Thursday, July 24, 2014

Come meet Jynxie & Coco this Saturday at PetValu Barrhaven!

Two very sweet dogs are excited to meet you this coming Saturday, July 26th at the CRO Meet & Greet at PetValu Barrhaven. They hope that one of you will fall in love with them and want to make them a part of your family :-)

If you stop by, please be sure to say Hi to Jynxie. He’ll be there giving out doggie kisses from about 10:00am to noon.

jynxie collage

Jynxie is a loving and social dog who gets along with everyone! He is 8 years old and weighs about 70 lbs. We think he is a Catahoula mix with a bit of Boxer in him… the rest is a mystery. He has a striking white stripe down his back that makes him look quite dapper :-) He’s sweet and loving and a really good boy.

And Coco will also be doling out the kisses from about 11:00am-1:00pm.

coco collage

Coco is a 3-5 year old Shepherd mix who came to Catahoula Rescue as a stray. She was thin and frightened, her feet were raw and she had suffered a spinal injury. Coco has had 7 months of both physical and behavioral rehabilitation in her foster home and has come leaps and bounds. Her physical injuries have healed. Her emotional self is a thousand times better. She’s happy, gregarious and playful without being high energy. She is wonderful with everyone she meets, loves her humans, little and big and greets everyone with a lean in to be petted.

And of course, there will be other available CRO dogs there who would love to meet you :-) Times for each dog are approximate. Click a dog’s picture to read his or her complete profile.

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Jynxie

Catahoula mix
Male, Adult

10:00am – noon
llama profile

Llama
Chihuahua/Terrier mix
Female, Adult

Noon – 2:00pm
sunny

Sunny

Catahoula/Shiba Inu mix
Female, Young

10:00am – noon
Lotus

Lotus

Shih Tzu mix
Female, Adult

Noon – 2:00pm
Coco

Coco
Collie/Shepherd mix
Female, Adult

11:00am – 1:00pm
robin profile

Robin
Shepherd mix
Female, Adult

1:00pm – 3:00pm

CRO Meet and Greet
Saturday, July 26 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
PetValu Barrhaven ~ 1581 Greenbank Road
There will also be other adoptable dogs, a bake sale,
nail trims and microchipping

Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 21, 2014

CRO Meet & Greet!

Want to meet some of CRO’s adoptable dogs? Well here’s your chance! CRO will be at PetValu in Barrhaven for a Meet & Greet this coming Saturday, July 26th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Come say hello to our beautiful dogs and lovely volunteers! Nail trims, microchips, and a bake sale are on the agenda too.

Poster PV Barrhaven July 4

We’ll list the times that our dogs will be at the event once we have the information from our fosters.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Meet Delilah!

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Meet Delilah! This sweet doll is about 40lbs, and 7 months of age. She will continue to grow, but is not expected to be a very large dog. She will be spayed on July 21st.

Her breed mix is quite the mystery! Everyone we ask has a different idea, from Leonberger, Shepherd (German/Belgian), Spaniel, Setter, Border Collie, Aussie, Sheltie, Golden... Wookie? :-). Your guess is as good as ours. She has gorgeous red colours in her soft coat, great feathering, and very unique wispy white hairs. Simply adorable!

Delilah is as sweet as she is pretty. She is easy going and affectionate, and she is her foster mom's loyal little shadow! She is also a shy girl, having likely not been exposed to many new things over the course of her life (up until now!). The great thing with Delilah is that she gets over he fears quickly -- the first time she heard the coffee grinder, she flew to the other side of the house. By the second or third time, her ears just perked up, then she went back to sleep. Still, she will benefit hugely from confidence building, socialization and a dedicated and patient owner to help her along. Delilah doesn't want to be a wallflower for the rest of her life! Even when she is feeling unsure, her reaction is never one of aggression.

delilah 1

Delilah is happily sharing her home with another dog (large male), and we suspect she will do well with cats, as she ignores them on walks. However, we would have to introduce her to your kitties for a home with feline friends, to be sure. We are not seeing any behaviours that would concern us with children over approx 6, but she is not currently living with kids.

