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.

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Boomer Adoptable Now
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Boomer

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

My name is Gorgeous Boomer! Actually it’s Beyond Belief Gorgeous Boomer….Ok fine its just Boomer but I do think gorgeous needs to be added to my name.

I am originally a rescue from wayyyy up North and brought to TEAM through the IFAW Northern Dog Project at 8 months old in 2020 and I was adopted out to a family but sadly was returned to TEAM a year later right before Christmas in 2021 .

We believe that as a result of my history of being free to roam and doing what i needed in order to survive, I arrived with a lot of pent up anxiety, even at a young age, and I was confused and very insecure.

This made my transition into a home environment difficult for me.
What I needed was structure, guidance and routine and when I didn’t get this I took the situation into my own paws and became the ruler of my home.

My family didn’t understand how to read my cues so if someone tried to push me into doing something i was uncomfortable with or unsure of… I would communicate by biting. I know this sounds bad but my trainer Kyle explains my previous behaviour best: (please read what Kyle has to say here: https://bit.ly/3i5DDHY ). I am really sorry for my past behavior, but my anxiety and insecurity was very high. So yes i do have a bite history, BUT I am getting what i need now in the form of training and obedience and I am a really good boy and i have learned that i do not need to bite. Additionally, I am getting confident, and remember I am still young ( I am not even 2 yet) and so eager to learn and please.

My TEAM family sent me to Kyle and Madison at North Grey K9, who help dogs like me and i have been with them now for 2 months.

Kyle says I am a great dog which makes me so happy, he told my rescue that i passed my board and train with flying colours and I am now ready for my new family! I am so excited, Kyle says I will need a very specific home so I can continue to be the best boy.

I have learned so much since I arrived into rescue, and I have learned even more with Kyle who has been mentoring me to be my canine best, but i am still afraid of a few things that I clearly had negative experiences with in my past, so my new family will need to know that brooms, and spray bottles make me very anxious. As well I don’t respond well to forceful training.

I am doing much better with other dogs that are patient and I am gradually learning my manners.

I’m not super energetic, so definitely not all husky, there are some other special breeds in my genetics so I don’t have massive exercise needs. I just require a couple of walks a day and of course I will require my family to partake in my favourite game, tug of war. I am also a huge fan of rope toys and fetch.

The most important takeaway from my training is that I really appreciate routine and structure, and when I have both? I am set for success and behave perfectly. In between my walks and play time I really love the safety of my crate. Its a safe place and I am very used to it and in fact, love it. I also eat in my crate and that is my preference. In my first home I had so much freedom and no guidance and it really put me in a very insecure situation.

My perfect family would be someone who is an experienced dog owner and who will commit to giving me this structure and routine because I have become a very good boy and a creature of habit.

I will also be best in a home
-child free
-cat free
-no highrise condos/elevators

I am a real sweetheart, the kind of dog that loves unconditionally and just really have a zest for life. I am extremely food motivated, i love all food, food is the way to my heart!
I still have a big puppy personality and when I am comfortable, I am just a total goofball! I love to give kisses to all my favourite people, and enjoy the occasional butt scratch.

If you think you could be my new family, please reach out to Jackie at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca or fill out an application on our website https://b82.47f.myftpupload.com/you-can-help/adopt/adoption-application/

My last thought, dogs like me who get second chances need a lot of exposure. Be sure to share my story far and wide with your network and let’s find my family together.

Love
Boomer
Xoxo

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Precious Adoptable Now
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Precious

  • Breed: Samoyed Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 3 years
  • Weight: 40 lbs
  • Needs:

Precious came to us from Manitoba after having lived the first 3 years of her life outside and having multiple litters of puppies. She is now fully embracing her life as an inside dog, and everyone who meets her agrees that her name suits her perfectly!

Since coming into our care we have learned that Precious loves to be with her people, and enjoys getting lots of attention! While she can share space with other dogs, she would likely be happiest as the only dog in her family. She is lower energy, so a laid-back family who will take her for strolls (rather than hikes) would be a great fit. Currently she is not crated when her foster leaves the home, but she has been doing just fine…she will generally just sleep while alone. Like many of the dogs that come to us from Manitoba, she is working on basic obedience, and her adoptive family can expect to continue teaching her basic commands and manners.

If you think Precious sounds like she might be a good fit for your family, please fill out an application and we will be in touch!

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Riley Coming Soon
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Riley

  • Breed: Miniature Poodle
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • Needs:

Hi Everyone; I’m an 8-year-old miniature poodle, and I’m a tiny ball of cuteness (at least that’s what I hear my foster mom tell her friends). While I’m adorable, you have to note that I have been through a lot. My family gave me up because I had a few health issues and left me in a shelter. I was scared and just wanted to be home. I’m forever grateful for Team dog rescue and my amazing foster mom, who stepped up to save me. A few things to know about me- I’m the cuddle king! It doesn’t matter if it’s a stuffed toy, another dog or, of course, my humans. I enjoy being warm and cozy with those I love (which is everyone!!). Although my favourite spots are the bed, couch and my very own dog bed, I also love to go on walks and be outside. I don’t have a ton of energy or require long walks, but I like to get out and see all my friends in the city. My foster mom says that I’m happiest when sun tanning outside, and I would like to have a home with a backyard or outdoor space. I’m a very good boy with my older foster brother. He is a senior, blind and deaf, and I try my best to be considerate of his special needs. I would do well with another dog in the home or on my own. While I’m such a good boy, I do seem to have trouble with marking. I wear a belly band most of the time indoors to keep the home clean. My foster mom thinks this will be resolved in a few weeks when I’m neutered. Will you be my forever family? I desperately want and deserve a loving home.

