Harry is ready to be adopted. Visit him at the East Shelter at 821 Progress Avenue.


Type of dog:

American Bulldog and Labrador Retriever mix


Male, neutered


2 years


Meet Harry

When Harry got to Toronto Animal Services, Harry greeted staff by springing three feet in the air and fiercely wagging his tail. Although he’s very friendly with people and has a lot of energy, we identified that he had some room for improvement.

What Harry needs when you adopt him:

Harry is working on his pulling, jumping and basic skills and manners around other dogs. He would be best suited to a home with no young children and no other dogs. Harry would benefit from continued obedience training classes (in either a private or group setting) where he can continue to learn positive training methods.

Harry’s Progress:

Harry’s trainers say: “His basic manners have really improved. He is doing a ‘sit’ and ‘down’ on verbal cue, and is doing well with ‘leave it’, as well as controlled entries. He is doing a great job with loose leash walking; he is consistently walking beside his handler and looking toward his handler for guidance and reward.”

More feedback: “Harry is much more relaxed when walking by other dogs. He is becoming much easier to redirect with his name when he sees a dog and starts to become excited. We have continued to socialize Harry with other dogs and break up his play often so he does not become too over-stimulated.”


Watch Harry practice his social skills with one of the dogs at the training centre and demonstrate how much he’s been able to improve his previous reactive behaviour with other dogs.