Dogs available for adoption
Hello everyone! My name is Atchi and I'm a 3 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 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. Country life is best for me however. If you know my breed, you know how much we like to stay active and require plenty of stimulation both physically and mentally. I'm not so great around certain dogs so it's important that I be the only dog in the home and that you avoid places like dog parks. I'm also not a good match for a home with a cat or children. True to my nature, I am protective of my family. 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 have a tendency to become territorial of my humans and home if I'm not given the proper leadership. My future humans will need to ensure that I get lots of exercise daily and excellent structure along with consistency. I must know that it is not my job to guard you or the house every time someone comes over or greets us on the street. If you think I just might be a great match for you, please write to email@example.com 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
Meet the very handsome Bronco. This Shepard/Retriever mix (best guess) is 4 yrs old, weighs about 100 lbs, is neutered and a total love-bug with his people. He's high energy, very playful and happy-go-lucky. Bronco's current owners originally adopted him from their local SPCA when he was a year old. They deemed him to be a Retriever of sort sort. Unfortunately, they now find themselves overwhelmed as they are expecting their first baby. Bronco doesn't tire out easily. He's used to playing a lot and going jogging with his humans. He needs a lot of exercise every day. His humans are not able to give him what he needs anymore and wish for him to find a new forever home where his needs will be met adequately. Sophie has already met Bronco and can confirm that he is an energetic pooch in need of learning some manners but with structure, regular physical and mental stimulation as well as consistent training, Bronco will make someone a great companion. Bronco has a high prey drive so he is not a good fit with cats or other small animals. Due to his large size and bouncy energy, he would not be a good candidate for small children. He is rather imposing with other dogs as well due to his size and lack of manners. Bronco is very bright, eager to please and knows basic commands. His leash walking skills need work as do his social skills. He tends to be protective of his owners. SDA is confident that under the right leadership and guidance, Bronco will become the balanced pooch every dog deserves to be. He's already got so much going for him. If you think you'd be a great candidate to foster Bronco and are willing to work on his training along with SDA's help, please contact us via Facebook or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share! www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Male, Large
Hello everybody! My name is Capone. I'm a 3 year old Bull Terrier. I weigh 63 lbs. I'm in excellent shape and very muscular. my owner passed away recently very suddenly so I found myself homeless. Luckily, my owner's family came to my rescue and contacted Sophie's Dog Adoption. I'm a very bright and engaging pooch. If you know my breed well, you know how incredibly affectionate we are. We also a very strong and powerful dogs not meant for a first time dog owner or someone not at all familiar with our kind. Being a Bull Terrier means that I may be added to the list of prohibited dogs in Montreal (BSL) and possibly become a prohibited breed if the Province of Québec goes ahead with its intention to apply a full Provincial BSL . Although that is currently not the case, my new human(s) will need to ensure that they do not reside in a area where Breed specific Legislation is in place. I've been staying with Sophie for the last 2 weeks now so she has gotten to know me quite well. My leash walking skills needed some adjusting. I was quite the puller at first. I now walk very well with a Halti although I am still somewhat annoyed by it. I require regular exercise and structure. It's important to be consistent and steady with my training. I love to be outside, roll around in the grass and go for car rides. I'm perfectly house-trained and crate-trained. I like to go nap in my crate. I'm not a barker, can stay home alone and not destroy anything. I know all my basic commands. I used to live with a cat so I just might be fine with a new cat. I pay no mind to the cats I see outside. I can be dog reactive/selective so I would probably be better off in a home with no other dogs. I have not shown any resource guarding issues with my humans or other dogs. I have not been tested with kids but, generally speaking, a big strong dog like me would probably not be ideal for very small children. I need an active person with a calm home. I'm very easy-going and eager to please. So, if you're familiar with Bull Terriers and you're ready to commit to me for the rest of my life, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption form asap.
