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.

Adoptables

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Boomer Adoptable Now
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Boomer

  • Breed: Husky Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 70 pounds
  • Needs:

Hi everyone, it’s me, Boomer! I’m checking-in to give you an update. It’s been a year since I was surrendered to TEAM and I’m still waiting for a family. This will be my 2nd Christmas without a furever family.

This year, I spent 7 months intensively training at North Grey K9 and I became the happiest, goodest boy! My leash manners are awesome, my recall is above average and we learned that it’s very important for me to always have structure and routine. i EXCEL with it.

My foster parents have me on a stringent routine and boy oh boy do I thrive! I know exactly when it’s time for walkies, breakfast, dinner and playtime. I LOVE ROUTINE, it gives me confidence and security. My foster mom says I am very smart, and she wants to see me become the best dog for my new family. We’ve started (behavior) training at C.O.R.E K9. TEAM, my foster family and my new trainer are helping me become the most wonderful canine working through my anxieties.

As my new owner, could you establish a routine and keep my day structured? It would be awesome if you could work on my obedience training too. My new owners also need to remember that everything needs to be introduced to me VERY slowly. I am still nervous, and unsure of NEW people, things and experiences. My fosters are patient and help me by taking things slow. If you’re understanding, and consistent, I will learn that everything is OK and safe, and then boy oh boy will I be trustworthy, excited, affectionate, and curious. I am looking for an ADULT only home.

My furever family will need to know that I am an unsure pup. Why? Well, many of my insecurities come from my past, but nobody really knows what made me this uncertain and afraid. The first 7 months of my life I lived as a stray far up North in Northern Ontario. I came into the care of IFAW (the Northern Dog Project) and brought south to TEAM’s care. Shortly thereafter, I was adopted. Unfortunately, my adopters didn’t know how to make me a confident dog and sadly my insecurities and fears intensified. I communicated and gave clues that I was anxious, and fearful, but the people in my house didn’t understand and I did bite when i was pushed beyond my comfort zone. I was surrendered back to TEAM.

That was one year ago. Now, with obedience and behavioral training and structure I’m thriving, happy dog living my best life. I LOVE my foster humans! I’ve been on so many adventures and have been busy exploring the neighbourhood with them. You should know, I initially bond quicker with men, but I do love my foster mom. We took it slow to start; now I sleep, underneath her desk during the day and cuddle at night. Oh, at night I sleep in my crate, not in the human’s bed.

My foster mom says I am loyal, affectionate and alert. I am not demanding, and I don’t need much besides my 2 walkies, some playtime and of course treats! It’s really easy to get to my heart if you have some treats, it’s no secret I LOVE FOOD.

I like dogs, I live with Alaska another male husky, but it would be ok if I was the only dog in the family. My foster mom says when I meet new dogs, I’m excitable and play like a puppy (even though I am 3), so supervision is recommended. I am not allowed to go to a dog park because there are too many people there as well, so its best that I play one on one.

I am spending the holidays with my foster family, but I so badly want to find my very own furever family. My foster parents say that I am so deserving and ready. Could you be my family or my dad?

I’m ready to be with my furever family. Please give me a chance.
Email my adoption coordinator Jackie at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca.

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Arthur Adoptable Now
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Arthur

  • Breed: Shepherd mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5 years
  • Weight: 75 lbs
  • Needs: Quiet neighbourhood | Experienced owner

Arthur is a 6 year old shepherd mix. You woulnt know it from his smile but in his former life prior to joining TEAM he was kept outdoors on a chain tied to his doghouse 24.7. He suffered from physical abuse and was gratefully removed by the authorities and brought to a shelter, but, like many other dogs, had an extremely difficult time in that environment and needed a change in venue and we were happy to welcome him into our care.

Despite the abuse he was dealt with, Arthur is a sweet boy who still loves and trusts people. Not surprisingly, due to his background Arthur had some anxiety and can get overstimulated easily. He has been working with a trainer and is doing very well. Arthur’s perfect home would be one in a suburban or rural area and where his owner would be comfortable providing a calm, consistent leadership and boundaries so Arthur can continue to learn and grow, He does have an old shoulder injury that does not cause any issues for him currently, but we are mentioning it as he would likely not be the appropriate dog for a jogging buddy. But make no mistake, Arthur LOVES his walks. Arthur does have a prey drive so no cats are his ideal setting in a quiet rural or suburban home.

