The dogs listed below are currently all the dogs we have in care and due to the medical nature of each dog’s individual needs, some dogs are in care much longer as they await for their specialty surgeries, procedures or post operative medical clearance.
Please DO NOT APPLY FOR A DOG unless it is posted and advertised as available for adoption on the “adoptable dogs” page. We will NOT accept adoption applications for dogs in care who are not ready for adoption and nor do we keep any waiting lists.
To follow the progress of each of our dog’s medical journeys, please follow our social media pages for further “pupdates” & progress reports! However, we do try our best to keep the website as current as possible.
***Please note that we are always on the lookout for foster homes as we are continually bringing new rescue dogs into care, so if you’re interested in fostering, please fill in an application today!
Breed: Bulldog Mix
DOB: Under 1 year
Daisy was adopted in September of 2021, but approximately a month later she will be returned back into care. More information to come and we are in the process of setting up a foster home for this sweet girl.
Cally was surrendered into our care when she was approximately 1 week old on September 30th, 2021, and as a result of her being born with her eyes open and visible defects to her eyes. Although she has a long journey to go, she is staying cozy and warm in our PuppyWarmer incubator as well as being tube fed every 2 hours by Ashley. Cally will be in need of puppy dog formula and medical supplies, so if you’d like to donate any of these items, please visit our “donate” page in order to visit our Amazon Wishlist. Alternatively, Cally will require follow up care with our medical team in regard to her eyes so if you’d like to donate, please click on the button posted below. Thank you in advance!
Update – Cally will require a surgery in the near future to remove her one eye as per our medical team. We will be waiting until she is at least 3 weeks in age before moving forward with this procedure.
This sweet little boxer boy was surrendered into our care on September 30th, 2021 at approximately 8 weeks of age. Sadly, he has been failing to thrive, noticeably much smaller than his littermates and also has some concerns with his eyes. We suspect some neuro concerns as well. He has been struggling to eat and as a result, he was taken for an emergency vet visit on October 1st, 2021. If you would like to donate towards Ernie’s medical bills, please click on the button posted below. Tax receipts are available.
Update-Ernie had an assessment with our medical team and was given sub q fluids as well. At this time, it is suspected he may have some blurred vision as well as some neuro concerns. Our medical team would like to give him some time to grow before deciding on a treatment plan and if an MRI will be needed.
Breed: Mixed Breed (Unknown)
Blue came to us on September 27th, 2021 after being flown in from another dog rescue, located in Manitoba. Blue was rescued as a stray from a northern reserve and according to some of the locals who were familiar with Blue, they suspect she may be pregnant. Now that she’s in our care, she will be following up with our medical team for a full health assessment and we’ll soon find out if she’s smuggled some pups to us as well.
Breed: Mastiff Mix (Unknown)
Gilbert was found as a stray on a northern reserve, located in Manitoba with a very severe case of mange, rendering him almost completely hairless (bottom left photo). Although some of the local neighbours were aware of his deteriorating health, he was just left to fend for himself until a local police officer intervened and rescued him. On August 1st, 2021, he was then surrendered to a local dog rescue, whom we assist with rescued dogs when we can. On September 27th, 2021, he was flown by plane to the Toronto airport and that’s when he arrived into our care. To our surprise, his hair has grown back and he’s now in the care of a foster family. Gilbert will need to follow up with our medical team for a full health assessment, vaccines and his neuter before he’ll be ready to be adopted.
Breed: Terrier Mix (Unknown)
Jazz was surrendered on August 16th, 2021 from a family living on a northern reserve, located in Manitoba to a local dog rescue, whom we assist with rescued dogs when we can. Jazz was flown by plane, along with her littermate, Cameo to the Toronto airport, arriving into our care on September 27th, 2021. She and Cameo are now in the care of a foster family together and both will need to follow up with our medical team for full health assessments, vaccines and spays.
