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Tess

Rottweiler

Female, Puppy
Acton, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Tess is a 5 month old Rottweiler. She is up to date in vaccines & crate trained. Tess has been diagnosed with Scoliosis, that being said she is good with kids and other pets but would be best in a home with no more than one other dog or low energy. Tess is well rounded and doesn't play strange with other pets or people. We are hoping to rehome to family who met criteria above but she will stay with us as long as needed. We are only hoping to rehome due to higher risk of injury in current multi dog home. We would prefer not to use a rescue/shelter, direct to approved home only.
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George Costanza

German Shepherd Dog Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Guelph, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello! My name is George Costanza - but you can call me George! Or Georgie Porgie, as my friends do!I have been patiently waiting for my FUR-ever home since November 2023; I'm so excited for my new family to come along and take me home. I am a super fun boy who loves fetch, long walks and WATER! I would be the best cottage buddy, floating down the river buddy or hiking buddy. Imagine: me and you, in a floatie, lounging on the lake with a cold drink and a yummy snack!My new family should know that when I get excited, I can be jumpy. But I love training and am doing really well - I'm so smart that I know how to sit without even being asked! And I'm learning lots of other cool tricks too, just ask my friends. MY IDEAL HOME INVOLVES...CHILDREN: Teenagers could be ok; no young childrenOTHER DOGS: Potentially, depending on the dog. It doesn't seem like I have had much experience socializing with dogs, so I can be nervous at first. Once I warm up, I can be playful although a bit awkward - silly me! I would be the best match with a very well-socialized and tolerant dog buddy.CATS: No, my energetic nature would likely be too much for a cat.FIRST-TIME DOG OWNERS: No, I need an owner with previous dog experience.FENCED-IN YARD: Highly recommended, unless you live on a country property.HOUSING ENVIRONMENT: No apartment buildings SOME OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ME...ACTIVITY LEVEL: Medium-high.HOUSE-TRAINED: Almost!If you think I could be a good match for your home, click the "adopt me" button to apply!
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Valentina

German Shepherd Dog Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Guelph, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello, my name is Valentina!I am a playful, silly girl whose idea of a good time is tossing around a good stuffy toy or going for a long walking adventure. I am very affectionate and snuggly with my humans. I can be a bit nervous of new people but warm up pretty quickly. I don't enjoy handling such as nail trims or vet exams. I am looking for a home that will work with me to help that be a more comfortable experience. MY IDEAL HOME INVOLVES...CHILDREN: No young children. Teenagers should be ok.OTHER DOGS: No, I don't think I would enjoy living with another dog as I don't like when they hover in my space, however, I have done well going for walks with other dogs. CATS: Yes, I did well with the cats in my foster home.FIRST-TIME DOG OWNERS: No, I would do best with someone who has dog experience. FENCED-IN YARD: Highly recommended.HOUSING ENVIRONMENT: Any, ideally with a yard, however I may not be ideal for apartment life given I may bark at noises.SOMEONE HOME MOST OF THE DAY: Not necessarily.SOME OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ME...ACTIVITY LEVEL: Medium.I'M ON A PRESCRIPTION DIET: No.HOUSE-TRAINED: Yes.If you think I could be a good match for your home, click the "adopt me" button to apply!
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Beau

Basenji Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Guelph, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello! My name is Beau!I'm an energetic fellow looking for an energetic family that will play and run with me! I am so smart, I love treats and will do almost anything for a good reward. I'm silly and fun, but I do seem to pull and bark on leash when I see people or dogs on walks. I'm excited to join a family that will enjoy doing training with me!MY IDEAL HOME INVOLVES...CHILDREN: No young children. Teenagers should be ok.OTHER DOGS: No, I don't seem to have great manners when meeting other dogs.CATS: No, given my energy and exuberance, I would be too much for a cat.FIRST-TIME DOG OWNERS: No, I would do best with someone who has previous dog experience.FENCED-IN YARD: Highly recommended given my energy level. HOUSING ENVIRONMENT: No apartment buildings due to my reactions on leash.SOMEONE HOME MOST OF THE DAY: Not necessarily, however in the beginning I would do best not left for a full work day.SOME OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ME...ACTIVITY LEVEL: Medium-high.HOUSE-TRAINED: Yes.If you think I could be a good match for your home, click the "adopt me" button to apply!
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Asher

