A Dog's Dream Rescue

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Email: adogsdreamrescue@cogeco.ca   for an application. (Application not available on line) or call 905-617-0427 for more information.

Filling out an application does not obligate you in any way, it does, however, help to determine if the dog you are interested in would be a good match for your lifestyle.

An application is requested before a meeting with a dog.

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ADOPTION EVENT SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH AT THE PETVALU IN MILTON

LOCATED IN THE SUPERSTORE SHOPPING PLAZA CORNER OF THOMPSON ROAD AND MAIN STREET EAST

FROM 11 AM - 3 PM

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET MANY OF THE ADORABLE CUTE BEAGLES AT THE SAME TIME.

NOTHING WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND A TUG AT YOUR HEART LIKE A BEAGLE. MANY NEW RECENT ARRIVALS

SCOUT:

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FEATURED DOG--HARLEM,
HANDSOME TREE WALKER COONHOUND MIX, 45b lbs,11 months old

THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT HARLEM I RECEIVED FROM HIS FOSTER MOM IN OAKVILLE: Here's an update on Harlem for Petfinder. He seems nothing like the dog that's described in his paperwork. They describe him as being destructive, nervous around new people and dogs and as having anxiety issues. They even had him on Prozac at one point. I think his problem is that they crated all night and then all day! No wonder he was anxious. Harlem's update: Harlem is a happy young dog with a lovely temperament. He greets everyone he meets with joy and excitement and he loves other dogs. When he's very excited he does jump up and sometimes nip your hand so he's not well suited for a family with young children. He tires himself out running around the garden with our dogs or fetching sticks. Because he's only 11 months old he does have quite a bit of energy so he needs a yard to run around in (preferably with another dog). He'd be a great companion for an active family or someone who likes to jog or hike. His leash skills need some work but he picks up on new things very quickly so I think that would be a pretty easy fix with Harlem. His previous family surrendered him because they said he had anxiety issues but we've seen none of that. They crated him all night and again all day while they were at work which is too much time for any dog to be crated, let alone a young active dog like Harlem. He sleeps happily through the night on a dog bed in our room so there's definitely no need to crate him at night. The only thing he's chewed since he came here is a sock so as long as you're careful what you leave lying around and provide him with chew toys then there shouldn't be a problem with his chewing. Harlem would make a wonderful addition to anyone looking for an active dog and he'd especially like to be in a home where he wasn't left alone all the time. He really does love his people and his dog friends.

HARLEM IS FULLY VETTED, NEUTERED, AND UTD

ADOPTION FEE IS $350

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Who We Are

Edmund Burke once said "No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” I was determined I could do a little; I could help rescue dogs by starting my own little rescue. Maybe that would mean a lot to the wonderful, adoptable dogs that will be saved. Having experienced the pleasure of transporting dogs from high kill shelters and delivering them to the safety of their rescues and foster homes I decided that I too could make a difference in the lives of many deserving dogs. The best experience imaginable is delivering a rescued dog into the loving arms of their forever home. This rescue is a group of dedicated volunteers sincerely interested in helping a rescued dog on their journey to a new life.

Adopting a friend

We are not a shelter. All dogs are kept in a home where they are accessed for temperment. Our adoption process includes a short required application, reference checks, a home visit and a meeting with the dog. An adoption fee of $350.00 applies. All dogs are fully vetted which includes neutering/spaying, DHPP vaccination, Rabies vaccination, Heart Worm Test, fecal test, Bordatella vaccination, Wellness Exam and Health Certificate plus any other necessary medical treatments such a medications for worms, parasites,and heartworm treatment if the dog tests positive. The veterinary medical paperwork will be given to you upon adoption.

A completed application is required followed by a home visit and meet and greet with the dog. If we agree the dog is a good fit a meet and greet is arranged. In most cases the dog is brought to your home where you will be more comfortable and you can see how the dog will interact with members of your family and your home. The adoption fee is due upon adoption. A 10 day trial is offered. If the dog is returned during these 10 days $275 of the adoption fee will be refunded.

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FOSTER HOMES ARE URGENTLY NEEDED

"Fostering is truly a selfless act of generosity of heart and time . To be a foster is to be an angel on this earth.

To know how much it will hurt to let them go but to give all of your heart and love anyways knowing the dog will have a lifetime of love and happiness because you cared is worth all the tears."

Dolores Doherty

We rescue dogs mostly from Kentucky and Ohio that are on the list to be euthanized because no one wants them. Large packs of beagles are used for hunting. If a dog gets lost or is a poor hunter and has the misfortune to end up in a shelter it is euthanized unless a rescue such a mine steps up to save the dog. But we must have a safe place for the dog to go once we commit to saving it. We need someone who will be willing to open their heart and home to care for the dog on his journey to a forever home. Without fosters we are unable to save their lives. To feel the affection and gratitude of the dog who is alive because of you. To see him arrive so scared and unsure then blossom into an affectionate, trusting happy fun loving dog is so rewarding and gives you a sense of pride knowing you have saved a life. Often fostering can give you the opportunity to decide if you want to adopt the dog, sort of a trial fun.

Are There Costs Involved As A Foster Parent

A Dog’s Dream Rescue will cover all veterinary expenses and food for dogs in our rescue. We only ask the fosters to provide plenty of love, patience, a warm bed, treats and some basic training to help socialize and increase their chances of being adopted.

How Long Will A Dog Be In Foster Care

It is an unknown when someone will fall in love and want to adopt the dog. It can vary from a few days to a few weeks. We try to obtain as much information about the dog as possible from the shelters. Many may not be house broken or have been mistreated while others may be fine with no issues to work through. Your help will increase their changes of finding new forever homes. We also know that it can be a tearful time for the foster when a permanent home has been found. You will feel an attachment and that is natural. But remember that it was YOU that gave this dog the gift of a second chance at a new life. Our foster homes have the unique advantage of getting to know their foster dog and will have the first option to adopt the dog.


A Dog's Dream Rescue
Dolores Doherty
Oakville, ON 

905-617-0427
Email: adogsdreamrescue@cogeco.ca  
 
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Email: adogsdreamrescue@cogeco.ca



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