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.
Chi mix | 4 years old | Male | 4 kg
Temperament: Affectionate! Loving! Fun!
Activity level: Low-medium energy. He is playful and enjoys his walks but also loves to relax on the couch.
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines); 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & two tick borne diseases (Anaplasma and Lyme); Positive for Ehrlichia - Complete Blood Count (CBC) completed and it is normal (Feb 2017 & Jan 2019). Chico came to Canada 2 years ago with Ehrlichia and was treated with doxycycline and a CBC was also done - all normal. The Ehrlichia antibody can stay in the blood for several years without issue however it is recommended to get a yearly CBC to make sure all is normal, Fecal (negative), dewormed; flea/tick/heartworm prevention given; microchipped, neutered, dental - clean and polish (2019).
Good with dogs: Yes! Does not really like larger dogs but living with two foster dogs and enjoying them more and more each day.
Good with cats: Not tested.
Prey drive: Yes. He is way too interested in his foster family’s hamster.
Good with children: No. Older dog savvy teenagers only please.
Separation anxiety: None observed.
Crate trained: Not needed. He is not destructive and is very respectful of his home when left alone.
Resource guarding: Yes. He guards his food with the foster dogs, but this is improving and is minor. He does not guard with people.
Barky/noisy: He will bark if someone comes to the door, or when his foster doggy siblings also bark. He is not excessively noisy, but does bark.
Leash etiquette: Very good! He does react (minor) to some dogs and people on the street, but this is improving. He loves the outdoors.
Transportation: Great in car! Not tested on public transit.
*Comes with 6 weeks of pet insurance - $500 coverage.
*Chico’s bio may change as we get to know him better.
Chico is an adorable, affectionate, and playful little guy. He loves to be cuddled up with someone, and this cutie’s tail never stops wagging. He is just so happy!
Chico’s story is a sad one though - prepare the tissues! He was originally found as a stray in Mexico in rough shape. It took him months in quarantine to finally become healthy before coming to Canada. His flight escort who brought him to Canada fell in love with this sweet boy and ended up adopting him. She gave Chico the BEST life and she loved him so so much! Unfortunately, she became very ill and sadly passed away. Chico loved his momma more than anything, and refused to leave her side through everything.
Chico is such a brave and resilient pup! He has been through so much but is still such a happy and loving boy. He is ready to find a new home to call his own for the rest of his life.
Chico is not your typical chihuahua! He doesn’t fit the stereotypes! This chi may be from warm Mexico, but he is a champ when it comes to braving these Canadian winters! Chico loves the outdoors and is always up for a walk, even in the winter. Once he’s got his coat on he’s ready to go! This adorable boy has no issues with walking Toronto’s busy streets. He can go for short or long walks, and keeps up just fine either way. Chico isn’t all about being on the go though. He is just as happy to stay home with his people and cuddle up on the couch.
Chico adores cuddling with people! He loves to spend time with his foster family. He enjoys nothing more than cuddling up in bed against his foster mom at night. Because Chico deserves only the best, someone who is home more often would be preferred for this special boy.
Chico enjoys his foster doggy siblings too! He would be fine living with another pup but does not need to have a canine companion in his furever home. He has shown some resource guarding towards his foster siblings around his food. However, he has no issues with humans when he is eating and does not guard his toys. His amazing foster momma is working with Chico on his resource guarding and he is already showing improvement!
Chico is a very well-behaved pup! He walks well on leash, knows some basic commands, and is completely housebroken. He does not need to be crated and can be trusted to respect his home when left alone.
Chico would prefer a calm, teen/adult-only furever home. He does not do well with small children, and he becomes stressed when there is lots of activity in the house. He would probably not be suited to a chaotic or busy household. He also would prefer to not have any small animal siblings.
Chico is such a sweet and affectionate pup! He has the most wonderful playful energy and loves to go for walks, but he is just as happy to kick back at home and curl up to enjoy some Netflix.
Chico is the sweetest and is such a special pup! Meeting him, you would never guess he has had it rough - he is such a happy boy! If you’re the one who can give this deserving boy the best furever home, please email email@example.com or fill out an application at:covetedcanines.org/application
Chi mix | 12 months | Male | 3.6 kg
Photos by: Kathy Leslie Berkers-Eardley
Temperament: Timid, playful, cuddly!
Activity level: Moderate.
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines); 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia; Anaplasma and Lyme); Fecal (pending), dewormed; flea/tick/heartworm prevention given; microchipped, neutered.
Housebroken: Yes, and is pee pad trained.
Good with dogs: Yes! But can be nervous when meeting new dogs.
Good with cats: Yes.
Prey drive: None observed.
Good with children: No. Very very scared of new people. Needs calm stable adults around.
Separation anxiety: None.
Crate trained: Yes, he prefers an inclosed crate.
Resource guarding: None observed towards people, or with food and toys. Can be possessive of his bed towards his foster doggy siblings.
Barky/noisy: Will bark at noises he is unsure of. Also barks/growls at new people, especially when they approach him.
Leash etiquette: Okay, he’s working on it!
Transportation: Is nervous in the car. Not tested on public transit.
*Comes with 6 weeks of pet insurance - $500 coverage.
*Milou’s bio may change as we get to know him better.
Milou is best known as the beloved companion to Tintin. Well CCR’s very own Milou is looking for his own Tintin to show him the good things in life!
These endearing eyes will draw you in, and Milou is the perfect companion to cuddle up with on these long, cold winter nights. He will snuggle up with you on the couch and keep your bed nice and cozy.
Milou can be nervous and scared of new people. However, once he warms up he is such a sweet and loveable little guy! He adores cuddling and loves to give kisses to those he trusts.
Milou adores playing with his foster doggy siblings! They run and chase each other around. Otherwise though, Milou is very calm at home, and prefers cuddles and naps to walks. He is not possessive over food or toys with humans and four-legged friends alike, but he can be possessive of his bed with his foster siblings. But I mean who really likes sharing their bed with their siblings?
Milou likes to go for short walks but with this cold weather he much prefers the warmth of the couch! He is pee pad trained which is a great plus since this little guy doesn’t enjoy going outside in the cold all too much.
Milou is working on building his confidence while being on leash and outside of the home. He gets nervous on walks when strangers or dogs approach him.
This adorable little guy needs a bit of time to warm up to new people. He can initially bark and growl at new people. If you take the time to let him come to you on his own terms, he will eventually approach to give a little sniff and lick your hand. Milou is so loving with those he trusts once he realizes they aren’t a threat. His adopters will need to work on his socialization with people and new dogs using positive reinforcement to help Milou feel more comfortable and confident, and show him things aren’t so scary! His amazing foster momma has already done a fantastic job of working with Milou and teaching him that life isn’t so scary!
This sweet, little guy is very food motivated, and already knows how to sit and comes when he is called.
Milou would do best in a home in a quieter neighbourhood and would benefit from having a doggy sibling that is also a small, friendly and playful dog.
Milou loves nothing more than to be held and snuggled by his people, or to play with his foster siblings. Are you the Tintin to this Milou? If you can show this adorable and affectionate boy the good things in life, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an application atcovetedcanines.org/application