Adult Dogs

The dogs featured on this page are currently available for adoption and are ages 1-6 years.

They call me : Beatrice

Predicted Breed: St Bernard mix.
Sex: Spayed female
Approximate Age: 3 years.
Weight: 101 Lbs.
Rescued from: Local surrender
Likes: Bea loves going on walks. She loves to run and burn off energy when she can. She loves to greet you in the morning when your alarm clock goes off, she'll plop her head down for her morning pet. Bea in general loves people and is happiest when around people. She will often go up to random people for a pet or random people will stop and ask for a hug (6 or 7 times so far).
Dislikes: Squirrel and rabbits. Occasionally Bea doesn't care for super hyper dogs, she will let a grumble out to share her opinion. Bea doesn't like when other dogs rush her and can sometimes lack confidence.
Ideal Home: Bea's ideal home would be active and one where she would be able to get lots of exercise everyday. She loves people, so having people around would be very good for her. Ideally her new home has time in a day to dedicate to Bea time, she loves her snuggles, belly rubs and bonding time.

Attached home with fenced yards, Detached home with fenced yards, Active home
Energy Level: Medium.
Experience with Kids: 12+
Experience with cats: No
Medical Needs: None at this time.
Training Needs: We have been working on improving Bea's leash training as she doesn't realize her size and will pull on the leash when something catches her attention. Continued leash training would make her great.
She also get easily excited (happy) when she see's other dogs,so teaching her proper introduction will be important. Bea lacks confidence at times and if she finds herself in an uncomfortable situation or a situation where she feels she needs to defend herself or her family she may become reactive. This behaviour has improved greatly while working with the rescue trainer

Knows sit, Knows other commands, House broken, Prey drive, Walks on leash

Bea requires experienced, active owners, fenced backyard and someone who will continue her training. DUE to size Condos, apartments will NOT be considered. NO CATS due to prey drive.

From Beatrice's Foster: 

Bea has been such a great foster, she's super sweet and really doesn't understand how large she is. She would love to be a lap dog. She is really a gentle giant. Bea is also very attentive to her surroundings when outdoors, and is like a kid in many ways where random things will catch and hold her attention. I have found that it can take her several minutes to calm her down after an exciting find.  Bea has also really started to come out of her shell, where she will now play and run with other dogs and be a dog (the joy in her face says it all). She's still working on playing for longer periods with dogs, but she's growing so much.

Bea often gets compliments when we're out on walks for how well behaved she is, so she has a good starting foundation.

I could go on and on about Bea, but in the end she just a dog looking for her one.

They call me : Hershey

Predicted Breed: Chihuahua mix.
Sex: Neutered male.
Approximate Age: 5 years
Weight: 12 Lbs.
Rescued from: California
Likes: Cuddling with his foster brother, Sleeping, Treats, Any food, Hot pack and a comfy bed or pillow
Dislikes: Being left alone - needs to be with another dog.  Sudden quick movements, Loud noises, The cold/snow
Ideal Home: I would do well in a quiet home, where there is another dog. I love to be in the same room as my foster dad or my dog-brother, and would do well if there was someone home more often than not. I have a hard time with stairs so if I could be in a home with a few stairs or stairs that are carpeted so  I would be able to move around more independently.

Only homes with a dog companion will be considered for Hershey.

Attached home, Detached home, Condo, Quiet home, Left alone 2-4 hrs only
Energy Level: low
Experience with Kids: 12+.
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: Well I am maybe a young dog, but I move like I am way older. This is because I have been diagnosed with IVDD (Intervertebral disc disease). My foster mom has found that managing my portions, eating home cooked foods, and walking 2x a day has made a great difference in improving my weight. When it is cold outside I love to lie on a hot pack and not move as it feels so nice.
Pain medication: Hershey requires Gabapentin twice daily to manage his pain and will need to remain on this for life. Daily physio exercises are required to maintain his mobility and its recommended that he have regular check up's with the doggy physiotherapist
Eye Drops: Hershey requires daily eye drops to help with his eyes and his new family should clean his face and eyes daily as he isn't able to do this himself.


Training Needs:
House broken however due to stairs in my foster home, I am unable to tell my foster mom when I need to go outside. Thankfully, though she says I am very scheduled and she knows to take me out right away in the morning and after I have eaten and numerous time during the day.

My foster mom says I can bark sometimes but they are quite barks and only really happen for a short moment when I am left alone or if I get stuck somewhere in the house.

Shy/Fearful - I get scared when there are loud people or noises and will try to hide. My foster mom says I am learning to trust people and watch my foster brother/sister to see if it is safe. I am a little shy, more so around men, just get along well with other dogs.
Needs basic training, Daily medications, Home exercises, and Physio

From Hershey's Foster: 

Well what can I tell you about Hershey. He is a little dog who has had some tough times, and despite that he is as sweet as they come, this is probably why he is named after a chocolate bar. Hershey has disc disease so he is slow to move and will politely call for help if he is stuck. He has learned to climb up and down carpeted stairs by walking near the wall so he is supported.

