Adoption Status: Available
Breed: Terrier Mix
Age: Est DOB: 2014
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Unknown
House trained: In Progress- Almost there!
Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: These sweet dogs needed rescue from an unfortunate situation. We partnered with another organization and were able to welcome them to Coco's Heart. They are each hoping to find a family of their own!
A note from the foster:
Meet Smilie! :) As you can see, he gets his name from his adorable little underbite that always makes it look like he's smiling. However, there's another dimension to his name as well, because he makes me more smiley, too! :)
Smilie came to rescue back in February as one of our shy dogs, and was with a wonderful foster family for the first couple months. After seeing him having so much fun with other dogs at a recent training, we realized that it may help him come out of his shell a bit if he were in a foster home with another dog. He's now been in my home (with a little pomeranian) for 5 days and he's doing amazingly well!
Smilie loves to play and isn't picky about his toys - he loves them all! He also runs, leaps, prances, and frolicks around the house and outside in the yard. It's soooo cute! Smilie is a master cuddler, too, and just loves being close to his humans.
Smilie is crate-trained and goes into his kennel quietly and with no issues. He's kenneled for 9 hours a day while I'm at work and hasn't had any accidents in there. In fact, potty training in general is going very well, with only a few accidents.
Continued socialization will be important for Smilie. Having company over or taking him out different places will help him become more comfortable in a variety of situations. We've also gone on very short walks, which he seems to enjoy, so increasing the length of the walks is another goal. Finally, I do believe that Smilie would be happiest in a home with another dog - probably a smaller one more his size, or at least a gentle dog who would play carefully and not be intimidating.
Smilie is truly a wonderful and adorable little dog! It's been so fun watching him settle in and gain confidence, and he has such a fantastic little personality shining through! I absolutely love Smilie, and I know he'll make his forever family incredibly happy and smiley!! :)