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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Bella Adoptable Now
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Bella

  • 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.

Fill out an application for Bella!
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ROBBIE Adoptable Now
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ROBBIE

  • Breed: CORSO X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1.5
  • Weight: 75 lbs
  • Needs: Dog Free home, Adult only home, ongoing training, NO CATS

Robbie’s MUST haves,
Child free home
Dog free home
Out of city /no busy suburbs
Backyard
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 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 5 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 and sometimes I do pull too hard and bark and lunge. I have been working so hard with a nice lady they call her a trainer and I have been practicing with my foster family., i still do need lots of practice with this and will need my future family who has experience with a strong dog like me and 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 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 to much for me to handle so the less busy the better because all these places have unpredictable sounds and can be very scary.

I absolutely need a very calm and STRUCTURED home. An adult and dog/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.

id 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.

Right now i have not been able to meet or socialize with dogs but im hoping that under the proper circumstance and with the right person who has experience and confidence that maybe one day I could EVENTUALLY meet other dogs.

If you have been looking for me, my adoption coordinator will be excited to her from you!

Fill out an application for ROBBIE!
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Tia Adoptable Now
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Tia

  • 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.

Fill out an application for Tia!
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Major Adoptable Now
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Major

  • Breed: Mastiff
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 71lbs
  • Needs: gastro diet

Meet Major! Snuggle bugs delight!
Major has recently arrived with TEAM following an owner surrender. Major was brought to the vet with some medical needs. A quick change to a strict gastro diet (and no more human food!) has him gaining his weight and health back. He’ll need to be on a gastro plan lifelong. He’s got some weight to gain back and should end up around 80lbs.
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, until he’s ready to go home. Once he reaches that point, he’s taking you home whether you’re ready or not. He knows his basic commands, responds to hand signals and is learning the rules in foster care quickly.
Major really loves his people so someone home more than not is needed. He cries whenever someone leaves the room and has some volume so he’s looking for a detached home with a small fenced yard. Major has bursts of energy where he’ll play by himself; most of the time he’s a low-energy dog. Cuddling is Major’s favourite pasttime; he has no idea he’s too big to fit in laps.

Fill out an application for Major!
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Winnie Adoptable Now
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Winnie

  • 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.

Fill out an application for Winnie!
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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 and are now settling into foster care while we tend to some medical needs and get to know them better.

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Falcor Coming Soon
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Falcor

  • 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.


Adoption Pending

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Windy Adoption Pending
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Windy

  • Breed: German Shepherd/Husky mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 9 months
  • Weight: 23 kg
  • Needs:

We are still getting to know this sweet friendly boy!

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Noodle Recently Adopted
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Noodle

  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 9 months
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Needs:

Hi Everyone!

My name is noodle and I am a 9 month old shih tzu mix from northern Quebec. I didn’t have a very good start to life but that has recently changed when so many amazing people stepped in to rescue me. I’m a happy and very loved girl now.

My foster mom keeps telling everyone that I am a little ball of perfection. What does that mean? Let me tell you!

I am a sweet, playful and affectionate puppy. I enjoy the company of people (including kids), although I do take some time to warm up to men. I really like having another dog in the home and my foster mom feels its best for me to have a canine friend to learn from. Although my foster brother is a senior dog and is blind, he really does a great job of teaching me how to be a good dog and he also keeps me company (by putting up with my crazy puppy antics).

I really like to go on walks and explore my new surroundings in the city. I have never been to such a busy place before! I’m still very young and need a dedicated adopter who will provide me with structure and training, especially as I learn my manners inside and outside of the house.

I should also tell you that I’m a healthy dog. I still need to get spayed in the next month but otherwise the vets tell me I’m ready for adoption.

So there you go. I’m the sweetest girl and would love a family of my own!

Please apply if you think you want to provide me with a forever home.

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Max Adoption Pending
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Max

  • Breed: Sheppard Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Weight: 106 lbs
  • Needs:

Hi Everyone!

My name is Max and I come from a remote community in Northern Manitoba where I found myself homeless. It’s very cold there right now so I was more than happy to jump on a plane to Toronto where I knew there was a home for me.

I am feeling thankful for so much right now. I have a new life here in Ontario with my amazing fosters that love me so much already and the support of this wonderful rescue called TEAM. I know they will find me the best home.

