Runway for Runaways 2016

Runway for Runaways 2016

Available DOGS

This is a series of photos of the animals currently looking for their new and permanent homes.  Please CONTACT US (by PHONE or EMAIL) for the latest up-to-date information.

To READ MORE about these dogs CLICK HERE.

Copper

Copper, male Shepherd/ Husky X, 2 years old, 60 lbs

Copper is probably at least 75% Shepherd in both looks and behaviour, but there is just that shorter muzzle,  occasionally curled tail, and relatively light weight that suggests the husky.

Copper’s foster describe him a wonderful dog. The epitome of a well behaved  and alert house  dog.  Copper is very loyal to his people and doesn’t wander far from eyesight at anytime.

He loves the outdoors, spending literally hours wandering around the yard.

There will be warning barks when something peaks his interest and if someone is walking by or if there is a delivery, the hackles on the back of his his neck stand up.  There is no further signs of aggression and this seems to be part of the Shepherd “‘alarm system”.

Copper has been around other dogs with absolutely no issues and his foster’s  grandchildren have visited several times.

Copper uses his crate  at night willingly, and is fully house-trained.

This lovely boy is playful and fun to have around.

Like many dogs Copper does not like to have his paws held. He will pull away and retreat when that happens.

Copper is a well behaved passenger in a car.

Copper’s training is coming along well in his foster home, and we very much hope that this will be continued in a new home.

If you know and love Shepherds, you will have a wonderful canine companion.

We are asking an adoption fee of $350 for Copper.
He has been neutered and his rear dew claws have been removed.  Vaccinations are up to date.

For more information or to inquire about adopting Copper, please email Home Again at info@homeagainbancroft.ca or call us at 613 332 5253.

We do not ship our dogs.

Lola

Lola, Female Blue Tick Hound/Lab X, 8 weeks old,5lbs Lola is a typical, happy, playful young puppy who loves to play and to cuddle.

Despite the fact that Lola is one of the smallest puppies in her litter she can hold her own against any of them. She is a self-assured little lady.

Hound X puppies make great family pets. They are affectionate and get on well with other dogs. But as they are scent hounds they do need to be exercised in enclosed areas  and walked on leash.

It is very possible that there are other breeds in the mix as there are considerable differences in size among this litter.

We think that Lola will weigh between 35 and 45 lbs as an adult.

We are asking an adoption fee of $350 for Lola.  She has been vet checked and given first vaccinations.  She is eligible for our $50 rebate when we receive proof that she has been spayed at 6 months.

For more information about Lola please email Home Again at info@homeagainbancroft.ca or call us at 613 332 5253.

We do not ship our dogs.

Digit

Digit, Male Blue Tick Hound/Lab X, 8 weeks old, 4.1lbs

He is a typical, happy, playful young puppy who loves to play and to cuddle.

Digit loves his toys, especially his ring toy!

Hound X puppies make great family pets. They are affectionate and get on well with other dogs. But as they are scent hounds they do need to be exercised in enclosed areas  and walked on leash.

It is very possible that there are other breeds in the mix as there are considerable differences in size among this litter.

We think that Digit will weigh between 35 and 45 lbs as an adult.

We are asking an adoption fee of $350 for Digit.  He has been vet checked and given first vaccinations.  He is eligible for our $50 rebate when we receive proof that he has been neutered at 6 months.

For more information about Digit please email Home Again at info@homeagainbancroft.ca or call us at 613 332 5253.

We do not ship our dogs.

Bowie

Bowie, Male Blue Tick Hound/Lab X, 8 weeks old, 5.7lbs

Bowie’s one blue and one brown eye makes him the unique pup in his litter.

He is a typical, happy, playful young puppy who loves to play and to cuddle.

Hound X puppies make great family pets. They are affectionate and get on well with other dogs. But as they are scent hounds they do need to be exercised in enclosed areas  and walked on leash.

It is very possible that there are other breeds in the mix as there are considerable differences in size among this litter.

We think that Bowie will weigh between 40 and 50 lbs as an adult.

We are asking an adoption fee of $350 for Bowie.  He has been vet checked and given first vaccinations.  He is eligible for our $50 rebate when we receive proof that he has been neutered at 6 months.

For more information about Bowie please email Home Again at info@homeagainbancroft.ca or call us at 613 332 5253.

