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Puppies and dogs in Victoria, British Columbia

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Victoria, British Columbia. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Abby

Labrador Retriever

Female, Adult
Anacortes, WA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Abby came to us in 2014 maybe a year old. She is sweet and gentle and loves everyone. My husband recently died and care of dogs has been challenging. She needs to get exercise and a walk every day helps her burn off extra energy. She loves to run after balls but won’t bring them back! She has a sister Chuaua and they get along great.
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Nickel

German Shepherd Dog

Male, Puppy
Bellingham, WA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
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Story
MEET NICKEL Nickel is an 8 month old shepard mix rescued near the Semiahmoo resort near Bellingham WA. He and his brother Dime, along with their mom Penny and her brand new litter of 11, were rescued and brought into the care of Happy Tails fosters around the end of April. Nickel is a sweet and loveable goofball who aims to please and loves pets. He is very food motivated and has been a joy to train. He is great with other dogs and will continue to learn how to behave and live with cats. He is easy to correct and will be a great dog to train and grow with. Nickel has been an off leash roam around free dog for most of his life but has quickly adapted well to living in a home and getting better and better on the leash. Nickel would do well in a loving home environment with an owner or family that has the time and capacity to train him and help him continue to grow into a great dog. His mom was a shepherd mix around 40 pounds and so he should be a great family size dog. If you are interested in providing a forever home for this sweet and playful guy, please fill out an application at happytailshappyhomes.org.
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Lita in TEXAS

Jack Russell Terrier

Female, Young
Bellingham, WA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Lita is located in TEXAS. There are not enough homes for all the unwanted dogs down there, so she is willing to relocate for a good, loving, forever home. We know that Lita is a wire-haired Jack Russell Terrier mix. She is just over 1 year of age and she weighs 21 pounds. Lita also has an adorable head tilt. She is sweet, active, and playful. She loves to be cuddled and petted. At first, Lita was terrified of the other dogs, but now she loves to run and play with all of the other dogs. Lita does like to chase cats. Lita is a JRT, she is very smart, and she will jump a 4'-5' fence or gate to go chase a squirrel or cat. She must have a secure 6' fence to prevent escape. We put a training collar on her for about a week and she quickly learned to stay in the yard and to come when called. Lita is crate-trained and will run and get in her crate when it is time to do so. She obviously received no training from the person who previously had her, but she is very smart and learns quickly. Lita may need more work with housetraining and her house manners have gotten much better - she no longer chews on things that she is not supposed to. Lita must be in the house as a loved member of the family. She must be walked on a leash and must have a secure, 6-foot-tall fenced yard to run and play. Lita is healthy. She is spayed, tattooed, fully vaccinated (DAPPvL2, Bordatella, rabies), and microchipped. She is negative for heartworms and receives monthly heartworm and flea prevention. Litas' adoption fee includes the cost of ground transport to Kent, Arlington, or Bellingham WA. She is located in Texas and cannot be transported until after she is adopted. Please send an email to 2manydogstx@gmail.com if you are interested in adopting this little sweet girl. Our website is 2manydogsrescue.org and if you are on Facebook, PLEASE visit and LIKE our page: www.facebook.com/2ManyDogsRescue
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Clifford in TEXAS

Chow Chow

Male, Young
Bellingham, WA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Clifford. is located in TEXAS. There are not enough homes for all the unwanted dogs down there, so he is willing to relocate for a good, loving, forever home. Clifford was dumped on the side of a rural road with a litter of puppies. They were rescued by good Samaritans. Clifford is a super wonderful dog. He is very sweet, gentle, and good-natured. He is super sensitive and scared of mean voices, rough treatment, and dogs that are mean to him. He needs to be treated gently so he will trust you. Once he trusts you or another dog, he is very playful and loves playing. He especially loves puppies and gentle children. Clifford has shown an interest in cats, so he may not be good with them. Clifford is mostly Chow. He weighs around 60 pounds and we estimate he may be around 2 years old. Clifford is crate-trained, knows how to sit, and walks well on a leash. He rides well in a vehicle but is a bit nervous about getting inside the vehicle. Clifford is fabulous with nice children. He is shy with new people (especially men) and takes some time to trust. We are sure he was abused by whoever had him before. Clifford does need work with housetraining (sure he has never been in a house before) and could probably use other gentle obedience training. We want Clifford to be in the house as a loved member of the family. He needs to be walked on a leash and would like a securely fenced yard to run and play. Clifford is healthy. He is neutered, fully vaccinated (DAPPvL2, Bordatella, rabies), and microchipped. Clifford has been treated for heartworms and they are now dead. He is on monthly heartworm and flea prevention. Clifford's adoption fee includes the cost of ground transport to Kent, Arlington, or Bellingham WA. Clifford is being fostered in Texas and cannot be transported until after he is adopted. Please send an email to 2manydogstx@gmail.com if you are interested in adopting this wonderful boy. Our website is 2manydogsrescue.org and if you are on Facebook, PLEASE visit and LIKE our page: www.facebook.com/2ManyDogsRescue
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Stella in TEXAS

