Happy Tails of PDR Alumni 2022

Peppermint found her ideal family in Niagara on the Lake with a couple who were looking for a mature dog with spunk and who would enjoy obedience training and skills learning.  Our smart little Peppy was exactly the dog they were looking for.  Pep is settling in very well to her new home and is making her new family very happy.  Even though she is vision impaired she is learning the layout of the home and her new neighbourhood easily! 
Coconut found her forever home just before the holidays with an active and outdoorsy family with kids who were looking for a special pup to join their family.  Coco, also now known as Kokomo, was exactly the type of puppy they were looking for…athletic, energetic and smart!! They are having tons of fun with this happy dog and she has brought a lot of joy to her family!!
Ice found her perfect fit just before Christmas and got to spend the holidays with her new mom and ring in the new year in a loving forever home! Ice is doing very well in her new home and a strong bond is forming with her and her new mom.  Ice has been a very good puppy for her mom and we are very proud of her.
Penelope, affectionately called Penny, found her forever home with a couple who love Bichon’s and were looking for a dog to share their life.  They have aspirations to continue her training and socialization to one day have her be a visitation dog at seniors home.  But for now, she is just a much loved family pet who is getting more comfortable in her new home with every day that passes.
Fletcher is super happy to announce that he found his perfect forever home right where he was all along, in his foster home!! His fosters adore Bulldogs so were more than happy to foster him but as time went on it became very apparent that he was meant to stay…he became so bonded to his foster family and they to him.  As you can tell by his big grin he is very happy about the official news that he is adopted!
Widget is happy to report that she is settling in nicely in her adoptive home! She adores her new brother Mendel and likes to cuddle with him. She is also discovering that her new family has a comfy couch just like in her foster home so that is her favourite spot to hang out!  Widget is called Abbie now and she wants everyone to know that she has got it made and has a loving family.
Ripley found herself a new family in Cambridge who were looking for a mature dog who would suit their lifestyle.  They came upon Ripley’s post and after reading the bio knew that this dog was what they were looking for. Ripley seemed to agree that they were the perfect family for her! She now enjoys her walks and yard time and spending quality time with her new family.
Winter found her forever home in Cambridge with a family who were looking for the love of a dog in the family again after the passing of a beloved family pet.  They met with Winter and knew that this pup was a great fit for their family.  Winter is settling in nicely.  She is loving her life as a cherished pet.  Her adventures can be followed on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/husky_namedwinter/
Timbit found her happily ever after with a couple who were looking for another Lab to love and to be a friend to their current Lab.  Timbit fit what they were looking for and the dogs got along really well at the meet. TImbit seemed quite taken with their Lab and we knew that this would be an excellent fit for our sweet girl.  Timbit is called Ruby now and she is settling in well. She loves her new brother and her new family and her personality is really starting to come out!
Timbit found her happily ever after with a couple who were looking for another Lab to love and to be a friend to their current Lab.  Timbit fit what they were looking for and the dogs got along really well at the meet. TImbit seemed quite taken with their Lab and we knew that this would be an excellent fit for our sweet girl.  Timbit is called Ruby now and she is settling in well. She loves her new brother and her new family and her personality is really starting to come out!
Rainbow found her most perfect family with a member of our PAC vet team!! Her mom first met her when Rainbow was in for her treatments and it was a love match.  When it was time for Rainbow to be adopted she knew that this was the dog for her and her partner!  And we knew, given Rainbow’s medical mobility issues, what better home for her than someone in the veterinary field who would fully understand Rainbow’s condition and ensure that she got all the care and considerations she needed!! Rainbow is greatly loved and is settling in great. And her new family even has a doggie backpack for her so that she does not miss out on any of their fun! Rainbow loves this!
Tribble found his perfect fit!! Our little Jack Russell Terrier/Border Collie puppy found a home with a family that has a JRT and a B order Collie so they knew exactly what they were getting into!! Tribble adores his older siblings and is thrilled to have other dogs in his home.  He is settling in great and his family is so happy to have him!
Shaggy found his perfect fit in Cambridge with a family who was looking for a second shaggy dog to love and be a companion for their current shaggy dog.  They live in a small community of dog lovers and Shaggy will have lots of doggie friends for walks and play dates as well.  He is settling in great and bringing a lot of fun and energy to his new home.  He is named Murphy now.  
GIlbert found his beset fit with a woman who was looking for her very first dog of her own.  Having always grown up with dogs she wanted to wait until she was ready and had the stability and means to have her very own dog. She knew she wanted a larger dog that would take well to training and would be active so Gilbert was an ideal fit. He is having a great time in his new home and is learning a ton already!! We are so proud of him!
Revy found his forever home in St. Catherines with a couple who were  looking to adopt a Shepherd/Husky mix having had and loved this breed mix before.  They had the time and lifestyle to suit a puppy and were thrilled to have found Revy available for adoption.  It was a true love match and they knew that this pup was everything they were looking for. Revy is named Burleigh now and is settling in well to his new home.
Topher found a local family who were ready to love a dog again after grieving the passing of their prior dog. They waited until all family members were ready and then started to look.  As some of the family members are PDR volunteers they didnt need to look far!! They love the German Shepherd mixes and saw that Topher was available for adoption and knew that this was meant to be their pup.  Meeting him only emphasized to everyone that this was their puppy!  Topher is called Koda now and is a greatly loved puppy!!
Beautiful Duchess is a mature female Chihuahua who found her forever home right here in our PDR family.  We have a foster mom who recently had her cherished senior Chihuahua pass away. She adores Chihuahua’s and has another senior boy at home (PDR alum Lemmy) and knew that she would be wanting another Chih again. She had seen posts of Duchess in our rescue group chat and fell in love.  Ends up Duchess felt the same when they met.  Duchess and Lemmy got along fabulously as Duchess quite enjoys other small dogs.  So it was a perfect match.  We are happy that Duchess will be staying in our PDR family!! 
Cheerio is a sweet little Toy Poodle who found himself in our care after his life as a breeding dog in a puppy mill didn’t work out for him. He wasn’t producing enough so he was discarded.  He was lucky though and found rescue.  He was even luckier that we had a prior adoptive family looking for another small, friendly dog to love.   Cheerio and his new sister Sprout got along well and we all knew that this was a great fit.  Cheerio is greatly loved in his adoptive home and is not set for a long, happy life. 
