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My name is Rudy!

Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) Mix Dog for adoption in Guelph, Ontario - Rudy
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Animals marked Urgent are not in our rescue program yet. They are in imminent danger and we are not able to help them without foster homes.

This page was last updated Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tyson - URGENT
Breed: Hound x GSD?
Sex: Male
Age: 3 Years, 2 Months
Colour: Black and Tan
Coat: Short
Good with dogs: Yes, See bio
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: Yes, See bio

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UPDATE September 8: Tyson is available for adoption and we are accepting adoption or foster applications for him.

November 30 2009: Tyson is now in foster care on a foster-to-adopt. Applications are being held for now to give his foster family the chance to get to know him and see if he will fit in into their family. We received a plea on a Thursday evening in mid-March that Tyson, a young adult male dog in a local shelter, was not doing well and was slated for euthanasia on the weekend. Normally pleas like this don't end well, we just do not have anyone on standby ready to take in dogs. This time, this boy had a pair of guardian angels who drove down to the shelter on the Saturday to go get them, and agreed to foster him. Tyson looks like he could be a GSD x Hound cross. He has some behavioral challenges that we are addressing, which we're seeing improvement on though it's slow. Tyson has exhibited some separation anxiety in foster care but his foster mom is making progress at a really good rate. He is great with other animals so far, and is fostering with 2 other dogs without problems - however he needs to learn to be more independant. Problems with the crate were reported initially but he is fine now, though he does try to escape if it's not secure, and overnights he does get up and whine - his foster mom is working on this. As you can see from his pictures, he plays with other dogs. He has a very GSD temperament in that he is loyal to his people but naturally suspicious of some people and situations - he is better suited to be a homebody than a dog that you'd bring everywhere with you. He is susceptible to stress and needs people who understand how to provide guidance and structure without feeding his insecurities. Tyson is a very handsome boy who looks like a German Shepherd with hound ears. He is very affectionate with his people and would do best with a family as opposed to a single individual. He fostered with 2 children when he arrived and was great with them, but again he is very loyal to his people and should be supervised with strange children (as all dogs should be).

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE UPDATE OUR SITE AS OFTEN AS WE CAN. INFORMATION IS POSTED AS IT COMES TO US. IF THIS DOG IS LISTED, IT IS AVAILABLE, THOUGH WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AND ANY DOG'S STATUS CAN CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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Tammy
Breed: German Shepherd Dog x Husky
Sex: Female
Age: 3 Years, 2 Months
Colour: Sable
Coat: Medium-Short
Good with dogs: Yes, so far
Good with cats: Not yet assessed
Good with kids: Most likely

ADOPTION PENDING!

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UPDATE SEPT 15 - Tammy is doing great in foster care. She has had some bouts of allergies, and is on a low-allergen diet and taking Vanectyl-P. She's down to one pill every other day. Tammy is a great house dog and bonds well with her family, with great house manners to boot. Her family take her swimming and she loves it! She is active and just a fun German Shepherd type dog. She keeps her foster parents feeling safe on the street at night by being alert and letting her "inner guardian" out, and will sometimes bark at things she finds exciting, like joggers. Tammy is a great family dog that we're not sure why is still here!

Tammy barely made it out of a gassing shelter in Ohio. She was with us for only a few weeks before she was placed, but her adoptive family have asked us to rehome her due to an upcoming baby. Tammy did very well with other animals while with us and fostered with two other dogs and 2 ferrets, and currently lives with a cat, but she went after a small dog in her adoptive home. We have not seen this behavior yet so can't say exactly what's going on but due to what we've seen of her, we do not suspect she'll present ongoing problems or that she will need to be an only pet. Her fosters report that she was interested in the ferrets and in squirrels when on walks. Tammy is a smart and very responsive German Shepherd x Husky who will do backflips, handy work, or physics equations for a treat. She has a great attitude and is happy to try to figure out what you want. Her house manners are good and she knows basic obedience, and she is good in a crate, onlead, at home, with other animals and with men, women and kids. Tammy shows signs of a tough life with minimal care prior to being picked up stray, mainly evidence of untreated bilateral aural hematomas which we were able to get under control without surgery. She had some skin and ear problems in her adoptive home which her adoptors were able to get under control. She would not do well on a cheap diet but is doing great on a good one. Tammy is fairly active and adaptable and would probably do well in any home that will spend time engaging and exercising her.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE UPDATE OUR SITE AS OFTEN AS WE CAN. INFORMATION IS POSTED AS IT COMES TO US. IF THIS DOG IS LISTED, IT IS AVAILABLE, THOUGH WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AND ANY DOG'S STATUS CAN CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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Zoe
Breed: Doberman x GSD
Sex: Female
Age: 2 Years, 2 Months
Colour: Black and Tan
Coat: Short
Good with dogs: Yes, See bio
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: See Bio

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UPDATE SEPT 15: Zoe has returned to rescue due to an incident in the offlead dog park where she went after another dog. Zoe has done great fostering with other dogs, and she began a desensitization and counterconditioning workshop series, and was one of the best behaved dogs. Her adoptors love her but are not comfortable keeping her. We do not recommend dog parks for Zoe anymore although it should be noted that she did really well outside of the one incident. Zoe will be returning to her former foster family who say she was their favourite foster so far!

