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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Lucy Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: Rottweiler/Great Pyrenees Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Weight: 88 lbs
  • Needs: No other pets, no condos, experienced handler

LOVELY LUCY – Meet Lucy, aka Lucy Goosey, aka Tiny Horse. She is a 1.5 year old, rottweiler/pyrenees mix. At 88 lbs, this girl is big and strong.

Lucy is a super sweet girl that came to TEAM Dog Rescue from an Ontario shelter as part of the #EmptyOntarioShelters campaign.

Lucy loves her humans, playing with them and spending time with them. She was under-socialized with dogs so needs to be introduced to them properly. At the shelter, she played best with medium or large sized dogs. However, she is best suited to a home without any other pets.

Lucy is perfectly behaved in the home. She is housebroken, but might have the occasional accident when first settling in the house. She is not destructive, has no resource or food guarding, and loves to snuggle with her people. She knows her basic commands and is treat-motivated and trainable. She walks well on leash, but turns into a kangaroo and jumps in excitement when she spots another dog.

Lucy has really strong prey drive with cats and small animals. For this reason, she is not suited to a home in a busy area (e.g. condos) where there might be lots of interactions with other animals or small kids.

Lucy’s ideal home is one where she is the only pet, has a big yard with a tall fence for her to play in, and is in a fairly quiet area (home in the suburbs or the country). Her ideal family is one that is familiar with large breeds, is comfortable handling a strong dog and has no kids or has older kids (12+ years of age).

Medically, Lucy is healthy but tends to get ear infections. She is up-to-date on her shots and will be spayed prior to adoption.

She is being fostered in Mississauga. Her adoption fees will be $450.00.

If you are interested in adopting Lucy, please complete our adoption application available at www.teamdogrescue.ca/adoptables. For more information, please contact her adoption coordinator, Gurleen, at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca.

Fill out an application for Lucy!
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Patrick (Paddy)APPLICATIONS CLOSED Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Lab/Newf X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 44.6 kg
  • Needs: No cats, high prey drive

This handsome boy just joined us, November 22nd, from the recent Manitoba northern rescue transport. Patrick is a big sweet lovable goof of a dog, extremely affectionate, perfectly mannered and so loves being with his people.
Weighing in at 98 lbs, assessed to be about 8 years old, Patrick is still very active and loves hour long hikes, curling up in the snow, outdoor time and eating. He loves his food and will let you know when it is dinner time. Patrick is the perfect house guest and thoroughly enjoys car rides. In fact, he is just happy being a passenger any time and settles easily.
Unfortunately, Patrick accidentally had some hot oil poured over him about six weeks ago, and with medicated baths, antibiotic care and good quality food and supplements, things are healing up nicely. He does have plenty of wear on his teeth, so this should be monitored in the future. Patrick arrived neutered and is just waiting on vaccine boosters before joining his new forever family..
Patrick’s wish list:
-home with a yard, or lots of out door space
-people home more than not, as he doesn’t like being left alone although this should subside once he realizes his new home is permanent.
-he adores his canine sister and will be fine with another female buddy
-no cats, as like most northerns, he has high prey drive
-active human companions, as Patrick is up for plenty of hikes, long walks or just enjoying outdoor time, anytime

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Frankie Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: Husky X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 6 months
  • Weight: 26lbs
  • Needs: Experienced adopter, consistent training, lots of exercise, lots of belly rubs.

Frankie is a small husky mix who came to us from Northern Manitoba. She’s at least 6 months old, maybe a little older. She is a little firecracker of happy energy who just loves to learn new things and responds to any kind of positive reinforcement – rubs, toys and treats.

She has a very bold personality so will benefit from being given clear, consistent boundaries. For this reason, we think she will do best in a home that has some previous experience with dogs. Her future family will need to continue to work on her leash manners and help her manage her puppy energy which currently manifests as jumping up on people, jumping up on furniture/counters, and sometimes chewing (but can be redirected to toys). We also think she will flourish when she has a job to do and is almost certainly a future agility star.