Breed: Terrier Mix (Unknown)
Cameo was surrendered on August 16th, 2021 from a family living on a northern reserve, located in Manitoba, to a local dog rescue, whom we assist with rescued dogs when we can. Cameo was flown by plane, along with her littermate, Jazz to the Toronto airport, arriving into our care on September 27th, 2021. She and Jazz are now in the care of a foster family together and both will need to follow up with our medical team for full health assessments, vaccines and their spays.
On September 26th, 2021, Zeus was surrendered into our care and at no fault of his own only because his family was relocating to another country and unable to take him with them. He is now in the care of a loving foster family and although we don’t anticipate any serious health concerns, he will still be assessed by our medical team and receive his much needed immunizations. Zeus will remain in care for a minimum of 30 days before he’ll be ready for adoption.
Breed: Labrador Retreiver
We were originally contacted about this adorable puppy who was in need of a vascular ring anomaly surgery but shortly after, we had been informed she was to be euthanized instead. After we received this tragic news, thankfully we later learned that the decision to euthanize was reconsidered and as fate would have it, as of September 17th, 2021, she came in to our care! So without further ado, introducing the beautiful Buttercup!
This 13 week old, labrador retriever pup is as sweet as can be and a bouncing ball of energy. Now that’s she’s in our care, we have been in talks with the specialist from OVC with a tentative Vascular Ring Anomaly surgery date booked for mid October. In order to make this life saving surgery happen, we need to fundraise approx $6000-8000 ASAP! Please help us help Buttercup! If you’re able to contribute, please EMT email@example.com or alternatively, click on the donate button posted below. Tax receipts are available via the GoFundMe for NonProfit link below and also via EMT. Thank you!
Update – Thank you to everyone who has supported this sweet girl and as of Oct 5th, 2021, we now have fundraised the $8000 goal in order to pay for her heart surgery! Buttercup was able to have her surgery and was discharged from OVC the following day on Oct 8th, 2021 to recover at home with her foster family.
Breed: French Bulldog
DOB: Under 2 years of age
The lovely Luna was surrendered into our care on September 2nd, 2021, as a result of her struggling with chronic diarrhea since she was a young puppy. This has involved her dealing with frequent defecating, defecating at night and uncontrollable accidents within the home. After consulting with an internist, along with a variety of diagnostics including a colonoscopy, it was determined that her results came back consistent with histiocytic ulcerative colitis. Sadly, this disease can be progressive in nature and even lead to eventual death if left untreated. With a lack of response to all the past long term antibiotic treatments, fecal transplants have been recommended. These transplants can help reset the bacterial flora and resolve diarrhea but two transplants have been recommended, each one week apart. Although it’s not guaranteed to resolve her colitis, it may be a good second step beyond antibiotic therapy according to the internist she met with prior to coming into our care. With that said, we will need to fundraise for Luna in regard to her upcoming medical & surgical needs, so if you’d like to contribute towards Luna’s much needed care, please click on the link below.
Luna has been following up with our medical team and has since had both bloodwork and fecal testing done. Our vet has been consulting with an internist in regard to the next best steps but in the meantime, Luna has been prescribed a biome specialty diet in lieu of the bland diet she was on, as well as a vet prescribed probiotic. After a short trial, it was obvious the rx diet was making Luna worse, causing her to drop weight quickly. She is now back on a bland homemade cooked diet and doing much better but she still is struggling. She has now been referred to OVC and we are waiting on an appointment date to meet with a specialist. In the meantime, she is starting a steroid in addition to taking a vet prescribed probiotic and nutritional supplement.
October 13th, 2021 – Luna took a turn for the worse and was admitted to 24 hour medical care as a result of her refusing to eat and showing obvious signs of discomfort. She can be referred to the Toronto Animal Health Partners to see an internist but we need to fundraise asap in order to make this happen.
Breed: Mastiff Mix
DOB: 3 years old
Myla was originally surrendered into our care in June of 2020, after she had become accustomed to living her life on the end of a chain while enduring physical abuse/mistreatment, in addition to having multiple litters of puppies. Once in our care, her dedicated foster parent worked very closely with her and after the first unsuccessful adoption in September of 2020, she later found a dedicated home in October of 2020. Myla was doing very well in the care of her new family up until recently, almost a year after her adoption when she was able to gain unsupervised access beyond her property, which resulted in her chasing after a child whom she did bite.
