The following AMAZING dogs are available for adoption with New Hope Dog Rescue. Please have a look below and see if any of these wonderful friends are the right match for you. If you find a dog you like, please fill out an adoption application and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
This is little Max. Max came to New Hope through our emergency Hospital Care Program. Very sadly, Max’s owner passed and Max is now in need of a new family. Max is a coton de tulear mix and he is nine years old. Max has lived an extremely pampered life but somewhat isolated spending all of his day with his adoring owner. Max would benefit from a quiet home as he is slow to trust. Max is not suited to a home with young children as he is easily startled. A perfect home will have lots of time to spend with the little guy. He lived with his owner 24/7, and now he barks and whines when left. He is a smart guy, and some separation time can be learned. Max is a very healthy guy except he’s a bit fat. We are working on his weight and mobility. A new home should not have many stairs as Max doesn’t seem to know how to climb them (or he’s just lazy!). A good home for him would also need to take him on at least one daily walk; we have started two daily walks to whip him into shape. Max loves being out in our backyard, and gets very excited for his leash walks; he really enjoys them. We were told that Max did not like other dogs or cats, but he has a foster sister about his age and size, and they have been fine with one another. He is shy but curious with other people on our walks, but does snark at other dogs. Housetraining is a bit of a mystery – pee pads are hit and miss, and he gets out to our yard regularly yet still has the occasional accident in the house. Max is mostly quiet, but will bark at a dog walking past our home and the mailman. Max loves his dog bed and stuffed squeaky toys and especially loves treats. He does require an owner prepared for a lot of grooming. We brush him daily (especially his tail and ears) and wipe his eyes, and he needs a bath every week or two. Max requires a professional groomer regularly for haircuts. On the upside, he’s a gem to groom; very well behaved. Max knows his name, and that’s about it. Yup – no leash manners, not crate trained, and would rather sit up to beg for a treat than sit down. He has since learned sit. We’re working on it because you can teach an old dog new tricks and this is a whole new world for Max. Max is a smart guy and aims to please. If you are looking for a little guy to be the centre of your attention and constant companion, Max is your man. Max is neutered, dewormed, current on vaccines and has received a wellness exam. Adoption fee is $200. Add me to end of all pets’ descriptions View full description »
Hi. My name is Ty and I am about 8 weeks old. I’m a mixed breed but I have my mothers eyes. I have typical puppy energy but I listen well and not to brag but I’m pretty smart for my age. I’m getting used to my crate and I’m learning to do my business outside. Both need a bit more work but I’m doing better each day. I have a good appetite and I have learned to sit for treats. I don’t care for my collar or a leash but when at the park I trot behind my foster mom like a champ. I play nice with my foster sister and love her lots. I don’t know about cats as I have never met one. I like kids too but my puppy behaviour and chewing need to be monitored. I am more a lover than a fighter. I enjoy curling up at your feet or beside you on the couch. I have discovered my voice and like the sound of it. I will tell you when I want something. I’m looking for an active family who I can give all my love and affection to. I’ll be a loyal companion with a little more work on my manners and basic training. Adoption fee is $495 (200 is refunded upon proof of neuter). He is microchipped, dewormed, started on a vaccine schedule and has received a wellness exam. Add me to end of all pets’ descriptions View full description »
Meet Penny! Penny is about a 1.5 year old female shepherd cross Penny came to New Hope having been an outside dog all her life, but she is definitely house trained and can hold her bladder all night long. She will also let you know if she needs or wants to go outside. She is able to stay inside all night, and loves to sleep in the bed (if you allow her). She gets very excited for bedtime as she gets cuddles before going to bed. Depending on how long you sleep she’s content with waiting for you to wake up (she’ll ask you to put her outside at some point but is also happy to go back to bed). She does have a deformity of her right front leg, but that doesn’t stop her from keeping up! She can run and jump just fine! She also goes up the stairs (quickly) and down the stairs (cautiously). She loves to chew...and is happy with almost any dog toy or bone that is given to her. She had previously chewed shoes and cords if left out. However, in her current home she chewed only once, and after being told No, she hasn’t chewed anything else that isn’t hers (but cords and most shoes are still tucked away just in case). In general, she has items that redirect her to appropriate chewing and that seems to work quite well. Penny has played respectfully with another female dog at a different foster home, and shared her toys! She also continues to play respectfully and rambunctiously with the neighbour’s dog, which shares a yard with her current home. Her friend comes to the back door asking Penny to come out, and if she’s not napping, eating or cuddling – she’s willing to go out and play (tug, keep away or being dragged) or to merely sit with them in nice weather. There is another smaller dog, and she wishes to be left alone and Penny respects her decision. It did take a little while to be friends, as Penny can be quite timid upon first introductions (and her friend is quite excitable and pushy/eager to make friends which did scare her for a little while). This timidity and needing time to get used to others is true for human friends too. She hasn’t meet too many, but after a few feeding sessions, she has been quite content to fall asleep with her head in the lap of a (recurring) visiting child and to visit the neighbours inside their house. They have bossy cats that don’t tolerate the dogs that do live in their house, so Penny keeps a respectful distance from them, but doesn’t bother them at all. Penny has an incredible temperament, is very affectionate, curious but cautious, and submissive. A stern voice and finger wag will get her on her back asking if belly rubs will help. Her favorite place to be is on the couch, right beside her foster mom/dad, getting cuddles and belly rubs. She likes to be with her humans and sometimes whines when they are out of sight! She is working on separation anxiety and will need a committed home to show her that her humans will return for her! She waits by the window and cries until you return. She does jump up upon the foster return, but is being taught to go on the couch where she is petted slowly and calmly until she too is calmed. She hasn’t been kept in her crate while the foster is gone as she hasn’t been destructive. Penny is working on crate training. Since she was an outside dog, she was quite afraid of the crate when she first came to New Hope. With some hard work, she is now eating all her meals in a wire crate! So far, she is able to be in the crate for about 30 mins a couple of times each day. This is also a good place for her when new people come over. She can watch, but feel safe, and will relax after awhile even with kids running around. Penny also loves being brushed!! Her fur is soft like cashmere! When she isn’t being cuddled, Penny also likes to look outside the window and watch people and other dogs walking by. She doesn’t often bark except if someone is coming to the door. This is a newer action for her, as she has started to make this her home and is getting protective of it. Penny knows her name and is getting good at SIT, WAIT, and DOWN. But doesn’t know any other commands or how to walk on a leash. Penny’s future family will need to be willing to work with Penny on these things. Penny is spayed, microchipped, dewormed and up to date on her vaccines. Her adoption fee is $295. Add me to end of all pets’ descriptions View full description »
Meet Rex! Rex is a 10 month old large mixed breed that has so much love to give, he weighs just over 32kg. Rex is quite full of puppy energy and loves to play with the other dogs in the home. He is very excited to meet new people but calms down after a few minutes. Given proper daily exercise, Rex is happy to lounge around the house, get belly scratches and cuddle. Rex is good with other dogs but is still learning to respect their personal space, and would need a tolerant companion until he learns some boundaries. Rex also enjoys kids, but due to his size may be better with older kids. He lives with a cat that he does occasionally chase for fun. Rex is an incredibly sweet and loving boy that can’t wait to find his forever family. Adoption fee is $295. He is neutered, microchipped, dewormed, current on vaccines and has received a wellness check from a vet. Add me to end of all pets’ descriptions View full description »