Butters is a sweet little yorkie new to our rescue. Her owner worked long hours and was not able to give Butters the time and care she deserves. She is 11 years old and weighs 8 pounds. Butters is very sweet and loving. She is settling well into her foster home and enjoys cuddling on the couch with her foster mom. She is very friendly towards people and other dogs. Her previous owner reported that she had shared her home with another dog and is respectful. We feel that she would do fine with another calm friendly dog or cat. She knows a few commands and is quite well behaved. She is not used to children and due to her size and age we feel she would be best suited to home with older children (12+). When she came into our care, she received dentistry and had a few extractions. She had a bladder and ear infection but is receiving medication to clear these up. She is on a special urinary diet that her adopters must be willing to continue her on. She has a luxating patella (kneecap that dislocates) so she should refrain from to much jumping or going up/down stairs, so a home with a lot of stairs might be challenging for her. Due to being left alone for such long hours, Butters is accustomed to going to the bathroom on pee pads in the house but her foster mom is working on training her to go to the bathroom outside, and her adopter will need to continue with this training. Butters is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on her vaccinations. If you feel you can give Butters 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 $150.00 applies. Butters is in a foster home in Toronto, ON.
Senior, Female, Small
Toby is a very deserving little dog that will make a wonderful addition to the right home. His previous owner worked long hours and did not have time to properly care for him, as a result he has lacked training and suffers from some insecurities. Toby is a 5 year old Cockapoo and weighs 28 pounds. Toby has been settling in well to his foster home - he bonds very quickly and follows his foster mom everywhere. This is a behaviour that we are working on, as it is a sign that Toby is a bit insecure and needs to learn independence. His confidence is growing every day and in time he will become a more well-rounded dog. Due to this, we feel he is best suited to a mature, calmer home with older children (12+). Toby was not given enough exercise in his previous home, but loves to go for walks. We will only consider an active adopter who can give him plenty of physical & mental stimulation. His adopter must be willing to work with a positive-based trainer to assist in his transition to a new home (we will recommend a trainer best suited for Toby). He is a wonderful little dog and with proper direction, he will be an even better companion. Toby has a history of being vocal when strangers enter the home and when hearing strange or loud noises from outside the home. He does not show this in his current foster home but an adopter must be aware that has been an issue. Toby walks very nicely on leash and knows some basic commands. He is very smart and eager to learn. He can get anxious when riding in the car, but his foster parents have been working on this and it has improved. His adopter must be prepared to continue with this training. He is respectful of other dogs on walks and tends to ignore them after a quick sniff. He shares his foster home with other dogs as well as cats and is respectful. Toby is neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccinations. He suffers from allergies and is currently on a daily allergy medication (Apoquel). We are in the process of transitioning him to a new food and are hopeful it will agree with him. His adopters must be willing to continue with this process. If you feel you can give Toby 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. Toby is in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Male, Medium
Taz is a beautiful, young, ginger-coloured cat. He is a very friendly and charming little companion who loves people. He is affectionate and playful and some times simply goofs around. His owner passed away and now the owner's mother is caring for Taz while a Forever Home is found. Taz is 18 months old, neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and has his claws. Taz is also litter trained. Taz has been introduced to dogs and seems to be friendly and respectful. We feel Taz would be okay living with a calm, friendly dog. He may be ok sharing his home with another friendly cat, but proper introductions would have to take place. If you feel that you can give Taz 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 Taz. An adoption fee of $75 applies. Taz is located in Ajax.
Young, Male, Medium
Timmy is a real sweetie! This little chihuahua / jack russell mix came to us from a shelter in Toronto because he has some eye issues that required him to see an eye specialist. He is around 6 years old and weighs 6 pounds. Timmy is a joy to be around. He loves people and other dogs (both large and small). He is easily handled and very affectionate. Timmy has been diagnosed with an eye condition called PRA (progressive retinal atrophy). It is characterized by the bilateral degeneration of the retina, causing progressive vision loss culminating in blindness. Unfortunately there is no treatment for this condition. Timmy is not in pain. Timmy is already suffering from some vision loss at this time. His vision seems worse in very bright light and also in the dark. He has already learned to navigate around his foster dadâs apartment but it is really important that nothing is moved or put in his path. He must stay on leash when on his walks to prevent him from hurting himself. Despite his vision loss, he is adventurous, curious and full of joy. His foster dad tells us that Timmy is very clever and intuitive. We feel Timmy is best in a calm and mature home without small children. At this time, Timmy gets anxious when left alone. He will bark and whimper so we feel he is best suited to a home where someone is present for the majority of the day. This little dog has had a lot of change in a short time. It is very possible that once he has settled into his new home this anxiousness will subside. It may also be to his benefit to share his home with another friendly, calm dog to keep him company and help lead him as his vision loss progresses. Timmy is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations. If you feel you can give Timmy 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. Timmy is in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Male, Small
Riley is a 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 his 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 foster 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. Riley's health has improved rapidly since in foster care, but there are still some things that are being checked on. Update on Rileyâs health (October 18th): Rileyâs recent follow up urine test showed improvement. He still needs to eat a special urinary diet and will need his urine tested on a regular basis. Riley is itchy and we have started him on some medication to help stop him from scratching. It is likely he is sensitive to something environmental or his diet. We are following the vetâs recommendation to help Riley with this issue. Allergy issues take time to resolve - Rileyâs adopter must be prepared to continue to help with this. He saw the eye specialist and has cataracts in both eyes. They are impacting his vision. He requires daily eye drops and will need his eyes checked on a regular basis. 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. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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