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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Adoptables

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Maxine Adoptable Now
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Maxine

  • Breed: Shepherd Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 35 pounds
  • Needs:

Do you need stability in your life? Most humans need stability in their lives to thrive and survive. Whether this is financially, relationships, jobs, it’s all important to our success in life and It’s no different for our dogs.

We are currently looking for a home that provides consistency, routine, training and a sense of security to our beautiful 2 year old shepherd mix Maxine. She is 35 pounds of pure submissive sweetness. In a very short period of time she has moved from the shelter to multiple foster homes. Her ideal family would be experienced dog owners with no small kids (18 and up). Slow and proper introduction with humans and dogs is a must.

Maxine’s heart is filled with an insatiable love for play! For her, play is not just an activity; it’s a way of life. A dog (or more) her size and bigger is the best fit for this active girl. Being outside of the city with a backyard would be ideal.

For Maxine devotion extends to the very core of her being. Once you let her give you all the sniffs she will sit by your side for a pet and is content. She attaches quickly and will be your best friend.

We are looking for a foster to adopt home for Maxine. Team Dog Resue will support the foster family with medical and behavioural needs until she is adoption ready. In her presence, one discovers a loyal friend, a canine confidante, and a devoted companion. We really just want to see her in a stable and loving home.

Please fill out an application for our beautiful girl!

Fill out an application for Maxine!
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Amber Adoptable Now
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Amber

  • Breed: American Bulldog Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 4 years
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Gorgeous Amber joined our rescue from a local shelter. She is 4 years old and is extremely sweet and charming, and with those personality traits it was easy that she hit the jackpot at the shelter and found a owner very quickly, however, her owner had a medical crisis and sadly had to return Amber and this girl unfortunately found herself back at the shelter.
Amber is an amazing dog, but like most dogs (and humans!) she is still in need of perfecting her skillset on her ongoing quest to remain amazing. She continues to work on her leash manners and understanding that jumping on people regardless how happy she is to see them, needs to stop. Amber is continuing to understand that not everyone wants a slobbery kiss and hug. Amber is a quick study and has shown great improvements already in the last few weeks since joining us.
Amber will continue to do her very best with humans that are dedicated to continuing to work on her leash manners, jumping up (to be crystal clear, this is not aggression but sheerly out of pure excitement and affection) and basic commands. Amber has shown great improvements already just the two weeks she has been in foster care. Smart cookie. Loves to show off new tricks that she learns.
Amber is the perfect house guest for her foster parents when she is left alone. Not showing any signs of separation anxiety and actually seems to just take a nap when she is left alone. However Amber likes to remind her fosters that beautiful girls should be pet and worshipped, and may nudge you for exactly that kind of attention when working from home, she is again a quick study and learning that she has to be wait to be spoiled. Remember our mantra; Perfect dogs are not born, they are trained.
Amber is a social butterfly, she LOVES human and dog attention and is the equivalent of the Walmart Greeter in her neighborhood. She has however only been dog and child tested on walks; but we do not see a concern with a home that has dog experienced and respectable children.
Overall, this sweet love bug is just a bundle of goofball energy and we believe she would be an amazing addition to the right family.

Fill out an application for Amber!
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Madge Adoptable Now
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Madge

  • Breed: Swiss Shepherd
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 60
  • Needs:

Hey there, world! I’m Madge, and I’m more than just your average pup – I’m gorgeous 8-year-old White Shepherd mix. 🌟

You see, I started my journey at Team Dog Rescue with a few health hiccups, but thanks to my fantastic foster mom and the wonderful ladies at Team Dog Rescue, I’ve battled through some health hurdles. It took me 6 months but guess what? I’m feeling fantastic now and ready to find my very own forever home! 🏡

I’ve been diagnosed with a rare but highly manageable condition called Mucocutaneous Pyoderma. It’s a bit of a tongue-twister, but the good news is that all I need is a simple cream for those pesky lesions that pop up every now and then. It’s a piece of cake to manage! 🍰

Want to know more about me? Well, I’m not just a medical marvel; I’ve got an incredible personality to match. My mom calls me magic Madge afterall. She would be the first to tell you that I’m the sweetest, most loving dog you could ever meet. I adore kids (my foster parents have three of them), my foster canine pals, and even the rabbits in the house – I’m an all-around social butterfly. I’m always looking for snuggles and attention, especially from my furry companions. There’s no place I’d rather be than cuddled up in a cozy bed with my doggy friends!

