Dogs available for adoption
Hello everyone! My name is Atchi and I'm a 2 yr old male Akita/Malamute/ Chow Chow mix (best guess). I originally came from a Native Reserve near Shawinigan and was brought to the SPA Mauricie where the good folks there quickly realized that living in a shelter environment was not ideal for me. Sophie's Dog Adoption saw I was in need of help and decided to take me in under their care. I'm now staying with one of SDA's most wonderful foster homes until my perfect forever home can be found. I'm a really sweet pooch, loving, very bright, eager to please, know my basic commands, walk well with a harness right by your side without pulling and I'm extremely loyal to my humans. I'm a big boy that requires regular brushing and daily exercise. I also need a home with structure and consistency like all dogs . I'm getting used to living in the city and things are going very well. I'm not so great around certain dogs. Other adult males seem to be an issue for me but I do well with females and young dogs as long as they are not too annoying or hyper. I'm not a good match for a home with a cat. True to my nature, I am protective of my family. Since I pretty much had to fend for myself when I was living as a stray on the Reserve, I did develop resource guarding issues but now that I'm in a stable home where I get regular meals, it will be much easier to correct that behaviour. I only showed resource guarding around other animals, never humans. I have a tendency to become territorial of my humans and home if I'm not given the proper leadership. My future humans will need to ensure that I get lots of exercise daily and excellent structure along with consistency. I must know that it is not my job to guard you or the house every time someone comes over or greets us on the street. If you think I'm the ideal pooch for you, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell Sophie why you feel you and I would be a great match. If Sophie likes what she reads, you will then be asked to fill out the adoption request form located on the SDA web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Male, Large
Hi everybody! My name is Barkley. I'm a Boston Terrier currently 18 months old (27/08/2016). I weigh about 18 lbs so I'm medium sized. I'm in very good health aside from juvenile cataracts. My owners left me at their local pound due to a separation. Luckily, the nice lady who works at the pound contacted Sophie on my behalf so I could find a great new home. I'm in a loving foster home until my lucky day comes along. I'm a very affectionate little guy. I love to give kisses, I rarely bark and I know my basic commands in French. I tend to lick people a bit too much when I'm excited or want attention. I'm crate-trained and house-trained but I do have a little accident from time to time. I most likely have a collapsed trachea so using a harness instead of a collar when walking is a must otherwise I can cough and hack. I'm great with other dogs and kids. I'm not familiar with cats. If you think you and I would be a great match, please download the adoption form located on Sophie's web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com along with a little intro telling Sophie why you feel I'm the dog for you.
Young, Male, Medium
Hi everybody! My name is Dexter and I'm a 7 yr old Maltese/Jack Russell male. I'm a very easy-going and rather independent fellow who is looking for a nice retired couple or person to spend the rest of my life with. I'm low-energy and in great health. I weigh about 20 lbs so I fit nicely next to you on the couch. I like to be near you but won't impose on you to get lots of attention. I'm house-trained of course and know my basic commands. Not a fan of staying home alone or going on long walks. I'm a home-body who enjoys short walks and time in the yard. I need a peaceful home with structure and stability. What I need most is a steady and loving leader to keep me balanced and fulfilled. I was acting pretty neurotic with my previous owner but ever since I left and became one of Sophie's dogs, I have been behaving like a normal dog. I plan on staying that way. If you think you'd be the ideal person(s) for me, please write to Sophie at email@example.com and tell her why you feel you are the best fit for me. if she likes what she reads, you will then be asked to fill out the adoption form located on her web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com and screening will follow. Montreal and area.
Adult, Male, Medium
Hi there! My name is Giacomo. I'm a 9 month old Shepard/Husky mix with stunning eyes and a terrific personality. I'm a big boy weighing already 70 lbs but I'm long-legged and lean. I'm a very active young fellow who loves to play and run. I'm extremely bright, eager to please and very friendly but not the kind of dog that likes to be hugged or cuddle with my human(s). I was surrendered at a shelter by my previous owners who claimed I was not a good match with the resident cat. Well, I'm being very respectful of the cat in my foster home. I'm getting the structure and exercise I need there as well as an excellent education. I'm quite good with other dogs. Small children are not a good idea for me because I'm a big bouncy pooch and I still use my mouth like a young puppy. I know my basic commands. My leash walking is improving very nicely and I'm learning to associate my crate with a nice place to go relax. My resource guarding is mild and being worked on. I came to SDA with very little education training-wise but my foster home, who is very dog-savvy, reports that I'm a great pupil. My play-biting is my main issue. I tend to use my mouth when I get excited. Exercising me every day is crucial for a young lad like me so my ideal human(s) will need to be active and not easily intimidated. A tired dog is a happy dog...plus, I learn so much better when my needs are met. A home with a big yard would be a plus for me. If you think I'm the one for you, please send Sophie an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her all about yourself. If Sophie likes what she reads, you will then be asked to fill out the adoption form located on her web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com.
