Tiny Bruiser was rescued as a stray. His estimated birth date is 5/20/14 and he weighs about 9 pounds. He is healthy and has been neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped. He is the cutest little dog who is active and playful, but also loves to cuddle and be held. He gets along with other dogs and cats. Very cute!!! Bruiser is afraid of strangers, which makes it difficult to show him, but once he gets to know and trust you, he will be your loyal companion. He is looking for a home with a calm, assertive leader without children. He appears to be afraid of children and, therefore, is not good with kids. Experienced dog owner recommended.$75 adoption fee, cash only, which is to help reimburse for a portion of expenses of dog rescue and rehabilitation. Adoption contract required. Local adoptions within a 75 mile radius as we deliver animals to their new homes to do a home/yard check. If interested in Bruiser, please tell us a little about you, your family, your other pets, where you live, etc. Thank you. Our adoption process involves meeting the animal, either at Petco in Menifee on Saturdays from 10-2 or by appointment on other days at the rescue in Quail Valley. We have the best interest of the animal in mind and our goal is to find a good, permanent home for each of our rescued animals. We have the right to decline an application if we feel it is not a good match or fit for the animal. If you like the animal and we both feel it is a good match, an application and adoption contract is completed. A convenient day/time is arranged for us to deliver the animal to its new home to do a home check (to make sure the home is safe and secure). We will collect the adoption fee (cash only) when we deliver the animal to its new home. All our adoptions are on a trial basis because our goal is to have a successful adoption where the animal has a good permanent home and never ends up in a bad situation again. We ask that you give the animal a chance to adjust and settle in his new home and environment. Going to a new home with new people and a new environment is traumatic and stressful. It will take time for the animal to become comfortable around you and his/her new home. This should be a bonding period where you get to know the animal and connect with it, spend time with it and take things slow. He/she will need to get to know and trust you and learn the rules of the house and what is expected of him/her. This takes time, sometimes 2-3 weeks. During this time we will hold the adoption fee and if the adoption is not working out, we ask that you contact us and return the animal and we will refund your adoption fee.