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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Ares Coming Soon
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  • Breed: Malamute
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5 months
  • Weight: 55 lbs
  • Needs: Family committed to ongoing training

Very sweet boy who bonds quickly and adores other dogs

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Champ Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: Northern GSD X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Needs: Experience handlers

This handsome boy arrived late March, from northern Manitoba, with a very severe Diaphragmatic Hernia (result of a car accident), an infected drainage wound and hookworms. This was a very risky medical case and despite his injuries, Champ has been nothing but affectionate, sweet and loving his foster family and all those who helped him on his journey. Thanks to the skill of the surgeons at OVC, Champ pulled through this risky surgery and is now ready to join his forever family. Now just a year old, Champ is now able to be the dog he was meant to be. Active and playful, he needs an experienced savvy handler who knows the breed well and committed to ongoing training. Champ is smart and responds well to positive reinforcement and treats. He is exuberant so only dog savvy older children will be considered. Typical to the breed, Champ is showing some stranger danger and can be protective of his fosters, so he will require some work in this area. He is often unsure in new situations, but so eager to learn. Champ will prefer a fenced yard and an active family who will include him in all their activities. Champ is currently fostered with a resident cat and in a busy urban area. He loves every dog he meets and would be fine as the only dog or with another in the home.

Fill out an application for Champ!
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Major Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: Mastiff
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 71lbs
  • Needs: gastro diet

Look into my eyes; deep into my eyes. Do you love me yet? Because I am already halfway in love with you.
Now that I’ve got you hypnotized, can we have a nap? And possibly, snuggle while we nap?

Major is a couch potato, who loves people. He’s a low energy dog who would prefer a Friday night snuggle than hitting the town. A regular Casanova, he loves everyone he meets as an opportunity for new cuddles. With his charming underbite and his clear communication through vocalizations, he’ll let you know exactly what’s on his mind.

Major would be best as the only dog in a home, with no cats. He loves spending time with people and walks well on leash. He doesn’t need to go far or fast. He knows his basic commands, responds to hand signals and has learned the rules in foster care.
He will need a life-long special diet and monthly injections of B12 for his sensitive stomach, as Major has been diagnosed with IBD (irritable bowel disease). A tidy home is also important, as Major liked to counter-surf. He has no idea that he’s making himself sick with his stolen crumbs or loose articles. He’s 100% percent worth it though because you’ll get love back in spades.

Fill out an application for Major!
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Mavis Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: Saluki X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Weight: 40 lbs.
  • Needs: Another dog, fully fenced yard, quiet environment in the suburbs, someone who is home

This beauty arrived to us a couple of months ago on a very long trip from Bahrain.

Mavis loves her foster family and is all about cuddles. The more trusting she gets, the more loving she becomes. Her humans are definitely very special to her. She also gravitated to her furry foster siblings on day one and definitely needs to be adopted to a family that has another sweet and gentle natured dog.

She is a bit frightened of some loud noises but she has made great improvement in this area since she arrived. A home not in the heart of the city would be best and a fully fenced yard is very important. She seems to love all dogs and is quite playful. We’ve also learned that she loves to swim! Because loud noises can make her nervous, she’s best suited in a home without kids.

Mavis is still young and has been practising her leash manners. She’s doing great but will need some consistent training in that area. Having been free roaming on the streets, leashes are still unfamiliar to her.

She is a medium to high energy dog and definitely needs her exercise to tucker her out. She loves long walks as long as they’re in a relatively quiet environment. She does have a high prey drive so a family with no other small animals (ie birds, cats, etc.) is best.

This sweetheart has some separation anxiety. She can be left on her own for short periods of time and hopefully when she’s in her forever family she’ll learn to realize it’s not a scary thing. So many dogs today have never been alone. A nice window to look out of is one of her favourite activities and seems to help.

Mavis wants to please, loves her belly rubs and to sleep on the couch and your bed. We’re sure that somewhere deep inside of her she’s a human in a dog’s body. She is non-destructive, plays well with her toys, love to fetch and catch tennis balls and is not a digger. She has zero resource guarding and shares her space and toys beautifully and has never tried to eat out of her fur siblings’ bowls.

She’s completely housebroken and needs to be free roaming in the house. No crates for this little girl!

