. Freddie .
 . Freddie .  . Freddie .  . Freddie .  . Freddie .  . Freddie .  . Freddie .
  • Chihuahua
Freddie is a sweet little Chihuahua who ended up in a Toronto shelter after being found as a stray. He came in with another little Chihuahua, Gus who is also available for adoption. Freddie is around 10 years old and he weighs only 3 pounds. He is neutered. Freddie requires heart medication on a daily basis. There are two medications and the cost is about $40 / month. He is up-to-date on vaccinations. 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 does bark at other dogs and cats on his walks. 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. It is unthinkable that this little guy was abandoned. He is so deserving and lovable! Please consider opening your heart and home to this dear little dog. 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 .
 . Gus .  . Gus .  . Gus .  . Gus .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Gus is a sweet little Chihuahua who ended up in a Toronto shelter after being found as a stray. He came in with another little Chihuahua, Freddie, who is also available for adoption. Gus is around 8 years old and he weighs 5 pounds. We have had him neutered and did dentistry, he had a few extractions. He is up-to-date on vaccinations. Gus is very affectionate and loving. His favourite thing is to sit on your lap, cuddle and get belly rubs. 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 does bark at other dogs and cats on his walks. 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. It is unthinkable that this little guy was abandoned. He is so deserving! Please consider opening your heart and home to this dear little dog. 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). 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
 . Paris .
 . Paris .  . Paris .  . Paris .  . Paris .  . Paris .  . Paris .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Paris is a beautiful little puppy that sadly has had quite a rough start to life. She was abandoned in an outdoor market in Kuwait, was starving and very near to death when she was rescued by an amazing team. This wonderful rescue group (KARE Kuwait) saves abandoned dogs like Paris and gives them hope of a better life. Now Paris is here in Toronto and excited to start a new life with a loving new family. Paris is a 5 month old lab mix and weighs 24 lbs. Her foster parents only have good things to report about Paris. Considering her rough start, she absolutely loves people and is super sweet & cuddly. Her tail wags non-stop and she really puts on the charm when people come around. Paris is good with the other dogs in her foster home and is even gentle with cats. She is comfortable in the crate for a few hours. She loves going in the car. Paris is a bit shy of new situations, but is growing more confident with each passing day. Her adopters must be willing to continue with her training and socialization. We feel she is best with adopters who are home for at least part of the day. She would not do well being left alone for long hours. She is gaining confidence when walking on leash, but needs more positive experiences to continue her leash skills. A calm and quiet home with a safely fenced yard would be ideal. Her foster parents report that Paris is a very well behaved pup and has been a pleasure to have around. She is doing amazing with her house training and responds well to positive reinforcement. Paris is healthy, up-to-date with her shots, dewormed, microchipped and is scheduled for her spay before being adopted. If you feel you can give Paris 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. Paris is in a foster home in Toronto.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Olive .
 . Olive .  . Olive .  . Olive .  . Olive .
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Olive is a sweet little Jack Russell we recently rescued from a shelter in Quebec where she was found as a stray. Olive is a very affectionate little dear and her foster mom only has good things to say about Olive. She has settled in nicely to her foster home and is well mannered in the home. Olive is housetrained and quiet when left alone, but would not do well being left alone for long hours on a daily basis. Once in our care, we had her teeth cleaned and a small fatty mass removed from her abdomen. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on her vaccinations. Olive is about 8 years old and weighs 25 pounds. She loves to go for walks and loves to play and try and chase the birds. Her favorite game is tug of war and her favorite way to relax is with a spirited belly rub! Olive barks on her leash at times, but loves other dogs when she meets them and would enjoy a home with another small, friendly dog. If you feel you can give Olive 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. Olive is in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Harlem .
 . Harlem .  . Harlem .  . Harlem .  . Harlem .  . Harlem .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
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 .
 . 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
 . Jonah .
 . Jonah .  . Jonah .  . Jonah .  . 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
 . 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
 . 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’s 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 isn’t 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 .
 . 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