Cody, Male German Shepherd, 7 years old, 110 lbs.
Cody’s foster Dad describes him as a “very gentle giant. ( He may weigh more than 110 lbs.)
Cody takes treats gently, and is never aggressive toward people.
He is great with small dogs and good with big dogs once he trusts them.
Cody is high energy and loves to play. He loves to play “fetch” but his favourite game is “Catch me and get my toy…if you can!” His foster Dad says that Cody plays more like a 2 year old than a 7 year old.
Cody will thrive in a home where he gets lots of attention, lots of play, and lots of exercise. He is reliable off-leash once he bonds with his new family.
Cody is too much dog for very young children, but older children will have a great companion.
The adoption fee for Cody is $300. He has been neutered and his vaccinations are up to date.
For more information or to inquire about adopting Cody, please email Home Again at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 613 332 5253.
We do not ship our dogs.
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.
The adoption fee for adult cats is $90.
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Prince, male, neutered, black domestic short hair, born approximately April 2016.
Prince was found living under a scooter cover, in minus 27 degrees. Prince is friendly with everyone. He likes calm dogs, but avoids excited ones. He is good with the female cats in his foster home, but not males. Prince is a talker; he chirps and purrs loudly when you talk to him. He is long and slender, has the body type of a Siamese (wedge head, long tail and legs).
Precious, Female, 7 years old, Orange & White Tabby, Munchkin
Precious is a very over weight munchkin that need to be the only cat because she can’t control herself to stop eating. Precious is a big lap cat that loves lots of attention.
Bonnie, female, 2 years old, black short hair.
Bonnie needs special compassion. A blow to the head caused brain damage, so she spins in circles when she is excited, eats one half of the food in her bowl, and drinks with one side of her mouth. Bonnie requires no medicine. She is a very playful cat, very loving and good with other cats.
Mindy, female, 2.5 years old, black and white short hair.
Mindy is a special needs cat. Home Again rescued her when she was 4 weeks old. Mindy has neurological problems — she has problems with her legs and head — she wobbles and bobs her head. She cannot manage stairs, so her litter box cannot be on a different level. But she doesn’t know she has a problem because she plays and plays, and hops instead of running. She chases the other cats in her home (she never catches them!) and loves the two dogs she lives with. Mindy is a joy to her foster mama, and she requires no medication.
Mama. She is black, short haired, about 1.5 years old, yellow eyes.
She is a very lovable cat, loves affection but is a bit skittish when approached.
Sunny, male, 4 years old, orange medium length hair.
Sunny lives in harmony with other cats, and with a dog. Sunny and Thyme are brothers.
Thyme, male, 4 years old, brown and white medium length hair.
Thyme lives in harmony with other cats, and with a dog. Thyme and Sunny are brothers.
Ocho, male, 4 years old, orange tabby, short hair.
Ocho lives in harmony with other cats, and with a dog.
Lola, Female Hound X, 1 year old, 50 lbs.
Lola came to us last autumn as a happy, friendly, 5 month old puppy. Her foster mother was impressed by how good she was off-leash. Lola was adopted but then returned to us. The adopter complained that Lola ran away and that she guarded her toys in an aggressive way. We had trouble believing that she was talking about our sweet Lola.
Her foster Mom has worked patiently with Lola for 2 months now. She reported that Lola was never food aggressive but initially was unwilling to give up a toy, growling and even snapping.
Patient, positive, consistent, care has worked wonderfully for Lola. She loves to be praised and will now surrender her toys without aggression.
Lola is high energy and loves to play with her humans and with the other dogs in her foster home. Lola is looking for a home where her positive training will be continued, and where she will get lots of exercise. She has a lot of energy to burn off every day.
A large fenced yard would help Lola and her new family. She should not be in a home where there are very young children but would enjoy playing with teenagers.
The adoption fee for Lola is $300. She has been spayed and her vaccinations are up to date.
For more information or to inquire about adopting Lola, please email Home Again at email@example.com or call us at 613 332 5253.
We do not ship our dogs.
At the 24th of May 2016 weekend, Home Again acquired a litter of 9 puppies. Barb Sawdon fostered 6 of them. Here is a comment from the new owner of puppy ‘Bowie’ now named Beau:
“Just wanted to say thank you so much to Home Again for giving my family this wonderful dog❤ he’s growing into such a sweet and snuggly boy, we couldn’t love him more!” — Abbey Harford.
