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.
Jack Russell Terrier Mix | Female | 18 lbs | 8 years old | Canadian Shelter Dog
Temperament: Adventurous, playful, sweet.
Activity level: Jilly is quite active! For 8 years old, this girl has lots of bouncy, playful energy.
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines and Bordetella); 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia/Anaplasma and Lyme); Fecal (negative), dewormed; flea/tick/heartworm prevention given; microchipped, spayed. Dental preformed in 2018 but has some mild tarter on teeth. Had skin and ear infection when rescued but she is 100% perfect now! She does eat a hypoallergenic diet currently and is on allergy medication.
Housebroken: Yes! But would benefit from frequent potty breaks for the first little while to ensure she stays on track during any transitions.
Good with Dogs? Great! She lives with a lab and gets along very well with her!
Good with Cats? Not tested.
Good with Children? No kids.
Separation anxiety: Had some mild separation anxiety originally but is great now! She loves being left a few treats when you leave and will just sit in her bed and eat them.
Crate trained: Sleeps calmly in her crate overnight.
Resource guarding: Resource guards food, treats, toys and humans with other dogs when in her first foster home but no resource guarding with humans. Currently, in her new foster home she is not resource guarding.
Leash etiquette & reactivity: Very calm and doesn’t tug but gets excited when she sees squirrels and birds. She can be easily redirected with a firm "no" and doesn't tug/pull towards them. Jilly doesn't seem to mind the sounds of the city - she isn't skittish outside and hasn't shown any nervousness while on walks.
Barky/noisy: Vocal when excited - when she sees a new dog, when a new friend arrives at the home, or sometimes when she's playing. Her bark is very cute and playful!
Good with transit: Great in car! Loves laying down in the back or watching the world go by through the window.
*Bio may change as we get to know her better.
*Behavioural assessment available upon request.
*Comes with 6 weeks of health insurance totalling $500.
World, meet Jilly, a sweet & determined senior lady who knows what she wants and how to get it. And what she wants is simple: the company of her human(s), head scratches, toys to play with, new people to meet and lots of walks and outside time.
This social lady would love a family that is home during the day, or that would bring her to the office. Either way, she loves being around her own people and meeting new people; after all, new friends are just more people to give her the attention she deserves! As for dogs, while she’s friendly, she needs to be introduced properly and slowly. A home where she is the only dog or with a calm/chill dog would make her the most comfortable and give her the opportunity to get ALL of the attention.
As an active senior, Jilly gets a few walks a day. She loves to play, run around and get lots of attention. And when it comes to exercising her brain, she would definitely benefit from some training with her new owners to learn how to sit, stay, and come. Basic command training would be an opportunity to improve her listening skills and bond her with her new furever family. She’ll learn fast – you CAN teach a middle-aged dog new tricks, especially one as smart as Jilly.
Did you notice how many times the word “attention” appears in this bio? That’s because love and attention is what Jilly adores and what she deserves! If Jilly sounds like the kind of lady you’d love to give attention to, contact email@example.com or apply at: covetedcanines.org/application
Redbone Coonhound | Male | 62 lbs | 10 years old | Ontario Owner Surrender
Temperament: Intelligent, affectionate, chill.
Activity level: Moderate.
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. Had recent dental, full blood workup. Was treated for a UTI and skin issues. Has had ear infections in the past. All good now!
Housebroken: Mostly! In new environments may have an initial accident.
Good with dogs: Great!
Good with cats: No.
Prey drive: Yes.
Good with children: Dog savvy kids. Lives with toddler and loves her!
Separation anxiety: No.
Resource guarding: None.
Barky/noisy: Not barky but “bays” like a hound.
Leash Etiquette: May initially pull. Otherwise good.
Good with transit: Unknown.
*Bio may be altered as we get to know him more.
*Comes with 6 weeks of pet insurance totalling $500.
Maybe he’s born with it. Maybe he’s a Redbone Coonhound. Either way you’ll be the envy of the dog park with Ruedi by your side, fielding questions like “is that his natural hair colour?” (he’ll never tell, but yes) and “isn’t he just the sweetest gentleman ever?” (he sure is). Just like the movie Rudy, Ruedi is a classic. At almost 10 years old he’s an elder statesman who is not very active, enjoying a single, short walk a day and plenty of yard time. While he appreciates the outdoors, he is also content to spend most of the day sleeping like a boss and being with you. He just wants to be part of the family. As a veteran Ruedi has no behavioral issues but could use a refresher on housetraining. In his previous home he didn't really play with his four-year-old sister but don’t let that stop you from asking him to help babysit. He loves to be pet as much as he loves a good sniff. True to his breed he loves food, chases cats, and while he is generally quiet when he does bark it is a noisy (albeit impressive!) bay. He would love a big backyard in which to do his thing. He loves other dogs and his fosters describe him as friendly, curious and loveable. Ruedi has a great, big heart and he is sure to fill your life with great love.
