My name is Cruz!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Mississauga, Ontario - Cruz
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Mississauga, Ontario - Cruz
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Facts about Cruz

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
***If you’d like to give Cruz the life he never had, please submit an application at***

Cruz / M / 10-12 yrs / 25 lbs / Street Mix

Meet Cruz! Poor Cruz has endured so much suffering in his lifetime. In January he was found living outside his owner’s gate sick and emaciated, with maggot filled holes in his backside. A very kind lady who lived down the street could not stand to see him suffer and carried him back to her home in a blanket because he was too weak to walk.

Slowly, but surely she and her husband have lovingly nursed him back to health. He now eats well (3 meals per day) and is up to date on vaccinations. Cruz has not been neutered and due to his age, we’re awaiting the advice of the vet.

Although his foster family has fallen head over heels in love and would like to keep him, this incredible family knows there are so many more dogs like Cruz on the streets of Jarabacoa in desperate need of help. And so, they have chosen to find Cruz a loving forever home to live out his days so that they may continue to help other street dogs.

Cruz is a sweet boy that has come a long way since his rescue, but is understandably shy and nervous of new people. And yet, despite the horrible abuse and neglect Cruz has endured, he longs to be pet and loved. He is looking for a quiet and patient family willing to work put in the work to earn his trust and affection. Cruz is good with children but would prefer a family with older kids that understand how to be gentle and give him the time he needs to warm up.

Cruz’s ideal family is one with a stay at home mom or day, and that live in a quiet suburban or country neighborhood and one that is willing to see that his golden years are filled with love and security. He would get on nicely with another friendly dog of similar temperament, but any k9 siblings must be fixed as he may react to and/or dominate an unaltered male. He is not cat tested and would prefer a cat-free home.

Cruz’s favorite past times consist of being loved by those he trusts, roaming the yard, laying in the sun and just relaxing on his dog bed. He loves to have his ears rubbed as well as under his chin/neck.

Cruz does not know many basic commands, but will come when called and walks well on a leash, but we think he would do best in a quieter suburban or country neighborhood. He is crate trained and house trained.

About Fetch & Releash

About Our Rescue Group...

We at Fetch & Releash believe every dog deserves a second chance regardless of age, breed, background, health and/or behavioural issues. Through our network of volunteers, foster homes, trainers, and veterinarians, we work hard to find our dogs the loving forever home they deserve.

Fetch & Releash was established in 2016 with a mission of saving homeless dogs. We are 100% volunteer run.

Our dogs come from a variety of different situations and locations such as pounds/shelters, strays, and surrendered pets - both locally and abroad. We provide our dogs with the best care and a chance to find their forever homes by placing them with loving and caring volunteer foster parents. In order to prevent further over-population, all pets are spayed or neutered, age and health permitting.

As a completely volunteer-based organization, we are only able to find our pets their forever homes with the help of our volunteers and donors. Visit to learn more about volunteering, fostering or donating.

Our Adoption Process...

To adopt one of our dogs, please fill out an application at Although we do our best to reply to all inquiries within 48 hours, please remember we are a 100% volunteer based organization, and many of us have full time jobs outside of rescue. We appreciate your patience.

Once your application has been received, a Fetch & Releash volunteer will contact you to set up a time to speak over the phone. The phone call usually takes about 30-45 minutes. Our priority is to ensure the fit is right for both you and the dog, so ask as many questions as you would like! After the phone interview, we will reach out to your personal and veterinarian references (if applicable), and your landlord (if applicable).

If we determine that you are a potential fit for the dog you applied for, you will then be granted a private meet and greet with the dog. If after the meet and greet, you would like to proceed with adoption, a Fetch & Releash volunteer will then contact you to arrange a home visit.

The adoption committee will then review your completed application and make a final decision.

Our adoption fees are as follows:

The adoption fees for our dogs are as follows:

- A puppy 12 months of age and younger is $600.

- A dog 13 mos and up is $450.

- A bonded pair is $650.