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We'll also keep you updated on Jagger's adoption status with email updates.
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Jagger

Border Collie Husky

Male, 9 yrs 11 mos
Cambridge, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Jagger is an 8 year old border collie / husky cross. He is 60 lbs of short creamy white fur with a striking dappled red nose & ears. He has a truly goofy grin when he’s happy and his expressive toffee brown eyes make it hard to stay mad at him for any length of time. He is house trained and absolutely adores his crate. He often puts himself to bed in it if if his people are up past his bedtime. He also likes to nap on the couch. Jagger loves playtime, his absolute favourite toy is his tug rope. He’ll amaze you at how fast plush toys can be taken apart. However, he is very gentle with his rubber toys. He tends to get bored, so rotating his toys is a good idea. Outside he plays with a large rubber ball but has the typical husky attitude after a few throws of “if you lose it again it’s not my problem “. Jagger has never truly played with a Frisbee, but given the space would astound you at how high he can jump. He is very smart and learns quickly. He’s food motivated and knows sit, down, wait, look at me, with me, turn, and of course high five. Jagger leans more towards his husky side. He walks well on his gentle leader but still has a tendency to pull when distracted. He likes nothing better than to see new places, he occasionally gets car sick but this is solved by timing his meals accordingly. Jagger is fascinated by water but doesn’t want to be in it, he will avoid puddles at all costs and take you home if it starts to rain on a walk. He loves being around it and will bring you right to the water’s edge, just don’t try to make him go in. Jagger is dog reactive, and will bark and lunge when he sees other dogs. This is behaviour can lead to him redirecting on whoever is near. When unable to escape he does have some leash aggression, interpreting any movement towards him as a threat. He has been making great strides towards correcting this, and rarely reacts to neighboring dogs. He would benefit greatly from a course specializing in reactive dogs. Jagger is an absolute sweetheart. He’s a cuddly fun boy that would do well in a dog savvy home with a well fenced yard with people willing to provide the training that the high energy and northern breeds need. He needs a quiet adult home with no other pets and experienced owners. Jagger is available for adoption together through Grand River All Breed rescue. The adoption donation is $400. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.
We'll also keep you updated on Daisy's adoption status with email updates.
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Daisy

Husky Labrador Retriever

Female, Puppy
Cambridge, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Pebbles | Female | 16 Weeks | Husky Mix| Dogs: Yes | Cats: Yes | Kids: Yes Meet Daisy! Daisy came down south with her brothers and sisters to find a new family! Daisy is a typical husky mix gal! She’s got a lot of energy and curiosity to do all the things! Pebbles would love a big backyard or an active person to get her energy out. Pebbles is a smart pup and is very food motivated. She is eager to learn and should be easy to train. Pebbles is fearless when it comes to many things… she loves to explore, that includes climbing and jumping and running all over the place. As mentioned before someone that is active, maybe goes on lots of hikes would really be ideal to Pebbles! She loves being outside and exploring the world. Although they may be cute, puppies are a lot of work! Puppies need families that are home often to continue working on their house training and socialization. Their adoptive family must be committed to registering them for obedience classes. Daisy is current on age appropriate vaccines. She is being fostered in Cambridge, ON. ? Apply to Adopt! ?????? https://forms.gle/rJ9kmorUvtBaeQAE6
We'll also keep you updated on Ollie's adoption status with email updates.
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Ollie