We are currently looking for a very special (adult only) foster home with no children as well as no other dogs. Please send us a message if you would be interested in working with Myla and her behavioural needs. At this time, we sadly had no other option but to temporarily place her in a local kennel until a suitable foster home can be found.
Breed: Mixed Breed
DOB: Approx. 4-5 years
Raddish was surrendered to us in July of 2021, after being rescued off a northern reserve, located in Manitoba. We have very limited information about her past but it is safe to assume that she’s had numerous litters of puppies and unfortunately it has been confirmed that she is heartworm positive.
We will need to fundraise for her costly heartworm treatments so if you’d like to assist us in helping Raddish, please visit click the button below.
Breed: Lab Cross
Mopper came into our care in July of 2021, after being surrendered from her family because they wanted her to live a better life. She came to us from a northern reserve, located in Manitoba. She appears to be healthy but will need to follow up with our medical team to be assessed, spayed and immunized. Mopper is the mom to Crush, Pepsi & Cola.
Update on Sept 24, 2021 – Mopper came into heat, resulting in her spay being delayed. As a result, her spay date has been moved to November of 2021.
Breed: American Bully
Oreo was surrendered into our care on August 8th, 2021, as a neonate because he was born with a bilateral cleft lip. Oreo will require around the clock care because he will need to be tube fed every couple of hours. He is now snuggling with Cheech & Chong in the temperature controlled puppy incubator. Once he is old enough, he will need to have a cleft repair surgery as well as some front teeth extracted in the area of his bilateral cleft lip. In the meantime, puppy dog formula and medical tubing supplies are always in need in order to help this cutie grow. If you’d like to help us in helping Orea receive his future cleft repair surgery, please click the button below.
Update-As of October 2021, Oreo is now in the care of a foster home.
Breed: Micro Chihuahua
Cheech was surrendered the same day as Chong (the boxer posted above) as a result of him being born with a cleft lip. He came to us the day after he was born so he will require formula tube feedings every couple hours around the clock, while snuggling in the puppy incubator with his new found friend, Chong. We will need to fundraise for Cheech so that he can have his cleft lip surgery in the near future, so if you’d like to donate, please click the button below.
Chong was surrendered to us as a newborn neonate on August 7th, 2021, as a result of him being born with a cleft lip. Chong will remain in care at the Fur-Ever Able hub, where he will be tube fed around the clock and stay warm & cozy in the puppy incubator until he is old enough to go to a foster family. That said, we will need to fundraise in order for Chong to receive his cleft palate and cleft lip surgeries that he so deserves. If you’d like to help us in helping Chong, please click on the button below.
Breed: Mastiff Mix
Josie and her 11 puppies (born 3JUL2021) were surrendered in early August of 2021, from a northern reserve, located in Manitoba. Prior to being surrendered, Josie and her puppies were living on the dirt ground within a shed and with numerous car parts scattered amongst them. Josie will be following up with our medical team as she is underweight, in addition to having a severe “cherry eyes” that will both require surgical intervention. Once her puppies are old enough, Josie will undergo her cherry eye surgeries and will also need spayed. Her puppies will remain in care until they are a minimum of 8 weeks old and medically cleared to be adopted.
Update – Josie is now free of her puppy duties and enjoying her time at the Fur-Ever Able hub. This sweetheart of She is now waiting for her upcoming surgeries to take place. Josie’s next vet appointment is scheduled for October 4th.
Breed: Bull Terrier
Lily was surrendered to us on July 17th, 2021, and she has since settled in with her foster family with ease. She is described as being well behaved, but she is working on some counter manners as well as some separation anxiety. Aside from that, her foster family claim that she is very good, just wanting cuddles and love. She has since had a visit with our medical team and is now being treated with some medications in regard to an ear infection as well as some skin issues. She will need to visit with the vet again for a follow up as well as another set of immunizations. A spay will also need to be booked sometime in the near future.
Update – Lily came into heat, resulting in her spay being rescheduled for November 17th, 2021.
