Sunday, March 01, 2015

Meet Patches!

Patches

Patches is a wonderful girl, we think she is around 2 years old and our best guess for breed is Australian Shepherd and/or Catahoula mix. She weighs approximately 40 pounds.

Patches is very loving and loves to cuddle up with her fosters. She gets along wonderfully with her foster sister (a Catahoula mix). She can be a bit over zealous in her meetings with other dogs on leash, but her foster family is making some progress on this front. She does best with play dates and good doggy friends.

She is crate trained and house trained. She is learning to run with her foster mom and is a great partner and motivator to get out and hit the trails! She is also a great sous-chef, ready to help clean up any messes in the kitchen!

Patches is spayed, up-to-date on shots, heartworm negative, and microchipped.

To apply to adopt Patches, please complete the adoption application form. For more information on Patches or any of our other dogs available for adoption, please contact catahoulaontario@gmail.com

To view all of our available dogs, click here

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Meet Fiona!

Fiona

This sweet little girl is a joy to be around. She is 45lbs, and about 11 months old or so. She looks like a Beauceron, or a Shepherd mix. We’re not sure on breed, except full bred sweetheart!

So far, her foster mom says that she is a very quick learner, and just loves to please! She will be a treat to train. She is already housetrained, and she’s learning her basic commands in her foster home. Fiona is also a quiet girl, that doesn’t bark much at all, but will whine a bit when she is bored. She loves to play fetch, and loves playing with her stuffies! She is cuddly, and affectionate with her humans, and enjoys making new friends wherever she goes.

Fiona has done very well with other dogs, and loves to play! She can join a home with canine companions, or as an only dog, provided she continues to have social opportunities. She seems pretty interested in the kitty cats though, so no cats would be best. So far she is not overly high energy, but needs a good play and romp each day.

Fiona

She recently had a very nice visit with children (2 & 3) in her foster home, and did marvelously, soaking up the love. So, although she is not living with children currently, she may be a nice candidate for a home with dog-savvy little ones. She loves attention, and loves being with her family.

Fiona’s obstacle right now is that she is scared of vehicles (being near them), and gets car sick. Her foster mom is working hard to show her that cars are not so bad, and trying out a few remedies for the car sickness. She’ll need some extra patience in this domain, for the time being.

Fiona is a gentle soul, with the sweetest facial expressions. If you love a game of fetch, followed by some cuddles, and look forward to working with an eager to please pup, than Fiona may be the gal for you!

Fiona is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, microchipped, and heartworm tested (negative).

Fiona

To apply to adopt Fiona, please complete the adoption application form. For more information on Fiona or any of our other dogs available for adoption, please contact catahoulaontario@gmail.com

To view all of our available dogs, click here

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Meet Starsky!

Starsky

This little guy is around 10-11 months old and we think he's a Plott Hound mix weighing in at around 25 pounds.

Starsky is a fun loving guy that is good with other dogs. He loves to play and watches his four legged foster sister for direction and follows her lead!

He can be a little monkey and likes to climb on things :-)

Starsky is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, microchipped, and heartworm tested (negative).

Starsky

To apply to adopt Starsky, please complete the adoption application form. For more information on Starsky or any of our other dogs available for adoption, please contact catahoulaontario@gmail.com

To view all of our available dogs, click here

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Meet Porter!

Porter
Hi there, I'm Porter – I'm a 35 pound furry bundle of love :-) I've got a super-sweet disposition and my favourite thing to do is snuggle next to you on the sofa so I can get lots of pats and attention.

I'm not quite sure what kind of dog I am. I mean, I'm just like your typical dog with four legs and a tail, but I'm a bit of a mystery mix – I'm going to guess that I'm an Aussie Shepherd and some sort of Terrier. I'm an older boy, maybe around 6 or 7 – I don't know for sure because I can't count :-) So I'm past the crazy puppy stage and I'm calm and quiet in the house.

When I'm not flaked out on the sofa, I like to play outside with my foster doggie brothers and sister. I get along well with them, although one of my foster brothers picks on me a bit. I'm not sure why, because I'm a really easy going guy and don't cause any trouble. I guess he's just jealous of my good looks :-)

Although I'm old enough to know at least the basic dog commands, my previous owner never took the time to teach me anything other than how to walk on a leash and to not pee in the house. (I had a few accidents when I first arrived in my foster home, but it's all good now :-) I would love to go to obedience class with you so I can learn stuff all the other dogs know how to do, like Sit and Down and Stay. Oh, and I also don't mind being in my crate – I sleep in it every night, and it's so comfy that I don't make a peep till everyone gets up in the morning.