English Springer Spaniel

Female, Young
Cambridge, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Ollie | Female | 12 Months | Setter Mix | Dogs: Yes | Cats: No| Kids: 14+ This is Ollie! Ollie is from Greece where she was found as a stray. She came to Canada to find a perfect home! Olive is a sweet, curious and affectionate girl. She loves her people and her companions, but requires patience with new people. Olive has a bite history - so she requires experienced large dog handlers. The gravity of this situation was precipitated by excitability and lack of training, as she was previously a street dog. She has since been at MNMK9 facility where she has been around other dogs and people with no concern for further bites. It is to be confirmed if this was a bite that broke skin or was more of a nip. Olive needs a home with lots of space to roam around, she will not thrive in an apartment/small space as she loves to snoop and wander. She needs enough space to roll around and be her silly self. Olive requires formal training on her leash skills as she is quite reactive and struggles not to pull. She is eager to approach other dogs and people. It’s not beneficial for Olive to meet other dogs on leash - rather in a fenced space unleashed. She lunges and this is a work in progress. Olive cannot live with cats, as she has a moderate prey drive. She is triggered by small animals and has a history of being too aggressive with the cats at her fosters home. It appears that she doesn’t understand her own size. Olive is a big girl, that is tall and strong. She needs lots of room to roam, which is why she requires a fenced in backyard. Until she has built her social skills around her reactivity, she needs to play in a large controlled environment. As for potty breaks, Olive is semi-house trained - as long as she has regular potty breaks (3-4 hours) there should be no concerns. She does require consistency, as she adjusts to a new space - as previously mentioned, she is coming from an outdoor boarding space, where she typically has free access to potty whenever she wants. Once she knows where to go, she should be perfect. She is very curious and hasn’t been in a formal home much. She has spent a majority of her training in a boarding/training space. Your home would require puppy-proofing, as she takes an interest in shoes/slippers and anything lingering on the floor. She loves a good stuffed Kong, lick-mats, brain-teaser games, snuffle mats or toys that she can chew on. She benefits from mental stimulation and enjoys keeping busy. Olive loves kisses and butt scratches. If she had it her way, she would be a couch dog. She loves to sit with her people and be pet. She is happy to lay with you when she is in sleepy mode, and is great in her crate overnight or when left alone. Ollie is looking for a family that will continue to invest in her training and socialization. Ollie is current on age appropriate vaccines, is spayed, and is microchipped. She is being fostered in Niagara Region, ON. ? Apply to Adopt! ?????? https://forms.gle/p3gqNi67HFEAhVpf9
We'll also keep you updated on Taffy's adoption status with email updates.
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Taffy

Husky Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Female, Puppy
Cambridge, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Taffy | Female | 14 Weeks | Northern Mix | Dogs: Yes | Cats: Yes | Kids: Yes Taffy was one of 8 born to the wonderful Tootsie Roll on Jan 27th! Little Miss Taffy is such a sweet, fun, loving, loyal pup! Her whole body wiggles when she wags her tail. She exudes happiness! She really enjoys car rides and is very calm, she usually falls asleep within minutes. She enjoys riding shotgun. She comes to work with me and spends most of the day sleeping or relaxing with a bone under my desk and you wouldn't even know she's there. She does like to have little play breaks here and there. (Don't we all?!) Taffy LOVES to play! She enjoys anything that squeaks, playing tug of war and fetch. Taffy would benefit from a fenced yard as she loves to run and play.  Taffy is a typical curious puppy so she needs to be supervised or contained so her curiosity/boredom doesn't get her into trouble with chewing things she shouldn't. Taffy is very interested in people food but we are working on that and she settles quick once she realizes she's not getting any.  Taffy has met some children and has been nervous upon meeting them as she is with meeting any new people but she was gentle. I think she would be great with children who know how to act around puppies. She's great with our teenagers. Taffy loves to be out exploring on nature walks where we can get away from the hustle and bustle of people and cars. She likes to chase blowing leaves and bugs! Taffy can be quite nervous if there are new people or other dogs around but she is getting more confident on our street. We've been spending time sitting outside the front of the house to build her confidence. Initially she usually tries to run back to the house but then she'll just and watch as they walk by. We will be working on slow introductions to show her how fun other dogs can be.  Taffy loves working/thinking for her meals, especially when her kibble is wrapped in a dish cloth and tied in a knot! Just eating out of the bowl is a bit boring for her but she will do that sometimes.  Taffy can sit and usually comes when she's called. We're working on lay down, stay and shake a paw. She's doing very well with house training! She's very good about doing her business quickly when she goes out and usually  goes to the door when she needs to go out. We are working on crate/pen training. She does enjoy being in crates to have a treat or chew on a bone so it's going well. It may be due to her age but she does seems to have some separation anxiety.  Currently she has not been left alone as she gets quite anxious but we're confident that with continued crate training this will improve.  Taffy was of course an adorable teeny puppy but she is really growing into her looks and is a stunning dog with beautiful markings. People often compliment her on her beautiful colours and appearance. She has unique hind legs with double dew claws on her back feet. Taffy is a lovely girl, she will make an awesome addition to a family! Although they may be cute, puppies are a lot of work! Puppies need families that are home often to continue working on their house training and socialization. Their adoptive family must be committed to registering them for obedience classes. Taffy is current on age appropriate vaccines. She is being fostered in Cambridge, ON. 📌 Apply to Adopt! ⬇️ https://forms.gle/eUHpAWmHhUvmVQ8C6
We'll also keep you updated on Gunner's adoption status with email updates.
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Gunner

