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Breed: Poodle

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Size: Small
Description: Ty (Mini) is a 6 year old purebred toy poodle. He is a puppy mill survivor who is discovering how big the world is. Ty is a very sweet dog, who is slowly getting used to the fact that not all humans hurt dogs. While it took a good few weeks for Ty to get used to his new surroundings, he has made tremendous progress at his foster home.

Ty is not the lapdog type; he prefers to hang out with the other dogs in the house. In fact; he’s currently best buds with his foster family's 90 pound lab. He even snuggles up next to him in bed rather than sleep in his own bed.

He loves pets, once he gets used to you, slow movements and a soft voice is key. He does not like to be picked up, hands “reaching and grabbing” scare him. If you try and pick him up, he usually rolls up in a ball and makes like he's "invisible".

He does spook easily, he’ll bark if he hears something that frightens him, wants some attention or is hungry. When he first arrived he would bark in the middle of the night, which got frustrating but now he seems to sleep through the nights. I’m guessing it just took him a while to feel secure.

He is not a crate dog, who can blame him; he spent his entire life in a small cage. The family that adopts Ty will have to feel comfortable letting him roam the house or at least a kitchen area. He loves going for rides in the car with his booster seat. He has recently learned to play ball and chew on treats (even though he only has 2 teeth)

Things We’re Learning

Because he's had little socialization we are working on including walking on a leash and potty training. I’m able to let him out multiple times thought-out the day, so accidents are infrequent however at night time I do put him in a belly band because once night hits he refuses to go outside, even when a porch light is on. He also will not go outside if it is raining, days like that it’s best if he wears the belly band.

A Good Family Fit

He will be best with a family that doesn't have small children, he is only about 7 lbs. and fragile, sometimes that can be hard for little ones to understand. He will require a lot of TLC, patience and soft voices while continuing to learn about this new world. There must be another dog in the household. Ty has never been without other dogs. Our lab has been VERY helpful is helping to show him the ropes. It would also be best if the family had a fenced yard, unlike other mill survivors Ty is adventurous; he likes to be able to wander around the yard.

Adopt Ty

Ty is neutered, up to date on shots, has had a dental, has had a fecal, is on flea and tick prevention, heart worm negative, and micro-chipped. He also has one month sponsored for health insurance upon adoption. His adoption fee is $325.

You must fill out an adoption application before you are allowed to meet the animal. Please complete the adoption application located on our website.

Small Dog Rescue of MN does not negotiate the adoption fee on our dogs and we must charge sales tax on all adoption fees in order to comply with Minnesota state law. Please note that SDR is philisophically opposed to the idea of buying and selling animals, and we support any future legislation that would remove sales tax from adoption fees. Until then, however, we must charge it.

We are offering a microchip placement for your resident dog for small donation to our rescue

Please note that we do not have a shelter, and all dogs are in foster homes. Since we strive to provide the best possible care for our animals, sometimes we cannot answer emails promptly. Please allow 48 hours for us to respond to you.

You must be 18 years of age to make an adoption request