Adult Dogs

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

They call me : Alamo

Predicted Breed: Chihuahua mix.
Sex: Neutered male.
Approximate Age: 1 year
Weight: 10 Lbs.
Rescued from: California
Likes: I love hanging out with my fosters home's dog, we got along fantastically! I've also met a few other dogs at backyard bbq's and got along with them too. I also like sleeping in the afternoons, on a dog bed or on the sofa if I'm allowed. I like treats, and I get really excited when it's meal time. :-) I love jumping up and sleeping on the bed at night time too, but I'm also happy sleeping on my dog pillow.

Dislikes: I really don't like being touched or handled. I'm still building up my confidence with that. I can be handled to put a collar on or off, and to be petted in my kennel, but I don't love it. I don't like being on leash at all yet. I need someone to teach me how awesome walks are. I don't love going into my kennel, but I do when asked, I will however begrudgingly grumbly as I walk it just to let you know I'd rather not.
Ideal Home: I'm pretty easy as to what type of home I could fit into, though I'd be best at a home with another dog / dogs. I love them! They make me feel confident. I've been around children, adults ( men and women) and don't find any of them scary as long as they don't try to pick me up or pet me. I would be best in a home where my adopters have the time to also spend 1on1 time with me, so I can get used to being handled. And I need someone to teach me how much fun walking on leash can be.
Energy Level: Medium.
Experience with Kids: Yes
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: He has grey hair rings around his eyes, not sure if this will go away eventually or if it's a skin issue. It may be just from being not properly nourished for the first part of his life.
Training Needs: I'll go in my kennel but I don't love it, sometimes I need a little coaxing, be patient. Sometimes I'll take treats from your hand, but I'm still usually uncomfortable with it.

House broken, Crate trained, Leash reactivity

From Alamo's Foster: 

Alamo has been a joy to have in our home, he has lots of personality, likes to hang out in whatever room we and our resident dogs are in. He's just missing out on the affection of being pet and going for walks. He needs someone to take the time to slowly get him used to walking on leash. He will let you take him out of the Kennel, sit him on your lap to be petted. But he you can tell he's not comfortable with it. He will move away as soon as you stop. He will however sit on the sofa next to you unless you try to pet him then he'll jump down to a dog pillow. We are excited for him to take his next steps with his forever home!

They call me : Beringer (Berry)

Predicted Breed: Chihuahua mix.
Sex: Neutered male.
Approximate Age: 6 years
Weight: 10 Lbs.
Rescued from: California
Likes: Treats, walks, runs and cuddles

Dislikes: Being cold
Ideal Home: A condo or house. Would do well with someone who can take him for walks because he prefers to go out for walks rather than just "go" in the backyard. Would be great with older kids and other animals. He is very social and loves to play and enjoys cuddles.
Energy Level: Medium.
Experience with Kids: Yes
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: None at this time.
Training Needs: We are working on getting Berry to only pee outside. He loves to mark his territory and loves to do this outside. If he doesn't get a chance to mark outside enough he does pee indoors. He has gotten better in the few weeks we have had him already.

House broken, Crate trained, Marks indoors

From Beringer's Foster: 

Berry is a lovely little guy. He is incredibly sweet and loves to cuddle. He likes meeting new people and new dogs. He is very friendly with all other dogs he has met so far. He does not enjoy the morning cold so lots of treats in the morning are a great way to get him going and get him out the door. He loves to go for runs and for walks. He is great with kids but because he is a foster I would recommend kids over the age of 6 who know to be gentle with this little guy.

They call me : Dwayne (Izzy)

Predicted Breed: Terrier mix.
Sex: Neutered male.
Approximate Age: 2 years
Weight: 15 Lbs.
Rescued from: California
Likes: Cheese, tasty snacks- having a place to go when he is feeling overwhelmed

Dislikes: being approached from above, being touched/handled (although he will let you pick him up from his spot and is starting to stay on our bed and sit with us more) being unable to have an "escape route" when feeling threatened or uncomfortable, loud noises.
Ideal Home: I think he would do well with another dog as he has started to play a lot with our playful pup. He needs someone that has the time and patience to really work on training with him- gaining his trust.

Attached home, Detached home, Senior home, Quiet home, Left alone 2-4 hrs only.  Will only be placed in a home with a well socialized dog to help him continue to learn how to not be fearful.
Energy Level: Medium.
Experience with Kids: Unknown.
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: None at this time.
Training Needs: Once Dwayne trusts his adopter, he will need basic training/recall training.  Will also need help with his separation anxiety, to stop marking indoors, he is Shy and Fearful

From Dwayne's Foster: 

Izzy (Dwayne) is still quite fearful and timid but he has come a long way. He will need a home that has time and patience to train him and earn his trust. He needs basic training including walking on leash, potty training and he is still learning that people are good. He has shown so much potential in the short time that we have had him and I know that with the right family, he will be a great little Companion.

They call me : George

Predicted Breed: Pug / Beagle
Sex: Neutered male.
Approximate Age: 6 Yrs
Weight: 20 Lbs.
Rescued from: California
Likes: Treats, walks and snuggling with his human. He likes to retrieve soft toys when you throw them for him.

