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Post by gbste on Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:46 am

Yesterday evening just as we were finishing up feeding all the cats and dogs their dinners, I got a call from the woman who runs the rescue I volunteer for. She had just found out that the dog pound had a very small puppy, she thought maybe only 4 weeks old. The pound had officially been closed for 10 minutes, but I called over there, and the ACO let me come in and pick up the puppy since they're not supposed to keep pups under 8 weeks old out there. I took the little guy home, and our rescue will keep him for his 5 day hold. He's probably a rat terrier (as near as I can tell. I'm not up on the small breeds.) He weighs about 3 pounds, is most likely 5-6 weeks old, and he's white with a few very cute black spots, and black ears. He was wearing a flea collar, which I removed immediately since he is much too young to be exposed to those toxic things. I put him in my outdoor kennel, and left him there for about 15 minutes while I went to pick up som vaccine for him. When I got back home, he had managed to squeeze his head and his entire right front leg through the chain link. We kept him crated (he slept in a cat carrier, which was almost too big for him!) and took him out for supervised yard visits last night and this morning. I'm hoping that another volunteer can foster him, as it will be very difficult for us to keep him safe outdoors, and my own dogs don't like puppies much. A bigger breed (like Artie) can hold his own, but they could harm this little guy without meaning to. (And they might mean to. My own dogs are elderly and cranky.)
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Post by fiffur on Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:15 pm

Awwww............who would abandon a lil guy like this one? And so young too? I know a bit about the smaller dogs, if I had a pic I might be able to tell you if he really is a rat terrier or not.

A lil pup like that would steal my heart, I just love the littler pups.
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Post by BobCat on Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:11 pm

I love Rat Terriers and Fox Terriers too. Good luck with him.
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Re: Tiny puppy

Post by gbste on Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:53 pm

I will try to get a photo of him this afternoon.
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Post by jeanebellini on Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:52 pm

he sounds like he's not much bigger than an actual rat! poor little pooch...but at least he's young enough that somebody should scoop him up before to longer (after he's finally able to get out there; ) ).
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Post by gbste on Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:31 pm

Here's a pic of the mini mutt. I can't seem to think of a name that fits him yet.

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Post by Sue Short on Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:34 pm


Poor guy, glad they said come on down even though they were closed.
Sounds like there are some good people there.

Just saw the snap, he is adorable. How about calling him Mini Mutt.
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Post by bpaquet on Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:22 pm

Did they take your pic down? I get a big blank space, and I have no filters. He'll be back tomorrow I'm sure. He sounds like he's TOO cute. Thanks for keeping him safe.
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Post by gbste on Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:00 pm

Hmmm...I'm seeing the picture, so maybe the blank space was a temporary problem

Mini Mutt is cute, but kinda sounds like a girl's name.
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Post by Sue Short on Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:53 pm



Pictures fine here. How about Earl, he does like kind of like
Earl in Mutts.
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Post by BobCat on Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:32 am

How could anyone abandon anything that precious and innocent? He's absolutely adorable.
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Post by WarriorNY on Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:16 am

Wow...he is adorable

He does look a little like Earl.
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Post by gbste on Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:17 am

I agree that he looks like Earl, but our wonderful dsh cat, Earl Grey, just passed away last month. (They often called him Speedo but his real name was Mr. Earl.) We would probably be a little sad using that name all the time. I was trying to remember if Earl has an alter ego. Mooch has several, but I can't think of any for Earl.
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Post by fiffur on Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:34 am

He sure does look like a rat terrier pup. I looked at a lot of pics of puppies online and he looks like about half of them. How anyone could abandon a lil guy like him..........they have no heart at all. Who could resist that cute lil face?

Since he'll be a little dog, how about a turnabout in name? Call him Maximus Dogis (the romans might've called him that for his bigger than life personality).
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Post by Suzzzz on Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:59 pm

I seem to remember there was a Mutts bit about Speedo and Mr. Earl, but it referred to Earl's pet snail. Great reference, but in this case, too sad for you to use, gbste. I'm truly sorry about your Earl Grey.

Littlebit will get his own name soon since surely someone will quickly adopt such a darling! Who's got him now? Any foster takers yet?

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Post by jeanebellini on Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:23 pm

he looks like a bit of JR to me...for some reason Peanut came into my head when i looked at him even before i read you were looking for a name! he's tiny as you say and he's black and white like snoopy:)
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Re: Tiny puppy

Post by gbste on Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:48 pm

JRTs and rat terriers look a lot alike to me, but don't tell that to afficionados of either of those breeds.
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Post by gbste on Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:41 pm

The little guy turned out to be about a week older than I thought. We named him Charlie, and he was quickly snapped up at the adoption fair on Saturday. He has a stay at home mom and his own 10 year old boy to take care of him.
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Post by Suzzzz on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:28 pm

Could NOT be more perfect. I'm so glad! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:40 pm




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Post by fiffur on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:53 am

THAT IS SO WONDERFUL! I am doing the Happy Dance for Charlie! I had no doubt that adorable lil guy would get a home asap.
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Post by ARNIgal on Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:41 pm

Cute...!
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:30 pm

Who could resist such a cute guy? I'll bet Charlie is enjoying the life of luxury now.
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