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Adoption Fee $275
Name: Guido
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Species: Dog
Breed: Rat Terrier / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat)
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Sex: Male (neutered)
Current Size: 26 Pounds
General Potential Size: Small
Current Age: 11 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
Activity Level: Moderately Active
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Only
Good with Cats: Yes
Good with Kids: No
Housetrained: Yes

Guido is an 11ish year old rat terrier doxie mix (we think). Who loves napping in the sun or near a fireplace, especially if the nap involves a few scratches! He was in his previous home for almost 10 years but is under too much stress living with small children.

Guido has a few fear-based issues with kids and certain dogs. Guido can be aggressive towards other dogs but doesnt bother them while on walks. If the dog leaves him alone, he won’t provoke the dog. Does fine with cats but is a little curious. He’s fearful of kids and sometimes strangers.  After he warms up to adults, he’s very loving. He has a loud bark initially but calms down after house visitors ignore him for awhile and toss him a few treats. Visitors usually need a heads up before they enter the house to just ignore him for a few minutes. 
He enjoys sleeping most of the day and moving around the house where the sun shines brightest. He pulls on the leash but is only 24ish lbs. At his age, around 11, he now only enjoys short walks. He is fully potty trained. He loves sleeping on a warm lap and burrowing under covers. Although he has some fear-based issues, he really has a lot of love to give! He just needs a quiet home without kids.

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*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.

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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Currently we do not know if Guido will be able to attend the event, Puppy Yoga! on Saturday, December 17th, 2022.

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