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Adopt Rufus

Male Young German Shepherd Dog

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About Rufus

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Rufus is a 4-month-old Shepherd mix who weighs 20-25 lbs. We expect he will be in the 40-50 lb range when fully grown. He was a rescue from Mexico. We work with an amazing group of people who are on the front lines rescuing dogs from some of the most tragic situations. He has been in the US for 3 weeks. Looking for a cuddly snuggle bug who will warm your lap and make you laugh with his mischievous antics? Rufus is an absolute sweetheart of a pup. After he has had time to warm up and develop trust, Rufus becomes a velcro dog who follows you from room to room and loves to settle down for pets whenever possible. When he first arrived in his original foster he was very nervous and scared. He wasn’t sure about coming out of his crate, but once he did, he snuggled with his foster mom all day. He tends to gravitate towards women at first. Within a day, Rufus came out of his shell and started to socialize and play with the two resident Golden Retrievers. He’s a huge fan of playing with other dogs. Humans are mostly for snuggles; other dogs are for play. He definitely finds his confidence with another dog in the home. Ideally for him, he'll go to a home that has another dog. We will consider those homes first for him. Rufus is still hesitant with new people and dogs; he will tend to stay near his foster people when guests are over. That said, if guests call him over, he will go and sit in their lap. He just can’t resist the affection! Though he’s shy at first, he warms up quickly, becoming happy and playful. Rufus’s whole day can be summarized as follows: eat, sleep, play, repeat. As soon as his foster parents wake up, he heads out to the bathroom, then has breakfast. After that, while his people are working, he loves to sleep near the desk or play in the office. In the evening, the foster parents play with Rufus and get some exercise. He’s an awesome mix of chill and active.  Rufus has been on a few very short walks. He’s become familiar with the leash and walks well. He’s making great progress on house training, which his new family will need to continue to reinforce, as he still has a few accidents. He needs to be taken out consistently. He’s crate trained, though he will voice some discontent if he’s in the crate and the foster family is in the house.  Since he is a puppy, Rufus needs to be supplied with appropriate chew toys or will chew on whatever is in front of him. He’s not a nuisance barker or digger. He’s a super sweet, loving dog who adores humans and just wants to please. This should make training easier!  We will only consider a home that has had a dog of their own in the last 3 years. This does not include roommate's dogs, fostering/petsitting or family pets that remained in the family home. If there are children they need to be over the age of 8.

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Name
Rufus
Age
Young
Gender
Male
Size
Large
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
YES
Housetrained
Not Sure
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
YES
Ok with cats
Not Sure
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Billy

Parson Russell Terrier

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Billy is a 1 year old male Parson-Border Terrier mix who weighs around 20 lbs. He was a rescue from Korea. He was found wandering in the countryside where often dogs are picked up and taken to the meat farms. A kind woman took him in as a puppy but as he got too big, she was just going to release him making him a prime candidate for the meat farm. Our rescue partners convinced her to turn him over to them so that he would be safe. Billy is one of the most affectionate dogs we’ve met. He is a huge people pleaser and is always looking for ways to grab your attention. With his love of cuddles and long walks outside, Billy is just the pup for someone who wants a super loving yet playful companion. Billy is ready to take on the world with you!   When Billy initially meets strangers he is cautious and a bit timid but is curious about new people. He is always looking for a new friend despite his reservations. He took around 2 days to fully warm up to his foster, and after that he completely transformed and let his true personality shine through. His personality is a wonderful blend of chill and playful characteristics. He loves to lounge around the house, but also enjoys getting outside. In addition, he is a big velcro dog, cuddler, lap dog, and people pleaser. Billy will likely follow people around, searching for attention and a lap to cuddle up in. He is very affectionate! Furthermore, he LOVES the outdoors! His walks are the highlight of his day, and we imagine him being a wonderful buddy for an outdoorsman.   In between naps, snuggles, and walks, Billy is working on some training. He is completely house trained and crate trained. Also, Billy is making progress on the leash and is learning not to pull too much. Last, he is not a nuisance barker, but does like to chew on things he finds. His forever home will likely need to teach him what is okay to chew on and what is not okay in addition to finishing off his general training.   Billy has established a daily routine with his foster: “Billy eats twice a day and is food motivated. We typically go for 3 walks a day which is certainly his highlight. Occasionally we will break to play in the backyard. At night he sleeps in his crate.”   Billy has done super well with the other dogs he has met both on and off leash. He is always curious about other animals and loves to play if given the change. Billy has not displayed any aggressive behavior thus far. He has had limited experience with some kids and enjoys getting pets from them. He has not had any experience with cats.   Billy’s ideal home would likely be an active home. He would love long walks, playtime outdoors, or hikes if given the opportunity. He would also benefit from companionship most of the day as he is a big velcro dog and wants to be near his humans all the time. However, more than anything else, Billy needs a home that will give him all the love he deserves and craves.   Billy is only an option for those who have had a dog as an adult. If there are children they need to be over the age of 8.     show less

