. ADOPTION PENDING : Bella .
 . ADOPTION PENDING : Bella .  . ADOPTION PENDING : Bella .  . ADOPTION PENDING : Bella .
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
ADOPTION PENDING : Bella is a beautiful 10 month old Cocker Spaniel pup. She is a very playful and happy dog who is friendly with everyone she meets - her wiggly little tail never stops! Bella came to us from a family who realized they could not afford to properly care for a dog. Bella is a healthy dog who weighs 18 pounds We just had her spayed and microchipped. She is up-to-date on her vaccinations. We will only consider applicants who are home for at least most of the day to properly care for Bella. She loves to go for walks and will do well in an active home where she can get plenty of daily exercise. She still needs some training to walk nicely on leash. Cocker Spaniels are very people-oriented dogs, so they love to be with their humans. This makes them fantastic companions for people who are home most of the time. But a Cocker Spaniel is not a good choice for someone who works full- time out of the house, because a Cocker left alone all day is likely to be miserable and respond by developing behavioral problems like excessive barking and chewing. Cocker Spaniels are sweet and wonderful companions, but they require care and maintenance. Their thick long coats must be regularly groomed to avoid matting, and their ears require frequent attention. Because they have floppy ears, air cannot flow into their canals, and they can become infected. They should be checked every few days to make sure this is not happening. Anyone wanting a cocker spaniel must be willing to attend to her special needs. A high quality dog food is a must. If you feel you can give Bella a safe and loving home, please see the adoption information and application on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). Our adoption process includes an online application, a telephone interview, a home visit and a meeting with the dog. An adoption fee of $350.00 applies. Toronto area only.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Maggie .
 . Maggie .  . Maggie .  . Maggie .
  • Beagle, Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Maggie is a sweet beagle-lab mix in need of a loving home. Maggie came to us from a shelter near London, ON - she was found as a stray. Maggie’s foster mom tells us she settled in nicely. She knows some basic commands and is house trained. Maggie greets everyone with a waggly tail and is a very happy dog. She loves to go for walks and would do well with an active adopter who will give her plenty of daily exercise. Maggie is very strong and will require an adopter who is willing to work on her leash skills. Since Maggie was found as a stray we do not know her history. We feel she is best suited to a home where she will be the only pet. She was not respectful of the cat at the vet clinic. On walks she does not do well with other dogs who get in her face. Her adopter must be prepared to work on socializing her with other dogs. Maggie listens and responds well to positive reinforcement. She is not a dog who can go to an off-leash dog park at this time. An adopter with a safely fenced back yard would be ideal. Maggie would not do well in a home where she will be left alone for long hours. An adult home is recommended (12 years +). Maggie is approximately 3 years old. She weighs 50 pounds. She is a healthy dog who is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on her vaccinations. If you feel you can give this dear dog a safe and loving home, please see the adoption information and application on our website - www.adoptadogsavealife.com. Our adoption process includes an online application, a telephone interview, a home visit and a meeting with the dog. An adoption fee of $350.00 applies.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Lady Bear .
 . Lady Bear .  . Lady Bear .  . Lady Bear .
  • Collie
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Lady Bear is a dear 12 year old Collie mix. She is a pretty dog who is very deserving of a quiet, loving home for her retirement. Lady Bear was the companion of an older woman who recently went into a home. Lady Bear’s foster mom tells us she is a gentle, friendly dog. She loves to go for walks and is very easy on-leash. She does not pull at all, but loves to smell and meander her way along. Due to Lady Bear’s age we feel she is best suited to an adult home. She would not do well in a home where she will be left alone for long hours. She has shared her home with a cat in the past and was friendly. She is the only dog in her foster home, but would most likely be fine with another older, friendly dog. Lady Bear weighs 50 pounds. She is spayed and up-to-date on her vaccinations. She has some older dog lumps and bumps and is slow on stairs but manages. If you feel you can open your heart and home to this special old gal, please see the adoption information and application on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). Our adoption process includes an online application, a home visit, reference checks and a meeting with the dog. An adoption fee of $150.00 applies.
Senior, Female, Medium
 . ADOPTION PENDING : Nala .
 . ADOPTION PENDING : Nala .  . ADOPTION PENDING : Nala .
