Dog Details

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Havanese (medium coat)
Small Young Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0397

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416

About Tomas

  • DOB: 12/5/2022
  • Weight: 12.1 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Any Type
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: None
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Requires Another Dog in the Home?: Yes
  • Good with Other Dogs?: Yes
  • Good with Cats?: Unknown
  • Good with Kids?: Yes

Compatibility Qualities

  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Kids
  • Older/ considerate kids only
  • Needs a companion animal

More about Tomas

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Affectionate
  • Eager To Please
  • Skittish



  • DOB:  12/05/2022
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, has only met smaller dogs
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown
  • Weight: 12.1 pounds
  • Food Fed: Farmina N & D Puppy
  • Requires a fenced yard:  Yes, a fence is required
    Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area. Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

Hello, I’m Tomas, a shy, precious male Havanese puppy who, once my people have earned my trust, has a cute, energetic, and curiously mischievous personality! Hee, hee!! True story, it took me just over two weeks before I voluntarily approached foster mom but now, I love to follow her everywhere! Hee, hee!! 

I am learning so many new things in my foster home. I have met adults and 8th graders. I haven’t had a lot of experience with younger children yet, but I am a Star at Home Depot! I am not so shy around  people anymore so I like to visit my next door neighbors for some nice chat time.  They love me too. I am getting more comfortable living in a home every day…all I need is continued patience and loving encouragement! I am not as shy as I used to be and I know it is because I am a big boy now and I am always learning or exploring new things.

My favorite activities include going on slow leashed walks; playing with other dogs; eating treats that smell like beef jerky (YUM) & liver flavored Kong Easy Treat; slowly meeting new people; embarking on new adventures; playing with plush toys; and sleeping with my people. My foster sisters and I recently took up playing with doggie puzzles and I have proven that I play nicely with others. I also like to play and spend time outside so my new yard will need to be fenced. I would like a like-sized canine companion with whom to play. My foster sisters and I get the Zoomies every single day after dinner and we always end up laughing really hard about it. Round and round the yard we run….sometimes so fast that I skid and somersault into a stop!  Whew!  Fast Zoomies may be my favorite super power.  I am faster than my foster sisters are. Way faster….    Once we almost caught a bunny, but it was too fast for us!  I think we scared it pretty good though.

I am working on potty training and do great on a schedule.  I’m a smart guy who knows what “outside”, “go potty”, “crate”, and “supper time” all mean so I’m sure with more practice I will be a potty pro. I am an EXCELLENT pooper.  That is one of my super powers, too!  I was recently neutered, so that has been taken care of.  It went smooth as silk.

Now I am working on learning basic commands like “Sit” and “Wait” and “No”.  I do get the wiggles, so learning these new commands really makes me think.

I like to eat in my crate and nap in there when I get tired. I do fuss a bit when left alone, but settle down after awhile. I have not met any cats or kids but I am sure I would love some considerate kids if they give me a chance to get to know them at my pace. I may bark for a little while if I’m in the kennel/crate or left alone, when people ring the doorbell, or when I’m simply engaged in some serious conversation! Hee, hee!! Also, not to brag, but I am a perfectly behaved boy during bath time. I love looking handsome for my people. 

I am a sweet boy and all I need now is YOU…a patient fur-ever family that will love me unconditionally and NEVER give up on me! Foster mom adored me immediately and you undoubtedly will too so please be my new family. I promise I’m worth it and I will love you endlessly!! Love, Tomas

*I’m a growing puppy and I have not yet had a lot of experience with crates, kids or cats and I might bark if something alarms me, but I really love to learn and hoping for a family who will take me to a basic obedience class to continue to help me build confidence and dog skills. Ideally my forever home would need to be home during the day to help me with my potty training and not leave me for breaks longer than 3 - 4 hours. If you are looking for a best friend, please fill out the puppy application. The more info you include on the application the better so I can find a good match for my forever home. Get your toy box ready!

**Obedience classes are required when adopting this puppy from Underdog Rescue. Many of our puppies have a mama who 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!

Please note that some of our dogs are obtained from shelters, surrendered to our care, or released from breeders.  Each animal's bio is based on our experience of the animal within our care, an educated guess based on physical characteristics, temperament and information shared. Some of the animals come from situations where they are lacking experience in a home and confidence in humans. In turn, they require another companion dog and/or a fenced in yard in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a  particular dog whose bio states those needs and do not currently have them, please understand that your home might not be the right fit.  Please use the filter on our Adoptable Dogs page to find the perfect match for your home.  

This puppy requires an application fee. This fee must be paid within 24 hours or your application will be considered void.    We will not review or contact applicants that have not completed the payment portion.

Puppy Applications will be responded to within 5 business days, after receipt of the application fee.  Please understand that paying the fee does not guarantee you will be approved to adopt the puppy. Our goal is place puppies in homes that are suited for their individual needs. You may be willing and able to provide a great home, but if it doesn’t meet the specific needs of the puppy, we will not approve your application.

We accept applications for puppies until we have a candidate that meets all of the requirements needed for the specific puppy and they have been contacted to review the adoption process as well as agree to all of the terms to move forward.


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