Happy Tails of PDR Alumni 2021

Stanley found his forever home with a woman who was looking for her new best friend and companion. She saw Stanley′s adoption posting and felt in her heart that this was her dog. Stanley is called Finley now and is settling in very well. Hes making himself right at home and is making friends with his new vet staff as well.

We knew what Melanie′s ideal family and home should look like and boy did we find the perfect fit with a couple from Richmond Hill. Melanie knew it too and wasn′t near as shy with them as she usually is. Upon her adotpion she went right up to her new dad and everyone knew that Melanie was home. She is named Minnie know and to say she is adored is an understatement.

Mylo found his perfect family in Cambridge with a prior PDR adoptive family. They adore big Shepherds and we knew that Mylo would be of interest to them now that they were looking for a dog again. Before we could even message them to read his bio they had applied. This was their dog!! Mylo is settling in well and loving all the spoiling and attention he is getting and really loves his walks and meeting the dogs of the neighbourhood.

Turtle found his most perfect home and family!! This active family has a home that backs onto conservation area full of wooded trails and a ton of places to explore. They are quite experienced with an active, smart and sometimes stubborn breed like Turtle is and are more than set to manage this. Between all 5 of the family members Turtle will be getting his exercise and play needs more than met. But mostly, the love that this family has to offer a dog is by far the greatest thing that Turtle could ever ask for. He is named Finnegan now, affectionately called Finn, and he is settling in great. Owns the place already!! And he is adored to say the least!

Bach found his forever family in Kitchener and has a new dog best friend and older brother as well. Bach adores his brother and a lifelong friendship has been established. He′s settling in really well to his new home and his family loves him very much. We are so happy for Bach!

We couldn′t have found a more perfect forever home for Melody!! She now has a very dedicated mom and an extended family equally as devoted to her. Melody is named Twila now. She is doing great in her new home and adores all her family! They are taking her training and socialization seriously and ensuring that all the progress we made with her wont go to waste. Twila is flourishing in her new home and will have everything she could ever want and then some...and this includes a stylish wardrobe which she rocks!

Tatum found a loving family to adopt him who understood that he is a shy boy and would need time to settle in. He is doing well in his new home and has picked his person that he is bonded strongly with. Tatum will be starting classes soon so that his family can work on his confidence and socialization.

This cutie is Millie and she is a Pomeranian/Pug mix puppy who came to us from Manitoba for better opportunities for an amazing forever home. Millie was adored by her foster family and it worked out wonderfully that a direct family member of the foster mom was actively searching for a puppy just like her. To say that this was a perfect match for Millie doesnt even describe it....Millie has a Boxer sibling now to be a playmate and mentor and they get along fantastically. She also has a family who adores her! They will be taking her through advanced obedience training with the goal to participate in agility training with her should MIllie enjoy this. She will be very loved and they will ensure that this bundle of fun and energy lives her best life.

The first of the pups has gone to his forever home!! Stafford has found his forever family with a couple in Kitchener who are past fosters and adopters! They have lots of experience with the Husky breed and know exactly what to expect with this breed mix. Stafford was the pup that best suited their wants and needs. He is having a good first day in his new home and we expect to receive lots of updates on this lucky pup.

Chuck has gone off to Toronto to join his new family! His mom has taken early retirement to ensure she had the time to devote to a puppy so Chuck will have her full attention. He is up for the many walks around the beautiful neighbourhood they live in full of wooded trails and ravines. Chuck also has a teen boy at home to be his playmate and best buddy.

Solomon is off to London with a couple who were looking for a energetic, outdoorsy dog, having had experience with that. They did their research on his breed mix and are committed to his socialization and training. But best of all, he is already greatly loved. He is called Darby now.

Hayley now calls London, Ont. home with a couple who previously had a high energy, sassy female Husky x and were really looking for the same. They were the ideal fit for our super busy, super sassy little girl. Hayley is settling in well and is on her best behavior on day 1. We are so proud of her but also know mischievous Hayley will emerge very soon!

Copper′s new family is a couple from the GTA who are very active and outdoorsy. They spend a lot of their time camping, portaging, and hiking so Cooper, our lean and athletic puppy, was the perfect fit for them. We know he is going to have many awesome adventures ahead.

Robert′s new family has always had Huskys and are well versed in this breed. They have an acre of yard fenced for the dog and are avid walkers so Robert will have his exercise needs met! But best thing is that they own a pet store and Robert will be going to work with them just like last dogs did. Robert wont lack for anything is already greatly loved.

Denny was the last puppy of the litter to leave us and move on to his forever home. He is off to Hamilton to join his new family. They are super excited to have him and have been planning for a puppy for so long, but wanted to wait until they had a house better suited for a dog. They now have everything a dog could want and Denny is off to a fantastic life as a beloved pet.

Ralphie the Chihuahua/Dachshund came into our care as an unclaimed stray from a shelter. He fit right into his foster home right away and only managed to make himself more at home while he was there. His foster mom knew that this dog was meant to be her forever dog. So we are now celebrating this ″foster fail″ and we know that Ralphie is going to be very well cared for and loved and never abandoned again.

Zola found her adoptive home in Toronto with a couple who were looking for a mature dog to join their family. They are active and wanted a dog that could keep up with their love of walking, but would also enjoy quiet times in the house. They got all that and then some in Zola and she is settling in well.

Eira found her forever home in Toronto with a family who were looking for a loving and playful family dog. Eira was exactly what they were looking for. This little dog fit in right away and adores her boys. She loves playing in the yard with them and then cuddle times after. The family has named her Luna and states that they feel like she has been with them for a long time; she just meshed so seamlessly into their lives. Luna is very loved and cared for and has gotten her happily ever after.

