- Breed: Boxer/Mastiff X
- Gender: Male
- Age: 3 years
- Weight: 65lbs
- Needs: Adult only home, Pet free home, ongoing Leash Training
Hi my name is Taz!
Im only about 3 years old but somehow i ended up in something called a shelter for almost 16 months! The people there were so nice but i really wanted to find a home where i can have my own hoomans. TEAM was looking for a family that could take care of me and they promised to find me a family of my own.
So here i am, im ready to find them now, my foster family has been so so nice and they are teaching me sooo many things! Im doing my best i do need to work on a few things but they said im a very obedient boy, im not quite sure what that means but i do know that they are happy with me.
I get my food two times a day, i never gave accidents in the house and if my foster family goes out i wait patiently for them to come home, and i dont need to be in a crate! I get sooo excited when my foster dad comes home and i always like to be close to him, I follow him from room to room. If my foster dad is not home i hang out with the other hoomans and wait till my foster daddy comes home.
I love go play tug of war with my rope toy as well as “catch me if you can” with a ball /stick in my mouth. If my foster dad asks I will give him my toy.
I take treats EXTREMELY gently and i try so so hard to please and my foster family is so happy to have me.
My favourite things are car rides, snd belly rubs.
Sometimes i just get too excited and i use my paws to get attention and sometimes i just cant help it and will also mouth while playing especially when i get excited. Im trying to remember not to do this but my foster family says i still have a few things to learn.
When im outside I LOVE to smell anything and everything but Im good and will not pick up items that are not given to me.
I still do need training when I am outside or not at home, because sometimes when i see dogs and new people i will pull hard and lunge towards them, i don’t mean to, but i don’t know what to do so i don’t always react appropriately because I am nervous and unsure of new things. My foster dad is doing his best to reassure me, and I am getting better but my new family will need to commit to continue to help me work on my confidence and maybe even get a trainer to help me learn that the world is not too too scary.
I LOVE my walks and discovering the world, and If there are no dogs or people I am
pretty good on my walks and okay on a leash but sometimes i try so hard to just run!
My perfect family will have a very structured and calm life and will not be afraid when i get too excited or reactive. My family will need to be confident and strong and be able to manage my strength and if they have experience with unsure dogs like me that will be a big bonus! I really just want to be a good boy. I just never had
the chance to be a puppy and learn so i can still be
high energy so i will definitely need my walks some mental training and playtime. I would really prefer a backyard, condos and the city are too busy for me. Im good when alone but please dont leave me too long i just want to have lots of time with my family.
If you think im handsome and think you could be my family please email jackie my adoption coordinator at team she is going to help me find my perfect family.
- Breed: Border Collie Mix
- Gender: Female
- Age: 1 year old
- Weight: 55 lbs
My name is Oreo and I’m a gorgeous 1 year old Border Collie mix from northern Quebec! Im sure I got my name because everyone seems to love me as much as Oreo cookies and of course my beautiful colouring too.
I’m a very thankful girl because I was rescued by a wonderful group called IFAW and am now part of TEAM Dog Rescue, eagerly waiting for my new family. All of these nice people also rescued my puppy and they are now safe with the rescue as well.
I am a typical young dog that requires lots of attention, exercise and guidance to become a great adult dog. I also have some typical Border Collie traits and am very smart, love stimulation and being outdoors. Who doesn’t love to be outside? I really enjoy spending time with other dogs. I currently have a canine foster sibling and it’s been great. I’m so used to being around other dogs that it’s making me feel at home and also keeping me busy!
I love people! I’m very friendly when going on walks and inside my foster home but I was with a foster family for a few days when I first joined the rescue that had 3 young children and that was a bit much for me. It made me anxious, so I’d prefer a quieter home with older children. I even do well around horses, if you happen to have any? They are quite large and we’re a little intimidating at first but I have learned that we can be friends.
