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Pesci

Chihuahua

Male, Senior
Drumbo, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
**IF THIS LISTING IS STILL POSTED THIS DOG IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. NO NEED TO EMAIL ASKING IF THE DOG IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS BIO THOROUGHLY AS INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY IS CONTAINED IN THIS LISTING** For Adoption: Pesci! Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. To apply for adoption and for more information on our process and requirements, visit our website at https://pounddog.ca/adoption-info/. Hey World, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Pesci, named after ‘Joe Pesci’ for my small size but mighty personality and sometimes loud mouth and opinions. I am a long haired Chihuahua, I’m going on 10.5 years old, I weigh around 8lbs and I am gorgeous if I do say so myself. Let’s get the ugly stuff out of the way. I was turned into a pound with limited options and I was on the chopping block. I was apparently growling at people now ok my old home and was peeing all over the house. I hadn’t seen a vet since I was a puppy and as it turned out I was a senior dog with a lot of medical issues, no friends or family that cared and let me tell you, i was hurting. See, my jaw was broken in half, I had a raging bladder infection, big stones in my bladder, one of which got stuck in my urethra, and my mouth was rotting out. In fact I had a hole rotted into my sinus cavity and my teeth literally fell out…one even on the way to the vet! Can you believe that? I mean, no wonder I was cranky and peeing everywhere, I needed help but no one was listening. My foster Mom and Pound Dog Rescue saw me and despite my less than stellar video performance, they wanted to give me a chance. They believed I needed it and although I will only ever publicly admit this once, man, I was desperate. They found me when I really needed it most. My medical issues are all cleared up and I am a healthy guy. My jaw healed in its broken state but it doesn’t cause me any pain, my mouth is just a bit wonky but I call it ‘character’. I have to eat special food because of the stones in my bladder I had before, we really want to keep that from happening again…it sucks! But the good news is, I love the food…so much so that I know exactly when meal time should be and I voice my grievances if it is not delivered on time. Due to the damage done to my urinary tract, I can sometimes still dribble a little (it’s not often, but it occasionally happens) and I need regular bathroom breaks. There is not a lot of time between when I need to go and when you get me outside, so “chop chop! No dilly dallying!”. I stay in my crate when I am left alone and overnight, and I don’t mind it one bit. I actually really like my crate. You’ll just need to make sure that I get plenty of trips outside before I go to hang out in it for an extended period of time. Let me fill you in on what makes me a unique kind of guy looking for just the right match. Due to my previous experiences, I did not like to be touched by hands. Like I said, they have not been good to me and I do not forget that. It took many months to trust my foster Mom but I am now at this place with her that I am actually really affectionate and often seek out physical touch. I like to groom her head, snuggle into her neck and face for cuddles, crawl up onto her chest during morning coffee time and am now ok with her petting me and even rubbing my belly. Of course this is all on my terms because I am very much like a cat; affection when I want it, not clingy, leave me alone when I am not in the mood for it. I won’t be suited to a family with kids or people who don’t understand this as I will get snappy. I give you plenty of warning, so if you push me to the point of losing my…mind…it’s not my fault. I am crystal clear about my boundaries and you have plenty of opportunity to leave me alone. I don’t have teeth so I can’t hurt you, I don’t even want to, I just don’t want you to touch me when I am not in that trusting, affectionate mood. Generally speaking, though, I can handle you putting on a leash, taking me for a walk, but don’t be stroking my gorgeous coat (it’s beautiful, am I right?) when I say ‘no thanks’. I am also super quirky and love cuddling with your feet. I know it’s weird, but feet never hurt me, feet are good. I love snuggling up to them, pulling them in close to me with a paw and showering them with kisses if you let me. You know what else I am? So smart! I come when called, I have learned to sit, lie down and sit pretty. I really do want to be loved and be part of a family, I want to be a good guy. I live with a few other small dogs and I do well and am getting better all the time. I like them, but I have awkward social skills at times. My cues are all mixed up and I can leave dogs so confused about what I really mean or want from them. I am worse than a pre-teen at a grade 8 school dance…trying, but woefully socially unskilled! I am getting better and wouldn’t mind a canine companion, but if I am going to be around other dogs they have to be so patient with a guy like me and not react to every dumb move I make…because I make a lot. I never really left my home for all my years with my other people and I don’t know how to ‘dog’; for 9 years I