“Pixel Perfect” has been adopted


Pixel’s Story

This sweetheart is Pixel. She is young and still sports a puppyish demeanour.  This little girl has an active lifestyle and enjoys walks and trips to the park. She loves human company and is snuggly and cuddly with her human. Thanks to a loving CCRT foster home, Pixel is now on track to a very happy life.

Pixel comes to CCRT from a shelter. She was left abandoned in a crate, in the shelter parking lot. Crating causes Pixel great anxiety so one of the stipulations of adopting her is that the adoptive family must agree not to use a crate.

In otherwise good health, Pixel has an intermittent Grade I heart murmur1 that does not cause her any issues or restrictions. She does have hair loss on her head, ears, and neck that could be genetic, nutrition related or possibly caused by stress.  Depending on the cause, this may or may not resolve itself.

Pixel is nervous around new people and more so of men than women. With a little patience, she does warm up to most people given some time. However, she is frightened of children.  Any children in the prospective adopters home must be 12 years of age or older.

She can be left alone with a dog companion in the home for no more than 8 hours a day — and 4 to 6 if she is single dog. Pixel seems to be accepting of most small dogs, however she can be reactive with some larger dogs.

Pixel is an alert little girl and wants to do a good job protecting the premises. This means she can be very barky.  Applications from apartments or condominiums will not be considered.

Pixel will be a fabulous companion for the right home.  Do you fit the bill to carry on her journey to a happy life? To see more of Pixel, visit Pixel’s facebook page or YouTube for a brief video.

If you would like to adopt Pixel, please fill out an adoption application. You can also purchase a sweater and/or blanket for her, or any of our other foster dogs, please consider becoming a CCRT Sponsorship Angel for any of our fosters, by making a cash donation towards their care.

[1] Merck Manual Veterinary Edition. 2014. Diagnosis of Heart Disease. [online] [Accessed: 12 Oct 2014]. Heart murmurs are audible vibrations emanating from the heart or major blood vessels and generally are the result of turbulent blood flow or vibrations of cardiac structures. They are graded by intensity from 1 to 6.

 See lots more pictures and anecdotes on Pixel’s own Facebook page.

Pixel’s Vital Stats

Age: about 1 year to 18 months

Weight: 6 lbs

Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Adoption donation: $400


Pixel 2


Pixel 3



Pixel’s Sponsorship Angel

Rachel in honour of Ziggy Stardust’s 2nd birthday