Dogs available for adoption
Meet the very handsome Bronco. This Shepard/Retriever mix (best guess) is 4 yrs old, weighs about 100 lbs, is neutered and a total love-bug with his people. He's high energy, very playful and happy-go-lucky. Bronco's current owners originally adopted him from their local SPCA when he was a year old. They deemed him to be a Retriever of sort sort. Unfortunately, they now find themselves overwhelmed as they are expecting their first baby. Bronco doesn't tire out easily. He's used to playing a lot and going jogging with his humans. He needs a lot of exercise every day. His humans are not able to give him what he needs anymore and wish for him to find a new forever home where his needs will be met adequately. Sophie has already met Bronco and can confirm that he is an energetic pooch in need of learning some manners but with structure, regular physical and mental stimulation as well as consistent training, Bronco will make someone a great companion. Bronco has a high prey drive so he is not a good fit with cats or other small animals. Due to his large size and bouncy energy, he would not be a good candidate for small children. He is rather imposing with other dogs as well due to his size and lack of manners. Bronco is very bright, eager to please and knows basic commands. His leash walking skills need work as do his social skills. He tends to be protective of his owners. SDA is confident that under the right leadership and guidance, Bronco will become the balanced pooch every dog deserves to be. He's already got so much going for him. If you think you'd be a great candidate to foster Bronco and are willing to work on his training along with SDA's help, please contact us via Facebook or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share! www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Male, Large
Hello everybody! My name is Capone. I'm a 3 year old Bull Terrier. I weigh around 90 lbs. I'm in excellent shape and very muscular. my owner passed away recently very suddenly so I found myself homeless. Luckily, my owner's family came to my rescue and contacted Sophie's Dog Adoption. I'm a very bright and engaging pooch. If you know my breed well, you know how incredibly affectionate we are. We also a very strong and powerful dogs not meant for a first time dog owner or someone not at all familiar with our kind. Being a Bull Terrier means that I'm currently on the list of prohibited dogs in Montreal. My new human(s) will need to ensure that they do not reside in a area where Breed specific Legislation is in place. I've been staying with Sophie for the last 2 weeks now so she has gotten to know me quite well. My leash walking skills needed some adjusting. I was quite the puller at first. I now walk very well with a Halti although I am still somewhat annoyed by it. I require regular exercise and structure. It's important to be consistent and steady with my training. I love to be outside, roll around in the grass and go for car rides. I'm perfectly house-trained and crate-trained. I like to go nap in my crate. I'm not a barker, can stay home alone and not destroy anything. I know all my basic commands. I used to live with a cat so I just might be fine with a new cat. I pay no mind to the cats I see outside. I can be dog reactive/selective so I would probably be better off in a home with no other dogs. I have not shown any resource guarding issues with my humans or other dogs. I have not been tested with kids but, generally speaking, a big strong dog like me would probably not be ideal for small children. I need an active person with a calm home. I'm very easy-going and eager to please. So, if you're familiar with Bull Terriers and you're ready to commit to e for the rest of my life, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption form asap.
Young, Male, Large
Hello there everyone! My name is Leia. I'm a 5 yr old German Shepard mix in good health. I weigh about 70 lbs. I'm a happy-go-lucky gal who loves to play fetch, swim, run with you when you roller-blade and any other fun activities where I get both physically and intellectually stimulated. I'm used to sharing my home with a cat. I'm somewhat okay with other dogs but it's important to do a proper introduction. I'm very playful and energetic so some dogs might find me kind of intimidating. Because of my size and energy level, I'm not a good candidate for small children. I have mild resource guarding with my food so that's another reason why I should not be placed in a home with kids too young to understand to leave me alone when I'm eating. It's also wise to make sure there are no toys or food around when I'm with other dogs. I can stay home alone. I'm not a barker and I'm crate-trained. I know all my basic commands. I'm obedient, bright and eager to please. I'm very sweet and loving. If you're an active person and think we'd be a great match, please fill out the adoption form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com.