basically lived without other positive doggy or people friends. Thankfully my foster siblings here are really kind and gentle and they take me in stride. But, they also give me fair corrections when I cross their line and you know what? I respect that…I’m not a fighter no matter what my blustering might tell you. I have grown to love car rides, sometimes I like walks and sometimes I don’t. But you know what I do love? My backyard kingdom. I feel good there, I feel safe and I like to explore all the little hiding spots. So, this is really a must for me as it is one of my big sources of joy. My kingdom needs to be fully secure so I can’t wander out of it because if I do, let me tell you, I’m likely not coming back. This boy is an independent man and he will go where he wants to, no amount of bribing is going to get me back. When it comes to meeting people, ‘no thank you’ to people I don’t know wanting to touch me. I want my space. If I come up to sniff them, it’s because I want to and not on anyone else’s agenda. I will take food from them sometimes, sometimes I won’t. Let’s be honest here, I don’t let my walks down easily and it’s going to take time and understanding for me to feel safe and open up. Random Joe Schmoes are going to have to appreciate me from afar until I am ready. Affection from me must be earned through patience and a history of kindness from you. Maybe I will change my mind about that one day, I have already made so much progress. Please don’t think this is going to be a quick process for me to learn to trust you or anyone else, because it won’t be…but I promise, I can get there. In fact, my foster Mon said I have become such a loving guy that it surprises even her. Apparently I am supposed to tell you other good things. As you know, I can now be quite cuddly when I trust you and feel so inclined. I love to lay down on the couch near you to watch Netflix at night, I am comical and do excited little hops when I am happy. I have started playing social distancing tag with my foster Mike, I play hide and seek, I love Puppacinos and my local Starbucks thinks I am awesome and should have my own social media team. But please, don’t be someone that wants to exploit my sassy mess for internet videos because that is actually pretty stressing for me…not cool. I know I’m quirky, I try every day to do better and I take steps forward all the time. I don’t know if I can ever let all of my walls down, but I try harder every day. And please, don’t apply for me if you think you are saving me. My foster Mom is awesome and she thinks I am super endearing in the weirdest ways, and I don’t need to leave here for someone who thinks they are doing me a favour. I am only going to leave here if someone truly wants to bring me home and love me just as I am. I have had enough of humans letting me down, I need the real deal, unconditional kind of love. I need you to love me knowing I am trying really hard and I do want to be better every day. It’s not an easy road, but I wouldn’t mind a chauffeur to take me down it and show me the good life. If you think you can do that, swipe right…or email Pound Dog…whatever it is the kids do these days. Name: Pesci ID # PDR918 Age: 10.5yrs Gender: male Neutered: yes UTD vaccines: yes Breed: Long Hair Chihuahua Colours: blonde Coat length: long House trained: yes Special needs: yes- read bio OK with kids: no OK with cats: yes Ok with dogs: yes (small, mature dogs) Status: adoptable Microchip: yes Size: X Small Location: Kitchener Adoption fee: $600
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Cinnamon

Labrador Retriever Pointer

Female, Adult
Drumbo, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
**IF THIS LISTING IS STILL POSTED THIS DOG IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. NO NEED TO EMAIL ASKING IF THE DOG IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS BIO THOROUGHLY AS INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY IS CONTAINED IN THIS LISTING** For Adoption: Cinnamon! Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. To apply for adoption and for more information on our process and requirements, visit our website at https://pounddog.ca/adoption-info/. Let us introduce you to Cinnamon! She is a very good looking three year old Lab/Pointer cross, and she is the happiest, most affectionate dog you will meet! She is large sized, about 50 lbs and 26 inches tall (at the shoulder). Cinnamon has shades of chocolate, with a swirl of white fur on her chest and a couple white spots on her toe. Her eyes are honey colored and it is easy to get lost staring into them as she happily pants, smiling at you. Cinnamon is not only good looking on the outside, but is a total sweetheart on the inside. She loves to do the “spin and plop”, cuddle, and fall asleep next to you. She has such a happy and goofy personality that will make you cherish her as part of your family. She is perfectly house trained and crate trained. She has no crate anxiety and will happily hop into the crate on command for breakfast, dinner, or even a treat. She can happily stay in a crate for up to 9 hours if needed and calmly naps during that time. She also sleeps in her crate at night just fine and enjoys a good bedtime snack when she goes in for the night. She is also very comfortable eating her meals in the crate. She is well-behaved indoors. She loves chewing on bones and