UPDATED BIO: Zoe is a really neat female mixed breed with the colouring and size as a German Shepherd Dog, but a shorter coat and a frame and head that resemble a Doberman. In the shelter, she was urgent due to her behavior in the shelter - she was becoming stressed, fence fighting with other dogs and even scaring the handlers. From the moment she left the shelter, all these behaviors have virtually disappeared. She can be leash reactive with some dogs on walks, but this seems to depend on the handler and with competent handling has been a non-issue. She clashed with one dog in her emergency foster home but has had no problems since. She fostered initially with 2 dog-loving cats (Xander and Rogue, available!) and did great with them, and is now fostering with a young male Boxer x GSD who she also does well with (video and photos of them on our facebook group page). Zoe weighs in at about 68 lbs and is just finishing a heat cycle after which she'll be spayed. She would make a good family dog and would be suitable for a sensible first time dog owner.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE UPDATE OUR SITE AS OFTEN AS WE CAN. INFORMATION IS POSTED AS IT COMES TO US. IF THIS DOG IS LISTED, IT IS AVAILABLE, THOUGH WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AND ANY DOG'S STATUS CAN CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

* Watch video of our available animals at http://youtube.com/user/BarleesAngels! *

To fill in an adoption or foster application, click here.

Boscoe and Bruizer
Breed: Alaskan Malamute x
Sex: Male
Age: 3 Years, 2 Months
Colour: Black and White
Coat: Short
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: Yes


Check out more pictures of Boscoe and Bruizer on his foster's website at http://www.malamuterescue.com/Adoption/090328_boscoandbruizer/new-adopt.html

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THIS IS A COURTESY LISTING FOR OUR FRIENDS AT THE ALASKAN MALAMUTE HELP LEAGUE. If interested in adopting, please visit the site listed above.

Boscoe and Bruizer have very loving personalities. They love to be around people, they would very much prefer to live in the house, and are not a typical northern dog (they more than likely have hound and retriever in them). They love kids,and have gotten along well with other animals, includng cats. They are strong, and pull on leash, but are also smart and could learn more manners if someone put the time in for them. They are in desperate need of a good home that will pay attention to them,walk them and feed them good food. They would be a perfect pair for a household in need of the joy that comes from happy, content (and sometimes goofy!) young dogs. They have been passed through many hands in thier short lives, but despite that they still trust and love everyone that comes into contact with them--they deserve a happy ending! If you rquire any further info please do not hesitate to get in touch,as I will do anything to find these guys into a good home that wants to commmit to them, and not send them on their way AGAIN.

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Kenya
Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback X
Sex: Female
Age: 2 Years, 2 Months
Colour: Fawn
Coat: Short
Good with dogs: Yes, See bio
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: Large ones only

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UPDATE SEPT 15: Sadly, Kenya has had little interest in her time with us! I think her bio may scare a lot of people off but understand that we prefer to overdo any negatives rather than underplay them. She is a guardian type with strangers but VERY loving and affectionate with people she knows. Kenya is very responsive to affection, touch, praise, and treats, and is incredibly smart. She is very active and needs an outlet. She is fostering in a very busy house and other than the mild arguments you'd expect in a 4-dog household, she's doing great (with the cats too). Kenya has also put on weight, though she went into heat - again - right before her spay appointment, so we'll have to wait that out again. Kenya really is a great dog who deserves a second look!

