Ayla and Ava are purebred Shepherds They are siblings and until coming to WHARF were living together as a bonded pair. As that might sound magical and lovely it is actually the worst thing you can do to a puppy. Puppies need to socialize with people and learn from well rounded adult dogs. When puppies are kept together they bond first with each other. This makes it harder for them to form bonds with other people and dogs. This is why we separated them immediately and they are not available adoption together. Ava has the same level of training, house training and kenneling as Ayla but is completely different. She is outgoing but more of a thinker. She was a lot more cautious when she first arrived than the sister but fit in easily and gets along with everyone. She has better ground manners and is in general calmer than Ava. She too, I think should go to an experienced home that has some time to put into making her the dog she should be. She is spayed, vaccinated and de-wormed.
Age:11 months Breed: German Shepherd X Location: Edmonton Intake: December 2018 Adoption Fee: $450
Ayla and Ava are purebred Shepherds They are siblings and until coming to WHARF they were living together as a bonded pair. As that might sound magical and lovely it is actually the worst thing you can do to a puppy. Puppies need to socialize with people.and learn from well rounded adult dogs. When puppies are kept together they bond first with each other. This makes it harder for them to form bonds with other people and dogs. This is why we separated them immediately and they are not available for adoption together. Ayla is so friendly, almost too friendly. If she could sit on your shoulder all day I’m sure she would. She jumps up a lot and is high energy compared to her sister. She is great with other dogs and has been around cats with no issues. She is eager and willing to please but needs lots of positive support and training to excel and I’m sure she will as she is constantly looking for approval. She is kennel trained almost too well, I think she was kenneled a lot. House trained but no basics and no leash training. WHARF would like both dogs to go to a home with Shepherd experience or another Shepherd. They are good around the kids but I think since they both need work in different area, a home without kids that can focus a bit more on getting them training wise where they need to be would be better. Please call WHARF if you have questions about Ayla! She is spayed, vaccinated and de-wormed.
Age:11 months Breed: German Shepherd X Location: Edmonton Intake: December 2018 Adoption Fee: $450
Hi! I’m Charlie and I’m a handsome, low rise model who is only about 20lbs. I am great with kids, cats and dogs so I can go to any family! I am playful and hilarious and will bring you lots of joy! I love other dogs and would do best in a home with lots of activity to keep me busy and entertained. I should be kenneled when unattended as I will chew your stuff. Who doesn’t love to chew? If you have a dog who needs a fun playmate then please ask to adopt me today! I am neutered, vaccinated and de-wormed. Will you be my forever home?
Age: 8 months Breed: Corgi X Location: Edmonton Intake: December 2018 Adoption Fee: $450
Hi! I’m Cochrane! And I love it outside! I’ve been with my foster parents for a few months now and I’ve turned into a very lovable guy! I’m so happy all the time and I never want anyone to be upset! I love all the attention and I love to cuddle! I’m still trying to learn basic training but it’s hard for me cause I’ve been a stray my whole life and I take a while to understand what I’m being told. I’ve almost fully learned not to jump on visitors but I get very excited around people and sometimes forget. I will fit in with most families as long as you are patient with me!
Age: 4 years
Breed: Golden Retriever Husky X
Intake: October 2018
Adoption Fee: $400
Cooper has had a long life full of many changes. He was originally a pound dog from the county. He was adopted out to a family that had him for two years and when they didn’t want him anymore they left him on a farm near Leduc. Hound dogs aren’t farm dogs so he wandered away from the farm. He ended up at the pound again and WHARF was contacted. WHARF contacted the adoptive owners and they refused to take him back. Now he is waiting for the perfect family who will let him live out his life in a safe, stable, loving home. He is great with kids, cats and other dogs. He is house trained and well behaved so he is the easiest type of dog to adopt. For a senior dog, Cooper is remarkably fit and young at heart. Unlike some rescue dogs, not only is Cooper unafraid of men, but he’s actually drawn to them. So if you need a dog to walk your husband or boyfriend or son and keep him devoted company, Cooper is definitely your ‘man’s man.’Please choose Cooper and give him the life he deserves.
