Buddy found his forever! Buddy’s amazing family has renamed him Henry. Henry is from the mean streets of California. He was found in a live trap meant for cats. He was severely underweight, and dehydrated. His body score was a 2/9. The people who found him immediately contacted a rescue asking for help! After several months Henry put on enough weight to be able to travel and came to Canada. We are so happy for you Henry and wish you the best in your new home!
Skipper has found his forever with another jack russell brother! They play all day long and Skipper could not be happier. Skipper came all the way to Canada from California after his owners left him at the vet and never returned for him. We are so glad Skipper made his way here so his family could find him and keep him forever. Congratulations Skipper!
Perry has been adopted into his forever family that fostered him once he got to Canada. They fell in love instantly and could not bare the thought of having to give him up to someone else. Perry came all the way from Compton, California and with some bumps and turns for Perry it took him right to where he needed be and found him his forever home and family. Congratulations Perry! We are so happy for you!
Chandra has found her forever here in Canada all the way from California! Chandra was in the euthanization room ready to be put to sleep because the shelter was simply just too crowded but we had other plans for her and with a lot of rushing around and last minute calls we had her pulled from the shelter and euthanization room and Chandra was saved and made her journey to Canada. On her journey to Canada, Chandra and Perry, another Chihuahua that made his way here from California bonded very quickly on their transport and in their temporary foster home. Chandra’s new Mom and Perry’s new Dad are brother and sister so Perry and Chandra are going to see each other very often now! Chandra also has two new fur sister’s and plays and cuddles all day with them. We couldn’t be happier for Chandra finding her forever!
Andy came all the way from a kill shelter in Georgia to find his forever here in Nova Scotia! We teamed up with the L.A. shelter in Amherst, Nova Scotia and they had an adopter almost instantly with one of the volunteers who fell head over heels in love with Andy! Andy was one of the fortunate ones to make it out of the shelter system and find his forever very quickly and he’s super excited to say he’s found his family.
We are so happy Leo has been adopted! Leo came into our rescue as an owner surrender and went directly into foster care where he truly blossomed and came into his own. Leo became the wonderful dog he always knew he could be and it was clear he was meant to stay where he was. His temporary foster home turned into a permanent placement and is Leo’s forever home. We couldn’t be happier that Leo’s foster family decided to foster fail and officially adopt Leo into their home and family for life. Leo has found his forever and we couldn’t be happier for him and his new family! Congratulations Leo!
We are so happy Jack has found his forever! Jack came all the way from California from a kill shelter to find his forever here in Canada. He was on the euthanization list and nearly didn’t make it out alive. Jacks foster home has decided to keep him and we could not be happier that he doesn’t need to be moved again. He has settled in extremely well and was the perfect fit for their home. Jack now has a family to call his own with his forever Dads and his furry brothers too! He loves cuddling with them all, sleeping in their bed, and playing with his doggie brothers. Congratulations Jack and your new family.
Lightning came all the way from Georgia to Canada when he was taken to the shelter on a 7 day hold as a stray. He got his name Lightning from the AC officer that finally caught him and described his tail like a bolt of lightning likely from already being hit by a vehicle. Lightning sat at the shelter in Georgia for two months and was at risk of being euthanized any given day he sat there. Once here in Canada he instantly became best friends with not only his new humans but his new fur sister too, Letty. His foster family couldn’t imagine life without him and they have now turned into his forever family and we couldn’t be happier for Lightning, his new family and finding his forever. Congratulations Lightning!
Biscuit has found his perfect forever family! Biscuit was a local owner surrender when his owner could no longer care for him due to his age and health concerns. Biscuit thrived in his foster home, and his new forever family just adore him! Biscuit spends his time playing with toys and his furry siblings! Happy tails Biscuit.
Maya came into our rescue as a loved owner surrender when her family was moving and couldn’t take her with them. Maya is an extremely affectionate girl, who loves every human and animal she meets. Maya has found her forever family and she couldn’t be happier. She has a fur sister and human brother and her mom and dad love her so much and are extremely happy with accepting her into their family as a forever member. Congratulations Maya we are so happy for you!
