Zinnia is a beautiful young lady, curious, smart and friendly. She is expressive and quite the sponge, plus add in her pinch of sass and you have yourself a really fun girl looking for owners who will love and guide her.  She is sensitive to handling/manipulations and so any handling must be set up on a cue word and must be positive.  This opt-in approach is essential for her to trust and feel comfortable.  She is a fan of cuddles but will need to get the energetic side tuckered out for those cuddles to last!  She loves to play and interact with toys.

As most puppies do, she loves to chew,  cause moments of chaos followed by moments of pure joy! 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.  Zinnia needs a little extra special devotion from her people so they learn how to communicate with her. This wild-haired gal is worth all of the effort!


  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 6 mos. old
  • Size: 5kgs and growing
  • Colour: Tan
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Stage: Available

Additional notes

  • Dogs: Yes to friendly and playful dogs who can respect her size.  Another dog in the home is required.
  • Cats: Likely yes, with slow introductions and dog savvy cats as she might try to play.
  • Kids: Teens and up!  She is sensitive to handling and will get frustrated with random handling.
  • Housing Type: Single or Townhome
  • Fenced Yard: Required in the city. Supervised and on leash in the country.
  • Special: Zinnia has handling sensitivities.  She needs a patient person or a couple, willing to invest in learning to put handling on cue with an opt-in approach to create trust.  This is important.
  • She is looking for someone home often, not being left more than 5-6 hours at a time.  She is looking for a home in the Ottawa area to attend outstanding vet appointments at our vet in West Ottawa to complete her standard vetting covered by the adoption fee. She is not a candidate for dog parks so if these are important to you, please do not apply.  We would love her to go to a home willing to invest in one-on-one training.
  • Only matched applicants will be contacted.
  • Adoption fee: $850