Adopt a Miniature Pinscher
CARLOS - 3 years - WHAT A NICE DOG!! the Dog needs a home
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We do not adopt to homes or apts on the main floor with no fenced area for the dog. They are a flight risk in the early weeks and we have the same goal - a safe, happy, healthy dog.
NOTE: WE DO NOT DO ADOPTIONS FROM DEC 17th to Dec 30. All our dogs go to foster homes so watch for updates and pics!
Jan 5/17 I really don't get why he is still here. He gets apps but they go nowhere. Oh well. He is waiting for the best. More from foster
We really love this little rascal. He has oodles of personality and a few quirks. For instance this little dude doesn’t do well out on cold days but if you happen to drop an ice cube he will carry it off and crunch it up fast!
The notches in his ears let us know life hasn’t always been a bowl of cherries for Carlos. He is typically macho most of the time pretending to be a tough guy but really he is a little nervous in new situations and when meeting strangers he’d rather be ignored for a couple of minutes. After that he warms up very fast particularly to the Ladies!
When we are out walking in this recent very cold weather the only lasts a few minutes but is happy to be tucked into your jacket to warm up then continue walking for short intervals. He needs a good coat but we haven’t tried him boots yet.
Carlos is a true cuddle buddy usually curled up snuggling beside us, preferably under a blanket, when we are home. He is also very playful with his toys as well as chasing and wrestling with our much bigger coonhound. Let’s just say he holds his own LOL. Just tonight they were playing a vigorous game of tug with a toy.
Carlos is also getting better at asking to “go” out. We pay attention when he heads to the door because he is asking to go out and will go Pee on command. Some accidents still happen usually because I’m preoccupied when working from home and missed his request to be excused. He is pretty predictable though.
He is otherwise very good in the house and doesn’t mark or chew out possessions. Only naughty things is that he will knock over the recycling if I leave him home alone uncrated and has chewed up a couple of tissues. So we still crate him when we go out and he eagerly “goes to bed” when offered a treat. So that is easy and he is quiet in his crate at night, too.
All in all he is a really good little guy and food motivated so training going forward should be pretty easy. He is clever and learns routines readily.
Apply to meet Carlos and he will charm you with his good looks, fancy dancing, and gentle ways when being given a treats.
Dec 2/17 This is what carlos's foster mom has to say:
We have been getting to know Carlos since he came home to foster with us a couple of weeks ago. What a character!
If you are a small dog or Min Pin fancier he is the dog for you. He is everything he should be and a bag of chips! Carlos is bright, energetic, a terrific dancer, prancing, funny, loyal, and a cuddle buddy who is often disguised as a bump under a blanket.
Carlos is house trained and crate trained. He goes “to bed” eagerly for a tiny piece of liver treat and when let out goes straight out into our fenced patio for a pee. We leave the door cracked open while the dogs have breakfast and he takes himself back outside for a poop as soon as he’s finished eating. He is that regular! He goes to the door otherwise to be let out when he needs to go.
Little soft toys are his favourite in our toy box. Just toss him one and you’ll see just how quick his reflexes are! While we are out walking he is always on the look-out for those pesky squirrels lol.
Carlos can be a little shy for a minute or two when he first meets people but warms up quickly once he has has a chance to sniff. Next thing he’ll be dancing around for attention and even giving head bops to get pats.
Right now he is in his favourite snuggle position half on the arm of the couch and half on my lap. It tickles when he dreams!
If this spirited little charmer sounds like a gem to you then apply to meet him today!
nov 27/17 video!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgs3GAa2Q8k&feature=youtu.be
Oct 20/17 What do ppl have against small dogs who don't bark or bite? That this sweetis is still here blows my mind. He has had 2 appts, both 'fell in love with him' and within 24hrs suddenly had 'financial setbacks' and could not proceed...??? Oh well, if there is nothing else on earth i know it's that the right person comes for the right dog at the right time! As sadly happens when dogs are in rescue they eat fine and plenty but lose weight until someone loves them
More from fosters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-eYoODsv-E&feature=youtu.be
This sweet little dog wants nothing more than to be the centre of someone's universe.
Sept 29/17 More from the fosters
Fun and spunky BFF for adoption!
Sept 11/17 from the fosters
Carlos (or as we like to call him, Carlito which means "little Carlos") is a big dog in a tiny package. True miniature pinscher personality packed into this adorable little guy. His tail is always wagging (quite literally) and he has enough energy to keep up with you on a power walk. Carlos is also crazy smart. He has picked up routine within days and tricks, or figures out what task you want from him, within minutes.
aug 18/17 We changed gus's name to carlos cuz he got no apps as gus. Once Humphrey is adopted we will change his name to Humphrey if he gets no apps as carlos... Get it? It's all in the name. That's how fantastic dogs like gus/carlos are overlooked.
Gus is a terrific dog - (we changed his name from DIEGO when he arrived cuz he wasn't one). He gets along with other dogs, ppl, is typical small breed but we fixed that - he is not a barker, biter or nasty little dog, In fact he would be perfect for a family with kids over 10yrs, loves to go on adventures or just snuggle
June 15/17 GUS!! I wish it was easier to take a good pic of this beautiful guy. Unfortunately, he is much too busy looking adoringly at Dave all day long. Gus is a big personality in a little dog. He is very busy observing everything that goes on in the yard. He plays with the others and will come over to be pet or to see what's happening. No matter what he's doing - he always goes back to see Dave. Gus will be a great member of his forever family. He is patiently waiting. This is how he will be with his new owner - adoring
May 25, 17 - Gus arrived terrified and as with most small terriers, took a run at snapping and biting. When that does not work - he quickly becomes your best friend. For that reason, we are asking for dog experienced kids with dog savvy parents.
Gus is the high side of low energy, needing a few solid walks every day. Loves people and won"t be an issue for cats. He is a smart, curious, friendly and snuggly little dog who will be a wonderful addition to your family.
- Animal: Dog
- Size: Small
- Gender: Male
- State: Ontario
- Zip/Postal Code: L0B 1A0