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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to inquire about adopting.
Lab + Shepherd mix | 3 months old | 12 lbs | Female
Temperament: Fun, cute, stubborn
Activity level: Puppy-level! Walks in the morning and evening; runs in the backyard.
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, paediatric spay completed at Rosedale Moorepark Vet, Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Wellness bloodwork which showed low proteins which could be from malnourishment. Our vet is not too concerned as this is common in dogs that have not had a great start in life. Recheck recommended in a few months after more nutritional food and love!
Housebroken: Working on it! Pee pad trained but occasional accidents overnight.
Good with Dogs? So far gets along very well with her foster sister.
Good with Cats? Good!
Good with Children? Great!!!!
Prey drive: Has chased after a mouse in a backyard but may have been influenced by her foster sister.
Leash Etiquette & Reactivity: Walks well on leash but can be distracted by all the exciting things out there. Working on her focus.
Response to Commands: Learning sit, stay, down and no.
Noisy? Warns of someone at door, barks at reflection in patio door at night!
Crate trained? Yes.
Resource Guarding: None noted.
Feeding: 3/4 cup around 8am and again at 7pm. Crate trained and fed.
Transit: Car is good. Public transit not tested yet.
*comes with $500 of pet insurance for 6 weeks.
*bio may change as we get to know Nala better.
Can you feel the love tonight? It’s where Nala is! Like her namesake in The Lion King, Nala is strong and stubborn and a lot of fun! A happy-go-lucky pup, Nala is a young, brave adventurer who wants to see and do everything. And sometimes chew most things....
In Swahili, Nala means gift. And that’s what Nala is – a gift of joy and unbridled enthusiasm. She’ll need her new mom or dad to train her and help her learn how to be a dignified (but still fun) young lady so she can be the very best dog she can be.
Nala just can’t wait to be queen (of your heart). If you’re interested in this adorable pup, contact email@example.com or fill out an application at covetedcanines.org/application
American Bulldog | 6 months old | 70 lbs (the “breeder” the family purchased Otis from said he would likely grow to 120 lbs | Male
Temperament: Loving, energetic, playful!
Activity level: Very active – has a ton of energy! Loves being outdoors. Gets walked 4-5 times daily and needs a lot of exercise.
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines), Wellness blood panel and Complete blood count (CBC), Fecal (negative), dewormed, flea/tick/heartworm prevention given, microchipped,
Good with Dogs? Extremely friendly and wants to play and socialize but can be bossy and overly exuberant.
Good with Cats? Likes to chase them but just to play and is always kind with them.
Good with Children? Great with kids but does like a lot of attention, which makes it a bit difficult with younger children. Would be best in a home with dog-savvy kids 10 and older.
Prey drive: Yes. Bunnies and squirrels beware.
Leash Etiquette: Walks well on leash. Pulls a little bit at first, or when dogs or people approach because he wants to say hello.
Response to Commands: He listens to basic commands (sit, stay, leave it, shake, down, come) most of the time. Sometimes needs repetition. Listens most of the time when off leash but should have treats available to get him back.
Noisy? Barks when he wants attention.
Crate trained? Partially.
Resource Guarding: Yes. With food, toys and other things.
Transit: Good with short car trips. Has motion sickness on longer trips.
Training: Otis will need proper training. He will NEED a home that is calm and will only be adopted to a family with dog experience (especially bulldog experience) that can give calm consistent guidance.
*comes with $500 of pet insurance for 6 weeks.
*bio may change as we get to know Otis better.
Otis is the most adorable puppy you ever did see. A six-month old American
Bulldog (but with very Canadian values) he is sure to cuddle his way right into your heart. He is the most gorgeous shades of grey and white, but he doesn’t just rely on his good looks. Otis’ fosters describe him as loving, energetic, and playful.
