Poodle, Terrier and Pom mix | 9 lbs | Female | 16 months old
*Temperament: sassy, spicy and naughty.
*Activity level : High! HIGH!!!!!!!
*Vetting: Fecal negative, heartworm negative, microchipped, vaccinated (core vaccines), tick and heartworm prevention given, dewormed, spayed.
*Housebroken: yes! 100%!
*Good with dogs: submissive dogs and prefers females but does like some males!
*Good with cats: YES!
*Good with children: older dog savvy kids that understand how to deal with resource guarding. Freya will fight for the toys in the house and won't give them up without a war. She follows her 3 human foster sisters everywhere, whines for them when they leave for school and loses her mind (with happiness) when they return home each day. She is fantastic at school in large crowds of kids that want to pet her and will lick them till the end of time. She loves it when kids pick her up and carry her around.
*Separation anxiety: nope.
*Crate trained: yes! Freya needs lots of boundaries, rules and structure so crate training is a must.
*Resource guarding: yes - can be severe and she can bite when proper high value treat exchange protocol not followed. This protocol is super easy and has been implemented with success so if followed there won’t be an issue. It is important for Freya’s boundaries to be respected and for the training plan to be followed.
*Leash etiquette: good! Loves to walk and is very adventurous! Has leash reactivity with some dogs and humans. She requires a muzzle when she leaves the home, when meeting new dogs and around strangers.
*Exercise Requirements: Will walk for HOURS. Amazing to run with if looking for a running partner. AMAZING AGILITY DOG!
*Good with transit: great in car, excellent on public transit. Fits easily into a bag. Must wear a muzzle.
*$500 pet insurance for 6 weeks with PetSecure.
*comes with a full behavioural plan that MUST BE FOLLOWED!
*Please note- Freya was adopted out last year and returned to the rescue due to her behavioural needs. She needs an EXPERIENCED OWNER. She has been at a Board and Train for over a month and if you are able to get to the trainers classes CCR covers the training fee for 6 group sessions.
Although Freya is one of the cutest pint sized pocket almost low shedding designer mixes you will ever meet please do not apply if-
1. You live in a condo/apartment with noise restrictions.
2. If you live in a densely populated area with lots of humans and dogs.
3. You are not an active person.
4. If you have no dog experience- Freya is an advanced level dog.
5. You don't have experience with nipping, biting and resource guarding.
6. You don't have time to work with Freya on her training plan.
7. You are unwilling to seek out continued training support.
8. If you are gone for an 8 hour work day with transport time added on.
9. If you don’t have the time to play mental stimulation games with her.
10. Freya is scared of men so slow introductions needed.
Meet Freya, a Canadian owner surrender named after the goddess of love, war, death and fertility. She is so ADORABLE that most fall desperately in love with her before they understand her complicated and complex personality. One must see thru the tiny, scruffy, exterior and acknowledge the omnipotent Spirit that lies beneath! Like a true Viking she is a force to be reckoned with and even has a beard to boot!
Freya oscillates between extreme affection and "brute force of nature" even with her petite frame. Freya needs a lot of exercise (like marathon runners need only apply) and when she is not sufficiently exhausted will become a tiny tornado swirling through your house - stealing shoes, ripping up anything that is paper based. Fortunately, Freya is able to be re-directed VERY easily as she is incredibly food motivated. Freya is very opinionated so will speak her mind regularly - condo dwellers beware as you may receive noise complaints. Freya is working thru an intense training program with her foster family that must be followed for Freya’s best self to be evident. Freya is learning how to manage her intense puppy naughtiness (said with so much affection ❤️).
Freya is the spiciest and sweetest little devil. She needs a consistent, EXPERIENCED and confident human that can help her become a little less "Viking ready for war" and a little more "Icelandic chill".
If this adorable girl is the fixer upper project that you have been looking for please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an application at covetedcanines.org/application
Male/ 7 kg/ 10 years/ Italian Greyhound, Chihuahua
Temperament: affectionate, playful, spicy!