  • Husky, Rottweiler
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
ADOPTION PENDING : Nala is a beautiful 17 month old Husky/Rottweiler mix. She came to our rescue from an owner who worked long shifts and was not able to care for Nala. Nala’s foster parents only have good things to report - she transitioned nicely to their home. They tell us Nala LOVES snuggles - she is a friendly, happy pup who loves to play and be loved. Nala is sharing her foster home with another young dog. They get along well and they love to play together. Nala requires a home with another friendly, active dog. Nala is eager to please and is quickly learning commands. She needs a bit of leash work - she walks well, but gets excited and sometimes barks when other dogs walk by - she wants to play with everyone! She still needs some house training. Her adopter must be prepared to continue with her training, but Nala is making good progress every day. Her foster parents are teaching her to ring a bell when she has to go out. She does not do well in a crate, but has so far shown good house manners - no destructive behaviours. It would be best if she was in a home where she will not be left alone for long hours. Nala is a high energy dog who loves to go for walks, wrestle and chase her foster brother - an active home with an adopter who can give her plenty of daily exercise is recommended. She is not used to a home with children so for that reason we feel she is best suited to a home with older children. Nala is a healthy dog who weighs 61 pounds. She is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. Nala is in a foster home in Toronto. If you feel you can give Nala a safe and loving home, please see the adoption information and application on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). Our adoption process includes an online application, a home visit, reference checks and a meeting with the dog. An adoption fee of $350.00 applies.
Young, Female, Large
 . Peanut .
 . Peanut .  . Peanut .  . Peanut .
  • Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Peanut is an adorable 6 year old Chihuahua. She was surrendered by her owner that was unable to keep her any longer. This cutie is nervous of new people, but is settling in with her new foster family well. Once she knows you she loves to cuddle and is quite affectionate. Peanut will need an adopter that is confident with dogs and can help reassure her that she is safe. (Experience with dogs is recommended.) Her adopter will need to be patient and go slow with her as it will take time for Peanut to gain confidence in a new home. Peanut is best suited to a quiet, calm, adult home (no young children). She did not live with children in her previous home. She will be okay with another calm, older dog or cat, but is nervous of animals that are too assertive and rush up to her. Peanut is good in the car. She whimpers at first but settles quickly. She is excited to go anywhere as long as she is with you. Peanut is also fine to be left alone for a few hours at a time and is trained to use the pee pad if necessary. She is very happy to go to the bathroom outside, but the pads are a good backup if needed. Her foster parents report that she has only used the pads once since being with them. She enjoys her snacks (maybe a bit too much) and will need to lose a few pounds. She currently weighs 12 pounds. She is quite active still, but could still trim down her waistline a bit. She loves to go for walks and is easy to walk on leash. Otherwise, Peanut is in good health and is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date with all her vaccinations. If you feel you can give Peanut a safe and loving home, please see the adoption information and application on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). Our adoption process includes an online application, a telephone interview, a home visit and a meeting with the dog. An adoption fee of $350.00 applies. Peanut is in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Layla & Peppy .
 . Layla & Peppy .  . Layla & Peppy .
  • Pomeranian
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Layla and Peppy are two of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet! They are dear little Pomeranians. Layla is 11 years old and weighs approximately 13 pounds. Peppy is 10 years old and weighs approximately 12 pounds. They are bonded and we will not separate them. We have had Peppy and Layla in our rescue program for several months. They originally came to us because their owner was moving and not able to take them along or care for them properly. They did get adopted but were returned. They are back in one of our very caring foster homes and doing well. Layla and Peppy had several health issues when we first rescued them. Both dogs have had dentistry - they both required full mouth extractions as their teeth were in horrible condition. Peppy had surgery to remove a bladder stone. Layla has a collapsed trachea that sometimes causes her to cough. She often coughs when she gets excited or is picked up. She is on a daily low-dose of steroids to keep her cough under control. Both dogs are up-to-date with their vaccinations and microchipped. Layla and Peppy are very affectionate dogs who love attention. Peppy really lives up to his name and loves to go for walks! Layla is a bit reluctant to walk far distances, but is small enough that you can pick her up when she feels she cannot go any further. She is not able to do stairs and must be carried up and down. They are quiet and enjoy each other's company. Both dogs need to go out for bathroom breaks several times throughout the day. They do let you know when they have to go out. Since it is frequent that they need to go outside they must go to a home where someone is home for most of the day. It is also recommended that they go to a house with easy access to the backyard. It would be challenging to get them out quickly if their adopter lived in an apartment. It is likely they will have accidents in the house - only those that won’t be bothered by this should apply. Due to his bladder stone surgery, it is very important that Peppy eats a special diet and has no other food/treats. A dog with a history of bladder stones should be encouraged to drink a lot of water and flush out their kidneys and bladder often. Layla is also on a special mature diet. Layla and Peppy would do best in a calm, quiet home with older children (12 year +). We are not certain how they would be living with a cat. If you feel you can give Layla and Peppy a safe and loving home please see the adoption information and application on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). Our adoption process includes an online application, a telephone interview, a home visit, reference checks and a meeting with the dogs. An adoption fee of $300.00 for both dogs applies.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Boris .
 . Boris .  . Boris .