Breed: English Bulldog
DOB: Between 4-6 years old
This beauty was recently surrendered to us on July 17th, 2021 with limited details but we do know she has had a few litters in the past. At this time it’s apparent she’s overweight and suffering with some skin issues, in addition to having great difficulty with her breathing. Since coming into care, she’s had a heartworm test completed that was thankfully negative, but it’s been learned that she has a sandy calcium type substance within her uterus. Our medical team will be investigating these concerns further but in the meantime, she’s one happy girl adjusting well within her new foster home.
Update-By September 1st, Sophie’s skin irritations (raw/bald spots) had improved almost completely and she was also recently prescribed a course of antibiotics for 2 weeks as the vet suspected she had a chest infection. Within a week on her antibiotic, her breathing improved significantly. She is now up to date on all of her vaccines.
Update – Sophie was showing symptoms of an UTI so at her vet appointment on September 7th, 2021, it was learned she had to have a last minute surgery that same day to remove her uterus as the medical team had other serious health concerns for her if we didn’t proactively proceed. This surgery was done in order to prevent a future health concern.
Great news – Sophie is in the clear now since having her uterus removed. By doing so, we were able to avoid a major health problem for her long term. Exciting news coming soon so stay tuned!
Sophie is now up for adoption!
Dalinda came into care with us on July 15th, 2021, and in urgent need of emergency medical care. As a result, this sweet girl was immediately taken to the emergency animal hospital, located in Mississauga where she has since remained due to her life threatening condition. Dalinda is suffering with a number of ailments, but the most concerning one at this very moment is that she has developed diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which is a deadly medical emergency that is a serious complication of diabetic mellitus.
Update on July 21st -Dalinda is still in critical care being monitored by Wexford Emergency at night and then transferred to Cheltenham Clinic during the days.
Update August 15th, 2021 – Dalinda is doing extremely well and has been stable for awhile now. She requires her insulin shots for her diabetes but aside from that, she’s one happy girl who will soon be looking for a furever home!
Dalinda is up for adoption. Please visit our “adoptable dogs” webpage for more details.
Breed: French Bulldog
Biscuit was born with hydrocephalus and was surrendered into our care on June 20th, 2021 at approximately 4 weeks of age. Biscuit will remain in care at the Fur-Ever Able hub, staying nice and cozy in her temperature controlled puppy incubator as she’s quite small in size and requires around the clock bottle feedings. Watch her progress on our Facebook Live videos.
Update – Biscuit has been moved to a foster home and she’s doing extremely well. She will need to follow up with the vet to be spayed and receive all of her age appropriate vaccines. Biscuit is scheduled to be spayed in November.
Breed: Jack Russell/Beagle Cross
On June 14th, 2021, this 7 mth old beagle cross, Lexi was surrendered into our care as per her owner’s wishes, after she had been hit by a car and required emergency care. We were informed she had a fractured pelvis and dislocated hind leg, and therefore she would require surgical intervention. Thank you to all who have donated towards her medical bills so far! Her anticipated surgery had to be delayed as a result of her developing an internal bleed and requiring a blood transfusion. Once she is stable, we hope to proceed with her much needed surgery.
Update – Lexi was stable enough to have her surgery on June 30th, 2021 and it went well. She will return in 2 weeks to have her sutures removed in addition to removing a cracked tooth.
Update – Lexi has been doing well and is now attending physiotherapy sessions as part of her post op recovery.
Breed: English Bulldog
Sunflower was surrendered into our care at approximately 11 weeks of age and as a result of her struggling with both urine and fecal incontinence. She is now in the care of a loving foster home while she awaits her veterinarian appointment for anticipated radiographs as well as an ultrasound, in hopes that she may be able to start a drug therapy to assist her with her urinary incontinence. Her hind legs are also mildly splayed so this will be looked into as well.
Update-Sunflower will need to have surgery with the plan to remove her tail. We will need to fundraise for this much needed surgery so if you’d like to help us in helping this sweet bulldog, please click on the button below.