Zeus found his happily ever after in Hamilton with a couple who were searching for a lovely little dog and had a fondness for seniors. They fell in love with him over his photos and bio and this love was solidified when they met him. It seemed the love was reciprocal too as Zeus tried to jump into their car at the meet!! He knew that this was his family.. If Zeus had it his way he would have left with them that day. Zeus is settling in nicely and has a great routine started. He has also made some friends in the area already which doesnt surprise us as he is a very social boy.

Maple found her forever home in Ridgetown with a family looking for a fun loving, friendly dog to love. Maple also has a doggie sibling to romp around with and it was love at first sight for the 2 dogs, with lots of playing and running around on the meet. Maple really bonded with the kids at the meet and everyone knew that this was Maple′s home!! She has settled right in and has met other dog friends and is a very popular gal in the neighbourhood. She adores being a family dog and we are so happy for her and for her new family!

Peanut found her family in Kitchener who were looking for a medium sized, friendly dog and loved the Beagle breed. When they saw Peanut posted for adoption they knew that this was their dog. Peanut is called Penny now and has nicely settled into her forever home. She has been there over a month now and is very much attached to her people and loves being spoiled by them!

Jango found a great family in Mildmay to give him his happily ever after! He was exactly what his new family was looking for and he has settled in nicely to his new home. He is making a lot of friends and bringing a lot of happiness to his family. He has a lot of property to patrol with his people and loves all of the squirrels and other small animals around; they keep him busy, and distracted! So his family is really looking forward to his upcoming training classes so this young dog can learn to listen better even when squirrels dart by!

Topaz found her forever home in Hamilton with a woman and her daughter who were looking to add a dog to their family. They knew what would suit their family and home best so kept an eye out for the perfect rescue dog. When they saw Topaz and read her bio they knew that this would be a great dog for them. Topaz is settling in nicely and is really enjoying all the walks she is getting in her new neighborhood. She also loves all the cuddles she receives. She met her cousin dog as well and has a nice friend to go on walks with and hang out with. Topaz is named Suki now and is living a full and happy life!

Zach found his forever home in Kitchener with a man who was ready and looking for his next best friend and partner. After reading Zach′s bio and then meeting him he knew that this dog was as great as we said he was and knew that this was the dog for him. Best thing, PDR alum, Saucy, would be playing a big role as best buddy so we had her attend the meet as well, and the dogs hit it off. Zach is named Sal now and is enjoying his new home and family and of course, his bestie Saucy who he has regular play dates with.

Buttercup, or as we all call her, Butters, found her forever home in Exeter with a woman looking for her first dog of her very own. She was drawn to the breed mix of Butters and her joyful attitude and knew that this dog would be a great fit for her home and lifestyle. Butters is settling in nicely with her new mom. She loves the interactive toys that her mom bought her and all of the play and exercise she is getting. Her mom says Butters has been excellent on leash and is sleeping well at night after her busy days.

Thor found his adoptive home in Brantford. We are happy to say that he is doing well and settling in nicely. He loves being on the couch with his family and they tell us that he likes to sit in the middle so that he can get pets from both of them!! Thor is very loved and we know he is going to be really happy with his family!

Reine found her ideal forever home with a couple who were looking to complete their dog family. Reine was exactly what they were looking for and boy does Reine love her doggie brothers!!! Reine′s new family is very committed to her training and she is already mastering her obedience skills. They know that she is a super smart working breed so are dedicated to training her very well. Reine keeps her brothers busy and is having the time of her life in her forever home.

Diego is super happy to announce that he has been adopted!! He has an older brother named Appa who he adores...maybe a bit too much. Appa would like to sleep in in the mornings and doesnt appreciate Diego′s up and at ′em puppy attitude. But once Diego convinces him that the day is full of fun to be had the 2 dogs get to playing and hanging out together. Diego has made us proud by showing his new family how smart he is by learning all kinds of new tricks and commands and he is loving his new family and home!

Sven found his forever home with a family who were looking for their next great dog and fell in love with fluffy, cuddly Sven. They were an ideal fit for our lovable pup and he really took to everyone in the family. Sven has settled in very well at his new home. He is being a very good boy and is showing his new family how smart he is by picking up on their training quickly. Sven is enjoying lots of yard time, walks, and cuddles. He is named Ashford now and is greatly loved by his family.

Kane found his forever family in Cambridge who were looking for a second dog, and playmate for their current dog. Kane and his big brother hit it off right away and the whole family fell in love with Kane at the meet. Kane is settling in nicely and is a happy puppy. He is looking forward to going to dog school with his family and showing off how smart he is!

Preston is a super cute Husky/Shepherd puppy that joined our rescue from Northern Manitoba where he was saved from starvation and extreme cold by Save a Dog Network Canada. He came to our rescue for a better chance at a loving forever family. Ends up, he found that forever family with his foster family!!! This family had been wanting another dog ″eventually″ after the passing of their dog. But eventually became ″now″ when Preston joined their home. He fit in so well with their family and cat that they knew that this was the dog for them.

Uma found her forever home in Guelph where she gets to be her happiest as a family dog. Uma is settling in very well in her new role as best friend to a young girl. The whole family is quite pleased with her and love having a dog in the home again. And Uma is happy being loved and cared for and secure in knowing that she will never be abandoned again.

