Don’t be fooled by his size, Boo is a whole lot of dog in a small package. Bold, and sometimes brash, he is a feisty, robust little spitfire with many terrier-like qualities. And as irresistibly cute as this irascible scamp may be, he is by no means a lap dog. A dynamic combo of faithful devotion, high intelligence, unquestioning loyalty, and adoring affection, this animated, extremely spirited, and sometimes downright scrappy little canine brings an all-in, full-throttle forward approach to life. Add boundless enthusiasm, an entirely sincere nature, and uninhibited, heart and soul commitment to just about everything he does and you have a completely engaging, tough and tiny toy-terrier who when properly directed has fun-loving and very endearing qualities meant to be appreciated. These same qualities, however, will overwhelm an inexperienced owner and spell big trouble for a dog that if left to his own devices will plunge head-long into activities going on before him without consideration to consequences. What Boo needs most – a responsible, proactive, and caring owner who is experienced with tiny terriers or tiny terrier-type dispositions and willing to provide the daily leadership and lifelong companionship he needs and craves.
Boo has attended training and socialization classes with Monroe SPCA at Dundee K-9 where he’s shown himself to be an obedient and enthusiastic learner who is quick to please when he knows what is expected of him. Although well-mannered on a leash, he’s also easily distracted, particularly outdoors. Steady direction/redirection along with patient, but firm, leadership (positive reinforcement training and repetition) is helping to improve his attentiveness and social manners; Boo also revels in praise for accomplishment and he thoroughly enjoys and excels in obedience. Continued training and socialization will be a must with Boo. Not only will he benefit from training and socialization classes, but this will also be an excellent way to bond with him. Having a tiny terrier temperament combined with an eager-beaver, larger-than-life personality means he has a tendency to over-compensate (“Little-Napoleon Syndrome”) when feeling insecure, overwhelmed, or threatened and without direction, he’ll be inclined to snap first and ask questions later. Boo’s continued success as a well-behaved house pet lies in not only his knowing the rules and boundaries, but also knowing they’ll be consistently adhered to.
Boo is best suited for a home with a moderately active lifestyle and without young children. Boo very much likes the housemate dogs he currently lives with, but his sentiments aren’t always reciprocated, and while he is fawningly adoring and entirely well-intentioned, not all appreciate his somewhat awkward social manners or persistent invitations for scrappy, ruff-n-tumble play. Boo’s confidence wanes, and he can be selectively tolerant of unfamiliar dogs. Because of his willingness to challenge dogs much larger than himself (which can get him into serious trouble), as well as his adventurous mindset and small size, Boo should have access to a safely, secured area or be on a leash and always be accompanied by a family member when outdoors. As with all of our dogs, a meet-n-greet with any housemate pets will be necessary prior to adoption. In any case though, compatibility, proper introductions, and guided and monitored interaction will be important to this little guy’s success with other housemate pets.
You can meet Boo at Monroe SPCA adoption events and by pre-arrangement with approved Adoption Application. All Monroe SPCA dogs available for adoption and in foster homes have an adoption fee of $200.00. This fee includes the dog being spayed or neutered, HW negative, up-to-date on age appropriate vaccinations, and micro-chipped prior to adoption.
Completed adoption applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at Monroe SPCA’s Adoption Center and Resale Store (previously Gator’s Pet Supplies located at 293 W. Monroe St, Dundee, MI 48131). You can also return your completed applications to Monroe County Animal Control (next to the fairgrounds) during business hours.
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