ADOPTION PENDING – Puff Daddy is a 2 year old male shih-Tzu mix who is approximately 2 years old. He is neutered UTD on all vaccinations and heartworm negative. The word shih-Tzu translates to mean “little lion” and that is just what Puff thinks he is. However, he is also a very sweet and affectionate little dog.
Puff Daddy has been with his Northern Foster for a little while now, and was previously with a Southern Foster in Louisiana. Upon his arrival in CT it took him a few weeks to warm up to his northern fosters. He was comfortable observing at first and approaching new situations on his own time. By allowing him to take his time, his northern fosters have created a safe environment where he feels comfortable. It is very important to remain patient with these dogs as many of them have not had the best experiences with humans early on.
Currently, Puff Daddy is very affectionate with his foster mom and dad, and can be picked up by both of them. After his initial arrival he was introduced to each of the foster dog’s one at a time and did very well. He will often try to dominate the other larger dogs in foster home, but they correct him. He accepts the corrections from the other dogs with no issue. He does enjoy playing with other dogs, but sometimes likes to “fun police” the other dogs by barking at them when they play. This is just part of his personality, and the other dogs are un-phased by this. He did well in the car on his way to his northern foster. Due to the weather, he has not been on leash recently, but did well on leash when he was in Louisiana. He loves the crate, because he associates it with food. He eats in his crate, and also will go in his crate to relax when he wants some down time. He has never had an accident in the house and goes outside with the pack.
The ideal home for Puff would be one where someone had previous experience with the breed or small independent dogs. He is a very sweet and affectionate dog, but he needs time to adjust to new situations and people. He is food motivated and responds well to positive reinforcement. His new home may include other dog or dogs, as he enjoys their company. His new home may possibly include children, but it may be best if they were over the age of 10. He had done well previously with his southern foster’s granddaughter, but he does have his adjustment period. All interactions with children and dogs should be supervised, and it is the parent’s responsibility to assess the situation and make sure all parties are safe and comfortable at all times. Just like humans, dogs have different personalities. He would really like a home where someone would accept him for who he is. If you are looking for big personality in a small package, then Puff Daddy is the guy for you!
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|
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- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
- Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
- 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, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- 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 DOG
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.
|Life Average||13 Years|
|Fee||All Shots + Transport - 450|
|Personality||He is very affectionate Full of life, Makes people laugh|
|Organization||Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.|
|Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.|
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