Misha found her new family in Waterloo with a woman who was looking for a playmate and companion for her current Husky X dog. She is an avid walker and takes her dog out many times a day so was searching for an equally active dog that would enjoy the activities that she and her dog like to do. Another Husky mix was a clear choice and when she met Misha, it was obvious that this was her next dog. The dogs got along very well and we all knew that this was a great relationship in the making. MIsha is named Phoenix now and is settling in very well and is loving her big brother and new mom!

Richard found his ideal forever home in Ashburn, Ont with a family who live on a rural property with significant acreage fully fenced!! This was such a great fit for our super high energy, busy pup. He has older teen and young adult boys to play with and lots of places to explore with his family. He will also have a social life with dog friends that come to visit and play with him. We truly couldn′t have found a better home for this lucky puppy.

Alaska found a fantastic family in London with a couple looking for their first dog together. They loved not only the look of Alaska, but his temperament and energy level were really what they were looking for and wanting in a dog. The meet solidified their love for this dog and Alaska really took to them as well. He is all settled in now with his new family and has a new name, Archie. He is very much loved and his family is so happy with how well he is doing. We are so proud of Archie for being a good boy and know he is going to be his new family′s best dog ever.

Colby is a Husky X pup that found his forever home in Norwich with a couple who love their Husky type dogs!! And, we knew that they would be a great family as they already had a PDR dog, Rogen (brown dog in photos) so we knew that Colby would have an excellent home and family. Colby is named Koda now and he is loving his rural home and lots of space to play in. He adores his brothers and is learning a lot from them!

The Easter Bunny brought Malcolm the best thing ever...a forever home!!! We were thrilled to find Malcolm his most ideal home and family. He now lives in Rockwood on a rural property with 4 acres of safe, fenced walking areas and yard. He has 2 senior dog sisters and they all get along nicely. His sisters were super excited for him to join their family today and there was a lot of tail wagging happening by all 3 dogs. His new mom is a dog trainer and knows exactly how to best introduce a blind dog to her home and property. And it gets better!!! She has plans to do scent work with Malcolm in the future as she knows he will enjoy this activity and will be so good at it, relying so heavily on his sense of smell as it is as he is blind. So we dropped Malcolm off today knowing that he is where he was meant to be, and he has such a bright future ahead being a loved family pet.

Bonnie found her forever home in Stratford with a couple who had a Bernese mix and were looking for another similar type dog that would enjoy their outdoor activities, cottage life, and would be a compatible partner for their dog. They never expected to find a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog up for adoption and when they read Bonnie′s bio they knew that this was the perfect dog for them. Bonnie and her sister have bonded right away and are great friends. They play a lot and then nap together as well. Bonnie has settled in very well into her new home and family and we know she is a very happy dog!

Toffee found his perfect fit with a woman who was looking for the perfect dog for her, and also a good buddy for the family Golden Retriever. Toffee was exactly what she was looking for and after meeting him everyone knew that this was where Toffee was meant to be. The dogs got along fantastically and are the very best of friends. Toffee is doing great in his forever home and we are so happy for him!

Ryker found his perfect fit with a woman and her family who were looking for a special dog to call their own. They fell in love with Ryker after reading his bio and looking at his photos and when they got to meet him, that love was sealed! Ryker seemed equally happy with the match!! Ryker has settled in very well in his new home and family and is loving all of the attention he is getting. He loves couch cuddles and for a dog that once lived outside in the cold, he certainly does love his cushy beds and all the other luxuries of a loving home!

Cupid was adopted to a family looking for a Husky/Shepherd type puppy and were thrilled to find exactly what they were looking for in rescue. Cupid now calls London home and is enjoying time with his new family. He is called Ozzie now and is very loved!

Banana found the best forever home!! He is having a blast with his new brother, an Irish Setter, who is young and goofy just like him. The boys love wrestling and playing, so much in fact that his family has to impart time outs so that the dogs don′t over do it. His new family is very active outdoors and Banana is joining them in all the activities and is living his very best life. He is named Webster now and wants to thank everyone for following his story and caring so much about him. He wants you all to know he is doing great and he is SO happy!

Kilo is so happy to announce that she was adopted by the best family for her!! They adore her and when they first saw her posted and read her bio they knew that this dog was well suited to their family and home. They have a nice yard for her and ensure that she is out for her walks multiple times a day. She has been on many adventures with her family already, exploring her new neighborhood. Always on alert for squirrels she was too busy to look at the camera for her adoption photo though!

Moose found his forever family in Cambridge with a couple who were looking for their first dog together and loved the Husky breed. They were looking for an active fun pup and knew when they saw Moose′s adoption posting that this was the pup for them. Moose has settled in very well and is greatly loved. He has met a nice dog friend and is mastering his leash walking skills as well. There is lots of learning ahead for this pup but his family is very invested in doing the best by him and teaching him everything he needs to be a happy and well adjusted dog.

Polar found his happily ever after with a prior adoptive family. PDR alum Rayna, was at a great age to welcome a puppy brother and be a great role model for her. The dogs hit it off right from the start and love to play all the time. Rayna is introducing Polar to the neighbourhood on their walks and showing him how good dogs walk nicely on leash. We couldn′t have found a more ideal placement for Polar and we look forward to many updates on he an Rayna′s antics.

Niah is a Labrador Retriever puppy who found herself needing a rescue placement and boy did we have the perfect foster parents for her! Our long term, very dedicated foster family had lost their beloved yellow Lab over a year ago and had been waiting patiently for a Lab to join their family again. Niah fit in immediately and got along well with their other dog, PDR alum Milo, and we all knew that this was meant to be. We want to celebrate this ″foster fail″ with our wonderful volunteer/foster family and we especially want to acknowledge their decision to adopt, not shop.