Young, Male, Large
Hello everyone! My name is Chase. I'm a 10 month old, 65 lb male German Shepard in urgent need of a foster or permanent home. I was abandoned by my previous owner so a good Samaritan took me in a few weeks ago hoping to find me a home but was unsuccessful. Sophie's Dog Adoption has agreed to take me under its care but must first find me a suitable foster home. I'm a wonderful pooch with no major behavioural issues but I am very high energy and bouncy. I get along with other dogs and am fine with kids over 12. I'm very sweet, loving, engaging, playful and bright. I know my basic commands and am very eager to please. The only thing I need work on are my leash skills and manners. I tend to pull and jump on people to greet them. I nip at people when I get overly excited. I'm not the least bit aggressive, just a teenage puppy full of zeal. My human(s) will need to provide me with daily exercise, training with consistence and structure. If you know my breed well and would like to foster me temporarily or foster me with the intent to adopt me, please contact SDA at email@example.com or call (514) 804-5052 (voice mail)
Young, Male, Large
Hello there everyone! My name is Leia. I'm a 5 yr old German Shepard mix in good health. I weigh about 70 lbs. I'm a happy-go-lucky gal who loves to play fetch, swim, run with you when you roller-blade and any other fun activities where I get both physically and intellectually stimulated. I'm used to sharing my home with a cat. I'm somewhat okay with other dogs but it's important to do a proper introduction. I'm very playful and energetic so some dogs might find me kind of intimidating. Because of my size and energy level, I'm not a good candidate for small children. I have mild resource guarding with my food so that's another reason why I should not be placed in a home with kids too young to understand to leave me alone when I'm eating. It's also wise to make sure there are no toys or food around when I'm with other dogs. I can stay home alone. I'm not a barker and I'm crate-trained. I know all my basic commands. I'm obedient, bright and eager to please. I'm very sweet and loving. If you're an active person and think we'd be a great match, please fill out the adoption form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com.
Adult, Female, Large
Hi there every one! My name is Mr. Gucci. I'm a 4 year old Chihuahua. I'm in good health although I could lose a bit of weight. I weigh 6 lbs. I'm a tiny dude. With good nutrition and daily exercise, I'll slim down easily. I love going for walks and rolling in the grass. I love getting belly rubs and snuggling up with my human. I'm very sweet and affectionate. My previous owner had to re-home me very quickly due to a sudden move so that's how I ended up with Sophie's Dog Adoption. My only behavioural issue is resource guarding. I don't want to share my food or my toys. For that reason alone, I would not be a good candidate to live with kids. I snarl, growl and nip when someone approaches me while I'm eating or have a toy. I am especially possessive of my food/toys when it's another dog that gets too close. It's a problem that can be easily resolved with training however. I'm great with cats. My foster mom is a dog trainer and was able to get my RG under control almost instantly. I'm very eager to please and quite submissive by nature. I listen well and learn quickly. My ideal home should be a calm and structured one where I will be expected to adhere to rules and be given boundaries to promote stability and balance. This will prevent me from becoming the boss of the home. I may be small and adorable but it's important to remember that I am a dog and should therefore be treated as such. If you think you're the one for me, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption form asap!
Young, Male, Small
Reggie is a 2 year old Chihuahua mix. He is in excellent health, vaccines are up-to-date and has been sterilized. Reggie is the perfect lap dog and just loves cuddling on your lap or right next to you. He is very affectionate and loving. He also loves going for walks and car rides. He can be nervous around new people but adapts quickly once he knows there is no danger. He is a little nippy around bigger dogs, but again is adjusting now to living with a well-behaved big dog in his foster home. He's respectful of cats. Reggie is best suited for a home where there is a lot of structure. He can be very manipulative and territorial with his humans or visitors so it's important to have rules and limitations in order to keep Reggie in check. Young children are not ideal for Reggie. Consistence is key with a pooch like Reggie. He requires a confident and steady leader no matter how cute and funny he acts to get his way. He knows when to turn on the charm to manipulate you so, be strong! ;) If you are interested in giving Reggie a forever home please complete the adoption forms at Sophie's Dog Adoption. http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Male, Small
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
Hi there! My name is Toby Dick. I'm a 5 yr old Maltese and I weigh 7 lbs. I'm used to being the boss of the house but that's not the case anymore now that I've gone through Sophie's "Boot Camp". I am a very loving and affectionate little guy with my human once I realize that I have no reason to be defensive or afraid. It's important to provide me with structure, daily exercise, rules and stability in order for me not to regress to my old "spoiled brat" ways. My new human should be dog savvy as well as confident and calm. Ideally, a retired person or someone who lives alone. No kids for me please.
Young, Male, Small
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