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Bowser- 7 Year Old Rottie- Not Yet Available

NOT AVAILABLE YET- Introducing Bowser, a +/- 7 year old gorgeous Rottie who is still so full of puppy energy and loves to cuddle up close and give kisses. He came to us from the shelter and is a gentle giant who thinks he’s a lap dog. He is getting along great with his fur-foster brother and seems to enjoy the company of other pups and people. He knows his commands and is crate trained. He’s in great shape for his age and is scheduled to have a benign cyst removed from his flank along with a neuter and then will be ready for adoption. Bowser will make a loyal and loving companion for anyone who is looking for a new family member, but also a solid walking partner.

Cats: unknown
Kids: older recommended due to his size and energy
Dogs: yes
Crate trained: yes

Samson- 8 Year Old Boston Terrier/Bulldog Mix- Available

Samson is a very gentle and loving 8-year-old Boston Terrier/Bulldog. He is at least 50 pounds and is strong. His is a sad but all too common story. A few months ago his family added a new puppy and kitten to the family. The puppy quickly grew big and Samson was being bullied .  He would either get annoyed towards her overly obnoxious play or would slink away. The family chose to surrender him as they felt he was not happy in the home anymore.  Samson is extremely adaptable to a new home, is house trained and loves to please. He will do anything for a belly rub! He very much enjoys the company of humans and would love a family where there is someone home with him during the day. However, he is very well behaved when left alone – no chewing on objects, no barking, and no anxiety. He will just take a nice relaxing nap while his family is away. Samson is a bit protective of his loved ones and will bark at strangers at first but once his belly is rubbed he becomes an instant friend! He has a bad habit of barking at his humans for attention.  His foster family has been working on this and it is getting better but can be a little jarring at first.  Samson doesn’t have a mean bone in his body and has been nothing but gentle and sweet with everyone he has met.  Samson has been around children in foster care and has been gentle but not overly interested in them.  The same is true for other dogs in the home- he is respectful and gentle but not overly interested in playing.  If he goes to a home with another dog it will need to be a dog who is calm and lower energy, not a pushy dog who will be in his face.  We don’t want that to happen again to sweet Samson.  Samson loves playing in the backyard and taking long walks, and will thrive in an environment where he can get exercise everyday. Samson is such a deserving soul who loves to learn new tricks and has so much to offer. He will thoroughly enjoy the warmth and stability of a new family and his new family will be blessed with a loyal and loving best friend.

Samson is up to date on all vaccines and is being neutered tomorrow. After a few days of recovery, he will be ready to meet potential families.

Adoption Fee: $300

Stevie- 4 Year Old Yorkie- ADOPTED!

NOT AVAILABLE YET – this little nugget is Stevie, a 4 year old Yorkie that came to us from the shelter where she had been dropped off for euthanasia. Why you ask? Well seems she had a cyst type mass on the side of her face, but at only 4 yrs the shelter wanted to give her a chance and reached out to rescue. Boy are we glad they did – an analysis of the fluid shows that it is benign and likely only a salivary gland cyst which can be safely removed!
She is affectionate and loves to be with her people… as close as possible.

Please note that any applications or inquiries will only be responded to once Stevie is ready for adoption.

Jezebel- 5 Month Old Malanois Mix- Available

This gorgeous girl is Jezebel, a 5 month old Malanois mix. She was rescued by a Good Samaritan from neglectful conditions, having spent most of her life in a crate, underfed and under socialized. When she first came into care she was thin and very sensitive to loud noises. In the few weeks she’s been in ODR’s care she has blossomed and is ready to find her forever home.

Jezebel is very loving and bonds tightly with her humans. She does best when people and other dogs allow her to decide how to approach and interact. Once introduced she is awesome. Jezebel is sensitive and can be a bit hand shy until she gets to know someone and feels comfortable. Her fosters have been working with her and she gets better everyday. A typical Mal, she is very intelligent, craves exercise and is constantly on the lookout for a job. She has mastered scent games and puzzle toys and will start treadmill training shortly. She is crate trained, housebroken and food and toy motivated. Jezebel loves praise, snuggles and kisses. Once her human spends the time and energy to build a relationship with her, she is all in and very loyal. Jezebel knows the basics like sit and stay and is working on walking well on leash. We are working on mouthing and jumping up as she does that when she’s anxious. Continued obedience training is a must for her in her new home as is a family that is very active and will provide her with consistent, daily exercise.  

