Dogs available for adoption
Hello everybody! my name is Charlie Brown. I'm 4 years old and in excellent health. Not to toot my own horn but everyone that has met me all said the same thing...I'm a terrific dog! I'm very bright, eager to please, know my basic commands, perfectly house-trained of course, well-mannered, energetic, very engaging and loving. I get along with polite dogs, I'm used to cats and I'm great with kids over 8. Best not to have me around small children just because I'm so big and could accidentally knock one over when playing. That's the only thing I need a bit of tweaking with...my excitement when I get really playful so I need a calm and confident leader familiar with basic dog training to keep my level of excitement from getting too high. . My owner passed away so family members contacted Sophie knowing she could find me my ideal forever home. If you know us Labs, you know we need regular daily exercise and mental stimulation to keep us fulfilled and balanced. Structure, consistence and stability will help keep any dog happy and well. If you think you have what it takes to commit to me for the next 10 years and provide me with what I need, please tell Sophie all about yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org. If Sophie likes what she reads, you will then be asked to fill out the SDA adoption form located on her web site. Montreal and area only please.
Adult, Male, Large
Hello everyone! My name is Elizabeth. I'm a pit Bull mix currently 3 months old (August 24th, 2015). I've just recently gone into foster care all by myself away from my mom and siblings like a big girl. I learned all the important things I needed to learn from my mommy and now it's time for me to be my own independent young lady. I'm really sweet, docile, gentle, eager to learn, loving, bright and a quick study. My house training is going very well. I'm very well socialized already but it's just the beginning of my life. Continuing my socialization and training is a must if you wish to adopt me. My future is in your hands. Sophie won't let me go unless and until the ideal human for me is found. I've been ignoring the cat in my foster home so I'm a good candidate for a home with cats. If you are ready to commit to me and my well-being for the 10 to 15 years, do let Sophie know and tell her why you think you're the one for me. email@example.com. Montreal and area.
Baby, Female, Large
Hi there! I'm Eva the Chihuahua. I'm 7 years old and I weigh 7 lbs. I was surrendered to SDA along with my buddy Taco because our dad's new girlfriend really did not care for us. I need to lose some weight but I'm in good health. Missing a few teeth as my mouth was neglected but Sophie will take care of my oral health and diet of course now that I'm under her care. I'm a really sweet girl. I like people a lot. I'm a real attention-seeker. I love to cuddle and sit on laps. I give great eye contact. I'm quite engaging and full of personality. I can stay home alone but must be crated. I'm crate-trained and pipi pad trained. I won't use the same pipi pad twice however. I'm very picky that way. My ideal home will need to provide me with structure, exercise and consistency along with confidence and loving leadership. I am not a dog for first-time dog owners. Taking me outside to do my business is what's best of course. I need the exercise and I love walks like all dogs do. If you think you might be the one for me, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell Sophie why you feel we'd be good together. Montreal and area.
Adult, Female, Small
Hi there! My name is Lola Parson. I'm estimated to be around 7 yrs of age. My original owner found me as stray dog in the woods 5 years ago. Sadly, she passed away recently and I am now looking for a new forever home to call my own. I'm a Parson Russell female, in good health, very sweet and friendly, well-trained and used to other dogs. I do chase cats however so a cat-free home is best for me. I'm doing very well in foster care. I'm very loving and engaging. DATE: 2016.02.05 NAME: Lola Parson GENDER: Female BREED: Parson Russel Terrier AGE: 7 WEIGHT / IDEAL WEIGHT: 15 pounds SPAY/NEUTER: Yes VACCINATION: UTD ENERGY LEVEL: Medium HOUSE TRAINED: Yes, but needs to have easy access to a fenced yard CRATE/CAGE: Yes â loves the security of the crate HOME ALONE: No problem if crated CATS: No â high prey drive DOGS: Very friendly with other dogs KIDS: Older, respectful children only HEALTH: Good RESOURCE GUARDING: No LEASH: Very good on the leash COMMANDS: Come, sit, stay, lie down BARKING: Not so much SHEDDING: Light BRIEF HISTORY: After Lolaâs human passed away, the son took in both dogs (she came with a male Labrador mix) but he had no time for them as he just had a new baby. OVERALL PERSONALITY: A shy sweetheart. A bit skittish but warms up eventually. Sheâll greatly benefit from a routine and she needs a spot to call her own like a bed and a crate where she can retire and not be disturbed if she needs it. Very friendly with people and dogs. She is really not a barker and that is saying something for a Parson! She has those crazy moments when she spots a bird or a squirrel but otherwise she is the quiet type. She likes to go for walks and smell the neighborhood. Serious adopters are invited to write to email@example.com. Make sure you tell Sophie why you think you're the ideal forever human for LOLA. If Sophie likes what she reads, you will then be asked to download the adoption form located on her web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com. Montreal and area ONLY please.