She is house-trained, other than the odd puppy accident, and we are in the process of crate-training her. She does very well with her crate so we’d love her future adopters to continue this work.

She seems to be very interested in kids, but because of her puppy energy is very likely to knock over younger children until she has had more training.

She is such a happy girl, so eager to please and just in awe of the world around her. She will make a wonderful companion for committed and active adopters. We’d prefer a home with no cats or other small animals.

If you are interested in learning more about Frankie, please fill in an application and her Adoption Coordinator Jenni will get back to you.

Please note she will not be ready for adoption for a couple of weeks as she needs her vaccinations and needs to be spayed.

Fill out an application for Frankie!
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Coco Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: Husky
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 11 months
  • Weight: 50lbs
  • Needs: TBA

My name is Coco and I have recently arrived from Nunavut. I am 11 months of age and I have a lot of making up to do. You see, I was a chained dog. I was surrendered by my owner who said I barked too much. I wasn’t barking for nothing. I was trying to communicate that I do not want to be tied to this chain all the time. I just wanted to be out playing with my friends who were free roaming dogs.

So now, after a long journey from the north, I am here to live life to the fullest. And guess what……..I don’t bark so much anymore! II will bark at other dogs hoping they will come play with me. am very high energy and am looking for a family that loves the outdoors and going for walks. I like to go for a lot of walks. So many neat smells and things to see and do.

I love to play. My foster mom says I play a little rough and use my teeth a lot, so I am looking for a home without young children. My foster mom says I am pretty smart and pick up on things quickly. I am looking for a family that can keep up with me and teach me the ways of the world.

Fill out an application for Coco!
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Princess and Felix-Bonded pair Adoptable Now
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Princess and Felix-Bonded pair

  • Breed: Pomeranian and Shihtzu
  • Gender:
  • Age: 8
  • Weight:
  • Needs: Stay together
Fill out an application for Princess and Felix-Bonded pair!
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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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Spike – ***APPLICATIONS CLOSED*** Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: Great Pyrenees/Husky
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1-2yrs
  • Weight:
  • Needs: TBA

Spike has just arrived from Northern Manitoba. He has some medical needs that we will be looking after while he decompresses in foster care after his long journey. More information to follow.

Fill out an application for Spike – ***APPLICATIONS CLOSED***!

Adoption Pending

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Maddie Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 22lbs
  • Needs: Hearing Impaired

Hi Everyone!

My name is Maddie and I’m so thankful that I have a wonderful foster and am in the care of TEAM Dog Rescue!

I have not had an easy few months. My loving owner passed away and I ended up in a shelter. I was very stressed out and scared. This is why I’m forever thankful to TEAM for coming to save me.

I am looking for a quiet retirement home with a loving family who will give me the attention I need. I am also hoping for a family that understands that I may not hear very well. I often don’t even know when my foster mom is calling my name or coming to see me. My hearing issues coupled with the stress of last few months makes me nervous and makes it hard for me to settle. I hope that my new family understands this.

I do enjoy the company of other dogs, as long as they are calm. I’m at an age where I just want to go on walks, relax and sleep and get lots of attention.

Will you be my new home? If you think I might be a good fit for you, please apply to adopt me.

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Odyn Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Lab Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 11
  • Weight:
  • Needs:

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HUMAN WANTED: Often at Team, we hear from many people who want to adopt a dog. When asked for why someone wants to adopt a dog, “companionship” is often provided as a reason. Dogs have been our companions for eons and we have been their protectors. When a dog begins its life, they give us their unwavering and unconditional love, support and companionship.

This time though, we are asking for a role reversal (sort of). We are seeking a special family to provide companionship to Odyn and see him through his golden years.

Odyn is an approximately 11 year old, medium-sized dog. We have every reason to believe that he was loved and looked after well. Unfortunately, his owner had a sudden and unexpected life-threatening event leaving Odyn to be on his own until Team Dog Rescue stepped in. He came to us anxious, scared and confused but slowly came out of his shell in his foster home.

