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Skipper - Stratford

Mixed Breed (Small) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Stratford, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
*** Skipper's adoption fee has been reduced by 75% to help find him the best home***Skipper is a handsome and high-energy large breed dog, ready to embark on a new adventure with his forever family. This spirited pup is seeking a home with adults who can match his enthusiasm and provide the active lifestyle he craves.~ Skipper is looking for a home with a single person, couple, or a family without kids under 18.~ Skipper is a bundle of energy and loves to play fetch. In fact, he's a pro at it! His favorite pastime is chasing after balls, making him the perfect companion for someone who enjoys an active lifestyle. However, Skipper can be a bit jumpy and mouthy, so a home with adults only would be ideal.~ It's important to note that Skipper has resource guarding tendencies, especially when it comes to his beloved balls. Understanding his needs and providing a consistent environment will be crucial in helping him overcome this behavior. Due to his prey drive, Skipper would do best in a home without small animals or cats.~ Skipper came to us as a stray with an unusual gait, and further diagnostics revealed that he had multiple healed fractures. Although these past injuries don't currently affect him, we recommend potential adopters to review his vet records and consult with their vet for a better understanding of his health.~ Skipper is looking for a home where he is the only dog or a home he can be with another high energy, large breed dog. Skipper doesn't always like to share items with others dogs and can be vocal towards them.~ To ensure Skipper continues to thrive and be the best boy he can be, he will need two in-person mandatory training sessions. This will not only strengthen the bond between Skipper and his new family but also help address any behavioral challenges.~ Skipper is looking for a home with a yard, as he loves to run and play. An apartment setting is not be the best fit for him, given his high energy levels. A secure and spacious outdoor area will allow Skipper to indulge in his favorite game of fetch.If you're ready to provide Skipper with the love, attention, and exercise he needs, and if you're willing to invest in his ongoing training, he could be the perfect addition to your family. Submit an application for Skipper and discover the joy of having an energetic and playful companion by your side!Regularly Exhibited Behaviours Noticed:- High Energy- Separation Anxiety (Destructive behaviour)- Mouthy- Jumpy- Vocal- Under-Socialized- Lacks manners/self-control, working/herding type breeds characteristicsExplanation of Behaviours:- Skipper is a very high energy dog and will need to have plenty of daily exercise, training, enrichment and attention to set him up for success.- Skipper is under-socialized and his new family will have to help slowly and positively socialize him to the world around him.- His new family will have to work with him a lot on his basic manners as he can be very jumpy, mouthy and pushy at times. He seems to show these behaviours when in play or when excited or wanting attention.- Skipper has characteristics that resemble those of working/herding type breed dogs. His new family should be prepared to provide training, activity and an environment that set these types of breed up for success by doing research or having experience on working/herding breeds of dogs.- Skipper has some separation anxiety that causes him to chew and rip up items when left alone. He will need a home that will work on crate training him.This dog would benefit from:- Training and socialization- An adult only home- No apartments - Yard space strongly preferred! - Two in person training sessions with a positive reinforcement trainer- An very active family- Working/herding type breeds research- A home that wants to do dog sports or provide additional outlets with himTraining needs/behaviours that need to be worked with for this dog:- Basic training- Basic manners; Jumping up, Mouthing, Self-control- Socialization**For more information on any behaviours stated above, please check out our behaviour factsheet: https://kwsphumane.ca/BehavioursandDefinitions**Please remember that animals are coming back from foster care to the centres for their meet and greets. They will be experiencing a new environment and meeting new people, which means they may not exhibit the same behaviours they did in their foster videos or while in foster care.If you are viewing this through 24PetConnect by PetPlace or Adopt-A-Pet, please visit our website https://kwsphumane.ca/adopt/process to submit an application. Any applications submitted outside of www.kwsphumane.ca may not be received.
We'll also keep you updated on Mr. Moo - Stratford's adoption status with email updates.
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Mr. Moo - Stratford

