Casper is a 10lb Shih Tzu and Poodle mix (one of the hypoallergenic breeds). He’s an active, vocal, loyal, and protective dog (with a very wiggly butt) who lives for food, attention, tennis balls, peeing on bushes, and butt scratches. Despite his small stature, he has a big personality: he will communicate his needs and will complain if they aren’t met.
He’s very friendly with humans; anyone that enters the home is instantly a friend, so don’t expect him to defend the house if a robber comes in during the middle of the night. He gets along best with other fluffy dogs that are his size, but is socially awkward and timid with most other dogs. Expect him to stare exclusively at tennis balls at dog parks.
Things we love about him:
- Fluffy, cute, and very quirky
- Looks completely different depending on his haircut
- Always excited to play
- Will chase tennis balls until exhaustion
- Gets super excited every time he goes on a walk or someone comes home
- Love human attention, and will flaunt his quirks to be the center of attention
- Highly food motivated and very obedient when treats are present
- Smart, bilingual, knows basic commands, adapts his behavior depending on owner
- Good at communicating his needs: will paw at the water bowl when it’s empty, will bring a toy and stare at it when he wants to play, will sit and stare at you when it’s time to go outside
- Never bitten anyone, lives peacefully together with a cat
- House trained, can hold his pee for 8+ hours if he needs to
Things that aren't great for us (but hopefully are good for you):
- Very protective of the house, will bark at anyone that walks by the house. He knows he's not supposed to, but the bark will happen before his brain can process, and then he'll whine or bark lightly if you command him to stop
- Thrives on attention and always wants to play or go outside
- Will make it to clear to you what he wants and will complain/whine if he doesn’t get what he wants
- Growls whenever he's upset or feels threatened, but will never bite (the epitome of all bark but no bite)
We’ve had him since he was a puppy, and we’ve been discovering and laughing at his funny quirks throughout the years. He has always been a little yappy, but he tries his best to adjust his behavior to his environment and his owner. He has brought us so much joy, laughter and companionship, but unfortunately we can no longer provide him with the attention that he deserves.
Before contacting me, please make sure you’re okay with signing up for:
- Loud barks
- 2-3 walks per day (with one longer walk or ball throwing)
- Someone who will talk back
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