting new people she prefers that they get down to her level so she can give them a quick sniff which usually escalates pretty quickly to a lick and a cuddle. She doesn’t like when people approach her too quickly or when people block doorways. TRIXIE is very affectionate and relaxed in the home. She likes to be near you without being right up in your face and is happy to curl up and nap near you. She is working on crate training and is comfortable being in there for short periods of time but does not like to be in there too long so spending a full day in the crate without breaks is not ideal for her. She’s comfortable having people coming and going during the day and would definitely need a dog walker if her humans are out of the house for an extended period of time. She’s medium energy and will require adopters who are fairly active. She’s been getting a few long walks per day which has been a great opportunity for her to explore. She’s fine with other dogs but is a little shy with more dominant dogs in which case a quick sniff hello is enough for her. She stares longingly at dogs running around and playing at the park but hasn’t quite worked up to that yet. She is technically not kid tested but is very curious about them and given her gentle nature we think she would be ok. She hasn’t really been around cats but we think she would be ok with them too. If you’d like to meet TRIXIE fill out an application to adopt now!

SWEETIE

SWEETIE

F l 8lbs l 6Y l Chihuahua Mix l Medium Energy l Loves her People l Companion Dog l Shy/Snappy w Strangers -- Needs proper intro l Dog Social l Not Kid Tested l No Kids - Nips l Barks at hall noises l Needs ongoing Training - Territorial of her space/toys 

This lttle weirdo alien dog with the biggest bulging eyes and stick straight up ears that make her look like Gizmo from Gremlins... is up for adoption!! She waddles when she walks (cute little rump shake) and can often be heard groaning and grunting when she's excited/just in general. She loves to lie on the floor and shake around for belly rubs more often than not. SWEETIE needs a routine and a stern owner to help work with some of her behaviours like nipping, controlled separation anxiety and territory issues. After building trust and leadership, SWEETIE likes to be with you at times but also is independent at others. She is snappy when meeting new people (but working on it in foster care) and will come with specific instructions on how to properly introduce her to new people. She would likely do best in a single animal home or with another chill dog. She is not destructive by any means and is housetrained. She has started to show signs of Separation Anxiety and does can bark/whine at times when you are away. Although we think with proper leadership and training she can improve as we've also seen her NOT doing this at all when left alone. We recommend keeping her ON LEASH in the home so you can correct her and show her you're in control especially in regards to guests who she may show possessiveness towards. She will need ongoing training with SA, meeting new people and territorial issues. She does although love making new human friends at the dog park, or just sniffing around and doing her own thing. She shows signs of resource guarding of toys and it's better to just NOT give her toys to create a problem but should also work on guarding the home. She is not cat tested and not good for kids as she does snap if introduced improperly to humans. We think she still needs to come out of her shell a bit and with the right leader can be more open, happy and confident in all the things! Think this is the girl for you? Fill out an adoption application below!

GEMINI

GEMINI

F | 1 Y | Husky | High energy | Needs experienced owner | Quick Learner l Separation anxiety | Making progress with training | House and Crate Trained l Loves people + cuddles | Not great with other dogs | No cats | Dog savvy kids ok l Being fostered in Hamilton

Meet GEMINI! This girl was found as a stray and spent a lot of time at a shelter before she became part of our scruff gang, fo lyfe. As such everything is new to her and she is still learning how to settle into this whole being a house pet thing. On the plus side, she is living with a trainer who is super committed to her success going forward and can be a great support system if you live in the Hamilton area. GEMINI has come a long way since her first day in foster care but there’s still a lot of work to be done. She has many typical Husky characteristics and traits so if you have breed specific experience that would be ideal. There are things that GEMINI has taken to very well, like hanging with her people and snuggling. She is a super affectionate dog and prefers to be with people as much as possible. She does have separation anxiety but will sleep in her crate at night. She is an escape artist and WILL find a way to get out. (Huskies… *eyeroll*) She is also extremely vocal when she’s left in her crate with nobody in sight, but is otherwise quiet in the home. She is high energy and loves going for walks and runs. She's also a CHAMP walker. She is playful in the home as well but is not currently a candidate for the dog park so it’s super important that she gets enough exercise with her people. GEMINI is working through some issues with other dogs and should be the only dog in the home unless owners are HIGHLY experienced and the other dog in the home is not reactive. She has not been properly socialized at this stage in her life and does not understand how to appropriately interact with other dogs. She has come a long way but needs to be corrected as soon as she growls. She has learned to give warning signs but adopters and other dogs needs to be able to read these warning signs so that the situation doesn’t escalate. Definitely no cats for her either. GEMINI is very smart so will respond well to ongoing training. She loves any toy that squeaks and is a big fan of the cold… come onnnn snow. If you’d like to meet her fill out an application to adopt now!

