Every dog’s story is different and their needs in a furever home vary. We work hard to ensure each adopter and dog is a perfect match that will last a long and loving lifetime.

Adoption Application


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Blue-No longer accepting applications

  • Breed: Rottweiler
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 12 months
  • Weight: 70 lbs
  • Needs: Be the only dog

This is one sweet and affectionate girl, who was likely under socialized in her early formative months. She loves her people, greets all with a tail wag, rolling over with belly exposed for rubs and is great in the car and with kids and people of all ages. However she is very dog reactive and has a high prey drive so best suited to a dog savvy family with no other small animals in the home.
Blue is eager to please and intensely loyal, as her breed is, and likely her dog reactivity would be workable with an adopter willing you put the time and effort into further training.
Blue loves her people, but best suited to those with dog savvy children or those comfortable with young dog exuberance. She quickly settles and is very food motivated so a positive training is definitely encouraged. Being so young, but extremely confident, Blue is a work in progress and her affection towards her people is so worth it!

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Ace Coming Soon
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  • Breed: Shepherd/Husky X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3
  • Weight:
  • Needs:
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Lady & Girlie Adoption Pending
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Lady & Girlie

  • Breed: Beagle/Hound mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 6 & 8
  • Weight: Approximately 30 and 50 lbs
  • Needs: To be adopted together

Beautiful bonded pair who are well behaved and quite chill in the home but love a good romp in the fenced yard

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Marius Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: Papillon X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 3.3 Kgs
  • Needs:

If you’re looking for a sweet little firecracker with loads of personality, then 11 year old Marius may be your guy!

This pint-sized boy loves his walks, riding in the car, other dogs (the bigger, the better) and playing with his toys. Marius is very smart, and respects boundaries given to him in his foster home. His foster mom swears he understands every word she says to him because he always does what she asks.

For reasons unknown, Marius is not comfortable around men. His foster dad has tried to work on this behaviour by giving him lots of treats and allowing him the time and space to come around on his own, but little progress has been made eight weeks later. Given his age, it is unlikely that this behaviour is going to change.

Another thing Marius is not comfortable with, is being bothered when he is resting or playing in his bed. He will snap at whomever is bothering him, so a home without young kids is necessary.

Marius has a few more medical appointments to complete, and we are hoping that his new family is willing to get him across the finish line. He has dental surgery scheduled for November 23, and will likely need all his teeth removed. His neuter surgery will be scheduled for after his dental recovery. Team Dog Rescue will cover the cost of both surgeries.

In terms of lasting health issues, Marius’s adoptive family will need to be aware that he has a heart murmer (grade 4), and should not be exercised for long periods of time. That said, Marius loves to go for short walks and gets very excited when he sees his leash. He also loves the car and is a perfect passenger.

If you have a female only home and are looking for a sidekick, please submit an application for Marius!

Fill out an application for Marius!
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Pinceau Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: Bully Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 95 lbs.
  • Needs: Calm, quiet environment. Someone available to give daily medications.

This sweet boy was surrendered to us when his owner passed away. The owner’s son who is homeless and knew he couldn’t give him the quality of life he so deserves, cared enough about him to make sure he got into our rescue where he would be cared for and assisted in finding his new forever home.

As far as personalities go, this boy is a gem. He gets along well with people, dogs and doesn’t even have a problem if there’s a proven dog-friendly cat around. He loves his belly rubs and attention but is also independent and doesn’t mind being on his own for periods of time. He is a good passenger in the car and has a favourite green toy he takes outside every time he goes out.

At 8 years old Pinceau has some aches, pains and medical conditions that often accompany a senior dog. He does have arthritis in his hips so he’s not a runner or a hiker. He really likes his walks but is not high energy. He has been receiving some injections and oral medications that have been making him feel better. He will need to continue with the prescribed course so he can enjoy his life as pain free as possible. He has also been experiencing some urinary dribbles and we are in the midst of starting him on a medication to see if that will improve. For now he is sporting some doggy diapers and looking oh so adorable!

Pinceau is also on a special gastro diet as he experienced some tummy upset from some of the non-prescription foods.

To make sure he is kept as healthy as possible he will need annual bloodwork, annual urine testing, monthly injections for his hips and a few oral medications. The monthly costs for all of the above, including his prescription food is approximately $275.00.