Vetting: vaccinated (core vaccines); 4dx blood work negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia; Anaplasma and Lyme); fecal (negative), dewormed; flea/tick prevention given; microchipped and neutered. He has also had an extensive dental removing multiple diseased teeth; he has a lump on his right side (diagnosed as a lipoma) along with another one on the top of his head (diagnosed as a keratin-filled cyst). He also has bilateral luxating patellas with possible degenerative joint disease which does not affect him currently but he may need anti-inflammatory medication in the future if discomfort is experienced.
Good with Children - no.
Good with dogs - depends on the dog.
Good with cats- unknown.
Seperation Anxiety - none.
Resource guarding - no.
Bark/noisy - very quiet. Sometimes will bark if he hears loud noises.
Housebroken - mostly, sometimes marks.
Shedder - minimal.
Crate trained - working on it, will cry at night.
Leash etiquette: good, pulls slightly.
Good in car: great!
*Jimi’s bio may change as we get to know him more.�*Comes with 6 weeks of pet insurance - $500 coverage.
*Full behavioural assessment available upon request.
Ahh, Jimi Hendrix. The badass lefty who put out some rad music and made a name for himself in the rock and roll world! His canine namesake, our boy Hendrix is no different. He’s making a name for himself by stealing our hearts at CCR.
This guy isn’t a spring chicken, but a seasoned dog who knows himself is the best kind! And hello, he’s an active guy who can surely match the pep in your step.
This fellow may have gotten away with some bad behaviours in his previous home, so he needs a dedicated owner who shows him the lay of the land and will work on him. He’s a lover of nature, and so the ideal adopter would be an adventure type who plans on making their dog join them in all the outdoor fun!
He has some leash reactivity, but given his size he can be easily redirected.
Also, he’s a LOVER. He’ll cuddle you, and he’s definitely into the bed time snuggles. DO NOT TAKE THIS AWAY FROM HIM!
He may do best in a home without other pets as he’s an attention hog and picky with his canine companions.
If this little firecracker is the guy for you, send us an email NOW: email@example.com or apply at: http://covetedcanines.org/application/
Boston/Pug Mix | 27 lbs | female | Approx. 3 years| Canadian Shelter Dog
Temperament: faithful, attention-seeking, goofy.
Activity level : medium- high! Chloe would be a great workout buddy.
Vetting: Fecal negative, 4dx blood work negative, heartworm negative, microchipped, vaccinated (core vaccines and Bordetella), tick and heartworm prevention given, dewormed, spayed.
Good with dogs: Some. Chloe can be a bully and is leash reactive with other dogs although with slow introductions Chloe is great with most dogs. Chloe spent 3 weeks at Paws Above in a Board and Train and was with dogs 24/7 with no issues however she can bully her little foster brother and needs to be corrected and redirected often. A confident dog “ambassador” or “pack” would be most beneficial to her.
Good with cats: No
Prey drive: Yes. She likes to chase squirrels.
Good with children: Older and dog savvy kids.
Separation anxiety: Barks only when crated.
Chloe does not bark otherwise and is not destructive at all. We are working on a crate being a “safe space” for her but being caged brings up a lot of anxiety in her and we are thinking this may be a ramification from being caged in a shelter for so long.
Crate trained: Working on it. Chloe seems to not need a crate but must learn to not hover around the front door. Chloe has “barrier aggression” so when in a crate she will nip your hand if you put it thru the cage. Strategies for desensitization will be provided to the adopter- she is making great strides every day!
Resource guarding: Yes.
Barky/noisy: Whines and barks when you crate her, SNORTS.
Leash etiquette: Barks and lunges at dogs when on leash. Very food motivated so training going well. Adopters in areas with less dogs walking around would be most beneficial for Chloe - rural or suburban homes. Chloe also pulls on leash.
