My name is Cameron!

Pointer/Coonhound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Drumbo, Ontario - Cameron
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Facts about Cameron

  • Breed: Pointer/Coonhound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: PDR309
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, de-wormed (if required), and micro-chipped prior to adoption. The adoption donation of $400 is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog.

We at PDR firmly believe in the importance of obedience training, regardless of breed or size of dog, and have a clause in our adoption contract requiring adopters to attend and complete a basic obedience course at a facility of their choosing. Only in certain circumstances will we waive this clause, so please be prepared to attend dog school should you wish to apply for a dog through our program.

For more information and adoption applications please consult our website at

This goofy and energetic hound-dog is Cameron, a 1 year old Pointer/Coon Hound X that is ready to find his forever family. We don’t know exactly why life brought Cam to a county pound but can assure you it is not due to any fault in his character: Cam has a love for life that is second to none and his happiness is completely infectious. He has developed a wonderfully mischievous personality and as a result is almost always stirring up trouble. Stealing the bath mat while you are showering, barrel rolling into water bowls, jumping baby gates, and crawling through cat holes are just some of Cam’s favourite past times that leave his foster family both annoyed and laughing. He is a busy boy with a classic case of “ants in his pants” and is always ready to go, no matter what adventure lies ahead.

Cam had a tough time adjusting to big city living and was fairly anxious and fearful when he entered foster care. It was apparent from the start that Cam had been an outdoor dog and had no idea how to function in a house. Being alone, using stairs, and even eating inside proved challenging for Cam but with routine, exercise, and kindness, Cam finally feels safe in his skin and is enjoying the comforts of a home. He has learned that being alone doesn’t last forever, that car rides lead to new smells and dog friends, and that loud or new noises do not bring harm. He is now fully housetrained and makes it very obvious when he needs to go to the bathroom by running to the door or by pacing back and forth if you missed the first cue. He is food and toy motivated and knows basic commands (sit, lie down, shake a paw) but is still trying to master the stay command. His favourite treats are liver and garbage (when he can get his paws on it) and he absolutely lives for food puzzles or food toys of any kind. From country dog to house pet, Cam sure has come a long way.

Cam is an extremely athletic and energetic dog that will require an active lifestyle. He requires more than just walks on a daily basis and must go to a home with a fenced back yard where he can run around and burn excess energy. Cam’s morning routine consists of a 10 minute bike ride and 45 minute walk. He absolutely loves to pull his foster dad on the bike and bounces around in excitement when we get the harness out. In the evenings he goes for another walk and either visits the dog park or goes for a run in a neighbourhood park. Cam is put on a long lead in the park and loves to chase tennis balls and his foster brothers and loves diving into random bushes for no apparent reason. His recall has been improving but because he is a hound and because of his instinct to flee when scared, Cam cannot be let off leash in an unfenced area. He is learning to walk well on a gentle leader at our side but still does pull and whine when he gets too excited seeing another dog. On a flat/martingale collar Cam pulls like a truck so continued training will be required to transition from the gentle leader. He doesn’t use his nose too much on walks but will periodically drop his face to the ground to follow a good scent.

Cameron has free run of the home while his foster family is away and has become a very well behaved boy. He no longer has accidents and is very content to play with his toys, eat his treats, and sleep on the counter. He currently is alone for 4 hours in the am and pm, with a 45 minute break at lunch. In order to ease the transition to his new home it would be beneficial for him to continue to have breaks at lunch. Cam has a tendency to whine or bark when he is nervous/anxious/excited so an apartment will not be a suitable forever home for him. His behaviour in the home has improved substantially and he settles quickly when corrected for things like barking or rolling on the couch. He is a bit reserved with guests but quickly warms up when the treats come out. He has found his hound bark in the backyard and loves to alert you of any developments in the neighborhood. Not everyone enjoys the sound of a hound so continued training in backyard manners is needed.

Cam would do well with or without animal companions in the home but would definitely benefit from gaining a friendly and active sibling to share daily romps. Cam currently lives with dogs and cats and spends most of his time at home throwing around toys and trying to entice his very patient foster brothers to play. He eats and sleeps with the dogs and has never once had an issue with them surrounding food or toys. Cam’s favourite place in the world is the dog park and if he had it his way would spend all of his time there. Although Cam is full of beans on the walk to the gate, he is exceptionally well behaved and appropriate with dogs of all sizes and temperaments while inside. He spends his time running laps (usually in the opposite direction of the rest of the pack) and is the first to greet any new dog in the park. Cam’s recall at the dog park does need continued work, however, he is usually mooching water/treats off another dog owner so it is easy to wrangle him.

Cam is not being fostered in a home with children but has been excellent with the children he has met at local pet stores and in his neighbourhood. Although he is fine with children, he doesn’t understand his size, strength, and lack of coordination and could easily knock a child down accidentally. He thinks nothing of throwing his paw on you when looking for attention or gnawing on your foot because he mistook it for his toy. Because Cam is still learning the ropes, it will be best for him to go to a home with children who are over the age of 12 to avoid any accidents.

