Stevie is a 4-year-old Hound mix that was born with an eye condition that prohibits him from full vision. He is very sweet, eager to place, loves to play with other dogs and likes to snuggle! He is very tall and lean and is a very sweet guy. He was pulled in horrible shape from […]
Trey is a Yorkie/Shih Tzu/Chihuahua/Ewok mix who is smart, vibrant and sensitive. He looking for an experienced dudette to be his ONE and ONLY! Could it be you? The BFF application calls for a girl that will shower this affectionate smarty pants with love and kisses, but also dedicate her time to continuing his journey on […]
Don’t let her small stature fool you–Judy is spunky and full of zest for life! This affectionate pup loves to play with her foster family and their three dogs. Judy is curious–sometimes get too curious! She is crated when her foster family is out, so she doesn’t do too much exploring, but she understands. Judy has […]
Ah, sweet Vinnie. This older gentleman is as relaxed and affectionate as they come. He’s dog friendly, loves his humans, and is looking for a calm family to call his own.
Hondo is an affectionate dude who likes other dogs and people (although he’s not a fan of cats.) He could be the perfect cuddle buddy for a medium-activity or active family who can help him work on some basic commands as well as some anxiety about stairs and being left alone. With love and more […]
ADOPTION PENDING – This quiet dude is looking for a loving family who can build his confidence. He’s a little nervous when meeting new dogs and people, so someone who can bring out his confidence is a must. Leonardo is quiet, easy-going and absolutely loves being loved!
Cash is a dream dog for an active family. He loves all dogs. He loves all people. And everyone stops in the street to love him right back. He’s extremely intelligent and fond of snuggling, and an all-round chill dog at home, who has lots of energy for play, long walks and swimming. Cash has beautiful […]
Juniper, otherwise know as Queen Juniper Rosewater aka Juni, is a young red Chihuahua and is 7 lbs of fearless ginger! With gorgeous green eyes and a single white sock, Juniper is an eye-catching dog. She loves people, is very social, and gets along with all dogs and cats (we wouldn’t recommend her to a home […]
Eve is a calm, affectionate dog who loves her people and does well when left alone. She gets a bit jealous when she sees other dogs getting love from her foster family, because she wants it all! When Eve is left alone she doesn’t make noise and plays with her chew toy. If you’re looking […]
Dakota is a sweetheart with lots of love to give. His fosters say he’d be a great family dog, and since he’s friendly with other dogs he might be a great second dog! Dakota loves belly rubs and is quick to roll over to get your attention. He’s good on a leash and is working […]
Wells is a happy-go-lucky hound-mix who will likely never tire of belly rubs! He’s a sweet loving country boy who’s now well adjusted to all the action in downtown city life. Grab a leash and he’s ready to roll! Open the car door and he happily jumps in! Wanna jogging partner? He’d be down! Have […]
Thor is small but mighty! He likes to play wrestle and wants to meet people–he lives to love! He jumps on you because he’s so excited to meet you and cuddle. Thor loves to chase birds but he listens when he’s told “no” with a leash cue. Thor is very loving and does okay when left […]
Playful Paxton loves dogs and people. He’s always happy, even when working on new things like crate training. His foster family says he is always smiling and wagging, and he is “a bit mischievous in a very good-natured way.” He needs a forever home that will keep help him work on training with the crate […]
Jonas is a fun loving terrier with lots of spunk! He’s a big dog in a little body and has a very sweet personality.
Hank arrived from Texas with his brothers Marlin and Gilbert. They were a part of a hoarding case, and did not know life outside a trailer. There were at least 16 dogs in the trailer with them. Hank is learning to be social and leaning on his older foster sibling to give him confidence. He is […]
Cricket is a laid-back cuddler who is good with cats and other dogs. The only thing this dog needs to shine is a caring, supportive home that can keep helping him work on training and provide stability so he can grow more confident.