Adult, Female, Large
Hi there! My name is Oreo. I was recently rescued by SDA and given a much needed grooming. I feel much better now and am ready to find my new forever family. I'm 9 yrs old, house-trained, very sweet and loving and I walk well on leash. I'm also used to getting my way. My previous humans spoiled me and allowed me to have run of the household. I'm learning better social skills thanks to Sophie and am proving to be a good student. My new human(s) will need to be consistent with me by giving me structure and rules along with daily exercise. No more letting me be the boss please. I need your confident and loving leadership to keep me balanced and fulfilled. I'm good with other dogs and fine with cats. I am not a good candidate for children however. If you'd like to offer me that loving home I seek, please fill out the adoption form located on the SDA web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Adult, Male, Medium
Reggie is a 2 year old Chihuahua mix. He is in excellent health, vaccines are up-to-date and has been sterilized. Reggie is the perfect lap dog and just loves cuddling on your lap or right next to you. He is very affectionate and loving. He also loves going for walks and car rides. He can be nervous around new people but adapts quickly once he knows there is no danger. He is a little nippy around bigger dogs, but again is adjusting now to living with a well-behaved big dog in his foster home. He's respectful of cats. Reggie is best suited for a home where there is a lot of structure. He can be very manipulative and territorial with his humans or visitors so it's important to have rules and limitations in order to keep Reggie in check. Young children are not ideal for Reggie. Consistence is key with a pooch like Reggie. He requires a confident and steady leader no matter how cute and funny he acts to get his way. He knows when to turn on the charm to manipulate you so, be strong! ;) If you are interested in giving Reggie a forever home please complete the adoption forms at Sophie's Dog Adoption. http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Male, Small
Hello there! My name is Shiny. I'm a 4 year old Labrador Retriever mix in excellent health. I'm a big boy weighing 110 lbs. I was originally adopted at the SPCA when I was still a puppy by a retired couple in their golden years. According to them, they were told that I would weigh about 40 lbs once fully grown. Had they known IMd get so big, they would have chosen a smaller dog. Here we are about 4 years later and I'm just too much dog for them to handle. They sure love me a lot and it took them a very long time to come to the decision of re-homing me. I'm an energetic pooch so daily exercise and mental stimulation are a must for me. With the right handler, I will be much easier to train. My social skills right now are not so good. I'm dog reactive when on leash, I am unsure with strangers at first and I have a pretty high prey drive when I see cats, squirrels and other small animals. My ideal human (s) will need to be familiar with my breed, active and well-versed in canine psychology. I have a lot of great qualities too of course. I'm very bright and eager to please. I'm sweet and engaging with my people and I love to play. Typical to the Lab, I also love the water. If you think I just might be the ideal pooch for you, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption request form.
Adult, Male, Not known
Hi there! My name is Toby Dick. I'm a 5 yr old Maltese and I weigh 7 lbs. I'm used to being the boss of the house but that's not the case anymore now that I've gone through Sophie's "Boot Camp". I am a very loving and affectionate little guy with my human once I realize that I have no reason to be defensive or afraid. It's important to provide me with structure, daily exercise, rules and stability in order for me not to regress to my old "spoiled brat" ways. My new human should be dog savvy as well as confident and calm. Ideally, a retired person or someone who lives alone. No kids for me please.
Young, Male, Small
Hi there! My name is Ty. I'm a 5 yr old Labrador/Cocker mix. I'm very much still like a playful puppy. I'm very loving and eager to please. I'm bright and I learn fast. My foster mom is very dog savvy and has gotten to know me very well. She has helped me overcome my lack of confidence with new people as well as my leash walking. Here is what she has to say about me....... "Ty is a little, goofy, lovable Labrador crossed with what we think might be a spaniel of some sort. He's short and squat which makes him look like a permanent pupper (5 year old big boy, lol). He's medium sized, with a short, black coat and white chest, webbed feet and whip for a tail. He's absolutely adorable and so obedient whilst also being high energy and ready to play 24/7 but only if you want to! He will, however let you know how much he wants you to pull his toys from his mouth He's really quick to learn new commands and tricks and is a fun dog to run and play tug with. Sophie introduced him to me as a skittish dog (w.r.t to him being touched with a leash on). She was right, but only for the first 3 days. He would nip (no teeth) when touched around his hindquarters. He's gotten over that! Previously, when I wiped his paws after an outing, I used to crouch down to get to his level or unleash him to get him to relax a bit before I touched him with a wet cloth. Now, he lets me clean him up before unleashing him and waits patiently. He also enjoys being groomed very much and pet and hugged. He's a part time lap dog who comes for the snuggles and then leaves you be. He's very affectionate! Honestly, best dog/goofball ( I think I say that about all four previous foster dogs so far). He also doesn't bark, doesn't stare at you when you eat and doesn't always follow you around when you tell him to stay put. He used to pull on the leash while walking and also chews through cloth harnesses/leashes cause they seem to confuse him very much. He has been trained out of the leash pulling and Sophie gave me a metal link chain, so he can't bite it anymore. He's also very eager to play with other dogs on the street and is never aggressive! I always ask however, as some grumpy dogs don't care for his playful spirit. He seems to like children & adults (adults, more often than not) but has not been tested enough with children to say with certainty if he'd be a good candidate for kids. He has not been tested with cats either. He is also capable of walking with other dogs next to him." So, if you think I just might be the ideal pooch for you and you're ready to commit to me for the rest of my life, please fill out the adoption form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap!
Adult, Male, Medium
Hello there people! My name is Romeo V. I'll be turning 3 in March 2017. I'm a Chihuahua. I'm very loving with my people but not a fan of being handled too much. I'll settle down on your lap but I don't liked being picked up or poked at. I'm crate-trained, house-trained, can be skittish with new people, I'm okay with cats and dogs. I'd be okay with calm kids over the age of 10. I can stay home alone, not a big barker. I enjoy going on walks. Like all dogs, I require a loving home with structure, stability and both mental and physical stimulation. As cute and little as I am, I need for you to see me as a real dog in need of your confident leadership, not a scared little baby. My potential adopters will need to allow me to settle in well in my new home before introducing me to friends. If you show excitement, I'll show excitement too. If you're calm and confident, I'll be calm and confident. If you think you've got what it takes to become my one and only, please fill out the adoption request form on www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Male, Small