Russ came from Texas when he was just 6 months old. Russ was young, but his six short months had nothing but pain for Russ. The Vet thought he was probably kept in a cage, abused and neglected for the majority of his tiny life. We had worries if Russ would even be able to develop his bones properly or ever over come how scared he was. He was covered with parasites inside and outside his body, was starving, terrified of humans and sick. Russ was in really rough shape but within little over a month we saw tremendous progress with Russ, both physically and mentally. His infections and parasite problems cleared up, he gained weight and learned all humans weren’t bad. The Vet confirmed he would develop his bones properly and health wise Russ was ready for his forever. Russ has come an extremely long way including emotional wise and when Russ’s foster parents decided to adopt we were so excited he wouldn’t need to make another move. We are so happy Russ has found his forever with his foster family and we could not be more excited for them all. Congratulations Russ
Max came to us as an owner surrender when his owners couldn’t control his seizures due to financial and time means. He has been with us for approximately 8 months getting his seizures under control which we were super happy to announce when we did get them controlled to once a month, as when Max came he was having at least 2 a week. Max is an all around amazing friendly boy, and because of his medical he was so hard to adopt out. We are happy to say that Max’s foster Daddies can not bare the thought of having to get rid of him and have decided to keep him and he will never have to move again. Max has found his forever, and we really could not feel happier for him. Congratulations on your home Max, you truly deserve it!
We are so happy Benji has found his forever! He came into our rescue as an owner surrender when his owners found they were working too much and Benji was left home a majority of the time alone. Just a puppy, Benji started acting out with barking and destroying items in the house during the day and his owners decided he deserved someone who could spend more time with him and put some training into him. Benji turned out to be an amazing dog and good listener, he is extremely smart and he just needed someone to spend time with him. Benji’s foster family made tremendous work with him and in a very short amount of time even trained him for outside. Benji has settled right into his new forever family and they said it only took one night to teach him not to jump and to sit with just a look of their eyes! Benji’s new human brother loves to take Benji for walks and plays ball with him and their Mom says they could play forever! We are so happy for Benji and his new family! Congratulations on your forever Benji!
Molly is from San Antonio Texas where she found herself on the list for euthanasia.
She has come all the way to Canada where she found her forever home with her foster Dad. Molly loves going to the dog park and sleeps with her Daddy at night. We are so happy for you Molly you could not of found a more perfect forever home!
Mia was found in Texas abandoned, tied to a short leash and a collar embedded into her neck. She was taken to the local kill shelter where sadly she was almost immediately placed on the list for euthanization and with her sweet face and amazing personality we just couldn’t let that happen.
Mia made her long journey to Canada and has thrived in her foster home. Mia has learned all of her manners in her foster home and extremely quick! She is the perfect girl and it did not take long for her forever to find her. We are happy to say Mia has found her forever with her new Mom Lisa, they couldn’t be happier and neither could we! You deserve it Mia, congratulations!
Emma came into our rescue as an owner surrender when the six young kids in her home were becoming to much for her and she found herself needing to be rehomed.
Emma came in with extreme skin and ear issues due to allergies and her manners needed work on as well. Within a week Emma showed extreme improvement in her foster home with training even learning to use the bathroom consistently outside. Emma’s skin and ear issues have also come a long way with a change in her diet, medicated baths and medication Emma is a much happier dog. Emma’s foster family has been key to Emma becoming the amazing dog she has quickly become and when they told The Odd Squad the news they wanted to adopt we couldn’t be happier for Emma. The progress they have made with her and the trust Emma has gained with them has created a bond and they couldn’t imagine having to give her up. We are so happy Emma has found her forever family and doesn’t need to be moved again, congratulations Emma!
Sage – Indy
Sage whose real name Indy, was found lost in the woods about a year ago, in extremely rough shape. She was covered in ticks, very hungry and scared. Indy was taken in and was looked after on a nearby farm where she was found for about a year before she found her way to The Odd Squad. The family that was caring for her searched for her family and when no one came forward for Indy they decided it was time she moved on to find her forever. Indy came into our pack and fit right in, she was already spayed when they had found her in the woods and she showed amazing manners. We looked everywhere we could as far back as a year to see if we could possibly find a missing dog post or anything that could lead us to what really happened to Indy and if she had a family looking for her. Sadly, we couldn’t find anything and after a few weeks in foster care we put Indy up for adoption.
