My name is Axel!

Poodle (Miniature)/Standard Schnauzer Mix Dog for adoption in Benton, Louisiana - Axel
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Ninna's Road to Rescue

Facts about Axel

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature)/Standard Schnauzer Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10438054

FOR ADOPTION!   Note:  If you are looking for the perfect dog, we won’t have what you are looking for.  For the perfect dog, please visit your nearest department store kid section where stuffed animals are sold.

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E-mail for an adoption application.  PLEASE read profile thoroughly BEFORE requesting an application.

Axel (male)

Intake date:   8/12/16

Poodle mix

Approx 3-4 years old

7.6 pounds

Adoption fee:  $170, which includes microchip and enrollment fee

Good with other dogs:  yes

Cats:  yes

Vetting:  altered (spayed/neutered), UTD on shots, heartworm POSITIVE (see heartworm comments below), fecal positive for hooks (treated), dental performed, Nexgard (for fleas and ticks)

Health issues:  Heartworm POSITIVE (see comments below)

Temperament:   Friendly, happy and sweet!

Intake reason:   Axel came to us from Bossier City Animal Control.  Wherever he came from he was not cared for at all.  He came to us with hookworms (treated) and strong heartworm positive, meaning whoever had him didn’t take care to keep him on heartworm prevention or get him to a vet, where they would find he had hookworms.   He has been treated for the hookworms, but the heartworm issue is a different story and we explain our method below.  Despite his past, he’s a sweet boy.  He’s active and playful.  Ideally, we’d like a home for him where he will get attention and love because we feel that he really hasn’t had a lot of that.  While he’s happy most of the time, there is some sadness in his eyes.  While he was kennel-quarantined during his treatment for hookworms, he was so quiet you barely knew he was there.  He’s just a sweet boy with a lot of love to give someone who is willing to give it back.

Heartworms:  Don’t let heartworms discourage you from adopting a heartworm positive dog!   We have tons of examples of dogs adopted and then ultimately testing heartworm negative following our instructions!   Axel is on (or has completed) twice a day Doxycycline for 30 days, along with monthly heartworm preventive.  The Doxycycline kills bacteria, which heartworms thrive on, thus weakening the heartworms and eventually they will die off, but it could take months or longer before (s)he will be heartworm free.  The monthly heartworm preventive (which ALL dogs need anyway) kills any heartworm larvae and sterilizes the adult heartworms so they no longer reproduce.  While this method does take longer than traditional harsh veterinary treatment, we prefer this method because there is less risk, it is not as harsh on the dog and the dog does not have to be confined for up to two months during the treatment.   We recommend that after 12 months, the dog be re-tested for heartworms and if still positive, (s)he be placed back on Doxycycline for another 30 days (if recommended by your vet) and of course you must continue heartworm preventive for the rest of their life (even if the dog tests negative).   We do require that any interested adopters understand heartworms.  They must also agree to continue our method of treatment or, if they wish, they can opt for traditional veterinary treatment; however they cannot choose to do nothing and we do require an agreement/contract be signed that the adopter will continue with a plan to rid him/her of the heartworms.  We highly recommend that you discuss this with your veterinarian BEFORE applying, as some vets will ONLY do the traditional veterinary treatment...  (which is poison).


*All of our adoptable dogs are small, and they are never to be left outside alone, ever!  We only rehome our dogs to adopters that plan to have them as inside dogs and part of the family!   We do allow adopters with doggie doors, provided there is SECURE fencing.  There is no exception to this rule!  

*NO SMALL CHILDREN!!  As with almost all the dogs at NR2R, young children or a very active household is not recommended.   Many of our dogs come to us BECAUSE of small children, thus we do not rehome our dogs to homes with babies or young children.  Even if the children are older, it would depend on the child AND the parent or parents. 

*We do not guarantee that any of our adoptable dogs are housetrained.   While most should be easily trained, keep in mind that they live in a rescue where they have access to the outdoors all day and are inside at night.  Even if they were surrendered to us as housetrained, it doesn’t mean they will automatically be housetrained in your home.  Housetraining them should be easy in the right home with time, patience, and consistency. 

*We do not guarantee the age, health or temperament of any of the dogs we rehome.  Many of the dogs we take in come from animal control and rarely do we have histories and even when we do, many times the histories are inaccurate.

*Only adopters with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply.   If you bring this pet into your heart and home, you will receive in return many years of love, companionship, and loyalty.  That’s our guarantee.

Other notes:  This pet is available for adoption through Ninna’s Road to Rescue, Benton, La.  We are 501c3 non-profit organization.  Our mission is to rescue small-breed dogs and a handful of cats and to re-home them into RESPONSIBLE and CARING forever homes.   To apply to be approved to adopt, please e-mail for an adoption application.

Time may be of the essence if you are looking to adopt a specific animal.  We do not reserve animals, unless and until we have approved your application, provided the animal is still available at the time we receive your application.  The first APPROVED application we receive will be considered.  We are NOT a first come, first serve rescue!! We adopt our rescues out to the RIGHT home, not just A home. Only responsible pet owners need apply.

Applying to adopt does NOT commit you to the adoption until you’ve met the pet (unless you already have).


About Ninna's Road to Rescue

About Our Shelter...

Ninna’s Road to Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue and re-home small breed dogs, to include senior dogs and dogs in kill-shelters; to provide assistance to pet owners needing to re-home their pet via our Adoption Assistance Program; and to provide responsible pet ownership education.

We also work closely with Bossier City Animal Control and with a team of volunteers visit several times a week to take pictures to network the animals at the shelter on the Friends of BCAC Facebook page. Visit www.Facebook/

Donate to Our Shelter...

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Visiting our facility is by appointment only once an adopter has been approved to adopt. Appointments can be made 11-4pm every day.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees vary.

E-mail for adoption application.