Senior dogs make wonderful companions and are forever grateful. If you have a calm environment, no stairs (or very few stairs), don’t mind administering some medication and getting some love and wet kisses in return, this boy may be for you!
If you feel he is, please complete our application form via our website.

Fill out an application for Pinceau!
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Elvis Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: Rottweiler
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 115lbs
  • Needs:

Elvis is the definition of a typical charming Rottweiler with a touch of grumpy old man. He is calm as long as those around him are calm, and gets excited if his humans or dogs around him are. He loves his toys, almost too much but he is working on that.

We are looking for an adopter wth previous Rottweiler experience, who can create a calm mindset for Elvis to live in. He is working hard on his toy possession and is to the point where he will drop it on his terms. He can be with calm female dogs, however males create too much excitement for him. He does not do well with cats or other animals as he gets too excited about them. He loves to lean all his weight on you for bum scratches. Please submit an application to learn more about Elvis.

Fill out an application for Elvis!

Adoption Pending

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Doomin – No longer accepting new applications Adoption Pending
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Doomin – No longer accepting new applications

  • Breed: Husky mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs: No cats

UPDATE Oct 05: Due to a number of adoption applications for this sweet boy, we are no longer accepting new applications. If you have already submitted an application, thank you, and we will be in touch soon.

Meet Doomin, a fluffy northern dog of mixed breed (we suspect husky mix). Doomin has recently arrived in our rescue and we are still learning more about him. What we have learned so far points to an adorable dog that will burrow his way deep into your heart and never let go.

Doomin came to Team Dog Rescue from a remote community in northern Ontario. He is still getting used to life in the city and the various sights and sounds associated with it. He gets a little anxious at loud noises such as a truck or a bus passing by. He is focussed on anything that moves – he will sometimes bark and lunge at cars or cyclists passing by. This behaviour should decline after he has been neutered.

He has high prey drive and absolutely should not be in a home with cats or other small pets. He has met a couple of dogs on walks and has greeted them well. He has not been tested with kids but given his friendly demeanour, we expect that he will be good in a home with kids who are respectful of his boundaries and know how to interact with dogs properly.

This boy is an easy-going, chill dog. He is friendly and happy. He is relaxed in the home and housetrained. Despite how much he enjoys being around people and follow them constantly, he does have an independent spirit and can be a bit of an escape artist.

If you are interested in adopting Doomin, please complete our online adoption application. For more information, please contact his adoption coordinator, Gurleen, at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca.

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Roxy – Not Accepting Applications Adoption Pending
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Roxy – Not Accepting Applications

  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 8 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs:

Roxy has just arrived in our foster care. We are in the process of learning more about her. She is not currently accepting applications.
UPDATE: Roxy is no longer available for adoption. Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in her.

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Max Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Lab X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Weight: 29 kg (64 lbs)
  • Needs:

Max is a 1 year old Northern dog who came to us through our partners at K9 Advocates in Manitoba. When he arrived in Toronto he was very thin, his coat was dull and sparse, and, worst of all, he was very shut down emotionally. He would barely lift his head to look at you, or react to anything going on around him.

Over a month later, Max is a different dog! Thanks to the compassionate and patient care of his foster family, he has gained weight, his fur has filled in and he’s bright, alert, friendly and active. He is a super affectionate boy who seeks out the company of his foster family and also loves to interact with other, non-aggressive dogs. We’re not entirely sure what mix of breeds he is, but his long legs and lean body makes us think that there may be some Greyhound mixed in with his Labrador genes.

Max is a sweet, sensitive dog, which comes with pros and cons that his new family will have to be willing to embrace. On the positive side, he is a very gentle dog who rarely barks and approaches everyone he meets politely. On the not-so-positive side, he scares easily and will bolt if not securely leashed, and he does not love being left alone and will chew small items like shoes or clothing to alleviate his stress. He’s made some progress on the later issue, but he is never going to be a dog who can be alone for 8 hours a day. It’s possible that having another calm, confident dog in the house might help him relax when his people are not home.

Unfortunately, it was discovered during his veterinary assessment that Max is positive for Heartworm. This condition is very treatable, but the protocol takes several months to complete. He is already more than 30 days into his treatment cycle and is doing well. The next stages involve some injections followed by long periods of rest (which means no walks for poor Max) and should be completed by December, at which time he can be neutered and microchipped.

