PLEASE NOTE: Bindi and Rika are bonded and we are looking for a home for them together.
We are not interested in separating them. Adoption fee is $750 for the pair. We are looking for a home for Rika and Bindi together. While Bindi is fairly independent and could go to a home without Rika, Rika is very attached to Bindi and would not do well being separated from her. They are easy puppies - they play together, eat together, sleep together and are always close. By easy I mean that while they will entertain each other, they still need plenty of exercise...because they are puppies and are high energy girls. They are currently getting 3 to 4 miles of walks/day plus play time with each other and other dogs in our large fenced yard. Once they are on a routine, they have "down time" after walks and play sessions. Because they both chase critters (rabbits, squirrels, birds, etc.), it is likely best that they go to a home with a physical fenced yard that they can "patrol". Bindi is has the personality while Rika has the "looks". Together they make a great team!
Looking for a home within a 2.5 hour radius of Washington, DC but can consider other areas IF we have someone that can do a home visit. We will not send dogs anywhere that we cannot accomplish a home visit. (Pittsburgh, southeastern PA, Delaware, southern NJ, some parts of North Carolina, some parts of South Carolina, eastern WV, Denver, Colorado, LAX and San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Portland are all areas where we have volunteers that can do home visits.
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Bindi and Rika are being fostered in the Washington, DC area. They are 10 months old and weigh in the 19 to 20 pound range. They will not get any bigger. Bindi is the more confident of the two pups and loves to play and she doesn't have much fear. She is a big dog in a small dog's body. Rika is a bit more hesitant to play with larger dogs and tends to be a bit standoffish if Bindi is playing with a dog other than her. Both puppies have longer bodies and short legs. They have longish, wirey hair - Rika's being a bit more wavy and softer than Bindi's. They are both house-broken and crate trained and are pretty good about only chewing on appropriate things. Both puppies are jumpers (they will jump up on you) but take correction well. They have only mastered a couple of basic commands. My fault...just don't have time to work more with them. If they are not competing for treats, they take them quite gently but if all of the dogs are around waiting for treats, they can be a bit rough. We feel it's best they go to a home with older children (8+) because of the jumping and potential nipping when taking treats. Neither puppy has been cat tested and based on how they chase rabbits and birds in our yard, I would think they would probably chase a cat.
Vetting accomplished already: 2 combination vaccines, rabies vaccine, heart worm test, bordatella vaccine, spay. Heart worm negative and current on monthly preventatives.
Vetting needed after adoption: monthly preventatives for heart worm and flea/tick
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