If you’re interested in adopting this special girl, please contact her Adoption Coordinator, Michele.

Fill out an application for Mavis!

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ROBBIE Adoptable Now
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  • Breed: CORSO X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1.5
  • Weight: 75 lbs
  • Needs: Dog free or another calm dog in the home would be ok. Adult only home, ongoing training, NO CATS

Robbie’s MUST haves:
-Child free home
-Dog free home or another calm dog would be okay
-Out of city /no busy suburbs
-Experienced owner of power breeds
-Committed to ongoing training

Here is My Story:

Hi my name is Robbie, and I’m a 15 month Corso X. I was found wandering confused, alone and very very hungry by this nice gentlemen who probably saved my life by bringing me to a shelter in Nov 2020. I can barely see and when this nice man found me I was so very hungry you could see my ribs. I had been without food for a long time.

On Christmas Eve these nice people came to the shelter to pick me up. The nice lady at the shelter told me to be a good boy that she will miss me but these nice people will now be my foster family and will help me. I had no idea what that meant but everyone seemed so happy which made me happy too.

I have now been with my foster family for just over 6 months and I am learning new things everyday, but I still bump into things once in a while. After a few appointments with the eye specialist, they say I wont be able to regain my sight. I do have cataracts but my retina is damaged beyond repair. So I now need to learn to use all of my other senses.

I am young and I do get very excited and reactive to meet people and dogs on walks. Sometimes I do pull too hard and bark. I have been working so hard with a nice lady they call her a trainer and I have been practicing with my foster family. TEAM will even adopt me out with 3 training sessions to help my new family and I get settled. I still do need lots of practice with this and will need my future family to have experience with a strong dog like me. I need a family who will continue to work on all my training so I can become the best dog. All i know is that I LOVE treats and if I’m a good boy during my training i always get some, so I try extra hard. I also really LOVE car rides! I hop right in and am a great passenger!

I am a bit picky though, and I need a VERY specific home. My perfect home will not be in a city, condo or in a busy area with lots of stimulation. It is just way too much for me to handle so the less busy the better because all these places have unpredictable sounds and can be very scary for me.

I absolutely need a very calm and STRUCTURED home. An adult and cat free home with ROUTINE is an absolute must. Humans that will commit to me and my ongoing training who have experience with a blind dog would be an extra special bonus . My humans should also be experienced in handling power breed puppies/dogs, be a confident leader, understand my exercise needs and have the commitment to follow through with my training.

I’d really prefer an ADULT only home because I could accidentally hurt a child or get very nervous and confused around excited energy. Calm energy is a key factor because i am relying on all of my other senses. I am such a good boy and love attention, i know that I would make someone very happy.

Right now I have been able to meet and walk with my trainer’s dog, Riggs,. I am learning that it is OK to be calm around other dogs.

I really need a family of my own so that I can be the best dog I can be. If you have been looking for me, my adoption coordinator, Jackie, will be excited to hear from you!

Fill out an application for ROBBIE!

Adoption Pending

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Buddy Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Lab Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 65 lbs
  • Needs: No other animals in the home & no (or few) stairs

Hi Everyone

My name is Buddy and I must say the name describes me perfectly. I am trying to be everyone’s best Buddy, companion and loyal partner. I spent the first 10 years of my life chained up and living outdoors 24/7 in a northern community (so yes it was very cold at times). I always knew the day I would be rescued would be special but I had no idea just how good it would feel. So many wonderful people were involved in saving me and getting me safely to Team Dog Rescue. It wasn’t easy, especially during a lockdown!

Due to living outdoors, not a lot of movement and lack of medical attention I came to Team in a great deal of pain. In fact, they soon realized after getting me to the vet that I have arthritis virtually everywhere in my body. I used to have a hard time even walking and was very sore but I have been on medication (gabapentin, joint supplements and meloxicam) for 3 weeks and feel so so much better! I will need to be on this medication to keep me comfortable for the remainder of my life. I will also not be able to go up and down stairs. It’s amazing to finally feel good. I’m also increasing the length of my walks. Overall life is improving for me in every way.

Can I tell you about my current life in foster care? My foster dad tells me everyday what a good boy I am and that I’m the best company. I stick by his side pretty much all the time. I relax while he works all day and we spend some time going for short walks and just hanging outside. It’s so nice to know that after our walks I get to go back inside to my comfy bed!

