Our rescue will be at the Palo Alto Pet Food Express Saturday, October 22nd from 1-4pm and Sunday, October 23rd from 12-3pm. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.
* If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. * We do not have a facility. All dogs live in foster homes. Arrangements to meet dogs occur after an approved application has been accepted. * We do not ship our dogs for any reason. * Our adoption fee is $400 for each dog/puppy. * If it is on a weekend of our adoptions, follow us on @DPSRescue on Twitter to get real time updates on our adoptions. We will also post at the end of the evening the names of those dogs who have been adopted: www.facebook.com/DPSRescue
Coffee's puppies were born on 8/4/16. Momma Coffee is an all black Affenpinscher-Shih Tzu mix. She came in very pregnant to our rescue and came in with another black dog who looked very similar to her. We assumed he was Dad until all the puppies were born and um, NONE of them were black! What?! So now we can only guess the breed of Dad...
We will only consider a home that has had a dog of their own in the last three years (as opposed to living in a home with parents or roommate who had a dog). If there are children they need to be over the age of 8.
(Weight as of 10/5: 5.72lbs)
Latte is the biggest of the bunch and is the alpha by virtue of her size. She looks like a little lab puppy (although smaller, for sure) and she acts like one too! She's got a ton of energy and loves to romp and play with the other puppies and the older dogs in the house. She's a quintessential dog-dog, in that she's friendly, outgoing, playful, and relatively obedient (for a puppy, anyway!) It seems like she'll train quickly and easily and be a loyal companion to her people. She does have a lot of energy and based on her current age and size, it seems like she'll be in the 30lb range as an adult, so a family that's prepared to handle that kind of go-go-go would be best. She's also got a LOUD bark (probably by virtue of her size), although she only ever uses it to instigate play. Still, it can be startling to come from something so small! Latte is the only puppy of the litter who has shown a consistent and very determined interest in digging! The puppies are all indoors, but that doesn't stop Latte from trying to dig holes through the floor, crate, bedding, couch, etc! For a family who is looking for a straight-up puppy, with all the blessings and frustrations that come with it, Latte is a great match.
(Weight as of 10/5: 4.28 lbs)
We like to call Cappuccino 'the clever one'. She's the first or second (right behind Macchiato) to explore new territory and she's got this way of poking at things and testing them to see what will happen. She'll carefully observe you and you can practically see the little wheels turning in her brain. Cappuccino strongly feels that she should be on the 'grown-up' side of the fence and will stand at the door to the puppy area and cry for days whenever any of the other adult dogs are having fun, or whenever another of the puppy litter is out and she's not (which makes her a useful alarm system for the occasional escapees!). While all the other puppies are playing or wrestling, she's standing at the door crying to be let out with the bigger dogs. She REALLY wants to be one of her people and would probably do best in a house with another younger dog (who can handle her nonstop poking, prodding, and pouncing) or a family where she can be with her people all day long. She would NOT be happy being alone for a long period of time. We are, of course, working on training her out of the crying, but her new family should know that she is BY FAR the most vocal of the litter and people who have a low tolerance for constant noise would probably not be a good match. Cappuccino is stubborn and will go right back to tearing up the puppy pad or trying to bite the ears of the grumpy old man dog immediately after she's been disciplined. Lucky for her, she's so completely adorable that it's impossible to be frustrated with her for more than 10 seconds. She's the kind of smart dog who will need a strong and consistent trainer, but, as is common with smart dogs, once she has agreed with you on the correct behaviors, she'll follow them much more faithfully and consistently than a dog who is just obedient. For a family who is up to the challenge of training her well and including her as a full-time family member, Cappuccino will be an amazing lifelong companion. For a busier family, or one who wants an easier experience, I'd recommend another member of this litter.
