MAGIC

MAGIC

F | 1 Y | Terrier Mix | 17 lbs | Truly MAGICAL | Medium-high energy | Needs proper intros | Some exposure to dogs and children and cats

Ready to say hello to one enchanting pup who came all the way from Costa Rica?! Meet MAGIC! She’s sure to cast her spell having you fall in love in no time! She’s had some interactions with children and has met other dogs while on her leash enjoying some extra playtime with these dudes. Continue to provide opportunities for MAGIC to meet other furry friends will help her get more comfortable during these interactions. She’s interested in squirrels though can be easily redirected by her humans. Meeting adults this girl can be timid and even fearful until comfortable. Being her advocate is key and creating positive experiences letting her meet these peeps in her own time will work some serious MAGIC! Becoming more independent MAGIC enjoys playing with her toys, definitely liking ones she can chew on. She does well in her foster fam’s apartment and as long as she gets to go for a few good walks a day would do well in this kind of space long-term. Being quite the active gal, MAGIC will do well with another energetic human who also enjoys a nice walk! Calming exercises may help with the occasional barking at strange noises and doing well in her crate she uses that space to sleep doing well on her own for up to 6 hours. Car rides on the other hand are not so enchanting for this gal…some preparation is key! This one just had hip surgery and is quickly on the mend. Ready to add a lucky charm to your life? Apply to adopt MAGIC today!

ROJA

ROJA

F | 8 M | Labrador Mix | Medium energy | Red-hot chilli pepper | Some exposure to dogs | Good second dog | No exposure to children | Not cat tested

Meet ROJA! Her name means “red” and she’s defs gonna be red-hot on the doggie adoption market. You better act fast!! From the Dominican, ROJA is working on getting accustomed to the hustle and bustle of Toronto, currently preferring quieter walks outside. Once she warms up to you (and she will in no time!) she’ll be all over you giving kisses and wagging her tail. She’s a hippy-happy gal, playful, and affectionate. She hasn’t been exposed to children, but as long as they understand how to be respectful of her space, we think she’d enjoy playing with kids as she’d totally match their energy. She’s also very gentle! ROJA’s met some other dogs outside on her leash and is normally very curious but removes herself if she becomes overwhelmed. As she gains more experience socializing with other dogs she’ll become more confident and will likely be even more interested in making some furry friends. Quite playful she’d totally do well as a second dog in the home with a bud to show her the ropes and teach her how to dog. Ever the active and curious pup she requires lots of mental stimulation and totally loves being goofy and exploring once she’s feeling confident. She continues to work on her chewing tendencies – chew toys are great! She’s working on house training, leash etiquette, and basic commands doing great with positive reinforcement. Doing well in a condo right now, a yard isn’t required as long as ROJA gets out and about with time to explore. She’s well crate trained though would defs appreciate a more active furever home. When she’s not busy she enjoys lounging having a good snooze on the weekends totally mellowing out! We know she’ll totally thrive with a confident leader! Is that you? Apply today to adopt red-hot ROJA!

ESTE

ESTE

F | 1 year | Hound Mix | 50 lbs | Medium/low energy with a playful side | Sweetie pie | Needs proper intros | Good exposure to dogs | Limited exposure to children | Not cat tested (no significant prey drive) 

MEET ESTE! This sweet girl came to us from the Dominican Republic and is still figuring out what life is all about in Canada. ESTE is extremely sweet but can be a bit skittish - quick movements, loud noises and unexpected guests in her space are all a NO from her. ESTE has made amazing strides in just a few weeks with her foster family, so we're confident with ongoing structure, training and socialization this girl will really thrive! She's met older, dog-saavy kids and done well, but likely wouldn't be a good fit for a home with young children. She hasn't met any cats up close but she's seen them from a distance and doesn't show much interest. ESTE lives with two other dogs who have helped show her the ropes! She co-exists extremely well with them, even picking up a toy to play tug of war or gently wrestling from time to time. She is NOT a fan of overconfident dogs in her face and will need an owner who can advocate for her and her space! ESTE enjoys meeting new people but proper introductions are key - she wants to make the moves and decide when she's ready to approach. ESTE LOVES her food and is very smart - continued training (even agility training!) will help continue to build her confidence. She is GREAT on leash, walks like a dream and is currently learning basic commands. She currently lives in a home with a backyard and we think a home in a quieter area would be best for her. This girl is NOT about the downtown noises and hustle! ESTE currently is crate trained and sleeps in a crate at night and when her foster fam is out. She will occasionally bark in the crate but it's generally only if she's not exercised enough - a quick walk around the block and she's ready to SNOOZE! She has shown some interest in running around and is a graceful gazelle until she trips over her own feet or runs into something - ESTE is a bit clumsy in an adorable, puppy way :) Think ESTE is the piece of your family you've been missing? Apply to adopt this gorgeous girl!

