My name is Rita!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 5 months ago

Adoption process

Submit Application


Approve Application


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Take the Pet Home

My basic info

Labrador Retriever
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White
8 years 1 month old, Adult
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
31 kg (current)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

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

Rita is sure to pull on your heart strings with her gentle tail wag and sweet demeanor. Rita is very attached and loyal to her owners. She needs time to trust new people, and it will take patience for her to make human friends. Lots of treats, positive reinforcement and slow introductions are the right way to go. When Rita is rushed meeting new people she can have a bad reaction and bite, so it is very important she interacts with people when she is comfortable. Rita can be leash reactive towards dogs and strangers. She can sometimes make friends with dogs, with a careful muzzled introduction. Rita reacts less when you incorporate lots of positive reinforcement and distance from her trigger, and she will need this type of training longterm to ensure her reactivity does not regress. Rita would do best in a teen only home.
Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary

Contact info

Pet ID
1405 19th Sideroad, King City, ON L7B 1K5

Their adoption process


Submit Application


Approve Application

We will respond via email within a few days.


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

Additional visits may be required. If a dog or cat is in the home we will require them to meet the dog you're interested in


Take the Pet Home

If all goes well we will book an appointment for you to pick up your new family member! At this time we will complete paperwork and payment.

Additional adoption info

Due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to move forward with families that are ready to adopt now. If you aren’t ready to adopt now, please apply when you are ready to welcome a dog into your home. After your initial appointment, once the adoption has been approved, we will require the dog to be picked up within one week unless we determine otherwise.

Our hope is that all homes are a forever home, however we understand that circumstances can change, and that sometimes it just isn't the right fit. Whether you discover this three days after the adoption, or three years after the adoption, we will always welcome our dogs back with open arms. Their well-being is our top concern.

All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, examined by a vet, dewormed, given flea and tick prevention, groomed

Our adoption fees:

Under 1 year old (11 months or less) - $950
1-7 years old - $800
8+ years old - $500
Sanctuary - $50
Palliative* - $50
Special Needs* - $50
Bonded pairs - 30% off the total price

*For Palliative and Special Needs dogs we will discuss on a case by case basis what Dog Tales will cover financially, if applicable

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

We host an Open House every Sunday between 12 and 2pm.

More about this rescue

Dog Tales is a world-renowned dog rescue and horse sanctuary set on an incredible 50 acres of green fields, rolling hills, and wooded areas in King City, Ontario. Our picturesque location - complete with kilometers of walking trails, therapy pools, and a grooming spa - is the perfect setting for abused and neglected animals to heal and be rehabilitated while they wait for forever homes. Along with medical care, our team provides all of the love, attention and training that our rescues need to recover from their difficult pasts, so that they can move on to permanent, loving homes, which most do. For the rest, Dog Tales is home for as long as they need it to be.

Providing a home to a dog in need is an incredibly rewarding experience. When you adopt from Dog Tales you are joining our growing community.

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