It was an amazing night when we got an email from Indys real mom explaining to us that her Indy girl had been gone for a whole year and she was positive Sage was actually Indy. Indys mom was in the process of moving to Ontario when Indy ran away from the family farm she was staying at. The plan was to send Indy out to Ontario once her Mom got out there but that never happened for Indy. Despite their best efforts to find her they never did. When we figured everything out and knew we were sending Indy back we got her Foster Mom to call her by her real name.. Indy. Her foster mom said she perked her ears right up and woke from a dead sleep and stared at her with huge eyes. This was the first time Indy heard her real name in a year, we can only imagine what went through her head! It just so happened that Indys foster Mom was taking a trip to Ontario that same month and could take Indy right to her real Mom, we couldn’t believe the odds of all of this. Indy got on a flight with her Foster Mom and made the trip to Ontario to finally have her forever back .. The one she always had she just got a little lost along the way. We could not be happier to reunite Indy with her Mom and have them be a family again.
Cheech came all the way from Georgia after being picked up as a stray on the streets. He was tested positive for Heartworm and we just knew we had to save this sweet boy. We got him treatment and he was fostered in Virginia while we waited to test him again. Cheech was tested negative finally and made his journey to Canada. Once here his foster family knew right away they wanted to keep him and made the decision to make Cheech part of their permanent family. They said he is the sweetest, most gentle loveable dog we have ever met. He absolutely loves everyone he encounters. He has been learning tricks and sits and shakes paw when asked. One of his favourite things to do is run around and around the pool in circles. He found out the hard way that you can’t run across the pool lol, he was not happy when he fell in. He absolutely loves his new sister Sadie the pug and she tolerates him a little more everyday. We are all totally in love with this boy. We couldn’t not be happier for Cheech and his new family.
Congratulations on your Forever Happy Tail boy!
Sadie came in as an owner surrender, she lived with 3 children and was excellent with the youngest 2 but when she was showing signs of stress towards the oldest child in the home they decided she would be happier rehomed. Sadie had extreme ear infections and some skin issues and was in pain probably causing her original signs of anxiety and stress. Sadie enjoys cuddling, playing and just being a normal dog. She has made extreme progress both mentally and physically since entering her foster home and we are happy to say Sadies foster home will be adopting her and keeping her forever.
Congratulations Sadie, Natasha, Chris and Hannah.
Gio has found his happy ending! Gio came to Nova Scotia from a high kill shelter in Texas. He was found on the streets by Animal Control and taken to the shelter, where his hours were literally numbered like every dog that sadly ends up going to the shelter. Gio had wounds, and scars all over his sweet little face and the staff and vets suspected he was used in a dog fighting ring and refused to fight so was used as a bait dog to teach the other dogs how to fight. Gios scars have healed, on the outside and the inside and he is an extremely affectionate boy. His foster family brought him out of his shell and got him ready for his forever that found him. Gio has been adopted by a little boy named William and we could not be happier for Gio, William, their Mom and of course his new fur sister Luna. Gio has come a long way from the scared boy that first came to us and we could not be happier that he is spending his days and nights with a very deserving little boy and helping each other over come life’s obstacles. They are a perfect fit!
Congratulations on your forever family Gio we are so happy for you!
Kierah came into our rescue due to Breed Specific Legislation in Montreal. We are pleased to add this sweet girl to our ever growing list of foster fails. She stole the hearts of everyone in the home almost immediately and now has her forever family! She enjoys her days snuggling with her new human sister, playing with her ever growing toy collection, and playing with her furry sister! We are so happy for you Kierah!
Daisy came to us as a local surrender as her family was no longer able to physically care for her.
She is a loving girl who wanted a family of her very own. Her forever family said they could not be happier with their new addition. She loves her human brother and does everything with him. Daisy has found her forever and we couldn’t be happier for her! Happy Tails Daisy, enjoy your furever family!
