Adoptables

Adoptable: Helen

Adoptable: Helen

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 9 years
Sex: female
Weight: 22 lbs
Currently being fostered in: Toronto, ON

HELEN IS A SPECIAL NEEDS DOG – SHE IS BLIND.

This is the face of happy! Smiling, tongue out to lap up the warmth of the sun and the love of those she knows well.

A puppy at heart with spirit to spare, handsome Helen may have lost her vision, but not her zest for life. She LOVES flinging her toys around, rolling about in the grass, and sleeping next to her foster mom on the sofa.

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Gleeful when greeting people, she tries to put her paws on their chests and cover them in kisses, and while she’ll gladly accept the advances of friendly dogs, she’s not shy about warning them off with a brief bark if they become rough. 

Easygoing when handled, she calmly accepts showers, nail clippings, and being carried, and although not a fan of her crate, enters obediently when tempted with treats. 

Until she felt safe in her foster home, Helen paced in circles, prompting her foster mom to place several beds throughout the house, thereby creating “safe zones” for her. Now that she’s familiar with the layout, she roams freely, and when she finds a bed she likes, settles in for a nap.

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As for walking on leash and trusting new voices, a squeaky toy works wonders (her foster mom calls it their “secret weapon”), literally summoning her and having her follow. Not yet cat tested, the ideal home for happy Helen is a tranquil, patient and nurturing one, without small children, but with another calm and gentle dog for companionship.

If you are interested in adopting Helen, please click the red button below.

Adoptable: Edgar

Adoptable: Edgar

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 4 years
Sex: male
Weight: 23 lbs
Currently being fostered in: Ottawa, ON

ADOPTION PENDING – CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

All ears, eyes and eagerness make Edgar the most endearing of dogs.

He LOVES people and cuddling, and his charms are impossible to resist when he lays his head in your lap and looks up at you with tenderness and trust.

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His foster mom’s loyal companion and faithful shadow, following her everywhere to ensure he misses nothing, he also enjoys spending quality time just watching the world from his place on the balcony.

Nicknamed “Curious George”, Edgar’s endless curiosity about and desire to explore everything are equaled only by his partiality for playing. He loves to carry, chew and play with his stuffed toys and Nyla bones as well as games of keep away if he thinks you want his toys as much as he does!

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Fond of walking, he walks well on a harness or collar, and currently gets three brisk walks a day to keep him mentally stimulated and physically satisfied. Highly intelligent, earnest Edgar learned all of his commands after being shown each of them once, and not only follows them instantly, but often anticipates what’s expected of him.

A great fan of car rides, he runs gamely into his crate and sits happily inside it on trips, short and long. While he sleeps contentedly in his crate at night, his foster mom uses either toys or food to coax him inside, where he’ll sit and bark when she leaves.

Although very food motivated, he’s on a limited-ingredients dog food (and no treats) to guard against a potentially sensitive stomach and/or food allergies.

Currently fostered in a home without other pets, excitable Edgar requires further training to improve and perfect his behaviour towards other dogs, especially on walks. He’s therefore best suited to loving and patient adopters, with no cats or young children, who are fully committed to his ongoing socialization in exchange for his enduring love.

If you are interested in adopting Edgar, please click the red button below.

Adoptable: Ginger

Adoptable: Ginger

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 11 years
Sex: female
Weight: 23 lbs
Currently being fostered in: Calgary, AB

GINGER NEEDS A HOME WITH NO OTHER DOGS OR CATS.

Sugar and spice and all doggy things nice, she’s a senior in years but a puppy at heart. Meet Ginger.

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Gleaming and graceful in black tinged with white, she’s delightful to be with, easygoing and calm, with just the right touch of playfulness. Moderately active, she enjoys her walks, walking well on a leash, and being as bright as her black button nose, knows her basic commands, and is crate and housetrained.

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Although not an excessive barker, she’ll alert her fosters when someone comes to the door, and while she thrives on human attention, she’s not fond of other dogs and is fearful of thunderstorms.

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Currently on drops for one eye, Ginger’s otherwise happy and hardy, and best suited to life in a loving home where she’s the only pet, with someone there most of the time, and with only older, respectful children, paw-lease.

If you are interested in adopting Ginger, please click the red button below.

Adoptable: Pumba

Adoptable: Pumba

Breed: Boston Terrier/Mastiff
Colour: black and white
Age: 3 years
Sex: male
Weight: 40 lbs
Currently being fostered in: Perth, ON

Fashion-savvy sunglasses swinging jauntily from his collar, perky Pumba (formerly Damien) is proudly showing off his new look and his new name.

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As an overgrown 40-pound puppy inside the buff body of a 3-year-old adult, Pumba thrives on attention and LOVES being with people.

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Saved from a shelter environment, thereby missing out on that precious puppy phase, this bright beauty, so eager to learn and to please, has been putting his best paw forward at a doggy training centre as he absorbs and excels at his canine ABC’s.

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Once new to the company of other dogs, he now spends time socializing more easily with them, and even accepts gentle human pets and strokes while he eats.

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After discovering the sheer joy of toys, he happily brings them over to his trainer when she asks, and often trots off on his own to play with them while he basks in the sun or chills in the shade.

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Having honed his leash walking skills in the peace of the country, he’s begun work on walking paw-litely in town where distractions abound. But as Pumba progresses by leaps and bounds, what remains fixed is the amount of LOVE he has to give.

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Now, to ensure his ultimate success, this passionate pup needs a home (without children, cats or other small animals), with a large, securely fenced yard, perhaps a calm, balanced lower energy medium-to-large breed dog for company and guidance, and patient, experienced adopters firmly committed to his continued training.

If you are interested in adopting Pumba, please click the red button below.