TESS

TESS

F | 9 M | Shepherd Mix | Medium-low energy | Needs proper intros | Some exposure to dogs and children | Good exposure to cats | Naps r life | NEEDS SPECIFIC HOME ENVIRONMENT | Foster-to-adopt

Meet TESS! From the Dominican this gorgeous gal is searching far and wide for the perfect human companion AND special environment! She’s looking for someone with a big heart and the ability to set boundaries, empowering her to become her best self. Being the affectionate gal she is, we know she wants to be open to this form of love and companionship all the time, but in her currently state, is an extremely nervous dog. TESS is more cautious around male humans but will warm up with time and being pet under her chin rather than over her head. Currently working on her confidence, she’s shy around other dogs and can be reactive initially because of this, and has only met a few while on leash . She will do best continuing to meet laid-back dogs with proper introductions. TESS would do BESST if she had another dog companion I the home that can show her how to dog - As of now, he’s a total social butterfly with her foster fam’s CATS but is looking for a more canine like role model ;) TESS will definitely win you over and if you’ve got a cat of your own though it’s likely they’ll love her too. One awesome thing for her current foster is that TESS enjoys lazing about in the am right along with you (if you’re not much of a morning person) - And did we mention she’s a total nap-a-holic?! She loves a good Netflix marathon and will be happy to chill out with some toys to play with. Apply to adopt TESS today!

*WE WOULD PREFER TESS BE MOVED INTO A NEW HOME AS A FOSTER ON A TRIAL BASIS so we can decide what’s best for her and her potential new humans.*

MIRA

MIRA 

F | 2 Y | Chihuahua Mix | Medium energy | Shy | Good exposure to cats | Some exposure to dogs and children | Affectionate 

Meet little miss MIRA! From Costa Rica, this gal is quite the looker and she’ll have you falling for her big brown eyes in no time. She’s looking for a furever fam that will enjoy spending time with her in the great outdoors and encourage her doggy social life. MIRA has had some interactions with kids and while meeting dogs she can be shy, preferring to interact with smaller buds. Providing lots of space for MIRA to socialize and keeping her moving will decrease any nervousness setting her up for success. Off to a great start! With time it’s likely MIRA will become even more confident in such situations and become a total social butterfly! She does well living with her foster fam’s cat and tends to ignore these creatures though should be monitored if she’s to be meeting a new feline friend. In MIRA’s opinion, the greatest day ever would involve a few good walks followed by a serious nap and time to play while inside. She’s definitely an independent kinda gal though enjoys hanging out with her humans during playtime. That said, she hasn’t gotten the hang of fetch just yet but maybe with you she will! At night and when her people aren’t around she’s happy to use her crate, using that space as a good spot to sleep. MIRA continues to work on walking beside her human while outdoors and is otherwise very respectful of her peeps. Can’t wait to meet little miss MIRA? Apply to adopt today!

ROSE

ROSE 

F | 2 Y | Collie Mix | 34 lbs | Medium energy | Goofball | Some exposure to dogs and children | Not cat tested | Likes to show off her smarts! 

Just as sweet as the flower we’d like you to meet two-year-old ROSE! From Egypt, ROSE is looking for some humans that will love her unconditionally, support her love of tug-of-war, and continue to work with her on leash skills and confidence. Having previously lived with an infant she’s more recently interacted with younger kiddos. Obviously, ROSE is a total sweetheart and with these little humans she shows off her calm and gentle self. She’s still young at two and has only had limited interactions with dogs while outside. Already improving, she’ll definitely thrive with a confident leader who can work with her on leash skills and becoming less reactive during these meetings… even if it is exciting meeting new friends. ROSE defs has a bit of a prey drive and will test out those vocal chords of hers when she sees a cat. Redirection and the incorporation of calming exercises into her daily routine are the best bet here. This girl would like her furever home to know that treats are totally the best thing on the planet!!! As such, training her with treats is, well, a total treat! She’s a bit of a smarty-pants and wants you to know it. ROSE likes to show off her goofy side and though not required, would love to spend some time in a fenced in yard as she’s been known to get a case of the zoomies every now and then. Her furever home can expect to continue working with her on using her indoor voice and becoming more confident with loud noises. She’s typically anxious in the car though crating her in such situations helps if you’re planning a weekend getaway. Apply to adopt ROSE today!

MILLY

MILLY 

F | 3 Y | 70 lbs | Scent Hound Mix | Medium-low energy | Chill | Some exposure to dogs and children | Not cat tested | Nap-a-holic 

