Minnow

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Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. At Pound Dog Rescue, we believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, and learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process.

Meet Minnow! Minnow is an 11 week old Husky mix puppy that came to us from Northern Manitoba. He currently weighs around 15 pounds and is quickly growing! He will likely grow to be a medium/large breed dog. This pup is full of energy and is looking for his perfect forever home! He is a confident puppy that is looking for someone who can continue his training and has an active lifestyle. His colouring is a mix of brown, tan and gray. He has a super thick coat of He has dark lines under his eyes that resemble eye bags that add to his uniqueness. Minnow has quite the remarkable story and background. He was surrendered to SADN by his previous owner in Northern Manitoba with a fish hook caught in the back of his throat for 6 days. He was lucky to receive immediate care and was flown into Ontario where he was rescued by Pound Dog. He has since fully healed from this injury and received a clean bill of health from the vet.This pup is full of life, love and cuddles!

Minnow loves to play with all toys and other dogs! He currently lives with a 1.5 year old Bernadoodle and Minnow always initiates play. Minnow would do well in a home with or without another dog. If placed with another dog, the dog should be willing to play and tolerant of the typical puppy behaviour. Minnow likes to pick up and chew on things that aren’t always his toys. He is still learning the difference between toys and other household items. Until he learns this, he should be watched while not in his crate as he could eat or swallow something that could hurt him. In typical Husky fashion, Minnow uses his voice to show excitement and frustration. He has the Husky howl and will bark when our other dog barks or hes been waiting too long for his meal/treats. Because Minnow still nips and jumps up we do not recommend children under 8 years or younger in the home. 

Anyone interested in adopting Minnow will need to live within 1hr of Cambridge, ON as he must be returned to our vet at 6 months of age to be neutered. They will be adopted out on a contract that stipulates this and it is mandatory. This is covered in the adoption fee.

Minnow loves food! He currently eats his meals out of a slow feeder bowl to help with his digestion, as he gulps down his food too quickly without one. He will run to his crate and do little circles of excitement when we’re getting his meals ready. He currently eats his emails in his crate. He knows the commands “sit” and “crate” and is a great learner when treats are involved!

He would absolutely thrive in obedience training. Minnow has been doing three short walks a day and loves them! He is great on his leash and follows along with our other dog. His forever family should be able to take him on nice long walks/runs a few times a day as you will want him to burn off some of his energy! We are looking for an active and outdoorsy family for Minnow that will be able to manage his energy level and need for adventure as a full grown dog.  He is going to be a high energy, active boy so he will need running/hiking/playing exercise and won’t be satisfied with just walks around the neighbourhood.  Anyone interested in him needs to be able to keep up with a young Husky and already be leading a very active lifestyle.   He hasn’t shown interest in squirrels or any other small creatures, but will likely have some kind of prey drive as he gets older. Minnow does well in the car as well! Because he is so little, he is crated and will fall asleep on the trip. 

Minnow is a bit nervous in the bath and will cry and try to get out. Luckily, he’s small and can be trained to enjoy the bath with treats!

Please note PDR will only consider homes for Minnow where someone is home or has the capabilities to come home throughout the day. Since he is still a puppy, he will need to be taken outside for bathroom breaks often. We currently take him out every hour at the minimum. Please keep in mind that if you work from home you need to have a plan in place for a crating schedule for the pup as puppies need 100% of your supervision when not in their crates. Minnow is currently being crate trained and we are looking for a family that continues to crate train him. Minnow will go into his crate with the command “crate” and a few treats. He is currently crated at night and when we leave the house. We do have to let him out once through the night to go to the bathroom. He may cry for one or two minutes when initially put in his crate but will very quickly settle. Minnow is not fully house trained yet and may still have the occasional accident in the house. We are able to eliminate almost all accidents by taking him out on a regular schedule. He knows the command “go pee” when we take him outside and will immediately do his business and go back to our gate to be let back inside.

Minnow is an incredibly loving and cuddly pup. He will be sure to put a smile on your face. We have adored our time with him and know he is going to make his forever family super happy