TECA

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TECA

F | 1 Y | Lab mix | 46 lbs | Mexico | Calm/Engaged | Medium energy | Nervous in new situations | Needs proper intros with dogs + humans | Goofy | Loves her people | Cat social | No kids

This beautiful girl is TECA! She can be a bit shy and timid so we’re looking for people who are willing to take things slow with her and really build a solid foundation of trust. Relationship goalsss. TECA needs a proper introduction with new people. She doesn’t like when people try to pet her without her permission but can you blame her? It’s best to let her approach new people. They can hold their hand out for her to check out which sometimes moves toward ok you can pet me but sometimes she thinks hmm better not. It’s best not to force her. TECA is ok living in a smaller space but can definitely be a bit rambunctious. She loves going for a couple medium walks per day and playing tug-o-war with her humans. She’ll let you know when it’s time for a walk because she gets a little bit goofy in the home but is otherwise really chill. She’s housetrained, crate trained (LOVES her crate) and knows a couple basic commands as long as you have treats because she LOVES food. Treats will be a great training tool as her people continue to build her confidence and expose her to new things. For example, she hates walking on some of the floors in her foster home but can be coaxed to crawl across them with treats. (This isn't really true anymore) It may take some time and patience but it’s important that you celebrate these little successes together! Although she lived with other dogs in Mexico she has been a bit hit or miss with dogs in Canada so far and definitely needs a proper introduction. She prefers to make the first move and may growl and bark if another dog approaches her too quickly. She has shown some interest in playing with certain dogs so with ongoing positive but controlled exposure we think she’ll continue to warm up. She lives with a cat and has no issues at all. We don’t think TECA would enjoy living with kids at this time (It's not that she doesn't like kids, but I think she would be too rough with them). If you’d like to adopt her fill out an application at saveouscruff.org!

WONDERBREAD

WONDERBREAD

| M | 3 Y | Lab mix | 60 lbs | High energy | Needs boundaries + structure | Needs experienced owner | Dominant | Chill in the home | Trusting + loving | Good with other dogs | Not cat or kid tested

Meet WONDERBREAD! Yes, he knows it’s a mouthful, so he told us you can call him PETE for short. PETE is a dominant dog and will need structure and boundaries to remind him that you’re the boss. He will need a firm leader and ongoing training. He is crate trained currently and we recommend continuing with this to help him continue on the path to success. Getting him in the crate can be tricky but he’s pretty chill once he’s in there, especially if you give him a toy to focus on. Implementing additional boundaries like not being allowed on the furniture is also beneficial. Too much freedom is not good for him as he doesn't always make the best choices without guidance. PETE is aa active dog and will need a decent amount of exercise (2+ hours) per day in order to be happy. He does have a lot of energy and we think he would really appreciate a backyard to run around in. PETE has a lot of love and respect for his trusted humans but can be a bit picky with other people. He does well meeting people outdoors but inside will try to establish his dominance and will need proper, controlled intros. He loves to test his limits and see what he can get away with. Interactions between PETE and new people should not be forced – people should be calm and confident to establish themselves as a leader and PETE should be allowed to make the decision to engage or not. He has not done well with certain people when he has been given too much freedom. Once trust has been established PETE is all about that cuddle life. He’s very smart and highly food motivated. On walks he tried to pull at first so that you can walk faster and see all of the things but responds well to corrections. He’s been great at meeting other dogs so far but hasn’t done anything more than a light play session so far and he hasn’t been off leash. He does have a prey drive so we don’t think he would be good with cats and would prefer a home without young kids for him at this time. PETE has so much potentially to be a WONDERFUL dog and just needs the right training and structure in order to succeed. If you’re about that life with your pup fill out an application to adopt now!

