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Male Adult Cockapoo

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Almond Joy

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Almond Joy is a 10 month old Tuxedo Beauty who we rescued along with her two kittens. She hasn't had any time to be a kitten herself having given birth and raising kittens of her own at such a young age. But we have promised her that is all about to change now. She will get the loving and pampered home she deserves! She is sweet and loves attention but she also has a bit of sass too. She loves to play and race around her foster home bossing everyone around. She seems to prefer male cats and could easily join a home as a little sister or companion for a resident kitty. It takes her a bit to warm up to her people, she will need a few weeks to acclimate in her new home. But we are confident given some extra TLC and a bit of time she will be a great addition to anyone's life. We think she would thrive in an adult only home and one that has cat experience. She hopes someone will apply to adopt her soon, as all she wants to do is live happily every after with her new person or family! Almond Joy has been spayed, vaccinated, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, dewormed, flea treatment applied and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $150. show less

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Astro

Turkish Van

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Astro is a 4 year old Turkish Van Mix who was one of many cats we rescued from a hoarding situation. Our amazing volunteers have spent countless hours saving and caring for these cats who were in desperate need of help. Its been such a labor of love but the reward of having these wonderful cats find their forever families will be well worth the efforts. Astro was a little shy when he first went to his current foster home but since then he has blossomed. He has never been shown love in the way he is experiencing it now and he has really started to trust his humans. His foster mom reports in the beginning he was very cautious of her, keeping his distance except during mealtime, but slowly and surely he has now turned into a lap cat. He loves to watch TV on the couch with his foster family and sleeps with his humans in bed at night. He gets along well with other cats and we think he would do fine with a cat savvy dog. All he needs now is a family to call his own! He has been neutered, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, vaccinated, dewormed, flea treatment applied and microchipped. His adoption fee is $100. Apply to adopt this handsome guy today! show less

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Autumn

Chihuahua

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption fee: $700 Autumn is a 6 month old ridiculously adorable Chi mix with a ton of personality! She weighs about 8lbs. She was an owner surrender to our rescue. She was clearly very loved. She has one of the best temperaments we have ever had in the rescue. She literally loves everyone the minute she meets them. She thinks the world is her BFF. She can't imagine a time when someone would not like her. She has lived with a variety of sized dogs and she gets along with all of them from the 3lbs to the 95lbs. She lived with a dog savvy cat and all she wanted to do was play. He didn't want to play. He just ignored her. She moved on! Autumn is not a nuisance barker. She could live in an apartment or condo setting. She could live with a big backyard and have a blast exploring out there too. She's this incredibly versatile dog. Here is what her foster mom has to say about her:  'She is so stinkin sweet. Day one she was very hyper and wagging tail and dancing around. Very jumpy on me and my partner. Lots and lots of kisses. She has calmed down over the last couple days, but is still a massive cuddle bug and sweetie.  She would follow me everywhere if she could, and though I spend most of the day with her, I leave her in the kitchen if I need to step out for any other task. She LOVES going for walks, but is still figuring out the leash. She is especially excited to meet every single person we pass. She is energetic, but I feel like she will calm down a lot as she gets older. She is very playful. She has fallen asleep in my lap at least 10 times the last couple days. She is so smart. After 1 walk, she lead the way back to my apartment. She picked up down and sit very quickly, but still needs work to make those commands stick.'   Autumn is still working on house-training and is making good progress, but her adopters will need to continue this training work. After all, she's only a puppy! She has done well with potty pads. She learned the doggy door. So she is a smarty pants! Autumn does well in a crate. She may cry or whine for a few minutes, but will then settle down and sleeps through the night. Autumn could be an option for a home with dog-savvy cats who won't mind her attempts to engage with them. She could live with dogs or without dogs. She loves them and would have a blast but she could be someone's one and only and go on doggy play dates or to the dog park to get her dog fix. Autumn is an option for a novice or an experienced home. Autumn is an option for homes with children over the age of 6.  show less

