Dogs Available for Adoption

Bear



Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Bear.  He is a 3 year old 90lbs.  He is a black and tan Shepherd.  Bear has a medium length hair coat that is soft, shiney and health.  He was an owner surrender.

Bear is a wonderful, loving boy.  He is typical of his breed, smart, focused, obedient and affectionate.  Bear was surrendered as he had become too protective of some of the family members.  We have found that in a multiple dog home, as he has in foster care, that doesn't  meanhappen at all.  Bear doesn't even bark when someone comes to the door. In his previous home he felt that the job he needed to do was to protect the family.  In his foster home, he knows he is not the alpha dog so recognizes it's not his role to protect.  He is happy to just be a dog and play with the other dogs.  Having two other dogs that are well socialized in the home have made all the difference.  Bear understands that the foster parents are the alphas and he is at the bottom the pecking order.  Easy!!! 

Bear knows his basic commands.  He can still get excited but a firm "settle" command calms him right down.  He likes to sleep in his kennel with the crate door open.  He is fully housebroken and is fed Royal Canin large breed adult food.  He is quiet and loves to sleep at your feet.  Bear takes treats very nicely.  He rides wonderfully in a vehicle.  He pulls some on a leash so will need more exposure to leash/body harness.   He is great with all socialized dogs!  He doesn't like kitties.

The ideal home for Bear is one with at least one other socialized dog.  Experience with loving German Shepherds will be important.  This boy would excel at scent training.  He needs a job to do so that he doesn't focus his attentions on thinking his job is to potect the family.  His previous family has treated him well and he has not been abused.  He is an absolute joy to have in their home, his foster family have told us.

Bear is neutered, up to date with vaccines, heartworm tested negative, dewormed and on heartworm flea/tick prevention.

A fully fenced yard, a Veterinarian history of compliance, at least one other socialized dog and experience with German Shepherds is mandatory in order to apply for Bear. 

If you wish to apply for Bear, please click here for an online application.   


Juno


Barks and Meows Rescue are now accepting applications for Juno.  Our big fella is just over a year old and is an American Bulldog.  He has a short hair coat and was an owner surrender.  He weighs 85lbs.

Both Juno and his sister were surrendered from a local shelter when the owner's health deteriorated.   The family realized that 2 large dogs were not right for the home when one of the parents were ill.  His sister has since been adopted and Juno is now ready for his new home and family.

Juno is excellent with children.  His previous family had children, the youngest being 3.  He is great with other dogs.  He was purchased from a breeder by his previous family.  He is crate trained but it is not necessary.   He is fully housebroken.  Juno is a low energy dog.   He loves being around the family.   Car rides are his favorite thing and he rides very well in the vehicle. 

Juno has never been around cats.  His walks well on a lead and body harness.  He is a big baby who loves attention.  He doesn't get jealous of the other dogs getting attention.  He is allowed on the furniture and cuddling with family members.  He will bark when someone is at the door but calms down as soon as he is told to do so.

We are very partial to his breed mix and believe they are one of the best family dogs for a family.  They bond quickly with all family members.  

The ideal home for Juno is definitely one with a well socialized large dog.  He has had dogs his entire life and definitely would suffer seperation anxiety without one.  It must be a cat free home.  A family with large breed dof experience is a must.

Juno is neutered, up to date with vaccines, 4dx tested negative, dewormed and Heartworm/Flea. Prevention.  He is also microchipped.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Juno.

If you wish to apply for Juno, click here for an online application.






 

Scooby


ADOPTION PENDING!!!

Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Scooby.  He is a darling 4 year old Sharpei.  His colour is known as chocolate.  Scooby weighs 51lbs.  He is an owner surrender.

Scooby is a fantastic Sharpei.  He had been very socialized with other dogs and people.  He is even good to have his nails clipped which we have found is rare for this breed.  He is typical of his breed in that he is quiet, always wants to be with a family member, listens well and has a great appetite.  He is very affectionate and loves to give kisses.  He walks like a dream on a leash and is excellent in the vehicle.

