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Rutabaga

Miniature Pinscher

Female, Adult
Palo Alto, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated, and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fees vary. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $500 STOP! DPS needs your help. Vote for Winky. We are finalists in grooming transformation contest. We need your votes. You can vote once a day but on multiple devices. http://bit.ly/dpswinky Rutabaga is a 7 year old Miniature Pinscher mix who was surrendered to us when her family was moving and was no longer able to take care of her. Rutabaga is the kind of dog that takes a bit of time to warm up to you but then she is your one and only forever. If you are looking for an older (golden) gal who still has a TON of love to show the world, Rutabaga is your girl.  Below is a note from Rutabaga's foster. 'Rutabaga is the kind of dog that takes a few days to come out of her shell but once she has, she is the biggest snuggler and cuddler I have ever met. She follows me absolutely everywhere (but she isn't clingy). When I have to work she is happy to sit on her bed and play with a toy, but her ideal spot is sitting on my lap and having me pet her for hours. The funniest thing we discovered is that she is more likely to want attention when we are giving it to someone else, then she is like 'me me me!' Rutabaga wakes up around 7 AM and heads out for a 15 minute potty walk. She has breakfast and then spends some of her morning lounging around while I get some work done. She gets another walk in the middle of the day before another nap. She gets a long walk in the evening before having dinner and settling down for the evening. Rutabaga has gotten along well with big and small dogs alike. I don't think she thinks she is as small as she is, because she has that fearless big dog energy that only small dogs seem to emulate. Rutabaga likes a walk but she is totally a couch potato dog when we let her hang out on the couch.  My favorite thing about Rutabaga is when she wants attention she will stand on her back two legs to try and show off, but then she loses her balance and sometimes ends up toppling over onto a soft bed nearby.'   Rutabaga is only an option for those who have owned a dog in the past 5 years, with emphasis placed on those applications who have experience with shy dogs. Kids in the home should be over the age of 10 and on the quieter side, as she is a smaller gal who needs a bit of time to warm up to new people and loud kids could freak her out. May 22, 2024, 5:27 am
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Azul

Husky

Male, 5 yrs 8 mos
Palo Alto, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Azul! MO4PAWS is networking Azul for a family that can no longer keep him due to their living situation and son moving out of the country. He’s a very good and loving dog, all he wants is attention and love. He loves to go out and has the typical husky energy. He is currently an outdoor dog with the family he resides at. As would any dog, with some training and guidance he will be a wonderful dog for someone! When it comes to kids, he isn't aggressive with other people and has never bit anyone, he just can be a little jumpy as a result of his energy. We want to find a family that will just love him and take him in as part of their own!
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Duke

Miniature Pinscher

Male, Adult
Palo Alto, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated, and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fees vary. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $550 STOP! DPS needs your help. Vote for Winky. We are finalists in grooming transformation contest. We need your votes. You can vote once a day but on multiple devices. http://bit.ly/dpswinky Duke is a 4 year old Min Pin mix who was rescued from one of our local shelter partners. Those who know the Min Pin breed will recognize the personality just bursting out of Duke, even from his pictures! Like his name suggests, this royal pup knows how cute he is and he struts his stuff to show it! Below is a note from Duke’s foster.  “Duke is a very smart and curious pup. He loves to cuddle and he loves to play. He adores his squeaky toys and can keep himself occupied for hours if I am working and can’t toss his toys for him. He loves to roll around in his dog bed. He is such a goofy dog with so much personality, even though he is very small.  Duke wakes up around 8 AM and gets his morning walk and potty break. He comes inside for breakfast and then snuggles in for a morning nap. He gets another potty break around noon and likes to hang out and play with his toys throughout the afternoon. In the evening, he gets a longer walk and has dinner before watching TV with us. Bedtime is at 10 PM and he sleeps in his crate. Duke has not had any accidents with us. Duke is learning his leash manners with other dogs on walks. He gets very excited when he sees other dogs outside but takes corrections well. He could live with another dog, but he would love to soak up solo love from his forever home. He loves all the adults and kids he has met. He is going to be such a good companion for his lucky new family.” Duke is only an option for those homes who have owned a dog previously. Children in the home should be over the age of 15.May 22, 2024, 5:27 am
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Cuba

