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.

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Adoptables

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Anna Adoptable Now
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Anna

  • Breed: Lab Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 2 Years
  • Weight: 31 kg
  • Needs: Active home, home with a yard, no cats

Hi Everyone! My name is Anna and I’m just a beautiful young girl trying to find my forever family. Will that be you? I had a very difficult start to life and was found by some nice people underweight and sick. I’m in great health now thanks to TEAM Dog Rescue. I’m so happy TEAM took me in and my foster family is so good to me.
I do have a wish list for the perfect family but that’s only because I want to make sure I meet my family’s needs and make them very happy. My amazing foster family says that my main goal in life is to please my humans and I’m a really good girl. Here is my wish list.
– Although I absolutely love people and attention, it might be best to go to a home without young children, as I tend to get over excited and have some puppy behaviour, I am working really hard on my manners right now!
– I am very smart and I thrive on structure and rules, so I’d like a family that can provide a routine for me
– I LOVE walks and exercise with my humans! So please please find me a family that will provide me with exercise and stimulation each day. I might even make an excellent running partner to an active family. I promise to protect you during my evening walks 🙂
– Although I’m doing very well with my foster family in the city, it would be ideal if I could have a home with a backyard and be in an area that is more quiet so that I can focus on my walks and enjoy the outdoors
– I am currently in a foster home with two other dogs and really enjoy their company and playing with them. I would like a home with a balanced and calm dog that I can continue to learn from. I appreciate having proper introductions to all of my new dog friends
– Although I’m a friendly girl, I don’t like small animals and can often chase squirrels and rabbits, so I need a home without any other small pets, including cats
– I have experienced separation anxiety in the past, however I dont feel anxious at all in my current foster home. I think its because I now feel comfortable in the home, have enough exercise and also have my foster canine siblings. My foster mom says its because I have mastered our routine now!
– Lastly, I am very good in the car, so if my new family would like to take me places, that would be fun.

I’m a really sweet girl with so much love to give. Please fill out an application if you think I might be a good fit for you.

Fill out an application for Anna!
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King Adoptable Now
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King

  • Breed: Mastiff X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Weight: 30 kg
  • Needs:

King was found in Northern Manitoba with a large ugly wound on his back, scared and in pain. Our rescue partners, K9 Advocates Manitoba, flew into action and quickly got him to Winnipeg for treatment. Once he was a little more comfortable and ready to travel, they reached out to TEAM Dog for help in finding him his forever home. One short plane ride later (which he handled like a pro) and King was on his way to his happy ever after.

Everyone who has met King on his journey has fallen in love. This one year old boy is calm, friendly, affectionate and smart. He is quiet and well-behaved in the house, walks nicely on a leash, greets everyone in a friendly and polite manner, likes other dogs and has no issues with cats, even if they don’t like him! He’s a “go with the flow” kind of dog and seems equally as happy lounging around the house as he does out and about. His energy level would be best described as “moderate”.

What King really wants is a person (or persons) who have a lot of time to spend with him. Though he’s fine when left at home alone, he makes it very clear that he wants to go wherever you’re going and will dash the door if you try to leave without him. His foster family is working on this and report that he is a fast learner and doing much better. Even so, his perfect family would invite him to share in their daily activities rather than leaving him home to wait by the door.

Fill out an application for King!
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Miles Adoptable Now
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Miles

  • Breed: Beagle
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 9
  • Weight:
  • Needs:

GOING THE EXTRA MILE FOR MILES: It takes a community to save a dog.

Miles the 9-year old Beagle had found himself at the same local shelter 5 times through no fault of his own. Dogs do not have an opportunity to pick their owner; they wish they did.

He suffered unnecessarily, for years, in a bad relationship. The neglect was evident when he was removed by police investigators, not once, but three times.

To the heartbreak of everyone, legally, the shelter had no choice but to release him back to his owners. On his 4th visit, he was found as a stray, and Miles stayed in their care and was then adopted to a loving family. He truly loved his adoptive parents, but when Miles’ medical problems became too much, they returned him.

On his 5th visit, the shelter reached out to us, because at 9 years of age, Miles could no longer be bounced around. His spirit was broken, and he deserved better. We placed him in a loving foster home.

Miles is the apple of his foster family’s eyes. He is spoiled daily with walks, treats, toys and cuddles on the couch. He is an affectionate, calm and happy boy regardless of all he had endured in the past. He is also the most gentle, well-behaved beagle you’ll ever meet. Nothing makes him happier than curling up on the couch with his foster mom and falling asleep in her lap while she gently pats his head.

Nothing… except food.
Boy, can he eat.

So why would a precious pooch like Miles still not have a forever home? We have financially invested $1537 in diagnostics for Miles, and ultimately found out that in addition to hypothyroidism, he also has Cushing’s Disease.

Miles will require medicine for the rest of his life to manage these two conditions. While the hypothyroidism has a fairly affordable treatment, the checkups and medications to manage his Cushing’s is quite expensive and can cost around $200/month for the meds alone. As deserving as Miles is to be in a loving forever home, his medical needs have proven to be the final hurdle in his journey to find his true love due to the expense.

We are fortunate to be in good company, and with the help and generosity of a private sponsor, this last hurdle will be removed. The private sponsorship will cover Miles’ treatment related to managing his Cushing’s FOR THE DURATION OF HIS LIFE! This is a gift that is priceless for a dog that has endured hell, and will help to make sure that Miles never ends up in a shelter ever again.