If you would like to make Ruedi a part of your family contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an application online at: covetedcanines.org/application
Shepherd Mix | Male | 72 lbs | 2 years old | Ontario Shelter Dog
Temperament: Energetic, outdoorsy, anxious (but gets better every day!)
Activity level: Loves the outdoors and is a great running partner. Very active & needs lots of exercise but after exercise is calm in the house. Currently going on a long morning walk - 3 miles or more and a shorter evening walk.
Vetting: Core vaccines plus bordetella, 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. On anti-anxiety medication.
Good with Dogs? Passes MANY dogs on the street with ease even if they are aggressive towards him. No off leash testing but has had a few meet and greets on the street and did very well!
Good with Cats? Unknown but passes on the street with ease and interest.
Good with Children? Only with older dog-experienced children that understand his needs regarding his current “no touch zones"(more on that below). Best with adults.
Prey drive: None – passes squirrels and cats with ease.
Leash Etiquette & Reactivity: Toby was initially very fearful but is now able to walk on Toronto’s busy streets with buses, large groups of school kids, honking, crosswalk whistles, subways passing, lawn mowers etc with little apprehension. In a short period of time he is getting much more comfortable with downtown life. Can walk, jog, run and sprint at a heel after the initial few minutes of pulling and excitement. His foster mother describes his leash skills as excellent now!
Response to Commands: Responds to no; learning basic commands.
Noisy? Quiet - occasional excited bark when getting ready to walk or when his humans come home. Whines slightly when left alone but settles.
Crate trained? Calm in the crate when people are home and at bedtime, anxious when in the crate in an empty house. Has been doing well for short periods of time outside the crate in an empty house.
Resource Guarding: None at all exhibited but reported by previous owner. May have been in a multiple dog home and created a need to guard.
Feeding: Twice a day - 1.5 to 2 cups of dry food with a couple of tbsp of wet food each feeding.
Transit: Public transit is not tested yet. Apprehensive entering the car but tolerates the back seat with minor pacing.We anticipate this will improve with experience and time.
*Behavioural assessment available upon request.
*Comes with 6 weeks of Pet Insurance totalling $509
Toby is a beautiful dog who is eager to learn and build confidence. Toby has had a difficult past, but his foster family describes his transition into their home as a "magical story of the power of love". He has gone from a nervous dog from the shelter to a well behaved loyal family member in less than 10 days! Toby has learned very quickly to trust his foster family and join in on all of their family outdoor adventures! All he needed was some patience, consistency and love!
This handsome boy grows more confident every day. He needs a home where his guardian will continue to work with him on his fear and respect his boundaries. Toby loves to be rubbed and has quickly learned to trust his foster family and enjoy cuddle time. He initially did not like having his back legs and belly touched but now he loves it! His owners will need to respect his boundaries and know that Toby will enjoy lots of cuddles once he feels safe. Toby will give a low growl warning if he is being touched in a place that doesn’t work for him. However, this behaviour may be non existent in a few days. He is learning to love all over touching. His foster family gives him an all over rub with a towel at the end of every walk to get him used to this type of contact and ready for rainy or snowy days. He has adapted very quickly!
Toby would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard for hanging out. He will definitely need an active owner that enjoys walking, hiking or running. He also loves to chill on his foster family's porch and watch the world go by!
Toby’s new family should have the time and the desire to continue to work with him to build up his trust, as well as professional training to help bring out the dog Toby deserves to be and the confidence he deserves to have. Toby responds especially well to men, so active gentlemen are especially encouraged to apply!
To help a dog like Toby come out of his shell and learn to love and trust is the most rewarding journey a rescue parent can take. If it’s a journey you think you’re suited for, contact email@example.com apply athttps://covetedcanines.org/application.
Flat-Coated Retriever likely mixed with Border Collie, Lab and German Shepherd | 3 years approx | Female | 70+ lbs
Temperament: Friendly! Sweet! Energetic!
Activity: Very high!
Vetting: Core vaccines plus Bordetella and Lepto, spayed, microchipped, dewormed, 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia; Anaplasma and Lyme); on tick/flea/heartworm prevention.
Good with dogs: Great with big dogs! She is not good with smaller dogs.
Good with cats: No.
Prey Drive: Yes - strong prey drive, she will lunge at any prey under 30lbs.
Good with kids: Adults only.
Separation Anxiety: Only a little bit. She will whine for a while when left but doesn’t bark.
Resource guarding: None seen while in foster.
Bark/noisy: Vocal only when people she doesn’t know come on to her property and when she hears very high pitched noises.
Crate trained: Yes; she will cry for a bit when initially crated but settles.
Leash etiquette: Pulls on leash, which is somewhat manageable but will need to work on her leash manners. Noises or small animals will cause her to bound towards the source; she can be very strong and difficult to control when doing this.
