Last Updated: November 4, 2023
Date of Arrival: February 11, 2023
Age: 5 yrs old (Born July 11, 2018)
Breed: Pomeranian/Bichon Frise X
Size: Approx. 16 lbs
Adoption Status: We are accepting applications for Dominique. She will need a specific adopter who is sensitive to her needs.
Must Haves: Fully fenced yard, a gentle canine sibling and peanuts!
Personality: Our stunning Dominique is so beautiful and has an amazing spirit. She is timid and will need time to learn about life as a cherished family member and learn to embrace it. She is quite a nervous girl and might always be. Her foster mom can touch her and hold her for short amounts of time, and while it's not her favourite thing, she is learning to allow it and is even starting to wait for her gentle scratches and the treat that follows. She will continue to require a lot of slow and patient loving. Dominique is really sweet and an easy dog to have in the house. She likes to follow the humans around and keep an eye on what they are doing.
House training/Pee Pad Training: Dominique is doing well with the pee pad. She's doing her business outside regularly and is starting to ask to go out when she needs to.
Walks/leash training: Dominique is quite fearful and doesn't have great recall skills. She is considered a high flight risk. Her foster mama has recently started taking her out for short walks. Dominique is very curious and is assessing all the new sights! It will be awhile yet before she'll be comfortable with full walks and something her future adopter will need to continue helping her with.
Children: Dominique is too sensitive for children. She will require an adult-only home.
Dogs, Cats and Other Friends: Dominique is fine with the kitties in the house. She does well with the dogs that respect her boundaries and initiates play with them. She even tried to play with a bunny that found its way into the yard!
Best Home Environment: Dominique will need a home where there is another dog to learn from, who is calm, confident, and respectful of boundaries. She will require the same of her humans. She looks to her humans for guidance and wants to be nearby, she just doesn't want to be touched or cuddled very much. She is a sweet girl who has been through a lot. She will absolutely require a securely fenced yard, as she may always be a flight risk. She also has to be watched around doors because she will try to bolt. Having a secure yard is non-negotiable. She also absolutely cannot be kennelled. It is much too scary for her and will likely cause regression in the areas we have worked so hard to help her grow in.
A note about secure fencing: While each dog is different in level of security we require the fence be of a height that a dog could not jump over (some of our dogs can easily scale a 5 foot fence) and that there are no gaps in fencing, gate is secure and the bottom of fencing has no gaps or where a dog could "dig out" from underneath.
A note about flight risk: Flight risks can be caused by many things - fear, lack of "street-wise" skills, or incredible curiosity for the sights, smells, and sounds on the other side of a fence. All of these reasons could lead to a dog looking to break free of a leash or seek out gaps in fencing in order to move beyond the fence.
Health: Dominique is a clinically healthy dog.
History: Dominique is an owner/breeder surrender. We are so thankful that this owner retired Dominique to our rescue to find a great forever home!
Adoption Fee: Dominique's adoption fee is $450.00
Please download our application and follow instructions to apply for any of our dogs in care. Please note we do not accept or process any applications until a dog is ready for adoption. Please do not submit applications until such as time as we indicate we are ready to consider applicants.
Due to the high volume of interest in our cupcakes dogs, we regretfully cannot provide personalized responses to applicants at this time. We also are not maintaining any adoptions waitlists. Please visit our FB page where we will update everyone on how our dogs are doing as often as possible. Thank you for your understanding.