. Jonah .
 . Jonah .  . Jonah .  . Jonah .  . Jonah .  . Jonah .  . Jonah .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
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 well when given a second chance. You can read more about Soi Dog at www.soidog.org. Jonah is 6 years old - he is a smaller yellow lab mix weighing 21kg (about 50 pounds). Jonah is now very comfortable and relaxed with his foster parents but an adopter must be prepared to give Jonah a lot of time to transition to their home. He has had a lot of changes in his short life and we have no idea what challenges Jonah faced when on the streets of Thailand. With this in mind, we recommend an adopter who has experience with dogs and is able to read a dog’s body language. With strangers, Jonah can be reactive to sudden movements near his body. He needs a calm, confident adopter who will set him up for success in his forever home. He is trustworthy when left alone and is housetrained. He enjoys sunning himself on the back deck of his foster home, as well as sitting and waiting 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 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 does not go to the off leash park. He gets walked on leash and at this time his fosters are avoiding other dogs. We are in the process of setting up a training session and will share info from the trainer once we have it. 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 feel Jonah is best in an adult home without children. 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 info@adoptadogsavealife.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
 . Desi .
 . Desi .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Desi is a dear little Chihuahua mix new to our rescue. He was surrendered to us by his owner who worked long hours and did not have the time to properly care for him. He is approximately 10 years old and weighs 12 pounds. Desi's foster parents found that he settled in nicely to their home and was comfortable with them handling him in a short time. However, we have found that Desi can be nervous in new situations and when meeting new people. His adopter must be patient and willing to go slow to help him to feel safe and secure in his new home. He is not used to children and due to his nervousness, we feel Desi would be best suited to an adult home. He is currently sharing his foster home with other small dogs and cats and gets along well with them - he would likely be okay with another calm, friendly dog or cat, provided that careful introductions were made. He is nervous of large dogs. When Desi came into our care, he received dentistry and a full check up. He is healthy, neutered and fully vaccinated. Due to being left alone for such long hours, Desi is accustomed to going to the bathroom on pee pads in the house but his foster parents are working on training him to go to the bathroom outside and he has been doing well with this. His adopter will need to continue with this training. If you feel you can give Desi 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. Desi is in a foster home in Lindsay, ON.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Riley .
 . Riley .  . Riley .  . Riley .  . Riley .  . Riley .
  • Bichon Frise
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Riley is a charismatic 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 almost all of 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 mom's attention to himself. Riley did originally bark when left alone, but after he got used to a routine, was ok with being left alone 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 (10+) children (who are respectful of dogs). He does not like, however, to be picked up and held until you have spent some time with him. Riley's health has improved rapidly since in foster care. Update on Riley’s health (January 19): Riley underwent surgery in December to remove bladder stones after having recurring bladder infections. He has no further issues with his bladder but he still needs to eat a special urinary diet and will need his urine tested on a regular basis. Riley does have allergies that are likely caused by something in his environmental or his diet. We have started him on an allergy shot (cytopoint) and it has been effective. It is likely he will need this injection every 2 - 3 months. Allergy issues take time to resolve and Riley’s adopter must be prepared to continue to handle this issue in cooperation with their vet. He saw the eye specialist who found he 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 this dear dog a safe and loving home, please see the adoption information and application on our website (www.adoptadogsavealife.com). His adoption fee is $350.00. He is in a foster home in Toronto.
Adult, Male, Small
 . 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. 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
 . *Adoption Pending* Harlem .
 . *Adoption Pending* Harlem .  . *Adoption Pending* Harlem .  . *Adoption Pending* Harlem .  . *Adoption Pending* Harlem .  . *Adoption Pending* 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
 . Rusty .
 . Rusty .  . Rusty .  . Rusty .
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Rusty is a two year old Cairn Terrier mix who 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. He had a right FHO (femoral head and neck ostectomy). His surgery went well and he made a very good recovery. Rusty has settled in nicely to his foster home, but he does get very anxious in new settings and with new people. We do not know what happened with Rusty before he ended up in the shelter, but his anxiety is a challenge. His adopter should have experience with dogs and must be willing to give Rusty plenty of time to settle into their home. We have learned that he does best in a quiet, rural setting. Loud city noises can set him off. We also feel he must be in a home with other dogs. He finds comfort when in the company of other dogs. Rusty is neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on his vaccinations. He weighs 14 pounds. Due to his hip surgery, Rusty requires daily glucosamine/chondroitin and omega-3 supplements. Rusty requires a quiet, adult home. 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. Rusty is very smart and knows many commands (sit, give a paw, lie down, spin and rollover - both verbal and non-verbal). 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 home that has a safely fenced back yard. An active home where he can be kept busy is a good fit for Rusty. Due to Rusty’s anxiety in new places, we feel it would be best to do several visits with his potential adopter. For that reason, we will only accept applications from adopters living close to his foster home in Lindsay, Ontario. 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.
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
 . Winnie .
 . Winnie .  . Winnie .  . Winnie .  . Winnie .
  • Corgi
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Winnie is a beautiful 9 year-old Corgi mix in need of a forever home. Winnie is in our rescue because her original owner was moving and not able to bring her along. Winnie is great with people and affectionate - she loves attention and is very social with people. She enjoys long walks - her foster mom walks up to 8km / day with Winnie. Winnie is best as the only dog in the house. She is not fond of other dogs or cats. A house with a fenced yard would be ideal (so she doesn’t always have to go out on-leash) but her foster mom lives in an apartment and she manages fine. Winnie is well-mannered in the house, but does not like to be left home alone for long stretches of time. She will whine and bark at times. 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 had her teeth cleaned when we rescued her. She recently had surgery for bladder stones and has made an excellent recovery. She will need to eat a special urinary dog food going forward. 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