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My name is NIALL HORAN!

I'm being cared for by
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue
Adoption process

Submit Application


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Meet the Pet

Facts about me

Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - with Black
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

NAME: Niall Horan (named after One Direction singer)
BREED: Pumi- a Hungarian herding/ working breed (not hypoallergenic)
TEMPERAMENT: Very busy, active and playful; happy, snuggly
WEIGHT: 35 pounds
CRATE TRAINING: Good. Not always happy about going in his crate but will do so for the proper reward.
OTHER DOGS: He lives with dogs and would thrive in a home with another dog who is not dominant but is just as high-energy as he is.
CATS: He would not be a good fit for a house with cats. 
CHILDREN: Dog-respectful children, 8 and older
HEALTH: Niall is neutered, microchipped, flea treated, dewormed, and is current on vaccines.
Your adoption donation goes toward offsetting the cost of this vet care as well as other incidental costs of care. 
HISTORY: Motley Zoo Animal Rescue was asked to find Niall a great forever family and that is exactly what we plan to do!


Some restrictions due to Niall's specific needs:  no apartments; must have working/herding dog experience and fenced yard.

Niall is a very sweet boy who loves to play and has A LOT of energy- the kind where a walk around the block will not be enough. He loves to play fetch and would love to keep going long after you tire;) But he also goes on to entertain himself with his soccer-like ball when you're done and this is why he needs a fenced yard. Unlike many dogs who will just sit when alone in the yard, he uses the space to play and run for fun. 

Niall needs mental stimulation besides exercise. He can and will get bored so toys, brain games, training, tricks, and other new/ novel stimulation will help keep him happy and satisfied. He is really smart and loves to learn so he needs and wants a job. When it comes to breed specifics, Niall is definitely ALL Pumi. He is a herding dog. He looks to you for the next direction. He would excel at Agility, herding sheep for fun, living on a farm and being put to work!

As a result, he is not a dog for a novice. While a wonderful dog he requires boundaries and an understanding of his instincts and desires so they can be harnessed to benefit both you and he. Niall has shown some minor resource guarding (growling) when trying to take a toy from him- both from people and other dogs however, he most often readily drops the ball and awaits you to throw it more often. This is just something to be aware of and to understand how to manage and work on over time. Resource guarding is one of the easiest things to work with because it's predictable, therefore you can manage his environment and behavior to improve.

Niall is very loving and enjoys pets and attention. He enjoys spending time with other dogs that are not too dominant. He desires a human leader to help manage him and the other dogs, so structure and training are critical to his success. As he is a herding breed with strong instincts, cats and small animals are not a good fit for him.

Niall's grooming needs are high-maintenance and require consistent attention and regular brushing and grooming visits. His coat mats easily and this can be very painful and more expensive to deal with once it happens, so be sure to consider a budget for grooming in the cost of his care.

All dogs adopted from Motley Zoo come with a leash and Martingale collar, depending on each dog's particular needs. Each dog also receives a "Tour Gear Bag" full of brochures, coupons, and supplies for your new pup!

Welcome to Motley Zoo Animal Rescue! We are a rock and roll themed, volunteer-run, foster based, 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization based in Redmond, WA.

Motley Zoo is a FOSTER BASED organization, which means our rescue animals are cared for in private foster homes where the animals receive one-on-one care and attention in a home environment until permanent placement is found. 

We do not have animals available for casual viewing and do not perform same day adoptions. Due to the volunteer run structure and decentralized/ virtual  nature of a foster based group, an approved application is required to make an adoption appointment to meet any of our animals.

If you are interested in one of our Adoptable Roadies, please email and request an adoption application (the auto-responder also has a link to our application). We will work toward getting you approved as an adopter so that we can set a time for you to meet your new best friend!

Please visit our website for more information!

Thanks for considering adoption- we look forward to helping you find your best match in a furry friend.

Rock on-

The Motley Zoo Crew

May 29, 2023, 10:16 pm

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
23316 NE Redmond Fall City Rd, #522, Redmond, WA 98053

Their adoption process


Submit Application


Approve Application


Meet the Pet

Additional adoption info

We have an adoption application required before meeting our pets, which includes an application, pictures of your residence and a piece of mail to corroborate the address.

We will process the application as it is received, usually within 3-5 business days. This may vary based on the current demands placed on our volunteers.

We will contact you noting when you are approved and will arrange to set up a meeting with the pet of interest!

Go meet their pets

Check out our Facebook or our website for adoption events.

More about this rescue

We are a volunteer-powered group! Please be nice ;)