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Bagel Dog

Dachshund

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: $700 This dog will be at a meet and greet event on Saturday, June 26th. The event is from 12 pm to 3 pm at Palo Alto’s Pet Food Express. Those interested in meeting the dog can come out to the event to see them! Unless they have been set up with a pre-approved family, they will not be adopted at the event. It is only a meet-and-greet event. Bagel is a 2 year old piebald Miniature Dachshund. He weighs 15 lbs. He was an owner surrender to our rescue when his owner got pregnant and didn’t feel that she could adequately care for him and a baby. We agreed to take him into our rescue. Bagel is playful, energetic, couch potato, and a lounger all rolled into one. He loves to play if you play with him and has tons of energy on walks. But if you are working or watching tv, he loves to sit alongside you and cuddle. He is a great leash walker. He does pull when he is ready to go home (he knows the way). He is completely house trained and crate trained. His foster home does not have a doggy door. He only had an accident once (his first day) but nothing since then. He loves to play with toys like any good Dachshund does, so get out the toy chest!   Bagel’s Routine: “Bagel gets up around 8:30 am and we go for a quick walk where he does his business fairly quickly. He comes back and gets a drink of cold water and has a very small meal of kibble (he usually eats like ½ of a cup). He hangs out next to me as I work and loves to play with his rope tug toy. Around noon, I like to have a cup of coffee in the backyard, so he follows me out and hangs out a bit. Between 6:30 and 7 pm, we go for another walk and he does his business, as well as chases the lizards around the neighborhood. Around 7:15 pm, he has his dinner (a large scoop of kibble). I usually don’t set the water out anymore after 8 pm. Around 10:30 or 11pm, he gets his last bathroom break in the yard and then comes inside to the crate in the bedroom to sleep. He has a few favorite blankets now but knows his little pink one is the bedtime one. He doesn’t whine in his crate at all and settles down immediately to sleep.” When his foster brough Bagel home the first day, they opened his crate door and he was very reluctant to get out and meet them; however, they sat in front of him with some treats, and he slowly ventured out. He wasn’t nippy or growling, just shy and looking up at his foster with his big sweet eyes. He wandered up to them quite a bit but did not want to be touched or petted, so they gave him his space. The next morning, when they went to open his crate, he immediately ran to his foster, rolled over and was all about the belly rubs. He loves to be petted and scratched behind his floppy ears. Since then, Bagel has been a velcro dog that follows you everywhere. He loves cuddles and being petted. He will let you know he wants some love by pushing his wet little nose up against your hands and arms. He is the sweetest little guy and very loyal. He is wary of strangers but that can be worked on if people respect his space as he learns. He isn’t nippy but will growl and bark when any strangers try to approach him. Continued socialization work will help him adjust but initially, his new home has to be ready to step in front and ask folks to respect his space and not pet him without his permission. Bagel is not a fan of baths; he tries to escape! He does drink his water too fast sometimes and coughs up a bit but elevating his bowl has helped. He wants to be where you are and is happy just chilling on the floor next to you or right up on the couch (if you allow him). He is just the sweetest pup. Bagel came from a home with another Dachshund and a large breed dog. He did fine with other dogs. He is an option to join a home that has another dog or to live by himself as he is currently in his foster home. Bagel is only an option for a home that has had a dog as an adult. We are looking for dog-savvy folks. If there are kids in the household, they need to be over the age of 10. show less

