Harry

Hi, my name is Harry. I am with my foster mom and Houdini right now. (Please contact WHARF to schedule a time to meet me). My tabby coat is perfect, with a nice white bib. I give my foster mom little love bites while I am snuggling in her lap. She tells me to be careful and to be gentle since I am a kitten still and have to learn. Sometimes I like to get up on my foster mom’s shoulder. Houdini and I have fun together. I like playing with all sorts of toys. I would love to be adopted with Houdini since we are a team. I would miss him so much if he were not around for me to play with. I eat wet and dry kitten food. Also, I am fully litter trained.

Age: 3 months
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Houdini

Hi, my name is Houdini. I am with my foster mom and Harry right now. (Please contact WHARF to schedule a time to meet me). I am gorgeous if I do say so myself with my lovely dark green eyes and mid. long grey fur. I love to snuggle with my foster mom and Harry. Harry and I have fun playing together. I would love to be adopted with Harry since we are a team. I would miss him so much if he were not around for me to play with. I eat wet and dry kitten food. Also, I am fully litter trained.

Age: 3 months
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Panko

Hiss I’m so scared! I’m scary! I wont bite or scratch, I’ll just Hiss. Will someone take me home so I won’t have to live outside? Take the chance on me and I’ll be nice, I swear. I like cats but hate dogs and would need a quiet house (no kids). I’m scared here and it shows. I need to prove to WHARF  I could be a good loving kitty so they don’t put me on a farm with the other feral cats. I could be loving I know I’ve go it in me, I’m just really scared! I’m neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tattooed. Take a chance on me!

Age: 4 years
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: September 2018

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Rylee

Rylee is an adorable 2 year old female. She was rescued back in the summer from Meadow Lake Saskatchewan and had a litter of kittens with her at the time. She is a very sweet and loving little kitty, she is very affectionate and loves to cuddle. She especially loves having her belly rubbed. She always likes to be part of what ever is going on and will follow you into every room you go into. She is very well adjusted and not nervous or anxious at all. She is VERY playful and just loves to chase a shoelace or feather around and she’ll do it for as long you are willing to play with her. She loves to play so much I think she would be and excellent mouser if she had the chance. She is very clean and always uses her litter box. She also prefers her litter box to be clean. She is good with other cats, but she does not like dogs. She is a small cat and has short little legs. She is just so cute, and would love to find her forever home.

Age: 2 years
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: July 2018

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Skittles

I’ve been in care for a whole year! I am patiently waiting for my forever home!

MEOW – Look at Me – I am Skittles and I am a very bold, energetic, beautiful, slightly (emphasize the slightly!) overweight young lady. I love to play with anything and everything that moves (including my foster mom) and climb on shelves, cat posts and anything else that may be available. I love to be held and carried around – you could never give me too much attention and I will play with you until you tire out, my energy is endless. I can be aggressive with other cats but I don’t hurt them I just want them to know I am the queen. I live with four other foster cats and we all get along, but at times, I do chase and play fight with them. I am spayed, tattooed and dewormed.

Age: 1.5 year
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2017

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Jamie – AVAILABLE TO ADOPT

Jamie came into WHARF’s care with an old injury, a shattered pelvis and broken leg. The vet decided the best thing to do was to amputate his leg. He is doing well, he is adjusting to life as a tri-pod doggie. He is a sweet, small (40lb) dog. Right now he is a bit overwhelmed by all of the changes in his life but he will likely settle into a home in no time.

Jamie

I was rescued from a northern community in Saskatchewan. I was a stray and was smart enough to know that if I went to construction sites it was nice and warm, there were people who would eat, and maybe even give me something to eat! The nice construction people even took me home sometimes. They noticed I had a leg problem and gave me to a rescue to help. I ended up at WHARF where my leg was removed. My pelvis had been shattered and my leg had an old break. The vet said I would be much happier without my leg. My old leg hurt a lot. I’m pretty annoyed right now because it is very tricky to go up and down the stairs and I can’t run as fast. I’m getting used to it but I need help up and down the stairs right now. Especially going down… it is easy to fall. Right now I am having a hard time with my emotions. I do not ever want to be alone again. When you leave, I will not be ok. I also have a little habit of howling. Foster mom said it is very, very loud for a little guy. For this reason I will not be a good apartment doggie. I’m small and once my fur grows back in I’ll be cute as a button. Will you meet me today and show me that I can be loved, forever? I am good with other dogs but I have likely been in a lot of dog fights so it will take me time to trust. I will need to be fed by myself for awhile because I get angry if other dogs come near me when I am eating (Foster mom said this is pretty normal for stray doggies who had to fight for food). So far I am good with kids and cats but it is hard to tell since I have lot going on right now. My personality will emerge more as I feel better.