Taya found her best fit with a woman who was looking for a new best dog friend after the passing of a beloved small dog. She had the quiet home and gentle manner that we knew would be best for Taya. Taya is bonding very well with her new mom and we have been told that Taya is a joy to her. We love that!

Agnes found her forever family in Toronto with a couple who were looking for a dog of their very own. They needed an apartment suitable, moderate sized dog and Agnes was exactly what they were looking for. The fact that she is a complete love sealed the deal. Agnes is now settling in to being a big city dog. She has discovered the trails close to home and is loving her walks there. But best for her is cuddle time on the couch with her new family as this is where Agnes is her happiest! This dog loves to snuggle!

Yoko found her forever home in Waterloo with a family who were looking for a German Shepherd type dog to love. They saw the posting for Yoko and were drawn to everything about her. This was emphasized at the meet and everyone involved knew that this was meant to be their dog! Yoko is now nicely settled and greatly loved in her forever home and is a very happy dog!

We couldn′t have found a better home for our sweet senior Westie X, Hamish! He went to a couple in Kingston who recently lost a cherished Westie and were missing the goofiness, character, and fun only a Westie can bring. They have a senior Yorkie that missed having a buddy as well. When they read Hamish′s bio they knew that this was meant to be their dog. Hamish has settled in better than anyone expected and it is obvious that he knows that he was meant to be a part of this family as well. He is loving his cuddle times with his family and play time in the yard. He also really loves his sister and the 2 are already bonded and like to sleep next to each other. We are so happy for Hamish and look forward to further updates on him!

PDR alum Libra, the Akita X, was begging her parents for a puppy and they finally relented. Libra wanted a boy puppy of northern breeding just like her and when her family saw Trooper posted for adoption they thought that this would be the perfect little brother for Libra. The dogs got along fabulously and it was a perfect fit. Congratulations to Libra for getting her puppy and congratulations to Trooper for finding a wonderful and loving forever family and a big sister who will be your best friend for life!

Juno found her perfect forever family with other dogs to help her confidence building, cats that are taking some getting used to, and her people whom she adores! Her new mom works at a Dogtopia and is able to bring Juno to work with her to ensure that this sweet pup gains proper, safe and slow socialization to a variety of other dogs. This is the ideal placement for Juno who needs to grow in her social life with other dogs. Juno is named Alus now and is having a great time with her new family!

Welsey found his perfect family fit in Kitchener with a couple looking for an active Collie type dog. They have a long history with Collies and are very dedicated to obedience training at an advanced level so we knew that this was the perfect pairing for Wesley. He is doing great in his new home and is showing his people just how smart he is with all the new things he is learning. We are very proud of Wesley!

We had a lovely couple specifically looking to adopt a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and had their eye on a prior dog in our rescue. This dog was adopted by a prior PDR adoptive family. But we knew that they would be an ideal family for another CKC Spaniel. Valentine, that we had in our care. When they read her bio and saw photos this couple knew that Valentine was perfect for them!!! She is named Rylee now and lives in the beautiful town of Goderich close to the water. She has settled in perfectly and is greatly loved.

Blossom is a beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel we have had in our care for many months. She came to us terrified of people and the world around her, having previously lived her life as a breeding dog. On her path to stability and health we had a family who had adopted PDR alum Jimmy, another CKC Spaniel, offer to assist with Blossom′s socialization by going on pack walks with their 2 CKS Spaniels. As more socialization walks happened it became very clear that Blossom was picking her family, and her family was also very interested in adding a little girl dog to their pack. We know we couldn′t have found a better forever home for sweet Blossom. She is in great hands and we are thrilled for her!

Barrett is a sweet little Cockapoo puppy that came to us as his ″breeder″ deemed him unsellable due to a severe heart murmur and didn′t want him. We had diagnostics done to determine what was wrong and it ended up being diagnosed as Patent ductus arteriosus (also called PDA) which is a birth defect of the heart and is fatal if not treated quickly. Barrett had his life saving heart surgery at OVC and came through it wonderfully. His foster family took amazing care of him through it all. And in the end it was no surprise to anyone that Barrett had found his forever home right where he was. PDR alum, Ollie, is thrilled that his best friend and awesome playmate is there to stay!! Congrats to Barrett on finding the best family ever to be your forever family!

Tina found her forever home in Ajax with a woman who loves the Sheltie breed and was familiar with the quiet and calm home and routine that Tina would need to be happy. Her new mom provided everything we were looking for for Tina′s ideal home and had the added benefit of a suitable calm family member′s dog who visits often and has bonded nicely with Tina. She is settling in well in her new home and we know that she is in great hands to continue her progress in confidence and learning to be a loved pet.

Wink found an amazing forever family with a prior PDR adoptive family of Roy the Mastiff mix. We knew that this family offered their dogs the very best life and when we heard that their beloved Doberman passed away suddenly and Roy was depressed and in need of a friend we knew we had the perfect match for Roy in Wink. The dogs hit it off immediately and better yet, the family was quite smitten with Wink as well and committed to the training, socialization and exercise this amazing pup needed to be happy. Wink is named Mike now after the one eyed Monsters Inc. character and this name suits his well!! We know Mike is in great hands and has a wonderful life ahead of him!

