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 63 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. 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 can be quite dog reactive/selective so I must be the only dog in the home. No dog parks for me or areas where other dogs are present. 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 and confident demeanour. I'm very easy-going and eager to please. So, if you're familiar with Bull Terriers and you're ready to commit to me for the rest of my life, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption form asap.
Young, Male, Large
Hello everyone! my name is Pooh Bear. I'm a 12 year old male. I'm a Shih-Tzu mix according to my records. Sophie sees traits of a Pomeranian and Pug mix in me so that's what we're going with. I was surrendered at the pound to be euthanized but the good folks there knew they could count on Sophie to rescue me and find me a loving home where I can enjoy a nice and peaceful retirement. 12 years old is not that old for a little guy like me. I still have some good living to do! I weigh about 18 lbs so I'm a tad chunky. My teeth are quite nice. I have recently been shaved so I look sort of odd right now but I'll look gorgeous once my fur grows back. I'm pretty good with other dogs and cats but not a good match for kids. I'm house-trained but also know how to use pads. I don't have any separation anxiety, resource guarding or aggression of any kind. I can be unsure of new people at first but I warm up quickly once I see there is nothing to fear. I love going for walks. I do pull however but that's something that can be easily resolved. I'm not much of a barker so I'm a good fit for apartments or condos. My ideal home would be with a retired couple or single person. I'm used to being the only dog and getting a lot of attention. I'm extremely sweet and loving. If you think you're the one for me and are wanting to give a sweet old chap like me a wonderful retirement, please fill out the adoption form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com.
Senior, Male, Small
Hi there everybody! My name is Sea Biscuit and I'm a 2 yr old Chihuahua male. I weigh about 10 lbs. Here is what my foster mom has to say about me.... Meet Sea Biscuit, the super affectionate, happy-go-lucky, Chihuahua! If youâve been looking for a companion dog, then Biscuit might be the guy for you! He is like a little shadow who follows his foster mom EVERYWHERE she goes! He would do well in an experienced home or with someone willing to bring him to obedience training, as he has a bit of a âNapoleon complexâ â heâs a small guy, who likes to think heâs the boss! But with consistent rules and boundaries, he learns very quickly that heâs not in charge. He had to be taught not to be bossy with his foster dogs, and now gets along great and even plays with them. He can still sometimes be bossy with the cats (mostly only at meal times), but a dog-savvy cat will easily put him in his place. He is a barker at times, so might not be suited to apartment living, and he does have some house-training issues (if you miss his cues, he doesnât hold it), but with someone who can read his signals, and with consistent habits, this can be dealt with. The nice thing about Biscuit is that he adapts to your mood! If youâre looking for someone to play with, heâs always up for play time, but if lounging on the couch is what youâre in the mood for, then heâs more than willing to oblige. He's a great dog that will be an amazing companion to the right family. If you think you'd be the ideal human(s) for Sea Biscuit, please fill out the adoption form located on 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 so 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. I'm very good with other dogs and respectful of cats. 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. I don't like being groomed or having my face/head and paws touched so I need to wear a little muzzle when I'm due for a haircut, bath or nail clipping. I have a lot of great qualities so don't let my issues dissuade you from giving me a chance. I'm extremely sweet and loving. I know my basic commands and I love to go for walks and play fetch. I'm house-trained and crate-trained. I'm super friendly with everyone I meet. Just remember not to touch my head or paws. I may be fine with it several times but then surprise you by nipping or biting at your fingers without any warning. If you think you're the ideal human for me, please fill out the adoption request form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Male, Small