found a new home!
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for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
When we think of rescue, our thoughts don't usually go onto the tough streets of Tijuana. But these forgotten dogs deserve our help every bit as much as their US counterparts. They all have been used for opportunistic purposes...to either breed and discard or to sell as a puppy to a Mexican mill or rich tourists. Virtually all of them have lived on the streets and survived by learning to be social. They love people because compassionate tourists were their means of survival. They can sit in any language and fit quietly into any scene to earn a treat or discarded meal.
This was the life waiting for Pluto...2.5 - 3 years old and approximately 20 lbs. This is such a perfect size to be able to accompany his family just about anywhere and then fit perfectly onto a loving lap. Pluto will always fit right in due to his great temperament. He is already starting to understand that sweet, cuddly and cooperative behavior makes great things happen in life. Pluto was one of the extremely lucky very young dogs to show great promise in his socialization skills at a very early age. The US rescuers couldn't help but fall in love with Pluto! We all had a clear picture of this very sweet and fun-loving guy in a forever Colorado home with a family that cherishes him for life.
As Pluto becomes comfortable in his home, he will become a fuzzy ball of good-will that loves to please - the happier his family is with his behavior, the more he will shine with his accomplishments.
As you can see by his extremely sad before-rescue photo, Pluto had a difficult time on the streets. It's clear that he was never loved or cared for in any way. We're so grateful to our amazing Tijuana rescuers and fosters for saving Pluto's precious life and taking him out of the pain of hair matts. He was barely able to move due to deep matts that attached his legs to his body. Being given the gift of movement was the ultimate kindness for this young dog.
We would like to see Pluto in a home that includes him in family time and activities (and of course some lap or couch-time would be perfect!)... and takes that extra step to participate in positive reinforcement obedience classes. These classes take a very smart guy like Pluto and teaches them the skills to fit into a great family member that can behave appropriately in any situation.
Pluto would also be a wonderful companion for active retirees who have the time and desire to be best friends with a truly adorable young pup. Newton would enjoy another gentle dog to play with...he's so sweet and gentle as he puts his positive energy into enjoying the day with a fun friend.
Pluto was identified as a Poodle..with perhaps a bit of Schnauzer in the mix by his Tijuana rescuer. This is difficult to determine with certainty, but we can see both adorable and engaging breeds in this very sweet dog.
Pluto is a non-shedding guy considered to be a hypoallergenic breed. Pluto will require a commitment to periodic grooming and great nutrition (a salmon oil supplement would be great) to keep his hair healthy, cottony-soft and matt-free.
Pluto will be arriving on transport in Boulder in late June. Applications are currently being accepted for our very sweet pup with the dark, expressive eyes. If interested in this adorable ...and often very fun and entertaining best friend, please fill out an application at http://farfelsrescue.com/adoption/ and submit to email@example.com or fax to 303-443-7730.