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  • Writer's pictureItsik Romano

Animatch’s Available Furry Friends – April 2021

Are you interested in dog adoption through a reputable service? Animatch, a local non-profit, boasts a centre with accommodation for a dozen dogs and a dedicated team of volunteers. West Island News and Animatch have come together to help find our furry friends a forever home. Please share this post to help them find a home if you can.



Thinsel is back through no one's fault, including her own. She has been here for a while, but we had to figure out what kind of home she needs. When she first came to us, she was starving, unwell in general, and nervous. Because of her condition and behavior, her age was estimated at around seven years old. We now believe that she's around two years old. She is simply not the same dog that she was when she came in and we wanted to give her time to get back to who she really is. Thinsel is with a Foster Mom and here is a recap of what she has to say about her:

  • Very high energy - requires long walks, not just back-yard play.

  • Pulls on leash. Greets other dogs with a nip to instigate play. So no dog parks.

  • Must have obedience training, but is food motivated. Already learning commands: leave it, drop it, wait.

  • Not toy or food aggressive.

  • Currently living with two dogs.

  • Plays rough, needs supervision.

  • Has to be crated when alone, but not at night or when someone is home.

  • Not destructive.

  • Excellent counter surfer.

  • Loves car rides.

  • Sheds like a husky.

  • Not good with cats.


West Island Dog Adoption ANIMATCH Lilo male standard poodle

At 100 lbs., Lilo is an imposing standard poodle. He came to us because his family realized that they weren't a good match for each other. We soon came to the conclusion that Lilo needed some education, so he has spent a few months at École de Formation Intervenants canin du Québec. He has improved tremendously, but he will need an experienced, adult family. His training must continue with positive reinforcement every day. Resource guarding has been one of his problems, so he needs a home with no other pets, canine or feline. Lilo is very smart and has to exercise his mind as well as his body. He is looking for an active, energetic family.


West Island Dog Adoption ANIMATCH Mayo Husky puppy

Mayo arrived from Kuujjuarapik and is waiting somewhat impatiently for his forever home. He is a diamond in the rough who needs just the right family to help him become a polished gem. Obedience lessons would help with his leash manners. Mayo is eager to learn and is easily motivated with treats. He is looking for a family with older, respectful children and could only live with a female dog. Cats and anything smaller are out of the question. As a Northern dog, he would appreciate an active family that enjoys the outdoors, especially in winter.


West Island Dog Adoption ANIMATCH Koda female husky puppy

Koda is another wild child from the North. She hasn't had any training, but has a strong desire to please and works well with treats. Obedience training would help her become an amazing member of your family. She gets along with other dogs and might benefit from living with one. On the other hand, Koda feels that cats and all small creatures were put on earth for her to chase. She is also looking for an energetic family who would include her in their activities.

After you read the above biographies, if you feel that you are the right guardian for any of these adoptees, just fill out the form and ask for them.

For more information on Thinsel, Lilo, Mayo, or Koda go to

Animatch West Island Montreal Dog Adoption service Quebec animal rescues

About Animatch

Animatch has humble beginnings as a non-profit dog adoption service. It was founded in 1999 by Helen Lacroix, a busy wife and mother. Her grassroots movement started around her kitchen table. Helen credits her parents with instilling in her their love and concern for animals. Today, Animatch boasts a centre with accommodation for a dozen dogs and a dedicated team of volunteers.


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