Adult, Female, Medium
Hi everybody! My name is Nikko. I'm 4 years old and appear to be a Schnauzer/Chihuahua mix. I came from a pet shop and was sold as a Chihuahua/Chinese Crested mix however. I weigh about 15 lbs and half my body is short-haired. I'm an interesting looking fellow and a great example of your typical QuÃ©bec backyard breeders who sell to pet shops and make up whatever breeds they think will sell best. The important thing is that I'm healthy, very sweet and friendly. I get along well with other dogs and I'm used to cats. My foster mom just had me shaved so I look very different right now (see photos). My buddy Nikky and I were surrendered to SDA because our beloved owner had to go into palliative care.
Adult, Male, Medium
"My name is Oreo and I am a 7 year old English Springer Spaniel. I'm a big boy at 60 lbs. I was purchased from a breeder at only 7 weeks of age, and lacked some socialization and definitely structure for the next 7 years of my life. I lived with an older couple who still had one son at home, and when I was about 5, they sold the house and moved to a condo, just the two of them. Before I arrived in their life, ,however, they were lonely and had gotten a puppy poodle just a few months older than me. So being bigger, I quickly learned I could boss him around and sure did. Then I realized I could do no wrong and could actually be boss of this beautiful place I called home. These people were very sweet, cuddly, affectionate and I soon learned to manipulate and rule! Now that they are old and frail, I have totally taken over. Dad sleeps on the couch (for the last year) and I sleep with Mom in bed. I really have it figured out! So.... If you want me to be a part of your life, you need to be my leader, have experience with dominant dogs, NOT be afraid of my teeth showing as that will make me powerful! Sophie will certainly teach you how to structure and deal with me as I have so much respect for her, I wouldn't do anything she doesn't approve of." No cats and young children for me please. I need a home with structure, regular exercise and consistency. I'm very bright and eager to please. I have a lot of good qualities in me. I just need the right human to show me balance through respect and trust. Here is what my foster home has to say about me now: "Oreo is an incredibly sweet dog. Although he came to us with some bad habits, they were easy to break once we gave him boundaries and worked consistently with him on training. He gets lots and lots of exercise, and walks great on a leash. We can even walk with him off leash and he never strays from us. He gets along very well with other dogs (sometimes he'll bark at them on the leash - but usually just with large male dogs) Oreo is an extremely well-natured dog, and is an absolute pleasure to have with us. He rarely barks, even when someone comes to the door. He's perfectly house-trained, and crate-trained. As for his problem with guarding furniture, we do not allow him on our couch or our bed - unless he is invited - and we make sure that gets down when asked no matter what. Since establishing these rules he never gives us any attitude about the furniture. He loves to eat (seems like he got a lot of human food in his previous home?) and a few times, has snuck bites from our plates when we weren't paying attention. He'll also jump up on the counter if he has a chance. Now when we eat, he must stay on his bed & we don't let him enter the kitchen at any time. This has worked really well - it's barely an issue anymore. Same goes with picking up food from the street - we just started watching him very carefully on our walks and correcting if he went for a piece of garbage & he's improved a LOT. So all in all, Oreo is an amazing dog. He is affectionate, friendly and calm. His tail is always wagging and he'll never refuse a snuggle or a belly-rub. He needs a family that can give him a lot of exercise & be consistent and firm with house rules, since he can be manipulative (like Sophie says, you give him an inch, he'll take a mile) But with discipline and exercise, he is the perfect family pet. We have really sincerely loved having him in our home. If we could, we'd adopt him ourselves!" If you think you're the one for me, please let Sophie know by writing her about yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org. Montreal and area.
