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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.
july 22/16 more from chief's foster
Our foster guy, Chief has really bonded with my daughter. I cannot believe this is the same dog we brought home a month ago. He has learned so many manner and is so affectionate! He loves all
Chief is such a wonderful dog and I can’t believe he has been with us a month now. He has settled right in and is a joy to have around. He loves just being with you and will follow you around in the house and stick by your side. He enjoys looking out the front door window to watch the action on the court. He will stand and watch and wag his tail when he sees ppl out there. It's so cute!
One of my favourite things about Chief is his playfulness and love of tennis balls. He took one to bed the other night. He is a character. I love it at night when I am watching TV he will have his ball and be rolling around on his back chewing it and dropping it, and trying to paw at it while still on his back. He is a goof sometimes and VERY entertaining! He is great company in the evening when my daughter and dog go to bed. He will stick with me no matter what time I am up until. He just loves to be with you!!!
Chief is popular at the dog park and on my court. He is such a social, friendly dog greeting everyone with a big tail wag. He cracks me up at the dog park sniffing all the good doggy smells and when it's time to leave and I have the leash he does NOT want to go. But once I say bye and open the gate like I am leaving he books it at top speed to hurry up and come with me! Ppl always get a kick out of watching that. It's just like a 2 yr old!
His house manners have come a long way and he has now learned that counter surfing is not acceptable. He still to this day has not had a single accident in the house or in his crate. He is such a good boy.
Chief will be such a great addition to any family. If you are interested in meeting Chief please fill out an application form at Lotsadog Rescue.
July 2/16 Sometimes our best dogs fly under the radar and we forget to update them. We finally noticed our gorgeous Chief and sent him to foster. This is what they said:
Chief has been with us for almost 2 weeks now, and he is an energetic, funny, happy guy. Our home consists of my busy 6 yr old daughter, our Great Dane who we adopted from Lotsadog Rescue and myself (working single mom).
The first several ldays with Chief he was super curious and would not stop sniffing every inch of my house, even knocking things over! After he completed his through investigation of my home, we got to start to see what Chief was really like. He is the happiest dog I have ever met! He even wags his tail when he pees (seriously!). When you are watching tv he is happy to sniff around, play independently with a tennis ball, or curl up on his blanket. He has chewed 3 tennis balls in the last week, cuz he just LOVES THEM! The ball will roll away and he will scurry to grab it and he will chew it for a while then it will drop and he will run to grab it again, and repeat, repeat.... (He has not chewed anything else in my house except the tennis ball)
His passion in life is DEFINATELY tracking! He loves to track in the backyard and loves to look up the trees and keep a squirrel up there if he spots one. He makes his coonhound bow wow sound while tracking but is learning to stop when told. When on walks he will pull and track if you give a lot of slack on the leash but when you hold him close to you, with his good dog collar on, he only needs a few corrects before he is at a pretty nice heel. He knows sit really well, and we are working on other commands now also. He does the occasional counter surf, and does jump up but he is a smart boy and I'm confident with patience he will learn all his manners.
I was pleasantly surprised with how quiet and lovely he is when it's time to go in his crate. He goes in his crate when I am at work and at night and he is so quiet. He will even go in his crate no problem if you are bringing groceries in or something and you need him somewhere safe. He likes to chew on a bone before bed then once I take it away he falls asleep. He has had zero accidents in the house or crate since he came to us. He even let out 2 cries and woke me up last night as he had to go outside. What a good boy!
Chief is good with kids, although he isn't overly interested in them (unless they have food). My daughter will play with him and the ball, and he loves it, but he isn't interested to follow her around or to sleep on her bed or anything. He is friendly with strangers (human or dogs) we meet on our walks, although if there is a better scent to track he would rather do that. He seems to really like my neighbours and will try and climb my chain link fence when he sees them outside. He never did this at the Lotsadog Rescue fenced in area, so maybe it just depends on where he is.
Chief loves the dog park, and I have found that is the only way for me to really tire him out! He sniffs and sniffs and plays with the other dogs and wags his tail the entire time. He will occasionally run to me as if he is checking in, and then take off again. LOL He is a character. He will also crouch a bit and run under my dog like he is doing a trick and it's so funny to look at his big brown eyes and floppy ears while he does his funny 'stunts'.
I think Chief would Chief is a good dog and will love a patient and active family. He takes time to warm up, but once he does he is a sweetie.
May 3/16 Gosh what do i sat about chief? He is a hoot, he is gorgeous, he runs and tracks, he is gentle, loving and sneaky lol He is also a tree hugger lol
He is medium energy & active - a runner or biker would be ideal for him . He would be great for kids and not an issue for cats but would need a good smack once in awhile if he is bored or the cat runs - he is not prety driven but loves to track.
He is 60lbs of long body and mostly legs. He makes the best 'coonhound sound' but is learning to stop when told., He is housebroken and just a great dog
apr 17/16 Chief was picked up stray and not claimed. happy, friendly dog, no further info until arrives
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.