My name is Baby Mario!

Poodle (Miniature)/Cairn Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Oakley, California - Baby Mario
Photo 1 - Poodle (Miniature)/Cairn Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Oakley, California - Baby Mario
Photo 2 - Poodle (Miniature)/Cairn Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Oakley, California - Baby Mario
Photo 3 - Poodle (Miniature)/Cairn Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Oakley, California - Baby Mario
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Throw Me A Bone Dog Rescue

Facts about Baby Mario

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature)/Cairn Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 120376
It's a me, Mario! Oh, how sweet this little guy is! And what a face! How can anyone help but love him? We know for sure the mama of Mario and Luigi was a Poodle and our best guess is that their daddy was perhaps a Cairn Terrier?

These little guys are somewhere between eight and 10 weeks old and will be all set to go to new homes as early as 9/6. They are as house-trained as pups their age can be, and will go on pee pads, so it will be up to their new families to continue their good habits and teach them the rest of the ropes with proper toileting.

These two have been around dogs of all shapes and sizes and children of all ages and do great with them (we expect all children and dogs to be supervised together).

If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Mario or Luigi read on or go to the Adoption Process page of our website -

All potential adopters are expected to complete an application and provide pictures of their yard, patio, and/or balcony making sure we can see the fence line and/or railing. The application can be completed and submitted from our website - - the link is found of the Adoption Process page. Applications will be reviewed for approval before setting an appointment to come meet and possibly adopt the dog of interest. In addition, those who live in a rental property are expected to provide proof that they are allowed to have a dog where they live.

Each of our rescued dogs has been de-wormed if necessary, de-flea'd (with topical treatment if old enough, and by medicated bath if too young), spayed/neutered, microchipped, is up to date on shots, and has been fully examined by a veterinarian. In addition, each adopted dog comes with a starter baggie of the food it has been eating, a few treats for training purposes, a rawhide chew, a lead and collar, and a folder containing pertinent records.

About Throw Me A Bone Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Throw Me A Bone Dog Rescue is a small group of volunteers who have an average of five years' experience rescuing, fostering and finding new families for homeless dogs.

Our focus is saving dogs that are in danger of euthanasia at shelters, though we do occasionally accept dogs from private owners so that they do not enter the shelter system.

We are working on our own non-profit status, but presently are working under the fiscal sponsorship of the US Wolf Rescue located in Sparks, Nevada. A portion of each adoption donation will go to that refuge as well as help us continue in our efforts to rescue dogs and find them wonderful adoptive families.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Dogs are fostered in our homes and in order to meet one, presently, you need to be pre-approved (through your application and photos) to make an appointment to meet the dog/s with the dog foster at an agreed upon time and location. DO NOT go to the PMB address in Oakley as that is simply our mail box. Rather, wait to receive the address of the foster home of the dog you are going to meet.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoptions start with an application in which we learn a little more about you in order to make sure you and the dog/s you are interested in are a great match. We also ask that you provide pictures of your yard and any areas you plan on keeping a dog, making sure you show us your fence line. Many dogs are suitable for apartments, condos and town homes, just be sure you provide pictures of your patio/balcony and the fencing/railing. You will also need to provide written proof that you have permission to have a dog if you live in a rental property.

If you are a great match and would like to adopt a dog, you will be asked to make a non-refundable cash donation for that animal. Expect the donation to be between $250 and $300. It is tax deductible and helps cover the cost of at least one vet check, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations/other treatments and microchip, and it helps us continue to rescue these valuable souls.

As we are run entirely by volunteers, and all of our volunteers work or attend school/college full-time, email is the best way to reach us. We try to respond within the same day but it may take a bit longer depending on our schedules.

After you have submitted the application and pictures, we will review all your information and ask any additional questions we may have. If it all looks good, we will work on setting up an appointment with you to come meet the dog/s you are interested in.

When coming to your appointment, out of common courtesy, please be on time, or let us know if you will be late or won't be able to make the appointment at all - we are all volunteers and give up family and personal time for you to meet the dog/s. Be sure to bring cash for the stated donation. And lastly, if you and the dog are a great fit, be prepared to bring the dog home with you that day or we won't be able to complete the adoption.

Please be aware that:

Unless a dog has a proven history with children, our policy is not to adopt to families with children under the age of five, with the rare exception provided additional information.

We do not necessarily adopt our dogs to the first potential adopter to meet them, but strive to adopt based on best fit.

No matter how qualified you may be, we do not hold dogs for potential adopters who cannot come meet them in a timely manner. One dog adopted to a great home means we have room in our foster homes for another to be rescued.