I am only a year old and am full of beans (the good kind of beans)! My fosters always say what a goofball I am but I just really love showing them that I’m a fun loving guy that enjoys cuddling all hours of the day. While I enjoy being around my humans a lot of the time, I do also like my own space to have a nap or two during the day. I think my fosters appreciate that because they do need to get some work done!

I am very eager to learn and to please. My foster parents have been working on basic commands with me and I seem to pick them up quickly. I will need continued training and a commitment from my forever family to dedicate the time to ensuring I can be the best boy. I still get distracted easily because I’m young and have never had a home where there are people to teach me!

My foster parents love spending time with me playing in the backyard and are starting to take me for walks to expose me to all sort of exciting things. I’m having a hard time getting used to moving vehicles and also seeing other dogs on leash. I’m used to interacting with other dogs while off leash! So this is all new for me and I’m hoping my new family will take the time to work on this leash reactivity and introduce me to new canine friends. It’s important because I tend to get overexcited and redirect by nipping (I promise I don’t mean to do it!!).

I enjoy being outside very much and hope to have a home with a yard. It would also be fun so I can chase the occasional bunny (as I get to do each day in my foster home). I don’t want to hurt them, I just love the chase!

I am such a wonderful boy and hope to one day be a good companion for anyone but for now everyone thinks it’s best for me to go to an adult home or one with older children.

What do you think? Are you the right home for me?

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Stewie and Koby Adoption Pending
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Stewie and Koby

  • Breed: Shihtzu mixes
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 9 1/2
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Needs: Committed human companion who is home more than not, and want to be the recipient of tons of attention

~Sweet bonded pair, must stay together
~affectionate boys, low energy
~perfect cuddle buddies

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Ducky Adoption Pending
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Ducky

  • 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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Max

  • Breed: Lab X
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1 year
  • Weight: 29 kg (64 lbs)
  • Needs:

Max is a 1 year old Northern dog who came to us through our partners at K9 Advocates in Manitoba. When he arrived in Toronto he was very thin, his coat was dull and sparse, and, worst of all, he was very shut down emotionally. He would barely lift his head to look at you, or react to anything going on around him.

Over a month later, Max is a different dog! Thanks to the compassionate and patient care of his foster family, he has gained weight, his fur has filled in and he’s bright, alert, friendly and active. He is a super affectionate boy who seeks out the company of his foster family and also loves to interact with other, non-aggressive dogs. We’re not entirely sure what mix of breeds he is, but his long legs and lean body makes us think that there may be some Greyhound mixed in with his Labrador genes.

Max is a sweet, sensitive dog, which comes with pros and cons that his new family will have to be willing to embrace. On the positive side, he is a very gentle dog who rarely barks and approaches everyone he meets politely. On the not-so-positive side, he scares easily and will bolt if not securely leashed, and he does not love being left alone and will chew small items like shoes or clothing to alleviate his stress. He’s made some progress on the later issue, but he is never going to be a dog who can be alone for 8 hours a day. It’s possible that having another calm, confident dog in the house might help him relax when his people are not home.

Unfortunately, it was discovered during his veterinary assessment that Max is positive for Heartworm. This condition is very treatable, but the protocol takes several months to complete. He is already more than 30 days into his treatment cycle and is doing well. The next stages involve some injections followed by long periods of rest (which means no walks for poor Max) and should be completed by December, at which time he can be neutered and microchipped.

We are looking for an adopter who is interested in bringing Max into his forever home and helping him through his treatment. This will involve getting him to and from our vet on each of his treatment days, and keeping him quiet during his recovery – that’s it! Team Dog Rescue will, of course, pay for the Heartworm treatment, as well as his neuter and microchip once he gets the Heartworm all clear.

We have determined that Max would be happiest in a home with a fenced yard, since he will need somewhere to hang out during his “no walks” phase of treatment and he loves to be outdoors. Once that’s over, he will be happy to have a safe place to stretch his long legs by racing around at his full, impressive speed. His gentle nature means that he could happily live with kids and possibly even cats, and he would probably really love a calm canine buddy.

Most importantly, Max would like to be with a family who can give him an abundance of love and companionship, which he will be happy to return in spades.