will entertain herself with them for hours. Cinnamon loves to play tug and play fetch in the yard. She has such a happy playful personality. Cinnamon gets very, very excited about other dogs. She sometimes still barks at a dog while out on a walk. She gets reactive when she sees another dog so we have been working on this with her. She has been improving day by day. It will be necessary for her future owners to continue this training. Her owners will need to be experienced with leash excitability in a dog as well so she is not a suitable dog for a first time dog owner. If you have rules about walking and adhere to them, her walks are very enjoyable. Make sure to keep a positive rapport with her on walks, but also be strict about her walking behaviour. Higher-levels of obedience training will highly benefit Cinnamon as she is very smart & eager to please her owners. The challenge and mental stimulation provided by higher levels of obedience training will allow this sweet dog to work on some of her finer points and keep her brilliant dog brain occupied. Attending dog school is a mandatory requirement to make sure Cinnamon can reach her full potential. Cinnamon is already attending dog classes in foster care and loves the learning and interactions she gets there. Cinnamon is a very healthy, athletic, active dog and her forever home must be up to the task of keeping her exercised. Successful owners will ideally enjoy playing retrieve with Cinnamon, go for fast paced, long walks/runs and take her to obedience training. Cinnamon is not a suitable dog for someone who just wants to take their dog for a walk once a day and not much else. Cinnamon can play too rough for many dogs liking so a home as the only dog would be a best fit for her. Cinnamon is such a people pleaser that doing things with people makes her very happy. She loves to go for car rides and travels very well in the car. She is quiet and relaxing in the vehicle even for long car rides. Cinnamon loves people very much but because of her enthusiasm we would recommend a family with older kids. With her high energy and stimulation levels, she needs to be in a home with no other animals. She loves having a fenced yard so she can run around and play. She is such a fun dog to have around. She is always happy, very affectionate, loyal and loving. We want to make sure that this big sweetheart makes her way to a great adoptive family that will take care of her for the rest of her life. Name: Cinnamon ID # PDR1156 Age: 3yrs Gender: female UTD vaccines: yes Breed: Lab/ Pointer Colours: chocolate Coat length: short House trained: yes Special needs: no OK with kids: older OK with cats: no Ok with dogs: yes Status: adoptable Microchip: yes Size: large Location: Kitchener Adoption fee: $800
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Beckett

Poodle (Miniature)

Male, Young
Drumbo, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
**IF THIS LISTING IS STILL POSTED THIS DOG IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. NO NEED TO EMAIL ASKING IF THE DOG IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS BIO THOROUGHLY AS INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY IS CONTAINED IN THIS LISTING** For Adoption: Beckett! Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. To apply for adoption and for more information on our process and requirements, visit our website at https://pounddog.ca/adoption-info/. Beckett is a gorgeous red Moyen (Medium) Poodle weighing 30lb. Beckett’s forever home will need a female presence and experience with timid dogs. He requires his people to have patience and the right environment for a dog that might take time to fully come out of his shell. Beckett is a beautiful, happy and sweet boy, and you may look at his picture and want to help, but please be honest if he is the right dog for you. Adopting a puppy mill dog takes a very special person. It will be challenging at times but also very rewarding. Beckett still sometimes flinches when touched and does not always love cuddle time with you. He is a brave little survivor who continues to grow every day. Beckett is a 3-year-old puppy mill discard who was living in filthy conditions, with minimal nutrition and was under weight. Beckett had limited human interaction and what he did have must have been a negative experience. He came to us as a very shut down and scared little man. Beckett is a very sensitive boy and his time being kept in a kennel with no socialization, positive human contact, exercise, or affection has really impacted his young life. Beckett has been with us in foster care for just over 4 months now. He has been making some big significant breakthroughs in the last couple weeks. Although shy and timid, Beckett is starting to lay on the couch with his head resting in my lap. He has occasionally given sweet little kisses and he now looks for affection as well. He is still a bit unsure how to “ask” for some affection, but he walks closer and closer until I slowly scratch him under his chin and chest. Those are his favourite spots! When I stop, he will move closer again and I will continue to give him more scratches. He has finally learned that human hands are also good. What a HUGE breakthrough!! Beckett determined early on that females are somewhat safe and has accepted his foster mom into his space. Beckett has gradually made some progress