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Donald Duck

German Shepherd Dog

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Donald Duck is a 14 week old GSD mix. He will be in the 40lbs range when full grown. He was a rescue from Mexico, where we work with a fabulous organization that rescues the abandoned, abused, and neglected who are often discarded. Our wonderful partners step in, save them, and we work together to find them the best homes. This energetic, playful pup is looking for an active forever home that can’t wait to take him on all the outdoor adventures! He loves to hike, play fetch, and goof around with his toys. He is friendly with other people and dogs and can’t wait to be included in all your outings! When he first arrived in his foster home, he was happy-go-lucky from the start and very excited to have someone to throw the ball for him. He enjoys the occasional cuddle but typically prefers to sleep on the couch or floor next to you, not on top of you. He likes to know you're there but doesn't feel the need to follow you, unless of course, he thinks you're going to get treats! Donald Duck is super outgoing and gets excited to meet new people and dogs. He is an energetic pup who loves to crash for a nap after playtime. He was not a huge fan of his crate when he arrived at his foster home, especially when no one was in the house, but since being potty trained, he is perfectly well-behaved when they leave the house, and they no longer need to crate him. Donald Duck typically wakes up around 5-6am and heads immediately outside. He has breakfast around 8AM, then is happy to nap and play with his toys while his foster parent works. He enjoys chewing on a yummy bone or having the ball or a squeaky toy thrown for him. He goes outside for breaks throughout the day, and Donald Duck is now at the point where he alerts his fosters when he needs to go. If they have to run errands, he is content to lay on the couch while they are gone and uses the pads if he needs to go to the bathroom while they are out. Around 4 pm, Donald gets the zoomies and enjoys running around the apartment and chasing after his toys. He then has dinner, goes out 1-2 more times, then settles down to sleep in his puppy pen around 7-8 pm. Donald sleeps in his puppy pen throughout the night. Donald Duck has interacted with a few smaller Yorkies off-leash. He does well playing with them and likes other friendly dogs. When it comes to meals and treats, he is not interested in sharing and will make that known to any other dogs if he feels they are trying to take his food.  Donald Duck loves walks and has plenty of energy for any outdoor adventure. He is working on leash training, as he tends to pull when he gets excited. That said, he generally heels well. Donald Duck is housetrained. When taken out for bathroom breaks, he understands 'go potty” and alerts his fosters that he needs to go out by sitting by the door. He uses the puppy pads when the family is not home. Donald Duck does fine in his crate when people are home but does not like to be left home alone in his crate. At this point, his foster family is totally comfortable leaving him out of the crate when they are not home and he does great! After a minute or so of crying, he perches himself on the couch for a nap until they return.  Donald Duck is not a nuisance chewer, even though he is teething. He is perfectly content to chew on his toys and teething options. He has attempted to dig at a patch of mulch. He is very well mannered with other dogs and people. He typically only barks when barked at or when he loses his favorite ball under the couch and needs some help to retrieve it! Donald Duck’s ideal home would have a yard where he can run out his 4pm zoomies and play fetch. He would love an adventurous family who likes to get outside, as he seemed to very much enjoy hiking and likes to explore new places. Donald Duck is everything you want in a puppy - the playful bursts of energy and the sweet naps. He is a quick learner and is doing very well with house training, 'sit,' and 'go potty.' He doesn't need to be in your lap at all times and respects your personal space. He is a super sweet, fun pup who enjoys adventuring! Donald Duck is only an option for those who have had a dog in the last three years. We believe that the youngest pups need the most experienced homes. This requirement is not met by petsitting/fostering, roommate's dog or by having a family dog that remained in the family. If there are children they need to be over the age of 8. show less

