With an adult Toy Poodle, what you see is what you get. Their personality is already developed, and you'll be able to spot the characteristics you're looking for much more easily than with a puppy Toy Poodle. Shelters and rescue groups are able to assess the personality of each Toy Poodle for adoption, and carefully match you up with the right dog for your lifestyle. When you adopt a puppy, there is a lot more guesswork involved.
A Forever Home Rescue Foundation | Available Dogs
Like most people, you’ve probably heard time and again that if you have kids, you should adopt a Papillon puppy (or, gasp! find a Papillon puppy for sale). The rationale is that an adult shelter dog is an unknown quantity, so buying or adopting a Papillon puppy is safer. Actually, the opposite is closer to the truth. Puppies are not usually a great choice with kids; they have very limited control over their biting/mouthing impulses, and when you mix that with lots of energy and unbelievably sharp little teeth, it’s a recipe for your small fry to be in tears. Puppies are tiny chewing machines and can destroy a favorite stuffed animal or security blanket in short order. Adult dogs, on the other hand, are generally calmer, and their personalities are already fully developed and on display. When you meet an adult dog, you can see how they are with kids and with other animals. This takes the guesswork out of wondering how a puppy will turn out as a full-grown dog.
Adopt a Dog - Tiny Paws & Chi Rescue - Spring, Tomball, Houston TX
Andie is a sweet and shy 2-year-old black and tan Chihuahua/Minpin mix who was dumped near the Monterey County Shelter after hours. A field worker found her puppies when they were just a few days old, and the shelter staff used the puppies as bait to capture Andie. Currently in foster care, Andie has been a wonderful mother and has a very sweet personality. Now that her puppies are grown, she's ready for a home of her own. She's a very shy girl and needs an experienced and patient adopter that can continue to help her gain confidence. She is house trained and knows how to walk on the leash.
Our animal shelter specializes in small breed rescue dogs