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Benny

Maltese

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.This dog will be at a meet and greet event on Saturday, October 9th. The event is from 12 pm to 3 pm at Palo Alto's Pet Food Express. Those interested in meeting the dog can come out to the event to see them! Unless they have been set up with a pre-approved family, they will not be adopted at the event. It is only a meet-and-greet event. Adoption Fee: $700 Benny is a 5 year old Morkie (Maltese-Yorkie mix) who weighs all of....5.5lbs. Yep, he's a tiny little man. He came to us via a hoarder situation that we were called in to help rescue. He has been in a foster home with DPS for several weeks. He lives with another dog, 3 cats and even chickens. He's a dog who can go to a variety of homes. Though he's not going to be a little kid's dog as he is the velcro type that loves to follow from room to room but doesn't want to climb in your lap and be all over you or as is the case with most kids, wanting to pick them up and cart little dogs around the house. He likes to travel on his own feet and plant himself next to you but not on you! Benny miraculously came to us housetrained. Many hoarding situations that is not the case. The only few accidents he had were due to lack of response to his very clear signals. And after that, housetrained.  Here are notes from the foster on their routine and his life with them: Benny loves his current routine and routine in general.Probably his only request would be to have more frequent walks! His morning starts off with a good prance around definitely around the back yard for a while in the morning to potty and wake up. Then it's breakfast time. While I work from home, he is now free to roam the house, but he usually sticks close by. He is definitely a 'velcro dog,' he stays by my side, follows me around the house wherever I go and is happy to nap at my feet or next me on the couch.   Then, when work is finished, he knows it's time for a walk! He loves his walks and does better on leash everytime I take him out. He prances right next to me the whole time. He even has this little happy grunty whine that he does when it's time for walks, and as much as he's not the touchy-feely type, he knows his harness means a walk and is very amenable to it.   Then, it's dinner time/zoomies, some more couch snuggles and off to bed. He sleeps in his dog bed right next to my bed and sleeps through the night there. Dog bed is currently preferred over the crate. Though he did recently decide he was tired before I headed to bed and he wandered in and went into his crate to sleep. Benny's foster notes on his personality and how he was initially and how that has changed over the weeks: 'Benny follows me everywhere. He's been a follower since the first day. He is still getting comfortable with people walking in his direction, and he prefers to be walking behind you, so expect to lead him. Benny isn't much of a cuddler, not yet comfortable enough to crawl in your lap or even very comfortable being held. But he definitely wants to be WITH someone all the time. He will curl up at your feet, or curl up near you on the couch. If you go into another room and leave him, expect some whining at first since he wants to be nearby, but he will also settle down after a few minutes if you want to create some distance during your zoom calls! He's not going to be a distraction or an interruption.   When Benny first arrived, he was extremely shy, shut down and didn't want much to do with us. He hid behind the toilet or under the couch for the first 3 or so days. He would only eat if he was in another room and we were not around. We kept a drag leash on him during his first week to encourage some closeness with us and he's become more comfortable everyday. Where he used to sit at the very end of the leash far from me to get comfortable and exit-seek, he now wants to be near me all the time and worries when I get up to go to another room. Having another dog has helped, especially on walks. I used my dog to give him a tug and he was able to get his feet moving the first few days. Now, my dog is showing him how to slow down and appreciate the sniffing enrichment on our walks. Give him a routine and I guarantee you will see improvement.   Benny still isn't very food motivated, though he has developed some preferences and has even started to show interest in begging! Ha! He really likes swiss cheese and green tripe, but still isn't comfortable eating those on the spot for traditional training. He also now will eat around us, but we still have to pretend not to watch! Most recently he did eat in front of us. My dog has taught him it's ok they won't take your food!' Benny info with other animals: I have a small dog, they don't play, but they do get along. This may be a symptom of my dog's personality however, rather than Benny's. Benny gives and receives correction well with other dogs, and he really enjoys being around them. He sticks close to my dog when we're out and about or trying anything new. I assume that he feels safer around other dogs. Of the big dogs we've seen on walks, Benny hasn't been very deterred, so I bet he would do well with a calm larger dog too.   We have 3 cats. 1 in particular does not like him and has been a bit of a bully. Which is unfortunate since he was lightly curious at first. A different environment may reignite his curiosity. He really doesn't seem to mind the others, but when he's in a crate he does give some growls to cats who try staring him down in there. Generally, he just opts to keep his distance from them, but doesn't seem to be afraid or outright dislike them by any means. He can definitely live with cats.   No kids in my household, but I'd say kids should be at an age where they know to go slow on touch with him (or when to NOT touch). When he first came home, he would shake in my presence and that continued to, during our mandated petting sessions. Sometimes he would even growl on approach those first few days since I had to pull him out from a corner. He does tremendously better now, never growls, the shaking is much less common, but he still doesn't typically come looking for pets. He will give a little drive by lick every once in a while though!   We have chickens! Benny does not even care about them at all! He's cautiously sniffed around them, but they more often startle each other than anything else. Everyone seems to have made amends at this point and they don't bother one another/ co-exist well. Benny is only an option for a home that has had a dog before. If there is another dog in the home, that is a huge bonus as well. If there are children they need to be aged 10-12 or older and understand his personality. show less

