Italian Greyhound & Chi Mix | 4 years approximate age (likely younger) | Male | 7 lbs
Temperament: Happy, playful, fun!
Activity: High - moderate.
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines); 4dx bloodwork negative for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia/Anaplasma and Lyme); CBC (Complete Blood Count) normal; fecal (negative), dewormed; flea/tick/heartworm prevention given; neutered and microchipped.
Good with Children? AMAZING with dog savvy kids over 11 years old. No toddlers or young children please.
Good with cats: Unknown. Likely not good as he has prey drive however he is very good with the sanctuary cockatoos that walk around freely.
Prey Drive: Yes. Coopers favourite activity is to chase and bark at squirrels, wild turkey’s and bunnies.
Good with dogs - Yes! With small dogs only.
Seperation Anxiety - None.
Resource guarding - None observed.
Bark/noisy - Vocal. Condo or apartment dwellers won’t be appropriate.
Housebroken - 100% but may mark initially.
Shedder - Very little.
Crate trained - Yes. Will whine for the first few minutes before settling but can stay in a crate without issue.
Leash etiquette: Walks well but can be reactive on leash. Is not fond of walking for long periods in the Winter.
Good with transit: Good in car, not tested on public transit.
*Cooper’s bio may change as we get to know him better.
*Comes with $500 of insurance for 6 weeks post adoption.
Announcing Cooper!!!! Another little sassy/napoleon syndrome/spoiled rotten Chi mix in need of rescue! For all of you small dog lovers out there he is what you call DELICIOUS. Itsy bitsy, longgggg legs, compact little bod....are you Chi lovers swooning yet? Or at least drooling?
Although Cooper is not great with guys initially, has leash reactivity and is not great with all large dogs...it turns out he's a little socialite with most humans and small dogs (and even some large dogs). With guys he just needs some adjustment time but after he feels safe really does prefer men (and loves woman too!). He enjoys cuddles and scratches like all day long if you have the time to adorn him with that much time and affection. While he can sometimes be an angry little man to some new people he is MP (Mister Perfection) with everyone else. He will definitely need an EO (Experienced Owner) and an older child home.
He is potty trained, walks well on leash (minus the leash reactivity), is crate trained, very food motivated and is loving his time at the sanctuary where he gets to socialize with doggies 24/7. You won’t find a more loving or cuddly dog anywhere!
If this little man with big man syndrome is what you are looking for please submit an application at http://covetedcanines.org/application/
*This is a courtesy posting for Coveted Kennels and Sanctuary
Shepherd + Rottie + Collie Mix | Male | 1.5 years | 23 kg
Temperament: Affectionate, playful, excitable.
Vetting: Vaccinated (core vaccines plus Bordetella), 4dx bloodwork pending for heartworm & three tick borne diseases (Ehrlichia/Anaplasma and Lyme), fecal (pending), dewormed, flea/tick/heartworm prevention given, microchipped, and neutered.
Good with Children: No kids please.
Good with dogs: Good but comes on strong initially.
Good with cats: Unknown. Not tested.
Seperation Anxiety: None!
Resource guarding: Nope!
Bark/noisy: Not barky at all!
Crate trained: Yes.
Leash etiquette: Getting better! He is a bit of a pole sniffer.
Good in car: Great!
Not tested on public transport.
*Carter’s bio may change as we get to know him better.
Meet Mr. MISUNDERSTOOD: A handsome 1.5 year old boy who spent a quarter of his life in a shelter. Overlooked and not acknowledged because he jumped at the bars of his cage, literally dying to escape, when people walked by.
Carter, was one of those dogs.
What we have proven time and time again is that all shelter dogs need is a change of venue and a chance. And we are happy Carter got both.
It’s not because he is aggressive. Has nothing to do with the fact that he is displaying unsavoury behaviour. Carter just wanted to break free of the confines of his cell and play. He was grossly misunderstood.
Often it’s difficult for people to read body language in a dog, Carter, would be one of those dogs.
Once out of the shelter, a new Carter emerged out of his chrysalis, and this is where his true personality burst to the surface. A personality which is nothing like the one displayed while incarcerated.
Carter enjoys the company of other dogs tremendously, comes on a bit strong, but is harmless as he just wants to play. He loves to be active, and adores playing fetch. Carter would truly benefit from a family who enjoys walks as much as he does. Carter is a bit of a velcro dog and latches onto his people. He lives for cuddles, “chill-axing” on sofas, is wonderfully obedient, quiet and non-destructive.
Some dogs are just greatly misunderstood.
If you feel that you can give Carter an active lifestyle, consistent guidance, continued training while allow him the opportunity to fulfill his amazing potential...we want to hear from you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for this now UNDERSTOOD boy!
2 years old | Iranian mutt | Male | 11.5 kg | Shelter dog from Iran
Temperament: Passive, loving, cautious.
Activity level: Low-medium energy.
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; neutered, microchipped, two Leishmania tests completed (April 10 and April 13, 2019) both negative. Has grade 3-4 Luxating Patella’s which can require surgery if causing lameness and/or pain or alternatively can require anti-inflammatories and glucosamine as an alternative/preventative treatment. Also, missing an eye.
Housebroken: Yes! Completely.
Good with dogs: Needs slow and positive interactions.
Good with cats: Not tested.
Prey drive: None noted
Good with children: Not tested. Rhymer is timid and so children would need to be calm and dog savvy.
Separation anxiety: None observed.
Crate trained: Yes- sleeps in his crate at night.
Resource guarding: Resource guards food and toys from other dogs.
Barky/noisy: Relatively quiet, will vocalize if he wants to go out.
Leash etiquette: Great but does like to stop and smell the roses.
Transportation: No issues in car. Not tested on public transit.
*Comes with 6 weeks of pet insurance - $500 coverage.
*Rhymer’s bio may change as we get to know him better.
Rhymer is a CCR first in that he is our first Iranian dog. That's right, this beauty of a pup travelled far and wide to find a perfect home in the great North, and we at CCR will not disappoint him. I mean, look at that FACE! He was taken to a shelter in Iran when his family decided they no longer wanted him. He only has one eye but his other eye is fully functioning. It is important to note that Rhymer has grade 3-4 Luxating Patellas and will likely require surgery down the road and/or anti-inflammatories and supplements. Any potential adopter will need to commit to making sure that Rhymer is given the opportunity to have the surgery should a vet deem it necessary in the future.
Rhymer is a timid dog, taking in his surroundings and cautiously exploring people and places. Think of him as the kind who would rather dip his toe in the water and get in slowly versus the type that cannonballs in right away. Because of this he needs the right person to be patient and guide him through all the new experiences so that he can enjoy them!
Once he's sized you up, he is a very sweet boy who will give you all the cuddles.
He can be especially timid with men, so while we encourage all to apply, men should take note that if it's not a good fit, it's a "it's not you, it's me" scenario and not take it to heart! He is currently in a foster home with a man and is doing well, so it's a definite possibility.
He's a great walker and really likes to smell and explore on walks, as well as greet passersby gently. He enjoys long leisurely strolls, but in general is not a hyperactive dog. He enjoys the company of other dogs when they've met positively, but would be best suited with dog that's energy levels match his own. He would do best with another dog in his forever home to keep him happy and stimulated. However, he does resource guard food and some toys from other dogs but this can be managed through basic training and feeding separately.
A relatively quiet home would be well suited for Rhymer so that he can get a break from all the stimulation a day out in Toronto can bring about! If you think you've got the perfect home for this gorgeous guy and are financially prepared for long term care of this happy boy, please apply today https://covetedcanines.org/application