YASMIN

YASMIN

F | 9 M | Labrador mix | Medium energy | Smart and playful | Needs proper intros | Knows basic commands | Good exposure to children | Some exposure to dogs and cats 

Imagine: You and YASMIN. Ah yes, we think it’s totally meant to be! Even if you’re on the fence, read on and you’re sure to agree with me! From the Cayman Islands this is likely the biggest sweetheart you’re ever going to meet. She’s had interactions with children every day in her foster home and has had positive meetings with dogs while inside. Ever the energetic gal YASMIN loves to play and does best with other active furry friends. Right now she totally enjoys using up all her puppy energy going for walks and playing with her foster fam’s dogs. We think she’d do well long-term with a dog buddy in the home! She’d also thrive in a home without cats as she tends to chase these pals. Still young, YASMIN continues to learn new commands and has already perfected sitting for treats, responding well to direction. Obviously, treats are everything!! Adaptable, she does well in a house with a backyard though would likely do well in an apartment. She continues to work on potty training and with you, we’re sure she’ll nail it! YASMIN truly blossoms in familiar environments and requires proper intros when meeting new humans. What can we say? First impressions are super important! Loud noises such as the whirr of the vacuum make this gal nervous though she’s totally been working on her confidence. With you, we know she’ll shine! Ever considerate, she’s quiet as a mouse while in her crate and only starts to speak up if it’s been, like, furever! Has it been, like, furever since you’ve wanted to adopt? Now that it’s clear it’s meant to be, apply to adopt YASMIN today!

MELODY

MELODY

F | 2 y | 10 lbs | Chihuahua Mix | Medium energy | Sweetie pie | Needs proper intros | Good exposure to dogs | No exposure to children | Not cat tested 

Just like a MELODY, this gal will totally take center stage in your world!! From the Costa Rica, this little tune is quite the affectionate gal. She hasn’t had exposure to children or cats though she’s met lots of other dogs and is doing well. We can totally see her shaping up to be a social butterfly and her future dog bestie would likely be one who’s just as active as she is. She’s pretty good in her crate only giving a few little peeps. Having a medium energy level MELODY enjoys attention from her humans and going for a couple of walks throughout the day doing well on her leash. Though not required, a backyard would benefit MELODY as she loves to play outside. When not out and about this gal enjoys a game of fetch or playing with her toys having had experience being on her own for up to four hours. Having accomplished basic commands she’s currently working on come, sit, and shake a paw. That last one will come in handy when meeting you! Her new furever home can expect to continue socializing MELODY by providing opportunities for her to meet new peeps. When it comes to meeting males she can get nervous and tends to not be so melodic. Providing proper introductions and using treats will work wonders and help to increase her confidence! She also prefers chin scratches during such meetings. Now that we’ve extended a pleasantry, meet MELODY! Apply to adopt this tune today!

JUNIOR (CJ)

JUNIOR (CJ)

M | 8 M | Sighthound x Retriever mix | 30 lbs | Medium-high energy | Good second dog | Total adventurer | Needs proper intros | Good exposure to dogs | No exposure to children | Not cat tested 

Ever the independent dude CJ is a confident lad whose day is made when he gets to spend it playing and chewing on his bone. He’s quite adventurous and loves to go on walks. From the Dominican CJ currently spends his days in Orangeville with his foster fam. He hasn’t met any human youngsters or cats. He’s totally a people person though and would likely do well with little ones! Doing best with proper introductions CJ will definitely become more playful showing off his happy-go-lucky side with furry friends as he continues to be exposed to such interactions. He is totally enamoured with his foster fam’s dog and would thrive in a home with another respectful and playful dog. CJ would do best in an environment that has space for him to move and groove though as long as he gets to go out lots he’d do well in most homes. Stairs can be a tad scary for this dude so he’ll appreciate his furever home making going up and down them a positive experience showing him there’s nothing to be uneasy about. Also, he’s had experience being on his own for up to 6 hours and appreciates a break in between if possible. If you’re into outdoor activities CJ would love to accompany you on a bike ride, he’s a super trouper for sure. He likes to show off his goody-two-shoes side being an absolute star while using his crate. All he needs is a toy and he’s as happy as a clam! His furever fam can expect to continue working with this dude on basic commands and leash skills as things are just so new and exciting! Ready to meet this hippy-happy dude? Apply to adopt CJ today!

