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Sweetie Terrier Mix Toronto, ON

  • Young
  • Female
  • Small
  • Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn


Friendly, Brave, Playful
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Sweetie

** Sweetie has a pending adoption and we are no longer accepting applications for her.**

Sweetie is a true super-dog! Watch the video linked below to see her amazing story of survival, perseverance and complete recovery and triumph over what could have been insurmountable for any dog other than this brave little fighter. Sweetie never gave up and after lots of laser and physiotherapy, is now healthy, happy and ready for her forever home!

Three year old, 17lb Sweetie, a native of Cambodia and then Thailand, is a very active dog who enjoys racing around (the loss of the fifth digit on her left forepaw doesn’t slow her down at all) and she becomes excited to go for a walk when her leash is brought out. She is fine wearing a harness and also enjoys hiking. Sweetie will need a fully fenced and secure backyard to romp in.

Sweetie’s foster reports that she lives up to her name and is very loving. This little ball of sugar likes to cuddle and stick with her humans throughout the day. She loves her walks but is also one of the most dedicated couch potatoes and can lay around relaxing for hours.

She’s completely house trained and is learning well on the leash, without a lot of hard pulling. She’ll stop and sit or pull her neck to the ground so she can sniff around, but she doesn’t yank.

Sweetie sleeps well in her crate (throughout the night and likes to sleep in) but also enjoys being on the bed with her humans. She does have a little snore that makes her absolutely endearing.

Sweetie does well with other dogs but also requires them to respect her space. When she becomes uncomfortable, she isn’t afraid to let you know – she’ll growl a little but not snap or bite.

She is learning how to play with toys but as living in a home is new to her, she still has some fears to overcome such as loud noises, the vacuum, stove fan and sometimes the television. After such a hard beginning to her life, she is ready to adjust and be loved!

Sweetie isn’t a big barker and doesn’t chew on shoes or dig holes in the backyard. She doesn’t show any signs of resource guarding (humans, food, toys) or a high prey drive. As is usual, she will react to dogs when walking (pulling, growling if they get too close). She’s not a fan of riding in the car yet.

Sweetie doesn’t gobble her food and is more of a grazer. She will wait patiently for it to be put down and takes treats gently.

She is affectionate, enjoys belly rubs and greets strangers without aggression, but likes to have her own space. Like most dogs, she does shed. Sweetie is just learning her commands and knows “come”.

Sweetie would do well in a home with an active single person or couple without children. She would be fine in a home with another dog.

Sweetie needs to be in a home where she isn’t left alone a lot as she can show separation anxiety if you are gone too long. She will certainly be excited when you come home from being out of the house!

Sweetie will need an experienced adopter who understands that rescue dogs need an adjustment period and that patience is key in making a dog who is experiencing a completely different kind of life feel safe and loved.

Sweetie is being lovingly fostered in Burlington, Ontario, and her adoption fee is $525. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccines.

If you are interested in Sweetie, fill out an application at

NOTE: ONLY queries with a COMPLETED FORM will receive a reply due to the volume of requests for info we receive.

Please note: FILLING IN THE FORM DOES NOT COMMIT YOU TO ADOPTION, but we cannot start a conversation with you without it.

AFTER submitting the form we can answer your questions. The application saves our volunteers time and is an important first step for us. It also helps us understand if your home could be the right fit for Sweetie.

For complete information about our adoption process please go to our website:

Please note that JRTRO does not place rescue dogs in adoptive or foster homes with resident children under the age of 8 and will not adopt our dogs into homes with unaltered dogs.

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