All posts by Rick Cognyl-Fournier

Zola

Zola is my name, and 4 months is my age! Cane Corso mix? Maybe.

I was purchased by someone on Kijiji at 8 weeks. He had me a month, put me back on Kijiji.

A lady went and got me, she had me a month and realized as a single mom of a toddler, it was not easy to manage two babies! With 4 legs, I run faster than her toddler!!!

So now I’m with Sophie’s Dog Adoption to find my 3rd and final home. At this rate, I’ll have 12 homes in a year. Puppies are cute (and I’m adorable), but we’re a lot of work.

At 4 months, I’m a good puppy, but I’ll be teething soon. So furniture, shoes , remotes and wires, watch out!

If you are ready to take on the puppy challenge, and keep me my whole life, you know what to do.

To fill out a form, visit :

http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com/application-forms/adoption-form/

Bosley

Well, what do you know! I’m only 11 weeks old and already looking for my second (and final) home.

My name is Bosley, I’m a beautiful Cocker, or mix, and as charming as can be.

I was purchased on a Saturday, and brought to Sophie’s Dog Adoption the following Tuesday! 3 days is how long I stayed with the person who “bought” me from a “breeder” on Kijiji.

I’m a puppy. So what can I tell you? I’m not housetrained, obviously. You’ll need to teach me that.

I use my teeth to play! I love slippers, wires, and carpets (pulling out the threads is fun!) so you need to work with me on teaching me right from wrong.

I’ll need lots of toys, and lots of stimuli, but most importantly you will need to have patience! I’m just a baby!

So there it is. I’m a puppy in rescue at only 11 weeks old. This is your chance to get a rescue dog that you’ll actually raise yourself!

But be prepared, I’m gonna be very popular. So put in your application fast if you want to have a chance at adopting me!

To do so, visit http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com/application-forms/adoption-form/

I will charm you while nibbling on your shoelaces!

Choosing the Right Dog for You from an Adoption Service

If you are thinking about adding a new addition to your family, there is no better time to think about adopting a dog from an adoption service. Dogs, like humans, have different personalities, so it can be difficult to find the right dog for you. Use this article to get an idea of the personality of the dogs at an adoption shelter and how to choose the right one for you.

What personality traits do dogs have?

Before you adopt, it is important to know what personality traits are typically found in dogs. Some dogs are very affectionate and love to be around people. Others are more independent. Some have a high energy level and may require a lot of exercises. Some dogs are really good with kids and others are not. It is important to think about what personality traits you are looking for in a dog before you adopt.

How to choose the right dog for you

If you are looking to adopt a dog from an adoption service, there are plenty of things to consider. Not only should you consider the size and age of the dog, you should also consider the personality and temperament of the dog. It is important to know what kind of dog you are looking for so that you can find a good match. It is also important to find out if the dog you are looking for has been tested for disease and if it has been spayed or neutered. It is also important to consider the price of the dog. It is important to find a dog with a low adoption fee and one that is not too expensive.

There are many different types of dogs available for adoption from animal shelters, but not all of them are suitable for everyone. Some dogs are more energetic than others, some are better for living in apartments, and some are more likely to chew. It is important to consider these things before you adopt a dog from an adoption service. If you are looking for a specific type of dog, it is best to visit the service yourself and speak with the staff. The staff will be able to tell you about the dogs in the service and what is best for you.

One of the best things about adopting a dog from an adoption service is that they are already house-trained. They have been living in a home and are used to being around humans and other animals. They are also used to the sounds and smells of their home. If you are interested in adopting a dog, you should consider going to a local adoption group. These groups will often have a variety of dogs available for adoption and they will also help you find the perfect dog for you.


Veterinary Costs: What you can expect when caring for your pet

Caring for your pet can be expensive. With that in mind, it’s important to know how much it will cost you for them to get the medical attention and care that they need. In this blog, I will outline some of the costs of caring for your pet and how you can prepare for these costs when caring for your pet.

Vets in the United States and Canada charge between $75 and $1,000 for a routine spay or neuter surgery. This can be a lot of money, but it is important to know what to expect when you have your pet spayed or neutered. It is important to remember that the cost of the surgery is not what you should be concerned about. It is the cost of the lifetime of the pet that you should be worried about. The cost of the surgery is just a small part of the cost of the pet.

Veterinary Costs

Veterinary costs can vary depending on the type of pet you have. However, the average cost for a small animal is about $3,000 per year, and a large animal can cost about $6,000 per year. These costs will likely include a monthly pet insurance plan, a visit to the vet for checkups, and the cost of medical treatment. It is important to remember that the cost of medical treatment will vary depending on the type of pet you have. The cost of medical treatment can range from $30 for a basic wellness exam, to $1,000 for a pet with complicated needs.