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Billie

Calico

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Billie is a 7 year old longhaired beautiful calico girl. She was relinquished to our rescue group when her previous owner passed away. She is a wonderful kitty. Besides her stunning looks she is a talker. She will converse with you about everything. She has a sweet and engaging personality. She had been living with two other cats but we think she would thrive in a home where she is the only one. We think she would do fine with older kids or a cat savvy dog. She just needs to be the queen cat of the house. She has a long coat, so it would be a plus for her new person or family to have experience with longer haired breeds so that she will get her regular brushings to maintain her lovely fur. If you are looking for a kitty that wants to hang out with you, whether it be on the couch, in bed or on your lap, Billie is the one. She hopes her forever family finds her soon so she can start the next chapter of her life. She has been spayed, Tested negative for FIV/FeLV, vaccinated, dewormed, flea treatment applied and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $100. Apply to adopt this sweetheart today! show less

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Bumi

Beagle

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption fee: $750 Bumi is a 1 year old purebred Beagle boy who was surrendered to our rescue because he kept chasing the cat in the home. Knowing this playful guy, we can only imagine that he thought they were playmates, but they just weren't having it! Bumi's foster home says he's a fabulous dog. They report from the moment they met him he was 'Happy! Happy! Happy!' He's very much a typical Beagle personality. He loves world. Here's their report on him! 'Bumi sleeps well in his crate and wakes with us between 6:30am and 7am.  He goes out in the yard for a potty break.  He has breakfast and the dog play begins.  Once the kids have gone to school Bumi either gets a big walk or lays by our feet depending on work schedule.  IF he doesn’t get a big walk in the morning he gets it in the afternoon.  His walks started with 1.5 miles and have steadily increased to 3+.  He handles the longer distance well and I think it really helps him settle.  He spends a lot of time outdoors sniffing in the yard with his current foster sibling dogs, but also a lot of time lying by our feet while we work. Bumi IS HAPPY.  He was happy and excited when we picked him.  He took immediately to our 8 year old twins and he immediately LOVED our German shepherd mix who is 2 years old.  We also have a senior lab and he pretty much ignores her which seems to work for them both.  The two young dogs play A LOT all day. Inside or outside, they are loving chasing each other.  When our dog sleeps on the dog bed Bumi curls up next to her.  We see Bumi settling into our house in these first few days where he isn’t quite as excited by everything anymore. Bumi also loves people.  She follows us around and does not want to be left alone.  Bumi is great with my twin 8 year olds, teenagers and adults.  I would say he initially was much more excitable, high energy and as he has gotten into a walking routine etc he has mellowed out. Bumi loves his walks.  He pulls a lot especially the first mile.  Still some at the end of the walk but less.  He could definitely use a harness or some other tool to help him learn not to pull so much.  Bumi is mostly house trained.  We have had accidents but frankly they have mostly been our fault missing his cues or not getting him outside on schedule.  His accidents decreased every day (none today for example).  He even used his voice today to tell his he needed to go outside so I think this his potty training is very near complete. Bumi sleeps in a crate in our bedroom.  The first night he whined when he was in a room with no people.  We moved him to our bedroom and settled pretty quickly.  The next night he whined once before settling and last night he didn’t complain at all.  We have been trying to get him in the crate during the day for 1-2 hours even if we are home in order to just make sure he is adjusted to it as needed.  We know he barks for the first few minutes of that but settles eventually. Bumi came to us very overweight (around 40 lbs).  We have been working on it with some consulting from DPS.  We have him on 18 pieces of kibble and unlimited green beans.  We are also making sure he gets a lot of play time and long walks to help.  I hope his new family will keep up this effort and get him to a healthy weight. Bumi is just so happy that he makes me smile.  I truly think that whatever family adopts this guy will have hit the jackpot.  He made my first foster experience seem so easy.  We are really happy to have gotten a chance to have him.' His new home will need to continue his weight loss journey so that he can be both happy AND healthy! Bumi is an option for a novice or an experienced home. Bumi is an option for a home with kids over the age of 6 and is definitely an option for a home with a doggy playmate, though he would be okay on his own, as long as his adopters are willing to give him plenty of exercise and enrichment.               show less

