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Dre

Age: 5
Adoption Fees: $400

June 15, 2017 – Dre came in today.  He was found stray and never claimed.  Dre has had a rough life so far.  He had a bad ear infection that was treated with medication and his skin is in rough shape.  Dre is about 5 years old and he is not neutered.  He will be going to the vet next Wednesday for a complete check up and for blood work.  Dre has a very sweet disposition and he just wants to be loved.  Stay tuned for more on Dre as we get to know him.

POOKIE

Age: 2.5 years old
Adoption Fees: $400

June 4, 2017 – Pookie was microchipped today, she went to the vet for a visit and has a mild ear infection in her left ear.  That is being treated with Canaural.  Pookie is a gem and she oves every dogs and is a cuddle bug.  Pookie is now available for adoption.

June 2, 2017 – Pookie came in last night, she was surrendered by her owner because of allergies in the family.  Pookie is born on January 18, 2015, she’s a sweet friendly little girl who gets along well with other dogs.  Pookie is up to date in her vaccination and she is spayed.  She will soon go to the vet for a complete check up and to get microchipped.  Stay tuned for more on Pookie as we get to know her more in the coming weeks.

MOOSIE

Age: 15
Adoption Fees: $200

June 15, 2017 – Moosie is gone to her forever home.

June 7, 2017 – Come and meet this beautiful sweet girl at the Ottawa Dog Festival on June 10-11 at the RA Centre in Ottawa.

June 3, 2017 – Moosie was at our Awareness Day today and nobody couldn’t believe she is 15 years old.  Moosie is a beautiful soul and she gets along well with every dogs.  If you want to become Moosie’s forever home, please submit your adoption application.

June 1, 2017 – Moosie had her teeth cleaned this morning and she lost 3 and the rest were polished.  The dental procedure went very well and she woke up fast.  Moosie is 22.4lbs.  She will be going back to her foster home later on today for a smooth recovery.

May 29, 2017 – Moosie was at the vet this past Saturday and aside from needing her teeth to be cleaned, the vet couldn’t believe this sweet healthy girl is 15.  Moosie’s dental cleaning has been scheduled for June 1.  Stay tuned for more on this sweet senior.  Come and meet Moosie this Saturday, June 3 from 10AM to 3PM at Pet Valu at 603 Bank Street (@Strathcona Avenue) in the Glebe.

May 25, 2017 – Moosie was sadly surrendered by her owner who couldn’t care for her anymore.  Moosie is 15 years old but she looks much younger.  She has strong legs & hips and the most exquisite brown eyes.  Moosie is spayed and she will be going to the vet in the coming week for a complete check up.

DESTINY

Age: 10
Adoption Fees: $300

June 15, 2017 – Destiny was at the vet today as she has started to turn in circles and kind of lean on his right elbow when she does that.  The vet thinks it might be a pinched nerve or a spinal problem.  We will be starting Destiny on a steroid (Prednisone) and Gabapentin to see if she responds to that.  Despite this, she has a good spirit.  Stay tuned on more details on Destiny’s condition in the coming weeks.

June 13, 2017 –  Destiny is now becoming a snugglebug. She used to always want to be near us but not necessarily on us. Now she wants to be on us. It’s very sweet to see her progress so nicely.  She and the resident pug are more interactive now and steal stuffed pigs from one another. She especially likes playing with toys if humans are playing too. She follows me all over the house as I clean and then finds a bed that is central to where I am at the time just to be near. She does follow us to the door each time we leave but never cries and sometimes sleeps on the mat at the front door.   Destiny’s ears and nose are looking great; we have noticed hair is growing back in her nose crease which is great.  Destiny is going the vet on Thursday and we will schedule her dental procedure and spay surgery.  Destiny is fully house trained. She LOVES her paws rubber boots (that prevents her from rubbing the top of her paws when she walks). Nothing slows her down now and she trots along. She doesn’t mind them going on or off but man does she love how fast she is in them. Destiny absolutely loves going for walks. We continue to carry her up and down stairs for her own safety. She loves her food. We continue to moisten her kibble with water and add the Tri Acta. During the day, Destiny sleeps wherever she pleases which includes couches, floor, dog bed, back of couch like a kitty. At night, she sleeps on a dog bed at the bottom by my feet.  Destiny is more vocal than she used to be and will sometimes bark at other dogs but loves to meet and greet and smell them as they get closer.  Destiny is almost finish her antibiotics. She has started to sing for her food; she makes little cooing sounds when she is waiting for you to mix her food up. We sure do live this gal. She is enjoying the air conditioning these days and a nice cool floor or chair.

