Age: 2 1/2 years old
Adoption Fees: $500
Adoption Status:

October 19, 2017 – Poppy is happy to go into her crate at night  and sleeps well through the night.  She is happy to go for her walk first thing in the morning and is much more comfortable doing her business on a leash in our presence. She walks well but will sometimes lunge at cars suddenly so have to make sure that you have a good hold on her. At times she pulls a lot, we are working on getting her not to pull on the leash. Poppy eats well and is currently being fed with other dogs around and is doing quite well. She is very playful and is learning how to join in with the 2 resident dogs. She likes to play tug of war with and likes to play chase, both being chased and doing the chasing. She LOVES to play fetch with her ball and does not always like to share it. She never tires of the game fetch. She gets a walk first thing in the morning and again at night as well as many trips outside in the yard for fetch and play. She does so much better with a lot of exercise and outside play time during the day.  She likes to be around other dogs and will sleep in a heap with other pugs.  Poppy is becoming more and more cuddly with people too and likes to lick faces. She likes to be petted as well as sit on your lap. She has a bit of separation anxiety and doesn’t like to  be in the crate during the day if she cannot see you, she will make loud barking, yelping noises. We are working on giving her something fun to chew on to occupy her while in the crate during the day and that is helping. She has not peed or pooped in the house for a week and we are praising her greatly when she goes outside in front of us and that has helped tremendously. Overall, she is less anxious and is becoming more and more sweet and settled.  Poppy would do well with someone who could give her a lot of attention, especially in the beginning. She would need someone who would not leave her alone a lot during the day. She would also need a good routine of regular exercise and play.

October 17, 2017 – Poppy has been to the vet and was microchipped.  She’s a very healthy girl.  Poppy is doing very well, she is still a bit nervous and afraid of doors.  She was a star at our last Adoption Awareness Event on Sunday October 15 and got along well with every dog.  Come and meet Poppy this Sunday, October 22 at the Howl.O.Ween Pawty at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre in Ottawa from 12 to 330PM.

October 8, 2017 – Poppy is doing much better with her anxiety today and how she treats the resident dog. He is so tolerant and gentle with her that she has come around. They played a lively game of chase in the yard this morning, each taking a turn doing the chasing.  She is learning that she is not top dog and her and the resident dog are working out who is next. Poppy is feeling more comfortable but doesn’t rest much during the day, she is always on guard it seems and ready to go. Very high energy or maybe not feeling relaxed yet to rest.  She slept well last night and seemed very happy to go in her crate.  She is very happy to be in the kitchen with us as we prepare our Thanksgiving meal. She is less anxious especially when there are people around her.

October 5, 2017 – Poppy was surrendered by her owner as she didn’t have enough time for her.  She is spayed and up to date in her vaccination.  Poppy is a small pug with beautiful big ears.  She will be going to the vet in the coming week for a complete check up and to get microchipped.  Stay tuned for more information on Poppy as we get to discover her personality.


Age: 13 1/2 years old
Adoption Fees: $300
Adoption Status:

October 17, 2017 – The vet was pleased with Pogo’s progress in terms of his skin. We will continue his course of antibiotics for another few weeks and reassess.  We will also continue his daily cleaning of his folds – this will be an ongoing maintenance issue. His ear cleaning and medicated baths will be reduced to 1-2 times per week.  While at the vet, they took blood and expressed his anal glands.  Next steps will include dental surgery, trialing an anti-inflammatory for his hind leg, and possibly starting a hypoallergenic diet.  Pogo is taking it all in stride and was quite pleased with himself today.  Come and meet Pogo 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 – Pogo has settled well here. I have been soaking his food which he enjoys and his appetite has been good. Only one accident in the house, so I’d say house training is good.  Pogo was at the vet on Tuesday September 26 and we are starting the following regime with a plan to reassess on October 11:
– Twice daily oral antibiotics
– Daily ear drop
-Daily cleaning of folds, toes & groin with antibiotic gel
– Three times weekly medicated bath
– Ear cleaning every two days

Pogo is very friendly and enjoys other pets.  He does like having his crate for a little downtime.

September 24, 2017 – Pogo came in yesterday.  He was surrendered by his owner.  Pogo is 13 1/2 years old and he is neutered.  His skin is in very bad shape with hot spots and scabs all over his body.  Despite his condition, Pogo is a real sweetheart.  He gets along well with other dogs and he’s the sweetest boy.  Upon his arrival, he had a nice bath and we were able to cut his nails without any fuss from Mr. Pogo.  Pogo is going to the vet this coming Tuesday for a complete check up and blood work.  Stay tuned for more on this exquisite furry boy.


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

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.