Three Cockapoo puppy mill pups came into Toronto Animal Services South a week ago and they went into adoption last night. I hear the one female may already be adopted so that leaves the two boys. As with many puppy mill pups, these ones are under socialized and when I took these preview snaps last weekend, they were still all very shy, trying to hide in the corners as far away as possible from me and the camera. After just spending a few minutes with them, though, their natural instinct to bond with humans kicked in and they started to relax and explore. The girl was the bravest and she chewed on my outstretched finger a bit and the boys weren't far behind. I could see it in them. They were on the edge of overcoming their uncertainty. They wanted to say hello but just not yet.
They're young, so they'll need housebreaking, of course, and it would be ideal if the homes they go to had older, confident and tolerant dogs to show them the ropes.
If they're still around this afternoon, I'll take some better photos of them.
The best way to check on the adoption status of these dogs (and other dogs and cats and other small domestic animals) is to visit Toronto Animal Services adoption website or call 416 338 6668 for the Toronto Animal Services South shelter. If these dogs are no longer on the TAS adoption website, they've probably been adopted already.