Dogs Available for Adoption

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Schertz – Available for Adoption!

Name: Schertz
Age: 5 Years Old
Breed: Chihuahua
Adoption Fee: $450

  • UTD on vaccines
  • Neutered
  • Microchipped
  • Heartworm treated

Meet Schertz!

Schertz is a calm, cuddly, and lovable sweetheart! His favorite activities include sleeping under a blanket on the couch and warming his human's lap. When his foster parents aren't home, Schertz patiently awaits their return in his crate. Schertz is very quiet and well suited to apartment living. 


Schertz was very nervous when he first arrived from Texas. He can still be timid at times, but patience, treats, and positive reinforcement work wonders. Once you gain his trust, he will love you forever!


He is still learning how to walk comfortably on a leash and has made some wonderful improvements since his arrival. He's not a big fan of the cold, but can tolerate it enough for a 5-10 minute walk once or twice a day. He is housetrained and does his business reliably in the yard.

Schertz was previously fostered with other dogs, and seems fairly indifferent towards the dogs he has met here. He might do well in a home with another calm, respectful dog. He has not been tested around cats or small children.

Schertz would be a great fit for a variety of living situations. His ideal forever home would be in a quiet household with someone that has previous dog experience."

"Schertz is heartworm treated and will need to be retested for heartworm in 9 to 10 months. We will be covering the cost of his treatment if he tests positive."

Wylie – Available!

Name: Wylie
Age: 2 years 8 months
Breed: Long haired German shepherd
Adoption Fee: $450

  • UTD on vaccines
  • Spayed
  • Dewormed
  • Microchipped
  • 4dx Tested Negative

Meet Wylie!

Wylie is a very intelligent, friendly dog with lots of youthful energy! She loves being around the family and is very playful.  Tug of war, fetching balls and wooden sticks are her favorite activities. We have not had any issue with destructive behaviour inside the house. She does go through her toys fast as she has a strong urge to chew her toys, bones and wooden sticks. Initially, she did have some accidents in the house but we can’t blame her for that, she was very stressed/hyper the first few days being at a new place.

The foster family say they fully trust Wylie at home with their kids. Biggest challenge with Wylie has been walking her outside in their suburban community. She is reactive to other dogs and sometimes people too (especially when it is dark). The fosters' 13yr old son cannot hold her when she lunges at other dogs. She may not have been properly socialized as a puppy - she was found abandoned in the Cornwall region last year so there is not much information on her first year. However, the reactivity does not seem to be malicious, it seems to be a combination of anxiety/fear and her character to be protective of  ”her family”.  We have been training her with a reward system and she is improving depending on the distance of whatever she is reactive too.

The ideal situation for her would be a family who lives in a rural area or with a large fenced lot so she can wander and explore without coming across other dogs too often. She will need structure and further training walking on the leash. Because of her intelligence and her desire to please her owners, she has made a lot of progress but it will probably be many more months of training and patience to help her overcome her reactivity. She will not be suitable for a family living in high density city block or in an apartment.

Wylie is a very loyal and kind dog and deserves a good life. She is looking for a caring, forever family that will continue her training with the support of our trainer. Wylie would be best suited in a home with no other animals, and children over the age of 10 years old.

Benny Available!

Name: Benny
Age: 3 years old
Breed: Chihuahua/Corgi mix
Adoption Fee: $450

  • UTD on vaccines
  • Neutered
  • Dewormed
  • Microchipped
  • 4DX tested: Negative

Meet Benny!

Benny is a 3 year old Chihuahua Corgi mix. He has been at his foster home for 3 months and has come a long way. He tends to be on the skittish side and will need an owner who is gentle and patient. It would be preferable if Benny has a fenced backyard as he likes to chase the squirrels and look at the birds. He loves human company once he has earned your trust and it would be preferable for him to be in a home without young children.

Benny is fussy eater and has been eating food prepared for him by his foster. He is good with other dogs however untested with cats. He is not crate trained however he is pee pad trained and mostly housetrained.

Benny has some anxiety and is on medication for it and has been working closely with out trainer. Benny would be best suitable for a quiet household willing to put in the work to help him thrive!

Mac Available!

Name: Mac
Age: 1 years old
Breed: Terrier mix
Adoption Fee: $325

  • UTD on vaccines
  • Neutered
  • Dewormed
  • Microchipped
  • Heartworm tested nagative

Meet Mac!

brrrr Canada sure is cold, much different from where I came from. I
much prefer being here than Texas as my life there was quite scary. I
won’t go into too much detail but I wasn’t treated very nicely for the
first part but it changed when I was welcomed
into a rescue there that gave me a hopeful future. You see, I was born
with a severe heart defect and was brought to be euthanized when the
folks at Hand-Me Down Hounds stepped up to give me the care I needed.
Because of the severity of my condition surgery
was recommended. My surgery was a success and there is no longer
residual blood flow through the ligated PDA. With this being said my
heart will never be normal because of the initial defect. I am a special
dog and will need yearly ultrasounds to monitor my
heart as I currently have a moderate leak (previously severe) which
over time may lead to heart enlargement and eventually heart failure. My
case was severe and the surgery did buy me a good 5-7 years to live out
the rest of my time with a loving family.  I
am currently on Vetmedin twice a day longterm (40-50$ per month).
Little did I know I was moving to Canada , so off I went on my new
adventure.

I met my new foster family but everyone was so new that I wasn’t
sure what to do or think, so I spent a lot of time hiding in my crate.
My foster mom keeps telling me I have come a long way from then to now. I
love hanging out with foster bro Wyatt (Bernese)
and my human foster sister, I mimic Wyatt as I’ve never really been
part of family before. I’m great with all animals as I reside with cats
and have met rabbits too.  I now enjoy frolicking in the snow or warming
up under the blankets with my humans. I don’t
need a crate when home alone or at bedtime but I do use my crate at
dinner or when I want to relax. I really feel the most comfortable when
other dogs are present and feel more adventurous. I don’t like to wander
too far from my family so I don’t have to be
leashed up for pee breaks. I think I may be ready for a family of my
own if someone is willing to give me the time I need to feel
comfortable."

Mac Available!
Wylie – Available!
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