Adopted

Adopted: Lucy & Ethel

Adopted: Lucy & Ethel

LUCY & ETHEL WERE ADOPTED ON SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: red and white
Age: 8 years
Sex: female
Weight: Lucy 25 lbs, Ethel 23 lbs

BONDED PAIR

As appealing as puppies with their large, luminous eyes and open expressions, sweet sisters Lucy and Ethel are two ravishing Boston redheads! Being the more confident of the pair, lively Lucy plays leader and Ethel eagerly follows, while it’s Ethel who impishly initiates play.

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They LOVE their toys, chasing each other around the yard, and going for walks, where Lucy excitedly greets people and other dogs along the way. Friendly towards teens and adults (they haven’t been around small children in their foster home), they get along well with other dogs, are minimal barkers, and on car rides are happiest when harnessed.

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Blessed with good health and hardy appetites, they’re crate and housetrained, and sleep snugly and soundly together at night. Despite some brief separation anxiety when their foster mom first leaves the house, their only fear is loud noises, thunderstorms and the vacuum. The next step for this darling duo is finding a loving fur-ever home to call their own.

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Adopted: Picky

Adopted: Picky

PICKY WAS ADOPTED ON OCTOBER 7TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier mix
Colour: black and white
Age: 2 years
Sex: male
Weight: 23 lbs

The freckles sprinkled across his nose only add to this pup’s puckish appeal! A truly gentle “American Gentleman”, Picky loves being pampered and loved by his foster family and especially enjoys taking long walks on leash, running and playing with toys – his favourites being his squeaky chicken and his ball.

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Eager and energetic, he thrives on games of chase and tug-o-war, requiring some time to “chill” again after so much excitement.

Curious about everything around him, and particularly fond of food, he’s eager to please and quick to learn, and knows such as commands as “sit”, “stay”, “down”, “paw”, “watch me” and “no”. A well-behaved Boston, he also knows where he should and shouldn’t be in the house, sleeps soundly at night in his crate and is fully housetrained.

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While he greets his fosters with happy leaps and hearty licks whenever they come home, he’s best introduced slowly to strangers while they hold treats in their hands. For playful Picky to thrive, his ideal adoptive home is an active and affectionate one, with a large, securely fenced yard and only older, respectful children.

Adopted: Figo

Adopted: Figo

FIGO WAS ADOPTED ON AUGUST 13TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 2 years
Sex: male
Weight: 28 lbs

Figo needs a home without cats, dogs or young children.

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Leggy and lean, with his bright coppery eyes and black speckled chest, Figo turns heads wherever he goes.

Named for the famed soccer star, our Figo’s high energy level could easily match his, as could his passion for playing – with his own soccer ball as well as games of keep away and tug-o-war.

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Not only does he greet everyone entering his foster home with equal enthusiasm, he also performs for treats, proudly obeying each “come”, “sit”, “stay”, “down” and “paw” command.

Fond of chewable items, he’s also fond of being brushed and groomed (his nails, however, require a vet’s assistance). He’s well behaved enough to freely roam the house, and loves sharing his foster mom’s bed at the end of a busy day.

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He especially enjoys long, brisk walks, even lying down at the top of the stairs to wait while his harness and leash are secured before heading for the door. Still new to some of the challenges of the outside world, he’s still learning how best to meet them, and has been improving daily.

Now, what fabulous Figo needs most is a fur-ever home with a large, fenced yard, without other dogs, cats or small children, but with active and affectionate adopters committed to continuing his training and perfecting his socialization.

Adopted: Rocko

Adopted: Rocko

ROCKO WAS ADOPTED ON JULY 9TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 5 years
Sex: male
Weight: 31 lbs

Tongue out to lap up your love, this bouncy Boston’s a bundle of HAPPY!

Rocking his foster home with his outsize personality and penchant for cuddling – with his foster mom, foster doggy sibs and the resident cats – Rocko may be shy at first blush, but once he “reads” you and your mood, he gets his goofy on.

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Sweet with people of all ages, both female and male, he gets along well with dogs of all sizes, and is very easy to introduce. Well behaved and respectful, he will sit politely until given permission to eat (he’s on a specific diet, and his once-irritated skin is now healed and healthy) or to curl up beside you on the couch.

Like many Bostons, he’s always cold – unless that’s simply his excuse for extra snuggles — and at night will “ask” to come onto his foster mom’s bed, then slyly slide under the covers to lie next to her.

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A gem of pure joy, he LOVES playing tug and playing with his toys, but prefers NOT to share them with the other dogs.

Uncomfortable around collars, he’s walked solely with a harness, walking easily and well, while both listening to and following verbal commands without added guidance.

