My name is Mario!

Poodle (Miniature) Dog for adoption in Howell, Michigan - Mario
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Mario's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Mario's Story...

Mario is a neutered male, apricot toy Poodle, DOB June 7, 2006. He weighs 7.1 pounds.

Mario has spent his entire life in a puppy mill with only an elevated cramped, unsanitary wire cage to call home. With very minimal physical contact with people, virtually never leaving his cage, never getting any affection or caring human interaction. All he knows are the close, cramped cages that confine him day after day year after year. His spirit broken. In these mills of mass breeding happiness or well being are of no concern.

Now Mario has a chance at a new start on life, where love is needed in large amounts but so is patience, time and dedication to help him blossom into a wonderful family member. Lovingly teaching him how to trust, proper house manners, how wonderful it is to play with toys, the joy of being petted, cuddled and loved.

Mario only knows the companionship of other dogs, therefore another dog in the household would be best and a fenced yard to keep him safe.

In his foster home Mario is learning house-manners, he sleeps at night snuggled to his foster mom and has quite a personality! If Mario wants to be held or petted he kicks out his back feet almost like stomping his feet and gives a short little arf! He is certainly a character, he loves loves loves to be held in your arms too, gently pawing you if you should stop petting him.

I am only accepting pre-adopt applications at this time for Mario, for further information contact Andrea at

Mario will be at Petsmart in Brighton this Saturday from noon to 4 pm to meet.

Facts about Mario

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature)
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Mario, a Howell Poodle (Miniature) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Poodle (Miniature) for sale in Howell, or seeking a Poodle (Miniature) dog from a breeder in Howell.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Howell already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Howell breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Poodle (Miniature) breeders who help with Poodle (Miniature) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Howell paves the way for another one to be saved.