Leggs is an outgoing female Chihuahua who weighs about 10 lbs. She's estimated to be around 5 years old. She's long-legged hence her name. She's a rather dominant little girl. She pees like a male! She's crate-trained and uses pipi pads. Her and her "sister" Evanescence lived like indoors cats. They never went out. They never even wore a collar. Their owner abandoned them with her ex-boyfriend a few months ago. He's away often so he contacted SDA in order for us to re-home them each into the loving forever homes they deserve. Both girls are good with Sophie's little dogs. We feel they would also do well with cats already used to dogs and very gentle and dog-savvy children. If interested in adopting Leggs and you're ready to commit to her well-being for the rest of her life, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and download our adoption form asap!
Adult, Female, Small
Hello everybody! My name is Mohawk. I'm an 10 yr old German Shepard mix in excellent health. I weigh about 55 lbs. I'm looking to find a new forever home since my previous owner is not able to deal with my separation anxiety. Her work days are very long so I'm left home alone and get very stressed out. She would love for me to find a loving home where my separation anxiety won't be a problem. With consistent training, this issue can be resolved but ideally, I should live with someone who is home a lot or in a home where there is already a dog to keep me company. I'm a very sweet and friendly fellow. I'm good with other dogs. I'm still very energetic and love going for walks or playing outside with my humans. I know my basic commands, I'm very bright and eager to please. I'm good with kids old enough to know how to behave properly around a large boy like me. I've never lived with a cat. If you know about German Shepard, you know how smart we are and what terrific and loyal companions we make. We also require daily exercise and mental stimulation to remain balanced and fulfilled. I'm not the ideal choice for the first-time dog owner. I need a confident and calm leader. If you think I'm the dog for you, please fill out the adoption form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap!
Adult, Male, Large
Sky B is a 60 lbs, 2 1/2 yr old neutered tripawd male Husky / Husky mix with bright, pale blue eyes and fluffy white fur. This beautiful dog is very smart, energetic, and free-spirited. Sky was found on the streets in Lebanon with his back right leg amputated from unknown circumstances. We do not know if he ever lived in a home before arriving in Canada in December 2019. He sleeps through the night and he is clean in the house. He has not been crate trained. Sky is a suitable candidate for adults or a family with responsible teenagers. For the right adopters who have already met him in person, he can be transported up to 1000km from the Montreal area by his foster family to his new forever home. Sky loves being outside (particularly in the cold winter weather). If you are an experienced dog lover who enjoys walking, running or biking (untested), heâs got the makings to be a great companion for you! Sky needs lots of daily exercise and he has started running once a week with a human pal. He will make an excellent running companion with a bit of endurance training. Sky's foster family have had him assessed by a rehab specialist who confirmed that he is strong, his back is straight and he can do most things 4-legged dogs can do. Because he has 3 legs, he will do best with non-slip surfaces (rugs or carpets) and an uncluttered space. Sky may need physio at some point in his life because of his amputated leg. Sky rarely barks. He does like to run around inside when he gets the zoomies, so keep that in mind if you donât have a yard to play fetch in with him! Sometimes he is reactive around other dogs and he is learning how to interact better with them. For the time being, he should not be taken to a dog park. He and his foster family are working with a trainer to address this issue. Sky loves to play with squeaky chew toys and will drop them at your feet to play fetch. He enjoys a lot of mental stimulation and would do best with a family who wants to spend a lot of time interacting with him. Right now heâs taking an exercise class (one-on-one with a teacher) and heâs focused and learning well. He's even exercising on an underwater treadmill! When he is tired out, he has started curling up in the evenings close to his new human friends and he can be very affectionate. Sky is a diamond in the rough. He is showing lots of signs that he trusts his foster family and feels safe with them. He can be very polite and eager to please but he is still testing boundaries, nipping and chewing on a few household items (mainly couch pillows). Heâs gone through some huge life changes recently and he needs to be shown kindness, patience and continue to get consistent training so that he can become the best-mannered house dog that he can be. If you are willing to go on this journey with him, youâll have a best friend for life who is an affectionate, spunky goofball. He has the potential to be a very loving, fun and engaging companion. He is very excited to meet his forever family. Maybe that's you? If you'd like to apply to adopt Sky B, please download our adoption form located on our web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap.
