Brigadier General

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Meet Mila! For this 11 year old Boxer/Shepherd cross, age is just a number. This sweet senior settled into her foster home quickly and started making new friends in the neighborhood both human and canine super fast! After some initial exploration Mila decided that she is happiest on the couch or home office hanging out while her foster parents work. This pretty lady is very smart and quickly picked up on the rules of the house and made herself at home. Mila likes to be talked to and is a caring listener. This happy, well-behaved girl is looking for a comfy couch to nap on, and lots of bushes and trees to sniff with a family that will give her lots of love. We are looking for a family that is an adult home or with children 16 plus as she has lived with a single adult in the past. At this time we are not sure of her with cats but she would be a suitable companion to a male dog . Mila is a lovely girl and will make a lovely addition to a family.

Brigadier has a huge fan club! This handsome Labrador Retriever has already stolen hearts.everywhere he goes! Brigadier is a lovely boy believed to be between 5-7 years. This sweet boy was picked up as stray in rural Ontario though it is understood that the animal control knew who the owner was and that he was used as a stud dog, by a “breeder”. This sweet boy came in to our care suffering from muscle atrophy and was painfully stiff and aches in his back end. After chiropractic work, hydrotherapy and PEMF and massage the improvement is huge and we now feel he is ready to go on to a forever home. The Brigadier General as he has been named currently resides with a small dog and is great with every dog he meets. Cats are unknown at this time. Brigs has a lovely personality and so many wonderful traits of his breed. We will consider families with children 15 plus or adult homes. This boy loves his neighbourhood strolls. Watching you garden or getting belly rubs. Gentle, calm and kind he will make a family very lucky.

Hi, I'm Zeke! I have been waiting for my perfect home for a very long time. I have a few special requirements that don't fit every family, and a few quirks that will deter some folks, but I am trying so hard to be my absolute best! I am a Rotti mix, about 6.5 years old and just under 80 lbs. I am looking for an adult family who has experience with similar breeds and will understand some things about me: that I am protective of my home, naturally wary of strangers, and that it takes me a while to trust a new person. My new family must be sure to go very slowly with me in the beginning to gain my trust. They must be 100% committed to positive training and never use harsh language or corrections with me as this will destroy my trust; I am very sensitive! It scares and worries me when humans handle my body, especially my feet, and I must be muzzled when I go see the vet. I walk very politely on a leash but when I see other leashed dogs (and sometimes people who scare me) I react to them, so my new family must be aware of this and help me feel safe and comfortable. For this reason crowded living situations, apartments or busy cities are not for me and I need to live in a detached home with a fenced yard. I have lived with other dogs and can have some doggie friends, but I don't get along with every dog and would like to be the only pet in my new home. I care so much more about interacting with my humans than I do about playing with other dogs, and would like to have all your attention! I am super affectionate with people I trust. I love, love, love playing Fetch and could do it all day. I also love long hikes in the country, but dog parks are not for me. As attached as I am to my people, I don't mind being left alone in the home while my family is out; I am crate trained but also fine when left loose in the house. My foster mom says I am easy to live with and a such a good boy who just needs to find a dog experienced family willing to give me a chance!

Copper is ready for a family of his own!! This sweet Texan cutie has had quite the journey to get into our care. Copper landed in a high kill shelter, with a poor coat, dried and cracked paws, covered in grease and suffering from a thyroid condition and heart worm positive. A lovely lady from Ontario saved him from the shelter and he went on to stay with a big-hearted foster family, where he was diagnosed as heart worm positive before undergoing treatment. At approx. 4-6 years of age, Copper is a handsome Lab/ Hound/Golden Retriever who has one of the sweetest souls ever, but his life before remains a bit of a mystery and his being in a high kill shelter heart breaking. This boy is a giant love and adores attention and ‘family time’. Copper does not enjoy the company of other dogs (or cats) so he will need to be the only canine in the home. This boy loves classical music and will sing along with his favourites. After joining our care it was determined through x-rays that Copper will need a bi-lateral cruciate surgery (knee surgeries). We have already completed his first surgery and he is already improved in walking and movement. Sadly due to complications in rehab he is not able to have the second surgery done. With the one leg done there still is markable improvement and we can see how much happier he is. This sweet boy is now ready to move into his next chapter of life which is having a loving family to call his very own. We are looking for an adult home or one with children in late teens. Loyal, gentle , and affectionate he will steal your heart and give you his very quickly.