Dislikes: Walking in the rain
Ideal Home: George is a sweet dog and loves meeting people. He needs people that have experience with dogs and are confident in handling dogs. George can resource guard and may nip at you if you try to take him away from what he is guarding. He needs people that will be patient with while teaching him the correct behavior. He is getting better at barking at other dogs outside. He needs his walks every day. The walks can be a long one as we’ve walked 6 km when the weather is nice. He also enjoys little walks too.

Type of home: Detached home, Active home, Left alone 2-4 hrs only
Energy Level: Medium.
Experience with Kids: 12+
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: None at this time.
Training Needs: George needs someone that will continue to train him not to bark at other dogs and to not resource guard. He knows how the sit, stay and come command. He is learning the leave it command. He would benefit from training with other dogs in a group.  Knows sit, Knows stay, House broken, Needs basic training, Barks outdoors, Nippy

From George's Foster: 

George is a sweet dog who loves people. He is house trained and has never marked in the house. He loves his soft toys and enjoy s playing with them with you. He enjoys his walks and is getting better at not to bark outside. He is also getting better at not pulling on his walks. He may resource guard and may nip at you when this happens. He would benefit from someone that is confident and patient to teach him the correct behavior.

They call me : Gretel

Predicted Breed: Chihuahua mix.
Sex: Spayed female.
Approximate Age: 2 years
Weight: 10 Lbs.
Rescued from: owner surrender, California
Likes: Neck scratches, sunshine, walks, snuggling on the couch.

Dislikes: Getting her nails clipped and being picked up.
Ideal Home: Gretel would be great in any type of home. She would be happy with one person to dote on her or a lot of people. She is very friendly with everyone. She does not bark, whether you are home or not. She loves to run on her walks and is getting better at loose leash walking.
Energy Level: Medium - high
Experience with Kids: Unknown.
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: Gretel is healthy but has a grade 2 luxating patella of her right knee.
Training Needs: Knows sit, Knows stay, House broken, Crate trained

From Gretel's Foster: 

Gretel is a ray of sunshine! The happiest dog I have ever seen. Everyone is her friend and she is always wagging her tail. She loves her walks, but is also content to sleep beside you. She happily gets in her crate to go to sleep or take a car ride. Gretel gets along well with my two dogs and occasionally snuggles with them.

They call me : Hershey

Predicted Breed: Chihuahua mix.
Sex: Neutered male.
Approximate Age: 4 years
Weight: 11 Lbs.
Rescued from: California
Likes: Cuddles, walks, treats, his bed, scratches, being spoken to and encouraged, his doggy-friend Waffles.

Dislikes: He has a difficult time with dogs that he cannot communicate with. We have a blind and deaf dog at home that doesn’t realize she is bumping into him or getting into his bed and this causes him anxiety. We have another dog who does not have the same special needs and he adores her!
Ideal Home: An ideal home for Hershey would be a quiet home. He loves to sleep and spend most of his day snoozing. He also loves going for walks!
If the home had other dogs, ones that he can communicate with would be best (blind/deaf dogs may cause stress).
Hershey adores gentle children and truly bonded with my 4 year old son!
Hershey has recently undergone physiotherapy for a back injury and has made incredible progress. His adopter should be willing to take him for a few yearly checkups to ensure his strength and recovery is continuing.
Energy Level: Medium - low
Experience with Kids: Yes
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: Hershey has dry eye disease and requires eye ointment.
He is also still healing from a back injury and has a stretching and strengthening routine.

On long term medication, Reverse Cough/Sneeze
Training Needs: Hershey is potty trained.
Hershey likes to go out to potty at least every 4 hours.
He is very quiet and rarely ever barks!
He was initially very afraid of my husband and would hide from him. This has changed and they are often found cuddling now. This behaviour is to be expected with other men as well.

House broken, ShyHouse broken, Shy

From Hershey's Foster: 

Hershey has been such a delight to our family. All he wants is to have a good cuddle and adoring family. This good boy has so much to give and will make a family so happy!

They call me : Lorenzo

Predicted Breed: Terrier mix.
Sex: Neutered male.
Approximate Age: 2 years
Weight: 10 Lbs.
Rescued from: California
Likes: Loves his toys, jumping around & being goofy, following around his foster siblings, bully sticks.

Dislikes: Loud noises, new situations/places
Ideal Home: Lorenzo will need a patient adopter as he is fearful and needs help to feel confident in any new situations.  He is a very quiet dog right now.  That may change once he has time to adjust to his new home.  At this point I have never heard him bark or cry.  Although it is nice to have such a quiet dog, it also means he doesn't tell us when he needs to go outside.  Currently he has a dog door and goes out when he chooses.  Without a dog door, the adopter would need to ensure they take him out regularly.  Ideally, he should go to a home with another well trained dog.
Energy Level: Medium.
Experience with Kids: Unknown.
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: None at this time.
Training Needs: Still working on his house training. He learned how to use pee pads for peeing and learned how to use a doggie door to go outside to do his business but he has had accidents and training will need to continue.  Loves going for walks and is pretty good on the leash.  Lorenzo is learning recall, he knows his name but doesn't come 100% of the time when called yet.  A leash outside until he has been trained on recall is a must when outside the yard.  He is kennel trained and sleeps the whole night.  We have left him out of the kennel on a few nights, he used the pee pad during the night and went back to the bed to sleep.