If you are looking for a gentle, long-legged beauty who loves to snuggle, please submit an application for Max!


Recently Adopted Dogs

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Doomin Recently Adopted
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Doomin

  • 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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Duke

  • Breed: Saluki/GSD
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 14 months
  • Weight: 29 kg
  • Needs: Very active family

Duke is amazing on the leash, house trained and enjoys all other dogs, regardless of size, sex or age. He really needs a home with another dog and is fine with cats.

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Lennon & Monkey

  • Breed: Shih Tzu and Pug/Chi
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 7 and 8
  • Weight:
  • Needs: Bonded pair

Lennon (7yrs M) and Monkey (8yrs F) came to us after their owner had abandoned them. They are a very sweet bonded pair that have been together their whole lives, so we are looking for a home where they can go together.

Lennon has a heart murmur which we are looking further into to determine if he requires treatment. He also has mild cataracts. Monkey has a slight jaw fracture as a result of dental surgery which she is recovering from. Aside from that, they are up to date on their vaccinations. These pups are perfect houseguests in their foster homes and are eagerly awaiting a loving home of their own to live out their senior years.

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Susie

  • Breed: Terrier mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10 kg
  • Needs: Quiet home

Still getting to know her

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Porkchop Recently Adopted
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Porkchop

  • Breed: Pug
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 17 kgs
  • Needs:

Are you looking for a work from home buddy? Porkchop might be the dog for you 🙂

Porkchop is a 7 year old pug. He really is as adorable as he looks. He is a very loyal companion and truly loves his people (kids included as long as they are respectful). He can be a little shy and unsure at first but warms up fairly quickly.

Porkchop really enjoys his walks and sniffing every single thing outdoors. He’s good on leash (other than pulling when he wants to sniff) and is very respectful of other people and dogs while outside. Porkchop doesn’t have very good recall, so a leash is a must for him. He doesn’t seem overly interested in other dogs so we aren’t sure at this point how much interaction he has had with canine friends. While he loves his walks he loves napping even more. While Porkchop is napping you may not be as he likes to snort and snore VERY loudly! So make sure you can handle some snoring or have a good set of ear plugs.

Porkchop isn’t left alone often in his current foster situation (about 1-2 hours a day) so we might expect to see some separation anxiety for someone out longer than a few hours. He does cry when his foster mom leaves the home but settles after about 10 minutes, so we are looking for someone that can help Porkchop through this and the transition. Porkchop really does like to be near his best friends all the time.

Porkchop is non- destructive and such a good boy in the home (his foster mom really appreciates this!!). He does bark for attention at times and when he doesn’t get what he wants. This behavior is getting much better over time as he settles but it’s something to consider and may be a focus area for training.

At 7 years old, Porkchop found himself in a local animal shelter with no home and in need of medical attention. We are currently working through Porkchop’s medical needs (neuter, eye mass removal, dental). Porkchop also has some skin allergies as well. Our focus right now is helping Porkchop to feel better and get him ready to find his new family!

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Chuck Recently Adopted
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Chuck

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10
  • Weight:
  • Needs: Severe separation anxiety. Will need a home where someone is home all of the time.

Chuck is a classic Jack Russell Terrier but with the grace and wisdom that only comes with age. He lived with the same family for the first ten years of his life and came into our care after being surrendered to a Quebec shelter for behavioural and health issues. It took us a few weeks to understand Chuck’s particularities, but we think he is finally ready to find his perfect co-pilot.

Chuck is a sweet, gentle, and whip-smart little guy. He is keen to learn and please his human friends. Although he is not a “velcro dog,” he does have extreme separation anxiety and cannot be crated or left alone for any period of time. Separation anxiety is extremely difficult to cure and we need to find Chuck a family who understand that and are prepared to handle it. It’s also important that his new family encourages healthy boundaries and rules to ensure it doesn’t escalate.

Despite his age, Chuck loves to go for long walks and playtime. He displays leash reactivity when confronted with other dogs. His foster parents have been working on this behaviour and it’s important that his new family continues this training to help him enjoy his time outside without the anxiety he currently feels. Chuck requires the stimulation and bonding that walks around the neighbourhood provide. He is polite and friendly with new people, interested in chasing squirrels and pigeons, and is lovely around cats.

