Pinto – ADOPTED!!! :)


Pinto has just been adopted in time for Canada’s 150th Birthday! She is with a newly-retired active couple and jogs with her new Mom 5 to 8 km every morning – EXACTLY WHAT PINTO needs! She gets along with their other little dog and has even been ok left alone in the house for short periods, only once getting into pastries left on the dining room table. This is absolutely wonderful match. We are soooo so pleased for her. Louise, our adoption coordinator says “I want to thank everyone that spent time with her or for her, especially the families that fostered her and tried so hard …Ruth likes to say these little dogs often travel the journey they are meant to travel so they can finish in the home they are meant to have, so all of you have been meant to be part of her journey. She was meant to learn something from all of you so she could get to her final destination.”


Pinto (former name MooMoo) is 3 yrs. old and 13 lbs. She was found as a stray. Her foster Mom says she is extremely well-behaved, learns quickly and listens well when spoken to, and is playful and cuddly, just an excellent dog. Pinto was recently adopted, but is back because she could not get along with the cat. Her family really tried to make things work and were heartbroken at having to return her. So, no cats in the home! Pinto LOVES to play with other dogs but is a dominant female who does not like to share her owner and would do well as an only dog or with another relaxed dog who is not at all worried about sharing an owner. She does not like to be left alone, but is doing better after some crate training. She looooves people and would be a great dog for someone who has a dog-friendly workplace. Along with no cats, a home with a securely-fenced yard is a must. PINTO MUST HAVE A SECURE FENCED YARD BECAUSE SHE IS A BOLTER. She is good with kids, but YOU MUST ENSURE THAT A VISITING OR RESIDENT CHILD DOES NOT PICK HER UP AND DROP HER, OR OPEN A DOOR (because she would be gone in an instant, and then lost, hit by a car, etc. We have had several close calls with her bolting and almost being killed. This is a very serious thing). Would you like to meet little Pinto? — Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess overt behaviour and subtler tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or doesn’t sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters (that is, MANY dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application