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Cartoon: Daria

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  The Cartoon Litter are 14-15 week old puppies. They originally hail from Mexico. We work with a fabulous organization that rescues the abandoned, abused, and neglected who are often discarded. Our wonderful partners step in and save them and we work together to find them the best homes. There are nine puppies in the litter and they were divided into 3 foster homes. The puppies are now about 15-18 lbs. They are all expected to be in the 50+lbs range when full grown. Daria, Nani, and Tiana are all in a foster home together. The puppies are doing great! The only thing that we cannot seem to distract them from is the eating of everything in their path! They will hunt down anything that they shouldn’t have and chew on it until we can catch them and take it away.   Approximate schedule for these three pups:   6:30-7:30am: they wake up, go outside and go potty and then I feed them each separately inside while the others play outside.   7:30-8:30am: play outside or inside.   8:30-9:30-10:00am: nap time inside   9:30-10:00am: wake up and go outside to potty.   10:00-12:00pm: play (toys, each other, us)   12:00-2:00pm: usually nap time   2:00-5:00pm: play (toys, each other, us)   5:00pm: dinner   5:00-7:00pm: more play as they are winding down from the day.   7:00-7:30pm: last potty and play outside before bed.   7:30-8:00pm: we put them in their crate and they usually settle in with the exception of Nani who will cry for a bit before giving in. These are all very approximate times depending on the day :)   Potty training has proven a bit difficult with three, but we are taking them out as soon as they wake up from naps, after a play session or when they are seeming restless and it is working much of the time. If they end up needing to go inside, they will use the puppy pads 75% of the time. We just ran out of the puppy pads.   Daria (always) and Tiana (mostly) will go to a crate for their naps. Nani doesn’t choose the crate often. She would rather sleep on the couch, on a lap or in a sunny patch on the floor.   They eat like they are starving and very treat (pieces of their food) focused. They sit, lay down, and follow. We are working on less jumping up.   They are excited about us and anyone else they have met. They greet anyone who has left the room when they come back in.   They are curious about our dog and will try to play with him. He usually isn’t interested and he lets them know and most of the time they respect that. One-on-one with our dog, they are all gentle and don’t seem to be competitive at all.   They all love to capture and run away with any type of footwear!   We pick all of them up constantly and they seem to be almost as happy as we are about it. They are exceptional with kids. They all let my daughters carry and roll them all over!   Nani (weighs 13lbs) is the cuddliest of the three. She needs her people or her sisters to be at least in her vicinity if she is not snuggled up with them. She will be the first one to yelp out when playing and likes to be “saved’ by her people when the play gets too rough, but is also the first one to jump back into the mix once she’s had a moment. She is sassy and silly. She is a bit shy with new people, especially the two men that she’s met, but once she warms up, she’s happy and playful. She will get nervous with loud noises and new situations. She will be the first one to bark at birds, skateboards, people, sirens. She will need a patient family that will take the time to train her and make her feel confident and loved. She loves to play with her tug-o-war toy! I can distract her from anything by playing with her. She is just as focused on her people as she is on her sisters. Nani will be so hard to say goodbye to.   Tiana (weighs 16lbs) is gentle and smart. She is the first one to sit and lay down and stare deep into your eyes to let you know that she is expecting something from you. She is independent and playful, but yet serious and calm. She wants to please her people and will be great with an active family that loves the outdoors. She loves to be outside! Tiana doesn’t really nibble on people. She chooses to chew on her toys and sisters (when playing). She is always aware of her surroundings and can find an escape route even if it means digging her way out of the yard. Oh and Tiana loves to happily chase bubbles all over the yard! Tiana is amazing and is going to make a wonderful addition to anyone that appreciates her intelligence, her balanced personality and her connection to her people and her outdoor space. She absolutely needs access to a secure yard and plenty of things to keep her occupied. Tiana will be the perfect pup and we are already jealous of her forever family. We will miss her so much.   Daria (weighs 16.7lbs) will be a wonderful family dog! She is persistent and playful and clumsy and perfect. She doesn’t mind being picked up and carried around and she loves to lay right up against and next to you while chewing on her bone, but doesn’t seem to want to be a lap dog. Daria is the most independent out of the three. She loves her sisters and people but doesn’t need constant physical connection. She is the first one to lay down for a nap in her crate and go to sleep for the night. She plays hard and rests just as hard. With her size and persistence, she needs a lot of distractions and playtime. She is never vying for attention unless you have a treat in your hand. Although we are working on not jumping up, it’s so hard because she just wants to give hugs! She is floppy and funny…think of her as the “class clown.” She keeps us laughing all day. She doesn’t seem jumpy or to get startled easily. She is curious but gentle for her size. Daria loves physical play and belly rubs! We’ve never seen her do a little doggy neck scratch without tumbling over…she’s so so fun! Not sure what we’ll do without Daria’s sweet energy in our home! All three puppies are looking for separate homes. All three puppies are options to go to homes with dogs, cats or children over the age of 8. We will only consider a home that has had a dog of their own in the last three years. We believe that puppies need the most experienced homes to become well-balanced, well-tempered and well-behaved adult dogs. 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Dewdrop

