Breed: Alaskan Malamute mix
Age: 1.5 years
Hi, I’m the super handsome and furry playful Bandit! I’m originally from Quebec, where I had 2 previous owners in my short life already. I have been in a foster house with a certificated dog trainer for almost 2 months now and I’m starting to understand what family life all is about. I come with trainer support, so don’t let when I am about to tell you about me steer you too far away from me. I am looking for an experienced owner however. I’m great with all my commands. I love to give paw!
I am nervous around humans when I first meet them, especially men. It is suspected that I was mistreated by my leash/collar in my past, so this would explain it. I need to be approached slowly, and it will take some trust building before you will be able to touch my neck. It has taken my foster family a few months to gain my trust but we’ve been all working together. You might be asking why you see me with a muzzle on in some of my photos. Because of my past, I can still be reactive. My foster family understands my triggers but wants to make sure I get the best success here. I am currently living with 3 other dogs and an 18 month old – I have to be on my best behaviour!
Once I’ve learned to trust you, you will get to see my goofy and playful personality start to shine through. I am pretty highly treat motivated but I am also food reactive. My foster mom continues to work on this with me and we are getting success. I have my own bedroom at my foster house, so I eat away from everyone and everything. If there is food and another dog – I will react. I made the decision that I am no longer crate trained after I escaped the crate for a third time. I have not been destructive inside my bedroom, as long as you leave the window open so the cool air can come in at night. Did I mention I also LOVE to be outside? I like to lay on the deck all day in the sun. I even like to lay out in the rain. I yell at my foster mom until she lets me outside.
I do enjoy playing with the one foster dog I’m living with. We only ever play with my muzzle on, as I am learning what it means to socialize with other dogs. Every interaction I have had with my foster dogs has been positive. My foster mom says I’m a good boy! If I am uncomfortable, I will let you know. Please understand dog body language and warning symbols. I do not have a bite history since being in Ontario but I will scrunch my nose as a warning – especially when you try to grab the leash or my collar. I have a bite history in Quebec but the severity and circumstances are unknown. Please leave my leash on me for at least the first month both inside and out. It is part of the adoption contract anyway, but it’s crucial for me.
A meet and greet will be required prior to my adoption to ensure my new fur-sibling and my new human understand my style and to ensure we will be a good match. I am not good with cats. Even though I live with a child, I am NOT kid friendly due to my bite history and neck sensitivity. I will not be adopted to a home with young children.
I am neutered and up to date on all of my vaccinations. My adopter will be provided with an already registered microchip to have inserted by their veterinarian upon my adoption as I am not yet microchipped. Please note that I am in the care and guidance of 3 rescues collaborating together, so the adoption process may be delayed as all 3 rescues review all applications and come to a joint decision.
●Located in Delhi, ON– $400 adoption fee
●In foster - needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since December 2019
To inquire on adopting Bandit, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. To sponsor Bandit, please submit our sponsorship form at: https://form.jotform.com/82658461523259
Breed: Siberian Husky
Age: 1 year
Hi! My name is Beanie and I was born on February 7 2019. I am the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet! I love going out for walks, and anytime between that, you can find me sleeping! I’m a pretty chill girl, I just want cuddles, pets, walks, and to be by your side, and I’ll be happy. I need some time to get used to a routine, because I likely didn’t have one before. I am getting used to breakfast in the morning, dinner at night, and walks in between. I love meeting other people – people on the street always say I am so beautiful and I go up and give them a light kiss.
I’m house trained, and I love my crate, but it has to be a wire one. I go there to nap throughout the day and it is my safe place, but I don’t like being forced into there. I will sleep there or on the floor at night beside my owner, and I will sleep throughout the entire night until you wake me up for our morning walk!
On walks I am pretty curious and focused on all the new surroundings – I love to chase squirrels, and birds and cats are pretty cool too. Please no cats or chickens due to my high prey drive! I don’t try to eat things on the sidewalk or on the floor because I am not too treat focused. I do reach for the odd chicken wing if I see one on the street! I likely came from a farm where I didn’t have too much routine or rules on a leash. I’m used to walking wherever I want, but am learning to be better on leash. I sit at corners and lights now, but still like to sniff and explore a lot. I will need some more leash training to stay focused outside, but I do like going for runs too!