with men, but for him to be comfortable, he must have a female presence in his home. Beckett loves his humans and will literally follow you everywhere. No matter where I go, Beckett is right behind me, so close he even steps on my heels. He bounces around excited with his tail up when I get home, offer a treat or even mention going outside. When really excited he likes to prance and spin in circles. He really loves his people; and he is now getting used to be touched regularly. Each small change has been celebrated as a victory and definite steps forward from his beginning. Beckett has worked hard at becoming a member of his foster family. In his early days with us he would not come inside, sat by himself outside of the room we were sitting in, and generally hid in his crate. Today he is the first dog in the house, he leads the pack into the house like he owns it. He loves sitting on the couch with all the humans and foster dogs. He took over my spot on the couch and will sleep all propped up on the pillows. He now lives a life of luxury compared to his early years in a crate, in a barn living in sawdust. What a difference a few months make! Sometimes it was hard not to feel frustration when a dog you so want to help freezes in fear. But this is the reality of a dog who has never learned that people are kind. Beckett is a dog that needs his people to be super patient, and who knows that he is a dog that will be a long-term project, but makes regular strides forward and let me tell you, they are SO rewarding! Beckett absolutely loves the outdoors and enjoys his daily walks, twice per day. He is walked with a martingale collar and is still learning proper etiquette. He will walk out front, but occasionally will still fall into bad habits and start to walk behind us. With some encouragement he will quickly correct himself. He just lacks the confidence some days and is still working on proper walking. He is a quiet walker who does not even acknowledge any dogs that are barking in the area. He just quietly keeps on going! Beckett loves treats, so the way to his heart is through his stomach. This acceptance of food from our hands is a result from months of tossing treats to him from across the room. Patience is key! Beckett’s favourite spot is outside. The very first day we let Beckett into the yard with his foster sisters he ran and played for hours. I think this was his first time running and playing and he sure loved being free! Rain, snow or sun, Beckett loves to be outside. He feels completely free outdoors and turns into a goofy and playful pup. He loves to run, chase and wrestle with his foster dog sisters. He is being fostered with 2 young standard poodles and is always the first to start play time and the last to stop playing. He is a very energetic and lively pup. He is truly himself in the outdoors, so Beckett’s forever family will need to love the outside as much as he does and have a large, fenced yard for him to play in. Beckett now spends most of his time outside his crate. He no longer uses it as his safe spot to hide. He is comfortable in his surroundings and only goes into the crate when left alone. He is typically only crated now for 3-4 hours at most during the day. At night he has opted to sleep on a dog bed next to or with his foster sisters. He is house trained and will go a full 8 hours at night without any issue. In the morning, this seems to be the one time that he always lets his guard down. He will hop onto my bed with the other dogs and will allow lots of rubs and scratches. He always looks for affection in the morning and does not start his day until we all have had some cuddle time. But after that, he is ready to move! He is so excited to start each new day. Beckett is still learning how to be a dog and gains most of his knowledge and confidence from his pack. He has learned how to interact with people and other dogs and his confidence continues to grow from this. Beckett needs to live with a young, energetic, and confident dog. He needs a playmate that can keep up with his energy levels and show him how to navigate through our scary world. Beckett is a Moyen Poodle and has a beautiful red coat. He is considered hypoallergenic as he is a hair breed dog. With this comes regular brushing, bathing, ear cleaning and grooming. Beckett has handled all his baths and grooming well. I have done quick grooms on him and kept it to under an hour and he went through this process without issue. I have kept his coat short so that he does not have to go through regular full brushes. We are still getting him used to being touched so a long brushing does not work for him. Keep his coat short and tidy and you should be able to keep any matting from occurring. Beckett’s ideal home will be one with direct access to a safe fenced, large yard in a quiet rural setting or very quiet neighborhood. He can get overwhelmed by a lot of traffic noises and will not enjoy busy areas with a lot of people around him. Beckett is only crated for 3-4 hours at a time so he would need someone home more than away. Beckett requires an adult only home or a home with older teenage children. Beckett has been fantastic with every dog in our home and bonds quickly with his pack. He needs another dog in the home as he loves to play and follow them around the house. He will make a fantastic playmate for any young energetic