Do you have room in your heart and your home to let some love in? Because, if you do, you'll be repaid ten times over. With warmth, and affection. Put a smile on their faces. They'll put one on yours!



Y a-t-il une petite place dans votre cœur et dans votre demeure pour y laisser entrer de l’amour? Si oui, vous serez récompensé(e) au centuple avec chaleur, fidélité et affection. Donnez-leur une raison de sourire à la vie!




Gwen is an exceptionally stunning  Eskimo mix. She weighs about 20 pounds and is approximately 6 years old. She is in perfect health and up to date on shots. She is housebroken and can be left on her own for 6-8 hours (work day).

Due to an unfortunate past, we are not sure if it is from abuse, lack of socialization or from roaming the streets for a long period of time, Gwen is anxious and generally fearful. She is hesitant about being touched or manipulation, it’s on her terms only. Gwen is very expressive, easy to read and will use body language to express her comfort levels, likes and dislikes. When happy and at ease she is a goofball and wags her tail non-stop. 

Gwen unfortunately never learned how to be a dog but she is very smart and learns really fast. Positive reinforcement and high value treats go a long way in her books---Gwen is eager to please her humans. She needs stimulation in the form of toys and games to distract her from her anxiety. She has a lot of energy, and needs exercise. She doesn't understand the concept of play yet, but is slowly starting to show interest toys and kongs.

Gwen's fave things are: walks, bones, treats, squirrel chasing, greeting her foster parents when they arrive home. She has trouble with: meeting new people, being caught off-guard, new places, new sounds, other dogs (but is getting much better!).

She does not like strangers, and needs to work on her social skills. She can get very anxious and agitated in unfamiliar surroundings, so does better walking on a familiar quiet route away from busy street commotion. 

Gwen needs a dog-experienced human with the time and patience to teach her how to be a dog. She should be the only pet in a calm household with no kids. A home with a fenced and secure yard would be amazing, but with structure,routine and lots of walks, she can do well in a condo or apartment.

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Sadly, not all dogs are lucky enough to spend their life with one loving owner. Charlie, an 8 year old Pom/ Cocker x was saved at the age of two by a kind, elderly man who found him in a park. For 6 years, they only had each other. But as Charlie's dad got older and sicker, he often found himself alone for several days while his dad was in hospital. Ultimately the police found the old man dead in the apartment, and Charlie was once again an orphan.

He was brought to a city pound where he was transferred to Gerdys Rescue and is currently living with a young couple and Theo, their 8-year-old Pug. He has found happiness and security, for the short term. He gets along with their dog and likes his company but is not yet engaging in play. For 6 years Charlie spent so much time alone that he is under-socialized. So, at first meeting he is anxious around new people and in new circumstances but with all the love and attention he's been receiving he is showing progress every day!

Once he trusts, Charlie is very loving and affectionate. After just one week he is following his foster parents everywhere. His fave things to do are sleeping, eating, smiling, getting patted, going for walks, car rides and playing in the snow.  He is house trained and a quick learner. Although he cries when left alone, he does settle after a few minutes and is not at all destructive.

Charlie would be best with an adult family, with previous experience training timid dogs with positive reinforcement methods. People with a flexible schedule, who work from home or who are retired is a must. He needs patience, kindness and love, a family who is willing to work with him to build his trust and let him blossom. He is so worth it!

He is vaccinated and sterilized.

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A kind soul who was leaving Nunavik returning to her home in Montreal, made an on-the-spot decision to help out this 2 year-old, 57 lb beauty, who had an injured paw.

He needed veterinary attention and she knew that he would not receive it anytime soon up north. So, on the plane he came and was treated for an infection and fully vetted. The woman reached out to Gerdy to help him find his forever home, as she travels back and forth to the North and couldn’t consider adopting him.

Hendrix adapted quickly to Montreal and cushy living these past few weeks. He is sweet, smart, and learns quickly. He has met 2 little dogs and gets along well with them. He has just learned to walk  with an "easy walk" harness and is doing amazingly well.