June 1, 2017 -Yesterday was the very first day Destiny has shown any interest in any toy. It’s as if she just discovered toys for the first time. Another good sign she is feeling better. It started with a stuffed monkey but it was a stuffed pig that captured her attention for well over an hour. She suckled it and tossed it and wrestled with it. And she was so happy it was so much fun watching her discover this. She is also starting to explore more, ie crawled under our bed to check out what that’s all about. She seemed very pleased with this journey. Destiny is not afraid of anything. Her foster mom vacuumed while she was in a bed on the floor and she did not care. She has met big dogs and little dogs and gets along with them all well. Even poorly behaved dogs. At first Destiny and the resident pug didn’t interact much… But we just think she needed so much rest and recovery time. And needed to feel loved and to trust. Now they are getting more and more interested in each other. Destiny has a boyfriend. A younger man….Buddy the Chihuahua, he’s about 1.5 yr and lives next door and he cries if she’s outside until he can see her. She has only barked if the resident pug has barked and her bark is quite comical. It’s like she’s barking out of solidarity, she thinks she’s quite intimidating. The changes we have noted are all for the better. Destiny seems more restful when she sleeps and naps. She is happier every day and is really starting to grow. She wouldn’t snuggle at all at first. Yesterday, she snuggled with both of us for short periods of time. She will smell our whole face by breathing super close to all of it. Initially, we would have said she would be good as a solo dog. But if the other dog is calm like the resident pug, she would be a great companion too. She loves all people she meets, kids and adults alike. Occasionally she looks like she’s dragging her butt on the floor. But she isn’t trying to scratch her bum. She’s trying to get her legs up to scratch her neck or side be isn’t able to get them to cooperate. If you scratch the area for her, she is forever grateful. People often ask if the resident pug and Destiny are sisters; they are the same height, weight and, both love attention. She also occasionally sticks her lower left tooth out, it’s quite funny.

May 29, 2017 – Destiny was at the vet on Thursday May 25.  She has been put on antibiotics for 3 weeks as she has an urinary tract infection (she had blood in her urine).  Just after a few days of cleaning her fold, her nose has greatly improved.  Destiny is getting along well with the resident pug.  Her ears are a work in progress.  She came to us with such a bad ear infection, the vet think that she might be partially deaf due to ear infections that were never treated.  Stay tuned for more on Destiny and come and meet her this Saturday from 10AM to 3PM, June 3 at Pet Valu – 603 Bank Street (at Strathcona Avenue) in the Glebe.

May 23, 2017 – Meet Destiny – A beautiful, old girl who was found stray and never claimed. The vet said  she is about 10 years old. Destiny’s oral health is not great and her teeth are in desperate need of care. Destiny is going to the vet this Saturday for a full check up where we will also schedule dental procedure and say surgery. Destiny has a kind nature and is very friendly. We are looking forward to getting her healthy and finding her a forever home. Stay tuned for more updates on Destiny.

JUNIOR

Age: 4 years old
Adoption Fees: $400

May 22, 2017 – Junior is a sweet boy but also a shy boy.  He doesn’t interact with other dogs therefore, if you are looking for a playing buddy for your actual dog, Junior is probably not the dog for you.  He loves to play with his Kong and other toys.  He can entertain himself with toys for a long time.  Junior is OK with other dogs but he is an independent boy.  Junior is not really a cuddly boy, he will lie down on the couch with you but will keep a distance.  Junior can be left alone and will not bark or be destructive.  He is very sweet with kids and seems to love their company.  We believe Junior would thrive as an only dog so he can get all the attention and love.  He loves to go for walks.  If you are interested in adopting Junior, please fill out our online application form.

May 12, 2017 – Junior was at the vet on Tuesday and he was brought up to date in his vaccination and microchipped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 5, 2017 – Junior is a very sweet boy, he’s adapting very well to his new life.  He’s hanging out all day with his foster dad who is studying very hard for an exam.  Junior is going to the vet next week for a complete check up and to be brought up to date in his vaccination and be microchipped.

May 4, 2017 – Junior came in tonite, he was sadly surrendered by his owner.  Junior is 4 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He is neutered and will soon go to the vet for a complete check up. Stay tuned for more details on this pretty boy.

FRANKIE

Age: 6 years old
Adoption Fees: $300

May 4, 2017 – Frankie went to the vet and aside from have a few lbs to lose, she is a healthy girl.  Frankie loves the outdoors and get along well with dogs and cats.  She’s a sweet girl who will make someone very happy.

