Betty & Wilma

Wilma is charming and tiny—she is a warm grey tabby with a brick coloured nose. She is an affectionate talker and will let you know when she is happy with a loud purr—and when she is hungry with an “I am soooo hungry” yeowl.

Although she can play up a storm with her fellow foster kittens, she has a calm demeanor and settles quickly. She is curious about both the big shaggy dog and respectful of the two household adult cats.

She is bonded with her litter mate Betty and loves to snuggle with her but will also seek out a warm lap and affectionate hand and will purr her appreciation. They are about 10 weeks old (Aug. 29)

Betty is tiny and charming—she is a soft grey tabby with a darker coloured nose than her litter mate Wilma. She is an adventurer and was the first to quickly venture forth from the “safe room” and explore the space beyond. Like her sister Wilma, she is a talker and purrs loudly when cuddled—and will tell you when she is hungry or lonely.

She is bonded with Wilma and loves snuggling with her, using any part her sister as a pillow. Betty is curious about the large household dog and is respectful of the two adult cats.

Sunny windowsills are one of Betty’s favourite nap locations in addition to any warm and welcoming lap.

Betty and Wilma are available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Rescue.  The adoption donation is $175 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.

Comet & Loris

Comet is a beautiful brown boy with black blotches. He is very affectionate and purrs like a furnace. He likes exploring new spaces and gets really enthusiastic at play time. Every other time of day he wants to be touched and can be found wherever his human’s hands are, or nestled up to his sister Loris.

Loris is a white and brown tabby. She has giant eyes and likes to sit back and watch her brother try things first. She is a fairly mellow kitten and likes attention on her terms, (which is most of the time). Loris also sometimes likes to go off on her own and find a nice spot to sit and watch all of the goings on.

These siblings are very gentle and loving and approx. 13 weeks old (as of Aug. 12) They are clever and they will meow to let you know if they need anything.

Comet and Loris are available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Rescue.  The adoption donation is $175 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.

Dimitri

Dimitri is 6 years old. He is very handsome and likes to keep his fur clean and tidy. He loves being pet on his back and sometimes even on his belly. Once a day he likes to chase his small toy mouse on a string and invites other family members to play with him. The other times during the day, he likes to enjoy some quiet time and will either watch out of the window or hide somewhere.

At night he likes to be close to his family in the same room, sometimes even on the same bed. Dimitri would fit in most households, but the best fit would probably be a family with children who could pet him but still allow him for many hours of quiet time. He is fully litter box trained. He has lived with 4 other cats and a dog previously. He was surrendered due to a crisis in the home.  He is an indoor only cat. 

Dimitri is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Rescue.  The adoption donation is $175. 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.

Clifford [ON HOLD]

My name is Clifford and I am a 1.5-year-old (approx.) Presa Canario mix! Sadly, I’ve seen my fair share of homes. I’ve been in 7 in my short lifetime and I hope to make the next my last. I came to GRAB as an urgent owner surrender and in poor condition. I was underweight, dirty, and terrified to be changing homes in the middle of the night.

Since arriving at my foster home, I have put on some weight and am sitting at about 120lbs. I am a big boy and still young and immature, so training efforts have been focused on basic manners so I don’t knock anybody over or hurt them accidentally. I am making great progress and can greet my foster family in a (mostly) calm manner at the front door when they get home – even though it is difficult because it’s still one of the greatest parts of my day!

I lived with another dog in my foster home, who recently passed away, and we got along very well! I learned to take physical and verbal cues from her on gentle playing and boundaries. Although I miss her dearly, a home with another dog is not necessary – my people are more important to me. In my foster home, we also have rabbits. They don’t bother me in their house (sometimes I try and sneak hay to eat), but I need supervision when they are out and about because I am naturally curious about them. I have also lived with cats in the past (as per the previous owner).

While my foster parents are at school and work, I am allowed free range of the house. I had been used to a crate at one point in my life, but they aren’t my favourite and I am well behaved on my own so I don’t use one anymore. At home, you can find me anywhere my people are. I love curling up on the couch with them to cuddle, or nearby in my bed while we watch TV. I help supervise the cooking and am great at picking up crumbs and food dropped on the floor. I am very food driven, so if you don’t want anything eaten, please don’t leave it out to tempt me. At night, I am quite comfortable to curl up at the foot of the bed to sleep.

One of my favourite things to do is play fetch. A nice sized backyard would be preferred to be able to run off-leash and play, as being outside is also a favourite of mine (especially in the snow!). I walk well on a leash (with a harness) and am rarely interested in others around me – I just want to explore – but I can be leery around some strangers, so training and gaining confidence and trust in new people is a must. I need walks of about 45-60 minutes a day to keep my mind fresh and release any extra energy. I LOVE durable rubber toys and antler chews to play with, but I have issues with resource guarding valuable toys and my food, so a safe distance and training is still needed in this area.

Even though I am great with the adults that I know in my home, I am very nervous around new people and will require an experienced and confident owner to work with me (and a positive reinforcement trainer) to overcome this. Because of my uneasiness, a quiet and controlled environment at home, with no children, is required.

Clifford is available for adoption 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.

Mittens

Hi, my name is Mittens and I am a 9 year old tabby that is full of love. My kind foster mom took me in when my mom had to go into longterm care sadly.  My mom was so happy I would be cared for and could find a new home.  I enjoy sitting on my human’s lap and getting lots of pets.  I can sometimes be very active and love to chase string around the house. One of my favourite past-times is sitting in the window sill or up in a cat tree, watching the world go by.  I can also be a feisty cat that gets easily riled up. I am used to living with just a single lady so I would like a similar home where I can get all of the attention and no other pets to share it with. If you think you have the lap for me please apply!

Mittens is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed rescue.  The adoption donation is $175. 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.

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 – CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

**Jagger is currently unavailable for adoption.**

 

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 10 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. Pickles is on a special diet to support her kidneys but does not require medication. 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 $175. 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 and her friend Star were rescued from one of the cat colonies we have helped to manage. These two girls were friendly with their caregiver and he felt that they would do well adopted into a home. One of our foster homes has taken them in and they are now ready for adoption! Fuzzy is female and is about 6 years old (as of Nov 2014) She has a beautiful longhaired grey coat. 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 is living with other cats and dogs and doing well with them.

 

Fuzzy is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed rescue.  The adoption donation is $175. 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.