Jindo

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 Dewdrop is a 2 year old Jindo mix who weighs approximately 23 lbs. She was a rescue from Korea, where we work with a rescue there that saves dogs from the meat market, meat farm, and the city shelter, where so few dogs are ever adopted. Dewdrop is reserved and timid at first, but once you’ve shown her that she’s safe with you, she will give you her whole heart and nothing less. She’s a lounger and cuddler who loves sunbathing. Looking for a chill, affectionate buddy to relax and enjoy life with? Dewdrop’s your girl! When Dewdrop first arrived in her foster home, she was very shy. She didn’t want to come out of the crate and only did so when her foster mom moved the crate to the backyard. The first few days, Dewdrop was set on finding her escape. Her foster parents had to keep a close guard on all the doors, gates, and windows around the house. She ate her food and took some treats but was fearful and preferred the backyard.  After five days, however, she really warmed up to her foster family. On the fifth day, Dewdrop went on a walk around the block with her foster family and the resident dog. Dewdrop finally opened up! She started following her foster mom everywhere. Since then, she never looked back. Her new family will need to be prepared to have a similar experience. She won't be jumping up and down when first meeting. She won't be clamoring for your love and affection. She will be scared and ignoring you. If you can handle that for the first 5-7 days then she may be an option! Now Dewdrop is the most affectionate and loving dog. During the day, she just wants to know what her humans are up to. She loves scratches and belly rubs and will take them as long as the humans are up for the task! When her foster sibling is getting scratches, Dewdrop will come running up and demand she gets some too. She can be playful, zooming around the yard with her foster sibling or chasing the squirrels. Most of the time, though, and especially in the evening, she’s perfectly fine napping and chilling. She is not high-energy and will spend hours lounging. Dewdrop’s day begins when her foster parents get up in the morning between 7am and 8am. When she’s let out of the crate, Dewdrop runs straight to her foster mom for some good morning scratches and kisses. Afterwards, Dewdrop goes out to the backyard. She loves the outside, relaxing in the yard and sniffing the grass before coming back in for her breakfast. Throughout the morning, Dewdrop normally naps in her foster parents’ room while they work. Around lunchtime, she is let outside again and stays out to catch some sunshine and maybe some squirrels (no success yet). After a bit more napping and maybe some zoomies with her foster sibling, or maybe a chew treat, she gets her dinner between 5pm and 6pm. Afterwards, she does her evening walk with her foster family. In the evening, she mostly naps or follows her foster parents around the house until she’s let outside one more time before bed, turning in for the night in her crate. Dewdrop is still unsure of strangers and can be reserved or fearful when she encounters an unfamiliar situation. However, as she has shown in 2-3 weeks she spent with her foster family, Dewdrop is capable of blossoming into a happy and confident dog, as long as her future owners are understanding, compassionate, and are willing to encourage her and give her continuous affirmation. Dewdrop lives with a 4 year old, 15 lb dog named Maui and gets along great with her. Initially, Dewdrop was too scared of everything to interact with Maui at all. As Dewdrop settled in, however, she’s started interacting more with and taking cues from Maui. When Maui comes running and sits for a treat, Dewdrop follows Maui’s lead and sits as well. When Maui jumps onto the bed, Dewdrop is right behind her. After more than a week together, Maui and Dewdrop started playing occasional games of chase in the backyard. After Dewdrop was in her foster home for 2 weeks, an additional dog (a 25 pound terrier mix) came by for an off-leash playdate. All three dogs chased each other all around the yard and got lots of zoomies together. Eventually, Dewdrop and Maui ran out of energy and wanted to rest. The other dog tried to initiate some additional play sessions, particularly with Dewdrop, but Dewdrop calmly walked away and laid down, diffusing the situation. Dewdrop loves walks, but other than that and some occasional play sessions, she is perfectly happy to lounge around all day. She does well on a leash. She is very excited to explore all the different smells of the neighborhood and walks increase her confidence and help her open up. She very occasionally tugs on the leash when she wants to get to a new smell (especially at the start of the walk), but most of the time walks confidently without pulling. Dewdrop is housetrained and has not had any accidents. She likes to use the bathroom on the grass and will start stretching in front of the door when she needs to go out. She has slept in her crate every night.  Dewdrop chews when bored, including sticks and grass. She also chewed on a power cable once, so make sure to teach her to use a chew toy! She dug a small hole once, but not since then. Dewdrop is a sweetheart once she warms up to strangers, but will also sometimes alert to people entering the house.  Dewdrop is looking for a patient, loving family that will give her the space and time she needs to warm up and, once she warms up, that can give her all the love in the world. Another dog she can learn from would be nice but is not a must. Her forever family must be aware of Dewdrop’s escape artist instincts and be sure to teach her recall. Ideally, the home would have a nice enclosed backyard where Dewdrop can sniff, lounge, and just be comfortable. Before Dewdrop came to the States, she was at a shelter in Korea for a long time, where many volunteers fell in love with her. When Dewdrop was leaving, they all wanted to say bye to her so they showed up at the airport. Dewdrop is truly a special dog and there are many humans (now including her foster family) who are hoping for nothing but the best for her. She can’t wait to find her forever family! 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Gronk