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Capri

Siamese

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Capri is a 3 year old beautiful Siamese mix who was one of many cats we rescued from a hoarding situation. Our amazing volunteers have spent countless hours saving and caring for these cats who were in desperate need of help. Its been such a labor of love but the reward of having these wonderful cats find their forever families will be well worth the efforts. This sweet girl arrived to us with bit of a broken spirit. She was very hesitant of receiving all the love she was being shown since being placed in her foster home, but over the last few weeks she has started to understand that good things are happening and are only going to get better for her. She has the most gentle mesmerizing blue eyes and we have started to see the spark return to them. Her foster home reports she is an absolute doll after you give her a little while to settle in. She could easily join a home with another cat or she could be your one and only. All she needs is someone to show her what true love is all about . . . patience, kindness and loyalty. She is sure to make someone very happy! Capri has been neutered, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, vaccinated, dewormed, flea treatment applied and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $100.  show less

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Cassiopeia

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Cassiopeia is a 10 month old beautiful dilute tortie. She was the mom kitty to our Constellation litter, who have all been adopted.  Its hard to believe this tiny girl birthed and raised three kittens. She is a very petite cat and still a kitten in her own right. She is looking for a forever home that will let her be the queen of the castle. She could join a home with another cat as long as the resident cat is nice. Or she could be your one and only. Cassie (which we call her for short) is still learning to trust humans. She loves to be pet and loved on but will probably need a few weeks to fully settle in to her new home. Her foster mom reports she has just started playing with toys and loves them. Poor girl never had a chance to have a normal kittenhood because of raising her three babies. But we have promised her that moving forward it is all about her! She is going to have a fantastic life with her new person or family and we know she will give a lot of love in return. We think an adult only and cat experienced home would be the best fit for her. We want the next chapter of her life to be everything she deserves. She has been spayed, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, vaccinated, dewormed, flea treatment applied and microchipped. Her adoption donation is $150. Apply to adopt this sweet girl today. show less

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Charlie

Chihuahua

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Charlie is a 5 year old Chihuahua-Corgi mix who weighs 9lbs. He was a rescue from a hoarding situation who is living the life of luxury now and ready to find his new castle! His foster home states this about him now after a few weeks of living large,  'He’s a very sweet boy, and he truly loves his trusted humans and dogs, and is a good citizen in general. He should continue to develop confidence with humans and be a great companion.' When Charlie first arrived as expected he was completely out of his element:  'When Charlie first came to the foster home, he was very nervous, trembling, and skittish. He avoided humans and slept a lot, and preferred to be buried under a blanket. He would not approach humans willingly. The resident dogs were curious but gave him space; Charlie was not fearful of the resident dogs. After a day or so, he began exploring the house and backyard on his own, became curious about what the resident dogs were doing, and started making eye contact with the humans. From there, he became much more attentive and playful, and interested in being part of the pack. Charlie has evolved into a dual-action cuddler— he will sit next to a human on the couch and nap, or if a human isn’t available, he will nuzzle up next to one of the resident dogs. He will sometimes follow a human from room to room, just to see what’s going on, but is also comfortable staying in one of his safe spaces. He loves having his face rubbed, either by a human hand or on a resident dog’s leg or chest. He is happy to see the foster humans or resident dogs when they return home, displaying a wiggly body and wagging tail. He has beginning to ask to be lifted into a human’s lap.' Charlie currently lives with four large breed dogs. He gets along with all of them. He isn't much into playing whether that is a size difference or just him being a typical small breed lounger kinda boy, he's not a dog requiring a WWE playmate! He does love squirrel chasing in the backyard with his fur companions and he just loves the presence of his big friends and he loves hanging out with them. A home that has another dog will be a huge bonus. Charlie is housebroken. He hasn't had an accident in his foster home. When they are home, he has free access to the outside and willingly goes in and out on his own. 'Initially, he needed to go potty in the middle of the night (we figured this out after he peed in his crate the first 2 nights), so we would take him outside and he’d do his business, and come right back in and settle back to sleep—we did this for about 3-4 nights. Now he sleeps through the night without having to go out. He sleeps in his crate at night, and is crated when we leave the house.' Charlies loves to go on walks.  'Charlie walks well on a leash, and keeps up well with the resident dogs on hikes, despite the size difference. He will walk for up to 3 miles, and prefers to be with the lead group. If held back, he will pull to catch up. When walking solo, Charlie does not pull on the leash and walks confidently, and will take the occasional opportunity to sniff interesting things. He does not bark at passing people or dogs, but will stop and watch as they walk away.' Charle will bark at strangers who enter the house, and will stay suspicious for a while. He will occasionally bark when he hears strange noises in the backyard (especially at night), but will stop when asked. But he's not a nuisance barking dog. He's responds well when told to stop and he doesn't have to be corrected very often. He's not a chewer or a digger. Charlie's Schedule: 'Charlie wakes up about 7:00 am, goes out to potty, and hangs out in the back yard until breakfast at about 8:30 am. He is a good eater and finishes his meals relatively quickly. He goes on 2-3 mile walk/hike later in the morning with all 4 resident (large) dogs, more playing in the backyard and napping for the rest of the day. Dinner is at 7 pm followed by a short 15-30 min walk around the neighborhood. Then it’s more napping and hanging out until bedtime, which is 11 pm. Charlie happily participates in the bedtime routine, and generally sleeps quietly in his crate all night.' Final words from Charlie's current foster home:  'Charlie is a very easy dog, and would likely benefit from having a dog parter in his new home. He’s still growing out of his shyness of humans, so the adopter would have to understand that it will take time to earn his trust.' Charlie is only an option for a home that has had a dog previously. If there is currently a dog, that is a bonus as well. If there are children they need to be 8-10 years or older and understand that he will initially be shy.               show less

