I'm being cared for by:
Animal Allies of Texas
Facts about Kisses
- Breed: Manchester Terrier Mix
- Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
- Age: Adult
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Female
My name is Kisses!
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Hello, 'mate! My name is Kisses. My foster mum says I'm sweet and fierce, like a Manchester Terrier. Of course I am. She was reading about my possible heritage recently, and found this description: "The Manchester Terrier is her own canine. A lively and spirited dog, bred in Manchester, England, for the common man's sports of rat killing and rabbit coursing. She's got game and she loves to show it. The Gentleman's Terrier (as she is known in Victorian England) is not a sparring dog but loves a good chase. A wee dog with a strong bark, she's got personality to burn: loyal, hearty, and a terrific watchdog who adores hanging out with her people. Among Terriers, the Manchester is known to be one of the more well-mannered and responsive breeds, spending her time as a terrific companion who can hold up her end of the conversation."
That perfectly describes me. Don't you agree? Well, you would - if we've had the pleasure of meeting...off to the sofa pillows for me! Time for my morning nap!
From Kisses' AAT foster mum:
Kisses prefers to be with her people. Her favorite overnight spot? Right next to a compliant human, preferably under the covers on cold winter nights. She is always ready for a brisk walk, on-lead. We have tried working her "free lead" time, but her chase instinct is too intense - feral cats, other dogs on lead or loose, people, and especially squirrels are all viable targets for her to chase. So we must insist on "leash only" when outside and not contained by proper fences. Kisses loves car rides and most people. It's all in the approach - that's something she has taught us. We tell approaching humans - let her come to you. That's when she's ready to make a new friend. She gets along with other dogs - larger and smaller. But if she feels threatened - get ready. This little 17 pound girl will stand her ground - which can get her into a sticky situation. We know she would enjoy the company of other dogs, so proper canine introductions will be key. No cats...sorry.
Kisses is no longer a fan of crates, but will "kennel up" if you insist. We decided to allow her open space in our den when she was returned to AAT in July of 2014. She doesn't damage the furniture and can "hold it" for about 7 hours at a time. She doesn't challenge home gates that are over 30" tall, but can easily jump a 24" gate. She has been fully vetted, spayed and is on monthly heartworm preventative. Kisses is a sweet, gentle, playful dog who is ready to be the center of your life. Her proper spot. Please go to http://www.animalalliesoftexas.org/adoption-application/ to fill out an application for KISSES today!