Thursday, October 16, 2014

Meet Gordie!


This handsome gent is approximately 7 years old and is a real gem. He is at a wonderful age where he is respectful and calm, but still active enough to keep up with long walks, and has spurts of playful silliness. He even tried some biking with his foster mom. But at the end of the day (or walk), he is very happy to just chill in the house and cuddle.

Gordie is living happily with two other dogs. He has been to the dog park, where he likes to have a quick play with the other dogs, then comes back when called.


Gordie rides well in the car, and does OK home alone when you go to work too. He has not met cats, nor spent time with children since he has been in our care. Gordie has a couple lumps and bumps (that did not concern our vet), and he needed ear medication when he first arrived, but otherwise he has a clean bill of health.

If you are looking for a loyal companion look no further, Gordie is it!

Gordie is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested and microchipped.


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

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Meet Duckie!

DuckieDuckie is a petite Redbone Coonhound with a big personality. She may be mixed with another breed -- a few people have guessed Doxie, but we're not sure. She is just about 45lbs, with a gorgeous red coat that feels like velvet. She is approx 3 years old, and a wiggly, happy, lovebug!

This girl brings the party wherever she goes! She has lots to do, and lots to say!

What a hoot! She loves other dogs, and loves to play. She can hold her own in a playful wrestle, but is very submissive if there is any conflict. She would do best with either another playful dog in the house, or regular visits to a fenced dog park, as she has lots of energy to burn and loves to play.

She is affectionate with people, including when she meets new people. She has met children when out and about and enjoyed their attention, but is not currently living with kids. She does still do some jumping and occasionally mouthing, so young children may be intimidated.

She would need to be cat tested before joining a home with feline friends.

True to her breed, she has an impressive set of lungs, and she does like to bay. However, she is quickly learning to use her voice more sparingly, and to use her "inside voice" around the house. She is very smart, and very trainable.

Although she does have some hound stubbornness (I prefer persistence!), she is also very eager to please and she is food motivated. She is fully housetrained, working towards crate trained, and rides well in the car.

Duckie is very good at sharing her toys with her foster-siblings, and she does not guard her food bowl from people to other dogs.


Duckie is just such a fun-loving, and spunky dog! She is so sweet, that everyone who meets her is quite taken by her. Her photos don't do justice to her gorgeous red coat, it is quite stunning.

A single family home is required to adopt Duckie, and a fenced area to play would be a huge plus (either a fenced yard, or regular trips to a fenced dog park, as she is very social).

Duckie is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested (negative) and microchipped.


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

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Come meet our CRO dogs this weekend at PetValu Orleans!

Our CRO dogs are excited to meet you this coming weekend, October 4th & 5th, at the CRO Meet & Greet at PetValu Orelans. They hope that one of you will fall in love with them and want to make them a part of your family :-)

These are the dogs who are scheduled to be there so far. If you’ve got your eye on one of these cuties, please be sure to stop by. More dogs may make an appearance, so be sure to check back here and see if you’re favourite CRO dog will be there.



Redbone Coonhound
Female, Adult

Sat (4th) 10:00am-11:30am


Catahoula mix
Male, Young

Sun (5th) 11:00am-12:30pm

Pug mix
Female, Adult

Sat (4th) 10:00am-2:00pm
Sun (5th) 12:30pm-2:00pm

Labrador Retriever
Male, Adult

Sun (5th) 2:00pm-3:00pm

Shepherd mix
Female, Adult

Sat (4th) 1:00pm-2:00pm

Shepherd mix
Male, Adult

Sun (5th) 2:00pm-3:00pm

CRO Meet and Greet
Saturday, October 4th from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, October 5th from 11:00am – 3:00pm
PetValu Orleans ~ 3838 Innes Road
There will also be other adoptable dogs and a bake sale both days
Nail trims & microchipping on Sunday only

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Meet Simon!


This great little guy is around 1-2 years old and we think a Westie-Terrier mix.

Simon is playful and will needs daily exercise but once that's done, loves to cuddle on your lap. He can be a little shy with strangers but warms up quickly and will go in for a cuddle when he can!

He loves to play with other dogs and is sharing his foster home with a cattle dog and a greyhound. He was cat tested (with a dog-savy cat) and did quite well.


Simon loves his daily walks and is good on leash. He is good in the crate while his foster mom is out of the house.
Simon isn't quite sure about little kids yet, so would prefer a home with kids 10+ (or no kids).

Simon has a coat that will require regular grooming (it is more hair-like rather than fur)

Simon is neutered, up to date on all his shots, and will be microchipped prior to adoption.


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

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Meet Diego ADOPTED!

Note that Diego is on hold while we process current applications on him. Should he not be adopted, we will process new applications on him again.

Diego - Hold

Our best guess is that Diego is a Lab/Husky/Shepherd mix and that he is about 2 years old.

He is currently in a house with two other dogs (and they play all the time), a cat (whom he treats with respect), and two small children (2 and 4). He has fit in really well. He can sometimes be a bit of a puppy and doesn't know where his whole body is at all times.

