Available Dogs


You can see videos of our adoptable dogs on our

YouTube channel

And many more photos on our facebook page

UPDATE: May 2016 – The New Arrivals from April have all found FOREVER HOMES!

The dogs have arrived!

Cecilia, Mickey, Maggie, Lexi, Poochie, Kindle and Winston

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Introducing Maggie!

Maggie is an absolutely darling Chihuahua and loves everyone! She’s heart-meltingly loving and affectionate, and loves nothing more than to be petted, cuddled and snuggled with her human(s). Maggie is about 4-5 yrs old. Maggie is not at all a yappy Chi and is great with other dogs, a very happy-go-lucky pooch. Maggie’s adoption fee is $500 and includes all of her vetting. UPDATE: Maggie has been ADOPTED!
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Meet Kindle!

Kindle is a darling little Chi-Min Pin mix, about 4 yrs old and about 7lb. Kindle is exceptionally quiet, docile and affectionate. She never barks and loves nothing more than to cuddle with her humans. She is shy at first, but warms up quickly and soon becomes your shadow! Kindle has the sweetest and gentlest demeanour that very quickly engenders adoration from all who meet her. Kindle does very well around other dogs, and will likely do well around cats, because she is so calm and quiet. Kindle is fully vaccinated, spayed, dewormed/deflead and her adoption fee is $500. UPDATE: Kindle has been ADOPTED!
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Meet Lexi!

Lexi is a gorgeous Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix, she is about 1 yr old and weighs about 9lb. Lexi is the absolute friendliest little dog we’ve ever met, she is so easy going, affectionate, cuddly and ADORES children! She must go to a home with young children, because she loves interacting with them so much! Lexi is in great health, spayed, fully vaccinated, dewormed/deflead and recently groomed. Her adoption fee is $580. UPDATE: Lexi has been ADOPTED

Meet Mickey!

Mickey is a stunning chap (on the larger side, weighing about 20lb). Poor Mickey has had a very hard time, he was ruthlessly dumped at a high-kill shelter by his former owner. Mickey was emaciated and his eyes were in very rough shape with skin ulcerated from continued neglect and buildup of tear stains. With loving care of his foster mom, he is starting to heal and feeling much better! His eyelid ulcers have healed up, and even though he’s still very skinny, he’s in excellent health now. Mickey is a very very smart boy, learns the routine quickly. He is housetrained and a good walker on the leash. Mickey does prefer a quieter household, as he has been through a lot of changes and stress, but once he feels settled, he’s a dream dog – quiet, cuddly and intelligent. He does well around other dogs but we are not sure about cats yet. Mickey is fully vetted, has had a dental, is neutered and up to date on worming and vaccinations. We think he is about 7-8 yrs old. He is very healthy for his age and extremely spry! Mickey’s adoption fee is $450. UPDATE: Mickey has been ADOPTED!
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Meet Cecilia!

Cecilia is a lovely and playful girl who is looking for a new home. She is 1-2 yrs of age and still acts like a puppy, she’s got a lot of energy and loves to run in circles outside (or up and down the stairs!). She is the most spry Chihuahua we’ve ever seen, she has no difficulty jumping up on a very tall bed and even onto the dinner table off of a chair. In the house, she is very quiet and loves nothing better than to cuddle with her humans, a true couch potato lap dog, this one! She is very good at picking up on the energy level of her people and will be quiet or active depending on the circumstance. Ceci is very shy around new people, but once she warms up, she becomes your shadow and will constantly want to cuddle. Ceci is a very healthy and robust girl, weighs about 8lb, up to date on vaccinations, deworming and all vetting. She is spayed. Her adoption fee is $580. Update: Ceci has been ADOPTED!

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Cocoa the Dacshund

Cocoa is a lovely and playful girl who is looking for a new home. She comes from a local family who are no longer able to keep her. Cocoa is great with everyone, kids, dogs and even cats. She is in great health and is almost 4 yrs old.Cocoa has been ADOPTED238AEBD6-D180-4D05-A7FB-1A633AE7EE5C

Lola and Canela (March 2016)

These two lovely girls are currently in California, and we are looking for a foster or adoptive home for them on Vancouver Island. They are both very sweet, affectionate and playful. They are besties and would do great to be adopted together. Both are about 6 years old, very healthy, up to date on their vaccinations, spayed and have recently had dental cleanings. Canela is about 7 lb and Lola is about 12 lb.
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Curly the Toy Poodle (Feb 2016)

Curly is a local doggy who is in the sad circumstance of looking for a new home after her owner passed away. She is 10 years old and in great health. Curly is very sweet, loving and friendly. UPDATE: Curly has been adopted












We’ve got New Arrivals!

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UPDATE November 2014: All of the newcomers have found forever homes. We do not currently have any dogs available for adoption.

Meet Saffron!