I am good with other dogs, I always want to go say hi to them. Once they come say hi to me, I don’t really do much, we just sniff each other and I continue to explore the smells around me.
I know the basic commands like sit, come, down. I am learning stay, and “bed” (to go to my crate). Sometimes I may completely ignore you, if I am tired and don’t like the treat. I am pretty picky when it comes to treats and training, so you are going to have to use something yummy! I don’t really care for any toys. When I’m inside, I’m sleeping or just laying near you. I get excited to go outside. I also have some separation anxiety, I always get sad when my owner leaves and I could get desctructive to try to escape. That’s why it’s best to keep my in my crate with a treat, to distract me while you are gone. I will howl and cry a lot when you are gone, but it is something I am working on and getting better at everyday with training!
I have learned so much in just two weeks with my foster and am such a good, loving sweet girl. I have such a sweet soul and deserve a loving family who will like to take me for walks and give me good pets. I am always very relaxed and happy to be with you!
I am microchipped and dewormed, plus have had an ear infection treated. I will be adopted on a strict non-breeding and spay contract to be completed when the veterinary restrictions are lifted and I am more settled in.
●Located in Toronto, ON– $400 adoption fee - $250 rebate after proof of spay
●In foster- needs adopter
●Looking for a home since April 2020
To inquire on adopting Beanie, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email email@example.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. To sponsor Beanie, please submit our sponsorship form at: https://form.jotform.com/82658461523259 .
Breed: Siberian Husky
Age: 3.5 years
Dogs: Yes - see description
Hey my name is Lexie, and I’m searching for an experienced hands-off home that wants a fun-loving, highly treat motivated girl! I am looking for a fun and active home where I am not physically handed much! If this is you or could be you, I’d love to follow your treats! Treats are amazing and I’ll do anything for them!
I’m a girl that needs a fenced yard, with a fence minimally 5ft high. I am not a fan of being leashed up due to not liking having my collar/neck handled or touched. I am crated trained, but only for a wire crate, however I will try to escape the crate so you’ll need several clips for the door to keep me contained. Once the weak points are secured, I make no attempt at escape. I am very much a counter-surfer, and will need to be crated in your absence. I am house trained and I am very loyal and obedient to my human once we establish a connection.
I am very prey-driven, and my trial with cats was not good. Please no cats for me. I am good with other dogs, however it is better if they do not live with me and we only have supervised playdates. You see, I am food and toy possessive with other dogs and people. I LOVE to play with other dogs, but I am a heavy player and do not know when to stop, even with other dogs telling me when to stop. This can lead to fights. I love to play with my humans too!
I cannot live with or be around children due to the food and toy aggression as well as my displeasure towards collar handling. I am not a fan of being hugged, picked up, held for vetting, or being crowded in. I need to be muzzled for vet visits or even anything done at home like wound inspections, nail trims, grooming, etc. If you respect my wishes and pet me when I ask and don’t push my limits, then we can get along just fine! I do have a bite history - once due to collar restraint, and the other is unknown as it was before I entered the shelter.
I am spayed and microchipped, and ready to go home with you!
●Located in Tweed, ON– $400 adoption fee
●In boarding - needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since October 2019
To inquire on adopting Lexie, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. To sponsor Lexie, please submit our sponsorship form at: https://form.jotform.com/82658461523259 .
Breed: Siberian Husky mix
Age: 6 years
Dogs: Yes - see description
Hey, I’m Milo and I’m approximately 6 years old. I first met the nice people here at SMART when they helped move me from Ontario to Alberta to be with my previous owner a couple of years ago when we moved provinces! Unfortunately, and regrettably, I am looking for my third and final, forever home due to an overseas move.
I was adopted by my last human when I was 1.5 years old. Before being with my previous owner, I was around children, but I haven’t been around any in the last 4 years. I am also a large husky mix and I will guard high-value resources, but not my food. I like to jump up to say hello, and need to work on this. Despite the fact that I am a snuggler, I am best in a home without children due to the reasons outlined above. I haven’t been around cats ever, so I will not be adopted to a home with cats. As far as my interactions with other dogs, I need a proper introduction and then I am fine with dogs similar to my size. I am not good with little dogs. I do very well with female dogs and can live with male dogs if properly introduced.