Now, here’s the scoop: I can be a little wary of men and may bark when I meet them. But don’t worry, Ive never show aggression. I just get anxious and prefer to hide behind something safe, mainly other dogs or my mom. With a bit of patience and trust-building, I’ll come around. These things take time, and I’m hoping to find a family with the dedication to help me bloom into my best self.

I’m a nature enthusiast and I love being in the backyard and going for refreshing walks. I’m working on my leash manners, as I can sometimes pull when I see someone I’d like to meet. I’d love to have a family who can provide me with structured walks and a dash of training. I’m very smart and eager to be top of the class.

Do you think I could be the perfect fit for your family? I’ve got my paws crossed, hoping to find my forever family, and I believe it might just be that little bit of magic you are looking for.

Fill out an application for Madge!
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Carmela Adoptable Now
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Carmela

  • Breed: Cocker spaniel
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 6 years
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Hi everyone,

I’m one of TEAM Dog Rescues newest pups and I’m so excited to find my forever home.

I should provide you with some background and details about what I want and need in an adopter. So here it goes…..

I am a 6 year old cockapoo (although the vet seems to think I have some King Charles Spaniel in me). I was rescued by the wonderful ladies at team from a puppy mill where I spent my entire life producing puppies and likely living in a dark, tiny area. So, as you can imagine, I havnt had much exposure to people and the outside world. I havnt experienced the love and dedication of a family and everything I know I deserve. I’m so excited to find a family that will be very patient with me as I build confidence and get used to being outside around the noises and sounds. I’m hoping one day I will enjoy a backyard and being in walks (but I’m not quite there yet!).

When I’m inside my foster home, I’m much more at ease. My incredible foster mom and dad give me so much love, I really enjoy cuddling and being around them, as I know they won’t hurt me. My canine and feline foster siblings have also been amazing to live with. I trust them both and enjoy being around them (although I’m not quite engaging in play with them yet).

I’m also such a good girl in the car and am doing very well with my house training, my foster mom and dad tell everyone what a fast learner I am!

I am looking for a family who lives outside of the city and who will take my introductions and getting used to my new life, very slow. I know I will be the best companion and can’t wait to meet my new family. I’m such a beautiful, sweet girl with so much love to give.

Fill out an application for Carmela!
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Toni Adoptable Now
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Toni

  • Breed: Cockapoo
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 4 years
  • Weight:
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Hey oh I’m Toni! But really I don’t have a mobster boss voice. I’m really sweet and gentle and I don’t have a mean bone in my body (just like any other dog). However I’m not like a lot of lucky dogs. I’ve spent the first four years of my life not being loved or cared for like I deserve. So I have no clue that dogs go outside to do their business. I was never taught that. Thankfully I have my foster dogs to show me and a very patient foster mama who knows exactly how to guide me to success.

I’m such a quick learner and I already know my name! I’m the cutest when I get praised for going potty. I wag my tail and come straight to you to show you how proud I am! Are you looking for cuddle bug that just adores being by your side? Are you patient and understanding of a rescue dogs needs? Then please contact my adoption coordinator Lauren so she can find me the perfect home for me. Thank you!

Fill out an application for Toni!
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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.

Fill out an application for Lady!

Coming Soon

Adoption Pending

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Panda Adoption Pending
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Panda

  • Breed: St. Bernard
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 7 months
  • Weight: 70 lbs
  • Needs: Medical – Physio, Vet appts.

Hi, I’m Panda! At just four months of age, I was found tied to a fence with my mom. I am a big goofy puppy, but I didn’t deserve that. I also didn’t deserve the trauma that left me with a missing hind leg. I have had a ruff start to life. I know I am in good hands now. My foster mom and family have done SO MUCH for me. They bought me two beds (one I had too many accidents on) and a new couch because I am a puppy and I love to chew. I also went to the vet a lot to rebandage my stump, as couches are not the only thing delicious, so is bandage tape!

My foster mom named me Macgyver! I’m intelligent and determined. When people meet me in public, they instantly love me, so I shouldn’t have a problem finding my forever family. However, I will need extra care with my mobility issues. Don’t worry, I will reward you with lots of kisses and love.

What does it look like for now for me? Initially, I was scared. Doctors told me I would need a couple surgeries. But guess what? I saw a specialist, and he said I could get strong through physio and have a fancy custom prosthetic to stabilize me. So, if you have experience with large breeds like me and are committed to my ongoing care so I can continue to grow and get stronger, I would love to meet you!

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Dolly Adoption Pending
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Dolly

  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 6
  • Weight:
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Marnie Adoption Pending
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Marnie

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 7
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he evolution of a puppy mill dog in pictures. Marnie joined our rescue in November and it has taken this long for her to decompress and shed some of her timidness.

