Dog Details

Heather Heather Heather
Heather
Pembroke Welsh Corgi / Shiba Inu / Mixed (medium coat)
Medium Young Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0160

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  07/03/2021
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes, needs another confident dog
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Dog savvy cats
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Older, respectful kids, yes.
  • Weight: 17 pounds
  • Requires a fenced yard:  Yes, not leash trained
    Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area.    Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

Hello! My name is Heather! I’m a female Corgi-Shiba Inu mix that weighs about 17 pounds and is about 9 months old. My foster mom says I am beautiful, smart and I’ve learned so much just from watching the resident corgi dog! I like to be near my people and find comfort in knowing where they are just in case I get worried about something new. Think of me as your little shadow. When I first came to my foster home, I was scared of a lot of things – everything was so new to me. Being in a house, sounds like the dishes clinking, doors being slammed and the quick movements of the little people in the house all worried me. With some time I am settling in and would thrive in a calm home environment so I can continue to gain confidence around the house.

The other dogs in my foster home have been great to show me important things about being a dog – I am a work in progress and can’t wait to learn more in my forever home. It is important that I have another confident dog in my furever home to help me learn about all the good dog things. So far the dogs in my foster home have taught me to go to the back door to go outside for potty time and what the treat bag sounds like so I can run with them to the kitchen for yum yums! I am doing great on a routine for potty training - I know to go outside and my foster family is doing great getting me on a routine.

My favorite toys, tennis balls and all things treat or food related. I am a good girl at snack time, and am very motivated by treats when mom is training me. She says I am very smart and food motivated. While I love my foster mom, I do get a little worried when the little people in my foster home are running about and making noise. I go hide behind my foster mom! If my forever family has kids, they need to be older kids that understand I am shy and need some time to get used to new noises and things. I did notice there is a cat in my foster home and am fairly indifferent but curious. The cat doesn’t seem to mind so a dog-savvy cat will likely be fine in my forever home. I sleep great in my kennel at night and stay in it during the day when my people run errands – foster mom says I am still a puppy so she doesn’t want me to get into something I shouldn’t.

I told my foster mom to make sure my furever home has a fenced backyard because I am a flight risk and not great on a leash yet. We are practicing walking on a leash in the yard and honestly a lot of things outside worry me, so a securely fenced yard and wearing a leash outside are important for my safety. Once we bond, I might not be as worried in your yard, but will likely always need a fence.  

Although I’m very worried about a lot of new things I am experiences, I know I will continue to make progress and be a great best friend. I am the kind of dog who will attach to my person and love that person fiercely with all my heart. I'm a beautiful and sweet girl who is eager to find my furever human. If you’re looking for an adorable little companion to be by your side 24/7 then I’m the one you need. I promise it will be so worth it! Love, Heather.

**Obedience classes are required when adopting this puppy from Underdog Rescue.  Many of our puppies have a mama who had a past life as a breeder or stray and was not properly socialized before coming to Underdog Rescue.  Since coming to Underdog, this puppy has been in a socialized and loving home, but that needs to be continued with its Adopters.  Training classes teach puppies the ins and outs of being a pet while creating a bond with their new Adopter.  Obedience classes are key to creating a relationship with your puppy while having it be a happy and successful member of society.   Proof of Obedience Class registration is required for this puppy before adoptions can be finalized.  If you would like some suggestions, we would be happy to send some trainers who have experience with Underdog Rescue, but a Basic Obedience class in your area should work!

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.
 

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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. 
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