Papillon

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 Gronk is a 1 ½ year old Papillon-Long Haired Chihuahua mix who weighs approximately 10 lbs. He was surrendered to our rescue through no fault of his own; his family was getting older and no longer able to take care of him. We were happy to take him in, and now he is looking for his forever family! Gronk is the cuddliest of the cuddly, the snuggliest of the snuggly! He’s a homebody looking to fill in as your loyal work-from-home companion, Netflix binging buddy, or neighborhood walking partner. He’s a mellow, affectionate guy with loads of love to give.  Gronk sleeps in his crate and gets out between 7-8 am. He goes for a 15-minute walk, then comes back inside to eat breakfast. He spends all morning napping on a chair with a fuzzy blanket, right next to either foster parent, who are both working in their home offices. When it’s time for lunch, he accompanies his foster parents to the kitchen. He will either stay by their feet or lounge on the couch. After lunch, Gronk goes out for another walk around the neighborhood. He spends all afternoon yet again napping on the comfy chair next to his foster parents, only moving to follow his people to the dining room for dinner. He goes out for an evening walk, has his own dinner, then settles down on the couch with his foster family to watch television. He has one last trip outside, then goes into his crate for the night.   When he first arrived in his foster home, Gronk was very reserved for the first few days. Within a week, however, he quickly turned into a velcro dog who often flips over to demand belly rubs! Gronk does not bark but can whine when he does not get the attention or food that he wants. This is, of course, completely trainable if it is not a desirable behavior.  Gronk lives with chickens and is uninterested in them. He does well on walks but does have a bit of an escape artist’s heart, so he should be kept on leash until a bond fully develops and his recall is strong. He does not pull and walks well. He needs guidance from humans who know how to properly introduce him to other dogs and new people. A confident person to show him he is safe is all he needs.  Gronk is working on his house training and making progress; a regular schedule and consistent opportunities to go outside should help him with this. He is crate trained but will whine when first put into his crate. He is a polite pup; no digging or nuisance barking for this guy!  This sweetheart is looking for a home with a couple of warm laps and lots of love to give. He promises to return your affection and then some! Gronk is only an option for a home that has had a dog of their own as an adult. 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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Mickey Mouse