Jinger found her forever home in Aurora with a mother and son who were looking for a little dog to love. They knew after reading her bio that Jinger would be a great fit for them and they for her.  We are hapoy to say that Jinger is doing very well in her new home and is being a very good girl
Indiana is a beautiful Moyen Poodle who found his adoptive family who were looking for a Poodle and had applied for another Moyen Poodle in our care.  We had already found that dog his ideal fit but knew from their application that this family would be a great match for Indiana.  This was certainly confirmed when they met Indy.  He is now loving his new home and family and is settling in well.  
Annabelle found her forever home with a prior PDR adoptive family who were looking for a second dog. They were attracted to Belle and thought she would be a great fit for their family and current dog.  The dogs got along great at the meet and everyone involved was happy that Belle had obviously chosen them as her family as well.  Belle is settling in great, is making friends with the cat and is already bonded to the dog, and the family is very happy.
Elliott has found his forever family!! He caught the eye of a family who was looking for a pup that would be their next great family pet.  They loved that he was good with kids and that his temperament and energy level were what they were looking for.  Elliott has settled in nicely and even the cat is starting to warm up to him! He is named Remy now and he is very loved by his family!
Dobby is now living in Goderich with his new mom and having a great time of it!! He is settling in nicely and is keeping his mom entertained and keeping her busy out going for lots of walks. His new mom is very pleased with Dobby and loves having him in her life.
Halle found her perfect fit in Cambridge with a couple who love the Husky breed having had a Husky mix prior, and wanted an active, and out going pup to be their new best friend and companion.  They are very dedicated to training and were impressed with how much Halle knows already (thanks to a very special foster mom who takes obedience training of her foster dogs very seriously!).  Halle is settling in well and is greatly loved by her new family.  
Scout found his happily ever after with a dog loving couple who were looking for their first dog together, both having had beloved family dogs. They were looking for an energetic and active, happy puppy and they found Scout! Scout is now off to a life of adventures and fun and we couldn’t be happier for him!
Benji found his ideal forever home in Cambridge with a family with pets that was looking for a Shepherd type dog to love.  They had the time to focus on a puppy so knew when they saw Benji’s post that he would be a great dog for them.  Benji agreed and got along great with the people and the dog of the family.  Benji is settling in nicely and having a great time in his new home.
Theodore the Schnauzer X found his forever home right here in our PDR family. His foster dad has fostered multiple dogs but he knew right away that Theo was going to be a keeper.  This thought only strengthened as they spent the past many weeks together.  When it came time for Theo to be adopted we knew he wasn’t going anywhere!   Congratulations Theo and dad!!! Best thing is, Theo is good with other dogs and his dad will be staying on as a foster family!!!!  Win Win! 
Aurora found her forever home in Kitchener with a couple who came to meet her at a Pet Valu event and fell in love.  They applied for her that day!! The official meet only solidified everyone’s feelings that Aurora had found her perfect fit.  She is settling in really well and is very much loved by her new family.  We are so happy for Rory!!
Millicent found her ideal family in Kitchener with a couple who were looking to adopt a mature dog and fell in love with Millie through her post and photos.  They knew that this dog was going to be exactly what they were looking for and more.  Millie seemed to also agree that they were an ideal fit for her and really took to them at the meet.  Millie has settled in really well at her new home and is very much adored by her family. 
Tapeesa found her forever home! We had a husky loving couple looking for a new puppy and it was an immediate love match.  Tapeesa is called Luna now and she is settling in well. She is in dog school already and is having a blast and showing her family how smart she is!!
Chewie found his happily ever after in Dunnville with a woman who was looking for a little dog companion and best friend.  Chewie was everything she was looking for and she was so happy to have found him,  Chewie and his new mom are out and about multiple times a day and he has made all kinds of friends, people and dog alike, in his new neighbourhood.  Chewie is quite happy in his new home but not as happy as his new mom is with him!
Birdie is now calling Norwich home and is a much loved dog of a woman who was looking for a dog to accompany her on her love of walks.  Birdie is settling into her new home and is looking forward to the nicer weather so that her and her new mom can get out and really explore the sights and smells all around her.
Teaka found her forever home with a young man and his family in Paris, Ont.   She was exactly what her new dad was looking for and when he met Teaka he and his family knew that this was meant to be his dog.  Teaka is settling in very well and is a much loved family pet and companion.
Allie found her forever home with a family who adore Goldens and have lots of experience with them.  They knew that they could continue our work with her socialization and training and give her a secure home and family.  Allie is settling in quite well and is getting to know her new home and neighborhood.  Allie has been named Rhea now.  She is not sure about the cats in her home but her one cat brother is determined to be buddies and we know that he will be successful in time!
Soldier found his family who were looking for their first dog together. They were drawn to his back story and wanted to provide him a secure and loving home to call his own.  Soldier is named Soju now. He is doing well in his dog school and enjoys walks in the woods by his home.
Ivy found her adoptive home with a woman in Waterloo who was looking for a little dog companion and friend.  She knew she could offer Ivy the quiet and calm home that she needed and loved that Ivy loves her person!  That bond is already forming and Ivy, now named Millie, is always to be found close by her new mom and her favourite spot is on the couch next to her.  
Willa found her perfect fit with a couple looking for their first dog together.  They loved her medium size and low shedding coat and of course, how cute she is! Willa is doing well for her first week with her new family and is already starting to settle in and feel at home. 
JLo found her perfect home in Peterborough with a family that had a Golden Retriever and were looking for a friend and companion for him. They loved everything about JLo’s bio and knew she sounded like the perfect fit. The dogs got along amazingly at the meet and we are happy to say that since being adopted a very strong bond is forming with her and her brother. JLo has been named JoJo now and she is greatly loved by her family, is enjoying a weekly small dog play group for socialization and has a new best friend in the dog walker as well. 
PDR alum Fynn was bugging his parents for a sibling and his wish came true!!! Husky loving previous adopters saw Halle and wondered if she would be a good fit for Fynn.  We set up a couple meets and the answer was a resounding “Yes!”  Halle is loving all the fun of having an older brother and the 2 are getting all kinds of playtime in.  We know with these 2 their family is in for a lot of laughs and fun…and hijinks!! Halle is named Arwyn now and has found her happily ever after!
