. Maggie .
 . Maggie .  . Maggie .  . Maggie .
  • Beagle, Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Maggie is a very 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 parents only have good things to say about this dear dog. She knows some basic commands and is house trained. Maggie greets people with a waggly tail and is a very happy dog. At home, she is content just cuddling on the couch with her family. 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. On walks she does not do well with other dogs who get in her face but she can be redirected with a treat. Her adopter must be prepared to work on socializing her with other dogs. Maggie listens and responds well to positive reinforcement. She is food motivated and responds well with the promise of a treat. She is not a dog who can go to an off-leash dog park. An adopter with a safely fenced back yard would be ideal. 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 Maggie 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.
Young, Female, Medium
 . ADOPTION PENDING : Joey .
 . ADOPTION PENDING : Joey .  . ADOPTION PENDING : Joey .  . ADOPTION PENDING : Joey .  . ADOPTION PENDING : Joey .
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
ADOPTION PENDING : Joey is a beautiful 6 year old cocker spaniel new to our rescue. He is a very friendly dog - his foster parents only have very good things to say about this dear dog. Joey recently had surgery to repair the cruciate ligament in his left rear leg. He just had his two week recheck and is doing well! Joey is currently the only dog in his foster home. He greets people and dogs in a friendly way on his walks, but we are not sure how he would do sharing his home with another dog or cat. A meet and greet would be necessary. Joey is well mannered in the home and house trained. He loves attention and is eager to please. Joey came to us from a shelter in Toronto - we do not know his history. For this reason we will only consider an adult home for Joey (children 12 years +). Joey loves to go for walks and walks nicely on leash, however, it will be several weeks before he is able to be off leash, run or jump - his leg needs to heal. Joey is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. He weighs 35 pounds. If you feel you can give Joey 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. Joey is in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . ADOPTION PENDING : Cooper .
 . ADOPTION PENDING : Cooper .  . ADOPTION PENDING : Cooper .  . ADOPTION PENDING : Cooper .
  • Yellow Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
ADOPTION PENDING : Cooper is a very special puppy new to our rescue. He was one of a number of dogs rescued from Northern Manitoba. We are so thankful to give this dear puppy the proper care he requires. Cooper is a yellow lab mix who is almost four months old. He is small for his age due to malnutrition early in his life - he currently weighs 20 pounds. His foster parents are impressed with Cooper’s progress and eagerness to learn. He is affectionate and loves attention and cuddling. He is at the stage where he likes to chew! He can be easily redirected to a toy or treat if you find him chewing something he shouldn’t - but applicants should be ready to puppy proof their home! Cooper’s adopters should be prepared to continue with his training. He would not do well being left alone for long hours. Cooper is mostly house trained in his foster home, but they bring him out for bathroom breaks on a regular basis. He is learning to walk on a leash and enjoys being outside. He has been introduced to a few other friendly dogs and he got on very well with them. He is quite rambunctious and full of puppy energy! His adopters should be willing to give him plenty of daily exercise. Cooper is best suited to a home with older children (12 years+). An adopter with a safely fenced back yard would be recommended. Cooper has had his first set of vaccinations and has been dewormed. His blood work is good. We will continue with his vaccinations and neuter him at the appropriate time. If you feel you can give Cooper 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. Cooper is in a foster home in Toronto. Toronto area only.
Baby, Male, Large
 . Hooch .
 . Hooch .  . Hooch .  . Hooch .
  • Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hooch is a handsome young pup! He is a 10 month old Argentine Dogo/American Bully mix. Hooch was rescued by his foster mom. His previous owner was not able to properly care for a puppy. Hooch is a friendly dog who gets along well with other dogs and cats. He is sharing his foster home with both. His foster mom tells us he is a loving, playful, goofy pup. He loves attention and cuddling and is very affectionate. He is housetrained and has learned some basic commands. His adopter must be prepared to continue with his training. Hooch is a high energy dog and would do well with an active adopter who can give him plenty of daily exercise. He is strong and still needs some training on leash. He would not do well in a home where he will be left alone for long hours. Hooch has recently had surgery for an entropian eyelid (the eyelid is folded inward and the lashes irritate the eye). He is now neutered and is doing well from his surgeries. Hooch weighs 70 pounds - he still has some growing to do. He is up-to-date on his vaccinations and microchipped. Due to his large size we feel he is best suited to a home with older children. If you feel you can give this wonderful 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 home visit, reference checks and a meeting with the dog. An adoption fee of $350.00 applies. Hooch is in a foster home in Toronto.
Baby, Male, Large
 . 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’s adoption is ON HOLD for now during his training process.) .
 . Charlie (Charlie’s adoption is ON HOLD for now during his training process.) .  . Charlie (Charlie’s adoption is ON HOLD for now during his training process.) .  . Charlie (Charlie’s adoption is ON HOLD for now during his training process.) .  . Charlie (Charlie’s adoption is ON HOLD for now during his training process.) .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Charlie’s adoption is ON HOLD for now during his training process. 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. Charlie requires slow and proper introductions to people and needs time to feel safe around people. Once you have gained Charlie's trust you've got a friend for life. His foster parents tell us he is a loving, goofy and playful guy. Charlie’s foster family are working with him to grow his confidence around people and in new situations. He has been making great strides in his training, his adopter must be willing to continue with this work. At this time,Charlie is especially nervous around men, children and large groups of people. He is incredibly smart and eager to please, also food motivated which is a huge plus for training. Charlie is a large, strong dog and will require an adopter with experience and willingness 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. Charlie loves meeting and playing with dogs outside. 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. We feel a house with a fenced back yard in a relatively quiet neighbourhood would be ideal for Charlie. We will only consider an adult home for Charlie (18 years +). 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
 . Hero & Marley .
 . Hero & Marley .  . Hero & Marley .  . Hero & Marley .  . Hero & Marley .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hero and Marley are two adorable chihuahuas new to our rescue. These little guys are now in our care because their owner was ill and no longer able to care for them. Hero (Black and White) and Marley (Brown) are bonded and must stay together. Hero is 5 years old and Marley is 6 years old. Hero and Marley are typical chihuahuas - a bit nervous of new people and new situations. They would do well with an adopter who is experienced with the breed. They will bark at strangers and get nervous in new situations but they just need time to adjust. A calm, quiet, adult home would be best for these two. They are not used to children. Hero and Marley love to go for walks and will do well with an adopter who can give them lots of daily exercise. Marley takes the "protector role" on their walks and will bark at other dogs and people. They are used to going out frequently and will do well in a home where they will not be left alone for long hours. Both dogs are neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on their vaccinations. Marley has allergies to certain foods and requires a special diet. Hero 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. Hero 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 11 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.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Boulder .
 . Boulder .  . Boulder .  . Boulder .
  • Husky, Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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
 . Layla & Peppy .
 . Layla & Peppy .  . Layla & Peppy .
  • Pomeranian
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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
 . Sparrow .
 . Sparrow .  . Sparrow .  . Sparrow .
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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