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Last Updated: April 27, 2024

Date of Arrival: February 11, 2023

Age: 5½ yrs old (Born July 11, 2018)

Breed: Pomeranian/Bichon Frise X

Size: Approx. 16 lbs

Gender: Female

Adoption Status: We are accepting applications for Dominique.

Must Haves: A gentle canine sibling, someone who will patiently take her for walks every day and has a secure yard to play in, lots of treasures that she can collect around the house, peanuts!

Personality: Our stunning Dominique is so beautiful and has an amazing spirit. She has spent a little over a year in rescue and that time has been just what Dominique needed! She took a long time to learn the basics of trust and that it is ok to show you when she is happy. She is still timid and skittish but allows some touch. She likes to sleep with her humans and when they wake up in the morning, she runs right up the bed, so happy for some pets and to see her people again! She loves gentle scratches (on her terms). She loves to collect toys and other treasures found around the house and put them in her special places. She also loves her treats. She needs gentle, calm confident people who will not "poor little girl" her, and give her reason to think she is or should be frightened or "damaged goods", because she is definitely not. She needs a calm confident human to let her know all is good and she can continue to progress with this thing called her best life! 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 both pee pad and house trained. When you clean her backside, she might drop a little surprise for you, so it's good to be aware of this. When Dominique first came to rescue she would "fear poop". This has mostly resolved, but if you wash her behind ... there might be a wee something coming your way. Dominique will not do her business on walks and does need the secure yard for her "potty" time.

Walks/leash training: Dominique is and always will be a flight risk. Precautions to prevent her from running away are a must. But she is learning to love her walks. She prances around when she sees her harness and leash, and is doing so well with her leash training. Walks started out being very, very short and very stressful for her. The spring, Dominque has started walking her full walk with her tail up and prancing with her foster brother dog and doing lots of healthy normal curious dog sniffs! She definitely enjoys exploring this new world that is not as scary anymore!

Children: Dominique is fearful of kids and a lot of noise. We are seeking an adult home only; she is absolutely not suitable for a home with a lot of noise and activity. Occasional visitors will be okay, as long as Dominique has a safe space where she can hang out, without being pushed to interact with the visitors.

Dogs, Cats and Other Friends: Dominique is respectful of the cat in the home. She gets along well with the other dogs in the home as well and they love playing tag with one another outdoors. She has 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 a lot. She is a sweet girl who has been through a lot. She requires a securely fenced yard, no exceptions. She also has to be watched around doors because she will try to bolt. Part of building trust and confidence is the regular ideally two walks per day where Dom can learn confidence, explore and also trust you to lead her. A confident walker who can provide these learning experiences for Dominique is a must. 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 secured at all times 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.



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