JANEY

JANEY

F | 2 Y | Vizsla Mix | 48 lbs | High energy | Totally brainy! | Some exposure to dogs and children | Not cat tested 

Ready to meet a total catch? From the Dominican JANEY is very affectionate and you’re sure to be lucky to have her in your life. She was excited to meet some children on a couple of occasions sniffing them out and handing out a sweet little kiss. She loves meeting new adults as well if it means getting some petting in. Having very positive, short interactions with other dogs while on her leash JANEY is excited to make new friends. She’ll do well continuing to be exposed to controlled interactions but can be unpredictable off-leash so she'll have to be the only dog in her new home. She hasn’t met any cats and redirection is important when it comes to catching sight of squirrels. This isn’t a problem for JANEY as she’s totally brainy and would be top of her class if her new owner wanted to join rally, obedience, or scent detection! While she loves to hang out with her humans JANEY is also cool with chilling on her own. She’s well crate trained using it as a place to sleep and does well living in a condo with other dogs for neighbours as long as she gets to go for her walks! A yard isn’t required of her furever home as long as she gets enough activity and mental stimulation! Having experience being on her own for up to 8 hours she does well though appreciates the occasional break in between. If you’re into running she’ll make the best partner having a high energy level. Like we said, she’s super smart and is happy to train just so that she can show off her new tricks! JANEY has been working on commands such as sit, stay, wait, back up, bang and spin! The only thing this gal isn’t happy about are buses and motorcycles preferring to walk on the inside of the sidewalk if one goes down the street. Think you can keep up with this brainy JANEY? Apply to adopt today!

FLOFFY

FLOFFY

M | 8 M | 27 lbs | Bulldog Mix | Medium energy | Needs proper intros | Some exposure to dogs and cats | No exposure to children | Not cat tested 

Meet the ever so saucy FLOFFY! From Mexico, this dude hasn’t met any children just yet though he’s spent some time interacting with other dog buddies. He can be a tad pushy as he’s still learning boundaries when meeting other dogs. This is easily corrected as he responds well to human direction. FLOFFY currently lives in a home with a cat though they haven’t interacted just yet. He simply tends to watch what she’s up to. When it comes to meeting adult humans, he likes to introduce himself briefly and then move on to his important puppy schedule! FLOFFY is well crate trained and is currently working on his responses when he gets excited. He’s comfortable using his crate for up to 6 hours while his people are out, enjoying some time to nap. That said, he appreciates having a couple of walks during the day and some playtime. If you want to add in a game of tug of war he’ll totally be down! Though a yard isn’t necessary FLOFFY currently does well living in a house with a backyard, this being super handy as he continues to work on potty training. He’d also likely do well living in an apartment. FLOFFY is most definitely treat motivated and will do well working on his obedience training in exchange for a treat or two, already understanding some basic commands! His furever fam can expect to continue his training right from the get-go and will need to support him with his mild fecal incontinence. Also, he’s one tough cookie not being fazed by loud noises. What a champ! Ready to meet saucy FLOFFY? Apply to adopt him today!

BOOBOO

BOOBOO

F | 3 Y | Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix | 55 lbs | Medium energy | Your new best friend | Good only dog | Some exposure to dogs and children | Not cat tested 

 Meet BOOBOO! Just like the Hanna-Barbera cartoon character, BOOBOO has some serious intellect and would look just as sweet in a purple bow! Originally from Costa Rica this girl would be great in a family with kids as she soon becomes everyone’s best friend. She pretty much exudes affection for her people! From going on a nice long walk to embarking on a hiking adventure BOOBOO is up for it! She does well meeting new humans outside. When it comes to meeting males she can be somewhat skeptical and as such does well meeting people at her own pace when indoors. Also, a few treats would totally be accepted! She has some experience being around children while on leash and continuing to provide opportunities for her to interact with kids is encouraged as she continues to learn. When it comes to meeting other dogs, she does well on her leash and will continue to work on becoming more dog-social with her new fam. She prefers her own space though and would do best as the only dog in her furever home! She hasn’t met any cats just yet though shows minor excitement when it comes to squirrels. She likes to play with her stuffies and having a medium energy level enjoys going for a few walks a day. BOOBOO is well crate trained working on boundaries and is house broken. Her new furever family can expect to continue working with BOOBOO on reinforcing basic commands inside and outside as well as her confidence in new situations, which will help to reduce her anxiousness! She’s quickly adapting to her current foster home, doing well in an apartment, and with continued love and support will make a great, loyal companion. Ready to meet this adorable smarty-pants? Apply to adopt BOOBOO today!

