Age: 6 months on 6/25/17
Breed: Pug / Miniature Pinscher
Weight: 9 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes, requires a canine companion
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Older considerate children only
House Trained: In progress
Crate Trained: In progress
Energy level: Puppy!
History: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee: $350
From the Foster:
Phoebe is an adorable 6 month old miniature pinscher/ pug mix. When she looks at you with her little puppy eyes you will fall instantly in love! Phoebe is still young, so she has some puppy energy. She loves other dogs and playing outside. When she is inside her favorite place is next to her dog friends on the dog bed or couch.
When Phoebe was rescued, it was clear that she had not had a lot of experience with new situations or people. She was very frightened of people, leashes, and anything to do with humans. She has grown so much in the time since she was first rescued. She has learned that human touch can be nice and that leashes aren't so scary. She has learned that toys and bones are pretty awesome. She has learned that we go potty outside or on our special potty pad inside. She has met new people and dogs and experienced new situations that were scary at first, but with patience (and treats) is learning confidence.
Even though she has learned a lot, Phoebe will need patience and positive reinforcement to overcome her nervousness with people. She will need work with walking on a leash, going new places, and trusting new people. A friendly sibling will help with this as she has much more confidence around her dog friends. Right now she will not run up to you to be petted or crawl onto your lap, but with some time and patience her confidence in people will grow. Knowing how far she has come, each new act of trust from her will just make you love her more and more.
Phoebe would love to find a forever home with another friendly dog. Being with another dog has helped her feel safe and adjust to living with people. She has done well with meeting children and hasn't shown any inclination to nip or bite, but she would do best in a house without young children because of how shy she is. It is entirely possible that after a year or so she will have more confidence and do better with young children, but it will take her a little while to build up to it.