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Checkers

Chihuahua

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $750 Checkers is a 3 month old Chihuahua X Dachshund mix who weighs approximately 9 lbs. Checkers was surrendered to our rescue by a family because one of the resident dogs was bullying him. Now he’s ready to find his forever family! This sweet boy, his foster family tells us, is the kindest, gentlest dog she has ever met. He loves to gives kisses, and he adores cuddles! He is very happy and confident and knows how to keep  himself occupied for the most part. He is always happy to see; expect lots of tail wags and kisses! He is also very obedient and smart; he can pick up new commands quickly and always wants to learn.  Checkers is outgoing and is very happy to meet other people. When he’s awake, he’s very playful and energetic. If you put him on a comfy sofa, he becomes a couch potato! He seems to be food motivated, so that should make training easier! He’s super smart; he already knows how to sit, stay, down, offer his paw and come; however, as he is still a puppy, he sometimes forgets things and will need continued training. Checkers will need help with crate training. He has been left for around 2 hours a time in his crate during the day and has done well, but he does not like to sleep in the crate or pen at night. When Checkers first arrived in his foster home, he was a little scared for around two hours, retreated under an armchair, and was reserved. But he came around once his fosters got the toys out; he became very friendly very quickly! Now, with time, he is friendly and calm and loves his fosters. He understands boundaries but sometimes whines if the fosters are in the kitchen and he is in the living room and he isn't allowed inside. But he's good at finding his toys to play after a few mins of whining. He’s a mellow guy who loves to cuddle and play tug and chew on toys. He also is teething, so he will need to be supplied with lots of appropriate toys to chew on. He is very good at not chewing anything else but his toys and is also housetrained to a certain extent.  Checkers wakes up at 7 am, drinks water, and goes outside. He then sits for around 10 minutes and cleans himself head to toe, doing all the stretching and scratching he needs to wake up. He then likes to eat his breakfast and then wants to play. He doesn't like to be in the crate or pen after waking up. He usually goes back to sleep after his foster family plays with him for a while; he’s a puppy, so he sleeps a lot. He loves sleeping on the sofa for his day naps! After he wakes up from his nap around late afternoon, he eats a little and goes outside. He loves to play tug at this time; he is very energetic once he is awake, as well as very happy. For the most part, he is independent about playing with his toys, but once he is bored, his fosters have to engage him by playing tug and doing some training commands. He eats his dinner at 7 pm and goes outside again, then goes for a nap until 10 pm, when he wakes up for one more trip outdoors and one more quick play session. He goes to sleep at 10 pm. Checkers’ ideal home is active and loving; he loves snuggles as much as he loves playing! Checkers' is only an option for homes that have had a dog of their own in the last three years. If there are any children in the home they need to be over the age of six.  show less

