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Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 day ago

My basic info

Catahoula Leopard Dog/Labrador Retriever
Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - with White
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Meet sweet, sensitive Reggie, a special boy who deserves to have a special home to call his own.
Reggie came to us from PAWS (Provincial Animal Welfare Services) as part of an overcrowding/neglect case. This 6-year-old neutered male Catahoula Leopard Dog mix weighs approximately 50 pounds and is now ready, willing and able to find a family to call his own.
Reggie can sometimes be uncertain and fearful in new situations and when meeting new people or unfamiliar dogs. He has become better as his confidence and experience grow but he will need patience while he settles into his new home. The best news is, once you have earned Reggie’s trust, he is a sweet, friendly boy who loves nothing better than to play fetch and to be around his people.
Reggie does well when left alone and is not a destructive dog when left on his own in the home. He may need housetraining support and opportunities for regular potty breaks while he gets used to his new home and routine.
Reggie is clever and knows some basic cues like sit, down and stay. He is an athletic boy, loves playing fetch, but he has not had a lot of experience walking on a leash, so a fenced yard is required as well as patience while introducing him to leash walking. In addition to his walks and yard time, he would benefit from mental stimulation like food puzzles, and other interactive games.
If he becomes stressed or intimidated by new dogs he can become reactive, so his foster mom has trained him to wear a muzzle when dogs he doesn’t know want to say hello. He’s been a champ and since he’s decompressed and been neutered, he’s really doing much better with meeting unfamiliar dogs.
Ideally, Reggie is looking for someone who will be patient, and willing to let him move forward at his own pace, and where he could be the only dog in the home. Reggie has never lived with children so an adult only or older children home would suit him best.
Reggie is fully vetted and has no health issues. He is a great dog looking for his best-fit family.
More about Reggie
● 50 lbs. and neutered.
● Requires a fenced in yard.
● Need slow introductions to new dogs.
● Cautious when meeting new people.
● Housetrained (doing amazing now!)
● Crate trained but doesn’t really need one now.
● A home without cats.
● Loves to play fetch.
● Is loving and loyal once he is familiar and comfortable.


If you have a quiet household and would love to have Reggie feel safe in your home, please fill out an application here 



February 23, 2024, 9:44 am
Speaking of Dogs Rescue

Contact info

Pet ID
Toronto, ON M9W 3L8

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Our process begins with an online pre adoption questionnaire followed by a telephone interview
Once both have been completed we consider suitability and if we feel the adoption candidate is a potential match we arrange a meet and greet with the dog you are interested in
From there we schedule a home visit and check personal and veterinary references.

Go meet their pets

All our dogs are in foster homes so meet and greets are by appointment only

More about this rescue

Who are we?
Speaking of Dogs Rescue Program is a Canadian registered charity. We are a volunteer-based dog rescue in Toronto that is dedicated to assisting dogs from shelters as well as taking in dogs surrendered by their owner when space allows. We have a focus on helping senior dogs. Our dogs are lovingly cared for in foster homes until we find them a suitable forever home.

*Speaking of Dogs Rescue is the operating name of Speaking of Dogs Rescue Program, a not-for-profit charitable corporation in the Province of Ontario.

Charity Registration Number: 841098791RR0001

Foster Homes
Sadly, each new day brings a flood of emails and telephone pleas to help yet another abandoned dear dog. We try and help these displaced dogs through our rescue efforts and networking. We are always in search of new foster homes where a dog can be cared for and loved until a permanent home is found. Speaking of Dogs Rescue covers food, medical attention and all the supplies required for the dogs in foster care. Foster parents need be responsible and patient people who will provide a safe environment for our dogs. A foster contract must be signed. This is a serious responsibility; however the experience is very rewarding. If you can open your heart and home to a foster dog please contact us. We have a comprehensive Foster Manual available for people who are considering becoming a foster parent.

Wish List
Canned quality dog foods
Martingale collars
Harnesses – all sizes
Toys and treats
Financial support for the many medical procedures required, microchips, food, supplies and professional grooming