He has energy to burn so will need a very active family, a securely fenced in yard and someone home part of the time. He is neutered, housetrained and up to date on vaccines.

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  Otto - Adoption Pending  


Found starving on the streets of Kosovo months ago, with a huge wound on his hip, a kind soul took Otto to a vet and a rescue group was contacted. Once healed they reached out to Gerdys and Otto was flown to Montreal.

Otto is a 3 year old, 55 lb. hound mix, as goofy as they come. He is friendly, affectionate and grateful to be here. Otto has integrated very well to his new Canadian life and we suspect that whoever adopts him will be very lucky.

His ideal adopter will live in a house with a fenced-in yard, will have a flexible schedule or work from home and will own another confident dog for Otto to burn energy with. Patience and love and a willingness to help Otto learn how to live in a home setting are key.

Great with dogs, still to be tested with cats and we recommend children 10+ as he is strong and full of beans. He is neutered, and up to date on his shots.

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This 2 year old, Husky/Golden Retriever mix was first abandoned when her owner took off down the 401 to Toronto forever and left her to rot in the apartment. Luckily a neighbour took her in, but not exactly “in", as he didn’t believe that dogs should live inside the house. He built her a wooden box and she was confined there, on his balcony, for 7 months! He said that he took her out once in a while. Finally he realized that this was no life for her and he surrendered her to Gerdys.

Tammie is beautiful, charming, happy, friendly, affectionate, social and full of beans. But she is not without issues. She can be mistrustful, she can be protective of the one she’s with and has food possession around her food bowl—all manageable. Tammie needs an adopter who is willing to put in the time and training required for her to continue to blossom into a great dog.

Our wish is a home with an experienced person, who will go slow and work with rewards-based training to help in her education. She walks beautifully on the leash, loves to play fetch and drops the ball on command. She is fast learner, and very smart. To-date we have introduced her to a few dogs and cats and she was good, and she is actually living with one of each in her foster home.

Kids 14 plus and preferably a secure, fenced yard. She is sterilized and vaccinated.

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Meet Rocco, 6 years old, a cute long-haired Chihuahua, approximately 6 pounds. He is sweet and gentle, a real people lover! He can be a bit nervous in new situations but warms up pretty quickly. 

This sweet, loving companion would appreciate older adoptive parents, preferably with lots of free time and affection to share. Rocco would fully blossom in a calm and reassuring environment with moderate activity.

He would prefer to be in constant presence of his human but has received some behavioural therapy and tools to help him with this mild insecurity.

A definite bonus would be an adoption into a family with a mild mannered canine companion. He was pad trained but likes to do his business outside as well on short walks or in a fenced yard, even better.

He is neutered and vaccinated. No condos, apartments or duplexes please. Gets along with cats. Adult children 18 plus.

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Meet Hunter, a very handsome 10 month old, 75 lb Husky whose family could no longer care for him. He is intelligent, affectionate and playful who, however, will require patient training as he is still very much in full puppy mode. 

In his exuberance, he tends to lunge while greeting adults, as well as jump and mouth excitedly while playing. While he does quite well walking on a lead, and is learning basic commands such as sit/stay/wait, he will require an experienced owner.

Because of his high energy, Hunter would not be suitable for apartment living, and would require a fenced in yard which would permit him a secure area. He would do best in an active family with a flexible schedule which would allow for the needed supervision and training of a high energy pet who has some anxiety issues if left alone. 

Due to his jumping and mouthing, he would not do well with younger children. Gerdy's is currently arranging additional training so that he will be better prepared for his new life when he meets his adoptive family, and obedience training should be ongoing for Hunter until he outgrows his youthful exuberance.

If you enjoy an active lifestyle which includes long walks or jogging and spending time nurturing canine relationships, Hunter will make a wonderful companion for many years to come. Kids 16+. Flexible schedule.

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  Cush & Toby - Adoption Pending  


Due to personal problems these 2 beautiful, bonded dogs were surrendered to Gerdys Rescue.

Cush is a 5 year old female, Shepherd/Rottie x, shy but very loving. Toby is a Bernese/Lab x approximately 5 years old. He is sweet, and although timid at first is very friendly.

