Schnauzer (Miniature)/Cairn Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Boulder, Colorado - Zak-ADOPTION PENDING
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  • Breed: Schnauzer (Miniature)/Cairn Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Zak would be such a perfect companion for anyone who is searching for that loyal and loving lap dog. Zak is just 9 - 12 months old and 14 lbs ...such a perfect age and size to love to hike the mountain trails or have fun in the park. Zak is so portable that he can be a full-time best friend...accompanying his guardians everywhere a small and wonderful dog is allowed.

Zak was a last-minute save for us...he would have been euthanized in a dismal Kansas shelter if kind rescuers hadn't stepped up. But how could they not have? This little dog is just so awesome with his whole life lying in front of him...a life in which he can bring so much joy to a special family. Zak, as a young guy is a blank slate waiting to learn about the world. With positive guidance and socialization out in the community, he will be a well-behaved and very bonded best friend.

Zak is an energetic guy who loves play and fun. When it's time to settle down, Zak is an all-time snuggler and will cuddle his way into any heart. He may be a bit shy at the Colorado transport since rehoming is challenging for any pup...but with a new family that is about love and nurturing, Zak will absolutely shine.

We envision Zak with either a retired couple or individual...he would be overjoyed with the time he could spend in their company. It's not that Zak is a needy or whiny guy...he just loves the company of his humans who respect him for all his wonderful traits.

Zak likes children and enjoys playing with them...but we would only be open to older kids who can be gentle and understanding that Zak only weighs 14 lbs and needs soft and kind handling. For those family members who enjoy walks and time outside in the beautiful Colorado scenery...Zak would love nothing more than to share the experience. He is always up for a walk..fascinated by the activity around him. He breathes in the happy to be free of the dismal shelter environment. Then...maybe his favorite's time to end the day with hugs, belly rubs and a warm spot on the bed or couch beside his favorite people.

Zak appears to be a non-shedding guy (although we would never swear to it). Schnauzers are considered by some be be a great breed for those with allergies. Zak will therefore require a commitment to periodic grooming and great nutrition to keep his coat cottony-soft and matt-free.

Zak will not be neutered when he arrives in Denver - while we request it, there just aren't enough vets to cover the needs of the vast number of homeless dogs in this part of Kansas. Farfel's is happy to cover all costs for Zak's neuter and microchip if our Denver vet is used.

Zak will be arriving on transport in Denver on Tuesday 4/4/17. Applications are currently being accepted and can be found at If you're interested in this sweet and cuddly best friend, please fill out and return to, fax to 303-443-7730 or mail a hard copy to Farfel's Farm 906 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302.

About Farfel's Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We own a pet boutique named Farfel's Farm on Pearl Street in Boulder, CO. We have had the good fortune to find our niche in the Boulder community and experience success. We felt it very important to "pay it forward" in gratitude for our good luck. We couldn't think of a better endeavor than to save dogs who were out of time in the southern states, yet had been identified with great temperaments. We dedicate our efforts to their good health and ultimate wonderful, permanent homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Pets are transported from the southern states approximately twice per month. Almost 100% of the time, the dogs are spoken for as a result of adoption applications that can be referenced under Adoption at We study the applications. If the app indicates there is a match, followed up by a home visit and reference checks, the process moves to the next step. The adopter is committing to a 2-week foster (of course the dog can be returned at any time prior), and can then choose to finalize the adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

All potential adoptions start out as a 2-week mandatory foster period. During that time, Farfel's covers all vet issues if one of Farfel's rescue vets is used. We also serve as a support with trainers and behaviorists on board for questions. An Adoption Application and an Adoption Contract must be completed before any dog can begin their 2-week foster. Our average adoption fee runs about $395. This amount serves to cover vetting, spay/neuter, all vaccinations, heart worm testing, temperament testing and transport. Our dogs come from Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and rural Colorado.