Good with transit: Loves cars! One of her favourite things is going for car rides. She is also totally comfortable on public transit.
*Callie’s bio may change as we get to know her better.
* Comes with $500 health insurance coverage for 6 weeks.
Sweet Callie is a very special dog. She’s as loyal as she is sweet. If she had it her way, she would spend the rest of her time getting belly rubs and sniffing everything there is to smell on the planet. She’s a huge fan of long walks — in fact, it’s hard to exhaust her. Her energy and excitement may sometimes get the better of her but her huge heart and good intentions always shine through. She’s the kind of dog that will bond very deeply with her owner. And who doesn’t want that sweet companion at their side! Sometimes she may seem aloof, but she’s her own dog — don’t we all just need to do our own thing sometimes?
Callie was a barn dog — her job was to hunt down any little prey she could find. Sadly, she was abandoned. Since her job was to hunt small prey, she does have a bit of difficulty with pulling on her lead and losing control of herself when she sees squirrels on walks. She also has difficulty distinguishing cats and small dogs from prey. Therefore, if Callie is to have a doggy sibling they must be a larger dog, like herself. The perfect home for this sweet as pie girl would have a big backyard, someone willing to give her at least a couple hours of exercise/walking a day, and a human companion that will love her as much as she’ll love them. She’s the sweetest not-so-little love bug you’ll ever find!
Callie is looking for the type of owner that doesn’t currently have kids and whose partner is not dog-shy. She’s a real sweetheart but she’s a big girl that needs a good amount of work on her training, regular grooming (those long, luscious locks don’t brush themselves!), and some serious love and attention. But when she does find her forever home, she’ll brighten every single moment of every day! She may be a bigger pup but most of her heft comes from the size of her heart.
If you are the perfect active companion for this love bug, and you're ready to step up and work with sweet Callie on her training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an adoption application online at:covetedcanines.org/application
German Shepherd | Male | 72 lbs | 7 months old | Ontario Shelter Dog
Temperament: Intelligent, affectionate, timid.
Activity level: High excersise needs. Freedom to run necessary for mental and physical wellbeing. Loves loves loves being outside.
How active: If allowed lots of outdoor time, is quiet and sleeps in the house.
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. Needs to develop more strength and muscle tone in the hip area as he was chained in one spot since birth and was not given the opportunity to exercise and build essential muscle tone. Milton was severely neglected until now so is very underweight and has some underdevelopment.
Good with dogs: Amazing!
Good with cats: Incredible!
Prey drive: Minimal.
Good with children: Excellent. Older dog savy kids only. Milton will still jump up in excitement and may knock over a small child. Working on this behaviour currently and has gotten much better!
Separation anxiety: None noted currently.
Resource Guarding: Yes, watch this behaviour going forward. Nothing aggressive at the moment, but is testing boundaries. Thankfully his foster dog siblings are teaching him good manners.
Barky/noisy: Barks at outdoor noises.
Crate trained: Working on it.
Leash Etiquette: Working on basic manners. Very good off leash in a pack.
Good with transit: Unknown.
*Bio may be altered as we get to know him more.
Meet Milton! The Gentle Giant.
This precious Nervous Nelly is the most loving dog you could ask for. What’s the catch you ask? Well, this bundle of nerves was chained outside, underfed and severely neglected for his entire life until now #banchainedoutdoordogsnow.
Milton gains confidence from other dogs and likes to be another dogs shadow at all times as he’s still very anxious and fearful of abandonment. But with the right family, this could be a match made in heaven. This gorgeous angel needs to be in a home where at least one other dog (a confident one) is around. Milton needs a calm and stable environment and he would definitely benefit from being in a home where there is a backyard or a farm to roam and play in.
Milton will be worth the effort and patience in the end as his favourite things to do are giving hugs, and getting cuddles. He loves to put his head on your shoulder; what more could a dog owner ask for? You’ve got a friend for life with Milton boy.
Although Milton enjoyed playing in runs at the shelter with other dogs he is happiest outside in his foster home - free to roam and play. While out for walks with his foster family he’s met a few four legged locals and at first was very apprehensive but now shows curiousity and gentleness when interacting with them.
If you don’t mind your shadow being a dog than look no further....take a chance on Milton. He’s housebroken but not a fan of the crate yet (working on it), as he doesn’t like to be separated from his fur family; how cute is that?! He only barks occasionally when he hears outdoor noises, but can be comforted and redirected easily. Milton ‘ain’t’ no city slicker either; he’d prefer to live somewhere outside a busy urban environment and a farm would be the best choice.
This masterpiece is a work in progress and if you’re up for the challenge we have no doubt Milton will be a one of kind friend and companion for life. And who could resist that face? If you can’t please contact email@example.com or fill out an application atcovetedcanines.org/application