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Dexter

Colorpoint 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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Dexter is a 4 month old Flame Point Siamese. He is quite a handsome guy and those pale blue eyes just draw you in. He was found by one of our amazing volunteers who saw him running around in a known animal abandonment area. After he was rescued he was a little bit cautious of humans at first but since being placed in his foster home he has really blossomed. He absolutely loves the little dog in his foster home (as pictured). He could easily join a home with a cat savvy dog. And based on his temperament we are sure he would do great with another cat as well. He loves to play and really likes the little toy mice and balls that he bats around the house for hours. His foster home reports he likes to lay in your lap when you are watching to TV and especially enjoys neck scratches. He really gets his motor going with those. And whenever he wants to get your attention because he wants some love, he comes right up to his human and plops down on his side exposing his belly as if to say, please pet me. He's a great little dude and we know someone will be very lucky to call him their own! Dexter has been neutered, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, vaccinated, dewormed, flea treatment applied and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150. show less

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Dexter

Colorpoint 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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Dexter is a 4 month old Flame Point Siamese. He is quite a handsome guy and those pale blue eyes just draw you in. He was found by one of our amazing volunteers who saw him running around in a known animal abandonment area. After he was rescued he was a little bit cautious of humans at first but since being placed in his foster home he has really blossomed. He absolutely loves the little dog in his foster home (as pictured). He could easily join a home with a cat savvy dog. And based on his temperament we are sure he would do great with another cat as well. He loves to play and really likes the little toy mice and balls that he bats around the house for hours. His foster home reports he likes to lay in your lap when you are watching to TV and especially enjoys neck scratches. He really gets his motor going with those. And whenever he wants to get your attention because he wants some love, he comes right up to his human and plops down on his side exposing his belly as if to say, please pet me. He's a great little dude and we know someone will be very lucky to call him their own! Dexter has been neutered, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, vaccinated, dewormed, flea treatment applied and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150. show less

