Welcoming a dog into your home can be a wonderful and scary process. We are here to support you in finding the right match and making the transition to your home. If you're interested in any of the dogs below, please fill out an adoption application and someone will get back to you!
Please note that meet and greets with available dogs will not be granted until an adoption application has been submitted.
Black Dog Rescue only adopts out to residents of Ontario, Canada.
Chewie in a word: rambunctious. Like most puppies he’s very curious of his surroundings. He loves playing, whether it’s with his toys or with his mom. His big size and his puppy-like mom who plays hard have instilled a little to no fear attitude in him. This isn’t to say that he doesn’t get started when you surprise him but he takes it upon himself to surprise his mom as well as humans.
You can tell he’s a very smart already and will try to get away with things if you’re not firm with him. It seems very much like he knows his name and, like his name, he has a tendency to chew on any and everything.
Likes: cool hard floors, licking you all over, puppy bites, and playtime. Dislikes: being held like a baby and not being able to get his way.
We do not know his breed mix, but given his current size, we estimate him to get 60-90 lbs when fully grown.
His estimated size, coupled with his determination to do what he wants, when he wants means his adopter will have to be committed to training and setting boundaries, and not give in to his cute face.
If you’re interested in adopting Chewie, please fill out an application found on our website. Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone interview.
Aurora is a 2.5 year-old, shepherd/collie/husky mix, looking for a family who is ready to go on lots of adventures and take on the world. She has medium-high energy and loves to play tug of war, fetch, run loose at dog-friendly trails and parks, wrestle with big puppies - you name it, Aurora is game. She is also quite the agility-dog, clearing 2-3 feet fences with a single bound, and will bolt the moment you let her off-leash. Aurora is a big-time runner, so an owner who runs, or the ability to be let off-leash, will help get the energy out.
Consistency and regular activity is key to keeping Aurora happy. She is a smart and mischievous puppers who will explore parts of the home when left unattended, and the more pent-up energy she has, the more likely she is to cause mischief. However, regular and a fair amount of activity
Because of her mix, she has higher maintenance needs. She will need to be brushed regularly as her fur can get matted easily. She is not a huge fan of being brushed, but previous fosters have had success with the brush glove, and once she is bonded to you, will tolerate a brushing. She enjoys being patted down with a towel and will give you little kisses of appreciation while you dry her paws.
Likes - peanut butter, meaty bones, fish, treats, denta stix, squeaky toys, rope for tug of war, running off-leash, belly rubs, and getting her hind legs / butt scratched (lots of fur back there!), giving very sweet, little kisses on your nose (it's the most adorable thing).
Dislikes - little dogs (they look too delicious to her and she can't help but turn on her hunter instincts. Better to keep separate), other animals on her turf or playing with her toys (very territorial). Aurora is also not a super cuddly dog, so while not a dislike necessarily, she likely won't be the kind of dog to cuddle up with you on the couch.
If you are interested in adopting Aurora, please fill out an adoption application on our website.
He's an approximately 1-year-old chihuahua mix from the beautiful island of Barbados! He was found as a street dog, so not much is known about his past. However, his foster parents report that he's a really good boy! He loves to play with toys, go on long walks and cuddle up on the couch to binge Netflix in the evenings.
He is great with other dogs and adult humans, but kids make him very nervous, so we would prefer a home without children for him. He not been tested with cats.
He is mastering the potty training skill, and does best when he can be taken out frequently. Jose is very comfortable in his crate, so since he can be a little mischevious while being left alone, he is totally ok with being left in there to nap when no one can watch him.
He's looking for his furever family that will give him the perfect mix of playtime to burn off his energy and belly scratches to fulfill his love of snuggling.
If that sounds like you, please fill in an application found on our website
Meet Asker ( pronounced Os-ker)
Asker is mom to the Fab 9, she did an outstanding job giving birth and raising NINE healthy puppies. Now that her babies are grown and being adopted, it’s Asker’s turn to find her happily ever after.
Asker is an amazing dog who will make a great addition to an active family. She would benefit from being the only dog in the home (she loves to hog all the attention). ABSOLUTELY NO cats, birds or small rodents; Asker’s prey drive is high ( this is very typical behavior for Northern dogs who have accustomed to hunting and fighting for their food). She would do well in a condo, she is housebroken and does well in a crate.
Asker will need a confident handler who will know how to properly correct any unwanted behavior. She is an anxious dog and will need guidance, rules, boundaries and a routine. Asker has been on protective mom duty for the past 3 months, she needs an owner who will help her transition back into regular dog mode.
If you are interested in adopting Asker, please fill out an adoption application found on our website
Please Meet Floki
Floki is a 11 month old lab/shep mix from Beirut.
Over the past few months, Floki has been working hard on his social skills and fears, he’s come such a long way! He is slowly learning that the world is not a scary place. He will need a family dedicated to his training, who will continue to teach him that he does not need to be afraid. He needs a leader!
If you are interested in adopting Floki, please fill out an adoption application found on our website www.blackdogrescue.ca
He is a 35 lb, approximately 3-year-old terrier x husky mix from northern Manitoba.
Eugene is good with dogs his size and smaller, but larger dogs can make him nervous. He is wary of strangers, especially men, but once he trusts you, he is your friend for life. He loves walks, naps, and belly rubs.
He is crate trained, loves walks and walks well on leash, is potty trained, quiet in the home and is non destructive. Eugene is learning he doesn’t need to jump on you or nibble your hands when he feels playful. He not been tested with cats, and has not been exposed to children.
We believe Eugene would do best in a quiet home with patient, adult humans who will take him for lots of walks and give him lots of love.
If that sounds like you, please fill in an application found on our website.
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