BOBBIE

Age: 5 years old
Adoption Fees: $400
Adoption Status:

December 5, 2017 – Bobbie went to the vet yesterday for a complete check up.  This sweet girl is 20lbs.  She needs to have her soft palate shorten and nostrils enlarged as she’s breathing very heavily.  She will get spayed at the same time.  The surgeries are scheduled for December 19.

December 4, 2017 – Bobbie is doing really, really well. She has been a very easy dog to transition to our home and follow a routine. Sometimes, when she gets really excited she has a tough time breathing it can get pretty bad. Overall she looks healthy, clean ears, nose, nicely clipped nails. Bobbie is a solid girl and will definitely benefit from weight loss. She has also had several reverse sneezing episodes when she gets excited.  Bobbie is house trained. She has not made any messes and does a great job doing her business outside. It does not appear that Bobbie has had much experience walking on leash. She doesn’t pull and is quite polite but spends a fair amount of time circling around us and needs some direction. She really enjoys walks and has a good amount of energy.  So far she eats well. She gets 1/4 cup of kibble with some wet food as a topper. She sometimes doesn’t completely finish it. However she is food obsessed and it appears she was fed table food. She has been known to beg, but is quickly learning that isn’t the rules in the foster home. Bobbie is the easiest girl to settle down at night. She quickly found her new bed all by herself last night and was asleep in no time. She slept all night and had to be woken up for breakfast this morning. Bobbie loves stuffed animals and likes to carry them around in her mouth and toss them in the air. She of course really likes to follow the humans around the house and goes where the resident pugs go too!  So far the only fear we have noted is she is not a fan of going down our indoor stairs. She will just sit at the top. So we have been carrying her. So stairs are new. We will work on them when she is ready. Socially she plays really well with the resident pugs. She is quite the curious girl and likes to check everything out in the house and on walks. Bobbie has major head tilts. Ask her a question or make some noise and she will show you all her head tilts. It is very cute.  Bobbie is the Kissing Monster! She loves to show her affection for you.  She really is just a sweet, sweet girl.

December 3, 2017 – Bobbie came to us yesterday.  She was retrieve from a hoarding situation.  Bobbie is a nice girl and she gets along well with other dogs.  Bobbie will be going to the vet this week for a complete check and to have her spaying surgery scheduled.  Stay tuned for more on this sweet girl as we get to know her more.

ROSIE

Age: 5 years old
Adoption Fees: $400
Adoption Status:

December 11, 2017 – Rosie’s vet visit went well!- she had a few teeth extractions along with a cleaning, micro chipping and a pedicure.  Rosie has had a few accidents in the house since her arrival. She is doing much better walking on a leash. She will still stop midway and not walk and have to bribe her with a treat or food to continue on our way. She still is not a big fan of doing her business while walking and prefers to do so in our backyard. Rosie eats well and quick! Rosie will lay beside us on our couch and not even budge when we eat something beside her.  Rosie is definitely a cuddler!- she loves nothing more than to be close or on you when your sitting on a couch or chair. Rosie likes her toys and she likes small tennis balls. She also has an obsession with stealing socks. She won’t chew them, but will take them and place them in random spots.  The only fears we’ve seen are big vehicles and she doesn’t like to be left alone in a room. She also is uncomfortable when someone hovers over her. She’s a follower of myself ( her foster mummy) particularly and will follow me everywhere in every room. If she cant see me, she will wimper until I am in view. She has learnt pretty quick not to be in our dining room when we are eating or in our kitchen when preparing food. She happily sits in the doorway watching us.  Rosie the nosy pug is a very sweet cuddly dog!