Labrador Retriever

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 Mickey Mouse is a 5 month old Lab mix who weighs 25lbs. He is expected to be in the 45lbs 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 sweet guy is just as cheerful as his namesake, and he has just as much personality! He’s playful and loving. He can’t wait to cuddle up on the couch with you after a nice play session. When Mickey first arrived in his foster home, he had little to no adjustment period. He was immediately happy and playful and pretty much already potty trained. When he is tired, he is a major snuggler. He likes to be around people, but if he is comfy, he doesn’t get up and follow you. He definitely has puppy energy and has very energetic spurts that are always followed by a big nap. Mickey wakes up between 6:30-7am. As soon as he wakes up, he heads outside. Then he eats breakfast, plays a bit, and then naps. He basically just eats, sleeps and plays all day long! He likes to be around his foster dog sibling (a 4 year old Poodle); Mickey follows him around and tries to get him to play.  Mickey loves his toys. Like any puppy, if he is not supervised, he likes to get into things he shouldn’t, especially plants. He barks when people walk by the house, but seemingly this is him imitating the resident dog. If this is an undesirable behavior, he is young enough to respond to training. Mickey has learned how to use the doggy door and has had minimal accidents, mostly when it is raining, as he doesn’t like to go outside in the rain. He is crate trained but will whine for a bit before he settles down. Mickey would ideally love an active home with a nice yard and another dog to play with, but these are not requirements. Most of all, he’s looking for a loving family who can’t wait to invest in his training, with lots of cuddles and play breaks in between.  Mickey Mouse 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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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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Pine

Jindo

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 Pine is a 6 month old female Lab-Jindo mix who weighs around 15 pounds. She is expected to be in the 25lbs range when full grown. She was a rescue from Korea where we work with a rescue that saves dogs from the meat market, meat farm and city shelter. This pup is such a goofball! With her snuggly, playful, and affectionate personality, she is just the dog for people who want a pup to run around with in the backyard, snuggle with during movie nights, and explore with on every hike and long walk. She is a wonderful dog who deserves someone that will spoil her and love her unconditionally.   When Pine initially came to her foster home she was pretty nervous, but remained affectionate with her foster. That being said, she does take her time to warm up to some people (especially men and children), so don’t worry if she spends a few days getting used to you befores she shows you her wonderful affectionate personality! She was a major cuddler and velcro dog with her foster right off the bat despite being a bit skittish, and since being with her foster she has gotten so much calmer! Overall, her personality (once developed) is snuggly, silly, and affectionate. She is a goofy girl who loves to horse around. She also gives GREAT snuggles. While she isn't overly energetic, she does LOVE to run around outside if given the chance. Otherwise, she is indoors having a good snooze.   In between playtime and naps Pine is working on her training. She is completely crate trained, but is not yet potty trained. With some extra time, she is sure to come along. Furthermore, she is still in the teething phase, as she is still a puppy, so her fosters watch her to make sure she isn’t chewing on anything off limits. With some more training, she should learn what is on and off limits for chewing. Last, she is a GREAT leash walker! No pulling for Pine!   Pine has also established a routine with her foster: She sleeps in her crate at night and in the mornings, she goes into the yard to do her business. After that, she likes to play fetch with her chew bone to get some of her energy out. Periodically throughout the day, she’ll get exercise either through bone-fetching (her fave), walks, or trips to the dog park.   Pine lived with other dogs while she was in Korea and is generally dog friendly. That being said, Pine can be reserved around the other dogs she has met on walks and in the dog park. In addition, Pine lives with a toddler that is currently around 18 months of age. She is totally okay with the child but mostly tries to avoid him! Last, Pine does have a bit more shyness with men than women. In her current foster home, she was a bit nervous about the adult man she lives with, but now is totally used to him. She warms up to all men eventually (especially if given plenty of treats).   Pine is ideal for a higher energy home that is willing to finish up her training and give her plenty of exercise. She is a playful girl! Also, she would benefit from a home that has another nice dog she can play with, or someone with lots of time to throw a bone for her exercise. However, above all else, she needs a patient family who will give her all the love and attention she deserves. She is such a loving, snuggly, goofy, cute pup who deserves the best life has to offer!   Pine is only an option for those who have had a dog in the last 5 years. If there are kids they need to be over the age of 10.   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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Sylvester

