Dogs available for adoption
Hello everyone! My name is Atchi and I'm a 2 yr old male Akita/Malamute/ Chow Chow mix (best guess). I originally came from a Native Reserve near Shawinigan and was brought to the SPA Mauricie where the good folks there quickly realized that living in a shelter environment was not ideal for me. Sophie's Dog Adoption saw I was in need of help and decided to take me in under their care. I'm now staying with one of SDA's most wonderful foster homes until my perfect forever home can be found. I'm a really sweet pooch, loving, very bright, eager to please, know my basic commands, walk well with a harness right by your side without pulling and I'm extremely loyal to my humans. I'm a big boy that requires regular brushing and daily exercise. I also need a home with structure and consistency like all dogs . I'm getting used to living in the city and things are going very well. I'm not so great around certain dogs. Other adult males seem to be an issue for me but I do well with females and young dogs as long as they are not too annoying or hyper. I'm not a good match for a home with a cat. True to my nature, I am protective of my family so you can certainly count on me to keep you and your home safe. Since I pretty much had to fend for myself when I was living as a stray on the Reserve, I did develop resource guarding issues but now that I'm in a stable home where I get regular meals, it will be much easier to correct that behaviour. I only showed resource guarding around other animals, never humans. I would be fine with kids over 10 years of age as long as they are properly educated on understanding my body language, as should be the case for all children who live with dogs. If you think I'm the ideal pooch for you, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell Sophie why you feel you and I would be a great match. If Sophie likes what she reads, you will then be asked to fill out the adoption request form located on the SDA web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Male, Large
Hello everybody! My name is Blanche. I'm a 7 yr old Samoyed/Husky mix (best guess). My previous owners surrendered me to their local shelter as a Pyrenees/ Lab mix. I'm 60 lbs so pretty much the size of a Lab. My fur indicates that I have Samoyed/Husky in me however. I therefore should never be shaved. My owners unfortunately shaved me before leaving me at the pound. My fur is growing back nicely thankfully. My owners gave me up because they we're moving. So, here I am at 7 yrs old and looking for a new loving home to call my own. I was miserable at the pound so arrangements were made to transfer me over to Sophie's Dog Adoption. I'm doing great in my foster home. I'm a fantastic girl with no behavioural issues at all. I'm super friendly, obedient, eager to please, in excellent health and a joy to be with. I'm good with other dogs. I'm very respectful of cats and I'm used to living with children. I need regular daily exercise of course. I love going on walks. My energy level is medium. If you think I'm the ideal dog for you, please write to email@example.com and tell Sophie why you feel we'd be perfect together.
Adult, Female, Large
Hi everybody! My name is Dexter and I'm a 7 yr old Maltese/Jack Russell male. I'm a very easy-going and rather independent fellow who is looking for a nice retired couple or person to spend the rest of my life with. I'm low-energy and in great health. I weigh about 20 lbs so I fit nicely next to you on the couch. I like to be near you but won't impose on you to get lots of attention. I'm house-trained of course and know my basic commands. Not a fan of staying home alone or going on long walks. I'm a home-body who enjoys short walks and time in the yard. I need a peaceful home with structure and stability. What I need most is a steady and loving leader to keep me balanced and fulfilled. I was acting pretty neurotic with my previous owner but ever since I left and became one of Sophie's dogs, I have been behaving like a normal dog. I plan on staying that way. If you think you'd be the ideal person(s) for me, please write to Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her why you feel you are the best fit for me. if she likes what she reads, you will then be asked to fill out the adoption form located on her web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com and screening will follow. Montreal and area.
Adult, Male, Medium
Hi there! My name is Giacomo. I'm a 7 month old Shepard/Husky mix with stunning eyes and a terrific personality. I'm a big boy weighing already 70 lbs but I'm long-legged and lean. I'm a very active young fellow who loves to play and run. I'm extremely bright, eager to please and very friendly. I was surrendered at a shelter by my previous owners who claimed I was not a good match with the resident cat. Well, I'm being very respectful of the cat in my foster home. I'm getting the structure and exercise I need there as well as an excellent education. I'm quite good with other dogs. Small children are not a good idea for me because I'm a big bouncy pooch. I know my basic commands. My leash walking is improving very nicely and I'm learning to associate my crate with a nice place to go relax. My resource guarding is mild and being worked on. I came to SDA with very little education training-wise but my foster home, who is very dog-savvy, reports that I'm a great pupil. My play-biting is my main issue. I tend to use my mouth when I get excited. Exercising me every day is crucial for a young lad like me so my ideal human(s) will need to be active. A tired dog is a happy dog...plus, I learn so much better when my needs are met. If you think I'm the one for you, please send Sophie an e-mail at email@example.com and tell her all about yourself. If Sophie likes what she reads, you will then be asked to fill out the adoption form located on her web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com.
Young, Male, Large
Hi there! My name is Kovy. I'm a 6 year old Morkie (Maltese/Yokie). Sophie received a call from the Lasalle Vet Clinic asking her if she could take me under her rescue. She said yes of course. I'm a very sweet and adorable little guy but I was very spoiled by my former mom. I'm super cute and only weigh 7 lbs so she saw me as her little baby, not a dog. Unfortunately, that led to me becoming the boss of the house and her boyfriend and I did not get along. I developed a fear of men and it cost me my home. Needless to say that my new home will need to provide me with structure and boundaries. I'm not a lap ornament and I'm certainly not a baby. I'm house-trained, crate-trained, can stay home alone but I am prone to developing separation anxiety if my human doesn't keep on top of that. I'm okay with other dogs. I lack confidence so I pretty much keep to myself when other dogs are around. I have never lived with cats. I'm not a good candidate for children. I'm extremely sweet and loving. I can also be quite manipulative since I'm used to getting my way. That stops now however. With Sophie's help, I am learning what good leadership is all about. I don't have to be the boss anymore. I finally get to be a real dog and become a balanced and fulfilled pooch. If you think you're the perfect human(s) to offer me a loving forever home where my needs will be met, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell Sophie why you feel we'd be great together.
Adult, Male, Small
Hi there! My name is Leo 3. I'm a 15 month old Border Collie/Husky mix (best guess) and I'm not working out in my current home. I have a great deal of energy because my physical and mental needs are not being met. I received basically zero training since I was purchased as a puppy so I lack good manners. I'm now proving to be more than my family can handle so they asked Sophie to help me find the perfect forever home. After Sophie evaluated me. she realised what a terrific pooch I truly am. I'm very bright and eager to please. I have a whole lot of potential and a very loving personality. With the right leadership, structure and daily exercise, I will be a much more fulfilled and pleasant dog. No cats or small children for me. I'm good with other dogs but some can find my current lack of etiquette annoying. For that reason, it would be preferable that I be the only dog in the home unless you have a dog that is already very balanced and playful. My future human(s) will need to be active. Joining a fly-ball or agility group would be really awesome for both myself and my human to bond and stay fulfilled physically and mentally. I'm a very quick learner so the sky is the limit for me as far as becoming an accomplished athlete and extremely obedient pooch. I'm used to the usual loud noises of living downtown. I'm totally focused when I go on walks. I don't react to skate borders, cyclists, other dogs etc.... I'm perfectly house-trained of course, crate-trained, I do not have any separation anxiety nor do I have any resource guarding issues. My only issue is my lack of manners. I tend to jump up on people when I greet them and want them to play with me. If you feel you're the right fit for me, please write to email@example.com and tell Sophie all about yourself and why you think I'm the dog for you.
Young, Male, Large