Ozzy – wants to dance on his hind legs for you and give you lots of kisses!


 likes to stand on his hind legs!  –  loves to give kisses  –  talky  –  curious   –   follows you like a shadow  –   9 years and 19 pounds   –  energetic  –  loves games and walks   –    smart 

Ozzy is 9 and 19 pounds, with lots of energy, is strong and active, shiny coat. Housebroken, makes friends with other dogs after settling down. Not sure about cats, fine with only older children as he’s strong and boisterous sometimes. Loves his walks and interactive games like tug toys, fetching a ball, etc. His foster Mom says “He is very relaxed meeting new people and warms up to them quickly. Everyone who meets him says he’s a lovely little dog. Smart and has learned basic commands and also other commands. Good to walk on retractable leash (26 feet).  I keep his leash short until we get to the open green areas, then it let him walk along and smell everything. He looks so happy high-stepping through the tall grass, and responds immediately when I let him know we’re going left or right.   Ozzy would do well in a busy household – maybe 2 or more people.  He’s intelligent, curious, energetic and needs a lot of physical and mental stimulation.  An assertive, experienced owner would be best for this guy.  He cannot be left for extended periods as he gets scared and will hurt himself in his crate. Little Ozzy was with his owner for his whole life as far as I know and has found it hard but after a couple of months he is really a changed dog – he was happier, more affectionate, sillier, what a great little guy.  I feel reassured that he will bond with his human(s) in his forever home and I think it will happen fast. Ozzy has some endearing habits – he stands up on his back legs a lot – especially when I get his dinner ready or I’ve been a way for a few hours  – he does a few twirls like a circus dog. On a walk he’s perfectly calm around bicycles, skate boards, baby strollers, cars. He’s curious, and will stand up like a meerkat if he sees something interesting, but never looks scared of anything. He’s got the typical Minpin traits – he’s a snuggle-bug a lot of the time and happy to curl up under the blanket on the sofa, gives lots of kisses – he’s a little shadow and follows you around the house and finds everything you do fascinating…he is also spunky, independent and headstrong…he’s very playful but doesn’t always know his own strength. (he’s very muscular). When I ask “Do you want to go for a walk?”  he’ll run up to me, stand up on his rear legs, plant his front paws on me and bounce off, then run to the door.  Kind of like a doggy “high-five”. He will make a wonderful little active buddy for some lucky family. ——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