GORDITA

GORDITA

F | 7 Y | Shepherd Mix | Medium energy | A total dream! | Good exposure to dogs | Some exposure to children | Not cat tested

A fried pastry filled with cheese, meats, and refried beans … what’s not to love about a GORDITA? Meet our gal GORDITA from Florida!! She’s affectionate, quiet, loyal, loving, and will totally become your new shadow. Basically, the entire package, what a dream! This girl has a medium energy level and enjoying a good schedule she likes to go for a morning and evening walk with time to cuddle and nap during the day. Though she prefers to be with her peeps she’s house broken having done well on her own for up to 6 hours and walks well on her leash. GORDITA currently does well in her foster family’s house though doesn’t enjoy walking up too many slippery wood stairs…a furever home with limited stairs would be dream come true! Some things can be hard to hear and if you have older kids to occasionally help out this gal will give you lots of cuddles to show her appreciation! She’s met younger children and has experience interacting with a number of dogs while outside. Whether meeting furry friends or people, GORDITA is very easy going though she’s not super interested in other dogs preferring to explore and sniff all the things. When it comes to squirrels this girl is all about the pursuit and will sometimes try to outrun them. She hasn’t met any cats just yet. GORDITA is crate trained and with some added calming exercises will likely limit her chatting when initially going in. Possibly the sweetest thing, ready to add one more to your dream team? Apply to adopt GORDITA today!

LOGAN

LOGAN

M | 2 Y | Hound Mix | Medium-high energy | Good boy | Good exposure to dogs | No exposure to children | Not cat tested

LOGAN is looking for a Foster-to-Adopt and needs people available to welcome him home by April 2nd for fostering! Do the locomotion and come dance with LOGAN! From Costa Rica, LOGAN is doing a brand-new dance, now. He is a very sweet boy who is curious about his surroundings and enjoys socializing with his pals. We know you’ll get to like him if you give him a chance now. He has had experience meeting other dogs on his leash and responding to commands, he does well playing nicely with these new friends. His future big doggie best friend can do this with him! Ever curious LOGAN likes to smell as the smells and is currently working on leash training learning to limit his pulling. He loves learning new tricks aiming to please his humans and says it’s easier than learning your a-b-c’s. He has not had experience meeting cats and would do best in a home without small animals. Though not required, LOGAN would likely thrive in a home with a yard as he has a higher energy level and likes to stretch out his long legs, doing the loco-motion with you! To balance out his active lifestyle he considers himself to be a snore machine and will happily resume his nap position when tuckered out. He can get anxious when observing large white trucks (think: moving truck). You gotta do those calming exercises, now. Come on future fam, do the loco-motion! Apply to adopt LOGAN!

ELLIE

ELLIE 

F | 1.5 Y | Boxer Mix | High energy | Good second dog | Good exposure to dogs | Some exposure to cats | No exposure to children

Meet ELLIE! She’s one rambunctious and independent gal who’ll steal your heart in no time! From the Cayman Islands she currently hangs out in Guelph with her foster fam. She’s had a good amount of exposure to other dogs doing well during such meetings. She’s quite the energetic gal though has a more chill side as well. She hasn’t met children though loves her adult human friends and won’t say no to a belly rub. She typically needs some extra time to warm up to males appreciating being the first to approach preferring having her chin scratched to a pat on the head. ELLIE gets excited with small animals. Calming exercises will help reduce her rumblings. She’s met one cat and doing well she was very curious about this creature though these interactions would be best monitored! ELLIE does well in her foster’s apartment with a backyard. If her furever home were to have a yard ideally it would be fenced as she’s quite the bundle of energy and likes to explore. A typical day for this girl involves a few longer walks as well as some playtime in the yard or park. Having a high energy level, she benefits from lots of outdoor time and will totally join you in a game of fetch! She’d do well as a second dog or having playdates with other pooches likely enjoying the opportunity to socialize more during the day. When she’s not out and about you can totally catch her playing with her toys … she loves tug of war and chewing on her bone! ELLIE is well crate trained using that space as a spot to chill and has experience being on her own for up to 6 hours. She’s house broken, currently working on leash training, and becoming more confident with loud noises. Ready to meet this pure bundle of joy? Apply to adopt ELLIE today!

