My name is Cossie!

Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Cambridge, Ontario - Cossie
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Grand River All Breed Rescue

Facts about Cossie

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Cossie is a lovely sweet natured more mature lady at around age 8. She weighs 61 lbs. She came to us from a rural pound. Cossie had a skin infection which is totally healed, and was very undernourished. She is a nice weight now and sure does love her food. Cossie has learnt to sit nicely for her food, however, sometimes prior to this she may do a little bounce of excitement when she forgets she should be sitting.

When she first came to the rescue she was up on the counters looking for food. She has learned that this is not the done thing, but still has the odd lapse when I am getting Kong’s ready to go out especially when I have some great smelling wet food.

We doubt she had ever been in a house until she came to the rescue. So she is doing very well at learning our rules.

Cossie had a little trouble getting her house training down she is 100% now when I am at home. But may still have the occasional accident when I go out. When we go out we can leave her with the run of the house and she does not touch anything she shouldn’t.

Cossie loves the sun and likes nothing better than finding a nice warm patch in the yard and just basking or she can be seen rolling around and occasionally tossing the tennis ball. She doesn’t like the rain but will go out in it if she has to. She lives with other dogs and is happy and relaxed around them, being a hound she would probably be happiest with another dog in the house. She will play chase but is not keen on wrestling play or over the top playing. She is very genteel with her telling of no just a little rumble from her and they understand.

When Cossie is in the house she is generally laying down quietly somewhere unless she hears rustling that could mean food or movement that means we are going for a walk. She walks OK on her gentle leader but we don’t walk on leash much as we have fully fenced acreage. She will need a fenced yard as like all hounds when her nose switches on her ears switch off. She is in a level 1 obedience class at the moment and is doing well and would probably do even better if her foster mom practiced with her more.

Cossie is very quiet for a hound she hardly barks and I have only heard the hound bay from her once the first time she saw the horse next door. Now she just watches him quietly. She could go to a home with a confident cat who won’t run but if the cat runs then Cossie will give chase.

When we are walking she is generally just running and following her nose. She does enjoy chasing the tennis ball but does not bring it back but will toss it about and run with it but happily give it up for you to throw it again.

Cossie is a sweet girl with a lovely nature everyone who has come to the house she has greeted calmly and quietly. She would probably do best in a quiet home. Could you be the forever home she is looking for?

Cossie is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Animal Rescue. The adoption donation is $375. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. Please fill out our Adoption Form if you are interested. You can also reach us by email at

About Grand River All Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

As a non-profit animal rescue group our focus is:

To adopt dogs, cats and other companion animals into suitable homes.

To ensure that all dogs and cats placed by our rescue are spayed and neutered to ensure that we are not contributing to the pet overpopulation problem.

To promote responsible and healthy pet care, including humane training techniques and healthy diets.
to rescue animals from over-crowded shelters and the streets.

Our members are understanding and caring people who are pet owners and caregivers. They understand the care and attention that pets require but also how fulfilling (if occasionally challenging) a life with pets can be. We're not here just for the animals, but for their owners as well!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our pets are all located in foster homes and an application must be approved in order to meet one of our pets.

Our Adoption Process...

Grand River All Breed Rescue's adoption process involves an adoption application, reference checks, and discussion about the potential adoptive home, including a home visit. We follow this process as we do have a responsibility to ensure that we place each pet in a home that is suitable and committed to caring for the pet for the rest of its' life.

We match our rescues to their new homes, and filling out an adoption application, or proceeding with our adoption process does not guarantee the acceptance of an adoption application. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant for any reason, at our discretion.

Please note that once we begin an application, we hope to have it completed within a couple days, based upon availability, particularly of your references. We are just as excited to find our pets their forever home as you are to adopt!

All GRAB animal require an adoption donation. Our adoption donations help us to pay for the many costs associated with rescuing animals, including veterinary bills, food, litter and other pet supplies, and administrative costs. The majority of our animals are adopted out for less than what it cost us to rescue them, and we do not make money on our pets. All adoption donations go directly back into our account which allows us to continue rescuing animals.

Currently our adoption donation for dogs is $375 and for cats is $175. Rabbits are adopted out for $60 and are spayed or neutered. Please ask us about adoption fees for other small pets, including guinea pigs, degus, etc.

For dogs and cats, our adoption donation includes a veterinary exam, vaccines, deworming and flea treatment (if needed), spay or neuter and microchip.