Ivan & Snickers

Meet Ivan and Snickers. This approximately 8 week old (as of June 18) brother and sister duo are best friends and must be adopted together. In the beginning Snickers was the most outgoing and rambunctious of the two, but as time has progressed, Ivan has learned to trust and joins right in. Both kittens enjoy being handled and will reward you with lots of purring and snuggles. They both love to eat their wet food and will now eat dry as well. They use the litter box consistently. Both kittens love to play – they will chase anything that moves including the dogs’ tails! They love it when people are near. They like to use them as their own personal jungle gym. Both kittens are already using a scratching post and love to climb the cat tree. They are quiet kittens except at meal time – then they will let you know that the bowl is empty! After a good long play and wrestle with each other, you will find them curled up together in their cat bed. They are currently living with adult cats and two respectful dogs with no issues. Both kittens will be vetted and have received their first set of shots and deworming before adoption and the spay and microchip is included in the adoption fee.

Ivan and Snickers are available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Rescue.  The adoption donation is $200 per cat. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.

Jack & Star

They welcome petting and are generally calm and well behaved. They are curious about visitors. They respond to their names. Jack can be picked up, but doesn’t overtly enjoy that. Star resists being picked up. They have plenty of toys, but rarely engage with them. Star seems the dominant sibling, though Jack was much quicker to be friendly. They both will come and sit on their foster’s legs occasionally. They don’t seek a lot of attention and are both very quiet. Jack seems more interested in watching wildlife through the window. Star is keen on chasing any fly that gets into the house.

Jack and Star are available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Rescue.  The adoption donation is $200 per cat. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.

Talie

Name: Talie
Sex: Male
Breed: Jindo
Age: Approx. 5 years
Location: Wellington Region (Outside of Guelph, ON)
Weight: Approx. 40 lbs
Vaccinations: UTD + Microchipped + Neutered
Tested with: Dogs & Children
Home requirements: Children 7+, Dogs 35 lbs +, fenced backyard, Adopter with experience / willing to work with trainer.


Talie is a very special boy. He was rescued from extreme conditions and is having trouble adjusting to being a happy dog. In the three years with his foster, he has come a long way. However, he still needs a lot of patience and experience to bring him into the dog he could be. Talie will always be a shy boy, so if you are looking for a dog that will turn into an outgoing, cuddly family pet then Talie is not the one for you. He is extremely nervous and will take a lot of time, patience and work to adjust to a new home and grow from that point.

He is good with other dogs but can please rough and needs to work on his manners. At this point, he would be better suited to a house with other medium to large dogs. He has not been cat tested. The foster family that Talie has been living with has a child that was only 10 when they took him in and he has interacted with young children. He is very calm with them. However, it is best for him to be in a home with children 7+.
 
Talie loves to play outside. Especially with other dogs, that is where you see his personality shine, but he will need work on his basic skills: come, sit, stay and walking on a leash all need to be taught. He is a very playful boy when outside and loves to chase a ball. Inside, he is a very easy keeper. He does not have food aggression and spend most of his time inside the crate.

Talie is available for adoption together through Grand River All Breed rescue. The adoption donation is $400. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.

Tye

Tye is a sweet boy who is about 1.5 years old.

Tye came into our rescue back in August. He was caught on a rural property by a kind lady. He was emaciated and was suffering from a very bad lice infestation.

He had the typical ailments of a kitty that has been living outdoors with sneezing.

As the months have gone on Tye has put on some much-needed weight but he is still small in stature.

He is very loving and will come up and give head butts and kisses. He loves to snuggle right up on your neck. His latest trick is to sleep with his head on his foster mom’s head.

He is very playful and has learned to get along well with the resident cat and dog. He will make a game of just about anything, including chasing the dog’s tail. He gets along well with the resident cat and they have learned to play nicely together. He also doesn’t mind the dog and would do well with a respectful dog. He loves the action of a busy household so would be suited to a home with children preferably older than 10 as sometimes he will bite during play.

Tye continues to have sneezing episodes and still has a runny nose and often times he still has mucous that comes out when he sneezes. He sounds like he is constantly stuffed up but he doesn’t let that slow him down.

