OB is a Big on Beagles rescue who will be convalescing at the Haven until he loses weight to have surgery on his cherry eyes and maybe his cauliflower ears. Weighing in at over 68lbs, he is a happy boy running around in the snow. He may be a bit slower than the other residents, […]
That Stewie, our newest is so cute! Had to share. He likes to sit on the
kitchen table, like our visitor Carlos, so now it is no longer a table but a
bed. Note the towel.
Stella was brought to the Haven on November 15, 2015 by another rescue Bow
Wow Acres. They found her wandering a country road. She was one big matt and
more fleas than you can imagine. They brought her to the Haven as she had a
grade 4 heart murmur. It has now been upgraded to a 5. Stella aka Miss
Attitudinal is about 10 years old. She is the apple of her daddy’s eye and
will sleep on his lap while at the computer or watching TV. She lets the
other dogs know when they are in her ‘space’ and they have learnt to respect
that. Stella will also let you know when you are taking too long to get her
Yoyo came into the Haven on October 23, 2015 from the Oakville and District Humane Society as a stray.
Yoyo is approximately 3 years old. He has a neurological and/or orthopedic disease. He has to wear corrective/supportive braces on his back legs to help him walk. He also has to be bandaged and wear Muttluks on his front feet. Eventually the front legs may also need braces. Yoyo has to be bandaged and braced every morning. At night, everything comes off and he sleeps in a playpen. He is quite use to this routine and just lies on the table. Yoyo is in good spirits and a very busy dog. He loves to play and run. Yoyo will have to make trips to Toronto several times a year for repairs to his braces and check-ups with the neurologists/surgeon.
The Haven was contacted by a social worker of the owner of Baby Girl who could no longer take care of her properly. She came into the Haven but went directly into foster care on 28Sept15. Baby Girl is called a Tartan Terrier because she is a Scottie Westie mix. Baby Girl is a diabetic and going blind. Baby Girl is now living at the Haven and doing very well. She likes to play with some of the dogs but is a terrier so can get a bit dominate around her food bowl. Other than that she is a loving girl who looks forward to her walks. Baby Girl is available for adoption to an experience person who likes to walk and does not mind giving 2 insulin needles every day.
Mickey came into the Haven on 10 May 2015. He was rescued by BOB who was contacted by Oakville Humane Society after they removed him and others from a nearby property in February. Mickey is estimated to be about 6-8 years old and has a heart condition called Pulmonic stenosis that sadly, will shorten his lifespan. Mickey is a character. He loves to play. He will get a burst of energy and grab something as he speeds by you. Hopefully it is not something you really need. He will also play with a ball, throwing it up in the air and running around catching it. He is still shy and needs to get to know strangers.
Bear is a long-haired, handsome boy who is extremely sweet, lovable, and easy going. He came from the Kingston Humane Society into the Haven on October 7, 2014 at the age of 12. He has an eye condition called Pannus which has given him limited sight. He loves to play with a ball that flashes so he can find it. He also suffers from old age arthritis. Bear is a very sociable dog who loves to play with other dogs and who will lay quietly at your feet.
Baxter is a sweet Puggle, which is a Pug/Beagle cross, who has pelvic limb paralysis from an unknown cause (perhaps from jumping off a couch). His owners found it necessary to surrender him because they could not manage him anymore. Luckily, he gets around great with or without his wheelchair and has developed front legs that rival Arnold Schwarzenegger’s. Baxter loves to play and run after a ball. He is also another enthusiastic greeter with visitors.
Synjyn, our sweet fellow, is the Haven’s mascot. We wanted a healthy puppy to be a friend to the Haven’s palliative dogs, but Synjyn has developed seizures. He’s not food oriented, but becomes very focussed on his favourite ball, which he sleeps with. At one time, we had rescued a 15-year old wolf that had trouble walking. Synjyn was always there to comfort him. He’s very smart and knows his commands, but does exactly what he wants. He is very reliable in testing the personality of another dog for, say, aggression; he will protect himself and fight back. Being very gentle and wise, he would never start an incident himself.