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BLINI Shar-Pei Mix Manhattan, NY

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium

About

House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

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Meet BLINI

Sharpei Mix, 9 weeks, 4lbs, (as of 2/17/24), Spayed, Expected to Be about 40lbs Full Grown

BLINI is available for Foster to Adopt. Please email fostertoadopt@socialteesnyc.org with the subject line BLINI if you are interested.

Please read everything below and submit an adoption application at socialteesnyc.org if this pup seems like a good fit for your family :)

We cannot guarantee breed mix, exact age, or full grown size (if the dog is under a year old). We do our best with very educated guesses, though!

Home Recommendation

Puppies do best in homes that are ready to commit to their needs. Raising a puppy is lots of fun but we won't beat around the bush: it's also a lot of work. Puppies can be raised in the city or out of the city. They are very adaptable. Puppies need adopters that are full of energy themselves and can keep up with their new four legged best friend.

Level of Dog Ownership Experience Needed

BLINI is an Intermediate level puppy. This means that ideally the adopter has primary dog ownership of a breed or energy level similar to this pup. At a minimum the adopter should have solid experience doing things like dog sitting, or fostering young dogs or dogs of a similar breed. This means that if you've only dog sat, fostered or owned a senior dog or low energy breed then this isn't the right fit for you. Adopters should have some hands-on experience with taking care of puppies and/or teenagers. Adopters should be comfortable around working breed dogs. Adopters should be ready for everything that entails raising a puppy: lots of training, patience and socialization. All puppies have the potential to develop into the goodest boys and girls but it's in the hands of the adopter. Lastly, adopters should truly understand that a puppy is going to go through many developmental phases.

Energy Level

Higher - - As an adult this pup will need a solid continuous 90 minute walk (at a minimum) in addition to potty breaks/relief walks/short walks. Working breed dogs were bred to do jobs so it's super important to make sure that they get the right level of exercise and stimulation daily. Working breed dogs need more than just simply being let out in the yard.

Her Foster Mom Says: "Blini is her social tees name but she now goes by Clementine aka Clemi. She is very smart and knows her name. She likes to turn her when you're talking to her to show you she is listening. She comes when called, she is learning new tricks everyday and is very food motivated. Clemi is an absolute love, she is my first foster dog and I feel very lucky because it has been a very positive experience so far. She likes to do her own thing but also loves to play, have cuddles, belly rubs, and likes to be held sometimes. She is very curious and likes to explore. She has typical puppy behavior with teething and needs to be supervised otherwise she can get in trouble due to her natural curiosity of what everything is. She loves to chase her toys and play fetch. She gets bursts of energy throughout the morning, afternoon and evening but settles down pretty quickly after playing around. She is an excellent eater, (3x a day) and is very treat motivated. She sleeps on my bed through the night. She isn't potty trained yet but is getting a lot better going on the wee wee pads because she likes being rewarded with positive reinforcement and treats every time she does it. She is very smart and learns very fast. She is so adorable, loyal, funny and loves to give kisses. If my circumstances were different, I would adopt her myself. She will need a lot of patience, love and nurturance when she meets her person but I have no doubt you will be forever grateful that you found your soulmate and your new best friend."

Personality

Life of the Party - - Puppies are sweet, fun and little energizer bunnies.

Cuddle Factor

Medium - - she does her own thing but follows me around constantly like my shadow, she likes to be held sometimes, she sleeps on the bed with me through the night and loves morning belly rubs and cuddles. She loves kisses too =)

Potty Trained

Working On This Skill - - Getting the hang of pee pads. Is in the middle of her vaccine series.

Comfy With Strangers?

Yes - - Puppies are super friendly with new people, they love to make friends. It's super important to socialize puppies in a safe controlled environment.

Social With Children? (ALWAYS requires supervision)

Yes - - Puppies are okay for homes with respectful kids aged 6 and up. Puppies are not a good match for kids younger than 6 years old as puppies go through teething phases: which can be very intense and result in little kids getting hurt.

Social With Dogs?