Although I have never spent much time on a leash during my previous life, I’m doing really well. My foster mom is very impressed and would love a family that can continue to teach me all my manners.
I am looking for a family that will spend lots of time outdoors, can provide a calm home environment but also lots of exercise and stimulation. I promise I will provide you with lots of love and will be the best loyal companion!Fill out an application for Oreo!
- Breed: German Shepherd Cross
- Gender: Female
- Age: 4
- Weight: 52 lbs
This lovely girl came to us from a eastern Ontario shelter, where she was found as a stray. Having recently given birth, it was assumed she was a dumped dog, as no one came forward to claim her. Estimated to be about 4 years of age, Dolly will soon be spayed and up to date on vaccines.
Dolly is just that, a doll. An incredibly easy dog in the home, well behaved and house trained. Not a fan of the crate, she will however, sleep anywhere a dog bed or blanket is put down for her.
Initially Dolly followed her foster mom everywhere, even lying at her feet while she worked from home. Now that Dolly is settling well, she is now confident staying on her own while her family moves around her. Her foster family is working hard on her leash training, as she can be a bit of a puller, and she is making progress. Her new family must be committed to continuing this training.
Dolly is indifferent to other dogs, has no interest in playing, does and respects the required sniff, but just wants to continue on her way. Dolly does need an active family as she is currently getting 4-6 walks a day often for kilometres, and sometimes it includes a run. She thrives on being outside and thoroughly enjoys these long walks/run. Dolly loves her people and is accepting of affection but reserved in giving it. Likely time and patience will reward her new family with affection, and this will be well worth the wait. Dolly would do best in a family with older children, likely teens, as she can easily be disturbed by unexpected movements and appears hesitant when encountering them.
Dolly is eagerly looking for her forever family!
Could it be you?
- Breed: Shepherd/Malamute X
- Gender: Female
- Age: 1 year
- Weight: 60 lbs
With her long legs and silvery blonde hair, this 1 year old girl is a total head turner! And, given that she is friendly and affectionate to everyone she meets, I guess you could say that her beauty is more than skin deep.
Her foster mom reports that Sadie is a 60 lb shadow who follows her everywhere. She loves her toys – both the chew kind and stuffed kind – and entertains herself by chewing on them until they’re in tatters. Once she’s done with that, she’ll come looking for a belly rub and then take herself off for a nap in her crate or on her dog bed.
Sadie loves to go for walks but her leash manners need a bit of work. The shelter she came from reports that she is dog friendly with medium and large dogs, but her foster mom reports that can be reactive towards them when on leash. Given her size, Sadie needs a strong handler with the experience and patience to work on her manners while walking. She might benefit from the company of another dog in her home, but small dogs and cats are not recommended.
Car rides are a pleasure with this sweet girl, and she is also reported to be well-behaved at the vet.
Puppy behaviours are still evident with Sadie and they can be challenging given her size and strength. When excited she will jump up and occassionally grab articles of clothing or the leash for a game of tug. Although she will grow out of these bad habits with time and some firm guidance, we feel that it is best that she be in a home without small children.
Sadie has exhibited some pain in her back leg and will have some arthroscopic investigation with one of our veterinary partners in the coming days. It is expected that she has issues with her cruciate ligament and will require surgical repair, which Team Dog will look after. Once she has recovered from surgery, she will be ready to head off to her forever home.
If you are looking for a big dog with movie-star looks (and have the patience to teach this big puppy some manners!), let us know by submitting an online application.
- Breed: Bulldog mix
- Gender: Female
- Age: 8 years
- Weight: 72 pounds
- Needs: No young children. Only dog in the home. An experienced dog owner. Someone home more often than not, retired or works from home.
Things Blanche needs in her furever home are:
No young children
Only dog in the home
An experienced dog owner
Someone home more often than not, retired or works from home
Blanche, a 72 pound American Bulldog, has been in the care of a TEAM foster family for three weeks. She came to us from a shelter, after being found as a stray.
