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I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
About Henri: Believe it or not, this little scruffball spent 2 months at the shelter and was set to be put down. I couldn't let that happen! Henri was very depressed and shut down in the shelter, and spent most of his time sitting in the back of the kennel staring at the floor. Nobody could even see how wonderful he was, and so he got overlooked week after week. Initially after being rescued, Henri was very wary of people and wouldn't even sniff me or look at me. He had apparently never been in a house before; or touched grass; or watched TV. All these things were new and scary to him and sent him running back to his bed. However, after just a couple days of adjustment, and some lessons from his new dog friends, this sweet pup came out of his shell and now he's just a wonderful, happy puppy looking for his forever home.
The Stats: Henri is a wirehaired terrier mix. He is small for a terrier, thin, and long-legged- probably mixed with a smaller breed. Right now he weighs about 8 lbs and will probably grow a little bit more, but not too much. He's about 6 months old, is neutered, microchipped, and got his first round of vaccinations. He has an easy-care coat that only requires occasional brushing and bathing. His adoption fee is $200, which goes to cover his rescue expenses. He has been at his foster home since 7/19.
Henri's personality- This little dude is quite the puppy- playful and energetic when the mood strikes him, but really more interested in just lounging. He is timid with people at first, but with a little time and space, he quickly relaxes and will come for a cuddle. He's fairly independent and doesn't need to be constantly on your lap. The one thing that Henri MUST have in his new home is at least one other playful, balanced dog- that is mandatory. Henri spent much of his puppyhood in the shelter and/or being neglected by people, so he instead became very socialized with the dogs around him. He has *excellent* social skills with dogs of all sizes (he lives with 3 small females and a male Doberman) He is so submissive and laid-back that even dogs that are normally reactive don't seem to be bothered by him. Henri is extremely smart, and from day one, watched everything that my dogs were doing and followed their lead. Henri needs to continue learning from dog friends, most importantly because they teach him that humans are to be trusted. He also loves dog play- chase, tug of war, fetching toys- all make him very happy. He potty trained with no effort on my part, simply by following my dogs when they did their business outside. He sleeps in a crate next to my bed at night and actually enjoys hanging out in his bed. He usually sleeps through the night, but being a puppy, sometimes needs a 3 AM potty break. I have left him in the house with another dog for several hours and had no potty accidents. When he goes to his new home, he will still need time and guidance to get the hang of the potty routine, but he is a fast learner. He is a dog with a lot of training potential. Watch his video and you'll see that he seems to have learned how to sit from watching other dogs, too! He has no experience on leash and will need patient and gentle training in that area. Being a terrier, he wants to protect his people and property, and will bark occasionally at any perceived threat, but doesn't go overboard. If he does, he is easily verbally corrected.
What Henri Needs: Henri needs a home with at least one other playful dog friend, preferrably a smaller breed. He needs a home with no small children under about the age of 8 , because he's a pretty small dude and when kids run around or run after him, it scares him. He needs a home that will be patient with him if he is timid at first, and let him get acquainted with everyone in his own time. He hasn't been around cats, but we have chickens and Henri only tried to play with them. I think he would do fine with cats. Henri needs a home with quiet dog beds where he can retreat when he wants some down time. He needs a home that will continue his socialization work- that means lots of time with humans and spending most of his time in the house. He does not need a big yard and would be a great option for a condo or apartment or RV travel. He needs a lot of chew toys & bones, and a family who won't mind the occasional chewed up shoe or missing sock.
What Next? If you think Henri may be a love match for you and your pooch, drop me an email at email@example.com and we'll chat. My goal is to find the best fit for Henri, and a good match for what you are looking for in a dog as well. I require that all potential new homes fill out an application and do a trial adoption before committing. This means that you meet Henri with all family members and dogs present, and if we all think it's a go, then you pay the adoption fee and Henri goes home with you. We keep in touch and if things work out, I cash your check and send you Henri's paperwork. If not, no problem- Henri comes back and your adoption fee is returned, and I can help point you in the direction of other adoption resources. I only rescue and foster one dog at a time, so I have time to make sure that each one finds the perfect home. If at any point you cannot keep Henri- even years down the road- he can be returned to me. Henri is being fostered in the Redlands area but I am happy to drive tomeet n greets most places in So. Cal.
Thank you for choosing to save a live by adopting!