Tao is a sweet little guy!  He is 110% dedicated to warmth and cuddle time and will always ask to come up ask you to wrap him up like a burrito baby.  When nobody is available to cuddle, he will resign to cuddling with a canine buddy but will always be ready to send in his resume when you are ready to fill any vacant lap-cuddler positions.  He is not a fan of the cold or rain, and will do a run-away dance and act so innocently like he has no idea what you are talking about when you ask him to go outside to do his business.  He’s such a cute, funny and endearing little guy. He is also very food motivated so will do well with positive reinforcement training.
While he is working on it (with better results on sunny days, haha), he is a work in progress for house and leash training and will need a home committed to keeping him on track to get gold stars in these departments.  He does sometimes bark when left and so any applicant that lives in attached housing must be home more often to establish a schedule he can get used to.  He does sleep through the night in his crate with just an offering of a kiss and cookie to tuck him in.  A puppy is a lot of work so please do include in your application your plan to help your puppy be the best he/she can be and be sure you have the time and commitment to bring a puppy home.


  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 4 mos. old
  • Size: 4.5 kgs
  • Colour: White and Tan
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Stage: Available

Additional notes

  • Dogs: Yes to friendly and playful dogs.  Another dog in the home is recommended.
  • Cats: Likely yes, with slow introductions and dog savvy cats as he might try to play or chase.
  • Kids: 8+, dog savvy and respectful kids.  He can be nippy when playful.
  • Housing Type: Single, townhome or condo with speedy and direct access to a private yard space and as long as some barking is okay.
  • Fenced Yard: Preferred.  A private yard space is required.
  • Special: Tao is Ehrlichia positive and must be on tick prevention for life. He is looking for someone home more often, not being left more than 4-6 hours at a time.  He is looking for a home in the Ottawa area to attend outstanding vet appointments at our vet in West Ottawa to complete his standard vetting covered by the adoption fee. None of our dogs are candidates for dog parks so if these are important to you, please do not apply.  We are looking for a home willing to take him to positive reinforcement training classes!
  • Only matched applicants will be contacted.
  • Adoption fee: $850 – this includes a full vaccination course for DAPP, Lepto and Rabies, Accuplex test microchip and spay.