He may be fine with a resident cat but we are not sure. Many Sharpeis accept any animal living in the home but outside the home, cats may be fair game.  When he arrived in our Rescue we took him to our vet to check his eyes to see if entropion surgery was necessary.  Our vets said there was nothing at all wrong with his eyes and no surgery required.  His eyes are clear, no discharge, no ulcers and his eyelashes are not running against his eyes.  This was wonderful news as this breed is prone to needing this surgery performed.

The ideal home for Scooby is one with another well socialized dog, not for playing with but for companionship.  Scooby enjoys dogs of all sizes.  He loves all people and continued socialization is key.  One good walk a day will suffice for Scooby.

Scooby is neutered, 4dx tested negative, up to date with vaccines and in Heartworm/Flea prevention.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Scooby.

If you wish to apply for our Scooby, please 
click here for an online application.


Brava


ADOPTION PENDING!!!

Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Brava.  She is one of 5 babies born to Mommy Chloe on August 2.  There are three boys and two girls in the litter.  Mom is a Border Terrier and we believe that the dad is a Chihuahua mix.   Mommy Chloe was pulled from a hoarding situation already pregnant.

Brava is a very energetic little girl.  She's loving and playful but still squirms when picked up and cuddled.  She loves to give kisses.  The whole litter plays so well together and never have spats.  They are a very quiet litter, getting that trait from Chloe.

Brava is one of two that are first at the food bowl when mealtime is served. They are eating Royal Canin Small Breed puppy food.  She still likes to nurse.  She is short haired and most likely will remain so.  Mommy Chloe is 20lbs so Brava should not get any larger than that.  The litter is paper trained and Brava does well at bath time. The litter has been dewormed every two weeks since birth.

On Thursday Sept 26, the litter will receive a health check as well as their fist set of vaccines, including Bordetella.  They will require a booster 4 weeks later and their rabies vaccine given at 4 months of age. 

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Brava.

If you wish to apply for Brava, click here for an online application.




  

Rayo


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Rayo (means lightning in Spanish).  He is  a Portuguese Medio Podengo.  He was born on Nov 15/2017.   He is a smooth coat with an undercoat.  He weighs 35lbs.  His owner surrendered him to rescue as they moved to a much smaller home with no yard and realized they couldn't give him the exercise he needed due to the amount of hours they worked.

This breed is a sight hound.  They are bred to hunt small game like rabbits and birds.   They can jump very high and very well.  They are known as lively, cheerful and loyal companions. Rayo has learned to play with other dogs now and really does enjoy it.  He is very good with children.  He is a very good watchdog since he is very alert and suspicious of strangers.  They are known to bark like mad when someone comes into the property but won't confront the stranger or act agressively.  They tend to bark at anything out of the ordinary so are prone to excess barking.  In Rayo's case, he barks everytime he sees a new person, or someone walking by etc.

Rayo, true to his breed, is very reserved with strangers.  It doesn't take him long to warm up to someone new and he loves to give hugs and kisses.  He is food motivated, trains easily and is highly intelligent. He sleeps in a doggie bed at night time and is never crated. He has a prey drive so no cats or guinea pigs etc in the home.   His former owner used to take him hunting for rabbits and squirrels and he was very good at coming to him when whistled for.   Rayo is fully housebroken.

The ideal home for Rayo is one where one can take him hunting of small game.  This is what he was bred to do and he really enjoys it.  He is doesn't like being alone for too long.  He loves the car and going for hikes on trails would suit him, though he will need to be on a leash.  If one doesn't hunt, tracking would work for him as well.

Rayo is neutered, up to date with vaccines, 4dx tested negative and on Heartworm/flea/tick prevention.

A fully fenced yard, containing a minimum of 6 foot high wooden fencing, and a Veterinarian history of compliance are mandatory in order to apply for our Rayo.