After going through the turmoil in his younger years and suffering setbacks, Miles is ready to take the plunge into a serious, lifelong, committed relationship right in time for Valentines day.

Are you?

Please contact matchmaker Gurleen at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca for more information, and please share Miles’s plight, no dog, is more deserving of a home of his very own and finding the love of life.

Fill out an application for Miles!
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Pirate Adoptable Now
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Pirate

  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 months
  • Weight: 38 kg
  • Needs: ongoing training, active family

Where are our German Shepherd Lovers?

Let me introduce you to Pirate, our sweet loveable goofy handsome teenager, who is one of the most affectionate dogs you will ever meet. However be warned- your initial greeting will be that deep shepherd bark, as Pirate believes his job is to protect his foster parents, and older canine sister from potential invaders. But if you come bearing treats and initially ignore him, Pirate will do his very best to become your new best friend.

Pirate is originally from Montreal, surrendered due to an suspected injury with his front paws, called Carpal Hyperextension. Upon arrival, he immediately went to visit our trusted orthopaedic surgeon, who deemed him pain free, extremely athletic and since Pirate has adapted so well, there is no need for surgery.
Pirate gets along well with his older foster sister, other dogs while in day care and would do best in a home versus a condo or apartment. Pirate is crate trained and enjoys his daily trail walks. His ideal home would have a fenced years, no cats, and if children, older teens or young adults.

We would suggest that his adoptive family engage a trainer as Pirate does show signs of some leash reactivity, and although being addressed in his foster home, continuity and commitment to ongoing training with his new family is ideal.

Pirate is truly a gem, very engaged, smart and eager to learn. He would thrive with some agility and/or lure work and true to breed, ever watchful and engaged. He bonds quickly and is extremely affectionate.

Pirate enjoys each and every member of his foster family, showing no preference, thrives on attention, enjoys playtime and is eager to embrace each and every person he meets.

Fill out an application for Pirate!
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Poppy Adoption Pending
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Poppy

  • Breed: Shepherd cross
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 2-3 years
  • Weight: 24 kg
  • Needs: not cat tested, no small children,

Look at this beautiful girl!
Another northern gal, Poppy, joined us recently and she is the perfect girl. New to city life, Poppy is adjusting well, and is a model house guest. She does startle easily by bikes, loud children and noisy buses, and is quite interested in birds and squirrels, but eager to meet other dogs..
Her needs are minimal, but she loves her people and wants constant attention, so if you want a dog that will be your velcro companion, Poppy is your girl! Toys are new to her, but after a few tosses, she plays on her own with them.
Medium energy, so two good walks a day will suffice, along with a couple of bathroom breaks. Poppy does not require crating, and is fine alone for a typical work day. However, once you are home, she wants your company and enjoys snuggling on the sofa, attached to her people.
Poppy is a dog who will adapt to her family’s schedule, happy to sleep as long as her people do and although medium energy, would also be willing to accompany her family on hikes and any outdoor activities you can offer her. Poppy is great with woman, somewhat reserved with men and very timid with children, so an adult only family would be best, although a family with older children would be considered if they are dog savvy.

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Ronnie Coming Soon
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Ronnie

  • Breed: Shepherd Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 10 years
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Needs:

Ronnie has just joined us in foster care and we are getting to know her. Please check back often for updates.

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Ruby Adoption Pending
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Ruby

  • Breed: Dachshund X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 6 yrs
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Needs:

“Sweet, sweet, sweet”. That’s what the shelter who had Ruby wrote about her when they asked us to take her in to our rescue, and it really sums things up nicely!

It is truly impossible to understand how a dog like Ruby finds herself at a shelter, since she is as close to perfect as you could ever expect a dog to be. Ruby is a quiet little girl who greets everyone with a friendly manner and will always choose to be in the company of people if they are available. She has been going to work at a vet clinic with her foster mom and has been great with all of the people and animals she meets there. She is really a fantastic little dog!

Medically, Ruby comes with one small, easily managed hiccup: She has mild epilepsy that requires medication twice a day. She has had no seizures since she’s been in our care and lives a perfectly normal life. Her medication is not expensive and she takes it easily if it’s wrapped in something tasty.

Ruby is fully housetrained, loves to go for walks if it’s not too cold outside, is easy going around kids, is not a barker and – best of all – is a world class snuggler! She would do well in almost any home but would probably prefer a quieter home since she gets a little stressed when things get loud and chaotic. Her foster mom thinks that, although she isn’t much interested in playing, she would be happy to have another calm dog in the home. Cottage owners should know that Ruby doesn’t love car rides, but she does ride quietly if she has the security of a crate.

If sweet, sweet, sweet in a small, low-riding package sounds good to you, please submit an application for Ruby.

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Stumpy Adoptable Now
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Stumpy

  • Breed: Chocolate Lab Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 22 kgs
  • Needs:

Hi Everyone!

My name is Stumpy! I’m here to bring you happiness, fun, companionship and love for the remainder of my life. I promise you that.

I am a 7 year old chocolate lab mix from Manitoba. I’m so thankful that I was rescued from a life of living outdoors and tied to a very short chain. Although I have had a very difficult life, you would never know it. I’m a happy, gentle and sweet boy with everyone and everything I meet (maybe not squirrels and we aren’t sure about cats yet!!). I have quickly bonded with my amazing foster parents and am enjoying having a toddler human brother. He is teaching me how to be a dog and that life outside of my chain is very exciting. I also have a canine foster sibling that I’m always trying to win over. He doesn’t always love other dogs but he seems to be doing well with me.