dog. However, what Beckett needs most is a person or people who are kind, and patient. He has made huge strides in his foster home and is ready to move on to the next stage of his life in a loving forever home. Beckett is such a sweet and happy boy. He will grow to trust his forever family; he will just move at a different and slower pace than other dogs. Beckett is a wonderful and unique boy who will be counting on his forever family to help him overcome his unpleasant start to life. Are you the family for Beckett? Name: Beckett ID # PDR1167 Age: 3yrs Gender: male Neutered: yes UTD vaccines: yes Breed: Moyen Poodle Colours: apricot Coat length: med House trained: yes Special needs: no OK with kids: teens OK with cats: yes Ok with dogs: yes Status: adoptable Microchip: yes Size: medium Location: Drumbo Adoption fee: $800
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Pamela

Bulldog Beagle

Female, Young
Drumbo, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
**IF THIS LISTING IS STILL POSTED THIS DOG IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. NO NEED TO EMAIL ASKING IF THE DOG IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS BIO THOROUGHLY AS INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY IS CONTAINED IN THIS LISTING** Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. At Pound Dog Rescue, we believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, and learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. Please meet Pamela, a 2 years young Bull Dog /Beagle cross. Pam is being reposted for adoption through no fault of her own . When her adopter was noticing many reoccurring minor medical issues we took Pam back into our care to investigate this as she had been a very healthy dog with us. Ends up she was having allergic reactions to some products in her home environment and the treats she was given. With those items eliminated, Pam is once again the happy and healthy dog we know her to be. She has no issues with natural based, quality treats. She is just sensitive to those that contain dyes or chemicals. Pam is a small but solid dog weighing 16kgs. Pam is the inspiration for the saying that great things come in small packages. She is such a sweet and beautiful soul! Pam came into our rescue as a puppy mill mom. We are so glad she is here, as she deserves a forever home to call her own. This love of a dog loves to snuggle and be with her humans. She wants nothing but to love and be loved. Pam is content to lie on the couch next to you or in your lap for snuggles. However, if you are busy, she is also happy to play on her own with chew toys or have a wee nap on the couch. She wants to be part of the action with her family. As a mill dog, Pam was not treated very well so she is shy and nervous when first meeting new people. Her forever family needs to understand this and be willing to work on positive experiences and gentle correction so she can grow up to be a confident lady. Her foster mom is working on her confidence, and she is improving each week. Once she gets to know people, she is a totally different dog. You will see her bouncy, happy, joyful side within a matter of days upon adoption; Pam is a naturally happy dog and it doesn’t take her long to adapt to a new home. Pam gets along well with her foster brother and loves to initiate games of chase around the back yard or to snuggle in with him. She would also be content to be the only dog in the household too. To this girl, human interaction is the best! If her forever home has another dog it in, it should be a dog that is tolerant of a smaller dog that wants in on everything – especially when it comes to pets and bum scratches. Pam is crate trained and has learned that the crate is a comfortable place to be. She will occasionally give a few whines or grumbles if she feels she should not be in her crate but quickly resigns herself to the situation. In foster care, her family has only heard her bark twice (both times her foster brother started the fun) so she would be ideal for apartment, condo, or house. Though, Pam would definitely prefer a yard or access to a fenced in area so she can run around and sniff out what has happened since she was last there. When running in the yard, Pam puts in the cutest Tigger “boings” to her gait – she is just so joyful to be outside! This sweet girl is good in the car and travels well. She walks twice a day for about 20 to 25 minutes, which is perfect for her current fitness level. Pam also has a few play sessions in the yard too. She will need longer walks if she does not have access to a fully fenced yard to run around. Afterwards she loves a good nap on the couch (she LOVES the couch). Since mill dogs are flight risks and are very shy, we are looking for a family that has children 8 years of age or older. Pam does have a high prey drive so cannot go to a home with a cat or small animals. She will, however, do everything she can to protect your yard from any invading squirrels and bunnies! If you are looking for a loving, sweet and easy-going furry family member, Pam is your dog! Name: Pamela ID # PDR1153 Age: 2yrs Gender: female Spayed: yes UTD vaccines: yes Breed: Bulldog/Beagle Colours: red and white Coat length: short House trained: yes Special needs: no OK with kids: older OK with cats: no Ok with dogs: yes Status: adoptable Microchip: yes Size: med Location: Waterloo Adoption fee: $700
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Ernie