Mixed Breed (Small) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Stratford, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Are you ready for a bundle of energy and love? Look no further than Mr. Moo! This handsome lad is a large mix breed dog with a heart as big as his size. At first glance, you'll notice his striking appearance and playful demeanor, but there's more to Mr. Moo than meets the eye.~ Mr. Moo is looking for a home with a single person, couple, or family with teenaged children (13yr+).~ Mr. Moo is searching for an active home where he can keep up with his adventurous spirit. He thrives on activity and would love a family who enjoys outdoor adventures, long walks, and maybe even some hiking trips! ~ However, it's important to note that Mr. Moo does struggle with separation anxiety and barrier reactivity. This means he needs a house environment to call his own, where he won't disturb any neighbors with his anxious tendencies. With the right environment and understanding, Mr. Moo's separation anxiety can be managed effectively. ~ Additionally, Mr. Moo prefers to be the only dog in the house. He's not too fond of other dogs and would thrive best as the sole canine pet, soaking up all the attention and love from his humans.~ While Mr. Moo may seem confident on the outside, he can be a bit shy and nervous around large men. With patience, love, and positive reinforcement training, he's sure to gain confidence and overcome his fears. That's why we're asking potential adopters to commit to at least one in-person positive reinforcement training session or sign up for a Goodpup scholarship before taking Mr. Moo home. It's an investment in his future happiness and well-being.If you're an active individual or family seeking a loyal companion to join you on life's adventures, Mr. Moo might just be the perfect match for you! With a little understanding and a lot of love, he'll blossom into the best furry friend you could ever ask for.Submit an application for Mr. Moo today and discover the joy of welcoming a loving, energetic companion into your home! Adopt Mr. Moo and watch your world light up with his infectious enthusiasm and boundless affection.NOTE:**For more information on any behaviours stated above, please check out our behaviour fact sheet: https://kwsphumane.ca/BehavioursandDefinitions**Please remember that animals are coming back from foster care to the centres for their meet and greets. They will be experiencing a new environment and meeting new people, which means they may not exhibit the same behaviours they did in their foster videos or while in foster care.If you are viewing this animal through 24Petconnect by PetPlace or Adopt-a-pet, please visit our website https://kwsphumane.ca/adopt/process to submit an application. Any applications submitted outside of www.kwsphumane.ca may not be received.
We'll also keep you updated on Kili - Stratford's adoption status with email updates.
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Kili - Stratford

Mixed Breed (Small) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Stratford, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Kili, the lovable and lively large breed mix who's eagerly searching for his forever home! This handsome pup is bursting with energy, ready to embark on adventures and play to his heart's content. At first, Kili may seem a bit reserved, but once he warms up, his true, playful personality shines through.~ Kili is looking for a home with a single person, couple, or family with older dog savvy children.~ Kili thrives on long walks and enjoys nothing more than frolicking with his canine pals. His enthusiasm for outdoor activities knows no bounds, making him the perfect companion for active individuals or families who love to explore the great outdoors.~ However, it's important to note that Kili can be a bit shy and nervous initially, especially in new environments or with unfamiliar faces. Patience and understanding will go a long way in helping him feel comfortable and secure in his new surroundings.~ While Kili's heart is full of love, he does have a tendency to view small animals, like cats, as toys due to his high prey drive. Therefore, he's seeking a home without cats or other small animals to ensure everyone's safety and happiness.~ One of Kili's biggest challenges is his high separation anxiety, which can lead to destructive behavior and vocalizations when left alone. To help him cope, we highly recommend crate training and providing plenty of mental and physical stimulation. A home with someone who can spend lots of time with him or where he won't be left alone for long periods would be ideal for Kili. No apartments due to his vocal nature.~ For Kili's continued growth and well-being, we require that his new family commit to three in-person training sessions, either through GoodPup scholarship or other in person positive training services, prior to his adoption. These sessions will help Kili build confidence, learn important skills, and strengthen the bond between him and his new family.In summary, Kili is a wonderful companion who's ready to bring joy and excitement into the lives of his future adopters. With the right environment, patience, and training, Kili will undoubtedly blossom into the loyal and loving companion he's meant to be. If you're ready to open your heart and home to this special pup, please consider giving Kili the chance he deserves.**For more information on any behaviours stated above, please check out our behaviour factsheet: https://kwsphumane.ca/BehavioursandDefinitions**Please remember that animals are coming back from foster care to the centres for their meetand greets. They will be experiencing a new environment and meeting new people, which meansthey may not exhibit the same behaviours they did in their foster videos or while in foster care.If you are viewing this animal through 24Petconnect by PetPlace or Adopt-a-pet, please visit our website https://kwsphumane.ca/adopt/process to submit an application. Any applications submitted outside of www.kwsphumane.ca may not be received.
We'll also keep you updated on Buster - Stratford's adoption status with email updates.
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Buster - Stratford

