Meet Adoptable Gordon!

Gordon is a 4 year old, male, 38lb, tri- colour, Beagle and Basset hound mix. Gordon Is such a cool dog that loves to get outside and go for walks, hikes and all sorts of adventures where the sniffs never end. This boy loves his scents! He does walk with a little bit of a weird front step as he once tragically got his paw caught in a hunters snare trap and then we was dumped by the owner because of the injury. He was used as a hunting dog. Luckily he was rescued and he’s fully recovered and he is good to go! He doesn’t seem to be too prey driven in any aspect, even after being used for hunting for a little while. Gordon is a very friendly boy with people, respectful kids and other dogs, and has even shown to be quite tolerant with cats. He would do great in a medium to high energy home with some good exercise daily. Hounds can be know to be vocal dogs and Gordon hasn’t been too frequent with that type of behavior, but he can and any new family will want to take that into account. He currently resides in a foster home in Vancouver at the moment, but can be adopted in Vancouver or on Vancouver Island. This handsome boy is now patiently awaiting his new forever home!

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Meet Adoptable Frankie!

Frankie is a male, 25lb, 11 month old, reddish brown, Dachshund X Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Frankie is a very cuddly boy that loves to snuggle up with you and under covers on the couch and bed, wherever he can. He walks well on a leash and loves socializing with other nice dogs and humans, he has shown no reactivity issues. Frankie can be a bit of a jumper at first when he sees kids playing or wanting to say hi, it’s out of excitement but he could knock down toddlers, although he does live in the house with a 10 year old now and does well with him. Perhaps no kids under 8 for Frankie. He loves to play fetch, although he doesn’t always want to give back the ball after. He loves tug of war and all the belly rubs as well. Frankie is vocal when he hears noises outside, he does well in his crate for about 2 hours and then he starts to get a bit anxious.
He he is a good eater, loves going to the groomer to get his nails clipped and has no issues with water and he will be jumping into a shower when it is running. Frankie is a good boy that still needs a bit of basic training to help make him the best well rounded dog he can be. No cats for Frankie please. This adorable stocky boy is now patiently awaiting his new forever home.

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Meet Adoptable Serena!

Serena is a 18 month old, female, 60lb, Blue/Grey, Weimaraner mixed breed. Serena is a very sweet and happy go lucky girl that loves to get outside and go for walks, hikes and all sorts of adventures. She has shown to be pretty good on leash, is very friendly with dogs, big and small, and other people. She’s even been around some small children and done well. Serena would do best in a fairly active home with or without other dogs. She does seem to have a slightly odd walk that has been told by us probably came from birth and there is nothing to worry about, not even for her running or playing. Just genetics. Serena really is a well rounded dog with a lovely temperament and disposition, and a smile that brightens up a room. This girl is always smiling and ready for some fun!

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Meet Adoptable Princess!

Princess is a 7 year old, female, tan and white, 20-25lb, Corgi X Dachshund. Princess is a very sweet girl with a funny little personality that likes to go for nice walks and smell all the smells, to run around a yard, and to just relax at home, preferably on the couch, her bed or your bed. She likes people and their nice dogs, as well as she is good with respectful kids. She is house trained and good on leash. Princess would do pretty well in most homes. We aren’t sure about Princess and cats, and she does have some slight food allergies so it’s a very simple diet for her. This little local island girl is looking for her new home. Will that be yours?

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Meet Adoptable Henry!

Henry is a 7 year old, male, all white, 15-17 Lbs, Parsons Jack Russell Terrier.

Words from the temporary owner:

Henry came to me from Vancouver Island with infested with fleas, infected anal glands, hard plastic garbage stuck between two of his back two teeth. Hair was wound around and through his teeth with the plastic also cutting into his inside cheek. It had been there for a long time. His teeth infection went into his nasal cavity and up his face (it was quite swollen). His ears were very infected…

Henry is now a healthy boy physically (minus 12 teeth) and is learning about his new world. From what I was told he stayed in a cement run with two other dogs up until we took him in. Fast forward to today and Henry needs his forever home and human to share the rest of his years with. Henry requires a calm environment with little stress to assist with his rehabilitation. Henry is a very sweet boy once he knows you and he just wants to feel safe and be beside a trusted person. He loves his belly rubs and faced rubbed and of course, food, lol. Henry likes to be very close to his human and adores cuddles !

