Dibley – ADOPTION PENDING

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Dibley is a 4 year old neutered male Chihuahua, weighing about 6 lbs. He is a sweet, gentle little dog, great with other dogs and cats. He is extremely timid with people and has not yet learned to trust humans, so a calm and understanding household is a must for Dibley. Despite his fear, he does not bite when handled. Dibley is still working on his house training-he is not very keen to go outside in the cold.

All of our dogs are in private foster homes throughout Nova Scotia. We do not work out of a facility and are therefore not open to the public. Please visit our website at www.ASDRescue.com to learn more about Atlantic Small Dog Rescue.

Want to fill out an application form? Copy the following link into your browser and fill out our online application! http://www.asdrescue.com/?page_id=11 We will check your references and arrange for a home visit. Please note, only one reference can be a family member and none of the references should be from people who live in the same household.

Lola – ADOPTION PENDING

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Lola is a 8 yr old Chihuahua/Pug mix, she is up to date on vaccinations, spayed and micro chipped. She is just a sweet little girl! Lola gets along with other dogs and cats, however, she likes her space and will snarl at them when they get in her space. She would prefer to either be the only dog or maybe have 1 other quiet dog sibling. She is good with older kids, however she is very nervous with small children and babies, and will hide and shiver, So she will be looking for a home with older kids or none at all.
Lola is a dog that just wants a space of her own to nap and hang out,somewhere she can burrow down under the cover with her person at night. She isn’t a cuddly type, but shows her affection by wagging her tail and dancing around when you get home!

All of our dogs are in private foster homes throughout Nova Scotia. We do not work out of a facility and are therefore not open to the public. Please visit our website at www.ASDRescue.com to learn more about Atlantic Small Dog Rescue.

Want to fill out an application form? Copy the following link into your browser and fill out our online application! http://www.asdrescue.com/?page_id=11 We will check your references and arrange for a home visit. Please note, only one reference can be a family member and none of the references should be from people who live in the same household.

Ollie – Adoption Pending

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Ollie is a Pomeranian mix between 2 and 3 years old. He is an energetic and playful little guy. He is house trained and if he wants to go out, he will let you know. Ollie will do a few tricks like sit, paw and lay down. He loves to play with a ball outside, loves to snuggle and give affection.

Ollie has been living in a foster home for some time with a 9 year old child. Ollie and his foster sister play endlessly, and his foster family trusts him with her. Ollie, however, does NOT get along with other animals (so no cats or dogs in his new home, please), and is fearful of strangers in his house.

Once Ollie has bonded with his family, he can be aggressive when strangers enter the home, so a home with few to no visitors is preferred for him, and work training him to accept strangers into his home is strongly advised.

He can be home alone when you work, and has no separation anxiety. He is happy when you leave, and even happier when you return, and LOVES to go for walks!

All of our dogs are in private foster homes throughout Nova Scotia. We do not work out of a facility and are therefore not open to the public.

Want to fill out an application form? Copy the following link into your browser and fill out our online application! http://www.asdrescue.com/?page_id=11 We will check your references and arrange for a home visit. Please note, only one reference can be a family member and none of the references should be from people who live in the same household.

Caper ADOPTED

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Caper is a 2 yr old Yorkie/Jack Russell mix, 12lbs 13 oz,he was neutered and microchipped on Dec 30, and he has an appoint on Jan 15 for second booster and rabies.

Caper is good with cats and kids and dogs, though can “guard” his person from other dogs when laying on their lap, this is a behaviour that will need to be worked on in his forever home. He’d love a fenced yard, as he loves to get out there and run, but he doesn’t always want to come when called. so he must be on a leash at all times when not in a fenced area.

Caper has separation anxiety and is on Calm-Aid for it at the moment,but we believe with stability he may be able to overcome this. Caper doesn’t walk well on a leash yet! He pulls quite a bit,we are working on that.

He is a young dog, so he can be high energy, however he is quite happy to lay around on the couch! He currently sleeps in his kennel at night without a peep,but also would love to cuddle in bed with his person! He is a total cuddle bug! He just wants to be on your lap all the time!

If you believe that you have what it takes to be Caper’s forever home, please fill out an application!

All of our dogs are in private foster homes throughout Nova Scotia. We do not work out of a facility and are therefore not open to the public. The first step in adopting a dog is completion and approval of an application. Please visit our website at www.ASDRescue.com to complete an application and learn more about Atlantic Small Dog Rescue.

Want to fill out an application form? Copy the following link into your browser and fill out our online application! http://www.asdrescue.com/?page_id=11 We will check your references and arrange for a home visit. Please note, only one reference can be a family member and none of the references should be from people who live in the same household.

If you have any questions about adoption please contact applications@asdrescue.com.

Sherlock ADOPTED

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Sherlock is (we believe) a Corgi/Lab mix.