December 5, 2017 – Rosie is a very sweet girl, she hasn’t had 1 accident in the house since she came in.  It doesn’t seem that  she has been walked on a leash often. She waves all over the place and is startled by big vehicles. She even thought she should stop mid-way in a field during our walk last night and wouldn’t budge ! She also doesn’t like walking in tall grass.  Rosie eats well with no aggression. You can put your hand in her bowl with her consuming food. She does however eat very quickly.  Rosie loves to be on the couch and often on us under a blanket when catching up on sleep. She was quite restless last night and ventured from bed to bed all through the night. Rosie likes her toys. She doesn’t seem to know what to do with a ball though. She likes it when we initiate play. From what we have observed with Rosie so far, the only fear we’ve seen are big vehicles and doesn’t like to be left alone in a room. She also is uncomfortable when someone hovers over her. She’s a follower and will follow us everywhere in every room. We are teaching her that personal space is important when her human friends prepare and eat dinner so she doesn’t stepped on.  Rosie is a quick learner and we are confident that she will have no problem learning other new things introduced to her.  We should also mention that when we were at the vets yesterday, there was an office pet cat. She really seemed unsure of what that furry thing with the long tail was!  We have nicknamed her Rosie the nosy dog!- she likes to take socks! she won’t chew them, but will take them and move them around our house if given the opportunity. She also likes to crawl on her belly and stretch her back legs and pull herself all over the carpet. When she’s in a vehicle, she is very eager to see what her surroundings are. Including looking at other people while driving by or at red lights. To sum things up, Rosie is a sweetheart!

 December 4, 2017 – Rosie went to the vet today for a complete check up.  Rosie is up to date in her vaccination. She needs to have her teeth cleaned and this procedure has been scheduled for December 7.  Rosie is 19lbs.

December 3, 2017 – Rosie was surrendered by her owner.  She’s 5 years old and she’s spayed.  Rosie is good with other dogs and she will be going to the vet this week for a complete check up.  Stay tuned for more on this beautiful girl as we get to know her more.

LUCKY

Age: 11 years old
Adoption Fees: $300
Adoption Status:

December 11, 2017 – Lucky had his teeth cleaned today and had 6 extracted (he was already missing 8). He also had a small growth removed from his left eyelid. He has stitches and needs to wear a cone to keep him from scratching at it while it heals.
Lucky is a happy boy that loves life. He loves to go for walks and ride in the car. He sleeps in his crate at night. He scratches at the patio door when he wants to go outside. He gets along well with the resident pugs but doesn’t really play with any toys.  He is a big cuddle bug and loves to give kisses.

December 7, 2017 – Lucky is a very happy boy, and is almost always smiling. He is a pretty active for his age.  He gets along well with the resident pugs and loves to go for walks with them to check out the neighborhood.  Lucky doesn’t really play with toys. Like most pugs he loves to snuggle and get belly rubs, and will follow you from room to room. (especially if you are going to the kitchen!) Lucky does his business out side and will go and stand at the patio door to go out. He does occasionally mark inside so he is wearing a nice belly band in the house. Lucky sleeps in his crate at night.

December 5, 2017 – Lucky went to the vet yesterday for a complete check up.  This handsome boy has a urinary track infection so he is now on antibiotics.  Lucky needs his teeth cleaned and he has a little cyst on his lower right eyelid.  Lucky’s dental procedure is scheduled for December 11.  Lucky is 21lbs.  His vaccination has been postponed until his UTI is healed.

December 3, 2017 – Lucky was surrendered by his owner.  He will be 11 in January.  Lucky is spayed and he gets along week with other dogs.  Lucky will be going to the vet in the coming week for a complete check up.  Stay tuned for more on this sweet boy as we get to know his more.

RAY

Age: 1 year old
Adoption Fees: $575
Adoption Status:

November 26, 2017 – Ray is doing very well.  He had his recheck on November 15 and the vet was very satisfied with the improvement he’s made so far.  Ray has to continue working those hind legs to build more muscles and eventually make them straighter.  He will continue the underwater treadmill, laser therapy and massage therapy.  The winter will slow down his daily walks outside so we have decided to keep little Ray in foster care until he’s completely rehabilitated which will most probably be in the Spring of 2018.  We will continue to post updates on his progress and Ray will always be present at our upcoming events.  Come and meet him at the Christmas Pet Portraits on December 9 at the Masters N’ Dogs Doggie Daycare on Madison Avenue in Westboro.