We are looking for an adopter who is interested in bringing Max into his forever home and helping him through his treatment. This will involve getting him to and from our vet on each of his treatment days, and keeping him quiet during his recovery – that’s it! Team Dog Rescue will, of course, pay for the Heartworm treatment, as well as his neuter and microchip once he gets the Heartworm all clear.

We have determined that Max would be happiest in a home with a fenced yard, since he will need somewhere to hang out during his “no walks” phase of treatment and he loves to be outdoors. Once that’s over, he will be happy to have a safe place to stretch his long legs by racing around at his full, impressive speed. His gentle nature means that he could happily live with kids and possibly even cats, and he would probably really love a calm canine buddy.

Most importantly, Max would like to be with a family who can give him an abundance of love and companionship, which he will be happy to return in spades.

If you are looking for a gentle, long-legged beauty who loves to snuggle, please submit an application for Max!

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Holly Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Husky/Shepherd
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1
  • Weight:
  • Needs: TBA


Sweet and beautiful young Holly just arrived from the north. She is decompressing in foster care while we get to know her and have any medical needs tended to.

Holly is fully house trained and does know some commands. We are still getting to know her. Further info to follow.

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Simba Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Lab x Husky
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs: Experienced owner

Simba is a 3y/o lab x husky. He has not had an easy life. He was kept in a crate with no chance to socialize, learn manners or experience the world. He was surrendered to a shelter where they did their best but he still could not get the stimulation he needed.

Because he was not given the chance to experience life in his more impressionable years, Simba can be very fearful. He will flatten himself to the ground like a pancake with new scenarios or ones where he doesn’t feel comfortable. He is easily startled. For these reasons, Simba needs an adopter comfortable with fearful dogs, and ideally a quieter home.

Simba might be fearful, but he is an extremely loving dog. He likes to announce his presence when people enter his home, but will soon cuddle up beside the visitors for love. He is extremely affectionate with his humans. As adorable as it may seem, adopters should be prepared to set boundaries with him around this, as it can feed into his nerves and dependency.

Simba would love another balanced dog in the home. A friend to play with, one that he can turn to when he’s nervous to see that everything is ok. Active adopters who can provide him with adequate exercise will help with his fear of new situations.

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Marcus Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Shih Tzu X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10 years
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Needs:

Sweet little Marcus came to us after being surrendered to a shelter in a small town. We can only imagine that it must have been a heart-wrenching decision for his previous owner because it is clear to us that this 10 year old boy had been well loved.

Marcus is much smaller in real life than he appears in his photos, but inside that little package is everything you could ever want! He is sweet, affectionate, playful, fully housetrained and walks beautifully on a leash. He likes other dogs and is friendly and well-mannered with everyone he meets. We aren’t sure about cats, but Marcus would probably be polite and well-mannered with them too.

Despite living his first 10 years in a small town, Marcus has made an easy transition to life in downtown Toronto. He is being fostered in a condo right in the heart of things and is not slightly phased by the traffic and volume of people around him. In fact, he will happily lie down in the middle of the sidewalk and watch all the action while his foster Mom chats with her friends on the street!

All that stands between this little boy and his forever home is some dental surgery to remove some loose teeth and clean the rest. We will also check out a few small growths that he has on his skin to make sure they are nothing to worry about. Once everything has been completed, he will be ready to find his perfect match. If you think you might be the one for Marcus, please submit an application.

Recently Adopted Dogs

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Jack Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 6.5 years
  • Weight: 75 pounds
  • Needs: Owner with German Shepherd experience // Quieter home // Older Kids or Adults // Someone home more often than not


Handsome, affectionate bachelor seeking:
– A family with GSD experience
– Humans who are home more often than not
– To be the only pet, or willing to share an owner with another calm, well-balanced canine sibling
– Someone who can help manage chronic ear and skin issues

Handsome, sensitive, mature bachelor seeking a human companion… for life! Serious commitments only, please, I am an “all in” type of guy.

My name is Jack and I’m a 6-year-old German Shepherd looking for a lifetime commitment. I’m a hopeless romantic who believes my soul family is out there – and I’ve got a whole lotta love to give!