Is Sherlock a dog that will play fetch for hours with you? Go on long walks with you? Run up and down the beach with you? Nope. He is just an elderly dog who wants to cuddle up with you. Tickle him under the chin and he’s good. He has had what appears to have been a bad life and just wants to know what a warm loving home feels like.

He is maybe 12 – 14 years old. He is a lovely guy with a sweet personality. He loves to be outside, and loves to walk, but has a very slow pace. He has arthritis and has a bit of trouble getting up and laying down after he has been out for a walk. He has some challenges with his vision and we suspect with his hearing too. He prefers to have someone home with him and he likes to stay close by you, either laying at your feet or up on the couch snuggled up (he needs to be lifted on to the couch). He loves other dogs and is totally fine with cats as well.

Sherlock has the usual aches and pains of old age but is otherwise healthy and is not currently on any medication. He has recently had dental work done and his teeth are now in good shape. Poor Sherlock does not deserve to be homeless – can you give him a retirement home? He will give you 100% love and loyalty in return.

All of our dogs are in private foster homes throughout Nova Scotia. We do not work out of a facility and are therefore not open to the public. The first step in adopting a dog is completion and approval of an application. Please visit our website at www.ASDRescue.com to complete an application and learn more about Atlantic Small Dog Rescue.

Please visit our website to fill on our online adoption form http://www.asdrescue.com/?page_id=11

Penelope – ADOPTED!

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Penelope is a two year old female hairless Chinese Crested dog. She gets along well with cats and dogs – especially dogs close to her own size (she weighs about nine pounds). Penelope is uncomfortable around small children and will bite kids when scared, therefore she will not be adopted to a home that has kids or frequent kid visitors. She has proven to be non-aggressive in every way towards adults that she knows. She led a very sheltered life before coming into care and so is not yet used to meeting new people. She will run away and bark when strangers enter her home.

Penelope is a naturally sweet and cuddly little dog and her fear issues are not extreme. We predict that she will overcome her fear of strangers once she has been in a stable home for a while. She loves treats and also loves her kennel, which is a big source of comfort for her. She is not yet fully house trained but is coming along well in that area.

Although this breed is quite a novelty, they are also prone to expensive genetic health issues. Adoption preference will be given to families with experience with this breed, and also to people with a demonstrated ability to pay for expensive vet visits.

All of our dogs are in private foster homes throughout Nova Scotia. We do not work out of a facility and are therefore not open to the public. The first step in adopting a dog is completion and approval of an application. Please visit our website at www.ASDRescue.com to complete an application and learn more about Atlantic Small Dog Rescue.

Please visit our website to fill on our online adoption form http://www.asdrescue.com/?page_id=11

Meet Chili – ADOPTED

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This is Chili, a 3 year old 5 pound Chihuahua who used to be a puppy mill dog. She is a quiet, timid little girl. She needs a quiet home without kids and without a lot of visitors, where things are the same pretty much from day to day. She is using the bathroom in the house out of stress but has been good in the past. In the right environment, she will have excellent house manners.

Chili is nervous of new people but loves to cuddle with people she knows. She will snap out of fear but rarely connects. Chili is good with quiet dogs and cats. She loves food and treats and has no health issues. She is crate trained and likes her crate.

All of our dogs are in private foster homes throughout Nova Scotia. We do not work out of a facility and are therefore not open to the public. The first step in adopting a dog is completion and approval of an application. Please visit our website at www.ASDRescue.com to complete an application and learn more about Atlantic Small Dog Rescue.

All of our dogs are in private foster homes throughout Nova Scotia. We do not work out of a facility and are therefore not open to the public. The first step in adopting a dog is completion and approval of an application. Please visit our website at http://www.asdrescue.com/?page_id=11 to complete an application and learn more about Atlantic Small Dog Rescue.

We will check your references and arrange for a home visit. Please note, only one reference can be a family member and none of the references should be from people who live in the same household.

I Want to Adopt a Dog, What Do I Do?

The very first thing you should do is “Like” our page on Facebook! You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/atlanticsmalldogrescue By liking our page you should receive updates in your news feed as we post dogs who are available for adoption. However, sometimes you can miss updates, so you should also check out our “Available Dogs” photo album on Facebook often to make sure you haven’t missed a little one you’d be interested in! That album is where you will find every dog who is currently available, along with a write up on their personality and link to our adoption application. If they’re not posted there, that means they’re either waiting for assessment or medical treatment or have been adopted. If a dog has an adoption pending, they should have “adoption pending” right next to their name so it is easy to tell. Once they are adopted their photo will be moved to our “Adopted!” photo album and be marked as adopted.

I don’t see a dog I’m interested in here, or I have a very specific type of breed in mind, what do I do?

