Dogs available for adoption
Hi there everybody! My name is Billie. I'm a 15 month old American Staffordshire/Whippet mix female and I weigh 42 lbs. I'm one very loving, fine and long-legged beauty in excellent health. I was offered to a couple when I was just a little pup by a man who was letting me wander around off leash. The couple feared for my safety so they decided to take me in. They worked a lot on my training, socialization and obedience. They always continued to work on my training so I have learned and improved a lot. The main triggers for me are dog parks and when I see other dogs on leash. I also show excitement when I see cats and squirrels so I would not be a good candidate to live in a home with other pets. I would also most likely not be a good candidate for small children since I can get very bouncy/nippy when I get excited. Here is what my humans have to say about me and all my progress... "-Billie is a female, 42lbs, brindle-white, small pit-bull type dog (possibly x with whippet). Billie is Microchipped, registered with City of Montreal, spayed, has had regular vet visits, up-to-date on shots and seasonal flea/tick/parasite treatment. She is extremely loving, happy, and playful. As all young pups, she has energy and gets excited easily so we make sure she gets enough exercise and ignore unwanted behaviours. She is responding very well to this, improving daily. At home, Billie can be a couch potato and is happy to chew on her nylabone or antler for as long as we let her! She also likes to play fetch, keep away, âfind it!â (find a hidden toy), and tag in the house if youâre willingâ10 minutes of this and she is satisfied. Billie is VERY food motivated which makes her easy to train. We effortlessly taught her to sit, lie down, shake a paw, high five, touch (nose to fist), roll over, and weâre working on her left and right while walking. She is EXCELLENT on leash, though will pull if she sees a squirrel or cat. Despite extensive socialization, Billie became leash reactive at 1 year, melting down at the sight of other dogs. With the help of a trainer, we successfully curbed this behaviour. The trainerâs opinion is she is fearful/nervous about dogs (not aggressive). She is still tense/hesitant when she sees dogs during a walk, but no longer vocalizes this and is easily redirected with treats and a âcâest fini.â We have even had some successful on-leash greeting interactions, so long as the other dog is calm and friendlyâwe keep these short and continue her training. Though her behaviour around dogs is better off leash, she cannot do dog parks as she becomes overstimulated/overwhelmed. That said, she does great in off-leash trails (Summit Woods, Les Sentiers de la Presquâile etc.) so long as we have high-value treats for her recall (which is excellent). Currently Billie receives two hours of exercise a day: a 45-60 minute walk in the morning and night, with some off-leash fetch on those walks if we can find a fenced in area without dogs. She is not obsessive about the ball and will take breaks to sniff; after 10-15 minutes of fetch she is satisfied and is happy to walk. Billie is crate trained. Monday - Friday she is in her crate for 8 hours while we are at work. On the weekends, we try to take her to one of the off-leash trails (her favourite). She sleeps on her bed beside ours at night." So, if you feel that you've got what it takes to handle Billie and continue on with her training and structure, you're an active person and understand canine behaviour well and you're ready to commit to her well-being for the rest of her life, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap and fill out the adoption request form.
Young, Female, Medium
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. I am not the least bit aggressive. I don't look for trouble, in fact, I go out of my way to avoid it. 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 not comfortable with other animals, children or certain men he finds intimidating. He's a very sweet pooch who bonds quickly with his human once trust is earned but he is very insecure and anxious by nature. 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 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 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. I am not a City dog however. All the noises and hustle and bustle of City life make me nervous. my ideal home should be in a very quiet area or in a peaceful place in the Country. 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 savvy cats and 2 other dogs but due to her insecurities we never leave them alone, our little dog doesn't trust her and Kira is not a fan of hers either. Because of this, for Kira's safety she should be the only pet in the home 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
Hi there everyone! My name is Tarzan. I'm a super loving 40 lbs male originally from Kosovo. I was born in June 2017 approximately and lived in a shelter until I was lucky enough to find a spot with SDA in Montreal. I am now ready to begin my new life as a proud Canadian. My breed is a bit of a mystery. Most street dogs from Kosovo originate from the Sharri Dog, a once very popular large Shepard type in Kosovo. Through the years, natural selection took over and dogs of different breeds (Hounds, Terriers etc...) came to be what we now commonly see in the streets of Kosovo. Whatever I am, I am wonderful! Here is what my foster mom has to say about me.... "Tarzan is a sweetie with a lot of love to give. He had a rough start in life but he is ready to make up for lost time. He loves going on walks and is learning to walk well on leash with his foster family. He is also learning to control his barking, because he is protective of his new home, but the "quiet" command is starting to take hold. He also just recently learned some new tricks and is very happy to do training sessions when treats are involved. He's very polite when eating and is housebroken. He has a lot of joy for life, much curiosity for everything around him, and loves to be close to the people he trusts. He's a little nervous around strangers but warms up to them quickly when he sees that they mean no harm. He hasn't been tested with kids or cats; he would be a great fit for an active individual or couple who has some experience with dogs since he still has a few things to learn, but he is the perfect dog in the making". So, if you like what you see and you think you're the ideal human(s) for me, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and download the adoption request form asap!
Adult, Male, Medium