By adopting from Sunshine Canyon Dog Rescue you are truly saving a dog's life. We receive emails from volunteers all over the U.S. about dogs in urgent situations. Sometimes they are only hours away from being euthanized. At SCDR we work to find you the perfect match. When you complete our adoption application you are giving us the tools we need to make a lasting connection. We highly recommend following us on instagram to see videos and photos of our adoptable dogs posted by us and our fosters.
OLIVER The day we found out that Oliver was being surrendered we also found out that his guardians of 9.5 years had an appointment for him to be euthanized the next morning. With help of K9 Merino, we were able to come up with a plan to save his life. He has been in board and train for about a month and is doing really well. Oliver is a very sweet, affectionate dog who wants to please his human/handler. His behaviors are manageable as long as the human understands where Oliver is coming from. He is a confident dog, but he doesn’t necessarily want to behave inappropriately, he just has learned bad habits and no one took the time to teach him any better for 9 years. His pattern of getting what he wants through dominance is the hurdle that his next owners need to be capable of managing. Oliver can be playful and social with other dogs. He doesn’t react negatively to every dog, but he has shown general aggression towards a few other dogs that he has been introduced to - again, he was largely trying to assert his dominance over a territory or a person, etc. when this happened with us. Therefore, his socialization with other dogs would need to be structured. Nonetheless, he would be fulfilled/satisfied without a lot of dog on dog interaction since he is so interested in his humans - he wants to please them and he wants to have a close relationship with them. He would be a great companion dog for the right type of owner. Overall, he would be better with a male owner as he behaves much differently with Molly than Felix, which is not the case for every dog. He takes advantage of female energy. He does need to be with someone who can exercise him as he is athletic. Even though he’s an older guy, he is still hanging with the best of them right now - although an intense 30 minute run does him in for the day during the summer heat.
REX Hi! My name is Rex, but I also answer to Rexy Roo. I am such a playful pup and will play with other doggos, toys or bones until I can’t keep my eyes open anymore. I am pretty independent though, and love to adventure in the backyard on my own. I have been on two camping trips already and love to be off my leash! I won’t wander off because I am very loyal to humans and listen if I am called. I have learned my name, how to sit for a treat, and am working on shake! I’m timid at first on a leash walk, but I’m getting the hang of it. I sleep through the night every night, no matter how many naps I take during the day and will often sleep in until your alarm goes off. I love to snuggle after my morning potty time and breakfast, and will eat all my food at mealtimes. I have a big furry friend at my foster home and I get along really well with him. He is a Bernese Mountain Dog, but I still think I can hold my own against him. I’m looking for a house with kiddos, other dogs, or active parents who will take me on hikes and road trips often. I’m a pretty easy going puppy, but I do have a few accidents. I usually whine at you when I need to go out. Rex is the most lovable puppy. Everywhere my foster takes me, I become a local celebrity, getting all of the love from strangers that he deserves. I mean come on, look at my baby blues!! I am adorable, well behaved, and very outgoing.