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Nip is somewhat reserved--what you might call a shy guy. He enjoys the company of other dogs, therefore needs another dog in his new home to help him overcome his timidity. He should be in a home without small children.
He was born sometime in late 2001 and is approximately 12 to 13 pounds. He and his siblings were originally dumped in a trash can outside a city dog pound when they were about 5 weeks old.
Nip missed out on the social skills his mother would have taught him because he was separated from her too young in his life. As a result, he is much more comfortable with other dogs than with new people. He will require more patience and understanding when adding him to your family.
It is important to realize that there is ALWAYS a period of adjustment when adding a rescue dog to a family. that will take time and patience and understanding. Some require more time and patience than others and there may very well be an issue or two to work through in order to earn their trust and overcome their fears and lack of socialization.
He needs someone willing to look past his fear and apprehension and to help him come out of his shell. He is painfully shy.
His ideal home would be a female only home, or if there is a male in the home, he must be gentle and patient with him and be willing to work through his issues.
Please remember, THERE ARE NO PERFECT DOGS, no matter what the background. Dogs generally become what you make of them through your efforts, love, patience, and understanding. And--if you are willing to overlook their slight imperfections, they will certainly overlook yours!
He was in a home for about 10 months where he decided he does not care for small children. He will need a quiet, adult-only home with a family who will help him regain his confidence and work on socialization. He is also apprehensive about some men, but could work on that issue if someone were willing and patient enough. He obviously learned the dislike/fear of men as a result of the man in his short-term home. When they returned him, he made a wide circle around the man and gave him a look that showed his feelings of dislike for him. It was a look that obviously said 'I hate you!'