ROJO

ROJO 

M | 2 Y | Hound Mix | 45lbs | Medium energy | Playful pal | Needs proper intros | Some exposure to dogs | No exposure to children | Not cat tested


Need some good mojo in your life? Meet ROJO! From Mexico he’s quite the goofy and affectionate dude. Currently doing well with his fosters living in an apartment ROJO would likely do well in most environments. He’s fairly mellow as long as he goes for his walks and has space to play. Looking for a fun activity? He’ll love playing a round of fetch with you! Having a medium energy level ROJO likes to play while indoors and also enjoys a good nap or cuddle with his humans. He hasn’t yet interacted with children or cats. He’s met some doggy friends, these interactions being positive. When it comes to meeting adult humans, this dude tends to be hesitant as he can be anxious. Not introducing treats and allowing him to meet people in his own time letting him approach first will work best! We know he’ll make you his bestie in no time as he’s so sweet and loving. ROJO is house broken, well crate trained using that space to sleep, and knows basic commands. He’s had experience being on his own for up to 8 hours though likes to be let out more often during the day. He walks well on his leash and is working on becoming more confident when it comes to unexpected noises. Get some good mojo and apply to adopt ROJO!

FINN

FINN 

M | 5 Y | Doberman Mix | 58 lbs | Medium energy | Chill dude | Some exposure to dogs | No exposure to children or cats


Filled with energy and charm FINN is sure to make you grin! From Florida, this chill dude totally thinks he’s a lapdog. He’s totally not! Having a medium energy level he likes to go for a few long walks to burn off his energy working on those sick leash skills. The snow can be a bit chilly on his paws though…maybe booties are in his future! A yard isn’t required with FINN currently living in an apartment. That said, he’d likely thrive with more space as he likes to roam around and get a good amount of exercise throughout the day. When he’s not out walking in the ‘hood FINN likes to play fetch and tug of war. He does well in his crate but doesn’t totally love it. He may chit chat though quickly quiets down enjoying some naptime. He’s had experience being on his own for up to two hours, is house broken, and knows basic commands. FINN hasn’t had any exposure to children just yet though has met some dog buds while outside. As he gets quite excited he’s been working with his foster on his responses to larger dogs, currently making a bit of a rumble! Continuing to provide opportunities to interact with other dogs and introducing redirection where necessary will work wonders! FINN likes his treats, which may help with other aspects of training! He’s pretty chill when it comes to cats (when peering through the door!) though hasn’t had a full-on interaction just yet. Loves people. ‘Nuff said! Ready to spend your days chillaxing and laughing? Apply to adopt FINN today!

COFFEE

COFFEE 

F | 4 Y | Hound Mix | 40 lbs | Medium-high energy | Playful pal | Some exposure to dogs | No exposure to children | Not cat tested


But first, COFFEE! We know you may need a bit of encouragement to roll out of bed on Monday mornings and COFFEE is the perfect solution! From Mexico, COFFEE is a clever bean and is quite playful enjoying spending time outside and getting belly rubs from her humans. Though she hasn’t had exposure to children or cats just yet she’s done well hanging out with other dogs while on her leash, being calm in these situations. Occasionally she’ll pull either to get closer or further from the furry friend and with more interactions with dogs her confidence and patience will increase. Meeting humans of the adult variety she’s also been very calm enjoying a nice head pat and would likely respond similarly with children. She currently enjoys spending time in her foster fam’s condo. As she’s not overly active while inside, preferring to lounge around, this would likely be a good long-term space for her. When it comes to spending time outside she has a medium-high energy level loving to sniff all the things and rolling around in the snow. She hasn’t tested out playing fetch just yet though she does need about two hours of walking and exploration a day and does well on her leash during such outings. Her furever fam can expect to continue working with COFFEE on calming exercises and boundaries. This will help with her crate training (she’s a bit of an escape artist!) and her tendency to chit-chat when left alone. The same will help if her new fam expects to take her for car rides as this tends to make her nervous. As COFFEE is very playful she does well with a flexible schedule though has been on her own for up to 6 hours. Ready to meet this COFFEE bean? Enjoy a cuppa joe and adopt COFFEE today!