I am house trained, non-destructive and am also crate trained. I will require a 5ft high fence minimally as I am apt to climb/jump fences to escape, but I don’t dig to escape. I would also be ok in an apartment where there is no fence to escape and I am kept on a leash at all times. Ideally, I would have an experienced owner to help work on my stubbornness when it comes to training. I would also like a quiet home without a tonne of people living in the home.
I am not a fan of the vet at all and need to be muzzled when I visit the vet. A good, patient, and experienced vet is really important for me. Keeping vet visits positive and to a minimum will help with this as well. Keep me used to the muzzle at home in a positive way as well to minimize anticipation of muzzling leading to the vet.
I am up to date on all of my vaccinations. I am not yet neutered and will be adopted on a strict non-breeding and neuter contract to be completed once I am more settled in. My adopter will be provided with a registered microchip to have inserted by their veterinarian upon my adoption as I am not yet microchipped.
●Located in Calgary, AB – $400 adoption fee - $250 rebate at proof of neuter
●In foster - needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since September 2019
To inquire on adopting Milo, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email email@example.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. To sponsor Milo, please submit our sponsorship form at: https://form.jotform.com/82658461523259 .
Breed: Alaskan Malamute mix
Age: 1.5 years
Hi! I’m Misha and I am a big softy. I warm up to people quickly and I loooooooove to sit on your lap. I do fear bark at first before I am warmed up and comfortable with my surroundings. My bark is very loud and can be intimidating. Please be patient while I warm up to you and your friends/family and don’t give up on me immediately because I scare you. I don’t mean to!
I need to go outside first thing in the morning. I drink and eat as much as you give me, but as I am putting much needed weight on now, I am not as much of a glutton. I chew a little bit (I ate a hairbrush at the foster home) but that was it. I’m just a young guy afterall! I love treats, and I still get caught grabbing food from the counter, though this is improving quite a bite. I am treat motivated for training, and these awesome foster people are teaching me a lot of basics!
I currently live with and get along well with the family dog at my foster home. I understand that the family dog has privileges that I do not and I have to wait my turn to eat. I thrive on routine so I can know what is coming next. I cannot live in a house with cats.
I love to chew on bones, and can be slightly guardy of them with other dogs, so supervision during bone time is needed. I am slowly learning how to be a dog and learn what toys and sticks are. It melts my foster mom’s heart every time I discover something else fun.
I did just get over 5 infections simultaneously with lots of medications and I am very good for taking medications. Because of these infections simultaneously, it is highly likely that I have an underlying immune-mediated medical problem that will require my adopter to follow rescue recommendations for my future care, which will be discussed during the interview.
I am neutered, up to date on my vaccinations, and microchipped. I am ready to go home with you and start my new life!
●Located in Ottawa, ON– $400 adoption fee
●In foster- needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since March 2020
To inquire on adopting Misha, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. To sponsor Misha, please submit our sponsorship form at: https://form.jotform.com/82658461523259
Breed: Alaskan Malamute mix
Age: 1.5 years
Kids: Yes, older
Hello, my name is Sesi (which means “Snow” in Inuit) . I was born December 25th , 2018 and I weigh approximately 70lbs. I am a beautiful big girl, with a big heart (hence the heart on my face) and I am looking for a loving forever home who understands my breed. I am a good girl who knows my basic commands like sit, down, wait, heal and off. I am eager to learn more with treats of course. I can shake my paws for treats also. I am no longer afraid of stairs and have mastered them because of carpeting.
I am recently from a broken home and I am being cared for by loving people (my grandparents) who have been spending lots of time working with me. I am searching for an active home as I still have a lot of puppy in me. Sometimes when I am really excited to see you, I like to jump up and mouth, but with the command Sit I listen so you can give me attention and snuggles. I do on occasion like sniffing counters and tables but I am better with that now, with a command of off or no.
My nature and age requires exercise so I do not become bored. I love to put on my harness and go for a couple of longer walks and a shorter walk is a bonus as well. Ideally, I would have a large fenced yard with a fence at least 5ft high as I can leap. Also, I have noticed that I do like to dig in the ground since spring has arrived, so a dig guard would be a bonus. So for now walks are the greatest. I am very friendly during my walks and I love to meet and greet lots of people and other dogs. I have noticed that there are some dogs, usually smaller ones that are yappy and bark at me. I just look at them, ignore them and move on.
