Likes: Fetching tennis balls, chewing up everything (she's teething), eating and sleeping
Pet-Peeves: Being away from people. She will cry/howl when left alone too long.
Favorite Toy: tug rope, tennis ball, baby kong, and anything she can chew on.
Favorite Food: Anything edible. She is a ravenous eater
Favorite Walk: Too young yet. After she's vaccinated she can go on outside walks.
Best Tricks: She's already learning to sit and fetch. (and can jump over baby gates and on the couch!)
Arrival Story: My partner and I had just finished having brunch at Lowery's Irish Cafe in downtown San Jose. As we drove past a high-rise construction site at Santa Clara Ave. and Almaden Street, my partner exclaimed, "Oh my god, there's a tiny little dog running around all that construction!" So we stopped and walked around the site and after 15 to 20 minutes, I spotted her - a little body of black and white with big round clown ears, and covered head to paw in construction dust. I had no problem catching her - she came running right over and leaped into my arms. In spite of having a full house at home, with two elderly dogs and a rule-the-roost cat, we knew we couldn't leave her there among all the hazards of a large construction site, so home with us she went. We posted found notices on-line and at the local shelters, but no owner has yet come forward. We took the little girl to the Humane Society Silicon Valley to be wanded and found she had no microchip, nor was she wearing any identifying tags. One of the adoption counselors there estimated the little Husky mix to be only two months old. There is much speculation as to what she is mixed with. Our best guess is Corgi, Doxie or Basset Hound, as she has a disproportionately long spine and short legs. She has the long strong neck typical of Doxies as well as the prominent "knuckling" and slight bowing out of her upper forelegs, often seen in Doxies, Bassets and Corgis. What is indisputable, however, is her Siberian Husky heritage: She has a beautiful Husky facial mask and one eye that is part blue and part brown (parti-eyed), a typical trait of Siberian Huskies. She also has the dominant play style, endless energy and high intelligence of Huskies so she will require an experienced guardian who will, as Cesar Milan says, teach her rules, boundaries and limitations. At two months of age, she already weighs 12+ lbs., but it is unknown how big she will be at full maturity.
Bio: Mindy is now being fostered by ForPaws Corgi rescue. If you are interested in taking this cutie pie into your heart and home, you can contact ForPaws through their website at www.forpaws.org.
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01-31-08 UPDATE: Just heard back from Mindy's foster mom with ForPaws.org and Mindy has a new forever home! Thank You, ForPaws and Sandra for finding Mindy a wonderful new home!