Rescue Program

NSDTRC (USA) Rescue Program

Dedicated to rescue, re-homing, and adoption of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

If you are interested in bringing a rescue Toller into your home, please download and read our Rescue Program General Information . We welcome you to fill out our Adoption Application.

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AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION – CHILI

Chili is a 6 year old neutered male. He is a very friendly dog that gets along with all girls, big and small alike.He is wary of males as it appears he has been the looser in dog fights for some time. He really does not know how to play, but the foster home is working on that. He does retrieve. He knows how to sit and come and has a very reliable recall. He loves to take walks and loves to cuddle. He really enjoys belly rubs.He prefers women and may have been roughly treated by a male human in his life. He is fully house trained and barks to go out. He will go into a crate on command. He is worried when left alone, but is very happy to see you when you get home. He is fine with grooming. Chili’s owners shaved his beautiful toller body hair, which will grow back in time. Chili is up to date on all shots, is heart worm negative and is healthy. He does take thyroid medication daily as he has a low thyroid function. Chili can’t wait to find his new home! Chili is currently being fostered in South Florida.

UPDATE ON EMILY’S ADOPTION

Emily outside playing fetch! We’ve officially finished clicker training with an AKC trainer!

Post bath last week! I caught her jumping up to say hi to my little sister, Catherine.

Lauren Hearit, Emily’s new mom reports that Emily continues to do well and is adjusting nicely. Her anxiety seems to have dropped (except during storms, but a thunder jacket and letting her hide in my closet seem to help) and after her spay in November, her coat has come in beautifully! She met the family Toller over Christmas and both did well together. She continues to love going on walks and playing fetch. I’m taking her to the cottage up on Lake Michigan this weekend, and am looking forward to being able to take her on walks up there.
I continue to be grateful you entrusted Emily with me!! She is so very sweet and has brought me much joy!!!

UPDATE – Kendall ADOPTED!!

Kendall is looking for a forever home. She is around 2-3 yrs old, 20″ at shoulder, and weighs 43 lbs. She is very sweet, crate trained, a good eater, and gets along with male dogs. She has only been introduced to female dogs over a gate. She allows grooming, and appears to be housebroken but has not been left out of crate at the foster’s home when she is not home. She is scared after all she has been through with losing her home, being picked up as a stray & going to shelter, so will need someone with who will be patient with her until she gets comfortable. The foster is a female so we are not sure how she is with men. Kendall is up to date on all her shots, is spayed, and heartworm neg. Kendall is currently being fostered in South FL.

 

UPDATE – Titus ADOPTED!!

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This is Titus. He was originally fostered by a Golden Retriever Club and has now been transferred to toller rescue. He is a larger than normal toller, but has all the correct toller characteristics.He is a very sweet boy who happily wags his tail. He has had all shots and is neutered. He is in excellent health and we believe he is 3 1/2 to 4 years old. Titus recently completed obedience training and now walks on a loose lead, sits and downs, and comes when called. He knows and correctly responds to every command that is required of a Novice dog. Titus gets along well with other dogs and cats. Please consider giving Titus a forever home.

 

UPDATE!! Stella is adopted!! Her new name is Bonnie. We’re so happy for Bonnie and her new home!

Stella is a beautiful young girl, 2-3 years old.She is about 17-18 inches tall and weighs 37 lbs. She is extremely sweet and wants more than anything to be loved and petted. She has also liked every dog she has met! Stella was treated for heartworms so will need to be kept quiet and leash walked for the next 6 weeks. She is up to date on all shots and is healthy. Stella is housebroken. She deserves a family that will love her forever! She will give back equally in the devotion she shows. Please consider adopting Stella!!

 

Update!!! – Cody is adopted!!! His new name is Jake and from these pictures he has found a wonderful forever home!!

This is Cody. He is estimated to be a 4 year old neutered male. In an effort to remove?mats when he was brought into the first shelter, they cut his beautiful Toller fur, but it is evident that this will grow back. He gets along well with other dogs. He saw a cat in the vet’s office and approached it calmly; cat reared up and hissed and he backed up and barked, which is a normal reaction. He’s not interested in chewing on anything but my vet said his canines are worn down. He’s well mannered; does not jump up on us at all and loads into a car with no issues. He walks nicely on a leash. He is happy in a crate with no whining or barking at all. He does have an uneven gait which the Vet indicated was from an old toe injury and will not cause any problems in his long term health or movement.? He is up to date with shots and worming. Please consider adopting this handsome boy!!

 


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Surrendering Tollers

If you have a Toller to surrender, or if you think you have a Toller in your shelter, please contact
Alyson Casper our National Rescue Coordinator. Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate Regional Coordinator for follow-up.

Click to Download:

Do you think you have a Toller in your Shelter?
Owner Surrender Form
Owner Surrender Guidelines

Shelter Visit Guidelines
Checklist for Home Visit
Dog Received into Rescue Form

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Surrendering Tollers

If you have a Toller to surrender, or if you think you have a Toller in your shelter, please contact Alyson Casper our National Rescue Coordinator. Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate Regional Coordinator for follow-up.

Click to Download:
Do you think you have a Toller in your Shelter?
Owner Surrender Form
Owner Surrender Guidelines

Shelter Visit Guidelines
Checklist for Home Visit
Dog Received into Rescue Form