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

Adoptables

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Anna Adoptable Now
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Anna

  • Breed: Lab Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1.5 Years
  • Weight:
  • Needs: Active home, home with a yard, no small pets

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 parents are 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 parents say that my main goal in life is to please my humans, as 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 need to learn some manners first. That type of environment might make me too anxious.
– I am very smart and I thrive on structure and rules, so I’d like a family that can provide this 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
– Although I’m doing very well with my foster parents in an apartment 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
– I was previously in a foster home with another dog and enjoyed playing with them. I have also spent some time on group walks and boarding with other dogs. I would like a home with a balanced and calm dog that I can continue to learn from. Big dogs are my favorite 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
– I really don’t like when my foster parents leave for work each day and can often howl to get their attention (and those of everyone in the apartment building), so I need a family that can help me work on my separation anxiety. I know from past experience that it will get better once I’m settled and have enough exercise!
– Lastly, I am very good in the car, so if my new family would like to take me places, that would be fun.

Fill out an application for Anna!
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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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Miles Adoptable Now
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Miles

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

The photo of a broken dog.

Miles has found himself at the same local shelter 5 (yes, FIVE) times, through no fault of his own. He was removed by police through an investigation three times and was found as a stray once. Legally, the shelter had no choice but to release him back to his owners. On his 4th visit, 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.

The shelter reached out to us, because at 9 years of age, Miles can no longer be bounced around. His spirit is broken, and he deserves better.

Medically, we will need to do some investigative work, so Miles will be seeing one of our amazing veterinary partners to determine next steps.

In the meantime, Miles, we promise you, you will never be left in a shelter, ever again.

Please welcome, Miles, to our rescue.

Fill out an application for Miles!
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Rocky Adoptable Now
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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.

Fill out an application for Rocky!
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Hope & Bella (BONDED PAIR) Adoptable Now
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Hope & Bella (BONDED PAIR)

  • Breed: German Shepherds
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 7 & 8 years
  • Weight: 36 kg
  • Needs: Good with kids, no small pets

These girls were happy and loved in their home until recently, when their owner passed away. Despite finding themselves homeless, they were lucky to have each other.

As seniors, aged 8 and 7, they don’t deserve to be homeless. They have different personalities and a fierce, sisterly bond. Gentle dispositions makes these two a definite set. They are looking for a home where they can always be together. They adore being around children and love all the attention and activity of a busy home. When things are quiet they take that opportunity for nap time. They have impeccable manners and love being with people. If you can open up your heart and home to these two lovely girls you will immediately have two new best friends who will greet you with their smiles every single morning.

Fill out an application for Hope & Bella (BONDED PAIR)!
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Simba Adoptable Now
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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!

Fill out an application for Simba!
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Tasha Adoptable Now
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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!

Fill out an application for Tasha!
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Hugo Adoptable Now
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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!

Fill out an application for Hugo!
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Mercedes Coming Soon
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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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Pirate Coming Soon
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Pirate

  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Weight: 38 kg
  • Needs: TBD

We are still getting to know this sweet boy,, please check back soon for more updates!

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Axel Coming Soon
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Axel

  • Breed: Doberman Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 9 years
  • Weight: 50 lb
  • Needs:

We are still getting to know this sweet boy, please check back for more updates soon!

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Wilma Coming Soon
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Wilma

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

We are still getting to know this sweet senior girl, please check back soon for more updates!

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Ren Adoption Pending
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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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Jersey Adoption Pending
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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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Ozzy Adoption Pending
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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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Joe Adoption Pending
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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.


Recently Adopted Dogs

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Farley Recently Adopted
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Farley

  • Breed: Daschund
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs:

Walking through an animal shelter hurts. It physically hurts. You are not just witnessing homeless animals, but what you are feeling is the tension and dread that they don’t belong there.

Walking by kennels, the expression on their face, is much like the expression on this 10 year old Dachshund.

Its deafening.

Confusion.
Hope.
Sadness.
And more confusion.

As rescues, our role specifically is to wipe that look of confusion off their face. To provide for them medically (this little man requires dental surgery to clear up the decay in his mouth), grant them a clean bill of health, and find their furever homes.

Senior dogs are a shelter’s most vulnerable residents, and they truly are in most dire need of a change in venue. It can be so traumatizing and confusing for a senior to find themselves in new surroundings, a foster home at the very least can provide them with the comforts that they had come to know even though they are aware so much has drastically changed in their life.

Our focus will be on finding an owner who will fall in love with his senior charms and provide him with a home full of love and compassion. Older dogs can be just as entertaining as puppies, they come with many wonderful qualities that puppies take years to grow into.

Don’t pass over a senior pet for a cute and cuddly puppy, the privilege of loving a senior dog makes every single day that much more special, they promise to give you a special relationship that grows stronger with the knowledge that you have given this fine old dog a second chance at life.

A chance he earned and deserve.

Please welcome, Farley, to our rescue.

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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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Alaska Recently Adopted
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Alaska

  • Breed: Husky
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs: No cats/small pets, okay with older kids, needs a family who understands a husky’s needs

The Goofball

Meet Alaska (aka Ali) – a 3-year old, male husky. Alaska is one of the Northern dogs that we recently welcomed to TEAM. Prior to arriving in our rescue, he spent a majority of his life outside tied to a chain and constantly being hungry. But did that break his spirit? Not even a little!

This is the goofiest of huskies you’ll ever meet. Alaska constantly seeks attention from his humans and can be a bit overbearing about it. Do you have other pets that you like to pat once in a while? Forget it with Alaska around because he will monopolize all the snuggles!

Alaska is a typical husky in many ways – stubborn, full of energy, gentle and affectionate. He is a super fun dog who will keep his family on their feet. He is highly food motivated, eager to please and is a very smart dog. Given his history of constantly being hungry, he is very protective about food and has shown some resource guarding.

Although he is a very handsome dog, and huskies tend to attract a lot of interest, please note the following extremely important criteria that we will be considering for a suitable home for him:
– Husky savvy: familiarity with the breed, or with working breeds in general, will be awesome to have
– Very active family: Alaska has a lot of energy and is the type of dog that loves to go on multiple walks daily, be a running/jogging/cycling/skateboarding partner, go on hikes, participate in agility or do any of the other fun activities that require being on one’s feet
– Willing to train: Alaska displays some resource guarding and needs to learn some manners to greet people and dogs politely so willingness to train him is important.
– No small kids in the house (under 13 years): His high energy combined with resource guarding does not make him suitable for a home with small kids.
– Fenced-in backyard: a place for him to run around will be amazing!
– NO CATS OR SMALL PETS – Although he has not been cat-tested, he displays a high prey drive and will likely chase cats or other small pets in the house.


Learn more about the Adoption Process.