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Puppies and dogs in Carleton Place, Ontario

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Indy - Courtesy Listing

Labrador Retriever

Male, Young
Carlsbad Springs, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Indy is a 2 year old male black lab mix (1/4 german shepherd). He is healthy and up to date on all vaccinations and checkups. He is a loyal dog and always looking out for his people. He is loving and excited with lots of energy but does get nervous around new humans and can get suspicious of certain dogs. Indy is anxious and can become reactive, but does not have a bite history. He is unsure with strangers in his space and has an intimidating bark and lunge. With patience and treats he can usually become comfortable with new people and is extremely loving of his family and friends. He struggles with a small number of individuals who trigger him for reasons unknown to us. He requires a dog savvy home and would succeed with proper and consistent training. He is smart and learns well. He has some formal training but our busy lifestyle does not give him the consistency he needs. He has mixed reactions to new dogs. He is eager to play with his friends but will sometimes bark at strange new dogs. He will be reactive towards some specific dogs and that requires a firm grip and quick removal from the situation. For that reason, he is muzzle trained and does not visit the smaller fenced-in dog parks. He has had success at the larger off-leash parks where he explores alongside his owners. While he has lived in a house with 2 kids (9 & 11 year old boy and girl) and is excellent with them and their closest friends, he can struggle with new friends going in and out of the house and that is one of the big reasons he is looking for a new home. Houses with lots of traffic may not be a great fit. He is muzzle trained and is strong. With us, he wears a prong collar to walk in case we meet a dog he does not like. Otherwise, he walks quite well. He has had success with a harness as well but will pull on a flat collar. He really loves to run. He can go for runs with his humans of up to about 5km. Indy loves the snow and playing in it. He also loves to retrieve a ball and can’t wait to get up to a full sprint. His recall skills are pretty good but usually has his lead still attached even when roaming free to make him easy to grab. He can get distracted by other dogs, squirrels or humans. Indy sleeps in a large crate every night on the main floor. He’s sometimes unsure of more than a few stairs, so we have trained him to stay there. The main floor is his zone. He is also comfortable being sectioned off in the kitchen with his doggie bed when his humans are out for a few hours. He is fine with being left alone for 5+ hours. He will not try to push down a gate or barrier to leave his sectioned off area. He lazes around for much of the day when we do work from home. His favourite evening after dinner thing is a Kong with frozen wet food in it. It is calming and can take over an hour to enjoy. Indy knows to go onto his bed before he gets rewarded with his Kong. He is food motivated, loves various kinds of treats and will work for it! He is likely best in a single-dog home with dog savvy owners. He has little experience with cats or other small animals in the home. He is currently on medication to help with the anxiety (about $20-$25 per month from a regular pharmacy). This is a courtesy listing. Please call or text 613-406-5222 to discuss Indy.
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Hannah - Courtesy Listing