Barney found his ideal home in Kitchener with a Beagle loving family who were missing the love of a hound after the passing of their prior beloved Beagles. They were exactly what we were looking for for Barney and we couldn’t have been happier when the meet went well and everyone involved agreed that this was his perfect fit.  Barney is settling in nicely and bonding well with his forever family!
Savanna found her happily ever after with a family who always wanted to adopt a Bernard and were happy to make that wish come true. Savanna got along great with their dogs and is particularly good with the blind dog in the family. Her name is Hadley now and she’s doing fantastic.
Dozer found his forever family in Kitchener with a family who were looking for another family dog and companion for their Golden Retriever.  Dozer seemed like a great fit for their family and this was confirmed on the meet, especially when the dogs got along so well.  Dozer and his sister are quickly becoming inseparable and he is a very happy boy who is much loved by his family! 
Linkin found his forever home with a family in Ingersoll who were looking for a family dog to love.  They wanted a larger dog and were attracted to Linkin’s breed mix and his lovely temperament.  Everyone agreed when the family met him that this was their dog! Linkin is settling in nicely and is loving all the toys he has and all the fun he is having!
Bea found her perfect placement with a couple who had a small dog and were looking for second dog and a companion for their current dog.  They have a special fondness for Cockapoo’s and knew when they read Bea’s profile that they could meet her needs for a quiet, adult home with patient people who would continue the work we had done with her confidence building and socialization.  Bea is settling in very well in her new home and is bonding strongly with her new brother.  Bea’s family have kept her name but spell it Bee.
Ethel found her happily ever after with the couple who adopted PDR alum Malcolm the Golden Retriever!! They have senior dogs and have always loved the Cavalier breed so when they saw Ethel posted for adoption jumped at the chance to provide her a loving retirement home. Ethel fit in right away with the other senior dogs and made herself at home like she had been there all along. 
Luisa is found her forever after with a loving woman who was looking for a dog to be her next best friend and companion to her smaller dog and cats.  She wanted a larger dog but it had to be one that was cat friendly and would be calm around her smaller dog.  Luisa fit everything she was looking for and then some.  She has the patience and experience to work with a timid dog and we are happy to say that Luisa is settling in well and even started doing zoomies in her new yard, so we know she is home!
Olive found her forever home with a Lab loving couple who were looking for a cat friendly dog to be their new family member.  They had been keeping a close eye on Olive and read her bio numerous times, deciding that she was the dog for them!  Olive agreed and was very happy when the adoption was approved.  Olive is doing quite well and her adventures can be followed on her Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/oliveisalllove/
Audrey found her most ideal home and family in Kitchener with a couple who were looking for a second dog to love and to be a companion for their Doodle.  They were drawn to Audrey and knew that they could offer her the home that she needed.  Audrey ADORES her new brother and her new family and is settling in better than anyone expected  Audrey has a great life ahead of her with many adventures!
Magnolia has found her forever family in Stratford. She is the much-loved dog of a couple who were looking for their first dog together. They did a lot of research and knew exactly what they were looking for and had already reached out to professionals for advice. Magnolia was the perfect fit for them and they knew when they met her that she was meant to be their dog. Magnolia is named Madeline now and is doing very well in her new home and family.
Dahlia has found her happily ever after with a family who were looking to add a second dog to their home.  Dahlia loves her new family and her new doggie sibling and the 2 play all the time!!! She is settling in well and has started her obedience training classes.
Tallula found her forever family in Toronto with a couple who were active retirees and looking for a dog to love.  They had experience with rescue dogs and knew that Tallula would need a quiet and calm home in which to flourish.  Tallula is settling in nicely and is enjoying her new home, yard, and the sights and smells of her new neighbourhood.
Arlo is enjoying his new home and forever family and is settling in well.  He calls Oshawa home now and has a canine brother as well.  Arlo enjoys his fenced in yard and the walks in his new neighborhood.  He is greatly loved by his new family!
Beulah has found her adoptive home at last! She drew the attention of a couple in Kitchener who absolutely love the big hounds. They knew that they wanted a mature dog and Beulah was the perfect fit. Beulah is settling in really well and is sure to be announcing her presence in her new neighbourhood! LOL! We are so happy that we were able to get this dog heartworm free, happy and healthy, and on her way to a loving forever home.
Feebie, or as her new family is spelling it, Phoebe, has found her forever home with a family that were looking for a great family dog. Phoebe caught their eye and she was everything they were looking for. Shes settled in really well and is loving her home and family life and all the exercise she is getting.
We are overdue in posting about Dalla’s great news that she has found her ideal forever home.  Dalla is living her best life with her new family and is having a great time doing it.  She is greatly loved and its very much a happily ever after story.
Miss Moneypenny found her forever home with a couple who love Golden Retrievers and knew that they could offer this sweet dog a loving home and family. She is called Abbey now and we are happy to hear that she is settling in nicely and is very loved.
Sesame found a great family in Kitchener to call his very own!! He is now a much loved pet of a loving couple who were looking for a smaller dog to share their home with.  Sesame is settling in nicely and is very much loved by his new family.  He is called Samy now.  
Yeti is off to his forever home with a pet parent who adores Pomeranians and currently has a senior Pom. Yeti wouldnt be bothersome to a senior dog so it was a good fit all around.  Yeti is doing great in his new home and will surely be living happily ever after.
Lenox found a great new family in Guelph to call his very own! He has a large yard at his new home and even has chickens he can watch through the fence! How exciting!  Lenox has been named Linus now and is settling in well and is greatly loved. 
Holly found her happily ever after with a couple in Simcoe who were looking for another Dachshund to love. Having always owned this breed they knew all about Dachshunds and how to care for them.  They adore this breed and wanted nothing else!  They were more than happy to adopt a senior dog and will give Holly lots of happy years puttering around the gardens and going for walks and car rides!  
Koda found her forever family in Kitchener!! She is this family’s first dog and is already greatly adored.  Koda is already in puppy school and doing really well. Her family is taking her training seriously and want the very best for her.  We are so happy that Koda has found her happily ever after!
Marty found his most ideal family with a couple who were looking for a young Chihuahua to complete their family. Marty is called Cowboy now (how cute is that??) and he shares his home with a small dog sibling and a couple cats. He is settling in fast and seems to be quite happy with his forever family!  You can follow his adventures on Instagram at Cowboy 🤠 (@cowboyslittlerodeo) • Instagram photos and videos  He’s The rootinest tootinest fella!!
