Northern Dogs Ready for Adoption!

2 Northern dogs that made a long journey from Northern Ontario to find new homes are ready for adoption on Monday June 11th at the Georgian Triangle Humane Society.

Beautiful Harley is so thrilled to be here that he actually weeps in joy every time someone greets him. He is a lovable, snug-able fluffy Husky-esk pup is just 6 months old and can’t wait to be loved by his forever family! While he’s waiting here with us he’s giving his walkers a run for their money as he questions – what is this thing they call a ‘leash’ holding me back??  He’s learning his puppy manners but, as pups do, prefers to run and play in our dog yard with his new friend Cola Montreal! He will make a BEAUTIFUL addition to one lucky family!

Speaking of Cola Montreal – what a spring loaded little ball of love! It’s as if he is saying pick me! Pick me! When he hears you passing his kennel. Cola Montreal is a sweet gem who wiggles in excitement with each person and dog he meets. This 5 month old Shepherd x pup is picking up great leash manners already – he is one smart pup but still has lots to learn! Cola Montreal has travelled a long way to find his forever home – hopefully he won’t have to wait much longer!

The dogs arrived at the Georgian Triangle Humane Society on June 10th 2018 and were part of a transfer of 39 Northern dogs in need of new homes. The transfer was made possible thanks to a partnership between the Ontario SPCA, a remote fly-in community and various animal welfare organizations working together to change the lives of Northern dogs.

A North Star Air Ltd. plane loaded with dogs departed on May 28 from a community located approximately 350 kilometres north of Thunder Bay and touched down in Kapuskasing. After a brief layover to rest in Kapuskasing, the dogs were loaded onto Northern Legacy Farm’s “Bark Bus” and hit the highway to head to the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Animal Centre and Pet Save. The dogs were assessed in Sudbury before continuing on to Ontario SPCA Animal Centres across the province. After receiving health checks, the dogs are being placed up for adoption through various Year of the Northern Dog partners, including the Georgian Triangle Humane Society.

In addition to the vision of the leadership in the community, the transfer was made possible thanks to volunteers Chrissy Wade, Blue Fisher, Tracy Switzer and Marissa Case who went into the community to gather the dogs, as well as the Ontario SPCA, North Star Air Ltd. Northern Legacy Farm, Pet Save, Quinte Humane Society, Northumberland Humane Society, Humane Society of Durham Region, Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Brant County SPCA, Northern Reach, Lincoln County Humane Society, Peterborough Humane Society and the North Bay and District Humane Society.

To bring awareness, attention and action to Northern dog overpopulation, the Ontario SPCA has declared 2018 the Year of the Northern Dog. In response to many caring and compassionate Northern communities, the Ontario SPCA and its partners have developed a network of individuals, organizations and communities aimed at bringing awareness to the issue and working alongside Northern communities with a common goal – to change lives.

“We are very excited and privileged to be a part of this project. We are so excited to find Cola Montreal and Harley loving homes!” states Sonya Reichel.

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