Saffron (Saffy, for short) is an absolutely adorable ball of fluff and energy. She came into the shelter as a stray, in rough shape, and her age at the time was estimated to be about 5 yrs, however she acts like a puppy and we think she is about 2-3 yrs old. Saffy is very gentle yet wonderfully playful, and gets along well with everyone! Saffy has been ADOPTED


Meet Juno the Cocker-Chi Mix!

Juno is only 1 year old, and already had a rough start to life, being unwanted and neglected. Despite that, she remained very affectionate and loves to cuddle and be close to her people. She gives the most heart-melting puppy eyes as she waits to be picked up for cuddles. She more than deserves to be loved by a family who will make her feel safe, cared for and never abandon her. Juno is a quiet and gentle girl and is very well behaved in the house. Aside from snuggling, Juno also loves to play with other dogs and can be very active. She would do just as well in a family with other canine siblings, as she would being an only pup. Juno has been ADOPTED

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Meet Kirby!

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Meet ZuZu!

This poor little girl has had a rough life, having been unwanted and dumped in a high-kill shelter in California. And to make things worse, her recent adoptive home in Victoria did not work out. She really deserves better. She’s very loving, sweet, gentle, cuddly, and great with kids. She does have some anxiety around men, and would do better in a home with no males or ones who will be very gentle with her. She is a very inquisitive and energetic dog, and would love to find a family that is physically active. But she also does well just spending time at home, curled up on a lap. She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, deflead and housetrained. She’s about 2-3 years old and weighs only 5lb (needs to gain a bit).IMG_4170 Zuzu has been ADOPTED

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Meet Ida!

Ida is a Chi mix, she’s only 1 yr old and weighs about 10lb. Ida is very sweet and affectionate and she loves to cuddle. She’s also very energetic and playful. She loves to play with other dogs, whether they’re her own size or much much bigger! Ida is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $450. You can see a cute video of her being very cuddly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcTmbHB73ys UPDATE: Ida has been ADOPTED! IMG_2701 (1280x961) (2) IMG_2711 (1280x959)

Meet Scotty!

Scotty is a 5 yr old Chihuahua/Corgi mix. He weighs about 15 lb.  Scotty is a very  happy, friendly little guy!


He has a sad backstory, where he was dumped at a high-kill shelter by his previous owner because the owner was too old to take care of his dog.  However, being an older dog himself, Scotty would have a very low chance of making it out of the shelter. It’s practically a death sentence being an older Chihuahua mix in a California shelter. Scotty is happy to be out of the shelter and loves being with his foster family. He is affectionate and loyal, and is always friendly with new people he meets.  He’s not a big fan of other dogs though and would probably prefer to be the only dog in the family. He does tolerate other small breed female dogs (he is currently fostered with a female Yorkie and they do get along well, although they never try to play and just keep to their own spaces of the house). Scotty is a mellow, low energy kind of guy, and he does very well being left alone for several hours at a time. He is very well behaved in the house, never chews anything other than his toys and doesn’t get into any mischief. He is housetrained. He is not a barker, other than barking at the door a little bit, and doesn’t do separation anxiety barking.  He sleeps well in his crate at night. He likes to follow his foster mom around the house and is happy to just sit on the couch for hours, snuggling with his people. Being mellow in the house as he is, he actually can keep a very brisk pace on walks and does love going for hikes. An update on Scotty: he was recently diagnosed with “dry eye” and needs daily medicated eye drops probably for the rest of his life. Otherwise, he is a healthy and happy little guy! Scotty’s adoption fee is $200 UPDATE: Scotty has been ADOPTED! untitledScottypets14IMG_2528 (1280x960)

 Meet Casper!

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Meet Jasper!

Jasper is a Poodle mix and is about 3 yrs old. He  is a very sweet, gentle and cuddly guy. Very friendly with other dogs. DSC_5743 DSC_5757Jasper has been ADOPTED!

Meet Cookie!

Cookie is a 3-4yro Chihuahua mix and she currently weighs only 7.5lb – she was dumped at the shelter by her previous owners in such an emaciated state! She needs to gain a couple of pounds and will no doubt make quick progress – she loves food! Cookie is a very gentle, sweet and quiet girl who loves to cuddle. She is also good with other dogs, as long as they are gentle with her. Cookie has been ADOPTED! DSC_5781 (1280x848) DSC_5782 (1280x962)


 Meet Sandy!

Sandy is a 2 yro Chihuahua/Dachshund (ChiWeenie). She is a very energetic and playful little girl, so full of beans! She’s friendly with people and adores playing with other dogs. She loves to jump up on people (and other dogs), especially if someone is kneeling down – she will jump up onto your back! Just like a little goat. Sandy has a PENDING ADOPTION DSC_6007 (1280x848)DSC_5914 (959x1280)

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