. Quinn .
 . Quinn .  . Quinn .  . Quinn .
  • Labrador Retriever, Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Quinn is a beautiful 8 month old puppy in need of a new home through no fault of her own. Quinn was surrendered to a vet clinic because she ate a cat toy and it caused a blockage requiring surgery. Quinn has now fully recovered and is doing well in her foster home. Needlesstosay, she is a puppy who loves to chew toys and her adopter must be careful to give her only safe dog toys. Quinn is a lab/bull dog mix who weighs 45 pounds. Her foster parents only have good things to say about this good natured dog. Based on their time with her they share the following report from Quinn: Hi, I am Quinn. I am a very sweet girl who loves cuddles. I have lots of energy and like to play fetch. Once I’ve had some exercise I am also pretty good at chilling out on the couch for a good nap. I love meeting people and dogs on my walks. My favourite thing is playing with other dogs - especially big dogs! I would do well in a house with another friendly dog. I am not good with cats. I am never aggressive, even around food. I am clearly smart as I am picking up training and learning tricks so fast. I know to ask when I need to go outside. I am comfortable in my crate when my foster parents are away, but being a puppy it is only for a few hours. I am also a dream in the car! I am housetrained, but I do need to get outside frequently. My fosters take me out every few hours for a bathroom break and I have not had an accident in the house for many days. I am working on my leash training and my foster parents say I am making a lot of progress. Quinn is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Due to her history of eating a cat toy, we feel she is best in a home with older children - fewer toys on the floor! Her adopters must be prepared to continue with her training. We feel she is best suited to a house with a safely fenced back yard - she loves running and playing in her fosters yard. If you are interested in adopting Quinn, 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. Quinn is in a foster home in Georgetown, ON.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Max .
 . Max .  . Max .  . Max .  . Max .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This little guy was surrendered to our rescue because his family was moving and they could not bring him along. He is 10 years old. Max was in pretty rough shape when we got him. His left eye had to be removed. He also had a mass in his anal gland that was removed. He was neutered and had dentistry. He is making a good recovery and is feeling so much better! Max gets along fine with cats but is nervous of other dogs. We feel he is best as the only dog in the home. Due to his age and recent vet procedures we recommend a calm, quiet home with older children. Max weighs 17 pounds. He is overweight and will do well with regular walks and a healthy diet. If you feel you can give this very deserving little dog a safe and loving home, please contact us (416) 787-3862 or email us at info@adoptadogsavealife.com. Max is in a foster home in Lindsay, ON.
Senior, Male, Small
 . Roxy .
 . Roxy .  . Roxy .  . Roxy .  . Roxy .  . Roxy .
  • Pug
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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 recently 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 microchipped and fully vaccinated. Roxy still requires dentistry and a spay surgery. Once she has fully recovered from her bladder stone surgery we will plan for those surgeries (likely in 3 - 4 weeks). 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
 . Rusty .
 . Rusty .  . Rusty .  . Rusty .  . Rusty .  . Rusty .
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Rusty is a dear little fellow who is new to our rescue. This one 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. On March 29th he had a right FHO (femoral head and neck ostectomy). His surgery went well and he has made a very good recovery. Rusty’s foster parents only have good things to say about this little guy. Although he is initially unsure of new people, once he knows you he is very friendly and loves to cuddle. (He is more nervous of men.) He loves to play and is eager to please. Rusty is an energetic little dog that really enjoys his walks. He is now able go for longer walks and run and play freely. Rusty’s adopter must be prepared to take him for a few physiotherapy sessions in order to provide the best for his hip. He will also need to take supplements (glucosamine, chondroitin and fish oils). Rusty is neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccinations. He weighs 13 pounds. We have not been able to let Rusty play with other dogs but he is happy to meet them on is walks. We feel Rusty is best in a home with older children. He would not do well being left on his own for long hours during the day. He does have accidents when left for long periods of time. 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 Toronto.
Young, Male, Small
 . Hero & Marley .