Although Cam has countless positive attributes, he still has some quirks that need continued training. Cam still has a lot of puppy tendencies (gnawing, barking outside, and digging holes when unattended) and will need to be monitored and corrected so he continues to learn what is expected of him. He is still uneasy in the car (especially if confined to the hatch or in a crate) so continued patience and positive reinforcement is necessary for continued success. Visiting new places can still be a bit overwhelming for Cam. His flight instinct kicks in and he will try to get away from the source that is causing his anxiety (backhoes, transport trucks, loud people) but he does move forward with encouragement and tasty treats. Cam is an extremely sensitive boy who shuts down with the slightest hint of frustration or raised voices so patience, understanding and positivity are a must when interacting with him. He will require an experienced handler who is committed to continuing his training through (at a minimum) a basic obedience class to build the essential bond that is needed to help him flourish in his new home. Cam’s forever family should consider enrolling him in some form of dog sport as his athleticism and energy level make him an excellent candidate for these types of activities.

Cam is well on his way to being an incredibly well behaved dog and requires a forever home with calm and assertive handlers that will instil boundaries and rules so that he will continue to excel. We have witnessed Cam transform from an underweight, anxious shell to one of the happiest dogs we have had the pleasure of fostering. He is an easy-going, kind hearted, gentle soul that will be a loyal and loving companion to whomever takes the time to earn his trust. Cam isn’t a cuddly, sucky dog but once you become his people a bond is formed that is indescribable. If you are committed to continuing training and are seeking a lifetime of laughter and shenanigans, Cam is most definitely the dog for you.

About Pound Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

My name is Kim and my husband’s name is Jarett. We are a married couple that is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing dogs in need. Individually, and as a couple, we both have been rescuing and fostering dogs for many other organizations for a number of years. From this experience came the skills, knowledge and connections needed to make starting our own rescue a reality. Having done the work for others for so long and loving the experiences we’ve had, we came to the realization that we can do even more for dogs in need by branching out and having our own rescue group and dedicated team of volunteers. From this fledgling idea Pound Dog Rescue was born and it has grown significantly! It is truly amazing how many good people want to help us save dogs. Pound Dog Rescue would be an impossibility if we didn’t have our team of dedicated volunteers offering their unique and valuable skills and abilities to help grow the rescue. It’s amazing how many animal lovers there are in the community who will donate their time and efforts when they know it goes to such a rewarding cause; to help save dogs. To this date we have received overwhelming support and we know that Pound Dog Rescue and its legion of dedicated supporters will make a positive difference in the lives of many dogs. WE WILL SAVE DOG’S LIVES. And that is why we are here, pure and simple.

We get a lot of questions about our rescue when we talk to people so we thought we would take this opportunity to answer some of the common ones.

Where does Pound Dog Rescue get its dogs from?

All of our dogs come from low-income, low-resource animal control facilities (aka “dog pounds”) in Ontario. These facilities do not have the funding for fancy adoption wings with teams of volunteers and staff. These facilities are minimally staffed with over-worked employees. The dogs have a kennel to stay in that is usually dark and loud and chaotic. These facilities are holding kennels for all of the strays and owner surrendered dogs of their counties and townships. They don’t get to pick and choose the dogs they take in. By law, these pounds must take in any dog that is stray or abandoned. Because of this, kennel space fills up quickly and space runs out. Sadly, without rescue, many of the unclaimed or surrendered dogs will be put down to free up kennel space for the next dogs arriving. This is why we at Pound Dog Rescue will only take in dogs from these facilities. These dogs have very few options, the lucky minority gets adopted, and the others face certain death without rescue. It’s these dogs that we focus on and are dedicated to saving.

Why do we need rescue?

Rescue is needed because sadly, not all dogs live long, happy lives in loving forever homes. Many dogs end up in homes of irresponsible owners who don’t provide them with the training, socialization and care needed to live a happy life. For no fault of their own many of these dogs end up in a pound situation, all because they had the misfortune to be owned by irresponsible people. Sadly, many people still don’t spay or neuter their pets and breed them without any thought to providing quality homes for the puppies or proper care for the mothers. This adds to the already over saturated dog population and takes homes away from dogs already in a pound situation. Because dogs don’t get to choose their owners, rescue is needed. Once in rescue, we choose their next home for them. We strive to make certain that none of our rescue dogs end up back where they came from. We do this by having potential adopters fill out applications and we conduct home visits and interviews and do background checks. We take the extra steps needed to make sure we are sending our dogs off to loving, forever homes.

How does the rescue process work?