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An alert barker, robust Rocko will also bark continuously if left alone too long, making his ideal home an attentive one, without young children, but with another friendly dog for company and security.

Adopted: Lady

Adopted: Lady

LADY WAS ADOPTED ON MAY 8TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 4 years
Sex: female
Weight: 15 lbs

Boasting the best in Boston wardrobes, our lovely Lady is definitely a lady! She may be small in size at only 15 pounds, but her heart is large and worth its weight in doggy gold.

Gentle and sweet, she longs for attention and affection, thrives on snuggles, neck, chest and tummy rubs, and generously rewards her foster mom with endless wet and wonderful kisses.

Eager and energetic, she LOVES going for walks, meeting and greeting each person she passes, and despite the odd tug on her leash, is easily led.

Athletic and agile, she LOVES racing from one end of the house to the other, jumping onto the couch and then off again effortlessly. (All of this despite having had hip surgery on her right hind leg, the removal of a BB gun pellet from her left leg, the extraction of several teeth, and her current regime of physiotherapy to rehabilitate her right leg).

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Highly intelligent, she learns quickly and fares best on a fixed routine. She answers to either “Lady” or “Puppy”, knows her “sit” and “stay” commands, comes in from the yard when she hears “a la maison,”and is almost fully housetrained. 

Not a fan of dog treats, lively Lady would much rather “treat” herself by whipping her stuffed hedgehog toy around! A vocal alert barker, she may have learned to co-exist with the cat in her foster home, but she remains EXTREMELY anxious around other dogs, and still suffers some separation anxiety when her foster mom goes out.

Now, as she continues life’s journey, what loving Lady needs next is an equally loving adopter in a calm, peaceful home (without other dogs), who’s patient, gentle, encouraging yet firm, and devoted to Lady’s ongoing progress (including further socialization and physiotherapy if required) in exchange for her enduring love.

Adopted: Buddy

Adopted: Buddy

BUDDY WAS ADOPTED ON MAY 10TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier/French Bull Dog
Colour: black and white
Age: 8 years
Sex: male
Weight: 18 lbs

BUDDY IS A SPECIAL NEEDS DOG

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Striking markings coupled with an endearing under bite and an attentive tilt of the head make Buddy worth his weight in quirky canine charm.

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Saucy in spirit and spry of step, this sprightly senior enjoys walks in warm weather – and even gentle hikes – with his furry foster sibs and, of course, chomping on chew toys.

Although he dislikes getting his paws wet or cold, he is, nonetheless, a definite doggy fashion plate, used to donning clothes, and readily raising his front “arms” to be dressed.

He basks in the limelight of human attention and has never met a person he didn’t like, and so it’s not surprising that he thrives on cuddling in cozy beds and snuggling on comfy couches.

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Sometimes vocal on leash when passing other dogs, obedient Buddy is quickly redirected with a cue to move along, and feels most at ease being slowly introduced to unfamiliar dogs.

Fully  crate trained, he’s quite content in a crate and sleeps soundly inside one at night. Given his “guard dog” barking and occasional crying when left alone, Buddy may not be suited to life in an apartment, but he’s more than suited to life in a loving home with a smaller, calm and gentle doggy buddy for company.

As a special needs senior with allergies and chronic kidney disease (Protein Losing Nephropathy), Buddy is on monthly medications for both, and has been doing very well on a raw rabbit diet with added rice or quinoa and a Chinese herbal supplement.

Adopted: Chloe

Adopted: Chloe

CHLOE WAS ADOPTED ON MARCH 4TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 10 years
Sex: female
Weight: 18 lbs

CHLOE IS A SPECIAL NEEDS DOG

Lovingly nicknamed “Licky-Lou” by her foster mom because she will soak you with kisses, kiss-able Chloe’s amorous enthusiasm knows no bounds. Simply put, this pert little Boston LOVES everyone – women and men, children and other dogs – and is eager to greet people with those now-famous licks.

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The consummate cuddler, when Chloe’s not cuddling, she’s playing — from games of fetch and tug-o-war to joyfully chasing after her toys — much like a cat, paws up and pouncing! (Beware of squeakers in toys and leather gloves: she will happily “destroy” them).

Excellent on leash and in the car, well mannered and fully housetrained, she will, however, “cry” for three reasons. If she’s in the kitchen, she wants food; if she’s at the top of the stairs, she wants to go out; and if she’s lying on the couch or on her bed, she wants to be covered up.

A special sweetie with special needs, Chloe suffers from severe allergies and must, therefore, eat only hypoallergenic food and receive DAILY allergy medication as well as eye drops for the rest of her life. She also suffers from separation anxiety, and because she thrives on companionship, she would thrive in a home with someone there most of the day to soak up her famous Chloe kisses.

