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.

Introducing Vivienne! Sweet little Vivienne is a 9 year old Yorkshire terrier. She is a tiny little darling, weighing about 7 pounds. When she came to us she was terribly matted with long hair but she has since been groomed and feels so fresh and clean. Her body is mostly a silver color with a light brown face. Vivienne had some rotten teeth when she came to us and has had a few of them pulled. She doesn’t have many teeth left and prefers her kibble to be softened with water before giving it to her. 

Even though Vivienne is small, she still has some energy and enjoys her walks around the block. She walks well on a leash and does not pull; she loves to explore the backyard and smell all the things that nature has to offer. She never goes too far though; she always makes sure that you are in sight. She is doing well with potty training and has had minimal accidents in the house. We let her outside to do her business multiple times per day and she lets us know if she needs to go out by scratching the back door. She sleeps in her crate overnight and doesn’t make a peep. However, through the day when she is left alone in her crate, she will bark for quite a while after you leave before she settles down. Vivienne would do well in a home where someone is home for most of the day where she can be let out for bathroom breaks and can spend most of her time with her person. Her most favorite thing to do in the world is to spend all of her time with you. She is a little shadow and follows me from room to room. She will always jump up on you wherever you sit because she wants to sit on your lap. She is easily corrected though and will lay down at your feet if you don’t want her on your lap. Vivienne is highly affectionate and loves to give kisses. She rolls over for belly rubs and will paw at you for more pets when you stop.

Vivienne is currently being fostered with two other small dogs and does well with them. She does not engage in playing with them but rather tolerates that they are present. Although it isn’t a must, Vivienne would do best in a home where she is the only dog and gets all the attention to herself. If you are looking for a dog to be a companion and play partner for your current dog, then Vivienne would not be suitable as she prefers to be snuggled up in your lap as opposed to playing. Vivienne is learning simple commands like sit and stay. She responds well to correction and a gentle but firm approach works best. 

Vivienne is currently being fostered with a 3 year old child and even though they don’t interact much, we feel that Vivienne would do best in a home withoutsmall children. She doesn’t love the big energy that toddlers can have and would prefer a quieter adult home. She has never shown aggression and she will even give kisses to her foster brother but generally does not engage in play. She does not like wrestling or rough play and because she is so small, she can be easily injured by being stepped on by accident.  At her age, and her size, a calm quiet home is what she is looking for. 

Vivienne does well in the car and sits in the passenger side on a blanket or in her crate. She does not bark but will shake for the first little bit of the ride before settling down. The only time Vivienne barks is when she is excited to be fed. She jumps around and runs to her food dish and likes to tell me it’s time to be fed, even if it’s a couple hours early. She loves a ray of sunshine and will lay down on her side in the sunshine on the deck and would much rather sleep with you in the bed at night, specifically on your pillow right beside your head. 

If you are looking for a small, cuddly, and affectionate dog then Vivienne could be the dog for you!