Callie is a sweet 4-5 year old Hound/Terrier mix new to our rescue. She was found as a stray near Caledon, Ontario and brought to the local shelter. This very dear girl has had a rough go of it. From what we have seen, it appears she may have been a puppy mill breeder dog as she had recently had puppies and arrived with a severely infected uterus - which we have treated when we completed her spay surgery. She cowers with loud noises or sudden movements so it seems she has also been treated roughly - despite all of this, she is a gentle, good natured dog who has not shown one sign of aggression. She lets you touch her and is easily handled - in fact she loves being pet and cuddled. She has had puppies recently, however no puppies were found with her. She loves her stuffed toys and will carry them around and snuggle them like they are her babies. Her foster parents report that she is a very social and loving girl - she follows her foster mom around and loves cuddles and head scratches. She has shown some anxiety when left alone and can be vocal - this is very understandable considering all she has been through recently - so for this reason we recommend an adopter with a detached house and a safely fenced backyard. She would not do well being left alone for long hours during the day. She is fearful of cars and loud noises so a quiet neighbourhood would be preferable. She likely came from a rural area so being in a foster home in downtown Toronto is overwhelming for her. She has had a lot of changes in a short time. This girl is so very deserving with so much love to give - and we believe that with some TLC and time to settle into a routine, she will be flourish and become the perfect companion. A calm, quiet home is best for Callie (no young children). She seems to like other dogs and we feel she would be fine with another friendly dog. We donât know about cats. Callie is up to date on her vaccinations and is spayed. As soon as she heals from her spay surgery she is going to receive dentistry and a corrective surgery for her cherry eyes. She weighs 40lbs. If you feel that you can give Callie 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. Callie is in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Female, Medium
Meet Bear - the sweetest dog in the world. This gentle Rottweiler came to us from a shelter in Southern Ontario - he was found as a stray. It was clear that poor Bear had come from a very neglectful home. He was in rough shape. His fur was patchy from fleas, he was very thin and he could barely walk. He is slowly improving since coming into our care. His foster parents tell us that Bear has a wonderful temperament despite the neglect he has suffered. He gets along with everyone he meets - people and dogs. He is sharing his foster home with two other dogs and he is respectful of them. He loves to play with his toys and is happy and affectionate. Bear knows some basic commands. He is housetrained and quiet and calm when left alone. We have had him neutered and during the surgery some large benign lumps were removed. X-rays show some deterioration in his spine and arthritis in his legs. We have started him on anti-inflammatories along with pain meds and a joint supplement. He is up to date on his vaccinations and microchipped. He is around 8 years old and weighs 70 pounds. Due to his spine and leg issues, Bear has mobility challenges. He enjoys going for short walks however, he will lie down if he needs a rest and it is not always easy to coax him along until he is ready. He struggles with stairs and climbing. A house without a lot of entry stairs is recommended. He loves being in the back yard so we feel a house with a safely fenced yard is best for Bear. Our hope is that his muscles will improve and help to support his joints but this will take time. He may need the pain medication and anti inflammatories life long. Bear needs a caring and loving home with an adopter who is understanding of his special needs. He may never improve but he is still very deserving of the love and warmth of a good home. If you feel you can open your heart to this very dear dog please contact us. You can read about our adoption process on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.com) - our adoption application is the first step. A telephone interview, a home visit and a meet with the dog is also part of the application. Bear is in a foster home in Toronto. His adoption fee is $150.00
Adult, Male, Large
Rusty is a dear little fellow. This two year old Cairn Terrier mix came to us from a shelter in Toronto. He was found as a stray and at the shelter they learned that his right hip was painful and required surgery. Once in our care, we arranged for Rusty to have surgery. In March of this year, he had a right FHO (femoral head and neck ostectomy). His surgery went well and he made a very good recovery. At Rustys recent follow-up, the surgeon said Rusty is doing great! Rustys foster parents only have good things to say about this little guy. Rusty LOVES to cuddle especially when settled on the couch watching TV. Rusty knows sit, give a paw, lie down, spin and rollover - both verbal and non-verbal. Rusty is very friendly and enjoys his people. Rusty is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. He weighs 14 pounds. Rusty takes daily glucosamine/chondroitin and omega-3 supplements. Rusty currently resides in a foster home with other dogs and gets along well with them. We feel he would do well with another friendly, active dog. We do not know about cats. We feel Rusty is best in a home with older children (12+). He would not do well being left on his own for long hours during the day. An adopter who has experience with the breed is recommended. Cairn terriers are highly intelligent and confident. The breed is alert and always ready for action. The Cairn is also curious and quick to learn. Like all terriers, he is independent and can be a bit stubborn. Rusty would not do well in an apartment setting as he can be vocal when reacting to some noises. We feel he is best suited to a rural or suburban home that has a safely fenced back yard. An active home where he can be kept busy is a good fit for Rusty. If you feel you can give Rusty 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. Rusty is in a foster home in Lindsay.
