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 but he can still be quite manipulative. He's in very good health. Needs a structured environment and an alpha owner (a calm, gentle but confident leader). Has some mild leash aggression with dogs, but good off leash with most. He is crate-trained. Alexi is smart, eager to please and very engaging. He uses both pipi pads and asks to go out to potty. Alexi would do well in a peaceful home with someone that knows the breed well and is willing to work on his continued training. Alexi has never lived with children but would not be a suitable candidate for them based on his evaluation. He requires structure, boundaries and consistency. Alexi has never lived with cats. 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 everybody! My name is Billie. I'm a 15 month old American Staffordshire/Whippet mix female and I weigh 42 lbs. I'm one very loving, fine and long-legged beauty in excellent health. I was offered to a couple when I was just a little pup by a man who was letting me wander around off leash. The couple feared for my safety so they decided to take me in. They worked a lot on my training, socialization and obedience. They always continued to work on my training so I have learned and improved a lot. The main triggers for me are dog parks and when I see other dogs on leash. I also show excitement when I see cats and squirrels so I would not be a good candidate to live in a home with other pets. I would also most likely not be a good candidate for small children since I can get very bouncy/nippy when I get excited. Here is what my humans have to say about me and all my progress... "-Billie is a female, 42lbs, brindle-white, small pit-bull type dog (possibly x with whippet). Billie is Microchipped, registered with City of Montreal, spayed, has had regular vet visits, up-to-date on shots and seasonal flea/tick/parasite treatment. She is extremely loving, happy, and playful. As all young pups, she has energy and gets excited easily so we make sure she gets enough exercise and ignore unwanted behaviours. She is responding very well to this, improving daily. At home, Billie can be a couch potato and is happy to chew on her nylabone or antler for as long as we let her! She also likes to play fetch, keep away, âfind it!â (find a hidden toy), and tag in the house if youâre willingâ10 minutes of this and she is satisfied. Billie is VERY food motivated which makes her easy to train. We effortlessly taught her to sit, lie down, shake a paw, high five, touch (nose to fist), roll over, and weâre working on her left and right while walking. She is EXCELLENT on leash, though will pull if she sees a squirrel or cat. Despite extensive socialization, Billie became leash reactive at 1 year, melting down at the sight of other dogs. With the help of a trainer, we successfully curbed this behaviour. The trainerâs opinion is she is fearful/nervous about dogs (not aggressive). She is still tense/hesitant when she sees dogs during a walk, but no longer vocalizes this and is easily redirected with treats and a âcâest fini.â We have even had some successful on-leash greeting interactions, so long as the other dog is calm and friendlyâwe keep these short and continue her training. Though her behaviour around dogs is better off leash, she cannot do dog parks as she becomes overstimulated/overwhelmed. That said, she does great in off-leash trails (Summit Woods, Les Sentiers de la Presquâile etc.) so long as we have high-value treats for her recall (which is excellent). Currently Billie receives two hours of exercise a day: a 45-60 minute walk in the morning and night, with some off-leash fetch on those walks if we can find a fenced in area without dogs. She is not obsessive about the ball and will take breaks to sniff; after 10-15 minutes of fetch she is satisfied and is happy to walk. Billie is crate trained. Monday - Friday she is in her crate for 8 hours while we are at work. On the weekends, we try to take her to one of the off-leash trails (her favourite). She sleeps on her bed beside ours at night." So, if you feel that you've got what it takes to handle Billie and continue on with her training and structure, you're an active person and understand canine behaviour well and you're ready to commit to her well-being for the rest of her life, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap and fill out the adoption request form.
Young, Female, Medium
Hi there! My name is Billy The Kid. I'm an 8 year old Puggle in very good health. I have the cutest under-bite which makes me simply irresistible. I'm a very good boy with a very loving and engaging personality. My family contacted SDA to find me a new home because there are already 2 small children at home and a 3rd one on the way. They love me very much and want me to have all the love and attention I deserve. I'm a wonderful pooch with a lot to offer. I'm great with other dogs and would do well with docile children over the age of 10. I've never lived with cats but I have never shown any prey-drive towards them, just curiosity. If introduced properly, I would most likely be quite respectful of cats. My ideal new human(s) should be somewhat active. I like to go on walks very much and I love to play and sniff around. I'm fully house-trained and crate-trained. I'm easy-going, bright and eager to please. Like all dogs, I require structure, boundaries and consistence. If you think I'm the dog for you and you're ready to commit to my well-being for the rest of my life, please download the adoption request form located on wwww.sophiesdogadoption.com asap!