May 2, 2017 – Frankie was sadly surrendered by her owner.  She’s a  beautiful and easy going girl.  Frankie is spayed and up to date in her vaccination.  Frankie has a mild ear infection that is actually being treated with medication.  Frankie is a bit overweight, we are slowly working on reduced food intake and more exercise.  Frankie gets along well with other dogs and cats.  Frankie will soo be available for adoption.

NIGEL

Age: 10
Adoption Fees: $300

May 15, 2017 – Nigel is gone to his forever home.

May 5, 2017  – Nigel loves his walks, no matter what the weather!!  He really didn’t seem to mind walking in the rain, but that’s just how he rolls, super easy going an laid back.

April 25, 2017 – Nigel enjoyed some sunshine this weekend outside on the patio. He is still recuperating from his surgery and had to go back to the Vet yesterday to get some antibiotics. He does sleep a lot.  He is having an easier time eating now that his mouth feels better. He is eating soft food with some kibble that has been moistened. He still has the odd accident in the house, but its getting better.  He gets along very well with his foster brothers. He walks well on the leash, but doesn’t go very fast.  He is very vocal, and will greet you with a very loud chorus of barks and cries when you come home. He does cry a little when you go out, or even when you go to a different part of the house. That should decrease when he gets settled in to his new home.

April 23, 2017 – Nigel had his teeth cleaned.  He only had 13 teeth in his mouth to start with and the vet had to remove 7, so he’s got 6 teeth left.  He was also neutered.  Nigel is back to his foster home for a smooth recovery.

April 18, 2017 – Nigel is taking his time settling into his foster home. Every day, we see a little bit more of his personality. He is a happy, gentle pug that gets along well with his foster brothers. Like any pug, he loves to snuggle up beside you or sit in your lap.  At night, he sleeps in his dog bed on the floor beside the big bed.  He doesn’t see much, but he does hear a little bit. He doesn’t bark but will cry to greet you when you come home.  He is going to need the company of a pug brother or sister, and will definitely need a family that is not gone for extended hours.

April 16, 2017 – Nigel is doing very well and is learning to navigate in his new environment.  Nigel is an easy going boy and loves to cuddle.  Nigel gets along well with other dogs, he’s rather indifferent to them.  For this he would do well with or without a canine companion.

April 11, 2017 – Nigel is an old man, the vet says he would be around 10.  He was found wandering the streets and was never claimed.  Nigel’s eyesight is poor and he’s almost deaf.  He is not neutered and he needs his teeth cleaned. Nigel will be going to the vet on April 18 for a complete check up and to schedule his neutering surgery and dental cleaning.  Nigel is 23lbs. Stay tuned for more on Nigel as we get to know him.

Sophie & Lucy

Age: 5 years old
Adoption Fees: $800 (for both)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 29 2017 – Sophie & Lucy are gone to their forever home.
May 22, 2017 – Sophie & Lucy are doing very well and enjoying life together.  They are soon going to their forever home.
May 11, 2017 – The girls continue to do very well.  They have each other for companionship when we are not home and they do sleep together most of the time. Lucy is very active and competitive for attention and Sophie is very cuddly and loves to be loved. We recently introduced them to a friend’s dog and the girls interacted well, were playful and friendly but, mostly played with each other. We saw Sophie play bow with Lucy but, Lucy wasn’t too interested in direct play, more exploring together.  Sophie & Lucy already know sit and stay commands and they are learning to shake a paw which Sophie has mastered and Lucy still working on it. They love to sleep on the big bed but, we only let them up in the morning a few hours before we get up.  They will be startled by outside noises or the door and start to bark. We find that if we play music while we are out it helps them to relax more and not notice any of the extra noises and start barking.

May 7, 2017 – Lucy & Sophie are doing very well.  They love to play together at times or by themselves.  They are very often sleeping together and love to go outside for walks.  Lucy and Sophie would make the perfect companions to a family with or without kids.  If you are interested in adopting these sweet sisters, please fill our online Adoption Application.