*We are currently trying to understand any medical needs and will update you once this is confirmed!

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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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Wybee Adoptable Now
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Wybee

  • Breed: Husky X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 20 weeks
  • Weight: 35 lbs currently.
  • Needs: A quiet environment inside and out. House or townhouse ideally with a fenced yard. Patient owner who is home much of the time and willing to continue helping her overcome her anxiety.

This beautiful girl arrived to us from Northern Manitoba. As with most of our northern dogs we don’t have much history on her but we know she must have had an unfortunate experience or two as she is missing a small piece of her ear and she is quite fearful when outdoors.

Wybee is a beauty with the most stunning blue eyes! She’s estimated to be about 5 months old. She is settling in nicely with her wonderful foster family and is getting along nicely with her foster fur siblings.

She is much happier inside than she is outside in the big world. When she arrived she was terrified of birds but has shown some improvement in that she now seems to be interested in them and squirrels. She is frightened of sounds and noises in general and the car is a really scary place!

She will require a patient family that is willing to go slowly and help her overcome her fears. She will do best in a quiet environment both inside and out and is not a candidate for an apartment or condominium as an elevator or shared public space is a fear trigger for her.

Wybee’s housetraining is coming along nicely and she is learning some basic commands. She loves to play with both her furry foster siblings and her human siblings and parents alike. When everyone else is busy she likes to play alone and can entertain herself quite easily. Leash training is a work in progress.

She is food motivated and a quick learner. At the end of the day her favourite thing is a good cuddle usually accompanied by a little snore. She’s 100% love!!!

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Roxie Adoption Pending
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Roxie

  • Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback / Lab
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 75 lbs
  • Needs: Suburban or rural home with a yard | No pets

Roxie is a head turner. This 6-year-old Ridgeback mix loves nothing more than pleasing her people.

She’s a dog who loves with everything she’s got. She’s affectionate, playful, intelligent and driven. She loves a good game of fetch, de-stuffing her toys, learning new tricks, and chasing squirrels. She’s a sensitive soul who bonds quickly and deeply with her people.

In a perfect world, her full-time job would be doubling as your shadow. Her soulful eyes and sensitive nature seem to know when you’re having a hard day, and need an extra snuggle or someone snoozing on your foot.

Behind this beautiful face is a dog whose life hasn’t been easy.

She came to our rescue four years ago, through a local shelter. The shelter staff didn’t know her whole history, but they knew she had a very rough start. She was incredibly fearful of new humans, especially men, and new experiences. She was sensitive to the world around her, and would react to loud noises, cars, passing dogs. Everything was scary.

Four years ago, she was adopted by a family who lived on a beautiful farm property outside of the city. It was a dream come true for Roxie! She thrived, and grew into a confident dog who loves to patrol ‘her’ farm, chase squirrels, drive with her humans to town, and curl up by the warm fire at the end of a long day. Her loyalty to her humans has been unconditional and unwavering since she met them.

Unfortunately, Roxie’s owner’s circumstances are changing, and she is looking for a new home. With a dog who loves as hard as Roxie, we know this transition won’t be easy for her. We are looking for a special foster or adopter who can help her make this difficult transition as smooth as possible.

Roxie has a wishlist. We’re looking for a special family to welcome her, either as a foster on a temporary basis or as an adopter.

Roxie needs:

– A home in a quieter environment. Since she’s been living on a farm (and the city was always overwhelming for her), we are looking for a home with a yard where she can feel safe to explore and still get time outside. A quieter neighbourhood in a suburban or rural environment would be ideal!
– Someone active. Roxie’s the perfect blend of ready for adventure, and able to chill at home, but she needs someone committed to making sure she gets her exercise each day
– To be the only pet (for now). While Roxie has lived with other dogs of all sizes, she needs slow introductions. Given the stress of moving to a new home, we think it would be easiest on her to be the only dog in your life. She does have prey drive, so no cat friends please.
– While Roxie loves being around her people, she does really well home alone. She’ll quietly wait by the door for you to come home to her.
– Her foster family must make sure she has a solid collection of toys to play with (Roxie wanted us to make sure we added this one!). And she’d like you to know that although she loves playing with toys, she would never dream of messing with her humans’ stuff (she knows shoes are off limits and is very respectful!).
– Roxie displays leash reactivity to certain dogs and cars on walks. TEAM will provide Roxie’s foster family with a training session upon arrival, to help make the transition as easy as possible on everyone, but a family who is comfortable working on leash reactivity is important. We know she’s got a ton of potential to work on this — one of our trainers met Roxie recently and shared that “With the proper formula of exercise and training efforts, I feel that Roxie can overcome most, if not all, of anything. She is very driven and easy to please her handler companion.”
– And finally, someone who understands that starting over will be hard for a sensitive dog, but who knows that a little bit of patience will help her blossom into a confident pup again in no time. And she’ll be forever grateful to you for it.

Please reach out if you’re interested in learning more about Roxie!

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