Adora found her ideal home with a family looking specifically for a Border Collie type dog. When they saw Adora′s posting they were immediately drawn to her and after reading her bio knew that she would be a great pup for their family! The meet went so well and everyone knew that Adora had found her forever family!! Adora is now a much loved member of her family. She is kept busy with daily excursions and a lot of yard play. Her antics can be followed on Instagram at @adoratheexplorer2021.

Tubbs found his forever family in Drumbo where he enjoys a house with a nice backyard, lots of daily walks, and cuddles with the resident cats. He is settling in nicely to his new home and family and has already started puppy class. Tubbs is greatly loved by his family and is living his very best puppy life!

Dolores found her forever family in London with a family who were looking for a dog to be a nice friend for their Yorkiepoo. Dolores and her sister got along nicely and we all felt that having another dog in the home would help Dolores continue on her path of confidence, having come from a very neglectful and sheltered beginning. Dolores has settled in very well in her new home and is greatly loved by her family. She is taking cues from her sister and is now learning how to play as well!!

Chanel found her ideal family with a couple who had a senior Yorkipoo and were looking for a companion for him. Having had a Coton de Tulear before they knew the breed well and were very excited to see Chanel posted for adoption. The dogs got along splendidly and we knew that having another dog in the home would help Chanel continue on her path to confidence. Chanel has settled in quite well and is greatly loved by her family.

Jake found his ideal home in Toronto with a man who had retired and was looking for a constant companion and friend to enjoy his retirement with. He loves dogs and has always had a dog or a few and was now missing that companionship. He has no issues handling Jake′s allergies and was committed to his diet and exercise to continue him on a healthy lifestyle. Jake was quite happy with his new dad and we see a very strong bond forming quite quickly here.

Josephine found her ideal forever home in Brampton with a family looking for a high energy working breed as they are flyball enthusiasts and were hoping to train a new dog to the sport. We knew that Jo would LOVE the fast pace of flyball and she certainly has the ball drive for it so this was a great fit for her. She also has a big brother Border Collie to show her the ropes and a teen boy to play with her. Josephine is named Piper now. We hope for updates when she is competing in flyball and know that she will do great!

Shadow found his ideal home in Kitchener with a family that was looking for a mature dog to love and care for. When they read Shadow′s bio they really felt that he was what they were looking for. He charmed the family at the meet and they really knew then that this was the dog for them. Shadow now enjoys a home with a great backyard full of smells and squirrels! He is settling in well and is really enjoying exploring his new neighborhood on his walks and all the cuddle time he gets with his family.

Florence now calls Brantford home with her new mom, and is loving everything about it! Flo was exactly what her mom was looking for in a dog and more! Florence is settling in great and loving all the adventures she and her new best friend are going on And her mom is always up for throwing her beloved tennis balls so Flo is in her glory!

Sarah Jessica Barker has found her happily ever after!! She is now living in London with a lovely woman who was looking for a Dachshund to love again after the passing of her beloved weiner dog. She was very familiar with the risk of disc disease in this breed having gone through it with her prior dog and was well prepared to take this on should Sarah ever have issues again. Sarah took quite nicely to her new mom and is making herself right at home, and is a stellar snuggle buddy and new best friend!

Pierre found his perfect family in Zurich, Ont with a couple who were looking for a nice natured, quieter dog as their house just wasn′t the same without a dog in it. Pierre fit what they were looking for and his need for a quiet, adult home fit their home perfectly. Pierre is settling in nicely and is bonding well with his new family and he loves his strolls around the neighbourhood.

Rory is a beautiful German Shepherd mix who we took in from our friends at SADN who rescued her from Northern Manitoba. Rory was homeless and fending for herself in dire conditions. Rory came to us for a chance at a better life and a loving forever home. We just so happened to have one of our vet team members, and prior adopter of Tessa, looking to add a second dog to her family. When Rory was in for her vetting she was such a charmer that she won the hearts of everyone and became a front runner for our vet team member′s new dog. But it would depend on how Rory and Tessa got along ....and that went fabulously. The dogs hit it off right away and we moved on to finalizing the adoption!! Rory is called Roxy now and is settling in beautifully to her country home. She and her sister are very bonded already and Roxy now has a life of being a loved, well cared for family pet.

Gideon is a German Shepherd mix puppy who found his adoptive home with a couple who had been waiting patiently for their ideal puppy to come along. They were looking for a working dog and loved the intelligence and drive of a German Shepherd so when they saw Gideon and learned more about him, they knew that this was the puppy for them. Gideon is called Bean now and he is settling in nicely. His family is learning quickly that puppies come with sharp teeth and a desire to nip and chew everything!! Puppies are cute for a reason!! They are committed to training and socializing him well so that he can be his very best dog!

Matilda, now affectionately called Mattie, has found her adoptive home in Kitchener who were really looking for a medium sized, smart breed that they could work advanced obedience and dog sports with. When they saw Mattie posted they knew that this pup was exactly what they were looking for. Mattie is settling in nicely and even the resident cat is starting to accept her. Mattie is greatly loved in her forever home and has learned some new tricks and commands already!

Rufus found his forever home in Guelph with a couple who were actively seeking a senior dog to be their much loved companion. As a retired dog trainer, Rufus′ new mom was completely comfortable with helping Rufus continue to build his confidence out on walks and has already taught him some new commands. He is really loving his new home and is settling in nicely!

Hobart has found his happily ever after with a lovely woman in London who was eager for a dog companion. Hobart was an excellent fit for her and the two got along splendidly at the meet. She is dedicated to continuing his weight loss program so that he can live his healthiest life. Hobart is named Toby now and is settling in great and loving all the walks he is getting with his new mom!

