Argo *Deaf* D151128 - Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN

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Organization Name: Secondhand Hounds
Location: Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
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Argo *Deaf* D151128

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 05/07/2016
Location: Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Likes to Vocalize Some
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Energy Level High
Activity Level Highly Active
Exercise Needs High
Fence Required Any Type
Obedience Training Needs Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Affectionate
  • Intelligent
  • Goofy
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Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (medium coat). Name: Argo *Deaf* Age: 3 years Gender: Male Breed: Australian Cattledog Weight: 36 lbs Dog friendly: No Cat friendly: No Kid friendly: Older, considerate, kids with dog experience only House trained: Yes Crate trained: Yes Energy level: High History: Local surrender Adoption Fee: $250 From the Foster: ARGO - My best guess is that he was named after the movie ARGO which was about a rescue mission. Argo was rescued from the a humane society but his adopters didn’t know he was deaf and decided they were not the right people to meet his needs. I’m not sure where Argo was before that but it seems obvious he had love as well as some bumps in the road. I didn’t think I was up to the deaf dog challenge either...until Argo won me over with his charm and I did a little research. Deaf dog training is really simple and there are lots of resources available to help you. One of my favorites is Deaf Dogs Rock . The important thing is for everyone in the house to be consistent with clear signals. Argo has been working with a trainer and knows basic commands and a few tricks. He loves to learn and you could have lots of fun teaching him new moves. His foster mom will share his hand signals and the trainer may be available depending on your location. We ran into a young boy out on the trail recently who turned to his folks and said “now that’s a good looking dog!!!”. It’s unfortunate Argo is not listed as “kid friendly” because Argo loves kids. He will wiggle right up to them looking for pets and treats. Argo has some OCD behaviors including shadow chasing and tail spinning. Some kids would think that’s funny and encourage the behavior, or even worse tease him with laser pointers or flashlights. A mature child could help Argo redirect his compulsive behavior by throwing his ball and taking him for a walk. Argo loves to play fetch and will always bring the ball back and drop it at your feet. If it rolls away he will pick it up and bring back to you. Exercise and mental stimulation are really important for Argo. Boredom and over crating would not be good. Argo has some fear aggression with mostly larger dogs. An experienced handler should be able to help him work on that but at this time dog parks and doggie day care would not be recommended. He seems to like smaller dogs but would need slow introductions and close observation. Argo will try to herd kitties but does not show other cattle dog tendencies like nipping. Deaf dogs do best with a fenced yard and secure gates since they do not have recall. Argo does not like to be left on a tie out, he likes to be with his people. Argo usually sleeps on the ottoman at the foot of the bed and snuggles up for belly rubs in the morning. Sometimes he chooses to sleep in his crate with the door open. His crate is right next to my shoe racks and he has not shown any interest in them. Good boy Argo (thumbs up in doggie sign)! Argo would thrive in an active environment that understands his need for exercise and mental engagement. He would do well in a home that offers lots of structure and use of positive training methods. Argo is very sensitive and may have been punished for his compulsive behaviors and lack of understanding his deafness. He is a happy sweet boy who really wants to please. Gain his trust and you will be rewarded with an amazing companion. All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY! Click Here to Begin Application Search for more adoptable pets on our website at www.secondhandhounds.org

A.K.A. : A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
Overview: A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed. In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
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Country of Origin: Unknown

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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN

      Snowie *Deaf...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Eden Prairie, MN
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Name: Snowie Date of Birth: Approx. 02/25/2013 Gender: Female Breed: Pitty x Weight: 36 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes Kid friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Crate trained: Yes Energy level: Moderate History: Pulled from a high kill shelter Adoption Fee: $250 From the Foster: Snowie is a goofy, sweet, & playful pup whose compact size holds a ton of personality! She is as happy running around the yard as she is chasing her own tail in the living room, or cuddling on the couch. She is super inquisitive & likes to meet everyone she sees when out for walks in the neighborhood. She's spunky, adorable, & can't hear a darn thing. While she doesn't seem to mind one bit, there are a few things for her forever family to keep in mind. Some are super convenient, like how she sleeps through EVERYTHING! Fireworks, other barking dogs, sirens, mail carriers, nothing. Since she isn't disturbed by noise, whether you are trying to sneak a snack from the kitchen without canine company, play video games at unhealthy volumes, or just want to sing off key to your favorite tunes without criticism, this girl is a fantastically tolerant friend (these examples & more have been thoroughly foster tested & approved). This lovely little lady is smart & observant so with hand signals & consistency she can learn just about anything a dog with good hearing can learn. She may not come when called but she knows that if someone waves at her, she should run over for some pets & since she adores attention, it's pretty easy to get hers! Fill out an Application to adopt this special lady & set up a time to meet her. We know you will fall in love instantly :) All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY! Click Here to Begin Appl icatio n If you live in MN, WI, IA, SD, ND, or IL and would like to meet/adopt this animal or anyone else, then please fill out an adoption application at http://secondhandhounds.org/adoption-information/ and the foster(s) will be in touch! Keep in mind that there may be multiple applicants applying for the same animal(s). You only need to complete 1 application for multiple animals that you're interested in. Note - We change an animal's listing to say "PENDING ADOPTION" when they already had a meet and greet with a family who plans to adopt that animal. We put "NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS" on a listing when an animal has multiple applications in and the foster has asked to stop accepting any more while they review the applications they've already received. Thanks for your interest in Secondhand Hounds!!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN

      Lucy D151615...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Eden Prairie, MN
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Name: Lucy Date of Birth: Approx. 7/4/14 Gender: Female Breed: Pitty Weight: 50 Dog friendly: Yes with proper intros, best with males Cat friendly: No Kid friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Crate trained: Yes Energy level: Moderate History: Local Surrender Adoption Fee: $250 From the Foster: My name is Lucy, but I go by many nicknames: Lucy Lu,Lu-Lu, Little Bug, and Bug. I'm spunky, fun, ready to play, and a little mischievous. Definitely have a sense of humor. Running fits and hiding under the bed are my specialties. LOVE, love, love to play fetch and tug-o-war. I have mad skills like doing my business outside, chilin' in my crate and when I'm served food (as long as you tell me to wait,) sitting, and speaking. I'm in the middle of learning to shake and lay down. I'm cool walking with a gentle lead and am working on just a regular leash. I am great with people and kids, although I've been around infants and have done ok. My roomies are an 11-year-old dude and a 17-years-old chick and their ma and pa. I don't get along with cats. The other female dog that lives here doesn't get a long with me- but I would be great with a dominant, patient male dog. Of course I would have to get to know him before I would move in. I love to nuzzle my head against my owner's chest for snuggles. I'm a great toe warmer too. I AM a sweet, sweet girl- or that's what I'm told :) One of my best features- besides being the coolest, are my ears. I've been told I look like Stictch from Lilo and Stitch. I am UTD and spayed. Can't wait to meet you! All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY! Click Here to Begin Appl icatio n If you live in MN, WI, IA, SD, ND, or IL and would like to meet/adopt this animal or anyone else, then please fill out an adoption application at http://secondhandhounds.org/adoption-information/ and the foster(s) will be in touch! Keep in mind that there may be multiple applicants applying for the same animal(s). You only need to complete 1 application for multiple animals that you're interested in. Note - We change an animal's listing to say "PENDING ADOPTION" when they already had a meet and greet with a family who plans to adopt that animal. We put "NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS" on a listing when an animal has multiple applications in and the foster has asked to stop accepting any more while they review the applications they've already received. Thanks for your interest in Secondhand Hounds!!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN

