Sophia (AKA Sophie)

Are you looking for a petite, 4-legged friend that will greet you at home with the most happiest and extreme tail wags? A sweet pooch that will snuggle up by your side all day if you’d let her? Then I’m your gal! I’m a touch on the timid side but can be convinced to do almost anything for a handful of kibble or a tasty treat!

While I love my outside time, I will also indulge in all the relaxing cuddles I can get (especially once I’m accustomed to new people). Since coming into foster care my foster family has helped me come out of my shell. I can still be quite timid around new people so my fur-ever family will have to understand that I require some time, space and patience. I have recently overcome my obsession of smelly shoes, but used to think they made the BEST chew toys.

As I’m fairly young (roughly 10 months) I’m still working really hard on my crate training and potty training. I’ve learned that my crate is my safe space and I love to relax in there on my own. I do however take a few minutes to settle whenever my foster family leaves for work or when it’s time for bed. I don’t quite last a full 8 hours on my own without needing to go to the bathroom, but when my foster family is home I’m not shy when it comes to letting them know I need a potty break!

I get along well with my 2 canine siblings in my foster home. Because I’m a shy gal I’m more comfortable with dogs I’ve come to know rather than strangers. I prefer to observe rather than join in on the fun, but as I come more and more out my shell I’m becoming more playful! I have moderate energy and would do well in most homes, even with kids, especially ones who will respect my space while I get used to my new home.

I have lots of room for growth (more mentally than physically) and would love a fur-ever family who will help me develop into the best dog I can be. If you think that could be you, please email any questions to adopt@rockyroadrescue.com or fill out an Adoption Application below!

Dulce

Photogenic, Energetic, Fun Loving.

Meet Dulce! This 2 year old princess came to us through our rescue partners in Lebanon. She was used as a breeding dog, and was then being transferred to be used as a bait dog. Our rescue friends in Lebanon made sure that wasn’t going to be how her story ended, so they saved her and her two remaining puppies.

Dulce is adjusting well to life in Canada, and is amazing with all humans she has met. Dulce does like her space and proper introduction with new dogs, and would likely not do well in a home with cats. She is excited when she meets new people, and is working on learning to not jump on them.

Dulce would do well in an active home, getting lots of exercise. She has high prey drive so small animals wouldn’t be the best. She jumps a lot when excited so adults would need to supervise any children around her. She is cautious of other dogs and enjoys her crate as a safe place.

If you are interested in learning more about Dulce, please email any questions to adopt@rockyroadrescue.com or fill out an adoption application below!

Isco

Are you looking for a little excitement in your life? Something to keep you going, and keep you on your toes?

Meet Isco! Isco is a young guy, 1.5 years old, who has not had the best of luck. You see, Isco was surrendered by his family, and upon exam was found to have bilateral patella luxation, which is most common in smaller breed dogs. In order to make Isco as comfortable as possible, he is scheduled to fix one of the legs, as it is considerably worse than the other, and does require surgery.

Isco will have a journey to recovery, but would like to start the search for his forever home now! His ideal home would have another friendly dog, humans that understand he is still a puppy, and someone who is keen to train using positive reinforcement as a primary. Isco is very chatty, and will have a better conversation with you than most of your neighbours!

Isco has alot of energy, and doesn’t know his physical limitations. He is not a candidate for any agility, however is a great hiking buddy, or good for long walks. He loves toys, but can still be destructive with them, as he is a puppy. Isco is working on his crate training, but sometimes he likes to test the durability of a crate and surprise his humans when they come home but not being in it anymore! He would benefit from some training that would keep his mind going, and tire him out mentally.

If you think you are the ideal home for Isco, please see our adoption application below, or email us at adopt@rockyroadrescue.com for more information!

Ocean

Breed: Northern Mix (dash of this, pinch of that, really we have no idea)
Colour: Tan/red
Age: 1 year old
Size: Large
Sex: Female, spayed, up to date on shots, microchipped
House trained: Yes!
Crate trained: Yes
Loose-leash trained: Working on it! (I do well using a training tool though)
Commands: Food? Squirrel?
Dogs: Yes
Cats: Yes, Dog Savvy Cats, but not left unsupervised.
Children: Yes, but keep in mind, I am still a puppy

Ocean, aka Atlantic Ocean (she was very pregnant on arrival) is ready to find her new home! Her puppies had a great start to life, and now its Ocean’s time to shine.

Ocean is a young girl, who came to us pregnant from a Northern Ontario Reserve, where, without proper vet care, would continue to be a mom every chance that arose. Her owners knew it would be a better life for her and wanted to help stop the dog breeding cycle, so she came to us.

Ocean enjoys the company of her people, and possibly another dog, but prefers not to share her space with cats unless they are very dog savvy!

