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Adoption Fee $400 plus tax
Name: Shakespeare
Rescue ID: 19731
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Species: Dog
Breed: Poodle (Miniature)
Sex: Male (neutered)
Current Size: 13.4 Pounds
General Potential Size: Small
Current Age: 8 Years 8 Months (best estimate)
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Only
Good with Dogs: Yes

*I require another dog in my forever home*

Shakespeare AKA Toby came from a “puppy mill” and was pretty messed up emotionally when he came into rescue. He is doing much better now.. allows his foster to pick him up now and hold him without trembling in fear. He gets along great with the resident dogs and they are teaching him how to be a normal dog and he is now engaging in play with them. He is fine with cats. 

He needs a loving, patient home who will help him get even better. He will need another confident dog in the home to help him learn. Small, energetic children in the family would NOT be a good home for him… either adults or older kids who will have patience and understanding. 

He recently had 13 teeth pulled and only has 3 left in his mouth but he still loves to eat! I soak his dry food in water to soften and add wet food to give more flavor.. he loves it. 

He still has a few issues to work on.. not aggressive at all, but doesn’t come when called and startles easily. He should be in a home with other dogs to help him learn how to be a confident dog. If you are interested in providing a loving caring home for him.









*The pet you are viewing is a rescued pet which is most often from an animal control facility and does not come with a pedigree. The breed(s) listed are our best guess and are in no way guaranteed. Sometimes the pets appear to be a particular breed(s) in the pictures we receive from our rescue partners and when they arrive we are surprised to see an entirely different breed(s) in person!  If you choose to DNA test your adopted pet, test results may vary from company to company and our breed guess may not be reflected in those results as it is just that, our best guess. It is with deep longing that we wish there was a breed called "cute" as we believe all of our dogs would fall under this new breed classification!

Completion of an Adoption Application via our website is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is the first step in our adoption process. 

*Animals who are not fully vaccinated and altered are not eligible for long distance adoption.

When you adopt a pet from Midwest Animal Rescue and Services, your adoption fee covers: Microchip and registration, Core Vaccines including Rabies, Distemper and bordetella, age appropriate heartworm testing or FeLV-FIV testing, sterilization, heartworm/flea-tick prevention and deworming while in foster care. 

Adoption fees are non-negotiable and can be paid by cashier's check, money order or credit card. We do not accept personal checks or cash.

Any issues that arise after adoption are the full responsibility of the adopter after the finalization of adoption. Adoption fees are only part of the expense of owning a pet, so we ask you to consider the costs for the life of the pet before adoption. We recommend pet insurance.




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