Adult, Male, Small
Riley is an charismatic six-seven year young Bichon Frise mix looking for his forever home. This little guy came to us after being abandoned by his owner who could no longer care for him. Even though Riley came looking like he had gone through some bumpy times (underweight and bladder infection), he has bounced back quickly. Riley is a very well behaved dog, knowing all his commands and gets along with all dogs no matter the size. He is eager to show love to anyone who stops to admire him (which is quite often with his sweet face and always wagging tail). Riley is always up for an adventure and enjoys walking, road trips, or taking transit with foster Mom into work, where he enjoys playing with the other office dogs. Even though Riley has lots of energy, he likes to sleep in and cuddle whenever possible. Riley has been staying in a home with a cat, who he really wants to play with, but unfortunately the feeling is not mutual - he has not been aggressive with the cat, but can be possessive with trying to keep all his fosters moms attention to himself. Riley does show signs of separation anxiety that is showing improvement, but he does still sometimes bark when left alone. He would not do well being left alone for long hours during the day. It is recommended that Riley is placed in a home with younger, friendly pets, ideally with a yard, as he loves to run and chase. Also, Riley is ok with noises and is very calm around middle age (6+) children (who are respectful of dogs) he does not like, however, to be picked up until you have spent some time with him. Rileys health has improved rapidly since in foster care, but there are still some things that are being checked on. He is going to be tested again to ensure his bladder infection has passed and is on medication for possible allergies. He will be visiting a specialist to inquire about his vision as he has a hard time with seeing stairs and walking at night; it is expected that he has some vision limitations that will be confirmed shortly. We will update his bio once we have more info. Riley is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. If you feel you can give Riley 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. Riley is in a foster home in Toronto, ON.
Adult, Male, Small
Freddie is a sweet little Chihuahua who ended up in a Toronto shelter after being found as a stray. Freddie is around 10 years old and he weighs only 4 pounds. Freddie is very affectionate and loving. He absolutely loves being wherever the people are and makes new human friends easily. He is super cuddly and loves snuggling in your lap for belly scratches. We feel that he is best in a calm and quiet home without small children. He will be best as the only dog in the home - he barks at other dogs and cats on his walks and did not do well when sharing his foster home with another dog. He would not do well being left alone for long hours every day. He needs to get out on a regular basis or will have accidents. A home with a safely fenced yard would be ideal. Freddie has been fully vetted by our rescue. We found he has a heart condition and requires daily heart medication that at the time costs about $40 / month. Regular vet visits to monitor his heart will be required. If you feel you can give Freddie 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. The adoption fee is $150.00. Freddie is in a foster home in Toronto.
Senior, Male, Small
Gus is a sweet little Chihuahua who ended up in a Toronto shelter after being found as a stray. Gus is around 8 years old - which is still young for a small breed dog. He is a happy, affectionate little guy who enjoys a good belly rub. His foster mom tells us he is a very active and vibrant dog who has a lot of personality. He loves long walks and is a great companion for city excursions but also has no trouble snuggling up for a night in. Gus enjoys playing fetch and âkeep-away" and is always happy to bask in the sun. We feel Gus is best as the only dog. He is ok when meeting some dogs on his walks but will bark at others. He does not like cats. Gus would not do well being left alone for long hours every day. He is housetrained but will have an accident if left for too long during the day. Gus is in good health and weighs 5 pounds. We have had him neutered and did dentistry, he had a few extractions. He is up-to-date on vaccinations. He requires a daily thyroid medication, the cost of which is roughly $12/month. It is unthinkable that this little guy was abandoned. He is so deserving! If you feel you can give Gus a safe and loving home, please see the adoption information and application on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). We feel he is best in a home with older children. Our adoption process includes an online application, a telephone interview, a home visit and a meeting with the dog. The adoption fee is $150.00. Gus is in a foster home in Toronto.