How to prepare for veterinary costs

One of the big costs of owning a pet is the vet bills. Many people don’t think about how much it will cost to care for their pet until they actually need to take them to the vet. But it is important to get your pet checked out and vaccinated by a vet before the first day of owning a pet. This will help to lower the cost of veterinary bills. You should also make sure that you have enough money to cover the costs of veterinary care. This is important because many people don’t realize that the costs of veterinary care can get really expensive. You should also make sure that you have enough cash to cover the costs of your pet’s health. If you’re worried about not having enough money to cover the costs of your pet, you should consider setting up a savings account that is specifically for the cost of your pet.

How to save money on veterinary costs

It is important for pet owners to know the costs associated with their pet’s care. There are many things you can do to save money on veterinary costs. One of the best ways to save money on veterinary costs is to be proactive about your pet’s health. By making sure your pet is healthy, you can avoid costly medical procedures. Some other ways to save on veterinary costs include: 1. Getting your pet spayed or neutered. This will greatly reduce the risk of your pet contracting a sexually transmitted disease. 2. Having a pet’s teeth cleaned twice a year at a low cost. 3. Making sure your pet is up to date on its vaccinations. If you follow these tips, you will be able to save a lot of money on your pet’s care.

DOGS FOR ADOPTION

The adoption process through Sophie’s Dog Adoptions consists of filling out an application form to adopt, a full screening is done to ensure that the dogs I place will in fact be going to good, forever homes. These dogs have been through a lot already, and don’t deserve to come back again and again. The right family / person is out there for each dog. The process can sometimes be longer than with other rescue groups or organizations, but an animal is for life and it should not be something to rush into. Once I am satisfied that the family/person meets the criteria to adopt one of my dogs, then the adoption is finalized with a contract. ADOPTING A PET IS NOT SOMETHING TO TAKE LIGHTLY, IT IS, IN MY OPINION, THE SAME AS ADOPTING A CHILD.

Booch

Aloha Canada! I’m Booch and also from Hawaii. I’m a male and weigh about 50 lbs.

Bunny was my cellmate at the shelter, and when she hopped on a flight here, I was invited to come too! 

Some think we might be related, but that’s a guess. I’m also about 2 years old and our breed mix is also pure guess.

I am very friendly and love people! Whenever my foster mom sits on the couch, I cuddle up next to her.

I may be shy at first when meeting new people, but warm up quickly.

Besides being lovable I am super well-trained. I obtained a good citizen award in Hawaii! I do not pull on a leash other than when I see a squirrel, as those are unknown critters to us Hawaiians. I also know my basics, like sit and stay. 

I take direction very well. If I’m too close to the dinner table, or too close for comfort, I’m told to go away and I actually listen. 

I’m super quiet, I’ve only barked twice in a week, so would even be ok living in an apartment. Although I love going out, I’m very calm at home. I save my energy for outside.

I love walks and playing in the dog park. I’m a little unsure when dogs first come up, but after I get a sniff or two, I’m comfortable. I really like chasing them around the park!

I would do great with another dog, and kids too, however NO cats. 

It has been noticed that my back legs go inward, and I run on 3 legs instead of 4.  It looks like I had a leg injury that healed wrong, however, I walk totally fine. Even though I run on 3 legs, it doesn’t slow me down one bit!

Overall I am so lovable and have a wonderful, fun personality.  I’d love to be able to show a family I can be their best buddy! I am funny, love to cuddle, and definitely will see my human as my best friend.

I’ve waited my whole life (2 years) for a family. No more of the shelter life for me!

If I’m the pooch you’re looking for, go get the application and specify it’s for Booch!

To apply, visit http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com/application-forms/adoption-form/

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Bunny

My name is Bunny and I “hopped” on a flight out of Hawaii to come to Canada for a chance at a good life.

I’m about 2 years old, my breed mix is unknown but I weigh a good 60 lbs.  I was living in a shelter in Hawaii that had become overcrowded and lacks funds, so life there had become not so great.

I have discovered a dog bed, and human attention, and can drink water when I want! The simple things Canadian dogs have.

I’m super sweet, and gentle with everyone, and would be good with kids too.

Cats and Chihuahuas, not so sure yet. I would need to learn cohabitation with them. 

If you think I could be the one for you, please put in your application by visiting http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com/application-forms/adoption-form/

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Leyla

I’m Leyla, a 3-year-old, 18lbs, female Terrier mix (don’t shed) who was sent to a shelter after my parents divorced in Turkey.  

Thankfully I was taken out and sent to Canada as an international adoption, but I’m not working out so my human reached out to Sophie’s Dog Adoption to help find me the perfect home.

