Dogs available for adoption
Hi everyone! My name is Asker. I'm a 2 yr old Dachshund that was found as a stray, brought to a local shelter and never claimed. That's how I ended up with SDA since I was not at all happy at the shelter. I'm insecure and fearful of new people. I'll need a very calm, confident and experienced leader to help me become a balanced and fulfilled little girl. I don't feel comfortable being approached or feeling cornered. It's important to let me come to you. My curiosity will get the better of me once I see that you're not a threat to me. I'm as cute as a button, active and become very engaging and loving once you earn my trust. I love to go exploring on walks. I have a great nose so you can be sure that I'll find any food around in a heartbeat. I do love to eat so using food as motivation to train me is helpful. Playing "find the hidden treat" is a great way to interact with me. No kids for me please. I need a calm and peaceful home. I'm fine with other dogs. Not sure about cats but a dog savvy cat would most likely be fine for me. If you think you're the ideal human for me, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and download the adoption request form asap.
Young, Female, Small
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 email@example.com 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 Barkly. 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. I'm not familiar with cats. I'm not a good candidate for small children. My ideal human will need to show me confident and steady leadership as well as structure. 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 there! My name is Biscotti. I'm a 4 yr old female Boxer in excellent health. I'm a very sweet and loving girl but because I'm no longer getting along with the other dog in my home, my owners asked Sophie to take me under her rescue and help me find my ideal home. My issues with other dogs are easily correctable with the right training. A calm and confident leader is what I require as well as daily exercise, mental stimulation, structure and stability. I'm very bright and eager to please. With the proper guidance, I will learn to be a balanced and respectful pooch towards other dogs. I just need to see that I'm not the boss...you are. I did really well with Sophie's evaluation. In fact, she found me absolutely charming and easy to train. It's all a question of leadership. If you know and love my breed and you're ready to become my forever human(s), please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption form.
Adult, Female, Large
Hi there everybody! My name is Fonzie. I'm a super loving 8 yr old English Bulldog in good health other than needing a thorough teeth cleaning and I also have some skin issues common with my breed. Sophie has taken care of all that so I'm much better now. The reason why I was surrendered to SDA is because my owners felt it was best to re-home me since they have a toddler at home and I'm a big boy. I'm your typical Bulldog so extremely sweet, loving, low energy and slow-moving. To know me is to love me. If you like my breed, you know how charming and engaging we are. If you'd like to give me a loving and stable forever home, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and download the adoption request form.
Senior, 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 fill out the adoption form located on our web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Adult, Female, Small
Hi everyone! My name is Missie. I'm a 5 yr old Pomeranian mix ( with Chihuahua possibly). I'm an owner surrender because the nice elderly couple who had been taking care of me for their daughter can no longer keep up with me and the daughter does not want me back because she has a baby. I'm a wonderful little pooch, active, playful, sweet, super loving and smart. I'm your typical happy-go-lucky dog with a winning personality. I'm good with dogs, kids and cats. I'm house-trained of course, love to go for walks and give lots of kisses. If you think I'm the ideal pooch for you and you're ready to make that long-term commitment to adopt me, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption request form asap.
Adult, Female, Small
Hi there everybody! I'm Monkey, I'm a Bulldog/Boxer/Lab AKA a Heinz 57 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 vets 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. The neurologist explained that surgery is not an option however. Physiotherapy and regular follow-ups are what's best for me at this point. 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
Hello there! My name is Mr. Howell. I'm about 7-8 years old. I weigh around 12 lbs and I'm estimated to be a Shih-Tzu mix (possible part Maltese). I' a super duper pooch with no behavioural issues at all. I'm very sweet and loving. I love to go for walks and I love to eat. I'm an easy-going and mellow fellow and I get along with dogs, cats and kids. I'm in good health other than the very beginning onset of cataracts. If you think you and I are meant to be, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption request form asap!
Adult, Male, Small
Hello there everyone! My name is Pablo 2. I'm a one year old American Bulldog. I was acquired in France by my previous owners when I was just a little puppy. They have since moved to Montreal and find that I'm too much to handle now since they don't have enough time for me. I'm in great shape, good with dogs and cats and would be fine with kids 10 and up at this time but only until I learn good manners. I'm a bouncy and energetic teenager right now so I must get plenty of daily exercise as well as structure and consistency to go along with my training. I'm very bright and eager to please. I'm perfectly house-trained, crate trained, not a barker at all and like a typical Bulldog, I love to love. I have a lot of good qualities going for me so if you're willing to work on me and you're ready to commit to being my forever human, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and download the adoption form.
Young, Male, Large