Let’s start by getting the obvious out of the way: I’m dreamy! I turn heads everywhere I go, and my dashing good looks stop traffic in my neighbourhood daily.

But I’m so much more than my looks.

– The sensitive type: When I found myself in a local shelter, I was so stressed that I stopped eating. Full on hunger strike. I lost 10 lbs in less than a month! Luckily, I was welcomed into TEAM’s care, and they helped me come out of my shell and grow into the majestic shepherd I was meant to be. It took me a week to wag my tail after arriving at my foster home, but now I can’t stop wagging it! These days, I trot confidently on walks around the neighbourhood, and have even started playing with toys for the first time!

– Looking for a quiet life: While I might come across as 80lbs of fearless hunkiness – I am a very sensitive (ever-so-slightly neurotic!) marshmallow on the inside! Don’t get me wrong, I would follow my humans anywhere and am learning the joys of hikes, car rides and adventures. But I’m ultimately an introvert homebody who is perfectly content cuddling on the couch.

– I am the definition of loyalty: If it were up to me, I’d be by your side 24 hours a day. I can be left home alone, but I will lie in front of the door for hours waiting for you to come home. A family who is home with me more often than not would make me so, so happy. I’m a gentleman when meeting new people (kids and adults alike!), but I will only ever have eyes for my family. Wherever you go, I will follow. Think of this less as “adopting a dog” and more as “acquiring a second shadow”.

– Looking for someone to stand by me: I came to the rescue extremely underweight, and with a very severe skin and ear infection. TEAM is mending me back to health, but because I was uncared for for so long, I’ll likely always battle some ear issues and itchy skin, so I’m seeking a furever family who will stand by me – for better or … itchier.

– Slightly socially awkward: Full disclosure, I’m a bit awkward when meeting other dogs. I’m not the most confident fellow and likely haven’t had many doggie friends in the past, so these interactions are brand new to me. While my intentions are good, I get overwhelmed in these doggie social situations easily, so my new family will have to patiently work on new introductions with calm canine friends.

– A respectful partner: I am house-trained, calm and quiet in the home. I don’t beg or counter surf, and will spend the vast part of my day snoozing by your feet.

Think you might be “The One”? Submit an application and make my dreams come true today!

Can’t wait to meet you!
Xoxo Jack

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Strawberry Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Golden cross
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 6 months
  • Weight: 14 kg
  • Needs:
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Dutchie Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Mastiff/GSD cross
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 19 months
  • Weight: 36 kg
  • Needs:
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Molly Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Yorkie Poo
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 16-1/2
  • Weight:
  • Needs: To be determined

Molly has come into our care as a result of an owner surrender. She comes from a home that she has known her whole life, and was loved so dearly by her family. As a result of circumstances beyond their control, Molly’s owner did the best thing she could do for Molly, and surrendered her to be looked after by another loving family for the rest of her life.

Molly is used to being the only dog in the home. Although she does get along with other dogs, given her age, we are seeking a home where someone is home more than not, with no other pets or children in the home.

Medically, she will be undergoing surgery on October 2nd to remove some rotting teeth which have been causing her some pain and discomfort. She is up to date on her required vaccinations. For the longer term, she will benefit from ongoing use of supplements and some pain relief for her arthritis.

If you would like to adopt Molly, please complete an application to adopt.

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Stella Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: German Shepherd Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Weight: 60 lbs.
  • Needs: No kids, no cats/small animals, must have fully fenced yard, needs another gentle dog

Sweet Stella is a healthy 3 year old German Shepherd mix who was found as a stray. After being on the run for several days, this stunning girl who was scared to death was captured and turned in to a local shelter. It was apparent that she had recently had a litter of puppies though none could be found. Stella remained at the shelter for 2 months while trying to overcome her fear of everyone and everything before she was brought to our rescue.

Stella is currently living with a loving and patient foster family who are trying to help her build her confidence. She also has a furry foster brother who has the perfect personality in that he is showing her the way in a calm and gentle manner and she has learned to trust him implicitly. She sleeps right next to him every night and seems to only want to eat when he’s nearby. It is important that she have another dog in the household as that’s one of the things that makes her feel safe.