Daisy Mae has found her adoptive family! She is a much-loved dog of an active couple who were looking for their first dog together. Daisy Mae is now called Macie and is going on lots of adventures and having a lot of fun!
Ronny found his happily ever after in Kitchener with a family who were looking for a puppy to be a great family dog.  They saw Ronny’s adoption posting and knew that he would be a great fit for their home and family.  Ronny is doing great in his new home and is learning a lot of new things.  He is very much loved and happy!!
Kinley found her ideal fit with a family who adore Rottweilers and were looking for another Rottweiler after the passing of a beloved dog. This large family suited Kinley well as she loves to have her people around. But what was best is that Kinley now has a weekend retreat on vast acreage that includes a lake and our water loving Rottie has found her heaven on Earth
Poncho found a terrier loving couple in Kitchener to call his forever family. They were really drawn to him when they saw his posting for adoption and when they met him in person it was a total love match. Poncho was really taken with them as well and would have gone home with then that day if it was allowed! His foster mom said that when she dropped him off on the adoption day he didn’t even look back. He loves his fenced-in backyard and all of the smells. Now we just have to convince him that digging up his new yard is not appropriate.
Dove found her forever family in Toronto!  She is bring doggie love to a family who were missing the companionship of a dog after the passing of a beloved prior dog.  They met Dove and everyone agreed that this was a great fit.  Dove is named Sora now and is settling in really well and loving all of the attention she is getting.
Bruno is a lovely Schnauzer boy who joined our rescue after the passing of his owner.  Bruno came to us with a pretty large bladder stone so we had to get started with a proper diet and treatment plan for this.  He had an extended stay in our rescue while we got Bruno to a healthy state and in that time his foster family grew more and more in love with him.  We are happy to celebrate this “foster fail” and welcome Bruno as a permanent member of the PDR family!!! He is in great hands and has found his perfect forever family. 
Oatmeal has found his happily ever after with a man who has had many terriers over the years and was looking for another small terrier to be a best friend and companion.  He met Oatmeal and knew that this was the dog for him. Oatmeal is settling in and bonding well with his new dad!
We were very sad when we heard that PDR alum, Bizzy the Bulldog, passed away.  Her family was so good to her and she had the very best life.  So when her family was ready to love another dog and reached out to us, we knew that we would find them a perfect fit. And that perfect fit came along in sweet little Gertie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who came to us as a puppy mill survivor. Gertie only had one eye, and was hearing impaired from years of untreated ear infections but she was a lovely natured dog in spite of all of this. It was a definite love match and Gertie is now calling cottage country home and lives year round on a lake! Her name is Betty now and she is adored!
Echo found her forever home with a loving family who were looking for a puppy to love.  Echo matched what they were looking for and they loved how sweet natured she is. Echo is keeping her new family busy and is loving all of the walks and play time she is getting.
Seamus is a stunning year old St Bernard/Poodle boy who came to us from a puppy mill along with many other similar dogs.  This sweet boy settled right into his foster home and made himself right at home.  So much so that his foster family knew that he was meant to stay!! And we can’t blame them, just look at him!!! Best part is, Seamus is very dog friendly so his foster family is continuing to foster and Seamus is showing the foster dogs the ropes and helping them settle in like a good boy does!!
Chip has made his adoptive mom so happy!!! She was so excited to meet him after reading his bio and applying for him.  We felt that she would offer him his ideal family and home and we were very happy when he seemed to agree as well.  He is setting in nicely and his new mom adores him . Can’t ask for better than that!
Mystic found her best home ever with a family who have a whoodle and were looking for a playful friend for him. Mystic was exactly what they were looking for. She fit right in immediately and her and her brother are such great friends. They love to run and wrestle and have great times together and then nap together or look out the window together. Where one is, the other is! Mystic is called Misty now. We know she would thank us if she could for finding her such a great family! 
Quixi found her forever home right down the road from her foster home.  As Quixi was out all the time being walked her neighbours had plenty of opportunities to interact with her and spend quality time with her.  They had lost their beloved dog and were just now feeling ready to love a dog again.  Quixi was everything they wanted in a dog and they knew she was perfect for them.  We all agreed and so Quixi made the move a few houses down.  She is named Mimi now and is settling in really well and is very loved. 
Freyja found her forever home with a couple who were looking for their first dog together.  Freyja was everything they were looking for and they loved her from first spotting her adoption posting.  We appreciated the detail they put into their application, giving us a very clear idea of what they would offer Freyja and what her life would be like with them, It was everything we were wanting for her!! It was a total love match when they met and we are happy to say that Freyja has now been adopted and is living her best life!
Rowlf found his forever home with a family in Waterloo who have huge hearts and were wanting to open their home to a rescue dog. They have 2 Golden Retrievers and knew that a similar size and coated dog would be best for their family.  When they discovered Rowlf’s adoption profile they knew that this adorable Bernadoodle was exactly what they were looking for.  Rowlf loved the family and by the end of the meet was following his future Golden siblings all around the yard, so curious as to what they were doing and how he could be a part of it.  Rowlf is settling in nicely in his forever home and loves his people and his dog siblings!! He is greatly loved by all!
After weeks of minimal applications and interest, Xena has found her very best family and home and we couldn’t be happier! It was a love match for sure and Xena is making herself right at home. She loves the kiddie pool in the yard and all the fun she is having with her family and brothers. PDR alum Patrick is particularly fond of her which makes us very happy!! This is a good reminder to our team that the perfect home always comes along…we just have to let fate work its magic sometimes.
Walker is a gorgeous 2yr old Black and Tan Coonhound who came into our rescue as an unclaimed stray.  It was clear that Walker had little socialization or training and was most likely an abandoned hunting hound.  His foster family fell hard for this loveable boy and he fit in perfectly with them and their dogs…could this German Shepherd loving family really want to adopt a big old slobbery hound?? Well that answer was a resounding yes!!! Walker has found his forever home and we celebrate this “foster fail” and know that this dog has hit the jackpot!! Congrats to Walker on becoming a permanent member of the PDR team!!
Foofur is very excited to announce that he has been adopted!!!  His new mom was looking for a mature small dog to be her best friend and companion.  She knew what she was wanting in a dog and Foofur ticked all the boxes. He is settling in very well and enjoying his games of fetch, all the walks he gets to go on and his cuddle time.  Foofur couldn’t be happier!
