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Foster Homes Needed

Scooby (in Spain) is overflowing with dogs. Many who have been waiting over a year to find a home. Although these dogs are well cared for at the shelter, we never want to see a dog live there longer than they need… and one year is too long in our opinion.

In most case, these dogs are overlooked simply because they are older, not as beautiful as their paddock mates or just missed as people view the 100’s of dogs for adoption.

At the moment, we are looking for foster homes in Ontario within an hour driving radius from the Kitchener-Waterloo area. If you are out of this range, please let us know if you are interested and we will stay in contact as we expand our area.

We are focusing on dogs who have been waiting over 12 months at the shelter. See our list below for some of the dogs that we are interested in bringing over. For a complete list of dogs at the shelter, please click here.

As a volunteer foster parent you will provide a temporary home to an animal in need.

Scooby Canada will provide the dog with food, supplies, medications and veterinary care and support.

Our requirements to becoming a foster home to Scooby dogs are:

  • Own your home.
  • Foster homes with their own animals must ensure their pets are spay/neutered, socialized and in good health.
  • Foster homes must fall within the bylaw guidelines stated for their city/county/region when it comes to how many animals they can have in their home.  Ex. 3 dogs per household bylaw. The foster home can have 2 of their own dogs + 1 foster. Or proof that they can have more dogs than the bylaw states.
  • Foster homes should have a separate room or crate (would be provided if required) to isolate a foster animal
  • Foster homes must have time to care for foster animals.
  • Foster homes must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Foster home must abide by the foster agreement signed upon joining the program.
  • All Foster Volunteers will be interviewed in person at their home and references checked before being approved.

If you are interested in become a foster home for Scooby Canada, please email us and we will forward you the foster home application.

Dogs that we are interested in bringing over to Canada for foster.

Negro (potential arrival September 2016)

My name is Negro, and I arrived at Scooby on October 1, 2013. My birthday is February 4, 2012… so I was only a year old. I don’t want to grow up in a shelter.”

Negro is serious, noble, reserved, loyal, sensible. This 2 years old boy makes himself unnoticed and watches you from a distance until he is sure you are a friend. I prefer not to think, not to know what(or who) made him so suspicious. But he is brave and clever and although not an pushy dog he likes and loves people. When you visit them he won´t jump on you or hold you tight but you can be sure he is happy to see you,the happiest in his paddock. He looks at you waggling his tail and when you are “free” he comes slowly and gives you a shy kiss. He feels relaxed near the people he knows. He loves playing with toys.He is well-mannered and knows “Sit!”. He is good with other dogs; being with his friends gives him security. Negro trusts people again so he now needs someone who also trusts him and takes him home.

Name:Negro Age:04/02/2012 Sex:male
Chip:953000010070107 Location:Paddock 8-F Status:Available
With female dogs 3 out of 3
With male dogs 3 out of 3
With cats Not Tested
With small children Not Tested
Socialized 3 out of 3
Traumatized 1 out of 3 (see his profile description for a more thorough assessment of this)
Arrival Date:October 1, 2013



Home for the holidays

Name: Stilton
Date of birth 04/04/2015
Arrival at shelter: 06/14/2015
At only two and a half months of age, Stilton was slated for a life in a shelter. Who could resist this adorable face – complete with puppy breath!? He caught the eye of a Canadian who simply couldn’t resist. With the adoption approved, we waited for him to come of age to leave his motherland. Stilton remained in the paddocks with his puppy friends, allowing him to romp and play like a puppy should.

Stilton, June 2015

In the meantime we worked to find a flight for him to come over to Canada. After a couple of hopeful, but not-meant-to-be options, we finally got him a flight on Dec 12.

It’s always so amazing to watch a transport come together in a matter of days when you have to move quickly on an opportunity. Thank you to Simonetta and Pablo for tracking down a crate at the 11th hour! Thank you Ana for telling Stilton the good news on him being adopted 😉  Thank you SHUG for giving us one of your spots! Thank you to Susan for picking him up and keeping him for a week until he travelled North. Thank you to Marlane, Kathy and Ute for making the journey from Maine to New Brunswick!

Below is a gallery of Stilton’s journey.  He also has a new name, and we think it’s the perfect fit for this Shepherd, Podenco (we think), mix.  Welcome Rufus Stilton!

Covid-19 Update

December 12, 2020: Due to the current situation, we are not flying to or from Spain to bring dogs to Canada for adoption. We are not accepting applications for adoptions until further notice.

We encourage you to support the Scooby Medina shelter directly, with monetary donations to support them during this difficult time.