Behaviourally, Odyn is a perfect gentleman. He is a mature dog who has already been through his puppy, adolescent and adult phases. He has done his job of being a loyal companion to humans. If fate had not intervened, he would be enjoying his golden years with his human. He has earned the right to retire in peace. He is now seeking a companion and a loving retirement home.

He is a sweet soul that will bring a calm energy to any home. He is used to living with a cat and has been relaxed around dogs he has met on walks. He is friendly with people. He gets excited for his walks and though he walks slowly, he forces you slow down and appreciate the beauty that surrounds you.

Medically, Odyn has some age-related issues that are common in older dogs. He has some muscle loss in his hind leg and back. He is on joint health supplements to help with his mobility and keep his legs strong. He shows some signs of canine cognitive dysfunction, and requires some routine and structure to his day. He also has some age-related dental issues.

Odyn’s ideal family is one that has a backyard, who can take him on a couple of short strolls around the neighbourhood, can provide a calm environment for him to snooze and be able to provide comfort and company to him.

Adoption Fees: $200

If you are interested in adopting Odyn, please complete an online adoption application at www.teamdogrescue.ca/adoptables. For more information on Odyn, you can contact his adoption coordinator, Gurleen, at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca.

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Mack Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Jack Russell
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 7.6 kg
  • Needs:
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Dobby Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Beagle cross
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 months
  • Weight: 40
  • Needs: Another confident dog

This sweet boy arrived in our care 11 months ago as a 7 month old pup, from a very sad hoarding situation. He adapted beautifully in his foster home before adoption, but several months after, he started guarding his family whenever visitors came to their home, occasionally slight nipping when people got too close. The hard decision, although made in Dobbs’s best interest, was to return him, and despite feeling unsettled for a few days, Dobby is now doing exceptionally well. Although well loved and getting along well with children in both the foster and adoptive homes, we feel it best to have Dobby placed in a calm environment, and best with an older confident dog, who can be a mentor for him, while he gains confidence and becomes the ideal hound he was born to be. Now being fostered in a condo setting, he is quiet in the home, only barks when someone is at the door and is thoroughly enjoying lots of outdoor time with foster mom and sister Harper. He has been left alone for up to 4 hours and is perfectly well behaved. He will go into his crate, albeit reluctantly.
Dobby so enjoys visiting the horse farm/barn where his mom works and is very respectful with all the other dogs present. He relishes the quiet chill time with Harper, while mom teaches and does fine in the car, if in the passenger seat. Occasionally car sick, but would likely adapt with time. Play time with Harper is very special and he would enjoy the company of another dog immensely.
Dobby so enjoys the attention he gets and if people respects his space, he will also respect theirs. He can be on high alert until comfortable and will need his new family to be somewhat dog behaviour savvy and consistent with routine and their expectations.

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Marius Adoption Pending
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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 a huge fan of men, and will often bark at them.. 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, and a little progress has been made. However, given his age, it is unlikely that he is ever going to be totally comfortable around men.

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!

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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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Maya Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 4.7kg
  • Needs: TBD

Maya has recently joined our rescue. She was removed from her former home as a result of deplorable circumstances. She has been a neglected caged dog her entire life where she lay in her own urine and feces. Thankfully she is now in our care and really enjoying foster life. Like a kid in a candy store, she is loving everything about the world around her. Despite her horrible past, she is the sweetest little bundle you could meet. She loves people and will shower them with kisses.

Maya used to live with cats so she is cat friendly. She does have some anxiety around children so we are looking for a home without young children. She will need complete dental care and probably several extractions. She has dislocations of the patellas 2/4 on both sides, can sometimes have some discomfort but according to our veterinarian with joint supplements (and cartrophen if needed), she would not need orthopedic surgery. She has allergies, which causes her dermatitis and chronic otitis. She also may need medication to soothe her allergies. We also give her hypoallergenic food. Her ears are in really bad condition, because of chronic ear infections, she is under treatment but will be at risk of getting them again since her canal is thickened and has shrunk a lot. it would be to be re-evaluated once the ear infections have healed.