Our hope is that they can live out their lives together. A home with a fenced in yard, adults only. They are neutered, vaccinated and ready for a better life than they have had.

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This adorable 3 year old, 9 lb. boy was found as a stray. He was adopted out to someone who had him for a year and recently had to move into a senior’s residence. The person had never realized that he was deaf, and simply thought that he was defiant. He lost a year of training to respond to hand signals, treats etc. 

Gaston is a fun loving little Bichon X who will need playful, capable, patient, respectful, and hard working parents. The house should be without close neighbors and should be stand alone as he can be vocal due to his hearing deficit.  

A quiet residential area would be good as Gaston is sensitive to vibrations from large trucks. A backyard to run around would suit Gaston well as he loves to play chase but it must be fenced with no gaps he can get through as he will look for them and may dig to enlarge one.

Gaston needs a house without young children (16 plus) and no young grand-children that will visit. His new owners should be ready to put in some hard work initially with training, (he is mostly housebroken). This may mean tethering most of the time at first as he does not crate well at the moment.  They should also be prepared to embark on a training journey with Gaston. A home that practices reward based training is a necessity, he is extremely smart and learns quickly.

Gaston is energetic but able to settle when his needs have been met. He would love someone active to go on long walks and play chase games in the yard. He is quite snuggly and affectionate if his person is respectful of his limits. He needs someone who is home most of the day. He would be fine as an only dog (he would be happy to soak up all the attention) or with a confident buddy.  

Only people who are serious about working with Gaston should inquire, to:

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This handsome and very friendly male is a Shepherd mix of 70 pounds, 3 1/2 years old. A very good dog, kids age 12+ as he is a big boy. No other dog please, great with people but not other dogs. We want a fenced-in yard for Dallas to play ball with you or to explore his turf.

Dallas is a VERY nice boy, kind, travels well in the car and loves being petted.He has the sweetest face and wears his heart in his beautiful 2 coloured eyes. Dallas is neutered, vaccinated and ready to go to his new forever home!

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Jade is a stunning, 5 year old, 70 lb. mixed breed (maybe shepherd, rottie, dobie). Her owner was evicted from her apartment and had nowhere to live with a large dog.

Jade is a sweet, smart, playful gentle giant who will do well in a home with experienced dog people who can give her the love, attention and exercise that she craves and needs. She adores her crate---door opened or closed and is quiet when left alone.

Since we put an easy walk harness on her, she walks beautifully on the leash. Jade loves car rides, she curls up and falls asleep. A fenced-in yard would be a bonus for her! She can live with another confident dog, who won’t be in her face. Ok with cats. Kids 10 plus.

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Heidi is a Malamute / Husky mix. Born May 15, 2009 (7 years old), she is beautiful inside and out. Although Heidi is sweet and good-natured, she is a bit scared since her rescue and would do best in a secure and loving home with no other pets, and preferably older kids (16 plus), if any.

A fenced in yard for Heidi to roam in would be a plus. She is sterilized, vaccinated, and is an all around wonderful dog. Heidi is a real looker, and her new family someone will be getting a great and loyal new friend!

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I am a senior female 10 year old Golden Retriever, spayed and vaccinated. I suffered a shock in my life when my elderly human passed away in the house
with me. I was in terrible shape when finally the police arrived MUCH later and took him away. I thought I would be safe but no one gave ME a second look.

The police just tied me up outside in the yard in the country, no one was called to help ME! And no one saw the huge painful abcess on my side or the condition I was in physically because my human had not been able to care for me properly, perhaps for weeks previously. I remained tied up outside with no care in the yard for a few days before someone noticed me tied up there on a tether.

I had no food, shelter or water when K911 rescued me and brought me to Gerdy. Gerdy took me over, I was not a well girl. It took a LONG time for my abcess to get better after surgery, because I kept opening it up even with a head cone. With one thing and another it has taken me a long time and even now I need a VERY SPECIAL new human in my life, someone with a magic healing touch of calmness inspiring trust. I choose my dog friends!