With proper exercise, Chuck is calm and quiet in the home. He loves to make a little nest and snooze the afternoon away. He has excellent house manners, rarely barks, knows basic tricks and commands, and is potty trained. Chuck is currently being fostered in an apartment in a busy neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. He’s done very well in the car and is a gentleman in Ubers and on the TTC.

Chuck has recently been diagnosed with a rare condition called diabetes insipidus (essentially, hormonal diabetes). The illness makes him drink water excessively and subsequently, pee excessively. Chuck has started medication to manage the symptoms and we are very much hoping they will resolve the issue. He will likely need these meds and regular vet visits for the rest of his life. We estimate the cost of his meds will be c. $40 a month.

Chuck is looking for a best friend to share adventures and the couch. He loves human affection and praise, thrives with positive reinforcement and a calm home environment. He really enjoys training and learning new commands… so I guess you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! Oh and if he could have a feline brother or sister he’d like that a lot too.

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Denzel

  • Breed: GSD
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 35kg
  • Needs:

Denzel is a purebred German Shepherd that has recently joined our rescue from Bahrain. He loves people but can be picky with some dogs, especially male dogs. He loves to be active. He has been diagnosed with mild hip dysplasia and will benefit from joint supplements for life. He is looking for his furever home that will keep him active and stimulated. Denzel has the exuberance of a puppy, exploring his new world around him. He has shown some prey drive, therefore not recommending a home with cats or small animals.

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Marley

  • Breed: Chow Chow
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • Needs: Palliative Home

Hi Everyone,

My name is Marley and I am looking for a home to live out my final days. I am not sure how long that is but I do know that I deserve a loving home. I have not had an easy life and have spent most of it confined to a crate. Unfortunately because of this, I have a very hard time walking, going up and down stairs and have quite a bit of pain from arthritis. I spend my days sleeping most of the time (often on top of my canine foster sister) and going out for short walks.
I am looking for a home with someone home most of the time, comfortable giving medication multiple times a day and most importantly somewhere that will provide me with lots of love and attention. In the last few weeks of living in my wonderful foster home, I have learned what affection feels like and I’m enjoying every minute.

There are so many people who have been involved in my rescue and that care for me very much. They really want me to find the right home. They are constantly amazed at how gentle and sweet I am, despite everything I have been through in my life.

Please apply if you think I might be a good fit for you and you have the time to commit to me.

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Rudolph Recently Adopted
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Rudolph

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 5
  • Weight:
  • Needs: TBD

Rudolph has just arrived in foster care. We still need to assess his behaviour and look after his medical needs.

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Barry Recently Adopted
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Barry

  • Breed: HuskyX
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Needs: Active family

Handsome boy who will need structure and training. Sweet personality

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Dobby Recently Adopted
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Dobby

  • Breed: Beagle cross
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 months
  • Weight: 40
  • Needs: Another confident dog

This sweet boy arrived in our care 12 months ago as a 7 month old pup, from a very sad hoarding situation. He adapted beautifully in his foster home before adoption, but several months after, he started guarding his family whenever visitors came to their home, occasionally slight nipping when people got too close. The hard decision, although made in Dobby’s best interest, was to return him, and despite feeling lost for a few days, he is now doing exceptionally well. Although well loved and getting along well with children in both the foster and adoptive homes, we feel it best to have Dobby placed in a calm environment, and best with an older confident dog, who can be a mentor for him, while he gains confidence and becomes the ideal hound he was born to be. Now being fostered in a home with a fenced yard, and a calm older brother, he will need the same in his new forever home. His energy level can be quite high with his play time, although he adapts well to the energy level of his playmate, several of whom have been older females.
Dobby will need committed owners to help set up boundaries and enable him to gain more confidence when in new and stressful situations, where he often just reacts in fear. Current fosters are very engaged in training time and Dobby is so eager to learn and adapt. He is also eager to meet every dog he sees and can lunge and bark to get their attention. Currently working on redirecting and refocusing on his handler, and Dobby responds well, enjoyinh the positive reinforcement this gives him. This is a work in progress and showing great improvement.
Play time with Luke is very special and he would enjoy the company of another dog immensely, so we will only consider applications with another active dog in the home.
Dobby so enjoys the attention he gets and if people respects his space, he will also respect theirs. He can be on high alert until comfortable and will need his new family to be somewhat dog behaviour savvy and consistent with routine and their expectations.
Overall, he is a very affectionate boy, a great cuddle buddy on the sofa, but will require some continued work and commitment, but so worth the effort.