We do not ship our dogs.

Domino

Domino, Male Blue Tick Hound/Lab X, 8 weeks old, 5.2lbs

Domino is a typical, happy, playful young puppy who loves to play and to cuddle.  Of all his litter Domino is the one who is more of a loner….but he does love attention!

Hound X puppies make great family pets. They are affectionate and get on well with other dogs. But as they are scent hounds they do need to be exercised in enclosed areas  and walked on leash.

It is very possible that there are other breeds in the mix as there are considerable differences in size among this litter.

We think that Domino will weigh between 40 and 50 lbs as an adult.

We are asking an adoption fee of $350 for Domino.  He has been vet checked and given first vaccinations.  He is eligible for our $50 rebate when we receive proof that he has been neutered at 6 months.

For more information about Domino please email Home Again at info@homeagainbancroft.ca or call us at 613 332 5253.

We do not ship our dogs.

Marble

Marble,Male BlueTick Hound/Lab X, 8 weeks old.

Marble is a happy, healthy, well-socialized, funny and gorgeous puppy.  Marble and his 8 siblings were born March 28, 2016.  At seven weeks, he weighs 6 pounds.
Marble craves human affection so he listens to commands to get that affection.

Marble is everything you would expect from a Blue Tick/Lab cross puppy, but we think there may well be other breeds in the mix.

Hounds make great family pets.  They are friendly and affectionate and get on well with other dogs.  Because they are scent animals, they should be exercised in enclosed areas or leash walked.

Marble’s parents are both medium-size.

Adoption fee for Marble is $350.  He was vet checked and given first vaccinations and is eligible for a $50 rebate when we receive proof of neutering at age 6 months.

For more information or to inquire about adopting Marble, please email Home Again at info@homeagainbancroft.ca or call 613-332-5253.

We do not ship our dogs.

Tuxedo

Tuxedo, Male Blue Tick Hound/Lab X, 8 weeks, 5.4 lbs

Tuxedo is a happy, healthy, well-socialized, funny and gorgeous puppy.  Tuxedo and his 8 siblings were born March 28, 2016.  At seven weeks, he weighs 5.4 pounds.

Though dressed for an elegant evening, he is all fun.  He loves his toys so much he often sits, and sleeps, in the toy basket.

Tux is everything you would expect from a Blue Tick/Lab cross puppy, but there may well be other breeds in the mix.

Hounds make great family pets.  They are friendly and affectionate and get on well with other dogs.  Because they are scent animals, they should be exercised in enclosed areas or leash walked.

Tuxedo’s parents are both medium-size.

Adoption fee for Tuxedo is $350.  He was vet checked and given first vaccinations and is eligible for a $50 rebate when we receive proof of neutering at age 6 months.

For more information or to inquire about adopting Tuxedo, please email Home Again at info@homeagainbancroft.ca or call 613-332-5253.

We do not ship our dogs.

Oreo

Oreo, Male Blue Tick Hound/Lab, 8 weeks old, 5.2 lbs

Oreo is a happy, healthy, well-socialized, funny and gorgeous puppy.  Oreo and his 8 siblings were born March 28, 2016.  At seven weeks, he weighs 5.2 pounds.  He loves to play with his siblings and the adult dog in his foster home, and the toddler.

He is everything you would expect from a Blue Tick/Lab cross puppy, but we would not be surprised if there were more breeds in the mix

Hounds make great family pets.  They are friendly and affectionate and get on well with other dogs.  Because they are scent animals, they should be exercised in enclosed areas or leash walked.

Oreo’s parents are both medium-size.

Adoption fee for Oreo is $350.  He was vet checked and given first vaccinations and is eligible for a $50 rebate when we receive proof of neutering at age 6 months.

For more information or to inquire about adopting Oreo, please email Home Again at info@homeagainbancroft.ca or call 613-332-5253.

We do not ship our dogs.

Available CATS

All these cats came to Home Again as abandoned strays. They are all up to date with their vaccinations and have all been spayed or neutered.

We ask an adoption fee of $90 for an adult cat.

For INQUIRIES, please » CALL us, or use EMAIL.

Heathcliff, Male, 2 Years Old, Orange Tabby, Heathcliff is a big suck just wants lots of attention he is great with other cats and dogs.

Neptune, Male, D.O.B 25-April-2015, White with Black Spots

Calico, Female, 5 years old, Tortoiseshell

Kittens..