Good with transit: Whines in the car, unknown with public transit.
*$500 pet insurance for 6 weeks with PetSecure.
*Bio may change as we get to know her better.
*Behavioural assessment available.
*Chloe comes with 4 training sessions with one of the trainers we work with which is included with her adoption fee.
*RESTRICTIONS - we will only accept applications if you:
1. Have confident dogs or a strong and established “pack”.
2. Have experience with leash reactivity and making slow introductions to other dogs as Chloe barks at other dogs when on leash but is highly food motivated. Experience with resource guarding also needed.
3. Have a lot of dog experience and are a strong and confident leader that can be consistent, patient and set boundaries.
We are bracing ourselves for the impending inquiries we’ll get on our beautiful Chloe!! If you’re looking for the activity of medium - high energy dog, and the sound effects of a pig, LOOK NO FURTHER! Chloe is snorting her way into your life! She is pretty much up for anything, and has fallen in love the Canadian outdoors! She would be a fantastic hiking partner, and will need an adopter willing to give this girl the opportunity to strut her stuff!
Chloe was dumped at one of our Toronto shelters by her humans because they did not have the experience to manage the behavioural needs of this saucy and precocious little girl.
She LOVES her squeaky toys, and responds well to playing with balls too! She needs someone willing to stimulate her and interact with her, like ALL THE TIME! Chloe is so affectionate and loving. Chloe will
literally SWOON with belly rubs. With the right kind of adopter this girl can SHINE! She is an advanced level dog that will require a lot of training and consistency. Chloe is SO WORTH the hard work. She is a most darling companion that just needs a strong and confident leader to guide her in a positive way.
She is incredibly loving, and wants all the attention. Be warned: Chloe snores through the night. The whole night. So if you’re a light sleeper, THIS GIRL DON’T CARE! Chloe would do best in a home that didn’t work for extended periods of time, as she’s a buddy type of dog and is working on her crate training.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at covetedcanines.org/application if you’re interested in our little piglet!
The NOT Tiny Timmie/ 5-6 month old American Bulldog Lab mix/ 55 lbs/ Male/ Canadian Owner Surrender
Temperament: happy, people pleaser, gentle, active (omg.....let us just note here - GORGEOUS).
Activity level: medium-high as he is a 5-6 month old puppy but also chill at home and when properly exercised.
Vetting: core vaccines (will need a dhpp booster), neutered, microchipped, dewormed, fecal - negative, 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia; Anaplasma and Lyme); on tick/flea/heartworm prevention.
Housebroken: working on it!
Good with dogs: yes!
Good with cats: yes!
Kid tested: yes! He is a big boy and is still a puppy so can jump up on people and will knock over small kids by accident. Further training to not jump up on people needed.
Separation anxiety: nope!
Crate trained: working on it!
Leash manners: doing great! He is a strong muscley boy so can pull at times.
Good on transit: does well in cars - but tries to sit in your lap and lick you like crazzzzzy so a doggie seatbelt is recommended. One transporter noted some anxiety (whining) after his neuter but in all his other car rides was great!
*Comes with with $500 insurance for 6 weeks with Pet Secure.
*Timmie’s bio may change as we get to know him better.
Our Timmie is not tiny like "Tiny Tim", a fictional character from the 1843 novella A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens but he is a LEGEND already amongst all the CCR vets, volunteers and fosters. He is more like Tiny Tim the Miracle Donkey as he is BIG (and has the potential to be just as insta-famous) while he will get much much much bigger potentially the size of a standard Donkey (jk).
As the antithesis of Tiny Tim the Miracle Donkey whose personality is bigger than his small stature...our Timmie has a big puppy body with a quiet, shy and laid back demeanour. He is the biggest suck and LOVES everyone. Even one of our vet techs that assisted in his neuter was found cuddling him on the floor loving him up.