I have not had an easy life and much socialization, basically I have relied on MYSELF for emotional and physical survival all those sad years my person could or would not look after me properly. I will need NO other pets in my new home, NO kids. I am a rather an independent girl used to fending for myself, as always. I need help restructuring my life socially.

I have improved a lot under the care I am getting but need my own home. I need someone who will work patiently with me, leaving me to myself when I need a quiet time, and respecting I am a work in progress. I am rather opinionated. If I feel like being petted, you can, but right now I prefer to call my own shots as I always have done.

I am a SURVIVOR and it has left emotional scars to be opened up and healed with TRUST. If you are a confident and patient person, preferably single with NO children and NO other pets, and interested in helping me socially, and who has a good way with dogs getting back their confidence and allowing time to do the healing, please contact Gerdy.

I am spayed, vaccinated, heartworm negative. I was a
neglected dog through no fault of my own. But I still need LOVE and SECURITY like any pet. After all, dogs ARE sentient beings!

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  Little Steve  

This sweet boy is Great Dane/Lab mix at 135 pounds. When Gerdy took him on, he was dreadfully thin, after much testing it seems it is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. His treatment was changed and he has now gained the weight he should be and is doing well. He is on medication.

Little Steve is the DEAREST dog, he is relaxed and so loving, he waits to be petted, he enjoys attention so very much. He is a slightly older dog with some frost on his muzzle. Very devoted. Little Steve is a VERY SPECIAL NEEDS dog who knows he was helped and is so GRATEFUL.

If you are a nurturing individual and want to help a deserving dog, Little Steve is the boy for you! He CANNOT be neutered because of his medical condition, so there can be no other dog in the home. Untried with cats. No small children as he needs a retirement atmosphere.

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Spirit is a 9 year old GSD, who is very good with people, and has been in the same home since he was a puppy. Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of the control of Spirit's family, he needs to be rehomed.

He is in good health, and has great ball drive and is very affectionate according to his family. His one fault is that he is dog aggressive, and has prey drive, so Spirit would need a home with no other animals.

His case is urgent, so if anyone can help that is GSD experienced and is able to manage a dog with prey drive/dog aggression, please message me privately for the contact information for Spirit's family.

Thanks so much!



Poppy Is a 4-5 year male old long-haired orange cat. Found as a stray on the West Island.

He is friendly, affectionate and a beauty to look at. Although FIV positive, he is in perfect health vaccinated, neutered and ready to find his forever home.

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Found as a stray Donnie is estimated to be around 2 years old.  A domestic short-haired, he is adorable with little white paws and white bib.  

Although a bit timid, he is also very playful and curious and while pretending to avoid contact he is always right there poking his head around the corner to see what’s happening.

A home with patience who will go slow with him will have a wonderful payoff in a great companion. Donnie has been neutered and vaccinated, FIV tested (negative).

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Dear Loulou is 10 years old, a sterilized female, who is calm and very sweet. Declawed on all four paws. She was abandoned by her owner and is a friendly and nice cat looking for a home where she can retire.

She is appreciative with lots of love to give. A gentle and shy little girl, she just needs time to adjust to new people but then she will jump up beside you or into your lap,-- she likes to decide when it is cuddle time!

Untried with dogs, but in her old home was picked on by another cat, so Loulou would like being the only cat in the household for a change. She used to enjoy being brushed when she felt like it.

Are YOU the family Loulou can depend on now?

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  Sparkle & Storm - Adoption Pending  

SPARKLE (that’s me on the left & below!)

Hi! I’m Sparkle, a young cat of 11 months, currently in foster care through Gerdy’s Rescue. I am your typical teenaged cat—I love exploring, roasted chicken, and cuddling on the bed with my foster parents… did I mention roasted chicken? I will do anything for roasted chicken! I absolutely adore other cats and it would be great to have a brother/sister cat to keep me company.

I was living outside with my brother and sister until a nice lady decided it was too cold for kittens to be outside so she brought us inside, and then asked Gerdy for help.

