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Breed: Pekingese

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Size: Small
Description: Claudine is a 4 year old 19lbs Pekinese. She originally came into SDR from a backyard breeding situation, no doubt after having litter after litter of babies.. When the breeder no longer had any use for her she was dumped, unfortunately this is how it works with breeders. Claudine has spent her entire life living in an isolated environment in a backyard. Living in a home is new to her and so is human companionship. Everything she is experiencing right now is frightening, from the new people, to the four walls around her, to the scary trip to the vet. Throughout all of this, Claudine has never given so much as growl.

What she needs right now is someone who will love and protect her, and above all else, will have reasonable expectations of what she can give back in return, at least in this point in her life. As she becomes more comfortable and gets used to the routine, you will see more of her personality, but you will have to give her time. Claudine is looking for the exceptional person who can look beyond her skittish ways and give her time to adjust to life with humans. We have seen dogs like Claudine come around and live happy lives and Claudine is already on her way. If you want to be part of this rewarding experience, all you need is patience and understanding.

Because dogs teach each other more than we ever can, Claudine will need to be placed in a home that already has a resident dog so they can show her it's going to be ok.

Claudine is spayed and up to date with necessary shots. She is heartworm and intestinal parasite free. Claudine is microchipped and her adoption fee is $330.

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