I really enjoy learning new things like how to walk on a leash, go to sleep indoors on a comfy bed, get fed every day and eat lots of treats. The most fun thing to learn is how to receive unconditional love from my new human friends. I’m getting very good at that.

I can get anxious at times if everyone leaves the room and I really want to go with them, but I settle quickly.

Although I’m a happy and otherwise healthy dog, I recently found out that I have Heartworm. My foster parents, vet and TEAM Dog Rescue are going to help me through this and get me better! They all know I deserve to be healthy.

I can be adopted during my Heartworm treatment (if appropriate) or once I’m done.

If you are interested in being my new family, please fill out an application.

Fill out an application for Stumpy!
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Tobey Adoptable Now
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Tobey

  • Breed: Pomeranian
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 12 years
  • Weight: 12 lb
  • Needs:

Hello, my name is Tobey. I am a 12 year old Pomeranian that has recently found myself in need of a retirement home.

Let me tell you a little about myself.
Not too long ago I found myself in a shelter in Montreal. Like many senior dogs, it was quickly identified that shelter life was not for me and TEAM stepped in and rescued me at the shelter’s request. I have been living with my foster family for some time now while the folks at TEAM worked hard on solving my medical issues. I have had numerous tests and even a dental surgery since coming into their care. I won’t say that I’m in tip top health but i’m a million miles away from the condition they found me in. Most of my medical issues have now been resolved, TEAM has financially invested $2633 into my well being so I can be adoption ready.

I am told however, that I may require a special longterm renal diet as you see it was discovered that I have some kidney issues. This will need to be managed for the rest of my life by my new family.

Enough about my health lets talk about my sparkling personality!

I’ve had a bit of a tough time settling in with my foster family. I never really had much attention paid to me in my previous home so I’m finding it all a little overwhelming. I’m not used having people who care about me and as a result I’m a little unsure what of to do when someone pets me. I am working on this and if you allow me the time I’m sure i’ll get the hang of it. That being said I will instigate interaction every now and again when I am brave, I am slowly getting used to a gentle hand and realizing humans arent so bad afterall. This does mean that I am looking for a quiet home (no children) to spend the rest of my days. One that will allow me to just be me and accept me for who I am. Couches and cuddling are not for me.
Patience, understanding, companionship and tolerance are the qualities I’m seeking in my new family.

Please contact my adoption coordinator, Fiona, at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca to learn more.

Thank you!

Love,

Tobey

Fill out an application for Tobey!
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Wilma Adoptable Now
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Wilma

  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 15 years
  • Weight: 12 lb
  • Needs: Medical

Please welcome Wilma to our Rescue. This poor little senior girl found herself abandoned and eventually in a shelter. At 15 years of age and only 12 lbs it’s a very stressful place to be. Shelter staff noticed a tattoo on the inside of her ear but they were too swollen to read due to being infested with fleas. Cloudy eyes, teeth ready to fall out, red gums and nails so long they were curled into the paw pad were just some of the issues noted by staff. After all the neglect she’s endured she allowed shelter staff to bathe her, where the water turned red from flea bites, clip her nails and tend to the sores on her paw pads. Then they reached out to us to help her through the rest of her journey to her new safe haven.

While in foster care Wilma has experienced two seizures to date, although mild in nature. At this time, seizure meds are not necessary but may be down the road.

Wilma loves to snuggle and just be with her people to relax and enjoy life the way it’s supposed to be in her senior years. Wilma is waiting to meet the family who will be there for her. And never again will this sweet little old gal face the neglect that she has endured in the past.

Fill out an application for Wilma!
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Yoshi Adoptable Now
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Yoshi

  • Breed: Akita X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 6 years old
  • Weight: 43 kg
  • Needs:

Yoshi is a very handsome 6 year old Akita mix who loves his people. He has a wonderful temperament, is confident and has great manners. He bonded to his foster family very quickly and has been a light in their lives.

This special boy is very human-oriented and would do well as an only dog. It’s not that he doesn’t get along with other dogs (though he can be picky at times), he just loves humans so much and at his age socializing with dogs won’t be as much of a priority for him.

Yoshi has experienced a bit of leash reactivity but after having him assessed by a behaviourist, it appears that he is just confused as to what to do. This will require a little bit more work by someone who is devoted to helping him learn how to deal better when he’s being approached. He is not aggressive in any way, shape or form. He will need someone who is confident and used to handling a larger dog.

He has had some skin irritation/hot spots and is currently on a hypoallergenic diet and being treated with antibiotics and a short dose of prednisone. It appears to be helping but this will need to be followed up with as he most likely has some allergies.

This boy’s ideal home would be with humans only and older kids. He is house trained, neutered and microchipped. He is used to being left alone while his fosters are at work and is a treat to come home to. If you think you can find room in your home and heart for this love bug, please contact his Adoption Coordinator, Michele at info@teamdogrescue.ca.

Fill out an application for Yoshi!
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Duke Adoption Pending
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Duke

  • Breed: Shepherd/Hound X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5 years old
  • Weight: 25 kgs
  • Needs:

That is the face of a dog who has just been….CURED!

Gorgeous Duke made his way to us from a local shelter where when he underwent a routine dental while at the shelter, it was clear something was amiss as he experienced a strange mucous discharge, laced with blood, that required further investigation.