Breed: Mixed Breed
Newman recently was surrendered back into our care in June of 2021, after being adopted out from our rescue approximately 1 month earlier. Unfortunately Newman bit his new owner while he was being physically redirected. Thankfully his owner did not require any medical attention but this unacceptable behaviour needs to be investigated further. We are currently exploring training opportunities for this large boy in hopes of setting him up for long term success.
Newman is now up for adoption!
Breed: Labrador Cross (Unknown)
Age: Approx 5 mth upon arrival
Maggie came into our care on April 11th, 2021 after being rescued off a northern reserve, located in Manitoba. We suspect she may have shaker syndrome but will require a medical appointment to confirm.
After her initial vet visit in May, they concluded her head shake is not concerning. Dr. David also states her high stepping in all 4 legs and her right hip away are not a problem. She looks like she’s prancing and dancing while on a walk, especially when her tongue sticks out 90% of the time. Maggie was scheduled to be spayed on August 12th, but this has since been delayed until September because she went into heat. Once spayed, this amazing pup will be going up for adoption so stay tuned.
Update – Maggie came into heat so her spay has been postponed until September but once she recovers, she will be up for adoption so stay tuned.
Adoption Status – Pending.
Breed: French Bulldog
Bean was surrendered to us on the day he was born as a result of him being born with a cleft palate and bilateral cleft lip. Only time will tell if he will require any teeth extracted from his cleft lip area but in the meantime, he will be staying with us as he needs to be tube fed every 2 hours and he currently stays warm in our specialized puppy incubator. Once old enough, he will undergo cleft palate surgery if needed and vet recommended.
Update – Bean was doing really well at his foster home but after an accidental fall mid August, he is now resting and ordered to refrain from physical activity. X-rays were taken and thankfully no breaks or fractures were observed. On a more positive note, our medical team has decided that it is in Bean’s best interest not to have a cleft palate or lip repair due to the way his clefts have developed and it has not been causing him any issues or concerns.
Breed: French Bulldog
Odie was surrendered into our care on March 31st, 2021 as a result of him being born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. His breeder tube fed him as a neonate so he did not come to us until he was several weeks of age. He will remain in care until he can have his palate surgically corrected as well as if cleft lip, if needed. He is currently in the care. of a foster home and he has since been neutered.
We are now fundraising for Odie’s cleft palate repair which is scheduled for October 4th, 2021.
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Since coming into care, Touie has attended to both Cheltenham Vet and met with a specialist at MOVEH for further diagnostics in regard to her diabetes, heart concerns and being undersized. A recent repeat of her bloodwork revealed mild anemia, hyperphosphatemia and hypercalcemia, all of which are consistent with juvenile diabetes status. There was also significant hyperglycemia consistent with diabetes mellitus and elevated liver enzymes, which is likely secondary to diabetes. An echocardiogram revealed evidence of moderate pulmonic stenosis, which is a congenital abnormality of one of her heart valves. At this time, no intervention is needed for her heart, but she will need to be monitored over time. Long story short, she has been diagnosed with congenital heart disease and diabetes mellitus and the plan moving forward is to keep Touie on a strict specialized diet, with a strong emphasis on consistency and scheduling. Touie will continue to receive her insulin injections in hopes of stabilizing her diabetic levels and avoiding hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. She will continue to be very closely monitored but in the meantime, she’s become best friends with our sweet Skye.
With that said, this palliative pup is looking for monthly sponsors so please be sure to learn more about Touie on the “sponsor a dog” page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The lovely Lady was was surrendered into our care on March 4th, 2021, as a result of her being born with a cleft palate. Since then, she was raised at the Fur-Ever Able hub as neonate, being tube fed around the clock. Lady was doing very well up until the beginning of May, which later prompted an emergency vet visit to MOVEH. At this time, she was officially in heart failure and diagnosed with ventricular septal defect (VSD), which is when the wall between the her two ventricles fails to fuse normally, ultimately leaving a hole in her heart’s inner wall. Unfortunately we have been told that the surgery she could qualify for has only been performed in the USA. Thankfully she has returned home from the hospital and will require daily medications in regard to her heart disease and on a long term basis in order for her to survive. Sadly, she will remain in long term palliative care but rest assured, we will keep her happy and healthy for as long as we can! Lady recently was placed in a foster home with a registered vet technician so we are relieved to know she is in great hands where she will be monitored closely!
