Dogs available for adoption
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
Hi there everybody! My name is Dexter II. I'm a 6 year old Yellow Labrador Retriever and I currently weigh 100 lbs. I'm a good 15 to 20 lbs overweight so I've got some joint pain because of that. Once I start to lose weight however, I should feel better. Giving me Glucosamine and exercising me properly will also help me get there. My family has grown a lot and my humans just don't have the time for me like they used to. They want me to find a new loving home where I will get all the attention and care I need. I'm an absolutely wonderful dog. I'm very well trained. I did 3 levels of training when I was younger. I walk well on leash, I know all my basic commands, I can stay home alone without any issues and I'm very loyal to my people. Although I was raised with several children, I would not be an ideal candidate for small children due to my size. I do well with other dogs at the dog park but not when they come onto my territory. I love meeting new people. I'm super friendly and engaging. My only small issue is when I grab a Kleenex or a sock for example. I won't let it go unless you exchange it with me for something more interesting. As far as cats are concerned, I was never allowed any contact with the ones in my previous home so we don't know how I would react to that. Seeing as I'm so well-trained and eager to please, it is most likely that I could learn to respect cats given that the introduction is done properly. So, if you think I sound like the perfect 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 application form 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
Kyra is a one year old Husky mix female that was rescued from a dump when she was just a puppy. She weighs 45 lbs and is in good health. In her first foster home, she was very scared, would not let anyone near her, stopped eating and became very malnourished. She was then transferred to a different foster home with a calmer, quieter environment. It took some time, but she became more comfortable, started to eat again, played with another dog, and reacted well to her foster mom as well. In this foster home, she was exposed to 1 dog, 2 cats, along with a rabbit. She does chase the smaller animals however never has hurt them or shown any aggression towards them, just a playful puppy. Although Kyra is very affectionate, happy, and incredibly intelligent, she still shows signs of insecurity in certain cases. She fears people she does not know, will react to any startling sounds (sneezing, coughing etc) refuses to eat in front of people, and also struggles to be house broken. Despite long walks and hours of being outside, she seems to be too nervous to do her business outdoors and would greatly benefit from having a fenced- in back yard. She currently uses training pads. She is obedient, follows commands and learns quickly. Kyra is also chatty and loves to speak to her foster mom. She knows the words speak or not to bark. Her barking is rare when at home with her, she tends to bark when you first walk out the door. She had been crated, and has no problem going in her crate when left alone. She is comfortable and loves all sized dogs and really enjoys playing with them. She's very comfortable indoors and super loving. Despite her insecurity, she has never shown any signs of aggression. She is extremely submissive. In the right home, Kyra will continue to thrive and become more confident. Her human(s) should be calm, confident and dog-savvy. She needs to see that you're a respectful leader she can trust and follow. If you think you're the ideal person to offer Kyra that loving and stable forever home and you're ready to commit to her well-being for the rest of her life, please begin by downloading the adoption application form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap!
Young, Female, Medium
Hi there! My name is Mila. I'm a loving, intelligent companion looking for my forever home. I am wonderful around people and very well trained and attentive, but I have problems with other animals. I am not socialized with other dogs, so I can become very reactive whenever I'm out on walks and see other dogs. I can be quite vocal, so I draw attention to myself. It's not aggression, just reactivity due to lack of proper socializing. I also have high prey drive, so I like to chase animals like cats, squirrels, and birds. 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 to other dogs. It's not my fault I was never socialized around other dogs when I was a puppy. I am very eager to please however so there is hope for me. I would be fine in a home with gentle and dog-savvy children over the age of 10. My forever home cannot have cats or other small critters. I'm a German Shepard mix, 4 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 asap
Young, Female, Medium
Hi there! My name is Winny (pronounced Vinny). I come to you all from the Greece originally. I was rescued from the streets there and remained in a shelter until the good folks at the rescue could find another rescue in Canada to take me in. There are just way too many of us abandoned dogs in Greece to find us homes locally. Luckily, Sophie's dog Adoption in MontrÃ©al had a foster home able to take me in so off I went to begin my new life. I'm 3 years old, weigh 65 lbs and seem to be a Shepard mix (best guess). Whatever I am, I'm awesome! To know me is to love me. I'm your typical happy-go-lucky sweet pooch who loves to meet people, gets along well with other dogs and loves to play. I'm a medium energy big boy so I'll need a fairly active family to keep me fit, happy and balanced. I would be a good candidate for docile children over 10 years old just because of my size and the fact that I can jump up on people when very excited and I use my mouth when I play. I chase cats so I'm not a good candidate to live with them. I'm in excellent health but do seem to have the very beginning of a cherry eye that is being monitored at this time. It does not cause me any discomfort. You can barely see it. I've learned a lot since my arrival. My foster mom is very dog savvy. Here is what she has to say about me... "Vinny is doing soooo well! He is still a bit leash reactive but its gradually lessening in intensity each time! Sometimes he just walks by totally not bothered. He does well in the dog park and I've had my friend's dog over to my place and he's behaved really well. . Walks with him are so pleasant, he is able to spend time at home alone (isn't destructive or vocal!!!) and his food aggression is non existent with humans (you can easily take away bones, treats etc and I can feed him with my hand in the bowl). He's basically a very gentle giant. . He has started to roll over and let me pet his belly too!! We're working on his play because he can get mouthy when he gets playful and excited but it's never aggressive, just a behaviour best ended. . I groom him once a day and proud to report that he sheds 90% less and is mat-free!!!!. He's just a big sweetheart, eager to please, intelligent. calm and adapts quickly to lots of environments!" So, 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 under "application forms" asap!
Young, Male, Large