LOLLIPOP

LOLLIPOP  

F | 3 Y | Shepherd mix | Mexico | Low to medium energy | Shy + unsure | growing out of Separation anxiety | Very loving | Good office dog | Barks | Nervous with other dogs | Not cat or kid tested

We named her LOLLIPOP cause she’s so sweet she’ll make your teeth hurt. This beautiful shepherd mix is still getting comfortable with her new life and schedule. Although she’s a bit shy at first she is very affectionate and loving once she gains trust with you. She loves snuggling up to you on the couch and her little tongue sticks out in the cutest way when you’re rubbing her belly. She is more comfortable meeting new people indoors and has gone to the office with her foster a couple of times. She was a super cool, independent business lady during those visits just walking around meeting new people, making new connections. She was a bit cautious during the first visits but this confidence will only continue to increase as she gets to know her office mates better and learns confidence and leadership through her handler. She is growing out of separation anxiety and has been working through it with crate training although it’s still a work in progress. She will be vocal if you are out of sight and during the night while she’s crated. She is currently sleeping through the night in her crate without noise, but this will likely need to be relearned in her furever home. Her new family will need to be committed to helping her work through this and will need to be in a living situation where noise is not a problem when they’re away from the home. She is VERY unsure of walking through doors and will sometimes need her human to help her work up the courage. She is still very nervous outdoors and isn’t ready to go on any super long walks or park trips just yet. Each day her walks get longer and she is building confidence! Her people will need to be cool and confident working through continued exposure to the outdoors. She is showing some signs of being interested in play so we expect her energy level to increase as her confidence continues to grow. She would do really well with a chill dog around her size who can help show her the ropes. Otherwise, she is very apprehensive about interactions with other dogs and will try to back away. She is starting to approach and sniff dogs in the office! She is also currently a flight risk and should not be off leash. She hasn’t been tested with cats or kids. LOLLIPOP is ready to meet you! She would probably be nervous and apprehensive. Fill out an application to adopt if you'd like to meet her.

SCAR

SCAR

M | 9 Y | Chihuahua mix | Medium energy | Loves his humans | Unsure of new people | Nips | Loveable and quirky | Needs training and patience | Dog social | Ok with cats | Older kids only

A tiny ball of fluff with a BIG, quirky personality… meet SCAR! He is very used to being someone’s pet and is very affectionate with his humans, but he does have some bad habits that will require an experienced and patient owner. Although he is very cuddly with his people and will happily move from lap to lap with the people he trusts he does not do well with strangers and needs proper introductions. He is very unsure of new people (men especially) and his defensive instinct is to nip. He does not like when people are hunched over him or reaching out to pet him without him seeking out that level of attention. He is visibly stressed in new situations and will continually look to his humans for reassurance. SCAR should be allowed to approach people on his own terms when he’s feeling confident enough. He never likes to stay in place for too long and is often wandering around the house looking for new places to explore. He’s especially happy doing whatever his humans are doing or playing with his foster siblings. He doesn’t like being without his humans but has adapted pretty well to being home on a regular work day. He’s working through crate training, but it’s clearly something new for him so it has presented some challenges. He does get agitated and defensive if he knows he's being put in his crate. It can take time to help him calm down before getting him in the crate. He feeds off energy well and has adapted to the busy environment he’s currently living in. He’s medium energy and enjoys his playtime in the backyard. A properly secured backyard is best, as he does try to sneak in an adventure out front. He lives with two other dogs and gets along with them well. He has a pack mentality but does try to dominate the other dogs but is starting to respond to their corrections. He gets grumpy with dogs outside the home who have too much energy. He did bark at and chase the cat in the home initially but the cat quickly put him in his place and they coexist comfortably. SCAR should only be in a home with dog savvy, older kids and should be monitored as his family continues to work on his nipping. He has been responding well to training and, with boundaries and structure, will settle in to his new home nicely. If you’d like to meet SCAR fill out an application to adopt now!