We have tried many different medications to try and resolve this for him and we have also visited an internist veterinarian. Tye would require a very expensive exploratory surgery to figure out what may be the underlying cause of the congestion and our rescue just doesn’t have the funds to do this for him. The vet’s best guess is feline herpes at this point which is something cats can live long normal lives with.

We are hoping to find a home for him that will accept him and give him the forever home he needs.

Tye is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Rescue.  The adoption donation is $200 per cat. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.

Max

Update: Max has recently been diagnosed with intestinal cancer and so will be keeping him in our program for now to see how he responds to medication. Any donations towards his care would be appreciated. 

Update: Max has responded well to his medication and is now eating/drinking and back to himself. If someone is willing to give him a forever home knowing that he does have cancer and not sure how much time he has we would love for him to find a forever home that can give him a good quality of life to the end.

Max – a beautiful 6-year-old neutered, male cat with gorgeous blue eyes and a black heart on his nose. His colourings are tan, white and black. Max’s original owner passed away so he was taken in by a close neighbour who took wonderful care of him. However, Max was not a fan of her original cat and she was not able to keep him at her house.

He came into a foster home with Grand River All Breed 6 weeks ago and is truly a joy. Max stays close by to his humans most of the time and can be very chatty. He must be placed in a home where he is the only pet as we know he is not friendly at all with other cats, although he is very loving with his human family. We also recommend that his forever home have lots of patience at the beginning as it takes him several days to adjust to new surroundings. He loves to be scratched on his head and under his chin and will sit with his humans on his terms.

Max eats dry and wet food and drinks water from a large bowl as he doesn’t like when his whiskers touch the sides of his dishes and he uses his litter box. He has toys that he plays with once he gets comfortable and will make a wonderful pet for a loving family. We recommend an adult home or home without young kids as he is shy at first and has never lived with children.

Max is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Rescue.  The adoption donation is $200 per cat. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.

Bella

Bella is a ~ 9 year old female spayed DSH. While a bit shy at first, Bella is quick to warm up to people and absolutely loves cuddles + attention.

Bella is seeking a quiet home. She will likely do best in a home without young kids. Bella is currently living in a foster home with dogs and seems to tolerate them well. She does not seem to like the presence of other cats.

Bella is a diabetic, which means she requires twice daily insulin injections and needs to be fed a special veterinary prescribed diet.

Bella is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Rescue.  The adoption donation is $200 per cat. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.

Virginia

Virginia is adjusting to life in a home.  She is shy and nervous but is very food motivated.  The vet estimates that she is approximately 1-3 years of age.  Virginia had a litter of kittens that have been adopted and is now looking for her forever home.  Virginia enjoys both wet and dry food and loves her treats!  She is litter box trained and keeps herself well groomed and clean.  Virginia will take a couple of weeks to become settled in her new environment and will require an owner with patience to allow her to become comfortable and secure before reaching out to her.  Because of this, we are recommending a quiet home with no young children or other animals.  Virginia is up to date on all of her shots and has recently been spayed.

Virginia is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Rescue.  The adoption donation is $200 per cat. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.

Hamilton

Hamilton aka Ham, aka Hammy Vanderbilt the 3rd

Hammy is a very sweet but shy, blind male rat. He is looking for some friends to cuddle with and play. He loves chewing all things wood and his favourite foods are cheerios and baby carrots. When he first arrived, he was overweight and had some skin problems. With a proper rat food, and fresh veg and water, he is slimming down, and his skin problems have completely cleared up. He is getting more comfortable being handled each day and comes to greet his foster mom every morning for treats and scratches.

Hamilton is neutered and would do best with other neutered male rats or with female rats. He will need slow introductions and patience as he settles into a new home. Hammy is friendly and interested in his foster brother, Teddy, but sadly for him, Teddy is not in the market for a permanent brother!

Hamilton is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Rescue.  The adoption donation is $30 per rat. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.

Rupert and Ramsey [Bonded Rabbits]

Ramsey (grey face) and Rupert (brown face) are a bonded pair of year old bunnies. They play together and sleep together. Both bunnies love their fresh veggies, mint and Brussels sprouts seem to be their favourites, they also like banana as a treat. Ramsey is more outgoing and likes to be held, he will come right up to you for a treat! Rupert is more shy, but will allow you to hold him with no issue. They are working on their litter box habits, but the vet said training should be easier now that they are neutered. Each rabbit weighs about 3 lbs.