Given my nature to roam it is best that I be kept on leash/harness while outside. I am harness trained as I will sometimes pull away when only using my collar and leash and I have almost gotten loose. I sometimes pull when I walk, so sometimes I use a gentle leader and I don’t mind that. I am prey driven so I pull a lot especially when I see cats, birds, squirrels and rabbits. I am well behaved in the house with the exception of my puppy-like behaviour and curiosity of following you around the house. I am house trained now and have only had 1 pee accident on a puppy pad in a week. I think I would be able to avoid any accidents, if I had a fenced in yard where I could be let out before bedtime. I am wire crate trained and require several clips on the door as I am smart and know how to open it. Once my crate is clipped I am fine and do not attempt to escape.
As much as I love people, children and dogs on my walks, I have not been tested with young children only older children (my teenage people cousins) who understand dogs and commands. I am prey driven, so please no cats or small dogs for me. It would be best if there are no other pets.
I am up to date on my vaccinations and am microchipped. As I am not yet spayed, I will be adopted on a strict non-breeding and spay contract to be completed once I am settled in my new home. I am currently in heat, so will be available in the beginning of May one my cycle has ended. I will then need to be spayed end of June/early July. I am booked for my spay on July 8th in Kitchener.
●Located in Ottawa, ON– $400 adoption fee - $250 rebate after proof of spay
●With owner - needs adopter
●Looking for a home since February 2020
To inquire on adopting Sesi please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email email@example.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. To sponsor Sesi, please submit our sponsorship form at: https://form.jotform.com/82658461523259 .
Breed: Siberian Husky mix
Age: 1 year
Hey there, you probably all recognize me from over the last year! I’m Tundra, and I am ready to start searching for a foster-to-adopt home. The original plan was for me to remain in my current foster placement until after I was healed from knee surgery, however that is no longer an option due to circumstances beyond control. I was born on January 23 2019.
I am the sweetest girl on the planet if I do say so myself! My vet records say that I am a dog, however I really think I am a sphinx! The way that I contort my neck and chin is something else! To meet me is to love me instantly!! I am absolutely adorable! I am also dog and kid friendly. I am not cat-friendly however. I am crate trained. I am best with dogs around my own size due to my physical handicap. Dogs bigger than me can easily hurt me and make matters worse, and dogs smaller than me I trip over, and also make matters worse. I am also quite a rough player and smaller dogs might not like that.
You may remember that when I arrived a year ago, I could not even use my back legs at all due to how severe my lateral luxating patellas are. Through months and months of walking rehab, my foster mom got me walking on them as good as it gets! However, my knees, particularly my left one, are very loose and “pop” to the outside as I walk. Watching me walk is not for the squeamish! I am hoping that I am a candidate for corrective surgery in the near future, however I am not holding my breath since several surgeons have already turned me away as a puppy.
I have been fed a raw diet since my arrival in order to keep me lean and get the optimal nutrition. I am old enough now though that I can be fed kibble, and my foster-to-adopt placement will be provided with kibble. I need to be kept lean however due to my knees. I can still exercise, so don’t let me get fat!
I am microchipped and my spay and adult knee x-rays are scheduled for May 21 in Kitchener. I will be placed on a foster-to-adopt until my knee surgeries can take place, if I am a candidate.
●Located in Nepean, ON– $400 adoption fee -$250 rebate with proof of spay
●In foster - needs adopter
●Looking for a home since May 2019
To inquire on adopting Tundra, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. To sponsor Tundra, please submit our sponsorship form at: https://form.jotform.com/82658461523259 .
Breed: Husky, Malamute, CED mix
Age: 11 months
Dogs: Yes - large only
Kids: Yes - older
Hi, my name is Walter and I was born on May 20 2019 and I weigh around 70 pounds. I’m pretty much a perfect puppy, so I do not understand how no one has adopted me yet! I am looking for a home with other malamutes or malamute mixes in the home.
I am great in the house, but I do have a few bad habits. My cute little nose gets me into trouble a fair bit. Counters and tables need to be clear of temptation, and doggie treats need to be on high shelves. Food stuff just smells sooooo good I cannot help but get my nose and paws where they shouldn’t be. I don’t run crazy around the house as long as I get enough exercise I am house and crate trained.
