Dog Details

Paska Paska Paska Paska Paska Paska
Paska
Golden Retriever / Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed
Medium Adult Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0137

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416 inquiries@underdogrescuemn.com https://www.underdogrescuemn.com

Thank you for stopping by to see me!   Please check below to see what upcoming adoption events I will be attending or apply here for a private meeting.  If you have other questions about me you can email Underdog Rescue at <inquiries@underdogrescuemn.com> ***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***


Paws

  • DOB: 11/17/2020
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes 
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: No
  • Weight: 25 lbs
  • Requires a fenced yard: Yes
  • Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area. Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.
Hi I'm Paska!  When I first was rescued I have to say I was terrified of the world.  You see, my first year of life was with a breeder and I didn't get much socialization or attention.  My foster mama has been teaching me that I can trust and even love people.  I follow her around and when she puts me on the couch I cuddle up close to her.  When she stops petting me I look back at her like "hey, why did you stop?!"  I even find if she sits at the other end of the couch, I will scoot back til I'm touching her.  As my confidence grows I find myself trotting around my home and exploring with a smile.  When meeting new people and when I'm in a new place I do ask that people take it slow with me.  I need a minute to be sure I'm safe.  If you're a bit too fast I'll give a quiet growl to let you know you need to slow down a bit and wait for me to be ready.  Please don't let this scare you. 
Once we get to know each other I love a good scratch to the ears and down my back.  I'll give your hands gentle kisses as a thank you and give you smiles in return.  I'm working on potty training and I'm getting the hang of it.  I'd consider myself as leash training in progress.  Currently I have a drag leash on which makes it easier for my mom to catch me.  When it's time to come in from outside I make a game of making mom come outside to get me.  I jump back a few steps while bowing and she swears I'm laughing at her.  I then lay down and she walks over and picks up the leash in two fingers and I just follow her inside.  If she stops I sit and look at her with my big smile.   When I go outside with my doggie friend you'll see a happy carefree boy who's pouncing around like a puppy and just enjoying life.  He doesn't play with me but that's ok because I just enjoy being with him.  I do need a confident dog in my future home because they will help me continue learning how to be the good happy boy that is inside me waiting to come out.  All I need is someone to be patient and love me.

**Grooming - this dog's coat may have been neglected before arriving at Underdog and it can sometimes take months to get their coat healthy as poodles and poodle mixes require daily brushing.  Grooming appointments occur every 3 months and cost on average of $150 per appointment.  Adopters should be prepared for such expenses.  Underdog Rescue cannot guarantee the non-shedding or hypoallergenic qualities of this dog.

Some of our dogs are obtained from commercial breeders where they spent their lives getting comfort from their canine friends. Others have come from various situations where they are lacking confidence in humans. In turn, most require another companion dog in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a particular dog, and do not currently have a dog residing with you, please understand that your home might not be the right fit for many of our dogs.

***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***


 

ADOPTION EVENTS:   

Adoption events are updated as the foster home RSVP's to attend. Check back for updates on which events they will be attending. Please understand that all of our pets are in volunteer foster homes and sometimes "life" happens and the foster family cannot make it to their scheduled adoption event. If you are traveling from a far distance to meet a specific animal, please understand we cannot guarantee event attendance. You may wish to consider applying and setting up a private appointment. Private appointments are only scheduled after an application is submitted and approved.

 

ADOPTION PROCEDURE:

The first step in our process is to complete an online adoption application on our website:
Note: In most circumstances Underdog Rescue will only adopt within 60 miles of Minneapolis, MN. 
All of our foster animals can be seen by appointment with an approved adoption application. Contact us at http://www.underdogrescuemn.com/contact-us/ if you have further questions.

 

FOSTER CARE:

All of our animals are fostered in individual homes or doggie daycare facilities. While they are in our care, they are part of our families and given lots of love. We work on training, crate-training and socialization prior to adoption. Each animal's behavior is evaluated and we have a sense of its temperament and personality. We look for adopters who will give each animal the wonderful life and permanent home that he or she deserves. If you have an interest and ability to be a foster home, please visit our website  www.underdogrescuemn.com/foster-applications  and fill out a foster application.

 

NUTRITION:

Nutrition is vital to the rehabilitation and life-long health of our pets.  All of our foster animals are fed a premium diet such as NutriSource, Canidae, Orijen, Nature's Variety, Fromm, Pure Vita, Stella and Chewy's, Primal, or balanced raw diet.  All adopters are required to continue providing premium diets for the life of the animal.

 

YOU CAN HELP:

Not able to foster or adopt right now? Please consider sponsoring an Underdog. Your donation will help us buy dog food and pay for medical costs. Visit this link  www.underdogrescuemn.com/donate to donate. 
(Please note: A Paypal account is not necessary to use Paypal. When you get to the Paypal page, just use the link to the left of their login to make your donation via Paypal without an account.)