The making of the pilot episode of Sophie’s Dog Tales
Freedom is what I was looking for when I wandered off into the cold streets of Kuujjuarapik. Unfortunately I am just a wee girl of barely 3 months old, so luckily someone found me and decided my new life should start in Montreal.
So that’s how I got my name. I arrived at the airport like a big girl, all by myself, but Sophie was there to pick me up and bring me home.
My mix is a pure guess, but seeing that my friendly home town mostly has Labradors, Huskies and Shepherds, chances are my folks were a mix of those breeds. But you never know, I have big feet, I could have a larger breed in my family line, maybe like a Bernese Mountain Dog. Who really know?.
Sophie says we’ll have a better idea once I mature a little. Will my ears stay down, will they be up, will one be up and one down? My future looks are yet to see, but my future looks pretty good!
I’m Snow, the 11 year old Maltese that was given up with Schubert.
I’m as sweet and calm as can be, and fairly healthy for my age, despite me losing 22 teeth due to severe neglect of my mouth. Now my tongue sticks out, but it adds to my charm.
Now that I live alone, I don’t bark. I don’t have anyone to encourage me, but if you have a barky fellow, I will follow his lead. I am a pretty independent dude, so I can stay alone during the day with no problems.
Some see me as old, I am definitely considered a senior, but due to my breed and size, I could live into my late teens. My eyes and ears are slowly going, but it doesn’t bother me at all.
If you want to be the one to give me the care I’ll need and the love I deserve, I will be forever grateful and loyal to you.
Unlike my previous family, I hope you will love me till the end.
I have a new name, Schubert, and am hoping for a new life. I am an 8 year old Maltese who had a horrible name, and a pretty plain life. I lived with a buddy, Snow (he was renamed too), and both of us were given up because of a “grandbaby” who would not come visit if we were still around.
So our mom and dad just give us up after all these years, our teeth were in a severe state of deterioration, having never gone to a vet since we were puppies.
Luckily I am a healthy and peppy little guy and ready to start a new family. By that, I mean find someone who wants me to be theirs for the rest of my life, and will treat me as I should when I start getting old.
I am a sweet, small and friendly Maltese, I was quite barky at my old home, but in foster care I’m learning it’s not a necessity.
I’m looking for a mellow life, not a busy household. A life where I’ll be included in outings, go for walks, meet other doggy friends, and basically chill on my bed.
Am I going to be your new best pal?
My name is Bono, and I am the most wonderful shih-tzu you will ever meet. Wonderful doesn’t even begin to describe me.
I am 4 years old and came from Mexico with my family last year. However, due to a situation back home, they had to return but could unfortunately not take me back with them.
It is obvious that if they could have sent for me, they would have. I have been evaluated and turn out to be what is considered in the rescue world as a “perfect pooch”. Literally. I have been staying with a foster home who takes me to work daily in his zootherapy program, and I am a true champ at this.
I am very tolerant of all manipulations, listen extremely well, never ever had an accident in the house, not barky, not hyper, good with kids, seniors, and pretty much anyone.
I am not destructive, so could easily stay home while you work, and have basically no issues. That is why I am considered “perfect”. Wouldn’t you agree from reading my bio?
I know I will be very popular, so if you want to be first, go download the application form and return it ASAP so you can meet me and see for yourself!
Meet the stunning 8 yr old CKC registered (tattooed) Standard Poodle Manolo. Them “fancy” dogs do often in up in rescue and Manolo is no exception. Manolo is a terrific pooch that always received great care until his owner decided moving in to a high end condo was more important than keeping her dogs (there were two). Help was offered to fight this legally questionable condo rule but she turned Sophie down claiming she did not want to be a bother with the condo board and surrendered him to SDA instead. We tried. We always try. In the end, what matters is saving the dog.
So….Manolo is now looking for his second and LAST forever home. Awesome dog, extremely well trained with your basic commands and a big lover of people. Pretty clueless initially when it came to interacting around other dogs however (poor socialization) but he caught on real quick with supervised intros and training. He is extremely bright and eager to please. Zero aggression issues, excellent health aside from a fatty deposit on his leg we will have removed asap. His foster home adores him. He is simply a wonderful fellow full of love and plenty of spunk. Big fan of playing fetch.
His teeth are great by the way. He was used to having them brushed. He was groomed often as well so no problem there. He is a real softy and very easy to handle. He’s still very much in his prime at 8 yrs old and only had one owner so whoever is first to apply and be approved for him will be very lucky as we suspect he will be very popular. The standard life span for a Standard Poodle like Manolo is 12 to 15 years.
Serious adopters are invited to download the adoption request form located on our web site at http://www.sophiesdogadoption.com
First come, first served. We only screen one adoption request at a time and place the dog on hold while that screening takes place.
He is of course neutered as all SDA dogs so FYI breeders . Montreal and area.