 

From Lorenzo's Foster: 

Lorenzo is so sweet.  As he gets more comfortable with us, his wonderful personality is coming out.  He loves to play, run around and jump.  He can jump pretty high from a stand still so I would recommend a high fence in your yard.  He is still very timid around new situations but is trying to be brave.  When he gets scared I pick him up and he settles down fairly quickly.  He is not a candidate for off-leash parks as he doesn't have recall yet and you would have a very difficult time trying to catch him especially if he gets scared.  This guy loves his bully sticks and bones.  If he doesn't have one to chew on, he hides my shoe (doesn't chew or wreck it) until I get him one out of the treat drawer.  A home with another well socialized dog is recommended. I think Lorenzo is very smart, will learn quickly and the person(s) who adopts him will be very lucky to have him in their lives.

They call me : Ruby

Predicted Breed: Boston Terrier
Sex: soon to be spayed femail
Approximate Age: 4 years.
Weight: 20 Lbs.
Rescued from: local surrender
Likes: Snuggles and belly rubs! Highly highly affectionate!

Dislikes: Loud or crowded situations
Ideal Home: Consistency would be good for Ruby. Ideally a 1 level home, or ability to protect her from stairways or other dangerous situations. Ruby is wonderful with children and I think would do fine in a home with them, but it may be better for her to have a quiet home, so older children, or maybe visiting grandchildren would be even better for her.
Energy Level: Medium.
Experience with Kids: Yes
Experience with cats: Unknown.
Medical Needs: Ruby has advanced cataracts and has no or very little vision in both eyes. Fully vaccinated and being spayed and dental cleaning on Oct 1.
Training Needs: Ruby will require some patience while she gets used to her environment and recognizing if she is in the correct location to pee/poo. She needs work with commands and recognizing her name. She has a tendency to chew objects, so is crated while alone and is happy to be in her crate. She is improving on the leash as she begins to trust us more - she will walk slightly behind and listen for your steps. We have caught Ruby eating her stool a couple of times - watching her while she is outside is important.

Needs basic training, Crate trained, Chews

From Ruby's Foster: 

Ruby is a very sweet and lovable Boston Terrier. She is wonderful with children, and extremely affectionate. She loves snuggling up on the couch and prefers belly rubs. Being blind, she has required some patience while she gets used to her environment. I think Ruby would thrive in a consistent home where she can learn the landscape and get around easily. Ruby doesn't seem to have been taught the basic commands and will need some help learning. She has gotten along great with another Boston Terrier in our home, and shows absolutely no aggression to other dogs or people. She adapts quickly to her environment, using her nose to find where she wants to go, and seems to remember where things are quite well. Being crate trained has been important to protect Ruby, and she is happy to be in the crate at night, and while alone.

They call me : Tootsie

Predicted Breed: Beagle mix.
Sex: Female
Approximate Age: 2 years
Weight: 30 Lbs.
Rescued from: California
Likes: Cuddling with her humans and going for long walks and hikes. Playing fetch.

Dislikes: Tootsie does not like to be surprised. If something catches her off guard, she has a strong reaction. She also does like when there's too much stimulation in her environment, such as lots of loud noises and activity; but she also gets bored if there's no action whatsoever. Tootsie seems to be picky about what dogs she likes and doesn't like, there are some she's definitely doesn't like and others she absolutely adores and wants to play nonstop with.
Ideal Home: I believe Tootsie's ideal home is one with a medium level of activity, preferably with someone who works from home in the household. Ideally, she would be either the only dog in the house or there be one other dog for her to play with to keep her from getting bored. As she's still quite energic as a 2 year old, I think having a yard is ideal for Tootsie as she's loves to run and jump and play fetch as well as keep an eye on everything happening in the yard throughout the day. That said, I do think she could be happy in an apartment as long as her owners would be there to walk her regularly throughout the day. Importantly, Tootsie loves to cuddle.
Energy Level: Medium but busy
Experience with Kids: No
Experience with cats: Yes
Medical Needs: None at this time.
Training Needs: Tootsie seems to be well trained. She does not know her name as "Tootsie" and so does not currently have recall based on that name, but she seems to be very trainable. She can be reactive on the leash to some dogs, but is quite good at heeling and/or keeping pace for the majority of her walks. She is good at resisting trying to chase squirrels and cats on walks, despite how tempted she gets. Tootsie is flawlessly housetrained even when left in the house alone outside of her crate.

House broken, Separation anxiety, Crate trained, Leash reactivity

From Tootsie's Foster: 

Tootsie is a gem! I am her second foster home. In her first home, she had serious issues getting along with the other dogs and cat living there. So meeting the other animals (if relevant) will be very important. We think it was just too much activity for her at her previous foster home. Since coming here (I live alone currently with no other pets), she has been a perfect companion. She hardly barks, loves to go for walks, play with the neighbours dogs, etc.. Whoever gets to have Tootsie is very lucky!