Mixed Breed (Small) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Stratford, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Are you looking for a spunky young boy to add to your family? Well look no further as Buster is here! Buster in an energetic boy that would love to find a family that can spend lots of time each day on getting his energy out. He loves to run and play with his toys. One of his favorite toys is a rope that we have attached to a tree, he will tug at it for time and take short breaks to run around the yard before going back to the tug. This handsome boy would make the perfect camping or adventure buddy for those that love the outdoors. If he sounds like the perfect fit for you, apply today!~ Buster is looking for an active home that will be able to take him on lots of adventures~ An home with a single adult, couple, or family that have older children with large dog experience~ Buster would do best in a home with no other dogs~ We recommend Busters new family socialized him in a proper and safe way~ Buster is looking for a house type home rather than an apartment due to him reactivity to dogs~ Buster will need to be signed up for training (1 in person or 3 virtual) prior to going into his fur-ever home to ensure he can work on his big boy manners and basic obedienceRegularly Exhibited Behaviours Noticed:- High Energy- Reactivity- Under-Socialized- Can be vocal and jumpy at timesExplanation of Behaviours:- A young dog who is high energy and will need a lot of training, attention, exercise, and enrichment to do well.- He will need to be socialized a lot in a safe and proper way to help set him up for success in the future.- He has shown some dog reactivity while in our care and can be vocal at times. He will need his adopters to help work on this with him in a safe and positive way.This dog would benefit from:- Active home- Adult home or family with older children with large dog experience- No apartments- No other dogs- Lots of training and socialization- Lots of time and attentionTraining needs/behaviours that need to be worked with for this dog:- Basic Training- Basic Manners- Work on reactivity (specifically noted towards other dogs)**For more information on any behaviours stated above, please check out our behaviour factsheet: https://kwsphumane.ca/BehavioursandDefinitions**Please remember that animals are coming back from foster care to the centres for their meetand greets. They will be experiencing a new environment and meeting new people, which meansthey may not exhibit the same behaviours they did in their foster videos or while in foster care.If you are viewing this through 24PetConnect by PetPlace or Adopt-A-Pet, please visit our website https://kwsphumane.ca/adopt/process to submit an application. Any applications submitted outside of www.kwsphumane.ca may not be received.
We'll also keep you updated on Kevin - Stratford's adoption status with email updates.
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Kevin - Stratford

Mixed Breed (Small) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Stratford, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Are you ready to add a bundle of energy and love to your family? Look no further, because Kevin is here to steal your heart!~ Kevin is a big, lovable goofball who is eager to find his forever home. As a large, high-energy breed, Kevin thrives on activity and adventure. Whether it's a hike in the mountains or a game of fetch in the backyard, Kevin is always up for some fun.~ However, Kevin is also a sensitive soul, particularly when it comes to his ears. Gentle touches and understanding will help him feel comfortable and safe in his new environment.~ Kevin may be a bit nervous around other dogs at first, but with a slow and patient introduction, he could make a furry friend for life. He's a work in progress when it comes to leash manners and managing his excitement, but with the right guidance and training, he'll be strutting down the street like a pro in no time.~ One thing to note about Kevin is his need for a home with older children, preferably 16 years and up. His exuberance and size may be overwhelming for younger kids, so he'll thrive best in an environment where he can be the center of attention without any worry.~ No apartments, please! Kevin needs space to stretch his legs and burn off that boundless energy. A fenced yard would be ideal for him to play and explore to his heart's content.~ Before Kevin finds his forever family, he'll need to attend at least one in-person training session. This will help set him up for success and ensure a smooth transition into his new home.If you're ready to open your heart and home to a lovable goofball like Kevin, don't hesitate to reach out and schedule a meet-and-greet. He's ready to shower you with love and slobbery kisses for years to come! Regularly Exhibited Behaviours Noticed:- High Energy- Under-Socialized- Nervous/Shy- Jumpy- Mouthy- Prey DriveExplanation of Behaviours:- He is a high energy dog and will require lots of training, attention, exercise, and enrichment daily.- He will need to be socialized a lot in a safe and proper way.- He can be nervous / timid with new people and in new environments. His new family will need to do slow and positive introductions to new things.- He has displayed a prey drive while in foster care.- He can become very jumpy and mouthy when he is excited, when he is frustrated and when he wants something. His new family will need to work with these behaviours and help teach him manners through proper training and consistency.This dog would benefit from:- Active home- Lots of time and attention- Lots of training and socialization- Family with older children or adult only homeTraining needs/behaviours that need to be worked with for this dog:- Basic training- Basic manners - Jumping, Mouthing, Self-control- SocializationNOTE:**For more information on any behaviours stated above, please check out our behaviour fact sheet: https://kwsphumane.ca/BehavioursandDefinitions**Please remember that animals are coming back from foster care to the centres for their meet and greets. They will be experiencing a new environment and meeting new people, which means they may not exhibit the same behaviours they did in their foster videos or while in foster care.If you are viewing this through 24PetConnect by PetPlace or Adopt-A-Pet, please visit our website https://kwsphumane.ca/adopt/process to submit an application. Any applications submitted outside of www.kwsphumane.ca may not be received.
We'll also keep you updated on Maizy - Stratford's adoption status with email updates.
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Maizy - Stratford

