My name is Silly Sid!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Affenpinscher Mix Dog for adoption in Westport, Connecticut - Silly Sid
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Little Pink Shelter - CT Chapter

Facts about Silly Sid

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Affenpinscher Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Once Sid realized he was “home” -- even though it's a foster home -- he became extremely friendly and loving. He gets so excited when his family walks into the home after being gone, whether it’s been only an hour or all afternoon. Sid is full of silly tail wags and sloppy kisses -- what a Welcome! And his foster family gladly accepts every single one of those kisses and tail slaps because Sid comes from a very sad beginning. He was rescued from a very rural Arkansas town where the owner was in the process of shooting his dogs. Several were brutally killed before Sid and three others were rescued. Sid was very skittish at first, especially towards the foster dad and pretty much all other men as well – he was actually terrified. He immediately bonded with his foster mom and looked towards her as his safety net. If the foster dad would reach down to pet him or offer a treat, even doing so very slowly and gently, Sid would run off. It took a month before Sid warmed up to men. Now the foster dad's lap is Sid's very favorite place to sit! He just needed time to realize he was never going to be mistreated ever again. Even though Sid is “home”, he can still exhibit a little bit of a skittish quality. Having so many years living in an unloving environment has definitely left a scar, you just can’t grab at him or make a quick move towards him – he will lay his ears down scared that he’s in trouble.

Sid was the same way with the foster dog. He would growl and show his teeth, so the introduction was gradual. This bond only took a few days thankfully and Sid gets along very well with all the dogs in the house. He enjoys a good game of chase and tag-you’re-it! Sid would do best with adult dogs, small, medium or large. He is cautious around young children but warms up quickly as long as there isn’t too much commotion and rowdiness.

Sid begs for attention and loves nothing more than to curl up next to you on the couch. His all-time favorite is to wiggle his way under a blanket, right next to you, and be completely covered up. He is the perfect couch potato. Foster mom says: "It’s absolutely adorable when I walk into the living room getting ready to sit down and he can’t wait to get in my lap, get and give a few kisses and neck scratches and then he’s ready to chill. But don’t get in too much of a hurry to stop scratching his neck or back, cause if you stop too soon, he gently takes his paw and will tap you on the cheek – we do this several times because I love that it’s his way of saying “I love you and please don’t stop”! He’s also a great bathroom companion – like having a toddler, don’t think you are going to go to the bathroom alone, he wants to be right there with you. I think it’s because he knows he has you in a confined spot and it’s a good time to get some extra petting!"

We think Sid is a Schnauzer/Schipperke/Pomeranian/Terrier mix if we could list 4 breeds! Our vet thinks he's somewhere in the 5 - 7 year old range and, at about 16 pounds, he's a healthy weight. In his forever home, I truly believe that he will realize he is safe and loved and you will be rewarded by being loved back by one of the sweetest boys ever. If you can make Sid believe in forever again, please visit for more information about the adoption process or click here for our online application. Full vetting. microchip and neuter included in his $300 adoption fee. Transport fee is additional $150.


About Little Pink Shelter - CT Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Little Pink Shelter is a registered 501(c)3 charity. All donations are tax-deductible.

When I started The Little Pink Shelter back in 2008, my mission was to help shelter dogs win their fight for a second chance at life; as a breast cancer survivor, I knew all too well the sweetness of that victory. Since founding The Little Pink Shelter, I have placed over 2,700+ dogs and puppies into loving homes.

The Little Pink Shelter is considered more of a "boutique" rescue, focusing solely on making an adoption successful. Working closely with select shelters and rescues in Arkansas where the pet overpopulation continues to be out of control, my colleagues and I are careful to temperament test each dog so we can understand the type of home to which it will be best-suited.

Too many wonderful dogs are put down each week because of lack of space, lack of funding and a widespread disregard for spaying/neutering and responsible ownership. The plight of these dogs and the quest to find each one a loving home is what fuels us every day.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a facility in Connecticut, so you can only visit The Little Pink Shelter on the internet. Our dogs and puppies are usually fostered in the south and the overwhelming majority of them are adopted out before they arrive so they can go right home after transport and begin bonding with their new forever families! Check out the "Love Fests" Albums on our Facebook Fan Page!

We are always in search of short term foster homes up here in Connecticut and the surrounding states!!! If you're not ready for a full 15+ year commitment, or if you have always wanted to help in some way, please consider short-term fostering a dog or puppy for us! Write us for more info!

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the process is submitting an online application located through a link in each pet's description, or from our website at under the "How to Adopt" tab. Whenever possible we like to begin review with a vet reference. After that, we will be in touch to set up a lengthy phone interview where each of us has the opportunity to ask all our questions of the other. Home visits are at our discretion. Once approved, there is a contract and transport is arranged if necessary.