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Niagara Dog Rescue
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Facts about me

Labrador Retriever
4 years 8 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 45 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story


Kella (20210727-01)

I'm Kella, so very nice to meet you! Anyone who knows me will tell you that I'm a beautiful and super sweet girl with lots of love to give, and my intelligence is my best asset…bragging rights level in fact!

Once I'm comfortable in my surroundings I love adults and children and am loyal to my person! I love to be around my human companions and enjoy being petted, belly rubs however I'm not needy when it comes to affection so I am very happy in my bed and even love to be covered up, especially at bed time. I am crate trained (however it's not my favorite place to be) and house trained, as a matter of fact I have learned to ring potty bells when I need to go outside. I am super clean and have never had an accident in the house. I also have stellar manners as I do not touch/chew anything that does not belong to me, stop barking when I'm asked to and I do not jump up on my humans. I eat twice a day, drink lots of water, and of course I love treats:) which, by the way, I take gently from your hand. Oh, and I also give nice kisses:)

Learning and performing tricks is one of my favorite things to do, as well as playing with a kong or other difficult to access/high reward game/toy. I love playing gentle tug-of-war, and running around the yard playing catch. My most favorite thing to do is go for long walks, I especially love to play in the water in the creeks. I like to go for a jog too. I have lots of energy so you need to be able to keep up with my level of endurance!

I don’t like being left at home for super long periods of time, but who does? That being said, I understand that people need to go out for important human reasons and I can manage about five hours alone before I get antsy. This may change once I am comfortable in my forever home. Either way, I’m always super excited to see you when you arrive home and will be grateful than ever to be let out or to join you on a stroll.

Although I have impeccable manners when at home I get protective of my humans when I am out on a walk and can forget my training. I will show moderate to high aggression towards other dogs and need a human that has the strength and knowledge to positively redirect my behaviour. Also, I have Hound in me and am prey-driven, but if you tell me not to try to chase a squirrel/cat/raccoon etc, I won’t even pull on the leash. It means more to me not to yank you than to pretend I can get that squirrel! Just please, remind me, or I will likely get excited and try. I have been working with a trainer to manage my behaviour and am showing tremendous gains in these areas however I need consistency to be successful with ignoring these distractions when out in the community.


Foster update:

Looking for a sweet affectionate love bug…well look no further. Kella is your girl. Kella is extremely obedient, loving, gentle with children, learns commands quickly, as she is ridiculously intelligent, and is eager to please. Kella also enjoys playing with her toys, spending time outdoors in the sun, being shown affection, running and chasing after her favorite ball outside or just relaxing with her people. Kella is a high energy dog and requires lengthy walks or runs to keep her happy. Her demeanor does change (she becomes whiny and sad) if she does receive adequate exercise. She has never had an accident in the house and is also crate trained. Kella also appears to have a healthy digestive system, eats and drinks well with no apparent allergies or preference for food brands although we consistently feed her Acana. Kella does tend to eat her meals quickly although a slow feeding bowl has solved that concern. Kella's weight is perfect and her coat is healthy and shiny with no apparent skin issues. Kella does not appear to have any issues with expressing her glands and has regular bowel movements. Overall, Kella appears to be in very good health.

Kella's ideal foster/adoptive home would have a backyard and a family/person(s) that have the time to keep up with her level of energy. Kella would love an owner who is interested in participating in agility training! Kella would also flourish best in a home where she is the only pet and with experienced and disciplined dog owners.

Name: Kella (20210727-01)

Weight: 45 lbs

Age: 5 years (July 29, 2017)

Gender: Female

Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Breed: Hound mix

Color: Tan

Good With Women: Yes

Good with Men: Yes

Good With Kids: Yes

Good With Other Dogs: No, asserts dominance when introduced to a new dog.

Good With Cats: No

Crate Trained: Yes

Housebroken: Yes

Energy Level: High

Can be handled/touched: Yes

Barker: When left alone for long periods of time.

Escape Artist: No

Food Aggressive: No

Walks on Leash: Yes, however pulls therefore needs a strong handler.

Leash reactive to people or dogs: Yes, moderate to high reactivity.

Rides well in car: Yes

Destructive: No

Needs a home with a yard: Yes

Needs a home with another dog: No

Can live in apartment: No

Backstory: Owner Surrender

Niagara Dog Rescue

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Niagara Falls, ON L2E 5J4

Their adoption process


Submit Application




Home Check


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

We are dedicated to finding our dogs a forever home where they can be loved, well cared for, and a part of your family for the rest of their life. Please be sure you and every member of your family is onboard to adopt at this time. Our wish is for the animals and the adoptive family alike to be happy, thus resulting in a permanent, happy, forever home. Thank you for your understanding.

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The majority of our dogs are adopted before traveling to Canada. We are a foster based rescue, so a meet & grett can be arranged with some dogs that are already here.

More about this rescue

We are so much more than a dog rescue! We are a community of incredible volunteers with one goal in mind: To help dogs in need find a loving, forever home. We are moms and dads, sisters and daughters, sons and brothers from all walks of life. We have come together with one goal in mind: To help dogs that need it most. Those on death row, those lost, those hungry those broken hearted. We will work and work and work until we find a family for each one of them. We will not stop until each one of our dogs has the one thing they wish for: the safety of a home and the love of a family. We are foster based. This means we do not have a facility, dogs are pulled from shelters and put in to comfortable homes until they are adopted. Each foster volunteer allows us to save one more dog and help him/her find a loving forever home. Since 2015, NDR has saved over 6200 dogs. These dogs are ALIVE today because of we cared and we worked and we cried and we pleaded and we drove and we checked and we advocated and we fought and we begged and, in the end, we made this possible without funding or paid staff. With no shelter or corporate sponsors. With nothing but the will of our amazing volunteers working together to help save the lives of the dogs we can help. We keep our heads down, we focus on what we need to do to help our dogs and we go to work. We have made a difference in the lives of those dogs that are fortunate enough to be ours.