Dogs available for adoption
Bandit is an energetic 2 yr old male who loves going for walks and is use to wearing the no pull harness and even enjoys carrying a backpack. Growing up in the Great North he spent a lot of time on the land off leash with his brothers so his call back is great, but he does get anxiety in the car. He loves to meet new dogs when out for a run and even shows them which plants are great to eat. It's dogs on his own turf he is not okay with. Most likely because he feels the need to protect his home and human. Bandit has never been around small children as his anxiety gets high if they are too loud or approach him too quickly. He is not a fan of meeting new people but is willing to take treats if they are calm. Bandit is crate trained, knows his basic commands and is very eager to please. Bandit has never been known to attack any animal when meeting them he is a perfect gentleman with both dogs and cats when it is not in his territory or as long as he isnât having a nap. He is very cuddly and loves to nibble on ears and fingers and would be happy with relaxing at home after a long walk. He weighs around 65 lbs, is neutered and up to date on his vaccines. He was born in October 2016. His ideal home would be where there is a big yard in a quiet area or in the country. He loves to go for walks in the woods. From his foster mom: "He is amazing indoors. very very calm! No accidents and he only barks when someone is at the door. I let him sleep outside of the cage, and there are no problems. He either sleeps on the bed or beside the bed. I leave him in the cage when I leave him alone at home now. As far as walks go, he's still a bit scared of walking along a noisy street. He will pull and try to run away whenever a loud truck passes by, or he hears any loud noises. I take him around the lake three times a day --- once we get into the forest where its calm, all of the pulling goes away." If you think Bandit is the dog for you and you're ready to commit to his well-being for the rest of his life, please download the adoption form located on www.sophiesdogadoption.com.
Young, Male, Large
Hi everyone! My name is Bella B. I'm a 2 yr old Pointer mix or maybe Greyhound mix (best guess). I weigh around 25 Kilos. I come from the streets of Lebanon so it's hard to say what breeds are in me. Whatever they are, they make me adorable and very elegant looking don't you think? I arrived to Montreal a couple of weeks ago and moved in with my loving foster home. This way of life is new to me but I'm loving it! I'm not dwelling on my past. I have way too many good things to focus on for that. Living in a warm foster home where I feel safe and loved is exactly what I dreamed of until I find my ideal forever home. I'm very sweet and loving with people. I'm still getting used to life in the City and walking with a harness. With continued structure, leadership and a lot of positive reinforcement, I will surely become a more confident girl. I'm very eager to please and a quick study. Read below what my original rescuer back in Lebanon has to say about me.... "BELLA - was in the streets between cars without food, shot by a gun and bleeding when she was around one year old. I rescued her, treated her infected bound and put her on boarding with other dogs and cats for few months There she learned how to be nice to cats and she was a good friend to all the dogs there but when she started barking a lot, we had to move her to a shelter where she was very scared, uncomfortable, always hiding alone, far from others and tried many times to escape! She succeeded 3 times and we were lucky to find her again and bring her back. Her situation became worse and she has been so sad ! BELLA is very friendly with people and adores cuddles. She likes other dogs but at the same time she is afraid of them if they are strong and dominant! She is so sensible and likes to be free. She hates leashes and she is so uncomfortable when once she has one around her neck....she may have been abused with a leash. She also refuses to get in the car, and when she is in she is so scared. A home without other pets may possibly be better so she can benefit from all the love and attention she needs and forget her anxiety." If you think you're the perfect human(s) for me, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and download the adoption form asap.
