Dogs available for adoption
Alexi is 2 yrs old Chihuahua male who weighs about 10 lbs, very sweet and not really vocal in the right environment. Was feeding off his previous owner's anxiety. He is now very sociable, sweet, affectionate, in general, a good dog but he can still be quite manipulative. He's in very good health. Needs structure, some work on house training and an alpha owner (a calm and confident leader). Has leash aggression with dogs, but good off leash with most. He is crate-trained. Alexi is smart, eager to please and very engaging. Alexi would do well in a peaceful home with someone that knows the breed well and is willing to work on his continued training. Alexi has never lived with children but would not be a suitable candidate for them based on his evaluation. He requires structure, boundaries and consistency. If you think you're the ideal person to offer Alexi a loving forever home and you're ready to commit to his well-being for the rest of his life, please download our adoption form located on our web site under "forms" at www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap!
Young, Male, Small
Hi there! My name is Bayne. I'm a one year old Pit bull/Great Dane mix (best guess). I weigh 70 lbs. I do not have the jaw of a pit bull but I would still be considered a Pit Bull type by those municipalities that have a ban in place. I was found as a stray by a very kind lady who took me in and had me see a vet right away. My eyes were in real bad shape. The vet suspected I might have been pepper-sprayed. Despite all that pain, I was a total sweetheart. I get along with dogs, cats and kids. I'm good on leash, not vocal and have an easy-going nature. My only issue is that I like to chew things so I need to be crated when left home alone. The chewing is possibly my way of self-soothing since my eyes cause me a great deal of pain. I developed entropion in both eyes due to the damage I sustained and recently had surgery. Things are going to be much better for me now. My ideal new human(s) should be active and available to exercise me every day. I'm not quite done growing yet. I'm a very loving and bright pooch. I'm eager to please and enjoy giving affection as much as I like to receive it. I'm a total snuggle-bug! If you think I'm the one for you and you're ready to commit to my well-being and continued education then please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com to fill out the adoption request form asap.
Young, Male, Large
Hi there! my name is Bucky. I'm an 8 yr old Pit Bull in good health. I am VERY sweet with humans but not ideal to live with dogs, cats or small children. I need a stable and structured environment with regular exercise and mental stimulation to keep me balanced. I'm a very bright and engaging pooch. I received my full obedience training when I was about 4 years old so I know all my basic commands. I walk well on leash and I'm not destructive when home alone. My ideal new human should be dog savvy enough to maintain my training and be very active. My previous owners did not really keep up with my training and regular exercise once their new baby entered the home. I became anxious and uncomfortable once the baby became a toddler. I'm an extremely submissive dog by nature and can get easily intimidated by loud voices or sudden movements. I need a very calm, confident and gentle leader. I will smother you with much love and attention. I'm a total snuggle bug. If you think I'm the dog for you and you're ready to commit to my well-being for the rest of my life, please download the adoption request form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap.
Adult, Male, Large
Eloy is a young Border Collie male mix that was shot in the spine when he was a stray dog in Kuwait. Sadly, this sort of horrible thing is common practice over there. Eloy is making great progress with his physio. He's slowly gaining strength in his back legs. He's arrived to Montreal from Kuwait to begin his new life here and hopefully find a great forever home. Eloy is about 18 months old. He comes with his wheelchair. Eloy was admitted to IVH after a gunshot wound to the back which caused spinal damage. He had spinal surgery on the 2nd of December 2018 after which he is now undergoing rehabilitation sessions to try and improve his equilibrium and give him the best amount of autonomy as possible. At the moment there is an equilibrium deficit and motor ataxia in the hind legs. He is improving nicely. He has total control of defecation but with regards to urination he needs helps by gently pressing on the bladder in order to urinate. His ideal home would be one with a yard and possibly a pool and treadmill to help with his mobility. Eloy is good with other calm dogs but not comfortable with children or certain men he finds intimidating. He's never been tested with cats. He's a very sweet pooch who bonds quickly with his human. Living in a "normal" home is all new to him. He lived at the vet hospital until his arrival here. Here is what Sophie wrote for him.... "My name is Eloy. I'm a 2 year old Border Collie mix and I'm a very deserving dog. My story is sad, but I have a happy future ahead of me. All I need is that one home I can call mine. I am what Sophie calls, a Kuwaiti refugee. If I had not fled to Canada, my life would be miserable forever. Life is not easy for dogs like me in the Middle East. Our lives are in danger all the time â it is a constant battle just to make it through one more day in this crazy part of the world. I am one of the hundreds of dogs, just thrown out on the streets or even born there. In my first year I struggled, but then someone thought it would be fun to shoot me and leave me there. So I sustained an injury to my spine, the bullet caused paralysis in both my back legs. One little thing; due to my injury, I have very little control of my bladder, so boy diapers are a must for now. Thankfully, some good people rescued me, brought me to the vet where I was operated and did 3 months of physio. I scoot around without my wheels, but when I'm in that wheelchair, I'm ready to go go go! All that to say I'm looking for that one person to love me. I need work, patience and unconditional love. I will give it back to you for the rest of my life. Do you have a nice dog park near you and a fenced in yard where we can take gentle walks together? That would be ideal for me!" All the details you might need can be obtained by calling Sophie directly at (514) 804- 5052. Make sure to leave a detailed message please.
