Archive for the ‘Adoptions/Rescues’ Category

A Tough Way to Find a New Home

dogbumper“A stray dog in China was hit by a car and managed to get stuck in the grill of the car at the moment of impact. The driver thought he had hit and killed the dog, but didn’t realize the dog was stuck in the car until the dog started making noises.

Unable to remove the dog, they had to drive 250 miles to the nearest town to get the dog out. After freeing the dog, they took it to a nearby veterinarian who checked the dog over and said other than some scratches and bruises, the dog was completely unharmed.

The driver of the car felt that it was fate that put the two together and decided to adopt the dog. The driver, known as only Mr. Zhang, describes the dog as his “best friend” – what a story!” ~ Three Million Dogs

Asia Moore
Author & Dog Whisperer
80+ dog breed books & counting!

Bobby, the Bichon/Shih Tzu Needs a Forever Home


Bobby is a non-shedding, 6-year-old Bichon/Shih Tzu mix who is hoping to find a new forever home for the New Year.

Bobby was adopted by Carol from the SPCA about three years ago and finds that he has an issue with dogs he doesn’t know or strangers coming into the home.

Carol shares her home with her daughter who is due to give birth to her first baby in January and Mom is worried that Bobby may not be able to be trusted with a baby.

Carol says he would be the perfect dog for an older couple who don’t have other pets and don’t have a lot of unknown people visiting as he is a loving dog in the home.

Bobby requires e a strong, consistent pack leader who can show him that he doesn’t need to show aggression toward other dogs or visitors coming to the home. If this is you, Bobby could be your perfect companion.

Please contact Carol at: OR if you would like more information, and please pass on Bobby’s information to all your dog loving friends so we can help find Bobby a new home for the New Year.
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Estrela Mountain Dog Needs a New Home

Doogie, the Estrela Mtn Dog

Good News! Doogie has moved to the mountains in Canmore, Alberta where he will soon have a home much better suited to who he is and what he needs to be happy.

This is Doogie, a 95-pound, 20-month-old Estrela Mountain Dog who was imported from a breeder in North Carolina.

Doogie is looking for a new, free to the right owner in a good home because his owner has recently suffered a serious accident which may permanently prevent the family from being to able to provide Doogie with the physical exercise or mental stimulation a young, energetic dog requires.

First, a brief breed overview:

The Estrela is a natural herding and guarding dog who needs lots of space to run and a dedicated human who is already a strong pack leader and who has the time to devote to being with him every day.

The Estrela is a beautiful, long-haired, double coated and very unique large breed dog you won’t often see locally because this ancient breed originated in the Estrela Mountains of Portugal where it has been used for centuries for guarding herds and homesteads. Today the Estrela is still a working dog, guarding flocks and also being used as border patrol or police dogs.

For an experienced leader who knows how to treat a young, strong, energetic dog with respect and compassion, and spend lots of time with him in the right situation, Doogie will make a wonderfully alert and loyal companion.

Doogie is very affectionate in the home and gets along well with family members and other pets who are part of the family.  He has already received considerable training to help him be less reactive to strange dogs or new situations he may encounter when out walking on leash. Perhaps you can provide the ongoing guidance Doogie needs.

Doogie needs a strong, confident leader, and if you think you are the right person to continue Doogie’s training and provide him with lots of exercise and plenty of interesting and stimulating circumstances so that he’s not bored, in a loving forever home that will always be well guarded, please contact Ray or Laurie for further information at 250-592-6614 or send an e-mail to today.

Doogie (side view)








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Doggy Idol – Dog Days of Summer Fair

Calling all canines and their human counterparts!
It’s Dog Days of Summertime!

Boris says, "See YOU at the Doggy Summer Fair!"

You won’t want to miss all the fun events at the Dog Days of Summer Fair coming your way Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at St. Luke’s Church Hall, which has lots of free parking and is located at 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road.

This is a fun for all ages fund raising event in support of Victoria Adoptables and Vets for Pets.

Doors are open from 11:30 a.m. until 5:3o p.m. on Saturday, 22nd September. Admission is just $4. and kids get in free, plus if you bring a new or slightly used collar or leash or an unopened bag of pet food to donate to pets on the street, you will receive $1.00 off your admission.

Enjoy this fun, family day with free special events & contests. Enter your pet in the all day “paws on parade” fashion show contest, or have Fido or Fifi take part in the Jack Jump contest. As well, there will be a Free Canine good neighbour fun test, Face painting for the kids, shopping from local vendors specializing in pet products & services and you can have your pet’s photo taken by a top pet photographer on site.

You won’t want to miss this fun event with proceeds going to help Victoria Adoptables and Vets for Pets.

Victoria Adoptables is a local, non-profit animal rescue service who provide stray and abandoned dogs with needed veterinarian care (spaying/neutering), healthy food and a caring foster home until they can be adopted.

Vets for Pets are a group of volunteer veterinarians and assistants who volunteer their time to provide vet services, vaccinations, and food to loved pets living in the homeless community and those who cannot afford traditional veterinarian services.

For more information please go to: DoggyIdol or Contact them at:
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Please HELP Seymour

Seymour after grooming

21Jun12: PLEASE HELP SEYMOUR who was rescued from a Chilliwack puppy mill.

“GVAC just took in a dog from the Chilliwack Animal Control that was slated to be euthanized. He was abandoned by a puppy mill operation and needs full dental, neutering and a wheelchair. He is very playful, happy and everything together will most likely cost $1000.

Here is a little more info from his foster mom, Melissa:

I just wanted to share a couple of pics with you of Seymour, one of our Pekingese dogs from the puppy mill in Chilliwack.  As you may know, he’s in really rough shape – he has spinal compression that causes his back end to wobble and fall (Joe, my husband, is working on gathering supplies for a doggy cart/wheelchair for him).

His teeth are in really rough shape. And he was filthy and matted and his nails were so long they had curled around towards his pads.  He shakes when he’s nervous, and tenses incredibly when picked up (I really wonder what his life was like before coming to us).

That being said, he’s the happiest dog.  He kind of shuffles around on the floor like a seal, and follows us around everywhere.  He plays with Barkley and has even worn him out (Barkley is our 10 month old pug/shih tzu).

Seymour is very affectionate and loves to kiss and cuddle.  Seymour sleeps in a plush doggy bed on the floor on my side of the bed, next to Barkley’s crate.  Today, he played with one of Barkley’s toys and it was SO cute.  Our place is all laminate/lino (on the “pet floor” anyway), but we got a cheap area rug for Seymour so he could get a bit more purchase on the floor.  We went to the groomer today and he was shaved down – as you can see from the pictures, it made a HUGE difference.

We’re off to the vet on Sunday to make sure his arthritis pain is under control, and we’ll see how the vet feels about putting him under to take care of his teeth.  We have already raised $100 via ChipIn on Facebook towards Seymour’s care.”

The link to the GVAC ChipIn page for Seymour:

The GVAC is asking all animal lovers for help in the form of small monetary donations toward this little pekingese’s care? If lots of people just donate a little, adorable little Seymour can be well taken care of.

If you can help Seymour with either a small or larger donation, please contact Delana Steele (see below), and tell her that Boris sent you.

Delana Steele
Board of Directors
Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders
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