We documented Duke’s journey to us here where you can view his X-rays: https://bit.ly/2Tc4Duc

What Duke needed was a CAT scan and a rhinoscopy to determine the main issue. The ongoing bloody discharge was a serious concern and we feared he may potentially have something nefarious wrong (sadly, like cancer), BUT, what his procedure at Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital (TVEH) revealed was the best possible scenario we could have hoped for.

Duke has (or now rather, had) aspergillosis.

What is that?
Allow us to explain, it’s a fungal infection in the nasal passages. Something poor Duke has been experiencing, likely, for years. This poor 5 year old boy, had been suffering with this for some time.

The procedure to treat it is basically having two holes drilled into his nasal cavity and flushed with an anti-fungal. We assured Duke, the fur will grow back, and this look is just temporary. It’s usually a one time curable procedure with the anti fungal flush, he will return for his check up soon to determine if another is needed, which we will gladly conduct. This is a 100% curable condition, and this gorgeous, and impeccably well behaved boy is now ready for his adoption debut.

Our financial investment into Duke’s care thus far is $3456.

Duke is not just a stunner, but a true gentleman, he gets along wonderfully with people and also likes cats (but he likes their cat litter even better, gross Duke just gross!) . He is phenomenal with people and is overall an incredibly well rounded dog that will make any family?

A lucky one.

Please reach out to his adoption coordinator, Gurleen, at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca to learn more on this very lucky dog!

Thank you

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Bella Adoption Pending
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Bella

  • Breed: Pomeranian
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 5 years
  • Weight: 9 kg
  • Needs:

Beautiful Bella found her way to TEAM after she was sold on kijiji and the unsuspected new owners noticed she was not well. She was brought to one of our vet partners and thats when they found out how ill Bella was. She would need about $3000 in medical to get her healthy, the owners already loved her and did not want to return her to the person who clearly neglected her but would need time to get that kind of money together. They realized poor Bella would suffer in the meantime she was clearly uncomfortable so they made the heartbreaking decision to surrender her to us so she could get her medical needs tended to immediately.

This poor girl who was clearly neglected is now pain free and ready for her adoption debut and her new life.

Meet the new diva Bella! At five years old and a whopping 9 kg she struts her stuff on walks and is enjoying her new life. Our little diva doesn’t really like hard surfaces, she is unsure about them and does not love to put little paws on them. She is practicing and is doing better.

She LOVES all people but can be a bit anxious initially not aggressive at all just unsure. She loves to cuddle, enjoys couch cuddling, she is good with dogs big or small, doesn’t mind cats and would be happy in any scenario as long as her people have time for her. Although she loves all people we would suggest families with older kids 10 plus who are old enough to understand a dogs space.

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Ezra Adoption Pending
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Ezra

  • Breed: Husky Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 9 Months
  • Weight:
  • Needs:

Beautiful 9 month old Ezra joins us through IFAW Northern Dog Project. She is in need of medical attention and is not weight bearing on one leg, as she was hit by a car. Ezra was flown out of the northern community to Montreal and then onto Toronto.

More information to follow.

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Ruthie Adoption Pending
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Ruthie

  • Breed: Shepherd/Lab
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 12 weeks
  • Weight: 17 lbs
  • Needs: family committed to training, stimulation and having a shadow companion

Meet beautiful Ruthie.
Ruthie arrived last week and was initially surrendered as a male with a suspected broken leg. A vet visit, followed by X-rays, determined they were just stretched ligaments causing the limp. Although found outdoors, extremely malnourished, infected eyes, covered in lice and so frozen her whiskers had fallen off, she has since treated everyone with lots of kisses and affection. This sweet pup made it to Toronto from Manitoba and is thought to be a shepherd lab cross or just one of the beautiful designer Manitoba pups we have had the pleasure of welcoming lately.
Thought to about 12-14 weeks old, Ruthie appears to be 90% housebroken and now knows the sit command.
The down side-Ruthie bonds quickly and will be her new partners shadow, so no privacy at all should she join your home. She plays well with her foster brother Wash, but truly loves people more than dogs. She learns quickly how to steal your shoes, your gloves and create a game of fetch on her terms.
She would do well in both a home with or without canine companionship.
Ruthie is very eager to please and will provide years of entertainment and commitment to her new family, but will demand the same from her new human companions.
We do encourage that applicants will commit to ongoing training and plenty of stimulating exercise.


Recently Adopted Dogs

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Jake Recently Adopted
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Jake

  • Breed: Mastiff
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 105 lbs
  • Needs: home/condo/apartment with very few stairs

Jake is a gentle senior boy who joined TEAM as a surrender to a rural animal shelter. He has presented with several lumps/bumps, likely benign, and a weak back end, due to being confined to a very small area. We are awaiting cytology results, potential surgical options and with good food, and small walks, he is gradually regaining strength in his back legs. Our pal Jake will need 3-4 short (10-15 minutes) walks a day and a healthy nutritional diet to continue gaining strength.

Jake will need to live in a home with zero or very few stairs. He would do well in an apartment or condo with an elevator as he is relaxed in the home, barks minimally and is polite in elevators and hallways. He is a low energy dog and enjoys short walks, playing tug of war, and other toys. Jake is house trained and will let you know with a charming little bark and nudge that he either wants to go outside, is hungry or needs more water. He will also let you know when it is time to play. Jake is happy to be left alone in the home uncrated for up to 6 hours but will definitely have some energy to play when his family returns.

He currently lives with a very precocious cat and they do very well together, with little or no prey drive. He is not kid tested but his wonderful temperament leads us to believe he would be good with kind, respectful children.

