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 there everybody! my name is Bumble Bee. I'm an 8 yr old Mastiff mix and I weigh about 90 lbs. I'm what you would call a gentle giant. I'm very loving, docile, calm and sweet. I have a wonderful personality and love everyone I meet. I'm well-trained, know my basic commands, walk well on a leash and I'm not a barker. I love car rides and going for walks. I'm in good health but it's important to provide a big boy like me excellent nutrition and regular exercise. I love the outdoors. I get along with other dogs and with cats since I'm so gentle, obedient and respectful. I was prone to separation anxiety when left home all alone by my previous owner but I have not had any of that in my foster home. If you're familiar with Mastiffs and think I just might be the ideal pooch for you, please fill out the adoption request form located on the SDA web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com.
Adult, Male, Large
Hi there everybody! I'm Monkey, I'm a Bulldog/Doberman/Lab mix 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 25 lbs once fully grown. His future human(s) will need to ensure that Monkey sees a vet on a regular basis. 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
Young, Male, Medium
Hello there! My name is Mr. Howell. I'm about 8 years old. I weigh around 15 lbs and I'm estimated to be a Shih-Tzu mix. I am super duper pooch with no behavioural issues at all. I'm very sweet and loving. I love to go for walks and I love to eat. I'm an easy-going and mellow fellow and I get along with dogs, cats and docile kids over 10. I'm in good health other than the onset of cataracts and mild arthritis. I was adopted about a year ago by a wonderful lady who sadly passed away recently so I'm back with SDA and looking for a new forever home. If you think you and I are meant to be, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption request form asap!
Adult, Male, Small
Hi there! My name is Oreo. I was recently rescued by SDA and given a much needed grooming. I feel much better now and am ready to find my new forever family. I'm 9 yrs old, house-trained, very sweet and loving and I walk well on leash. I'm also used to getting my way. My previous humans spoiled me and allowed me to have run of the household. I'm learning better social skills thanks to Sophie and am proving to be a good student. My new human(s) will need to be consistent with me by giving me structure and rules along with daily exercise. No more letting me be the boss please. I need your confident and loving leadership to keep me balanced and fulfilled. I'm good with other dogs and fine with cats. I am not a good candidate for children however. If you'd like to offer me that loving home I seek, please fill out the adoption form located on the SDA web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Adult, Male, Medium
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 Swarley. I'm an 8 yr old male Yorkie mix. I'm in need of a new forever home due to the fact that I'm terrified of the 2 yr old toddler in my home. I'm actually afraid of a lot of things. I lack confidence in general. I was the baby in my home until a human baby came along. My new human(s) will need to be confident and consistent leaders with me in order to help me become the balanced and fulfilled pooch I was always meant to be. I'm very sweet and loving, house-trained and in good health. I'm eager to start my new life and discover what it feels like to be a happy dog. All you need to do is show me the way and I will follow. I'm used to sharing my home with a big dog and 2 cats. I have no issues with them. It's children that are the problem for me. If you think I just might be the right pooch for you , please fill out the adoption form located at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Adult, Male, Small
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
Hi everybody! My name is Whiskey 4. I'm a 6 year old Golden Retriever/German Shepard mix and I weigh about 100lbs. I'm a terrific pooch great with other pets and children. I know all my basic commands, walk well on leash, love car rides and going to the park. I'm very friendly, loving and obedient. Since I was adopted last year, I developed a hard time staying home alone and don't like to be crated. I'm a big boy who needs his daily exercise and mental stimulation in order to stay fit and fulfilled. The good folks who adopted me last year just can't deal with my separation anxiety despite their best efforts so they have decided to return me to SDA. If you think I could be the dog for you and you have experience on how to put a stop to separation anxiety, please fill out he adoption form located on the SDA website at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Adult, Male, 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