She is a 7 year old Shih Tzu, she is also a puppy mill survivor.

A puppy mill is a breeding establishment where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs.

They are overcrowded and unsanitary and the dogs are not provided with adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization, all the while in deplorable conditions.

This little girl was bred repeatedly to line the pockets of those who exploited her. We are grateful that she can transition from product to pet and she began her rehabilitation in a foster home where she slowly learned to decompress and learn to be social and in essence, learn how to be a dog, not a puppy making machine.

At only 7 years old she literally had no idea what to make of her new surroundings, she was scared and frightened. She is a life virgin and everything is very new to her she will require a very patient owner who will slowly continue to coax her to see and assimilate to the world and forget her previous life of living 24/7 in a cage.

Since joining us Marnie has had multiple vet visits, she had a mammary tumour removed ( which proved to be benign) and is undergoing a dental this week along with tending to both eye and ear infections as well.

Our financial investment into Marnie’s care to get her adoption ready is $3631.46.

It’s her time to find a family and continue ti learn how to be more than just a puppy dispenser. Its her time to develop trust for humans, and to finally settle into a home where she will be wrapped in compassion and understanding.

Recently Adopted

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Summit Recently Adopted
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Summit

  • Breed: Border Collie mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 8 weeks
  • Weight:
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Prepare yourself for an overdose of cuteness! At only 8-weeks-old, Baker and Summit, a perfect mix of border collie and pure fluffiness, are ready to charm their way into your heart!
 
Baker, the bolder of the two, is a ball of energy and charm. While he may start off a bit shy in new situations, his playful spirit quickly emerges. He’s the maestro of puppy playtime, and you can count on him to instigate all sorts of adorable antics. Baker has a fondness for toys, but his unique twist is trying to “destroy” them while nestled on his foster mom’s lap. Yes, you read that right – he’s a lap-pup with a mischievous streak! And when it comes to winning him over, it’s all about the ear rubs. They’re like magic buttons that transport him into a world of puppy bliss.
 
Like most puppies, Baker has a lot of energy and would do best in a home with puppy experience and a yard. He’s at an age where he’s soaking in knowledge like sponges. He needs someone willing to guide him through housetraining, leash manners, and basic commands, giving him the enriched environment he needs to thrive.
 
The commitment you make to their training will result in the joy of witnessing him transform into well-behaved, 10/10 good boy. Are you up for the adventure of raising welcoming home this fluffball? Baker is waiting for a home filled with love and patience. Open your heart and your home to this adorable pup, and get ready for a lifetime of advents and cuddles. Fill out an application form today!

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Baker Recently Adopted
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Baker

  • Breed: Border Collie mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 8 weeks
  • Weight:
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Prepare yourself for an overdose of cuteness! At only 8-weeks-old, Baker and Summit, a perfect mix of border collie and pure fluffiness, are ready to charm their way into your heart!
 
Baker, the bolder of the two, is a ball of energy and charm. While he may start off a bit shy in new situations, his playful spirit quickly emerges. He’s the maestro of puppy playtime, and you can count on him to instigate all sorts of adorable antics. Baker has a fondness for toys, but his unique twist is trying to “destroy” them while nestled on his foster mom’s lap. Yes, you read that right – he’s a lap-pup with a mischievous streak! And when it comes to winning him over, it’s all about the ear rubs. They’re like magic buttons that transport him into a world of puppy bliss.
 
Like most puppies, Baker has a lot of energy and would do best in a home with puppy experience and a yard. He’s at an age where he’s soaking in knowledge like sponges. He needs someone willing to guide him through housetraining, leash manners, and basic commands, giving him the enriched environment he needs to thrive.
 
The commitment you make to their training will result in the joy of witnessing him transform into well-behaved, 10/10 good boy. Are you up for the adventure of raising welcoming home this fluffball? Baker is waiting for a home filled with love and patience. Open your heart and your home to this adorable pup, and get ready for a lifetime of advents and cuddles. Fill out an application form today!

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Rider Recently Adopted
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Rider

  • Breed: American Bulldog
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3 years
  • Weight: 70 lbs
  • Needs: Older Children, No Cats.

