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Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with Black
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
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Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current

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FOR ADOPTION!   READY TO LEAVE on or after August 11, 2022.


Note:  Only those with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply.



PLEASE read profile thoroughly BEFORE applying:


RESERVING A PUPPY:    If your application is approved you will be contacted by phone.   Specific puppies are only reserved with a deposit once the approved adopter is notified.


NAME:  Hammerhead - male

Intake date:   7/13/2022

Breed:   Mother was a poodle mix – daddy was a wire-haired terrier from what we were told.

DOB:  6/15/2022

Current weight:  3.5

Size potential:   Mother was about 15 pounds and we don’t know the size of the father except we were told he is small.  We estimate this litter could be anywhere from 12-20 pounds and this is an ESTIMATE!

Adoption fee and vetting:  $350, which comes with $50 spay/neuter REBATE coupon redeemable once puppy is spayed/neutered no later than 6 months of age; includes age-appropriate vaccinations (at least two, plus Bordetella); deworming; microchip and microchip enrollment fee

Good with other dogs:  yes

Cats:  yes

Health issues:  none found

Biography:   We were contacted by a rescue-friend about 10 puppies that were brought to their thrift store.  They contacted us and we met with them that afternoon to take them in.  Our contact is going to make sure the momma gets spayed.  They were infested with fleas and their coats were in poor condition… white gums, etc.   We worked into the night bathing them in Dawn to get rid of the fleas, deworming them and getting them a good nutritious hot meal.   They thrived!  Some went into foster with Michele and Vicki, while others stayed at the rescue.  These puppies are precious, fun, playful and goofy!  Total puppies!   We have videos posted of them playing on our Facebook page that you can check out.   If you are interested, we welcome your application but make sure you have a good, PERSONAL responsible dog ownership history and an excellent vet reference because that is what we require… and remember, no small children.  Thank you!



These puppies have NOT been fully vaccinated!  While with us, they have been completely protected the entire time.  They have not been outside of their protective puppy pen except to clean.   It’s important to keep your puppy away from high-traffic stores or areas where there is a potential that there are unvaccinated dogs or areas where you know there were puppies that have had or have parvo.   Parvo is a silent killer and is everywhere... so just like you would a newborn human baby... protect your puppy.   They will require at LEAST two more vaccinations.  YOU MUST FOLLOW-UP WITH YOUR VET TO GET THEM ON A SCHEDULE!  Parvo is everywhere and IT IS A KILLER OF PUPPIES!  You WILL be required to SIGN a contract that you agree to continue their puppy vaccinations until they are fully inoculated.  Be aware… we will follow-up!



Keep in mind, puppies teeth just like human babies and have little sharp toenails. They will also have behaviors that require training. Puppies will cry, chew, bite, mouth, nip, bark, destroy, dig, scratch, etc. The puppy phase lasts about 18 months (sometimes longer), so be sure you ARE READY for the commitment! Don't even think about applying if you have any doubts about raising a puppy... and don't expect children to take care of the puppy... because they won't! This needs to be an adult decision and an adult commitment.


POTTY TRAINING:  A puppy can only hold their bladder for a short period of time based upon their age.  If the puppy is 2 months old, they can hold their bladder for 2 hours;  3 months/3 hours;  4 months/ 4 hours, etc., up to 6 months of age.   At about 6 months of age, this time frame stables out.  Puppies are a 10-15 year commitment (sometimes longer).  Please be sure you are prepared for the life of the puppy!  In conclusion, if your puppy is in a responsible home that provides daily structure, training and socialization with people and other pets, your puppy will grow to be a well-adjusted and wonderful part of your family for many years to come.  

COMMITMENT:   Puppies are a 10-15 year commitment (sometimes longer).  Please be sure you are prepared for the life of the puppy!  In conclusion, if your puppy is in a responsible home that provides daily structure, training and socialization with people and other pets, your puppy will grow to be a well-adjusted and wonderful part of your family for many years to come.  


SPAY/NEUTER REBATE PROGRAM:  Due to the age of this pet, he/she may not be spayed/neutered at the time of adoption.   If this is the case, you will receive a $50 rebate coupon which will entitle you to a rebate of $50 once your pet is spayed/neutered and valid ONLY IF DONE ON OR BEFORE 6 MONTHS OF AGE!  It is REQUIRED and part of our adoption contract that all unaltered pets be spayed/neutered no later than 6 months of age and we DO follow up!   


*We do adopt out of state provided the adopter is willing and able to travel to us once approved.  We do not ship or transport our animals and there is no exception to this rule.

*All of our adoptable dogs are small, and they are never to be left outside alone, ever!  We only rehome our dogs to adopters that plan to have them as inside dogs and part of the family!   We do allow adopters with doggie doors, provided there is SECURE fencing.  There is no exception to this rule!  

*NO SMALL CHILDREN!!  As with almost all the dogs at NR2R, young children or a very active household is not recommended.   Many of our dogs come to us BECAUSE of small children, thus we do not rehome our dogs to homes with babies or young children.  KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU HAVE VISITING GRANDCHILDREN AS WELL!  Even if the children are older, it would depend on the child AND the parent or parents. 

*HOUSETRAINING:  We do NOT guarantee that any of our adoptable dogs are housetrained.   While most should be easily trained, keep in mind that they live in a rescue where they have access to the outdoors all day and are inside at night.  Even if they were surrendered to us as housetrained, it doesn’t mean they will automatically be housetrained in your home.  Housetraining them should be easy in the right home with time, patience, and consistency. 

*We do not guarantee the age, health or temperament of any of the dogs we rehome.  Many of the dogs we take in come from animal control and rarely do we have histories and even when we do, many times the histories are inaccurate.

*Only adopters with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply.   If you bring this pet into your heart and home, you will receive in return many years of love, companionship, and loyalty.  That’s our guarantee.


Other notes:  This pet is available for adoption through Ninna’s Road to Rescue, Benton, La.  We are 501c3 non-profit organization.  Our mission is to rescue small-breed dogs and a handful of cats and to re-home them into RESPONSIBLE and CARING forever homes.    DOG APPLICATION LINK:

Time may be of the essence if you are looking to adopt a specific animal.  We do not reserve animals, unless and until we have approved your application, provided the animal is still available at the time we receive your application.  The first APPROVED application we receive will be considered.  We are NOT a first come, first serve rescue!! We adopt our rescues out to the RIGHT home, not just A home. Only responsible pet owners need apply.

Applying to adopt does NOT commit you to the adoption NOR does it guarantee the adoption.

CONTACT:  Our adoptable pets are updated regularly, but if you want to check the availability of a pet... OR still have questions AFTER reading this profile, message us via our Facebook page.   Please indicate the name when communicating with us.


September 30, 2022, 8:51 pm

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Why adoption is a great option

Hammerhead, a Benton Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) for sale in Benton, or seeking a Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) dog from a breeder in Benton.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Benton already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Benton breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) breeders who help with Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Benton paves the way for another one to be saved.