Jake is a very sweet and gentle boy who loves affection but also respects people’s personal space. Because of his size and breed, Jake needs rules so he does not get possessive or bossy. Jakes new friends should read up on maintaining a healthy relationship with power breeds. Because Jake is new to the city and spent his life working hard to guard his home he likes to bark and pull at dogs on the street. Jake’s new friends will need to be physically strong to walk him effectively until he learns better skills. His recent consult with our trainer has given his foster family tools to deal with this and Jake is showing signs of improvement. He is getting attached to his foster parents and very eager to please and positive to respond to correction.

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Bradley Recently Adopted
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Bradley

  • Breed: Beagle X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 7 mos
  • Weight: 13 kg
  • Needs:

Sweet little Bradley hasn’t had the easiest start in life. At only seven months old he has already survived deplorable conditions, severe neglect and malnutrition – yet he remains the sweetest, most trusting little guy you’ll ever meet.

Bradley has been with one of TEAM Dog’s wonderful foster families for two weeks and has blossomed under their care. He had not had the opportunity to learn much about life before his arrival but has proven himself to be exceptionally smart and willing to learn. His foster mom reports that he is almost totally housetrained now and rarely has accidents in the house. He lives with several young children and has been nothing but sweet and calm around them, always wanting to be in the middle of the action but happy to calmly watch. He never passes up an opportunity for affection and loves to be in physical contact, whether it’s by receiving pets or just snuggling up beside someone. He is quiet in the house and doesn’t bark when people come to the door or enter the house. He greets everyone with a wagging tail, human and animal alike.

The first time his foster parents left him crated in the house, they came home to find that the smart little fellow had figured out how to open the door! Despite his freedom, this perfect little gentleman didn’t touch anything that wasn’t his and calmly waited for his foster family to return. He did have a little pee-pee on the floor, but that’s not unexpected for such a young pup! Of course, the crate door is now a little more secure and little Bradley seems quite happy to snooze in his crate while he waits for the gang to return.

Unlike most young dogs, sweet little Bradley doesn’t seem too thrilled with the concept of going for a walk. Though very good on the leash, he clearly lets you know that he would like to get back to cuddling on the couch as soon as possible. It could be that he is still building up his energy after going without enough food for much of his life, or it could be that he just has to build up his stamina, or it could be that he’s just a lazy little couch potato. Either way, if you are looking for a dog to go on long hikes in the woods with you, Bradley might not be the right choice.

The perfect home for Bradley is any home that has time to spend with him and is willing to give him the attention and affection that he craves. He would be the perfect dog in a family with young children as he seems to thrive in their company, would fit in easily with another friendly dog or cat, or would be perfect for someone looking for a calm, quiet and friendly dog that they can take to work. This little gem of a dog can fit in just about anywhere!

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Ozzy Recently Adopted
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Ozzy

  • Breed: Hound mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 9 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs: Good with other pets

My name is Ozzy. I am a bit of a mystery. Even my age is a mystery. The shelter thought I was about 5yrs old because I am full of spunk, but the vet thinks I am closer to 9 based on my teeth. I found myself in a shelter (Georgina) because I was a stray. I had a lump on my thorax that was originally thought to be a fatty lump, but the cytology results determined it was a mast cell melanoma. I had the lump removed surgically, but there were “dirty margins” so I am waiting to see if a 2nd surgery will give me a clean bill of health. I have a full report from my Oncologist who thoroughly examined me. As for me, I am a total charmer. My tail is always wagging. I am a very happy boy with very good manners and walk very nicely on a leash. I love dogs, but do prefer to hang out with humans. I am very well behaved and love going for car rides. I promise you that you will fall in love with me when you meet me. I am that good! I can live with or without another pet in the home. Not sure what cats are, but I would probably like them too. I am looking for my person to spend the rest of my life with. I promise you years of beautiful memories that we can make together.

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Archie Recently Adopted
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Archie

  • Breed: Bulldog Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 70
  • Needs: A dog free home

Attention all bully lovers!
156 days.
That is how long this gorgeous brindled boy was in a local shelter waiting for adoption interest.
A few weeks ago, we welcomed him into our care so he can unwind in the comforts of a foster home.

Look at this gorgeous 6 year old boy, found as a stray and never claimed by his people, but that didn’t tarnish his incredibly sweet temperament to people. Besides being the most handsome thing you’ve ever seen, Archie oozes confidence and is very strong so his perfect family will share those characteristics with him and help him understand he can’t always be in control – he does great with his calm and confident foster mom.

Archie is a really special dog, and adores people and is really keen to please. He’s house trained, knows basic commands and generally walks well on a leash. He will make a wonderful companion for the right home.

When he was in the shelter it was clear he wasn’t comfortable around other dogs. He is very reactive when he gets too close to certain dogs, and very strong. With others, even ones that he didn’t react to, it was obvious he did not enjoy the proximity. With the help of a behaviourist and his foster mom he’s getting better. It’s important to him that his new family will continue this work – maybe just maybe one day he’ll be able to have doggy friends or at least ‘associates’ that he can walk with. He will never be a dog park dog, and that is very important for his new family to understand. His furever home will have no other pets and no young children. He’s a good boy, the goodest boy, he just needs a particular home to be his very best self.

If this sounds like you please fill out an application (http://teamdogrescue.ca/you-can-help/adopt/adoption-application/ )or email with any questions to adopt@teamdogrescue.ca and his adoption coordinator Jenni will be in touch.

If you’re the right match, it’ll be the best decision you’ve ever made.

And please, share Archie with your network, he’s waited long enough for a family of his very own.

