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My name is Scout!

Miniature Pinscher/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in San Leandro, California - Scout
Photo 1 - Miniature Pinscher/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in San Leandro, California - Scout
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Scout's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Scout's Story...
Scout was rescued from the Antioch animal shelter along with his sibling, Fritz (who was adopted during the Maddie’s event). Scout is a miniature pincher / rat terrier mix. Anyone who is familiar with Min Pins know that they are best known for their great feats of agility – they are very “springy.” Scout is known to have scaled / jumped over 5 foot barriers to be with his human companions. He will need a yard with a tall fence. As with many dogs rescued from overcrowded, chaotic shelters, they often come out shy and scared, not sure what is happening.

After a couple of days, Scout realized that good things are ahead for him and he quickly acclimated to human affection – he loves cuddling and having his tummy rubbed. And he is becoming playful with his other doggy companions in his foster home. The foster home has a cat. Scout was initially curious and barked at her, but after a few easy corrections, he learned to leave the cat be, and all is well (he is a very quick learner). He has picked up quickly that the backyard is the place to poop and pee.

Scout will be initially cautious / shy around new people, but quickly warms up to his handlers.

Scout would do well in a very active environment, where he can get lots of exercise (horizontal and vertical). Another young energetic canine playmate would probably be a good fit. The foster family doesn’t have any young children, so we are unsure how he is with kids. Scout weighs 18 lbs. and is approximately 2-3 years old.

You may contact his foster dad, Rick, at 510-459-0396.

Facts about Scout

  • Breed: Miniature Pinscher/Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Scout, a San Leandro Miniature Pinscher/Rat Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Miniature Pinscher/Rat Terrier for sale in San Leandro, or seeking a Miniature Pinscher/Rat Terrier dog from a breeder in San Leandro.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Leandro already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a San Leandro breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Miniature Pinscher/Rat Terrier breeders who help with Miniature Pinscher/Rat Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Leandro paves the way for another one to be saved.