Dogs available for adoption
Hi there everyone! My name is Bailey. I'm a 5 yr old mixed breed male. I was originally sold as a Maltese puppy but I look a lot more like a Lhasa Apso/Shih-Tzu mix. I was adopted a few months ago but am now being returned due to the fact that I bite when I get startled or I'm "protecting" my humans or things. I'm a great little guy in the right environement. I weigh about 18 lbs. I'm very engaging, sweet and loving with people. I can be somewhat dog selective however. It really depends on the dog. I've met several dogs on walks and at the park thanks to my current foster home and I was very well-behaved but I have never lived with any dogs or cats. I was quite spoiled by my former owner so I was used to being the boss. My new human(s) will need to provide me with structure, daily exercise, mental stimulation and rules so I don't regress to my old ways. My ideal home should be a calm one with plenty of structure otherwise I get anxious. You can't just give me free run of the house. You must have rules for me like no jumping on the couch without permission, no sleeping with you in your bed at night., make me wait and require me to be calm before you feed me or take me out for a walk, use the crate as my "go to place" when you leave me home alone. I'm house-trained, not a big barker and I'm great on walks. I'm in excellent health. I have a lot of great qualities. I just need to find the right person. If you think you're the right one for me and you're ready to commit to me for the next 10 to 15 years, please fill out the adoption form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Male, Small
Here is the description for Bandit followed by a bio from his foster mom ..... Bandit is an energetic boy who loves going for walks and is use to wearing the no pull harness and even enjoys carrying a backpack. Growing up in the north he spent a lot of time on the land off leash with his brothers so his call back is great, but he does get anxiety in the car. He loves to meet new dogs when out for a run and even shows them which plants are great to eat. Bandit has never been around small children as his anxiety gets high if they are too loud or approaches him too quickly, he is not a fan of meeting new people but is willing to take treats if they are calm. He also enjoys howling to his favourite songs and also when there are sirens nearby. Bandit is also crate trained, he has a tendency to chew on things such as door frames and window frames if left alone, and does like to find his favourite place to mark his territory if you take your eyes off him or will pee if he gets too excited. Growing up with a chihuahua brother and being a tiny pup in the middle of the winter in the arctic has also made house training difficult as he was use to using puppy pads but has been doing a lot better with frequent bathroom breaks when out of the cage. Bandit has never been known to attack any animal when meeting them he is a perfect gentleman with both dogs and cats when it is not in his territory or as long as he isnât having a nap. He is very cuddly and loves to nibble on ears and fingers and would be happy with relaxing at home after a long walk. He weighs 67 lbs, is neutered and up to date on his vaccines. He was born in October 2016. From his foster mom: He is amazing indoors. very very calm! No accidents and he only barks when someone is at the door. I let him sleep outside of the cage, and there are no problems. He either sleeps on the bed or beside the bed. I let him sleep outside of the cage, and there are no problems. He either sleeps on the bed or beside the bed. I leave him in the cage when I leave him alone at home, and seeing how that goes well (no barking, no whining) I'm confident enough to start leaving him out of his cage and we'll see how that goes! As far as walks go, he's very scared of being walking along the street. He will pull and try to run away whenever a loud truck passes by, or he hears any loud noises. I take him around the lake three times a day --- once we get into the forest where its calm, all of the pulling goes away. He definitely has trouble finishing the whole three kilometers, so sometimes we have to take breaks so he can lie down but I think that will change once he loses weight! He's non-reactive to other animals (doesn't seem to be bothered at all with other dogs, doesn't chase cats or squirrels)
Young, Male, Large
URGENT! FOSTER HOME ALSO NEEDED. My name is Capone, I'm looking for a new home, and my story is worth reading till the end. I'm a sweet, loving, 3 year old Bull Terrier. I'm gorgeous and love people. The main thing to know about me, though, is that I am NOT good at all with other dogs. I once was, but the last few months of my life changed me. I lived in the country with a cat and my owner. I never cared for the neighbour dog, and we got into a few brawls, but nothing serious. One day, my human Dad suddenly passed away, and it took 4 days before we were discovered. The cat, Al, and I remained with his body, and when we were found, I was brought to the local pound. The next of kin was then contacted about dad, and when they callrd the pound about me, they were told I was going to be put down because of my breed.... That's when Sophie came into my life and agreed to take me in. She took me to a dog park with a muzzle, just to see my behaviour, and even though not yet neutered, I was great. The next day, I went to the same park, and a dog attacked me and bit me in the face. I managed to get my muzzle off, and grabbed him by the collar. I left, but was quite reactive by then... Then I went to a foster home, who had a Pitbull that I played with. Tug of war turned into me grabbing her collar, and she bit me in the face.... So you can imagine, I became very reactive and have been so ever since. Then, a bad incident happened as I was being let out of the car for a pee, I got riled up at dogs, Sophie lost control as I am quite strong, and went after one of them. It didn't turn out well. Being in the city where dogs are hated, you can imagine that I am not welcome in Montreal, and actually don't care for it. Now for my positive side: I am mellow, non destructive, very affectionate, eager to please, very smart and willing to learn, funny and goofy. I love talking when I greet you, and that always makes Sophie smile! So if you live in the country, can love me as an only dog, and want me to make you laugh, give me a chance. I'm looking for a home with a privacy fence so I don't see the neighbour's dogs, and obviously someone who can work with me and hopefully one day, I can be good with dogs again. For now, basket muzzle at all times when outside, we're working on ignoring dogs we see. But it's a work in progress. There are dogs everywhere you look in the cities, which is why I'm hoping for the country life. I'm not a city dog. I need someone to love again, I want to play fetch, run around and just be loved for who I truly am. If you think you'd like to know more about me, get in touch with Sophie via this ad or call at (514) 804-5052. Make sure to leave a detailed message if you get the VM.
Young, Male, Large
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