UPDATE MAY 12: Kenya has put her foster mom to the test since her arrival! She has been a very active and reactive dog with a strong guardian tendency, protective of her home and her people, to the point that we've been working on a desensitization and counterconditioning program with her. Progress was slow initially, but she showed signs of being in heat when she was moved to our care in December, which lingered for quite a while, and this does affect mood/behavior so we hoped for quicker progress once she finished. She never came fully out of her cycle and ended up back in full blown heat in about February, so basically she was at some stage of a heat cycle for a good 3 months. She has been a handful, mainly in terms of energy level and basic house manners, but finally we're seeing her settle a bit as the last signs of her cycle have finally disappeared and we are happy to see the true Kenny. She is great with people she knows but remains distrustful of strangers and is not a candidate for a busy home or an urban location. She is very high energy and needs to be exercised well daily, as well as mentally stimulated. Kenny is very food-motivated and loves to learn, but she is like "ADD dog" who can lose focus easily and who can be pushy at times. She came to us exhibiting submissive urination which she is still doing, which indicates she has probably been heavily handled or reinforced inconsistently in the past. She is doing better but needs an active dog savvy person who has patience and is comfortable using extinction for nuisance behaviors and focusing on short daily training sessions using rewards. Now that the negative is out of the way, Kenny is a GORGEOUS long-legged girl who is not even 2 years old and who is about a B+ with other dogs and cats. She is a strong Ridgeback cross, possibly even single breed. No small kids as she is very exuberant. She is fostering with cats and is only occasionally a bit too playful with them, and has fostered with other dogs with minor redirectable conflicts, mainly when she was cycling. Kenny likes her crate but is sometimes vocal in it - she is not a candidate for an apartment. She is fostering with our power foster and has had to share one person with 3 other dogs and I suspect she will do better with a better dog to people ratio and lots of cardio and training daily. She may sound like a handful, and she is - but I quite like her and wish I was in a situation to foster her and work with her myself...she is such a joyful, silly irl who is a ton of fun!

*nb all the information we have on this dog is here. As we get more information, it will be updated here. If this dog is listed, this dog is still available, though we are accepting applications and any dog's status can change without notice.

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Maverick
Breed: South African Boerboel
Sex: Male
Age: 2 Years, 11 Months
Colour: Fawn
Coat: Short
Good with dogs: Yes, so far
Good with cats: Not yet assessed
Good with kids: See Bio

ADOPTION PENDING!


Check out more pictures of Maverick on his foster's website at http://blog.boerboels.ca/?p=328


Maverick is being sponsored by Kathy, in memory of Molly

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UPDATE SEPTEMBER 8: Our big lovable boy has started a trial adoption this past weekend. We're really happy for Maverick and hope things continue to go well.

UPDATE MAY 12: For those who have emailed asking how he's doing - he is GREAT!! He is a different dog outside the shelter environment. He has been in foster care for over a month and is nothing like the insecure and distrustful dog in the shelter. He happily greets new people and 'his' people can do anything and everything to him. Maverick does become mouthy easily in play, and also is VERY VERY VOCAL - he enjoys standing around chomping on a kong while warbling, and he boohoos for attention when his people come home. It is cute and charming initially but he does need to be ignored or his vocal cords will develop a life of their own! Maverick's UTI has resolved and he is a good healthy weight, and where previously some speculated that he may not have great hips, I don't see it. He is active and needs people who understand that dogs his size need their people to watch out for them and make sure they don't overdo it and injure themselves. He plays extremely well with other dogs and backs right down to dogs that challenge him but is not lacking in confidence - just knows how to avoid a fight. He has more character in his dew claw than most people do in their entire body, and he does funny things night and day - his favourite place to sleep in his foster home is a small shoe closet, after he nests in the pile of shoes. Maverick does have pendulous jowls and does drool a lot, especially after eating and drinking - no Martha Stewarts for him. He loves going for drives and walks beautifully onleash, ignoring passersby. He does not like the crate but is fine left loose in the home. He is a GREAT dog!THANK YOU TO RON FROM BOERBOEL FOR HIS QUICK RESPONSE TO OUR REQUEST FOR HELP WITH MAVERICK, AND FOR HIS ONGOING SUPPORT.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE UPDATE OUR SITE AS OFTEN AS WE CAN. INFORMATION IS POSTED AS IT COMES TO US. IF THIS DOG IS LISTED, IT IS AVAILABLE, THOUGH WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AND ANY DOG'S STATUS CAN CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

* Watch video of our available animals at http://youtube.com/user/BarleesAngels! *

To fill in an adoption or foster application, click here.

Rudy
Breed: Fila de Sao Miguel
Sex: Female
Age: 3 Years, 11 Months
Colour: Brindle with White
Coat: Short
Good with dogs: Yes, so far
Good with cats: No
Good with kids: See Bio

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UPDATE OCT 26: This update was written by Rudy's foster parents!

"Rudy is a 4 year old, 70 pound, Cao de Fila de Sao Miguel, or Azores Cattle Dog. She has a short brindle coat, natural ears and docked tail. This breed has a high prey drive and is of high intelligence as well as having a lot of energy. They are known for their tenacity and guardian qualities and high herding drive.

She was owner surrendered to another rescue, and we have since taken her on. The previous owners hadn't had her long but the wife was not comfortable with the dog and despite the husband really loving her, he reluctantly surrendered her for rehoming.

