Dogs available for adoption
This is Argentina. A 2 year-old spayed Dogo Argentino AKA Argentine Mastiff female. Argentina (Tina for short) is a kind soul. She loves people but wonât pester them. Sheâll wait for an invitation to come and say hi. Despite her big size (she weighs 32 kilos = 70 pounds), she has the heart of an impressionable puppy. She easily gets intimidated by things and sounds she is not familiar with and will manifest her insecurity with a deep bark. She will cower if you raise your voice, so a gentle approach is the way to go with her. She is not dog aggressive, but will put a turbulent friend in his place. If the energy flows, she will play all day. Her prey drive is minimal. Tina is at ease in a house, she has a low energy level and knows how to behave. She is house-trained but may have an accident if you donât pay attention to her potty requests. She lets herself be groomed without a peep. She has no issues with resource guarding. She is good on the leash, but needs to be reminded of just how strong she can be if she pulls. If you tell her to slow down, she will. She loves to cuddle. Sheâll put her big head on your lap and stay there until there are no more cuddles to be had. Argentina is a complete sweetheart and she yearns to please. She is very attentive to her humanâs needs and behaviour. This breed of dogs is very loyal and gets really attached to their families. Tina needs a family to call her own for the rest of her life. Serious adopters are invited to download the adoption request form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com.
Young, Female, Large
Hi there! My name is Biscotti. I'm a 4 yr old female Boxer in excellent health. I'm a very sweet and loving girl but because I'm no longer getting along with the other dog in my home, my owners asked Sophie to take me under her rescue and help me find my ideal home. My issues with other dogs are easily correctable with the right training. A calm and confident leader is what I require as well as daily exercise, mental stimulation, structure and stability. I'm very bright and eager to please. With the proper guidance, I will learn to be a balanced and respectful pooch towards other dogs. I just need to see that I'm not the boss...you are. I did really well with Sophie's evaluation. In fact, she found me absolutely charming and easy to train. It's all a question of leadership. If you know and love my breed and you're ready to become my forever human(s), please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption form.
Adult, Female, Large
Hello everyone! My name is Choupette. I'm a 14 yr old Shih-Tzu with cataracts, almost deaf and I have kidney issues according to the vet of the folks who had me before as well as a hernia. I'm doing pretty darn good for a sweet old gal my age despite these issues. I still have a lot of love left to give. My beloved human passed away recently and I stayed with her lifeless body 2 days before she was found. My life was turned upside down all of a sudden but I still continue to be the loving sweet pooch that I've always been. I went to live with family for 18 months but did not get along with their dogs. According to them, I'm dominant with other dogs. I'm now looking forward to a nice retirement where my new human(s) will take me on shorts walks, snuggle up with me on the couch and keep me looking pretty and feeling happy. I'm extremely easy-going and happy-go-lucky. I made myself at home immediately when Sophie brought me to my foster home. If you'd like to give me that beautiful retirement I seek, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption form.
Senior, Female, Medium
Hi everybody! My name is Dame Ruby. I'm a very elegant 2 yr old Doberman in excellent health. I weigh about 55 lbs. My humans simply adored me from the moment they adopted me last December 2015 from the SPCA. They had to make the very difficult decision recently to re-home me due to the fact that I sometimes fight with the other resident over food and toys. It's called resource guarding (RG). With a new baby in the home, they became very concerned of what might happen. They worked with a trainer and my issue of RG was drastically reduced. They felt that, despite my major improvement, I was still a potential danger to the baby since I had also shown RG over the baby's toys. Now let me tell you all the great things about me....I'm very well trained, know all the basic commands, I'm bright and eager to please. I'm extremely affectionate and engaging, very loyal and devoted to my humans. If you know my breed well, you know how seriously we take protecting our family. My new humans should provide me with regular daily exercise, structure and stability. I'm quite the athlete so think of me as your ideal work-out partner. There are lots of fun activities we can do together that will benefit us both mentally and physically. I have a little bit of my lower lip missing which gives me an adorable goofy look. I was like that when brought to the SPCA. If you think we'd make a great team, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption request form.
Young, Female, Large
Hi there everybody! My name is Martin. I'm about 7 years old, weigh around 18 lbs (need to lose a few) and I'm a male. Since I was found as a stray and brought to the local pound, there is no history on me nor what breed I might be so we're going with Terrier mixed with Cutie and Patootie! I have the beginning of cataracts in both eyes but can get around with ease. My vision is not impacted at this time. My teeth are also pretty good. Only my back teeth have a bit of tartar on them. I sure love to eat. I'm very food motivated so keep that in mind please. Sophie's got me on a very healthy diet designed to help my bladder health as well as my oral health. Now about the good stuff...my personality! If you don't mind me tooting my own horn, I'm a pretty darn charming little fellow. My ideal forever home would be living with a retired person or couple. It's not that I dislike other dogs but it's clear that I prefer to be the only pooch. I could be happy living with another dog that is submissive and easy-going. I have not been tested with cats. I would not be ideal to live with young kids because I'm not too fond of having my neck touched. I like a quiet and peaceful home. I absolutely love the outdoors so don't be shy to take me on nice long walks with you. I'm house-trained, can stay home alone, not much of a barker and my energy level is medium. If you think I'm the ideal companion for you, please download the adoption request form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap!