Delilah is obedient and calm (for a puppy!). She is medium energy at present, but as a puppy, her energy levels may fluctuate. She would love to do a basic obedience class, to show you how smart her is. She is picking up on basic cues very quickly. She does not have any housetraining accidents in her foster home, but at her age, will continue to need supervision.

She was not crate training prior to her arrival in rescue, and is quite nervous about her crate (she will stress drool excessively). She couldn't be crated for a full work day at this point, and alternative arrangement would be required until she can be properly crate trained (ie. learn that her crate is a safe place, not a stressful place).

Delilah loves toys! Her idea of pure happiness is laying on her big soft dog bed, with a big pile of toys, with her humans close by. She is still teething, but she does a reasonably good job of selecting appropriate chew items (eg. she is not chewing furniture or shoes, etc), but supervision is required. I have seen her prance off with a sock, and one under garment has already suffered a sad fate!

She is fine with all handling, and genuinely enjoys a good snuggle or a belly rub.

Delilah is up to date on her vaccines and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption.

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

To view all of our available dogs, click here

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Meet Diamond!

Diamond

“Diamonds are quite ordinary at first glance – their true beauty as jewels is only realized through the cutting and polishing process.”

Diamond truly is the epitome of a diamond in the ruff. If you can look past her physical flaws (most of which are only temporary), you’ll see a beautiful, fun, happy girl who just wants to get and give lots of love.

When Diamond first came to Catahoula Rescue Ontario, her skin was pink and raw. She had been suffering from a very treatable and non-contagious skin condition called Demodex for who knows how long. She’s been taking medication and having medicated baths for the last four months, and her skin condition has improved tremendously.

Diamond is most likely a purebred Cathoula. She’s somewhere between 1-2 years old, so she’s pretty much done growing. She weighs around 60 pounds, and is the biggest wiggle butt! When you call her, she comes to you with her tail wagging back and forth and her mouth all wrinkled up in the cutest smile :-)

Diamond is house trained and knows basic commands like Sit and Paw. Her on-leash walking needs some work, but she’s coming along nicely – except for when she sees a bunny. Then she pulllllllllllsssss really hard to get to it! She happily goes into her crate beside the bed to sleep at night, but she isn’t a big fan of being left alone in her crate when her peeps go out. She would probably do best in a home where someone is around the majority of the time. She doesn’t bark a lot, but she lets you know her displeasure about being left alone with funny moaning and groaning sounds.

It took Diamond a couple of days to settle into her foster home and have calm meetings with the other dogs in the house. Once those formalities were out of the way, Diamond fit right in, and she gets along great with her doggie brothers and sister. She’s happy to share toys and hasn’t shown any signs of having possession issues. And she LOVES to play!

Diamond would do best either in a home with another dog her size, or as an only dog as long as she gets enough daily exercise. She might be too much for small kids/babies, she is friendly and should be fine with kids about 10 and up.

With continued care and treatments from her adoptive family until her fur has all grown back in, we know our Diamond in the ruff is going to blossom into an even more beautiful girl!

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

Diamond

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

To view all of our available dogs, click here

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Meet Jelly Bean ADOPTED!

JB1

Hi y'all!

I'm Jelly Bean! Just like my name, I'm sweet, colourful and full of energy! They think I am about a 9 month old little girl who just loves to play with my foster brother. I follow him everywhere!

I am very expressive when I am happy, my whole bum wiggles! I am some sort of a mix, possibly including Catahoula or Aussie and Beagle….but really, your guess is as good as mine! I weigh almost 50 pounds.

I LOVE to cuddle with my human family members, and I give lots of kisses once I feel comfortable with you. I am a little shy at first, and if I get scared, I will plop my belly to the ground and lose a bit of my bladder control. The more I get comfortable in an environment, the less I do this.

JB3

I have no problem whatsoever going and spending time in my crate. It's a good place where I get treats and stuff to chew on. I love to chew! When my foster brother needs a break from all that playing around, I usually get an antler or Nylabone to keep me busy. My foster home has a little bird that flies around sometimes - I find him interesting, but that's it, and I can easily be redirected to focus my attention on other things.

