Dante – ADOPTED!

Posted Mar 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm in Latest News

ADOPTED!!  Dante comes from Odessa, Missouri, where he was brought in to the local animal shelter by the person who found him wandering around outside. Not much is known about his life previously, other than he was microchipped, but no one ever returned the shelter’s calls to claim him.  He is currently being fostered in Kansas City, Missouri.  Our vets think he is around 7 years old, and he is between 13 and 14 pounds.  He appears to be house-trained, since he has only had a few accidents inside, and most were when the environment was still new to him.  Because he lives with other boy dogs, they all wear belly bands to prevent any territorial marking.  He is extremely good about not marking, even without the belly band.  Dante is definitely not a fan of being crated, but he tolerates it.  He puts up a very small amount of resistance when it’s time to go into the crate, but once inside, there is typically no crying or barking.  He is always crated when his foster parents leave the house, so he is getting used to it.  At night he sleeps in the human bed, but he would probably be content to sleep in a dog bed as well.  Dante is the epitome of a sweetheart!  He is very mild-mannered, but not at all shy or timid.  He loves to cuddle on the couch with his foster parents, or with one of his foster brothers, an 8 year-old pug.  He gets along well with other dogs, although we have to keep an eye on him during feeding time because he tends to wander over to the other dogs’ food and tries to “share” with them.  He has not been around children while in foster care, but nothing indicates he would have issues with them.  He walks very well on a leash, and in general is not a pushy dog.  We are working on basic commands right now, mainly “sit.”  He does a great job of coming to you when you call him.  He is not the biggest fan of being picked up and carried around, but he will tolerate it when necessary.  In short, Dante is a very loving dog and would be a great companion!    For more photos of Dante in his foster home, check his album often:  

6 comments so far:

  1. Samantha Homar said:

    Hi, my family really wants dante but we live in a different state. could we get him, and how would we get him?

    posted June 19th, 2014 at 11:19 am
  2. Cora said:

    Hi, Samantha,
    It depends on how far away you live. There are ground transports available, and we could research that. Go ahead and apply, and we can look at transport options if you are approved.

    posted June 19th, 2014 at 11:22 am
  3. caitlin said:

    Hi, i absolutley would love Dante to join my family. I have a 9yr old rat terrier named chico, who is very chill and could use a cuudle buddy. I live in Shawnee ks. Is he still available. I can come pick him up. How much are you asking for him.

    posted March 3rd, 2015 at 2:56 pm
  4. Keith Cantrell said:

    Pretty much the same question. I’m very close to Memphis, TN and interested in Dante as a friend for my female rat terrier (cricket) that lost a friend. Dante looks like the same age. How would I arrange picking or shipping him? Thank you.. love the website btw

    posted March 19th, 2015 at 7:03 am
  5. Cora said:

    We would love for you to fill out an application to adopt! I have forwarded your inquiry to his foster mom, Erinn. You may hear from her shortly.
    Thanks for your interest! (and the compliment!)

    posted March 19th, 2015 at 1:11 pm
  6. Donna Abecasis said:

    I am interested in Dante I live in Fl but getting him would not be a problem. I could give you many references. I have 8 acres all fenced with “no climb”. So its very safe and I had a rat terrier for 15 yes. Please contact me at 352-425-8685
    Thank you. Donna

    posted June 4th, 2015 at 8:18 am

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