Adult, Male, Medium
Hi there everybody! I'm Monkey, I'm a Bulldog/Boxer/Lab AKA a Heinz 57 male who was born the runt of the litter in my old home in April 2016. All the puppies were quickly sold away to people but I remained because my back legs were lame and nobody wanted me. That's how I ended up with SDA. I saw Sophie's vets and was sent to the DMV for x-rays which showed that I have a significant scoliosis as well as 2 or 3 fused vertebrae. The neurologist explained that surgery is not an option however. Physiotherapy and regular follow-ups are what's best for me at this point. Thanks to excellent nutrition, the loving care of my foster home and sharing my space with balanced dogs, cats and kids...I am a pretty well rounded puppy despite my health issue. I'm able to get around just fine but I hop like a bunny when I run (see video). I cannot control my bowels due to my compressed spine but I have no issues with urinating. I am house-trained when it comes to pee-pee time. Here is what my foster home had to say about me: "He's very affectionate and playful. He's used to big and small dogs, cats and love the kids. He's very smart! He learns quickly. He eats in his crate and sits and waits until we give him the OK command. He settles very well in his crate both at night and during the day" Monkey will probably not weigh more than 20 lbs once fully grown. His future human(s) should have good puppy training experience. If you think Monkey is the ideal pup for you despite his special needs, please fill out the adoption form located on our web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Baby, Male, Medium
Hi, my name is Pink. Iâm a young and petite Dogo Argentino mix female under two years of age. I was recently spayed and my shots are up to date. Iâm very smart and I love to cuddle most of all with my favourite person. Iâm also insecure because I was poorly socialized all of my life. I mainly lived in a cage and saw little of the world until Sophieâs Dog Adoption came and pulled me from the city pound. Iâm intimidated by men and I will bark and growl out of fear but once I get to be properly introduced, Iâm one big, loving goofball and I beg for belly rubs and head scratches. The world is intimidating to me, as I saw none of it when I was a pup, but Iâm curious and with a loving and guiding hand beside me, Iâm a fast learner. Iâm potty-trained now but I can still have accidents if you donât pay attention to my potty requests. I love to play with dogs but I play rough. I donât mean to be rough, itâs just that Iâm so happy to play that I get overly excited. With proper and frequent socializing, Iâll soon learn dog etiquette and adapt my play-mode. Inside the house, Iâm quiet and I listen very well. Outside, I pull on the leash a bit, but my foster mom says that Iâm improving daily. I really need someone to call my own and be loyal and devoted to forever. If I get that, I will blossom into the magnificent dog Iâm meant to be. If you're ready to become my forever human(s), please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption form asap.
Young, Female, Large
Hello there! My name is Shiny. I'm a 4 year old Labrador Retriever mix in excellent health. I'm a big boy weighing 110 lbs. I was originally adopted at the SPCA when I was still a puppy by a retired couple in their golden years. According to them, they were told that I would weigh about 40 lbs once fully grown. Had they known IMd get so big, they would have chosen a smaller dog. Here we are about 4 years later and I'm just too much dog for them to handle. They sure love me a lot and it took them a very long time to come to the decision of re-homing me. I'm an energetic pooch so daily exercise and mental stimulation are a must for me. With the right handler, I will be much easier to train. My social skills right now are not so good. I'm dog reactive when on leash, I am unsure with strangers at first and I have a pretty high prey drive when I see cats, squirrels and other small animals. My ideal human (s) will need to be familiar with my breed, active and well-versed in canine psychology. I have a lot of great qualities too of course. I'm very bright and eager to please. I'm sweet and engaging with my people and I love to play. Typical to the Lab, I also love the water. If you think I just might be the ideal pooch for you, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption request form.
Adult, Male, Not known
Hello there! My name is Zara. I'm a 4 yr old American Staffordshire Terrier in excellent health. I'm extremely well-trained and well-behaved. I'm used to other dogs, great with kids and also respectful of cats as I live with one and understand he's the boss. ;) I'm your typical Staffie being very affectionate, sweet, engaging, smart, obedient, eager to please, playful and happy-go-lucky. I know several commands as well as some really cute tricks. There's not a mean bone in my body. My new humans should ensure that I'll get lots of daily exercise as well as structure so I can remain the balanced and respectful pooch that I am. If you'd like to offer me your home and heart by becoming my forever human (s), please go to wwww.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption request form.
Young, Female, Large
Hello there people! My name is Romeo V. I'll be turning 3 in March 2017. I'm a Chihuahua. I'm very loving with my people but not a fan of being handled too much. I'll settle down on your lap but I don't liked being picked up or poked at. I'm crate-trained, house-trained, can be skittish with new people, I'm okay with cats and dogs. I'd be okay with calm kids over the age of 10. I can stay home alone, not a big barker. I enjoy going on walks. Like all dogs, I require a loving home with structure, stability and both mental and physical stimulation. As cute and little as I am, I need for you to see me as a real dog in need of your confident leadership, not a scared little baby. My potential adopters will need to allow me to settle in well in my new home before introducing me to friends. If you show excitement, I'll show excitement too. If you're calm and confident, I'll be calm and confident. If you think you've got what it takes to become my one and only, please fill out the adoption request form on www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Male, Small