Age: 10 years
Breed: Coon Hound X
Intake: September 2018
Adoption Fee: $350
Hey everybody, my name is Denter. I was a stray living in a northern community in Saskatchewan. I have had quite the past and some parts of my body show it, for example you may notice one of my ears is a little floppy. This is because I was once attacked by another dog! Luckily some nice humans fixed it all up! I don’t hear out of it and it will never stand up but my foster parents don’t find it to be a problem in fact they say it is cute. Moving onto the present! I am very well house trained, I can quietly be in my kennel, and am no problem when I’m out of it to. I do miss my humans when they are gone though so I should be kenneled to feel safe. I love kids (and am very patient with them, most recently I met a one year old!) and they seem to love me too! So I could go to a home with kids but probably shouldn’t go to a home with cats. They are pretty interesting and I do like to chase but they don’t seem to like the way I play… I am trustworthy to be left in the backyard to do my business. I am a dog with an energy to match my humans. If they want to go on a walk I am happy to but I also don’t mind going outside alone then coming back into to snuggle. When on walks I know how to behave! I seem to have been trained to walk on the left side in my past life… I could probably eventually walk off leash because I am a shadow to my humans. Ask to meet me today! Check out more photos and video of me on Facebook by searching Layton’s Foster Dogs
Age: 3 years Breed: Shepherd X Location: Edmonton Intake: October 2018 Adoption Fee: $400
Devon is a beautiful soft guy inside and out. He loves being with people and loves being outside. He is great with other dogs and cats. He is very gentle and laid back. Very quiet. He will cuddle with you all day and night . Playing in the snow has become a fun time! If you want Devon to be your good boy, apply today!
Age: 2 years Breed: Lab X Location: Whitecourt Intake: December 2018 Adoption Fee: $400
I’m Domi and I came in from a family that could no longer keep me. I am a wonderful dog, one of my foster homes favourites actually. I am a pretty active dog and love going for long walks or runs, hikes and I love camping too. I am completely trained with all my commands, leash walking, house and kennel and have great recall. I get along great with all dogs and kids but I shouldn’t go to a home with cats. I will always be waiting by the door for you when you get home and won’t want to leave your side. I would also make a great agility dog or if you want a dog that wants to learn tricks. I can jump about 6 feet in the air but I won’t jump your fences, I just get so excited when I see you that I make sure you see me too. I will do best with an active family so that we can wear each other out and just lounge around the house for the rest of the time. I am neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed and tattooed. Please come and meet me.
Age: 3 years
Breed: Lab X
Intake: October 2018
Adoption Fee: $400
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 Adoption Fee: $400
I am a very pretty girl who is good with dogs and cats. I can be a little bossy with other animals though so I may need to work on my relationships when I first get adopted. I am polite but I can get very excited, I am young and when I see you I get soooo happy I can’t help but tell you. I am medium sized, about 50lbs. I am house trained and know to do my business outside. I am happy to be at your side. I love being around people. I will chew like any older puppy. I will need help learning re-directions and learning what is ok to chew and what is not okay. I need a little bit of leash work but not too much. Foster mom says I am smart and willing. Once you meet me, you will want to take me home. I am spayed, vaccinated and de-wormed. Please ask about me!
Age: 1 years Breed: Shepherd Husky X Location: Edmonton Intake: December 2018 Adoption Fee: $400
I need to go to a home with NO CATS. I like to chase them and catch them. But, enough about that, let’s talk about what is great about me. I’m cute, cuddly and only about 35lbs. I’m a small gal who is house trained and sticks to my toys when I am bored. I get along great with other dogs and kids. I am crate trained and super quiet. I am active but not off the wall and I would make a great jogging partner. I am great on the leash and good in the car. I am ready to be a part of your life, no matter what you like to do. I am spayed, vaccinated and de-wormed.
Age: 1 years
Breed: Husky X
Intake: December 2018
Adoption Fee: $400
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. At first I was pretty upset about all the changes in my life but now I am settling in to life on the farm. I like my routine and my other dog friends. I love to catch mice when Foster Mom feeds the horses and stirs up the hay. I’m super fast, even with three legs! 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! Please ask to meet me today! I will bring you lots of smiles every day with my playful nature!!
