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My name is Parker!
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Mutts and Runts Rescue
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Interview

3.

Home Check

4.

Meet the Pet

5.

Approve Application

6.

Pay Fee

7.

Sign Adoption Contract

Facts about me

Breed
Shih Tzu
Color
White - with Black
Age
10 years 1 month old, Adult
Size
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Weight
(Current) 18 lbs
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

PLEASE READ THIS PROFILE AND THE REQUESTED CRITERIA BEFORE CALLING OR SUBMITTING AND APPLICATION. THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND CONSIDERATION.

PLEASE ALSO FOLLOW HIS FOSTER MOM ON INSTAGRAM BEFORE YOU APPLY. https://instagram.com/quirky.canines?igshid=85dxg1w8x3vc

Please read all his posts and reach out to his foster to under his behavior and issues before applying. Parker receives numerous inquiries but will need someone who understand dog behavior and are ready for a challenge.

Meet Parker! Parker is a 5-6 year old, 18 lbs., shih tzu mix. He loves affection, being petted, and most of all he loves treats!


Parker was found at a park, hence the name Parker. He was extremely scared, matted and malnourished. After a few days of decompressing, he started to come out of his shell. He currently is scared of being picked up and we think that whomever must have owned him, never gave him affection. He is already crate trained, he loves it, He is slowly starting to jump on his fosters lap and enjoying the affection. He would be ideal in a home with older children and other friendly dogs. We believe he would be just fine with cats. He does enjoy car rides and walks.


Note from his Foster:


Parker does love cuddles and once he trusts you, he loves being petted. He uses doggy stairs to go into bed to snuggle. Parker loves and greets everyone but he does attach to one person in the household stronger. As he feels better and comes out of his shell, you'll find Parker playing with toys and running around with you. He walks extremely well on a leash and will follow you wherever you go. Food is the quickest way to his heart. He is all smiles and will even give a playful grumble to get his meals or treats quicker. Parker isn't looking for playmates, he'd prefer to be the apple of your eye. He's be fine with older animals, quick movements make him nervous, and he does get jealous. He has learned to sit and be petted before his meals and he goes to the door to be let out. We love Parker and he is a great dog but he has challenges that most people may not be prepared to handle. He has issues being picked up or petted too quickly, especially around his face lower back areas. He will show his teeth and sometimes bite. We emphasize this because it is an issue. We believe he was abused but on top of that he has pain issues. He has done better with pain meds and they will be a necessity. But he will need a patient adopter that can understand he can and most likely will be challenging.


Please follow Parker on his fosters IG at @quirky.canines and there you will see all his posts. You can find our adoption application at https://muttsandrunts.org/adoption/ Our adoption fee is $150-350 depending on the age of the dog and includes vetting, spay/neuter, updated vaccines, microchip & registration, and current flea/tick treatment. Our fee does not include cost of transportation.
Rescue

Mutts and Runts Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Contact
Brandi Reed
Phone
Address
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

2.

Interview

3.

Home Check

4.

Meet the Pet

5.

Approve Application

6.

Pay Fee

7.

Sign Adoption Contract

Additional adoption info

Application Home Check Meet and Greet Adoption Fee Range from 150.00 to 325.00 depending on age

Go meet their pets

Please send an email to schedule a meet and greet

More about this rescue

Mutts and Runts Rescue was founded in 2017 after seeing the numerous strays, neglected and often abused animals in Bakersfield. Being a transplant, Brandi Reed was taken by surprise of the overpopulation of dogs and knew she needed to do something. In her first year, 100 dogs were placed into loving homes. Our rescue dogs typically consist of strays and severe medical cases. With limited fosters and volunteers, our long term goals are to improve our community outreach and financially assist other rescues when they take in cases we aren't able to physically assist. Mutts and Runts has extended to serve Reno, Nevada. Reno, having a large dog friendly community, has the opposite problem of Bakersfield- they don’t have enough dogs for people willing to adopt. Together, we’re able to help more dogs get their happy ending with loving families, additional support of fosters, volunteers, fundraising, and access to a wonderful rehab facility.