The last time we posted Rider, you saw him walking out of the shelter where he had been for the past two years because of being involved in a cruelty investigation. He has since been decompressing and experiencing what it means to live in a loving home for the first time in his life. We are pleased to announce he is now available for adoption! If you love big dogs, Rider just may be the guy for you! During his time in his foster home we have had a chance to learn a lot about him, and he is truly the most resilient dog. He has adjusted so well to living in a home, and his foster family absolutely adores him. It’s also safe to say that Rider loves them right back. After two years in the shelter, he finally has a view…and he takes full advantage of it, lying on the porch in the sun looking out over the backyard as much as he can. He loves his walks but is also happy to soak up all the cuddles his foster home will give. Rider is about 70 pounds and is housetrained. Because he spent such a long time in shelter, he will need some basic training (e.g., leash walking etc). If you think Rider might be a good fit for you, please apply on our website! You can also reach out to his adoption coordinator Sonya at info@teamdogrescue.ca with any questions.

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Rolo Recently Adopted
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Rolo

  • Breed: Saluki Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1.5 years old
  • Weight: 40 lbs
  • Needs:

Hi everyone

My name is Rolo and I’m about to tell you a little bit about myself and my needs. I am a 1.5 year old saluki mix. I came from Bahrain last October to Toronto in the very chilly weather! I was adopted out to a wonderful family in downtown Toronto in November. They absolutely adore me and only want what’s best for me, so they are making the heartbreaking decision to surrender me back to TEAM Dog rescue so they can re- home me to a family that fits my needs. I have recently seen a trainer and they provided a very detailed assessment and noted a few important things for my wish list:
I am a VERY sweet and gently boy who desperately wants to be loved and gain confidence
I love my people, but it takes time to be 100% comfortable
While I’m comfortable with some men, I need to take my time and come around when I’m ready. I do prefer females as men have scared me in the past
I would like gentle, older, respectful children (my foster home had children and I adored them)
I need to live in a quiet place, a suburb or somewhere outside of the city (as all the city noise makes me nervous)
I enjoy the company of other dogs and would get along well with any balanced dogs
I am fairly high energy and enjoy long walks and mental stimulation
A backyard would be so wonderful. I would love to run around and play
I love to get cozy on furniture, so hoping for a home that welcomes dogs on the couch
I want a family that is ok to snuggle, I really enjoy the love, attention and being close that my family provides and want to continue that
I need a family that has experienced a fearful and timid dog, so they understand that it takes time to integrate into a home

Please help me find my new family. I have so many people committed to finding me the right, permanent home.

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Bambi Recently Adopted
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Bambi

  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 16 Weeks
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Meet Bambi, A Pup with a Heart Full of Play and Love!

🐾 Age: 16 Weeks Old
🐾 Breed: Mixed Breed
🐾 Gender: Female
🐾 Personality: Playful, Curious, Affectionate

About Bambi
Bambi is a bundle of energy and joy, a perfect blend of playfulness and curiosity. She embodies the spirit of a true puppy – always ready for an adventure and equally enthusiastic about a good cuddle session after a day full of activities.

Playtime and Adventures
She’s a pup who loves to explore the world around her. Whether it’s a game of fetch, a leisurely walk, or just romping around in the yard, Bambi is always up for it. Her high energy makes her the ideal companion for someone who enjoys an active lifestyle.

Food and Companionship
Like any young pup, Bambi adores her food and looks forward to meal times with great excitement. She’s also a sociable little one, seeking the company of her humans and loving to be part of all family activities.

Training Journey
Bambi’s foster family is diligently working on her basic commands, including leash manners and house training. She’s showing great promise, but she needs a family who understands the dedication required in raising a puppy. We’re looking for adopters with puppy experience, who can provide the patience and guidance needed to continue Bambi’s training journey. With the right family, Bambi will undoubtedly grow into a well-behaved and well-loved adult dog.

Ideal Home
Bambi will thrive in a home filled with love and patience, where her training and development are continued with consistency. She’s a sweet soul looking for a family that can commit to her growth and wellbeing.

Get ready for a journey filled with playful barks, joyful jumps, and heartwarming cuddles. Bambi is more than a pet; she’s a friend for life, waiting for her forever home. Fill out an application today! 🐾💖

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Rocky Recently Adopted
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Rocky

  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 4-Months
  • Weight: Expected to be 50-60lns
  • Needs:

Meet Rocky, Coffee’s Adorable Littermate! 🐕🐾

Name: Rocky
Age: 4-Months

Rocky, just like his brother Coffee, is a young, jubilant pup whose tri-colour coat and floppy ears add to his irresistible charm. At about 20 lbs now, he’s expected to reach a healthy and hearty 50-60 lbs.