If you wish to apply for Rayo, please click here for an application.



Koda


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Koda.  He is a 6 year old Sharpei/Boxer mix.  He weighs 69lbs and has a short hair coat.  He was found as a stray.

Koda is a very obedient and sweet boy.  Whoever raised him before taught him manners and to respect his family members.  He's a happy guy who doesn't present any concerns at all in his foster home.  He is crate trained and seems to enjoy going in it as his den.  He has done well with the other dogs in the home but can be dominate if allowed to be,  with them.  He does not like cats.  

He does well with children, even toddlers  He can be territorial if the family doesn't show him they are in charge and show him the boundaries.  He's incredibly smart and picks up on the wants of his family so easily.  He is food motivated which helps with training.  He knows his basic commands.  He loves attention and hugs and does whatever he can to please.  He really does look for direction and will do as instructed.  Koda rides well in the vehicle and is not too bad on the leash but does get distracted easily.  He would benefit from obedience classes as far as learning to focus on commands outside of the home.  

Koda cane to us on Apoquel, a drug for dogs with skin allergies that help stop the itch.  We took him to our vet who said he was in perfect shape, ears very clean and no signs off allergies.  He suggested we wean him off the meds to see how he does in this province as he came to us from a different state.  So far he had had zero allergy issues.  It is possible that he may have allergies in the summer months but we don't know for sure as he just arrived in September.  He had previous chronic ear infections which can be common to the Sharpei breed.  The Apoquel helped with them we were told.

The ideal home for Koda is a family environment. A family willing to take him to obedience training, once bonded, is important for any bully breed.  A family with Sharpei or Boxer experience is important.  The family must be one where Kids is included in most of their activities outside of the home.   A couple if walks a day will be ideal.  This breed mix is known for protecting the family so the owners must show him that they don't need him to perform that job and redirect his focus to playtime.

Koda is neutered, up to date with vaccines, 4dx tested negative and on Heartworm/Flea/tick prevention.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Koda.

If you wish to apply for Koda, click here for an online application.







Savannah


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Savannah.  She is a 3 year old lab/heeler mix weighing 59lbs.  She had medium length fur and was returned to the shelter, fully pregnant, after being adopted from the very same shelter years before as a puppy.     

We pulled Savannah from the shelter already fully pregnant.  She gave birth to 8 beautiful babies on June 11.  It was obvious she had given birth a few times beforehand.  Savannah was a wonderful Mom and gave those babies all she had.  

After the puppies finished weaning, Mommy Savannah was introduced to the other dogs in the home.  She had never learned to play with other dogs and now she enjoys being with them immensely.  Before her last baby Channel went to another foster home, she learned to play very nicely with her daughter and in turn taught her how to play with other dogs.  Savannah loves adults and children.  She is gentle and caring, takes treats nicely and knows her manners.

Savannah is incredibly intelligent, attributed to her breed mix.  All dogs who give birth, enter a chewing stage if bored and it can last from a month to a year, all dependent on hormones.   Savannah is in this stage.  She is crate trained and stays in a crate when her foster family are not home.  She enjoys laying on a doggie bed in her parents room at night.  This breed mix needs stimulation and a job to do.  Obedience training would do wonders for her mentally and she will excel.  She is food motivated making training easy.   She is housebroken and also paper trained, this being necessary when whelping.

Savannah is a quiet dog, typical of the heeler.  She would jump out of the whelping area sometimes so she is clever.  She is a mid energy gal. 

The ideal home for Savannah will be one when bonded, she can go for lots of hikes and explore the countryside off leash.  Until then lots of walks and obedience training will make her the perfect family member.    

Savannah is spayed, fully vaccinated, 4dx tested negative and on Heartworm flea/tick prevention.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Savannah.

If you wish to apply for Savannah, click here for an online application.
       


Jenna


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Jenna.  She is a 1 year old adorable and sweet Redbone mix.  She was found as a stray. Jenna has a short hair coatand weighs 50lbs.  