Fancy has found her forever home in Toronto with a young woman who was looking for an intelligent and active dog to be her next best friend and companion. She is very keen on obedience training and working with the dog and so a working breed was very important to her. Fancy is a mix of two working breeds and we knew this would be a wonderful match. Fancy is doing very well. Her new name is Juno and she is impressing her mom with everything that she knows. Her training is going really well and we see great things coming with this partnership.
Dennis found his perfect family in Brantford with an active couple who were looking for an equally active pup of their own.  They knew that Dennis’ breed mix would be a great fit for them as they are very outdoorsy and wanted a dog that can join them on adventures all year round.  Dennis loved this couple at first meet so we all knew it was meant to be.  Dennis is settling in nicely in his forever home and is a very happy puppy!!

Malibu is an adorable Bernadoodle who found her forever home in Kitchener with a family with 3 boys to keep her busy.  She loves her new family and home and is having a blast. You can follow her adventures on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/temperancethebernedoodle/
Angel found a terrier loving family to call her very own. This family was looking for another terrier to love after the passing of a prior terrier. They were very attracted to Angel from her bio and when they met her knew that this was meant to be their dog. Angel has been named Tango now. She is showing off all of her obedience skills to her new family and they are very impressed with how smart this little dog is.
Patterson found his most perfect home with a couple who love the Border Collie breed and were wanting a second one. They love the activity level and intelligence of this breed and we’re wanting a friend for their current Border Collie and another dog for them to work with, and love. Patterson adores his sister and the two of them are forming a very strong bond. He has been named Captain now and is doing great in his new home.
Danny couldn’t have found a more ideal family fit. This shy boy found his forever family in Burlington.  He has a senior small dog sister to keep him company and a loving family who are very experienced with the needs of timid dogs, to help him continue on his path of confidence building and socialization.  Danny loves his new yard which has lots of places to explore!  He is settling in quite well and is very much adored by his family.  They are calling him Denny now.
Steven found his adoptive home with a woman who was looking for a small dog to love.  She knew that she could manage a dog with a hearing impairment and that Steven would do well in her home.  Steven also agreed and really took to his new mom. He is her devoted companion now.  Steven has been named Hank now.
Rooney found an amazing family to call his own!! He is now a much loved family dog to a couple and their daughters who were looking for another smaller dog after the passing of a beloved dog.   Rooney was everything they were looking for and at the meet the dogs got along fabulously as well.  Rooney is bonding nicely to his older, bigger sibling and the two are playing nicely, going for walks together and then having naps together.  Rooney has been named Teddy now.  We are thrilled with how happy he is and how much he is loved.
Gally found her adoptive home in Toronto with a man who was looking for an active, outdoorsy and highly social dog to be his new best friend and companion.  She is now living in Toronto and gets to visit the Beaches and have all kinds of fun with dog friends she has made!! Gally is having a great time and is settling in well to her new home and family!  She is named Suki now and this social butterfly of a dog is loving all of the attention she is getting and has discovered a love of the water so she adores her time splashing around with friends. 
Indie’s story was being closely followed by a family who were looking for a Golden Retriever type dog after the passing pf a beloved Golden prior.  They kept tabs on Indie and eagerly waited for her to be posted for adoption.  They were the first to apply for her when she was ready!  Indie adored this family and we all knew that this was her perfect fit.  Indie is settling in well in her new home, she tucks the kids in at night and enjoys story time with them !  She is a fantastic family dog and she is going to be living her best life with a family that adores her.
Charleston found his happily ever after with a couple who were looking for a second dog and companion for their current dog, after the passing of a beloved prior dog.  They love the companionship of having 2 dogs and knew that their dog was missing her friend.   Charleston quite likes other dogs and we were hoping for a forever home with a canine companion for him so this suited him well.  The dogs got along well and are great walking companions.  Charleston has had his name shortened to Charlie.  He is quite happy in his new home and with his new family and this ball loving dog has been given the best ball ever so he is thrilled!
Maximus found his forever home in Windsor with a family who were looking to love a dog again after taking some time after the passing of a beloved dog.  They were looking for a gentle and cuddly large dog and that is Max!  After seeing his brother Rowlf up for adoption they applied and although Rowlf was already in the adoption process we knew that Maximus would be what they were looking for.  He was and he is now very much loved and settling in well in his new home and family.
When we posted Alistair for adoption we did so thinking that it was going to take quite a while to find this special dog his perfect fit. Alistair had suffered great emotional trauma having been in a puppy mill and needed a very specific home with people experienced in these severe neglect cases. We never expected to find his ideal fit within a short time of his adoption posting but boy did he ever get lucky! Alistair has found his most ideal family. They have a mature and confident dog to be a role model for him and have the experience with a previous dog who was terribly traumatized by puppy mill life as well. So they knew exactly what works for these dogs and what to expect. We are so proud to say that Alistair is settling in to his new family and home much better than anybody expected. He has a way to go but we know that he’s in fantastic hands and that we couldn’t have found a better family for him. He is greatly loved and he’s going to be living his very best life with this family.
We were already in the adoption process with Fancy when we received another excellent application for her….and so we reached out to this couple as we happened to have Pal, the brother of Fancy, going up for adoption as well. It turned out that Pal was an excellent fit for this family and they were more than happy to meet him.  Well, it was a total love match!!! Pal has since been adopted and is settling in nicely.  He visits a farm where he gets to meet other dog friends and horses!! And he is making good friends with his doggie cousins as well! Pal has been named Leroy now.
Huxley found his forever home in New Hamburg with a family who were looking for another dog and a friend for their Goldendoodle.  Huxley was everything they were looking for and we knew that Huxley would do best in a home with another dog so it was a great match up. The dogs got along great and the family loved Huxley at the meet.  Huxley is quite happy in his new home and absolutely adores his big brother!
Grover found his new mom at a meet and greet event we had at Pet Valu in Kitchener.  It was love at first sight and the more his mom learned of him the more she knew that this was the dog for her,.  She was looking for a senior dog to love.  When he was posted for adoption she applied right away and her second meet only solidified for everyone that this was a great match.  Grover is named Maurice now and is settling in nicely at his new home and is greatly loved.
Lorelei has found a wonderful family to call her very own!!! They are a couple who love Cocker Spaniels and were looking for a companion for their dog and another little friend to love.  Lorelei got along fabulously with her new brother and we knew that she would enjoy the companionship of another like minded dog.  Lorelei gets to spend half the year at the trailer with her family and then half the year back home with them in Cambridge, what a lucky dog to have 2 great places to call home!