Rocky’s World
Rocky’s world is one big, exciting playground. Every corner holds something new and thrilling for him to explore. With the same high-spirited energy as his brother, Rocky loves to play, run, and discover everything around him. He’s the perfect companion for adventurous walks, fun games in the backyard, and will always be up for new activities.

Learning and Growing Together
As a young pup, Rocky is at the very start of his learning journey. Just like Coffee, he’s figuring out the basics – house training, leash manners, and simple commands. Rocky needs a patient and consistent teacher who can guide him with kindness and positive reinforcement, helping him navigate the path from a playful puppy to a well-behaved adult dog.

The Cuddler and The Mischief Maker
A heart full of love, Rocky adores cuddles and will often seek out laps for some cozy affection. But, watch your slippers! In true puppy fashion, he finds them irresistibly chewable. His playful mischiefs are all part of his charming personality.

A Friend to All
Rocky gets along wonderfully with children, other dogs, and even cats, sharing his brother Coffee’s friendly and adaptable nature. He’s a social butterfly, making friends wherever he goes and spreading his joyful puppy energy.

Rocky’s Ideal Family
A family experienced in raising and training puppies would be perfect for Rocky. He thrives under attentive care, where his energy can be nurtured into good behavior and his curious nature can be shaped with understanding and patience.

If you’re ready for the rewarding journey of guiding this delightful pup through his formative years and want to experience the joy that comes with a new furry family member, Rocky might just be the perfect match.

Rocky is eagerly waiting to embark on his forever adventure with a loving family. Could that be with you?

Fill out an application today!

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Hank Recently Adopted
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Hank

  • Breed: Pug Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12.5 kg
  • Needs:

Introducing Hank! Hank is a pug mix that ended up at a humane society after being found as a stray. Because shelters are not easy places for senior dogs to be, he was transferred to us, and has been making himself at home with his wonderful foster. Hank is approximately 11 years old, and although he looks grumpy, he is a sweet dog with a ton of personality! He enjoys his walks, and his naps, but what he loves more than anything else in the world is….food. When hank got to us he was a little bit overweight and required dental surgery, but his foster has worked diligently to help him lose a few pounds. He is also all healed up from his dentistry and we are happy to report his adorable snaggle tooth is still intact!

Hank is an easy-going dog who loves his people and wants to hang out with them all the time. He is housetrained, and would do best in a home with easy access to outside. He would be fine as an only dog, but could also live with another dog in the home as long as that dog was a good match for his laid back energy. Hank deserves a soft place to spend his retirement years and we can’t wait to find him his forever family! If you think you might be the perfect fit please reach out to his adoption coordinator Sonya at info@teamdogrescue.ca.

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Luna Recently Adopted
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Luna

  • Breed:
  • Gender: Female
  • Age:
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Meet Luna, Your Mini Partner in Crime and Cuddles!

🐾 Age: 16 Weeks
🐾 Breed: Mixed
🐾 Gender: Female
🐾 Personality: Stunning Beauty, with Chatty Personality

Meet Luna, a 16-week-old mixed breed who is not just a treat for the eyes but also a delight to the soul. Her mesmerizing blue eyes set against her glossy black fur make her a natural beauty. But there’s more to Luna than just her looks; she’s a sweet, talkative pup who loves to share her ‘stories’ with anyone willing to listen.

Playtime and Walks
Luna is all about fun and frolic. She adores her playtime and can never seem to get enough of it. She’s also an enthusiast for walks, slowly but surely mastering the art of leash walking. Her love for play and exploration makes her a perfect companion for those who enjoy an active lifestyle.

Food and Teething
Like any growing pup, Luna loves her food and eagerly awaits meal times. As she navigates through her teething phase, it’s wise to keep shoes and other chewable items out of her reach. A few good chew toys will keep her busy and save your belongings from her curious little teeth.

Energy and Cuddles
Luna has moderate to high energy levels and thrives in a setting where she can channel this energy positively. After a good play session, she’s all about cuddles, ready to snuggle up and relax.

Ideal Home for Luna
Luna will flourish in a home where she can receive proper training and structure. She needs a family with puppy-training experience who can guide her as she grows. The ideal family for Luna would be one that understands the commitment of raising a puppy and is ready to provide the love, time, and patience she needs to reach her full potential.

Why Choose Luna?
Adopting Luna means inviting a whirlwind of joy, beauty, and playful energy into your life. She promises to be a loyal friend, a loving companion, and a source of endless fun. If you’re ready to guide and love Luna through her puppy years, she might just be the perfect addition to your family. Begin a journey filled with love, laughter and lots of tail wags by filling out an application today 🐾💙

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Coffee Recently Adopted
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Coffee

  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 4-Months
  • Weight: Expected weight is 50-60 lbs
  • Needs:

Meet Coffee – Your Future Bundle of Joy and Adventure!

