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Sex: Male / Age: 1 years / Size: Small

🐾 Playful, sweet, shy
💥Energy level: medium

🐈 Can be cat tested

🐕 Good with other dogs

👶 Can be tested with children

👽 Shy around new people

❄ What makes Pippin special: Pippin has crooked back legs, probably a result of nutritional deficiency as a puppy. His legs do not require treatment, and he is able to move, run and play without difficulty. 

Pippin and his brother Merry had a home, and grew up safe from the dangers of the streets. Their owner never got their mother spayed, so she had multiple litters and Merry and Pippin lived with a few of their younger siblings. Their life wasn't perfect, but they were safe. All that changed when their owner moved to a different city and decided they didn't want to take the puppies with them. Instead, they sent them all of them off to the government shelter, an almost certain death sentence for young puppies. Thankfully, we were informed of this and were able to intervene.

Pippin is a timid dog, who is scared of the outside world and of strangers. But when he feels safe, he is such a sweet boy! Always happy and up for cuddles, he is a joy to have around. Pippin is very playful and loves to play with other dogs, and with people! He will happily prance around you trying to get you to play. He gets along well with other dogs of all ages and sizes. 


Pippin is shy around strangers, especially men. When people come into his kennel, he will hang back and observe them. If he feels stressed, he may bark. His curiosity soon gets the better of him, and after a few minutes he will come up for a sniff. It doesn't take long for him to feel comfortable enough to try to get the people to play and cuddle!

Although Pippin feels very comfortable in the enclosure, new environments can scare him. He walks well on the lead with a harness and enjoys going out for walks, but can sometimes get spooked.

Pippin will need a quiet, calm, stable home with a patient family. He needs lots of patience and guidance from his family to build up his confidence and learn that he is safe. In return, his family will get the sweetest, happiest boy, who will bring lots of joy to their home!

The dogs arrive in their homes microchipped, up to date on their Rabies and Mixed vaccinations, spayed/neutered, dewormed and deflead and tested for Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Leishmania and Anaplasma. The dogs visit the vets for a final health check before they travel. If needed, their teeth are cleaned and X-Rays are taken of any potential areas of concern. Any concerns or potential health issues we are aware of will be communicated with you beforehand.

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