I was very shy and scared at first, but I have made so much progress. I don’t run and hide from my foster parents anymore—in fact, I am quite “pushy” when I want to be loved and cuddled. I have also learned to live with a grumpy old lady Chihuahua, and I am comfortable with dogs as long as they’re gentle with me too.  I am sterilized, dewormed and up to date on my vaccines.

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STORM (that’s me on the upper right!)

Like my sister SPARKLE, I am 6 months old and am a neutered male kitten, up to date on my vaccines & dewormed. My foster mama gave me a nickname—“Mischievous Monkey” because I get into everything!

I like playing with your feet when you are asleep and carrying those little foam cat toys around in my mouth. I dislike loud noises or being put in a cat carrier. Having lived with a small dog my favourite game is to run up to her, give her a small smack on the nose( no claws used,) then run away! I told you I was mischievous—so if you have a dog,

I too need for the dog to be patient with me. Like sister Sparkle, I was living outside until a nice lady trapped us, brought us inside, then asked Gerdy for help. Gerdy placed us in a foster home. I was very shy & scared at first too, but I have made a lot of progress.

Treats go a long way in helping me feel comfortable with you. My foster mama has not yet found a treat that I don’t like!

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Caramel was an indoor cat until his owners were evicted, then he was put on the street to fend for himself. Having a nice, easy temperament he soon got picked on by other male street cats as he was unneutered.

Gerdy took him on, and had him neutered, vaccinated and as a result of the time spent on the street, he tested positive for FIV.  He is however in great health and is about 5 years old. Caramel has a wonderful disposition, and loves to talk---Gerdy thinks he should be a politician!

He merits a forever home who will treat him with the love and respect he deserves, he has had a rough start.

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Fred is a wonderful, well tempered, nice cat.  He is always on his back so you can pet him on the belly.  Fred is so easy for everything, and a good cat all around. 

Fred SO deserves a home, he has been with us too long.  His was a sad case, originally brought to Gerdy’s as a stray with frozen feet—that is what happens to a stray in the dead of winter with no warmth to shelter in. 

We had him vetted right away and his feet healed well, but as he tested FIV positive no one wanted to adopt him.  Fred is neutered and vaccinated.  Many of us have FIV cats and unaffected cats in the same home, neutering makes a difference as does keeping cats indoors. 

Sweet Fred needs a real home, he is in good health.  Fred is a Domestic Shorthair, and is around 6 years old.  PLEASE consider Fred!

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Just 2 years old, tiny at only 7 lbs., this short-haired tabby was surrendered by his family when they moved to a place that was not pet-friendly.

Born with a neurological problem that causes Gili-Gili to have a wobbly head and gait, he has found a way to embrace life. He manages very well but should be kept in a limited, protected space like a playpen, so as not to hurt himself.

He is sweet, friendly and loves to be cuddled. A few minutes with his guy and you will be smitten by his adorable looks and his gentleness. He is neutered, vaccinated and FIV negative.

Please consider me, you will not regret it.

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This sweet abandoned girl was discovered one extremely freezing cold day in the engine of a truck where she had DESPERATELY sought shelter and warmth, not realizing that the engine was still hot from running. She suffered burns to her paws mainly.

Bev is now ready for a home of her own, she is 2 years old, a shorthaired tortoiseshell. Bev is good with cats, dogs, and children. Bev has food allergies so needs to eat a special food.

Bev is a VERY affectionate and loving cat says her foster mom. Can you give beautiful Bev the home she so deserves after her ordeal?

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I am one fortunate male cat! I had been seen eye injured, crossing busy streets with a hole where one eye had been, all alone in the world with no one to care. I was a street cat. I was skinny and starving; it is hard to hunt for food when one is in pain with one eye gone and was a miracle I was not struck by a car as it was very busy on that road.

A kind lady saw me struggling to survive and knew a survivor when she saw one! I was so hungry, so she left me food. I was starving and was the start of HOPE for me! When I trusted her enough to let her near me, she saw how bad my injury was.

