Hi, my name is Birkie, so nice to meet you! I’m a 4 yo, 47 lb “Pocket Pittie". I came into foster care on February 25th after having a rough start to my life. My foster mom and furry brother took me under their wing and I'm learning what it means to be loved and to be a part of the family.
Foster mom says I learn quickly, as I mastered potty training and a few basic tricks in no time. My furry foster brother, Max, wasn’t too sure about me at first, as I liked to be right in his face, but after some work on boundaries we’re now good pals. However, I do like to steal his toys... what can I say, they look like more fun than what I'm playing with. I’ve been joining Max at doggy daycare and have been getting good report cards!
I absolutely LOVE everyone I meet! I do well with kids, and with some monitoring and further coaching of my boundary behaviors, cats aren't so scary either. I have bouts of playfulness, and like to explore in the woods with foster mom and brother, but for the most part, I just love to relax and be by my human. I have come a long way from my first days in my foster home with having heartworm, a double ear infection, skin issues, and a breast tumor that turned out to be cancerous. At the end of March, I had a mastectomy. Surgery was high risk because of my heartworm condition, but foster mom says I’m a resilient little girl and through it all my tail never stopped wagging. To this date I'm thrilled to report I'm cancer free!!!!
I had my last of three heartworm shots on June 1st, so now I'm ready to become a part of a forever family that’s going to love and devote time to helping me continue to learn and expand my horizons. As you can see, I've had a few bumps in the road, but I'm now enjoying each day as it comes, and cherish life’s “little happies.” I will certainly win you over with my love and appreciation!
Birkie's’s adoption fee is $250 and she is being fostered in southeastern Wisconsin. Because all our Cupids are fostered in private homes, an approved application MUST be on file before proceeding with a meet-and-greet. The online application can be found at http://www.caninecupids.org/adopt-.html.
About Canine Cupids
Canine Cupids is a rescue in Milwaukee that is comprised of volunteers who have been fostering for various organizations and volunteering at our local animal control. Canine Cupids focuses on Milwaukee’s homeless dogs, but will always help a dog in need when we can — regardless of location.
All adoption fees include:
• Veterinarian examination and health report
• Certificate of veterinarian inspection
• Heartworm test (if age appropriate)
• Heartworm prevention
• Vaccines: distemper combo, bordetella intranasal and rabies (dogs age 3 months and older)
• Complimentary collar
• Lifetime of support from Canine Cupids
• The love and companionship of a new best friend!
Canine Cupids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For more information visit www.caninecupids.org.
Our Thoughts on Visual Breed Identification
Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable. For most of our adoptable Cupids we are only guessing at the predominant breed or breed mix. We think it’s most important is to get to know each dog as an individual! We then do our best to describe each of our adoptable Cupids based on their personalities in order to determine whether they’ll make good companions based on prospective adopters’ lifestyles. Dog behavior is not exclusive to breed — it’s a complex mix of nature and nurture.
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