Looking to add one more to your crew? MILLY hopes you do! From Mexico, this gal is looking for a fam to love and will totally become your friendly, furry shadow in no time. She’s not overly interested in kids though she’s happy to patiently sit while the little ones pat her. She does well meeting new adult humans though will occasionally bark when they enter her space. Giving MILLY time to adjust slowly and allowing her to approach new faces first while outside is best as she typically displays a guarding response. Also, she’ll totally accept a treat for a nice hello! To set her up for success, proper introductions with other dogs are necessary and after the obligatory sniffing she’s happy to play with her new pal. What a gal. Generally speaking, though MILLY is more of a people person she’d do well with a calm furry friend in the neighbourhood. A yard isn’t required of her furever home though if you do have one a fence is a must as though she does well with redirection, she gets excited when spotting squirrels tending to chase after them. Have you and the fam already planned your next road trip? Perf! MILLY loves going for a nice car ride and she’ll be happy to tag along for some quality time with you! This girl loves play wrestling with her stuffed animals (Mr. Monkey is her fav playtime toy) and is always up for a quick round of fetch with her humans. Currently living in Orangeville MILLY continues to work on becoming more confident with loud noises, such as thunder and car traffic, and is slowly adjusting to walking busier streets accustomed to using a prong collar. She’s a total champ when it comes to using her crate, something she should continue to use in her new home, is working on the command ‘stay’ as well as give and take with her toys. Ready for something new? Apply today to adopt MILLY into your crew!

MOLLY

MOLLY 

F | 5 Y | Labrador x Herder Mix | 45 lbs | Medium energy | Chill gal pal | Some exposure to dogs | Has lived with kids | Not cat tested | Likes to use her nose 

Ready to chill out with her new furever fam we’d like to introduce you to little miss MOLLY! She’s looking for a Foster-to-Adopt! From the Dominican this gal is likely to be a total social butterfly once she gets more socializing in as she loves showing off her play bows and tricks! Have you got a furry friend of your own already? She’d do well as a second dog in the home if her bud was calm and quiet. MOLLY can be a bit reactive when passing other dogs but with a little support from her humans she could make a perfect pal to another furry friend. Personal space is sups important and if she’s to be meeting or spending time with kids it’s key that they respect her boundaries. Although Molly is from the Dominican, she was a 'pet' for about 5 years in a family home with children, until that family felt they could no longer hold space for her. The kids in the home didn't respect her space and we feel she has become territorial of her food because of it. Nothing her fosters haven't been able to handle though, as she is very polite and listens well - just something to note. If you are paying attention to her body language you can tell when she gets a little nervous - so being her advocate will always be necessary (as it should be for ALL dogs!) MOLLY is one super chill gal but if you find you’re more of the active type she’ll love to go on runs with you or play a round of fetch. Alright, it’s just about time to brag and MOLLY wants her furever home to know that she’s totally amazing when it comes to using her crate! She even eats in there! She also wants you to know that she’s super curious to meet you and though she may bark initially if startled, with human direction and confidence, she calms down quickly and her friendly demeanor shines. What can we say, it’s gonna be so exciting when she meets her peeps! Can’t wait to meet MOLLY? Apply to adopt today!

QUEEN

QUEEN 

F | 3 Y | 58 lbs | German Shepherd Mix | Needs proper intros | Medium energy | Some exposure to kids and dogs | No cats please! 

We’d like to introduce you to a true QUEEN! Confident, playful, and flirtatious she’ll totally win you over in a heartbeat. From Manitoba this QUEEN currently enjoys her time in Bailieboro. Having met kids while outside she’d likely do well in a home with calm, older kids who are dog savvy as she is quite gentle during such meetings. QUEEN would also do best in a chill living environment as she’s typically vocal when excited. She’s easily stimulated by sounds and lots of activity so living in a space that’s not an apartment would be ideal. She’s working on these responses and introducing calming exercises into her daily routine will continue to do so. If you’ve already got an older pooch we think she’d do well as a second dog in the home as this could be a great way for a pal to show her the ropes. She’s working on her walking skills and likes to have planned doggy dates and other such meetings. She’s a planner alright! QUEEN needs proper introductions and will do well with a confident leader who can support her current training levels and continue working with her on boundaries. That could be you!! Ready to meet you one true match? This QUEEN’s a catch! Apply to adopt today!

OLIVE

OLIVE 

F | 7 M | 20 lbs | Sighthound x Collie Mix | Needs proper intros | Good second dog | Medium-high energy | Good exposure to dogs | Some exposure to older kids | No exposure to cats 

Meet OLIVE!! This hippy-happy gal loves spending her days exerting her puppy energy playing chase. From India, OLIVE currently spends her time in Toronto and could definitely adjust to a busier household though needs space to unwind after a fun-filled day. Having met older kids she wants her furever fam to know that it’s important to give her some time to warm up and that once she does will be happy to accept some belly rubs from new friends. Hopefully from you too! OLIVE loves hanging around other dogs closer to her in size and would do well as a second dog in an experienced home able to provide patience. She is a pup after all! Having another dog in the home will also help to show her the ropes and mean that she’ll have a best bud for some good-natured puppy wrestling! OLIVE hasn’t met furry friends other than dogs and should be monitored if you are looking to introduce her to a cat as she shows a prey drive getting excited. She’s totally picking up on puppy training at lightning speed and once she’s showed off her smarts is happy to chill out with you when its good ole’ Netflix time! Working on boundaries with this one is a great way to help build her independence. OLIVE is totally house trained and continues to work on basic commands. Ready to meet this OLIVE? Apply to adopt today!