Age: 2-3 years
Breed: Lab X
Location: Edmonton
Intake: December 2018

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Mini-Me

Hi my name is Mini-Me, I was with my foster mom for 71 days since I was 3 days old. I look just like my momma Taffy , that’s how I got my name. My momma Taffy and sister Sweetie and brother Beany all had fun together. As I got older I didn’t need momma anymore and got two more friends to play with Grizzle and Tizzy. I like playing with all sorts of toys. I Like to talk to my foster mom and climb all over her and love to jump here there and everywhere. I love to snuggle also. I would love to be adopted with at least one of my siblings or friends. I would miss them so much if they where not around for me to play with. I eat wet and dry kitten food.

Age: 2 months
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Grizzle

Hi my name is Grizzle, I was with my foster mom for 37 days since I was 5 weeks old. You may ask how I got my name. Well, my foster moms daughter has dreadlocks with beads in them and I just love playing with them so much so that when she tries to take them away I nip at her. They say I shouldn’t do that so I will learn not to, that’s how I got my name. Would be nice if there was a toy out there that looked like dreads. My friends Sweetie,Beany,Mini-Me and my sister Tizzy all had fun together. I like playing with all sorts of toys. I Like to get up on my foster mom’s shoulders and snuggle with her. I would love to be adopted with my sibling or at least one of my friends. I would miss them so much if they where not around for me to play with. I eat wet and dry kitten food.

Age: 2 months
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Sweetie

Hi my name is Sweetie, I was with my foster mom for 71 days since I was 3 days old. My momma Taffy and sister Mimi-Me and brother Beany all had fun together. As I got older I didn’t need momma anymore and got two more friends to play with Grizzle and Tizzy. I like playing with all sorts of toys and love snuggling with my foster mom. I like to sleep in the bathroom sink. I would love to be adopted with at least one of my siblings. I would miss them so much if they where not around for me to play with. I eat wet and dry food. My foster my says I really should get used to being brushed since I have such beautyful fur.

Age: 2 months
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Beany

Hi my name is Beany, I was with my foster mom for 71 days since I was 3 days old. I was the little one of the bunch and looked like a little black lima bean…that’s how I got my name. My momma Taffy and sisters Mimi-Me and Sweetie all had fun together. As I got older I didn’t need momma anymore and got two more friends to play with Grizzle and Tizzy. I like playing with all sorts of toys. I am just starting to snuggle with my foster mom and I think I like it. I would love to be adopted with at least one of my siblings. I would miss them so much if they where not around for me to play with. I eat wet and dry kitten food.

Age: 2 months
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Tizzy

Hi my name is Tizzy, I was with my foster mom for 37 days since I was 5 weeks old. You may ask how I got my name. Well, whenever I see my foster mom I get so excited that I climb up her leg and up to her chin and give her a little love bite . that’s how I got my name. I like to get up on my foster mom and snuggle in her lap also. My friends Sweetie,Beany,Mini-Me and my sister Tizzy all had fun together. I like playing with all sorts of toys. I would love to be adopted with my sibling or at least one of my friends. I would miss them so much if they where not around for me to play with. I eat wet and dry kitten food.

Age: 2 months
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Trip

I came to WHARF as a stray cat. My leg was already missing and I had no traceable identification. I come off as the grumpiest 3 legged cat ever but believe my foster mom when she tells you that I am all talk. I am very agile with 3 legs and have no problem with stairs or jumping on the bed. I love to snuggle and am in a foster home with kids cats and dogs whom I tolerate but am very vocal about the fact that I really think I should be living alone. I can live with other animals and little people but I’m definitely not shy about voicing my opinions. I am a prince, I’m sure my great, great grand cat came from Egypt. So remember that when you bring me home…once a prince always a prince.

