ADOPTED ON 06-21-14 – Ginger was matched with an applicant before we were able to post her. She is a super sweet dog and has not developed her personality yet. Her new mom and dad with provide a safe and loving home for her to grow become a well balanced social dog. We are grateful that she has found such a wonderful home.
We have access to lots of dogs that are not posted on our website or are in various stages of the rescue assessment or medical treatment process. All our applications are reviewed and if we have another dog and feel that the applicant is a better match, then we contact the applicant and work with them. If you are serious about adopting a dog, we could work with you the same way.
Dogs in shelters come in many sizes, ages, and breeds. Giving a second chance to a homeless dog can be a fulfilling experience and results in a lifelong companion for the whole family. If you have ever adopted a dog, then you know what a beautiful thing dog adoption can be. There are millions of pets in shelters and rescues waiting for forever homes. By adopting a dog, you can help homeless pets and set a great example for others. If you are thinking of adopting a dog, follow your heart and please consider adopting a rescue dog.
PUPPIES BEHAVIOR, GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.
One of the most common questions asked about a puppys growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.
3 to 7 Weeks Old
- Weaned between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks
- During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks its first teeth, or milk teeth will appear
- Taught basic behavior disciplines from its mother
- Develop by socializing with other dogs and animals and people
- Will stand up and start walking
- At the age of 3 weeks a puppy will develop its sense of smell
- At 3 weeks the puppy will begin to bark and show social development such as wagging its tail, growling and baring its teeth
- Up to the age of 4 weeks the mother will be with the puppy almost constantly
- The puppy has good use of its legs and is able to chase
- Between 4 and 5 weeks the mother will gradually spend time away from her puppies
- Rapid growth and development rate at this stage
- Interaction with litter mates leading to Order of Dominance
- After weaning puppies need to receive a series of vaccines in order to develop immunity on their own. Vaccinations for puppies generally include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and sometimes Bordetella
7 to12 weeks
- Puppies are usually found new homes at this age it starts focusing attention on its owner rather than other puppies
- The first fear period of the puppy begins
- A puppy starts to learn it name but still has a short attention span
- The puppy will start house training
- At first, the puppy should be fed four times a day. (Feedings should be reduced to twice a day by the time a puppy is mature or even once a day in the case of a dog that gets little exercise)
- The puppies motor skills improve
- The puppy will use its basic instincts to naturally explore its new environment and the different things within it
- Puppies will still sleep a lot and grow as they are sleeping. During times of stress, a dog raises its hackles – the hair along the neck and spine
- Puppy training must begin and pups need to be made aware of your rules
12 to 16 weeks
- The first of the permanent teeth will work through
- Ensure the puppy has plenty of attention and toys to play with
- At this age a puppy might demonstrate Pack Leader Behavior and test who is the Boss. A puppy will challenge your authority
- Puppy Growth and Development & Behavior between 4 and 8 months
- The adult teeth continue to come through and during this time puppies need to chew! The incisors and the canines are very important because the dog bites and tears at its food with these teeth
- Provide them with items to chew
- The confidence of the puppy will now have grown as would its physical size
- The puppy will be showing interest in chasing other Puppies at this age and starts to become independent
8 months to 1 year
- Feeding frequency should be considered – reduce to 2 or 3 meals per day
- Some dogs reach sexual maturity at the age of eight months
- The puppy is old enough to start Obedience Classes or a professional training program
- The puppy would have grown to approximately half to three quarters the size of and adult
- Female dogs would have probably reached their eventually height but will to continue to’fill out’
12 months old
- Puppies are now considered to have finished their development and growth rate and are viewed as adult dogs.
- Although sexually mature beforehand, a dog usually does not attain full growth until at least its first birthday.
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.
Here are 5 short videos of the pups at play. If you watch this more than once, you might as well fill out that application.
Click the expand button in the lower right corner of each video to view full-screen. See Cesar Millan’s tips on dog behavior.
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