I travel well in the car, and will just take some time to rest or look around. I am starting to learn stuff like sit, shake, and down, but I still need some practice. I get distracted easily! Taking a basic obedience course would help me lots! I am also a bit of a toy hog, and need some practice to learn how to share toys and chew things too!

I am spayed and up-to-date on my shots and microchipped. Do you have lots of love to give and receive? Then maybe I'm the girl for you!

JB2

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

To view all of our available dogs, click here

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Meet Coco!

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Coco is a 3-5 year old Shepherd mix who came to Catahoula Rescue as a stray. She was thin and frightened, her feet were raw and she had suffered a spinal injury. She was a very dominant girl and had trouble appropriately greeting new dogs. Coco has had 7 months of both physical and behavioral rehabilitation in her foster home and has come leaps and bounds. Her physical injuries have healed. Her emotional self is a thousand times better.

She is happy, gregarious and playful without being high energy. She is wonderful with everyone she meets, loves her humans, little and big and greets everyone with a lean in to be petted. She will always be a bit of a bossy dog in the canine world, but her social skills with new dogs have improved immensely.

Coco's biggest passion is the water. She loves to dive and swim and paddle around hunting for sticks or rocks to bring to you as a prize. She would love to be able to have regular opportunities to swim in her forever home. She sits, lies down, stays, gives a paw (then the other), and comes when called.

coco in water 2

Coco would love a home that has another canine companion, but no kitties because kitties are way too much fun. Coco will still need regular work with canine greeting skills but she is an absolute doll who deserves only the best of the best as she makes her way to her forever family.

Coco has mild hip dysplasia, which is not in need of medical intervention and does not seem to cause her any discomfort, but is apparent in her gait. She also suffers from mild bouts of Ataxia (a central nervous condition that was caused by her spinal injury). These bouts have become less and less severe as her spine has fused, and are most apparent if she has over exerted herself. She may always require a moderated exercise regime – lovely long walks are fine and she LOVES them, but running and jumping in a dog park may not be recommended (she will not be a jogging or hiking partner).

Coco is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, heartworm tested (negative), and on heartworm preventative. She’ll be microchipped prior to adoption.

coco collage

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

To view all of our available dogs, click here

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Meet Romeo ADOPTED!

RomeoRomeo is a gorgeous 1-1/2 year old male Catahoula mix. Romeo is playful, gentle, soft, and always eager to please, which makes him highly trainable.

Romeo loves everyone, including dogs and cats. He is an affectionate boy that loves to cuddle and getting belly rubs. He loves everyone he meets and everyone falls in love with him. At first we debated changing his name, but after getting to know this sweetheart, we realized the name fits him like a glove. He will be your best friend and be there to keep you company. He likes to receive hugs and tries to give them back.

He is most happy when he's with canine companions. That is also when he is the most playful and the only time you hear him occasionally bark. He’s otherwise very quiet; the most noise you’ll hear from Romeo will be his tail wagging because he’s happy to see you or a yawn after a nap. Romeo would love a home with canine companions or who will bring him for regularly play dates with other dogs.

He can sit, give paws, lie down, and come or go on command and is trained to do his business outside. He is left in the house uncrated when his foster family is away and does not chew and is calm until they return.

On walks, Romeo has to introduce himself to every dog or human in his sight, as well as smell every scent along the way. This social boy is still learning how to walk calmly on the leash as he pulls quite a bit, however, with the use of the no-pull harness he walks much better. With some training this will improve greatly.

Romeo

At the dog park, you will see him in his element. If he were a human, he would be a fantastic football player. He is quick and agile when playing with other dogs; smart too, fakes one direction then goes the opposite. Loves to be outdoors – in the water, mud, grass, rain, or shine, this guy is just happy to be outside with his family.

Romeo stayed temporarily in a home with cats and did well. He once even let a kitten come up and grab some of his food right from his food bowl as he ate!

Romeo deserves the most loving home, with all the attention a family can give. He’ll be by your side and is a delight to have around.

Romeo is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, heartworm tested (negative), and on heartworm preventative. He’ll be microchipped prior to adoption.

Romeo

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

To view all of our available dogs, click here