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Dominoes

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Dominoes is an option for Foster To Adopt. Dominoes is a 1 year old Labrador retriever mix who weighs 52 lbs. Dominoes was a rescue from Mexico. Dominoes had a rough start to life. He was beaten quite badly and not expected to survive. However, he pulled through and other than some scarring over his eye and a limp that doesn't slow him down, you would never know.  The more love you give Dominoes, the better behaved he is and the more love he returns! He has transformed into his foster home into the most affectionate dog. He may weigh 50 pounds, but he will delicately climb into your lap and arrange himself for a good long snuggle. He plays hard, and he loves hard! If you are sitting, he wants to be next to you. If you are laying down, he wants to snuggle next to you.  Dominoes definitely has a lot of energy, but he will feed off of YOUR energy. If you are calm, he's calm. If you are playful, he is playful! Dominoes is a typical large puppy with periods of energy and then periods of just wanting to cuddle and chill out. When he first arrived in his foster home, he was immediately loving and liked to follow his fosters all around the house from room to room. As he got comfortable, he became more secure about just continuing to sleep on the sofa while they moved about. His foster describes their schedule together as follows: 'Dominoes is pretty easy going. He is willing to go with the flow. A few days a week we have very early starts to our day (ie 7am video conferences). In contrast, we sleep in on the weekends (10am wakeup). Dominoes adjusts to us. As long as he's had a bathroom break before bed the night before, he is fine with sleeping in until we wake up or staying in bed until our early morning meetings are over. After getting up, Dominoes goes in the back yard to potty and play. Every time he goes out, he has to check out the entire yard. That means he patrols several times a day. He makes sure the yard is clear of birds and squirrels during the day, and nocturnal critters in the after dark hours. We work from home, so we let Dominoes and our two dogs in/out throughout the day as they ask. On warm days, they go in and out often. On days that are rainy or chilly, they stay inside more. On those days, Dominoes needs more inside play like fetch, tug, etc. A couple of times a week, we are away for the day. In that case, we make sure we have exercised Dominoes before we leave. That may mean a walk, or it could mean playing fetch for 20 minutes in the back yard. 5 out of the 7 days of the week, Dominoes goes for an afternoon walk with our other two dogs. We have taken things at his speed and let him build up endurance. He can now walk 2 miles without a problem on a nice wam day! However, sometimes when it is cold or there is a storm coming in, he needs to go a little slower or take shorter walk. When the weather dictates, he enjoys shorter walks combined with indoor play time. Dominoes has adapted to our 2 dogs feeding preference, which means they free feed throughout the day. We keep the food bowl full, and they eat when they are hungry. We do this because our smaller dog needs to eat small meals throughout the day. But Dominoes seems to prefer eating a real breakfast after playtime in the morning, and then dinner in the evening.' Dominoes is learning to walk well on a leash, and he has been making excellent process on his leash manners with his fosters. Dominoes is super smart and needs mental stimulation! He appreciates No-Hide Chews, Yak Cheese, balls, and soft toys (which he likes to destroy). He is a great option for someone who will enjoy teaching their dog tricks. He already knows sit, down, shake, high five, paws up (stands on a box), come, touch, watch me, and wait. He is completely house trained and completely crate trained! Dominoes loves playing with other dogs and has never met a dog he doesn't love. He currently lives with two DPS alums, a 5 year old husky and a 4 year old terrier, and he would adore having a dog friend at home.  Dominoes' ideal home is a very loving one that will give him tons of attention and help him to learn good manners and boundaries. He would adore a backyard, as he is very active and loves sunbathing. Dominoes is extraordinarily sweet and playful, a total goof! When people ask his foster what type of dog he is, she says 'He's not a labrador, he's a labraDORK' because we all know he really and truly is. He is very trainable and aims to please. Dominoes is an option for those who have had a dog previously as an adult. Family dogs growing up and pet-sitting do not count. If there are children in the household, they need to be teenagers. show less

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Gelato

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-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $700 Gelato is a 7 month old Labrador X Dachschund mix who weighs 27.2 pounds. Like his name implies, Gelato is one of the sweetest pups out there! His foster mom called him “100% sweetness.” He loves everyone and is a total snuggle bug! He is happy to crawl into your lap, although it can be a little uncomfortable for him as he is a little too big to be a lap dog, but will still stay as long as possible. He is a bit of a velcro dog as he loves to follow his foster mom from room to room. He is one of those dogs who would rather get love and affection than play.   Gelato’s schedule is as follows. Gelato gets up around 9. He needs a few minutes of cuddle time before he does his business. After that he gets breakfast, however he is more of a grazer and will eat it throughout the morning and afternoon. After breakfast, he either goes for a walk or settles in and sleeps while his foster mom works. He doesn’t play much throughout the day, however he has recently discovered squeaky toys and likes to bite on them to hear the squeak. He takes on the energy of the rest of the house and is up for whatever everyone else is doing. He is up for a walk, but is also content watching TV with everyone. Dinner is served around 7. Once again, he munches a little, and then grazes on it throughout the night, He goes into his crate around midnight.   When Gelato first arrived in his foster home, he was a little more reserved, but overall trusting from the get-go. He warms up even more as he becomes more comfortable with the household. Gelato lives with another dog in his foster home and they get along very well. They are both calm and more interested in people than other dogs. He has also been around several cats and loves them! He has also met kids with a variety of ages and has loved them all. He needs to work on his manners a bit and learn to not jump on others, but he has proven to be a quick learner.   Gelato has not had any accidents in his foster home. He does go into his crate at night, and will whine for a while, but quiets down after a few corrections. He walks well on leash, and loves to smell everything. He has not been known to dig. He only chews on something he is given, like a toy or treat. He barks on occasion, for example, when he wants attention or in response to other neighborhood dogs who are barking.   Gelato is only an option for homes that have had a dog of their own as an adult. If there are any children in the home they need to be eight and knock over proof.   show less