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Felix- 18 Month Old Goldendoodle- Available

Felix is a cuddly, goofy young pup who loves everyone he meets. He is an 18 month old goldendoodle who is still very much a puppy. Felix is playful and sweet and absolutely adores kids. He loves to meet new dogs while out on a walk and sometimes has a hard time containing his excitement. Due to his goofy, bouncy nature we feel like he would be too much for a senior dog so he would be best matched with a younger, playful dog. However, he would also be fine as the only dog in the house. He has not been cat tested.

Felix is housetrained and crate trained but is not destructive when left alone. He does have a stubborn streak and will need to learn boundaries in his new home. It is essential that his new family continues training him and teaching him manners. Felix must have a fenced yard and requires daily exercise to expel some of that bouncy energy. We are looking for an active family for Felix who will commit to his training and exercise needs.

Felix is neutered and up to date on all vaccines. His adoption fee is $400.

Toby- 3 Year Old Mini Pinscher- Available

This handsome boy is Toby, a very sweet 3 year old mini pinscher who is looking for his furever home. He is fully house trained and crate trained but has some separation anxiety when left, which is improving, still a detached home would be best. He knows some basic commands such as sit, down and stay and is very food motivated so will be easy to train. As is typical with his breed he does show some guarding tendencies both of his food, toys and special person so this will need continued work. He is great with other dogs but has had some trauma with a cat in the past so a house without a cat would be a must. He has been around older kids with no issues but due to his potential to guard we are looking for an adult household for Toby. He is an active, energetic cuddler extraordinaire who likes to snuggle up to his person. This loving little guy would be great in an active home as he enjoys his walks and playing.

Toby is fully vetted, neutered and his adoption fee is $400.

Princess- 14 Year Old Pomeranian – Available

This little lady is a true Princess — she is regal and somewhat aloof until you have a treat in your hand, and then she is your friend forever.

Princess comes to us from very tragic circumstance where her mom had to leave an abusive situation and where the other animals in the home were not as lucky as her to come out alive. She has come a long way but she is easily frightened and is still somewhat hand shy.

Princess herself is quiet and refined. She has seen and been through a lot in her 14 years but she is still quite healthy – light on her feet and has a sparkle in her eye. Princess is content to be close to her fosters rather than cuddle, and is still learning to trust so no quick movements with hands or loud voices. Princess is alert to strange noises and is an excellent watchdog but is learning to be quiet on command. She is looking for a loving, calm home so she can live out her years in comfort, and with someone who can understand her quirks and be patient as she learns to trust again. She is ok with other respectful dogs and is being fostered with both a large and small breed dog.

Princess is fully vetted, spayed, has had a recent dental and her adoption fee is $200.

Bandit- 1 Year Old Mixed Breed- Available

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – Introducing Bandit, an approx. 12-13 month old mix breed pup who is just about the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet. Bandit was originally a Dominican street dog and we were asked to take him in to give him a chance at a loving home here in Canada. As with most of the DR dogs he is SUPER friendly and affectionate. He gives kisses and snuggles and is very gentle. He has lots of energy and absolutely adores other dogs and loves playing so a home with another confident playful dog is a must for him. He calms down nicely when play time is over.

He is well behaved and housetrained. He doesn’t love being alone but will settle in his crate. We are looking for a home with someone around more often than not.

Bandit is about 30-35lbs, is neutered, up to date on shots and his Christmas wish is to find his loving Furever home in time for the holidays.

Adoption Fee: $400

Tia- 9 Year Old Schnauzer-ADOPTED!

This little lady is a wonderful companion and wants to be around you at all times. Content to sleep on her bed next to you, but would prefer to be on your lap! Tia is housetrained and asks to go out.. while out she is very good off leash in a fenced area. She walks great on a leash. Most nights Tia sleeps through the night. Tia does not need to be crated. She just sleeps in her bed until you return home. Tia is currently in a home with older children and another dog and is great with both. She really just wants to be loved and we believe she would be better suited in a home where someone works at home or is retired. She loves car rides and just sleeps in the seat where you place her. Untested with cats. Tia has been diagnosed with Cushings and requires 2 pills a day. She is thriving now that she is on medication. Monthly medication fee: @ $75 plus a controlled low fat diet. Tia will need regular monitoring of her Cushings.