Ocean is enjoying playing tug with her foster sibling, and is adjusted well to living in a home! Ocean is friendly with people of all ages, however, keep in mind she is still a puppy!

If you are interested in adopting Ocean, please fill out our Adoption Application.

Duke

Duke is looking for his own territory. Maybe he can be the Duke of your little town, or the Duke of your street, or even just the Duke of your home?

Duke has a personality that is sure to win your heart, however keep you on your toes. He is non destructive when left alone, and loves to relax by his humans, however, when you want him to do something, he is as eager as they get! Duke has some reactive issues that his foster is working on, which will continue into his forever home. He can live in harmony with another calm dog, but when excitement levels rise, so does his reactivity. He takes his job of Duke seriously, and likes to watch over his immediate area, which causes his reactivity.

Duke would do well in a home where he can learn some new tricks, maybe do some beginner agility, rally obedience, or just show his tricks off to your friends!

Duke is in mid life at around 7 years old, and weighs around 35-40lbs, so hes a perfect for all situations! Duke does great in the car, so if long drives are your thing, count him in!!

Winston



Breed: Standard Poodle Mix
Colour: White and Fluffy
Age: 1.5 years old
Size: Large
Sex: Male, neutered, up to date on shots, microchipped
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes but its not my favourite place to be, we can work on that together!
Loose-leash trained: Working on it!
Dogs: Yes, another dog would help to expel some of my puppy energy!
Cats: Not sure
Children: Older– Sometimes I get carried away with my playing!

Don’t let the cute face fool you, Winston is a dog who needs a lot from his adoptive family. He is young, spunky, and needs to put his mind to work. Winston is very unfocused and energetic, but he is very smart and would do well somewhere that could learn to channel his energy toward positive pursuits. Winston would love a family that enjoys training or would love to try a dog sport like agility or rally obedience. Breed experience would be an asset and would not be a good fit for a timid owner or couch potato. Hanging out with Winston will never be a dull moment!

If you are interested in adopting Winston, please fill out our Adoption Application.



Darwin

Donut

Donut is approximately 6 years old, and is said to be an F1 labradoodle (First Generation, so straight coat, not curly). Donut is a loving dog, but is hesitant to meet new people, so a quiet home is best. Donut is not looking to share his home with children, however would LOVE a dog friend, and also adores cats. Donut walks using a correction collar, as he is large and can be fearful, so he does pull sometimes.

Donut is vocal when left alone, and is working hard to be a quiet canine companion, but doesn’t love his crate all the time. His foster mom describes him as a “big kid” and therefore crating should be continued for the time being.

Donut would be a great running partner, and would love frequent trips to the dog park! He would love an owner who will be his advocate and remind people that he doesn’t want strangers to pet him, although he is so handsome that people seem to be drawn to him.

An ideal home for donut? An active home, with another dog, or with trips to the dog park to socialize. Detached housing to combat the noise issues, and someone who isn’t afraid to tell strangers that he is uncomfortable. Donut will require a few visits from a prospective adoptive owner to ensure he is comfortable before going home.

If you are interested in Donut, and meet the criteria, please send us an adoption application! Please note, applications with children in the home will not be considered, even if they are “dog savvy” as we do not believe it will be in the best interest of Donut and his need for slow introductions.

Mickey

Meet Mickey – your new singing and dancing partner!

Mickey has been loving life in his foster home with his daily sing songs and dance sessions (he loves to be sung to and loves to dance with people!) but he’s now ready to find his perfect fur-ever home.

Mickey’s ideal owners will be someone who is very savvy with dog body language as understanding this is key to Mickey being the best dog he can be. Sometimes Mickey can display behaviours which may make him look aggressive to the unsuspecting person, but really he just wants some attention as he looooves attention (the big suck).

Mickey is a big snuggler and does enjoy spending time with other dogs, as long as they are respectful, of course. Sometimes Mickey can get a little excited with other dogs around which is not always welcome, but this is easily managed with a confident owner. When Mickey is in a bit of a grump, he finds comfort in his covered crate and easily settles himself down.

Mickey would be happy in a home with or without other dogs, as long as his new owners are able to keep an eye on his body language and comfort levels if he is sharing his new home with another furry pal.

Other than that, Mickey is house trained, crate trained and fully up to date in the latest doggy snuggle strategies. All he needs now is someone to love him and give him his new forever home!

Could Mickey be the one you share your kitchen dance floor with?

Breed: Shepherd mix
Colour: Tan
Age: Approx. 7 years old
Size: Large – but I could do with losing a few pounds!
Sex: Male
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Loose-leash trained: Working on it (does well using a training tool)
Commands: Sit, stay, down, come
Dogs: Yes, if they are respectful
Cats: Not sure
Children: Not sure

If you are interested in adopting Mickey, please fill out our Adoption Application.

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