He is housebroken, walks amazingly off leash and loves to play fetch off leash as well. He is working on his recall but always comes back with a treat. He is also working on his commands and is doing great with sit, stay, leave it, shake, lay down and come (is he a puppy genius!?). He is partially crate-trained and does well going into his crate.
A believer in equality, Otis loves both dogs and cats. He is extremely friendly and happy to meet other dogs but is still learning just how to play with them. He has grown up with cats and while he does chase, he really just wants to play and treats all felines with kindness and respect. Otis is amazing with children. His original owners have a two-year old with whom he has loved to play. As a puppy, however, he does love to be the center of attention and might fare better long term with older children as he learns boundaries and his place in the “pack.”
While he doesn’t bark when you leave the house, he does bark when he wants your attention. He just has so much love to give and doesn’t want you to forget it. Otis would do well in a home that provides him space to run and play and relax in the sun. He would benefit from a calm, older dog who could show him the ropes. He is a big boy and is looking for a calm, assertive leader who will love him to pieces while teaching him to share the spotlight.
In a secure, loving environment, Otis is sure to grow from adorable puppy to delightful gentleman-won’t you be his beloved family as he does so contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an application at covetedcanines.org/application
Temperament: Loving, playful, loyal.
Activity level: Medium energy.
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines plus Bordetella), 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & 2 tick borne diseases (Anaplasma and Lyme) positive for Ehrlichia -being treated with doxycycline and has a Complete Blood Count (CBC) blood test scheduled for mid-August, fecal (negative), dewormed, flea/tick/heartworm prevention given, microchipped, neutered, had a dental surgery with Dr. French at VEC - all healed and ready to rock. Stitch does have a cataract on one of his eyes. He may loose vision in that eye in the future. Had an ophthalmology consult with Dr. Grey at VEC. All specialist reports available.
*Behavioural assessment available upon request.
Good with dogs: Yes, loves to play.
Good with cats: Not tested, but Stitch does have a high prey drive.
Good with children: With proper introductions yes! Older children only please.
Prey drive: Yes! Has chased and barks at Toronto's urban wildlife (raccoons, squirrels, bunnies).
Separation anxiety: None noted by foster.
Crate trained: Yes!
Resource guarding: Stitch did exhibit resource guarding with respect to food with his furry foster sibling at first, but this has subsided.
Barky/noisy: Can make many interesting vocal noises!
Leash etiquette: He is strong! A harness IS A MUST.
Transportation: Great in the car but he has not travelled on transit.
*Stitch's bio may change the more we get to know him.
*Comes with 6 weeks of health insurance totalling $500.
Please form a line and proceed in an orderly fashion to get your applications in for our homeboy Stitch!! As you can see, he resembles his namesake, a certain alien dog creature from a beloved Disney film!
His big gorgeous ears are made to take in all the sweet things his new owner(s) are going to say to him on the daily, and he DESERVES IT ALL. This sweet boy stole the hearts or our managers, and we knew he needed to be sprung from a local Toronto shelter and give him the best chance of getting adopted! Stitch, like so many shelter dogs, can easily get overlooked by potential adopters if they don't "present well" in a shelter environment. We can't stand the thought of seeing beautiful, family dogs deteriorate in a shelter, so we do what we can to get them in foster homes! Stitch is absolutely flourishing in foster care, and we can't wait to get him into the best home for the best boy.
When afraid, Stitch does tend to try to get away from what's scaring him, and so any potential adopter needs to be aware that he is a flight risk. He is a GOOD BOY, but training may be beneficial to help make him the most confident canine you ever did see.
He's a total lover of the outdoors, loves to sunbathe, is a total foodie and is so down for anything. He can be frightened from some of the loud, urban noises, but recovers quickly and is down for more ADVENTURE!!!
Guys, Stitch is ready for his OHANA. "Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind" - Lilo and Stitch. This is a sentiment we are 100 percent on board with! If you think you're Stitch's "Ohana", drop us a line at email@example.com or fill out an application atcovetedcanines.org/application