Pets in the Canada section are usually available for adopters who live in Canada only. Please check the pet's bio for more information if you're adopting outside of Canada.

My Name Is Dorothy
My Name Is Dorothy
My Name Is Dorothy
My Name Is Dorothy
My Name Is Dorothy
My Name Is Dorothy

My Name Is Dorothy



If the adoption fee shows $0, either there will be no adoption fee, or you will need to contact the shelter/rescue/private owner for more info.

Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
Color: Black
Age: 1 year old, Puppy
Size: (when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight: (current) 45 lbs
Sex: Female (Pet ID: ps_957680-157466)

Location: Mexico to Canada

Spayed? Yes
Shots Up to Date? Yes
House-trained? N/A
Good with Dogs? Yes
Good with Cats? Yes
Good with Kids? Yes
Needs Experienced Adopter? N/A


I'm Being Cared for by:


Loved At Last Dog Rescue




My Story:

Hiya, my name is Dorothy, but you can call me Dory or Dot for short! Heck, you can call me anything you want in exchange for giving me a loving furever home! Sound like a good deal?

I am an 8 month-old black lab mix weighing about 45 pounds. I'll probably grow a bit more, so when I'm a grown-up doggo I think I'll be between 50-60 lbs. You won't even notice my size once you see what a sweetheart I am though -- I'm quite the catch, or so they tell me down here in Mexico!

What's my story? Well, when my mama was pregnant with me and my sibs, she was looking for shelter. She tried to make a home for us at a ranch, however we were not welcome there. Lucky for us, our rescuers came and saved me, my mama, and all my siblings. All of my litter-mates have found their forever homes except for me and my sister Pepper. Maybe it's because we're black dogs? Did you know that black dogs are the most often overlooked by adopters??

I am living in a temporary home for now, and although I am being cared for, it definitely isn't a glamorous situation. You see, me and Pepper are living in the bathroom at our "home", which is no place for two adorable, energetic puppies! We need room to roam and play and live life to the fullest!

Being a puppy, I still exhibit some classic puppy behaviours (you know, some nipping, jumping up, restless zoomies, some adolescent stubborness... hehe). What can you expect though, I'm just a youngin'! Lucky for me (and you, of course!), I still possess that ridiculously cute puppy-look. I am a kind-hearted, energetic pup that is keen to learn! I am a clean slate in terms of training—I've got my whole doggy life ahead of me to learn so many tricks and good manners.

I am a VERY sweet and happy puppy and I love to play and go out for walks. I'm good with dogs, cats, and kids! Check out the photo of me being hugged by a child-- see? I'm such a tolerant pooch!!

With proper training and socialization, I will inevitably develop great relationships (and manners) and flourish into a wonderful family dog.

I am SO ready to find my loving forever home-- do you think you could make room in your hearts for a sweet gal like me?

My adoption fee of $750 includes my airfare to Canada, presuming I am able to be accompanied by a Flight Volunteer.

Due to the global pandemic and associated travel restrictions, it is taking longer than usual to find flight volunteers to escort your dog to Vancouver.

Dogs from Mexico typically arrive within 4-8weeks of being approved for adoption. NOTE: Mexico dogs fly into SEATTLE (not Vancouver). This requires a USA/Canada border transfer, which can be done in one of two ways:

1. You may walk across the border at Peace Arch Park to collect your dog from a USA volunteer. You would declare your dog at Canadian Customs before walking back to your car. There is about a 75% chance that CBSA will require you to self-quarantine for 14 days, so please be prepared to do so if asked.

-Cost to adopter: $32 inspection fee.

2. Pay for a brokerage company (Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd.) to get your dog across the border. You would meet them on the Canadian side, thus having no need to self-quarantine.

-Cost to adopter: $470 (+ $32 inspection fee) if only 1 dog is crossing OR $275 (+ $19 inspection fee) if 2+ dogs are crossing at the same time

***NOTE: we would try our best to make sure that 2 or more dogs are crossing at the same time in order to keep the cost down for you!***

PLEASE NOTE: There is no expectation for the adopter to pay any more than the adoption fee itself. We simply provide these as options in case an adopter wishes to receive their dog sooner than it would take to fly their dog to Vancouver with a flight volunteer. In the event you wish to choose one of these options, LALDR will be as transparent as possible with you regarding the costs and will ask for your approval before any travel arrangements are made.

Disclaimer: It is important for all applicants to visit our website, and read about Loved at Last Dog Rescue.

Information included in the profile is provided to us from the international rescuer or local fosters. LALDR does not have access to overseas dogs and cannot always verify the accuracy of their descriptions. Every dog is an individual and can act differently in different situations based on the person adopting them and the environment in which they live.

The age and breed of a dog is usually an educated guess, so we are not able to guarantee the accuracy of age or breed of our dogs.

Normally, we will not approve adoptions to homes with children under 12 years of age. More information can be found on our website.