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Kim Possible

German Shepherd Dog

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Kim Possible is a 4 month old female Shepherd mix who weighs 17 lbs. We expect she will be in the 35-40lbs range when full grown. She was a rescue from Mexico, where we work with a fabulous organization that rescues the abandoned, abused, and neglected who are often discarded. Our wonderful partners step in, save them, and we work together to find them the best homes. Like her namesake, Kim Possible is ready for anything. This adventurous girl is energetic, playful, and outgoing, making her the perfect dog for outdoorsy folk who want a pup to accompany them on all their great adventures. That being said, she is also super affectionate and cuddly! Kim Possible is ready to brighten up your life with all of her charms.   When Kim initially meets new people she tends to be a bit mouthy due to her young age. When she first came to her foster, and felt nervous about her new environment, she would often nip to handle her fear. However, once she feels more comfortable this behavior definitely lessens! Now, she is much much gentler and lets her whole personality come through. Overall, her personality is energetic, playful, cuddly, and outgoing. She is a ‘in-your-face’ happy pup who will climb all over you or snuggle up to you if you are okay with that. If not, get a toy and she’ll play with the toy. She's very food motivated and very intelligent. In the short time (~1 week) she’s been with her foster she has learned to sit, stay, shake, high five, and spin in a circle. And if all of those wonderful characteristics weren't enough to make us all fall in love with her, she is also very curious and adventurous. She is ready to join you on all of your adventures!   In between playtime, naps, cuddles, and everything in between, Kim Possible has been working on some basic training. She is completely crate trained for naps during the day and bedtime. That being said, she prefers to be with her humans above all else, so she sometimes wil fuss if you leave her alone in her crate before settling down. She is working on her houstraining and generally doesn’t have accidents. Furthermore, she has excelled at learning what items are on and off limits. Like many puppies she tends to chew things, because she is teething, but she is very easily redirected to a chew toy. She is not a nuisance barker, but makes a lot of cute puppy noises that are very charming.   Kim Possible has established a daily routine with her foster: “​She gets up around 5:30am and goes outside to potty. She has her first meal and then plays with us until about 7am when she goes back in her crate while my husband works. She sleeps until about 11:00am, goes outside to potty and has her next meal. She plays about 60-90 minutes before she goes back in her crate. She naps until about 3pm and then goes potty and eats again. At this point I'm home from work so I usually play outside with her and our dog for a while. While I'm making dinner she usually sits at my feet on the kitchen rug and quietly watches me. She plays until about 9pm and we all head off to bed.”   Kim Possible lived with other dogs while she was in Mexico and currently lives with a six-year-old 80 lbs DPS alum. They get along very well. Kim is very attached. They both run around the backyard and play with no leashes. They even lay next to each other when they’re napping on the couch. She has also spent some time with an 11-year old who she has been great friends with.   Kim Possible is ideal for an active home that will give her plenty of opportunities to get out her energy. In addition, she needs a home that is committed to finishing off her training. She would also benefit from living with another dog buddy to keep her company. However, above all else, she needs a home that will give her all the love and attention she deserves and craves.   Kim Possible is only an option for those who have had a dog in the last three years. We believe that the youngest pups need the most experienced homes. This requirement is not met by petsitting/fostering, roommate's dog or by having a family dog that remained in the family. If there are children they need to be over the age of 8.   show less