Jenna is an extremely loving hound.  She loves everyone and especially children.  Typical of her breed mix, she is very food motivated, sleeps a fair amount, must be leaning on another dog or person when sleeping and loves to play with other dogs.  We believe she will reach 60lbs when fully grown.  She is quite tall with her Redbone long legs.  She is a low to mid energy gal.

Jenna loves playing with other dogs.  She was a timid insecure girl when she arrived in foster care.  She was a Velcro dog, sticking like glue to his foster mom.  Eventually she learned to trust others from watching other dogs and a few car trips for some Timbits.  Now she is a confident dog who has learned that new situations are okay.  Jenna rides well in the vehicle.  She needs work on learning to walk on a leash and a body harness.

As with any hound,  the ideal home is one with another resident dog to keep her company as hounds tend to get seperation anxiety.  She is crate trained, so she should be crated when the family is out due to the fact that she is still in the chewing stage.  She can never be off leash in an unfenced area as she will follow her nose.  We do not know how she is with cats.

Jenna is spayed, 4dx tested negative, fully vaccinated and on Heartworm prevention.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for our Jenna.

If you wish to apply for Jenna, click here for an online application.



  

Shortbread



Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Shortbread.  She is a 33lb hound mix born on Nov 21/17.  She has medium length fur.  

Shortbread was one of the pups born to us to Mommy Desilu.  She was adopted to a family that had a horse farm.  Recently we received notification from her family that they needed to return her as she was getting into fights with their senior female dog.  She had been fixed so we knew that was not the problem.   

Shortbread arrived back in our care and it was obvious she had a lot of freedom on the farm, with not many boundaries being set.  She was yearning for physical contact and it showed that she felt the other dogs were a threat to the attention she wanted.  Shortbread had no clue how to play with another dog.  The foster homes dogs had to teach her to play and not feel threatened.  Now she plays with the others dog's and there hasn't been any issues with the dogs she chooses as playmates.  She tries to boss the others but it's fruitless.  She knows she is bottom of the pack so if she wants attention from the family she can come up to them and receive as much as she wants.    She still gets jealous if another dog comes for attention but having another person around, so both dogs receive love at the same time,  has worked wonderfully.

Shortbread loves children.  She has a healthy appetite and is a mid energy dog.  She is very good in the car.  She will need work on a leash and body harness but she likes to be out and about.  She is still a puppy in the adolescent stage.  She is very smart and would do well in obedience training.  She comes when called and can sit and stay on command.  This sweetie is fully housebroken and non destructive in the home so not crated.  She adores curling and curling up up on the family's lap.

The ideal home for Shortbread would be one where various family members exist and whereby their schedules are such that she is not left alone long.  A resident male dog would be fine but not one that is passive.  She will bond quickly with a male canine.  A cat free home is needed as we don't know how she is with cats.

Shortbread is spayed, fully vaccinated, 4dx tested negative, dewormed and on Heartworm and flea prevention.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Shortbread.

If you wish to apply for Shortbread, click here for an online application.






Gracie


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Gracie.  She is a 3 year old Boxer/Black Mouth Cur Mix.  She weighs 54lbs and had a medium length hair coat.  She was rescued as a stray, already pregnant, from a high kill shelter.

Poor Gracie was adopted in January with a family with a male dog who was quite social.  Gracie has been excellent in her foster home with other dogs but unfortunately,  picked on her new fur brother.  Her previous family said she seemed jealous of him and wanted to show she was  the alpha.  Obviously everyone was so upset that her behaviour was not changing. It was best that Gracie find a different type of family dynamic, perhaps as an only dog.  Though she is great with various dogs in the foster home, she will require to be the only dog in the home. She is mid to high energy so she will get bored quickly so lots of stimulus is going to be important.  She was protective of her owners on mleash so socializing with other dogs will need to continue but off leash.  True to her breed, she can be stubborn so a dog saavy family who is willing to show her they are in charge is important.  