Shih Tzu Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Male, Adult
Drumbo, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Let me tell you a bit about myself. I am an approximately 7 years old Shih tzu and Terrier mix. I have a soft silky coat that is a beautiful champagne colour in natural light. Weighing in at approximately 17 lbs, I am small enough to be picked up and carried which I do not mind at all. In fact, I love to be held and snuggled. I am very good in the house. I will let you know when I need to go out, and I do not get into things (although I will sneak a lick out of your bowl if you leave it on the coffee table unattended). Best of all, I do not shed much. You may recognize me as I was a PDR dog about 5yrs ago. I was adopted into a loving family and was an adored pet for many years. Unfortunately some things changed in my family and my dad had to make the very hard decision to return me to PDR to find another loving home. He didn’t take this decision lightly and had some conversations with the rescue about what would be best for me. I can tell you that my dad loves me a whole lot, and he misses me a ton, but he had to make some tough decisions as life has changed drastically for him. So I find myself looking for a new person or family to love me in what I hope is my true forever home. I bonded very quickly to my new foster mom and she has discovered that I am a lap dog through and through. I love nothing more than to sit in her lap or curl up on the couch with her. I love to be cuddled, held and petted, enjoying neck rubs, back massages and a good belly rub if it’s from my foster mom. I am very shy around new people and take some time to warm up but if people allow me to meet on my terms I come around nicely. I especially like if they will feed me treats, this makes me temporarily forget my fears . I will let them pet me and I start to relax until they get up and move. I have some work to do to build up my confidence but my foster mom is helping me with this by introducing me to new situations and people and letting people know the best way to make friends with me. Because really, I just want nothing more than to be a pampered lap dog. My favourite thing to do (other than get cuddles and eat treats) is to go for walks in the park even if its windy and cold, raining or snowing. I get very excited when it’s time to go and will do flying leaps in the air. I am a good boy though and will sit nicely to have my leash and collar put on. When outside, I am fine with people walking or running by , small animals and birds, but get reactive when I see another dog. That being said, I can make friends with other dogs that behave themselves and are calm, and I even have a doggie friend that I love to sniff around with. I go for walks with my calm dog friends and enjoy hanging out with them, I am just fearful of strange dogs and dogs that are acting out. I am better with the dogs that I have gotten to know on our walks. Highly energetic or intense dogs freak me out and it takes more effort to get me to calm down. I am learning to sit and look at my foster mom in these situations but I still need constant reminders. Because barky and energetic dogs scare me and make me barky I do need experienced dog owners who can work with and manage my reactivity on leash. I will not be a suitable dog for first time dog owners or those who are not confident dog handlers with experience in dog training. I am working on this with my foster mom but it is something that my adoptive family will need to continue training. Outside, I am fine with the noise and activity that children make in the park and I will walk by calmly, but I don’t enjoy the grandkids if they are running around and making noise in the house as this energy level scares me. If they are quiet and just sitting around playing board games or watching TV I am okay with them. I do not like to be followed around by children who want to pet me. I will move away from them. I will let them pat me or even sit on the couch with them when they are calm. I would like an adult only home or one with teens where I don’t need to be scared around young children. Once a day, I get a notion to play with squeaky toys. I don’t play for long, but when I do, I play hard. I love to pounce on my toys and shake them around and even throw them in the air to pounce on again. I also enjoy a good chew toy. Don’t worry, though, I only chew on my toys. As I said before I am basically a very good boy. I am okay with being bathed a blow dried, but I am not fussy about being brushed. However, I will tolerate this. I will need to be groomed periodically as my fur just keeps growing, and I will look my best if brushed for a few minutes each day. I will definitely need at least two walks a day although I am happy with more. I will let you know if my water bowl is empty, you’re late with dinner, or I need to go for a walk. And I will hang out with you in the kitchen while you cook dinner and help you clean up any food items dropped on the floor. I am okay with being crated while you are out, but when you are home I don’t want to be in my crate except at night. Ideally wish for a quiet home without children, one where I can be a proper lap dog and get lots of cuddling and attention. Once I bond with my new person(s) they will see what a wonderful companion I can be. I will need some time to adjust to my new situation and therefore some patience will be required. I would not do well in an apartment as I will bark when I hear noises. And I do enjoy going out in the yard by myself for short periods of time. If you are looking for the ultimate lap dog and will give me the time to adjust, I will be the perfect dog for you. Name: Ernie ID # PDR444 Age: 7yrs Gender: male Neutered: yes UTD vaccines: yes Breed: ShihTzu/Terrier Colours: cream Coat length: med House trained: yes Special needs: no OK with kids: teens OK with cats: unknown Ok with dogs: yes (small, calm dogs) Status: adoptable Microchip: yes Size: small Location: Guelph Adoption fee: $700