She has made great strides in the few weeks she’s been in foster care and likely will continue to in her forever home when she feels secure. Stella loves to run and play in the backyard and enjoys her walks too. It is imperative that she have a fully fenced yard as she is a flight risk. We know that when Stella overcomes some of her fears her sweet gentle personality will shine through.

As she has a high prey drive, Stella is not suited to a home with cats or other small animals. She should also be in a child-free residence, not because she is aggressive but because she startles easily.

If you think you could be the right fit for this sweet girl, please complete the adoption application on the website.

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Pirolito Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Hound X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 19.5kg
  • Needs: TBA

Pirolito is new to our rescue so we are taking some time to get to know him and what his needs will be for his new family.

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Chai Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Northern mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 22 kg
  • Needs: A family to love him

Gentle with kids, great with other dogs, very social as most northerns are

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Dunkin Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Lab cross
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5 months
  • Weight:
  • Needs: TBD

***APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED*** Due to an overwhelming response, we will no longer be accepting applications for Dunkin. We are currently in the process of reviewing the applications we have already received. Thank you for your understanding.

Dunkin is a northern pup who recently joined our rescue. He is very playful and loves his belly rubs. Dunkin looks like he will be a medium sized adult dog. He is bright and inquisitive. He still requires his initial vetting next week so we can get him up to date on his vaccinations. He also will require neutering.

He is great with people and other dogs He will benefit from on going training as he is still a puppy. He has demonstrated some resource guarding with food and treats. Not with people but with other dogs. This is normal behaviour for Northern free roaming dogs and will require training to modify this behaviour.

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Fox Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Husky X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Weight: 33.5kg (74 lbs)
  • Needs:

Are you looking for a BIG dose of sweet to complete your family?

This handsome 3 year old boy made the long trip from Northern Ontario, capturing hearts all along the way. Every transporter loved him, every volunteer organizer loved him, his foster loves him and tells us everyone on his street loves him too. Today he went to our vet, and guess what? Yup, the vet loves him!

In addition to his charm, Fox has proven to be a perfect guest in his foster home. Not only is he housetrained, but he respects the boundaries given to him about where he is, or isn’t, allowed to go, sleeps through the night, doesn’t jump up on people, doesn’t bark and hasn’t been destructive in any way.

It’s not all good news, however…

Typical of the Husky breed, Fox’s inclination is to pull on the leash to get where he wants to go. Given his size, fixing his leash manners will need to be priority number one if Fox is to become an enjoyable member of the family.

Also typical of his breed, Fox loves to spend his time outside. The problem is that he is incredibly curious about what’s on the other side of the fence, and will find a way to get over there if the fence is not completely secure. He could easily be renamed Houdini because he can get himself through impossibly small gaps under the fence in record time. Once free, he doesn’t run away – just meanders through the neighbours gardens checking things out. His future home will have to be sure that their yard can hold this big boy’s wanderlust.

Fox has a lot of energy, and he needs to expend it. His new family must be willing to give him a lot of opportunity to run and explore new places. In a perfect world, his furever family would be experienced dog owners who are active and adventurous, have another dog who likes to play, and are willing to invest a lot of time in the early months on basic obedience skills. Oh, and a very securely fenced yard.

If you think you’ve got what it will take to teach this loveable goofball all that he needs to know, please submit an application on our website.

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Bellie Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: GSD
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Needs: Family committed to further training

This Black Beauty recently arrived through Montreal, courtesy of HSI Canada.
Bellie is a pure bred German Shepherd, and just recently turned two. Bellie is about 60 lbs, and needs to put on some weight, but overall healthy, spayed and up to date with vaccines and ready for her forever home. She is well loved by her foster family and a very happy girl, always up for adventure and walks.
However, she has a condition called Pannus, which is an an eye condition occurring more frequently in German Shepherds. Widely considered an auto-immune condition, it can be managed but not cured. Requiring life long eye drops and “Doggles” worn during the harshest midday bright sunshine, this condition can be easily managed, but will require someone comfortable applying these eye drops daily.
Requiring some leash work was first on the agenda, and Bellie is so eager to learn and easily rewarded with treats and praise. Initially lunging at barking at other dogs, Bellie is learning to ignore them and further training will be needed for her to get comfortable with other canine companions. We fell this is fear based and not aggressive.
She seems curious about cats, but always being on high alert, we feel it best she be the only animal in the home.
Thus far she is curious and eager to meet younger children, but until Bellie experiences more confidence building, it is likely best she go to an adult only or a home with older children.
True to her breed, Bellie requires plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. But she is so eager and ready to join her “Furever Family”!
Bellie is truly a gem and attaches herself quickly, so full of love and affection.

