Mocha may be small, but she is surprisingly fast and strong for her size and has so much love to give.

She currently lives with multiple dogs and within a few days she found and adapted well to her place in the pack.  Mocha reads and respects each one appropriately.   She is typically the one to start playtime by bringing a much loved stuffed toy to share tug’o’war or engaging in a game of chase by bouncing and zooming around.   She is a very happy-go-lucky and funny girl.   If no one wants to play Mocha is content to amuse herself with a toy, chew a stick or settle in with her favourite hard chew.

Mocha is house trained, quiet in her crate and not destructive.  She would prefer a fenced yard as being proactive with letting her out freely to explore encourages her activity and continued success.  She does alert bark sometimes when startled but settles quickly with reminders like ‘no barks’ and a fun redirection.

Mocha pulls on leash as she loves a fast paced walk.  She will stop abruptly and tends to linger a little too long at reeeally gooood smells.  Vocal reminders to ‘let’s go/ move along’ work well, but bringing along treats to help with training is always helpful.

After her evening walk she likes to be near to her person.  She will wait to be invited up onto sofa before jumping.  Her cuddles start as a lean into you, then her shoulder slowly inches across your leg before claiming your whole lap.  She loves cuddles.  She sleeps on her dog bed or her preferred comfy chair when you are not up for cuddle-time.  She also likes to burrow and she thinks it great fun to wedge herself between or under cushions like being the middle (best part!!) in a sandwich.

Mocha does have short legs and may need assistance into a vehicle.  She has no issues with being picked up, carried or handled by her person when necessary.

Mocha is a medium energy dog, playful, engaging, food motivated and has great recall.  She would love a fur-sibling in her new home or regular play dates with a doggie friend.


  • Breed: Mixed breed
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 yrs. 7 mos. old
  • Size: 28lbs
  • Colour: Blonde
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Stage: Available

Additional notes

  • Dogs: yes, please!
  • Cats: yes, but must be dog savvy
  • Kids: 8+ and dog savvy.
  • Housing: townhome or single family
  • Fenced yard: Ideal!  Mocha loves to run off leash in a securely fenced in space, so please tell us how you would do this on your application if you do not have a fence currently (ie. Friends, family or renting a private fenced in space).
  • Special: Mocha is looking for a home in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. If dog parks are important to you, please do not apply as our dogs are not candidates for dog parks.
  • Adoption fee: $750

Only matched applicants will be considered.