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Blitz

Husky

Female, Puppy
Drumbo, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
**IF THIS LISTING IS STILL POSTED THIS DOG IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. NO NEED TO EMAIL ASKING IF THE DOG IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS BIO THOROUGHLY AS INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY IS CONTAINED IN THIS LISTING** Let me introduce you to Blitz! She is approximately 3 months old and a Siberian Husky, with energetic eyes and a beautiful white and black coloured coat. Blitz is going to be a medium to large sized dog and she will need lots of room to run and play. Huskies are known to be escape artists, therefore it is needed that her forever home have a 6 foot secure fence. Blitz is still a puppy and therefore still has lots of growing to do, we guess she will be on the larger end of the scale for a typical Husky size. Blitz is a very beautiful dog, she has gorgeous markings and such a stunning mask and facial features, she is an absolutely stunning dog when it comes to her appearance. Blitz immediately warms up to everyone she meets and is an absolute delight, she loves to get some snuggles and she looks for everyone to play with her. Blitz was found as a stray in a northern Indigenous community with an already healing broken leg; being so young it gave her a rough start to life but ever since she has been rescued she has flourished and will never look back. Blitz needs someone who can be a pack leader and work with her through all her years to be the best dog she can be. Blitz has quite a confident personality and therefore will require ongoing consistent training, we are preferably looking for someone with previous Husky experience. Husky’s have their own special personality, exercise needs, goofy character and we need her forever home to fully embrace everything Husky and know exactly what they will be getting!! Blitz would do well in pretty much any home situation. She is calm and quiet when she is indoors, especially after spending some time playing in the backyard with the other dogs. Sometimes when they are in the house she howls at the other dogs to try to entice them to play with her! Blitz enjoys many different forms of exercise, since she is still a puppy she has tons of puppy energy! Blitz enjoys going for quiet walks, playing in the backyard with the dogs, or even just playing tug of war or fetch with the kids or other dogs in the house. Once Blitz has had a chance to expel some of her energy, she is happy to rest at your feet or snuggle with you on the couch, we always like to say she becomes our husky slipper because if you’re anywhere for more than a minute or two when she’s tired you can guarantee she will sleep covering your feet! Blitz has been working really hard on her walks, she absolutely loves to take a stroll through town to see all the sights and to sniff all the smells! She very much has a working. “ lets go” personality and she wants to make the walk a working walk and go, go, go! Blitz has shown some interest in the wildlife and since she is still a puppy this hasn’t gotten out of hand, but her forever home will need to work diligently with this to ensure she doesn’t develop too much of a prey drive. Blitz absolutely loves being active, it isn’t until the resident dogs (and kids) all lay down that she decides she will take a nap as well! Blitz is very food motivated and therefore we think she will thrive on continued training with her new owner. Blitz is very content at being on her own, if you have to go upstairs or outside for a while she doesn’t even budge from her sleeping position. Blitz is doing really well with her housetraining, especially given that she is a puppy found as a stray. Blitz is still continuing with her housetraining which I was say is at about 75%, she poops in the backyard 99% of the time, but there are still a few pee accidents in the home. Like all puppies she needs constant supervision when not in her crate and continued praise when she goes to the bathroom outside to solidify her understanding that she needs to do her business outside. She is still a very young puppy, so housetraining will need to be a continuous training point, and her forever family should understand that a transition to a new home will also bring with it some regression with her house training. It is expected that Blitz be enrolled in an obedience and manners class to help her bond with her new family and build the foundation of training for all her years to come. That being said, we strongly suggest and will be looking for applicants