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My name is Rascal!

Chihuahua/Miniature Schnauzer Mix Dog for adoption in Castro Valley, California - Rascal
Photo 1 - Chihuahua/Miniature Schnauzer Mix Dog for adoption in Castro Valley, California - Rascal
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I found a new home!
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Rascal's Info...

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

Rascal's Story...
Are you an adult living alone, or a quiet adult couple who would like a loving, loyal and protective small dog? Let us introduce you to Rascal, a 2 year old, 12 lb Chihuahua/MinPin.

A year ago, Rascal was apparently abandoned in Don Castro Park. Who knows how many weeks the little guy was alone and scared, wanting security but running away from those who tried to catch him? At last he was rescued by a kind couple who have fostered him now for a nearly a year.

Although fearful at first, when the couple got him home Rascal became a lovable and fun companion. He bonded quickly with the couple and was soon playing happily with Ava, their 50 lb Norwegian Elkhound. Rascal is great in the home. He is crate trained, house trained and responsive to commands. He would be a fine play pal for a well adjusted home dog.

Sadly, Rascal is not so good in the outside world. It seems his frightening experience of being a young, little dog alone in the Park has made a lasting impression on him. He fears strangers, both human and canine, and puts on a brave front of frantic barking when he encounters them on walks. A professional trainer has had some success improving upon this behavior, and Rascal has no fear or aggression issues after a couple of introductions. He has been introduced successfully to a house-sitter. He also does well at Dogtime in his small dog playgroup.

The best situation for Rascal is to be an at-home dog with little need to venture far abroad and without children or frequent guests coming in and out. Someone to love him, a yard to play in and possibly a doggie friend would suit him well. If you would like to meet a little dog who could be your perfect pal, don’t be a stranger! Rascal’s foster parents are committed to as many “meet and greets” as it takes for Rascal to be united with you as his forever person in a permanent home.

The foster family will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Call Dave and Carrie at (510) 862-6799 or (650) 619-3939.

Note! This is a courtesy posting for someone trying to re-home their pet.

Facts about Rascal

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Miniature Schnauzer Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: owner assist

Other Pets at Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rascal, a Castro Valley Chihuahua/Miniature Schnauzer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua/Miniature Schnauzer for sale in Castro Valley, or seeking a Chihuahua/Miniature Schnauzer dog from a breeder in Castro Valley.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley 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 Chihuahua/Miniature Schnauzer breeders who help with Chihuahua/Miniature Schnauzer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Castro Valley paves the way for another one to be saved.