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Koda Recently Adopted
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Koda

  • Breed: JRT/Terrier mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1
  • Weight:
  • Needs: Experienced owner, no young children, no cats

Koda was born while in our care and was previously adopted as a young pup at 8 weeks of age. He was recently surrendered back to our care stating that he was becoming reactive in the home. His reactivity seemed to be towards the adult owners in the home. Koda is a very sweet loveable guy who loves to play with other dogs. Koda loves to play. The bigger the dog the better. He is seeking a home with another dog in the home to provide guidance and stimulation. As a result of his reported reactivity, we are recommending no young children. He has been to puppy school and passed with flying colours. He is seeking an experienced dog owner who can help redirect him and provide him with the security he needs and guidance with any reactivity. We are still learning about what causes his occasional reactivity, and it seems to be when he is startled (picked up while he is asleep) or forced to do things he doesn’t want to do. These are training issues that can easily be addressed with consistency.

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Pinceau Recently Adopted
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Pinceau

  • Breed: Bully Mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 95 lbs.
  • Needs: Calm, quiet environment. Someone available to give daily medications.

This sweet boy was surrendered to us when his owner passed away. The owner’s son who is homeless and knew he couldn’t give him the quality of life he so deserves, cared enough about him to make sure he got into our rescue where he would be cared for and assisted in finding his new forever home.

As far as personalities go, this boy is a gem. He gets along well with people, dogs and doesn’t even have a problem if there’s a proven dog-friendly cat around. He loves his belly rubs and attention but is also independent and doesn’t mind being on his own for periods of time. He is a good passenger in the car and has a favourite green toy he takes outside every time he goes out.

At 8 years old Pinceau has some aches, pains and medical conditions that often accompany a senior dog. He does have arthritis in his hips so he’s not a runner or a hiker. He really likes his walks but is not high energy. He has been receiving some injections and oral medications that have been making him feel better. He will need to continue with the prescribed course so he can enjoy his life as pain free as possible. He has also been experiencing some urinary dribbles and we are in the midst of starting him on a medication to see if that will improve. For now he is sporting some doggy diapers and looking oh so adorable!

Pinceau is also on a special gastro diet as he experienced some tummy upset from some of the non-prescription foods.

To make sure he is kept as healthy as possible he will need annual bloodwork, annual urine testing, monthly injections for his hips and a few oral medications. The monthly costs for all of the above, including his prescription food is approximately $275.00.

Senior dogs make wonderful companions and are forever grateful. If you have a calm environment, no stairs (or very few stairs), don’t mind administering some medication and getting some love and wet kisses in return, this boy may be for you!
If you feel he is, please complete our application form via our website.

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Cassie Recently Adopted
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Cassie

  • Breed: Saluki
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 21 kg
  • Needs: Home with another dog

We are still getting to know this sweet and gentle girl but we do know she loves attention, treats and gains comfort and security with another canine buddy. Recently arrived from Bahrain, it is quite the adjustment to our Canadian winter, so she is getting well dressed for her walks.

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Sera Recently Adopted
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Sera

  • Breed: Shihtzu/Pekingese X
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 6 kg
  • Needs:

We are still getting to know this sweet girl but she is blind and learns to navigate her home quickly, as most sight impaired dogs do. She adores attention and bonds quickly to anyone who pays attention to her.

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Spike Recently Adopted
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Spike

  • Breed: Great Pyrenees/Husky
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1-2yrs
  • Weight:
  • Needs: TBA

Spike has just arrived from Northern Manitoba. He has some medical needs that we will be looking after while he decompresses in foster care after his long journey. More information to follow.

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Lucy Recently Adopted
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Lucy

  • Breed: Rottweiler/Great Pyrenees Mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 1.5 years
  • Weight: 88 lbs
  • Needs: No other pets, no condos, experienced handler

LOVELY LUCY – Meet Lucy, aka Lucy Goosey, aka Tiny Horse. She is a 1.5 year old, rottweiler/pyrenees mix. At 88 lbs, this girl is big and strong.

