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My name is Orchid!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 4 months ago

I'm being cared for by
Canine Haven Rescue
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Facts about me

Canaan Dog/Mixed Breed (Medium)
Black - with White
5 years 1 month old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 48 lbs
Pet ID

My info

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

My story

ORCHID/ Female/ 4 and half years old/ Mixed Breed/ 48 lbs/ Located in Trent Hills, ON

Good with dogs/ No kids or cats please/ Crate and house trained

*Orchid’s adopters will be automatically registered, at no extra cost, with the Pup Parents Training with Doggytime Canine Care & Rescue, as well as lifelong support from Doggytime

Hello my name is Orchid, orchids are often seen as a symbol of strength and resilience. Coming all the way from Saudi Arabia to Canada and a past life on the streets I was reluctant to trust humans when I first arrived. I have been through countless days of training in attempt to be the best dog I can be. Passing my training with flying colours i am very eager to get back into the world and share my love with a new family.

I am looking for an adventure buddy, someone who is playful, and would enjoy exploring. I walk well on a leash and have excellent recall skills, I even respond to cute nicknames- i will zoom over and look up longingly for a treat. I need proper exercise and mental stimulation as they are key for my success, i love learning new tricks and playing brain games. I have already mastered all the basic commands and would love to learn new creative ones! Stuffies are no match for me, I love to show ‘em who’s boss and have the fluff fly everywhere!

I get along well with other well- balanced dogs, and thrive in an environment where I can run and play around with my doggy friends. I would also do well in a house with another dog who can match my energy, and not only play with, but learn from too, or as a solo dog so I get your full and undivided attention, but no cats please! I would also be fine with respectful kids 13+.

Having trust issues I can be cautious and nervous around strangers at first, but with time I can learn to trust and get comfortable with new people. When I get scared I often look at my human for reassurance instead of reacting. My new family should be committed to continuing my training to ensure ongoing success. Previous dog experience would definitely be an asset for whoever decided to adopt me, but as long as my new family is willing to learn how to best support me, I will be a happy and good girl.

My ideal forever home I am hoping for is in a quieter area ( rural or suburban) as the city life is too overwhelming. A backyard to play in would definitely be a plus! My paws are crossed for an understanding, patient family who would help this fun-loving and playful girl meet her full potential. I hope to be worthwhile, while I attempt to bring your life happiness!

Having waited to be adopted for 4 years now I have come to understand that it is hard to bring someone with a troubled past into a loving home. However, I have worked long and hard to be the best dog I an be. I cant wait to meet my new family, BFF and partner in crime! Apply to adopt Orchid today:

Spayed/ Microchipped/ Vaccinations up to date


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Canine Haven Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Ajax, ON L1T 1V8

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

To adopt one of our dogs, please fill out an application here (

Although we do our best to reply to all inquiries within 48 hours, please remember we are a 100% volunteer based organization, and many of us have full time jobs outside of rescue. We appreciate your patience.

Our priority is to ensure the fit is right for both you and the dog, we will reach out to your personal and veterinarian references (if applicable), and your landlord (if applicable). A virtual video or pictures of your place are required at the time of application.

You will then be granted a private meet and greet with the dog. If after the meet and greet, you would like to proceed with adoption, we will review your application internally and with the foster and make a final decision.


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More about this rescue

Formed in 2013, a small scale dog rescue located in Ontario. We are a non-profit, volunteer-run, foster home based.

None of our dogs are boarded in kennels upon arrival.

We are dedicated in rescuing dogs from the Caribbean, Mexico and North America as well as local surrenders.

We place dogs in loving, responsible and committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process.

Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment and placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes.

We assist dogs in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement