These pups are currently available and looking for a forever home. Coveted Canines takes in new rescues on a regular basis, so we may have other dogs that are not yet pictured here! Please email us at email@example.com for more information and to inquire about adopting.
Chi mixes | 8 & 9.5 lbs | Females | 13 months old | bonded pair from Texas
*Temperament: affectionate, sweet, loving.
*Activity level : moderate.
*Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines plus Bordetella); 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia/Anaplasma and Lyme); Fecal (negative), dewormed; flea/tick/heartworm prevention given; microchipped, spayed. Margarita has 1 retained baby tooth which can be removed when they get a dental cleaning in the future.
*Housebroken: Margarita (yes) and Tallulah (mostly). Tallulah has had a few accidents with her Canadian foster as she doesn’t enjoy this weather. Since the duo have only recently become new Canadians we know they won’t have any trouble once the weather warms up and they get used to the cold.
*Good with dogs: amazing! They are frightened (start to shake) of large dogs that appear excited. They are able to adjust to large gentle dogs easily.
*Good with cats: yes! They may initially bark a bit in excitement but calm down.
*Good with children: yes! Older kids please. However caution must be taken that the child is gentle.
*Separation anxiety: no!
*Crate trained: yes!
*Resource guarding: no.
*Barky/noisy: no barking! Amazing condo dogs.
*Leash etiquette: good on leash. They don’t love to walk in the snow yet even with booties on but again we feel they just need time to acclimatize to the Canadian winters as they were amazing on leash in Texas:)
*Good with transit: great in car and perfection on public transit.
*$500 pet insurance for 6 weeks with PetSecure.
Meet our adorable duo - Tallulah and Margarita. This little bonded pair are true heartbreakers. They bond FAST! Like crazy glue and then don’t let go (without separation anxiety). They are such well behaved ladies. They will sit in a crate together without one bark (just throw in a treat and in they will go!). They are so cute when they are first released from the crate as one of them will grab a toy on their way out the door (they love to chew on toys). The other pup will grab the end of the same toy and they will walk out side by side wagging their tails and tugging on the toy. Their tails can wag so fast it becomes a blur. They love to wrestle and run outside on nice warm days and are super calm in the house however they may run and play a little. The pair sleep in the crate for 8-9 hours a night and they enjoy a den-like environment where a blanket is placed over the crate for warmth and comfort. When their foster Mom goes out she also crates them but not longer than 4-6 hours a day.
They are mainly potty trained (need to adjust to the Canadian cold to do their business), have zero leash reactivity, no resource guarding, love everything and everyone - including kids, cats and dogs. They love to leisurely stroll - no pulling - and say hello to all they meet. No barking (so amazing for condo dwellers) and they can be left for a workday as they have each other for company. I mean what else can you ask for? They are currently learning how to use stairs so this is one area that needs some time and patience.
This super sweet duo were dumped at a kill shelter in Texas at 4 months old looking pretty rough. An amazing rescue in Texas pulled them out before they were going to be euthanized and got them well again. They have been living in Texas with a wonderful family since they were 4 months old so have had an incredible rehabilitation and adjustment to make them the darlings they are today. So many people have put so much love into these babes and it shows! They love to kiss everything and everyone including their foster brother Alto because they are just such happy little hooligans who only ask for love, adoration and to be fur-ever together! They have no remnants of their horrid past and are honestly the happiest little girls ever. Their adorableness will make your heart explode.
If you need some serious companionship, a multitude of kisses and forever cuddles then this dynamic duo are your future darlings. Please head over to http://covetedcanines.org/application/ and fill out an app TODAY!!!!!!
Lab | 6 years old | Female | 25 kg
Ontario Shelter dog
Temperament: Curious, Anxious, Happy!
Activity level: Moderate-high
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines plus Bordetella); 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia/Anaplasma and Lyme); Fecal (negative), dewormed; flea/tick/heartworm prevention given; microchipped, spayed. Recently had dental surgery - 2 extractions and 1 root canal. Piper is on hypoallergenic food (kangaroo). She is also on anti-anxiety medication which is really helping her nervousness.
Housebroken: Yes, though she needs to stick to a strict routine in order to avoid accidents.
Good with dogs: Okay - she can be apprehensive and nervous, she also doesn’t seem to understand appropriate play.
Good with cats: Yes.
Prey drive: None noted.
Good with children: Unknown - would probably be best suited to an adult-only family.
Separation anxiety: None observed.
Crate trained: Not needed.
Resource guarding: None observed.
Barky/noisy: Very quiet - only barks once or twice when people come into the home.
Leash etiquette: Working on it!
Good in car: Yes!
*Comes with 6 weeks of pet insurance
*Piper’s bio may change as we get to know her better.
Meet the gorgeous Piper! While she may not be the fabled “Pied Piper”, this Piper will surely lure your heart and make you want to follow her away on adventures.
Piper is a typical goofy and curious lab. She loves to be outdoors, and has been enjoying playing in the snow! Piper is an active girl when she’s out and about - she would be the perfect weekend hiking buddy for someone that also loves the great outdoors! She would greatly benefit from having at least 2 active 30 minute walks daily in her forever home - this girl loves her time outside! She’d love to tag along with her adopters in whatever they have planned for the day.
Although Piper enjoys her walks and being in the great outdoors, she is not a fan of the busy Toronto streets and would be best suited to a quiet neighbourhood. And even though she is an active pup on walks, Piper generally enjoys sleeping or just relaxing when she is at home.
Piper is a nervous and anxious gal, and will need someone who can support her in building her confidence. She can be shy and apprehensive so she needs some time to learn to trust new people but once she feels comfortable she will be your best friend! She is a total sweetheart and will warm up to new people with a bit of time. She ADORES snuggling and enjoys being pet; Piper is very loyal to her people.
Piper will need someone who is willing to commit to consistent training with her. She is a smart gal and responds well to her foster while learning new commands. A patient and experienced home would greatly benefit this gal to help bring her out of her shell and feel comfortable. Piper is housebroken, however in order to ensure she does not have any accidents her fosters have been maintaining a strict daily routine.
Piper is a potential flight risk, so any applicants with a yard must be prepared to monitor her whenever she is outside to keep her safe.
Piper seems to like other dogs however she does not seem to understand appropriate play behaviour. She would most likely do best in a home where she is the only pet, she will flourish in a home where she will be the focus of attention.
With the right dedication and love, Piper will be your most loyal and loveable companion. She wants nothing more than a home that will make her feel safe and loved. If you have the right home for this sweet and gentle gal, please apply for Piper online at:covetedcanines.org/application
Note: This listing is for a BONDED PAIR.
Male and Female/Shih-Tzu & Shih-Tzu Japanese Chin Mix / 8 years and 7 years
Ontario Shelter Dogs
Photos by Nadia (ig~ @luckyfuzzies)
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines plus Bordetella); 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia/Anaplasma and Lyme); Fecal (negative), dewormed; flea/tick/heartworm prevention given; microchipped, spayed and neutered. Tuxedo had a dental (Feb. 2019) but Ying will need a dental.
Tuxedo - Playful, cuddly, nervous & Ying - Affectionate, curious, sweet.
Activity - low energy.
Good with Children? - Unknown.
Good with dogs - Depends on the dog.
Good with cats- Unknown.
Seperation Anxiety - Bark when left alone but this is improving as they are learning to trust and feel safe.
Resource guarding - None!
Bark/noisy - Can be quite vocal so condos and apartments would likely not be suitable. They are improving every day though.
Housebroken - Mostly, Ying is working on it.
Shedder - not at all!
Crate trained - Tuxedo appears to be but Ying is not. They are fine to be left out of a crate.
Leash etiquette: Good, however Tuxedo can be a bit reactive to other dogs on leash.
Good in car: Good in car!
Who doesn't love a 2-for-1 deal? You know, where you get to have more of the thing you love but for a great price! A bonded pair is just like that but with the added bonus of the good feeling you get from rescuing! And who doesn't feel good about adopting over shopping? Keep in mind that we have no intention of separating this two so please only apply if you're interested in both of theses gorgeous dogs!
These beautiful creatures came to us from a Toronto shelter. They were brought to the shelter after their owner passed away and were quite sad in the shelter. We sprung them out at the first chance we got and they are doing amazing in foster care! They are truly wonderful little gremlins who want a second chance at a forever home.
These two do have some quirks. For instance, Tuxedo can be intimated from loud, noisy streets but is slowly building up confidence on his walks. They love to snuggle and so require a family that's willing give them love and affection. These two are not ornament dogs- they need engagement with their family. They are great with people and in no way aggressive.
These two know how to love and be loved, and deserve a second chance to give their full attention. Don't fear, two dogs are often easier to care for than one as they keep each other company!
Havanese type mix| 8 years old | Male | 15 lbs| Ontario Shelter Dog
Temperament: Loveable, confident, smart!
Activity level: Moderate.
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines plus Bordetella); 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia/Anaplasma and Lyme); Fecal (negative), dewormed; flea/tick/heartworm prevention given; microchipped, neutered. Has had extensive vetting to determine that he has early stage kidney disease and will likely need to be on medication for the rest of his life. He is eating a special food for this condition. Bently will need more bloodwork in a month’s time. Bently will also need a dental in the future.
Housebroken: Mostly! He has had a couple accidents in his foster home but is improving!
Good with dogs: Yes! Great with other dogs and is playful.
Good with cats: Unknown.
Prey drive: None observed.
Good with children: Older dog savvy kids please.
Separation anxiety: Yes, he barks when left alone.
Crate trained: Not needed.
Resource guarding: Yes.
Barky/noisy: Yes, he can be vocal - barks sometimes when he wants something and when he is left alone.
Leash etiquette: Great!
Transportation: A bit anxious in the car.
*Bentley’s bio may change as we get to know him better.
Bentley is one sweet and adorable pup, and will surely steal your heart with his scruffy goodlooks!
He loves to play and be with his people. Bentley adores his daily games of fetch and loves to zoom around the home after a walk. Speaking of walks - Bentley is a star on walks! He behaves well on leash and has no issues with busy Toronto streets. He is a very confident pup! Bentley enjoys his daily walks and loves to be outside. When he’s not busy playing or out for a walk, Bentley is just as happy to follow you around the house and loves nothing more than to cuddle up beside you.
Bentley is still working on his housetraining, though for the most part he is doing very well! He had a few accidents during his first week in foster care but he has been improving since then. His cues to let you know he needs to go out can be subtle.
This scruffy boy is a very smart pup and a quick learner! He has responded well to positive reinforcement training while learning new things in his foster home.
Bentley can be vocal when he wants something, such as food, and he has barked for human food previously. He is learning not to do so, and his foster is making great progress with this! However, Bentley would most likely not be well-suited to someone living in a condo or apartment, as he will also bark when left alone. He would love for his adopter to be someone that is home more often than not, or to be in a home with another dog. His separation anxiety is not as bad when he is left with the other dog in his foster home.
Bentley is great with other dogs and is very playful. He would make a fantastic brother for a family looking to add a second pup!
On occasion, Bentley has exhibited resource guarding with his foster, though this has decreased in frequency while he’s become more comfortable in foster care.
Bentley would be an amazing companion to someone who has the patience to work through his few quirks, continue with his training and be ok with his medical issues. He is so worth it! He is already such a fantastic pup!
If Bentley sounds like the perfect cuddle buddy and pup to join on you on walks (and in life), then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an application online at: covetedcanines.org/application!
Spaniel/Pekinese Mix (best guess) | 3.5 years | Female | 20 lbs
Temperament: Sweet, loving, cautious.
Activity level: Moderate.
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines); 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia; Anaplasma and Lyme); Fecal (negative), dewormed; flea/tick/heartworm prevention given; microchipped, spayed. Since she was originally rescued from China over 8 months ago with another agency we opted to do a full wellness panel along with CBC and the leishmania test which was all normal.
Good with dogs: Yes but initially barks at them when she sees and meets them but does well when properly introduced.
Good with cats: Not tested but barks when she sees them on the street.
Good with children: Loves older children but has not been around infants or toddlers.
Prey drive: She has been noted to be very interested in squirrels.
Separation anxiety: None!
Crate trained: Has not required crating.
Resource guarding: Can growl if another dog approaches her food.
Barky/noisy: Occasionally barks briefly when she hears someone walk by the apartment door.
Leash etiquette: Good on leash but has reactivity with other dogs.
Good in car: Yes! She sleeps.
*Comes with 6 weeks of pet insurance - $500 coverage.
Please give a warm welcome to our worldly new member of the Coveted Canines family- Jazz! Jazz is originally from China and adopted to a couple here in Canada. This couple left her with a friend while they travelled, but decided they didn't want her back. This friend was not prepared to keep her long term and asked us for help. And really, who could resist that fox-like face?
Jazz is the ultimate apartment dweller, with no issues regarding separation anxiety. She spends the majority of the day sleeping and is not destructive and is totally house trained! She can be a bit greedy with her food bowl and may growl if another dog approaches, but has not attacked. This can be handled with training.
She's very cuddly and will love her new family with her whole heart, but she does she slow and proper introductions to strangers as she is weary of new people. While she does love children, any family that intends to adopt her with children should make sure their children are aware of how to approach a dog and how to read her body language. Once you've passed her stranger danger test, she's going to give you all she's got to be your best friend! Training is recommended as she’ll need support in gaining confidence and working through her stranger danger.
She's always down for a good time so if you're looking to take your new dog for adventures, she's your girl! She sleeps in the car the whole time and is very respectful of indoor spaces 🙂 She prances about like royalty and you should expect to get all the attention when you’re walking this gallant gal about town as she struts her stuff. She LOVES to run and explore. Her ideal fit would be someone who is willing to take her for long walks/hikes. While she IS calm in the house, she is happiest when she's outside, and she could honestly run all day long, so someone who is able to give her lots of walks and then a safe place to crash on the couch and cuddle after would be her ideal human.
If you want a tiny fox in your life with a larger than life personality, then please apply to adopt at covetedcanines.org/application
Pom Mix| 2 years old| 8.2 kg | Female | Toronto Shelter Dog
Temperament: Cuddly, excited, fearful.
Activity level: Moderate.
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines plus bordetella); 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia; Anaplasma and Lyme); Fecal (negative), dewormed; flea/tick/heartworm prevention given; microchipped, spayed. Will need a fractured tooth removed.
Housebroken: Yes, though she can pee a bit when nervous or excited.
Good with dogs: No.
Good with cats: Not tested, but has strong prey drive so most likely no.
Prey drive: Yes, strong prey drive with squirrels.
Good with children: No, she can be unpredictable due to her fears.
Separation anxiety: None, she is happy to relax in bed when she is left alone.
Crate trained: Yes, she likes her crate.
Resource guarding: Yes, she has exhibited some guarding of her foster with other dogs such as either protective guarding or territorial guarding.
Barky/noisy: Yes, she will bark when she hears noises outside the home.
Leash etiquette: Working on it! She can zig-zag on leash, and is also vocal when she sees other dogs on walks.
Transportation: Ok in a car, unknown on TTC
*Eevee’s bio may change as we get to know her better.
This sweet and cuddly pup is named for the popular and equally adorable Pokemon. Known for its ability to evolve, CCR’s very own Eevee is looking for the right home to allow her to grow and evolve into the dog she is meant to be.
Eevee has had a rough start to life and is very fearful. She needs an adopter that will have the patience and dedication to help this sweet girl gain confidence and feel more comfortable. A quiet home environment would help this beautiful pup flourish!
This adorable gal is very cuddly once she learns to trust you, and she just wants to love you. She would enjoy nothing more than to wake you up every morning with lots of puppy kisses! She is such a sweetheart!
Eevee enjoys spending time outdoors and loves to go for long walks. She has had no issues with Toronto traffic on busy streets. On walks, Eevee will react when she sees other dogs and will bark and yelp until they are out of sight. She is also still learning her leash manners and not to zig-zag across the sidewalk.
Eevee is looking for a home with no children where she will be the only pet. She can be scared around other dogs and will also get jealous and can exhibit resource guarding of her people towards other dogs. She is currently being fostered with another dog in the home but we believe Eevee would be her best self in a home all her own since her social skills aren’t quite up to par.
Eevee’s fearfulness can push her past her threshold and she has previously nipped at her foster when in this state. She has improved significantly though with time and lots of work from her foster on building her trust.
Eevee has learned a couple of basic commands, such as sit and down, but will need continued work on her basic obedience skills to improve her responsiveness.
This adorable beauty is such a loving pup and just needs the right person/people who are willing to commit to this pretty lady and show her that life doesn’t always have to be so scary. Her potential adopter should be prepared to work with her using positive reinforcement training techniques to help her continue to build her confidence and trust. With the right patience, love, time and dedication, Eevee will flourish in her forever home!
If you’re the right Pokemon trainer for this cute and cuddly Eevee, and ready to give her the loving home she so deserves, please email email@example.com or apply online at: covetedcanines.org/application