 

Ramsey and Rupert are available for adoption through Grand River All Breed rescue. Their adoption donation is $150. All of our rabbits are spayed or neutered and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.

Jagger

 

Jagger is a 2.5 year old border collie / husky cross. He is 60 lbs of short creamy white fur with a striking dappled red nose & ears. He has a truly goofy grin when he’s happy and his expressive toffee brown eyes make it hard to stay mad at him for any length of time. He is house trained and absolutely adores his crate. He often puts himself to bed in it if if his people are up past his bedtime.

Jagger is people pup, he loves meeting new people and will quickly flip over for a belly rub given any incentive. He loves moving from person to person for attention when among groups of people, and enjoys noisy, crowded environments as he sees this as an opportunity for endless petting. Jagger is a very social dog as he will follow his people around the house wanting to be included in anything going on.

Jagger loves playtime, his absolute favourite toy is his tug rope. He’ll amaze you at how fast plush toys can be taken apart. However, he is very gentle with his rubber toys. He tends to get bored, so rotating his toys is a good idea. Outside he plays with a large rubber ball but has the typical husky attitude after a few throws of “if you lose it again it’s not my problem “. Jagger has never truly played with a Frisbee, but given the space would astound you at how high he can jump. He is very smart and learns quickly. He’s food motivated and knows sit, down, wait, look at me, with me, turn, and of course high five.

Jagger leans more towards his husky side. He walks well on his gentle leader but still has a tendency to pull when distracted. He likes nothing better than to see new places, he occasionally gets car sick but this is solved by timing his meals accordingly. Jagger is fascinated by water but doesn’t want to be in it, he will avoid puddles at all costs and take you home if it starts to rain on a walk. He loves being around it and will bring you right to the water’s edge, just don’t try to make him go in.

Jagger is dog reactive, and will bark and lunge when he sees other dogs. This is behavior we believe is fear based as he will take any opportunity to run from the situation. When unable to escape he does have some leash aggression, interpreting any movement towards him as a threat. He has been making great strides towards correcting this, and rarely reacts to neighboring dogs. He would benefit greatly from a course specializing in reactive dogs. Due to his fear aggression he is currently kept on a long lead in a fenced yard for easy recall. Jagger also has food allergies which are avoided by his diet of Forza 10 kibble.

Jagger is an absolute sweetheart. He’s a cuddly fun boy that would do well in a dog savvy home with a well fenced yard with people willing to provide the training that the high energy and northern breeds need. Older children would be great.

Jagger is available for adoption together through Grand River All Breed rescue. The adoption donation is $400. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.

Pickles

Coming to her foster home directly from the Humane Society, Pickles settled in very quickly. She is a beautiful dilute calico about 11 years old and front paw declawed. She meows when she wants you to make your lap available for her to sit on, but prefers not to be picked up. She is very clean and always uses her litter box. She likes to be brushed and enjoys looking out the patio door at the birds and squirrels. Pickles would love to be the only pet in the house and would do best in an adult home. She has stage 3 kidney disease and eats a special diet, takes a supplement, and needs a blood test once or twice a year to monitor her levels. If you would love a nice, calm cat as a companion, Pickles is your girl!

 

Pickles’ foster reports that she has a very cute habit: In the morning while waiting to be fed, she is SO excited that her tail stands straight up and vibrates while she does a little dance with her hind legs.

You can follow Pickles on instagram at life_with_pickles_

Pickles is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed rescue.  The adoption donation is $200. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.

Fuzzy

Fuzzy has been with us a very long time. She was a feral cat that we rescued from a colony. She is 13 years old now. She has adjusted to indoor life well. She has come along very well in her foster home and loves being pet and will just purr and purr while sitting on the couch beside her foster mom. She doesn’t like to be picked up but will allow her foster mom to pet her on her own terms. Fuzzy gets along with cats and dogs. She would prefer a home with another cat so we will be only looking at applications that have other cats for her forever home.

 

Fuzzy is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed rescue.  The adoption donation is $200. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. If you’d like to adopt, please fill out an application. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com.