Mixed Breed (Small) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Stratford, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Maizy, a vibrant and affectionate large mixed-breed dog with a zest for life and a heart full of love! Maizy is looking for an active and energetic home where she can thrive and be her best self. ~ This lively girl loves to run, play, and explore, making her the perfect companion for a family with older kids (16+) who can match her enthusiasm and keep up with her boundless energy.~ Maizy's ideal home is one without other dogs, as she tends to be reactive around them. She would do best as the only dog in the household, ensuring she gets all the attention and love she deserves. If you're looking for a loyal and devoted furry friend who will be your one and only dog, Maizy is the dog for you. Her playful and loving nature will bring joy and laughter to your home.~ While Maizy has a lot of wonderful qualities, she does need some help with her manners. She is working on basic obedience and needs a patient and dedicated owner to continue her training. Maizy also experiences separation anxiety, so she'll need someone who can provide her with the time and training to feel secure and comfortable when left alone. To help her transition smoothly, Maizy will require enrollment in two in-person training sessions or a Goodpup scholarship to give her the best start in her new home.~ Because of her high energy levels and need for space to roam, Maizy is not suited for apartment living. A spacious environment will help her burn off energy and stay happy and healthy. If you have a big backyard and love spending time outdoors, Maizy will be your perfect match.If you think your family can provide Maizy with the active and loving home she needs, submit an application for her and see if she's the right fit for you. With some training and a lot of love, Maizy will make a fantastic addition to a home that can keep up with her spirited personality. Adopt Maizy and let her fill your days with excitement, companionship, and endless affection!Regularly Exhibited Behaviours Noticed:- Nervous/shy- Jumpy- Separation anxiety- Very High Energy- Under-Socialized- Dog reactiveExplanation of Behaviours:- A young dog who is high energy (once comfortable) and will need a lot of attention, training, exercise, and enrichment daily to do well.- She will need to be socialized a lot in a safe and proper way to help set her up for success in the future.- She will need continued work on her basics as well as more difficult behaviours such as jumping up for attention or in excitement.- She is nervous with new people and in new environments. She will need her adopters to work with her slowly to help her become more confident and comfortable when experiencing new things.-She has shown to be dog reactive while here at the shelter, she will need a home without other dogs and someone with reactive dog knowledgeThis dog would benefit from:- An active- Lots of training and socialization- A lot of time and attention- No other dogs- 16yr+ childrenTraining needs/behaviours that need to be worked with for this dog:- Basic obedience training- Basic manners- Lots of socialization- Work on reactivity**For more information on any behaviours stated above, please check out our behaviour factsheet: https://kwsphumane.ca/BehavioursandDefinitions**Please remember that animals are coming back from foster care to the centres for their meet and greets. They will be experiencing a new environment and meeting new people, which means they may not exhibit the same behaviours they did in their foster videos or while in foster care.If you are viewing this through 24PetConnect by PetPlace or Adopt-A-Pet, please visit our website https://kwsphumane.ca/adopt/process to submit an application. Any applications submitted outside of www.kwsphumane.ca may not be received.

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Stratford Perth Humane Society

125 Griffith Rd, Stratford, ON N5A 6S4

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Oxford County Animal Rescue

789 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 1E1

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Pound Dog Rescue

P.O. Box 261, Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0

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Kismutt Small Dog Rescue

R.R. #4 - Rd. 88 - 882702, St. Marys, ON N4X 1C7

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Ontario Britts Rescue

Waterloo, ON N2V 2J2

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Standard Poodles In Need, Rescue - Kitchener

Kitchener, ON N2M 3R3

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DIBS Rescue - Kitchener

Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7

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DIBS Rescue - Waterloo

Waterloo, ON N2J 4A8

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Hobo Haven Pet Rescue

St Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0

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