 . Hero & Marley .  . Hero & Marley .  . Hero & Marley .  . Hero & Marley .  . Hero & Marley .  . Hero & Marley .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hello world it's me, Marley, and my buddy Hero, reaching out to find our new, forever home. I am 6 years old and Hero is 7. I am red, with green eyes. Hero is black/white, with brown eyes. I have a crooked smile on the left side of my face; Hero has a crooked smile on the right side of his face! I am thin and active (I fly across the yard like a RABBIT!) and Hero is more laid back. I have allergies, Hero is sound as can be. We love to play together. Hero throws the gauntlet down, and I am always IN! We chase each other around; we groom each other; most importantly, we watch out for each other all of the time! Our foster mom gets it. We are a "bonded pair"! We both love love! Our recall is EXCELLENT! We both have fine appetites, tho I have allergies so I have to have special Kangaroo food (smallest kibble) AND, it needs to be soaked! We are both really affectionate - but we are both a bit hand-shy and I am a little bossy and not afraid to yell at anyone or anything that could be threatening to my human and especially squirrels! I am as fast as any squirrel, I'm proud to say! But mostly, we are loveys! Hero is working on losing some weight. Hero has a lot to say: he grunts in his sleep all the time. And we like to sleep with our human! We love to go for walks, we love the sun, and we love to body surf in the grass! I like to body surf my humans; and Hero likes to shadow our humans and play with squeaky toys! We are looking for a safe, forever home, with humans that understand the simple joy of being. We are good with other dogs; and we're cool with cats! We are used to having someone home with us during the day and would not do well alone for long hours. An adult home is best as we are not used to children. Our foster mom is gonna be super sad to see us off to our new life. She says we are very special boys. Marley and Hero are both neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Marley weighs 9 pounds and Hero weighs 11 pounds. Please see our website for more information about our adoption information and application (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). Our adoption process includes an adoption application, a telephone interview, a home visit and a meeting with the dogs. An adoption fee of $350.00 applies for both dogs. Marley and Hero are in a foster home in Aurora, ON.
Adult, Male, Small
 . FOSTER OR ADOPTER: Sam .
 . FOSTER OR ADOPTER: Sam .  . FOSTER OR ADOPTER: Sam .  . FOSTER OR ADOPTER: Sam .  . FOSTER OR ADOPTER: Sam .
  • Shepherd, Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sam is in need of a foster or adoptive home - an experienced dog owner who is able to give Sam plenty of daily exercise is recommended. Sam is a delightful shepherd-hound mix pup who is 11 months old. Sam had a hard start to life - he was passed from home to home and had little training. Sam would love a forever home with a family willing to give him plenty of exercise and continue with his training. We feel Sam is best with an adopter how has dog experience. His foster parents adore him and tell us he is sweet and affectionate. They have seen a lot of progress in Sam’s training since he came to their home. Sam will require an adopter who can give him plenty of daily exercise. He loves to be outdoors and go for walks. His foster parents are walking him with a harness and are working on his leash skills. His adopter must be prepared to continue with this training. He is doing well with his housetraining but still has the occasional accident. Sam is food motivated which is a bonus for training! Sam is sharing his foster home with another dog. He loves playing with dogs but can at times be a bit too overwhelming for some dogs. He just wants to play and doesn’t like to take no for an answer. We feel he may be fine with another young, active, friendly dog. A meet and greet would be necessary. Sam shares his home with a cat. He does like to play and chase the cat - so a cat used to dogs is recommended. We recommend a home where Sam will not be left alone for long hours. His foster parents work opposite shifts so he is used to having someone around most of the time. Sam loves riding in the car. We feel Sam is best suited to an adult home with older children (12 years +). Sam is neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccinations. He weighs 45 pounds. If you feel you can give Sam a loving forever home please see the adoption information and application on our website (www.adoptadogsavelife.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. Sam is in a foster home in Toronto.
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Brava & Leo .
 . Brava & Leo .
  • Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Brava and Leo are a dear pair of dogs that came to us from a shelter near Toronto. They are seniors that have always been together - we will only consider an adopter that will take both dogs together. Their foster mom only has good things to say about this duo. They are quite lovable! It took some time for them to settle in and feel at home but overall they adjusted well. Leo is the more resilient of the pair. Brava is quieter and needs time to feel confident in a new place. Due to her age, her vision and hearing are impaired. That also makes it more challenging for her to adjust to a new home and routines. Their adopter must be understanding of their age and be accepting of their limitations as senior dogs. Brava is a Bichon who is 15 years old and weighs 7.4 kg (16 pounds). Leo is a Shih Tzu who is 13 years old and weighs 8.8 kg (19 pounds). They are both in good health. Both dogs have had recent dentistry. They are up to date on vaccinations, spayed / neutered and microchipped. They still enjoy going for walks and will romp around the back yard. Brava is best with short walks - Leo can go for longer walks. They are house trained and well-mannered in the home. Their foster mom is home with them during the day. She lets them out on a regular basis. We are seeking a home where they will not be left alone for long hours every day. Both dogs are sweet and affectionate. A calm, quiet home is best suited to Brava and Leo and for that reason we will only consider families with older children (12 years +). Easy access to a back yard is recommended - Brava would not be able to handle a home with lots of stairs. If you feel you can give these two sweeties a loving retirement 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 $200.00 applies (for the pair). Brava and Leo are in a foster home in Toronto.
Senior, Male, Small
 . Jonah .