Blanche is a very sweet, loving goofball, who enjoys engaging with her humans in play. She thinks she is a lap dog, and is quite happy to fall asleep in your lap! She does have separation anxiety, and the foster parents are working on it daily.
The foster parents feel Blanche is partially deaf, and is able to hear more out of her left ear. She can definitely hear high pitched sounds, such as fire alarms. If there is a very loud noise, her ears perk up. But, she does not hear someone coming into the condo. It is necessary to communicate with her using doggie sign language. She already knows, “go for a walk”, “time for dinner”, “stay” and others. Blanche is a quick learner, and wants to please her humans SO BADLY.
Even though Blanche is a social butterfly who warms up to new human friends almost instantly, we suspect she has not had a loving home in the past. If you move your hand quickly towards her face, she flinches, closes her eyes and braces herself like she is going to be hit. She is starting to trust the foster parents but this will be an ongoing process for months, maybe even a year, till she is totally comfortable and able to relax around people.
Blanche is in overall, good shape. Due to her age, she does have some arthritis, and is stiff upon getting up, but works it out once moving around. Presently, she is on a food for her skin to keep it healthy, and requires ear drops, due to a chronic ear infection.
If you are able to open up your hearts to Blanche, I know you will not be disappointed. She is one little sweetheart!
- Breed: Australian Cattle dog/husky
- Gender: Male
- Age: 7 months
- Weight: 60 lbs
- Needs: Having surgery mid-May so will require a few weeks recovery in quiet home with no or very few steps
Big goofy pup, affectionate, puppy.
Recently arrived so still assessing behaviour
- Breed: Terrier Mix
- Gender: Male
- Age: 9
- Weight: 20lbs
- Needs: No Cats, No Children, No Large Dogs
Unfortunately at 8 years old Finley is looking for a new home. He is the cutest little guy weighing approximately 20lbs, but he can still be quite anxious and fearful of new people and situations. His current family is expecting soon and feel that their new lifestyle will make Finley anxious and unhappy. Finley’s back story is quite sad, he spent the first 3 years of his life as a chained dog in a northern community, being on a chain, he didn’t get the much need socialization a young dog needs to thrive, add on the possibility of getting mistreated could be why he is fearful of new people and situations.
In four years he has had the comforts of a home, and he loves his long walks, being outside, running in the snow, sitting next to his family on the couch, his toys and of course treats! He is definitely not a fan of loud or large vehicles (busses) or large dogs. He does ok with other small “not in his face” dogs.
Finley does well on his own while his humans are at work, he will sleep most of the day and uses this time to enjoy his own time listening to classical music.
At nighttime his favourite place to sleep is in his own bed but in his human’s room. He is not a fan of crates and does not need one.
He only barks when the doorbell rings or if he’s staring out the window and sees squirrels or people walking by but he settles pretty quickly.
Finley has bitten when he is anxious, or uncomfortable, our trainer says that he gives clear body signals when he is anxious but if they are missed he will bite, and for this reason, we are looking for a specific home where Finley can live out his senior years. Finley is looking for a child free quiet home, with experienced dog owners who will give him the space he needs when he needs it, a bonus would be a family which loves to walk and give him his outside time where he can enjoy his walks.
He is up to date on all his vaccines, he is healthy, neutered snd microchipped.
If you think you are that home we would love to hear from you!
Recently Adopted Dogs
- Breed: Lab Mix
- Gender: Female
- Age: 1 1/2 Years
- Weight: 66 lbs.
With her sleek and silky fur, this beauty can stop anyone on the street!
This girl is a 1 ½ year old big puppy that came to us with no previous training or manners. She is a quick learner though and with the help of her foster family and a trainer, she is learning how to be much more appropriate. She will need continued training and positive reinforcement to help her become her best self.