Age: 3 years
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: February 2018

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Eevee

Hi! My name is Eevee, and I am a big dog with a big heart! I love my owners and their family fiercely, but am very unsure about strangers (especially big tall men and people hiding their faces with hats!). My owners say that I am the biggest goof, and that I need more space to run and have fun outdoors! They love me very much, but can’t afford their big home in Edmonton anymore, and can’t take me to their new home in Whitecourt. I am a bit special in that I have had some bad run-ins with other dogs, and I do not do well with other dogs at all. I am living with my foster sister Molly and have learned to get along with her, but Molly and I aren’t very good friends and sometimes I still get angry with her around my food and try to pin her. I think most dogs will hurt me, and I am very protective around my food and my Mom. I have been trained to wait for my Mom to say OK before I eat, so I know they my owners are in charge of my food and don’t mind if they touch or take my food away. I need a home that is dog and cat free. However, I do get along very well with kids and love to play with them and make them giggle! Although I like to run, my favorite activity is just a nice long walk somewhere safe without a lot of other dogs and strange people. I am very well trained on a leash, and don’t really pull at all. I am a smart dog and have trained my owners to let me outside when I need to go pee, and to let me back in when I knock! I also show them where the treat drawer is when they forget, and can be easily trained to do lots of cool tricks! I am usually good in my crate, and would prefer to be an indoor dog (even though I have lots of fur) since I am so fond of my family, and have not gotten used to staying outside in the cold. If you choose to bring me home, I will give you lots of couch cuddles and entertainment with my silly nature and endless requests for belly rubs!

Age: 1 year
Breed: Husky X
Location: Edmonton
Intake: December 2018

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Brownie

I LOVE PEOPLE! I especially love kids. I would do best in a home where people are around and I am not left on my own. I would likely need a lot of work to be able to stay home alone an be confident. I would be perfect for a family with young kids or a retired person. In my foster home I have very limited time alone.

Since I’ve arrived at the foster home I’ve connected with all of the kids here.  Foster mom can’t even get a picture of me by myself! I was a surrender from a family who could no longer take care of me, they had kids too! I know how to do my business outside, I’ve figured out the routine quickly and my favourite past time is snuggles! I sleep in the crate at night with no crying. I get worried when you leave, foster mom has only left me for three hours, in my crate. I cried when she left but she left the tv on and I didn’t rip up my blankie or anything or chew my way out of the crate. I have medium energy. I am interested in the cat at the foster home. She is a little tempting to chase. I DO listen when mom says NO. The dog who lives here likes to chase the cat so I can’t help but join in the fun. If you have a cat it will need to be a cat who knows how to set boundaries. I walk well on the leash. I’ve never done the leash thing before so it would be best if I was walked on a harness instead of a collar pulling at my neck. Even when the harness pulls at my chest I make lots of coughing noises and pretend like I am choking so mom will take me off the leash. She hasn’t fallen for it yet. Once we get going and I stop being so dramatic I am a nice walker. I zig-zag a little but mom says we will work on it. One of my eyes is cloudy. I went to the vet and they said it isn’t glaucoma, it isn’t a tear duct issue, I don’t have pressure issues with my eye but it could be an old corneal ulcer that didn’t get treated. They said it will likely be like this forever. It doesn’t bother me though! Check out Shauna’s Foster Dog Family page on Facebook for more updates and photos!

Age: 5 years
Breed: Lab X
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Fido

Hi, my name is Fido! I am a quiet lovable little boy! My previous owner has passed away and I was left alone for a long time till I could legally be released. I really loved being with my old human. Even though I did lose my previous owner, I am ready to love my new human. Here are some things my foster Mom and Dad have noticed while taking care of me till you take me home. I like shorter walks as my paws get pretty cold in the snow. I am friendly with other people especially when I get lots of loves and cuddles. I am scared of the dark and sometimes get a little bit confused and tired once it gets dark. I am house trained, whenever I need to go I stare and the door and start moving towards the exit. I am good in a kennel once I am comfortable in the room it is in, I go in quietly. And during the day I am very low energy and I like to lay around. If I pull on our walks it is because I just love life and want to smell and meet everything I see. I am not very treat motivated I much prefer love. You can put my food in my bowl in the morning and I will graze all day eating when I’m hungry. I am an interesting mix of trained and not trained. I know to do my business outside and will go in a kennel. But I don’t know my name and I don’t seem to know any fun party tricks yet. But it isn’t to late for me…. I’m still pretty young. As I am a mixed with training I am also a real mixed breed. My bio says I’m a Jack Russell X.  I’ve got what looks to be like a Corgi and American Staffordshire Terrier in my heritage.