Azilda has found her perfect little pack to call her forever family!   We couldnt have been happier when her new family came to meet her and all the dogs got along so beautifully and walked together like they knew each other forever.  We knew that Azilda would greatly benefit from having confident dogs in her home to model off of so this was a great fit for her.  Azilda is settling in nicely and she is very happy with her new home and family!
Azilda has found her perfect little pack to call her forever family!   We couldnt have been happier when her new family came to meet her and all the dogs got along so beautifully and walked together like they knew each other forever.  We knew that Azilda would greatly benefit from having confident dogs in her home to model off of so this was a great fit for her.  Azilda is settling in nicely and she is very happy with her new home and family!
Blanche found her forever home in Kitchener with a couple who were looking for a dog to love. They took time after the passing of a previous beloved dog but when they saw the posting for Blanche they knew that they could love a dog again and hoped it would be her. They were an ideal fit for this lovely little girl. Blanche has been renamed Brisa and is settling in very well to her home and family. She is very much loved and has a great life ahead of her.
Pretzel found his ideal fit in Stratford where he gets to share his home with a Great Pyr x and 2 cats!!! The ever social Pretzel loves having so many friends. Pretzel has been renamed Denver. He loves playing and hanging out with his brother Leo. He has settled into his new home and family seamlessly, like he has been there forever.  
Balki found his happily ever after with a couple in Paris who were looking for a second dog and companion for their current dog.  They knew that they wanted a mature, lower energy small dog that was a good traveller and liked other dogs.  Balki fit these requirements and then some! The dogs got along very well and are forming a nice bond together.  Balki is now called Bailey.
Belvedere is one lucky pup to have found his happily ever after!  He is now the beloved dog of a couple from Oshawa who were looking for a second dog and companion for their Corgi mix dog.  They came across Belvedere’s posting and everything about this dog was what they were looking for.  The dogs got along great and it was a love match all around. Belvedere is settling in very well and is a happy dog!
Stogie found his forever family up in cottage country. His family loves dachshunds and was looking for a second dachshund to add to their family. Stogie loves other dogs and he is a good match for his new sister. Stogie enjoys lots of walks on the rural property that he lives in now. He loves all of the smells! He has been named Marley now.

Watson found his forever family in Waterloo with a couple with kids who were looking for a good natured, active family dog.  Watson was looking for a family to love so it was a great match!  This friendly pup is fitting in nicely and is bringing a lot of joy to his family.  He is very much loved and we love that!
Hershel found his forever home in Oshawa with a couple who were looking for a second dog to love. They saw the posting on our Walker Hound/Viszla pups and knew that this was the breed’s for them. Through the interview process it was determined that Hershel would be the ideal fit for them and the subsequent meet confirmed that this was going to be a great puppy for their family. Hershel has a Miniature Pinscher sister named Effie who he adores. Effie is warming up to her brother nicely. Hershel has now been named Maverick and you can follow his adventures on Instagram at https://instagram.com/effieandmaverick?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Susie found her happily ever after with a couple who love Cockapoos and were looking for a 2nd dog and companion for their current Cockapoo. They had the quiet home we were looking for for Susie and the dogs got along well so we knew that this was going to be a great family for Susie. She is settling in nicely! She is named Momo now and you can follow her adventures on instagram at Coco and Momo the cockapoos (@cocomomo.woof) • Instagram photos and videos    
Wyatt found his forever family in Kitchener with a couple looking to add an active breed puppy to their home with their cats.  Wyatt was exactly what they were looking for and as his foster family had a cat he had exposure to them which helped.  Wyatt is settling in nicely.  He is greatly loved and his new name is Eddie
We are thrilled to announce that Berkley found his forever home right where he was, with his foster family!!! We couldnt understand why no one was applying for this great dog, but it appears that the universe had a bigger plan for him and he was meant to be right where he was.  His family adores him and the only hold back was that they wanted to keep on fostering..we knew he liked other dogs but needed to know how he would be with another dog living in his home. So we had them foster another dog and Berkley was a star! He is an excellent big brother to his foster dog sister and passed his test with flying colours.  So Berkley is home to stay!!! We are thrilled for him and his family!!
After birthing and raising 10 puppies it was time for Claire to find her perfect forever home.  She found this home in Kitchener with a couple who were looking for a dog to love who would be highly trainable.  They saw Claire’s posting and knew that this would be a great dog for them.  Claire is loving her large backyard full of squirrels to chase, and has settled in really well.  Her new family loves her and are taking great care of her.  She has been renamed Willow.
Eudora found her forever home with a man who was looking for his first dog of his own. Having had a Husky as a family dog growing up he knew he wanted a Husky mix and was immediately attracted to Eudora out of the litter.  She was a good fit for a first time dog owner so it was a match!  She is named Nala now and is living in Toronto.  She can be followed on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/nala.the.mixedpup/
Peppermint Patty was our bold, confident leader of the pack puppy so when we had a family apply for the pups and found out they were wanting the dominant female pup we knew that this was Patty’s family!  They had a male dog at home who is a sensitive soul and gained all of his confidence and security from his sister.  When she passed away his confidence shrank and he wasn’t as happy a dog anymore.   His family knew that he needed a sister again who would be his role model for confidence.  Although just a puppy, Patty is definitely taking on that role.  She adores her brother and he has taken to her right away, always wanting to be near her and lying by her crate when she is having her quiet time.  Patty has been named Athena now which is a very suiting name for this pup! Her family adores her and she is settling in great!
Schroeder was the perfect fit for a couple from Kitchener who were looking for their 1st dog together.  As the middle of the pack, friendly and confident pup, he was a great choice for this family and he was their pick as well.  They have renamed him Freud which is a great name for this pup.  He is doing well in his new home although put his new family through the wringer the 1st few days with crate training!!! They were warned but, wow, what a set of lungs on this pup!!  He is doing much better now that he is settling in and he is learning a lot.   We love this quote from his new mom… All in all, the best thing Paras and I have ever done was adopt Freud !