SUNDAE

SUNDAE 

F | 5 Y | 51 lbs | Saluki Mix | Needs proper intros | Medium energy | Good exposure to cats | Some exposure to dogs and children 

Meet SUNDAE funday! Initially from Kuwait, SUNDAE currently spends her time in Oakville and is looking for a family who loves to spend time chillaxing. She enjoys walks in nature, which you’ll know ‘cause she’s full of smiles while she starts galloping, and also loves to stay in and keep you company. When you’re not around she’s happy to use her crate and will do well continuing to do so. SUNDAE has been slowly working on becoming more comfortable with loud noises and strangers, including children, doing well. In these situations it is important to advocate for her and to provide proper introductions. SUNDAE is more comfortable with easing into new situations and human encounters and responds well to positive environments where she feels safe to interact with new friends. Ever observant, she is very aware of her surroundings and loves giving love! She does well with cats getting all cute and excited when she sees them and enjoys watching them from a distance in admiration. She is typically submissive to other dogs and while she is polite when meeting them can become shy and chooses to ignore them. We think she’ll do well with continued exposure to furry pals. She’s not very food-oriented but will happily accept some pats when you come to meet her! She’s come far with her nervousness and is very much looking forward to having a forever home. Ready for a SUNDAE funday? Apply to adopt SUNDAE today!

BETSY

BETSY 

F | 3 Y | 45 lbs | Australian Cattle Dog Mix | Playful pal | Medium-high energy | Some exposure to dogs and children | Not cat tested  

Meet BETSY!! From the Dominican Republic BETSY is looking for a confident leader who can establish boundaries in her new furever home providing a consistent schedule. Belly rubs are the way to this gal’s heart and she’d spend the rest of her time playing fetch and tug of war if she could! With her higher energy level she’d likely enjoy hanging out in a yard though with enough activity and mental stimulation this isn’t necessary of her furever home. Want to know what this gal has been up to recently? BETSY has been practicing self-soothing while inside and working on eye contact with her humans. She’s a very alert and curious gal and is progressing with her eye contact while out on walks. She passes by children daily while out on walks though has not had direct contact with them otherwise, generally preferring to watch what they’re up to. BETSY is definitely looking forward to making some new furry friends as she definitely wants to play and is working on understanding other dog’s signals. Her attention can be caught by small animals though is easily redirected in such situations. She appreciates slower introductions with humans, men in particular, and does well in these situations always looking for a pat and treats. Of course! Ready to meet brilliant BETSY? Apply to adopt today!

BRINQUITOS

BRINQUITOS

F | 2 Y | Shepherd Mix | Medium energy | Needs proper intros | Good exposure to dogs and children | Not cat tested | Not a city gal! | Sweetie pie

From Mexico BRINQUITOS is all about having a routine and is looking for a home that can provide the structure she needs to succeed. Don’t have much experience with dogs? Totally ok! BRINQUITOS is such a sweetheart and will learn right along with you if you’re a first time dog owner! She’s into hanging out with familiar faces and checking out green spaces to explore and get her outdoor time in. She’d much rather go for a walk or run than play with toys and is still trying to figure out what fetch is all about! If you’re looking to get your workout in at the same time you take BRINQUITOS outside you’ll be happy to know that she doesn’t pull on her leash, making for the perfect running partner! She’s not what you’d call a city gal as she’s not a fan of the hustle and bustle city life has to offer. She is however, a fan of using her crate as a space to chill out when she needs some time to rest. Initially shy with new people, BRINQUITOS needs some time to warm up with slow, proper introductions. She’s already shown progress and with time and patience she’ll become even more confident! She’s also already met children and does well spending time with them. BRINQUITOS is very dog social and her interactions with dogs have all gone very well, only barking out of excitement. She defs prefers her doggie pals to human buds but will fall for her new furever family in no time! Ready to hit the doggie lottery? Apply to adopt BRINQUITOS today!

SNOOPY

SNOOPY

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

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’s full of potential and is looking for a calm, confident and patient leader who can help her build trust. SNOOPY is definitely interested in dogs but can easily be overwhelmed, she continues to work on meeting more medium-large dogs currently preferring smaller pooches. If being added as a second dog, she’d do best with a calm, well socialized dog rather than one who is pushy, hyper or reactive. She totally loves spending time outdoors and it’s important that she stays on leash or in a fully secured yard. She’s used to wearing a prong collar and loves her daily walks and you'll love walking her. Her foster describes her as sweet and affectionate which is awesome because she’s SOOOOO SOFT! SNOOPY is crate trained using that space to sleep at night (which is encouraged!) 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 it when they ignore her and allow her to make the first move and approach. While SNOOPY is easy-going in someone else’s house, she’s currently working on relaxing when someone new is moving about in her house. SNOOPY does well with her foster's cat and sometimes has to be reminded to be gentle as she likes to play. Snoopy would likely do best with older kids who can fully respect her boundaries. SNOOPY is house trained and well behaved in the home with very good manners and happily accepts treats for a job well done. She’s one smart gal, knows basic commands as well! With calm, patient humans she’ll 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!

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!

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!