April 25, 2017 – Sophie & Lucy are doing very well.  Never had an accident while with us.  Longest we leave them is 6 hours right now and they are doing well. Both love the harness and know where we keep them so when we get them out of the closet they know it’s time for a walk. Lucy is getting much better at not barking when on a walk and if she does we are quick to give a pull on the lead and say “Lucy, Stop”.  When people want to say hello to Lucy and Sophie on the walk, both are very receptive and love to be loved by kids and adults alike. Sometimes barking at other dogs/cats/squirrels but, not always. Same quick pull on the lead and “Lucy Stop” works well. Sophie is not usually the first to bark outdoors but, she occasionally will follow Lucy. They get 3-4 walks per day. One long one about 30 minutes and the rest are 10-20 minutes around the block. Lucy is faster and pulls a bit while Sophie is getting better at keeping up to her but, at first there was a lot of a difference. Lucy was usually ahead. Both have healthy appetites.  Sometimes, they both leave a few kibbles in the dish. Sophie doesn’t bother with Lucy’s food. We take it off the floor when they are finished and will put it down again later in the day and they finish off the leftovers.  They both enjoy small apple pieces. They love their big bean bag bed with a blanket for naps and at night. They definitely want to be on the big bed…..They wake up at 6AM and start scratching at our bed and peaking over to see if we are awake. We can usually keep them happy with some pats but usually by 6:30 they are not letting us have any sleep until we get up and feed them or walk them. After they are walked and fed in the morning they go right to sleep. They both play solo with a stuffed animal and, occasionally a small tennis ball. They wrestle with each other and also play with a toy together. They will interact with us with the stuffed animal and even fetch the ball about 3 times and that’s it. Sophie & Lucy are a lot more confident and they play more since we are fostering them.  They both now want our attention & affection whereas in the beginning, it was just Sophie. Such as trying to get on our laps while at the computer.  Sophie is very clever to get around her antibiotic tablet but, we are on top of her.   We put it in her food and if she eats around it or spits it out we just put it in the back of her throat and wait until she swallows or make her lick her nose with something she likes. She knows our trick of trying to put it in a piece of cheese or apple and she will just eat around it and spit it out on the floor. Sophie is no longer coughing from her mild bronchitis and is doing very well. She will be finished her antibiotics on April 26. Sophie is slowly losing weight and we continue to work on that.  Both are barking when we arrive home. Our downstairs neighbour says they do bark when we aren’t home but, it’s not for a long time.  They are both cuddlers and love to be in the same room as you or on the couch with you. They love to be picked up and have their tummy rubbed on their backs. Sophie is more of the shadow and Lucy knows where to position herself if you are making food (wedges herself between you and the counter).

April 22, 2017 – Lucy (pink harness) and Sophie are doing well.  They were at the vet this week and Lucy was brought up to date in her vaccination while Sophie is being treated for a mild bronchitis.  She will be vaccinated as soon as she’s all recovered.  Both were microchipped.  These 2 girls are hilarious and are often seen cuddled together or playing with each other.  Sophie’s food intake has been reduced in order to allow her to lose weight to reach a healthier figure.  Stay tuned as this sweet pair will soon be available for adoption.

April 18, 2017 – Lucy & Sophie spent Easter weekend in another foster home while their foster mom was away and it was so nice having them around. Both pugs are very friendly and love to lick your face shortly after meeting you if you bend or sit down to play with them. They will also start to play and wrestle with each other but this only lasts for about five minutes. During the day, Sophie & Lucy spent a good chunk of their time sleeping either beside each other or apart but in the evenings they love to cuddle together with one another on their big pillow. Both pugs love to go for their walks but as Sophie is quite overweight, they walked about 15-20 minutes each time. Sophie is good on her walks but Lucy does pull a little bit but probably because she has more energy than Sophie. Lucy also barks and try to run towards other dogs, joggers or bikers. Sometimes Sophie will do the same but I think it’s just because Lucy starts first. Both dogs enjoyed going in the backyard and running around, even in the rain. Never any accidents in the house. When it comes to feeding time, Sophie usually has no problem eating her kibble but Lucy usually needs encouragement and will often leave food in her dish. And surprisingly Sophie never touches Lucy’s bowl and doesn’t bother with the food. It is recommended not to leave your purse or bags with food easily with their reach as they will rummage through them. Also, any easily accessible garbage cans should be put away when you’re out. These girls are really sweet, friendly & funny. It has been great having them around for the weekend.

April 11, 2017 – Sophie & Lucy are sisters.  They are 5 years old and sadly, their owner had to part from them.  They are both spayed and up to date in their vaccination.  They will go to the vet on April 19 for a complete check up and to be microchipped.  We are looking to have them adopted together once they are available for adoption.

