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My name is Rizzo!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Westport, Connecticut - Rizzo
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Little Pink Shelter - CT Chapter

Facts about Rizzo

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
THE FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS IS SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION EMBEDDED IN THE LISTING DESCRIPTION IF YOU READ THROUGH. WE DO NOT ACCEPT ADOPT-A-PET APPLICATIONS. WE CANNOT ANSWER EMAILS ASKING ABOUT A DOG'S AVAILABILITY. IF IT IS LISTED WITHOUT THE WORD "PENDING" IT MEANS IT IS AVAILABLE. IF YOU HAVE AOL or YAHOO PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FILE FOR OUR RESPONSE

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Rizzo and her brothers came to us after being thrown out of a car at an apartment complex: three tiny 8-week old babies tossed just like that. We took them in, cleaned them up, got them fat and happy, and now they're waiting for the ride of their lives up north to 2 families who will take them everywhere they go!

Trainers love pups like Rizzo because she's so treat-motivated and will try to please you just to get her tasty reward. Terrier lovers will appreciate her cleverness and sense of humor. She'll probably even try to outsmart you at times -- but terrier-lovers seem to enjoy that matching of wits. She loves to play Fetch and she's learning "drop it" . . . although "Keep Away" is such a fun game, too! Rizzo knows basic obedience like "Sit" and her fosters are working on "Stay" . . . but she is very curious and, well, what's a girl to do when squirrels and birds are tempting you?! Rizzo has the sweetest personality. She loves to play and needs someone who will be active with her: she can wear out her foster fur siblings with her fair share of the Puppy Crazies!! She is so sweet though and loves to cuddle up once she's in the "crash" cycle of the "zoomies." Rizzo just loves everyone and everything -- for her, life is there for the taking!

Rizzo is about 8 months old, she weighs about 25 pounds and she is a very healthy girl. If an active, curious, lovable girl is what you're looking for, please visit www.pinkshelter.org for more information about the adoption process or click here for our online application. Full vetting microchip and spay included in her $400 adoption fee. Transport fee is additional $150. IF YOU HAVE AOL or YAHOO PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FILE FOR OUR RESPONSE

About Little Pink Shelter - CT Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Little Pink Shelter is a registered 501(c)3 charity. All donations are tax-deductible.

When I started The Little Pink Shelter back in 2008, my mission was to help shelter dogs win their fight for a second chance at life; as a breast cancer survivor, I knew all too well the sweetness of that victory. Since founding The Little Pink Shelter, I have placed over 2,700+ dogs and puppies into loving homes.

The Little Pink Shelter is considered more of a "boutique" rescue, focusing solely on making an adoption successful. Working closely with select shelters and rescues in Arkansas where the pet overpopulation continues to be out of control, my colleagues and I are careful to temperament test each dog so we can understand the type of home to which it will be best-suited.

Too many wonderful dogs are put down each week because of lack of space, lack of funding and a widespread disregard for spaying/neutering and responsible ownership. The plight of these dogs and the quest to find each one a loving home is what fuels us every day.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a facility in Connecticut, so you can only visit The Little Pink Shelter on the internet. Our dogs and puppies are usually fostered in the south and the overwhelming majority of them are adopted out before they arrive so they can go right home after transport and begin bonding with their new forever families! Check out the "Love Fests" Albums on our Facebook Fan Page!

We are always in search of short term foster homes up here in Connecticut and the surrounding states!!! If you're not ready for a full 15+ year commitment, or if you have always wanted to help in some way, please consider short-term fostering a dog or puppy for us! Write us for more info!

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the process is submitting an online application located through a link in each pet's description, or from our website at www.pinkshelter.org under the "How to Adopt" tab. Whenever possible we like to begin review with a vet reference. After that, we will be in touch to set up a lengthy phone interview where each of us has the opportunity to ask all our questions of the other. Home visits are at our discretion. Once approved, there is a contract and transport is arranged if necessary.