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Puppies and dogs in Essex, Ontario

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Essex, 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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Boots

Beagle

Male, Puppy
Kingsville, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Boots is a great pup. He just wants to please, he has a good disposition and is very playful. Unfortunately my household has had some unexpected changes since we got Boots. My time has become very limited with him and I do not feel we are being fair to him as he is spending far to much time crated. I would like to find a home for Boots where he gets more attention then he is getting now.
We'll also keep you updated on Cooper's adoption status with email updates.
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Cooper

Mixed Breed (Small) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Young
Windsor, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello there, I'm Cooper! I'm still a puppy, full of energy and curiosity. I'm a pretty smart cookie too, always looking for a new game to play or a puzzle to solve. My friends at the shelter say I'm sweet, friendly, and a bit goofy. I make them laugh with my funny antics and playful nature. I've lived with cats before, and I'm good with other dogs and kids. I'm a loyal companion, always ready for an adventure or a cuddle on the couch. I promise to bring joy, laughter, and unconditional love to your home. If you're looking for a faithful friend, I'm your guy!*Regarding cats: I am a playful guy and love to chase them - so although I just want to play, your cat may not like it!**Regarding kids: I can be a lot of puppy for small children. If you are truly ready for all that a 9 month old puppy needs, then I do like kids! But otherwise, older kids might be able to handle my antics a little better ;)
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Gordie (Underdog)

Pug Beagle

Male, Adult
Windsor, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello, my name is Gordie! I am a young fun Puggle, and have a very mischevious personality! I tend to be a very nosy dog, and want to get into all sorts of good things. I like different items, different textures, and love exploring with my mouth! Sometimes, I like exploring so much that I end up with these mystery items in my tummy! I just can't seem to help myself because I get so curious, I need to taste the good stuff and chew on interesting things. It's safe to say I'll need a pretty clean home and taught some proper boundaries, but I'm already used to being in a crate and it's something that will need to be implemented moving forward. I am very very smart and know with some guidance, I will absolutely thrive!I am a very busy and energetic dog, and need a very busy, fun, and active household. I do well with all people, dogs, cats, you name it, I'm a very social butterfly! I am a bit of a wild child, so while I can go home with dogs and cats, they will need to be ones that can tolerate my high energy and pushy and eager personality, because I can be quite the assertive guy. I think a home without kiddos would be best, not because I don't like them (I love everyone!!), but because of the training I need, I think it'll be easier and more consistent with mature humans in the home that don't leave interesting mystery items out for me to chew on and eat. I would love a home with someone who is active and will keep me busy busy busy. I am quite the character and know I will make you smile and laugh a lot. I hate to brag, but everyone loves me here and talks about what a great dog I am. I can't believe I haven't found a home yet, and am getting kind depressed over here waiting and waiting... If you think you have the time, energy, and patience for a little firecracker like myself, then please fill out an adoption application!Check out Gordie on Tiktok! https://tinyurl.com/mtcuh7tf
We'll also keep you updated on Polly (Bonded with Perdita)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Polly (Bonded with Perdita)

Beagle Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Windsor, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello, my name is Polly! I am a young Beagle looking for my forever home! I am bonded with my pal, Perdita. You see, without her around, I'm a bit nervous and looking for her, so it's best us girls stick together!We are looking for an active household that will do fun things with us, and give us lots of love. We are hoping for a home where we are the only pets to get lots of love, and a fun fenced yard to run around and explore in. I also LOVE being outdoors, so a yard for me to sunbathe in will be important. I have been known to be a bit shy with new people, more so men, so this is something I may need work on. Don't worry though, I don't really have a mean bone in my body and would rather avoid scary people, though some yummy treats do help! My sis and I however LOVE children, so a home with kiddos would be fine with us! We are young, fun, happy go lucky girls, and know we will make someone very very happy!
We'll also keep you updated on Perdita (bonded with Polly)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Perdita (bonded with Polly)

Beagle Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Windsor, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi, I'm Perdita, a gentle soul with a curious nose. As you can see, I am pretty tight with my bestie Polly. So tight in fact that we need to get adopted together. When we are apart we get really upset and cry and scream for each other. Its really pathetic actually but we cant help it. We are besties.Since I'm a beagle, my sense of smell is my superpower. I love exploring new scents and going on sniffing adventures. I'm sweet and friendly, always ready to greet you with a wagging tail. Though I might seem indifferent at times, it's just my laid-back nature. I promise I'm just as excited to see you. My gentle demeanor makes me a great companion for anyone. It's best I go to a home with no other animals, and a fenced yard as me and my sis love the space to sniff! If you're looking for a loyal friend who will always be there for you, then I'm your girl. Adopt me and let's start our adventure together!
We'll also keep you updated on Maxwell (Special Paws)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Maxwell (Special Paws)

American Bulldog Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Senior
Windsor, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi there, I'm Max. My age has given me wisdom and a love for the simple things in life. I'm a sweet, friendly soul, always curious about the world around me. I can be a bit goofy at times, but that's part of my charm. I'm smart too, always eager to learn new things. Cuddles? Oh, I'm a big fan! I'm just a sweet and happy medium energy guy!I've never met a cat before, so the people here aren't sure how I would do with them, and I prefer to be the only dog in the house. I've never been around kids either, but I'm such a friendly guy, so I would probably be ok with dog savvy children. Walking me might be a workout, I do love to pull on the leash. Apartments aren't really my style, I could run into another dog in those narrow hallways and I'd really rather not do that. I need space to roam and sniff. I am a Special Paws pet in the Signature Pets Program because I have allergies that will likely require some extra care to keep under control and managed. Since I am a Special Paws pet, my adoption fee is up to you!Adopt me, and I promise to fill your life with laughter, love, and endless curiosity.

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Dog shelters and rescues in Essex, Ontario

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

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Windsor/Essex County Humane Society

1375 Provincial Road, Windsor, ON N8W 5V8

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Southern Ontario Sighthound Rescue

Leamington, ON N8H 3V7

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River Rouge Animal Shelter

100 W. Pleasant St, River Rouge, MI 48218

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Ratbone Rescues (MI Chapter)

Detroit, MI 48231

Pet Types: dogs

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Metro Area Animal Adoption Association

269 Walker St., #232, Detroit, MI 48207

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Michigan

Detroit, MI 48226

Pet Types: dogs

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Grosse Pointe Animal Clinic

15135 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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NBRAN Michigan

Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

Pet Types: dogs

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I Heart Pits

5927 Kensington Ave., 5927 Kensington Ave., Detroit, MI 48224

Pet Types: dogs

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Michigan Humane - Detroit

7401 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, MI 48211

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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