PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE BIO ON THIS DOG BEFORE REQUESTING AN APPLICATION. MANY OF OUR DOGS HAVE STRICT REQUIREMENTS FOR THEIR ADOPTION. 1. She needs another dog to play and sleep with. 2. Children over 12 only. 3. She needs non-city living. 4. Needs daily brushing and grooming every 4-6 weeks. 5. She has some neurological and vision issues. 5-months-old female poodle/Pom/ Chihuahua mix, about 8 pounds. She is not 100% non-shedding. Panda (pending adoption) is her mother. Nike, her parents and her siblings were surrendered to the rescue when they were newborns because of the death of the breeder. We were told they were born on 1/17/2022. But we believe they were born around 1/26-29/2022 due to their developmental landmarks. They were very late on all of their developmental changes including opening their eyes, walking, eating solid food and growth rate. Nike was named for the black swoosh over her right eye which is hard to see now that she is a fluff ball. This entire litter, except for one boy (already adopted) have had health challenges. One female puppy had hydrocephalus and was euthanized due to non-stop seizures. Her brother, Krash, was born with malformed eyes and is completely blind. Nike, while she appears fairly normal, has some neurological and vision issues. She can see and hear, but her sight is not perfect. She gets around and acts like any other puppy or dog, but if you watch closely, she has some funny behaviors. When you call her name, she looks for you, but has a hard time pin-pointing where the sound is coming from. Nike is a funny, playful, sassy girl. She knows how to get your attention! She can be quite noisy at times! She is a cuddle bug, once she knows you. She loves to be close to or ON you or another dog as you can see from the pictures. She is starting on potty and leash training but is a champion newspaper user. She is good with other dogs and would love another dog in the home to play with and sleep on. Because of her developmental delays and sight issues, she might not do well leash walking in a busy city environment. She spooks and startles easily. She is just a puppy; has been started on training but will need continued house training, leash training, boundary setting, and obedience. Also, respectful children over 12 requested because she has been known to nip when startled. She will require haircuts and grooming every 4-6 weeks and DAILY brushing. She matts quickly because of the Pom and Poodle mixed hair. She needs a home that will understand her special needs, work with her challenges and address any medical needs that may come up in the future. Adoption contract and fee applies. All adoptable dogs can be met at adoption events hosted every weekend. For a list of scheduled events go to: https://www.facebook.com/SmidgetRescue/events . Smidget Rescue is not a shelter, and dogs cannot be seen at the Rescue location. All dogs are fostered throughout the Puget Sound area and are brought to the events where they can be met by prospective adopters. Additional pictures of adoptable dogs can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/SmidgetRescue/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums. All adoptable dogs are spayed or neutered at 6 months of age or older. Puppies are adopted with a refundable spay/neuter deposit (in addition to the adoption fee) and adopters are required to get their puppy to our vet for their pre-scheduled spay-neuter appointments. APPLICATIONS CAN BE OBTAINED BY EMAIL ONLY. Adoption process includes application, meet & greet, home visit and reference check. Email Jamie at [email protected] or click on the CONTACT link on this page. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS BEFORE SENDING. We get a fair number of incorrect emails and Jamie is not able to contact potential adopters. Notice: We do not ship dogs out of state. You must live within a three-hour radius of Seattle, WA, (such as Portland, Vancouver B.C., etc.), so we can arrange for a home visit. If your home seems like a great fit for the dog you would like to adopt, you must then drive to meet the dog at one of our weekend events or at the fosters home.