It is also possible that with a healthier lifestyle and hypoallergenic food, her skin will become beautiful enough to stop giving medication at all.

Recently Adopted Dogs

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Cher Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Newfoundland X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 8 weeks
  • Weight:
  • Needs: TBA

Cher and her brother Sonny just arrived from Northern Manitoba and are settling into foster care. She is smaller than her brother but can hold her own in a wrestling match!! She has a very sweet disposition. Her adult size is not known for sure, but she will be on the large size given her breed.

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Sonny Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Newfoundland X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 8 weeks
  • Weight:
  • Needs: TBA

Just arrived from Northern Manitoba. Sonny is part Newfoundland and 100% energy! He is very bright and curious. Very food motivated!!!!! Sonny is going to be a large dog judging from the looks of him so he will need an adopter who is confident managing a large breed dog.

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Ace Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Shepherd/Husky X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 30 kg
  • Needs: Active family

Have you ever seen a more handsome dog!
The perfect mix of shepherd and husky!
Meet Ace-the long legged bouncy three year old who recently joined us at TEAM Dog. This friendly boy still has plenty of puppy energy and has made amazing progress in just a few weeks. Ace is house trained and loves his people, toys and dog bed. He loves playing with his foster parents and although easily over stimulated in the shelter environment and his first few days in the foster home, he has settled beautifully. Luckily his savvy fosters have set up a good routine and Ace is now calm and well behaved in their apartment.
Ace thrives in the outdoors and will enjoy an active family and is the perfect jogging parter! Inside he enjoys learning new tricks and scent work.
Ace is often timid in new situations and can be spooked by loud unexpected noises. So he will need a committed family to help him become more confident and continue with his leash work. He gets so excited to meet new people and other dogs, although he will need work to continue with successful interactions with other dogs. Ace is interested in other dogs, happy to see them, but unsure of how to interact with them, likely due to not having the socialization in those very important early to mid puppy stages.
Ace is very comfortable being left alone for several hours and is very happy to see his people when they return. He is now extremely comfortable with his fosters routine and is settled all night in his own bed.
Please read below what we feel Ace’s future should be:

-people who have husky/shepherd experience
-active family, maybe a jogger or cyclist?
-people committed to ongoing leash training and willing to work on his socializing and confidence building
-if children, over the age of 12
-potentially another canine buddy if confident and playful
-fenced yard or plenty of access to open spaces for this pup to run
-no small animals due to prey drive

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Rosie Recently Adopted
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  • Breed:
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1.5
  • Weight:
  • Needs:
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Lady & Girlie Recently Adopted
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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

Who needs some hound love and lots of it?
Lady and Girlie were rescued from the side of a highway in eastern Ontario. It was a stormy night and a wonderful woman stopped her car and Girlie eagerly jumped in, while Lady needed some coaxing to join her. Wet, muddy and exhausted, these two are inseparable and will be adopted together. We suspect they are mom and daughter and it these two were likely dumped dogs. Lady and Girlie are very sweet, love snuggling and lots of cuddles. They are slowly adapting and settling, but are very sensitive dogs. Girlie startles very easily, jumping up with high wind noises or a door slam. Lady will follow her foster mom everywhere, craving human companionship along the way. They are just learning what play is all about, as they slowly embrace everything new.
Not big barkers, but occasionally Girlie will let out the typical hound howl.
What is their ideal home? Given that they are hounds, scent driven and sensitive to noise, a quiet rural setting is best and a large fenced in area is ideal for playtime and occasional zoomies. Lady and Girlie thrive with human company, so a retired couple, or a committed working from home family is ideal. They are fine with other animals, currently living on a horse farm with another dog and and a resident cat. They do require someone who is patient and committed to letting them settle on their terms. They have been through so much these last few months and are soon ready to join their forever home.
Their future family will so enjoy what this sweet pair offer-lots of love, cuddles and loyalty

Learn more about the Adoption Process.