If we do not currently have a dog available that you are interested in, please check back often! Our intakes mostly rely on owner surrenders, so our numbers vary drastically, and we can sometimes get in 5 dogs in one week and then not get in any dogs at all for a month! Rescue is unpredictable, and we can never say when we will have any type of dog in care. As a 100% volunteer organization we do not have the resources or person-power to maintain a list of people who are interested in a specific type or breed of dog. Because of this we ask that you not submit an adoption application until you have found a dog currently in our care that you are interested in. If we do not have a dog you are interested in, please check out www.petfinder.com! Petfinder is a web database that most rescue groups use to advertise their available dogs. You can use this website to search based on breed, age, size and location, making your life easier, and you can reach almost all of the rescue groups in the area with one search! And just like us, those rescue groups have sporadic intakes, so make sure to check back often for new dogs.


I’ve found a dog in your care that I want to adopt, now what?

Great! If their photo is in our “Available Dogs” photo album and they do not have an adoption pending, then click that link in their photo description! That will bring you to our website where you can fill out our adoption application and submit it for processing. You will receive an auto-reply email after you submit it, and then you will hear back from one of our Board Members just as soon as we get to it! We will read your application and call your references. If those two steps go well, then we will arrange for a home visit to be done at your home with all family members present. The volunteer will meet with you, and bring the dog if possible. After that, if all is well and we believe you are a match for the dog is when we will arrange for your adoption to take place, we will sign a contract with you, and take your adoption fee and you get to take your pup home for the rest of his or her life!

Matilda – ADOPTED

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Matilda is an older lady; 10-ish years of age. She is a Chihuahua mix–possibly a “Chiweenie”, Chi X Dachshund–who’s sad existence before rescue was as puppy mill breeding stock. Don’t let her age and past fool you though!

Matilda is a spry and friendly girl who’s learning what it’s like to be a normal dog. She’s always happy to see her foster parents when they arrive home from work and she gets along well with their resident small dogs. She hasn’t figured out how to engage in play, but she’s working on it. Tail wagging, she’ll pick up a toy and carry it around the house not quite sure what to do, but at least she’s having fun.

Matilda can be timid of unfamiliar experiences, sudden movements, ruckus and loud noises. She doesn’t act out, but is inclined to tuck her ears back and freeze until reassured that she’s safe. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body–just look at those deep brown doughy eyes!

Matilda is very people-oriented. (She had a great time schmoozing in a crowd of strangers and 60 other Chihuahuas at a breed picnic not long ago.) While she may not be a lap-dog, Matilda enjoys short cuddles in your arms, comfy sleeping spots, and good old fashioned head rubs. Outdoors in the yard, she’s been trustworthy off-leash; never wandering far. On leash, she’s getting used to a walking harness and bustle of the street.

Although not yet house-trained, Matilda reliably uses a pee pad indoors when available. She knows to do her business outside when taken, however.

This senior girl has a lot of love yet to give. Matilda will do best in a low-key household (with older children, if any) where she’s included in all facets of day-to-day life. She would also like to have a docile canine friend with whom she can be chums.

Matilda’s adoption fee is $250.

All of our dogs are in private foster homes throughout Nova Scotia. We do not work out of a facility and are therefore not open to the public. The first step in adopting a dog is completion and approval of an application. Please visit our website at http://www.asdrescue.com/?page_id=11 to complete an application and learn more about Atlantic Small Dog Rescue.

We will check your references and arrange for a home visit. Please note, only one reference can be a family member and none of the references should be from people who live in the same household.

Trails N’ Tails Fundraiser

Take A Hike To Help Canines & Veterans
On Saturday September 27th, humans and hounds alike will hit the trails of Mt. Uniacke Estates Park in support of canine rescue and veterans battling PTSD.

Presented by Muddy Paws Adventures, Trails N’ Tails is a 45 or 90 minute nature hike (participant’s choice) through some of Hants County’s most picturesque trails. Participants will have the option to make a donation or collect pledges with all proceeds going directly to Paws Fur Thought and Atlantic Small Dog Rescue.

Along with raising funds, the event is designed to expose the mental health benefits of spending time in nature and the therapeutic benefits of dogs. “Two years ago, I left my career in the city to launch Muddy Paws Adventures. It wasn’t long before I realized what a positive impact hiking with a pack of happy, energetic dogs had on my well-being both physically and mentally,” says Linda Townsend. “My goal is to share the experience with others while helping two very deserving canine-related causes.”

When: Saturday September 27th
10:00 am Registration
11:00 am Hike begins
12:30 pm Presentations & BBQ

Where: Mt Uniacke Estates Park, Registration in Carriage House

More Information: Trails N’ Tails Brochure & Pledge Sheet you can download from http://muddypawsadventures.com/trails-n-tails-fundraiser/

About Paws Fur thought: Conceived through “The Long Walk To Sanity” by Veteran Medric Cousineau in 2013, Paws Fur Thought advocates and fundraises for veterans with PTSD in need of service dogs. http://www.beltdrivebetty.com/paws-fur-thought-blog

Muddy Paws Adventures: Muddy Paws Adventures is a dog walking service based out of Hammonds Plains Nova Scotia, specializing in nature hikes for your adventurous canine! Check out their website at http://muddypawsadventures.com/

Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/298164030368322/