I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
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Peanut is a cute little boy who is about 4 years old and he’s about 13 pounds full grown. His breed mix is uncertain though he certainly has some terrier in him, but perhaps he has a bit of maltese as his coat is soft and not wiry. Peanut’s favorite thing to do is race through the trails in the foster family’s woods, play chase with the resident Irish terrier (who is 3 times his size but gentle), play with his squeaky toys, and sit on someone’s lap. Giving little kisses is also on his list of favorite things to do. Bedtime will find him cuddled up to foster mom. While in foster care, he has learned that treats are yummy and he knows how to sit nicely and wait for one. Of course, he is reliably house trained and doesn’t require being kenneled. The best new home for Peanut would be with one or more active ladies who would make sure he gets a very good of exercise daily and lots of attention. (He’s fine with gentlemen, but seems to prefer the ladies.) Peanut doesn’t care much for the unpredictability of kids and seems to react negative to unusual noises such as a smoke alarm. Peanut is with Happy Hound Rescue, a 501c3 all volunteer rescue and is in a foster home. His adoption fee is $250. Peanut is neutered, heartworm negative and on prevention, is up to date on his shots, worming, and he has a HomeAgain microchip.
• Homeowners: Home required, no townhomes, condos or apartments
• Status of adopter: 30+
• Previous dog owning experience: Required, this is not a beginner’s dog
• Age of children: Can be around quiet children for short visits
• Another dog in the home: Peanut will do best with another very playful dog in his new home, or he needs to visit the small dog park regularly. He requires this exercise to be well balanced
• Cat(s) in the home: Untested with cats
• Fenced yard: Depending on location, he could learn to come when called if out playing under supervision. Large fenced yard with interesting creatures to sniff for would be ideal. In town he would need to be leashed
• Time alone on work days: Is used to having a foster mom with a short work day, and he loves hanging out with his canine playmate. He would do well with a stay at home human too.