Rudy has been in her present foster home for nearly five months. In the house Rudy is a very laid back mellow dog and she is exceptionally well behaved in the crate. When you are home she quietly velcros to you and likes to be in the same room as her ‘person’. She is exceptionally smart and has quickly learned a bunch of tricks in her time with us (sit, stay, down, come, paw, wait, off, back, spin, gentle and we’re working on bow to name a few!). Rudy does really well outside in a calm environment (fenced backyard) and loves sunbathing. Rudy also loves going on walks and tends to get very excited going out. If she gets too close to stimuli such as cars or a running squirrel she has been known to pull and bark so we are working on desensitising her. When we got Rudy she was easily distracted and highly excitable in the car. Since then she has taken great leaps and bounds and will now lie down quietly with some bribery and is showing continual improvement in this area. We’ve found Rudy to be good with other dogs as long as they have a calm disposition; she is not completely comfortable with dogs that approach her with a lot of excitement. Given the high prey drive of her breed she wouldn’t do well in a home with cats or other small pets. We have thrown Rudy into a variety of situations such as camping, cottaging and visiting other people’s houses and she has dealt with it all very well. She is good being bathed and having her nails clipped and loves to be brushed. When visitors come to the house Rudy can get excited if she knows them, but otherwise behaves calmly. Rudy has a new found love for fetching and playing with her toys and can sometimes get mouthy during play as is common with the breed, but is not at all aggressive and a firm “off” or “gentle” will stop her. Everyone who meets Rudy always comments on what a beautiful/friendly dog she is. Rudy is a joy to have around, and being greeted by her ‘stump’ going a mile a minute always puts a smile on our faces!"


UPDATE MAY 12: Finally, we have Rudy in foster care and it's not a moment too soon - this is one stressed out doggy. She really seems to have had a hard time with being kenneled so long, especially the lack of mental stimulation. At this time she's a different dog in and out of the house. Indoors, she is very well mannered, very obedient, usually listens, and fairly calm. Outside is where she seems to be having a hard time reintegrating. She gets very wound up and is currently extremely reactive to cars and small animals. She's only been with me for a few days and I will be working on counterconditioning her to cars, but at this time she is over threshold around the time she sees it, which makes it tricky (esp when walking another dog with her). She reacts by vocalizing and difficult to redirect focus on the car. She does this while driving as well and I suspect part of this is who she is, which makes sense as this is a highly intelligent breed that needs lots of mental and physical stimulation. Rudy minds her manners very well and is careful with her mouth during play and would probably be OK with appropriate supervision around kids, but unfortunately she is far too interested in cats to safely live with them, and she does need an owner who can continue working on her leash manners. Rudy is really a special girl who does not want to cause problems, but is recovering from a stressful period of her life - being given up by multiple owners and then kenneled for 5 months. It's surprising that outside of her reactivity to cats and cars, she's so together. She is absolutely ready to bond and she's great in a crate and in the home - I'm not sure why nobody seems interested in her.

We have a 3YO female Cao de Fila de Sao Miguel in rescue. She was owner surrendered to another rescue, whom we're working with to place her. The previous owners hadn't had her long but the wife was not comfortable with the dog and despite the husband really loving her, he reluctantly surrendered her for rehoming.

We have some information from her life prior to rescue and she seems to be characteristic for the breed or for many hardcore herding breeds or molosser types - good with competent, experienced handlers, too smart and active for someone without good sense and experience with dogs. This breed has both high drive working (herding) roots as well as a molosser influence. This can mean dogs with high prey drive and exercise requirements and of high intelligence, but with the tenacity and guardian qualities of a Mastiff. Fortunately, Rudy's current foster mom is finding her easy to deal with though she is quite dog experienced, and she does feel she needs to continue to be with experienced/savvy people.

Rudy has had moderate testing with other dogs, including a female Rottweiler, and all testing has gone well so far. She has not been formally tested with cats but is triggered by ones she's seen on walks and may not be compatible. No kids or just older ones are preferred though we do not generally have blanket policies and would consider a home with kids depending on the big picture, including experience and how many kids/ages.

Please familiarize yourself a bit with some net research on the breed before inquiring/applying. These dogs are not customarily kept as family pets but as working dogs, though Rudy seems to be one who would be able to cross over. She is about 60 lbs with natural ears and tail, her grooming needs are low but her exercise needs are high. She is currently being kenneled so we hope to find her a foster/adoptive home soon.


December 2 2009: We are seeking a foster home for Rudy!

Rudy - 3YO female Fila de Sao Miguel. Very little info so far, more to come once we find out about her.

Facts about Rudy

  • Breed: Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rudy, a Guelph Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) for sale in Guelph, or seeking a Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) dog from a breeder in Guelph.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Guelph 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 Guelph 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 Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) breeders who help with Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Guelph paves the way for another one to be saved.