Here is Bellie’s wish list:
*committed and breed knowledgeable family
*willing to continue with training to maximize her confidence and potential (which is unlimited)
*several great walks a day and indoor activities providing mental stimulation
*people open to receiving lots of affection and cuddles.

If you can offer Bellie this, please fill out an application below and we will be in touch shortly.

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Bailey Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Retriever, lab, husky mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2
  • Weight:
  • Needs: Experienced family // No or few stairs // Older kids only // Someone home more often than not

Update Aug 30: Bailey is currently not accepting new applications as we get through the applications we have received. Thank you for your patience.

Meet Bailey – a 2-year old lab mix. Bailey is a northern dog who was found as a stray before being rescued and transferred to our care. This poor boy came to us with scars on his face. Thanks to the love and care of our amazing foster families, his scars on the outside have healed completely, but he still has some emotional scars on the inside for which he is looking for a very special home.

We don’t know much about his life prior to when he arrived in our care. Based on the scars on his face and what we have learned about him in his time with us, we can speculate a few things. As a stray dog, he was left to fend on his own. He learned that people were a source of food and sometimes safety, while other dogs could be friends or competition. The important thing for him was to safeguard whatever scraps he could manage to get. So while Bailey is very friendly with people, and enjoys the company of dogs (except un-neutered male dogs), he is also protective of his food and high value treats and will try to guard it from people and pets alike.

Bailey truly enjoys the outdoors. He enjoys lounging outside for hours and would love to have a backyard and a family that is also outdoorsy. He has been on his own for a long time and now that he has found the safety that people can provide, he does not like being away from them. He has separation anxiety and will try to escape his crate

He also came to us with a “bad leg” which turned out to be a torn cruciate ligament requiring a TPLO surgery. Bailey has a long road to recovery. His TPLO surgery was successful but he has a few weeks of at-home rehab to ensure that his legs become stronger again. His therapy involves cold packs, massage, movement and short walks for a few weeks, slowly progressing to resuming regular activities.

Bailey’s MUST-HAVES:
– At least one confident dog in the home (must be spayed or neutered)
– Someone who is home more often than not
– No or few stairs (during his recovery period, he has restrictions on climbing stairs)
– Experienced home to help him overcome his separation anxiety and manage his food guarding
– Adult-only home or a home with older children (13 or over) due to his food guarding

If you would like to welcome this sweet, adorable pooch into your home, please complete our online adoption application.

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Boomer Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Shepherd/Husky Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 8 months
  • Weight: 18 kgs (~40 lbs)
  • Needs: Experienced home // Commitment to training // No kids

Update Aug 26: Thank you to those who have submitted an application to adopt Boomer. Due to an overwhelming response, we are no longer accepting applications for him. If you have already sent an application, we will be responding to you soon.

THE COMPLETE PACKAGE – looking for a guy who is smart, independent, sweet and has great looks? Well, look no further.


Boomer is an approximately 8-month old, young, healthy, husky/shepherd mix. This boy is full of life and has a BIG personality. He was originally found as a stray and rescued as part of IFAW’s Northern Dog project.

Boomer is an active, friendly dog. He is one of the smartest dogs you will ever meet. He learns new things in seconds, but this also means that he gets bored easily and starts looking for trouble. This boredom can manifest as nipping so it is important that his future home continue his training to curb this behaviour. Due to his nipping, he is also not suited to a home with young kids.

Boomer enjoys playing with other dogs and would be a great second or even a third dog in the home. Being a young dog though, he will do with another dog that can match his energy and activity level.

