SNOOPY

SNOOPY

F | 3 Y | Egyptian Baladi | 40 lbs | Medium energy | Shy/Nervous | Not a city girl | Crate trained | Needs proper intros w/ dogs | No cats/young kids 

Meet SNOOPY! This gorgeous gal is looking for an experienced home outside of the city who can continue to help her learn how to dog. She is full of potential though is apprehensive about new experiences, so she needs a calm, confident, and patient leader who can help her build trust, and help her adapt to the world around her. SNOOPY is definitely interested in dogs but can easily become overwhelmed doing best with smaller pooches. If being added as a second dog, she would do best with a calm, well socialized dog rather than one who is pushy, hyper, or reactive. She can be a flight risk, so it’s important that she stays on leash or in a fully secured yard. She can be quite affectionate with her humans 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 occasionally sensitive to touch so her people need to understand how to read her signals! SNOOPY is crate trained using that space to sleep at night and during the day while her humans are out. She needs a quiet home preferably with a yard so that she can explore and play while getting her outdoor time. When meeting new people she appreciates being allowed to make the first move and approach first! SNOOPY should be supervised with cats and would likely do best with older kids who can fully respect her boundaries. A girl’s gotta have her space! SNOOPY is house trained and well behaved in the home with very good manners. She’s one smart gal and knows basic commands as well! With calm, patient humans she will continue to grow and we can’t wait to see the pooch she becomes. If you’d like to meet this gorgeous gal fill out an application to adopt today!

REMY

REMY

M | 9 M | Shepherd Mix | 65 lbs | Medium-high energy | Great second dog | Some exposure to dogs | No exposure kids | Not cat tested | Playful pal

Hi!!! My name’s REMY! Not to brag or anything but I’m totally one smart pup and quickly learn new concepts. So, obviously you’ll want to adopt me asap! I’ve got so much fun and spontaneous energy and need someone who’s patient and confident in their ability to work with me on structured training and setting boundaries. I would also love to spend furever in a home with another dog who does well with a puppy so I can learn how to better read furry friends' body language. It’s tough being a (not so small) pup in a big world! You might be interested to know that my foster fam does have a cat though I haven’t yet got to meet them just yet. My foster fam and I are thinking that supervision would be good as I just get so excited when it comes to catching sight of small critters!! Also, it’s totally not required, but I would LOVE a yard to play, chillax, and explore in. Mental stimulation whether that’s working on my sick training skills or playing extra fun games inside also keep me totally happy. I’m house broken and am currently working on leash training and commands. Told you I was smart! Oh right, not to brag. I think I’d also like to check out some cool training classes if that works with your sched. You know, to impress all the ladies. Anyways, I’d love to meet you! Apply to adopt me today!

JENNIE

JENNIE

F | 1 Y | Whippet Mix | 30 lbs | Medium energy | Needs proper intros | Affectionate | Some exposure to dogs and children | Good with cats

If you’re looking to add a gal to your squad JENNIE will fit right in! They say dogs are man's best friend, but JENNIE would also be the perfect bestie for a chill gal. There's nothing JENNIE loves more than her humans and she'll be the perfect companion as you take on the world. Coming to Canada from the Dominican Republic this gal’s list of fav things include pats, her bone, and chillin' at home (in her crate or out) with her human or other furry friends. That's right, JENNIE is just fine with feline friends - she currently lives with two cats and though nervous at first is happy to play with them now. When it comes to smaller animals JENNIE shows a prey drive, as she tries to chase squirrels and birds on walks. Redirection works best here! JENNIE has met a couple of children and though she doesn't show much interest appreciates those that are calmer. She’s still working on leash training, that it's ok to explore her surroundings, how to play fetch, and come when called. She’s defs getting her doggie education on! JENNIE has some experience meeting other dogs, approaching these encounters hesitantly, but growing more confident as she becomes secure in her surroundings. With proper introductions, she’s soon keen to say hello and showing signs of wanting to play, especially with buds her size or smaller. She’d likely do well as a second dog in the home or with a dog bestie to show her the ropes on what it means to dog. Boundaries and leadership are a must for JENNIE as she continues to learn to be her best self. Already crate trained, this smarty-pants is working on house training, paw, no jumping, sit, and stay. With her new squad we’re confident she’ll totes nail it! Think you’ve found your new gal pal? Apply to adopt JENNIE today!

DAISY

DAISY

F | 1 Y | Sight Hound Mix | 25 lbs | Medium energy | Needs proper intros | Affectionate | Some exposure to dogs and kids | Not cat tested

Looking to meet your one true bud? DAISY is the perfect pal! She’ll totally charm her way into your life as she’s such an affectionate and down-to-earth pup. Literally too, as she’s on the smaller side. Being the down-to-earth gal she is DAISY will definitely be comfortable in an apartment though will not say no to more space if you’ve got it! A backyard would be pretty cool as she LOVES the outdoors and would happily spend all day in the sun. She is from the Bahamas so this kinda makes sense. Got an outdoorsy side yourself? It’s a match made in heaven! She’s met a few kids in the neighbourhood doing well with proper introductions and other dogs while outside. Advocating on her behalf during these intros will make these experiences that much more positive! DAISY’s best furry friend would likely be one who is quiet and gentle. She’d totally thrive with a neighbourhood bud to show her the ropes on how to dog more confidently. We know with time her curious and confident personality will shine, especially in her furever home with you as her confident leader! DAISY has got some prey drive in her as she occasionally tries to chase squirrels and pigeons and would do best with supervision if introducing her to a cat. Ready for some fun in the sun? Apply to adopt DAISY today!