for her that will take her through advanced levels of obedience as it will be so beneficial for her and her family. Training will help her family establish rules and routines in the home so that she fully understands and will help her family demonstrate confidence. Huskies are known to be difficult to train due to their stubbornness and independence therefore obedience is a must and she will not be suitable for first time dog owners. Blitz is fully crate trained and loves her bed, she goes into her bed at night and during the day if her humans are going out. Blitz is very good at going in when it’s time, just throw in a tasty treat or two and say “lets go to bed”! She is very good at settling in for the night, she usually lets out a howl or two, or whines for a minute, but then she lays down and sleeps until the morning time. Blitz has been a wonderful addition to our family while she has been with us, she is a very lovable and snuggly girl and just wants someone to love her unconditionally back. Blitz is good with other dogs and has settled in very nicely with her foster dog siblings, who are showing her the ropes of being a dog and how to listen to other dogs cues. Blitz is becoming quite a confident girl and will need to go to a home with either no dogs, or a male dog for her to play with. She will not be suitable for a home with another female dog as she has demonstrated some more dominant traits. Blitz loves to initiate playtime with the other dogs and is happy to wrestle or to chase after some toys and play tug of war! Blitz is currently being fostered in a home with a cat, she is well behaved when it comes to the cat but does need some reminders that the cat does not like to be chased or pawed at. With a dog savvy cat and consistent reminders Blitz could possibly go to a home with a cat, however her new owners should remember that Huskies are known for their high prey drive. Blitz is currently living with two teens, she absolutely adores them and loves nothing more than to play tug of war or to curl up and watch a movie! Blitz has always been gentle with the kids and has learned how to properly interact with them. We believe she could go to a home with kids aged 8+ as long as they were well versed in appropriate play with dogs and involved in her training. Anyone interested in Blitz needs to live within 1hr of Cambridge, Ont as she must be returned to our vet later on to be spayed. She will be adopted out on a contract that stipulates this and it is mandatory. This is covered in the adoption fee. We will only consider a home for Blitz where someone is home or has the capabilities to come home throughout the day. Puppies need to be taken outside for bathroom breaks very regularly when they are small and will not be able to hold it for an 8hr work day. Please keep in mind that if you work from home you need to have a plan in place for a crating schedule for the pup as puppies need 100% of your supervision when not in their crates; you cannot expect to work and have the puppy running around in the room with you as they won’t have your full attention. We are also looking for families that are fully aware of the time commitment of a puppy and the work involved. Puppies are a total joy and bring so much love and happiness into a home, but you cannot underestimate the work and time involved in raising a puppy properly. They need constant supervision while young to expedite the house training stage and to ensure they aren’t chewing on anything inappropriate. We are also looking for a family that will crate train the puppies as we fully believe that this is the best for pups and offers them a quiet and secure “den” to call their own. A crate trained pup is a blessing as it offers a safe place to put them when you can’t be watching them all the time. On a final note, Blitz got to visit our wonderful vet and she has been fully vetted for all regular vaccinations, heartworm and fecal tested, has been given her flea/tick/heartworm medication and is microchipped. Because Blitz came into rescue with an injured back leg this was looked at with our vets and they advised that the fractured leg has calloused well and not causing any concerns currently. As she is a growing puppy our vet wants to recheck the leg when she is a few months older; because of this we will be getting another x-ray done when Blitz comes in for her spay surgery. That being said, Blitz has not once shown any holding back when it comes to her leg and she uses it to it’s fullest and has no problem with wrestling with the resident dogs or keeping up for walks. Blitz has been a wonderful dog to watch flourish from being an underfed and survival mode puppy into a very confident puppy. She has a great zest for life and is always happy and wagging her tail, waiting for the next adventure. This girl has been a joy to foster and has so much love to give to her people. She wants to find her forever family with someone who will dedicate time to working with her so she can be a part of a pack. Name: Blitz ID # PDR2041 Age: 3mths Gender: female Spayed: will be UTD vaccines: yes Breed: Husky Colours: black and white Coat length: med House trained: yes Special needs: no OK with kids: older OK with cats: yes Ok with dogs: yes Status: adoptable Microchip: yes Size: large Location: Plattsville Adoption fee: $900

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