Billie found her ideal family in Kitchener with a couple who were looking for an active puppy to call their own. They met Billie and it was love at first sight! Billie is called Chili now and is a huge hit in the neighbourhood, enjoying all the kids and adults she meets when out on her walks. She is learning a lot of new commands in her forever home and is impressing her family with how quickly she learns new things!

Phyllis found her best fit with a family in London who were looking for a more independent minded smaller dog and Phyllis was everything they were looking for! She is settling in wonderfully and we are all so happy for how well our shy Phyllis has adapted to her new home and family. She loves her fenced yard and walking around her new neighbourhood. She is being called Widget now.

Teah our special needs pup found her most perfect forever family in London!! Her family had seen her post early on in our care of her and knew immediately that this was the puppy they had been waiting for. This couple had done their research about dogs with her mobility issues, they set their home up to be accommodating to her, and they bought everything she would need to be happy and comfortable. Which apparently included a life vest so she could go paddle boarding with them! We love that they took our mantra to heart about her being completely able to do things other dogs could do, just in her own special way. Teah is called Cleo now and she is living a very full life. Her family adores her and will ensure that she doesn′t miss out on any adventures and has the best life ever!

Sable is a dog from Manitoba who came to us pregnant and had 2 pups in our care. While a good mom, she is young, and she tired of her mothering duties quickly, desiring a more exciting life for herself. We had a couple who were looking to adopt and we knew would be perfect for Sable and over the months that she was in our care we set up regular visits, walks, day trips to allow her to form a very solid bond with them. When her mothering duties were complete she eased into her forever home and family. It was fantastic for us and her that she could really get to know her family before her adoption. Made for a seamless transition! Sable is now living the good life and is having all kinds of adventures with her family!! You can follow her travels on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sable_adventuredog/

Odie is one of the puppies born and raised in our rescue. He found a wonderful home with a woman and her mother in Waterloo who were looking for a dog to love. They were able to continue in the puppy classes he was in and are doing amazing work with him in his training and socialization. We know that Odie, who is now called Alfie, has a fantastic life ahead of him. We wish him the best in his level 1 training coming up and look forward to updates on him as he grows!

Odette found her forever home with a family who were looking for a Husky x to love. They were the ideal family for Odette as they were experienced with the breed mix, and knew how to properly train a headstrong, independent dog like our adventurous Odette. It was an instant love connection for both family and puppy at their meet and we knew that Odette had found her happily ever after! Odette is called Kona now and is loving all the attention she is getting in her new home.

Lottie found her forever home in Exeter with a family looking for a nice little family dog who would be active and enjoy outings with the family. Lottie was the perfect fit for them and won their hearts at first meet. Lottie is settling in nicely into her forever home and we have been told that she is the best puppy EVER!! Lottie is now called Mildred Elizabeth, or as she is affectionately know, Millie. You can follow Millie′s adventures with her family on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/miss_millie21/

Dottie went to Guelph to join her new mom and be her best friend and companion. From her new mom: Dottie has been renamed Lola and she is doing really well. She is so well behaved for her age, everywhere we go people can′t get over how cute and what a good girl she is. We started training last week and she went to her first Puppy Party last week too.....We are so happy that this puppy found such a loving new mom.

Bauer the ShihTzu found his ideal forever home with the family who adopted PDR alum. Izzy. They were looking for a non shedding dog to be Izzy′s friend and companion. The dogs got along so well and everyone knew that this was a great fit for Bauer!! He is now named Wallace and is settling in great. He loves his new family and home and especially his new step- sister. He is rarely too far from her and they are forming a strong bond quickly.

Ruth is a darling Cavalier King Charles Spaniel we had in our rescue who was a happy, loving and care free little dog even though she had a terrible start to life. We had a woman contact us looking for a dog after the passing of her beloved senior dog. She had a Cocker Spaniel named Teddy who had never been alone and knew that he would not do well as a single dog and set out to find him a companion. We knew that Ruth would be everything she was looking for...and then some. This was solidified at the meet where everyone agreed that Ruth was the perfect fit. Ruth is cherished in her forever home and is living a life of love, coddling, cuddles and best of all, a great bond with her dog brother and even her cat siblings as well!

Flora, our sweet Cocker Spaniel, found her adoptive family in Guelph and she couldn′t be happier. She has a lovely home and quieter neighbourhood which suits our shy pup. The family was not put off by her epilepsy diagnosis and is committed to seeing her through any seizures she may have (although we are happy to report that her meds have really lessened this potential significantly!!). Flora is doing great in her new home and family and is very much loved.

Coco Chanel found her perfect home in Caledon with a family who were looking for a second small dog to love. They offered Coco the patience and caring that she would need as she is a shy dog and we knew that she would be in great hands with this family. Coco has another dog in the home to mentor off of and this suits her perfectly. She is settling in well better than anyone expected and we are thrilled!

Carly is one lucky dog to have found such a perfect forever home, so suited for her. She is the pride and joy of a loving couple who adore her and are giving her the best life. Carly even went canoeing with them recently and is experiencing so many other fun and exciting things for a dog who was once living a terribly neglected and secluded life. She was so poorly off when we got her and she took us through the ringer of medical issues, but came out on top and is now never ever again going to lack for care or love. We are so happy for Carly!