DASHA

DASHA

F | 3 Y | Shepherd mix | Russia | Medium energy | Shy with new people | Super shy with men | Old soul | Aware & Cautious l Chill in the home | Good with other dogs | Not cat or kid tested l Gets Carsick

Meet DASHA! This beauty is our second pup from Russia and we know you’re about to fall in love with her. We’ve been dreaming of snuggling up to her all day because she is SO SOFT. She can be shy at first but is slowly but surely coming out of her shell and realizing that making new friends both human and dog kind is actually pretty sweet. She’s especially shy with men but is capable of building relationships with a lot of patience and love – we still think she’d like a gal pal in the home though! DASHA is a bit of an old soul and people are often surprised to hear that she’s only 3 years old. In the home, she’s super chill but she does get little bursts of energy and definitely enjoys her outdoor time. So long as she’s getting enough exercise (roughly an hour and 45 mins each day currently) she’s completely satisfied with a quiet home to relax in. If she thinks she hasn’t explored enough that day she’ll whine a bit. Although you’re the leader and need to show her this, it is a warning that she does need some mental stimulation daily. She’s well behaved in the home and is not destructive however she may need a bit of help with housetraining. She’s learning some basic commands and is good on leash as well. She’s nervous about some loud noises as well as new people. She doesn’t like when people lean over her to try to pet her or when people move too fast. DASHA should be allowed to make the first move and approach people when she’s feeling comfortable. She is cautious and is slow to warm to people and environments. Trust building and gradual exposure are important. These continued interactions will help to build her confidence. She does form very strong bonds with the people she trusts. She can be a little apprehensive meeting other dogs and it took her a few days to settle with her foster brother but overall she is dog social. She hasn’t been tested with cats and we think young kids may be a bit much for her at this time. She also gets carsick almost always so may be something to note if you are wanting to travel with her a lot. If you’d like to apply to adopt DASHA fill out an application today!

SHARPEI

SHARPEI

F | 3 Y | Boxer mix | 47 lbs | Mexico | Medium energy | Super loveable | Loves her people | Slight separation anxiety | Listens well | Good with other dogs | Not cat or kid tested

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, because who doesn’t, especially when cuddling is involved. Preach, girl. If she feels ignored she’ll whine a bit to remind you that she loves to be pet. 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. If they become too much she appropriately tells them to back off with a little growl. She’s a strong girl and she ain’t afraid to stand up for herself! She hasn’t been tested with cats or kids but she would probably be ok with dog savvy kids. If you’d like to meet SHARPEI fill out an application to adopt now.

RUBY

RUBY

F | 2 Y | Fox Terrier | 23 lbs | Dominican | Medium energy | Foxy Lady l Loves being outside | Smart but needs training | Barker in Home l Protective w New Visitors | Dog Social but Particular l Not Cat Tested/Prey Drive l Not Kid Social l Quieter Home l No Condo/Apartment 

Meet RUBIASITA! This girl is defs a terrier -- she's smart and playful (with people she trusts) and sees herself as your bodyguard as she makes herself known with her barking! RUBY is working through her feelings of insecurities that lead to her acting as the "Protector". This is mostly seen in the home when she barks (sometimes growls) at new guests. She is very nervous of new people who she didn't invite to the party, and takes a while to warm up -- sometimes a few visits or so. RUBY is better making formal meetings on leash to help guide her. Once settled, she does to play with new mates if they are coached on how to help warm her up! RUBY is completely different outside and enjoys most people, dogs, rolling trash bags alike. Okay, almost. She is pretty happy-go-lucky on the streets and although barks at things considered "surprising" like the occasional garbage truck or jogger, RUBY feels so much less stress outside! Okay, other than being the small critter patrol and ensuring all squirrels, racoons, chipmunks know their place. Helping work on her confidence and trust will help lessen her protective behaviours. She likes to explore the streets and strut her stuff! She is very smart and does take instructions well but consistency is VERY important to help improve unwanted behaviours. RUBY has been good at the dog park with her fosters and times when she has had issues with dogs have been in her home. She has although grown SO much from this and is now at a mutual agreeance to share space #peaceandlove She is crate trained and stays in there when you are out as well as at night. She has also travelled TTC and a ferry and been great! She is also very affectionate to those who she trusts so once you win her over she will be totally eyes full of hearts emoji with you till the end of time! If you’d like to meet her fill out an application today!