With that said, this palliative pup is looking for monthly sponsors so please be sure to learn more about Lady on the “sponsor a dog” or email email@example.com to learn more.
Breed: American Bully XL
Ellie was a breeder surrender who came to us at approximately 30 hours old! Ellie was born with a cleft palate so she is now following a strict feeding schedule where we tube feed her every 2-3 hours. She’s staying nice and cozy in our puppy incubator in addition to receiving extra oxygen as well. So far she’s doing great! Be sure to follow our social media pages for updates on this beautiful baby girl!
Update – Ellie has grown a great deal since coming into care and she is now with a foster family. She will have an upcoming cleft palate repair surgery in the near future.
Ellie attended to OVC for her cleft palate repair on May 17th and has since had a couple follow up appointments throughout the summer. Ellie is now waiting for her spay to be scheduled early fall 2021 before she can be adopted.
Breed: American Bully
Gigi was surrendered to us as a neonate. She was born with a bilateral cleft lip. She’s grown so much while in care with us and doing extremely well. Only time will tell if any of her teeth in the area of her cleft lip will need to be removed. In the meantime, she is now in the care of a loving foster family while we give her some more time to grow and develop but in the meantime, Gigi has since been spayed.
Update – Gigi will require some teeth to be removed in the area of her cleft lip. Anticipated surgery to take place in June of 2021.
Gigi has had her surgery. It went well but some of her stitches pulled post op so we are just giving her time to heal before deciding if she will require a follow up procedure. If you’re able to help contribute towards Gigi’s medical bills, please click the button below.
Breed: Huskey Cross
She was surrendered to us from another rescue and travelled all the way to us from a northern reserve. Sky is still quite young and she is a paraplegic. Even without the use of her hind end, she does like to follow her “two leggers” around when given the opportunity and she’s definitely one of the best snuggle bugs around. Overall, she’s an amazing dog but it’s heartbreaking to see her struggle given her current state with her lack of mobility. We will do everything it takes to get Sky what she needs in order to succeed and live the best life moving forward.
Update – February 2021, Skye has been spayed and also underwent her double leg amputation. She is on the mend and not letting anything slow her down! Sadly she is struggling with ongoing seizures but she does have a wheelchair so she will require some additional time to acclimatize herself to her new wheels.
Skye is looking for monthly sponsors since she will be in long term care so please be sure to learn more about Skye on the “sponsor a dog” or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The lovely Lola was surrendered to us as a young puppy as a result of her having a severe heart murmur. After further diagnostics, it was learned she had a grade 6/6 heart murmur and as a result, she required immediate heart surgery. Essentially her little heart was beating so hard you could feel it pounding from outside her chest. Thankfully we were able to raise the $5000 required in order to provide her with the life saving surgery, which took place in September 2020 at OVC. Although Lola is still on the mend, she’s doing extremely well and growing like a weed! Stay tuned and watch her continue to grow!
*Update – Lola had her second surgery at OVC May 2021 and she is now recovering. She has a follow up visit in September of 2021 to see how the balloon is holding up. Lola still needs to be spayed, which is scheduled for October 12th, 2021.
Breed: St. Bernard
A local animal rescuer contacted us in regard to Angela and it was learned that her previous family had no time for her and essentially had given up on her. It was suspected that there was an underlying undiagnosed medical issue. Once in our care we had her thoroughly assessed by a vet in addition to some diagnostic testing. Sadly, Angela has been diagnosed with kidney disease and she will continue to require regular IV fluids. We are sad to share that her life expectancy does look grim, however she will continue to stay with her amazing foster family while they provide her with the necessary palliative care she so needs, and deserves! Angela is just one gentle giant and rest assured, we will continue to keep her happy and comfortable.
Angela is looking for monthly sponsorships for September of 2021 and on so please be sure to visit our “sponsor a dog” page or email email@example.com to learn more or to sign up!