Arthur has been waiting so long for his forever home, and after his terrible start in life he truly deserves a family of his very own. If you think you may be a good fit for this good boy and would like more information on him, please contact Sonya at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca.

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Daughter Adoptable Now
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Daughter

  • Breed: Husky and Lab Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1
  • Weight: 59 lbs.
  • Needs: Fenced Yard. Another friendly dog.

This northern beauty has a personality that shines through. She loves other dogs and humans alike and has gotten along well with everyone she’s met. She walks fairly well on her leash and is good in the car. She likes to go into the local pet shop and walk the aisles – I think we have a shopper on our hands! She has not exhibited any signs of separation anxiety when left alone with her fur siblings and seems to not be the least bit concerned with loud noises like thunder or the vacuum cleaner. She loves stuffed kongs, chew toys and playing outside in her fenced backyard. Oh and did someone say food? That’s one of her favourite things which is part of the reason we think she’s likely part lab (and part husky). A true northern, she likes to dig and lay in the ‘ditch’ she is so proud of making. She does mouth a bit but never to bite. This is something that her adopter will need to continue to work on though she’s improving already.

Daughter would love another dog in the family she could play with. She does love to engage and has even been able to rouse one of her current fur siblings who wasn’t so sure at the beginning. They are often seen playing in the yard or curled up beside each other.

Upon examination by our veterinarian upon intake, they noticed an abnormality in her left leg. X-rays were conducted and it was concluded that as a puppy she clearly had experienced some kind of trauma. As a result, she sustained a fracture to the growth plate of her femur that was not tended to and her left femur is a bit shorter than the right. Her kneecap also appears permanently displaced laterally. She does not experience any pain at all and is compensating extremely well. To ensure she remains pain free she will need to remain on joint supplements for the balance of her life to prevent and manage any arthritis that could potentially come her way.

If you think you would like to welcome this angel into your family, please complete and submit our adoption application.

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Lady Adoptable Now
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Lady

  • Breed: Hound
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 8
  • Weight:
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Hi! My name is Lady and I am an 8 year old hound mix. I’m told I was found running in a field with another dog, but luckily some nice people picked me up and said they would look after me! Unfortunately, because I can’t talk, I wasn’t able to tell people that I really didn’t want to live with the dog I was found with and ended up being placed in multiple homes with her. She is a nice dog, but I’m realizing now that we had what humans would describe as a “toxic relationship”, and we really stressed each other out! Luckily the ladies at TEAM recently placed us into separate foster homes, and wow! We are doing great now! I have so much fun with my foster family! My foster mom says I am the sweetest dog, and I love being with people because they give me lots of snuggles! She also says I am a really good girl in the house; I am housetrained and usually quiet. I love to go for walks, but once I have done all my sniffing I like to just hang out with my foster family. I have seen some things called “cats” on my walks, but they seem pretty boring, so I don’t pay attention to them. Dogs, on the other hand, are interesting, and I like seeing them when I am out and about! Sometimes I might try to pull a little to go say hi, but I usually walk well on my leash. I haven’t met very many kids, but I think I would be ok with older ones if they were able to understand that I get nervous sometimes and do best in a calm environment.
Some things I definitely don’t like include thunderstorms and fireworks! Those things freak me out! But really, who enjoys hearing really loud noises when you have great ears like mine? When I get nervous, I like to be in a quiet area, and my mom plays some classical music for me to help calm me down. My anxiety is much better than it used to be, and with continued management, it could likely improve even more. I’m hoping someone who sees this post will understand that no one is perfect, and that they will love me anyways!
I’ve had a pretty hard life, and even though I love my foster family so much, I would be so happy to have a forever family of my own. If you think you might want to hear more about me, please email my adoption coordinator Sonya at info@teamdogrescue.ca.