Here are our youngest cats..

Recent arrival as of May 19, 2016: Alex, Male, 8 Months, Orange & White Tabby, Alex is our one eye kitten with a damage eye. His eye had to be removed and he is neutered he is all better now and ready for his forever home. Alex is a very loving cat and is in a foster home with Heathcliff which he loves but not sure about dogs.

For INQUIRIES, please » CALL us, or use EMAIL.

Charlie

Charlie, Male Shih Tzu, 10 years old, 15lbs

This very energetic, senior male is seeking an active, patient lady for a long term relationship/love.

Do you like to go on long walks and enjoy being outside a lot?    Do you want to end each day with someone snuggled up beside you? Then this might be the guy for you.

Charlie is a very active, 10 year old Shih Tzu with loads of personality, who just loves female companionship.

Charlie cannot be in a home where there are any small children as he can get very excitable and tends to play rough.

Charlie MUST be able to run everyday (He will be reliable off-leash once he learns his boundaries), as he has a lot of energy to burn and it is essential that he get his exercise.

Do you think Charlie could be the little man for you? Call Home Again Bancroft. We are asking an adoption fee of $250 for Charlie.  He has been neutered and his vaccinations are up to date.

For more information or to inquire about adopting Charlie please email Home Again at info@homeagainbancroft.ca or call us at 613 332 5253.

We do not ship our dogs.

Happy Tales: Bella

Bella

French bulldog Willow was surrendered to Home Again by a breeder, along with Willow’s infant puppy Carter.  Willow was in foster care for only two weeks when Julia adopted her and she says:

“Hello everyone!  One year ago today (March 15, 2015) we adopted the most beautiful, funny, loving and entertaining dog you could ever ask for, Bella (formerly known as Willow). To say we got lucky is a huge understatement because she is literally the best dog we could ever ask for and brings us so much joy. Thank you for choosing us as her parents. We love her so much. I can assure you she is living a happy and very spoiled life.”  — Julia Ferreira

Happy Tales: Kona

Kona

Two Australian Shepherds were surrendered by owner to Home Again at two months old in November 2015. Both were adopted after only two weeks fostering by Home Again. Bella’s new owner says this:

“Kona (formerly Bella) is such a special girl. Here she is at five months old, romping in the snow. Looks like she’ll be a medium sized dog. She is house trained, knows sit, lie down, paw, high five, twirl, and stay. She won’t take a toy or food from my hand until I say ‘okay’. She loves to run and explore in the woods and is the absolute perfect fit for my family. We love her to bits. Also, I teach music lessons from home and she greets every student, and then lies down in her bed like a perfect lady.”

Happy Tales: Sprocket

Sprocket

Sprocket was adopted December 2015 and her new owner says: “Sprocket has adapted quickly to her new home in Ottawa. Bruno is delighted with his new “sister” – running together, wrestling and playing tug. Sprocket has also made friends with all of Bruno’s pals at the off-leash dog park. Thank you Home Again for this wonderful addition to my family – we love our happy girl!  …Dawn – Ottawa”

Bearded Collie Sprocket and her new ‘brother’. Home Again loves to see its pets paired up.

 

Happy Tales: Barley

Barley

French bull dog Barley (formerly Carter) was adopted from Home Again April 6 2015 when he was a puppy.

Foster Barb Sawdon says,

“I was so blessed to foster this sweet baby boy. He just turned one year old and had a party in the park. This picture includes his best friend. LOL… He prefers bigger dogs over small ones.”

Fund Raising

Home Again spends hundreds of dollars on a pet, but charges an adoption fee averaging $350 for a dog. Where do we make up the difference? A dozen fundraising events every year, including this one “Christmas in the Highlands” in Maynooth November 2015, where we sold calendars, raffle tickets and hand-made crafts. It is a social event too where bonds are built and renewed between the community and its animals.

Fundraising..

Happy Tales: Heidi

We’ve had Friday, now named Heidi, for almost two years now and she is the most amazing little girl.

She is my shadow and if I’m out of her sight for more than five seconds she comes and finds me.

She is so loving, cuddly and always by my side.  She does hog the bed sometimes because she needs to be close to me. I could not imagine my life without her.

She is such a joy every day and we love her so much.