Senior, Male, Small
Say Hello to Harlem! Harlem is a two year old, 7lb. Chihuahua with lots of love to give. He is currently living with a foster family who picked him up directly from his original owner who surrendered him because they could no?t care for him. Harlem is a little spark plug who likes spending his time being busy finding toys and hugs and exploring, and when he is taking it easy he loves cuddling and curling up on your lap. His favourite thing is to be near the action and finding his place in it. The current foster family has two small dogs and Harlem enjoys being around adults and dogs. Harlem is blind, but it does not slow him down and he is likes being part of the pack. He has probably had this condition his whole life - so while he starts out slow in new surroundings he adapts quickly by mapping out obstacles and keeping clear of them. He may be able to see some light and movement but this is very limited. He is nervous when he i?s outside in unfamiliar circumstances and will at times bark when he sees movement or forms in his periphery. When he becomes familiar with an outdoor space he likes spending time out of the house, either at a quiet park or in a fully fenced yard. The foster family has been trying to get him to do his business outside, but he had been previously trained to use pee pads inside so he is most comfortable doing that and he is consistent at it. Because Harlem is blind he will do best in a home that is all on one level, or if there are stairs the owner needs to be committed to having a gate on the stairs as Harlem will go up stair,s but he can not go back down safely. Furniture is also challenging for him as he canno?t navigate high furniture safely. Harlem needs an adult home or a home where the kids are 12+ years old. He can be a bit unpredictable in his movements and could easily be stepped on by anyone not paying attention. He also likes to rough house and be a cute monkey climbing on people because he loves being held close. He can be vocal at times when left alone during the day, so a family in a house or someone who works from home in a condo might suit him best. Harlem has been seen by an eye specialist and his blindness is caused by detached retinas in both eyes. He can see some light and movement. We are told the condition predisposes him to glaucoma, so his eyesight should be monitored by an Ophthalmologist an ongoing basis (initially every 6 months and if stable once a year). He takes daily eye drops to help with eye comfort, and the new owner will need to administer these (the cost is $60.00 / 6 weeks). Surgery is not recommended for this condition. Harlem is ready to shower you with love, kisses and taily wags! He is a real cutie who will spoil his new owner with attention and affection. Harlem is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. If you feel you can give Harlem 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. Harlem is in a foster home in Toronto, ON.
Young, Male, Small
Roxy is a super sweet 10 year old pug mix. This dear little dog was abandoned by her owners at a boarding kennel. Thankfully, she is now in one of our loving foster homes and doing well! Roxy had surgery to remove bladder stones. She has made a good recovery, but must eat a special diet to prevent stones from forming again. She also needs to drink a lot of water and get out for frequent bathroom breaks. Her foster parents take her out every 5 hours during the day (20 - 30 minutes/walk) and that works to prevent accidents in the home. Roxy loves to go for walks! An adopter who is home for most of the day is recommended. Roxy is calm around other dogs, but can be a bit timid. She may be fine with another calm, friendly dog, but a meet and greet would be necessary. Roxy loves to play fetch and will always bring her toy back for another throw! Roxy weighs 25 pounds. She is spayed, microchipped and fully vaccinated. She also received dentistry. If you feel you can give Roxy 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. Roxy is in a foster home in Toronto, ON.