Thank you!

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Yuki Recently Adopted
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Yuki

  • Breed: Shepherd X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 8 years
  • Weight: 21.5 kg
  • Needs:

Hello, my name is Yuki! I am an eight years young, and a Shepherd mix. I have been called “absolutely stunning”. My eyes tell it all. I have a chilled personality, and go with the flow. i think, anybody who adopts me would be lucky!

When I came into care with TEAM, and met my foster family, I adjusted easily. Very quickly, I made myself right at home, and emptied the toy box. My foster parents go out to work, and I am left roaming the home freely. I get ten out of ten, as I am not destructive. I would need a midday, bathroom break or you might come home to a little surprise!

As my first language is French, I am doing ESL lessons, to learn this other language. I am starting to get the hang of it. I know the commands sit and come in English, and I am working on others.

I have many good traits. I pay attention to humans for guidance. If I am told no, I look at the person for direction. If I see a dog approaching, while on leash, and it displays aggression, I avoid the dog. Pretty good eh! But, if I see a friendly dog, I whine and want to say hi. After all, I need to make some new friends! I have the leash thing down, unless I am interested in something, and then, I pull lightly. My foster Mum gives me a nine out of ten on leash manners. I do not bark to express my needs. Even when people come to the door, I do not bark.

The vet told me I am in good health, other than my hind left leg. I have a ruptured ligament, and need major surgery to repair it. Don’t worry! TEAM will make sure I get my surgery and will cover all the costs. I think the surgery is scheduled for mid January. It would be wonderful to go to my forever home, prior to the surgery, or I may become too attached to my foster parents.

In my forever home, I just want to be loved, and part of your life. I need a home with minimal stairs as I have arthritis. I would be a great companion to people working from home or a retired couple, as I am such a polite dog and non-active.

I am hoping to hear soon, I am on my way to my forever home! I know you will not regret it!

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Rocky Recently Adopted
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Rocky

  • Breed: Shiba Inu
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 6 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs:

WELCOME TO OUR RESCUE: This beautiful 6 year old Shiba Inu mix was surrendered by his owners to a shelter in Montreal.

He is a beautiful boy with a wonderful temperament, and everyone is in love.

He does have some medical needs that require some tending to before he is available for adoption, namely tending to a perineal hernia and resolving a mass that is near his back end, but all in due time, and all by our wonderful vet partners at Beaches Animal Hospital Toronto.

Please welcome, Rocky, to our rescue.

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Bella Recently Adopted
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Bella

  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 7 years
  • Weight: 36 kg
  • Needs: Prefers to be the only pet in a household

This amazing German Shepherd mix ended up in a shelter after her owner passed away. She sat there for months with another dog Hope. It was first thought that Bella and Hope were a bonded pair but we soon learned that they were together because they had no one else. Although Hope loves the company of other dogs Bella prefers her humans so it was decided to separate them and find each their perfect home.

Bella is a lovely 7 year old German Sheppard mix who is very quiet around the house, but will let you know when someone comes to the door. She bonds with her humans quickly and prefers to stay close by. She has beautiful thick fur and a funny smile. Bella would do best as the only pet in the household. Although she is tolerant of other dogs, she is happiest on her own.

Bella gets very excited when it’s walk time but has learned to walk very nicely on lead. She has a medium energy level so napping is another favourite activity. She is fantastic with children; the more pets she gets, the better. If you are looking for a great dog who just wants to be part of the family and join in with family activities then look no further. Bella is waiting for you!

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Harper Recently Adopted
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Harper

  • Breed: Chihuahua or minpin X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 12 weeks old
  • Weight: 4 kg
  • Needs:

Heeeeeeere’s Harper!

That’s me. I’m a 12 week old bundle of fun in puppy shape. I came from a northern community where I suffered an injury to my eye. I have a doctors appointment to figure out the best treatment.

But don’t let that worry you, can’t even tell there’s anything wrong! Outside of that, I’m a happy, smart, playful young pup who will be a great addition to your family.

They don’t know what mix I am. Maybe chihuahua or minpin mix? Who knows. I sure am cute though. And sassy!

I’d love my own home for Christmas so if you were looking fill out an application now

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Axel Recently Adopted
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Axel

  • Breed: Doberman Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 9 years
  • Weight: 70 lb
  • Needs:

Hi Everyone!

My name is Axel and I’m an absolute delight, in every way. Although I’m an older boy, I still have lots of love to give and life to live. Joining TEAM Dog Rescue has given me a whole new outlook on life and I’m loving it!

My fosters live on a very large property that I really enjoy exploring. I’m a happy boy when outside on walks and taking in all the interesting smells of the country. Given I had never really spent much time being walked in my previous life, i’m pretty good on leash. I figure I should be a good boy on walks so my fosters keep taking me! I do have arthritis that was very painful when I first moved in with my foster parents but I’m on medication and doing much better.

My fosters are constantly amazed by me. I have lived my entire life outdoors and yet I still know all the important manners of living indoors, including how to enjoy my new dog bed. Im so gentle and always a good boy.

I love everyone and everything. I take good care of my feline foster friend Nacho and enjoy meeting all kinds of dogs small and large. Although I do enjoy the company of any type of animal, my heart is with my humans. My foster parents give me lots of love and attention and I enjoy every minute of it. I especially like when they have visitors so I can get even more attention.

I would really like a home where I can spend lots of time with my humans and a backyard where I can enjoy some outdoor time. I promise I will be an excellent companion for any type of home!