  • Thai Ridgeback
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Boris is a handsome 6 year old Thai Ridgeback mix who is new to our rescue program. Boris came to us from Thailand where he was rescued from the illegal dog meat trade by the Soi Dog Foundation. We worked with them to save Boris and give him the opportunity to live a wonderful life here in Toronto. Boris is slowly adjusting to his foster home with a lot of patience and great care from his wonderful volunteer foster parents. They have seen gradual and steady gains in his confidence. He is starting to become playful and show an interest in toys! They live in a condo and he has adjusted to their home, but he would also do well in a house with a safely fenced back yard. Boris will need an adopter who is willing to be very patient and give him time to transition to their home. Boris is sharing his foster home with a cat, but he is still learning to share and to not chase the cat. We do not know how Boris would be sharing his home with another dog but with proper, slow introductions he may be ok. Boris is beginning to be interested in other dogs outside but he growls at them once he's had enough interaction. An older, friendly, calm dog would be best. Boris appears to prefer the company of people over dogs. We feel Boris is best suited to a quiet, calm home without children, as well as being in a home where someone is home for most of the day. Boris is learning to feel more comfortable outside on walks but if startled, may freeze and refuse to move in the middle of the street. He must be walked with a safe harness and leash. At this time Boris is not safe off-leash. As noted he is still very fearful of loud noises, sticks and canes, and can be easily startled. Boris refuses most dog treats. Boris is not food motivated so training him is more challenging. Boris moves very slowly on walks. Boris is strong willed and stubborn and will flop down onto the ground if he doesn't want to go somewhere. At this time of transition Boris is proving to be a picky eater and will only eat kibble if fresh cooked meat is mixed into it. Boris weighs about 70 pounds. He is neutered, current with vaccinations and microchipped. He just had a dental cleaning. He was examined by an orthopaedic surgeon for a luxating patella, but Boris does not require surgery. Boris is protective of his foster home and weary of strangers entering the home. He may bark and growl initially and it takes time for him to feel comfortable with visitors. His foster parents are also working on addressing his resource guarding as he will growl if you try to take a high value treat or toy. If you feel you can give Boris a safe and loving home, please see the adoption information and application on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). Our adoption process includes an online application, a home visit, reference checks and meetings with the dog. An adoption fee of $350.00 applies.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Camilla .
 . Camilla .
  • Domestic Medium Hair - brown
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Camilla is a beautiful cat in need of a loving home through no fault of her own. A kind woman took her in when she was abandoned, but was not able to keep her. We have taken dear Camilla into our care. Our vet feels Camilla is around 7 years. She is very friendly with people and is doing well in her foster home. She is the only pet in her foster home and we feel she may be best as an only cat. Camilla is in good shape - she is a bit overweight, but otherwise very healthy. We had her teeth cleaned and also a small benign lump removed from her chest. She is spayed and up-to-date on her vaccinations. If you feel you can give Camilla a safe and loving INDOOR home, please contact us at info@adoptadogsavealife.com or call 416-787-3862. An adoption fee of $50.00 applies.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Baby & King .
 . Baby & King .  . Baby & King .  . Baby & King .
  • Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby and King are two of the sweetest little dogs you will ever meet! We rescued these two little chihuahua mixes from a shelter in Northern Ontario. Their foster mom tells us they are both very affectionate and love to cuddle. Baby is 12 years old and weighs 10 pounds. Once in our care she was spayed, and had surgery to remove a couple of small mammary tumours. She also required dentistry. Baby is recovering very well. King was neutered and had a cherry eye repair - he is also now doing well. He is 9 years old and weighs 11 pounds. We feel Baby and King would do best in a quiet, mature home with older children. They get along well with other small friendly dogs. Baby and King are both up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. If you feel you can give Baby and King a safe and loving, home please see the adoption information and application on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). Baby and King are in a foster home in Toronto. Our adoption process includes an online application, a home visit, reference checks and a meeting with the dogs. An adoption fee of $300.00 applies for both dogs.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Sparrow .
 . Sparrow .  . Sparrow .  . Sparrow .
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Sparrow is a cute little Jack Russell mix we rescued from a shelter near Toronto. He was found as a stray. Sparrow is approximately 10 years old and weighs 16 pounds. Sparrow is an older dog who has arthritis for which he is taking a supplement called Flexadin and we recommend his adopter to continue to administer. Although he loves going for walks he is slow, but is content with short walks. He walks nicely on leash. He has shared a foster home with another dog and was fine. He is a quiet dog who is happy to curl up in his dog bed after a nice walk. He enjoys riding in the car. We feel Sparrow would do well in an adult home. He does seem nervous of children on his walks. Sparrow is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations. He has also had a dentistry. If you feel you can give Sparrow a safe and loving home, please see the online application on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). We do not have a shelter to visit - Sparrow is in a foster home in Toronto. Our adoption process includes an online application, a home visit, reference checks and a meeting with the dog. An adoption fee of $150.00 applies. A short video about Sparrow: https://youtu.be/2uXJ327OJsg
Adult, Male, Small