Gracie is very loving with people and children.  She would do best in a cat free home.  She loves to play with everyone in the home. Gracie is crate trained and crated when the family is out of the home.  She is very smart and yearns to be cuddled as much as possible.  She sleeps in her doggie bed or couch at night time.  

Gracie has a huge appetite so get food is measured out twice daily.  She is fully housebroken and rides excellently in the car.  She requires more work walking in a body harness and lead but that will come with practice.  This sweetie is not a noisy dog.  She food motivated making training so much easier.
She knows her basic commands.

Gracie is spayed, Fully vaccinated, dewormed and 4dx tested negative.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for our Gracie.

If you wish to apply for Gracie, click here for an online application.




Petunia



Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Petunia.  She is an 18 month old Boxer mix weighing 48lbs. Petunia was found as a stray and has a short hair coat.  

Petunia is just a wonderful Boxer gal.  She passed 8 weeks of training in the New Leash on Life, prison training program.  She knows sit, stay, leave it, come, down, off and watch. She comes with a certificate of completion and a booklet on the hand signals used. This training yards treat rewards as their methods.  

Petunia does well with most other dogs but is dog selective.  She has a prey drive so does not do well with cats.  She adores children.  She wagged her tail so much at the shelter that it got infected, from banging against the walls.  She had to have her tail amputated and now can wag it as much as she wants.  

She is housebroken and has a very good appetite.  She is fed twice daily.  Petunia is crate trained but doesn't require it in her current foster home.  She is known to be a fence jumper so a solid wooden fence, minimum 6 feet high, is a requirement.  She is a mid energy girl.  She does quite well in the vehicle, but requires further leash/body harness training.  Petunia is very loving and quiet.  Loyal and family oriented, typical of her breed.

The ideal home is one where the family is home a fair amount due to her age.  She will require some off leash running each day.  A good size yard is important for this activity.  Once she is leash trained she would make a good jogging partner but not in the hot weather.  Petunia would be best as the only dog in the home.

Petunia is spayed, fully vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested negative and microchipped.

A large fully fenced yard, minimum 6ft high wooden fencing, and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Petunia.  

If you wish to apply for Petunia, click here for an online application.


Stella


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Stella.  We believe she is a wonderful mix of pointer/hound.
Stella is just over a year old and has a short hair coat. She weighs 42lbs .  She was surrendered to the high kill shelter by her owners as she was too active for them.  

Stella is a super sweet dog.  She has zero aggression tendencies.  She is very quiet, which she gets from her Pointer mix traits.  She is only vocal sometimes when playing with the other dogs.  She loves all dogs, regardless of size, sex or age.  She is not a bully at all.  The shelter tested her with cats and she does not like them.  She is a high energy dog and very athletic.  She would excel in flyball or agility.

Stella is very affectionate and will kiss everyone for as long as you let her.  She is timid at first but within 24 hours she gained trust of her foster family.  Stella is incredibly gentle, slightly hand shy.  She loves cuddles.  She has the appetite of a hound so her food is measured out three times daily.

This gal came into our care housebroken.  She loves to play outside, though will need a coat in the cooler weather because of her short coat.  Stella is very good in the vehicle.  She is apprehensive on a leash so we don't believe she had much exposure to it.  We recommend a body harness and a lead for any of our dogs for full control.  She is crate trained but doesn't require one.

The ideal family is one where she is given the time and patience to trust and train with her daily.  She won't be able to be walked by a child as being a hound she will have a prey drive.   Children will be ideal but perhaps older ones would be best.  Younger children can be loud at times when excited, which might frighten her.  Priority will be given to those applicants with another socialized resident canine.     

Stella is spayed, 4DX tested negative, fully vaccinated, on heartworm and on flea prevention.  She is also microchipped.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Stella.

If you wish to apply for our Stella, please 
click here for an online application.