Their Adoption Process 

  1. Submit Application
  2. Interview
  3. Home Check
  4. Take the Pet Home: As adopters of overseas dogs will be taking their dog home from the airport, they have a couple of weeks to decide if the dog is a fit.


Additional Adoption Info

We offer a foster to adopt program for adopters of overseas dogs. As they will be taking their dog home straight from the airport, they have a couple of weeks to decide if the dog is a fit. In the rare times the dog isn’t found suitable we will find the dog another home.


Their Adoption Application


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More About This Rescue

Loved At Last Dog Rescue operates in the Greater Vancouver area. We rescue and rehome local dogs as well as homeless dogs from numerous countries around the world, including Mexico, Korea, China, Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain and India. Many of these dogs have experienced hardship and cruelty yet they are gentle and loving. We have found that dogs who have experienced suffering appreciate every kindness shown them. All our dogs are fully vaccinated, microchipped and those over 6 months are spayed or neutered.



Are You Prepared To Adopt A Pet?  

So, you've been considering adding a pet to your family and are interested in adopting. If you're unsure whether you're ready to welcome a four-legged companion, here are eight questions to ask yourself:


1. What motivates me?

Are you in search of unwavering love and devoted companionship? Are you looking for a workout partner or an enthusiastic snuggler? If this is the case, you are on the right route. Adopting a pet is an excellent method to obtain the best companion, stress reliever and workout buddy all in one. Even better, science has established that having a pet has proven health benefits, such as decreasing blood pressure and battling depression.

2. Is my living situation secure?

The primary reason pets are surrendered to shelters is a change in the living situation to an area where pets are not permitted. Is your rental suitable for the type of pet you wish to bring? Is it covered by your homeowner's insurance? Particularly if you're considering adopting a huge breed dog, it's critical to understand the legal implications. (Keep in mind that if your rental or homeowner's insurance does not include coverage for dogs, you can get Liability Insurance from a few national insurers.

3. Is my space pet-friendly?

Any pet guardian's primary obligation is to keep their pet safe. Take a look around your house with this in mind. Is it a safe environment for curious pets? Can you keep your pet safe from falls if you are not on the ground floor? Is your yard securely fenced? Is your pool inaccessible? Are poisonous chemicals stored safely away from children and pets in your kitchen and garage (including antifreeze or other fluid spills on the garage floor)?

4. Am I willing to devote the necessary time?

Cats and dogs require human interaction and exercise daily to maintain their physical and emotional wellbeing. Inactivity can result in obesity, unhappiness, and undesirable behaviors motivated by boredom. If you're going to be gone for an extended length of time during the day, can you commit to spending quality time in the morning before you leave and in the evening when you return? A pet door and a fenced yard are insufficient, as pets, sadly, will not exercise on their own. Additionally, they will have missed you while you were gone and will seek the attention and connection provided by games or a stroll.

5. Do I have financial flexibility?

Having a pet as a member of the family entails providing for their requirements in addition to food and shelter. Your pet will require a comfortable bed, durable, secure toys, possibly a crate, pet carrier, or pet door, as well as grooming tools. You may need to get your pet spayed or neutered - an absolute necessity if you want to avoid contributing to the homeless pet problem you're attempting to relieve through adoption. (If you qualify, low- or no-cost spay/neuter clinics may be an option.) Additionally, you will be responsible for your pet's health upkeep, just as you would with any other dependent. Vaccinations, wellness examinations, and dental procedures are all costs associated with keeping your pet healthy and happy. Additionally, unforeseen veterinarian appointments may be necessary periodically if your pet becomes ill. (You can help defray the expense of emergency veterinarian visits by enrolling in monthly payment plans for pet insurance.)

6. Is my family supportive?

If you share a household with one or more individuals, are they prepared to help with the everyday care of a new pet? It is far easier (and more enjoyable) to integrate a new pet into a household when the entire family actively supports the decision.

7. Are my children old enough to understand the value of a pet?

Nothing is sweeter than children and pets, and having a pet as a child may be gratifying. To ensure a safe and happy experience for everyone, your child should be old enough to understand which behaviors are unacceptable when dealing with pets (pulling ears and tails, climbing on or riding the pet, interfering with the pet's food, and so forth). If you have extremely small children at home, you may want to consider constructing an "off-limits" area for your pet. This could be a room, a section of a room, or a crate–any calm area your pet is familiar with for "alone time."

8. Do I commit to taking all necessary precautions to prevent my pet from ending up in a shelter?

While shelters make every effort to reunite pets with their owners, pets that cannot be reunited with their owners are sometimes euthanized due to a lack of resources and space. Avoid this doomsday scenario. Always wear a collar and tag with current, readable contact information on your pet; microchip your pet and register the chip number in a national database. 


Having a pet is a commitment that should not be taken lightly. You’ll need time, money, and energy to devote to a pet. If you’re still unsure whether now is the right moment to begin your fur family journey after reading our eight questions, starting by fostering a pet or assisting a friend with their pet can help you determine whether owning one is the best choice for you.

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