MINDY

Age: 9
Adoption Fees: $300

May 30, 2017 – We have decided to send Mindy to a registered all-breed rescue to give her all the best chances to get adopted.  After being with us for almost 2 months, we have received 0 application and we thought it was in Mindy’s best interest to get the exposure and the chance to find her forever home.

May 22, 2017 – Mindy is doing well.  She’s a smart girl who masters the command “sit, “stay” and “lie down”.  Mindy has a bit of separation anxiety and we are working on it every day.  She’s good with other male dogs.  Mindy has lost weight and she’s getting close to her healthy weight.  Mindy is an active dog and she is good with kids (older than 8 as she tends to jump – we are working on breaking this habit).
If you are looking for a loyal companion, please consider adopting Mindy.

May 7, 2017 – Mindy has been assessed this week by a professional dog trainer as she was constantly humping the resident kid and dog.  Her foster family is working with her to stop that behaviour and let her understand that she is not the boss.  Mindy has a sweet disposition and would thrive in a family with kids over 10 and if there is another dog, it would be best if it was a male.  Mindy loves going outside for walks and she’s starting to show a nice waiste, slowly losing the extra lbs she came in with.  If you are interested in adopting Mindy, please fill out our online Adoption Application.

April 25, 2017 – Mindy loves walks…will even jog if you so desire, she does pull on lead and likes to go fast. Mindy is very excited for meals but she will wait for a command to approach her dish.  We are working on sit stay…..she is better at the stay than the sit…..lol.  Mindy would love to be in a home that lets her on the big bed; at the moment, she sleeps beside the big bed on her own bed and her foster sister on the other side in her own bed.   Mindy does not play, but she loves to cuddle and have human attention.  Mindy is less fearful of people & objects and more reactive to outside sounds such as car doors slamming, more barking.  When Mindy is happy, she’s wagging her little tail; it is actually her whole hind end that wiggles. It’s cute and hilarious.

April 22, 2017 – Mindy had her teeth cleaned and she had a big lump removed from her right side on April 18.  She’s recovering with her cone collar and will soon be available for adoption.  Mindy is 27.5lbs and is still in the process of losing weight.  Mindy is good with other dogs and completely housetrained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1, 2017 – Mindy came in today.  She was surrendered by her owner because of allergies in the family.  Mindy is born on June 30, 2008.  She is spayed and up to date in her vaccination.  She will be visiting the vet this week for a complete check up and she will be at the Spring Paw Thaw tomorrow, April 2, at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre from 12PM to 3PM.  Come and meet this beautiful girl.  Mindy is a Pug/Min Pin.

SUSHI

Age: 9
Adoption Fees: $300

March 28, 2017 – Sushi had 2 teeth removed yesterday and the rest were cleaned, polished and are in very good condition.  Fortunately, she didn’t lose her cute front bottom teeth that gives her that irresistible smile.  Come and meet this beautiful girl this Sunday April 2 at the Spring Paw Thaw at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre in Ottawa from 12PM to 3:30PM.
March 27, 2017 – Sushi gets along well with other dogs & children. She hasn’t been tested with a cat yet.
Sushi’s eager to go for walks, loves car rides, and belly rubs.  She conducts all of her business outside swiftly.
Sushi’s an excellent cuddler and enjoys relaxing on the couch after you lift her.  She prefers to be by your side and to be a part of the action. Sushi’s so playful that her age could easily fool you! She loves toys almost as much as her people.  Sushi’s very adaptable and settled in to her foster environment quickly, offering kisses early on.  Although Sushi wasn’t initially convinced that dog food was for her, she’s come to terms with it, and happily eats her meals. She eats one kibble at a time like a dainty lady.  Sushi takes her eye medicines like a champ, without protest.  Sushi appears to have a cultured French background, as she responds to “assis”, and notices others speaking French while on walks.  Sushi is getting her teeth cleaned today and she will be available for adoption shortly after.  Come and meet this beautiful girl at the Spring Paw Thaw this Sunday, April 2, at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre from 12:00PM to 3:30PM

March 19, 2017 – Sushi has been surrendered by her owner as she had chronic urinary tract infection, ear infection and dry eyes (she has pigmentation in her eyes so her eyesight is not 100%). Sushi requires drops in her eyes 3 times a day and she is on a special veterinary formula for her UTI (Urinary SO)  Sushi is a  very sweet 9 years old girl.  Sushi is spayed and she’s 19lbs.  Her ideal weight is around 16lbs so we will work on reducing her food intake and put her on a regular daily walks routine.  More info on Sushi as we get to know her better.