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Breed: Terrier

Age: Young
Sex: Male
Size: Small
Description: Aardwolf is under 1 year old and weighs 18 pounds but should grow to be about 20-25 pounds. He is a sweet boy pulled from a high kill dog pound in the nick of time. He is great with cats and other dogs. The ideal dog for someone who is looking for a pup to train - he needs to learn just about everything, but he is very eager to please! He is learning house training quickly in his foster home, but his adoptive family will need to be willing to continue with it in their home. He's neutered, up to date on shots, micro-chipped, heart worm tested, and de-wormed. His adoption fee is $225 dollars.

Foster mom says:

"We are still getting to know Aardy and how he tends to act and react in his new foster home. He is a terrier mix and is about 18” tall at the shoulder. So far, he seems to have some separation anxiety issues. We are working on having him be comfortable with being outside by himself for short periods of time. He will do just about anything to get back into the house. He did show some signs of aggression when let outside and was not allowed to immediately come back into the house, but we will continue to work on this. He is not housebroken, but appears to be making progress, by not having accidents when he is confined to a small portion of the house. He does not seem to be a barker or chewer and has paid no attention to my cats. He did display some aggression toward one of my resident dogs, which may be attributed to possessiveness and anxiety over “his” human. He appears to want to please, but can become defensive if confused or doesn’t agree about what is expected. We will continue to monitor and work on these behaviors and realize that he has probably been through a lot in the past week or so."

Small Dog Rescue of MN does not negotiate the adoption fee on our dogs. YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE TO MAKE AN ADOPTION REQUEST.

You MUST FILL out an ADOPTION application BEFORE you are allowed to meet the animal per determination of SDR. OR HAVE IT FILLED OUT IF MEETING DOG AT AND ADOPTION EVENT>We are offering a microchip placement for your resident dog for small donation to our rescue. Please e-mail us at: smalldogsmn@gmail.com

Please note that we do NOT have a shelter and ALL animals are in FOSTER homes. Since we strive to provide the best possible care for our animals sometimes we cannot answer emails very promptly. IT CAN TAKE 48 HOURS TO A WEEK FOR US TO EVALUATE APPLICATIONS AND THEN WE WILL CONTACT YOU.

We usually do not go to any adoption days at any pet store UNLESS listed in individual dog's bio.

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If you have questions or concerns you can call foster Mom AFTER you have received confirmation that your application was approved.

PlEASE do not call before 9AM or after 10PM as we all work different schedules. ALWAYS put your name, email address, and telephone number on any corespondence with our group. as occasionally