Burke came in as a local owner surrender when is owner could no longer keep him. Burke had been moved several times to different homes prior to rescue, so when his Foster Mom made the decision to keep him we could not have been more thrilled for Burke not having to move again and finally finding his forever. Burke is a very special boy and he got himself a very special home to call his very own. We are so happy for his mom Amanda, and fursiblings Chester and Jax. They all enjoy cuddling and playing together and Burke has fit in from the second he’s got there.
Congratulations on your forever Burke!
Diesel came in as an urgent situation when the building he was living in was evacuated and he got left behind. Deisel showed a great amount of potential for learning and being an amazing boy, he just needed the right humans to help him and we are so happy to say Diesel and his humans have found each other. He has an amazing forever Mom and Dad now and two fursiblings to keep him company, Odus and Molly. His Mom says he is learning in leaps and bounds, and has fit in from the minute he got there. Diesel has a new found freedom with his new home and is enjoying actually getting to be himself and happy and just being a dog. We are really Happy Diesel has found a family that understands all his quirks and loves him for him.
Happy Tails Diesel you have your forever!
Nahla came into our care as an owner surrender when her owner found himself needing to rehome her. Nahla came to us very friendly spirited, and just an overall joyful dog to be around. Nahla loves cuddling with her sister Bella in her foster home, playing on the beach, looking for sticks outside in her yard and going for walks. Nahla knew Bella from her previous home so we are thrilled to say Nahla is being adopted by her foster family and doesn’t have to leave Bella or be moved ever again.
Happy tails Nahla, we are so thrilled you’ve got your forever.
Maisey came in as an owner surrender when her family was going through a separation and neither could take her with them. Maisey is an amazing, friendly dog that needed a little work on her manners and we are happy to say she has found her family that is helping her with her training and manners and Maisey has fit right in from the second she arrived like she was there all along. She has a feline sibling, and a new fur brother named Merlin. Merlin and Maisey play and run all day and just get to be happy dogs.
We are thrilled you’ve found your forever Maisey, Happy Tails!
Axle is originally from Texas, where he was saved with just short hours to live. He tested positive for heartworm and had to stay in Texas for almost 6 months to receive treatment and have negative heart worm results. Axle’s family fell in love with him when he was still in Texas, and was in regular contact with the boarding facility. They waited 5 long months to meet him and we are happy to say it was love at first sight!
We are so happy for Axle to have come so far, and to finally have a family of his own.
Belle came in as a loved owner surrender when her family just didn’t have the time for her that she deserved. Belle showed nothing but kindness when she came to us and we knew she would make an amazing family dog for some very lucky family. After her doggy doctor visits Belle joined her new family that are so thrilled to have her as a new addition to their family.
She loves playing outside with her human brother and sister and we are just so overjoyed she has found her forever. Happy tails Belle!
Robby and Sheila
Robby and Sheila came to us almost a whole year ago and have been the longest fosters with us to date. There have been many ups and downs for Sheila and Robby, especially Sheila concerning ongoing health issues with her. For the past half year even, we stopped promoting their adoption and just let them be happy dogs in their foster home. Sheila had mammory tumours, which we removed, numerous tests, medications, infections, and thousands of dollars later we are still finding Sheila needing xrays, and tests, as she is having some complications and we will need to find out what is making her uncomfortable and start looking at options on how to make her comfortable, which we will save for another post and another time. That being said, Robby is thriving and doing as well as ever. He does have a non cancerous tumour on his eye that is being removed but is not a concern or worry. After speaking with Robby and Sheilas foster home, we have very happily come to the agreement that they will be keeping Sheila and Robby forever, and they never have to move again! They will officially adopt Robby and absorb all responsibility for him, and although they will keep both Robby and Sheila together, we will keep Sheila under our rescue as a palliative care foster permanently and she will be our responsibility.
Sheila and Robby have an amazing foster home in Ryan and Laura, which we are now so happy to be able to call their forever home. They came all the way from California when their owner was being incarcerated and he wanted them to be surrendered to a foster rescue instead of the high kill shelters in California, so they made their way to Canada where they could have their freedom and forever. They are approximately 9 years old now, and we were told have been together since pups. They are extremely bonded and we couldn’t be happier they will be together the rest of their lives. After a year of being in our rescue they finally have a spot to call their own with their own family.