Havanese

Male, Adult
Palo Alto, CA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated, and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fees vary. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $400 STOP! DPS needs your help. Vote for Winky. We are finalists in grooming transformation contest. We need your votes. You can vote once a day but on multiple devices. http://bit.ly/dpswinky Cuba is a 3 year old Havanese who was rescued from the shelter. He came in terribly matted with an overgrown coat so the shelter gave him a good haircut and promised they would find him a perfect place to land. Cuba weighs 22 pounds. This world traveler can’t wait to share his adventures with his new forever home! Cuba has a non-shedding coat which makes him an option for those with allergies or who just want less hair around the house.    Cuba is the world’s most outgoing, smiley guy who loves nature almost as much as he loves snuggling into his bed for naps! He loves meeting new people and showing off his cute face. Once he chooses you as his person, he will loyally follow you from room to room as you go about your day. Cuba is a cute bouncy ball of fur running around the house. He has a huge mountain of dog toys he carefully selects from every day. Cuba loves hiking and runs so an active home would be a fabulous fit for this dude!  Cuba’s day starts at 7 AM with a walk in the back garden before breakfast. He then gets a longer walk around 8:30 AM before a nap in his crate while his foster mom gets some work done. During the day, he enjoys some games of fetch and chase in the backyard which he loves. He gets a longer walk at 5 PM before dinner at 5 PM. He winds down with his foster family until bedtime at 9 PM when he heads to bed in his crate and sleeps the night away.  Cuba is a “one dog in the home” kind of pup. He gets along with other dogs once they have a calm intro, but he would prefer not to share the affection of his forever family. Cuba is getting better at his leash walking skills, but will need a home prepared to continue the training he has started in his foster home. We will be looking for a home who can demonstrate their plan for continued learning.    Cuba is only an option for those with prior dog experience. He is only an option for those who are prepared to continue his training and who have a plan for grooming. Kids in the home should be over the age of 12.May 22, 2024, 5:27 am
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Shakespeare: Viola

German Shepherd Dog Australian Cattle Dog

Female, Young
Palo Alto, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated, and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fees vary. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $500   STOP! DPS needs your help. Vote for Winky. We are finalists in grooming transformation contest. We need your votes. You can vote once a day but on multiple devices. http://bit.ly/dpswinky The Shakespeare Puppies are a litter of 4 month old German Shepherd mix puppies. They were surrendered to us after Mama got busy with a few neighborhood boys and had a litter. Mom got fixed, so no more late night romance for her! These puppies will be large when fully grown so they are perfect for large dog lovers! This litter is 2 girls. We will be looking for individual homes for each puppy as we do not place siblings together.  The puppies wake up around 7 AM and get breakfast as their pen is cleaned out. They spend the morning romping back and forth from the toy bin and the backyard, chasing each other in between activities and naps. They have lunch around 1 PM before their afternoon nap. They race around the backyard in the late afternoon before they have dinner at 5 PM and then get some training in. They are very food motivated hungry little hippos! Before bed, they wind down with some cuddles and snuggles. They sleep in a pen connected to a crate and pile together to dream of sonnets through the night.  Titania: Queen Titania is Queen of Cuddles! She is the sibling most likely to hang back while her littermates are pouncing on each other in the yard. She loves to spend her days being cuddled like a baby, giving kisses and hugs out to all who meet her. Titania does love a romp around with her brother and sisters, but she knows that the best way to get attention is to sneak away for snuggles. This lovely gal will cast a spell over you and you will fall in love!  Viola: Little Viola is Little Miss Independent. She absolutely loves investigating the sights and sounds of the backyard, the toy bin, the puppy pen, and any other room she is allowed in. She also loves to zoom around with her siblings, showing off her skills as a runner! Viola is an absolute sweetheart and helps keep her siblings in line when they are being chaotic, and shows love to all who meet her! The Shakespeare Puppies are only an option for those who have owned a dog in the past 5 years. Homes with previous large breed experience will be prioritized as we want to ensure families are ready for the energy level and intelligence of the breed mix. Kids in the home should be over the age of 7.May 22, 2024, 5:27 am
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Leo

