Monday, April 21, 2014

Meet Jynxie (again)!

Jynxie is 7 years old and weighs about 70 lbs. He is a Catahoula mix and we think that he has 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 not hyper, but he does still need a fair bit of running every day to spend his energy. In our fenced yard he would run and play chase games with the other dogs every chance he got. He loves all people and is very friendly and goofy. He is very affectionate and loves to lean on us, and he also thinks he should be a lap dog. He has agreed to compromise by just putting his head on our knees and he loves to spend part of the evening looking lovingly into our eyes and getting his ears and forehead properly mushed up :-)

Jynxie would do best in a home with another dog - he has lived with numerous foster dogs and loved them all. He also lived with cats in his previous home. He is an extremely sweet and good boy. He wants to please and is food motivated. He learns easily with positive methods, is house trained and trustworthy loose in the house while his humans are gone (with some minor dog proofing). He loves to play with the spray of a garden hose; loves squeaky toys, rawhides, bones, and getting food out of food dispensing toys like Kongs. He loves to go in the car, but it sometimes makes him drool so we limited food when we knew we’d have a good drive ahead of us.

Jynxie would love a home where he could play with his human and doggie family in a fenced backyard, go for walks, maybe to a fenced dog park every now and then. He would also be a natural companion for a moderate jogger or cyclist, and would probably love things like skijoring – he adores being outside and loves winter and snow.

Jynxie is neutered, up to date on all his shots, heartworm negative, and microchipped.

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

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Meet Fred!

Fred is an approximately 1-2 year old Beagle-Boston Terrier mix (our best guess!). He is a housetrained, medium size pup, weighing around 30 pounds.

In his own words…

Hello everyone, my name is Fred and I love to snuggle. I spend my days with my foster brother and sister who keep me entertained with our games of tag. We share well and play great together. I also have a foster cat and two little humans (2 and 4) whom I love and am very respectful of.

I am extremely curious about all this new stuff to me. I like to investigate every nook and cranny of my foster house. I am very curious about food and love to see what you are having for dinner.

I love my big backyard and all the fun stuff there is to do outside. I only bark when something really exciting happens (like the turkeys come to visit).

I am young and I am still learning. I am working on some commands like sit and off. I am also getting used to the den thing they call a "crate". My recall is not that great so I would need much more work before going off leash. I think I would benefit from some puppy school or obedience training, and I have the potential for doggy sports if anyone is interested.

As his foster mom, I am amazed at just how sweet and gentle Fred is. For such a young dog to be so aware of his body, this calm, and this respectful, he is only going to be more amazing as he matures. He will make a wonderful addition to any family and will reward you with love and devotion.

Fredd is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested (negative), and is microchipped.

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

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Meet Lotus!

lotus 3

Lotus is a happy 4 year old Shi Tzu mix who loves to cuddle and wants all your attention. She likes to chase and catch her small Kong toy, likes to chew her nylabone and will pick up and carry whatever is handy when she’s happy you are home.

Lotus is crated during the day and doesn’t soil her crate. She had some challenges when she first came to foster, but they are all behind her. She has been given a clean bill of health and hasn’t had any accidents in the house in over a week. She just needs you to recognize that her excited attention seeking is probably because she needs to go outside.

Lotus lives with her foster’s two other big dogs. She tries to be bossy with them, but is learning that her forward style is not always welcome. She showed moderate respectful interest when meeting a neighbourhood cat. She approached and sat when the cat seemed stressed, and we easily moved on after a moment. She may do well with a dog-friendly cat and proper introductions.

lotus 1

She wants to meet every person and dog she sees on her walks and shows no fear of any of them. She does a very excited vocal “purring”f you restrain her. Lotus’s recall is not as strong as her adventurous nature, so off-leash play should be in a secure fenced area.

She has settled into the routines in her foster home, she eats her food with gusto and is very food motivated. She knows sit and lie down and will take a little treat gently if you help her to focus by sitting first. She does want all the food, so leaving any food unattended is not wise.

She will bark when someone comes to the door and when first crated, but otherwise she is a quiet little dog that would do well in a home that can provide her with guidance around food and lots of love.

Lotus is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, and microchipped.

lotus 2

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

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Meet Grace!

Grace

Hi my name is Grace. I am a young 1-2 year old mix (the humans think maybe Plott Hound/Catahoula mix) and weigh approx 35 pounds.

I am a gentle sweetheart who loves to be with people and cuddle.

I am not a noisy girl and I do not bark unless I am playing or it is time to let me out of my crate. I have a deep soulful hound voice when I do bark (must be the hound in me!)

I love to run and play in the yard now that the temperature is getting warmer. I did not like the cold at all, probably because I am was little underweight. I have a great appetite and have grained a few pounds (but still have a few more to put on!)

Before coming into foster care, I was not eating very well and probably not very regularly either. Food is Number 1 on my most favourite things list and I just can`t help myself when my humans are eating and will sometimes try to grab it from their hands. I am learning this is not acceptable.

