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My name is Amelia!

I'm being cared for by
Barks and Meows Rescue

Facts about me

(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 45 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs

My story

Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Amelia. She is a 6-year-old Pointer with a coat as soft as Velour. Amelia weighs about 50lbs and was found as a stray. Amelia is such a nice gal. She is so typical of her breed. She prances when she runs to greet you in the house. She loves her foster family and has learned to trust them through food. This Angel is always happy, tail wagging the entire time anyone talks to her. Amelia loves her food and would eat until she exploded if you let her. Her food is carefully measured out and she eats it all right away. Amelia doesn't have a sensitive stomach so can handle various types of food brands. She arrived at our Rescue and was very timid. She is has learned to trust more so now because of treats but still is a bit nervous. Amelia has a very gentle nature and though sometimes can be timid, she is not fear aggressive. We were so pleased to see her pointing tendencies when we took her to the conservation park for her photos. She was truly in her element. Amelia enjoys the company of other dogs. She is great with both males and females. When she gets really excited she will initiate a bit of play but a Companion Dog would suit her just fine. Amelia is not a high-energy dog but does require one good run a day as well as a walk. A minimum of one hour of exercise each day will suffice. She would only be able to be in a fenced-in area as she would be gone after birds if off-leash. This breed should be enrolled in obedience training and it is helpful that they are so food motivated. We do not know her history and have no idea if she was used as a hunting dog so her training has been minimal. She is housebroken and paper trained. Amelia does not require a crate, though she eats in one due to the other dogs in the home. This breed is a wonderful family dog, loyal and loving. Due to their strength and very hard wagging tails, toddlers are not recommended. She tolerates the warmer weather better than the cold. She will need a coat during the Fall and Winter months. Her hair coat is short. Amelia is great with strangers, again typical of her breed. She does have a prey drive and is very intelligent. She is a quiet dog in her foster home. She is very alert and were notify her family if anything happens out of the ordinary. Pointers also make great running companions for runners and cyclists. They are naturals at dog sports such as field trials, obedience, and agility. She rides well in a vehicle. The ideal home for Amelia is one that has a family willing to participate in training, obedience classes with her. A family that is keen on taking her for a good run each day and hikes would benefit her disposition. A smaller family unit would suit her well. Another resident dog we believe is a necessity for Amelia as we think she may suffer separation anxiety without one. Amelia is spayed, up to date with vaccines, treated for Heartworm in July, and is now heartworm free, and was on Heartworm Flea Prevention throughout the season. A fully fenced yard, another socialized resident dog, and a Veterinarian History of Compliance are mandatory to apply for Amelia.    

Barks and Meows Rescue

Contact info
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PO Box 657, Duart, ON N0L 1H0

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All of our animals are adopted out to Ontario, Canada residents only. Foster Families will reside within Southwest Middlesex. All canines are tested for Heartworm if they are deemed old enough to have contracted it. Our fosters are all spayed or neutered if over the age of 6 months. They are all on heartworm prevention and or Revolution to ensure fleas or ear mites exist. Each "adoptee" is up-to-date with vaccines and vaccination certificates and health records will be given to the "adopters".

Our Adoption Process:

1) Please review the various fosters on our "Available for Adoption" page. Read the bio's carefully. Look for a foster that matches the dynamics of your current home. Each foster has different temperaments and characteristics, so know what you want to have in a companion. If you don't see a possible match, then please continue your search for a rescued canine elsewhere as they are hundreds of groups with thousands of animals looking for their ideal "forever homes".

2) If you find what you believe may be a match for your family, please complete the adoption application by clicking on the "Application for Adoption" page then, clicking on the link found on the page.

3) Your application will be reviewed within 48 hours and you will be responded to by e-mail advising you or whether or not we feel you are a potential match.

4) If you are considered a potential match, will will make arrangements via e-mail to setup a telephone interview with both spouses in the home. If we mutually agree, after the interview, that it the may very well be a match, the foster home will setup an interview with you either at your home or at the foster home. All family members who reside in the home as well as as any resident canines that live with you must be present for the home interview. If you live locally, there will be a 24 hour waiting period in order for both parties to think about the foster you have just met. If you live more than 1 hour away from the foster home then the foster home will have the choice of making a decision while you are there or advising that they wish to think about it over a 24 hour period. The foster home will have final say on whether or not it is deemed to be good choice and will advise the applicant of their decision. All decisions are final so we please ask that you respect the knowledge of the foster home as they really do know the animal they are caring for best.

5) If your family are chosen as a "forever home" for our foster, then you will need to complete and sign an adoption contract outlining our policies and procedures.

6) All adoption fees are on a cash or email interac basis only, and we will provide you with a receipt of payment. Please note this receipt is NOT a tax receipt as we are not a registered charity.

Go meet their pets

All of our companions are in foster care. Only those applicants whose applications have been deemed a potential match and whereby interviews have been conducted may be contacted for a viewing in either the foster home or the potential adopter's home.

More about this rescue

Barks and Meows Rescue is a non-profit rescue group. All of our rescues are rescued from situations whereby they no longer would have had a chance to survive. Our goal is to find wonderful "forever homes" for those adoring canines and felines who deserve a second chance in life. We are committed to adopting these companions out to homes where they are indoors, treated as family members and are continued to be well socialized and provided with both premium nutrition and health care.