My name is Cali!

Miniature Pinscher Dog for adoption in Bellingham, Washington - Cali
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Cali's Info...

I am purebred, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Cali's Story...
Cali was a stray who was taken in by a shelter in California. Due to overcrowding at the shelter she was transferred to the care of AHS and flown to Bellingham on 2/14. She gave birth to a litter of 6 puppies on 2/15. Cali appears to be a pure bred Min-Pin, and her puppies appear to be full bred as well. Due to her lack of training, social skills, and play experience, it is likely that Cali was used for backyard breeding.When she came into the care of AHS, Cali was a stressed little gal. Min-Pins typically only give birth to litters of three or four pups. While the two girl pups and one male pup were healthy at birth, the other three boys were failure-to-thrive babies. One pup died within 48 hours, and a second died within the first two weeks. The other weak male pup (who is less than one-half the weight of the healthiest pup) has managed to hang in there due to some fantastic human fostering and fantastic mothering from Cali.

Cali proved to be an excellent mother, despite the fact that all but one of her teats dried up a few days after giving birth. (Again, another indicator of just how stressed she had been for so long.) She has been attentive and appropriately protective of her pups. Now that her pups are eating solid food she is ready to move on to a new home that is all her own. Cali is a super sweet, high energy dog who loves to curl up in the lap of a human. Cali has the potential to be OK in a multi-dog home (her foster home has multiple dogs, small and large), but she would probably do best in a home where she is the only dog -- at least until she's had some training and more dog-to-dog socialization

Cali has shown some fixation/aggression toward the cat in her foster home, so she would do best in a home without cats.Cali is good with women, men and children.

Cali is OK walking on-leash, however AHS is insisting that she go to a home with a fenced yard. While she usually sticks very close to her foster mom when they are out walking around the property, she recently ran 1/2 mile away from her foster home and onto a busy street.

Cali is not a "barker," but when she does bark it is only at other dogs. Cali is up-to-date on vaccinations. She is due to be spayed and microchipped on 4/19/13.

If you are interested in taking Cali into your home for a trial visit with the intent to adopt, please complete a Statement of Interest found under adoptable dogs at

Facts about Cali

  • Breed: Miniature Pinscher
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Tan
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Cali, a Bellingham Miniature Pinscher dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Miniature Pinscher for sale in Bellingham, or seeking a Miniature Pinscher dog from a breeder in Bellingham.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Bellingham 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 Bellingham 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 Miniature Pinscher breeders who help with Miniature Pinscher rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Bellingham paves the way for another one to be saved.