Dogs available for adoption
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
Hi everybody! My name is Dame Ruby. I'm a very elegant 2 yr old Doberman in excellent health. I weigh about 55 lbs. My humans simply adored me from the moment they adopted me last December 2015 from the SPCA. They had to make the very difficult decision recently to re-home me due to the fact that I sometimes fight with the other dog in the home over food and they also had a new baby to deal with. I'm very well trained, know all the basic commands, I'm bright and eager to please. I'm extremely affectionate and engaging, very loyal and devoted to my humans. My only issues are separation anxiety and resource guarding around other dogs. I would therefore be happiest in a home where I will not be home alone many hours a day and will be the only pet. If you know my breed well, you know how seriously we take protecting our family. My new humans should provide me with regular daily exercise, structure and stability. I'm quite the athlete so think of me as your ideal work-out partner. There are lots of fun activities we can do together that will benefit us both mentally and physically. Being exercised will also help reduce my separation anxiety. I have a little bit of my lower lip missing which gives me an adorable goofy look. I was like that when brought to the SPCA. If you think we'd make a great team and you have the knowledge required to make me a happy and balanced girl, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption request form.
Young, Female, Large
Gidzâs world was turned upside down when he was given up at the age of 11 by his previous owners due to the arrival of a baby. He was shy and nervous at first in his foster home, but heâs now settling in well and coming out of his shell. He is quiet in the house (will bark when people come to the door) and heâs been perfectly clean and non-destructive, even when left alone. Gidz absolutely adores going for walks. He holds his head and tail high, and he prances down the street! He loves his walks! Heâs great on leash too and would be a good companion for someone who likes taking leisurely strolls. Heâs been fine with the dogs and cats in his foster home. He wasnât sure about the cats at first, but he doesnât bother with them if they leave him alone. He can get jealous when the other animals get near his food dish, so heâs fed on the other side of the kitchen, and there is no issue. Heâs just a sweet dog who is looking for the perfect retirement home. Gidz was labelled a Cockachi (Cocker/Chihuahua mix) when originally purchased. He weighs about 35 lbs. If you'd like to give this sweet boy a loving home where he can live out his golden years, please fill out the adoption form located on www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Senior, Male, Medium
Hello everybody! My name is Mohawk. I'm an 8 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. I'm a very sweet and friendly fellow. I'm used to other dogs but tend to prefer females to males. 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
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. In the right home and under proper leadership, I am much better behaved. 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