🐾 Breed: Mixed Breed
🐾 Age: 4 Months Old


Say hello to Coffee, a black and tan bundle of cuteness, complete with the floppiest ears and a heart full of love! At just four months old, Coffee is on the lookout for a forever home that can match his puppy zest and guide him through his exciting journey of growth and learning.

Personality & Lifestyle 🎈
Coffee’s personality is the perfect blend of high-spirited playfulness and sweet independence. His energy levels are as expected for a puppy – he’s enthusiastic and will thrive with around 90 minutes of exercise daily. A game of fetch, a jog, or a fun-filled family outing would be the perfect outlet for his vivacious spirit!

Coffee cherishes affection but in his unique, independent way. He might not always seek out cuddles, but mention ‘belly rubs’, and he’ll be right there, flipping over with a wagging tail!

Training & Adaptability 🐕‍🦺
As with any young pup, Coffee is learning the ropes of life. From house training to mastering the art of leash walking and understanding puppy etiquette, he’s at the starting line, eager to learn. He will excel with a family that can offer him consistent training, a structured routine, and, most importantly, patience. His future family should see these formative months as an enriching journey, shaping Coffee into a well-behaved, happy adult dog.

Looking for a Forever Home 🏡
Coffee has shown that he’s great with kids, other dogs, and even cats, making him an ideal addition to a lively, loving home. Coffee is searching for a family experienced in raising puppies who understands the learning curve of puppyhood. If you have the time, energy, and heart to dedicate to Coffee’s upbringing, you’ll be rewarded with an unforgettable bond and countless happy memories.

Are you ready to welcome Coffee into your heart and home? He can’t wait to meet his forever family! Love and tail wags await!

If you feel you have the experience and lifestyle to guide Coffee through his puppy years, we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out our application form, and let’s embark on this beautiful journey together!

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Raiden

  • Breed: Saluki Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 30lbs
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Beautiful Raiden was found in the desert when she was just a puppy. She was alone and scared, but thankfully a rescuer in Bahrain decided they had to help her. She spent most of her young life in a shelter in Bahrain where, sadly, she was bullied by the other dogs. Despite all she endured, she has a very gentle nature. She was welcomed by one of our incredible fosters and has spent the past few months unwinding & thriving, and showing us why she is SO deserving of her happily ever after.

The plight of dogs in Bahrain is complicated, dogs and cats are often left to roam the streets in temperatures that usually soar between 35 to 45 degrees Celsius with little to no access to food, water, or shelter. Fortunately, there are some kind and caring volunteers who feed all the homeless animals at night and have established feeding routes. Bahrain is an island country of about 1.5 million people; most of the people are Middle Eastern with a rather large number of expats. Land area is 283 square miles. Among these islanders, are over 18,000 stray dogs living on the streets. Bahrain remains a country that Canada can import dogs from as they do not carry diseases ( most specifically Rabies) that are of concern elsewhere in the world. As a rescue, we prominently helps dogs locally first and foremost, and always have, but every year we commit to helping a handful of dogs from abroad, and a month ago welcomed this beauty into our care.

Raiden is a beautiful 4 year old, she is gentle, sensitive and quiet. She loves spending hours outside, either on walks or hanging out in the backyard, chasing squirrels. Raiden does love her walks, (she’s great on a leash!) and her adopter will build a relationship with her through activity. Raiden will be reserved at first, but once you’re earned her trust, you will be greeted with a wagging tail and she’ll keep you company on the couch. She’s independent and can be a little stubborn – she has to choose to do something, and as long as her adopter gives her time and space to build trust, she’s very obedient. Raiden is definitely more comfortable with women and she would thrive in more of a quiet environment. Everything is new and everyday comes with a new lesson. This timid and fearful little girl is shedding her fear and showing her bravery with each waking day. Because she’s been through so much, she would thrive in a quiet home without young children, and in a more suburban setting. She is currently fostered in a home with both dogs and cats, but is mainly happy in her own company.

Raiden’s foster coordinator is excited to discuss Raiden in more detail with you. Please email us at info@teamdogrescue.ca for more information.

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Penny

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 3
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Archer

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Male
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Frankie

  • Breed: Lab X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 4 Months
  • Weight: 50 lbs
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Pepper

  • Breed: Poodle
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 3 Years Old
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  • Needs: Fenced Backyard

Meet Pepper, the sweetest 3-year-old female poodle with the most endearing puppy dog eyes. Pepper’s past was marred by the confines of a puppy mill, but her future holds the promise of a brighter and more loving chapter. While she’s still quite timid in her foster home, her potential shines through.