Diego is curious, smart, and a bit silly. Within three days he knew his new name, the commands 'off', 'down', 'go pee' (he already knew sit), and reliably comes when called. He loves his toys, bones and, of course, ball for playing fetch. He has been quick to learn which toys in the house are dog acceptable and which are not.

He is a huge cuddle bug and loves nothing more than to snuggle for belly rubs. He is house broken (we had a few accidents when he first arrived) and asks out when needed.

Diego - Hold

Diego does have crate and separate anxiety (mega drooling in crate), but within four days he was found to be good (not perfect) with the run of the house which reduces some of the anxiety. Ideally, he would be in a home that is able to work with his anxiety.

His Lab side shows in his colour and food drive. He LOVES food and has helped himself to a few things recently. Once certain items were removed from access, free time has been uneventful. This love for food and his smarts will be great for obedience training.

Diego is a social dog and would do well in a house with playmates or that can offer regular play dates with other dogs (dog park, or lots of visits with doggy friends for play dates).

Come meet this big sweetie today!

Diego is neutered, up-to-date on all his shots, and will be microchipped prior to adoption.

Diego - Hold

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

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Meet Hudson!

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Hudson is a handsome white Siberian husky, about 65 lbs, and we think about two years old. He came to Catahoula Rescue after being picked up as a stray and spending several weeks at a local pound. He is affectionate and good natured, a mannerly dog, and knows basic commands like sit and lay down. Like many huskies, he is extremely clever and learns quickly but can be stubborn, and will fit best with confident, experienced dog owner who sets rules and delivers consistency and who will be a leader. Hudson was a bit snappy at first, but this may have been from the upheaval of being in a shelter and then the adjustment to a new home, as well as testing his place in the new pack.

Hudson ADORES children, and would thrive in an environment with kids to play with. He gets along well with the other dogs in the home, and will play with them outside for hours. He would probably do best in a home with another dog to play with and occupy his time while his owner is away (or bring him to the dog parks or play dates daily). He also is good with the four cats in the home. He is not a guard dog. His attitude towards strangers tends to be welcoming, showing excitement about a possible new playmate rather than any aggressiveness.

Huskies have an instinctual need to run and travel, and it is essential that he be adopted to a home that has a large, adequately fenced area. He will require a LOT of exercise to diffuse his energy and maintain his good behavior (ie at least one to two hours of hard running or other vigorous activity each day). A tired husky is a happy husky. He is currently in a home with an underground invisible fence, and respects it well.

hudson 3

He is great on a leash, although still a little anxious while being walked in an urban area with all the strange activity and noise and will need a little more experience, but is super on quiet roads. He is also really great running beside a bicycle. It’s unlikely (due to his breed) that he will ever come to the point where he can be walked off leash without wandering off, but he is great at dog parks.

He is housebroken, and has great house manners. He rarely barks (although will stand at the door and give a small bark to be let in or outside). He hasn’t shown any interest in chewing while in the house, etc, although this would likely change if he was bored and not exercised enough. He was initially anxious in the car, but has adjusted well, and now rides quietly, although he is sometimes vocal while inside the vehicle while it’s parked.

Hudson has a heavy coat, and sheds quite a bit. He will need to be regularly brushed and/or taken to a groomer a couple of times/year.

Due to their beauty, Siberian Huskies are one of the most wrongly purchased breeds around. Many do not take into consideration their temperaments and particular quirks and are often left with an unruly, albeit beautiful, dog. Due to their instinct to wander, many Siberian Huskies are either lost, killed, or given to shelters due to uninformed owners. If you are thinking of adopting Hudson, take a lot of time to learn about the breed.

Hudson is neutered, heartworm negative, up to date on his vaccinations, and will be microchipped prior to adoption.

hudson 2

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

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Meet Bella ADOPTED!


Bella is an 11-month-old Catahoula mix. She is a beautiful girl who gets plenty of compliments out on walks. Bella is extremely smart and very inquisitive. She also happens to be deaf and partially blind. But don’t feel sorry for her because she certainly doesn’t let that slow her down!

Bella is excellent with other dogs and has made fast friends with her new foster brother. Unfortunately she hasn’t quite hit it off as well with the cat. While she doesn’t do the cat any harm, she wants to play with her and the cat wants none of it! Bella would be better off in a home with no cats, but another dog to be her guide would be ideal! She doesn’t live with any children, but has been around them and done very well.

Bella wants to jump up and kiss every human who crosses her path. She hasn’t learned her manners yet and will need a family to show her how to politely greet humans and other four-legged friends.


She is a master of escape and will therefore need to be crated while her family is out. She also loves to chew, but if given a good bone or a treat filled kong, your furniture will be safe!

Bella loves to curl up next to her foster mom at night, sleeps right through the night and doesn’t get into any trouble.
True to her breed, Bella has lots of energy and puppy energy at that! She requires lots of exercise to stay out of trouble. She needs to learn leash manners, but once she does she would make an excellent running partner once she has finished growing!

Because she is deaf, Bella may never be able to go to an unfenced off-leash park; however, she will need to run. She would be well suited to a family with a large fenced-in yard so she can run and play to her heart’s content.

Bella is spayed, heartworm negative, up to date on her vaccinations, and will be microchipped prior to adoption.


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

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