A minpin, or miniature pinscher, to be exact, is very small. Oliver is only five pounds and is a minpin mix looking for a home through Motley Zoo Animal Rescue in Redmond. He is 1.5 years old. So, he is full grown.
Minpins are headstrong and full of energy but also very loving and cuddly, too. It is important to research about any breed, including mixed breeds, to have a good idea of the type of personality of the dog as well as their needs. This ensures that you are adopting a dog appropriate for your family. Even though Oliver is small, he is a bundle of energy and needs to go to a family that is committed to giving him the exercise and attention that he will need.
Oliver is currently being fostered with two other minpins, and he loves playing with them. He would definitely enjoy a house with other dogs or else daily visits to the dog park. He has not been exposed to cats, but his foster mom thinks he could be OK with some training. Since he is only five pounds, he would be best with dog-respectful children ages 8 years or older. He is working on housebreaking and is coming along very well.
Notes from Oliver's Foster Home: Oliver is spunky and spirited, curious and full of enthusiasm. He can entertain himself for hours, but also loves to cuddle and is endlessly curious.
His favorite things to do include playing, hopping and jumping, as well as snuggling and discovering new ways to have fun!
Oliver likes people and other dogs and seems to get along with everyone! He is a bit shy at first, but quickly warms up, making friends with humans and pooches easily.
Since Oliver has a lot of energy, he will need a forever family that can keep up with him, but also can create a calm environment for him to chill and settle down.
As a minpin, Oliver is a bit headstrong, and doesn't realize how teeny and delicate he is, so he will need for someone to teach him (about) boundaries to keep him safe.
Oliver is being treated for demodex, a very treatable, non-contagious condition that affected his skin. He will need medication for the next three months but can be adopted in the meantime.
All pets through Motley Zoo have been vaccinated, spayed or neutered, flea treated, microchipped and dewormed. All dogs also receive 30 days of free pet insurance as well as a leash and harness. The adoption fee goes toward the vet care of the animal and supports Motley Zoo, a nonprofit organization. Motley Zoo does not have a shelter, but instead uses a network of foster families to help the animals until they can be adopted.
Check out the group's website at www.motleyzoo.org and email email@example.com to request an adoption application. Once approved, Motley Zoo will make arrangements for you to meet Oliver or any other dog or cat that you might be interested in.