Things I like: -Head & Belly Rubs -I love children
Things I don’t mind: -The sound of a vacuum
Things I don’t like: -The sound of hair dryers -Being left alone in my crate I will still be quiet but I tend to resist going in for a bit because I get lonely.

From what my foster mom and dad have observed I would be a good fit for any family or individual, young or old, small apartment or farm life.

Age: 2 year
Breed: Jack Russel X
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Muggins

I’m also a return to WHARF, I was adopted out with Celeste but was returned after the family had a baby and the baby became very allergic to us. Our mom was so heart broken to give us up. Celeste found an amazing home but I’m still looking for my forever home. I’m really sweet and social! Come spend an afternoon with me, maybe take me home ? Its hard not to fall in love with me !! I’m neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tatooed

Age: 8 years
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: June 2018

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Buster

Buster here, I was brought to WHARF because I was very, very thin and had quills in my face. I was in recovery for a few weeks while WHARF was fattening me up and letting my face heal. I am now fully recovered, and feeling so much better, so now I get to finally be a dog. I am extremely playful but really gentle when you play with me. I also have very good manners and will listen to you really well if you want me to do something. I need some work on my leash manners but I am great in the house and quiet in my kennel. I am so happy to be with a temporary family right now that I don’t know what I will do with a real family!!! I hope it is before Christmas. I am neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed and tattooed.

Age: 1 year
Breed: Rottweiler X
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Macaroni

Sup? The name’s Macaroni. I came in with my home boy Diesel. Our owner passed away so WHARF happily took us in. It’s been a weird experience having a quiet home with just the bro and I but we’ve made lots of friends and really came out of our shells. I’m a little shier than Diesel but still pretty outgoing, it wasn’t like that at first we were really scared when we lost our homes but were ready for our new lives to begin (we are not a bonded pair). We don’t like big dogs and love cats, we would be great with kids. The more people the more attention! I’m neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tattooed.

Age: 3 years
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Jonsie

Hi I was rescued by the ASPCA with a lot of other orange cats! We were pretty shy when we came in but with time WHARF showed us how to be ourselves around people. I like to play with other cats and hangout on people’s laps. I’m really nice and snuggly, I’d probably hide the first day you brought me home though. But take a chance on me and we could have a really good life together. I’m patient and would be good with all kids and I wouldn’t mind dogs too. I’m neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and tattooed.

Age: 2 years
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Diesel

Sup? The names Diesel. I came in with my home boy Macaroni. Our owner passed away so WHARF happily took us in. I’ts been a weird experience having a quiet home with just the bro and I, but we’ve made lots of friends and really came out of our shells. I ‘m a little more friendlier than Mac but we  are both still pretty outgoing. It wasn’t like that at first, we were really scared when we lost our homes but were ready for our new lives to begin (we are not a bonded pair). We don’t like big dogs and love cats, we would be great with kids. The more people the more attention! I’m neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tattooed.

Age: 3 years
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Bandit

I’m a very nice shy cat. I’m sure I’d be more outgoing if a was in a home, more myself, and happier but right now thats not me. I’m scared at the shelter, I had a home once, just a couple weeks ago. I don’t know what happened, where did it all go wrong? Where is my brother Bear? Why aren’t we together anymore? I don’t know whats going on but WHARF told me that my owner died. I’m a cat and I don’t know what that means or why I’m here. I’m nice, so nice! I would never hurt a fly, I just want someone to take me home and keep me safe and take my fear away. I’m neutered vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped.

Age: 2 years
Breed: DSH
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Penny

I am the most snugly love bug you will ever meet!

