ATTICUS - ADOPTION PENDING's Info...
I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.
ATTICUS - ADOPTION PENDING's Story...
Atticus is a very handsome, sweet, shy Affenpinscher boy with natural ears and tail, who weighs about 14 lbs. He adores women, but is fearful of men at first. He’s a little lover if approached slowly, though. A home without children would be best for this reason. As you can see in the video, he gets along great with other dogs and he has no issues with cats. He loves to play with other small dogs and he also knows when it’s time to chill out. Then he will settle down to take a nap as close to you as he can get. Atti is leash trained and house trained as long as he has ample opportunities to go outside. You will never be uncertain where he is because he will follow you to the ends of the earth. All he really wants is someone to love and who will love him unconditionally.
When he was first rescued, Atti was so matted that he had to be shaved very short. His beautiful Affen coat has started to grow back, as you can see in the first picture! Atticus came to us with Molly, the darling smooth coat Brussels Griffon. Their elderly owner virtually lived for Atticus & Molly. Sadly, she could no longer care for them so ABGRA stepped up to help.
Atti would be happiest with someone who works from home, can take him to work or is retired. When you need to run errands, he is OK home alone for a few hours, as long as he has Molly or another small dog companion. He would like a securely fenced yard to explore, a walk every day and just to hang out with you as much as possible. He must always be securely harnessed and leashed outside a fenced area and crated or seat belted in the back seat when in a vehicle.
Atticus is UTD on vaccinations, neutered, heart worm negative and taking preventative. He is being fostered with Molly near Sioux Falls South Dakota and we prefer to place him within a few hours driving distance. If you live farther away, you must drive the distance to meet Atti. Our dogs may never be shipped in cargo and we do not transport them to adoptive homes. They are never placed in homes with invisible (electric) fencing. Doggy doors are OK as long as they are secured at night and when you are gone. Atticus is small enough to be carried away by a coyote or other predator so should never be outside alone.
You may submit an adoption application for Atticus at www.abgra.org. Inquiries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.