Newfoundland Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Guelph, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello! My name is Asher.I'm a friendly and easy-going guy. I enjoy walks and ear rubs. I am treat-motivated and love to learn. I know "sit" very well and do it without even being asked, like the good boy I am! I am looking for a home that has the space to accommodate my large size and ideally a home with knowledge on giant breeds. MY IDEAL HOME INVOLVES...CHILDREN: No, I'm looking for an adult-only home. OTHER DOGS: No, I have guarded my resources from dogs in the past and would do best as the only pet in the home.CATS: No, I'm looking to be the only pet.FIRST-TIME DOG OWNERS: No, I would do best with someone who has dog experience, ideally large or giant breed.FENCED-IN YARD: Highly recommended, unless it's a rural property.HOUSING ENVIRONMENT: Any with yard.SOMEONE HOME MOST OF THE DAY: Not necessarily.SOME OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ME...ACTIVITY LEVEL: Medium.I'M ON A PRESCRIPTION DIET: No.HOUSE-TRAINED: Yes.If you think I could be a good match for your home, click the "adopt me" button to apply!
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Ava

Mixed Breed (Medium) Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, 1 yr 1 mo
Guelph, 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
AVA – Terrier Mix / 11 months / 14kg / F-Spayed Ava is a darling pooch who loves to give sweet kisses and cuddle up with her favorite humans. While she's not a Velcro pup, she's always by your side, following you around with a wagging tail. She's not one for mingling with kids or cats, but she's a pro at making new human friends when out on her leash. One of Ava's favorite pastimes is trying to stalk birds and squirrels during her leash walks (she dreams of pouncing too!) but remains unfazed by other dogs or bustling streets. She's alert when it comes to outdoor adventures, and indoors, she likes cozy wrestle play sessions with her furry pals or relaxing near her people. House trained and obedient, Ava knows to signal when nature calls and is a pro at snoozing quietly in her crate, especially when there's a tasty treat involved. Although she's pretty brave, Ava may seek comfort behind her furry friends or her trusted human when feeling unsure. But don't let her shyness fool you—Ava is a quick learner, mastering commands like sit, down, and come with ease. Plus, she's a dream companion in the car and is perfectly behaved during outings to stores. Ava's future home will need to have people home most of the time. She'll want an active family to take her on plenty of hikes and walks. She'll also need a dog-pal in the home for future growth and play. She'd prefer a quieter neighbourhood with a fully fenced backyard. Ava does not do well with cats and would prefer a home with older kids or no kids. If Ava sounds like she could be the girl for you, please check out www.dibsrescue.com for her application. Ava’s adoption fee is $750. If you are a family with kids, please check out our resources on kids and dogs before you apply (https://dibsrescue.com/kids-dogs/).

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Nickquenum Dog Rescue

Guelph, ON N1E 2G1

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Halton Hills Animal Control

RR#1, Limehouse , Halton Hills, ON L0P 1H0

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DIBS Rescue - Guelph

Guelph, ON N1H 3A1

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New Hope Animal Rescue

4990 Jones Baseline, Guelph, ON N1H 6H8

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Guelph Humane Society

500 Wellington Street, West, P.O. Box 684, Guelph, ON N1H 6L3

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

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Barlee's Angels Rescue Network

Guelph, ON N1G 2X6

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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DIBS Rescue - Georgetown

Georgetown, ON L7G 2A3

Pet Types: dogs

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Paws Across The Water - Erin

Erin, ON N0B 1T0

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Upper Credit Humane Society

5383 Trafalgar Rd N, Erin, ON N0B 1T0

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

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Southern Connection Dog Rescue

Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

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