- Breed: Retriever/Saluki mix
- Gender: Female
- Age: 22 months
- Weight: 21 kg
- Needs: An active family and another dog.
Still assessing medical but doing very well in his foster home, loves other dogs and people
This beautiful girl recently arrived from northern Manitoba and is settling into her foster home with her foster sister and mentor, Harper. Piper is very sweet, and is learning so much from Harper, but is still quite a fearful girl. She will need a calm patient family who can provide lots of exercise and a calm environment. We are hoping she can also have plenty of canine companions, if not in her new home, but perhaps frequent socialization with family and friends. Piper is not a city dog nor would she do well in a busy downtown environment. Loud noises and abrupt unexpected movements sent her scurrying into a corner or her crate. She has made great strides in her three weeks with her foster mom and is comfortable in a car and her recall is improving. However, large busy crowds intimidate her and she would do best in suburban or rural environment.
This sweet boy arrived in our care 11 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 Dobbs’s best interest, was to return him, and despite feeling unsettled for a few days, Dobby 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 condo setting, he is quiet in the home, only barks when someone is at the door and is thoroughly enjoying lots of outdoor time with foster mom and sister Harper. He has been left alone for up to 4 hours and is perfectly well behaved. He will go into his crate, albeit reluctantly.
Dobby so enjoys visiting the horse farm/barn where his mom works and is very respectful with all the other dogs present. He relishes the quiet chill time with Harper, while mom teaches and does fine in the car, if in the passenger seat. Occasionally car sick, but would likely adapt with time. Play time with Harper is very special and he would enjoy the company of another dog immensely.
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.
Events & Community Partnerships are a vital part of our rescue. Over the years we have put a focus on organizing and participating in events in the community, large and small, in order to raise awareness around dog rescue. We have been fortunate to partner with some amazing organizations that are doing their part to raise awareness about dog adoption. Some of our partnerships have included: Woofstock, Pet Valu, Global Pets, PetSmart, Bark in the Park, Uber, Google, Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs), Furry Friends 5k, Aviva, Mini Mioche, The City of Toronto to name a few. Every year we decide on a few large events that we undertake and make an annual thing – these include: A Party with a Purpose, BarktoberFest, Google Pop Up, TEAM Reunion.
For more information about getting involved with our events or if you are interested in hosting an event on our behalf, please contact Ashley at: email@example.com