Thank you Ryan and Laura for giving these two the amazing home they deserve. You’ve been so caring, and understanding with both of them through this entire process and we could not think of a better home for them to rest their heads in and receive all the love and attention they deserve. Happy Tails Robby and Sheila you’ve finally got your own home.
Chaps came all the way from Montreal to avoid BSL where he was set to be euthanized due to his breed type. After seeing his sweet face we knew we couldn’t let him die at the shelter simply because of his breed. Chaps made his journey to us here in Canada so he could live his life and have freedom. Chaps and his foster daddy immediately fell in love with each other and they couldn’t bare the thought of ever being apart. Chaps never has to move again because we are so happy to say that his Foster Dad is now his forever family as he has decided to adopted to Chaps and make him a permanent family member.
Congratulations Chaps and welcome to your forever!
Albie came all the way from Ontario, due to Breed Specific Legislation he had to leave the province and find his freedom here, in Nova Scotia! Margaret with Furry Hobos contacted us asking for help. We have worked with Furry Hobos in the past and they are an amazing group of truckers who help move dogs to find their furever homes. Once we saw his face, and heard his story of course we had to say yes!! Albie has been waiting months in his foster home to find his perfect family, and we couldn’t be happier to announce that his family has finally found him! Albie has been adopted and finally has his freedom and forever he came here for!
Happy tails Albie we are over the moon for you!
Flash came from Montreal to avoid the BSL there. Flash had a condition called entropion in his eyes and once here we raised the money to have eye surgery done to correct this so he could keep his eye sight. Flash is an amazing, friendly boy that just wanted a place to call his own, and a Mom that loved him, and that is exactly what Flash has now. Flash has an amazing home where he is always warm, and loved, and spoiled. He gets to sleep, cuddle, eat, play, and go for walks whenever he wants and really just gets to live the life of a normal, happy dog. We are so happy Flash’s foster Mom has decided to adopt and keep him as a permanent member of her family.
Congratulation Flash you have found your very own forever!
King originally came from a shelter in Quebec, where he had just hours to live! We reached out to our amazing group of foster homes and they stepped up to save him. King’s foster parents fell in love with him within hours and knew that he was meant to be part of their family. Although King is not tiny, he believes he is a lap dog and loves to cuddle in bed with his family!
Happy Tails King, we are over the moon that you have found your home so quickly!
Maxx is originally from Arizona where he was up for euthanization. A private adopter saved him and brought him to Canada. Unfortunately the resident dog and Maxx did not get along. Maxx came into our care and was brought to one of our amazing foster homes! He won his fosters over with his gorgeous looks, silly personality, and champion cuddling skills. We are so happy to add Maxx to our growing list of foster fails!
Happy tails Maxx and congrats on finding your furever!
Luna is originally from Ontario. She was abandoned by her owner, and we were contacted to help! Luna was brought to Nova Scotia by Furry Hobos, a group of amazing transport truck drivers that help move dogs for rescues and to their furever homes! Luna has found her furever family! She gets lots of long walks, and has found her spot on the bed. Her new Mommy says she is the perfect companion, and is already head over heels in love.
Happy Furever Luna we are so excited for you!
Bossco came to us as a local owner surrender. He had very infected ears and was missing fur in places due to severe allergies and fleas. Although he was clearly in pain and irritated by this, his foster family couldn’t resist his sweet demeanor and silliness.
Bossco’s foster family has fallen in love with him and decided he had already found his perfect furever with them!
Happy furever after, Bossco! You deserve it!
Macy came in as a local surrender, when her former family left her at their local vets office. Macy was hit by a car and after having surgery, several weeks passed, without her family returning for her. Macy’s Vet reached out to us, asking us for our help and we could not say no!
Macy has been a sweet girl since coming into our care, despite being let down by her humans already once. We were so happy when the perfect adoption application came in for Macy, and we were able to give her the forever home she so truly deserved.