Age: 2-3 years
Breed: Lab X
Intake: December 2018
Adoption Fee: $400
Jaxon is a good doggie! He has more life experience than some other dogs and has seen it all! It’s the creature comforts he loves, like a nice quiet place to sleep, a good bowl of food, and some good boy pats on the head. His previous owner passed away and for a while he was left to fend for himself and got injured. He is now on the mend and will be available to adopt very soon. If you want a quiet dog to worship you like a god this is your guy! Like any blue heeler type, he sticks to you like glue and will be at your feet everywhere you go. Because Jaxon is older, he likes his personal space from other pets. He tolerates other dogs and cats but would be just as happy on his own with only humans for company. Although Jaxon doesn’t have a lot of commands down, he is a very obedient dog with excellent leash manners, no destructive tendencies, doesn’t jump up, and is super quiet in the house. He also loves to give himself snow baths, which always provides a good laugh!
Jaxon would be best suited to a quiet home with an owner who wants an older dog to keep them company at a slower pace. Jaxon’s foster home does not have any children but he is generally very fond of people.
Jaxon is estimated to be around 10-12 years old and is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. He is 24” tall and 56 lbs. He has had some teeth removed but still eats hard kibble.
He would love to meet his forever owner!
Age: 10 – 12 years Breed: Heeler X Location: Edmonton Intake: January 2019 Adoption Fee: $350
I am a super nice dog. I am great with kids, cats and other dogs. I love to play! I would fit in to most households without too much fuss. I am good off leash because I like to stick with my humans. Humans are so nice!! I am kennel trained but need work on my leash manners. We can do that together. I promise I will work hard to be a good girl for you! I know to do my business outside, I’m a civilized lady. If you would like to see a few more pictures and videos of me please see Jenna’s Foster Dogs on Facebook. I am spayed, vaccinated and de-wormed. I am ready for you to take me home!!!
Age: 1 year Breed: Husky X Location: Edmonton Intake: January 2019 Adoption Fee: $400
I am a timid and meek guy but I am slowly coming out of my shell. It is taking me a bit of time to gain my confidence but Foster Mom says every day I get more brave. I came from the pound in Lac St Anne. I love other dogs and I am very playful, but not too hyper. I would make a great second dog for a family. I am young and trainable, I have a sweet temperament. I am neutered, vaccinated and de-wormed. I am ready for you to choose me.
Age: 1 year Breed: Lab X Location: Edmonton Intake: December 2018 Adoption Fee: $400
Kita is a lovely girl, always looking for love, even if she doesn’t know how, without being pushy. She always wants to be with a human. Her manners are coming slowly, she is working on sit and not jumping up. She is very good at the off leash park, today was the first time, she loved the people and playing with dogs. She is very good with cats and dogs. She hasn’t been around kids, but she doesn’t seem like she would be the type of dog to dislike kids. If you would like to adopt Kita please inquire below!
Age: 1 year Breed: Hound X Location: Edmonton Intake: January 2019 Adoption Fee: $400
I am Malt and I am a beautiful girl. I am good in a kennel and house trained. I have mediocre recall, I’m not interested in running away but I don’t come back very quickly I will need to be an on leash dog. I’m not bothered by cats and I love other dogs. I am good with kids but I do jump up a bit, gently. I will need help learning how to sit when I am excited so I don’t knock over any little people. I am about 40lbs so I’m not too big. I have medium energy and would make a great single dog or second dog companion. I am a great size and athletic but I relax nicely. I am spayed, vaccinated and de-wormed. Adopt me!
Age: 3 years Breed: Hound X Location: Edmonton Intake: December 2018 Adoption Fee: $400
I am great with kids and dogs but foster mom said I am not good with cats. I love car rides and lazy evenings. I am house trained (of course, I’m 8!). I was a farm dog for all my life. My humans were very nice and loved me so much. They had to move to the city because they were getting older and they said I could find my retirement home too. I am very kind, smart and well behaved. I would be great for someone who is thinking of their first dog, I am ready to go and wouldn’t be too much work. Please ask to meet me today, how can you resist this cute face??
