Good with adults? Yes
Good with kids? Yes, older kids
Good with dogs? Yes
Good with cats? Unknown
House trained? Yes
Crate trained? Yes
Energy Level? High
Barker? On occasion
*** Please note that we are NOT accepting applications for the dogs listed as Coming Soon. These dogs have either yet to arrive or have only just recently arrived. Once their foster families get to know them a little better, a detailed bio outlining their personality and describing their ideal home will be posted and we will then begin accepting applications for them. ***
Male | Approx 1.5 yrs |31 lbs | Ridgeback mix
Cato is a very affectionate and lovable boy. Loves to cuddle up with you. He loves people, so we expect he would be ok with children, but because he’s a high energy pup, we suggest older children that are comfortable with dogs.
Initially can be nervous meeting new dogs, but has been good with the foster's dogs. Would do well with another playmate a similar size. Can also be the only dog as he loves human attention.
Loves his squeaky toys as well as stuffies! He does well, but occasionally needs to be redirected from things not meant to be chewed.
Cato is still very much a puppy that needs adopters that will concentrate on his training and possibly take him to obedience classes.
Housetraining took some time, but we can say now, thanks to the foster's commitment, he has been accident free!
An active person or family would be best for this guy!
Adoption Fee | $500
Adoption fees help cover the costs associated with rescue, such as vetting, boarding, and transportation.
Prior to adoption, dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and 4Dx tested, and they receive any necessary treatment.
For more information about adoption fees, please review our Adoption FAQs & Fees page.
Why We Love Fostering
There is a special joy in seeing the transformation from fear to trust in a foster cat’s face and posture, the first time they relax and warm up to me. There is so much comedy in a litter of crazy kittens, rollicking and tumbling, learning how to be big cats. Each foster kitty has been cared for as if they were my own, and I enjoy the confidence in the feeling that they are ready for their forever home. That is the biggest difference between choosing to adopt from a small rescue rather than a shelter, and why I love volunteering. People often ask me how I can be so strong to let such sweet kitties go to adoption, but the feeling that I have space to help another is worth the emotional goodbye. Penny is the twenty-first cat I have helped, and I am not going to stop anytime soon! Fostering for Pets Alive is by far the most rewarding volunteering I have ever done.
Why We Love Fostering
We love fostering because the dogs bring so much love and joy into our home. Seeing them adjust to life in a home, come out of their shells and become their happy, playful selves is so rewarding. It's also a great feeling so see them got adopted by a home that will love them forever. The foster dogs also have a lot to teach us about resilience, adaptability, trust and unconditional love. They inspire us to be better versions of ourselves. If they can survive their histories while still being loving and happy, so can we.
Interested in Adopting Cato? Apply Below.
Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. Pets Alive Niagara reserves the right to reject any application and reserves the sole right in determining the best placement for our animals.