      Trouble D160...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Eden Prairie, MN
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Name: Trouble Date of Birth: Approx. 06/12/2014 Gender: Male Breed: Pitty Weight: 46 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes Kid friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Crate trained: Yes Energy level: Moderate History: Pulled from a shelter Adoption Fee: $300 From the Foster: Trouble wants to please his humans and is very person orientated. He takes treats very gently and has never met a person he does not love! Trouble also has a love for jumping in the shower or chasing the hose as you spray water - its actually quite endearing. He also loves going for walks and might pull a bit at first, but once you get into a rhythm (and start going on walks consistently), he settles right in. Trouble also LOVES to play fetch. He will actually bring the ball back to you!! He will drop it on the ground in front of you and sit and wait for you to throw it. He loves when you loft it and he can catch it on the first or second bounce. He is patient and will still bring it back while you learn ;) Trouble does sometimes love his humans too much and wants to protect them from other animals. He does this by positioning himself between himself and what he thinks is going to take you away from him (usually this happens most with other dogs). He will just try to keep them away from you. This will diminish over time, but its something to note if you have another dog in the home. He's lived with other dogs and absolutely loves them, and after a few days and being consistent with not letting him guard you, he will stop. He also does well with my cat. I think he would chase a cat if they were fearful and running away, but only to play, not to hurt them. He is completely house trained, but might mark sometimes if it’s a new area. This too wont last but it might be something that happens in a new home initially! If you think Trouble would be a good fit, I hope to hear from you! All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY! Click Here to Begin Appl icatio n If you live in MN, WI, IA, SD, ND, or IL and would like to meet/adopt this animal or anyone else, then please fill out an adoption application at http://secondhandhounds.org/adoption-information/ and the foster(s) will be in touch! Keep in mind that there may be multiple applicants applying for the same animal(s). You only need to complete 1 application for multiple animals that you're interested in. Note - We change an animal's listing to say "PENDING ADOPTION" when they already had a meet and greet with a family who plans to adopt that animal. We put "NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS" on a listing when an animal has multiple applications in and the foster has asked to stop accepting any more while they review the applications they've already received. Thanks for your interest in Secondhand Hounds!!
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN

      Ranger *Blin...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Eden Prairie, MN
      Posted Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (medium coat). Name: Ranger *Blind* Age: Approximate DOB 4/27/10 Gender: Male Breed: Heeler Weight: 54 pounds Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes with dog savy cats Kid friendly: Yes - Older kids please! House trained: Yes Crate trained: Doesn't need to be Energy level: Low/Average History: Owner Surrender after death Adoption Fee: $250 From the Foster: Ranger is blind but that doesn’t stop him. He learns your house and yard pretty quickly and then nothing stops him. Well…he isn’t fond of stairs. A few to go outside isn’t too bad. He loves to be brushed and combed. He will follow you around the house…especially the kitchen. He would gladly clean up any treats you drop for him. Ranger is 100% house trained with no accidents, and does well left loose in the house, even if you’re gone during the day. Ranger likes to hang out and sleep on his dog bed or on the floor. He really likes being in front of the fire. He would do best with a fenced yard not because he is a runner, but because he needs to be able to learn his territory safely. What he needs the most is a forever home to live out his golden years. One that understands that he needs to familiarize himself with new things, and that understands that while he is a very smart, loving dog, his days of going for long walks and going new places are behind him. He is, however, ready to welcome you home every evening, and help you watch movies, and relax in the backyard, and cook, and anything else you love to do at home if you are ready to give him the chance. All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. If you would like to meet/adopt this animal or anyone else, then please fill out an adoption application at http://secondhandhounds.org/adoption-information/ and the foster(s) will be in touch! Keep in mind that there may be multiple applicants applying for the same animal(s). You only need to complete 1 application for multiple animals that you're interested in. Note - We change an animal's listing to say "PENDING ADOPTION" when they already had a meet and greet with a family who plans to adopt that animal. We put "NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS" on a listing when an animal has multiple applications in and the foster has asked to stop accepting any more while they review the applications they've already received. If you would like to be a foster for Secondhand Hounds, then please fill out a foster application, http://secondhandhounds.org/fostervolunteer-information/fostering-101/ You can choose the type of animal you'd like to foster and we will supply everything you need (food, collar, bowls, crate, etc.) while the animal is in your care. Thanks for your interest in Secondhand Hounds!
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN

      Atticus D150...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Eden Prairie, MN
      Posted Breed: Miniature Schnauzer / Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Name: Atticus Age: 4 years Gender: Male Breed: Miniature Schnauzer / Terrier Weight: 14 lbs Dog friendly: Depends (see below) Cat friendly: Depends (see below) Kid friendly: TBD House trained: Yes Crate trained: No - does not like his crate. Energy level: Moderate History: From a shelter in Oklahoma Adoption Fee: $300 From the Foster: Hello! My name is Atticus! I have been in the rescue for a long time, but don't let that deter you - I am a fun-loving little guy who cannot wait to find a forever family. My biggest challenge is that I would LOVE a stay at home parent. I have been used to having my foster dad around all day, and it suits me very well. I like playing with other dogs, and cuddling with me foster brother, too! I met a Great Dane the other day and thought she was the best! I have met kitties I am good with, but should only be with dog savvy kitty friends. I have never met a person I did not adore! I am goofy and let my foster mom dress me up in clothes and hats. I know sit and down and am very smart. I do bark when I am excited or anxious, so apartments would not be the best fit for me. Hopefully after reading all about me, you are still interested, and will fill out an application. I can't wait to be with my forever family! I promise I will be a good boy. All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY! Click Here to Begin Application Search for more adoptable pets on our website at www.secondhandhounds.org
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    • Pug-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN

      Brooke D1511...

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      Breed: Pug-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Eden Prairie, MN
      Posted Breed: Pug / Spaniel / Mixed (short coat). Name: Brooke Age: 2 years Gender: Female Breed: Pug / Spaniel Weight: 21 lbs Dog friendly: Yes, would do best with another friendly, playful dog! Cat friendly: No Kid friendly: No House trained: No Crate trained: Yes Energy level: Moderate - High History: From a shelter in Kentucky Adoption Fee: $300 From the Foster: Brooke is a very sweet little mystery mutt! She almost looks like a pug got together with a black lab ;) Brooke is a shy girl. She doesn't meet people or dogs with open arms, but give her some time and she loves other dogs! Wrestling with the resident Corgi is one of her all-time favorite activities. She is very fearful with new people, and will give a growl warning and lots of barking telling them them to back off. Brooke loves HER people, and while she is a fantastic little snuggler who adores foster mom and dad, she would not do well in a house with new people coming and going without further training. She does better with women than men. Brooke is still working on her house training and general manners but she's improved a whole lot! She would benefit greatly from continued socialization with people and dogs. She is a graduate of Basic Training at Twin Cities Obedience Training Club. She knows sit, touch, down, shake, and "relax" on her mat. She is a very fast learner, loves treat rewards, and LOVES going to school! She is also a graduate of Fetch Dog Training's class Wallflowers, for shy and fearful dogs. She still has a long way to go being comfortable with strangers, but she is making progress. Brooke loves toys, chewing on bones, and all sorts of fun things! She is crate trained and being crated when left alone is important so that she doesn't get into any trouble. She is very food and toy motivated so with lots of positive reinforcement she is a quick learner! She is very agile, and can leap from couch to chair and back with ease... got a coffee table? She might hop on that as a pit stop along the way! Brooke is very alert to all goings-on outside of the home and is a very vocal dog. She will alert to strangers and other dogs outside the fence or window. She would not do well in a living situation with shared walls. If you're looking for a young dog who is ready to learn and you are patient with love to give, Brooke is ready to grow with you and learn how to be the best little girl she can be! Experienced adopters only please!!!! If you are interested in meeting her please fill out an application today! All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY! Click Here to Begin Application Search for more adoptable pets on our website at www.secondhandhounds.org
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    • Bullboxer Pit Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN

      Honeydew D16...

