My name is Shania!

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon/Schnauzer (Standard) Mix Dog for adoption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Shania
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Shania's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Shania's Story...
Hello, I’m Shania. I’m 2 years old and weigh around 50 pounds.

You might think that I have a confident look about me, but don't let that fool you. I came from a place that was scary and people did not always treat me with kindness, so forgive me if it takes some time for me to trust. You see, I was living on the streets near a flea market when a volunteer with Corridor Rescue saw me and knew I was in danger of not surviving much longer.

Today I feel and look healthy. It took some work and patience from my foster family to bond with me and gain my trust, but within a few weeks I was fully integrated and I couldn’t be happier! If you have a friendly dog I can play with, it will help me transition to a new home. I prefer being around dogs my size. My foster siblings are great, they share their toys with me and wrestle with me. I love wrestling and squirming on my back. I also like to play by myself with toys from the toy basket and can be independent. A household with cats would not work for me as I like to chase anything smaller than me.

When my foster parents are at work I have to stay in a kennel, but that's ok. They give me a treat every time I get inside, so it's worth it. I need some more training before I can stay in the house loose. When my foster parents come home from work, I am happy to see them. They let me outside where I smile at them and say hello to the other doggies. The dog walker has told my foster parents over the last week that I'm warming up to him and I am trusting enough to show how I play around him. Initially I stayed away from him, but he also has those yummy treats so I decided he's cool.

I'm a big girl and who doesn't love tall girls? I'm what you would call 'athletic' but without being much of an athlete. I also like walking with my pack. I'm pretty good on a leash even though I never had one before I was rescued. Please use a soft voice with me and be prepared if something scares me, I will try to hide and cower, so keep a good grip on the leash. I just need some time and that only happens once in a while.

I love meal time. Where I came from I had to find my own meals and they were often not very tasty. I am still getting used to having prepared meals. I can't even describe the sheer deliciousness of those little brown nuggets of tasty treats, not once but twice a day. Can you believe it?! I give my foster parents some twirls and a smile before they put the heavenly bowl down by my crate. I'm not proud of this, but I stuff my face like it’s Thanksgiving day, every single time.

Want to hear something funny? I have a foster brother named Sarge and he was rescued by the same people who helped me. Well, Sarge is now a permanent part of my foster family, and he has the same scruffy dog look as me. We both love our wiry hair, and sometimes when my foster mom pets Sarge, his hair is standing straight up in the middle of his head and sometimes it goes down his back! It looks so funny, and I have heard the word "Mohawk" a few times. The other day I was getting big pet and noticed this strange sensation on my head and neck. And guess what, I had a Mohawk just like Sarge!

I don't know any tricks yet. Sometimes when the Dingo Sticks come out that jar on the counter, my foster siblings do funny tricks and get treats. I haven't figured out what they are doing to get served first but I'll figure it out. In the meantime I still get my Dingo Stick.

I’m proud to say that I’m pretty much crate and house trained and walk well on leash. My foster mom is very pleased with me and said I’m a quick learner. I’m still shy around strangers, I just need some time to warm up to you. My favorite past time is playing with toys, wrestling with my foster brothers and chewing my treats for being a good girl.

**Shania is with Corridor Rescue in Houston, Texas. In February 2017 she will be available for transport to most major US and Canadian cities via United Airlines PetSafe for an additional $275. A customs fee may apply at Canadian airports. Ground transportation to Colorado is available for $75, and several locations in the northeastern US for $175.

We are a street dog rescue in Houston, Texas seeking to place rescued dogs in loving homes across the US and Canada. Our region has more homeless animals than homes, so we look outside of our area for adopters.

The adoption fee of $200 covers spay, microchip and current vaccines.

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Thank you for considering a rescued former street dog for your next family member!

Facts about Shania

  • Breed: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon/Schnauzer (Standard) Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Corridor Rescue Inc. - Pittsburgh Transports

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Shania, a Pittsburgh Wirehaired Pointing Griffon/Schnauzer (Standard) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon/Schnauzer (Standard) for sale in Pittsburgh, or seeking a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon/Schnauzer (Standard) dog from a breeder in Pittsburgh.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Pittsburgh already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Pittsburgh breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Wirehaired Pointing Griffon/Schnauzer (Standard) breeders who help with Wirehaired Pointing Griffon/Schnauzer (Standard) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Pittsburgh paves the way for another one to be saved.