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If you are at least 18 years old and everyone in your household is on board with adopting a dog, CALL 651-645-4370 between 7:00 am and 9:30 pm and we will return your call within 24 hours. If you elect to contact us via e-mail it may take several weeks for us to get back to you. Renters must provide proof that you are allowed to have a puppy. Please be prepared to provide a vet reference prior to adoption.

Just call him cuddles. There is nothing quite as wonderful as sitting on your lap. Maybe play a bit, then back to the lap. He is completely sweet but all puppy. Domingo is likely a Healer X but his breed is seriously best guess. We know he isn't a rottie, a pittie or a Wolfhound, but we really don't know what he is. Right now he looks like a little terrier but we know he will grow. He and his sister were surrendered to a high-kill shelter in Texas. A rescue group there cared for the two until they could be transported to PUP in Saint Paul to find their permanent home. We believe he is about 10-11 weeks old. He weighs about 13# and we believe he will weigh between 35-45# as an adult, but that is best guess too, and his adopter should be prepared to lover him if he weighs a bit more or less. Domingo has a small scar on his nose. We don't know if hair will eventually cover it but for now he has a bit of a bare spot, which you can see in his photo.

Domingo is mostly using newspapers in his foster home and has not yet begun to go outside to do his business. In his foster home he is hanging out with one other puppy and eagerly socializes with adults and children. He loves to be picked up and fussed with. All puppies are mouth and that is also true of Domingo. Everything needs the mouth test.

Domingo is off to a great start. The rest will be up to his adopter. The first 4 months are when puppy learns the social skills needed to be a skilled dog in dealing with other dogs and a good citizen in the human world. His adopter should be committed to getting puppy into lots of new and different human social situations, hearing vacuums, trucks, and rattling garbage cans, meeting people who are clapping, laughing, with hats, tools, bikes and skate boards. AND puppy needs many opportunities to meet and greet dogs of all shapes, sizes and dispositions. Just sharing a home with another dog is not as much doggie socializing as puppy needs. If good canine social skills are not learned and maintained during these early months, it will be very difficult to ever master them. Puppy play dates, trips to the pet store, puppy socialization classes and later, obedience classes are particularly important for a large dogs. Trips to the off leash park are ideal learning opportunities. If all this doggie time and involvement seems like a good idea, you are up for a puppy! As always, a tired dog is a good dog.

Domingo has been bathed, wormed, vet checked and had his first shots. He will need one more puppy vaccinations and rabies at the owner’s expense. His adoption fee of $325 includes the cost of his required neuter if it is done by the PUP vet. PUP does place dogs outside the metro area but a firm plan must be in place for his neuter. We do not ship. If you would like to see more of Domingo go to youtube https://youtu.be/eaUPDzng4pw
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Adoption Process

If you are at least 18 years old and everyone in your household is on board adopting a puppy, call 651-645-4370. Please do not e-mail us as it will greatly delay any response. Renters must provide proof that you are allowed to have a puppy.
The adoption fee is based on the age of the dog and is posted with each dog. Potential adopters are interviewed on the phone and if this seems like a suitable adoption, an appointment is set to visit the dog and complete paperwork. We do not 'hold' dogs until the entire adoption process is completed.