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

Adoption Application


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Pirolito Coming Soon
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  • Breed: Hound X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 19.5kg
  • Needs: TBA

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

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

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

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

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

Brandy is good with cats and other dogs.

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

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

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

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

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

Fill out an application for Brandy!
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Fox Coming Soon
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  • Breed: Husky X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs:
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Marcus Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: Shih Tzu X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10 years
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Needs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fill out an application for Elvis!
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Jack Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 6.5 years
  • Weight: 75 pounds
  • Needs: Owner with German Shepherd experience // Quieter home // Older Kids or Adults // Someone home more often than not


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

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

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

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

But I’m so much more than my looks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can’t wait to meet you!
Xoxo Jack

Fill out an application for Jack!

Adoption Pending

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

This Black Beauty recently arrived through Montreal, courtesy of HSI Canada. Bellie is a pure bred German Shepherd, and just recently turned two. Settling into her Parkdale loft with her foster mom, Bellie has become smitten with her constant companionship and affection and loves everyone she meets.. Bellie is about 60 lbs, and needs to put on some weight, but overall healthy, spayed and up to date with vaccines.
However, she has a condition called Pannus, which is an an eye condition occurring more frequently in German Shepherds. Widely considered an auto-immune condition, it can be managed but not cured. Requiring life long eye drops and “Doggles” worn during the harshest midday bright sunshine, this condition can be easily managed, but will require someone comfortable applying these eye drops daily.
Requiring some leash work was first on the agenda, and Bellie is so eager to learn and easily rewarded with treats and praise. Initially lunging at barking at other dogs, Bellie is learning to ignore them and further training will be needed for her to get comfortable with other canine companions. We fell this is fear based and not aggressive. She seems curious about cats, but further assessment is required to see if she would be truly comfortable in a feline household. Thus far she is curious and eager to meet younger children, but until Bellie experiences more confidence building, it is likely best she go to an adult only or a home with older children.
True to her breed, Bellie requires plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. But she is so eager and ready to join her “Furever Family”!

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

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

Fill out an application for Bellie!
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Bear Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Great Pyrenees
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 6 months
  • Weight: 19.80kg
  • Needs: TBA

UPDATE JULY 22, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

An investigation was launched and he was seized by authorities.

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

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June Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Bluetick Coonhound x Beagle
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 10 weeks
  • Weight: 8lbs
  • Needs:

June is a rambunctious 10 week old puppy who will need a family who understands the Hound family. In addition to consistency and training a puppy requires her adoptive home will have to understand she may not ever be trusted off leash as hounds have a strong nose that they like to follow, which means their ears turn off. We are looking for a family in a house as they can be vocal. She would do well with another canine companion but no cats or small pets as she already has a strong prey drive.

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Bailey Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Retriever, lab, husky mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2
  • Weight:
  • Needs:

Bailey is a northern dog who has just arrived in our rescue. We are learning more about him and will need to complete his medical vetting. He is currently not accepting applications.

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Sadie Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Shepherd/Malamute X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Needs:

Helloooo Gorgeous!!!!

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.

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Finley Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Terrier Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 20lbs
  • Needs: No Cats, No Children, No Large Dogs

Meet Finley!

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!

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Strawberry Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Golden cross
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 6 months
  • Weight: 14 kg
  • Needs:

Recently Adopted Dogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Hi Everyone!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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