Adopted: Duke

Adopted: Duke

DUKE WAS ADOPTED ON JANUARY 14TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 7 years
Sex: male
Weight: 13 lbs

DUKE NEEDS A FOREVER HOME WITH NO YOUNG CHILDREN!

Whether formally attired in his ruby red bow tie or casually dressed for a cuddle on the couch, there’s no denying the noble bearing of this beautiful Boston so aptly dubbed Duke.

Small in size but huge in heart, he thrives on the company of adults (especially men) and teens, other dogs and cats, and gives the term “playful for his age” a whole new meaning.

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He adores his kong, playing with his ball, games of fetch and tug-o-war, bestowing little kisses, being attentively brushed and groomed, and riding regally in the car inside his crate. In fact he LOVES his crate, using it as his place to relax, to play with a toy and to sleep at night.

The epitome of good etiquette, Duke comes when called, barks only when his foster sibs do, sits obediently, and eats with royal relish.

Although he likes his walks, he’s easily chilled, and will gratefully don one of his jaunty jackets for even mildly cold days. Not known for having the best leash manners, a soft collar and a 6-foot leash make all the difference – perhaps enough to walk him all the way to his loving forever home.

Adopted: Daisy

Adopted: Daisy

DAISY WAS ADOPTED ON JANUARY 7TH, 2017!

Breed: Boston Terrier
Colour: black and white
Age: 6 years
Sex: female
Weight: 23 lbs

Darling Miss Daisy. Proof paws-itive that love can conquer all. New to the world of security, gentleness and attention, this former puppy mill dog is thriving, thanks to the tender patience and perseverance of her dedicated foster family. It now takes the beautiful Boston less time to grow comfortable in the presence of strangers, and the more comfortable she is, the more trusting and affectionate she becomes.

Known for following after her fosters like a devoted doggy shadow, she’s also their official, and very happy, greeter when they return home after being out. She loves going for walks — up to four times a day, easily greeting other well mannered dogs along the way — and the more she trusts the person walking her, the easier the walks are, with a simple “let’s go” to guide her.

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Highly intelligent and extremely well behaved, Daisy is fully housetrained, and although she may not be schooled in the traditional commands, she understands “no”, “come here”, “go away”, “let’s go pee” and “let’s go to bed”.

Her three favourite places to be are her bed, her crate (content with either her blanket or bed inside, she’ll sleep there through the night), and the sofa next to her fosters.

Having never known about toys or games, she has yet to learn how much fun they can be, and given her past, she’s uneasy around children and unsettled by swift, unexpected movements and loud noises.

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Missing most of her teeth and a piece of her tongue hasn’t slowed her zest for eating, and despite a scratched eye, she sees very well.

Now, what Daisy needs to fully bloom is a calm and tranquil environment (without young children or a high level of activity), with loving and gentle, patient and supportive adopters, who will be there for her every step of the way.

Adopted: Mia

Adopted: Mia

MIA WAS ADOPTED ON NOVEMBER 26TH, 2016!

Breed: Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix
Colour: black and beige
Age: 8 years
Sex: female
Weight: 18 lbs

Her endearing under bite and mixed breed beauty make Mia the neighborhood eye catcher and heart stealer. She thrives on the attention of her foster family, eagerly offering up her belly for the rubs she loves, and melting in doggy delight when the top of her tail is scratched.

Equally independent, however, she’ll often trot happily off for some good old-fashioned Mia time, whether to simply relax or to snooze.

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Fully house and crate trained, she slips easily into her crate when her fosters go out, greets them with an excited dance upon their return, and sleeps soundly inside the crate at night.

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Surrendered by a loving home no longer able to keep her, Mia was understandably shy at first, then quickly settled in, and has grown increasingly close to her furry foster brother.

As a dedicated self-feeder, dehydrated liver treats are the only treats that tickle this doggy’s fancy.

Always eager to go for rides in the car, little miss curious always peers out the window, and is always eager to go for walks, walking (with some pulling) three times a day. Since her socialization skills are a work in progress, Mia remains somewhat anxious and vocal when meeting new people and other dogs, but after the proper correction, continues walking.

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Fearful of loud noises like thunder and fireworks, she swiftly seeks out the safety of her crate or the bathtub, and hides without making a sound. (She herself is quite the loud alert barker, be it at the buzzer on the dryer or at the front doorbell). With her leash walking and socialization still in need of perfecting, the perfect home for this lovable lady is one with patient and loving adopters, where she’s the only dog, or one with a calm and easygoing dog for companionship.