Dino's Web Page
I would love you more than you can imagine.
Please adopt me!
Find our applications at www.midwestanimalrescue.org
Adoption Fee $350 plus tax
Rescue ID: 20667
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Breed: Basenji / Mixed (short coat)Learn more about the Basenji.
Sex: Male (neutered)
Current Size: 38 Pounds
General Potential Size: Medium
Current Age: 2 Years 9 Months (best estimate)
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
Dino was an owner surrender and appears to have been very loved in his past life. His foster family adores him, & thinks he is a sweet, playful, active-couch potato (meaning he transitions easily from PLAY time to layzzzzee time). Dino loves MOST people, but can be choosey: we have no clue how he'll be with kids.
He currently lives with Adults, 2 big dogs & 2 cats. He is awesome with the dogs, great around the confident cat, & overly interested in our insecure cat (he responds well to correction/advocating for the shy kitty). He has free range, including overnight; without issue..
He crates when home alone (up to 9 hours at most), & does fine. NOTE: He initially cried & whined & will need a transition time to allow him to get comfortable being left alone (a home with shared walls will require understanding to give him about a week to acclimate....he will NOT do well with a sporadic/unpredictable crating regimen in a home with shared walls).
Dino has started phase one of his curative heartworm therapy & is doing well. His foster family has helped LOTS of heartworm dogs & so far, they've all been cured.
Dino loves stuffed toys, learning the concept of fetch & basic commands.He was in a shelter for EIGHT MONTHS & is newly potty trained & doing EXCELLENT !!! He walks well on a leash. He currently has a big yard to go potty in, so if he is expected to potty on walks, he'll need time to acclimate.
* I did test positive for heartworm and will be receiving treatment provided by MARS to live a long healthy life.
*A dog with Heartworms is not directly contagious to other animals. Heartworms are transmitted by an infected mosquito.
*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 www.midwestanimalrescue.org 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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