Tracy the Westie found her forever home before even being posted for adoption as we had a perfect fit for her in an applicant who had missed out on a similar dog prior. This woman was looking for a sweet, quieter, low shedding small dog and Tracy was everything she was looking for, and being super cute was the icing on the cake! Tracy is called Zoe now. She is loving her new mom and her new home! She has lots of adventures ahead of her and a whole lot of love to give and get!

Our busy, happy little Junebug found her forever home in the Niagara region with an active couple who were looking for a dog to join them on runs and long walks. They were eager for an energetic dog and Junebug was exactly what they were looking for. She is named Juniper now and having a great time with her new family.

Chance found his happily ever after with a family in Woodstock who were looking to add a second dog to the family. Chance loves having a doggie sibling and when the dogs got along so well at the meet we knew that this was going to be a great fit. Chance is now well settled in with his family and having a blast, loving all the attention he is getting!

Carl found his ideal forever home right here in our own PDR family. When their beloved German Shepherd, Blair, passed away our long-term volunteers knew that they would eventually want another dog. Adopting one that would be suitable for their young family was very important though. Carl was everything that they were looking for and then some, and this young puppie′s calm and gentle demeanour was ideally suited for a family with young children. It was an ideal match and we are happy to say that Carl is living his happily ever after.

Gwen found her most perfect fit for a forever home! As you can see from the photos Gwen is now living a fun, active and happy life in rural Flesherton area with a woman who was looking for a Husky mix type dog to be a companion for herself and her current rescue dog. We loved that she had a large fenced space where Gwen could play and explore and that she was active and outdoorsy as well. Gwen is called Vynn now and is doing wonderfully.

Jax found his new family in Brampton and couldn′t be happier. He has many people to love him and play with him and keep him busy. And he is sure to get his cat sibling to be his bestie in time. Jax is doing well in his new home and is a much loved member of the family.

Buddy found his adoptive home in Kitchener with a family who were missing having a dog in the home; walks just weren′t the same without a dog companion. When they saw Buddy′s post they knew that he would be a great fit for them. Buddy agreed and he is settling in well to his new home and family and loves the new toys and new neighbourhood and all the great things that come with being adopted, best of all, a family to love him!

Polly found her most perfect forever home in Kitchener with a woman who is a devoted Cavalier enthusiast and owner. She was looking for a second CKC Spaniel and when she saw Polly′s post knew she had to apply. What we loved best was that this woman knew this breed′s many possible genetic issues inside and out and does preventative monitoring and testing for her current dog for eyes and heart to ensure that any changes are caught early and dealt with. This breed is adorable but not without its health issues and so someone who is on top of this and is proactive is super important and responsible. Polly is getting the same devotion to her wellness and health and her new mom had no problem with managing Polly′s enzyme insufficiency either. She and her Cavalier brother Almond are bonding well and Polly is having a great time in her new home and family. We are so happy for her!

Rudy is a Husky mix puppy who made his way to us from northern Manitoba by our friends at Save a Dog Network Canada. He had been found alone, fending for himself, with terrible abdominal swelling suspected to be caused by trauma. He recovered nicely in his foster home and when we had an applicant family miss out on a similar puppy we knew that he would be an excellent fit for them. It was a love connection and Rudy had since been adopted. He calls Drumbo, Ont home now and has a wonderful rural home with plenty of space for an active pup. He has been named Kai by his adoptive family and is doing great!

Sweet Lettie who came to us with a broken elbow healed up nicely and was able to find her perfect forever home. Lettie is now a new best friend for a man who was missing the companionship a dog brings after the passing of his elderly Husky mix. He is active and loves being outdoors with a dog so he was looking again for a Husky type dog and found Lettie. It was a perfect fit and we are happy to say that Lettie and her dad are doing great! She is adored and that is all we could ever want for this lucky dog.

Cora is a lovely, spunky Yorkie/ShihTzu who found her forever home in Waterloo. We had a couple who had been patiently waiting for the perfect fit dog for a while. We knew that Cora would be exactly what they were looking for and were thrilled when the meet went great and it was an obvious love match. Cora is doing great in her new home and is very loved by her family!

Bess is a gentle Golden Retriever who came to us as a discarded breeding dog. She needed a lot of TLC in foster care and to learn that life as a house dog was pretty great but adapted quickly. Bess found her best home ever in Kitchener with a couple looking for their first dog together. Bess being gentle, quiet and lower energy was a great choice for them and she really sold herself at the meet with her soulful eyes and waggy tail. Bess is called Nala now and is completely adored by her family.

Alice found her most perfect forever home in Kitchener with a Yorkie loving family looking for a new companion for their current Yorkie. Alice adores other dogs and we knew that having a dog to mentor off of in her forever home would be ideal for her. She is named Noelle now and is doing so well, her family adores her and she is nicely bonded with her new brother.

Trudy found her forever home in Newmarket with a couple who love Cocker Spaniels and were looking for another sweet Cocker after the passing of their beloved dog. They knew that they wanted to rescue a dog and were so happy to see Trudy′s adoption post. Trudy is settling in to her new home and we have been told that her little nubby tails wiggles fast any time one of her new parents come into view! We love that!

Millo found his perfect family and home in Strathroy with a family looking to add a second dog to their home. At the meet Millo made it very apparent that this was his family and he loved his new doggie brother. He is doing great in his new home and settling in nicely. We love that the dogs are choosing to lay close to each other already, bonding has begun!

Marshy found his happily ever after in Guelph with a couple looking to add a puppy to the home after the passing of a beloved dog. Marshy was the perfect fit and he is bringing a lot of happiness and fun to the family now. He has been renamed Finnigan.