We have established a long standing and trusting relationship with a rural Ontario animal control facility. We select most of our dogs from this facility but we are open to helping any low resource pound. We take pictures and do write up’s of all of the dogs available to go to rescue organizations and we forward this information in an email to various different trusted rescues across Ontario. We work hand in hand with a large number of rescues to save as many dogs as possible. We at Pound Dog Rescue not only rescue dogs for our own organization, but assist and facilitate the rescue of dogs to a number of other trusted rescue organizations. We evaluate the dogs in need of rescue and we select dogs based on temperament and the criteria our available foster is looking for. We look to match dogs with fosters. We will never force a foster to take on a dog that they are uncomfortable with or ill equipped to handle. Once selected we have the dog vet checked, vaccinated, heartworm tested, microchipped, and spayed or neutered if required. The dog will then be placed in a preselected foster home to live on a temporary basis where it will be loved and cared for. While in foster care the dog will receive training, socialization, and handling all the while being observed and assessed for behaviour. This way we really get to know the dogs in our care and can confidently determine what will be the best forever home for each individual dog. A successful adoption applicant for a specific dog will have a meet and greet with the dog and it’s foster in the foster’s home. This way the applicant can talk directly with the foster who has been caring for the dog to learn first hand about the dog’s routines, quirks and mannerisms in a home environment. We fully believe that the foster parent knows the dog best and they are an integral part of our adoption procedure.

Is there something wrong with dogs from pounds? Why are they there in the first place?

For the most part the dogs that end up in pounds are there for no fault of their own. A lot of them were owned by people who were irresponsible and let them run loose and when apprehended, did not bother to claim them from the pound. Many come in because the person that owned them either selected a breed of dog that did not suit their lifestyle, or they expected a dog to come fully trained and didn’t want to, or know how to, put the time and effort required into training their dog. And unfortunately, many end up in a pound because they became inconvenient for their owners and the pound is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to dispose of their dog. Some end up there because their owner passed away or had a crisis and were no longer able to care for their dog. We have seen almost every breed of dog in the pound in need of rescue…from the smallest of toy breeds to the largest of giant breeds and everything in between. We have seen many purebreds and just as many mixed breeds. There is no breed of dog that is exempt from being abandoned, lost or unclaimed. We have rescued and fostered countless dogs in our years of volunteering and we have never yet encountered a “bad” dog, or one who had an issue we couldn’t work through. Again, these dogs can’t help who they are owned by. We at Pound Dog Rescue work to educate the public on responsible dog ownership and fully encourage and insist on applicants researching and being educated on the breed of dog they are applying for. There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a beautiful Border Collie in the pound having been turned in because he was “too active” or a gorgeous Newfoundland Dog having been turned in because he grew “too big”. Unfortunately these are true stories and real excuses people have used to abandon their former “best friends” at the pound. How about the black Lab who was turned in because the owner redecorated her house and he no longer matched the decor? We aren’t kidding. It happened. So, the answer is no, not all dogs in a pound have something “wrong” with them. Most are there because of things they have no control over, like their breed, their colour or who the person was that happened to pick them out of their respective litters at 8 weeks old.

We thank you for caring enough to consider rescue. We hope you will choose to adopt a rescue dog. Rescue saves dog’s lives and gives dogs a second chance at finding a loving home. And if you want to save a dog and adopt through rescue, as we like to say around here…..There ain’t nothing like a Pound Dog!!!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

donations can be mailed directly to address above.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are cared for in foster homes, and therefore, not available for general public viewing.

Our Adoption Process...

Prior to filling out an application on a dog make sure you have read that dog’s profile in its entirety and do some research on the breed(s) of dog you are considering. Make sure that this dog will suit your home and lifestyle. If you wish to proceed please fill out and submit an application online. Alternatively you may print the completed application and mail it to us. It is also a good idea to send us a quick email letting us know to expect your application. Be very thorough in filling out your application. The more we can learn about your family, home and past pet ownership the better. Also, be honest with yourself. Do not apply for a high energy dog if you are not already a very active person. A dog will enhance your life and be a willing partner in your activities but a dog will not change who you fundamentally are. A perfect match will be a dog that suits your current lifestyle and activity level.

Upon receiving your application an Adoption Coordinator will speak with your veterinarian if applicable so please place a call to your vet advising them to expect our call and authorizing them to speak to us about your veterinary history. The next step is for an Adoption Coordinator to contact you to set up an interview and in home visit. Should everything go well we would ask that you contact your references and advise them to expect a call from us. The final step is a meet and greet with the dog at the foster’s home where you can see the dog in an environment where it is comfortable and at ease. The foster will be able to answer any questions on the dog’s behavior, training and routine and you can make the decision if this is truly the dog for you.

Through this procedure we may determine that the dog you applied for is not a good match and we may make suggestions on dogs in our program that would be a better fit for your home. The decision is yours though and we would never push a dog on anyone. We can also keep your application on file and with your permission contact you when a dog we feel would be suitable for you comes up for adoption.

Should your application prove successful we ask for a $400 adoption donation made payable by cash or certified cheque to Pound Dog Rescue. This fee helps defray the costs of veterinary care, upkeep, grooming and transportation for our dogs and is only a small fraction of the total cost spent on each dog in our rescue program. Once you have adopted a dog through Pound Dog Rescue you become part of our family! We love hearing updates about our dogs and receiving pictures! We will always be there for you for advice and support will do whatever we can to make sure you are happy with your new dog.

We the volunteers of Pound Dog Rescue thank you for considering a Pound Dog to adopt and look forward to hearing from you.