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Hemi came with his name from his previous home. We have kept it for the fact that he does answer well to it. Hemi actually stands for half which describes him well as he gives just as much love as a big dog, just in a smaller body.
Hemi came to us from a rural pound where he was turned in by his previous owner who stated they did not have time for him or their other dog. We took both dogs in as we just couldn’t stand to see two little cuties scared and abandoned. The other dog is Amp, a Boston Terrier X who is also for adoption. We are posting them separately for adoption though as they are not a bonded pair and we feel they would both flourish getting individual attention, love and training. It doesn’t appear that the dogs were well cared for in their previous home. Both were underweight and show signs of having untreated skin issues. Both lacked manners, and although happy and playful dogs, they lacked obedience training and structure. We have been working on this and Hemi is coming along very well. He needs a new owner who will work with him, taking him to obedience classes and for long walks, and will love him and give him the structure and security he so very much wants and needs. Min Pins are sensitive breeds who adore their families so his heart was broken when he was abandoned. Hemi needs to find his forever home where he will never be abandoned again.
Hemi would do best in a single dog home that has adults only or with children over the age of 12. He is a very active and playful dog and he is very busy. He loves to have things to do and needs an active family that will fulfil his energy requirements and love of attention and play. He is relatively quiet and we only hear him bark when others start first. Because of his size he would do fine in any size home, but we would recommend a fenced yard to let him run and play. He would for sure need lots of time to run, go for walks and play. He is very curious when out walking, we think he would chase anything he may come across, so would recommend he always be leashed if not otherwise confined.
What Hemi likes most is attention. As long as he is the main source of everyone’s attention he is the happiest. Be it walking, playing or just petting he will for sure give you his widest grin. He is a clown and born performer so teaching him tricks to show off will be a great source of entertainment for everyone. He will settle in a crate but is not too fond of car rides. We think that would change with time as we don’t think he had many of them in his past. He also needs to be watched closely at first in a new environment to make sure he doesn’t scent mark in the house but does get better with time. He is an easy dog to grow fond of and will make your life happier when he is in it. Min Pins are described as being a breed with fearless animation and spirited presence and this describes Hemi well. He sure is a character who is sure to make you laugh daily.
As previously mentioned, Hemi lived with another dog and still stays with him in the same kennel at the moment. He has also been out with his fosters boarding dogs and personal dog; he is shy at first then really doesn’t notice them after the fact. He has also met cats and seems curious until he told to he is getting too close. Older kids have been around him and as long as they know how to be around dogs they should be fine. He does have some food and toy guarding issues that derived from having to compete with Amp for food or toys as they were in short supply. This absolutely can be trained out, but in the meantime we don’t want him in a home with young children that do not know his warning signs. We also feel he will be best as a lone dog where he can relax and not always have to be worried about his food or treats being taken from him.
We are working on some basic manners and his owners would need to continue with leash training in the future. Hemi however can sit, stand on his hind legs, lie down (sometimes) and jump on command. The coolest thing he does is Roll Over, he just flops down and rolls, way too cute. He does get distracted easily so training may take a little longer, but it is certainly worth it in the end. He will wait until food is put down and then eat when told to but once fed he likes to eat in peace. We have been working with this and I think once he lives alone and the threat of another dog taking his food, he will settle with the food guarding.
On another note, Hemi does have an old skin issue that looks like dry skin that he may have had for a long time. He is being treated with a medicated ointment and it will clear it up. The vet believes he had a skin reaction due to an allergy that was never treated. It really does not both him or slow him down that is for sure. He is being fed quality food now too and he is doing very well now. He has just been to the vet and shown to be a healthy little dog.
This special little dog will show you all the love and attention you want in exchange for a forever home. All he wants is a loving home committed to caring for him forever. Do want a happy little clown that loves long walks and nights curled up on the couch for snuggles? Anyone interested in Hemi should research the Miniature Pinscher breed and be well aware of this breed. They are small dogs who think they are big dogs and need a family who understands this and will train this little guy well and give him rules, consistency and a lot of love. Could this be you?
An adoption donation of $400 is required. This helps cover our costs for veterinary care including spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, heartworm test, deworming and whatever else the dog may require.
For information on our adoption procedures and for an adoption application please refer to the Pound Dog Rescue website at www.pounddog.ca.