We have been working on getting him to walk and he has progressed leaps and bounds. While it takes some convincing to get Hershey out of the house, once we start walking he will follow us wherever we go.

Hershey loves food and while his tail may not always wag you will know he is happy to see you as he stomps his feet in excitement. He will be a sweet addition to any home that is patient and kind as he is.

They call me : India

Predicted Breed: Poodle mix.
Sex: spayed female
Approximate Age: 3 years
Weight: 20 Lbs.
Rescued from: Los Cabos, Mexico
Likes: being petted, snuggles, being outside, sleeping, her kennel
Dislikes: sudden or loud noises, unknown people approaching her quickly
Ideal Home: A detached quiet home, yard space, ability to take her out on walks. She gets nervous around men and strangers but comes around with time and patience.

Detached home, Quiet home
Energy Level: Low-Medium.
Experience with Kids: Unknown.
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: India was treated for elrichia and since cleared.  No other medical needs 
Training Needs: India is eager to learn and catches on quickly. She is nervous around new people (especially men) - so a proper approach is required. India would benefit from confidence building.

Knows sit, House broken, Crate trained, Barks indoors, Barks outdoors, Shy, Fearful, Walks on leash

From India's Foster: 

India is a sweet girl. After she gets to know her people, she just wants all the pets and snuggles in the world. She would be a lovely addition to a quiet and calm home with a family that is patient and willing to help her build confidence.

They call me : Kimba

Predicted Breed: pug mix.
Sex: Spayed female
Approximate Age: 2 years
Weight: 20 Lbs.
Rescued from: Los Cabos, Mexico
Likes: Kimba loves people, and is happiest when snuggled on your lap. She adores children and is so gentle with them.  She likes to play fetch, and chew on stuffies. She loves her walks and romps in the yard.  She gets very excited for treats and meal times. Kimba loves to find a sun ray to lay in the warmth.
Car rides are fun for her too, she jumps right in the car.
Dislikes: Kimba does not like being left alone and does not care for her kennel. She will however settle in it with a stuffed kong for up to 4 hours or so.
She wants to be with her people more often than not.
Ideal Home: Kimba would love a home where she could spend her days interacting/lounging with her people. A home where she is not left alone for very long (2-4 hrs) is a must! She seems fine with other dogs but loves being the center of attention and getting all the love. Kimba currently lives in a foster home with kids and enjoys he excitement they bring, she also would do well in a quiet home without kids.  Kimba would do best in a home as an only dog or a dog the same size or bigger than her.  We will not accept adoption applications from a household with small dogs

Detached home, Family with kids home, Quiet home, Active home, Left alone 2-4 hrs only
Energy Level: Medium.
Experience with Kids: Yes
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: Kimba was treated and cleared for Elrichia
Training Needs: Kimba sits nicely for treats. Her recall is getting better all the time.  She will not tell you when she has to go out, but will not have accidents if let out regularly.  Kimba is easy to walk on the leash with minimal tugging.
She does not bark at people or dogs on her walks.  Kimba does get very excited when she sees or hears dogs on the tv though. I think tvs are new to her. Things she may have never seen before do startle her.  Kimba does spend some time in her crate with a toy or kong when left alone, if left out she will whine at the door and await your return. She would rather sleep in your bed at night, but can sleep in her crate nicely beside your bed. 

Kimba does require a proper introduction to new dogs as she is building up her confidence to new situations.

Knows sit, House broken, Needs basic training, Separation anxiety, Crate trained, Walks on leash

From Kimba's Foster: 

Kimba is simply the sweetest, happiest little girl, and has been an absolute pleasure to foster.  She has been my lap warmer for over a month now, and I will miss her so.
Kimba will be a wonderful addition to a loving home, and will give unconditional love to young and old.
She is truly a gem

They call me : Lily

Predicted Breed: Chihuahua mix.
Sex: Spayed female
Approximate Age: 5 years
Weight: 7 Lbs.
Rescued from: Los Cabos, Mexico
Likes: Walks, ear scratches, being with her family
Dislikes: Being left alone, having to share your lap with the other dogs in the home
Ideal Home: Lily's ideal home would be with a family that is home more than they are gone, a home that isn't extremely active but will still take her out for walks every day. She loves being around people more than dogs but is fine with other dogs in the home. Lily would need a home with a fenced yard.

Detached home, Senior home, Family with kids home, Quiet home, Left alone 2-4 hrs only
Energy Level: Medium.
Experience with Kids: Yes.
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: Lily was treated and cleared for elrichia and has since tested negative.
Training Needs: Lily is house trained, and knows her name. She can be a flight risk as she looks for opportunities to bolt out the door if you are not paying attention. Lily has some resource guarding with food and comfy beds, she mostly growls and can be easily redirected but adopters should be prepared to work on this with her. Lily has some separation anxiety and can be destructive if not exercised daily and left alone to free roam the house. She is fine in a crate and will settle. Lily will bark at strange noises and when left alone but not excessively and will respond when asked to stop. Lily gets attached and doesn’t enjoy being separated and can get a bit stressed if separated from them. Lily is the best leash walker of any foster I’ve ever had- walks right to heel with no pulling.