Lucy is a super sweet girl that came to TEAM Dog Rescue from an Ontario shelter as part of the #EmptyOntarioShelters campaign.

Lucy loves her humans, playing with them and spending time with them. She was under-socialized with dogs so needs to be introduced to them properly. At the shelter, she played best with medium or large sized dogs.

Lucy is perfectly behaved in the home. She is housebroken, but might have the occasional accident when first settling in the house. She is not destructive, has no resource or food guarding, and loves to snuggle with her people. She knows her basic commands and is treat-motivated and trainable. She walks well on leash, but turns into a kangaroo and jumps in excitement when she spots another dog.

Lucy has really strong prey drive with cats and small animals. For this reason, she is not suited to a home in a busy area (e.g. condos) where there might be lots of interactions with other animals or small kids.

Lucy’s ideal home is one where she is the only pet, has a big yard with a tall fence for her to play in, and is in a fairly quiet area (home in the suburbs or the country). Her ideal family is one that is familiar with large breeds, is comfortable handling a strong dog and has no kids or has older kids (12+ years of age).

Medically, Lucy is healthy but tends to get ear infections. She is up-to-date on her shots and has been spayed. She may have allergies to some foods (not confirmed) and is on a diet that does not have any chicken or beef.

She is being fostered in Mississauga. Her adoption fees will be $450.00.

If you are interested in adopting Lucy, please complete our adoption application available at www.teamdogrescue.ca/adoptables. For more information, please contact her adoption coordinator, Gurleen, at adopt@teamdogrescue.ca.

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Coco Recently Adopted
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Coco

  • Breed: Husky
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 11 months
  • Weight: 50lbs
  • Needs: TBA

My name is Coco and I have recently arrived from Nunavut. I am 11 months of age and I have a lot of making up to do. You see, I was a chained dog. I was surrendered by my owner who said I barked too much. I wasn’t barking for nothing. I was trying to communicate that I do not want to be tied to this chain all the time. I just wanted to be out playing with my friends who were free roaming dogs.

So now, after a long journey from the north, I am here to live life to the fullest. And guess what……..I don’t bark so much anymore! II will bark at other dogs hoping they will come play with me. am very high energy and am looking for a family that loves the outdoors and going for walks. I like to go for a lot of walks. So many neat smells and things to see and do.

I love to play. My foster mom says I play a little rough and use my teeth a lot, so I am looking for a home without young children. My foster mom says I am pretty smart and pick up on things quickly. I am looking for a family that can keep up with me and teach me the ways of the world.

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Lady & Girlie Recently Adopted
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Lady & Girlie

  • Breed: Beagle/Hound mix
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 6 & 8
  • Weight: Approximately 30 and 50 lbs
  • Needs: To be adopted together

Who needs some hound love and lots of it?
Lady and Girlie were rescued from the side of a highway in eastern Ontario. It was a stormy night and a wonderful woman stopped her car and Girlie eagerly jumped in, while Lady needed some coaxing to join her. Wet, muddy and exhausted, these two are inseparable and will be adopted together. We suspect they are mom and daughter and it these two were likely dumped dogs. Lady and Girlie are very sweet, love snuggling and lots of cuddles. They are slowly adapting and settling, but are very sensitive dogs. Girlie startles very easily, jumping up with high wind noises or a door slam. Lady will follow her foster mom everywhere, craving human companionship along the way. They are just learning what play is all about, as they slowly embrace everything new.
Not big barkers, but occasionally Girlie will let out the typical hound howl.
What is their ideal home? Given that they are hounds, scent driven and sensitive to noise, a quiet rural setting is best and a large fenced in area is ideal for playtime and occasional zoomies. Lady and Girlie thrive with human company, so a retired couple, or a committed working from home family is ideal. They are fine with other animals, currently living on a horse farm with another dog and and a resident cat. They do require someone who is patient and committed to letting them settle on their terms. They have been through so much these last few months and are soon ready to join their forever home.
Their future family will so enjoy what this sweet pair offer-lots of love, cuddles and loyalty


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