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Please fill out an application form. DON'T fill out the email or other choices here. http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/ON258.html has the application link on the front page. If we do not receive an application your email will be deleted. Our time is spent caring for these dogs, sometimes as many as 30 - 40 dogs at a time, and you show us serious intent to adopt when you take the time to fill out the application. Thank you for your understanding.
If there is a date next to the dog's name that is the expected arrival date. EVERYTHING we know about these dogs is on their bio. Please don't email asking for more info - we don't have any.
Please bookmark the site so YOU can check on the dog's status, updates if any etc. That's where we put everything we know about them.
We do not adopt to homes with no fenced area for the dog. They are a flight risk in the early weeks and we have the same goal - a safe, happy, healthy dog.
Oct 1/16 When Odin arrived he was limping and we put him on human arthritis meds and he is great! someone kindly offered to pay for xrays to see what was what and it is just arthritis. No old injuries or other problems! His gair is smooth and he is doing so well. He would love a home with ppl who love to go for walks, not an issue for cats and loves kids and all ppl, other dogs as well
Sept 21/16. from Odin's foster mom:
Odin has been with us for about 5 weeks now and he is an absolute delight. He is learning English and this gentleman fits right in anywhere we go.
Almost immediately upon his arrival we went to visit in Niagara-On-The-Lake for the day and he was a well behaved guest. Then we went for a weekend sleepover and he settled in right away. He's what we call a "total walk-in" because he will walk in anywhere and just fit right in.
He loves everybody he meets, especially kids, makes dog friends quickly, and pretty much ignores the cat. He is easy going and doesn't need to be crated even for extended periods. He is calm and easy-going. Absolutely no marking or accidents in the house-this dog is perfect. He doesn't even counter surf!
Odin enjoys going for walks, sometimes plays with balls, and has started showing us his Happy Dance. He seldom barks but when he does he talks more like a Husky than actually barking. He loves being brushed and of course getting treats which he takes really gently. He is a really good buddy but is not clingy or underfoot.
No only is Odin a willing travel companion but he is also a great work companion. We have visited my office and met everybody there and he was totally fine in the elevator.
Odin wasn't strong in his back leg when he arrived but regular walks of increasing length have built up muscle & strength and he now easily manages a couple of 30-45 minute walks plus short outings for comfort etc. He walks well on a leash and has chased a couple of squirrels and even a rabbit in the yard recently. He'd love yard of his own or to share with a dog friend but I think he'd be equally at home in a condo building. Stairs are no problem at all.
He has a couple of really cute things he does: 1) He loves to roll in the morning dew on the grass and his look of delight is priceless. He'll probably like to roll in the snow in the winter. 2) He holds up his right front paw sometimes but not to "shake" more to ask for a pat or a trip outside and sometimes just in greeting. It is adorable!
Sometimes the really good dogs fly under the radar and get overlooked. Please don't overlook Odin! He is a lovely dog and is seeking his forever home. Will it be with you? Apply to meet him today!
Aug 18/16 This dog loves kids end of story. He loves ppl and other and cats and being involved and doing stuff with the family. He is not high energy but has stamina for times you want to do stuff and also happy to watch tv.
We mentioned it looked like one leg had untreated cruciate damage. Many, many people cant afford that surgery and the dogs are just fine. They limp, get arthritis in the leg but we have him on a human equivalent of metacam that costs nothing.
Aug 11/16 Oden arrived and went to a foster home - we dont like the older dogs to be one of many.
He is a gentle dog, 60lbs - needs 10 more - and is happy and loving. He met some neightbourhood kids on his 1st walk and joined them happily to be petted. He would love an older couple with grand kids or or family with kids too. He is low energy but LOVES HIS WALKS.
We noticed right off the bat he limped and favoured the left leg, We feel its an old cruciare lkigament injury that was not treated, Many, many ppl don;t treat it and they limp but other than that it has no effect on them other than a limp once healed. Have seen it before. There is arthritis meds for this in the future that is cheaper than dirt and your vet has to give it to you instead of metacam or other expensive meds
The fosters live in a townhouse with a lot of stairs and he went up & down the basement stairs with no issues.
Aug 3/16 Odie is 7 ir 8 yrs old and arrives from quebec on sat, He will go to a foster as i hate older dogs being one of many. Watch for updates, I don't know how someone dumped that smile!
ALL our dogs are HW tested neg (HW TREATED dogs are marked as such), have full vetting paperwork and obviously get along with other dogs since there are about 40 of them here on any given day.
We do a microchip clinic the first Sunday of each month for $40 to raise money to pay the bills for the rescues but will chip on day of adoption.
The Adoption Donation you give includes spay/neuter (except puppies under 6 mos), all shots, Heartworm test, deworming/parasite by us at least once and is $500.
NOTE: Puppies too young to fix are adopted out ON A 'FOSTER TO ADOPT' BASIS ONLY UNTIL S/N COMPLETED and proof is required to have the contract changed to ownership. You are responsible for spaying or neutering at the 6 mo point.
Please, if you want to adopt a dog - we require you take up to 24 hrs 'think about it' time and when an aggreement is reached you take the dog home as within 24 hrs. We can not 'hold' adopted dogs "til the weekend" or you "are back from holidays" UNLESS you wish to make a $40/night donation to cover their stay as there are many, many other dogs dying in shelters who need that space.
For coonhounds and beagles only :
If the dog you just looked at is a Coonhound or Beagle here's a little more info - A lot of people think Coonhounds and Beagles are stupid but they're not! They are just joyous dingbats for sure but very trainable. They are funny, happy clowns. They also do NOT spend all their time howling or baying. They are extremley quiet dogs but when they let one rip everyone knows it ;-)) and the sound is beautiful! So much nicer than a high pitched yap any day.
If you need proof watch this https://www.facebook.com/welovemboro/videos/vb.100267825266/10152657892365267/?type=2&theater
Rude owner of the company. She is vile and is completely unprofessional in her communication. If it wasn't for the animals, I would say to never give her money.