Young, Male, Large
For experienced people only. Here is everything you need to know about Spirou...... Donât let his little white gloves fool you, he is anything but delicate! Spirou tanks though life with gusto and optimism! He is a compact sized, cinnamon tailed, hazelnut-eyed, sweet munchkin of a dog. Before we go any further, we have to be honest, Spirou has a bite history (not anything serious). If youâre still reading, thank you for understanding that circumstances are important. He bit me when I tried to restrain him when he got into a scuffle with my dog. It was in the heat of the moment and I don't think he knew what he was doing. Spirouâs past is unknown, he was found as a stray in Beauce by the local SPCA. His behaviour indicates that he was most certainly abused. He will flinch at sudden movements, he is very reactive of other dogs and he will growl sometimes when he wakes up. Because of his bite history, the organisation cannot have him adopted. Iâve had Spirou as a foster for 8 months and have seen tremendous progress. I truly believe he has the potential to be the perfect dog. Since starting his therapy with my vet, we had to establish new rules such as: the couch and the bed are off limits. He adapted very fast. Also, despite being a voracious eater (as most former strays) he has learned to wait for my signal before touching his food. For a Basenji he is surprisingly obedient and eager to please. He is currently in a foster home with two other dogs. He is OK most of the time but will sometimes go at them without noticeable provocation (no wounds). He has been on a new dosage of Fluoxentine 30mg for the last month and seems to be calmer. The fights have stopped, although he will sometimes growl. At this point, I am able to "diffuse" him by distracting him with a cheerful tone. Lately he's bee very playful with my dogs, especially my own Basenji. They will run around the house as if it's the F-1. With my dog, Spirou will let himself be rolled on his back, be chewed on, etc Very determined to get cuddles, he will nudge you even if youâre on your cell. He likes chest rubs and kisses on the head. He is easily tipped on his back and will outstretch front legs to get belly rubs. Spirou needs a full commitment, if you have a doubt in your heart, itâs better not to take him on. This is really a case where a dog needs rescuing, in other words, lots of work to undo the damage that was done. He doesnât deserve to be abandoned again. He is full of potential and will return ten-folds the efforts you put into him. Medium-high energy Medium-high playfulness Highly reactive to dogs, cats, squirrels during walks Doesnât mind men or women but can be difficult of approach the first time. Very easy to train, learns new trick in a day, very food motivated. Medium exercise, he can play just like he can be quiet at home. Very affectionate. Likes to be close or involved in what youâre doing. Will nudge your hand to be petted. Low grooming. Short coat is low maintenance. Doesnât bark but will vocalize at other dogs during walks. Purebred Basenji male, 3 years old. Neutered, 24 lbs. Beige and white.Up to date on all vaccines. Negative for Fanconi. Fluoxentine 30mg once a day with morning meal (around 50$ a month, this is not for life it's just to help with his rehabilitation). He's now being weaned-off gradually. Eats twice a day, raw diet. Spirou cannot eat food that contains corn, soy, wheat or rice. Continuing to feed raw is not a must for his potential adopter. He's non destructive, housebroken, rides well in car but might drool if he is anxious. Doesnât mind being manipulated, having feet wiped, nails cut or being picked up. He will struggle if given a bath but will not turn aggressive. Will counter surf, will try to reach food. Careful with coffee mugs, he likes to lick them. Has resource guarding issues but this is getting better with his training. His ideal home should be with no other dogs (unless you are willing to take special precautions), no children or cats. The shelter said he becomes very aggressive if crated. Sleeps in the bathroom in a dog bed, also stays there when I'm not home. He doesn't have any separation anxiety. Sophie's Dog Adoption agrees with me that Spirou deserves a chance at a good life. Sophie has already met with Spirou. Spirou must go to a home that is very structured and is familiar with the breed. Rules, boundaries and consistency are crucial as well as his continued training. He needs a firm but loving human with great leadership skills and a calm and confident energy. Someone very dog-savvy with a "take charge" attitude. If you think you've got what it takes to offer Spirou a new lease on life and you're ready to seriously commit to his well-being for the rest of his life, please contact SDA via this ad and tell them why you think you're a good candidate to adopt me. The next step will then be for you to fill out the adoption form.
Young, Male, Medium
Hello there! My name is Thomas II and I'm a 9 year old mixed breed. I weigh 55 lbs and I'm in excellent health. I am not non-shedding. I recently arrived to Montreal from the BETA rescue in Beirut. I was pretty miserable at the shelter in Beirut. I had been living there since the age of 2. The other dogs started to zero in on me for some reason all of a sudden so I became very afraid, The good people at the shelter asked Sophie's Dog Adoption if they could take me in and find me that wonderful forever home I deserve so much. So, here I am, loving life in Montreal and doing great in my foster home. I'm such a sweetheart. I'm well-behaved, house-trained, loving, playful at times, easy-going, eager to please and very engaging. My only small issue is when I see other dogs on my walks from a distance. I get excited and bark at them. I'm a tad weary of strangers too but I'm fine once I see that there is nothing to fear. I calm down quickly. I'm already well-trained. I know my basic commands like sit, stay and give me your paw. I love belly rubs! This noisy City life is all new to me but I'm adjusting. I am not an ideal candidate for small children but would possibly do well with dog-savvy and very gentle children aged 8 and up. I like a quiet and peaceful home. Not sure how I would do with cats. I've never lived with any but I did not react at all when I saw a cat outside. I'm a very submissive dog by nature. I do show some reactivity to strangers or other dogs when on leash when approached to closely. I don't like my personal bubble invaded. If you think you're the perfect person to adopt me and take great care of me for the rest of my life, please hurry on over to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and download the adoption application form asap!
Adult, Male, Large