I am a very strong dog and have never in my life been on a walk before so I’m learning to be on leash and not pull. I am also trying to learn that other dogs can be friendly. I do react to all dogs I see, so a dog free home is important. Also a family who is willing to work on my leash reactivity and accept that I may never be able to socialize with other dogs. I think cats are very friendly and that’s why I chase them. Actually I seem to want to chase every small animal! My foster dad tells me I have high prey drive, so I hope to go to a home with no other animals.

I lived outside and alone for many years so now that I have a family, I tend to get anxious when they leave the room or house. I would really like to have a family who is home often to keep me company and to also help me work on my separation anxiety. If you need to go anywhere I’m happy to come with you and love the car!

I really hope to find a family of my own who will love and care for me. I promise to be a good boy and be your loyal friend. Here is a list of my needs to keep in mind:

– good cuddles and gives lots of love
– enjoys short walks and being outside
– strong handler and comfortable walking a large dog
– no other animals in the home
– I really enjoy children 🙂
– someone home often
– few or no stairs
– backyard

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Jax Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Lab/Saluki X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 22 months
  • Weight: 21 kg
  • Needs: Active family, home with a fenced yard

Jax is a very playful active boy who adores other dogs, loves children and is an exception cuddler. He is fine with cats and adores his toys. He is very sweet and is so eagerly waiting on finding his perfect family who will shower him with toys, attention and love. He will require some further leash work, as he is quite the puller, but being food motivated, easily responsive and redirected. As like most of the Saluki mixes, he does have high prey drive.

Recently Adopted Dogs

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Alina Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Saluki X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 9 months
  • Weight: 20 kg
  • Needs: A home with a fenced yard and engaged family

Alina loves other dogs, always up for play and is house trained, UTD with her vaccines and eagerly waiting for her forever family

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Edgar Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Boxer/Bully X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 22 kg
  • Needs: A confident owner, ok with other balanced dogs but would also love being the only dog in the home

Very affectionate, playful bog who attaches himself quickly. Still being assessed with a few medical issues, but should be ready soon.

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Billy Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 15lbs
  • Needs: Blind

Hi Everyone!

My name is Billy and I was found in horrific shape, underweight, matted and in a lot of pain. I’m so thankful the ladies from TEAM rescued me and now I’m safe, very loved and happy. I am also on my way to a pain free life very soon. In early June, I will have both of my eyes removed. It sounds very bad I know, but it will give me a pain free life and who needs these eyes anyways? I’m already blind and do just fine without my sight. My foster mom says I will still be absolutely adorable but I do recognize this will drastically change my appearance and I want my new family to love me no matter what.

I am as sweet as they come! I love all people and most of the dogs I have met, although I think I have decided that big dogs just aren’t for me. I really love my canine foster sister but she is quite young and at times its a bit much for me, I would prefer a less energetic dog my own age. Having no sight, it is a bit much for me to be around a larger or more active dog.

I am a lucky boy and spend my days lounging on the couch while my foster mom is at work. My canine foster sister and I probably get up to no good, but my foster mom has no idea. I am such a good boy that I get to snuggle with her at night in bed. I do need to work on my house training but luckily my foster mom is very dedicated and sure that I will pick up on it soon.

I really enjoy my walks and sniffing around but I’m a couch potato at heart. If you are a runner or very active I may not be the dog for you. If you like to drive places instead of long walks that works for me! I will just curl up and relax.

When I came to my foster home I was extremely skinny and my foster mom was just about willing to do anything to get me to eat, including home cooked meals. I am getting better with eating but still require some special meal prep.

If you are home a lot, willing to adopt a blind dog and are looking for a couch Buddy I just might be your guy! Please fill out an application!

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Gucci & Rocky Recently Adopted
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Gucci & Rocky

  • Breed: Lab x and Boxer x
  • Gender:
  • Age: 10 and 8
  • Weight:
  • Needs: TBD

Although not blood siblings, Gucci and Rocky are a bonded pair and will be adopted out together only. Their former owner moved and abandoned them. Facing euthanasia, we could not allow it and welcomed them into our rescue. They are a very sweet pair who are desperately waiting to be welcomed into their furever home. Gucci has some arthritic mobility issues which are being treated with supplements. They are playful and will be amazing companions, with a lot of love to give.

