*UPDATE: Shelly has been adopted.Welcome adorable puppies! This is a litter of four, Shelly (adopted), Winters (f), Montgomery (m), and Clift (m) that came from Bakersfield after a backyard breeder decided puppies were more work than he bargained for and surrendered them to Rocket Dog Rescue at about 6 weeks of age along with their mom, Lizzy.Since their rescue, they have been in foster care and are thriving. Lizzy’s litter is very outgoing and loves people and other dogs. Mom Lizzy is small, weighing 12 pounds; we think she might be a min-pin mix…but that’s just a guess. (We have no info on the father.)In the next few weeks they will be spayed and neutered. Once this is complete, they can move to their forever homes. We know puppies are super-cute, but they are a lot of work and are a lifelong commitment. Please read the following carefully:
Training your puppy: When it comes to any puppy, think about what the dog is being encouraged to do now and ask yourself if this will be wanted behavior when the puppy is bigger and stronger. So while it may be adorable when a tiny puppy jumps up on people for attention, climbs up onto the couch and gnaws on people’s hands, that behavior isn’t so cute when the puppy is adult size, with adult teeth. Plan to take basic training classes with your new dog. A class builds the skills for the dog and creates lasting bonds with his or her new family.
Socializing: Have puppies meet as many nice people and other animals as possible to learn and keep great social skills. Protect them from bad experiences. Fear causes many dogs to become defensive, and defensive behavior is seen as aggression.
Finally, are you ready for a full time job with one of us? Are you committed to cleaning, training and socializing us for the rest of our lives? If you are ready for puppyhood (being home every 2-3 hours), we would love to meet you.
Please fill out an application and we will be in touch about a meet ‘n greet. (TH/JE)Mom Lizzy