Tank

TANK  

M | 5 Y | Rottweiler Mix | High Energy | Very Loving, Playful, Silly & Happy l Best Cuddler/Hug Receiver l Strong like bull | Needs a home with a yard | Good w Dogs | Good w Kids | Not Cat Social l Protective of House/Barker
 

Meet 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. TANK has shown to be totally accepting and appreciative of his second chance and has opened up SOO much. His fosters explain him as being amazing in the home as he is so loving and funny, the best cuddler ever and numerous times they have reminded us (even though we haven't forgotten) just HOW special he is and how special he makes them feel (did we mention he knows how to hug and thinks he’s a lap dog?). He’s good with other dogs but should get a proper introduction as we want to set him up for success and provide good environments that increase his confidence and follow his training plan. We would prefer he not go to dog parks. He is not cat social. 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 JOLLYBALL 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 is good on walks and crate trained. 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. He's also met kids walking throughout Toronto and been great!! We’re hoping to find an experienced owner who is familiar with large breeds and will continue to follow TANK’s training plan. OR someone who follows instructions well, who is open to gaining insight into dog behavour, and respects that at this point we know what TANK needs best. He’s a very loyal dog and really loves his people. He does bark at the door so be cautious of this if you are nervous of your neighbours and noise. If this cutie is for you, click below!

TANKS adoption fee will include 1 private training session with Complete K9 Care!

Bella

BELLA

| F | 5 Y | Terrier Mix | 40 lbs | Egypt | Needs experienced owner | Strong willed | Mumbler | VERY affectionate | Good with some dogs | No cats | Not Kid Social

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 grouchy 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 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). If you can give BELLA the home she’s been waiting for fill out an application!

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!

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! 

MONA

MONA

F | 1 Y | Rat Terrier Mix | 15 lbs | Mexico | High energy | Very smart | Playful | Craves human interaction & mental stimulation | Only Dog | Not cat or kid tested

Meet MONA! This girl has a lot of good things to give with of course the proper human guidance. MONA is ubbbbber smart and picks up on commands within 10mins flat. K yes, practice makes too. She loves interacting with her humans. This could mean anything from a structured walk or meet up with friends, playing fetch or going for a run. She's also able to entertain herself on your downtime as long as you have a window on a busy street to keep her entertained. MONA does best when she has someone to first show her the way. MONA's fosters have been quick to initiate PROPER intros with dogs and humans, work with her on a leash, and practice obedience, especially before craving into a cuddle sesh. She needs to know what she is supposed to do and should not be given full access to the VIP lounge or else her ego gets too high and you'll start seeing unwanted behaviours. She's still mastering leash work and crate training but her fosters thing with continued consistency, just like everything else they've done with her, she'll do amazing. She's likely not a dog that should be crated for 8 hours as she loves to be busy. If you do work all day being open to a dog walker is key. We have loved what we've seen with MONA recently and are looking for adopters that can provide structure for her. As well, we are really wanting a home with a backyard for MONA as she benefits from time playing games outside off-leash. MONA loves sleeping in with you, especially on weekends when you can dedicate some play time with her after your morning coffees. MONA is not kid or cat tested and as stated has been good with dogs with proper intro (may growl once at first but settles). MONA will make you laugh all day with her antics which is why you should apply online NOW

CC

CC

2Y l 30lbs l Podenco Mix l Medium Energy l Confident & Smart l Attentive l Human Motivated l Needs Guidance l Dog Social l Not Cat Tested l Kids 14+ 