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Margo

Domestic Short Hair

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Margo is as sweet as they come. Exceptionally affectionate. Easygoing. Engaging. Purring machine. The list goes on and on. She follows her foster mom all over the house just so she can keep tabs on her. She also likes to be held in your arms like a baby. The vet says she is about 1 years old and in great health. She does have one cloudy eye that we think was damaged by someone not being kind to her. We have decided to leave the eye in place as its not bothering her and she seems to have some vision left in it.  She has been fostered with other kitties since coming into our rescue but seems to be selective as to which kitties she likes, so we think she would do best as the only kitty in the home. We have not had her around dogs yet but feel because of her temperament she would do fine with a cat savvy dog. All Margo needs is a chance at a great life with a home that will adore her. If you would love to welcome a lovely kitty into your life, apply to adopt Margo today! She has been spayed, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, vaccinated, dewormed, flea treatment applied and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $100. show less

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Peppermint Patty

Affenpinscher

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Peppermint Patty is a 14 month old female Affenpinscher-Yorkie Terrier mix who weighs 11.2 lbs. She came from the shelter where her and four others from the same home were turned in. The shelter is not able to do adoptions due to staffing shortage and so they rely completely on rescues to help save their dogs. This love bug is as sweet as her namesake. Despite her initial shyness, this pup is incredibly cuddly, affectionate, energetic, and gentle. This makes her a wonderful dog for a person who wants a pup to spoil, and show just how wonderful the world can be.   When Peppermint Patty initially meets anyone she tends to be very shy and timid, and it is not uncommon for her to take her own sweet time to warm up to people. With her foster, she actually spent the first 18 hours mostly in her crate. But don’t worry! Peppermint Patty does warm up to people if given plenty of time and space, and after 2 days with her foster (and plenty of treats) she was pretty comfortable with her foster touching and handling her. She does tend to remain on the reserved side after getting a bit more comfortable UNLESS there is another dog. Peppermint Patty has a unique attitude towards other dogs, and becomes much more open, cuddly, and comfortable with people if she is around another confident dog. That being said, after spending a week with her foster there were no dogs needed! She is much less shy and often cuddles with her foster for hours and loves to go on super long walks! When outside, she is definitely active and could hike for hours. However, inside she is mellow and cuddly. She is also a velcro girl, and is content to follow her foster around everywhere, and is always incredibly excited when her foster walks through the door. At the end of the day, she is a reserved pup who has a cuddly and affectionate personality hidden underneath. She just needs a lot of love (and time) and her amazing personality will shine through!   In between cuddles and long walks, Peppermint Patty is working on some basic training. She is working on improving her confidence right now because she tends to be fearful of loud noises and car rides. Her forever home should continue this training to help her blossom into the confident dog she will undoubtedly become. She is working on leash training (she likes to walk right behind people), and is housetrained and crate trained currently. She’s a good girl.   Peppermint Patty has established a daily routine with her foster: “We wake up between 7-8:30. She then goes potty and will eat breakfast. Then we are off to work, where she either stays in the office or in the break room. When with other dogs (at work) she will be content and go to sleep, but she tends to whine if she is left alone without other animals (dogs or cats). Then after work we either dog stuff around the house or go out and do something. Pepper’s great with either. She is ready for bed at 7 pm after dinner.”   Peppermint Patty currently lives with 3 dogs of various sizes and has met loads of dogs while going with her foster to work both on and off leash. She has been great with all of them! At the beginning, she sometimes lets a growl slip but gets over it quickly and has never acted aggressively against any dogs she has interacted with. Also, as noted above, she tends to be much more open to being social with humans if she is in the presence of a dog she likes. This may be a helpful tool as she adjusts to her forever home. Furthermore, she has met a cat who she has spent time with for extended periods. They have a peaceful coexistence relationship.   Peppermint Patty would benefit greatly from being in an active home that can take her on plenty of long walks to get out her energy. She also needs a home with another confident dog who she can learn from. Finally, due to her fear of loud noises, she is not ideal for city dwellers. That being said, as she improves her confidence she will surely adjust to most environments. However, more than anything else, Peppermint Patty needs a home that will give her all the love and attention she deserves.   Peppermint Patty is only an option for those who have had a dog as an adult. Priority will be given to a home that has a dog and a confident dog at that! If there are children they need to be over the age of 8.   show less

