Last Updated: July 7, 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, a human who supports her view that pineapple belongs on pizza
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 a little bit but it doesn't take long before she wants to move away. She will continue to require a lot of slow and patient loving. Her foster family says she is a really nice and easy dog to have around, she just doesn't like touch.
House training/Pee Pad Training: Dominique is doing well with the pee pad. She's doing her business outside regularly but needs to be taken out and reminded.
Walks/leash training: Dominique is quite fearful and doesn't have great recall skills. She is considered a high flight risk. At this point, she is not ready for walks outside of a secure yard but she is happy romping around her yard.
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!
Best Home Environment: We feel 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 really 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 so they can move beyond a 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.