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Porkchop is turning into a bean stalk, from chub pup to lanky adolescent. Still adorable though except for the sharp puppy teeth which she very much likes to use to explore the world, especially sticks and shoelaces and leashes. She's a smarty so that shouldn't be too difficult to train out. Already knows how to sit, pretty good at the housebreaking thing too. And her ears will melt you.


The best way to check on the adoption status of this dog (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 the dog is no longer on the TAS adoption website, it's probably because it's been adopted already.

3 Comments to “Porkchop - Australian Kelpie and Rottweiler mix”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Porckchop is so beautiful and her ears does melt your heart. Look at her face it just says please love and who wouldn't love Porckcho. Goodluck cutie pie.

  2. Unknown says:

    So I was the one who adopted porkchop last monday. Lets just say that she's been more then a handful since I've received her. She was very aggressive, and stubborn when i first got her. She required more attention then a baby lol. I ended up having to take time off work just so i could focus on training her. I haven't given up faith on her though, I've seen huge improvements in her behavior only in one weeks time, and I hope that it will continue. Thanks to all who helped take care of this beautiful gem while her permanent home was being found :).

  3. Fred says:

    Hi Eric, thanks for sticking it out with Porkchop. Pups can be a handful especially those taken too early from their mothers. You're going to have to be the parent teaching her proper manners and it sounds like you're doing a pretty good job and have got things under control. Kudos to you for spending the time and effort with her.

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The reason for this blog is to help get specific dogs adopted from TAS but equally important is to try to normalize the idea of shelter dogs being just as good and just as desirable as any other dogs including those which are regularly merchandised by backyard breeders, puppy millers and those few remaining pet store owners who still feel a need to sell live animals. The single greatest stigma shelter animals still face is the belief that shelter animals are substandard animals. Anyone who has had enough experience with shelter animals knows this is untrue but the general public hasn't had the same experiences you've had. They see a nice dog photo in a glossy magazine and too many of them would never think of associating that dog with a dog from a shelter. After all, no one abandons perfectly good dogs, right? Unfortunately, as we all know, perfectly good dogs are abandoned all the time.

The public still too often associates shelter dogs with images of beat up, sick, dirty, severely traumatized animals and while we definitely sometimes see victims such as these, they are certainly not the majority and, regardless, even the most abused animals can very often be saved and made whole again.

Pound Dogs sometimes discusses the sad histories some of the dogs have suffered. For the most part, though, it tries to present the dogs not as victims but as great potential family members. The goal is to raise the profiles of animals in adoption centers so that a potential pet owner sees them as the best choice, not just as the charity choice.

So, here's the favour I'm asking. Whenever you see a dog picture on these pages you think is decent enough, I'd like you to consider sharing it on Facebook or any other social media sites you're using (I know many of you do this already and thank you for that). And when you share it, please mention that the dog in the photo is a shelter dog like so many other shelter dogs waiting for a home. If we can get even five percent of the pet buying public to see shelter dogs differently, to see how beautiful they are and how wonderful they are, and to consider shelter dogs as their first choice for a new family member, we can end the suffering of homeless pets in this country.