Sally found her forever home with a family who were looking for a pup and loved the breed mix of the Peanuts Gang litter.  They knew that they now had the time to devote to the training of a puppy and having cats in the home were wanting to start with a puppy to make it easier for the cats to adjust.  They came to meet the puppies many times and were very open to any of the pups, wanting the best fit for their family.  Over time, it was apparent that Sally was picking them to be her family!  She was a great match for them and they were thrilled to take her home.  Sally is named Aspen now and is doing great in her new home. You can follow her adventures on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/aspenthecanadiandog/
Frieda is our red headed, water loving, smaller pup of the litter.  She was the one who would stand in her water bowl and splash away making a great mess!  But she was also the pup best suited for a couple looking for their 1st pup together.  Frieda being friendly, calm and moderate natured was an ideal pick for 1st time dog owners.  Doesn’t hurt that her red coat is striking and she is a beautiful pup!  She is doing great in her new home and is very loved by her family. You can follow Frieda on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hi.im.frieda/
Woodstock found his forever home right here is our PDR family!  One of our long time foster families, and prior PDR adopters of Farley and Onyx, were looking for a male puppy to add to their family.  We knew that this family would offer a pup all the love, care and support a puppy needs and that any of the pups would be in great hands with them!  Taking into account their other dogs temperaments and what would fit best into their pack, we all chose Woodstock as the ideal fit for them.  He is doing great and loving his rural home and is new siblings!  His family has named him Tucker.  
We had a lovely woman apply for the pups, looking for a female of the litter.  She had been wanting a dog for such a long time but long work hours did not allow for it.   A life long dog lover, she was super excited to have her own dog now that she was in a place in her life where sharing her home with a dog was feasible.  She wanted a puppy as she had the time to devote to the training and socialization and wanted to the experience of puppy raising.  We knew that Marcie, one of the smaller pups, had the perfect temperament and personality for a 1st time puppy raiser.  Marcie is doing great in her new home and is adored by her mom.  Her name is Sadie now.
ReRun was our independent, “too smart for his own good”, puppy!  He was the pup who learned to climb the ex pen fence to plot his escape at 6 weeks of age!! Although his unique colouring caught everyone’s eye, we knew that this boy needed a special home with an experienced family who would keep him busy and engaged.  He was the last pup to find his forever home but we found him the perfect fit!  ReRun now lives with a family with teens and another dog of the same mix- exactly what we were looking for!!  This family fell for ReRun immediately and even though he was the last puppy available, he would have been their 1st pick regardless!! We couldn’t get over how engaged he was with this family; normally ReRun was the independent pup off on his own but with this family he was super connected and was giving tons of kisses and cuddles.  He is named Fergus now and is doing great in his new home and his family adores him!!  
PigPen was the pick of a couple who were looking for a puppy to share their life with after the passing of a beloved family dog prior.  They were ready to love a dog again and wanted the puppy experience.   They came to meet the pups many times and each time had a top 3 preference which often changed, but one pup was always in that top 3 and it was PigPen.  We knew that this puppy had the temperament and personality that they were looking for.  Her new mom is a dog walker and wanted a confident, social, and highly trainable pup that could eventually accompany her on her client walks.   PigPen is named Holly now and is doing great in her new home.  You can follow her adventures on her mom’s business Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kibblesnsitspetservices/
Charlie Brown was the perfect pick for a couple looking for their first puppy together.  After getting to know them we determined that a male pup was the best fit and as 1st time puppy parents, a middle of the pack natured pup would be best.  Charlie brown was their favourite and we knew he would be a great match for them.  He is settling in great in his forever home and is learning all kinds of new tricks and skills.  You can follow him as he grows and learns new things on his Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/charliethepeanutdog/
Temperance found her adoptive home with a woman living in Toronto who loves the Husky breed and wanted her very own pup. She is sharing puppy raising duties with her father so has a lot of support. Temperance is named Ruby now and is doing very well. She’s a sassy Husky puppy as we all know her to be so obedience classes starting this week are coming at a great time!
Java found her happily ever after in Dorchester with a woman who is looking for a mature dog to love. She needed a mild-mannered dog who would get along with her cats and Java was the perfect pick. Java is settling in nicely and is greatly loved in her new home.
Gordon was adopted to a family who were looking to add a second dog to their home. They liked Gordon’s happy and fun nature. They are enjoying his willingness to play all the time, and learning to ensure they don’t get him too worked up. Easy to do with a Boston! Gordon is settling in well and is happy in his new home and family.
Groot found his forever home in Kitchener with his new dad!  They are going to do all kinds of “guy stuff” together and be the very best of friends.  Groot has has his named changed to Floyd which also suits him! Floyd and his dad are bonding and he is greatly loved.
We found Isla the perfect fit for her forever family.  Long time Collie lovers, Isla’s new family was looking for another Collie to love.  They are clients of our groomer and got word of Isla’s adoption posting and knew they needed to check it out.  They loved her bio and photos and knew she would be a great fit to their family.  We knew so too, and Isla seemed to know it as well!!! She has settled in really well and is loving her life with her Collie sister and cat sibling and is very much loved by her family.
Colson found his happily ever after with a family who were looking for a second dog to love. They adore Pugs and knew that when the saw Colson’s posting that he was what they were looking for!  Colson loved the family and their dog at the meet and everyone agreed that this was a great fit.  Colson is fitting in well at his new home and adores his big sister! He is a very happy dog.
Pippy found her perfect fit with a couple who were looking for a friendly natured smaller dog to love. They had applied for another dog who was already being adopted but we knew from their application and what they were looking for that Pippy would be a good fit for them.  They agreed and when they met her everyone knew that this was the dog for them.  Pippy has settled in well and is greatly loved by her family.
Sandra Dee, affectionately called Sandy, was adopted by a woman who lives in the same neighbourhood as Sandy was being fostered and would meet her out on walks.  She was looking for a nice little dog and felt that Sandy would be a great dog for her.  We all agreed as she would offer Sandy the quiet, adult home that she needed and the benefit of living in a familiar environment, which is so nice for a timid dog.  Sandy is settling in very well in her new home and is greatly loved by her mom.
Calliope has found her perfect family! She has joined the home of a couple who have a small dog who were looking for another small dog to love. The dogs got along well and this couple really seemed to be able to offer Callie everything she needed and then some. She settling in well and you can follow her adventures on Instagram at @adventures_of_eddie_and_pearl
Ariel found her happily ever after with a previous PDR adoptive family. They were looking for a sibling for their dog Dali, and Ariel caught their eye. She was everything that they were looking for in a second dog and believed that her temperament would be a good match for their dog. The dogs got along fabulously, and everybody agreed that this was an ideal fit. Ariel is named Maize now and is settling in well to her new home and family.