Thanks again for bringing her into our hearts. A new picture of us relaxing on the couch. (signed, Nanci Johnson, Sept. 20, 2015)

Happy Tales: Waldo

Fostering is so gratifying, especially when there is positive feedback….

Dog foster Mary Freeman says, “I was privileged to foster this trio, the most beautiful litter I have ever seen.”  Waldo is far right, 7 weeks old.

Waldo

Two years later, Waldo’s owners say:

 

“In September of 2013, we were on a search for the perfect companion dog, knowing our apartment would be a temporary home for all three of us. We spent two months searching, until Michael stumbled upon thWaldoe Home Again website and we found a litter of puppies available. We drove two hours to find two of the CUTEST puppies we had ever seen, and there was Waldo.

We had a sleepless night the first night, because the little guy missed his sister, but from then on was smooth sailing.

We’ve had two amazing years with our little guy, and take him everywhere! He even has his own Instagram page! (@whereswaldothedog).

For being such a little dog, he has had quite the adventure of a life so far, from cottages to moving into his first home with a back yard!  Waldo is more than we could ever have aWaldosked for in a dog, and Home Again and their foster homes are wonderful. We have included some pictures of some of his adventures!

Thank you again for helping us give this little guy a home!” (signed, Melissa Champagne)

[Pictured here: Waldo at two years old, enjoying the cottage life]

 

Happy Tale: Amber

Spring 2015 Home Again received a call from two ladies in Bancroft who were trying to keep a stray cat near Mr. Video alive by feeding her tunafish.

Since Cat was so skittish – feral! – they could not touch her and did not know the sex.  Long-haired, orange, matted, Cat was covered with sores.  Home Again’s secretary put out this question by email and on Facebook, “who is up for the challenge of fostering a feral cat?  I expected no takers — no one wants a cat who runs away from you!”  Home Again can take a stray cat into its quarantine room, but only if a foster is willing to take the cat after 10 days quarantine.

Melinda Ratcliffe, cat foster, volunteered.   Many people on Facebook say stray cats make the best pets. Is that because they are grateful for being rescued?

Amber had to be shaved because of matts. She turned into a gentle loving purring pet, not feral at all. She is definitely grateful to be rescued!

Amber, after rescue. Her long hair will grow back.

Happy Tale: Therapy Dog

Milo, now named Henry, adopted a year ago from Home Again by Candice, is pictured here because “He is now a certified St. John Ambulance therapy dog.

We do weekly visits at a long term care facility in our neighborhood,” says Candice.

Congratulations Henry and thank you Candice for keeping us informed. Home Again adoptees are smart and valuable to society.

Henry Milo

Home Again participates in a Trap-Neuter-Return program for cats

In March 2015 Home Again financed a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for feral cats.

One un-spayed female cat and one un-neutered male cat and their offspring can result in 420,000 kittens in 7 years.  A population explosion is not good for the Bancroft area where there are already too many unwanted cats.

So Home Again spent a lot of money and many caring people devoted their time to live trapping the cats who were then vaccinated and spayed/neutered.

They recuperated at a Home Again volunteer’s home, and released where they were found.  The program reduces the colony’s size humanely while allowing the cats to live the life they want, the life they were born into.

Home Again Organization Expands

Since there is no Home Again shelter, all pets must be taken into a foster home.  Often that home already contains other pets and children who are put at risk by taking in a stray cat whose health problems are unknown.

Quarantine Room1To solve this problem, Home Again has built a quarantine room.  All stray cats will first go to the quarantine room for 7-10 days observation, treatment if necessary, then into their foster home.

This is not a cat shelter – space will be made for cats who have foster homes ready to take them after their quarantine period.  Quarantine Room

All the labour to build this shelter was donated – carpenters and electricians.

Home Again volunteers researched the best (cheapest) place to buy materials and fittings, many of which were donated.

 

Home Again Santa Claus Parade 2014

Here is Home Again’s float in Bancroft’s 2014 Santa Claus Parade. All the Home Again dogs who accompanied the float behaved beautifully.

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Patty McLaughlin (left) holding Lulu, Katie Gavrylec in dog costume, June Ockenden in cat costume, and Melody Gavrylec.

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Joan Phillips walking with Home Again’s Peri, a Papillon.

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Christine Walker, far right, showcasing Home Again’s Bailey, a Great Pyrenees cross.

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