Welcome Sparky to Lucky Dog! Sparky is a 10yr old Miniature Pinscher/Shepherd??? mix weighing 18lbs. His coat is a bit longer and has an undercoat. Sparky came to Lucky Dog from a Wisconsin shelter where he was having a hard time feeling comfortable. He was very overwhelmed by the noise and barking at the shelter that he became very withdrawn. Some dogs just do very poorly in a shelter environment, especially small seniors. It’s not their home and they get very confused about why they are there. Now that Sparky is with Lucky Dog Rescue in a foster home he is starting to relax and return to his sweet and loving self. It took him a little while to realize he was safe and in a kind home. Sparky is feeling so much better now that he knows he is safe and loved, he has become an absolute sweetheart. He is a fairly independent guy too that isn’t under foot. He loves being with his people but taking a nap by himself on the couch sounds good too. Sparky will seek out some snuggles, and petting and does sleep on the floor in a soft warm by his foster mom. He does well with the other dogs in the home and has tested well with cats. When playing with Sparky you would never know he is 10. He is fun and energetic. He likes going on walks. He is very healthy and will hopefully have many years left. His foster home has 11yr old twins and he does very well with them. Sparky is crate trained and housetrained. Like all min pins and small terrier breeds it’s important he is never left off leash or allowed to sneak out of the house. He is not a barker, digger or chewer. When he isn’t playing with a toy or chewing on an antler, Sparky is very laid back and relaxed. He loves to snuggle up on the couch with you. He would be a great addition to any calm home. Sparky’s adoption fee includes all vaccinations (dhlpp, rabies, bordetella),microchip with lifetime registration to the rescue, neuter, 4dx test (heartworm and 3 tick borne illnesses), 6 month of heartworm prevention, full dental cleaning under anesthesia on 9/26/22 in Waukesha to be taken by his adopter or by a Lucky Dog Volunteer, full health exam, health certificate, collar, harness and leash. Sparky is fostered in Fond du lac, WI. To apply please visit www.luckydoggyrescue.org