I am very calm, very well-behaved, housetrained, and crate trained. I love humans, and enjoy cuddles and playing with someone. 

I’m great on a leash until I see cats or squirrels. Then I want to chase them but I’m working on it! Squirrels are a new critter for me, and I’ve yet to sniff one up close!

I’m still working on getting more socialization with other dogs, as in my country, I mostly stayed in the yard. I’m not a fan of big dogs, and meeting on a leash is not my thing. However, I like all poodle mixes!

Kids are ok, as long as they are as well-behaved as me. No grabbing, pulling or pushing. Kids over 12 would be my choice. I am easygoing and just a darling to be around.

I am the sweetest dog. Loving, obedient, intelligent- quick learner and I have a sassy personality.

I would make a great companion for a couple, a family with kids 10+, or retirees. I would love a home with a backyard or big patio/terrace so I can play. I’d also be fun as a hiking or running buddy.

If you think I’m the pearl you’re looking for, you might be right!

To apply, visit http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com/application-forms/adoption-form/ and follow the procedure to obtain an application form.

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Blind Rocky B

I was named Rocky by my original rescuer in Beirut. I’m about 4 years old, and like many before me, I have a sad story that led me to be a good candidate to send to Canada.

You see, I lived in the streets, where nice ladies would pet me, feed me, and walk with me at their place of work.

One day, one of the nice ladies didn’t see me, so she went looking. To her horror, she realized I had been shot in the face with pellet guns and left to die.

She hurriedly got me to a vet, where my vision was too damaged to be saved. There is no way she was going to leave me in Lebanon, so she found a way to send me here.

I am honestly THE NICEST dog. I love everyone, I’m super quiet and calm. I don’t pull at all on a leash (need some guidance so I don’t bump into things, like parked cars) Oddly for a shepherd-x, I barely lose any fur!

The only time I get really excited is when I hear my leash when it’s time for a walk. I do this high-pitch bark. I just LOVE going for walks.

I go to our local dog park and I get around just fine off-leash (it’s a large wooded walkable area with paths).

I’ve figured out the layout of the foster home and go up and down stairs easily. I just need guidance until I find my bearings.

I am good with dogs of all sizes, cats, and kids! I basically love life and everyone in it!

If you think I’m a good candidate for you, put in your application! You will not regret it.

To apply, visit http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com/application-forms/adoption-form/ and follow the procedure to obtain an application form.

Whistler and Jay

We are Whistler and Jay and have been siblings our whole lives.

We, unfortunately, lost our mom to cancer and are looking for a new home to take us to.

We are seniors, I’m a Mastiff and 15 years old, and my sister Jay is a 9-year-old lab mix.

We’re both healthy, but I’m losing muscle mass in my old age, so I’m getting skinny. But I’m still full of pep.

We both love people and kids, I can be selective with dogs, but that is primarily due to the fact Mom never had us sterilized.

My sister will definitely need to be spayed if we are kept together. As for me, I may be too old to take the risk.

If you are interested in possibly giving us that home, contact @Sophie Fournier to obtain an application form.

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Benji 3

I’m Benji! Benji 3 for Sophie’s Dog Adoption.

I’m a terrier mix, maybe with bichon, and I’m 8 months old and about 15 lbs.

I was purchased from a puppy mill at 6 months by a lady of a certain age. Let’s just say I was too much for her. She couldn’t keep up.

I’m still young, so chew toys are a must. I am very smart and eager to please. I love the guinea pigs in my foster home and enjoy bugging the house dogs.

I love water, and will follow you around so camping, hiking, and trekking could be something I’d like!

If you think you might be the right home for me, put in an application. That’s the first step. 

To apply, visit http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com/application-forms/adoption-form/ and follow the procedure to obtain an application form.

Sanjaghak

I am Sanjaghak, and I come from the mean streets of Iran. I’m a beautiful girl, most likely Collie mixed with Spaniel. Hard to say!

I was found a couple of months ago, just laying there unable to move anything but my head.

I was taken to a great veterinary hospital where they operated on my spine.  Thanks to them, I have started walking again and making significant daily progress.

I’m about 8 months old, so I have plenty of time to get stronger in my back legs. Right now I am able to walk around, but as soon as I get a little excited, I fall over. My walking is still very wobbly.

I am looking for a home that will continue to exercise me, possibly with the help of a wheelchair so that I can enjoy life like any other dog.

I’m super friendly, gentle, good with dogs, and people of all ages and sizes, and probably fine with cats. I don’t have a mean bone in me!

If you think you’d like to adopt me, put in your application! I will give you all the love back tenfold!

To apply, visit http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com/application-forms/adoption-form/ and follow the procedure to obtain an application form.