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Rudy Adoptable Now
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Rudy

  • Breed: Hound
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2 Years
  • Weight: 55 lbs.
  • Needs: Experienced dog owner, preferably with hound experience.

He ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog……

Rudy is friendly, affectionate and loving. During his time with us he has really come into his own and has become the very best version of himself.

This sweet boy has recently spent some time at a board and train facility where he has learned to be super respectful of the others around him. His crate is his ‘home base’ right now where he knows how to be calm when he needs to be.

Rudy loves his walks and requires 3 of them daily for 20-30 minutes each. During other times, he loves to play tug with his favourite rope toy. He came to us from a shelter where he had arrived as a stray with a leg injury. That has been taken care of but he’s not a candidate for super long walks or hikes because he tends to favour that leg after too long a period of exercise.

In a perfect world, we’d love Rudy to have a fenced backyard to romp around in but this is not mandatory as long as he gets the exercise he needs.

Rudy would be fine as an only dog or in a household with another respectful dog. He prefers females but gets along with neutered males as well.

He can be suspicious and tentative when being approached in a loud and physical manner. It’s better for him to be the ‘approacher’ and treats when he’s getting to know you are always appreciated! He has the ultimate respect for his leader once that bond has been formed. He will do anything to please his leader and will shower them with sloppy kisses.

Rudy’s perfect family will continue on with everything that Rudy has learned up until now. He requires and enjoys structure. As a hound, his nose is always to the ground sniffing and looking for things. He’d be best in a well organized/dog proofed household where he can’t get into anything he shouldn’t as we want to ensure that he continues to succeed.

He’s not a big barker but he does like to hear the sound of his own voice at times so you can expect some howling from time to time.

Rudy does have a bite history BUT the circumstances of these bites must be understood. One took place at the vet when he was in pain and was being restrained. The other was when he stole a very high valued item out of a garbage can (yes it contained meat!) and instinctively his person tried to take it out of his mouth. He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body and never, ever displayed any of this behaviour while he was at the training facility. Rather, he showered everyone he grew to know with love and kisses.

This is a special boy who at 2 years old is still purely puppy and will need someone prepared to deal with his puppy behaviours. He is fully house trained, knows basic obedience like ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘stand’, ‘place’, ‘recall’, ‘touch’ and leave it and is very eager to please.

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Bert Coming Soon
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Bert

  • Breed: Large Mix Breed
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 12 Weeks
  • Weight:
  • Needs:

Bio coming soon.

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Earl Coming Soon
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Earl

  • Breed: Large Mix Breed
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 12 Weeks
  • Weight:
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Bio coming soon.

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Leiah Adoptable Now
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Leiah

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 3 Months
  • Weight: 13 lbs
  • Needs:

You met her brother below, and now it’s time to meet Luke’s sister, Leiah.
This adorable Border Collie mix is the perfect combination of smart, friendly, and cuddly. At 4 months old, Leiah is still a playful puppy who loves to run and play outside, but also loves to snuggle up with her humans. Leiah is a very social pup who loves to be around people. She is great with children and other dogs and is always eager to make new friends. She is also very calm and well-behaved, making her a great addition to any household.
Leiah is very intelligent and eager to please, making her a quick learner. Since she’s still a puppy, she needs someone who will help with basic puppy training. She is treat-motivated and loves to play fetch, and with proper training and patience, she will be a fantastic companion. If you are looking for a loving and cuddly companion to add to your family, Leiah is the perfect fit!

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Luke Adoptable Now
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Luke

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3 Months
  • Weight: 12 lbs
  • Needs:

Meet Luke – the force is strong in this pup! He’s adorable and charming and ready to steal your heart!
At 4 months old, Luke, a Border Collie mix is an energetic and adventurous pup who loves to go on long walks and runs. He is also a great couch companion and loves to cuddle with his humans. He is very friendly and outgoing and loves to be around people, children and other dogs. He is always eager to make new friends and loves to explore his surroundings.
Despite his young age, Luke is a quick learner and very smart. However, he still needs some help with basic training.
If you are looking for a friendly, outgoing and charming companion to join you on your adventures, Luke is the perfect fit!

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