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My name is Vinny!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated 4 hours ago

I'm being cared for by
Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue

Facts about me

Silky Terrier
14 years 7 months old, Senior
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

Vinny (b 3/2009) is a laid-back, senior fella looking to live out his retirement in doggy paradise! Vinny is a Silky Terrier with a gentle, sweet-n-social temperament. Vinny gets along well with children (he enjoys some gentle play) but requests that any children in the household understand respectful boundaries with pets. At Vinny's age he's been there done that so he prefers to leave the rough and tumble to the youngsters! This old fella loves to snuggle under the covers and sleep warm in bed with his favorite people; he loves his human companions and makes friends with people easily. Vinny is also patient with other dogs and currently lives with another doggie friend. This senior sweetie would love to find a calm home with a retired person/couple or a family who enjoy some of the following (in no particular order): leisurely walks around the block, old episodes of Dallas, spending time together, keeping their lap warm with a new doggie friend! Vinny is a guy who will benefit from wearing belly bands inside the home as he likes to mark his territory; belly bands are an afforable, simple solution to potty training, senior accidents, and other behaviors of this kind. Potential adopters will also want to keep in mind that Vinny does experience mild seizures now and then, for which he takes CBD oil and Gabapentin . This senior sweetheart is looking for long days of window watching, warm cuddles with his humans, and living the easy life he deserves!

Please Note:  A Courtesy Post designates that a dog is still in the home of its owner and not in a Muddy Paws foster home. This means that our exposure to the dog is limited since we are only assisting the owner in finding a new home for their pet. If needed, we will put you in touch with the owner if you have questions.

The suggested adoption donation for Vinny is $265. We are a 501c3 organization which means that your donation may be TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Your donation goes toward the high cost of veterinary care for our animals in rescue, as well as providing supportive services to animals in homes.

Information about the adoption process: All adoptions require a completed ADOPTION APPLICATION. Once your application is approved, we will put you in touch with the dog’s foster to see if you and the pet are a good match. If so, we will arrange a meeting for you and the pet. The adoptions for all of our animals will take place in the Omaha, NE area and must be done by the adoptive family in person. We do not ship or deliver.

Please Note: We are a RESCUE, which is different from a shelter. We conduct veterinary and personal reference checks during the application approval process. We always select the right applicant for each dog, based on the dog’s needs. If you and the dog are not a good match, we will help you select another dog, or we will keep your approved application on file for 6 months.

To learn about Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue or donate to our animals, please visit our website at or our Facebook Page.


Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Terri Larson
527 Delong Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Fill out an application on our website. After the vet and personal references have been called, a home visit will be scheduled. If it is determined that the dog is a good match for the family, and vise versa, an adoption date will be arranged.
Suggested donations amounts are based on vetting expenses incurred, age, physical condition, etc.

Go meet their pets

Watch for Meet and Greets where you are invited to meet our dogs. Individual meetings can also be scheduled.

More about this rescue

Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, Inc. is a not for profit organization formed in 2014 by a small group of devoted animal lovers, in the Council Bluffs/Omaha area, with many years of rescue experience wanting to make a difference in the lives of dogs. Our rescue focuses on small breed dogs, less than 35 pounds, of any age. It is all volunteer based, and all of our rescue dogs are living in the homes of our volunteers.
Our rescue is unique in that we offer supportive services, such as education and training, to owners considering relinquishing their pet in an effort to try to keep the dog in their home whenever possible. We also educate and offer placement assistance to owners attempting to rehome their pets through social media sites, which can often be risky for the pets as well as the owners.