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Rufus

German Shepherd Dog

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Rufus is a 4-month-old Shepherd mix who weighs 20-25 lbs. We expect he will be in the 40-50 lb range when fully grown. He was a rescue from Mexico. We work with an amazing group of people who are on the front lines rescuing dogs from some of the most tragic situations. He has been in the US for 3 weeks. Looking for a cuddly snuggle bug who will warm your lap and make you laugh with his mischievous antics? Rufus is an absolute sweetheart of a pup. After he has had time to warm up and develop trust, Rufus becomes a velcro dog who follows you from room to room and loves to settle down for pets whenever possible. When he first arrived in his original foster he was very nervous and scared. He wasn’t sure about coming out of his crate, but once he did, he snuggled with his foster mom all day. He tends to gravitate towards women at first. Within a day, Rufus came out of his shell and started to socialize and play with the two resident Golden Retrievers. He’s a huge fan of playing with other dogs. Humans are mostly for snuggles; other dogs are for play. He definitely finds his confidence with another dog in the home. Ideally for him, he'll go to a home that has another dog. We will consider those homes first for him. Rufus is still hesitant with new people and dogs; he will tend to stay near his foster people when guests are over. That said, if guests call him over, he will go and sit in their lap. He just can’t resist the affection! Though he’s shy at first, he warms up quickly, becoming happy and playful. Rufus’s whole day can be summarized as follows: eat, sleep, play, repeat. As soon as his foster parents wake up, he heads out to the bathroom, then has breakfast. After that, while his people are working, he loves to sleep near the desk or play in the office. In the evening, the foster parents play with Rufus and get some exercise. He’s an awesome mix of chill and active.  Rufus has been on a few very short walks. He’s become familiar with the leash and walks well. He’s making great progress on house training, which his new family will need to continue to reinforce, as he still has a few accidents. He needs to be taken out consistently. He’s crate trained, though he will voice some discontent if he’s in the crate and the foster family is in the house.  Since he is a puppy, Rufus needs to be supplied with appropriate chew toys or will chew on whatever is in front of him. He’s not a nuisance barker or digger. He’s a super sweet, loving dog who adores humans and just wants to please. This should make training easier!  We will only consider a home that has had a dog of their own in the last 3 years. This does not include roommate's dogs, fostering/petsitting or family pets that remained in the family home. If there are children they need to be over the age of 8. show less

