Because I can be a crabby old man (who doesn't like that?), my ideal home would be somewhere warm and cozy, with someone home part of the time, and no kids. Dog-savvy teens or adults only would be great, for the simple fact that I don't see very well. Sometimes, up close I cannot tell the difference between fingers and treats and get so excited by food and treats that I snatch them up, and fingers can accidentally get pinched in the process. My feet are still healing so if they get stepped on, that hurts. I am not destructive - left to my own devices, I curl up and nap. I actually do way better if I'm left out of the kennel and able to just sleep on a warm doggie bed or couch. When I'm in the kennel I pace and get nervous, wondering when my person is coming back.
I wasn't neutered until just recently, so although I am housebroken, I occasionally mark a bit in the house. However, this habit seems to be disappearing daily. I am getting the message that there's no reason to mark my spots anywhere but outside!
I know that as an old guy whose a bit set in his ways, I may sound like a hard sell, but I'll tell you this: I am full of love, I'm sweet, and my stub of a tail wags like no other. I absolutely love it when my foster parents come home and love to snuggle up. I am not destructive and I'm great with other animals - large/small, male and female, and unlike many Rat Terriers, I do not chase cats. In fact, there are several pictures of me curled up napping with them! Being a smaller size I am just entering into my golden years, with the best yet to come. I will definitely be a loyal and devoted companion who would love nothing more than to curl up and keep someone company for the holidays.
I have a special reduced Senior Adoption fee of $150 thanks to the Petco Foundation, and my foster family is committed to setting me up for success in a forever home.
If you are interested in adopting me, please visit heathersfosterdogs.org to complete and submit your adoption application.
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