Yes - - Puppies have all the potential to be extremely social with other dogs. Socializing puppies with other puppies and adult dogs is a huge part of raising a puppy. It should be done in a safe and controlled environment: puppy classes and playdates with trusted dogs are a great way to do this.

Social With Cats?

Yes - - Fun fact all puppies have the potential to be best friends with a cat. It's on the adopter to help set boundaries with the cat (like not being able to chase the cat). The cat should also be a friendly cat as a puppy is not a great idea for a grumpy cat.

Mouthy Play

High - - puppies go through really mouthy phases. The mouthy phase is partly due to teething but also a big part of mouthy behavior is the puppy brain developing into an adult dog brain and having a need to play. Important for adopters to be ready for this can. It can be one of the more challenging parts of puppyhood. Proper training, socialization, stimulation and boundary setting is very important for getting mouthy behavior under control.

Leash Manners

Will Need to Learn This Skill - - This puppy is currently an indoor puppy/paws off the ground (hasn't finished with the vaccine series yet). But, it's never too early to start training for leash skills. Many trainers recommend starting to train the command heel (best way to prevent pulling on the leash) from an early age. For puppies that are going to grow up to be a decent size we highly recommend investing in professional leash training from a young age (easier to teach them when they are small versus being in a position where they are dragging you down the street).

Jumping Manners

Will Need to Learn This Skill - - Puppies are prone to jumping up on people when they are excited. It's important to work on this behavior from an early age. It's cute when they are little but not so much when they are full grown. Good habits start early.

Separation Anxiety

Medium - - Might cry for a few minutes when you first leave the house but settles pretty quickly and has no problem being left alone.She has been doing great, I leave her alone every day for 30 mins to 50 mins to run errands or get a pup break. She cries but does not bark and settles in on her bed. I always distract her with treats before I leave because otherwise she would try to follow me and get upset. Like I said, she is very food motivated.


Medical Status

Up to date on their DHPP and Bordetella Vaccine. Adopters will need to finish the DHPP vaccine series and administer the Rabies vaccine at 16 weeks of age. Spayed(females)/Neutered (males) and microchipped. De-wormed upon intake.

How Did They End Up With Social Tees Animal Rescue?

This pup was originally left anonymously at a high volume shelter in TN where they were at risk of euthanasia. Our rescue partner based down there pulled this dog, had the initial veterinary care done, and transported them to NYC. While in Social Tees care, they are kept in attentive and loving foster homes. Many dogs are rescued from the south because the pet overpopulation problem there is much worse than it is in the northern parts of the country. This seems to be because far fewer people are having their pets spayed/neutered in the south, the climate is warmer so animals are reproducing year round, and the human population in these areas is less dense so there aren't enough people to adopt them. In NYC and the surrounding area, we have a large human population, which in turn means the animals find forever homes at a higher rate up here. :)

PLEASE NOTE: This animal is not at the Social Tees office all of our dogs and cats are in foster homes while they wait to find their forever families. :) If you'd like to apply to adopt this pet, please complete an adoption application at socialteesnyc.org. Because we are a small team and receive hundreds of applications each week, we are unable to respond to every application and every inquiry email, but we do our best. Please have patience! If your application is approved, you will for sure hear from us. If you have questions, please take a look at the Adoption and Fostering FAQs etc. on our website as all common questions are answered there. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we work to save these innocent lives!!

LEARN MORE ABOUT US: socialteesnyc.org; Instagram via @socialteesnyc; Facebook.com/socialteesanimalrescue

PLEASE NOTE: This animal is not at the Social Tees office all of our dogs and cats are in foster homes while they wait to find their forever families. :) If you'd like to apply to adopt this pet, please complete an adoption application at socialteesnyc.org. Because we are a small team and receive hundreds of applications each week, we are unable to respond to every application and every inquiry email, but we do our best. Please have patience! If your application is approved, you will for sure hear from us. If you have questions, please take a look at the Adoption and Fostering FAQs etc. on our website as all common questions are answered there. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we work to save these innocent lives!!

LEARN MORE ABOUT US: socialteesnyc.org; Instagram via @socialteesnyc; Facebook.com/socialtees

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  • Shar-Pei
  • Young
  • Female