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Sidney is a two to three-year-old male West Highland Terrier/Unknown Terrier/Schnauzer mix who was rescued from the Devore Animal Shelter. He is mostly cream colored, with some tan markings throughout his coat. He is a low to no shedding dog, and may even be hypoallergenic. His coat does not require professional grooming; he is wash and wear, with maybe a bit of brushing now and then and some clipping around his eyes so he can see. Though he is a wire-haired terrier, his coat is actually quite soft. He is one of those cute, shaggy dogs! Being 19.4 lbs. he is a GREAT size; he is still technically a small dog, but with a medium-sized dog feel.
Sidney is a sweet and loving, affectionate, good-natured happy dog that loves to hang with his people. He is a Velcro dog, and can also go off to explore and play (with another dog) but keeps me in his sights. He enjoys various toys, and can play with an array of toys by himself, but much prefers playing with other dogs, especially chase, wrestle, ball throwing (he knows how to retrieve the ball and bring it back to you!) and tug-of-war. He has been exposed to multiple dogs, big and small, and does well. Sidney can even be a playmate to a larger dog, as long as that dog knows how to be nice to smaller dogs. He is crate-trained (at the rescue, dogs are crated to eat, sleep, and if I have to leave for a bit) and all that I have to do is point to the open door of the crate and he goes right in.
Sidney rides well in the car and is not destructive in the house, though he does have some traits that are inherent to terriers. Sidney is responsive to instruction and redirection (he seeks to please his person) but could benefit from a basic training class to help him learn more commands. He is potty-trained; (however potty reinforcement and observation is always good in any new environment). Sidney is a dog that would become bored if he were asked to be a lazy dog that mainly lies around the house all day. He gets a lot of his needs met by being with the other dogs here at the rescue. He is a more active dog that loves to play with other dogs.
We have not tested Sidney around young children but it seems as if he would be fine with kids as long as they understand to be respectful and gentle. He is fine with cats, as long as they are the types that are unaffected by the presence of a dog in the home. Sidney has a slight issue with separation, but please do not misunderstand; it is not like people cannot ever leave. The issue is manageable, and a crate can be used to help during a transitional phase to a new environment. After an adjustment period to a new place is over, he should be able to be left loose with the other dogs that are also in the home as long as the fencing is very secure. He does very well walking on the leash when the handler is in control of the walk.
The home we seek for Sidney is a home with another welcoming dog who will be his friend and playmate, as well as people who are not collectively gone for long, extended hours on a daily basis. He enjoys other dogs immensely, and seems to need the play outlet and brain stimulation of a canine pal. A yard is a huge plus. An appropriate sized wire crate (purchased or borrowed) will be required for Sidney’s adoption to help support the transitional period to a brand new setting, mainly, when folks are away from home, during the initial stages.
Sidney is neutered, fully vaccinated (including rabies), Front-lined, dewormed, and micro-chipped. If you are interested in Sidney, please contact Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue at: email@example.com. The phone number to the rescue is: 626-340-9316. There is no need to phone the rescue until you have first submitted an interest via e-mail. Please visit my website at: http://www.angelsheartdogrescue.com and go to the Adoption Tab to read about the adoption process and fees; thank you!