Siberian Husky

Male, Young
Palo Alto, CA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated, and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fees vary. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $600 STOP! DPS needs your help. Vote for Winky. We are finalists in grooming transformation contest. We need your votes. You can vote once a day but on multiple devices. http://bit.ly/dpswinky Leo is a 7 Month old Siberian Husky who is coming to you directly from the stages of Broadway! These brothers, Leo and Max, are full of charisma and charm, and are ready to impress you with their talented voices and wits. Arriving from the shelter, Max and Leo’s goal is to step into the limelight and steal their forever families’ hearts. DPS will be looking for separate homes for each brother because both pups need their individual spotlight. Just like his character in The Producers, Leo is a highly intelligent companion, picking up tricks very quickly and enjoying snuggles with his foster family. He also is a loyal brother, always rushing to aid Max in carrying out a scheme. As these boys grow, they will become large pups looking to keep their new families active and engaged. Words from the Foster:“Leo is a gentle, loving pup who loves cuddles and fuzzy blankets. He is often found curled up in front of the heating vent. While his brother is outgoing, Leo is more quietly clever. He quickly learned that sit gets him a treat and is eager to find out what other words get him snacks! Leo has heterochromia and his striking looks garner him attention from all who meet him! This Producer can’t wait to charm his new family! Leo is almost housetrained; his rare accidents (2/week) are at times when he is not encouraged to go outside after eating. Leo is doing well walking on a leash and knows how to sit to get a treat. Leo is undaunted by cold or rain, and happy to frolic outside regardless of weather.We leave Leo loose in the house unattended for ≤1.5 hr when he seems pretty chill – like after he has been out for a walk. He went through a very chewy phase and is coming out of it but there is still some risk. Leo goes easily in his crate with a little kibble enticement. Leo is a big snuggle bug but is also not a Velcro dog. He is very intuitive and aware of the other residents (furry and human) in the household. Max and Leo play very well with our big dog and have had curious interactions with our two cats. They are working on house training but are puppies, so of course accidents are expected! While the brothers are more mellow than your typical husky, they will still be active pups when fully grown and can’t wait to plan some adventures with their forever families!” A Day in the Life of Leo:“Max and Leo wake up around 7 AM after sleeping through the night. After some morning greetings, they run outside for a potty break. After breakfast, they go outside for about 1 hour to run around and play. Then they hang out inside with the resident dogs until their foster mom has a break to take them for a morning walk. After the morning walk they get a chewie and then nap. They have a kibble snack in the middle of the day and then romp outside and/or nap. They get another walk in the afternoon/early evening. They have dinner at 7 PM, go out immediately after to relieve themselves, then watch some TV and go out for an evening walk around 9:30/10 PM.” Eligibility to Adopt:Interested homes should have owned a dog in the past. Priority will be given to homes that have experience with training large-breed dogs. Kids in the home should be over the age of 7.May 22, 2024, 5:27 am

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Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue

405 El Camino Real, Suite 420, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Giant Steps Foundation

Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Birdhouse/Doghouse Rescue Foundation

Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Tiramisu Dog Rescue - S.F. Chapter

menlo park, CA 94025

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Palo Alto Humane Society

PO Box 60715, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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ShepHeroes

Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Stanford Pet Clinic

4111 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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MO4PAWS

Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Doggie Protective Services (DPS Rescue)

Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Northern California Bulldog Rescue

na, Woodside, CA 94062

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