October 30, 2017 – Little Ray is doing very well and has started a Rehab Program last Thursday.  He will be going 3-4 times a week for treatments including: underwater treadmill, laser therapy, massage therapy & stretching.  Little Ray is now in a new foster family to get him used to a new environment; he is doing very well and got quickly attached to his new foster family.  Little Ray is a gem and everyone who meets hi fall in love with this precious little boy.  Little Ray is going to the vet for a recheck on November 15.  In the meantime, we are working in building muscles on his hind legs.

October 17, 2017 – Little Ray is going back to the vet tomorrow to have his left leg looked at and have xrays taken to see if everything is still holding on in place.  He has a super nice disposition and loves life.  Come and meet little Ray this Sunday, October 22 at the Howl.O.Ween Pawty at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre in Ottawa from 12 to 330PM.

October 1, 2017 – Ray was at the vet this week for xrays as he was limping.  Xray showed that 1 pin had shifted and Dr. Bacon was able to put it back in place.  Little Ray has 4 stitches to be removed in 10 days and he has to wear a cone and remain relatively calm.  Normal activities will resume once he’s back for a recheck.

September 22, 2017 – Ray went to the vet last week for his post surgery recheck.  The vet was amazed at how well he is recovering.  Ray’s next recheck will be November 1.  In the meantime, he can play, climb hills and continue hydrotherapy 2-3 times a week.  Ray is a joy to have around and we are very proud of his courage and joie de vivre.

 

August 21, 2017 – Little Ray went to the vet on August 10 and had his staples removed.  Dr. Bacon said that his surgery was a success.  Little will have to remain calm (controlled walks + hydrotherapy) for the next 4 weeks then back to the vet for another recheck to see if everything is healing well and if he is using his “new” legs.  Little Ray is a darling who win the heart of everyone who meets him.  He is going for hydrotherapy 2-3 times a week and he is a pro at swimming……for treats.  Ray is full of puppy energy so it is great for him to get back in the water. His activity level on the land must be monitored & controlled. No running and jumping yet. And no zoomies!

August 9, 2017 – The big day is almost here! Ray gets his staples out tomorrow! He has been a very good boy during his recovery. He has been wearing his cone practically 24/7 to prevent him from licking his incisions.  Although he is still pretty limited in what he is allowed to do, little Ray is walking a little bit more every day. By keeping him at a slow pace, he is using his legs more like he should, one step at a time. Before his surgery, he did a lot of bunny hopping.  His foster mom does exercises with him 3 times a day to make sure his leg muscles don’t tighten up. He will have some new exercises when he comes home from the vet on Thursday. Little Ray still has another few days of antibiotics. He is getting once a week a joint supplement injection for the rest of the month.

August 3, 2017 – Ray had his bilateral luxating patella surgery on July 27.  It went very well and he is now recovering with his foster mom.  She needs to do stretch with both his legs every day and use ice too. Ray has a huge appetite so it makes it very easy to give him his medication (pain killer, antibiotics & anti inflammatory).  Ray is going back to the vet in 1 week to have his staples removed and for a recheck to see how well he is recovering.  He is a very sweet and strong boy.

July 25, 2017 – Little Ray has a grade 4 bilateral luxating patella.  He is born like that.  He has been doing hydrotherapy several times a week for the past weeks to strengthen his hinds legs in preparation of his surgery on July 27 to correct this problem.  Ray is a joy to be around and he is a happy puppy.  Ray will be neutered at the same time of his knee surgery.  Ray will have to stay calm for a few weeks after his surgery and we will assess if the surgery has been a success then.  Stay tuned for an update on this sweet boy after the surgery.

June 26, 2017 – Ray is 10 month old, he has been purchased in a puppy mill with problem on his back/hip/hind legs.  Ray is goin to the vet tomorrow morning for a complete check up – we will have a better idea of what the future holds for this little boy after that.