-I told Mikko, sometimes the best things in life come after a long wait. He looked at me like he understood. He's a very smart dog
. So smart, I'm convinced he plays dumb.
-Mikko is getting bigger and stronger, and having a hard time playing with my small resident pups. He doesn't quite know his own strength yet!
A perfect home for Mikko will likely require the following :
-Someone who can physically walk him. This dog is almost climbing my extra tall 41 inch gate.
He needs to be on a harness and leash every time he's outside; unless you have a 4 foot tall fence ( that isn't climbable) !
- A home with older children only, who clearly understand personal space. He still gets spooked sometimes by my toddlers energy sometimes. Even though he's not even in the same room as her.
-A family willing to spend a lot of time with consistent training or pay for puppy school of sorts. He has a lot of energy and he LOVES to learn tricks. You can tell he is proud of himself for every treat, 'good boy' and trick he learns. However, any slack on giving him enough learning time or attention and everything in your house will be a chew toy.
- Like most puppy's . ..He's not fully potty trained. However, does great with a strict feeding and bathroom schedule. And will go in a puppy pad of laid out.
-Mikko needs someone, or a family, who will be his best friend ..and who won't be gone for more than 4 hours (at least at first) because this boy has anxiety. He will be your shadow. He needs an emotional support human.
- He should be in a house. Not a townhouse or apartment. He's very, very, very ,vocal when he can't see his humans. Especially loud if you ever have to leave house.
-Last but not least, he should be with a family who has PATIENCE,understanding, and a lot of LOVE to give and receive
(like with most puppies)!!
If you have questions or are interested in me, please fill out an adoption application at www.ruffstartrescue.org.
All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.