DimitriRescue Me ID: 21-02-16-00189

About Dimitri

Adoption Fee: $350
Shetland Sheepdog mix
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Dimitri is an adventurer looking for a family to go exploring with! He is a 2 year old Picardy Shepherd mix who weighs 34 pounds and is fully grown, though he does need to put on a little weight. He has long legs made for running, and needs a home with a securely fenced in yard to get out his energy in. While he is initially shy, he quickly turns into a cuddle bug who loves sleeping in bed with his people. He does not like being left behind, so he is looking for a family that is home more often than not, and/or that will take him along when they leave. Dimitri has a big voice and is not afraid to use it when home alone, so no apartments or condos with shared walls. He walks well on leash once he is comfortable with his people, and would be a great hiking buddy. He has never been around children that we know of, but may be okay with older, dog savvy kids/teens who know to give him his space while he warms up to them. Dimitri gets along well with other dogs, though doesn't seem to understand how to play with them. However, he does have a prey drive and so is looking for a home with no cats or small dogs (under 20 pounds). Dimitri has a soft double coat that requires regular brushing to keep it free of mats and help lessen his shedding. He is still working on his potty training, but is a quick learner and will likely get the hang of it once he has an established routine. He will also need ongoing work on his basic manners in the home as he seems to be used to living outside, so he is still learning not to steal food when his people aren't looking, and that paws should stay on the floor and not on tables. Dimitri is neutered, microchipped, vet checked, and up to date on vaccines. His adoption fee of $350 includes a complimentary vet visit. To potentially adopt him, please email a completed application (found here: https://azsmalldog.org/adoption-forms/) to [email protected]

Contact

Arizona Small Dog Rescue
Maricopa County
1102 W. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85021

602-944-2440 / [email protected]

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Compatibility

  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Not Good with Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)

Personality

  • High Energy
  • Average Temperament

Health

  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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