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      Breed: Bullboxer Pit
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Eden Prairie, MN
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Boxer / Mixed (short coat). Name: Honeydew Date of Birth: Approx. 01/28/2012 Gender: Female Breed: Pitty / Boxer Weight: 60 Dog friendly: Yes w/ proper introductions Cat friendly: TBD Kid friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Crate trained: Doesn't need to be Energy level: Moderate History: Pulled from a local shelter Adoption Fee: $300 From the Foster: Honeydew came into rescue in very bad condition. She was a local stray, female, not spayed with a life threatening Infection in her uterus. If she did not have surgery the day that she did, she may not have made it. That incident was five weeks ago. Since then, Honeydew, has healed nicely and has fully recovered from surgery.She has shown much resilience in her new circumstances. Has accepted her new home and relishes the love and hugs, warmth and security that she acknowledges with kisses and plenty of tail wags. She came to rescue knowing basic commands...sit, stay, come, and she even gives paw shakes. She is completely house trained and gets vocal when she needs to go out. I don't kennel her but she is secured when I have to run errands. At night she sleeps in our bedroom on her big bed. She doesn't move once everyone is settled. Honeydew is getting along with the smaller pups that I foster, but she really needs a larger housemate that has a like play style. Her play style is definitely boxer...uses her front legs...and is very vocal. She weighs 50 pounds and I think a male would work better for her. Definitely a home with older kids, a fenced yard and plenty of activity. She is not hyper and she does love her naps, but she loves to investigate, is nosy and likes to be outside. Honeydew does have one more surgery to remove a mammary tumor which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2nd . This is not unusual for an over bred female. this surgery is not very invasive, so recovery time should only be, possibly, 10 days. Cats are unknown. Honeydew will make an awesome addition to the right family. Please fill out an application if you are interested in meeting her. All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY! Click Here to Begin Appl icatio n If you live in MN, WI, IA, SD, ND, or IL and would like to meet/adopt this animal or anyone else, then please fill out an adoption application at http://secondhandhounds.org/adoption-information/ and the foster(s) will be in touch! Keep in mind that there may be multiple applicants applying for the same animal(s). You only need to complete 1 application for multiple animals that you're interested in. Note - We change an animal's listing to say "PENDING ADOPTION" when they already had a meet and greet with a family who plans to adopt that animal. We put "NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS" on a listing when an animal has multiple applications in and the foster has asked to stop accepting any more while they review the applications they've already received. Thanks for your interest in Secondhand Hounds!!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN

      Maggie (fka ...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Eden Prairie, MN
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Name: Cinnamon (Now goes by Maggie!) Age: Date of Birth: 08/29/2012 Gender: Female Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier mix Weight: 41 pounds Dog friendly: Selective, might be best as only dog. Cat friendly: No Kid friendly: Yes, 10+! House trained: Yes Crate trained: Yes Energy level: Medium History: Local dog from Minneapolis Animal Care & Control Adoption Fee: $200 From the Foster: Maggie is a total package type of dog. Completely house trained, knows what furniture she is and isn't allowed on, absolutely no accidents, can go a full workday left out at home, good on walks with minimal pulling, loves to play fetch and tug, has all her basic commands on lock, and is totally fine sleeping wherever you tell her too - but if it is in your bed she would be delighted. She is incredibly smart, almost too smart, and can learn just about anything you can figure out how to train her to do. If you watch the amazing video her previous foster made, you can see how she is the perfect summer adventure dog, and she makes a fantastic snuggler for those sit in front of the tv nights. And in the winter, she loves wearing sweaters to keep her nearly hairless belly warm from the snow. She lets you know when she wants to play by bringing her preferred toy to you and pestering you until you play with her. And when she wants to go outside or back inside, she will gently tap the door with her paw and if you don't hear her, a single bark. Maggie is quick to like new people, but once she opens up after a couple weeks and gets really comfortable with you, you might even get a few kisses along with a very wiggly dog whenever you come home. Now you might be asking, if Maggie is the whole package, why is she still up for adoption? Well Maggie has a couple of quirks that means that she needs a very special family to give her a perfect forever home. Maggie is dog reactive. She will lunge, bark, or growl on walks when she sees other dogs. She is decently strong, so make sure whoever is walking her is sturdy enough to do so. Training has been improving this, but at her best, Maggie will still need VERY slow introductions to new dogs, and may only get along with a very certain type of personality of dog. My best bet would be a chill male who isn't going to try to be the boss, but won't get steamrolled by Maggie's dominant type personality. Maggie is what I call an "alert dog." Meaning, she will excitedly bark or growl when she hears the doorbell, knocking, or a car door slamming, or when she can see people outside in or near her yard. She will also bark if she hears similar sounds from the tv or radio. Once that person comes inside, she is instantly all wiggles and just wants to sniff the new person and get pet. This means that she likely would not be a good dog for a home with shared walls, or your neighbors might be a bit annoyed by her version of telling you someone is coming to visit. Maggie has a very high prey drive, so she needs to not live with any kitties or other small critters. Even if the small critters stay in their cages, I'm afraid that if she has access to seeing them in there, she will try to force her way in. She will also try to run after squirrels and bunnies on walks, but we are working on that impulse control with training too. Lastly, Maggie needs to be in a home with no small children and no small children coming in the future. Small kids make Maggie nervous. This is likely due to unpredictable noises and movement, and kids not being able to read her reactions to things. Small kid visitors would be okay as long as someone is watching to make sure she doesn't get overwhelmed, and that she is given a safe space away from the excitement where she will be left alone to chill. If there are going to be children living in the home, 10 years and older would be best. Thank you for reading though this essay of a bio for Miss Maggles. Feel free to send in an application if you have any questions on Maggie, and good luck finding your new best friend! All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY! Click Here to Begin Application Search for more adoptable pets on our website at www.secondhandhounds.org
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    • Silky Terrier Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN

      Maddi D1610...

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      Breed: Silky Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Eden Prairie, MN
      Posted Breed: Silky Terrier / Dachshund (long coat). Name: Maddi Age: 9 years Gender: Female Breed: Silky Terrier / Dachshund mix Weight: 9 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown Kid friendly: TBD House trained: TBD Crate trained: Yes Energy level: Moderate History: From a shelter in Oklahoma Adoption Fee: $250 From the Foster: As we get to know Maddie, here are some updates: Maddie has lost all of her teeth except the front 2, so she eats soft food. She is a chowhound! She needs an open kennel all the time, since that is still where she feels the safest. She comes out of the kennel looking for us now, and loves to sit in a lap. Any lap. Any time. She is stubborn about doing her business outside, but is getting better. She doesn't mess in the house, except if she has been in her kennel a long time. She is still skittish, but is slowly learning to trust us. She does very well with the rest of the herd..I mean dogs. She only barks when you get home, she wants out of that kennel. She would do best, we think, with someone who is home with her most of the time, or could take her along. All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY! Click Here to Begin Application Search for more adoptable pets on our website at www.secondhandhounds.org
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    • Dachshund-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Eden Prairie, MN

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      Breed: Dachshund-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Eden Prairie, MN
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Mixed (short coat). Name: Gidget Age: 13 years Gender: Female Breed: Dachshund mix Weight: 21 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown Kid friendly: Older considerate children only House trained: Yes, has an occassional accident Crate trained: TBD Energy level: Moderate History: From a shelter in Oklahoma Adoption Fee: $150 From the Foster: Hi, my name is Gidget. I am 13 years old, but don't let my age fool you. I'm a very active, feisty girl. I love food, belly rubs, walks, treats, the dog park, cuddles, dinner time, naps, toys, and eating. Did I mention I love food? I'm part Dachshund and part Chihuahua - a Chi-weenie, they say. From the foster: You would never know Gidget was 13 - she acts like a much younger dog. She's full of energy and sass, and I've never met a dog who loves food more than her. She's such a sweetheart, loves going for walks or running around at the dog park and loves cuddles with her human. I don't think she's a great dog for small children; she can be a little nippy. Gidget also has eye problems that require eye drops three times/day. She's really used to getting them and doesn't fuss at all. All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY! Click Here to Begin Application Search for more adoptable pets on our website at www.secondhandhounds.org
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