(Weight as of 10/5: 5.34 lbs)
Mocha is our little chunky monkey. She's more mellow than Latte, Cappuccino, and Macchiato, and is definitely down to cuddle up and be loved as much as possible. Don't get me wrong: she still loves to romp and play, and she'll play all by herself if no one else is interested, just jumping up and down or tossing a toy and then pouncing on it. She's more of a wrestler than a tugger, and she likes to hoard the toys, dragging them all back into the sleeping area and then sitting on them like a dragon with her treasure. Mocha is a little more fearful than the other puppies and a little more hesitant to explore new things. She's often one of the last ones out of the puppy area or travel crate, and she'll scamper right back in if something startles her. She's also the most resistant to being put onto her back. Mocha is probably going to be a treat-motivated dog. She'll come out into the house with the rest of the litter to play, but she'll almost immediately start investigating for dropped crumbs, other dogs' food bowls, or anything else edible. Mocha is definitely pack-oriented, and would probably do best in a house with another dog who can play with her and help her overcome her initial shyness to new things.
(Weight as of 10/5: 2.92 lbs)
Macchiato is the smallest of the litter, but you wouldn't know that from her personality! She's known as 'the scrappy one' and she'll hold her own in a play battle against all of the other puppies at once. She also has no trouble picking fights with the bigger dogs and she's the favorite playmate of my very playful 2-year old dog. Macchiato is also a natural escape artist. Her fuzz makes her look bigger than she is, so you'll think 'there's no way she can get through that tiny gap' and then all of a sudden, there she goes! Macchiato is the bravest of the puppies and will eagerly throw herself into new situations. She's an intrepid explorer and will get herself into or under things at a moment's notice, so she needs to be watched carefully. Macchiato is also the biggest troublemaker. She loves to tear things apart (like puppy pads, any paper she can get her paws on, or houseplants) and she has a will for destruction that is unmatched by anything. As she continues teething, this will likely only get worse. She's the second-most vocal of the puppies (behind Cappuccino), but doesn't make much noise beyond crying to be included. Macchiato needs a family who will keep her engaged and give her mischievous mind something to focus on besides destroying her surroundings. Another active dog in the home would be a big plus, especially one who can help keep an eye on her. Macchiato is also stubborn and will need some consistent training to help her use her considerable willpower for good rather than chaos. She's the kind of dog who could become a tyrant in a household that spoils her. On the other hand, in a household that is structured, loving, and firm about boundaries, she could be an incredible member of the family.
(Weight as of 10/5: 3.4 lbs)
Espresso, or 'little bean' is the girl who takes the most after her momma, both in looks and personality. She is SUPER SWEET and much more mellow than her bigger sisters. She's quiet and rarely makes a fuss about anything. While she, of course, likes to play, she doesn't seem to NEED it as much as the other puppies. She spends the most time of any of the puppies just relaxing and doesn't seem to require as much constant stimulation as they do. She's a wonderful lap dog and is very happy to just sit with you while you work. Espresso is more hesitant than her sisters, often the last to explore a new area or experience. She's definitely curious. It's just that she prefers to observe rather than dive right in. She doesn't cry or whine, and rarely barks during play. She does okay with being alone and could probably be a family's one and only. Espresso trains easily. You tell her 'no' once and she gets it. She really wants to make her people happy and would probably do well in a quieter environment. All she really needs is lots of love. In all honesty, an introvert who is looking for a lifelong companion would be a perfect match. If you want to raise a puppy in 'easy mode', Espresso's your girl! And, if her momma is any indication, Espresso will grow into an EXCELLENT dog.
**Not all of our dogs go to each adoption event. We want to make sure if you are interested in a dog that we have the dog at adoptions but that can only happen if you fill out an application ahead of time and are pre-approved. (Generally this must happen prior to the weekend)
**If you are wanting to submit an application within 24 hours of an event, please print off the application and bring with you as well as submitting it. You may still submit it and if time and volunteers permit, we will contact you. Most applications submitted the weekend of adoptions are not responded to until after the adoption weekend.
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