LADY

LADY 

F | 1 Y | Ibizan Hound Mix | Medium energy | 40lbs | Sweet little lady | Needs proper introductions | Good exposure to dogs | No exposure to children | Not cat tested | Grade 4 hip dysplasia (left hip)


From the Dominican this LADY is definitely getting used to life in Canada, though it can be a little chilly with all this snow! We know she’s gonna love you because when it comes to human pals, LADY gets along with them very well. She even knows how to shake her paw! LADY becomes more comfortable when meeting new dog friends given some time. Continuing to expose her to these situations would likely result in her enjoying playing with them even more. She hasn’t interacted with any cats yet, but maybe with you she will! LADY is very accommodating and would adapt to most living spaces well, doing best in a calmer environment. She’s currently happy living in a house with a backyard, which she likes to hang out in when it’s not too cold. That said, she’d likely be comfortable in a condo as well, as she is quiet, with no barking. She spends most of her day with her foster fam and has done well on her own for 4-6 hours. Her ideal day looks like going for a walk, having a good nap, watching squirrels in the yard, followed by a game of tug of war…and a few pats from her fam, of course! She knows basic commands, is house trained, and has been walking better recently, with less pulling on her leash. LADY also does well in her crate, which she can continue to use in her new home as a way to help establish boundaries. Her furever home can expect to continue working with her on her confidence when it comes to meeting new buds (of the dog variety) and when reacting to larger vehicles like busses. This can be done by letting her approach first and introducing calming exercises, respectively. LADY will need some attention to her hip … mostly to keep her hip and happening!! Though not super active, having a medium energy level, LADY will 100% race to the door when you bring her into her new furever home! Apply to adopt this sweet little LADY today!

CAMEMBERT

CAMEMBERT 

(CAMMY) F | 8 M | Hound Mix | Medium energy | Totally cheesy | Needs proper intros | Good exposure to dogs | Some exposure to children and cats


Serious question, who doesn’t like soft, creamy, ooey gooey cheese?! We’d like to formally introduce you to our gal CAMEMBERT! Just like the famous French cheese, she’ll totally melt your heart. Too cheesy? Nah!! CAMEMBERT is a curious and affectionate pooch who will enjoy following you around, as this cheesy girl feels she pairs best with her humans. Confidence building exercises like training, structured exercise, and proper introductions to the world around her will help CAMMY learn that she doesn't always need a buddy system. Though she has major heart eye emojis for her humans, CAMMY is dog social and with proper introductions and a little time to warm-up, she loves a good playdate. Cats are friends too for this playful pup, but she does need guidance so she can learn to co-exist without barking at her furry friends. CAMEMBERT does well on her leash as she knows basic commands, is crate trained, and potty trained. Her furever home can expect to continue working with her on becoming more confident as can be anxious when not around her peeps. We think a furever fam with a flexible schedule would work well for her, and introducing calming exercises into her daily routine will help with this. Though she’ll be entirely affectionate with you, she requires support when meeting new people as this tends to make her nervous. Getting to her level and allowing her to approach first works wonders in this type of situation. Also, treats will totally get you a long way! Ready to meet this total cheese ball? Apply to adopt CAMEMBERT today!

HENRICK

HENRICK 

M | 4 Y | Hound mix | 45 lbs | Medium energy | Smart and playful | Affectionate | Needs proper intros | Knows basic commands | Food Motivated | Not kid tested 


HENRICK… doesn't that name just sound so distinguished? And honestly this dog is like beyond handsome so his name really suits him. HENRICK is a pretty chill dude but definitely prefers his humans, so he's looking for an owner who is able to help him get comfortable interacting with other dogs and with new environments. HENRICK is very affectionate and if it was up to him your full-time job would be petting him. Unfortunately, you probably have a job that actually like.. pays bills which includes his dog food, he’s willing to make the sacrifice to send you off for the days. He sleeps comfy in his crate, ready for walks when you return. He’s extra hungry for attention first thing in the morning and when you come home from work but is otherwise pretty chill in the home and happy to watch you do things like cook dinner and fold laundry. Who even needs Netflix, your life is so exciting! He gets excited to go on walks and does best with leadership. He is accustomed to two walks per day, morning and evening. He knows he’s not allowed on the furniture but will occasionally crawl up there just to make sure that it’s a real rule. It is. He has been friendly with meeting new people so far but will need time (and respect/patience from others) to have some space to find his confidence with new people and in new spaces. Slow, proper intros work best, as they do with most dogs! HENRICK currently lives with 2 other dogs and does fine. He growls at dominant dogs on leash so understanding warning signs to help him work on this is great. He would although benefit from ongoing socialization to get him in a fully comfy place with himself and pooches. If you’d like to meet HENRICK fill out an application to adopt now!