Snickers found his forever family in St Jacobs. His new family has a coonhound so he has a fun and active older brother. They were looking for a second dog and really love the Lab breed. Snickers is named Eddie now and is settling in really well. He’s learning the routine of the home and his brother is showing him all the fun stuff.
Skittles found her adoptive home with a couple who were looking for a second dog. They wanted a smaller poodle mix and we’re happy to find Skittles up for adoption. Skittles loves their dog and having a big brother to be her role model is an ideal fit for her. Skittles has been named Joy now and is settling in well.
Quentin found his perfect forever home with a couple who were prior PDR adopters and looking for a dog to love after the passing of their beloved PDR dog.  Having had a Standard Poodle prior they were drawn to Quentin and knew that they could help this shy dog with his journey of confidence building.  We are so happy to say that Quentin is doing great with his new family and loves his new home.  You can follow his adventures on Instagram at  Gerald Freeman (@quentins_forever_home) • Instagram photos and videos  
Sunny found her perfect fit with a couple who were looking for a second Pug to love. This couple loves senior dogs and knew that they could offer Sunny a wonderful home. Sunny’s new mom is a veterinarian so we know she’s in good hands and that her eye treatments will be taken care of properly. Sunny and her new older pug sibling are getting along great. We are so happy with this matching!
Darla is a darling little Bichon X who came to us from life in a puppy mill.  We took her in and got her all cleaned up and as her personality started to show through we knew she would be a wonderful dog for a prior adoptive couple who were looking for another Bichon after the loss of their prior beloved pet.  When they met Darla everyone knew that this was the dog for them. We are happy to say that Darla is doing great with her forever family and she is adored!!
Maurice is a sweet black Pug who joined us from a shelter in Quebec where he was surrendered.  This sweet boy made his way to our rescue through the dedication of wonderful volunteers at Freedom Drivers (pls tag in if you can)   Maurice showed up happy as can be, without a care in the world.  Everyone who met this Pug fell for him immediately.  We had a prior adoptive family come and meet him at an event and they adored him.  A subsequent meet confirmed to everyone that this Pug loving couple was Maurice’s forever family. Maurice is getting along great in his new home. He and his Pug sister Chloe are bonding and his family adores him!
Elton is a little Poodle who found his way into our care from a life in a puppy mill.  This little darling made himself right at home in his foster home and loved discovering all the nice things that go along with being a beloved family pet.  When it came time for him to be adopted his foster family knew that they couldnt part with him. He was special!  And so we celebrate this “foster fail” and welcome Elton into the PDR family!  He couldn’t have found a better family to love him!
Our sweet Bernadette has been adopted! This senior gal found her forever family with a couple in Innisfil who adore senior dogs and were looking for a dog to love.  Bernie has made herself at home and is ensuring that everyone knows when she expects her meal times and walk times to be.
Naira found her forever home in Kitchener with a woman who was looking for a gentle dog to love.  She found Naira and knew that this was the dog for her.  Naira is named Gracie now and is settling in well to her new home.
Judge is an adorable 4 month old French Bulldog who came to us in a terribly neglected state. He was found abandoned, near starvation, and with the worst anal prolapse our vet team has seen. We saw a Frenchie puppy in need and jumped at the chance to help him! Judge was being fostered by PDR founders, Kim and Jarett, who are huge Bulldog lovers. A Frenchie was always on the wish list of dogs to eventually have one day, and when a super happy, friendly and funny Frenchie pup finds his way to their home, it was no surprise to anyone that he was there to stay. Judge now joins current Bulldog, Neville, and American Bulldog/St Bernard mix, Blake as a beloved family member.  He completes a perfect set of small, medium and large Bulldogs in the family!
Clara was officially posted for adoption but not long after her foster parents realized she was right where she should be, with her foster family, now her forever family!! We happily celebrate this “foster fail” with her family and know that Clara could not have found a better home. 
Kassy found her forever family in Kitchener with a couple who were looking for an active and happy dog to love. They met Kassy and knew that this was going to be the dog for them. Kassy is doing really well in her new home and is even getting along with the resident cats although the cats are not pleased that they weren’t consulted about this addition to the family!
Rooney found his forever home with a family who were looking for a small dog to love.  They had a prior beloved small dog and knew that they were ready to love a little dog again.  They looked for a dog that would be a good fit with their current dog and when they found Rooney knew that this was the dog for them,  Rooney is doing great with his new family and has fit right in. He is named Teddy now and is very loved.
Peppy was the perfect dog for a retired woman who was looking for a little mature dog to be a companion for her. She had a poodle before and loves the breed so when she saw Peppy was in need of a home, she knew she could offer him the love and commitment that he needed, and that he would be her new best friend. Peppy and his mom are very happy together.
Better late than never, we are happy to announce the adoption of Locket.  This sweet dog charmed her way into her new families life.  They absolutely adore this little dog and she is greatly loved.  Locket has found her happily ever after!!
Sweet little Camellia has found her forever home with a couple who fell in love with her bio and then had that love solidified when they met her. Cammy is now their cherished pet and gets to live a life of love and comfort, leaving her memories of a puppy mill far behind her.
McCoy marched into his new home like he had lived there forever!! this little dog new that he was home and was happy to start his new life as a beloved family pet.  He is greatly loved by the couple who adopted him and is living his best life!
Matthew the ShihTzu found his forever home in a rural area with a woman who loves little dogs and was looking for a new best friend after the passing of a beloved small dog.  Matthew is called Mateus now and is settling in nicely and bonding well with his new mom.
Supernova found her happily ever after with a family who were looking for a big dog to love. They loved the mix of breeds Nova is and that her personality matched what they were looking for in a dog. Nova really took to the family and settled in really well. She is a happy girl who is providing her family with a lot of fun!
We are late in announcing the adoption of our happy little cockapoo puppy Darcy. Darcy found his happily ever after with a couple who were looking for a cockapoo specifically and fell in love with Darcy after reading his bio and seeing his photos. When they met him they knew that this was meant to be their dog. We are very happy to report that Darcy is doing great in his forever home and he is a beloved family pet.
We are late to announce that Hound puppy Major was happily adopted!!! He is named Zuko now and is a happy family dog.   He is doing great with his learning and obedience training and is nicely settled in with his forever family who adore him!!