These dogs are relatively "happy-go-lucky" with few, if any, issues to deal with. If they have an issue, it is generally a single behaviour that can be managed with reward based training using treats and/or toys.
We sometimes take in extremely fearful or reactive dogs, knowing that it may take them a while to become more confident and/or less worried. These dogs may never be available to the general public because of their fearful or reactive snapping. However, because they can be very good dogs in their known environments, an experienced dog owner or trainer will likely be able to work with the issues.
To that end, these dogs are not great prospects for a busy, highly interactive or social lifestyle. They may be good sport or working prospects for an adopter who can focus solely on the dog but not for a busy family or multi-dog household or a busy public environment, such as dog parks or group outings.
We also take in dogs who have special or medical needs as well as active seniors. Once we take these seniors &/or special needs dogs into rescue, they are welcome to stay until the perfect match is found - that adopter willing to deal with their special needs or medical issues or that active senior looking for a companion to age gracefully with.
Until that perfect match is found, the dogs are welcome to romp around or even retire at the Retreat, where they are already comfortable.
These dogs are currently not yet ready for adoption or may be permanent fosters. They could be on hold for a variety of reasons, such as behavioural assessments, spay/neuter procedures or other medical reasons. Sometimes they just need the right home &/or a very specific type of adopter. Inquiries are welcome!
These dogs have current applications in progress or are scheduled for a Meet n Greet with potential adopters. If the MnG goes well, they will be starting their 30 day trial adoption and will not be available. However, if they are determined to not be a good match during the Meet n Greet or during the 30 day trial adoption, they will go back into our adoptable category and new applications will be considered (in the order received).