Dogs Available for Adoption


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.


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.


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Milkyway.  He is a 1 year old Australian Shepherd mix.  He weighs 55lbs. Milkyway has a medium length fur coat.  He was rescued by a good samaratan who took him from a friend who couldn't care for him any longer.

Milkyway is a very loving boy.  We believe he is older than 1 year as he is quite mature and appears to be out of the adolescent stage.  We would estimate he is 2 years old.  He is very well behaved and housebroken.  He is fed in a crate twice daily. He has a big appetite so his food is measured out.

This darling boy is a mid energy guy.  He enjoys playing with other dogs but doesn't like them in his face.  He listens extremely well.  He rides well in the car but needs work learning how to walk on a leash and body harness.  Milkyway loves children and is gentle with all.  He enjoys physical attention and is the perfect family dog.  He does have a prey drive so cats and other small animals are a no go.

The ideal home for Milkyway is one where he gets a lot of outdoor time with the family members.  Once he bonds with the family, he should be a good off leash candidate on hiking trails and cottages.  We do not recommend dog parks for this boy in case a dog gets in his face.
Milkyway is neutered, up to date with vaccines, 4dx tested negative, Dewormed, and in Heartworm/Flea Prevention.

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

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


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.



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.


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Molly.  She is a 4 year old Jack Russell Mix.  She and Chloe (now Mommy Chloe), were rescued from a hoarding situation.  She has medium length fur and weighs 25lbs.

Molly is very sweet and loves to be with her family.   She is affectionate and attentive.  She is good with other dogs but prefers the company of other dogs.  She is a low energy dog, with one big walk a day, making her a happy camper.  

She does well with calm children, older ones would be best, as she likes low energy family members.  Molly need not be crated as she is not destructive in the home and is fully housebroken. She is also paper trained.

Molly is not a big eater.  She prefers canned food mixed in with her dry.  She is on small breed adult dog food.  Molly rides very well in the vehicle with no crate required.  She loves to sleep with a family member but will sleep on the furniture if need be.  Molly is very quiet for a Jack Russell Mix, so that's a bonus.

The ideal home for Molly would be one with another well socialized  small dog.  She is not a big player but enjoys romping around in the yard with other dogs.  We do not know how she is with cats, so a cat free home is best.

Molly is spayed, up to date with vaccines, 4dx tested negative,n dewormed and on Heartworm Flea/Prevention.

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

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


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Channel.  She is one of 8 pups born to Mommy Savannah on June 11.  They are lab/heeler/border collie mixes.  They will be large breed dogs when fully  grown.   She has medium length fur.  

Channnel is white with brindle markings.  She is bold and beautiful. The entire litter is loving, affectionate, sweet and very happy.  Channel listens well and loves all other dogs.  She has been on Royal Canine Puppy food since she was 5 weeks old.  Channel is fed measured amounts three times daily.   She is now crate trained and sleeps in one at night time.  She has been dewormed every two weeks since birth.  

Channel has had her first two sets of vaccine.  The third and final set is due Oct 12. Channel is also on Revolution for heartworm/flea/tick prevention. Channel weighed 22.5lbs at 3 months.. The vet believes she will reach 70lbs when fully grown.

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

If you wish to apply for Channel, please 


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Gracie.  She is a 2 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.


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Petunia.  She is an 18 month old Boxer 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 has a prey drive do 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 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.


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.