She loves people and has been known to jump all over everyone when she gets excited. This is something that will also need continued work as she doesn’t realize her own size or strength. She can also be nippy and a bit mouthy when she’s overly excited or doesn’t get enough stimulation. Lots of daily exercise, both physically and mentally are the key to keeping this girl content. She walks beautifully on a Halti both individually and in a pack and would excel in a home with another dog as she loves any and all canine friends.
We are looking for an experienced adopter with a calm environment; one with no small animals, including cats, and one with no children under 12 years of age.
If you think you could give this beauty a loving home and continue to show her the ropes, she will be forever indebted.
- Breed: Rottweiler Mix
- Gender: Male
- Age: 2 years
- Weight: 72 lbs
Admiral aka Addy
- Breed: Rottweiler X
- Gender: Male
- Age: 10 years (est.)
- Weight: 125 lbs
UPDATE Apr 13: Thank you to those who have submitted an application to adopt Addy. We are working through the applications received. At this point, we are not accepting new applications for him.
Male | 10 years | Neutered | Healthy | Rottweiler x | 125 lbs | Good with dogs and cats
Admiral is a gentle and healthy 125lb Rottweiler mix (possibly with hound) who was found as a stray and spent some time at the Quinte Humane Society. His foster parents call him Addy because he’s much more of a sweetheart than a tough guy. They can’t say enough positive things about this precious dog. Addy is smart, loving, and eager to please – the perfect pal.
Currently, Addy lives in a small apartment in a very busy part of Toronto and does very well. He’s still getting used to the sounds and smells of the city, as he lived the first ten years of his life in a more rural environment. In the home, Addy is very relaxed and quiet; he doesn’t bark and can be left alone without any destructive behaviour. On a sunny day, he likes to lay on the balcony and calmly watch the world go by.
Addy loves to go for walks and follow his nose. If allowed, he will sniff every tree and leaf. We would classify Addy as a medium energy dog; he is calm in the home but needs at least one long walk a day to burn off his energy.
Addy is a very big boy and doesn’t know his strength or size, so he would need supervision around young children and would need to be walked by an adult. He is friendly and curious about new people but doesn’t get too excited or pushy. Addy seems to be great with other dogs; there isn’t an aggressive bone in his body. He currently lives with a sassy cat; he respects her space and is pretty afraid of her. Addy is also happy in the car, doesn’t use a crate, loves water, and is food motivated.
- Breed: Shi-Poo
- Gender: Female
- Age: 13 years
- Weight: 5 pounds
Update: April 13
Thanks for submitting an adoption application for Bells. I am working my way through them, and not accepting any more applications at this time.
Good with children
Does not like being picked up and held
Bella, a thirteen year old, She-Poo, came into the care of TEAM, after being removed by authorities from a abusive, neglectful home.
Considering what Bella must have gone through, she is an easy going dog. She enjoys her walks, and is interested in meeting other dogs, as well as, people, while on them. If the dog is large and boisterous, she may let out a bark or two, but has shown no aggression. She is a good walker while on the leash. Not surprising, she will pull if there is an interesting smell she wishes to check out.
Bella is underweight. The foster has been feeding her three times a day to attempt to put weight on her. When she came into the care of the Humane Society, her hair was so matted, she needed to be shaved. Bella does get cold, due to no meat on her bones, and little hair.
As a senior, she is a low energy dog, but will play ball, if she is in the mood. Her favourite activity is sleeping the day away, in her bed by the window.
She is affectionate on her terms. The one thing Bella does not like is being picked up and held. If she is, she will object by letting out a whimper. She does enjoy sitting beside you to be petted.
Bella has met, two boys, eight and ten. She was good with them.
She has not been able to be tested with cats, due to the social distancing in effect.
Bella can be anxious in a car, at first, and then, settles.
She is not a barker. If she hears a noise, she may let out a bark or two, and then stops.
Bella is an easy dog, just wanting to be loved, fed and kept safe. If she sounds like a dog for your family, please submit an adoption application, found at the website for TEAM Dog Rescue.
- 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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