Pepper’s journey to recovery has been marked by baby steps. She finds solace in the corner of the couch, her safe haven, and while exploring makes her nervous, she’ll bravely follow you into the next room but will retreat to the familiar couch once she knows you’ve spotted her.

Pepper’s true personality blossoms once trust is established. She craves affection and cherishes moments of belly rubs, head scratches and chin rubs. If you sit beside her on the couch, she might even extend her paw, gently urging you to pet her more.

Her favourite place in the world is the backyard, where she can let loose and enjoy the freedom she deserves. You might catch her doing joyful zoomies, which not only warms your heart but also gives her the exercise she needs. Unfortunately, due to her fear of the leash, Pepper is currently unable to go for walks.

We are searching for a special family for Pepper -people who will grant her the time and space she needs to build her confidence. A home with a yard is ideal, as it allows her to revel in her favourite outdoor activities. While she’s currently timid and apprehensive about the world beyond, we believe that with patience and gentle encouragement, Pepper will one day be ready to explore new horizons.

Pepper is a sweet and affectionate girl, ready to offer boundless love to the right family. If you have a quiet home, and are willing to be the loving, patient family Pepper needs, you’ll witness the transformation of a timid soul into a beloved companion, and your hearts will be forever touched by this sweet poodle’s journey to happiness.

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Rudy

  • Breed: Hound
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 4 Years
  • Weight: 55 lbs.
  • Needs: Experienced dog owner, preferably with hound experience.

Sir Rudy, aka The Rudester has been with us for just over 2 years now. Pulled from a shelter, Rudy arrived to us in a considerable amount of pain due to an injury on his femur that required surgery. For quite some time, the injury was not healing properly and Rudy continued to be stoic while living with this discomfort.

Rudy is an exuberant and happy-go-lucky dog. He has really come out of his shell over the past five months with his newest foster family who have been working diligently with him to make him the goodest boy he can be!

He loves other dogs and has been excelling at daycare. He can adjust his play habits to any dog, large or small and is really good at reading their body language. He’s a fan of people too and has been working hard on trying not to jump on them when he greets them.

He’s super food motivated and as a result, extremely trainable. He will resist training at times if he doesn’t see the point in it so yes, he can have a mind of his own. He knows several commands but his recall isn’t the best so he must always be on a leash or a tether! He loves a good run but shouldn’t run for long due to the leg injury/surgery he had when he first arrived to us. He experiences no pain but needs to be managed to ensure he doesn’t do any damage to himself.

Rudy sleeps in his crate every night like a champ. He starts his day with breakfast and a good walk and then returns to nap in his crate for most of the morning.

He is indifferent to squirrels and birds but loses his mind when he sees a cat so he is seeking a NON CAT HOUSEHOLD! Due to his exuberance, he would also do best in a calm, quiet household without kids.

He is completely house trained and hasn’t had an accident for months now. While he doesn’t chew on shoes, he loves to try to get into the family’s socks which is a no no for his slightly sensitive tummy so it’s important that things be kept out of his reach, especially anything of high value.

Rudy does still experience some separation anxiety. He will sometimes cry until the cows come home when left alone though he’s learning that with the distraction of a good chew treat, the world of being alone isn’t all that bad. We feel strongly that having another dog at home to keep him company could possibly be the best antidote!!!

This boy loves scratches behind the ears and a good belly rub any time. It can take him a few months to truly trust his people so he will need some time to adjust to a new family but once he trusts, he’s a head-in-the-lap kinda dog who is full of affection and the cutest goofball ever.

We are waiving Rudy’s adoption fee. He needs to find his forever home where he will experience love for the rest of his life.

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Delilah Recently Adopted
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Delilah

  • Breed: Saluki Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • Needs: Patient adopter, no children

Hi Everyone!

I am one of the newest beauties at team dog rescue. I come from a wonderful rescue in Bahrain that saved me from slide in the streets. They took me in until I could make my way to Canada and my new life.

I am currently living with my foster mom, dad, canine sister and feline foster siblings in Kitchener. I am loving my new life and slowly learning that people are friendly and not going to hurt me. My foster family is very focused on letting me settle in and building my confidence around other people. It did take me some time to warm up to them but now I have learned that cuddles (both with my foster mom and dad AND my foster canine sister) are the absolute best! I have a nice cozy bed that I spend my days on. I am also learning that walks and car rides are so much fun. My foster parents always double leash me to make sure I’m secure and can’t run away, as I’m a flight risk at the moment, given how fearful I am.

