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My name is Jack!

Australian Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Jack
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Speaking of Dogs Rescue

Facts about Jack

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9806013

Jack came into a local animal shelter as a stray with no previous history and has been living in foster care now for almost a year.  He is guessed to be about 6 years old and is vetted and housetrained.

Jack is hoping to find a very special adopter to strongly bond with and to play fetch and go on long walks with.  He's a smart and quirky character who will keep you on your toes with his physical and mental exercise needs.  His ideal home would be a quieter one without a lot of activity or people coming and going.

Jack's instinct is to bark and sometimes charge at/chase moving objects in his environment like bicycles, skateboards, strollers, joggers and motor vehicles.  He may also bark/lunge at strangers who move towards him or move too quickly.  He is more nervous of males than females.  With management and training in his foster home he is doing well while out and about in the neighbourhood but he will require ongoing help with his triggers.  A suburban or rural setting would suit him best.

Jack is looking for a home with experience working with and training fearful/reactive dogs using counter conditioning, desensitization, and positive reinforcement.  A female caregiver would be easier for Jack, however, interested male adopters with the aforementioned experience are also welcome to apply.

Jack is not suitable for apartment living as he can be quite vocal.  He is also not suitable for a home with children.

Once he bonds with you, Jack is an affectionate and snuggly guy and will thrive in a home that keeps him feeling safe and is willing to manage his interactions to set him up for success.  

About Speaking of Dogs Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Who are we?
Speaking of Dogs Rescue Program is a Canadian registered charity. We are a volunteer-based dog rescue in Toronto that is dedicated to assisting dogs from shelters as well as taking in dogs surrendered by their owner when space allows. We have a focus on helping senior dogs. Our dogs are lovingly cared for in foster homes until we find them a suitable forever home.

*Speaking of Dogs Rescue is the operating name of Speaking of Dogs Rescue Program, a not-for-profit charitable corporation in the Province of Ontario.

Charity Registration Number: 841098791RR0001

Foster Homes
Sadly, each new day brings a flood of emails and telephone pleas to help yet another abandoned dear dog. We try and help these displaced dogs through our rescue efforts and networking. We are always in search of new foster homes where a dog can be cared for and loved until a permanent home is found. Speaking of Dogs Rescue covers food, medical attention and all the supplies required for the dogs in foster care. Foster parents need be responsible and patient people who will provide a safe environment for our dogs. A foster contract must be signed. This is a serious responsibility; however the experience is very rewarding. If you can open your heart and home to a foster dog please contact us. We have a comprehensive Foster Manual available for people who are considering becoming a foster parent.

Wish List
Canned quality dog foods
Martingale collars
Harnesses – all sizes
Blankets and cozy beds
Toys and treats
Brushes, shampoos and other grooming supplies
Financial support for the many medical procedures required, microchips, food, supplies and professional grooming

Come Meet Our Pets...

All our dogs are in foster homes so meet and greets are by appointment only

Our Adoption Process...

Our process begins with an online pre adoption questionnaire followed by a telephone interview
Once both have been completed we consider suitability and if we feel the adoption candidate is a potential match we arrange a meet and greet with the dog you are interested in
From there we schedule a home visit and check personal and veterinary references
Our adoption fee is 350.00