. Gabby & Nadine .
 . Gabby & Nadine .  . Gabby & Nadine .  . Gabby & Nadine .
  • Bichon Frise
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Gabby and Nadine are two lovely little Bichons. They came to us from a breeder who no longer wanted them. We are happy to be able to give these two very deserving dogs a second chance. Gabby and Nadine have a very sweet and gentle disposition despite their previous hardships. They are still very timid and overwhelmed, but are full of personality. Their foster parents tell us they are very friendly and funny. They have never known a proper loving home, but they love attention and will come for cuddles (Nadine is more confident than Gabby). Their foster parents tell us they are making slow but steady progress but there is a lot for them to learn. Gabby and Nadine are very bonded and find comfort in each other - we will not separate them. They snuggle and nap together and are starting to play. Gabby and Nadine are best suited to a house with a safely fenced back yard. A quiet neighbourhood would be perfect. They are nervous of loud traffic noises and will freeze when startled. They have never been walked before so they need to learn about wearing a harness and walking on leash. It is slow going at this time - they need to gain confidence. Apartment living will be challenging for them - always having to be on leash without a yard. They love to explore the back yard of their foster home. Gabby and Nadine are very special dogs. They require a patient and understanding adopter who will give them a very loving and caring home. Good consistent routines and praise will help them to learn. They will not do well in a home where they are left alone for long hours. They need to go outside frequently for bathroom breaks. They are sharing their foster home with another dog. We feel they would be fine with another friendly dog. A calm, quiet home without young children (12 years+) is recommended. Gabby and Nadine are both 8 years old. Gabby weighs 14 lbs. and Nadine weighs 20 lbs. They are both spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on their vaccinations. Blood results were all normal. They have both had dentistry. They are in a foster home near Oshawa. Our adoption process includes an online application, a telephone interview, a home visit and a meeting with the dogs. An adoption fee of $300.00 applies for both dogs.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Kaya .
 . Kaya .  . Kaya .  . Kaya .  . Kaya .
  • Husky, Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Kaya is a petite husky/shepherd mix new to our rescue. This lovely dog came to us from a shelter in Southern Ontario. She was found as a stray. Our vet feels she is about two years old. Kaya has settled nicely into her foster home. Her foster family describe her as super peaceful and gentle. She loves physical affection. She is obedient and has good house manners. She will do well in a active home where she can get plenty of daily exercise. Kaya pulls on her leash - her adopter must be prepared to continue on her training. Her fosters are using a harness for her and this helps. She is housetrained and knows some basic commands. We do not know if she is friendly with cats. We feel she would most likely be good with another friendly dog, but a meeting would be necessary. She would not do well in a home where she will be left alone for long hours. Since we do not know her history we will only consider homes with older children. Kaya weighs 40 pounds. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to date on her vaccinations. If you feel you can give Kaya 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 dog. An adoption fee of $350.00 applies. Kaya is in a foster home in Toronto.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Biggie .
 . Biggie .  . Biggie .  . Biggie .  . Biggie .  . Biggie .
  • Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
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.  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
 . Katy .
 . Katy .  . Katy .
  • Siamese
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Katy is a very sweet 3 year old female, petite, Siamese mix. She has the most beautiful blue eyes! Katy was rescued from the streets by a kind woman who is unfortunately not able to keep her. Katy would do best in a quiet, calm home. She will need a patient adopter who will give her time to adjust to being an indoor cat. Katy is still quite shy, but is slowly learning to trust and come for pets and has already made a lot of progress. We feel she may adjust to living with another friendly cat. She is litter trained. Katy has been spayed and is up-to-date on all her vaccines. She is negative for FIV and leukaemia. The vet had no problems handling her. If you feel you can give Katy a safe, indoor home, please contact Adopt-a-dog/Save-a-life at 416-787-3862 or email us at info@adoptadogsavealife.com. An adoption fee of $75.00 applies. Katy is in a foster home in Peterborough, ON
Young, Female, Medium
 . 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
 . Fifi - ADOPTION ON HOLD (see Fifi's Bio below) .
 . Fifi - ADOPTION ON HOLD (see Fifi's Bio below) .
  • Labrador Retriever
ADOPTION ON HOLD Fifi is new to our rescue. Her adoption is currently on hold as we update her vetting and get her back into good health. She is sweet old gal we rescued from a shelter in Montreal. Fifi’s owner died and she ended up in the pound. When we learned about Fifi her time was up and she was going to be euthanized. Fifi is a 12 year old black lab mix. She is in a loving foster home and is doing well. Once we know more about her health we will post updates. We are so thankful to have been able to rescue this deserving dog.
Senior, 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