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My name is Kenzy!

Bichon Frise/Miniature Poodle Mix Dog for adoption in Castro Valley, California - Kenzy
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Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Kenzy

  • Breed: Bichon Frise/Miniature Poodle Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 1480
Little Kenzy landed in a local shelter as an owner surrender due to landlord pressures. It was a very scary change of environment for her and she was not adjusting well. On several occasions she tried to nip shelter personnel, so could not be considered adoptable to the general public.

In hopes that Kenzy would feel less threatened in a home setting, Dusty Paws pulled her into foster. Her foster mom has a lot of experience with frightened and shy little dogs, and for the first half hour she ignored Kenzy and left her alone. Sure enough, Kenzy then happily jumped in her lap, let her trim knots from her tummy, comb her and check ears and mouth. This is the real Kenzy and is how she will behave when she trusts her new guardian.

However, Dusty Paws must be selective about the home she goes into – adults only. We are working on getting her socialized when out in public and hope with time and patience she will feel more comfortable with strangers. She is so cute everyone wants to bend down and say hi, but care needs to be taken when she is around people as she may try to nip/bite. Since Kenzy does not do well at the showings we are hoping for an applicant local to Castro Valley/San Leandro since the meet and greet will be done at the applicant's home.

In the home Kenzy is a great dog. She’ll sleep quietly in a crate or on the bed. She is housetrained using a doggie door. She loves her toys and gets along fine with the other foster dogs. Kenzy is about two years old and weighs 14 lbs.

Note: Any inquiries about this companion animal will only be answered after completion of an on-line application. Copy and paste the link below or go to www.dustypawsrescue.org and view all our pets available for adoption and you will be contacted by a Dusty Paws Rescue Representative within 24 hours after receipt of your application.

http://www.dustypawsrescue.org/resources/dog-application

About Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small group of volunteers whose mission is to save abandoned, neglected and/or abused animals by placing them into permanent, safe, stable and caring new homes. All of us have experience with volunteering in shelters and continue to volunteer.

We do not mind driving to do a home visit nor do we mind taking the time to go anywhere to look at a potential needy animal who needs to be saved from any situation, either in a shelter or in a home. We do take owner surrenders and have an owner assist program but most of our animals come from shelters.

We hate to see any animal suffer and this is why we do this.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Donate button on web site

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visit our home ready animals at:
Pet Food Express
3385 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley CA 94546
3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Petco
3735 E Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley CA 94546
Advertised Adoption Week End of each month Sundays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm See our web site www.dustypawsrescue.org
for Special Days and times.

Our Adoption Process...

Our process to adopt is as follows: An application form is completed and submitted at which time we will contact the applicant within 24 hours and discuss the animal they are interested in and make an appointment to meet or give them the date of the next adoption showcase. The entire family should meet along with any resident animals, if possible. Once that is done and it seems like a good fit, a home visit is required at which time we can leave the animal for a required sleepover period of approximately 10-14 days and a Sleepover Agreement is then signed; if that works out then we can proceed with adoption. Our adoption fee is $300 for dogs, $100 for cats, $350 for puppies under one year of age and $50 is refunded upon receipt of a Certificate of Completion of Training from a certified training facility/trainer for a puppy adoption. At any given time after the adoption, Dusty Paws Rescue will accept back into our program the adopted animal if it doesn't work out.