Gerdy was contacted and had the surgery done to repair the damaged area so now I have a permanent wink to charm you! I can be shy at first with NO aggression, but I soon get over that and I am very sweet natured. I LOVE to be petted, I so appreciate LOVE.

I am a typical sweet all grey Domestic Shorthair, neutered and vaccinated. I have a gorgeous big round head. I LOVE my food-- I never want to starve again. I am estimated by the vet to be about 4 years old. You will never regret giving me a secure and loving home, gratitude is my middle name!

I am FIV positive but very healthy, please give me a chance because I am healthy and can live a LONG life!

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  Chico and Simba  


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For more information, contact Kassandra at (438) 497-5414 or at

Chico and Simba are 6 yr old brothers who are inseparable and have been living in terrible stressful conditions for the past four years.  Simba needs special food to deal with digestion problems, probably caused by his living conditions and Chico is very fearful for the same reasons.  For the first two years of their lives,  they were happy and loving little cats but now they desperately need an earth angel to take them  and give them back the life they once had and so deserve and miss.  Love,  good care and kindness they need to know again.  They should be kept indoors only!

je recherche une famille qui voudrait bien s'occuper / adopter Chico et Simba. Ces deux frères adorables sont inséparables. Ils sont tous les deux âgés d'environ 6 ans. Simba a des problèmes d'intestin (il digère mal sa nourriture, ses selles ne sont pas durs ) et Chico est extrêmement craintif envers les étrangers pour la simple et bonne raison que depuis maintenant 4 ans, ils demeurent tous les deux dans de conditions excessivement insalubres.



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Lovely Cachou is an adorable, sweet indoor TABBY cat, 5 years old.  She is sterilized, vaccinated to date, microchipped (to be transferred) and in good health. 

She loves to play safely inside her home, and has not been allowed outside, where many dangers await—wise decision!  Will you help her by providing her a good home?


Nous avons une adorable chatte de 5 ans à donner. Elle est stérilisée, vaccins à jour, micropucée et en pleine santé. C'est une chatte d'intérieur qui en revanche adore jouer.

C'est le coeur gros qu'on doit la laisser partir, mais nous sommes prêts à fournir ses vivres pour 3-4 mois et tous ses jouets et effets personnels.
Pouvez-nous nous aider?



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MiKah is a son of MOMMY, both are needing a home and can be placed separately.

Mikah is 8 months old, and has beautiful green eyes, and looks just like his MOMMY. Shorthair tabby and white Sterilized, and a very dear boy.



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This is Gremlin. He is an 8.5 year old cat that has all his shots up to date and is sterilized.

He is a long hair mix. He is very affectionate and enjoys both children and adults. He has lived with a large breed of dog his whole life and there are no conflicts.



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Rescued as a stray in January, Padishah ("Great King") is around 6 years old (D.O.B. 2011) and is in good health. Once his coat grows in, he will be either a Silver or a Shaded Silver Persian - a stunner either way with his aqua eyes.

He would prefer a peaceful home, without rambunctious children or a garage band on the premises. He is neutered and vaccinated and has all his claws (but does not sharpen them on the furniture).

He enjoys being with his foster carer and is learning to play with toys. He is gentle and quiet, and seems comfortable around other animals, including his carer's elderly Sheltie.



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Puma is a loving 12 year old DECLAWED front paws. Loveskids but would do better with a female cat companion or all by himself. 

Shy but EXTREMELY affectionate once he gets to know you!



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Hezzy is around 11 or 12 years old and she is an indoor cat who prefers to stay inside with her human friends. She’s got a spunky personality and loves a warm lap.

We are looking for a home for her for July and August or possibly permanently. We have a friend taking care of her but he is going traveling in July so we need to find a home for this cutie soon.



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Black male domestic shorthair. Recently Neutered. About 1 year old. Francois has been running loose in my neighbourhood all summer. He is now coming on a regular basis for food and is less fearful and has become very affectionate. He adores a head and neck scratch.

He is still cautious and afraid of startling noises or sudden movements, but he is not a mean kitty. He is not afraid of dogs and other cats.

He likes being outdoors but is becoming more comfortable coming inside the house. He needs a loving home.