Boomer has the following wishlist for his perfect family:
– Experienced family that will enjoy an active, working breed dog and provide both physical and mental stimulation
– Committed to follow training and socialization plan to help him become the best dog ever
– No small kids in the home due to nipping behaviour
– No cats or small pets
– A family that has the time to train him
– Another active dog that can teach him manners, run around with him and be his best friend

If you are interested in adopting Boomer, please complete our online adoption application at www.teamdogrescue.ca/adoptables. To learn more about this rocket on legs, please contact his adoption coordinator, Gurleen, at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Due to a high volume of applications, and our team being all volunteers, it may take a few days to respond to your inquiries. Thank you for your patience.

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Bear Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Great Pyrenees
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 6 months
  • Weight: 19.80kg
  • Needs: TBA

UPDATE JULY 22, 2020

Bear is settling in nicely in foster care. As we get to know him more, we are becoming more aware of what his needs are in a furever home, given his own personal experiences and specifics to his breed. Bear is very fearful of most everything which is likely because he has not had the normal puppy life experiences in his early development. His breed do best in a family and farm environment. He would not be suitable for a condo or urban lifestyle, for these reasons and also he can be a bit of a barker.

6 month old Pyrenees, Bear, has had a horrific start to his life.

He was born into an environment where he was starved and not fed on a regular basis, he was not the only canine in that home and as a result a dog who is believed to have fathered him, almost killed him, by grabbing his neck and shaking him violently, so he can eat instead when they found food.

His neck was so swollen when he was rescued, he was barely able to eat due to his pain and discomfort.

His paws?
Raw and oozing of infection.
Likely allergies acquired when he lived in squalor, and something we will be tending to with our trusted veterinarians.

His fur?
Not growing in as it should, but vast improvements already since being at the local shelter where staff are taking impeccable care of this puppy, slowly but surely, his fur is growing in.

An investigation was launched and he was seized by authorities.

He has been welcomed into our care and his voyage to health and healing will begin, and you will bare witness to his transformation into the majestic Great Pyrenees, he was born to be.

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Ruff and Tumble Recently Adopted
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Ruff and Tumble

  • Breed: Mixed breed
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 8 weeks
  • Weight:
  • Needs:

Like their names suggest, these 2 playful pups will wrestle until the cows come home. They are mixed breeds who recently arrived from northern Manitoba in search of their furever family. I’m addition to being active, they are two happy, people loving puppies. We are looking for home safe who are ready for not only the cute puppy stage, but a lifetime commitment through adulthood and their golden senior years. With all the puppy cuteness comes the dedication to training and ensuring they become the best canine citizens they can be.

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Brandy Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Weight: 75 pounds
  • Needs: Strong, confident and calm handler. No children under 12 years. Home with no stairs or able to block them off.

Brandy is a sweet and playful 1 year old German Shepherd. She was found as a stray, ended up in a shelter and arrived into foster care with TEAM, one week ago. Brandy has been decompressing and settling in.

Brandy is being shown the way by the foster Mum and her 2 dogs. At first, she thought that she was the head of the pack but has been shown otherwise through strong leadership. On walks, Brandy is excited and eager to meet and play with other dogs but is not sure how to go about it, so she may bark or try to lunge at them out of frustration, in attempt to greet them. It would be ideal for her to have a second dog in her furever home, so Brandy would be able to follow their lead. The dog would need to be confident and well mannered. Brandy is adaptable as she has picked up on the foster dogs’ play style, however she can become overstimulated very quickly, so frequent breaks to relax are imperative to prevent any escalation.

She is very loving, cuddly, and enjoys pleasing her humans. She gives lots of affection and kisses, and will lean into your body for attention. She sometimes will melt into the floor for belly rubs, which is so sweet!

Brandy is good with cats and other dogs.

When Brandy is left alone in a room with a bone or something for her to work on, she shows no signs of separation anxiety, and is not destructive. Brandy is also perfectly crate trained and will go into her crate and relax with no issues.

Brandy appears to be overall healthy but does have a problem with her hind end, possibly a neurological one. She is being assessed by a neurological vet next week. Her furever home ought to have no stairs or preventing access with baby gates/barriers.

Brandy shows leash reactivity while being walked, due to overexcitement, overstimulation. She is a bit of a drama queen, and can make quite the scene, where she may jump, thrash, whine, and cry, which can be stressful or scary for some. The key to deescalating her tantrums is having a confident, strong, and relaxed handler who will be able to calmly control the situation. As she can nip when over stimulated, it is best there are no children under the age of 12 years in her furever home. Brandy needs a calm, confident, and strong handler to continue the training.