Bilbo is a calm, friendly dog who is good with kids and relaxed with other dogs. He is great in his crate and is overall very well-mannered, his foster family says. He’s quickly learning to go to the bathroom outside rather than inside and is very eager to please. He’s also very quiet, which means […]
Marlin’s foster parent has been taking it easy with him since he’s new to Canada, but they’ve already seen how much love he has to give! His foster said he bonded with them right away, eating out of their hands on Day 1. But Marlin’s also happy alone: he loves his crate and goes in […]
Gilbert is a young Chihuahua mix that arrived with his siblings Hank and Marlin. They were a part of a hoarding situation and had lived in a trailer. The city is a new thing for them, and Gilbert is adjusting slowly. He likes his quiet time, and he might do really well with a second […]
CJ is a calm, patient and friendly cuddlebug. Her foster parents say she’s great with other dogs, and is very patient with her bouncier pup friends. She needs some reassurance from her owner when scary stuff happens, but she is a quiet dog and has no separation anxiety. She loves her crate and will go […]
Chap is a 4-year-old deaf bulldog who came to us in search of a new start. Before coming to us, he was the star of the shelter and won everyone over. He may be congenitally deaf but that doesn’t stop him! He is not shy at all and just loves all dogs. Chap was tested with […]
Affectionate Gwen is a big ball of fun and love! She wants to greet all the dogs, kids and adults she meets and needs an owner who will encourage her to be calm while being happy (she can be a bit of a jumper and loves to wrestle with other dogs.) Even though Gwen has […]
ADOPTED! Pancho grew up in a very hot and humid backyard in Texas. His family moved and left him behind. A kind rescuer took Pancho in and gave him comfort in the grief of losing his family. Resilient as ever, Pancho has continued to thrive in his foster home and become a REAL charmer. […]
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Meet PINKY! This beautiful girl – rescued from a pound in Lampasas, TX on June 2nd – is one of our newest adoptables. Pinky and her three brothers (Hank, Marlin & Gilbert), were found hoarded in a home so she is rightfully quite timid and unsocialized. But – once this beauty warms up to you […]
Friendly Frank is a loving dog with tons of energy and eagerness to play and learn. His foster family says he’s a bit of a “velcro dog” and will stick with his people. He would benefit from working on some basic obedience training and continued work on his leash and crate training, but he’s shown […]
Meet PEPPERONI aka Peppe. A 5-year-old Bassett Hound from Texas. This super chill dog is looking for a second chance. We hear he gets along great with others and is very affectionate with his people (he loves to give gentle kisses). He hasn’t yet been cat tested so we suggest a feline-free home. This guy would […]
My name is Fonzie, I am a handsome boy, very friendly, looking for my furever home. I have a lot of energy to spare but I am also very quiet and well mannered at home. I have never destroyed, chew or had any accident at home. I always share with my foster mom when I need to go out […]
Coming straight from Egypt, meet BELLA! A kind Canadian couple took her in and nursed her back to health. She is friendly, loving and outgoing! Her foster parents say she is a relaxed cuddlebug who loves nothing more than to doze with her head in your lap. Like any dog who grew up outside, she […]
Mr. Carson is a handsome White Shepherd Mix; he is and the incredibly affectionate guy, and really does love to spend time with his human. At the park, he’s silly and playful and enthusiastic at the dog park, and can be vocal as well greeting other dogs with barks of love. He is crate-trained during […]
Coming to us straight from the city that gave us Beyonce; meet CYNTHIA or – as her foster parents like to refer to her – “The Duchess”! Cynthia is a five-year-old shy and affectionate Chiweenie with tendencies of being bossy but I mean, who isn’t? She enjoys calm playtime with other dogs her size in […]
Cowabunga, dude! Meet SAMMY! This little Shihtzu mix came to us super scraggly as if he had just spent months on the beaches of California, catching waves. Sammy has a wicked underbite that makes it look like he has a perma-smile. His foster mom took him to the groomers and this little guy came back […]
Meet this sweet, light-eyed terrier known as SALLY. Sally came to us as 1/2 of the dynamic duo that consists of her and her brother, Lucas. She’s mellow with a chance of high energy from time to time. Like a lot of other dogs, she likes to chase squirrels and would do best in a […]
And here we have the second half of the dynamic duo, LUCAS! Like his sister, he’s a super chill little guy with bursts of high energy. He gets along great with other dogs his size and would do great in a home with another four-legged friend. He, too, likes to chase squirrels and would do […]
We’re coco for COCONUT and think you will be too! A spunky, rambunctious, chocolate-colored Chihuahua mix whose ears stand one up and one down. This little guy is part party and part business. Coconut gets along great with his foster brother, napping close together, walking together and even getting into a few playful wrestling matches. He is […]
This sweet and dainty little lady is CHLOE. This 10-year-old Shih Tzu mix is certified adorable. She loves company and is super friendly when it comes to meeting other dogs; Chloe would do great in a home with other calm and relaxed little furry friends. A shy and affectionate lady with a whole lot of […]
This little guy has hair as luscious as Fabio Lanzoni. Meet BERNIE! Bernie is the babe with the mane. He’s currently being fostered by The Dog Dude and we hear his training is going amazing! Updates to come…
Coco is a 1-year-old Yorkie mix that came into rescue in terrible shape. She is loving and outgoing. More info to follow.