TY

TY

M | 9 M | Retriever x Herder Mix | 37 lbs | Medium energy | Shy but curious | Playful | Eager to learn | Some exposure to dogs | No exposure to cats/kids

Meet cutie pie TY!!! This medium-energy dude from the Dominican will make the perfect pal for his chill new furever fam. Having not met any children or cats he has met lots of dogs and enjoys playing with any and all buds that want to run around with him. Fetch is totally in this one’s future! TY is also likely to enjoy a nice run with his humans if you’re into that! While he’s outgoing with other dogs he tends to be timid with people. Once his humans gain his trust he’s very friendly and relaxed, currently doing well in his foster fam’s chill apartment. Meeting strangers is best done in his own time allowing him to approach first. We totally get it, first impressions are #everything! TY enjoys a good excursion to the park and is figuring out life in the big city. That said, loud noises such as downtown TO traffic can make TY nervous as well as steep stairs and escalators. With time and patience he’ll continue to become more confident in such situations with his furever fam, showing off his happy-go-lucky side. He’s well crate trained and knows basic commands. Feel like you’ve totally connected with cutie pie TY? Apply to adopt today!

MAGGIE

MAGGIE

F | 1 Y | 60lbs l Golden Doodle | Medium-high energy | Needs Structure/Boundaries l Good exposure to dogs | Good Second Dog l Best w Crating l No Kids | Not Cat Tested l Fostered in Hamilton

Introducing MAGGIE! This girl would do great with a person (or possibly family) who has previous experience with dogs, doodles, cows, elephants, donkeys etc etc. In her previous home before she was surrendered, she was known to guard objects of high value which ended up being the reason for her surrender. This means MAGGIE needs an owner who will work through this learned behaviour, but also needs someone willing to work on building trust and boundaries as a whole. MAGGIE needs to learn who is in charge. MAGGIE has had lots of interaction with dogs and loves to play! Continuing to provide opportunities for her to socialize with other furry friends would make this gal super happy and help tire her out for training purposes. She’d totally be down for a playdate, a furry roommate or a regular trips to doggy daycare. MAGGIE currently hangs out with her foster fam living in a house with a yard. A yard is nice, but so are structured walks if that’s your thing. Ideally, MAGGIE’s day involves lots of consistency as she works on her training. She is very nosey (dog joke) and gets into everything which means she can find things to guard if not watched. She needs constant supervision and will need continued work recognizing boundaries in the home so she doesn’t take control of it! Having a medium-high energy level she also enjoys going to the park with her humans. She’s currently working on crate training, which calming exercises may support her in, and has experience being on her own for up to 8 hours. A crate is a great thing for her since she’s mischievous in the home without monitoring! MAGGIE is housebroken, walks well on her leash, and knows basic commands. She’s still learning and will do well with continued supervision, structure and boundaries. She loves cuddles as a reward for a well-balanced relationship. We can’t wait for MAGGIE to find her match Apply to adopt MAGGIE today!

BARU

BARU

M | 1 Y | Terrier x Scent Hound Mix | Medium energy | Playful | No tongue! | Good second dog | Good with dogs and children | Not cat tested

Superstar who? BARU! Meet this playful dude from Costa Rica! Baru lost his tongue when he was a young pup, but with a little help is getting by just fine without it! He drinks from a water fountain at home and a water bottle when he’s on the go. At meal time, he needs someone to spoon his food into his mouth and then he takes care of the rest. In return, BARU will give you plenty of tounge-less kisses (really!) to let you know how appreciative he is! He’s curious and friendly with everyone he meets, including children and dogs, making friends quickly. He would do well as a second dog in the home. Being the eager to please dude that he is, BARU responds well to direction and is well-behaved. He’s a quick learner, currently working on the command sit and leash manners, and is food motivated in his training. He’s pretty adaptable and would do well in most environments, having done well on his own for up to 8 hours almost fully housebroken. This dude has experience living in a house with a yard though this is not required as long as he gets to go out and explore. Regulating his body temp on his own is a bit tough, so in hot weather he’ll need to limit his activity time outside and will be happy to play indoors! It's important his furever home has AC. This guy is super sweet and has so much love to give. We know you’ll love him just as much! Ready to meet superstar BARU? Yes, you! Apply to adopt BARU today!

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!

ELLIE

ELLIE 

F | 1.5 Y | 55lbs l Boxer Mix | High energy | Good second dog | Good exposure to dogs | No Cats | Some Exposure to Kids l Fostered in Guelph

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 but does have a more chill side too after some exercise. She loves her adult human friends and won’t say no to a belly rub. She’s now met a few kids and has been very gentle with them in passing on the street on leash. 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 and is likely not going to mesh with cats easily. A typical day for this girl involves a few longer walks as well as some playtime in the yard. She is currently in a home but would we think can be fine in an apartment as long as she has playtime and walks! 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!

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!

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 |


From the Dominican this LADY is adapting well to life in Canada! 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 the sun in shining. 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 recently had FHO surgery and is on the road to recovery for the next 6 weeks (as of May 1) which means limited activity, though Lady is expected to make a full recovery. Apply to adopt this sweet little LADY 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!