Grace

I am currently living with dogs and cats and we are getting along well.

I am crate trained and house trained. I will come when I am called and I listen when I am told No. I will start learning the basics like sit and down shortly. I am not great on that thing they call a leash though - that will be a work in progress.

I do not need a super amount of exercise and I am slowly building up stamina and muscles. A few play sessions a day and something of my own to chew on in the house is good.

I have been known to try and create my own chew toys with slippers and gloves, etc. so a bit of puppy proofing is necessary to help keep me safe and out of trouble. I can be insecure and I need time to adjust to new things. I am very trusting of my humans and I look for their support.

Love,
Grace

Grace is spayed, heartworm tested negative, and her vaccines are up to date. She will be microchipped prior to adoption.

Grace

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

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Meet Lady!

Lady

Lady is an approximately 1 year old mix (we think maybe Catahoula – Plott Hound). She is a medium sized pup weighing around 30-35 pounds. She would like to introduce herself:

Hello everyone, my name is Lady and I love to play. I spend my days with my foster brother and sister who keep me entertained with our squeaky toys and stuffed animals. We share well and play great together even though I play like a puppy most of the time.

I am young and I am still learning. I am working on some commands like sit and my recall is getting better. I think I would benefit from some puppy school or obedience training.

I am extremely curious about all this new stuff to me. I like to investigate every nook and cranny of my foster house. Everything is so new to me!

I am very fast, agile and full of energy. I love my big back yard and all the fun stuff there is to do outside.

I am crate trained and love my peace and quiet and will cuddle up with my foster parents or brother/sister when it is time to sit and watch a movie or read the paper.

Love,
Lady

Lady is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested (negative), and will be microchipped prior to adoption.

Lady

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

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Meet Sunny!

Sunny

Hi! I’m Sunny! My name says a lot about me. I am a happy, playful, energetic girl with a “sunny” disposition.

I am all-Canadian mix (they really are not sure what I am other than cute as a button! Some said maybe there is Shiba Inu in me, others calls me a Catahoula since the nice people at Catahoula Rescue took me in). I am young, maybe around 10-15 months and weigh around 30lbs. Everyone always comments on my ears – they are very expressive and quirky! My foster mom says I am very fluffy and soft and she just loves to ruffle my fur.

Sunny

I am still very puppy-like in my play style, but I am fully housetrained. I do love to play and jump and run. I play really well with my foster siblings. My foster mom says I would really benefit from some help with my leash manners and learning new things, so she thinks I should go to something called obedience school. She said that way I could do agility later, which she says she thinks I would be really good at and find very fun. She is always thinking of my future and “career”goals.

I am crate trained and I can sit (most of the time - if I am not too excited). I am a sweet girl that loves dogs and people and cuddling.

Love,
Sunny

Sunny is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested (negative), and will be microchipped prior to adoption.

Sunny

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

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Meet Charlie ADOPTED!

Hi there, I’m Charlie.

My foster mom calls me Chubby Nubby because, well, let’s face it, I’m a little bit plump. And I just have a little nub of a tail – I got that from my Aussie Shepherd side. I might also have Australian Cattle Dog in me, and some people think I look a bit like a Collie. I’m around 1.5 years old and medium-sized at around 50 pounds (give or take a few!)

I’m house trained and have pretty good manners. I know lots of commands – sit, down, shake paw. I’m pretty good at fetch too, but sometimes I stop on the way back to chew the ball. Speaking of on the way back, my recall is super-good if I do say so myself. Whenever we’re at the dog park, I always come when my foster mom or dad calls me. I love the park because I get to run loose and play and meet other dogs.

I’m living with two doggie brothers and one doggie sister in my foster home. We get along really well. One of my brothers is my age, and we play together a lot. It’s fun to chase each other around the backyard and wrestle. He’s taller than me, but I can run just as fast as him – maybe even faster! I’m pretty sure these extra pounds I have will melt right off with my new exercise regime. And then watch out, I’ll be the fastest dog out there! Maybe you’d even like to do flyball or agility with me so I can show off just how smart and fast I am!

I don’t like when my foster family leaves the house without me (I should be part of all the fun right??!) so I whine and whimper for a little while, but then I settle down and catch some zzs’s.

I really like to be near my foster peeps. I love to move in real close and snuggle with them when we’re hanging out on the sofa. I guess you could call me Chubby Snuggly Nubby! I’ll lie down on the kitchen floor while they’re making supper and follow them around the house to watch what they’re up to. I don’t want to get in the way, I just want to be close to them. Makes me feel more safe and secure knowing my peeps are close by.

So that’s a little bit about me – now I want to find out about you! If you want a smart, cute, cuddly boy like me in your life, get in touch with CRO and let’s see if we’re a good match.

Ciao for now!
Charlie

Charlie is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested (negative), and is microchipped.

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

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