Since getting to her new family, Macy got her very own tiny human to care for and the family is now complete. Macy protects her baby brother like he was her own, watches over him, and really just gets to be part of the family she’s always wanted to be part of!
Congratulations Macy on your forever and your new little brother, happy tails girl!
Princess is a one year old bully breed mix. She originally came from Montreal where she found herself on the list for euthanasia simply because of her breed.
Princess’ Foster Dad fell head over heels in love with her and could not imagine his life without her in it! We are very happy to add them to our ever growing list of foster fails, and are thrilled for Princess!
Harvey came to us from a shelter in Montreal, where he was listed to be euthanized. Sadly, a lot of dogs in the shelters experience what we call “shelter shut down” and it is where they just literally start giving up on themselves. They don’t know who to trust, where they’re at or why they are there. Harvey didnt have the best bio from the shelter but we knew this poor boy was going through something we just didn’t quite understand. He was scared and he was lonely. We seen his face pleading for anyone to help him out of there and that is exactly what we did! Harvey got to come to Nova Scotia where he settled into his foster home better than expected, the minute Harvey broke from that shelter he was a different dog and didn’t show one bad behaviour. Harvey decompressed in his Foster Home and when it was time he found his forever with a family that was already familiar with adopting from The Squad. He loves to cuddle with his new forever parents and just get to be the happy dog he has always wanted to be. Harvey has settled in his forever home and we could not be happier for his new family and him.
Congratulations Harvey, you’re home boy!
Jessie came in as a local owner surrender when he was spending a lot of his time living outside, due to just not having the right fitted family for him. Jessie likes to wander so to curb that behaviour, sadly, Jessie was left tied outside. Jessie’s family made the responsible decision to surrender him to our rescue, so he could find his perfect family and the life he deserves. Jessie came into our rescue a very friendly boy, that just needed some work getting used to being inside in a house. He landed into one of our amazing foster homes that instantly fell in love with him. Jessie’s Foster Mom, Tiffany, has worked with Jessie daily to show him not to use the bathroom inside, and how to live indoors in a home with humans who love him. Jessie’s Foster Mom has not only helped Jessie, but Jessie has become an amazing companion to his Mom and keeps her happy and feeling safe every day. She couldn’t imagine a world without her Jessie boy now that she has him, and we are happy to say the minute Jessie arrived with Tiffany he was home, and she has decided to adopt and keep him forever. We could really not be happier for these two, and want to congratulate them both on this wonderful adoption.
Happy Tails Jessie!
Paco came to our rescue from a shelter in Montreal when he was returned to them several times for being deaf and special needs. We have a member on our board of directors who last year, fostered and adopted Max. Max was an amazing, friendly boy who sadly suffered from epilepsy that resulted in him having grand mal seizures. His adopted parents worked with him, and the vets, to keep his seizures at bay, and allow him to live a very happy life. Sadly, at the end of last year Max started having seizures that couldn’t be controlled any longer and it was time for Max’s Dad’s, Cedric and Mike to let him cross over rainbow bridge, and be at peace. Max left behind not only his Dad’s and the other dogs of the house, but he left behind his best Buddy; Chucky. Chucky is a little Boston terrier that had become really close with Max over the year, and when Max passed, Chucky became very sad, lonely and even stopped eating and playing. Chucky never bonded with the other dogs of the house like he did Max and ended up spending his days alone, in a very depressed state, and then came Paco.
Paco came into our rescue at the beginning of this year as a special needs dog. He is not only deaf but also has ataxia, which causes him to be very off balance amongst other things. This didn’t matter to Mike and Cedric and they wanted to give it a try at their house to not only help them cope with the loss of Max but to give Chucky and Paco the chance of friendship. Paco instantly fit into their pack and Chucky became glued to him. They sleep together, play together, eat together, and it doesn’t matter that Paco is deaf, or different, he’s part of this wonderful family now who loves him for him. Paco has found his forever with a very special family, that is extremely close to our hearts and he just gets to be a normal dog, and live a happy life now.
Congratulations Paco on your new pack, you’ve got an amazing forever!