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Tia Adoption Pending
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  • Breed: Boxer/Lab Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 45lbs
  • Needs: No small pets

Meet Tia
Tia is a sweet, shy girl in her senior years. She’s 9 years old, with plenty of pep in her step. So much pep, actually, that she needs to go to a home with no small animals due to her high prey drive. Tia would be best in a home as the only dog, with people who are home more often than not. Inside the home, she has impeccable manners and knows most of her basic commands. She bonds strongly with her humans.
Outside, Tia is nervous and distracted, with limited leash skills. Introductions to new situations (and dogs) should be careful and slow. A yard would be nice to have but the real must is a love of WALKS and SNUGGLES.

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Gina Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Saluki X Retriever
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1 Year
  • Weight: 35lbs
  • Needs: No dogs and no children

Hi Everyone!

My name is Gina and I came with some of my friends (including my sister) from Bahrain. I am really enjoying Canada, especially my foster parents. They adore me and are spending a lot of time building my confidence as I get used to this new city called Toronto. Its a beautiful city but there seem to be a few things about it that I’m not quite sure about. I don’t love all the other dogs everywhere, they make me very nervous because I don’t know them. I also don’t love all of the children everywhere, just walking the streets, they seem very unpredictable. My foster mom tells all her friends that although I’m quite nervous walking through the city, that I’m pretty good on leash. I can tell you that I absolutely love my walks and I promise to improve my leash skills with time.

My favorite place in the whole world is being at home cuddled up with my foster mom and dad. This is the place I feel safe and know that I’m very loved. They like to have friends over occasionally and although I know they are nice people, I have a hard time getting comfortable with new people. I know with time I will be more open to meeting new friends.

I spend much of my day sitting next to my foster mom while she works from home. Its a pretty good set up for me because I get lots of walks each day, tons of attention and best of all I know she is right next to me. At night when we go to sleep I enjoy my own bed on the floor but I still check on my foster parents every few hours to make sure they are there. I am not certain, but I think I might have some separation anxiety when they leave me. Its something I’ll need to focus on as I get comfortable in my new home.

I really hope someone will love me forever and be committed to my training, I have so much to offer. After spending the first year of my life in a shelter, I deserve the best home.

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Pip & Jessie Recently Adopted
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Pip & Jessie

  • Breed: Yorkshire Terrier x
  • Gender:
  • Age: 6 years
  • Weight:
  • Needs: TBD

This super sweet bonded pair (male and female) have just arrived from Bahrain. They were surrendered to rescue when their owner moved out of the country and was not able to take them with them. Pip (male) and Jessie (female) are ready to find their furever home, together.

As they are settling into foster care, we are getting to know them better and what their needs are in a furever home. They are showing some jealousy issues towards the other dogs in the home, with their people. For this reason, we will be seeking a home without other pets so that they can be the king and queen of their castle. They love being outdoors and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Canadian life. A yard to lounge in will be their preference.

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Jack Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Canaan X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10months
  • Weight: 21 kg
  • Needs: Large fenced in yard, active family

Jack is a very sweet affectionate boy who needs owners committed to ongoing training and can keep up with his active lifestyle. Jack recently arrived from Bahrain, and is settling well in his foster home. Jack will do well with dog savvy children over the age of 10, due to his puppy exuberance. He adores other dogs, and although another canine companion isn’t necessary, he came from a large pack of dogs in Bahrain and would appreciate plenty of socializing with other well balanced dogs with his new family and friends.

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Bella Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: GSX X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 27kg
  • Needs:

Bella hails from Northern Manitoba. She recently gave birth outdoors to 7 pups prior to being rescued. Sadly none of her pups survived.Bella herself was found in life threatening condition and was rushed to an emergency vet. She was not expected to survive, but thankfully she did. Despite all that she has endured, she is the sweetest girl with a wagging tail that just wants to be loved. She is very low energy, and much prefers to sit back and take it all in. Bella does not do well with a lot of activity going on around her, so a quiet home without other dogs or young children is what she seeks.

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Ducky Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Dachshund/Border Collie Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 25 lbs.
  • Needs: Please see in-depth description below.

