Dogs available for adoption
Alexi is 2 yrs old Chihuahua male who weighs about 10 lbs, very sweet and not really vocal in the right environment. Was feeding off his previous owner's anxiety. He is now very sociable, sweet, affectionate, in general, a good dog. He's in very good health. Needs structure, some work on house training and an alpha owner (a calm and confident leader). Has leash aggression with dogs, but good off leash with most. He is crate-trained. Alexi is smart, eager to please and very engaging. Alexi would do well in a peaceful home with someone that knows the breed well and is willing to work on his continued training. If you think you're the ideal person to offer Alexi a loving forever home and you're ready to commit to his well-being for the rest of his life, please download our adoption form located on our web site under "forms" at www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap!
Young, Male, Small
Hi there! My name is Bella B II. I'm deemed to be a Corgi by the rescue in Lebanon where I originally came from. I'm very overweight at this time. I weigh 20 lbs when I should weigh a good 7 to 10 lbs less. Needless to say, I've been put on a diet and exercise regimen. I was surrendered to the rescue in Lebanon after my owners divorced. I was mistreated by the kids and the husband apparently so I really prefer women. I was born in 2013 so that makes me around 5 or 6 years old. I'm not so great with other dogs. Not sure about cats. I don't like to have my space invaded. I don't start trouble however. I lack confidence and social skills. I tend to bark for attention but I'm responding well to the pet corrector ( a training device that just makes a loud pshhht sound). I've never had any real kind of training or structure until now. With a patient and loving human, I will continue to develop more confidence and enjoy my new life. I like going on walks very much and I'm good on a leash. If you think you're the ideal human for me and you're ready to commit to my well-being for the rest of my life, please download the adoption request form located on www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap!
Adult, Female, Small
Hi there! My name is Big Jack. I'm a Great Dane/Lab mix (best guess) and I currently weigh 100 lbs. I was born in May 2017. I was recently surrendered to SDA due to the fact that I began growling at the toddler in my home. Sophie evaluated me and saw that I'm a very anxious pooch in that environment. In the right home however, my anxiety will not be an issue. I need an active person who is also a calm and confident leader. I'm a very loving and intelligent boy and in excellent health. With regular exercise, mental stimulation and structure on top of steady training and consistence, I will thrive and become the balanced pooch all dogs deserve to be. I'm not an apartment dog nor am I a couch potato. As much as I like to cuddle, I must get plenty of exercise every day. A tired dog is a happy dog. I can stay home alone without being destructive so separation anxiety is not an issue for me. I need work on my social skills as well as leash skills so an experienced person is a must for me. I would be okay with dog-savvy kids over the age of 12. It is unknown at this time how I would handle sharing my home with another dog or cat. If you have the experience required to give me that very best life, please download the adoption request form located at www.sophiesdog adoption.com asap!
Young, Male, Not known
Eloy is a young Border Collie male mix that was shot in the spine when he was a stray dog in Kuwait. Sadly, this sort of horrible thing is common practice over there. Eloy is making great progress with his physio. He's slowly gaining strength in his back legs. He's arrived to Montreal from Kuwait to begin his new life here and hopefully find a great forever home. Eloy is about 18 months old. He comes with his wheelchair. Eloy was admitted to IVH after a gunshot wound to the back which caused spinal damage. He had spinal surgery on the 2nd of December 2018 after which he is now undergoing rehabilitation sessions to try and improve proprioception and give him the best amount of autonomy as possible. At the moment there is a proprioception deficit and motor ataxia in the hind legs. He is improving nicely. He has total control of defecation but with regards to urination he needs helps by gently pressing on the bladder in order to urinate. His ideal home would be one with a yard and possibly a pool and treadmill to help with his mobility. Eloy is good with other calm dogs but not comfortable with children. He's never been tested with cats. His ideal new home should have a nice big yard. Eloy is not able to use stairs on his own. It would also be great for him to have access to a pool and a treadmill to help with his exercises. He's a very sweet pooch who bonds quickly with his human. Living in a "normal" home is all new to him. He lived at the vet hospital until his arrival here. If you'd like to foster or possibly adopt this very sweet boy, please contact us via this ad or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Young, Male, Medium
Hello there! My name is Lucy. I'm 2 yrs old and weigh about 55 lbs. I was originally "rescued" by my current owner when I was about 4 months old. I lived in a crate 12-14 hours a day and was never socialized. I was quite neglected. Since then, I've been given a whole lot of care and love but my human finds me too much of a challenge for her because, despite all of her efforts, I'm still a very anxious girl especially around strangers. She decided to contact SDA to help find me a more suitable home. Sophie and her canine expert friend Raymond came by to evaluate me and they deemed that I have great potential. I just need the right human to continue working on my anxiety and provide me with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. A calm, confident leader with a good understanding of canine behaviour is what I am seeking. I'm good with the 3 dogs in my home but I'm not always so great with unknown dogs. I lack social skills in that area. I am full of wonderful qualities. Typical to my breed, I am extremely loving with my humans, love to play, enjoy going on walks and cuddling. I've received my basic obedience training so I don't need any extra work in that area. If you think you're the ideal human for me and you're ready to commit to my well-being for the rest of my life, please fill out the adoption form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap!
Young, Female, Large
Hi there! my name is Mila. I'm a super duper pooch but I do have an issue with other dogs. I become very reactive whenever I'm out on walks and see other dogs. I'm quite vocal so I draw attention to myself. This is my only issue. Other than that, I'm a fantastic girl. I'm very sweet and loving as well as playful and bright. I would do well in a home where the human(s) are active and have a good understanding of canine behaviour. Structure and steady training will help me in becoming less reactive. It's not my fault I was never socialized around other dogs when I was a puppy. I am eager to please however so there is hope for me. I have a high prey drive so no small pets for me please including cats or small dogs. I'm a German Shepard mix. 2 years old and I weigh about 65 lbs. If you think you have what it takes to provide me with what I need and you're ready to commit to me for the long haul, please fill out the adoption form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Female, Medium
Experienced foster or foster with intent to adopt needed for Zorba. Zorba's owner is dying. It is with much sadness and difficulty that he must re-home his beloved German Shepard. Zorba is 4 yrs old, fully vetted and very overweight at this time due to lack of exercise and over-feeding. He lacks social skills since he's always lived with just his human. He's very protective of him. His behaviour is fear-based but he's never been aggressive. He'll bark and let you know he's weary of you but then will back off and retreat into a corner. He will warm up to people once he realizes he has nothing to fear. That being said, his handler(s) must have a very good understanding of canine behaviour and body language. Zorba will need training in order to learn proper social skills and obedience including leash-walking and basic commands. He's a total love bug with his human. He's house-trained, never needs to be crated and is quiet except when someone is at the door. Zorba has never lived with any other pets. He is dog reactive on leash. His owner is wheelchair bound which makes exercising him very challenging. SDA would love to get Zorba into a experienced foster home so we could work on him and see how he thrives in a new environment where all of his needs will be met. If you know the breed well, please contact us via this ad or e-mail us at email@example.com
Adult, Male, Large