Young, Male, Large
Hi there! My name is Leo 3. I'm a 15 month old Border Collie/Husky mix (best guess). I have a great deal of energy. I I was purchased as a puppy and now I'm a teenager. My family can no longer keep me because they are leaving the Country so they asked Sophie to help me find the perfect forever home. After Sophie evaluated me, she saw what a terrific pooch I am. I'm very bright and eager to please. I have a whole lot of potential and a very loving personality. With the right leadership, structure and daily exercise, I will be a balanced dog. I'm good with other dogs but I never lived with a cat or small children. My future human(s) will need to be active. Joining a fly-ball or agility group would be really awesome for both myself and my human to bond and stay fulfilled physically and mentally. I'm a very quick learner so the sky is the limit for me as far as becoming an accomplished athlete and extremely obedient pooch. I'm used to the usual loud noises of living downtown. I'm totally focused when I go on walks. I don't react to skate borders, cyclists, other dogs etc.... I'm perfectly house-trained of course, crate-trained, I do not have any separation anxiety nor do I have any resource guarding issues. My only issue is my lack of manners. I tend to jump up on people when I greet them and want them to play with me. If you feel you're the right fit for me, please write to email@example.com and tell Sophie all about yourself and why you think I'm the dog for you.
Young, Male, Large
Hello there guys and gals! My name is Mika Chika and I'm an 8 yr old Chihuahua. I know I'm a super cute little girl but please look beyond that and remember that I'm a dog and I have dog needs. That means structure, boundaries, regular exercise and no spoiling me rotten like a baby. I have this rather bad habit I learned from my previous home where I steal food right off plates if I don't get what I beg for. Don't let me manipulate you. According to my "papers" I'm also mixed with Miniature Pinsher. Whether that is true or not is anybody's guess. I came form a backyard breeder like so many others with false papers. One thing is for sure, whatever I may be mixed with, it's fabulous just like me. ;) I'm quite a good pooch all in all. I'm used to kids, good with dogs and cats and I love to be included in the lives of my humans. DoN,t expect me to be happy about being put in a room alone while you're having a party. I'm fine being home alone when no one else is home however. I'm a tad on the hubby side right now but my foster home is working on getting me down to a healthy weight. Like most Chihuahuas, I'm energetic, curious, can get vocal at people passing by while I'm looking out the window but I respond well to the "quiet command". I'm in good health aside from that bit of extra weight. My teeth are very nice. I'm both house-trained and pipi pad trained but I prefer to go outside to do my business. Pipi pads come in handy when you're gone a long time or it's freezing outside. If you're ready to be my forever home for the rest of my life and you are able to offer me the stable, structured and loving home I deserve, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell Sophie all about you and why you think we'd be a great match. If Sophie likes what she reads, you will then be asked to fill out the adoption form located on her web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Adult, Female, Small
Hi there everybody! I'm Monkey, I'm a Boston/Pit/Lab male who was born the runt of the litter in my old home in April 2016. All the puppies were quickly sold away to people but I remained because my back legs were lame and nobody wanted me. That's how I ended up with SDA. I saw Sophie's vet on 2 occasions and was sent to the DMV for x-rays which showed that I have a significant scoliosis as well as 2 or 3 fused vertebrae. I'll require surgery to alleviate the pressure on my spine. Thanks to excellent nutrition, the loving care of my foster home and sharing my space with balanced dogs, cats and kids...I am a pretty well rounded puppy despite my health issue. I'm able to get around just fine but I hop like a bunny when I run (see video). I cannot control my bowels due to my compressed spine but I have no issues with urinating. I am house-trained when it comes to pee-pee time. Here is what my foster home had to say about me: "He's very affectionate and playful. He's used to big and small dogs, cats and love the kids. He's very smart! He learns quickly. He eats in his crate and sits and waits until we give him the OK command. He settles very well in his crate both at night and during the day" Monkey will probably not weigh more than 20 lbs once fully grown. His future human(s) should have good puppy training experience. If you think Monkey is the ideal pup for you despite his special needs, please fill out the adoption form located on our web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Baby, Male, Medium
Hi there! My name is Patricia. I'm about 3 years old and weigh around 15-18 lbs so I'm a tad on the chubby side. I was found as a stray and brought to my local shelter. It seems quite clear that I was a production dog for a puppy mill/backyard breeder. The flap of loose skin of my belly is typical of a breeding female that had several litters. I'm now under the care of Sophie's Dog Adoption until my lucky day comes along. I'm not used to a leash yet since I probably never had a walk in my life. I tend to spin around in circles when I'm stressed but I'm already showing a huge improvement now that I'm in a stable and loving foster home. I'm easy to handle, very docile, friendly and I have the most beautiful golden eyes. I'm house-trained and crate-trained. Great with other dogs and would be fine with kids. Not sure how I feel about cats since I have yet to meet one. If you think you and I are meant to be, please download the adoption form located on Sophie's web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com along with a little intro telling Sophie why you feel I'm the dog for you.
Young, Female, Medium