Porter
I'm in great shape overall, but some of my front teeth are damaged. Lots of dogs where I come from have teeth like me – it happened because I was so infested with fleas that I chewed and chewed at the itchy spots and my teeth got worn down. But not to worry! I'm flea-free now, and the people at Catahoula Rescue Ontario have been in touch with a vet who's going to take a look at my teeth and suggest the best way to repair them. CRO will pick up the tab for any dental work that I need done – how cool is that?!

One more thing you should know about me – I like to chase cats. Even though I'd have fun living with a cat, the cat might not like it so much. So if you want to adopt me, it would be best if you don't have a cat. I don't mind living with other dogs, I'm used to it. But I don't think I'd mind if I was the only dog in the house so I could get all the love and pats and attention. Because like I said before, I love getting pats and attention!

So that's pretty much everything about me. If you think you'd like to adopt me, send in an application and my people will get back to your people :-)

Ciao!
Porter

Porter is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, microchipped, and heartworm tested (negative).

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To apply to adopt Porter, please complete the adoption application form. For more information on Porter or any of our other dogs available for adoption, please contact catahoulaontario@gmail.com

To view all of our available dogs, click here

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Come meet our CRO dogs this Saturday, February 7th at PetValu in Hawkesbury!

Catahoula Rescue Ontario is going to be at PetValu in the Hawkesbury Plaza this Saturday, February 7th from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Come meet some of our available dogs, get your dog microchipped or its nails trimmed (or both!), and munch on some yummy treats. There will also be a raffle to win an awesome prize for your furry friend :-) Hope to see you there!

PV Hawkesbury Feb 7-15

PV Hawk

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thank you AKKO Sports!

A big THANK YOU to AKKO Sports for their generous donation to CRO! If you’re not familiar, AKKO Sports is a Canadian company that makes equipment for dog-powered sports. Check them out – they’re every sporting dog’s dream come true!

Here’s CRO alumni Karma (on the left) with her awesome mom enjoying some skijoring :-)

Karma skijoring

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Meet Athena ADOPTED!

Athena

Athena is a beautiful, friendly and loving Great Dane. She is 1 year old and was recently pulled from a shelter where she was pretty scared and lonely. As soon as Athena got out of the shelter, she was a whole new dog! Full of life and love!

Athena loves nothing more than to snuggle and lean her 90+ pound body into yours, demanding a head scratch! She has a lot to learn, but don’t worry, it won’t take you very long to train this smart girl. She is a very quick learner who can be easily coaxed with a few treats.

Athena came into foster care with zero skills or training. After only two days walking on leash, she has learned pulling is not OK and is improving her on-leash skills every day. After only 5 days, she stopped using her foster mom’s living room as her personal bathroom. With a few treats and lots of praise, Athena has learned to do her business outside. She’s even learning a few tricks! Athena would really love to show off her learning skills during a basic obedience course with her adopters.

She needs to learn how to play gently with other dogs. All Athena wants is to wrestle and play with the other dogs, but her size and approach tend to be a bit much for some dogs. Especially the really tiny dogs!

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Athena is working on gaining weight right now and is doing well! She LOVES meal time and sometimes has a hard time waiting for her foster mom to put her food dish on the floor before she jumps up and starts to dig in! She clearly hasn’t learned her table manners yet.

While Athena loves her walks, she doesn’t require too much exercise. She loves to hang around the house with a good chew toy! She loves to chew, but sticks to her toys! Athena has been left alone at her foster mom’s house uncrated and has yet to destroy a thing! She re-arranges the cushions on the couch, but that’s about it!

Athena loves people! She isn’t shy and loves meeting new people on her walks and at the pet store. Anything for a good head scratch! She hasn’t had the opportunity to meet any children yet. She has met some cats though! She is very interested in her foster kitty! She’s only curious though and doesn’t want to hurt her.

Do you like to sleep in? Athena is the dog for you! Unless she REALLY needs to do her business, Athena will sleep in as late as you do. Hope you don’t mind her snoring though!

Athena can’t wait to find her forever family who will shower her with the love she has always wanted and deserved.

Athena is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and microchipped and heartworm tested (negative).

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To apply to adopt Athena, please complete the adoption application form. For more information on Athena or any of our other dogs available for adoption, please contact catahoulaontario@gmail.com

To view all of our available dogs, click here