Typical for German Shepherds, Brandy will need a job. She is always looking for something to do but is being taught to develop an “off” switch while inside. Brandy thrives playing tug of war, and would enjoy scent work and additional obedience training, as she is constantly wanting to please her humans.

Brandy is an amazing pup, needing to learn a few manners. If you are interested in opening up your home and heart to her, please submit an adoption application found on TEAM’s website.

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Lemon Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 4 years
  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Needs: Requires medication 3 x daily for seizures

Lemon came to TEAM Dog Rescue recently through IFAW (Northern Dog Project).

As with most of our northern dogs, Lemon has been described by her foster mom as ‘PERFECT’! She loves her humans, gets along well with other dogs and doesn’t even mind friendly cats. She adores being with her people and one of her favourite things to do is to cuddle. She will want to sleep on your bed with you all night as she loves to be close. She also loves to walk and walk and walk. She’ll walk any time with anyone who will take her. She is known to give ‘the stare’ when she wants to go outside.

Because of her love for the outdoors, Lemon is best suited in a home environment with a fully fenced backyard. She should also be somewhere where her person/people are home for much of the day to give her lots of loving and attention since she thrives on that.

This angel does have a history of some seizures. She has been on medication and since that time she has not had any episodes. That doesn’t mean it will never happen again though so her new family should be prepared to manage that if the need arises. She requires her medication 3 x per day so someone needs to be available to administer this.

If you think you’d like a taste of the sweetest Lemon ever, please complete our adoption application.

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Meah Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Schnauzer
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 22 lbs
  • Needs:
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Milo Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 2.4kg
  • Needs: tbd

A 6 year old, 5 pound Yorkie was found as a stray and brought to a local shelter where he was petrified of his own shadow.

He would tuck himself into a corner and cower in fear.

But with time, the shelter staff won him over and he would eventually be handled easily, picked up, and now readily approaches people for attention and cuddles once he is comfortable.


And we are capitalizing this as it is important, if he feels cornered and threatened, he will communicate by nipping out of fear. He is a dog that can easily be won over, but, we are still seeking an adult only home as his potential to bite if frightened, is real, so his future home will involve adults only.

He enjoys the company of other small dogs like himself (but big pups make him nervous) and he even enjoys the company of cats.

This little boy does have some rotting teeth that need extracting, and his dental surgery is scheduled in 3 weeks so he will feel like a million bucks, additionally he also has a heart murmur that rates low at 2/6 that his new family needs to be aware of, and, he will require joint supplements for the duration of his life to ensure the crepitus on his knees, don’t escalate any further and his little joints remain healthy.

He is a little boy, with a big personality, and someone is going to be very lucky to welcome him into their home.

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Oreo Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Weight: 48 lbs
  • Needs: No cats or small animals

Hi Everyone!

My name is Oreo and I’m a gorgeous 1 year old Border Collie mix from northern Quebec! Im sure I got my name because everyone seems to love me as much as Oreo cookies and of course my beautiful colouring too.

I’m a very thankful girl because I was rescued by a wonderful group called IFAW and am now part of TEAM Dog Rescue, eagerly waiting for my new family. All of these nice people also rescued my puppy and they are now safe with the rescue as well.

I am a typical young dog that requires lots of attention, exercise and guidance to become a great adult dog. I also have some typical Border Collie traits and am very smart, love stimulation and being outdoors. Who doesn’t love to be outside? I really enjoy spending time with other dogs. I currently have a canine foster sibling and it’s been great. I’m so used to being around other dogs that it’s making me feel at home and also keeping me busy!

I love people! I’m very friendly when going on walks and inside my foster home but I was with a foster family for a few days when I first joined the rescue that had 3 young children and that was a bit much for me. It made me anxious, so I’d prefer a quieter home with older children. I even do well around horses, if you happen to have any? They are quite large and we’re a little intimidating at first but I have learned that we can be friends.

Although I have never spent much time on a leash during my previous life, I’m doing really well. My foster mom is very impressed and would love a family that can continue to teach me all my manners.

I am looking for a family that will spend lots of time outdoors, can provide a calm home environment but also lots of exercise and stimulation. I promise I will provide you with lots of love and will be the best loyal companion!

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