Adoption Fee $300

Trooper- 3 Year Old Terrier Mix- Available

After living in a puppy mill for 2-4 years, Trooper came to us very shut down. With a lot of love and patience, he has come a long way in the 3 months he’s been in foster care. Trooper now knows what toys are and loves each and every one of them; he loves to surround himself with his friends. Some might even say he’s becoming a bit of a hoarder! Although he’s still very timid, he’s starting to look for affection and likes a good chin scratch. He loves the outdoors and is learning to walk on a leash. It’s such a big world out there for a dog that didn’t know anything other than a cage so new experiences can be scary and intimidating. Trooper will continue to need patience and time but also a family that will push him a bit to go beyond his comfort zone.
Trooper is non-destructive in the house and is housetrained. He is being fostered with a balanced dog and will look to him if he needs reassurance or guidance. He would really benefit if his new family had another calm, friendly and confident dog to show him the ropes. He’s non-reactive with cats. Trooper has met a few children and if they leave him alone until he’s ready, he’s quite interested in them. Trooper will need a quiet home and would blossom more quickly if someone was home with him during the day to keep working with him. He does not do well with negative discipline and prefers a quiet voice. There’s much to learn in the long term but Trooper is very smart and a quick learner. Right now he’s not a big cuddler but is starting to bond with his foster mom. Trooper trusts her now and will look to her for cues.
He will undoubtedly take a step back in a new home but we’re looking for a forever family who can give him the patience and direction he will need to grow into the best dog he can be. Trooper must find a home with a fenced yard as he may run if he gets scared. Trooper deserves a family who will take the time to show him how wonderful life can be.
Adoption Fee $400

Pebbles- 5 Year Old Shih Tzu- Pebbles- Not Yet Available

NOT AVAILABLE YET – Pebbles still needs to see the vet for her spay and general exam, but this is what we have learned about her so far.


Pebbles is an adorable +/- 5 year old shitzu. She is quiet unless she sees something passing by and then she will let you know! She loves toys and fetch is her favorite game. She can be a little leash reactive (barking) when sees other dog and we are working on that – she isn’t aggressive, she just really wants to say ‘hi’! She is great with other dogs and has no food, toy or people aggression. She adores her humans and loves to snuggle. Pebbles is house trained and we are working on crate training – she is a very smart and attentive girl.

Timmy- 8.5 Year Old Pekingese/Shih Tzu mix- Pending Adoption


Timmy is a very sweet Shih Tzu X Pekingese mix who is approximately 8-9 years old. He is calm, independent and very funny. He would benefit from having another calm dog in the home so he can snuggle for naps and for companionship but he likes to sleep at his people’s feet at night. Tim will nap anywhere but prefers some height, like the back of the couch or a full laundry basket. if he is comfortable he may be a bit grumpy to be moved roughly.

Tim is usually patient and polite and he has an adorable acrobatic routine to get your attention. He doesn’t seem to recognize children as anything he is interested in. A couple sniffs and he finds something else to do so a calm home without kids would suit him best. He bonds with men and women equally and is not afraid of anything. A fenced yard will keep “Tim Bits” from heading out on an adventure of his own which he seems to enjoy. He loves a cuddle (like a baby), a belly rub, a chin scratch and an “all over massage” (even his paws). This is a good time to wash those whiskers and put in his eye drops. He is very tolerant of both and seems to enjoy it most times. Tim Bits has “Dry eyes” and needs drops a few times per day so someone home more often than not would be ideal for him. Although Timmy is very gentle, he can be food protective with other dogs or when being picked up if his warnings are ignored. When giving treats, “open palm” is best – he gets very enthusiastic if he really likes it and fingers can unintentionally get in the way

Timmy was recently neutered and though he has an asymptomatic level 2 heart murmur it causes him absolutely no issues. He is housetrained and can trustee loose in the home.

He has been brave and so tolerant through all his medical treatments and will add love, laughter and loyalty to his forever home.

Timmy’s adoption fee is $300

Spanky- 1 Tear Old Lab Mix- Available

SPANKY is a very playful and fun 1 year old lab X who is great with other dogs, people, is affectionate and loves car rides. He sleeps through the night, is housebroken and knows basic commands. He still needs work on recall so a HIGH fenced yard is a must. He loves a good run with his doggy friends but does quiet down nicely in the house. Being a puppy he has chewed the odd thing, and he’s strong and excitable so a home with older kids would be best. He would love to have another playful dog in the home to help burn his energy, though he may need corrections/reminders to share nicely the first few days. We strongly recommend basic obedience classes to help his focus and build a strong bond.

Spanky is fully vetted, neutered and his adoption fee is $400.

Stabler- 1 Year Old Boxer/ Lab Mix-Pending Adoption

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – Stabler, is an approximately 1yr old handsome boxer X lab mix pup sporting a beautiful brindle coat. He was quite thin at ~60 lbs but has gained weight since arriving into care and is still growing. He has also been through 3 weeks of board and train and is doing really well. He can be whiny in new situations but now sleeps quietly in his crate at night and settles well in the home.

He seems to be non destructive if left loose, though that freedom should be earned in his new home.

He is very sweet and gentle and is great with dogs as well as kids. He has been to the fenced in dog park numerous times and he loves to play and run around and is very respectful with the other dogs.

He has now been neutered and is housetrained

He can be a stubborn puppy at times and requires continued basic obedience training but is food motivated and eager to please. Obedience classes are highly recommended. He is quite the affectionate boy and will thrive with another playful dog and an active home.

Stabler is up to date on vaccinations and his adoption fee is $550.

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