My name is Bonnie!

Miniature Pinscher/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Syracuse, New York - Bonnie
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IMPS - Internet Miniature Pinscher Service, Inc. - NY Region

Facts about Bonnie

  • Breed: Miniature Pinscher/Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 030154
HI! I'm Bonnie. IMPS rescued me from a high-kill shelter in the south. I am 90 percent Min Pin. Experienced people think I might be part Rat Terrier too. They say I have a Min Pin head and a Rat Terrier body and am a little big to be all Min Pin.

What-Eeeever! What really matters is that I am the sweetest girl. I always want to be close to my person. I want to please my person. I respond right away when my person speaks to me. I am very affectionate- I give kisses and love to sit with my person and snuggle and sleep in the big bed under the covers. I am a very happy girl -mostly I just want to be with my person and make them happy.

I like other dogs too, so if you have other fur kids that's ok too. Right now I have a 10 pound foster sister and we get along well, although sometimes I am a bit bouncy for her (did I mention I am a happy girl?). I also get along with dogs bigger than myself, so any size fur brother or sister would be fine.

I've also heard my foster mom tell people that she doesn't understand how I ended-up in the shelter because it is very obvious that at some point I was loved. That someone spent time working with me because I am 110% house trained.....Since I have been with my foster mom, I have never had an accident and I walk so nicely on leash and am so responsive to commands. I also know how to use a doggie door! She also says that because I am really food motivated (?? doesn't everyone like food ??) and willing to please I would make a great agility or obedience dog. I think I would also like that game called Barn Hunt that my foster sister plays. But really, I'd be happy to play whatever game my person wants as long as they play it with me. And if there is food involved, well, that would be great too! And if my person doesn't want to play such games, well I am ok with that too. I am very calm in the house and happy to just snuggle and watch tv. Only problem is I don't have a person of my own.

I really like to be with my person so my ideal home would be one where someone is around much of the time or where I could go to work with my person. Does that sound like you? Will you become my fur-ever person?

About IMPS - Internet Miniature Pinscher Service, Inc. - NY Region

About Our Rescue Group...

The Internet Miniature Pinscher Service, Inc. (IMPS) was formed in July of 1998 with the adoption of Lister ( ) through the Miniature Pinscher e-mail group at For information on the Miniature Pinscher e-mail list, please visit the "Minpin List" at

The IMPS mission is to improve the lives of homeless and abandoned Miniature Pinschers through rescue and the love and respect that comes with humane care, compassion and kindness.

IMPS attempts to assist Miniature Pinschers in need by providing foster care, transport, adoptive homes, veterinary care, and other services and information for the well-being of Miniature Pinschers. All Miniature Pinschers placed through IMPS will be spayed or neutered prior to placement, and have been thoroughly evaluated by a breed representative for temperament and training needs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our rescued min pins are now living in loving foster homes throughout the country and Canada. To start the process please fill out an adoption application at

The success of IMPS is only possible with the volunteers who have agreed to help with the rescue and placement of miniature pinschers. Assistance from our team of volunteers includes fostering, assistance with owner give-ups & home checks, local shelter checks, and transport & placement of min pins to approved homes.

IMPS is in need of volunteers in all of the above described areas. To volunteer, please fill out the On-Line Volunteer Application Form at Or, call our hotline at 1-877-Minpin1 and leave a message.

Our Adoption Process...

All potential adopters must pass a veterinary reference check and home visit. IMPS requires reimbursement of all necessary veterinary costs (eg. the cost of the spay/neuter, microchipping, and any veterinary care required prior to placement), and in some instances, travel costs. A donation to the organization is requested with each adoption so that we may continue to care for chronically ill and/or severely injured foster dogs. In all cases, any expenses related to the adoption will be agreed upon prior to placement. While the Adoption expenses may be negotiable for some dogs, please remember that the care and upkeep of a dog, even the "King of Toys", requires some financial outlay, and if a small placement expense is beyond your means, you may wish to consider a pet which does not require as much care as the Miniature Pinscher.