SAMMY

SAMMY

l M | 1 Y | Collie mix | 30 lbs | Medium energy | Shy | Learning the basics | Very affectionate | Likes quieter areas | Apprehensive of dogs/people – needs proper intros | Not cat tested | Likely ok with older kids

SAMMY is a truly lovable pooch, with plenty of affection to give! He is a sweet and playful pup in the home, but has a long way to go with his nervousness out in the world. He is very agitated around dogs and new people, but his fosters are confident that with the right leadership, patience, and exposure, he will gain confidence and maturity to handle himself in new situations. We've started socialization training while in foster care and Sammy has benefited immensely from it. His intelligence and positive response to correction have helped him come a long way and he rarely barks or pulls anymore. He’s pretty much mastered basic commands (as well as some pretty cute tricks) and is learning to follow instructions and improving daily. Continued training and dedication in his new home will make a huge difference for his development.

Because SAMMY can still be reactive when stressed in new environments, his new family will have to be prepared for an adjustment period while he gets his bearings. It is important to be respectful of his space and boundaries and built his trust slowly. He is very affectionate with his people once he builds trust and is a total goofball at the home. Reminder though that affection (when socially motivated) should be given as praise to an insecure dog, rather than 'whenever we feel like it' so that they can better understand who is the alpha in the home. He requires an experienced owner who will help him build trust with humans and continue his socialization. An advocate, really. To be fair, all of our dogs need one of those ;)

A quieter suburban home away from the noise and bustle of the city is the best fit for SAMMY in order to continue to build his confidence. He is definitely not a social butterfly and is not a good fit for a home with lots of people coming & going, or young children. This dude likes a slow pace of everything. Keeping it easy, not too forward. Can you be the advocate that he needs? We know there's a playful dude in there trying to build the confidence to come out, he just needs a strong and consistent leader. If you’d like to be SAMMY's life-long advocate, fill out an application to adopt today!

SNOOPY

SNOOPY

| F | 2 Y | Egyptian Baladi | 40 lbs | Medium energy | Shy/Nervous | Not a city girl | Crate trained | Needs proper intros w/ dogs | No cats/young kids l

Meet SNOOPY! SNOOPY is looking for an experienced home outside of the city who can continue to help her learn how to dog. 

SNOOPY is quite apprehensive about new experiences, so she needs a calm, confident, patient leader who can help her build trust, and in turn, help her adapt to the world around her. 

SNOOPY is definitely interested in dogs, but can easily become overwhelmed, so if being added as a second dog, she would do best with a calm, well socialized dog. Pushy, hyper or reactive dogs are too much for SNOOPY to handle, so her ideal home would be with people and animals who like to keep things mellow. She can be a flight risk, so it’s important that she stays on leash, or in a fully secured backyard. 

SNOOPY definitely has a lot of potential, and could be a great dog for someone who understands and appreciates the benefit of investing time and energy into helping her come out of her shell. She can be quite affectionate with her people, and likes her people to pet her once she’s had time to warm up, which is awesome because she’s SOOOOO SOFT! She is, however, occasionally sensitive to touch so her people need to understand how to read her signals.

SNOOPY is heavily dependent on her crate as a safe space and will retreat there if she feels uncomfortable. She needs a quiet home with a backyard so that she can explore and get her outdoor time. She would NOT do well a home with lots of people coming and going. When meeting new people she should be allowed to start in her crate, check them out from a distance and have time to build up her comfort level. She will come out when she’s ready! SNOOPY’s owner needs to ensure she’s given space with new people, as people approaching her too quickly intimates her and can cause her to react out of fear. 

SNOOPY has not been tested with cats but lives with one very dog savvy 10 year old. As long as older kids can fully respect her boundaries she may be ok but they need to have an understanding of what it means to live with a nervous pup. SNOOPY is well behaved in the home. With calm, patient people she will continue to grow and we can’t wait to see the pooch she becomes. If you’d like to meet her fill out an application to adopt now!

A foster is also needed for SNOOPY, if you are interested, please email: foster@saveourscruff.org