- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Brindle
Hi … my name is Desiree (I answer to Desi, too) and here are some things you need to know about me:
Desi is adorable and even though she’s a little cautious when meeting new people, she warms up quickly. She came to AAMR originally from an owner who was sad to give her up. According to that person, her mother is a Boston Terrier and Dad is a Chihuahua. That explains the beautiful brindle coat, the adorable little underbite, the bouncy energy, and the ‘smarts.’ Even as an adult dog, taking Desi to an obedience class will be great for her and a wonderful bonding exercise with a new family.
Desiree was adopted from AAMR several years ago, but came back after her Mom passed away and her Dad was no longer able to take care of her. Desiree was definitely a ‘Mama’s girl’ and when her Mom was sick, she stayed in the bed with her, leaving her only to go outside to potty and to get her breakfast and dinner! She is a great little companion, and she will definitely brighten her new family’s days!! She has lived her life with adults only, but we think she will be ok with older children who will treat her with respect.
If you think Desiree might be the perfect pup for you, please go to www.allamericanmuttrescue.org/forms and complete your adoption application online.
Approximate age/birthdate: born July 22, 2014
Weight/size: ~ 12 pounds
Crate trained: YES
Personality: happy, friendly (after she trusts you), playful
Energy level: medium … sometimes she still thinks she is a puppy
Fenced yard required?: Definitely preferred. She loves to get outside in the fenced yard at her foster home and explore. She enjoys running around with her friends and sometimes she enjoys sunbathing! She is still a spunky little girl who can move pretty fast. She should never be outside a fenced area without being on a leash and harness.
Does he/she jump fences? NO
Leash walk: YES
Obedience training: NO but she is very smart and she listens pretty well. Always remember that she is a ‘terrier’ and they are all born with a big stubborn streak!
Riding in vehicles: RIDES OK … gets a little stressed at first and may drool
Up-to-date on routine vaccinations: YES
Social with other dogs: YES. She did live for a few years in a home with several larger dogs, and she enjoyed that they let her be bossy. She will still try to be yappy with larger dogs, so she may be better in a home with other smaller dogs.
Social with cats: She would have great fun chasing cats, although she would probably not try to harm them unless they hurt her first.
Good with children: Will probably be OK with older, respectful children. She likes to play but does not like anyone running at her and grabbing her. She may be overwhelmed and/or over-excited by a lot of noise and activity with younger children.
Adoption donation: $100
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits. You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references. Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process. We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if Desi picks you too.
If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.