House broken, Needs basic training, Food aggression, Bed/couch aggression, Separation anxiety, Crate trained, Destructive, Walks on leash

Due to Lily's insecurities, only applications from potential adopters in Calgary will be considered.

From Lily's Foster: 

Lily is a very gentle old soul. She puts up with our busy house and over time has started to play with our similarly sized resident dog. In general she likes a cozy corner for a nap, and a nice long walk. She does very well with kids and is very tolerant and enjoys the attention. Lily will make a sweet and loyal companion in the right forever home.

They call me : Max

Predicted Breed: Chihuahua mix.
Sex: Neutered male.
Approximate Age: 1 year
Weight: 16 Lbs.
Rescued from: California
Likes: Loves food, treats like cheese and Milk Bones. Loves to cuddle, go for walks, loves to be outdoors ( the snow fascinates him).
Dislikes: Loud bangs, can be skittish around men
Ideal Home: Max's ideal home would be with a family with a secure yard for him to run and play. A home where he can snuggle up with his people and one that understands his need to belong to their 'pack'.

Attached home with a yard, Detached home with yard, Active home, left alone 2-4 hours
Energy Level: Medium.
Experience with Kids: yes
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Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: Treated recently for kennel cough
Training Needs: Max is still learning ( or re-learning) his manners. He comes when called, he will sit when asked but needs more reinforcement in all areas.  Max is a bit nervous around men and although he is ok with them he can have a negative reaction if he feels cornered. May need time to warm up to new males.

Knows sit, Knows stay, Pee pad trained, Crate trained, Shy, Fearful, Walks on leash

A home with a fenced Yard is required.

From Max's Foster: 

Max is a cuddling, loving pup. He has been very easy to take care of and will make a wonderful addition to any family.

They call me : Papito

Predicted Breed: Chihuahua mix.
Sex: Neutered male.
Approximate Age: 1 year
Weight: 10 Lbs.
Rescued from: Los Cabos, Mexico
Likes: cuddles with his fosters, resident dogs, quiet home, comfy dog bed, chew toys, sunbathing in the back yard,
Dislikes: New people in his home, traffic, loud noises, strangers/dogs approaching on walks
Ideal Home: Detached, Quiet home with minimal visitors, adult only recommended. 
Energy Level: Energy level is medium he can be active or just hanging on the couch
Experience with Kids: kids are not recommended
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: nothing noted
Training Needs: Papito is fearful of new people and will be reactive when first meeting people. Barking,growling and protective of his things. Will need a slow introduction to new people and to warm up at his own pace.  Will Resource guard his 
toys, treats,etc with strangers, however once he knows you, he is ok with you touching his things. Few accidents in the home, mostly does his business outside. Knows sit and working on other obedience.  Walks on leash, but scared of walking in the dark and on roads with traffic. When left alone in crate sometimes whines. Sleeps all night in his crate.

Knows sit, Crate trained, Marks indoors, Barks indoors, Barks outdoors, Shy, Fearful, Protective, Walks on leash

Due to Papito's insecurities, we will only consider applications of potential adopters who have another dog in the home and are in Calgary.

Condo,Apartments will NOT be considered for Papito due to his barking indoors.

From Papito's Foster: 

Papito is a lovely addition to the home after he has settled into his new environment. He loves to cuddle and always be around his people. Sleeps in his crate overnight and learning what playing with toys and the resident dogs in all about. A few accidents in the home but for the most part does his business outside. He is initially fearful and insecure, new situations are stressful for him. He needs time to warm up to new people and is then the sweetest cuddle bug. He would be a wonderful addition to a quiet home that is willing to give him the time and stability to come out of his shell.

They call me : Piper

Predicted Breed: Terrier mix.
Sex: Spayed female
Approximate Age: 3 years
Weight: 27 Lbs.
Rescued from: California
Likes: Cuddles, naps in the sunshine, going for walks, belly rubs, kids, other dogs, chew toys, treats and did I mention cuddling?
Dislikes: Cold weather, rabbits, being alone
Ideal Home: Piper would do very well with another laid back dog as she looks to them for support sometimes. Average energy household, She needs a backyard.
Because Piper can bark when left alone we will only be accepting applicants from adopters who live in detached housing.

Detached home, Family with kids home, Left alone 2-4 hrs only
Energy Level: Low-Medium.
Experience with Kids: Yes.
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: None at this time.
Training Needs: Piper will need some more leash training but she's come a long way. She goes after small critters but is good with meeting other dogs.
Piper needs to be with someone who is home often. She is currently being crated when I am out as she had pretty bad separation anxiety when she first came (destructive of crate or room she was left in). She is doing better each day, now walking into the crate for a treat when I leave. Someone gone for less than 3 hours at a time would be best for her.

Knows sit, Needs basic training, Separation anxiety, Crate trained, Walks on leash

Due to Piper's insecurities, we will only accept applications from potential adopters in the Calgary area for her.