Jezebel loves children but because of her tendency to jump and be mouthy with people, children in the home should be older and dog savvy.  She absolutely loves the dogs in her foster home and plays endlessly with them. Jezebel has not been cat tested.  She loves to be the centre of the action and needs constant exercise as is typical of the breed. Jezebel is in search of a forever home where her family will spend time working her mind and body.  Her ideal home will be a family that makes her an integral part of their daily lives. Jezebel has amazing potential and has blossomed so much in the short time she has been in care.

Jezebel is up to date on all age appropriate vaccines and will be spayed when she is 6 months old.  ODR will cover the cost of this procedure.

Adoption Fee: $550

Blossom- 15 Year Old Maltese Mox- Not Yet Available

This amazingly sweet senior is Blossom. She is an approx. 4lbs Maltese mix that was left in a box outside a Quebec gassing pound with a note that said “Free” and listed her age as 15 yrs old. Luckily for Blossom (we named her, there was no name given) a rescue assessor happened to be there and reached out to us and we said yes – we just couldn’t let her die that way. The amazing volunteers at Freedom Drivers got her to us the next day and one of our fabulous fosters helped her feel so much better with a shave, nail trim and bath. She will be a compassionate adoption, and if she’s not able to be adopted out we will give her love and comfort for her final days.

She is eating well, but her teeth/mouth are horrible. Her breath will knock you over but she wants to give kisses so badly. She has cataracts but can still see, she may be losing her hearing and is a bit wobbly but she is alert and enjoys her walks down the street. She loves to snuggle up and sleep in your arms and seems housetrained (pee pads as well).

If you would like to help contribute towards Blossoms vet bills we would be grateful for any help. Donations can be sent to ottawadogrescue@gmail.com by eTransfer or Paypal. Any amount over $20.01 is eligible for a tax receipt upon request.

Benny- 8 Year Old Bull Terrier- Not Yet Available

This super cute boy is Benny, an approx. 8-9 yr old bull terrier. Don’t let his age fool you, he is full of energy and excitement. He had some breathing issues when he first arrived that have since cleared up and we suspect he has been debarked. He is also deaf, but he’s doing great learning his sign language :)

He is currently in a board and train with Street Wise Canine and is improving everyday. His new family will have to commit to taking obedience classes with him to ensure everyone understands each other

Benny is an affection hog. He loves to be close to his humans and craves attention and touch. He crates well and is fabulous with other dogs.

He will soon be looking for his perfect Furever home ❤️

Toby- 5 Year Old Maltese- Not Yet Available

This wee lad is Toby, a fearful and seriously neglected little Maltese. He arrived in care on the weekend from the shelter and will need some rehab.

He is already starting to trust and accept affection and we will continue to work on his socialization.

Barkley- 6 Months Old- Available

Meet Barkley, a 6-7 month old pup who came to us from the reserve. He is a sweet BIG puppy who loves people, dogs and kids. Though he is a little unsure at first he quickly comes for snuggles and will be a great addition to his family.

Trixie- 7.5 Year Old Boxer Mix- Not Yet Available

NOT AVAILABLE YET – This amazingly loving girl is Trixie, an approximately 7-8 yr old boxer mix who came to us from the shelter as a stray. She is fantastic with everyone and great with other dogs. She will need some dental work and is fighting an infection but we hope to have her all sorted out in the next few weeks and on her way to her new beginning.

Opal & Ruby- 8 Year Old Maltese- Not Yet Available

NOT AVAILABLE YET – Introducing Opal and Ruby, approx. 7-8 yr old bonded Maltese girls that came to us from the shelter as suspected mill dogs :( They are absolutely adorable and so sweet but will need some medical needs addressed before we start to look for their forever home (together).

**Any inquiries or applications will be responded to only once they are available for adoption.**

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