Collie German Shepherd Dog

Male, Puppy
Cambridge, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Gunner | Male ♂️ | 6 Months Old | Collie Mix 🐑 | Dogs: Yes | Cats: No | Kids: Yes Dating Bio: Looking for someone who loves to have fun and enjoy the great outdoors! Adoption Bio: Gunner is a dog who loves the outdoors, especially snow! He is starting to like walks also, he needs some work, but does better when he's walking with another dog. He loves treats, sometimes his tartar Buster bones keep him busy for hours. Gunner likes attention, particularly a good belly scratch. He is a snuggle bug and enjoys sleeping in the bed at night, but when he's not sleeping, he likes to play with other dogs. Gunner will make a great member of the family and he loves to give kisses to his humans. He is very smart and eager to learn - a lot of stuff is new to him so he can be a little nervous at first but will come around as he gets used to it. He is current on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, neutered and is being fostered in Exeter, ON. 📌Apply to Adopt at the link in our bio.
We'll also keep you updated on Morty's adoption status with email updates.
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Morty

Husky German Shepherd Dog

Male, Adult
Cambridge, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Morty | Male ♂️ | 2 Years Old | Northern Mix 🐺 | Dogs: Yes | Cats: No | Kids: Yes Dating Bio: Looking for a quiet home where we can lay in bed together and just exist with love and affection. Adoption Bio: Morty loveeees other dogs whether that be a fur companion at home or socializing on walks. He needs halti as he tends to pull and is determined to socialize. He is prey driven with small animals like squirrels, rabbits, cats, etc. Morty is a true outdoorsman and loves the hunt. He doesn't like the crate, but loves to lounge on the couch or bed. Morty also likes a good canine snuggle (see photo two). He is housetrained, but needs work on recall and other commands. Is he the dog for you?! He'd love to find a forever home (without a cat 🐈). He is current on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, neutered and is being fostered in Bresleau, ON. 📌Apply to Adopt at the link in our bio.

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Grand River All Breed Rescue

PO Box 32116, Preston Postal Outlet, Cambridge, ON N3H 5M2

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PVCA Cambridge Ontario

Cambridge, ON N3H 1W1

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Danes in Distress

1309 Michael Crescent, Cambridge, ON N3H 2R1

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DIBS Rescue - Kitchener

Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7

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Standard Poodles In Need, Rescue - Kitchener

Kitchener, ON N2M 3R3

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Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society

250 Riverbend Drive, Kitchener, ON N2B 2E9

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Canadian Royal Potcake Rescue

cambridge, ON N3C 0C8

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Halfway Home K9 Rescue - Cambridge

Cambridge, ON N1R 6Z5

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Rescue Dogs Match

6-425 Hespeler Rd, #375, Cambridge, ON N1R 8J6

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Cambridge & District Humane Society

1650 Dunbar Road, Cambridge, ON N1R 8J5

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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