 . Jonah .  . Jonah .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Update on Jonah: Jonah has arrived safely in Toronto from the Soi Dog Rescue in Thailand. He is settling in nicely to his foster home. Despite the stress of his trip and all the changes, Jonah is doing well. He needs a bit of time to warm up to new people, but once he knows you, he is friendly and greets you with a non-stop waggly tail! He is sweet, happy and affectionate. Jonah is 6 years old - he is a petite yellow lab mix and weighs 14kg (30 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 so far since coming to Toronto. For that reason, it is likely he is best as the only dog. Jonah is friendly with cats. Our rescue is working in cooperation with Soi Dog to find a loving home for Jonah. The Soi Dog Foundation is a reputable charity that saves hundreds of dogs from the Asian dog meat trade. You can ready more about Soi Dog at www.soidog.org. 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 few years. We have found these dogs eventually transition well to their new home but need time and patience. While they are confident at the shelter in Thailand they can be quite nervous and unsure once they come to Toronto. 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. An adopter who is home for at least some of the day is also preferred. We find they are best in a quiet, calm home without young children. (12 years +). Soi Dogs are often 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. We will work with his adopter to assist in preparing for the arrival of Jonah and setting him up for success. If you are interested in Jonah, please contact us at info@adoptadogsavealife.com or (416) 787-3862. Please see our website for more information about our foster program and adoption process (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). An adoption fee of $350.00 applies. Jonah is in a foster home in Burlington, ON.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Boss .
 . Boss .  . Boss .  . Boss .
  • Dachshund
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Boss is an adorable 3 year old Dachshund. This little guy was found as a stray and ended up in a rural pound. He was very scared at the pound and we are happy to have him in a loving foster home. Boss is a very dear little dog who loves playing with his stuffed toys - he will chase them around the house for hours. He loves attention and wants to be with his foster parents. He is a cuddler and is most happy when his head is on your lap. He is initially shy and will bark at new people, but warms up once he gets to know you. When Boss was new to his foster home he was nervous and unsure, but now that he is settled in he is more confident. We feel he has come from a home where he did not get a lot of positive reinforcement. His adopter must be willing to continue to build his confidence and set him up for success. Boss enjoys his walks, but initially would not pee when on leash (he does now) but for that reason, we feel Boss is best suited to an adopter who lives in a house with a safely fenced back yard. We feel Boss is best suited to a calm and quiet adult home. We will only consider adopters with older children (12 years +). Boss should be the only dog in the home. We do not know if he is friendly with cats. Boss is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. He weighs 16 pounds. Two of his legs have malformations, but he gets along fine and is not in any pain. No surgery or medication is required at this time. If you feel you can give Boss 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. Boss is in a foster home in Whitby ON.
Young, Male, Small
 . Junior .
 . Junior .
  • Dachshund, Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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 – 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
 . Minnie .
 . Minnie .  . Minnie .  . Minnie .  . Minnie .  . Minnie .  . Minnie .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Minnie is a beautiful young dog rescued from the streets of Thailand. She is 1 year and 6 months old. She weighs 28lbs. She arrived from Thailand in January 2019 and is settling in well. She is a healthy young dog who is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on her vaccinations. She has been dewormed and is heart worm negative. Her foster parents report that Minnie is so sweet and very calm. She is still adjusting to life in Canada and can be a little nervous and unsure of her surroundings when outdoors, but has made so much progress and is doing really great. She is very smart eager to please - she has learned a few commands and tricks already (sit and shake a paw). She absolutely loves being near people and cuddling on the couch - she will snuggle up to you in bed if you let her! She will require come patience while she gets used to all the sights and sounds that are so different from her previous home at the shelter in Thailand. She travels well in the car and is not destructive in the home when left alone. Minnie would do best in a quiet neighbourhood where there is not a lot of traffic noises and crowds on the sidewalk. A safely fenced back yard is ideal, as she loves running around in the backyard at her foster home. She is currently the only dog in the home but we think she would do well with another calm friendly dog. We feel she would do best in a home without young children (12+). Soi Dogs are often high flight risks - for that reason we will make sure her foster or adopter has a GPS collar and follows the safety protocols recommended by the Soi Dog Foundation. We will share this information with potential adopters. If you are interested in Minnie please contact us at (416) 787-3862 or email us at info@adoptadogsavealife.com. Please see our website for more information about our adoption process. An adoption fee will apply.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Winnie .
 . Winnie .  . Winnie .  . Winnie .  . Winnie .
  • Corgi
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
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. Winnie is a very friendly dog. Her foster mom tells us that Winnie is great with people and affectionate - she loves attention and is very social. Winnie is in excellent health and has a ton of energy - she loves long walks and also runs with her foster mom. Winnie is best as the only dog in the house. She does not get along with cats. 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. She is a wonderful companion. 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 .
 . Peppy .
  • Pomeranian
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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