German Shepherd Dog

Female, Young
Carlsbad Springs, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
The very short version: - GSD - 2.5 years old - Female - Spayed - Other dogs: no. - Kids: no. - Teens: Dog-smart teens okay. - Cats: no experience, but caution advised. Management issues: - food and resource guarding, severe. - Reactivity, situational. Ideal situation: - a trainer, vet, vet tech, experienced foster or rescue person, or other person with wide experience of dogs and dog training. *************************************************** Background: Hannah is a two and a half year old German Shepherd Dog who has had a difficult start in life. She came to us from a home with two unfixed male GSDs, after police got involved in a domestic abuse situation. The owner later disclosed that this was her fourth home. She had a litter in late January and was allowed to become pregnant again on her first heat. She came to us in June and gave birth to her second litter while in foster this summer. She has been relinquished to No Surrender and we have full authority to make decisions for and about her. Her first placement failed due to the adopter ignoring the management information. She came back after one minor incident and is now stable with her previous foster. Adopter will need to commit to force-free and fear-free training. Good stuff: Her hips have been checked and pronounced excellent. She is strong and agile and would do well in dog sports. She is very quick on the uptake in training. She is a "people dog" and is very good and deeply sweet and affectionate with people she knows. She is good with dogs she knows for a playdate, or playing in a field or in a dog park, but can have trouble with strange dogs on-leash, in an indoor enclosed space, or sharing toys. She loves water, loves tug and playing with a ball. She can be left alone for several hours at a time. She is a very good passenger in a car or truck and loves going for very long drives. Her reactivity diminishes rapidly outside an urban environment. She is much happier and calmer in suburban or rural settings. She is OK with larger animals like horses, but has too much play/prey drive to stay calm with smaller livestock. Management: Hannah has no bite history. Although she requires management around food, she gives ample warning of her concerns. Hannah is a country dog who hates the city. She needs a quiet suburban or rural environment to thrive. Many though not all of her problem behaviours only express in the city. The primary issue is severe food guarding with both dogs and people, although she does not guard from her foster, who has won her trust. She often eats near him as she feels he will keep her food safe. This is exacerbated by a tendency to hoard food and chewies when not immediately hungry. This is not affected by whether she's in a loud urban area or a calm rural environment. We are currently, slowly, getting her on a schedule of training her to eat and enjoy chewies only in her crate. We expect this to be a lifetime requirement for her safety and the safety of others. This is the primary reason for not placing her with children, who she does love and is very good with when food is not involved. She shows toy-guarding with other dogs, but not people, and has on-leash reactivity to dogs and people she does not know. This is somewhat better in a calmer environment, but she should not live with other dogs unless the adopter is extremely experienced and willing to manage the food issues lifelong. She had almost never been on leash when we got her and did not walk well on leash, but is learning rapidly. She is inclined to pull but is doing well with the Halti. Health: She had a litter in late January of 2023 and was pregnant with a second litter when we got her; delivered mid-July 2023. She was sufficiently underweight on arrival in foster that an x-ray was required to confirm the pregnancy 3 weeks prior to delivery. Despite an immediate shift to puppy food and puppy formula as a supplement, of 5-6 fetuses observed on x-ray she delivered only 4 and only 2 survived. She was spayed in late November of 2023. She had an occasional limp when we got her. The vet has examined her hips and pronounced them very good, and suggests that the trouble was due to poor nutrition and irregular activity levels. It has not come back since the pups weaned. After she weaned we found she was not only underweight but was B-12 deficient and has some food allergies. She's since had two B-12 shots and is now on an appropriate diet and at a good weight. Her B-12 should be monitored going forward. Steps we're taking: We have her wearing a Halti and are working on leash manners. We have not tried any counter-conditioning for reactivity. We are concentrating on teaching her that her crate will keep her food safe for her. Addressing her health and nutritional issues means she now largely eats her food immediately instead of hoarding it, which reduces opportunities the guarding behaviour noticeably. She continues to hide and then guard chewies, so she does not currently get them. When we can close the door of the crate with her in it without her reacting, we will give her chewies there. We are arranging a formal training consultation, and are willing to do more to invest in her future as needed. We are absolutely committed to her success, while and after we have her. She is extremely bonded with her foster, and would need to get to know her new family in his presence. This is a courtesy listing. If you are interested in giving Hannah a forever home, please contact info@nosurrenderottawa.ca
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Rusty

Australian Cattle Dog

Male, 2 yrs 6 mos
Carlsbad Springs, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Temperament - Rusty is an athletic and intelligent boy. - He enjoys opportunities to hang out with his people, go for long leashed walks. - Rusty came to us straight from 16 months tied outside, because of this, he is still learning manners. He needs reinforcement of his good behaviours. - Due to his limited time indoors, he could be curious initially in his new home. - He loves to snuggle on the couch and have your attention. - Bonds strongly with his people and rewards their efforts with love, loyalty and trust. - Rusty walks nicely on leash, takes good verbal cues, and greets people politely, but can get over excited. But in time and with consistency, this will be easy to manage. - Rusty may exhibit some reactivity to other dogs while behind a fence, but rarely reacts on leash, especially if he’s content, and busy. - Rusty has trouble socializing with other dogs, so interacting with other dogs is difficult, partially because of his herding instincts and his lack of socialization at a young age. Owner Suitability - Rusty’s energy level is moderate to high and would benefit from a family that can consistently commit to an exercise and ongoing training regiment. Rusty needs boundaries set immediately in his new home, and ample outlets for his energy and smarts. He would benefit greatly from classes in any canine sport which will also strengthen the bond with his person. - Rusty does exhibit prey drive; squirrels and birds and smaller animals would likely attract his attention. He needs to live in a home without cats, other small animals or young children. - He would be a good fit for a home with one or more adults. He could possibly do well in a home with dog-savvy kids around 12 years or older. - Rusty’s new family would need to recognize the things that stimulate him, resulting in his drive escalating, and understand when it’s time to remove him from the situation. Consistent reinforcement of his good behaviour will be important. - Rusty spent more than 1 yr of his life tied up. This CANNOT happen in his new home, as he could regress and become unmanageable in the house. - A fenced yard is a must. Given his natural curiosity and drive, he’ll need a secure space to be off-leash at home to continue to thrive. - Rusty is not a dog-park dog and is not well-suited to large social gatherings off leash. He is a very sweet and bright boy that would excel in a quiet, routine environment where he can be leash walked daily, with an opportunity to run without other dogs, and to explore, learn and play interactive games.
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Chinese Shar-Pei *foster homes needed*

