My name is Otis!

Miniature Pinscher Dog for adoption in Wellington, Ohio - Otis
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Least of These Dog Rescue

Facts about Otis

  • Breed: Miniature Pinscher
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: LOTDR # 42
UPDATE 10/29/16 Otis was taken off his medrol and his atopica meds. He only takes them if he has a flare up. That is good news. The new pictures I took today, he looks very good, his sores are healed, his coat looks shiny. We realize most people don't understand his medical needs. He will stay with us. He is a good boy and loves to be told so.
Update 8/24/15 Otis has been taking medications for his vasculitis, has had one flare up this summer. It is easy to detect when he will have one, he starts chewing his foot and limping. Doxyciline/Medrool/Vitamin E/Pentoxifiline liquid is his meds. He takes it easy and with food. His coat is beautiful and only has a few bare spots. Otis continues with his medication regime and it is holding him nicely. Come see him at the Oberlin Doggie Doo September 19th Tappan Square (corner of Rt 58 and Rt 20 in Oberlin, Ohio from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
Update 3/16/15 Otis has a skin specialist appt Apr 2nd and will know more what direction we will take with him. He continues to be a happy amazing boy. So loving and friendly.
Update 1/27/15 Thro several vet visits we have discovered that Otis has a skin condition and will be seeing a skin specialist soon. His blood chem reports are wonderful, so feel his kidneys and liver are fine. Possible autoimmune condition that affects his skin, maybe lupus (tbd), but he is a wonderful boy, no trouble at all, I carry him outside in the snowy days to ease any uncomfortableness he may be feeling. He is attentive, loving, loves to lay on my lap or by my side. The most part is his urges to chew or lick his feet/hip/tail raw. His E collar at times and rub down with coconut oil or bag balm is very helpful to him. We feel he is young enough he should have many more years to give. We are looking for the right people who can give him that so deserved loving forever home.
Update 11/22/14 Otis needs consistent monitoring to make sure he doesn't irritate his healing sores. The vet put him on a temporary medication to quicken his skin healing. His spirits are happy dog, even tho he is not as mobile as he would like to be. Otis is eager to please people.
Update 10/12/14 Otis came in a stray in bad shape and wary of people and dogs. That is all changing. His bed sores are healing (soft bed! ). The mat in the one picture is to keep him off stones and hard surfaces for now. His vet says his xrays are the kind he likes to see. We wanted to know why he was limping. Possibly a strain muscle/ligament, or an old injury that didn't heal properly. He is gaining strength in his hind legs every day and even tries to run. He has the cutest prance. He is very trusting of people and other dogs. He is curious, attentive and careful. He is learning his name, and comes when called, loves being petted and belly rubs. Otis responds very well to praise and treats. Come meet him Sat. Oct 18 at Pet Supply Plus Adopt-a-Thon, Elyria, Ohio between 10 and 2.
Otis is a 10# Male Min Pin from the county shelter. He was found wandering the street by a school age child who's family brought him to the safety of the shelter He has several bed sores that suggest he laid on concrete for long periods. His spots of hair loss suggests flea infestation. He favors his right hind leg suggesting an old injury or maybe a sprain. X-rays indicated good joints and he is walking more and more on it and letting me massage it. He even does a happy prance when greeting us. Otis has had his rabies/booster/bordatella shots, received Comfortis for fleas, and is neutered. He loves his soft bed. It was sad when I tried to coax him in the one picture to lay in the soft grass at the kennel, he went back to the concrete slab there to lay. It was as if he thought he had to or didn't know he could lay anywhere else. He loves belly rubs, and responds to praises and food. Due to his sensitivity to touch around his back leg he would be best in a home with older children or a person with no children.

About Least of These Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Least of These Dog Rescue (Matthew 25:40,45) is a private small dog rescue that began by pulling for reputable rescues from our county pound (now kennel). Then we began transports/fostering for ig's, yorkies, greyhounds and puppymill dogs. Which we desire and will continue to do. Home visits were added on to our responsibilities. We believe that the term designer dogs is a fad and trendy. We prefer to say "a mixture of breeds is for a lifetime". We are dedicated to retraining/cleaning up strays and owner turn-ins, a few at a time. We believe dogs deserve respect and the best home for life. We focus on dogs that are left over that no one apparently wants because of looks/health/age. "There's a nice dog in there somewhere" we say and we work to find and bring out that beautiful spirit.
LOTDR is not a 501 yet , but we are non profit, all donations made to the rescue and adoption fees go directly back to the dogs for their vet/food/supplies.
We believe that God intends for people to treat dogs humanely with compassion, kindness love and care. We could use foster homes from time to time so if you are interested in that please email us. Since we don't claim to know all the history of a dog in our care and even tho our dogs are or blossom into greyt pets, we very rarely say that a dog is great with all children. Therefore, we suggest and prefer meeting the dog with your family with preschool age children or adopting only to families with children over 6 yrs of age. Donations are always welcomed for vet care. Our adoptions are a process - We take applications, do home checks/vet and personal vet checks before the final acceptance .. email us for an appy. Our email has changed note ----

Come Meet Our Pets...

We offer (after acceptance of application) for an applicant to visit with the dog that is up for adoption at the foster home and with your dogs (should you have any) to see if they are an appropriate match.

Our Adoption Process...

If you wish to submit an application, email us and we will email you the form. OUR EMAIL HAS CHANGED ---
The amount of adoption fee/donations are determined by breed/age/health of dog. We require a signed contract and an adoption agreement. Our adoptions are a process - We take applications first, then do home visits/references and vet checks before the final acceptance or denial. We will not consider shipping. At times a transport can be done, but please don't count on it, it would be best if you would make arrangements to pick up the dog at the foster home. I like to think that the dogs have a say in where they go. This way they can agree or disagree to go with you. Some dogs may feel abandoned by a person who has devoted a lot of time socializing/training a dog and then being taken to a new home and "left". It all depends on the dog, we want to start its new forever life on a good note with no surprises..