My name is Zeus!

Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Zeus
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Tiny Paws Dog Rescue Canada

Facts about Zeus

  • Breed: Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Zeus's adoption fee is $375.

Zeus is a rambunctious 15 lb. Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix that is microchipped and up-to-date on his shots. Although a year and a half old, he is still very much a puppy in many aspects of his behaviour. He has a jet black polished coat with a white chest and paws, but his one defining feature is the enormity of his ears which balloon out when he looks at you. There’s no doubt that he’s a handsome fellow.

Though he is adorably cute, Zeus is not a dog for the inexperienced dog owner. He has wonderful qualities and ones not so great. He is happy, and playful, funny and endearing, and is always up for one-on-one affection. He will share his toys and food with other dogs in the house, and initiate play with them. He will make you laugh like nobody can. And when he runs full-out beside a bicycle going 12 m/hr., he looks like the Black Stallion, fearless and proud.

However, the two breeds that make up this little guy tend to make him extremely energetic, curious and stubborn. There’s no doubt that he is a little dog with a big attitude. He works well with clear and consistent rules and boundaries in place. Once he respects his owners in the leadership role, he becomes a cooperative and eager-to-please little pup. He is housetrained but his owners will have to be proactive in taking him out as he is used to a doggie-door, and he tends to go out a lot.

The crucial element in Zeus’ daily existence is exercise. It makes him a happier, calmer and more manageable dog inside and outside the home. He currently is taken for a 20 minute full-out run at least twice daily. Plus, he has several long walks throughout the day. He has learned to walk well on the leash, and although walks alone are not sufficient to drain his energy, he enjoys them immensely and is learning social etiquette. Outside behavior is still an area requiring work as Zeus has difficulty trusting strangers and other dogs on the street, and will bark when they are nearby. Once he knows them, there is not an issue, but it takes time.

Zeus is a smart, eager and playful pup, but remains a work in progress. We feel that a calm, child-free household with a fenced back yard with room to run, and with an active person home throughout the day to provide supervision and exercise, would best meet his needs. Zeus is young and challenging, but is certainly a dog that is well worth the effort.

About Tiny Paws Dog Rescue Canada

About Our Rescue Group...

Tiny Paws Dog Rescue was formed in February 2007 to assist small pure and mixed breed dogs (weighing 20 pounds and under) in need.

What We Do:

We work with shelters, pounds, other rescues, and private individuals to save dogs that might otherwise be euthanized and place those dogs into our private foster homes. We provide standard veterinary care and other needed medical treatment, work on training issues and through our adoption screening process, find new forever homes for the dogs in our care. We also educate the public about the important reasons to spay/neuter pets, the deplorable conditions found in puppy mills, the sources of pet store dogs and the need to adequately care for and train the family pet.

Why We Do What We Do:

Far too many perfectly healthy, wonderful dogs are euthanized every day because their owners do not know that dog rescues exist and can help. For any number of reasons, an owner may need to find their dog a new home. In addition, there are many dogs that end up in shelters because they have never been adequately trained, suffer from separation anxiety or from treatable health issues. Our reward is finding a loving new home for a dog in need.


We do not have a facility. All dogs in our care are placed in private homes and may be viewed during the scheduled home visit as part of the adoption process.

Our Fundraising Endeavours:

Our rescue participates in a number of pet related events, as well as holding our own fundraising events.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our pets are currently in private foster homes and are not available for viewing except through our website at We are all volunteers and we make every attempt to respond and assist everyone in a timely manner. Many of us also have full time jobs and families as well, we ask for your patience.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption fees are as follows:

0 -2 Years of Age - $375.00
3 -8 Years of Age - $350.00
9+ Years of Age - $250.00

All Adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations and all necessary vetting. We only adopt within Canada. TPDRC places the Dog with no warranty as to the physical condition or temperament of the dog beyond the information provided to us by our veterinary doctors. The Adopter accepts the dog as is with all issues, either observable or unobservable, and assumes all risk for such dog from the date of signing the adoption contract. For more information on the adoption process, visit our website at

We ask that adopters email to request an adoption application if they see a dog they are interested in adopting. On the application we ask for a vet reference and two personal references. Once the references are checked and approved we contact the potential adopter to set up a home visit. Whenever possible we bring the dog they are interested in adopting along on the home visit.

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