I like to be near you or beside you, but I am not snuggly. You can hug me, but you won’t catch me sleeping next to you with you touching or snuggling me. You can even pick me up and carry me if you’re strong (I am 60+ pounds and still have a lot of growing to do!). I am good on the couch and not destructive in the home. I am good in your room with the door closed at night, but I am not ready for free-roam. When it comes to restraint, I get easily worked up when being held laying on my side or my back, and can be vocal and mouthy. I will get grabby with my mouth at times, so I need to only be with older children as a precaution. But neither instance is bad at all, and I am a really really good boy just going through some growth stuff. Please no attached housing for me.
You see, I have a bit of separation anxiety, and will loudly bark when I am alone and crated. I need someone in the room with me long enough for me to fall asleep (just like a human toddler), and then I am silent in the crate until I wake up. Then I will start barking when I wake up so I can go outside and get a drink. I will need at least one other dog in my home to maintain my dog social skills as I have come a LONG way in this area and then had an unfortunate encounter with a dog, so I need to maintain positive dog-relationships and skills. Additionally, my breed composition does not do well as single dogs. My main requirement for my forever home is another, large dog. I love my malamute foster brother and my many siberian foster siblings, but the siberians are too small for my very rough play style. I respect my position in the pack with them, but prefer the younger, playful ones over the mellow calm seniors. I need a playmate as opposed to just co-existing with the other dog(s) in my home.
I am microchipped and will be adopted on a strict non-breeding and neuter contract to be completed once I am over 1 year of age, and preferably closer to 2 years old.
● Located in Tweed, ON– $400 adoption fee - $250 rebate after proof of neuter at an appropriate age
● In boarding - needs foster or adopter
● Looking for a home since November 2019
To inquire on adopting Walter, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email email@example.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. To sponsor Walter, please submit our sponsorship form at: https://form.jotform.com/82658461523259 .
Breed: Siberian Husky x Shepherd
Age: 5 years
Hello, my name is Yeti and I am here searching for a forever home due to an unfortunate situation involving a cat. I am now labelled as a dangerous dog, and need to be relocated to a different town, or ideally, state/province, where I will be allowed to live out my life without the authorities coming after me.
I am a wonderful boy and love to snuggle with humans of all ages. I can be a bit wary of new people in the beginning, and I do better meeting new people while in the company of people that I know. I love children, and I am good with other dogs my own size. I would actually be best in a home with another high energy playful dog that can keep up with me and we can wear ourselves out. I play really well with other dogs and my foster person can provide videos of my playing with her dog. I have a lot of energy and I love to run, so I need the outlet for my energy. If my energy is not expelled daily, I do like to escape my yard. I need a secure yard and/or a tether as well as savvy people to keep me safe so that I am not hunting neighbourhood cats. Playing with my foster doggie friends has me exhausted and on my best behaviour!
I am a typical husky and can get a bit grabby with my mouth, but I mean no harm. I do settle from this behaviour when told to, so please don’t encourage it and please keep refreshing the chill out training. I know my basic obedience commands, however I do sometimes pull on the leash. I am responding well to a halti for my walks. I follow foster mom around on her heels and have adapted to my new temporary home quite quickly. I like to hide under foster mom’s bed and I like dark spaces to spend my quiet time. I am not exhibiting any food or toy guarding, and I have never bitten a human.
I am house trained, and have been crated in the past. I will need a bit of a refresher on my crating. I did have a bit of separation anxiety in my previous home as well since I am very loyal, so crate-training is a great idea to prevent me from possibly destroying or escaping your home in your absence. With having a foster brother, I haven’t exhibited any though. I may have nervous potty habits if I am scared and in the beginning of introduction to my new environment, but I will settle in and show you that I am house trained once I am comfortable.
I am neutered, up to date on my vaccinations, and microchipped. I am ready to go, and I can be transported to my new home!
●Located in Ephrata/Quincy, WA, USA– $400 CAD adoption fee
●In foster - needs adopter
●Looking for a home since March 2020
To inquire on adopting Yeti, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. To sponsor Yeti, please submit our sponsorship form at: https://form.jotform.com/82658461523259