Siberian Husky

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 Sylvester is a 4 month old Husky-Lab mix who weighs 26lbs. He was a rescue from Mexico, where we partner with a group that rescues dogs that are abandoned, neglected, and/or homeless. He has been in the US for a month. Sylvester is a super fun puppy who is full of energy! Playing is his first love, and he can’t wait to find a forever family who will get out there and play with him. He’s a devoted guy who adores his people. It’s likely Sylvester would love hiking or accompanying you on active adventures - as long as there’s plenty of time to nap and sunbathe in between, of course! When Sylvester first arrived in his foster home, he was super excited to explore and started playing with his family right away. He is not necessarily a snuggler, but he loves belly rubs and pets! He is a complete velcro dog and follows his people everywhere. During the first night, he barked every two hours to go out, but now he generally sleeps well. He absolutely loves to play. Sylvester is frightened by loud noises and will need help learning that he is safe when he hears them.  Sylvester gets up at 7 am and heads outside. When he comes back in, he has breakfast, then enjoys a nice play session with his foster parents. He heads back outside for some sunbathing and snoozing. The afternoon is spent alternating between playing and napping. Dinner is at 5 pm, followed by a trip outside around 9 pm. He has his final outdoor time around 11 pm. After that, he usually sleeps well through the night, but sometimes will whine to let everyone know he needs a quick bathroom break.  Sylvester is incredibly well housetrained and will sit by the door if he needs to go outside. Given that he is a puppy, he does chew and will need to be supplied with appropriate toys to help with his teething. He’s not a nuisance barker, but he uses his voice during play to express his excitement or at night to let you know he needs to go out. He’s a good communicator. He likes to dig in the backyard, so if this is undesirable, his people need to work on this with him. He’s young enough to accept all kinds of new training!  Sylvester is learning to walk on a leash. He needs gentle, patient help to learn to heel and to feel secure around larger dogs. Sylvester’s ideal home will be dedicated to training him to be a good canine citizen with exemplary doggy manners. They will be excited to help him learn how to be a polite companion; he is a great listener and very smart. In return, expect the best companion.  Sylvester is only an option for 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. We believe that the youngest of pups needs the most experienced homes to be well adjusted adults. If there are children they need to be over the age of 8. show less

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Valentina

Domestic Long 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.Valentina is a 3 year old fluffy tuxedo girl. We rescued her from a high-kill shelter because it was apparent we were not leaving there without her. She kept pawing at our volunteers through the cage to get our attention as if to say, pick me, pick me! And well, we did. Now her happily-ever-after can begin. We have only had her in our rescue for two weeks but she has proven to be a real sweetheart. She is extremely playful and loves all the toys she has been given in her foster home. We have not had her around any other animals yet but based on her temperament we think she'd be fine joining a home with another cat or cat savvy dog. She has a great appetite and perfect litterbox skills. She is easily held and has a well balanced demeanor. She does exhibit a little bit of sassiness when she gets over stimulated during a play session, but nothing out of the ordinary for an experienced cat owner to handle. We think given a few weeks to settle in she will turn into a lap cat in her forever home. If you'd like to have this beauty join your life, apply to adopt her today! Valentina has been spayed, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, vaccinated, dewormed, flea treatment applied and microchipped. Her adoption donation is $100. 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