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Small  |  Male

Toronto, ON

To adopt this dog or any other dog with Rat Terrier Rescue Canada, please go to: Rat Terrier Rescue Canada Adoption Application

My name is Nokieo. I am a 7-8 lbs male Chihuahua mix...They say I might have some Rat Terrier too

After living 12 wonderful years with my family, my owner suddenly got very sick and could no longer care for me. I was brought to the animal shelter where some kind people rescued me. I went through so many changes and felt quite overwhelmed. I left Kentucky, USA, and journeyed all the way to Toronto, Canada. I am now safe in my foster home awaiting a new family. Don't let my years fool you; I certainly don't act my age. I am a puppy at heart!
My foster parents found out that I am truly a people dog...I will bond with you in no time, especially if you play with me and bring me along on walks around the neighbourhood. I won't just wait for you to play with me; I'll bring you a toy and invite you to join me in a game of tug of war... Squeaky toys are my favs! I also love plenty of snuggles and some quality napping on your lap. One of the most endearing qualities about me is how I show my enthusiasm; my little cropped tail just wags and wags until my whole bum wags along!
I am house trained; I have no issues with going outside to do my business. I do not need to be crated either but feel very comfortable being in one when traveling in the car. I never had the chance to learn basic commands but my foster parents think that I am doing so well at learning with praises and treats. After just a few days, I have already started to learn how to sit. Yes, you can teach old dogs new tricks; I am proof of it!

My foster parents think I was probably the only dog in my previous home so, at this point, I don't really interact with other dogs in the house. I tolerate them but keep a little distance. Once I feel more comfortable, I might end up playing with them too...but only time will tell. I do like the fact that my foster parents have smaller dogs who also understand that I need space.

With all the changes I experienced, I get worried when my foster parents go away, but with routines, I am starting to feel secure again. BTW, I will be the best guard dog ever! If I hear a sound or see something outside the door, I will let you know right away. Since I am a really enthusiastic, my foster parents are teaching me when it is important to let them know...and when it’s not.

I have not been around children yet, so I honestly don't know how I would react to them.
I do get upset at times if my foster parents or the vet make me do things I am uncomfortable with. I'll let them know with a snarl/snap. So for now, I prefer wearing a muzzle when being handled in strange ways. Also, please don't give me really special food treats (bones) because I am not used to them and want to keep them all to myself.

I am truly a special dog who has so much love to give; I will be both your lap dog and play mate, bundled in one mature furry tail wagging machine! Rat Terrier Rescue Canada Adoption FeesPuppy* (under 1 year).................$425.00*Adult (1 -9 years)........................$375.00Senior (ten years and up)........... $300.00The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, excluding *puppies which may or may not be spayed/neutered. The adoption fee also includes, at a minimum, vaccinations, de-worming, I.D. tag and microchip insertion. We gratefully accept any amount above the adoption fee as a donation used to support our mission to save as many dogs as possible. Registered Canadian Charity #80288 7620 RR0001 To adopt this dog go to: goto: see more pictures: goto:

Rat Terrier Rescue Canada is a non-profit organization with a network of fosterhomes throughout Canada. Our adoption fee is $350 for adults, and $400 for puppies. Dogs 11 years and older the adoption fee is $300. All of our rescued dogs are spayed/neutered, heartworm tested, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. Interested in Adopting? Please fill out an adoption application on our website: Rat Terrier Rescue Canada Adoption Application
Or Better yet why not become a volunteer with Rat Terrier Rescue. Canada If interested please go to: Volunteering with Rat Terrier Rescue Canada

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2 years ago

Great website for rescue dogs.

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