He is the ultimate companion for one person. Given Henry’s past trauma and limited exposure to the world it’s extremely important he finds his perfect human and environment. He will chase cats (JR terrier, remember). Henry has nipped at people and other dogs. However, he also has gotten along with dogs and people. Right now Henry needs one on one for a while….maybe forever. He has a lack of trust in this world and is scared. He has been great with kids, but needs a home that HE is the child and absolutely predictable and calm. NO kids or animals at this time.

This sweet boy has had a very rough life until recently and we want to help him find that forever home of love, patience and affection that he so deserves.

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Meet Adoptable Missy!

Missy is a 4-5 year old, female, all black, 25lb, mixed small breed. Missy is a sweet girl that is looking for a home that can just take her for simple walks and car rides, that’s what she prefers most. She’s not much of a hiker or adventurer, although she does like her outside time, mostly basking in the sun in a backyard or on a deck. Missy would do best as the only dog in a relaxed home with one or two people at most, with no cats or other dogs. She gets quite bonded to her person. Missy gets very uncomfortable around small children, busy environments and can be a bit protective of her toys, but that seems to go away when she gets to know you. She would prefer to just have a simple retired life of walks and snuggles with just her person. This will be the third home Missy will go into since she she has been with us, so we are really hoping for someone that doesn’t give up on her this time. Missy is now patiently await her forever home.

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Meet Adoptable Tulip!

Tulip is a 2 year old, female, 50-60lb, black and tan, Mixed breed. Possible Shepard and Husky mix. Tulip is a very loving and sensitive girl that was dumped on the road and left by her owners when she was just a 8 week old puppy. She was found a short time later and was brought to the shelter and since then she has been at the shelter around many dogs patiently awaiting her forever home. She was once attacked at the shelter by a few dogs and since then it has left her with a lack of confidence a bit with new dogs meeting her. She is not reactive or aggressive, she likes people and dogs, she just needs to go slow at first. It’s a confidence thing. Tulip bonds really closely with her guardian. She is incredibly smart, loyal and affectionate and she does like to play with other dogs, but she needs a slow introduction first as she’s a bit shy and timid to start, but she warms up well after a few minutes and loves to play, if the mood is presentable for it. Tulip is a bit whiny in the home if left alone, but she’s not destructive at all, she just wants to always be with you. She is kennel trained for the most part and she has started to enjoy shorter car rides, as she was not used to a vehicle until recently. We are not sure about Tulip and cats, but she has been around respectful kids over 7 years of age and has done very well. She is in love with one of the shelter staffs son that’s 8 and when she sees him she follows him around. Tulip will need a relaxed home that’s patient and understanding on her needing to gain more confidence and desensitization to the big world outside of a shelter. So far she has been doing well being here, but needs continued guidance and support for her to blossom to her full potential. Will you be that home for Tulip?

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Adoptable Chyna!

Chyna is a 5 year old, female, grey, black and white, 60lb, Husky mixed breed.
China is a very sweet girl that really enjoys walks, hikes, running and playing, and cuddling. She is still getting used to leash walks and can pull a little, but its not too bad and she’s learning everyday. Chyna has done well with other dogs as she has been around so many in her life, she may just need to go slow at first to get to know them, but once she does she’s silly and playful with them. She is good with respectful kids over 7, but infants make her nervous. Chyna likes people but will need to go slow at first as she is a bit timid with new men. She is am active breed so someone that likes to be fairly active and outdoors would be great for her. Chyna is house trained. We are not sure about Chyna and cats yet. This beautiful girl will be a very loving companion and adventure buddy for anyone who adopts her.

Chyna has lived at the BETA shelter for many years now, and she was originally found as skin and bones at a horrific puppy mill pet store in of Lebanon where she lived her life until she was rescued.

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Meet adoptable Molly!

Molly is a 12-13 year old, female, tri-colour, 45-50lb, mixed breed. This sweet senior girl is one of the coolest dogs you’ll ever meet and she has so much life left in her, you would never know she’s her age. Molly loves, loves, loves to play ball anytime of day and night. It’s her favorite thing in the world. Molly is a dog that just needs a nice and quiet home that likes to go for walks, simple hikes, and of course to throw her back for her, but she also likes to relax at home and just hangout and cuddle and nap. Molly does pretty good on leash and is fully house trained, and she is in good health as well. She would do best as the only dog in the home, she has made dog friends before, but she really prefers to be left alone by other dogs and we want to respect that. She just needs a nice and simple, no drama life retirement life of love. Will you be the one for Molly?

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