Young, Male, Medium
Hi there! My name is Kalani. I'm a 2 yr old female Shepard mix in excellent health. I weigh about 40 lbs. My owner had to make the very difficult decision to surrender me to SDA because his landlord was threatening to evict him because of my separation anxiety. I cry and bark whenever I'm left home alone. Besides that issue (which can be corrected), I'm your typical happy-go-lucky pooch full of spunk and energy. I love to play, am very active, bright and eager to please. I lack social skills with other dogs and my leash walking needs some work but I'm not the least bit aggressive. I'm very friendly with everyone I meet including children. I've met cats before and got excited but did not show signs of significant prey drive. If introduced properly and with training, I could learn to co-exist with a cat. I already know my basic obedience commands. I'm extremely loving and sweet. Once I'm all tuckered out from exercising, I'm happy to snuggle with you and relax. A tired dog is a happy dog so if you're thinking of applying to adopt me, please be prepared to continue to work on my training and provide me with a lot of structure and daily exercise. If you feel I'm the ideal pooch for you and you're ready to commit to my well-being for the rest of my life, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and download the adoption request form asap!
Young, Female, Medium
Hi everyone! my name is Kira. I'm an 8 year old American Bulldog mix and I weigh 60 lbs. I'm in excellent health other than being prone to ear infections if given low quality food. I was rescued by a dog lover a few months ago when she visited a shelter in Orlando, Florida. She brought me home here in Montreal and worked with me quite a lot and made me see just how nice it is to be loved and have a warm and cozy home. I'm a very sweet and loving girl with people. I am dog selective however. I'm crate-trained and can stay home alone with no worries. I'm not a vocal or destructive dog at all. I love my crate and often go nap in it. You don't even need to close the door. Here is what my rescuer has to say about me.... "This is Kira, she was rescued last November along with another dog who was to be euthanized in a high kill shelter in Florida. When we first met Kira, she had shut down, she had no interest in eating or interacting with people, her spirit was broken, who could blame her after being with the same family for 7 years and then abandoned at the shelter. She was so skinny when we first saw her and clearly she had several litters in her life. How could we leave her there? Once home with us she started to open up and show us her true personality. She had no social skills but because of her wanting to please Kira learned the basics such as sitting, waiting, giving her paw, not going on sofas or beds with out being invited, learned how to play, catch the ball, just learnt that she can use her paws to dig in the snow to find her ball, kisses and she now get along with one of my dogs! Kira just soaks in all the smells during a walk, living the life of dog is something she has grown to love. Kira is in absolute heaven when she can snuggle with you or just hang out, you can see how much she appreciates having home, you see it in her eyes when she looks at you. Currently Kira lives with 2 dog savy cats and 2 other dogs. Due to her insecurities we never leave them alone, our little dog doesn't trust her and Kira is to a fan of hers either. Because of this, for Kira's safety she should be an only dog and no kids under 16. Kira needs a home with a tall fenced in back yard and someone who clearly understands that Kira shouldn't be put in a situation that she can't handle. We absolutely love her but she deserves to be in a home where she is the queen and not having to share her time with her family." If you think I'm the dog for you and you're ready to commit to my well-being for the rest of my life, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com ASAP to download the adoption request form.
Adult, 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
Hello everyone! My name is Toma. I'm a 10 year old Pit Bull and I weigh a good 80 lbs at this time. I'm already starting to lose weigh thanks to my wonderful foster mom. I was recently surrendered to SDA by my owner because he was being evicted from his dwelling. Since then, I have seen a vet and was placed in a loving foster home. I'm simply the most wonderful and loving dude you could ever ask for! I'm in pretty good health for a 10 year old. My heart is in excellent condition as is my mouth. My previous owner had no money to provide me with vet care so I went a long time feeling pain from arthritis and very long claws. It was hard for me to walk. I'm feeling much better now though, To know me is to love me. I'm great with other dogs, kids and even cats (when introduced gradually). I do not have any behavioural issues. I'm an easy-going, super affectionate and gentle pooch with a few good years left in me. I'd love to find a loving home where I can enjoy my golden years. To know me is to love me! Here is what my foster mom has to say about me... "Toma is the most sweetest, loving and gentle soul. He loves to be loved and gives it back all the time. He is a trooper beyond belief. He loves the outdoors, his special play is to catch a stick and chew the bark off. He is a sunbather, if the sun is out, he is in it. He loves his walks and car rides. He becomes a part of you very fast. He does not take his eyes off of you. He is so dedicated and loving to you. His mission is to see the world, he loves it." So, if you think you're the one for me and you're ready to commit to my well-being for the rest of my life, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com to download the adoption request form asap!
Senior, Male, Large
Experienced foster or foster with intent to adopt needed for Zorba. Zorba's owner is dying. It is with much sadness and difficulty that he must re-home his beloved German Shepard. Zorba is 4 yrs old, fully vetted and very overweight at this time due to lack of exercise and over-feeding. He lacks social skills since he's always lived with just his human. He's very protective of him. His behaviour is fear-based but he's never been aggressive. He'll bark and let you know he's weary of you but then will back off and retreat into a corner. He will warm up to people once he realizes he has nothing to fear. That being said, his handler(s) must have a very good understanding of canine behaviour and body language. Zorba will need training in order to learn proper social skills and obedience including leash-walking and basic commands. He's a total love bug with his human. He's house-trained, never needs to be crated and is quiet except when someone is at the door. Zorba has never lived with any other pets. He is dog reactive on leash. His owner is wheelchair bound which makes exercising him very challenging. SDA would love to get Zorba into a experienced foster home so we could work on him and see how he thrives in a new environment where all of his needs will be met. If you know the breed well, please contact us via this ad or e-mail us at email@example.com
Adult, Male, Large