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Pomeranian / Dachshund / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Male  : :  Senior  : :  Small


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About Pogo Possum

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Ear Type: Erect
  • Tail Type: Short
  • Current Size: 12 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 12 Pounds
  • Current Age: 12 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

A COMPLETED APPLICATION IS OUR FIRST STEP TOWARD ANY PLACEMENT.  YOU WILL FIND THE ONLINE APPLICATION ON OUR WEBSITE AT www.colliesheltierescue.org. 

"He may be small, but you should see his heart."

Pogo Possum wants to be your best friend, and he will make it so.  He doesn't need to be attached to you every moment and he was clearly someone's dearest little chum and something awful happened and he was abandoned to fend for himself.  He is a happy lap pooch and loves sitting next to you (if not on you) to watch TV or read your e-mails.  He is exuberant and runs, jumps and dances through the day.  Watching him race into the yard first thing in the morning to greet the day is a joy to behold.

He is housebroken and neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and has good blood chemistries and CBC.  Pogo recognizes his crate as his house and will willingly nap there although "your bed" is preferred.  He is a well-traveled fellow, having been to seven states already!  He likes to ride in the car and doesn't get carsick.  He wears his harness proudly and is clicked into a seatbelt to watch the scenery go by.

Pogo could be as old as 12-14 but don't let that frighten you (as long as you don't tell him).  He is still quite energetic and likes walks and exploring the fenced backyard and running full speed up and down the carpeted stairs.  He has a beautiful red sable coat that does not need much maintenance. He may be slightly deaf and does not see as well as he used to.  He has no teeth but he eats  everything.    His current diet includes kibble with a little warm water or stock and such add-ins as chicken or turkey, rice, sweet potato, peas and carrots, scrambled egg and yogurt.  He also loves pizza and hamburgers but his absolute favorite is chicken, chicken and more chicken!

Pogo is quite adaptable and will learn your routines very quickly.  He enjoys other dogs, cats and well-behaved kids over 12.  He likes to go on walks and does best with a harness.  But running around the backyard seems to be enough exercise for him most days.

He might easily be an only dog, as he bonds quickly and feels very responsible for his humans.  BTW, if Pogo is the first dog on the sofa, he becomes very territorial.  Once he is back on the floor, everyone is friends again.  His foster mom and dad are working with him on sharing space.

One look into Pogo's eyes and his adorable masked face and you'll be hooked.  He is a personable and charming dog and will fit into your life quickly, as if he had always been there.

More about Pogo Possum

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Good for Seniors/Elderly, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Likes to be in your lap, Needs special care, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Goofy


Please begin the process for adoption by reading our Adoption Policies and, if we sound like the right group for you, fill out our online Adoption Application. From there, our receipt of your completed application will be confirmed by email. You then will receive a follow-up phone call if we feel you are a good potential applicant for the dog. Lots of good conversation with the foster family, a reference from your veterinarian, and a home visit round out the screening process. We take dog adoption very seriously.  Please put a lot of thought into why you want to adopt a dog, and help us make a good match for your family. We appreciate your taking the time to visit with us. We will look forward to hearing from you as well.

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