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In shelter Dog

Kennesaw, GA, 30144
Pet name:
Miniature Pinscher
A CUTE LITTLE GUY:  10 years old / 12 lbs. 

Hi, my name is Amos!  I came to Mostly Mutts from animal control, and it took me time to settle in at the shelter with so many different volunteers. So now I’m in a great foster home with just a few family members and I like that better. I needed a good dental cleaning when I arrived, and I’ve received that thanks to a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization!  I recently got to spend time in the prison/foster training program where I learned a lot!

• OTHER DOGS/CATS/KIDS:  I do pretty well with the 3 small dogs in my foster home, though I do sometimes have some guarding behaviors, so if you have a little dog already, let’s meet and see if we can be friends. / I tend to chase the cats in my foster home, so I’m not too sure about them. / I’m looking for a home without kids as I may nip very hard if I don’t like something. 

• PERSONALITY/ENERGY LEVEL:  I am a pretty friendly little guy, though I am a bit hesitant and do have a propensity to nip if I am not happy with something. I really like people and being petted, but when I’m done, I’m done.  I tend to get most upset with my leader, but I am easily redirected out of my meltdowns.  I worked on this in the prison/foster training program and my foster family will continue working with me too.  I will likely need time to settle in with my new home too.  My fosters describe me as playful and sweet. I really do want to show you my sweet side. / My energy level is 3-5. 

• SKILLS/CRATE/POTTY:  I’ve mastered the ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘down’, ‘come’, ‘leave it’ and ‘place’ commands.  I also use proper door etiquette as well as have good leash manners. My trainer says I don’t need the ‘drop it’ command since I don’t pick anything up LOL.  / My crate manners were good at Mostly Mutts.  / I did well with my potty habits on the shelter schedule and am doing pretty well in my foster home.  I did wear a belly band in my foster home at times so please ask about this.  My fosters also announced “go out” as a cue for potty time.

• LIKES/DISLIKES:  Though slow to warm up, I do enjoy attention from my people and once I know you well, I like butt scratches and rubbing on top of my little head.  I will ask for attention.  I also did well for my bath and was especially fond of the Pup-Peroni I received at the end – lol. / I don’t like restraint or hands near my face and am doing best with harness walking (with the harness left on).  My foster family report that I am improving as I get more comfortable, so being patient with me is key.  My fosters said it helps to announce “leash” as we get ready to get my leash on so that I am prepared for that.

• MEDICAL:  Im current on vaccinations, micro-chipped and neutered. I’ve had a dental cleaning and 6 teeth pulled, so my mouth is fresh again.  I came in with a heart murmur, but it’s doing well and sometimes not even detectable with the medication I’m on.  I’ll need to stay on the inexpensive heart medication called Enalapril for life.  I have an old man lump/bump on my bottom that was checked out by the vet and is of no concern – it’s just part of my old guy charm.  I’ve been taking a low dose of generic Prozac and it has been helping with my nipping behaviors. I should be muzzled for vet visits as they stress me.

I am looking for a patient and loving family to give me a wonderful furever home!  My adoption fee is $299.00, and I’m located in Kennesaw, Ga.