Thank you for wanting to adopt one of our rescue dogs.
Snookie's Society rescue dogs in Ontario and in BC.
We do not have a shelter. We are a foster home based rescue organization. For this reason, it is important for volunteers to have applications filled prior to going to see a dog of interest.
We do not place our dogs in homes outside of the province from where they are being fostered. We are a Toronto based rescue and are open to placing dogs outside of Toronto and the GTA. We are able to place dogs in areas where we have volunteers available to do a proper screening. Outside of the GTA, we can place dogs in Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Barrie and Ottawa... However, the applicant must be willing to travel to meet the dog of interest and pick the dog up should the applicant be chosen.
We are not looking for the "perfect" home, we are looking for the "right" home for the "right dog".
Snookie's Society rescue dogs from city animal control, local shelters, puppy mills, research facilities, and abandoned stray dogs from other countries. We do not take family surrenders unless it is an urgent situation. The majority of our dogs have horrific backgrounds and a very difficult start in life. For this reason, we do have a preference on applicants with dog experience and more importantly, rescue dog experience. Applicants must be willing to learn and be open to training. Our small dogs can be so adorable and when you see their photos, one forgets where they come from and what some of them might carry with them. There's all types of dogs out there and we would love to match you up with the right one. So please patient, the right dog will come along. Whether it be from Snookie's or another rescue organization.
Ontario Adoption Fees:
Our adoption fee for a LOCAL PUPPY is 695.00
Our adoption fee for a LOCAL ADULT DOG is 595.00 (1+)
Our adoption fee for a LOCAL SENIOR DOG is 295.00 (10+)
Our adoption fee for an INTERNATIONAL PUPPY (under 12 months) is between 895.00-1300.00
Our adoption fee for an INTERNATIONAL ADULT DOG (12 months and up) is between 795.00-1200.00
British Columbia Adoption Fees:
Our adoption fee for a LOCAL PUPP is 795.00
Our adoption fee for a LOCAL ADULT DOG is 695.00 (1+)
Our adoption fee for a LOCAL SENIOR DOG is 395.00 (10+)
Our adoption fee for an INTERNATIONAL PUPPY (under 12 months) is between 995.00-1400.00
Our adoption fee for an INTERNATIONAL ADULT DOG (12 months and up) is between 895.00-1300.00
** During Covid-19, we experienced a surge on transport costs. As of January 2021, we doubled our adoption fees to help us cover transport expenses when rescuing international dogs. The airline industry is struggling and compensating costs by charging us triple the cost to fly a rescue dog. Regardless of size or weight! Transporting a dog by plane from Egypt and China can cost anywhere from 1200.00 and 5000.00 per dog in cargo flight. Your adoption fee is helping us with the transport cost. The adoption fee varies, on where the dog is travelling from and how successful we are in negotiating with the airline carrier. We hope once the global pandemic is over, we can reduce our adoption fees back to where it was before.
ALL OUR LOCAL RESCUE DOGS ARE COVEREED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
All our pets have their combo DHPP vaccination
Examined by a vet
Parasite prevention (while in the care of Snookie's)
Our pets are heartworm tested prior to adoption (Depending on the season and location where the dogs are rescued from). All medical documents are provided to the successful applicant prior to the adoption. We do our best to ensure they are healthy.
Unforeseen illnesses can happen, and because of this, the dog’s health cannot be guaranteed.
ALL OUR INTERNATIONAL DOGS ARE COVEREED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Combo DHPP vaccination
Examined and Health checked by a vet
Parasite prevention (while in the care of Snookie's)
Parasitology (Local and Foreign parasite testing)
CBC Blood Panel/General Health-screening for infection, exposure and dormancy
Titer Testing for Rabies antibody
Health certificate by a licensed veterinarian from the Ministry of Agriculture (Assigned official from the dog's country of origin)
*Snookie’s Society can only inform the applicant on the current health and temperament of this dog. No one can predict what medical or temperament problems a dog may have in its lifetime.
All families selected to to adopt one of our dogs are required to undergo introductory training. This includes; Reading a manual, participate in a live webinar KEYS TO RELIABLE TRAINING with a certified dog trainer, Videos on Communication and additional material which might help transition your new dog to your home.
Once the dog has been adopted, we follow up with an optional support program called the RESCUE PLAN to help you transition your new rescue dog to your home.
The Rescue Plan
“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”
― Karen Davison
The Rescue Plan
A Program Designed For Our Adopters
The adoption journey with a rescue dog is like no other and makes a difference not only in your dog's life, but yours as well. The Rescue Plan was created to make this journey as smooth as possible for you and your dog.
The Rescue Plan includes:
1. WEBINAR: Step One: Decompression
Focuses on ways to set your dog up for success as they decompress and learn to navigate their new home. This is a recorded webinar and is available for you to watch at your leisure.
2. WEBINAR: Step Two: Ready to Learn Inside
Now that your dog is rested and somewhat settled, this part will give you strategies on how to teach them good house manners and further assimilation to their new environment. This is a recorded webinar and is available for you to watch at your leisure.
3. WEBINAR: Step Three: Ready to Learn Outside
Now you can take those new skills on the road and build good leash walking manners, create an excellent recall and help your dog make positive associations with new experiences outdoors. This is a recorded webinar and is available for you to watch at your leisure.
4. WEBINAR: Step Four: Feeling Safe
Building on creating positive associations, this webinar will discuss techniques to help your dog feel safe, especially when they maybe having a hard time. This webinar covers barking, reactivity, stranger danger, resource guarding and how to help your dog through these issues. This is a recorded webinar and is available for you to watch at your leisure.
5. Ten Training Plans based on:
brain and calming games
relax on a mat, drop it, touch
treat & retreat
6. LIVE: Two Q & A Sessions
Join one of EduCanine's certified trainers in a live Q & A event and get all your questions answered. Two live Q and A sessions are included in this package.
...and many, many resources to continue learning.