They don’t call him FOX for nothin’. This unique little guy is a mystery. Literally. We’re unsure of his full breed but what we do know is that he has a very distinctive coat; the fur on his precious little face is bright red! From what his foster mom tells us, Fox has a knack […]
Meet the lovable and affectionate, RAY RAY! Being blind doesn’t hinder this inspirational little guy from anything. He loves exploring the world one wall bump at a time and is continuously figuring out his surroundings. Can’t stop, won’t stop is this fellas way of life. This fearless little man is a major cuddle monster whether it […]
Meet the adventurous, DEREK! This little babe is an 11-month-old Shepherd mix. A shy guy looking for someone to help him come out of his shell. He loves to run around and have fun with other dogs and would do great with another dog in the house to help motivate him and show him the way. […]
Her sweet puppy eyes stole our hearts from the moment we looked into them. Meet FIONA! This babe is a major social butterfly, she wants to stop and say hi to every dog that crosses her path making her very good with others, especially those of high energy that can keep up with her. Dogs aren’t […]
Aspen is an outgoing fun loving girl, just like her sister Willa. They were found as strays and get along great with other dogs. Always eager to please and have fun!
Willa is an outgoing fun loving red hound mix! She was found with her sister Aspen and they are looking for their own homes. Willa loves to play, is very social and active. More info to follow!
Coming in straight from the city that brought us Beyonce, meet LOUISA! This beautiful girl is a two-year-old chihuahua mix. She’s a whole lotta personality in such a small body. Louisa is adventurous, playful, affectionate and rambunctious – basically everything you could possibly want in a fur-iend. She tends to act nervous when first meeting […]
Prince Tybalt aka Lil’ Tibs, is a 4-year-old Chihuahua weighing in at a whopping 7 pounds! He’s a quiet unassuming dog, loves to snuggle and gets along with dogs his size. He loves to be cuddled or in his carrier. He’s a pretty easy going dude. He was surrendered to the shelter and then sent […]
Lily is a beautiful blue eyed Dachshund mix. We are just getting to know her but she is very sweet and kind. Stay tuned for more information.
Janice is a bonified Hurricane Harvey survivor that was found wandering after the storm. Sadly no one came for Janice. She ended up at Hot Mess Pooches and was eventually sent north to us! She is very sweet, loving and cuddly. Typical Great Dane, she loves the couch and loving on her humans. She loves […]
Bodhi came to us in rough shape after being adopted and returned to a facility in Texas, he tried to dig under the fence and cut up his face in the process. We let Bodhi decompress, his face is healed and he’s playing with other dogs daily. He listens well but is a strong dog […]
Like his brother, Pepper, Sawyer is a well-adjusted and handsome guy. He is young, so he definitely needs some work on his basic commands and with walking on a leash. Sawyer gets excited when walking on a leash and does tend to pull, he would benefit from a J-Walk/Easy-Walk harness. He is very affectionate and […]
Abby is an old gal; she is very sweet and just wants some love and affection to get her through these chilly days. She is your typical senior and a ode to one of our favourite sayings; “Senior dogs snuggle better!” She is friendly and calm with other dogs, doesn’t seem to pay them too […]
If there is anything to be said about Riona, it is definitely that is a calm, old-soul. She is around 4 years young, and has had two or three litters of puppies in her former Texan life. She is gentle and calm, affectionate and shy, and sticks to her foster mom’s side when out and […]
Amadeus is a gorgeous 9 month old Australian Cattle Dog mix from the heart of Texas. He arrived with his brother Wolfgang, they were born homeless together. Amadeus is very smart, very outgoing and very athletic! He needs a home who will meet his exercise needs, training and give him rules. He needs a lot […]
Betsy is a Shepherd x Lab mix and is about 3.5 years old; she is shy, independent lady. She can be hesitant around new dogs and new people, however, she warms up quickly when she can do it at her own pace! She doesn’t seem too interested to hang-out and play with other dogs and […]
Little Bruno is a curious and cautious little-man. He is friendly with other dogs with good introductions, but it weary of bigger dogs. He also likes his space; he will go into his crate to hang-out and relax, but does become anxious when his Foster Family has to leave and he stays in there on […]
Wolfgang, in many ways, is a typical puppy. Silly, aloof, needing structure and schedule, boundaries, and someone to be patient with him in regards to his training! He knows some basic commands, he can sit and comes when he is called! As like with most Heelers, he is very eager to learn and please; so […]
