My name is Hachiko!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Ottawa, Ontario - Hachiko
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Hachiko's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Hachiko's Story...
Hachiko and his travel buddy, Avalon, are all settled & available for adoption! Scroll down to read more about Hachiko’s long journey to Canada and a second chance at love. This happy second chance wouldn’t be possible without the support and volunteer work of some amazing people! Thank you everyone, from all of us, as well as from Hachikō and Avalon!

Hachiko is a charming and adoring companion dog. He LOVES all people to the ends of the earth – it is amazing that a dog who has been through so much is able to forgive so easily. He could cuddle for hours, and wags his tail at the smallest sound of his human coming near! He has the happiest look about him, and gets a playful “bounce” when excited – he dances towards you with his cute floppy ears facing in your direction!

He is perfectly housetrained and non-destructive – He is good in his crate, but also good without one. He enjoys his daily naps, inside or outside while his foster mom gardens. He has been playful recently and started chewing and throwing around a rope toy! He knows “sit” and “down”, as well as “wait” and “be careful” (or “over here” and sometimes “watch out!”).

Why does Hachiko know these phrases you ask? Hach is not only a tri-pod, but he is also seeing impaired – blind in one eye, while he sees light in the other (his vet says sadly he cannot actually see anything, only light that peers through one eye). This doesn’t slow Hachie down though! Once he learns his way around, and is comfortable in his surroundings, he walks around confidently and uses his beautiful ears and cute button nose to find his way around. He adjusts quickly because he knows there always love following him!

Breed: Shepherd, collie mix (Fluffy, soft, adorable snuggle bug)
Colour: Brown, black, with flecks of white and polka dot paws!
Age: 7-9 years, a mature and wise soul!
Size: Medium, about 50 pounds
Sex: Male
House-trained: Yes, and non-destructive, can be left without his crate.
Crate-trained: Yes – as long as he has a comfy bed, he is happy as can be!
Dogs: Calm dogs only please, and slow introductions are best for me!
Cats: Yes
Children: Yes! More love for me!

Think you are the love of his life? Check out our website for more details and a link to his Facebook page!

Facts about Hachiko

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Hachiko, a Ottawa Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie for sale in Ottawa, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie dog from a breeder in Ottawa.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Ottawa already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Ottawa breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Ottawa paves the way for another one to be saved.