. Ozzy .
 . Ozzy .  . Ozzy .  . Ozzy .
  • Beagle
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Ozzy is a great little beagle. He is 6 years old and in good health. His foster home tells us that Ozzy is the strong silent type, except when it comes to meal time and the urge to let his nose roam. He is a true Beagle to the core with lots of personality and expressiveness in his demeanour. Ozzy has an appetite for snuggles and belly rubs which is only matched by his passion for meal times, treats and chasing squirrels! Ozzy’s owners worked very long hours and he spent a lot of time alone - they were not home enough to care properly for a dog. Dogs love to be with their people and this is truly the case with Ozzy. Ozzy did not live with small children so for this reason we feel he is best suited to an adult home (children 12 years +). He gets along with dogs and would most likely be fine sharing his home with another friendly dog (no cats). Ozzy would do well with an adopter who can give him plenty of daily exercise. We feel he is best in a home where he won’t be left alone for long hours. He is housetrained and walks nicely on leash - he knows some basic commands. Ozzy weighs 35 pounds. He is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. If you feel you can give Ozzy 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. Ozzy is in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Buddy .
 . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Buddy is a wonderful little chihuahua mix who is 5 years old. His owners were going to have him euthanized because he is diabetic. This is a very treatable disease and no reason for a young, lovely dog to die. (The cost to care for his diabetes is about $40/month.) Buddy’s health is very good. He requires two insulin injections daily. He has a wonderful temperament and he takes his injections with no trouble. One of his foster parents did his injection for the 1st time and was surprised how easy and well Buddy took to it. Buddy weighs 15 pounds. He is an incredibly friendly dog with people and is always happy with other dogs. He is the only dog in his foster home. He is a quiet dog and makes a wonderful companion. Buddy loves to go for walks and it used to going out on a frequent basis. He would not do well in a home where he will be left alone for long hours. He travels well in the car. Buddy has a wonderful disposition and just loves to be around you and is always interested in you. He likes lots of tummy rubs and enjoys playing fetch. He responds to commands and is very well behaved. His foster parents have been very impressed with Buddy and think he would make a great addition to your home. He is loving and good natured. Buddy is not used to young children and for that reason we feel a home with older children is best for him. Buddy is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. If you feel you can give Buddy 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. Buddy is in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Echo & Duncan - FOSTER or FOREVER HOME REQUIRED .
 . Echo & Duncan - FOSTER or FOREVER HOME REQUIRED .  . Echo & Duncan - FOSTER or FOREVER HOME REQUIRED .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
FOSTER or FOREVER HOME REQUIRED : My name is Echo and my brother’s name is Duncan (he has black fur). We are 6-7 years old. We grew up in the Collingwood area with our Mom who fostered us from a cat rescue when we were about 6 months old and we just ended up living with her permanently. I am spayed and Duncan is neutered and we still have our claws. We lived a very quiet life and are a bit shy so we need someone that will love us and have some patience with us. We love getting whisker rubs. My brother especially likes to eat, but I make sure I get my share. We also make sure we use our litter box. A few weeks ago our quiet life changed a lot. Our mom passed away. We are looking for someone to welcome us into their life and give us a chance. We are looking for our forever home. They have not shared their home with another cat or dog. Please contact Adopt-a-dog/Save-a-life if you are able to foster Echo and Duncan at (416) 787-3862.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Ziggy .
 . Ziggy .  . Ziggy .  . Ziggy .  . Ziggy .
  • Border Collie, Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Ziggy is a wonderful 2 year old male Border Collie/Labrador Retriever mix. His owner worked long hours and did not have the time to care properly for a young, active dog. For this reason he was surrendered to our rescue. Ziggy is friendly with people and other dogs. He loves to go for walks and play outdoors, and he likes toys. He is a high energy dog who will do well with an active adopter who can give him a lot of daily exercise. Ziggy is a smart dog and is eager to please - his owner will have to work on his leash skills. He is house trained. He travels well in the car. Ziggy has not lived with small children - he is used to a quiet adult home so we feel he is best suited to a home without small children. Ziggy is healthy. He weighs 75 pounds. He is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. If you feel you can give this great 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.
Young, Male, Large
 . Louie .
 . Louie .  . Louie .  . Louie .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Louie is a beautiful two year old shepherd mix. He came to us from a shelter in Southern Ontario. He was found as a stray. This is a wonderful dog who is very friendly with everyone he meets. His tail never stops wagging when he greets people and other dogs. He is an extra-large dog weighing 90 pounds.We do not know his history since he was found as a stray. At this time, Louie becomes stressed when left on his own - he has been through a lot of changes in a short time! His adopter must be prepared to give him some time to settle and learn their routines and gain confidence. He would not do well in a home where he will be left alone for long hours. Due to his size we feel he is best suited to a house with a safely fenced back yard. Although a super friendly dog, we also feel that due to his size he is better with older children. We do not know about cats, but due to his good nature it seems he would be fine - he just may want to play with the cat. Louie is in excellent health. He is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. 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 telephone interview, a home visit and a meeting with the dog. An adoption fee of $350.00 applies.
Young, Male, Not known
 . 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
 . Sammy .
 . Sammy .  . Sammy .  . Sammy .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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
 . Hero & Marley .
 . Hero & Marley .  . Hero & Marley .  . Hero & Marley .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hero 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. Hero (Black and White, 5 years old) and Marley (Light Brown, 4 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. Hero 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 Hero 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. 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 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
 . 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
  • 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
 . Maggie .
 . Maggie .  . Maggie .  . Maggie .
  • Beagle, Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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
  • 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