Adult, Male, Small
Hi there! my name is Bucky. I'm an 8 yr old Pit Bull in good health. I am VERY sweet with humans but not ideal to live with dogs, cats or small children. I need a stable and structured environment with regular exercise and mental stimulation to keep me balanced. I'm a very bright and engaging pooch. I received my full obedience training when I was about 4 years old so I know all my basic commands. I walk well on leash and I'm not destructive when home alone. My ideal new human should be dog savvy enough to maintain my training and be very active. My previous owners did not really keep up with my training and regular exercise once their new baby entered the home. I became anxious and uncomfortable once the baby became a toddler. I'm an extremely submissive dog by nature and can get easily intimidated by loud voices or sudden movements. I need a very calm, confident and gentle leader. I will smother you with much love and attention. I'm a total snuggle bug. If you think I'm the dog for you and you're ready to commit to my well-being for the rest of my life, please download the adoption request form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap.
Adult, Male, Large
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 his equilibrium and give him the best amount of autonomy as possible. At the moment there is an equilibrium 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 or certain men he finds intimidating. He's never been tested with cats. 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. Here is what Sophie wrote for him.... "My name is Eloy. I'm a 2 year old Border Collie mix and I'm a very deserving dog. My story is sad, but I have a happy future ahead of me. All I need is that one home I can call mine. I am what Sophie calls, a Kuwaiti refugee. If I had not fled to Canada, my life would be miserable forever. Life is not easy for dogs like me in the Middle East. Our lives are in danger all the time â it is a constant battle just to make it through one more day in this crazy part of the world. I am one of the hundreds of dogs, just thrown out on the streets or even born there. In my first year I struggled, but then someone thought it would be fun to shoot me and leave me there. So I sustained an injury to my spine, the bullet caused paralysis in both my back legs. One little thing; due to my injury, I have very little control of my bladder, so boy diapers are a must for now. Thankfully, some good people rescued me, brought me to the vet where I was operated and did 3 months of physio. I scoot around without my wheels, but when I'm in that wheelchair, I'm ready to go go go! All that to say I'm looking for that one person to love me. I need work, patience and unconditional love. I will give it back to you for the rest of my life. Do you have a nice dog park near you and a fenced in yard where we can take gentle walks together? That would be ideal for me!" All the details you might need can be obtained by calling Sophie directly at (514) 804- 5052. Make sure to leave a detailed message please.
Young, Male, Medium
Hi There! My name is Jolly Jumper. I was adopted back in 2010 from Sophie's Dog Adoption. My family recently got a new puppy and I'm not getting along with him so they have decided to return me. I'm now a senior pooch so my next home MUST be my last please! I'm a very sweet dog and would do well as the only pet in the home. I just want a loving home where I can live out my golden years peacefully. I'm your typical Jack Russell. Happy-go-lucky and still very much full of spunk. I'm bright, eager to please but also territorial and used to being the centre of attention. If you think you're the one 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.
Senior, Male, Small
Hi there! My name is Kalani. I'm a 2 yr old female Shepard mix in excellent health. I weigh about 40 lbs. My owner had to make the very difficult decision to surrender me to SDA because his landlord was threatening to evict him because of my separation anxiety. I cry and bark whenever I'm left home alone. Besides that issue (which can be corrected), I'm your typical happy-go-lucky pooch full of spunk and energy. I love to play, am very active, bright and eager to please. I lack social skills with other dogs and my leash walking needs some work but I'm not the least bit aggressive. I'm very friendly with everyone I meet including children. I've met cats before and got excited but did not show signs of significant prey drive. If introduced properly and with training, I could learn to co-exist with a cat. I already know my basic obedience commands. I'm extremely loving and sweet. Once I'm all tuckered out from exercising, I'm happy to snuggle with you and relax. A tired dog is a happy dog so if you're thinking of applying to adopt me, please be prepared to continue to work on my training and provide me with a lot of structure and daily exercise. If you feel I'm the ideal pooch for you and you're ready to commit to my well-being for the rest of my life, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and download the adoption request form asap!
Young, Female, Medium
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