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Superstore: Target

Jack Russell Terrier

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650   Meet Costco, Target, Walmart, and Safeway! Just as their namesakes are one-stop-shops for all your everyday needs, these puppies are a one-stop-shop for all the cuteness you need in your life. Our SuperStore puppies are 10 weeks old. They are tiny, weenie little ones. They were turned into us when their canine mom rejected them and their humans couldn't take care of them at such a young age. Mom was a good ol' mutt. We're guessing here folks but our guess is JRT-Dachshund mix. We expect they will be under 20lbs when full grown.   Their day usually begins after a solid night sleep (they have become great at sleeping through the night after settling into their foster home). They have been absolute superstars at crate training and usually have no issue in them. Despite spending the whole night jammed together in a puppy pile, they love spending their day connected at the hip. These four have an affinity for socks, rope toys, and mealtime (especially!). They love people (particularly children) and get so excited every time someone passes the house; it seems they will adjust well in their forever homes. Being cute isn’t their only grab though, they are also super smart and have begun nailing “sit” and “shake.” They’re always up for a challenge. All of the dogs are pretty active and will probably stay this way as they get older, so adopters with active lifestyles and/or backyards would be ideal.       Costco: If there was a prize for cuddling and being curious, Costco would take the cake. Costco was the first puppy to adjust to her foster home and really come out of her shell. She adores being around people (especially is cuddling is involved). She loves running up and down the stairs, regardless of obstacles in her way. Costco still needs a little help controlling her barks, especially when she gets excited. In her future, we hope her forever home has a good backyard space and/or an active lifestyle to keep up with Costco’s energy and curiosity.       Target: Target is definitely the leader of the pack and often walks with the other puppies in tow. However, her confidence around her litter mates lacks a little around people. She took the longest to warm up to her fosters and is still pretty shy around new people. Her forever home will hopefully come with lots of patience and lots of love as she gains confidence and hey, another confident dog in the home wouldn't hurt! After getting comfortable though, she is just as energetic and friendly as the rest of them. Target has gotten “sit” down and is always willing to show just how good she is at it, even without prompting her. Her foster calls her very “intelligent and determined.” She is also potty trained!       Walmart: Walmart equally loves spending time with her littermates and her foster family. She is the first to greet her fosters every morning. Her party trick is being a mirror; she loves mimicking the actions of her friends. Like Costco, Walmart is a little bit of an escape artists and loves challenging herself to find ways out of the crate or puppy pen. She is definitely not shy but will still need lots of love in her forever home. She is not potty trained, so her adopters should prepare to train her.       Safeway: “Little Miss Independent” is a great nickname for Safeway. Though she enjoys playing with people and her littermates, she is more than comfortable spending time alone while the other puppies play. She is absolutely obsessed with her reflection and loves to admire herself in any reflective surface. Everything seems like a play toy to her; she loves finding new objects to try and play with, even if its just a blanket! Like Target, because Safeway is a little bit shy, her adopters should have patience with her while she develops confidence in her new home. She is also potty trained.       Our puppies will be great options for homes that have another dog or want a dog social puppy. They are also options to go to homes with a dog savvy cat that is just waiting to torture, er, welcome them into the home!   We will only consider homes that currently have a dog of their own currently. This does not include petsitting/fostering, family dogs that remained in the home or a roommate's dog. If there are children they need to be over the age of 8.   show less

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Tweety

Basenji

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Tweety is a 5 month old Basenji-GSD mix who weighs 19lbs. We expect she will be in the 25-30lbs range when full grown. She was a rescue from Mexico, where we work with a fabulous organization that rescues the abandoned, abused, and neglected who are often discarded. Our wonderful partners step in, save them, and we work together to find them the best homes. This darling girl could not be cuddlier! Spending evenings on the couch, sleeping with her head on your lap - this is her favorite pastime. During the day, expect an energetic puppy who loves to play and could eventually make for a fabulous running partner. She’s the perfect combo of snuggly and lively! She absolutely adores children and would love to be included on any family adventure - hiking, biking, beach trips, and more.  Tweety is very energetic and loves being with people. When she first arrived in her foster home, she was immediately comfortable with the family and their young children. The first two nights, she cried a bit when left alone but not for too long. Tweety’s favorite moments of the day are when she gets to see you again after you’ve been out of her sight for a little while. She absolutely is overcome with joy! In expressing her happiness, Tweety likes to jump and is working on this behavior; she’s certainly young enough to be trained to stay on all fours, even while super exciting things are happening. Like any other puppy, Tweety is exploring the world with her mouth and learning to play differently with humans versus other dogs. She is responding very well to being asked to sit and calm down if she starts nipping. She loves playing and relaxing with all people including kids.  Since she’s a young puppy, Tweety takes anything she will find on the floor to chew it. Sometimes she will release it when asked, but other times she thinks it’s a game and will run away. She responds well to training, and her forever family should be excited to keep working with her. Once she is caught with the object, she always releases it gently. She’s a sweet girl!  Tweety sleeps in her open crate, with a dog bed inside it, in a dedicated area of the living room, enclosed by a baby gate. The foster family usually wakes up around 8 am and opens the baby fence. She is always super excited to see her people in the morning, and really anytime she hasn't seen one of the family members for more than an hour! She adores people. Tweety heads outside, then comes inside for breakfast. She usually doesn’t eat it immediately, so it’s left out. She starts her day alternating between following the children in the backyard, sunbathing in the court, and taking naps on the couch. She heads out for a walk around 4 pm and, before she was spayed, she even went on a couple of jogs, which she really enjoyed! She eats her evening meal around 7 pm, takes a trip outside, then falls asleep around 8:30 pm. At 10 pm, her fosters wake her up for one final trip outside, then she goes back to her crate for the rest of the night.  Tweety is learning to walk on a leash; since she is so happy to be out, she will often pull and is working on learning to heel. At first, she wasn’t so sure about other dogs, but now she seems to want to play with them. She will need continued guidance on learning canine manners, just like any young dog!  House training is a work in progress. She can dig a little here and there, but she has not dug any major holes. She barks very seldomly; the only times her fosters have heard her barking is at squirrels crossing the backyard or when someone is at the front door for a delivery. Tweety is only an option for those who have had a dog in the last three years. We believe that the youngest pups need the most experienced homes. This requirement is not met by petsitting/fostering, roommate's dog or by having a family dog that remained in the family. If there are children they need to be over the age of 8. show less

