My name is Brody ~ Tiny Dancer!!

Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Caldwell, New Jersey - Brody ~ Tiny Dancer!
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Facts about Brody ~ Tiny Dancer!

  • Breed: Maltese Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11184831

Brody’s Woof-Facts

  • Male, Maltese-mix, 3 yrs old, 14 lbs
  • Lives in foster home with 2 doggie friends
  • Housebroken and crate-trained; prefers to be gated in specific area of house snuggling in his doggie bed vs. being crated, or free roam of house and being with his foster canine friends
  • Continuing to learn basic commands
  • Quiet and mellow personality, filled with moments of exuberance
  • Sweet and affectionate – a tad shy at first, warms up quickly
  • Walks well on a leash; getting more comfortable each day with meeting larger dogs and new people as he adjusts to his new world



Quick Introduction to Brody

Good morning! I’m Brody! Not sure if it’s morning-time when you’re reading this, but just in case, I wanted to welcome you into this new day and let you know that I love mornings! It’s so great to open my eyes and begin another wonderful day of my life! Are you a morning-person? If not, don’t fret! I’m just as happy in the evenings! I’m a sweet and affectionate boy who would love to accompany you around the house, be an awesome companion to other doggies if you have any, and warmly greet you every day with kisses and butt wiggles. In return, some of the things I’d enjoy are belly rubs, head pets and lots of cuddles. At first I wasn’t so interested in toys (I guess I wasn’t quite sure of their exact purpose), but I’m now beginning to understand the concept and am having fun while learning. Oh boy, I absolutely love treats. And I’ll tell you a secret: I’ll even do a special dance for treats! Yup, no need to watch “Dancing with the Stars” – just bring out the treats, and you’ll experience “Dancing with Brody” right in front of your eyes! And I always score a perfect 10! (View my recital video right here.)


Brody’s Background

I’m not really sure of my past… all we know is that I was found as a stray, and sadly no one claimed me at the pound. Rescue Haven gracefully stepped in to save me… so I put on my dancing shoes and let them lead me into the next phase of my journey. Then we did the best choreographed happy dance you’ll ever witness.


Brody’s Typical Day in Foster Home

As mentioned previously, I’m excited to start my day, so I begin each morning by climbing into my foster mom’s lap and greeting her with kisses and butt wiggles (she loves it just as much as I do!). Then we go for a walk, and my foster doggie siblings join us! I’m told that I walk well on a leash – I’ve learned a lot from my doggie siblings (we go on our walks together) as they have more experience at this than I, so I’m happy to follow their lead. When we return from our walk, it’s breakfast time. I know I mentioned before that I love treats! Well, I also love doggie food in general, so the kibble that’s in my breakfast bowl doesn’t last long – I eat it all up! When my foster mom goes to work, I hang out in the kitchen, curl up in my doggie bed and take a nice siesta (making sure to rest up for my possible dance routine for treats later this evening (wink!). But don’t think I simply chill out all day – we have a dog sitter who comes by to take all of us furry babies on a walk and engage in playtime. Sometimes I play with my furry foster siblings, and other times I find it just as amusing being a spectator and watch my furry friends having a blast. Before I know it, my foster mom comes home from work, and I’m so excited to see her again. I give her that same “so happy to see you” greeting as I do each morning with kisses, butt wiggles, and this time I even ask for belly rubs – yup, the works! Our evening consists of another walk and dinner before we settle in for the evening, relaxing and getting ready for bedtime. I’m such a good boy… I know how to go right into my bed, and I sleep through the night, having sweet dreams of the joy tomorrow will bring!


Living with Brody

In my foster home, I currently live with two dogs, and we get along great! I haven’t been around cats or other small animals yet, so if you have those loving furry creatures in your home, just let us know so we can evaluate my behavior in those types of situations. Since I’ve been with Rescue Haven, I’ve met children around the ages of 8-10, and I was very comfortable with them. I seem to be more relaxed around women so we’re working on my ability to feel just as cozy around men. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I also don’t know what to do with my toys, as I mentioned earlier (you know that saying, “men and their toys” – do you think I’m just grouping men and toys together and can’t quite figure out what to do with either of them  – hee hee)! Either way, we’re working on both men and toys and are making great progress.



Brody’s Forever Home

We all know the goal here is not to score a perfect 10, it’s to find my ideal forever home. So I’ll admit something in full disclosure… I mentioned previously that I have some dance moves… just wanted you to know that I’m not one of those dancing sensation canines you’ve seen on the Internet (and I really don’t want to be – LOL). However, I am a sensation in my own right, and my sweet and affectionate self is looking for my sensational forever family. We can dance into each other’s arms, with you leading the way, continuing to teach me, while I greet you every morning, noon and night with kisses and butt wiggles. And if you have another small doggie in the home, I’ll become a graceful, lifetime partner — letting you both take the lead and guide me in the choreography of our forever life together. Please fill out an application with Rescue Haven asking for Brody – and I’ll do the Happy Dance like you’ve never witnessed before!

About The FernDog Rescue Foundation

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small rescue that started in January 2013 after years of working for different rescues and decided to join forces to start our own rescue/foster program. With over 20 years of combined experience with animals (rescue, training, advocacy), we learned that many dogs are not properly matched up with the right families. We realize that no one is at fault here since the overpopulation of homeless pets is staggering and animal advocates what to spare these precious dogs lives by finding homes as opposed to being euthanized. We decided that we would do our small part and keep our rescue small so we can focus on getting to know the personality of each dog in our foster program, doing proper evaluations and temperament testing, putting each dog through any type of training services they may need, and completing a thorough screening for all applicants which includes a mandatory home visit all BEFORE the dog gets matched up with a compatible family. Our mission statements says:
The mission of The FernDog Rescue Foundation is to help dogs at risk by providing foster homes that will nurture their physical and emotional health, help locate the ideal forever homes for them while providing support and training to help assure that their stay in their new homes is permanent. In addition we focus on developing programs to promote pet adoption services and raise public awareness by providing community education of the issues surrounding animal rescue.

Come Meet Our Pets...

The FernDog Rescue Foundation does adoption events every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Pet Valu in W. Caldwell NJ from 12-3p , the 2nd Sunday of the month at PetValu in Clifton NJ from 12-3p and every 4th Sunday at Petco in Verona NJ from 12p-3p.
All of our dogs are current on our website and our application can be found online as well.

Our Adoption Process...

The application is the first step in our adoption process. We will screen all applications through a vet reference check, 3 personal reference checks, phone interview and a mandatory home visit. An adoption donation is required of $300 (adult dogs), $350 (puppies), $200 (seniors/special needs), which covers the cost of spay/neuter, microchipping, vaccines and preventatives per the dog’s age, health check, fecal / deworming as needed and heartworm testing and treatment as needed.
Contract will be signed at time of adoption with a set of guidelines which include, mandatory microchip registration at time of adoption, agreement to return the dog to FernDog if care can no longer be provided at any time during the life of the dog, all animals will be treated humanely and live indoors and adequate medical care will be provided, etc.