Please adopt me and make my Christmas wish come true!

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Joe Recently Adopted
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Joe

  • Breed: Shih tsu
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 15
  • Weight: 5 kg
  • Needs: Adopter who can tend to his medical needs

Meet Joe, or Little Joe as we like to call him because he is only 12 lbs. Joe, a sweet Shih Tzu, came to us from a shelter in Montreal where he was surrendered due to his family’s health issues. No one was able to take care of him which was evident. He was so matted that the Montreal shelter had him shaved down and he looked like a completely different dog. No one would have recognized him. No one. As we’ve gotten to know Joe he is a delightful little guy with, unfortunately, some health problems. He had very rotted teeth and was un-neutered. We’ve taken care of all that. The one thing we can’t provide a miracle for are his kidneys. Little Joe has kidney disease. There is, however, treatment that can be done to manage this and dogs can live years with it in some cases. He have started him on a life long medication to help his kidneys preserve much needed protein. With this medication he now has a chance, a real chance, to have a happy life. To play, love and cuddle with his humans the way it’s supposed to be. Joe is waiting to meet the family who will be there for him. And never again will someone not recognize him as the stellar dog that he is.

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Fern Recently Adopted
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Fern

  • Breed: Hound X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 5 years
  • Weight: 46 lbs
  • Needs:

Fern was found as a stray and taken to a local shelter where the staff noted that she was very thin and covered in ticks. She had clearly been on her own for a while. When no one showed up to claim this beautiful dog, the shelter staff reached out to TEAM Dog Rescue, sensing that this gentle girl needed some medical attention.

Fern’s intial visit to our veterinary partner revealed suspected Lyme disease (later confirmed), a hernia and some other minor issues. She is currently on 30 days of medications to treat the Lyme and some intestinal issues and is expected to make a full recovery. She will have her hernia fixed and be spayed shortly thereafter, and then she will be ready for her new family.

Any family would be lucky to have Fern! She is sweet, gentle, quiet and extremely affectionate. She is a lover of all living things, but humans are her favourite. She would be a wonderful dog around children because of her calm nature and slight build. Her fosters say that she is good on a least and only pulls when she catches a really good scent (she is a hound afterall!), greets all other dogs politely, is not destructive when left alone and was even well-behaved when she met a cat!

The icing on the cake? She has the silkiest, softest fur you have ever felt…

If you are interested in learning more about Fern, please contact her adoption coordinator, Lynn, at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca or complete an application on our website at TEAMdogrescue.ca

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Hope Recently Adopted
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Hope

  • Breed: German Shepherd cross
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 8 years
  • Weight: 32 kg
  • Needs:

Hope – a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. That’s what this beautiful girl has because she knows her furever home is out there. This amazing German Shepherd mix ended up in a shelter after her owner passed away. She sat there for months with another dog Bella. It was first thought that Hope and Bella were a bonded pair but we soon learned that they were together because they had no one else. Although Hope loves the company of other dogs Bella is much happier on her own so we decided to separate them.

Then it happened, we discovered a lump, a large mammary tumour in Hope.

We immediately had her at our vet and a cytology was performed of the tumour which revealed cancerous cells. A few weeks ago, we had her affected mammary glands removed.

We discovered the mass was malignant and the cancer is atypical and aggressive. While X-rays thankfully revealed her chest is clear, the cancer had invaded her lymphatic system.

A pathologist came back with a potential lifespan of 3-18 months.

Hope is worthy of spending the balance of her life with someone who will love her unconditionally for the time she has left, and as a result she will be a compassionate adoption. She will need a home that can monitor and manage her quality of life. Pain medications will be needed. But our vets agree she still has a lot of life to live.

Some of Hope’s other favourite things include tennis balls and playing fetch, and of course, her food and treats are a very high priority for her. She is a gentle sensitive pup, and will also do well with children, women, and a home with minimal stairs as she would struggle with a multi level home.

She requires a very special adopter indeed.
Someone who will spoil her and wrap her in compassion and love for the rest of her life.

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Mercedes Recently Adopted
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Mercedes

  • Breed: Pug X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 9 years
  • Weight: 20lb
  • Needs:

We are still tending to this sweet senior gal’s medical needs. Please check back for more updates soon!

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Simba Recently Adopted
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Simba

  • Breed: Golden Retriever X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs:

#EMPTYONTARIOSHELTERS: Second chances. Every dog deserves them and gorgeous Simba is a 2 year old Retriever mix, is no different.

Simba is a prime example of a dog that just didn’t present well in a shelter environment. When we visited with him, he was reactive to dogs in the kennel, unsure of most people walking by, and was just nervous.
However.
Outside of the shelter walls? This is a stellar family dog, with a very friendly disposition that craves nothing but love and attention, and gets along famously with other dogs.

Simba was surrendered to a local shelter after his family didn’t have time for him any longer and kept him crated more often then not (his history is here: https://bit.ly/36lWyHy) . We are fortunate that Hanna of Mindful Dog Company is fostering SImba so we would like to ensure his family continues with his basic obedience training, and work with him as everything is so very new.

Perfect dogs are not born, they are trained, and Simba is a very quick study.

He is a lover of all people and would do just about anything for a head scratch and some attention. He gets along famously with other dogs and would also be a wonderful addition to a household with an existing canine family.

A true gem of a dog, and he can be yours, please contact his adoption coordinator, Nicole, at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca to learn more and applications can be found here: http://teamdogrescue.ca/you-can-help/…/adoption-application/

Thank you!

