Welcome to the Canaan Dog Rescue Network

The Canaan Dog Rescue Network was established in July 2004 with the mission of helping owners, breeders, and shelters pair Canaan Dogs in need of a new home with a forever home.

Canaan Dogs are medium size (30 to 50 lbs.) active dogs that are generally described as aloof, manipulative and alarm barkers.
For more information, please visit the following sections of our site:
About Us – Find out who we are are.
The Process – Discover the adoption and surrender processes
Rescue Me – Canaan Dogs seeking new homes
New Dens – See how some of our recent placements are doing in their new dens
FAQs – Is my dog a Canaan Dog? I think I have a Canaan Dog mix? Can you look at these pictures?
Donations – Making a tax deductible contribution is easy. CDRN is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.

Available Dogs

Canaan Dogs available from their breeders' will be pre-screened by the listed CDRN contact and all potential homes will be referred to the breeder. All the dogs listed below are purebred Canaan Dogs with available pedigree. Canaan Dogs are returned to their breeders' for any number of reasons from family allergies to mis-evaluation of the home. Responsible breeders REQUIRE IN WRITING that any dog or puppy placed should be returned to them if the owner cannot keep it. CDRN is willing to support responsible Canaan Dog breeders and assist them in the placement of adult dogs. Adult Canaan Dogs are not free and anyone interested in obtaining one of these adult Canaan Dogs should expect to pay at least a nominal fee. The fee is at the discretion of the person managing the placement of the dog and a portion of the fee is donated to CDRN.

Shira, a breeder re-home

This is a courtesy posting for a breeder looking to rehome one of their Canaan Dogs that was returned to them.



Hi Everyone,

3 years old


Zeke is a 6 year old healthy, neutered, active male Canaan Dog who according to his current owners is very territorial and a neophobe (fearful of anything new or change). He is very loving once he is acquainted with you and loves to have his butt rubbed. He is also a talker. He gets along with dogs at doggy day care. He has not been around cats or kids.

6 years old
51 lbs