This classic introvert has a lot of energy and requires exercise but his personality is SO LAID back and “cool” the he wins everyone’s hearts with his chill personality.
Now let’s talk about how gorgeous he is.....GORGEOUS....this boy is no donkey that’s for sure (although we LOVE donkey’s don’t get us wrong). This boy though....he is a holy hunk of a gorgeous piece of dog. His colouring - hands down - exquisite and his eyesssss....well DOG help is all.
Timmie is a puppy and he is a big one at that so he will require diligent training and socialization. His foster family is working on getting him potty trained, crate trained and he has been doing very well with his leash etiquette although does tend to pull.
Timmie is definitely a great dog for a family with kids and spent his last 4 months encompassed in kids hanging off of him. He enjoys lots of company and companionship.
If this big hunk of a GOD dog is your DREAM dog then please email email@example.com or fill out an application atcovetedcanines.org/application as he won’t be available for long!
Cocker Spaniel Mix | 11 months | Male | 28 lbs| Displaced Tornado Survivor from Texas
Temperament: Sweetheart, friendly, loving.
Activity level: “Active Chill” - Loves to walk around the city but just as happy to curl up at home.
Vetting: Core vaccines, neutered, microchipped, dewormed, fecal - negative of worms and Giardia, 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia; Anaplasma and Lyme); on tick/flea/heartworm prevention.
Good with dogs: Usually not interested in meeting dogs on walks, and can be guarded and unsure but with proper introductions will want to play with other dogs.
Good with cats: Not tested.
Prey drive: Very interested in squirrels.
Good with children: Yes!
Separation anxiety: Will chew things when left to his own devices.
Crate trained: Working on it! Whines in the crate but needs to be crated as he can chew when left alone.
Resource guarding: None observed.
Barky/noisy: Will bark at odd noises at home.
Leash etiquette: Good but still needs some work as he likes to zig zag walk!
Transportation: Great in car, not tested on public transit.
*Comes with 6 weeks of pet insurance - $500 coverage.
*Donald’s bio may change as we get to know him better.
Donald easily wins over the hearts of everyone he meets with his handsome face and loving personality! This is one gorgeous pup; he could melt just about anyone’s heart.
Besides winning over the CCR team with his good looks and sweet demeanour, Donald is also a very special pup to us here at the rescue since we named him after one of our amazing and dedicated volunteers’ father, who unfortunately passed away recently.
Donald is a sweetheart and well behaved, he loves his people but is not too overbearing with his love, he gets that you need space sometimes y’know? He’s a friendly guy and ready to make new friends with every person he meets, and he’s bound to get you stopped on the street to talk about his gorgeous looks!
Donald will walk across the city and back with you! He’s ready to be your next adventuring partner. But all the same, he’s just as happy to stay home and enjoy binging on some Netflix while curled up on the couch. Donald is still working on his leash manners and will need some training so that he doesn’t “weave” across the sidewalk, otherwise he’s a star on walks!
Donald can be unsure and a bit fearful when meeting new dogs while out and about. He can give a low growl when another dog comes up to him. Donald just appreciates having his space with new introductions - don’t we all? But once he knows another pup he’s a friendly guy and wants to play!
Even though Donald is one polite pup his age still shows! Since this handsome guy is still young he’s still learning not to chew. His foster is working on redirecting his chewing towards toys and other appropriate items, and Donald’s taking well to this - he is one fast learner!
And Donald is a survivor! He was displaced during a Tornado in Texas, caught by the local animal control and his family never came for him. A local rescue felt so bad for him they grabbed him once is “stray hold” was up and he became at risk of euthanasia which is the fate of millions of Texas dogs every year. We can tell that this babe was LOVED as he is the biggest lover/cuddler/sweetheart ever so our hearts hurt thinking about what may have happened to his family.
If you are the one willing to love this boy “fur-ever” and heal his aching heart that longs for his past family please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an application at covetedcanines.org/application