Age: 8 years Breed: Heeler X Location: Edmonton Intake: January 2019 Adoption Fee: $350
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
Intake: November 2018
Adoption Fee: $400
Hi! I’m Rosie! I was abandoned by my old family and I’m ready to find someone who is ready to commit! I’m a bit of a complex puppy so I will need someone who doesn’t mind helping me learn all about being a good doggie. I was not socialized properly so I will need work with that. I’m not aggressive with other animals but I am VERY scared when I meet new dogs. I love to play though, so I do warm up quickly. Since my last humans left me I want to be with you all the time. I will stick to you like glue so you don’t think about getting rid of me. I don’t know my boundaries on personal space so I will get right up in whatever you are doing. Foster mom says I need work on my basic training, we are starting with kennel training. I am house trained though, which makes life easier for you. I am okay on a leash and I do know my name… it’s Rosie. You can ask for me to the WHARF people. I will be your dog forever and ever and you can be my human. I am spayed, vaccinated and de-wormed. Please choose me!
Age: 7 months Breed: Collie X Location: Edmonton Intake: January 2019 Adoption Fee: $450
I am an older gentleman that seems to get along anywhere. I have no problem with cats or dogs. I came from a house with kids so I’m cool with them too. I am a little food possessive, I like to have my dish first. I came from a place where food was sparse so it is understandable that I like to make sure I get my fair share. I am a good old dog who is looking for a nice patient place to show me how great it is to live inside, with a loving family. Please choose me. I want to know the easy dog life. I am neutered, vaccinated and de-wormed.
Age: 5 years Breed: Lab X Location: Edmonton Intake: January 2019 Adoption Fee: $400
Smokey came from Fox Lake where he lived outside. He was being fed for 3 years by a lovely couple whom had adopted his sister and always watched out for him. It is a remote area and Smokey was not thriving. He was transported to Edmonton before Christmas and was in pretty rough shape. He had a horribly infected huge open wound to his neck that without treatment probably would have killed him . He also was very lame on his front left leg. He went right to the vet where he was hooked up to IV for dehydration and antibiotics. His wound was cleaned and he was monitored on fluids for a couple days. Once he was feeling better he was put under anesthetic to get neutered and assess his limp. His toe was badly broken and had to be amputated as well. He is a lucky dog that someone cared enough to bring him so we could help him. His vet bill is just shy of $1000, which does not effect his adoption fee. He is good with cats and most other dogs, he likes the ladies better. He is house trained but needs to be kenneled when left unattended as he has no experience being left inside a house by himself. He is ready to be adopted and know what it is like to live inside, loved and taken care of.
Age: 3 years Breed: Husky X Location: Edmonton Intake: January 2019 Adoption Fee: $400
I’m Tug and I came in through the pound. I am calm, quiet and gentle. I mind my own business and have good manners. I am good with dogs and my foster mom says I am lovely. I don’t love getting in the car but I am good once we get going. I am good in a kennel too. Basically, I am the best dog ever. I am the dog for you. I am neutered, vaccinated and de-wormed. I’ve also had my stomach tacked to prevent GDV. Please choose me and I will make you happy.
Age: 3 years Breed: St Bernard X Location: Edmonton Intake: January 2019 Adoption Fee: $200 additional for stomach tack procedure, please see adoption fee information page for more information. Total adoption fee $600
I am a very active girl! I have high energy and would need an owner who is experienced with Huskies. I am not allowed to live in a house with cats but small dogs I’m okay with. I’m okay with big dogs too but I can be possessive over my food, I will need some preventative help with that, like being fed separately until we figure that out. I could could be in a home with kids but the kids would have to be well trained not to leave an open door. When I see an open door I can’t help but run out of it. Foster mom says this isn’t as fun for her as it is for me. She said I am NEVER allowed off leash because I have no recall. I DO understand the idea of the fence, I don’t try and escape or jump over it, I’m white and fluffy but I’m not a sheep. I am quiet and kennel trained and would love to join your family. I am about 35lbs so not too big. Will you ask about adopting me today? I am spayed, vaccinated and de-wormed.
Age: 2 years Breed: Husky X Location: Edmonton Intake: January 2019 Adoption Fee: $400