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My name is Scrappy!

Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher Mix Dog for adoption in Republic, Washington - Scrappy
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Scrappy's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Scrappy's Story...
Scrappy came to Forget Me Not after his owner took him to an area vet to be euthanized; he supposedly had been having seizures, 10 in two months according to the owner, and they didn't want to deal with it. The vet couldn't bear to euthanize such a wonderful dog, so kept him there for a couple of weeks to observe... no seizures. They asked us to take him and sent him along with seizure medicine... we waited to see how often he would have seizures prior to starting him on medication. Well, we've had him for 3 weeks now... no seizures. We and the vet think either something the prior owner was feeding him, or using in their home or yard, was triggering the reported seizures... OR that there were never any seizures, and that was used as a convenient excuse to euthanize a sweet and lovable, but energetic and untrained, dog. We're so glad we brought him into the adoption program!

Scrappy is good with other dogs (his current best friend is Jasper), though he can play a little bit roughly and be a little bit dominant at times, so would do best with dogs that are comparable or even a bit larger in size and energy. He currently weighs about 20 pounds, and looks like a GIANT CHIHUAHUA, ha. Our best guess is a chihuahua minpin SOMETHING mix. He is VERY smart, but it appears he hasn't been taught anything - he is about 1 1/2 years old now - so he will want an experienced person who will enjoy the training process with him. He *is* housetrained and his kennel is always clean and tidy! Scrappy should make a great house dog.

He doesn't really understand play like fetch yet, but should pick up skills like that fairly fast; he could be an excellent candidate for agility or frisbee type training. His only real bad habit right now is that he will jump up and nip at your hands to get attention; we don't recommend him for toddlers because of that, but older children should be fine with him and should be able to help with his training. Scrappy is a very affectionate dog who just wants to be loved! He would also appreciate long walks or jogs - he is a mighty dog inside a smallish dog body, and wants lots of exercise and a companion with whom he can really bond.

If the seizure story is true, it is possible he could have more in the future... there is just no way of telling. It is obviously not a common thing right now, since it has been 5 weeks of observation without even ONE seizure... but if they do recur, it is generally a treatable condition, most commonly with daily medication (relatively inexpensive, too).

Scrappy comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.

Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $85; more gratefully accepted!)

Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your payment to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!

Facts about Scrappy

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 0988

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Scrappy, a Republic Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher for sale in Republic, or seeking a Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher dog from a breeder in Republic.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Republic already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Republic breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher breeders who help with Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Republic paves the way for another one to be saved.