Want to spend your day smiling? You will with Lola! This sweet little Cocker Spaniel Poodle cross is an absolute love. Sweet and silly and with a true zeal for life she will make a family or person very lucky. Lola’s start to life was not great but she is on a right path now and is getting past her caution and initial nervousness of new situations or people. This small girl is between 2-3 years of age and though house trained and has a basic skill set training classes would help build her confidence as well as help to give her more focus and understanding of what people are asking of her. Good in the car, great with small dogs and cats she is pretty cute. At this time Lola is very nervous of children so an adult home or one with older children only. We know this little girl will find a home soon as she has already stolen all our hearts!

Abigail is an ABSOLUTE sweethear,t she is approx. 2–3 years old and has clearly been bred in the past. This Cane Corso x Boxer has a HUGE personality, is a gorgeous grey colour with giant white “baseball mitts” for paws, eyes that melt your heart, and a personality that matches.  I Abigail has recently recovered from a successful surgery to repair her torn cruciate ligament.  Abigail has lived her whole life alone in a backyard, and though she desperately wants to be every dog’s friend, she unfortunately lacks some social graces and does not yet understand appropriate play style. Due to this, currently, she is best suited as the only pet in the house. She has an absolutely wonderful personality, however, is incredibly strong and is still learning basic commands and leash skills. Therefore, a family where all members of the home are over the age of 16 is required. We are looking for a family who have “bully breed” experience who will be on board with attending positive reinforcement training classes to help her further blossom.

Alice has gone from a scrawny, drastically underweight American Bulldog dumped in a construction site, producing milk but with no evident puppies to a stunning, solid, athletic girl who is just a big marshmallow.

This sweet girl is approximately 3 and has been through quite a lot, she was hit by a car when dumped which smashed her hip and this went untreated for a period of time until she came into our care. She has recovered beautifully and is now ready for a family to call her own. True to the breed she has a list of allergies however we have managed to keep things under control with a regulated diet. Her play style is a little rough so we are looking for a home with kids over the age of 15, ideally with some breed experience. Continued training is mandatory to build on her confidence and socialization.

Bella is a lovely 'Island Girl' brought up from St Lucia by another rescue a year ago. This little monkey sadly took off shortly after having arrived in Canada and ran at large for 7 months through last year's cruel cold of winter and harsh heat of summer. Finally, she was caught. When our rescue was asked to take her in we of course welcomed her into a foster home. Bella is a lovely girl, crazy smart, sassy, funny, bossy and silly - she keeps her fosters on their toes. Bella is still currently a HIGH FLIGHT RISK. Only very dog savvy, seasoned applicants will be considered. Bella is not good with cats or small animals, and is best in a pack environment. She also needs an adult home only no children.  Bella is as pretty as she is charming, so steals the hearts of all she meets.
*We cannot stress enough how clever she is and how quickly she could be gone, so please applicants with strong, experienced handling backgrounds only. 

* Bella is working on her good canine skills and currently not available.

Palliative Care

Sometimes we take in some dogs who require more care than others - often for the rest of their lives.  Whilst these dogs tend to stay within the TDRI family they incur a lot of expense - if you would like to donate to the ongoing treatment of these animals and play a role in making whatever time they have left more comfortable please consider donating - we need all the help we can get.  Click here to donate! 

Meet Tinta!!! This pretty little black lab x joined our program last year after spending 2 years in a Mexican shelter. Our team fell in love with her when a couple of them went down for their annual personal vacation. In true rescuer form, they spent their vacation helping out with a Mexican animal rescue and that's when they saw her. Slinking low against the walls, timid and scared, was this lovely 4 year old girl. Her shyness, along with the fact that she is a black dog (which is regarded as a bad superstition in Mexico) made her chances of adoption slim. Before ending up at the shelter, Tinta gave birth to 6 puppies on a high traffic," slum" area street corner. One puppy was killed by a car, another died from heat, and the remaining four were happily snapped up by tourists for adoption. Sadly, Tinta has been moved to the status of palliative care as she has some medical issues that we are trying to muddle through.