CC is ready to steal your heart and maybe even make you a better person just by seeing her confidence and easy outlook with life itself. CC lives for the good times as well as her humans. She is ready to meet, hang, chill sesh with everyone but don't you worry, she will always keep an eye on you and make sure you're having a great time. CC is very low maintenance and requires little amounts of exercise to keep her entertained but would also be happy doing whatever you want to do. She is very easy going when it comes to plan making. Unless that means you want to leave her a lot because she truly lives for your love and attention. CC will need help learning her boundaries and will need some insight as to how you'd like her to "dog". She is very smart and open to learning new things, especially when that means opening up her lifestyle to fit you in better. CC should not have control in the relationship and will need guidance. She asks for attention by nudging you with her nose but if ignored will use her mouth to say "HI I'M HERE?! NOTICE ME". This will need to be corrected and discouraged and as well just generally giving her too much attention will increase behaviours like this. CC will also need help with leash skills as well as getting used to time alone at home, which will come with not always giving her what she wants! She has learned her basic commands and can't wait to show her your skills. She is good with other dogs but has not been cat tested. She should only be with children 14+ due to nipping. CC is a wonderful dog with a great perspective on life. If she's all that and a box of crackers go online to fill out an adoption app

MYRTLE

MYRTLE | F | 9 M | 20 lbs | Potcake mix | Dominican | Medium energy | Shy at first | Needs to build confidence | Affectionate and smart| Needs patient people | Nervous with other dogs | Ok with cats | Older kids only

Meet MYRTLE! This awkward little fuzzball has just arrived from the Dominican and is still getting used to the sights and sounds of the city. As such, she can be shy at first and nervous in new situations. Ideally we’re looking for a dog experienced home for her OR people who are very patient and willing to invest the time and effort into helping her build confidence and become a bad@!% babe who owns EVERYTHING she does. She’s on her way there now and just needs to keep things going. This means continuing to expose her to new things gradually. Working on her socialization is key and she shouldn’t just be smothered with affection (although she is cute AF) or she won’t progress. She was initially nervous living in a busier part of the city but now that she’s had time to get used to her ‘hood she’s a lot more comfortable and wants to say hi to EVERYONE on the street. She has made SO much progress in her foster home but there will be an adjustment period with her new family. MYRTLE is very affectionate and a total lap dog. She’ll sit beside you and quietly poke her nose into your hand until you give in and then she just rolls right over for full on belly rubs. She’s VERY smart and learned some basic commands in only a few days. You could probs train her to do anything – like laundry, cooking dinner, pouring you a drink. YAS. She picks things up easily and is very eager to learn. She’s crate trained and overall very well behaved in the home. She’s just learning how to play and we’re not going to lie, it’s awkward but also amazing. She’s more playful in the home where she’s comfortable. She’ll need help with her leash skills as she tends to pull, but has been getting much better and this also comes with confidence. She’s nervous around other dogs but also curious about them so she’ll just need time and lots of practice with proper introductions. We think she would be ok as a second dog and she’s fine with cats. She would be ok in a home with older children, 12 and up. If you’d like to meet MYRTLE fill out an application to adopt

CHELSEA

CHELSEA

9Y l 65lbs l Golden Retriever l Quebec Rescue l Spunky l Medium Energy l Graves human attention l Only Dog l Not Cat Social l Good with Kids

Meet Chelsea! She is a senior girl in age but not necessarily in her heart. Although she may have small moments of senior grump, she is totally your best companion, wherever that may take her. She loves being with her humans and is truly your best friend. Her favourite things are walks around the neighbourhood, cuddling close to you and giving you smiles and tail wags. She takes some time to open up to new surroundings and people but once she does she gives you 100% of herself. In foster case she has made little attempts to socialize with other dogs and generally just ignores them like the Queen she is. Her rescuer from Quebec feels strongly she should go to a home without dogs as she generally does not like them, especially small dogs and puppies. She hasn't shown signs of aggression with dogs in our care but as well has made no attempts to enjoy their company. She has high prey drive and will likely NOT do well with cats. Her real love is for her humans! She is very affectionate and cannot get close enough to you. As well, belly rubs are a MUST. She'd do best with a home where she doesn't need to do stairs everyday as that stage of her life is over with and BORING. She prefers to float everywhere on a pillow. She benefits from a long walk her day and has a harder time holding it cause of her age so frequent bathroom breaks are important! She'd be a great "long walk on the beach" dog and would be a great addition to a furless family looking to expand! Although she has a spunk for life, she is starting to show physical signs of being a senior so please take this into consideration when applying. We'd love to see her go to a family! If you need a new best friend please apply