I am the sweetest and most gentle dog but am looking for a very patient family that will take the time to help me adapt to my new life. I also want my new family to keep in mind that i’m still very young and need some basic puppy training (i accidentally chewed on my foster parents couch), but I learn very quickly! While I may one day be great with kids, they seem to frighten me right now, so I do prefer a home without children. My foster parents think I would do well in a home with another dog, who can help to build more confidence.

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Felix and Foxy

  • Breed: Shih Tzu and Pomeranian
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  • Age: 10
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Duffy

  • Breed: Yorkie Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 4 Months
  • Weight: 10 lbs
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Hey there, future paw-rent!

I’m Scruffy Duffy, the four-month-old Yorki Mix with a zest for life that’s off the charts! If you’re looking for a fur ball to bring you endless fun and brighten your day, look no further – I’m your guy!

I’ve got a long list of likes, including just about everything – dogs, kids, and, of course, humans! As I discover the world around me, I haven’t found many dislikes, but loud noises might make me pause, but I’ll look to you for reassurance and take your lead. When it comes to showing affection, let’s just say I’ve got a lot of love to give! I may need guidance in expressing it calmly, but come nighttime, I transform into a snuggly love bug when I’m tired.

Here’s the scoop on my bathroom habits: I’m a pro at using pee pads, but I could use help learning that the great outdoors is my giant bathroom. On walks, I’ll patiently hold it in until we get home, and then it’s straight to the pee pad. With a bit of patience and consistency, I’ll get the hang of it!

Since I’m just a pup, some basic training is in order, but I promise to be an eager student. All I need is a family willing to teach me the ropes.

A mature and playful dog buddy and a yard to play in would be fantastic bonuses for me. Speaking of buddies, I absolutely adore being around kids, so if you have a family, I’d fit right in and become your loyal, happy-go-lucky family dog.

Ready to make me a part of your family? Fill out an application today!

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Taffy

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3
  • Weight:
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Arnold

  • Breed: Saluki Mix
  • Gender: Male
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  • Needs: Bungalow or Few Stairs

Meet Arnold, the resilient and spirited Saluki mix with a heart of gold, hailing all the way from Bahrain. This magnificent three-year-old tripod has faced life’s trials with unwavering courage and now seeks a loving forever home where he can continue to thrive and bring joy to the hearts of his new family.

Arnold’s journey has been one of determination and bravery. He may have lost one of his front legs in a tragic accident when he was hit by a car, but that hasn’t dampened his spirits one bit. Arnold embraces his new life with all the enthusiasm and love he has to offer. Cuddling is his specialty – he’s an expert at snuggling up on the couch, relishing every moment of affection he can get from his human family.

But this resilient Saluki mix is not content with just being a couch potato. Arnold loves frolicking with his fellow canine buddies, proving that play knows no boundaries, physical or otherwise. His joyful spirit shines as he runs, hops, and plays, embracing life with the tenacity of a champion.

While Arnold’s heart is big enough to embrace all the love in the world, there are a few things he’s not too fond of. Car rides and loud noises can make him a little uneasy, but with patience and understanding, he’s learning to trust and conquer these fears.

As he adapts to his new life, Arnold sometimes faces moments of anxiety, which can lead to some destructive behaviour(toys and dog beds have been his victim). He’s working on crate training, and with consistent guidance and support, this behaviour can be managed. In his heart, Arnold longs for a home that can provide him with the love, care, and training he needs to become the best version of himself.

Arnold is an affectionate and loving companion who would be a great fit for a family with respectful and caring kids. kids. While he may take a little time to warm up to males, once he does, they will be welcomed into his heart with open paws.
When it comes to stairs, Arnold may struggle a bit, but a bungalow or a home with limited stairs would be the perfect haven for him to navigate comfortably. He’s a smart dog who’s eager to learn, so additional training for basic commands and leash manners will help him become an even better companion.

If you’re searching for a dog who embodies resilience, love, and the courage to embrace a new life, Arnold is the one. With a heart full of affection and a spirit that triumphs over adversity, he’ll be a constant source of joy and inspiration to anyone lucky enough to call him family. If you’re ready to open your heart and home to this exceptional Saluki mix, fill out an adoption application today. Arnold is waiting to shower you with love and devotion, making every day brighter with his presence. Together, let’s give Arnold the loving home he truly deserves.

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