Phoenix – gorgeous boy who is cuddly, and really, really smart and can go off-leash

Smart – cuddly and happy – observant and well-behaved – needs quiet home – no kids – experienced owner – excellent on/off leash  

Phoenix is a sweet brown-eyed gem in need of a calm environment with an understanding and experienced owner and no children in the home.  He is smart, knows his basic commands, fully housetrained, and after he knows you, cuddly and playful. Just a perfect boy with an owner who is experienced. Phoenix understands if you would like him to leave a room, such as the kitchen and go lie down. He loves to go for walks and once a sense of trust has been built, he is excellent on and off leash, coming when called and never straying too far from his person. He is very good with other dogs, both in the home and on walks. He is also good with people when on walks, at times a little wary, but not aggressive. He is quite timid with strangers and can bark. It is important that visitors leave him alone and let him come in his own time. Like most dogs, he barks when the doorbell rings. He is very good at sleeping in his bed, although he may also like to sleep with a trusted person. Phoenix is comfortable and well-behaved in the car. He listens well and should he move to a place you prefer he not go, a simple redirection is all that is needed.  He is very observant, understands when you are preparing to leave the house and of course, he is always hoping to leave with you, but he is able to stay comfortably at home and is excited when you return. In a family environment, it is important for all members to participate in feeding and walking Phoenix so that he doesn’t bond with just one individual.  No children can be in Phoenix’s home and if children visit, the situation must be supervised carefully or Phoenix should be allowed to go to a quiet safe place. When Phoenix is over-excited, anxious or does not understand what is going on, he reacts in fear and could try to bite. His new owner needs to be an experienced dog owner who understands how to proactively prevent these situations and deal quickly and effectively with any errant situations that arise, who will build trust with Phoenix and never let this dear boy down. Give him a quiet consistent home, and over time, he will reveal the best of himself, which is a wonderful, truly loyal and loving friend. —- 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 behaviour and 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 sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (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