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Puppies and dogs in Ontario

Looking for a puppy or dog in Ontario? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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Adopt a dog in Ontario

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Ontario. 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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Rooby

Doberman Pinscher/Mastiff

Female, Young
Lindsay, ON
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(when grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
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Cooper

Poodle (Standard)

Male, Adult
Lindsay, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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Jewels

German Shepherd Dog

Female, Young
Lindsay, ON
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(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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PEARL

Maltese

Female, 1 yr 6 mos
Toronto, ON
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(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
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Princess Pearl is up for adoption at our east shelter. She is royalty here at the shelter and staff are routing for her to go to a home that treats her as such. Little Pearl is so very sweet, she is a lap dog through and through; she is very much a one person dog and will bond to her one person like no other. Because of this Pearl needs an adult only home that has some experience with little a little princess like pearl. Pearl has had a huge haircut while here at the shelter so she is lacking a lot of the hair you see in her picture. She was completely matted and will need her new owner to keep up on her grooming requirements. Princess needs a home that will go slow slow slow with her. She is nervous of new people and will need time to adjust to not only a new space but to a new person toPlease call our east shelter for more info(416) 338-7539
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Phylis (Foster-To-Adopt)

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Young
Mississauga, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats,
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Phylis is available for Foster to Adopt!! ***Please apply at https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/adoption-info#adoption-form*** As a foster-to-adopt family, you will have two weeks to get to know your new furry house guest before committing to adoption. At the end of two weeks, if you choose not to move forward with adoption, we simply ask that you continue to provide a safe and loving home until their new forever family can be found. During your foster-to-adopt trial, you’ll receive the support of a Fetch + Releash mentor to help you through the transition and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Foster-to-adopt families will be required to pay a $200 deposit on the adoption fee and sign our foster-to-adopt waiver in advance. If you choose not to adopt, your $200 will be refunded to you within 30 days of your dog being adopted into a new family provided you see your pup through to adoption. If you choose not to see your dog through to adoption, you will forfeit your deposit. Foster-to-adopt families will be expected to provide their own supplies. Visit https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/adoption-info for more info on mandatory supplies. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Phylis / Female / 1 years old / 23 lbs and growing / Mixed Breed / Could be a Second Dog with Proper and Slow Introductions / Good with Cats / Good with Dog Savvy, ages 12+ children / From Mexico / Fostered in Toronto Say hi to Phylis! This bundle of joy, filled with energy pup is looking for her forever home. Phylis has all the qualities you’d want in a dog, sweet, loving, a big cuddler, playful and goofy. How could you have a bad day when Phylis is around? Sure, like the rest of us Phylis has moments of nervousness especially with strange noises outside but it’s in these moments that she looks to her confident handler to help support her and guide her to success. Phylis loves playtime, whether it's playing outside, on a walk or having enrichment in the house. She is hesitant on walks but she is gaining confidence each and every day. Phylis currently has a backyard and loves it as a safe spot to go for bathroom breaks. Caring, affectionate and always up for a good cuddle session with her human companions, she loves being the center of attention! With that said, Phylis does co-exist with another dog right now and could be a great second dog. However, her personality would also allow her to thrive as a solo dog where she could gain all her adoptive families love and affection. Phylis was cat tested in Mexico and did well. We feel she could live with a dog-savvy cat with proper introductions. This girl loves her crate and goes in without any hesitations. In a puppy proof space, she has also been trusted to be left alone for a few hours but Phylis loves food (don’t we all!) and she has counter-surfed before. Therefore, she will either need a crate or a puppy proof space when being left alone. When meeting new people, Phylis is nervous until she can trust you. She isn’t hesitant to take a treat from a stranger and will warm up to new people quickly. Phylis has interacted with kids above 12. Therefore, we feel she’d do okay with dog-savvy age 12+ children. However, being Phylis, she’d also be happy in a kid free home so she can get all her adoptive parents attention. As mentioned, Phylis loves food so it’s no surprise that this girl will do anything for treats when it comes to training. Her family will need to be committed to continuing her training and working on her impulse control, teaching her basic commands such as leave it, sit, stay, bed, crate, off and look at me. Phylis is already mostly potty trained but as she adjusts to a new home, her family may experience a few accidents. Phylis’s new family will need to set boundaries and put into place a routine for her to follow. In a home that does this, Phylis will thrive! If you're interested in foster with the intention of adopting Phylis, please apply at https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/adoption-info#adoption-form Phylis' adoption fee is $500. To learn more about our adoption fees and the adoption process, please visit our FAQs at https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/about-us#about-faqs.
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Enzo

Rottweiler/Rottweiler

Male, 1 yr 6 mos
Bancroft, ON
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(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained,
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Hi meet Enzo, he came to me almost a year ago at 10 months for behaviour problems. It took me a while to gain his trust he was not friendly but we did become good friends and I love him dearly . He loves dogs boys and girls. He will play in any whether he loves it . But for as big has he is he is a big chicken . If the dogs try to chance him or there is conflict he hides .He takes time to know you but when he does he is the best boy . If there are any Rottie people you understand how precious and sensitive they are . He needs dogs in his life that is what makes him happy. Please know he is more afraid of you then you ever could’ be of him .He is great boy and still very young .

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Shelters & rescues in Ontario

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Ontario. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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Paws of the North Rescue

Muskoka, ON P1L 0A7

Pet Types: dogs

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DIBS Rescue - Bracebridge

Bracebridge, ON P1L 1R6

Pet Types: dogs

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Ontario SPCA Muskoka Animal Centre

1234 Muskoka Road, 118 W, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1W5

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre

467 West Street North, Orillia, ON L3V 5G1

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, horses, rabbits, small animals

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Hill Cress Dog Haven

4278 Hogg Valley Road, Victoria Harbour, ON L0K 2A0

Pet Types: dogs

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Ontario SPCA Midland & District Animal Centre

15979 Highway 12 East, RR 1, Port McNicoll, ON L0K 1R0

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, horses, rabbits, small animals

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Hank's Haven Rescue Foundation

Oro Medonte, ON L0L 1T0

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Heaven Can Wait Equine Rescue

RR#1, Cameron, ON K0M 1G0

Pet Types: cats, dogs, farm animals, horses

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Township of Brock Dench Animal Shelter

99 Elliot St, Cannington, ON L0E 1E0

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Popular dog breeds

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