Shar Pei

Female,
Prescott, ON
Size
(when grown) -
Details
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Story
  ***Please note the dogs in this picture are not in need of foster care or adoption, they are simply representative of the breed** Merlin’s Hope is always in need of committed foster parents who can give a rescued dog a temporary home and get it started on its way. Long-term and Short term homes are always needed. If you have experience with the breed and are interested in offering a temporary home, and  learn more about our Foster program, Please contact us at rescue@merlinshope.com    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We only respond to serious inquiries. If you would you like to learn more about our Adoption &  foster program, contact us at rescue@merlinshope.com or call us at 1-866-588-7656 February 25, 2024, 7:04 pm
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Cindy

Chow Chow

Female, Young
Prescott, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Cindy Cindy is an approximately 3 year old spay, rough coat red female weighing about 55lbs.  She was a very neglected looking stray, picked up by Animal Services and quickly treated for a urinary track infection. Smurf was eager to impress us with a few commands like sit, paw and down. She is very treat motivated. She keeps her kennel clean and is happy to get any form of attention. If you have a stable loving home and would enjoy going for regular walks for exercise, please consider a furry friend to join you. Smurf will make someone a great companion.   Please apply to  merlinshope.com     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We only respond to serious inquiries. If you would you like to learn more about our Adoption &  foster program, contact us at rescue@merlinshope.com or call us at 1-866-588-7656 February 25, 2024, 7:04 pm
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Tyson

Shar Pei

Male, Adult
Prescott, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
***Courtesy Posting*** Please meet Tyson, a 5 year old fawn neutered miniature Shar Pei weighing about 40 lbs Through no fault of his own, he is in need of a new home …no negative comments please! He is great with other animals (both big and small dogs as well as CATS !!) He is good with kids as well. Tyson knows basic commands, is fully potty trained and up to date on vaccines He is playful and affectionate, and would make a great addition to some lucky family. He is located in Montreal, Quebec If you can help Tyson , please reach out via e-mail at Rescue@merlinshope.com and we can put you in touch with his family.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We only respond to serious inquiries. If you would you like to learn more about our Adoption &  foster program, contact us at rescue@merlinshope.com or call us at 1-866-588-7656 February 25, 2024, 7:04 pm

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Travelling Paws Kennel and Pound

9070 Mc Arton Rd., RR#4 , Almonte, ON k0a 1a0

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Cat Rescue Network

Ottawa, ON K2H 7C4

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Sentinel Dog Rescue

14a spring grove lane, nepean, ON K2J 2C6

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Cat-a-Match Rescue

P.O. Box 45548, Chapman Mills, Ottawa, ON K2J 0P9

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Boston Terrier Rescue Canada Ontario

Arnprior, ON K7S 3X6

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Arnprior and District Humane Society

490 Didak Dr PO Box 45, Arnprior, ON K7S 0C0

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SPCA of Western Quebec

Gatineau, QC J9J 3K2

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One At A Time Pet Rescue

Ottawa, ON K4M 1B2

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UNDER MY WING - Pug Rescue

Ottawa, ON K1Z 8E3

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Big Sky Ranch, Animal Sanctuary

810 Pelton Road, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

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