. Ricky .
 . Ricky .  . Ricky .
  • Maltese
Rickys adoption is on HOLD at this time until we complete with his vetting. This dear little dog was brought into a vet clinic to be euthanized. Thankfully, the vet contacted us and we took little Ricky into our care. Ricky is a 9 year old Maltese mix. He does require dentistry and has some weakness in his back legs, but this is not a death sentence for a dog. His foster mom only has good things to say about this little guy. He is a wonderful companion. Please keep an eye on his posting as we will update it once his vetting has been complete.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Charlie .
 . Charlie .  . Charlie .  . Charlie .  . Charlie .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Charlie is a handsome 15 month old lab mix who came to us from an animal shelter in Toronto. He was very stressed in the shelter and needed the comfort and care of a foster home. Charlie was surrendered by owners who worked long hours and he was left on his own most of the time. Despite all of this, Charlie has made a good transition to his foster home. His foster parents tell us that Charlie is a very sweet dog! He is also very smart and eager to please. His foster parents say he has learned many commands in a short time! He is food motivated so that is a bonus for training. He is a large, strong dog and will require training on leash. His adopter must be prepared to continue with his training. Charlie is a high energy dog and will need plenty of daily exercise. He would not do well in a home where he will be left along for long hours. Charlie is sharing his foster home with another dog and they get along. It is likely he would do well with another friendly young dog - a meet and greet would be necessary. Charlie’s adopter must be patient and willing to work with building Charlie’s confidence. He is nervous of some men and some situations. Large groups of people overwhelm him. His fosters live in an apartment and find the lobby (with lots of people) makes him nervous. For this reason we feel a house with a fenced back yard would be ideal for Charlie! Charlie is very affectionate and his foster mom tells us he is a grade A snuggler. Charlie is healthy and weighs 84 pounds. He is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. If you feel you can give Charlie 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. Charlie is in a foster home in Toronto.
Young, Male, Large
 . Toby .
 . Toby .  . Toby .
  • Eskimo Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Toby is a lovely little guy with a very sad story. He was dumped at a shelter outside of Toronto - his owners just left him in the outdoor enclosure in the middle of the night. He was scared and nervous. We are so happy to now have him in a loving foster home and to give this little guy a second chance. Toby is about 12 years old. He is a mini eskimo mix and weighs 15 pounds. He is friendly and sweet with everyone he meets. He loves attention and will happily cuddle on any available lap. He loves to go for walks and is easy on leash. We have not had a chance to introduce him to other dogs or cats. It is likely he would be fine with another older, calm dog but introductions would be necessary. Toby is housetrained and his foster parents tell us he settled nicely into their home with no issues. Toby is neutered and up-to-date on his vaccinations. His blood work was all normal. He did require dentistry and had many extractions. Due to his age we feel he is best in a quiet, calm home without young children. If you feel you can give Toby 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 $150.00 applies. Toby is in a foster home in Toronto.
Senior, Male, Small
 . Sammy .
 . Sammy .  . Sammy .  . Sammy .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Sammy is a wonderful 6 year old shepherd mix who is very deserving of a loving home. We rescued Sammy from a shelter in Southern Ontario - he was found as a stray. Sammy’s foster parents only have very good things to say about this dear boy. He is very friendly with everyone he meets. He is sharing his foster home with another dog - he is respectful of that dog. We feel he would be fine sharing his home with another friendly dog. We do not know about cats. Sammy is housetrained and knows some basic commands. He is a gentle, affectionate dog who is always happy to cuddle. Sammy loves to go for walks and would do well with an active adopter who can give him lots of daily exercise. He is pretty good walking on leash. Since we do not know his history we will only consider homes with older children (12 years +). Sammy weighs 80 pounds. He is very healthy, but a bit overweight - a good quality diet and daily exercise will help get him back into good shape. He is neutered, up-to-date on his vaccinations and microchipped. His blood tests were all normal. If you feel you can give this great dog a loving and caring 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. Sammy is in a foster home in Toronto. An adoption fee of $350.00 applies.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Zero & Marley .
 . Zero & Marley .  . Zero & Marley .  . Zero & Marley .
  • Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Zero and Marley are two little long-haired chihuahuas new to our rescue. Their owner was ill and no longer able to care for them. These dogs have been very well cared for and loved in their previous home. They are happy, affectionate, and well-behaved. Zero (Black and White, 5 years old) and Marley (Light Brown, 6 years old) are very bonded and must stay together. These little guys are very obedient and know many commands, such as come, sit, lie down, shake a paw. Zero and Marley love to go for walks, trotting along side by side on their leashes and will do well with an adopter who can give them lots of daily exercise, preferably at least two walks a day. They love meeting other people and dogs in their foster parent’s neighbourhood and park. They are used to going out frequently in a back yard as well, and will do well in a home where they will not be left alone for long hours. Marley and Zero are both very affectionate and love to snuggle with someone who loves them and they sleep quietly together at night. They would do well with an adopter who is experienced with the breed. Marley barks sometimes at passersby his home, but is easily calmed. A calm, quiet, adult home would be best for these two. They are not used to children. Both dogs are neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on their vaccinations. Marley has allergies to certain foods and requires a special diet and an allergy pill every day, which he takes easily, and they both eat readily side by side. Zero weighs 8 pounds and Marley weighs 9 pounds. If you feel you can give these two dear little dogs 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 dogs. An adoption fee of $400.00 for both applies. Zero and Marley are in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Biggie .
 . Biggie .  . Biggie .  . Biggie .
  • Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
UPDATE : Biggie is a super friendly and active dog! He is full of personality! You would never think he is 10 years old! His previous infections are gone and this lovely boy is ready for his forever home. -------------- Biggie is an absolutely amazing dog who is most deserving of a loving home and wonderful retirement. He is a very handsome 10 year old collie mix. Poor Biggie has suffered for a long time from chronic ear issues that were left untreated. He was brought to a vet clinic to be euthanized because the owner could not afford his care. Biggie has been in our care for a couple of weeks and his ears are already much improved. His skin was also red and itchy - this is also improving. He is currently on antibiotics and his ears need daily drops and cleaning. We have also switched him to a hypo allergenic food. Biggie is a very friendly and affectionate dog. His foster parents tell us he loves to cuddle and play. He enjoys going for walks and is still a very energetic dog. He does pull at times if he smells something interesting…an adopter who is willing to work on his leash skills is recommended. He is sharing his foster home with another dog, but we feel Biggie is best as the only dog. We do not know about cats. He is housetrained and knows basic commands. Biggie did not grow up in a home with children, we feel he is best suited to a calm and quiet home. Biggie is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. Biggie weighs 60 lbs. If you can give this lovely dog a safe and caring 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 $150.00 applies. Biggie is in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Jolene .
 . Jolene .  . Jolene .  . Jolene .  . Jolene .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jolene is a friendly shepherd mix new to our rescue. This beautiful dog was found as a stray and ended up in a shelter in Southern Ontario. Thankfully she is now in a loving foster home and getting the care and attention she so deserves. Our vet says Jolene is about 5 years old. She weighs 60 pounds. She is affectionate and friendly with people. She loves to go for walks and will do well with an active adopter who can give her a lot of daily exercise. She is a very smart dog and is already showing improvement when walking on leash. She is housetrained and is learning some basic commands. We are looking for an adopter willing to continue with her training. Jolene will be best as the only pet in the home. At this time she is not comfortable with other dogs. Jolene has been through a stressful time, we are going slow with her and not pushing her. It is possible that she will eventually warm up to other dogs, but at this point she is not friendly with other dogs. Jolene would be best in a home where she would not be left alone for long hours. She is showing a bit of anxiety when left alone. This is also not surprising considering all she has endured in the last few weeks. Jolene is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations and microchipped. Her blood work is all normal. She does have some hot spots on her legs. She is on antibiotics and is on a special food. Jolene is a wonderful dog. Once you meet her you will see how deserving and special she is. If you feel you can give Jolene 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, Medium
 . Jacques .
 . Jacques .  . Jacques .  . Jacques .
  • Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jacques is wonderful older dog in need of a home through no fault of his own. As a younger dog his owner passed away and Jacques spent the last few years with a member of the same family. Unfortunately, they are no longer able to have a dog. Jacques is now in a doggie daycare until he finds his forever home. His foster parents tell us he is a very good dog and will be a wonderful companion. Jacques is a very handsome 9 year old retriever mix. In his previous home he was the only dog but he now shares his foster home with other dogs. Due to his age we feel he would be best with another older, calm dog.  Jacques would make a great companion. He is very friendly with people. He is still very active and loves to play and be outdoors. He is used to having access to a yard so we feel he would not suit an apartment or condo. A safely fenced rural or large suburban fenced yard would be perfect for him. In his previous homes Jacques did not get too many walks. For this reason his adopter should be prepared to work on his leash skills. He can be reactive to other dogs when on leash but in a quiet suburb this would not be a big problem. Off leash Jacques is fine with other dogs. His foster dad tells us he is a perfect foster dog - very confident and relaxed. Jacques is a good listener and knows basic commands.  Jacque is in excellent health. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations. His geriatric wellness blood test came back all normal. Jacques did not live in a home with children and for that reason we feel he is best in a mature, calm home with older kids (12 years +). If you feel you can give Jacques a safe and loving home please see the adoption information and application on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.co). Our adoption process includes an online application, a telephone interview, a home visit and a meeting with the dog. An adoption fee of $150.00 applies. Jacques is in a foster home in Belleville, ON.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Boulder .