Young, Female, Medium
Hi there! My name is Bruce Air. I'm a 4 yr old Airedale mix male in need of a new forever home. My previous humans can no longer take care of me properly due to an urgent family situation. I'm a super sweet guy but I behave very much like an unruly teen. I'm under exercised and under stimulated at this point so I need an active human or family able to provide me with lots of exercise, regular walks, structure in and out of the home as well as consistency with my obedience training and social skills. I lack manners but I'm not at all aggressive. I do get mouthy and nibble on your hands when I'm excited or want your attention, like a puppy often does. For that reason, I would not be a good candidate for small children. My previous owner says I'm okay with indoor cats but like to chase the ones I see outside. As for other dogs, I lack social skills but I'm just a big goof. Some dogs might find me annoying. I need to learn better manners including proper leash-walking etiquette. I am house-trained and crate-trained. If you're familiar with the Airedale Terrier and you've got good dog training experience then I might just be the ideal pooch for you. I'm very bright and eager to please so I'm full of potential. Please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com under "forms" if you'd like to send in your adoption request for me. That is always the first step with SDA's adoption procedure.
Young, Male, Medium
Hi there! my name is Hazel. I'm a 5 year old female Beagle in need of a new home due to the fact that my previous human suddenly lost her home and job. I'm used to living with another dog and cat but I'm skittish around small kids or loud people. I like gentle folks and a nice and peaceful environment. I'm feeling very anxious since I lost my home so I'm quite vocal these days. If you know Beagles, you know how much we like to howl, sniff everywhere and dig. Needless to say that my ideal human(s) should be familiar with my breed and needs. Regular physical and mental stimulation are a must for me. I'm very under-exercised and under stimulated right now. I'm very sweet and engaging as well as eager to please so in the right home with the right leadership and training, I will flourish. I'm pee-pee pad trained only at this time. I was never walked either so I'm just now learning how to do that. I am crate-trained so that will be a big help with my house-training. A big girl like me should not be expected to use pee-pee pads. I have no problem going potty outside. If you're familiar with the Beagle and you've got good dog training experience, then I just might be the ideal pooch for you. Please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com under "forms" and fill out the adoption form. That is always the first step with SDA's adoption procedure.
Adult, Female, Medium
Hi Everybody! My name is Lucky Bear. I'm a 9 year old male Beagle looking for a new forever home due to the fact that my family is moving overseas and, unfortunately, cannot bring me with them. They turned to SDA knowing that Sophie would make sure to find me the very best new home. They had me ever since I was a puppy so they know me extremely well. I'm a really sweet pooch. I'm in good health. I have lived with kids and was well-behaved around them. I can be weary of strange men at first but I warm up quickly once I see I have nothing to fear. I do like to chase cats outside so not sure how I would do with indoor cats. I'm okay with other dogs. I'm house-trained, not crate-trained. My family used to just leave me in the basement with a baby gate whenever they left me home alone. Unlike a typical Beagle, I am not very vocal, nor do I like dig or pick up all kinds of things when out on walks or in the yard. I do have a great nose though and love to explore. I'm pretty active and love to play. My foster home is now teaching me to walk nicely on the leash. I'm a very bright and engaging fellow. I'm also very eager to please. If you think 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 under "forms" and fill out the adoption request form asap. That is always the first step with SDA's adoption procedure.
Adult, Male, Medium
Hello there! My name is Lucy. I'm 2 yrs old and weigh about 55 lbs. I was originally "rescued" by my current owner when I was about 4 months old. I lived in a crate 12-14 hours a day and was never socialized. I was quite neglected. Since then, I've been given a whole lot of care and love but my human finds me too much of a challenge for her because, despite all of her efforts, I'm still a very anxious girl especially around strangers. She decided to contact SDA to help find me a more suitable home. Sophie and her canine expert friend Raymond came by to evaluate me and they deemed that I have great potential. I just need the right human to continue working on my anxiety and provide me with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. A calm, confident leader with a good understanding of canine behaviour is what I am seeking. I'm good with the 3 dogs in my home but I'm not always so great with unknown dogs. I lack social skills in that area. I am full of wonderful qualities. Typical to my breed, I am extremely loving with my humans, love to play, enjoy going on walks and cuddling. I've received my basic obedience training so I don't need any extra work in that area. If you think you're the ideal human for me and you're ready to commit to my well-being for the rest of my life, please fill out the adoption form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com asap!
Young, 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