“I would like to wish my Home Again family Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Without you I would never have had the chance to foster these beautiful Furkids … If you have never fostered you really don’t know what you are missing. My foster dog number 20 is a secret until he is ready for adoption.” — Barb Sawdon
Cindy Fuerth of Coe Hill fostered Howard and subsequently adopted him. He helps on the farm. Cindy says,
“We love him — he goes everywhere we do, has been on many vacations, he also helps keep goats in while we are feeding. Howard never leaves property or messes in the house. Thank you Home Again!”
The Beauregard family hikes, swims, surfs and snow skis together and include their black lab Eddie.
When they wanted a companion for Eddie, they chose Home Again puppy Domino, a blue tick/lab cross and adopted him at 9 weeks old. He is re-named Louie and his owner says:
“Just wanted to update you on Louie. He is an amazing little man, he makes us laugh and loves wrestling with his big brother Eddie!! We take him to the beach; he is getting more interested in the water. We hope he loves to swim one day. We have had a great summer so far, super HOT!!!” – Colleen Beauregard, Port Elgin, August 2016
Louie is keeping busy and happy. The volunteers at Home Again thank the Beauregards for giving a good home to our puppy.
Louie at 4 months old. Keeping cool with his new companion Eddie.
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
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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)
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.
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 the 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 asked 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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
To 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.
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.
Here is Home Again’s float in Bancroft’s 2014 Santa Claus Parade. All the Home Again dogs who accompanied the float behaved beautifully.
Patty McLaughlin (left) holding Lulu, Katie Gavrylec in dog costume, June Ockenden in cat costume, and Melody Gavrylec.
Joan Phillips walking with Home Again’s Peri, a Papillon.
Christine Walker, far right, showcasing Home Again’s Bailey, a Great Pyrenees cross.
Ninja, in the red dress, and Robot walked with the bride and groom at their wedding.
Debra Eveleigh adopted Kate (now named Ninja), a Boston Terrier who had clearly been neglected in her former life before being rescued by Home Again, and had a number of issues with shyness, fear, etc. Debra’s fiancé John also has a Boston Terrier, Robot, so the two dogs participated in the wedding. Debra says, “In order to help support the important work Home Again does, John and I decided that in lieu of the traditional “clinking” of glasses to get the bride and groom to kiss, we asked our guests to donate money to get us to kiss at the wedding reception.
We are happy to advise that we have $195.00 to donate.” This could be the start of a new tradition of dogs as flower girls and ring bearers.
A stray Husky/Hound cross, about 2 years old, was taken in by a good Samaritan who then asked Home Again to find him a forever home. His adopters have loved him for 2 months now, and they say this:
So far he’s been on a boat, in a pool, to 4 beaches (his favourite we think), for many hikes in the woods, on subways and city buses and to just about every park in the city. He’s a huge baby who always worms in for a cuddle and no matter if we’re out for an hour to run errands or a few more to see a movie, he always greets us like it’s been years.
So far he’s never met a person he doesn’t like and is disinterested in the dogs that run right up to him sticking their noses at him unabashed – he seems rather polite in that sense – and has made some friends he tears around with at the park. One is actually his age and nearly identical, except she’s a hound mix about half his size.
All in all he’s everything we could have ever wanted and a hundred times more. It’s been so fun getting to know him, figuring out all the ways he’s incredibly bright (but will hide it at appropriate times) and funny and laid back and just a loveable goofball. He was even described as “educated” by a man on the subway once and we definitely can’t take all the credit for that.
Thank you so much for letting us take Captain home, I really can’t imagine life without him.
Home Again volunteers were told Opie, a golden retriever cross, was being abused. He was only 7 months old when we rescued him. His adoptive family have renamed this puppy James and want to share his first birthday with Home Again….
And my family in Denbigh love him too. My 81-year-old dad will ride the lawn mower around their 3 acre yard for an hour and James makes a great game out of it. Dad says for every one time he goes around, James goes 3! Then he will snuggle on the couch with my mom who does not move about much…he makes everyone happy!
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