Adult, Male, Large
Hi everybody! My name is Ray. I come to you all the way from the Beta Dog Rescue in Beirut. I'm 7 yrs old, around 15-18 lbs and I'm a Terrier mix. I'm a really sweet fellow and would be ideal for a child-free home. I do get nervous around strangers if they approach me too quickly and I bark at cats so a cat-free home would be better. I get along famously with other dogs and I'm very well-behaved with my humans. I give a lot of affection without being too clingy. My foster mom just adores me. I have this adorable under-bite that gives me a lot of charm. I'm ready to start a new life here in Montreal. Maybe that could be with you?
Adult, Male, Medium
Hi everybody! My name is Shorty. I'm a Lab/Doxie male who currently weighs 56 lbs. Yes, you read that right. I should weigh about 35 lbs. Needless to say, I'm now in the process of losing that extra weight. I'm a really sweet pooch. I get along well with other dogs. I pay no mind to cats and I'm well-trained. I'm 10 years old and in good health aside from the extra weight. I was surrendered to SDA due to my owner passing away. I'm doing great in foster care. I still have a few good years left to live. I'm looking for a wonderful new forever home to call my own. DATE: 2016.02.05 NAME: Shorty GENDER: male BREED: Labrador/Dachshund mix AGE: 10 WEIGHT / IDEAL WEIGHT: 56 pounds / 35-40 pounds SPAY/NEUTER: Yes VACCINATION: UTD ENERGY LEVEL: Mellow HOUSE TRAINED: Yes CRATE/CAGE: To be seen HOME ALONE: Fine, may bark at first but settles eventually CATS: No DOGS: Friendly but will do well as an only pet KIDS: Respectful older children only HEALTH: Very healthy apart from overweight RESOURCE GUARDING: Guards his toys and food from other dogs but not from humans LEASH: A total pro at leash walking. COMMANDS: Sit, stay, come, lie down BARKING: Guards house and property SHEDDING: Very little BRIEF HISTORY: Owner passed away. Ownerâs son took in both dogs (he came with a female Parson Russel Terrier) but had no time for them having a new baby. OVERALL PERSONALITY: Shorty is a complete sweetheart. Just imagine the personality of the Labrador with the quirkiness of the Dachshund. He is calm in the house but will keep an eye out for any intruder to scare off with his big voice. Inside this stocky body there is an impressionable puppy who just loves to cuddle and will cower if you raise your voice. He is friendly with people but not overbearing. He loves to go for walks. Shorty has a sweet and happy disposition, eager to please. Serious adopters are invited to write to email@example.com. Make sure you tell Sophie why you think you're the ideal forever human for SHORTY. If Sophie likes what she reads, you will then be asked to download the adoption form located on her web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com. Montreal and area ONLY please.
Senior, Male, Medium
Hi there everyone! My name is Sweet Penny and I'm a five year old Beagle. My story is a long one so I'll just give you the short version. I was surrendered to a shelter but was not happy in that environment at all. I was then sent to 2 different foster homes but did not do well there either so that rescue called Sophie hoping she would take me in under her rescue. She agreed and began working with me right away. I've been doing absolutely great ever since. It seems like it was just a matter of finding me the right person to help me with my issues. You know what they say....different human, different dog. Now that my bootcamp is over, I'm living with a wonderful family in foster care. I'm a typical Beagle, energetic, very bright and eager to please, sweet as can be and very engaging. My ideal home would be one where I will get regular daily exercise, structure and stability. I'm not for the first time dog owner. If you know my breed well, you know how curious we are. That fine nose of ours is what leads us. A peaceful home is ideal for me. I'm great with dog savvy kids old enough to know I'm not a toy. I have quite the prey drive so I will chase cats, squirrels, birds etc.... I'm good with other dogs when introduced properly. I will sometimes start to bark when I see another dog coming my way when I'm being walked. Thanks to my recent training however, I can be easily redirected and know to focus on my human. I'm crated-trained but really don't need one if I am left home alone. I do bark when the doorbell rings but now know to go to my place and stay calm before my human opens the door. I would get so excited before that I would pee (submissive peeing) So, that's me in a nutshell folks. If you know Beagles well and are ready to offer me my last forever home as well as continue with my training, please contact Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her why you feel I'm the dog for you.
Adult, Female, Medium