Slinky – on trial adoption! :)

Slinky – so cute with his tall notched ears! Dear well-behaved and smart little Slinky came to us when he was 1 in 2010, and was adopted by a nurse on disability who loved him dearly. Due to unforeseen circumstances, he is back with us, a 10 lb handsome black and red lad, now about 8 years old. He has many, many years ahead to be a great companion! So, this is the first time he’s been away from his first home and he would very much like to find his forever owner.

Slinky has been crated for the past year or so during the day but we don’t want that to continue in his new home and there is no need – he is housetrained but needs to go pee later at night. He would likely enjoy another dog in his new home. He squeaks for a while when left with the other dogs in his current foster home when his foster Mom has to go out, but he’s just a bit (rightly) unsettled and nervous, having never been away from his first home. In the car, like many dogs he can be excited and whimper, but he’s quiet on the way back from the dog park. He loves his walks and dances around when the leash comes out.  He is easygoing, loves to cuddle and be on a lap and sleep close in bed. He is quiet outside in the fenced backyard with good recall. No bolting.

So Slinky is a cuddler and easygoing, with no aggression and he can be picked up with no problem. With other dogs he is fine, not possessive or competitive. At feeding time, he only gets his bowl when he is quiet. He is nice meeting new dogs and good with strange humans too!

Overall, he is just a perfect boy, but Slinky needs his daily exercise, two walks or runs. Going off-leash in a park or jogging with you would be ideal, or several long walks and play sessions a day. He would likely love agility classes. We aren’t sure yet about how he is off-leash, but it would be great to see him tear around daily in a dog park or safe area. A beep collar (electric collar that has the beep and vibration function) might work well if his recall is not good in a big safe area like a dog park, but his foster Mom suspects he would stay around off leash in a safe area.

Does dear little Slinky sound like a good match for you and your situation? He would like to find his forever home soon and start bonding with his new Mommy or Daddy! The first step is to fill out the application and you will be contacted. —- 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 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