Updates on Rehomed / Rescued Vizslas
June & July - the VSO has been very busy fielding queries and working behind the scenes to get ready to foster and assess two Vizslas for adoption. One young male dog had resource guarding issues; in the end, the family decided to try to keep working to reduce his fear, guarding issues, and hyperarousal. The VSO continues to provide the family with a lot of behaviour modification resources. A 6-month old female that was sold to a young man by a breeder who didn't screen the home, ended up being placed with his aunt's relatives who had been researching the breed. Both dogs came from backyard breeders who refused to take them back.
June 18, 2020 Simba was adopted by a loving adult family who also own a 10-year old Female Vizsla. He was transferred to his new furever home today. This family has already bought him presents to celebrate his 5th birthday on June 20. But the best present of all, is a new home. Happy Birthday Simba!
May 31, 2020 Simba, an almost 5-year old neutered male Vizsla was brought to the attention of the VSO by the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society in SW Ontario. Simba was dumped on May 15th, 2020 and the owner was traced via the dog's microchip but didn't want the dog back. It was learned that Simba bit the owners' brother but after spending two weeks with the Humane-Society where Simba's behaviour was observed, the staff felt that the bite was likely provoked. They felt he deserved a second chance but were unable to put him up for adoption due to the bite. The VSO was contacted and after much back and forth discussion about Simba's behaviour, the VSO accepted him into their rescue program, placed him with a foster on June 2nd, and put him up for adoption.
February 2020 - Sadly, Griffin lost a battle with cancer with lymphoma at too young an age. His new owners and their Vizsla, Sage, are heartbroken.
Updates - 2019
August 10/19 ~ After two weeks of being fostered with experienced Vizsla owners and club members, Beau joined his new family Liam and Rebecca Cragg (VSO members) and their two female Vizslas on a large farm in eastern Ontario. Thanks to the many folks who applied to adopt him. The fostering period allowed us to witness Beau's energy and behaviour and to better understand what his needs were; there were some issues not reported or witnessed earlier and that made it more of a challenge to find the right home. We were very grateful to the foster home for taking him in and we are confident his adopters are prepared to take on and deal with these challenges.
Updates - 2018
November 25/18 ~ Griffin went to his new home to live with VSO Members Hans and Johanna Handke and another 6.5 yr old Vizsla in the country-side of SW Ontario.
November 10/18 ~ Stanley, the special-needs Vizsla has been adopted!
August 22/18 ~ Norman, the handsome 2-year old male Vizsla, found a new home with Tracey and Paul Craig of Georgetown ON. Sadly, due to an undiscovered or undisclosed aggression issue, Norman had to be euthanized two months later following increased serious aggression and several unprovoked bites and attempted biting incidents occurred. He was deemed to be unsafe in the presence of humans.
Updates - 2017
“Grandpa”, a stray, senior Vizsla found on Wednesday February 3rd 2016 in Whitby ON and deemed unadoptable due to his advanced years (around 14 at the time) was set for euthanasia but rescued by Amy White, Operations Manager of Superdogs Internationale. The VSO’s Rescue program provided financial assistance to help cover some badly needed dental work. After turning 16 in August 2017, “Grandpa” passed away on November 28th, 2017. He had happily lived out the remaining two years of his life in the company of Amy White, surrounded by two more Vizslas and other dogs. Grandpa was an extremely fortunate Vizsla. Rest in Peace Grandpa.