Benji is a year-old Pug x Chihuahua cross (cuuuuttteee!!!!), standing at a whopping 15lbs! He’s a little guy, and would benefit from a quiet space to call his own! He is crate-trained and house-trained, and his Foster Mom says that he’s affectionate and lovable! Being a smaller guy, larger dogs may startle him at first, […]
Smiley has been in rescue for almost a year. He survived Hurricane Harvey and then he was sent to us. We had a lot of interest but nothing panned out! He’s great with other dogs, he’s active and loves swimming but he’s also a couch potato and always down to cuddle. He’s 35 lbs which […]
Don’t let her size fool you, little Cookie has a lot of love and energy to go around! His foster parents say she has an amazing temperament when interacting with humans and with other dogs (bigger dogs are o.k. as long as their play is a bit more gentle). She will make a great travel […]
Willow is a sweet, shy, and affectionate young girl. She is quite young, a family that is willing to work with her and give her time is important. She likes her crate and is crate-trained, and is house-broken as well; during the last few weeks in foster she has really built her confidence and is […]
Gabe is a sweet happy go lucky boy from Houston. He loves all people and is a fun loving guy. He’s quirky, he loves to look in the mirror- his foster calls him “GQ Gabe”, he likes to sit on your head, or lie with his bum in the air while snorting. He likes to […]
Pepper is a beautiful Australian Cattle Dog mix who arrived to Toronto with his brother Sawyer. Pepper is very dog social and playful, would be the perfect dog-park companion or running buddy! He does get excited when coming into contact with smaller animals, but his Foster Mom is able to redirect his attention and keep […]
Oh, Glen! If you ask anyone how they feel about Glen, this is how they will start their thought; 10/10 times! He is a young Dalmation, about 2 years old, and was born without the ability to hear. Glen is just so incredibly full of love. His Foster Mom describes him as “Mr. Popular,” he […]
Meet little Margo! Margo gets along well with most/all dogs, with proper introductions. She can be an independent lady, but also loves to pretend she is a shadow and follow you around for love! Margo needs some work on her confidence and some overall training/manners, but she is ready to please her family! She barks […]
Meet Dillion! Our shy and affectionate hound-mix; Dillion is great with other dogs but is definitely not the alpha of the pack. He is ok to stay in his crate while you are away, and needs someone who will help transform him into a confident dashing young-pup! He walks great on his leash, but will […]
Meet Bubba! He’s a golden oldie with a lot of love to give. He came to us at not fault of his own! He’s 11 years young and walks with a little limp from an old injury. He is snuggly and cuddly and wants to be around people. He is great on a leash and […]
Link is a sweet 1-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix, perhaps with a shepherd or small terrier. He is very sweet, loves other dogs and is learning to be more confident. He is a bit shy with new people but warms up quickly.
Meet Zelda! This young, sweet Heeler (Australian Cattle dog) mix is a total doll. She’s 31 lbs and was found with her brother Link and lived with her pals Calvin and Spencer who are now with our rescue. She’s looking for someone to teach her how to walk on a leash, what snow is and […]
Branson is a senior Golden Retriever mix. He’s on the smaller side of life but has a huge heart. He gets along with dogs and loves getting affection from people. He’s very social and might make an excellent therapy dog one day. Branson has a stage 4 heart murmur that doesn’t seem to bother him. […]
Calvin is a fun outgoing Australian Cattle Dog mix (Red heeler). He’s about a year old and was found as a stray. He is on the smaller size of life at 28 lbs. He loves people, belly rubs, playing with other dogs and having fun. He is still quite a puppy and needs someone who […]
Spencer is a fun loving young Australian Cattle Dog mix. He seeks to play and have fun. He loves other dogs, toys and rolling on his back for belly rubs. He is an awesome dog!
We are very excited for Ruperto! He arrived with no history on September 11th. He won over our team, and despite having a jaw issue, no fur, and a hernia. The first vet that saw him instructed us to euthanize him, but there was no obvious reason to do so, so we gave Rupert time […]
Pixie is a miniature Border Collie. At only 15 lbs, this sweet girl survived Hurricane Harvey outside. Horrified and scared, her rescuers found her just days after the storm running frantically. Hot Mess Pooches Sanctuary took her in and have worked with her. She has learned to trust people and other dogs. She is 11-months-old […]
Jinx is a 2.5-year-old miniature Australian Shepherd. She came from a rough part of Houston and didn’t live a very great life. The kind people at Hot Mess Pooches took her in and have sent her to us so she can start a wonderful life here. She does well with other dogs, we are unsure of […]