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Hugo Recently Adopted
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Hugo

  • Breed: Rottweiler
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Weight: 37 kg
  • Needs: Active family, no cats, loves dogs

Rottweiler lovers, you can now relax because your search is over. You have found me, Hugo, the one you have been waiting for.

I’m a year and a half old puppy dog who ended up at the shelter because my owner didn’t want to put the time into me. I didn’t get the exercise I needed, the stimulation or the training. This has left craving attention. I want to be with you ALL THE TIME! So hope you like to play ‘cause I’m down for that any time.

I really would like a house with a backyard, where I can burn some of that energy off, and protect you from any squirrels who dare hop onto your land. Since I like to chase small animals though, we all agree cats are probably not a good idea in my home. Even with that backyard though, I still need (and like) my walks, where we can continue practicing walking on leash like I do with my foster dad these days. Speaking of practice, I will need training work to learn my basic manners. But I’m smart, give me the knowledge and I will learn.

I would be good with a dog sibling of my own, but would also be happy to have you all to myself. When I meet dogs I get super excited, but once they’re closer I get shy and need a minute to be sure they’re good company. Same with people, I can’t help but want to meet everybody when I’m out!

So, ready to make it official and end your search? Apply at www.teamdogrescue.ca now!

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Tasha Recently Adopted
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Tasha

  • Breed: Lab/German Shepherd Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 7 years
  • Weight: 85lbs
  • Needs:

Hello reader, welcome to my page. My name is Tasha. Maybe it should be Momma Dog though. You see, one of the first things my fosters noticed was that I am drawn to children. I am good on leash but as soon as I see them I pull to go over and say hello. I lived with children in my previous home, and took good care of them. That is, until my family who had me all my life moved and gave me up rather than being me with them. I would love to help watch over your children to. If you bring me home I will watch over you as well. I follow my foster family around and love to be wherever they are, and will just curl up and watch the news with you in the evening, or Saturday morning cartoons.

I LOVE my walks. I don’t have much interest in toys, or playing with other dogs, but I love to get out for a stroll and meet lots of people. If there is a squirrel on the walk have no fear, I will chase the evil puffy tailed beast away for you. Speaking of other dogs, I don’t mind them and will say hello, but people are where my real focus is. I do however dislike boys who get too forward, and will passive aggressively ignore them and walk away.

I am a sweet adult lady with perfect manners and would like a family of her own. I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Jersey Recently Adopted
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Jersey

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 6 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs: Good with everyone (dogs, cats, kids), needs some medical

Just look at this face! The epitome of happiness and Happy is what she should be called. But Jersey is her name and she was surrendered to a local shelter at the age of six because she “leaks”!
A simple fix really, if you have a relationship with your vet. This is a common issue with females, post spay, and simple hormone replacement is all that is needed, although dosage sometimes requires some tweaking. And Jersey is overweight! However, as soon as Jersey lifted her paws into the Critter Cabs transport, she started wagging her tail and hasn’t stopped! Each and every driver commented on how sweet and happy she is! And no wonder, as she now has a great future ahead. Her foster parents love her, as does her much younger foster sister and she was recently a guest at her parents wedding, and all the other guests were smitten as well.
Jersey is now enjoying plenty of walks, nine floors of stair climbing in lieu of the elevator ride and a controlled diet. We are watched the pounds melt away. With the potential loss of 10-15 lbs and her hormone meds adjustment, Jersey will be a healthy middle aged dog with a bounce in her step and a bright future ahead.
Jersey is a well balanced dog, who isn’t affected by thunder, fire alarms or sirens and can handle being left alone, while her parents work. She gets along well with the resident foster cat and caged rats. But really, despite enjoying play time with other dogs, it is people she wants. She adores her humans and just wants to be close by. Jersey greets everyone with the same enthusiasm and will make friends wherever she goes.
If you want an ambassador to the canine world, Jersey is your girl, and her sweet trusting nature will have her fitting into her new home very often soon. She is ready and waiting, with tail wagging.

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Ren Recently Adopted
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Ren

  • Breed: Shih tsu
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs: An adopter willing to meet Ren’s medical needs

This adorable little guy found himself at the shelter as a stray. His matting was so sever he had to be sedated in order to be groomed, it was that painful. He also had a mouth full of rotten teeth. But now he’s just the happiest toothless fellow around and just adores being petted. He’s very spry and active for a 10 year old Shih Tzu and has become a man about town. When he goes for a walk, he is on a mission greeting everyone he meets. That’s why you wouldn’t know that he has a heart murmur and requires life long medication as well as drops for his eyes to keep them comfortable. If you can welcome this lovely senior into your home and enjoy going for lots of walks, it won’t take long before you know everyone in your neighbourhood.

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Dexter Recently Adopted
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Dexter

  • Breed: Husky
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2 years
  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • Needs: Good with dogs and cats

Oh Husky lovers….come hither.

We have a gem for you.

This 2 year old boy was flown down to a local shelter all the way from Nunavut, where unfortunately he spent the first 2 years being a chained dog with very little freedoms. Thankfully he was rescued and brought to Ontario due to overcrowding for his second chance at life.

He in a foster home where he is thoroughly enjoying the company of his 2 foster Husky sisters, obeying the demands of the 5 pound Yorkshire Terrier alpha of the household, and is truly fascinated by the cat. He is learning what it means to be in a home and is a quick study.

Freedom, looks good on him.

He is wonderful and once you get to know him, you too will agree.

Please welcome, Dexter, to our rescue.


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