Muffet found her adoptive home in Waterloo with a woman who was looking for a companion for her lovely little dog. She met Muffet and the dogs got along nicely and Muffet was very content with her new mom as well. She is settling in nicely in her new home and and is bonding with her new brother over a shared love of deck sitting and watching the goings on in the yard! Muffet is named Mabel now and is very loved and will never need to worry about a thing ever again. She has got it made!

Twig the senior Yorkie is a happy, comical little dog who didnt let his many years of neglect as a breeding for profit dog hamper his spirits. His foster family fell in love with him right away and the more time they spent with this little sprite they knew that he was just meant to be theirs. Twig found his forever home with his foster family and we are happy to say that he is doing great and is a very loved family pet!

Loretta has found her forever home in Kitchener with a man who was looking to have the companionship of a dog again after the passing of his beloved prior dogs. Loretta was the perfect fit for him and he for her. She is fitting in really well and has made herself right at home. Loretta has it made and will never want for anything.

Sandwich was adopted to a loving family in Waterloo who were looking for another dog to love and be a companion for their Doodle. Sandwich was exactly what they were looking for and has fit in great! He is currently in puppy classes and making his family proud with how smart he is.

Rookie found his happily ever after in Kitchener with a family that were looking to add a second dog to the home. The dogs got along great and Rookie was super happy to have an older sibling to play with. He′s settling in wonderfully. Rookie is named Lou now and his adventures can be followed on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/loutheshepsky/

Skye found her happily ever after with a woman in Fergus who was looking for her next best friend and work companion. Her job takes her to farms and she was wanting a German Shepherd type dog to come along and keep her company. Skye was exactly what her new mom was looking for and is settling in nicely to her new home and her new job. She is called Cassi now and is greatly loved.

Mazikeen found her forever home in Toronto with a couple who were looking for another dog to love after the passing of a cherished Shepherd mix. They had strong ties to the Manitoba dogs and were really wanting a Manitoba dog to love and care for. When they met Mazikeen they knew that this dog was meant to be theres. Mazi has fit right in and is doing great in her new home and family.

Brandi found her perfect fit with a woman in Brantford who was looking for a cat friendly companion to add to her home. Having had a Cocker Spaniel before she was looking for another similar type dog and when she found Brandi it was a love match! Brandi is doing quite well and even the cats are warming up nicely to this sweet pup. Brandi now spells her name the more traditional spelling of Brandy.

The search for Andre′s perfect fit was a long one but the wait was so worth it!! Andre found his ideal home with a woman who teaches dog training and was looking to add a young, highly motivated small dog to her family. She was wanting a dog to be her demo dog at school and also take through advanced classes and do agility work with as well. This was what we were wanting for him and we are thrilled to have found such a great person for Andre. He is doing great in his new home and has found a new BFF in the resident Sphinx kitten . hese two play and nap together constantly. Just a perfect fit for our little Andre who has now been named Archie

Tuuka found his forever family with a couple looking to add a dog to their family. They were drawn to Tuuka, loving the Husky/Shepherd mix, and who couldn′t resist his cuteness! Tuuka was very happy with his new family as well and has settled in nicely. He is getting a lot of love and is having a blast discovering his new toys and new neighborhood.

Cece found her forever home with a family with boys who were really wanting a dog to love. Cece loves playing tug rope with the boys and going for great adventures in the woods with her family. She is trying to be besties with the family cat but that will take time. Cece also has dog friends to play with regularly. She is settling in well in her new home and her family adores her!

We welcome Chico, now renamed Luca, to the permanent PDR family!!! He is already signed up for level one obedience classes and started on a path towards his certification for therapy dog work. The goal is to have him join his brother, PDR alum Noodle, as a registered therapy dog and bring joy to people′s lives. We know with his outgoing and friendly demeanour and convenient lap sitting size he will be a great addition to the therapy dog team.

Ramsey found his forever home in Welland with a family who were looking to add a German Shepherd type dog to the family, having had Shepherd′s before and loving the breed. They were also looking for a companion for their Doodle dog. Ramsey caught their eye and after meeting him, everyone knew that he was meant to be theirs. Ramsey is doing great in his new home and is showered with love and care.

Churro found his perfect forever home right here in our PDR family. His new mom, one of our loving foster moms, has a soft spot for senior Chihuahua′s and knew that Churro would be a great fit for her family. He is great with other dogs and will be a good role model for future fosters coming into the home. Churro is a very happy boy!

Jaks has found his happily ever after with a family who were looking for a more mature and calm dog to love and when they came across Jaks′ profile they were immediately drawn to his cuteness and his quiet nature. Jaks is making himself right at home and loves his couch time and his walks. His family is quite enamoured with him and are giving him a loving home.

Captain found her forever home with a woman who loves the Husky breed and was looking to add a Husky pup to her home. Captain caught her eye and after reading her bio she knew that this puppy was meant to be hers. Captain is settling in very well in her new home and family. Her name is Rushka now and she is enjoying her life of being spoiled and loved!

Morrie is a darling senior ShihTzu who came into our care after being abandoned and ending up in a shelter. He was very unkempt and had been neglected for quite some time. Thankfully we have a wonderful team of people who got to work getting him groomed, fully vetted and having his medical issues worked through, and of course, a loving foster home to help him through all of it. As the weeks went on in his foster home it became very apparent to his foster family that Morrie was meant to be a permanent member of the family. So we are thrilled to announce that Morrie has been adopted into the PDR family and has his very own forever home. He is such a lucky boy to have found such a perfect family for him! And PDR alums Hayden and Mowgli agree!