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Yogi Bear

Brussels Griffon

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Yogi Bear is a 2-3 year old male Yorkie mix who weighs 14.2 lbs. He was a rescue from Mexico, where we work with a fabulous organization that rescues the abandoned, abused, and neglected who are often discarded. Our wonderful partners step in, save them, and we work together to find them the best homes. This cutie pie is quite the charmer! With his cuddly yet energetic personality, he has a perfectly blended disposition that makes him a perfect pup for those who want a dog to join them on their adventures and cuddle up with them for rainy days.   When Yogi Bear first arrived at his foster home, he was very timid and scared. He did not want to approach humans, but would freely explore on his own. That being said, after only a few days Yogi Bear's personality transformed. He is now very friendly and sought comfort from his foster parents. He is gentle, and always enjoys affection and sitting on laps. Even with daily scheduled time apart, Yogi Bear grew emotionally attached to his foster and will do the same thing with his forever family! The moral of the story is: Yogi Bear may be timid at first, but give him some time and he will blossom into a cuddly, gentle, and loving pup! And if these aspects of his personality weren't enough to make us all fall in love with him, he also has a wonderful balance of playful and energetic characteristics that he has started to display now that he feels safe in his foster home. With more confidence, Yogi Bear’s playful and energetic characteristics will surely become even more prominent.   In between cuddles and playtime, Yogi Bear has been working on some basic training. He does well on walks currently (and LOVES his walks), but sometimes needs corrections. He does sometimes try to eat random food from the street, so his forever home may need to keep this in mind if they are city dwellers. Furthermore, Yogi Bear is house trained and rarely has accidents if given enough opportunities to get outside. He is also crate trained and prefers to be in his crate if left alone at home. However, he will sleep in your bed instead if possible! Last, Yogi Bear does occasionally chew things, so his foster parents have introduced chew toys to help him redirect his energy.   Yogi Bear has established a daily routine with his foster. “Yogi Bear is patient and waits for his foster parents to wake up around 7 to 8 am. He loves to greet his foster parents in the morning energetically. He gets fed and goes on a walk. Yogi Bear eats dinner around 5 pm and goes for an evening walk. Throughout the day, Yogi Bear enjoys cuddle time, playtime, and independent time. His foster parents work from home. When he first arrived, he would spend the day lounging or napping until his foster parents finished work. Now, he will switch between walking around the home and playing on his own with toys and puzzles, or sitting near his foster parents as they work.”   Yogi Bear lived with other dogs in Mexico and is generally dog friendly. That being said, he is typically much more comfortable meeting smaller dogs than larger dogs on walks.   Yogi Bear's ideal home is one where he can be close and cuddly with his humans and go on plenty of walks; he also needs a home that will be committed to his training so he can blossom into the confident dog he will undoubtedly become. However, above all else, Yogi Bear needs a home that will give him all the love and attention he deserves and craves.   Yogi Bear is only an option for those who have had a dog of their own as an adult. If there are children they need to be over the age of 12.   show less