I am a middle aged gal who has a lot of life experience. This is what my foster mom is guessing about me. I have lived in a house before. I am fully house trained and when I saw the kennel I walked right in and laid down. I know this is a safe place. I have ridden in the car before. I know about jumping in and I’m super cool about the car ride. I like kids, cats and other dogs. When I meet a dog I show them that I am tough by growling and bristling up. Foster mom says a lot of smaller, girl dogs are like this. We have to show that we are tough so that no one hurts us. I don’t know how to play wrestle with my foster brother. He was giving me all the play signals but I did not get what was going on. I thought he wanted to fight me for real! Foster mom says in time I can learn about play. The cat is very fun and I like to watch her closely. I haven’t shown any aggression towards the foster cat. I look like I’ve had puppies at some point. I had spay surgery recently and almost didn’t live through it. Thankfully I did because I have a lot of love to give. When foster mom stops petting me I get really annoyed. I need pets all the time! I need to go to a house with a submissive dog. If I am going to a home with other dogs then I like to be in charge and be the tough dog in the house. I need a dog who doesn’t mind if I put my head or paws on their back to show them I am in control. Please ask to meet me today!

Age: 6 years
Breed: Mastiff Lab X
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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Talia

I am adopted!

Dear Wharf, We adopted Sasha (formerly Talia) a few weeks ago and she’s been a complete angel. We renamed her after Beyoncé’s alter ego “Sasha Fierce” as she’s not only a queen in our eyes, but also fierce as she was found as a stray but still so confident and loving. We love her so much and she’s settled into our home so nicely. She especially loves her trips to the dog park. She loves making new friends. It’s been great getting to know her personality. She’s the perfect mix of mellow, loving, and goofy. Here are some pictures of Sasha. Thank you so much for considering us for her adoption. She completes our little family. Sincerely, Elizabeth and Clayton

2018

Vita

I am adopted!

Hi there, Just wanted to update you on Vita now that she’s been living with us for a month. She is the sweetest, most gentle girl, so filled with love. She is super smart – less than three days and she was trained to ring a bell to go outside. She loves snuggling on the couch, going for rides and playing fetch – we still have some work to do on getting her to bring the ball back, but that’s kind of expected. She is the belle of the ball when we take her to visit her “grandma” in the nursing home. Nearly everyone there is in love with her. It’s been a while since either of us had a dog that barks at things, but rest assured, we are safe from wood piles that move because we are plowing snow and garbage bags that are placed outside with out her knowledge. And our yard has been pretty much cleared of deer every day since Vita found her voice. She loves that they will run from her barking and sometimes just goes outside to see if there is anything that will run when she sits up on the deck and lets them have it. Thank you so much for being there for the dogs that you rescue. Vita is our second dog through WHARF, and maybe it’s just luck, but we have found two of the sweetest girls ever through you. We lost Penny (Henny in 2011) in June of 2017, but she was and is missed by a lot of family members too. Jennifer and Brent

2018

Ritz

Ritz is the sweetest dog! She just wants to be with her people and get snuggles all the time. Her tail is always wagging (actually her whole bum), and she loves to give lots of kisses. However, she’s also very good at just relaxing in her crate when her people are busy or away. She loves her crate and is doing well with housetraining. She walks reasonably well on the leash – she could use some more work on loose leash walking but she is also not a hard puller. She walked into the house like she’s lived in one her whole life – what a good dog! Ritz had surgery for a broken hip in September. The surgery required the head of the femur to be removed, so she no longer has a “ball and socket” joint. She is doing very well post op and is using her leg well. She has a slight limp which may persist for the rest of her life, but she runs and plays without concern. She would love to go to a moderately active home as she has lots of puppy energy still that she wants to burn off. To help maintain her mobility well into her senior years she will need to be kept slim. Ritz does have a couple of small nuisance behaviours that we have been working on and she’s been making great progress! She can be a little nervous of new people at first, particularly from afar. On walks she tends to bark at people or other dogs that she sees, but once close enough to sniff them and get pets she seems to love everyone. We have been working on this leash reactivity and she rarely barks anymore, but a reactivity class with a positive reinforcement trainer may be helpful. She also barks at the door and sometimes at men who live in the same household when they come home (or come in from another room/part of the house). We’ve been using a Treat and Train (remote treat dispensing unit) to work on this and she’s been doing fabulously. She is a very sensitive girl so only positive reinforcement training should be used. Ritz will require a home with no small animals as she has shown the propensity for prey drive with pet rabbits in her foster home. A very bold cat may be acceptable, but she should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. So far she has gotten on well with most other dogs and adult humans; she has met only a few small children but did well with them.

Age: 1-3 years
Breed: Lab X
Location: Edmonton
Intake: November 2018

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