A Dog's Dream Rescue

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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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FEATURED DOG

SCOUT

SCOUT'S RESUME COMPOSED BY HIS FOSTER MOM: OBJECTIVE An intelligent, loyal, playful, eager to please and lovable beagle mix looking for a furever home with lots of cuddles. SUMMARY Age: 5-7 years Weight: about 40 lbs. (Unless you are trying to lift him and then he can make himself weigh 150 pounds and by stretching all his legs and tail in different directions he can literally glue himself to the floor.) AREAS OF STRENGTH and work in progress • Totally housetrained, will ring the bell to go outside and knock to get back in. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to deal with a wide variety of individuals. ? • Good watch dog although if you let him sleep in your bed/bedroom he is likely to become a little possessive and aggressive towards other people that come too close to your room. He is improving in this area although it is still a little disconcerting to the person trying to use the washroom across the hall. I must add here that to my knowledge he never actually bites but can give a pretty impressive warning. • He is fine with the same people outside. He does take a little longer to warm up to men. • Willing, able and eager to learn, able to adapt to new methods and surroundings. OUTSIDE INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES • Like most dogs he needs to be contained and/or watched but he is not a bolter. ie: he will not run over you and disappear if you open your door a crack. I have let him off leash in the backyard although he has also had some training with an invisible fence. (he learned this very quickly.) • Travels well. He loves to go for car rides although if you have to leave him alone in the car for any length of time he will play with your radio, windshield washers, turn signals and possibly chew on your gear shift or anything left laying around. He will also bark and draw a crowd. I have begun to crate him and leave him a treat if I have to leave him. I have snuck up on him a couple times lately and he was not barking until he saw me. He likes to be dramatic. FOOD PREFERENCES: Will eat anything but has been eating Acana dry kibble.

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ADOPTION EVENT SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH AT THE PETVALU IN MILTON

FROM 11 AM - 3 PM

LOCATED IN THE SUPERSTORE PLAZA CORNER OF MAIN ST EAST AND THOMPSON, 890 MAIN ST. E.

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.

DOGS YOU CAN MEET AT THE EVENT: GLORIA, DAISY MAE & LITTLE MAN, WALTER, EMMA, MILLIE, GEORGE , BUDDY, SCOUT, BERTY, OBIE, RAZOR, JESSIE, JERRY, AND MABEL

MILLIE: BUDDY:: EMMA: WALTER:

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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

Quote from a foster mom: "It’s funny when people compliment me for fostering a rescue dog — because I just think — if you only knew…WE are the lucky ones. Sometimes I wish people were more like dogs." Tammy R.

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.




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.


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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