 . Boulder .  . Boulder .  . Boulder .
  • Husky, Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Boulder is a lovely older gentleman who will make a wonderful companion. He is a 9 year old Husky/Shepherd mix. Boulder is now in our rescue program because his owner was moving and not able to take him along. Boulder is a happy and easy-going dog. His foster mom tells us he settled nicely into her home. He loves to be with people and enjoys attention - he would not do well in a home where he would be left alone for long hours. Boulder loves to go for walks and is friendly when meeting other dogs and people - he can sometimes be a bit exuberant, but never in an aggressive way. He does pull a bit when he gets excited on leash so his adopter should be able to handle some pulling. His foster mom is working on his leash skills and has seen improvement. Boulder is obedient and knows basic commands. He is fine travelling in a car. Boulder is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. He weighs 84 pounds. He had a dental cleaning and now has lovely clean teeth. He has some of the normal older dogs fatty lumps. He also has some arthritis in his back legs and is currently on a joint supplement. He manages stairs fine and is still able to go for several long walks a day. Boulder has not shared his home with small children - for that reason we will only consider a home with older kids (12 years+). We feel he would be fine sharing his home with another older, calm and friendly dog. He is not ok with cats. If you feel you can give Boulder 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 $150.00 applies.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Pepper .
 . Pepper .
  • Shepherd, Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Pepper is a dear dog who is currently under our care. Pepper came to us from owners who worked long hours and could not keep her. She is a lovely 11 year old shepherd/lab mix. Her foster parents only have good things to say about Pepper. She is well mannered in the home and a joy to have around. Pepper had some medical issues when we rescued her. Her teeth were in terrible condition and she had a large fatty mass. We had the lump removed and her teeth cleaned. Her foster parents noticed that she was drinking and urinating a lot. Pepper is currently under the care of a veterinary specialist at the VEC in Toronto. It is likely she has diabetes insipidus. We have started her on medication to assist with her condition. It will take some time to further assess this condition and determine if this medication is of help to her. The cost is about $100.00 / month. Pepper’s foster parents are taking excellent care of her. Although the medication has helped with her incontinence, she still has accidents. She urinates in her sleep. Her foster parents are using pee pads in her dog bed to help with this situation. Pepper is sharing her foster home with another older dog and a cat and they get along well. A really young, active dog would not be a good fit for her. Pepper likes to go for walks and is good on leash. Pepper is best suited to a quiet, calm home without children. Pepper is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations and microchipped. Pepper’s adoption is on hold until we know more about her medical issues, but if you would like more info on this dear dog, feel free to contact us at (416) 787-3862.
Senior, 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
 . 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
ADOPTION PENDING: 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
 . Baby & King .
 . Baby & King .  . Baby & King .  . Baby & King .
  • Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby and King are two dear chihuahuas in need of a loving home. They have been in our rescue program for several months which is so surprising - they are wonderful little dogs! They came to us from a shelter in Northern Ontario. Baby and King are bonded and need an home where they can be together. Their foster parents only have good things to say about these two. They are both very affectionate and LOVE to cuddle. Baby is 13 years old and weighs 13 pounds. When she first came into our care she was spayed and had dentistry. She is up-to-date on her vaccinations and microchipped. King is 10 years old and weighs 15 pounds. When he first came to us he required a cherry eye repair. He was neutered and had his teeth cleaned as well. He too is up-to-date on his vaccinations and microchipped. They are both a little over weight and would do well in a home where they can continue to get daily walks. Baby and King share their home with another small dog - they all get along well. They are mostly quiet and only bark when someone comes to the door. They are obedient and good listeners. If you feel you can give these two dear dogs a safe and loving home, please see the adoption information and application on our website. Our adoption process includes an online application, a telephone interview, a home visit and a meeting with the dogs. They are in a foster home in Scarborough, ON. An adoption fee of $200.00 applies.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Sparrow .
 . Sparrow .  . Sparrow .  . Sparrow .
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
UPDATE : September 2017 - Sparrow in his “Forever” Foster Home. Sparrow is NOT available for adoption at this time. He has been with his foster family for two years and he is very settled into their home. We feel it would be too stressful to move him due to his age. He is very much loved and cared for by this wonderful family. Sparrow is a cute little Jack Russell mix we rescued from a shelter near Toronto. He was found as a stray. Sparrow is approximately 13 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. A short video about Sparrow: https://youtu.be/2uXJ327OJsg
Senior, Male, Small