Senior, Female, Small
Jonah is a very deserving dog who came to us from the Soi Dog Rescue in Thailand. The Soi Dog Foundation is a reputable charity that saves hundreds of dogs, like Jonah, from the Asian dog meat trade. Many of these dogs were street dogs and do so well when given a second chance. You can read more about Soi Dog at www.soidog.org. Jonah has settled in nicely to his foster home. Despite the stress of his trip and all the changes, Jonah has done well. He needs time to warm up to new people, but once he knows you, he is friendly and greets you with a non-stop waggly tail. His foster parents tell us he is very comfortable and relaxed in their home. He is trustworthy when left alone and is housetrained. He walks nicely on leash and enjoys a leisurely walk so he can check out all the sights and sounds of the neighbourhood. He enjoys sunning himself on their back deck, as well as sitting and waitng for the birds and squirrels to come visit. Jonah shares his foster home with cats and is friendly towards them. He will sometimes join them in play or sneaks some licks in. Jonah is 6 years old - he is a smaller yellow lab mix weighing 21kg (about 50 pounds). Jonah was friendly with some of the dogs at the shelter in Thailand, but we have found he is nervous of the dogs he has met indoors since coming to Toronto. For that reason, it is likely he is best as the only dog. Jonah is ok when meeting other dogs on his walk, when he is on leash - he just ignores them. It is inside a house where he is unsure. Jonah is a healthy dog who is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. He is heartworm negative and has been dewormed. We have rescued a few other Soi Dogs in the last few years. We have found these dogs transition well to their new home, but require time and patience. The Soi Dogs require adopters who have some experience with dogs. They do best in a quiet neighbourhood where there is not a lot of traffic noise and crowded sidewalks. A safely fenced back yard is ideal. We find they are best in a calm home without young children. (12 years +). Some Soi Dogs are high flight risks - for that reason we will make sure Jonah's adopter has a GPS collar and follows the safety protocol recommended by the Soi Dog Foundation. If you are interested in Jonah, please contact us at email@example.com or (416) 787-3862. Please see our website for more information about our adoption process (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). An adoption fee of $350.00 applies. Jonah is in a foster home in Burlington, ON.
Adult, Male, Medium
Meet Junior! He is a sweet dog. It is hard to believe, but sadly he was left tied to a tree in a park in Toronto, abandoned by his owner, with a note that said â PLEASE LOVE ME. Thankfully, he is now in our care and getting lots of love and care in foster home. Junior is approximately 11 years old, but you would never know it with his activity level. He enjoys playing and chasing the other dogs in his foster home in his well-fenced backyard, as well as going for walks. Junior is a dachshund mix and weighs 20 pounds. He is also friendly with everyone he meets. Junior will require regular exercise in order to keep his handsome figure. His adopter will also have to ensure he is on a good quality food. Junior has had dentistry and his cherry eye repair was a success. We feel Junior is best suited to a calm and quiet home without young children (12 years +). An adopter who is home for at least some of the day is preferred. Junior is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. Junior will make wonderful companion. Junior is best suited to an adopter who lives in a house with a safely fenced back yard. No apartment or condo dwellers as he can be vocal with excitement. If you are interested in learning more about Junior's adoption, 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 $150.00 applies. Junior is in a foster home in Lindsay, ON.
Senior, Male, Small
Winnie is a dear 9 year-old Corgi mix in need of a forever home. Winnie is in our rescue because her owner was moving and not able to bring her along. Winnies foster mom tells us that Winnie is great with people and affectionate - she loves attention and is very social. Winnie is in excellent health - she loves long walks and also runs with her foster mom. Winnie is best as the only dog in the house. She is not fond of other dogs or cats - she wants all the attention to herself! A house with a fenced yard would be ideal, but her foster mom lives in an apartment and she does fine. Winnie is well-mannered in the house, but does not like to be left home alone for long stretches of time. She would do well with someone who works from home or is newly retired. Winnie is good in the car. She is not used to children so we will only consider an adult home. Winnie weighs 33 pounds. Her vetting is up-to-date (spayed, vaccinated, microchipped) and she recently had her teeth cleaned. If you feel you can give lovely Winnie 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. Winnie is in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Female, Medium
Peppy is in a forever foster home due to serious, ongoing health issues. His foster parents have opened their hearts and home to dear Peppy. We know that it would be too stressful for Peppy to transition to a new home at this point. His foster parents donate their time to caring for Peppy, but caring for him requires more than love. Our rescue provides nutritious food, medications and vital veterinary care. Adopt A Dog/Save A Life relies on the generosity of donors to cover the cost of medication and procedures required to keep dogs like Peppy comfortable during their remaining days. If you would like make a donation in support of Peppy's care, please let us know! Peppy is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet! He is 12 years old and weighs approximately 12 pounds. He originally came to us with another little Pomeranian. He and Layla were very bonded. Layla also had very serious health issues and she recently passed away due to her heart condition. We did all we could to keep her comfortable until her passing. They were both surrendered 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. As mentioned, both Layla and Peppy had several health issues when we first rescued them. Thanks to the support of our donors we were able to get them the medical care they required and we are now able to keep Peppy comfortable and happy in his forever foster home.
Senior, Male, Small