Umbrella of Hope 'Be Our Pet'
10-12 yr old, 18 lb Miniature Pinscher SPAYED FEMALE for ADOPTION
Kiko has a sad story... whomever owned her or found her (we don't know which one) opened up the door of a local vet clinic, threw her inside and left. She was really lucky there were not any aggressive dogs in the lobby (security camera photo is the 4th one shown).
Thanks to Fido Alert - East Contra Costa County followers, there is a $100 reward for information leading to the identity of the person who dumped her. Please contact us at email@example.com if you recognize the man in this photo (taken in Pittsburg, CA 94565).
Please spare us the 'at least' comments. It's really easy to say 'at least he didn't do _______' when you are not the one responsible for finding her a home. We frankly don't want to hear them. Just because someone could have been a bigger jerk does not excuse the fact that they were a jerk and did the wrong thing -- PERIOD.
Because we do not know if Kiko was dumped by her owner or by someone who found her she was, by law, considered to be a stray. We took her to CONTRA COSTA ANIMAL SERVICES to sit a stray hold per local legal requirements. Luckily one of the clients of the vet clinic offered to foster her for us because we did not have an available foster home and cannot typically take dogs who are dumped on us/vet clinics, so we were able to bail her out once her stray hold was over as she went unclaimed.
Kiko is a purebred Miniature Pinscher and is around 10-12 years old. She had previously been spayed (and has previously cropped ears and tail) and we made sure she was microchipped, vaccinated and had a senior lab panel and dental work.
Kiko is mostly blind (can see shadows) and mostly deaf but is otherwise in good health. She is quiet and very very sweet. She likes warm beds, soft blankets and yummy food.
Kiko gets along with other dogs and seems to be fine with cats. She is great with all people. She seems both housebroken and crate-trained. She is excellent in the car. She is a little hesitant on leash and walks very slowly but she is gaining confidence.
We have ordered her a Muffin's Halo For Blind Dogs (and thanks to Amazon.com it will be here tomorrow) to help her navigate her foster home and her forever home when we find it.
Kiko is looking for someone who will love her for the rest of her days. Although she would be fine in any home who would care for her, she would be an especially good match for a lonely senior who just needs a friend to hang out with and snuggle.
She qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors adoption program where animals aged 5+ can be adopted to people 55+ for $5. Regular adoption criteria apply and application required.
If you cannot adopt, but have been moved by her story you can make a tax-deductible donation towards her medical care ($500) at www.paypal.me/UOH or you can pass her story along so that her new person can find her.
Housebroken?: Yes, we think so. Will need reinforcement in new enviornment
Crate Trained?: Yes
Leash Trained?: Yes, but walks slowly and needs harness
Rides Well in Car?: Yes
Good with cats?: Yes, we think so
Good with dogs?: Yes
Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: yes
Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 5
Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles.
Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565)
Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption
Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed emails will be answered first.
We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue!
Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles. Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director at email@example.com with any inquiries. Detailed emails will be answered first.