Labrador Retriever Chow Chow

Female, 6 yrs 3 mos
Bellingham, WA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Stella is located in TEXAS. There are not enough homes for all the unwanted dogs down there, so she is willing to relocate for a good, loving, forever home. A family observed Stella being pushed out of a vehicle and abandoned. They took her in and were planning on keeping her since she was such a great dog - being good with their dog, cats, and chickens. But their first dog did not like Stella so she had to go. Stella is microchipped and we discovered that she was adopted from a shelter in Greenville SC. The adopter moved to Texas and told us that they had "rehomed" her. Stella is a yellow lab/chow mix (she has the purple tongue of a chow) and she weighs 80+ pounds. The microchip data tells us that she is 6 years old. Stella is a very good dog. The people who found her say that Stella is fine with cats and chickens. She has no interest in them. Stella is house-trained and very well-behaved in the house. She will whine when she needs to go outside. Stella rides well in a vehicle, sits on command, and comes when called. She likes to go on walks (but pulls on the leash sometimes). So she could use some additional gentle obedience training. Stella has not shown any interest in toys or chew bones, but she loves treats. Stella loves to lay outside and likes searching for squirrels in the trees. She is also content to relax on her bed in the house and she loves pets, scratches, belly rubs, and human attention. Stella needs an experienced dog-savvy home. She will need a few days to learn to trust new people and unfamiliar situations but treats quickly make things better. We recommend that she only be around older children who know how to behave respectfully with dogs. Stella is great with small dogs. She has no fear of them and will simply ignore them and she will even play with some of them. But Stella is an alpha and will butt heads with any large dog that growls or otherwise challenges her. She is fine with easy-going dogs who are content to let her be the alpha. Stella is not food aggressive but expects a dog that is eating to surrender the food bowl when she walks up. So we just feed her separately. Stella would be okay as an only dog. Stella must be in the house as a loved member of the family. She needs to be walked on a leash and needs a securely fenced yard to sun herself and go potty. Stella is healthy. She is spayed and tattooed, fully vaccinated (DAPPvL2, Bordatella, rabies), and microchipped. Stella is heartworm-negative and on monthly heartworm and flea prevention. Stella's adoption fee includes the cost of ground transport to Kent, Arlington, or Bellingham WA. Stella is located in Texas and cannot be transported until after she is adopted. Please send an email to 2manydogstx@gmail.com if you are interested in adopting this wonderful girl. Our website is 2manydogsrescue.org and if you are on Facebook, PLEASE visit and LIKE our page: www.facebook.com/2ManyDogsRescue
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Gypsy from TEXAS

Boxer Husky

Female, Adult
Bellingham, WA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Gypsy is located in TEXAS. There are not enough homes for all the unwanted dogs down there, so she is willing to relocate for a good, loving, forever home. Gypsy came from a bad home. She was not being fed and was severely underweight. So the people surrendered Gypsy and her puppies to animal control to avoid animal cruelty charges. We had Gypsy DNA tested and the results are mostly Boxer, Husky, and German Shepherd. She bounces on her front legs when she is excited and we now know that comes from the Boxer in her. Gypsy is around 4 years of age and weighs 70 pounds (she only weighed 35 pounds when we got her). Gypsy is a very good girl and is the most obedient dog I have ever seen. Gypsy is fairly active. Gypsy loves to run and play with her toys and she especially loves squeaky toys. Gypsy loves water and lays in the wading pool when it is hot. She gets excited about squirrels and cats on the other side of the fence. Gypsy does well with all dogs but gets along best with male dogs. She is normally good around small dogs but will occasionally mistake one for a toy when she gets over-excited. So she is not recommended for homes with small dogs. Gypsy loves human attention and is good with children. She can sit and comes when called, She is crate-trained, house-trained, and otherwise very well-behaved in the house. She could perhaps use a bit more obedience training with someone that is firm, patient, and loving. Gypsy is very sweet. She gets attached to her human and likes to lay under my desk when I work on the computer. Gypsy walks well on a leash and rides well in the car. She must be in the house as a loved member of the family and would like a large yard with a 6' fence to run and play. Gypsy is healthy. She is spayed, fully vaccinated (DAPPvL2, Bordatella, rabies), and microchipped. Gypsy had a light case of heartworms when we first got her. We used the slow-kill method (we are happy to explain this) and she is now negative for heartworms and on monthly heartworm and flea prevention. Gypsy's adoption fee includes the cost of ground transport to Kent, Arlington, or Bellingham WA. She is being fostered in Texas and cannot be transported until after she is adopted. Please send an email to 2manydogstx@gmail.com if you are interested in adopting this wonderful dog. Our website is 2manydogsrescue.org and if you are on Facebook, PLEASE visit and LIKE our page: www.facebook.com/2ManyDogsRescue

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Chelco Farms BC & BCX Rescue

Victoria, BC V9E 1C8

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Victoria Animal Control Services Ltd.

564 David Street, Victoria, BC V8T 2C8

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BC SPCA - Victoria Branch

3150 Napier Lane, Victoria, BC V8T 4V5

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Little Paws Rescue

Victoria, BC V8W 1P6

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Canada Society

VICTORIA, BC V9A 6T2

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Friends of PV Animals Victoria

Victoria, BC V8V 2W3

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Victoria Adoptables Dog Rescue

Victoria Adoptables, Victoria, BC V8Z 5N2

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Angels Under Our Wings Cocker Rescue

Victoria, BC V8Y 1W8

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Mexpup Canada Animal rescue Society

Victoria, BC V9B 4T7

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Broken Promises Rescue

Victoria, BC V9B 4J9

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