Dogs for Adoption - Calgary, Small Dogs & Puppies
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated - Mahatma Gandhi
If interested in adopting or learning more about one of the dogs currently for adoption, please fill out an Adoption Application. If you have questions or anything you would like us to know to help make a good match, please send a separate email and list pets name in the Subject line. Thank You!
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*Please note that pets are listed as pending during an adoption process. You are welcome to send in an Adoption Application in the event that a pet you are interested in becomes available again.
BREED: Poodle mix
APPROX AGE: 2 years old
SIZE: 15 lbs
HISTORY: Beck came from a high-kill shelter in LA and was pulled before euthanasia date, transferred here from another rescue. He probably was from a pet dog when a puppy, and not properly socialized or trained. Once Beck grew out of puppyhood and had more energy, he was probably abandoned or taken to a shelter. Sad fate for many dogs, being, most don't come out once taken in.
TEMPERAMENT: Beck has a medium to high energy. He is a very smart and clever little dog. He likes to climb up on things and is a bit of an escape artist. He is eager to please and food motivated. Great on a leash but does pull a little, he definitely will be in charge if owner is not. He gets excited and startled easily if a lot is going on, so he is better in a low key household, and someone who is experienced with energetic dogs. He needs someone who isn't a pushover, can set rules and boundaries, and use positive reinforcement. Beck learns fast and is good around dogs and cats, but would not recommend a home with children or busy household. Beck needs low key home with daily walks.
APPROX AGE: 7 months old
SIZE: 5 lbs
HISTORY: Lena was rescued from a neglecting home in Tijuana, Mx.
TEMPERAMENT: Lena has a great temperament, very social, loving and playful. She enjoys being cuddled and carried around like a good little lady. She loves playing with other dogs and cats, loves her chew toys. Lena enjoys her walks, car rides and is very obedient. Waiting for her forever home. Lena is an energetic little one who will love someone to play with or will also be a perfect playmate for another small dog.
BREED: Chihuahua / Min Pin
GENDER: Female (spayed)
APPROX AGE: 6 years old
SIZE: 7 lbs
HISTORY: Buttons was saved from a high-kill shelter in LA and was transferred to R-mar from another rescue and for rehab. We do not have history on Buttons aside from her being a stray. She was found unspayed, and likely from a backyard breeder where dogs are given little to no socialization or comforts or any kind. She will need an experienced animal owner who understands and can help further rehabilitating Buttons wherever we leave off. Buttons needs an adopter that is experienced with fearfulness and fine with giving her space and not wanting a new adopted dog to be that cute, cuddly, little lap and or purse dog. A home with another balanced little dog is best.
TEMPERAMENT: Buttons suffers from food aggression,is grouchy and growly. She likes to hoard her toys and treats. She is OK with most other dogs but is NOT good with children. She loves to go for walks and is good on the leash. She is OK with people she knows and trusts to pick her up, but will still growl. Nice little dog, eh?!
- Some of the small dogs posted have recently been rescued and in process of getting spayed or neutered and not yet flown to Canada. Adopters can pre-adopt a pet prior to arrival.
- Pre-adoption involves an adopter putting down half the cost of transport and reimbursement of spay/neuter, vaccinations, etc., and pay balance upon meeting the pet. If for some reason an adopted dog doesn't work out the pet can be returned to Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue. Policy information is listed on the Adoption Agreement on adoption page.
- Upon arrival in Canada, dogs can be transported to adopter's city if adopter wishes to make transport arrangements and pay additional transport costs.