This precious 4 year old Dachshund/border collie mix spent 1 ½ years in a local shelter. He was taken in initially due to a cruelty investigation after being rescued from a hoarding situation. Sadly, until this time he hadn’t had any socialization with humans and was considered semi-feral.

He was terrified of everyone and everything but the shelter staff could see he had potential. After months of working with him and building his trust, he was making great strides. Eventually, he became accustomed to his new routine at the shelter, enjoyed being petted and to expect his daily meals.

We learned about this boy and how far the shelter had come with him and decided collectively, that a foster home would be where he would continue to thrive until he was ready for his forever home.

Our wonderful fosters, together with their special dog, have been working with Ducky for about a month now. He has reached a point where we’re ready to put him up for adoption with some very specific requirements.

Ducky’s new adoptive family will need to be prepared to continue to work with him to overcome his fears and mistrust. He is wonderful with humans once he gets to know them but is terrified of certain dogs.

He will absolutely require a home with a docile, patient dog who is willing to continue to show him the ropes. An intuitive dog, who can read Ducky well and know when to back off and give him his space. He will also require a child-free, quiet home in the suburbs where there isn’t too much commotion as he continues to gain his confidence and become the best dog he can be.

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Falcor Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 20kg
  • Needs: Would rather be only dog

Are you constantly losing balls and need a friend to help you find them? Then I’m your guy!
My name is Falcor and I’m a late-middle age cocker spaniel looking for a quiet family to rest my head with. Unless it’s time to play ball, because I’m always up for that. You must love throwing my ball!
The people of TEAM think I probably haven’t had much training because I’m learning about housetraining, basic commands and boundaries while in foster care. I get nervous when left alone and am happiest as your shadow. I’d rather be the only dog in the home, as I’m not great at sharing my people. I do love to be pet, by basically anyone but I go out of my way to avoid other dogs, especially if they’re bigger than me. Stairs present a problem for me, as I’m a little overweight. TEAM is tending to my medical needs & I’m already slimming down. I’ve been diagnosed with hypothryoidism and am under investigation for a couple other problems. My medications (which we know of) aren’t expensive but will require daily administration and twice weekly ear cleanings.

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Doomin Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Husky Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: ~60 lbs
  • Needs: Active home, secure backyard, no cats

Meet Doomin, an adorable husky mix. Doomin is a golden-hearted boy looking for an active family who is ready to have some fun.

Doomin came to Team Dog Rescue from a remote community in northern Ontario. He is roughly 2 years old. He has proven himself to be quite adaptable in all types of environment – remote community, suburban neighbourhood and city dweller. We might be biased but we think he’s perfect.

Doomin is people-friendly, kid-friendly and dog-friendly. He has high prey drive and absolutely should not be in a home with cats or other small pets. He is an active dog who loves being outdoors and is looking for a family that will take him on daily hikes and runs. In the home, he is a super cuddle-bug. He is relaxed in the home and housetrained.

Doomin’s ideal family is very active and enjoys daily runs/jogs and hiking. Although he doesn’t necessarily need a yard, a backyard with a tall, escape-proof fence is ideal for him since he has a “northern dog explorer” spirit and will escape and go exploring if given a chance.

Doomin is healthy, up-to-date on his shots, microchipped and neutered. He had an FHO (femoral head ostectomy) in Jan 2021 and has completed his rehab. There are no restrictions on his mobility.

If you are interested in adopting Doomin, please complete our online adoption application. For more information, please contact his adoption coordinator, Gurleen, at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca.

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Winnie Recently Adopted
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  • Breed: Husky/Hound
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Weight: 55lb
  • Needs: Experienced Owner

Sweet and sassy Winnie is looking for her forever home. Winnie is an approximately 1 year old Husky/Hound mix. She loves the great outdoors and is looking for a home to share her love of hiking and yard time. A jogging partner would be a perfect match.
Winnie is house trained and crate trained. She’s working on her basic commands and leash walking skills. Her family will need to continue to work on this. Structured obedience classes would be of great benefit. Winnie still behaves much like a puppy, with high prey drive, nipping and herding behaviours. Because of that, we are looking for a home with no small animals or young children.
A fenced yard in a quiet neighbourhood would be ideal. An older canine sibling with good manners to teach Winnie the ropes would be a bonus. Applicants must be experienced owners willing to commit to training; breed experience is preferred.

Learn more about the Adoption Process.