ADOPTED ON 10-26-14 – Archer was found underweight and matted when he was picked up by animal control and put in an overcrowded shelter. This was a safer place for this little guy, even though he sometimes did not get fed on weekends and holidays. Dogs in the pound are hardly allowed by the dog pound management to be walked and socialize by volunteers; Archer was still up against a lot of odds, lack of vaccinations or being chosen to be put down are just a few. The rescue story of each dog is heartbreaking but a reality, as rescuers we gladly pick up the broken pieces and try to put the dogs back together. Fixing the broken body is the easy part, fixing their spirit and trust takes a lot longer. We are successful some of the time and Archer, who was tossed out like litter, is a little 9 lb guy with lots of love and dedication, his trust in humans has not wavered.
Archer was rescued by a group of volunteers from the dog pound that work all-day and late into the night to rescue to help the dogs– they have to beg the pound management, whose hearts are closed and have no human compassion or conscience, to let them help. He was put in a southern foster home where he was neutered, received all his vaccinations and lots of kisses from his mom. These volunteers give their time and own money to help as many as they can and ask for nothing in return–they are true heroes.
Archer is in a northern foster home in Wolcott, CT now and is adored by his northern family and especially their daughter. His mom tells us that he is “just as happy being a lap dog as he is being a little wind up toy. He loves to snuggle and does not mind being carried around at all, but when put down he is full of life and ready to play. He loves to chase his toys, is not a heavy chewer may chew a bone for 5 minutes then move on”. He has a moderate energy level and his northern foster lovingly tells us “Spitfire is a good word to describe Archer.”
Archer seems to have an endless supply of ready energy, is house-trained, and likes 1-2 short walks a day and lots of playtime would make him happiest. He currently lives with cats and is very curious, and will sometimes chase them, but not in an aggressive manner. He has no problem with dogs, has no aggression toward children but sometimes can play rough; he might do best with 8+ years old. Children need to be taught how to how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.” He is a light eater, prefers to graze and he is learning quickly that he is not allowed to beg for food and will lay down away from the table when it’s mealtime. He is good in the car, excellent in a crate, is good on the leash and has shown no indication that he has any fears.
Archer will do well in an active family that likes to take their dog with them when they go. His foster mom tells us that he appears to be very adaptable and flexible, loves attention, wants to be near his humans and will follow them like a little shadow.
Archer came a long way from that scared little guy, curled up in a ball, that was rescued from the high kill dog pound. His ideal home is one that would have a small fenced in yard as he so enjoys being outside for short periods of time, however, if you are an active family that gets outdoors on a regular basis, he would do well, especially if he is with his family. He would make an ideal companion for another dog. But as much enthusiastic playfulness as Archer has, he is still so sweetly docile and quiet afterward — a real smuggler and lover! This is a perfect little dog, looking for a perfect home — and it won’t take much, time and a big heart and a willingness to be loved and to love. After all, that’s what matters most in life!
ABOUT THE BREED
Affenpinschers are tiny, but they have large personalities. They are a good family dog, love to play and are affectionate. They are generally people-pleasers and respond best to positive reinforcement, with lots of treats and affection. This tiny dog, with a fondness for mischief makes a good therapy dog. They travel well, adapt well in new environments and make people laugh, making them an ideal visitor for lifting the spirits of the elderly or the sick. Mostly seen as “purse dogs” by ladies around the world and are a lovely travel companion, that are very easy-going and accepting of new situations.
Affens should be kept on a leash or in a fenced-in yard for their own protection. Toy breeds are easily injured and can even die from being stepped on, tripped over, and picked up by a large dog or large bird looking for a meal. They are affectionate and curious, always on the alert, loyal to their family and will do their tiny best to protect their family from harm. They make a good house pet, are very intelligence and warm towards other animals.
WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
|Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks||Worm Every Month Till Six Months||Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more||After That Dogs should be wormed every three months|
|1ST DHPP||Giardia Snap Test||BloodTests||Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits|
|2ND DHPP||Heart Worm Snap Test||Antibiotics||Health Certificate|
|3RD DHPP||Parvo Snap Test||Ear & Eye Medication||Skin Scraping|
|Bordetalla||Fecal Test||Flea & Tick Medication||Transport|
|Rabies||Ear Test||X-Rays||Spay / Neuter|
|Kennel Cough Booster||Eye Test||Dewormer||Collars|
|Leptospirosis||Corona Booster||HW Pills||Head Cones|
DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.
Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.
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- Children need to be taught how to how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
- No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
- Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
- Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOGS
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