Nico is a handsome, 2 years old Pekingese who came to us from a shelter whose workers felt he stood a better chance at finding a forever home with a rescue organization rather than with them. We were told that his owners who surrendered him said he did not do well with children. Unless we find out otherwise, he will not be adopted to a family with young kids.
He is currently being fostered in Virginia. This is what his foster mom had to say about how her new canine guest is adjusting:
“In the short time I've had him I can tell he is exceptionally affectionate and playful!! He loves toys of all shapes and sizes, and likes to chew on your fingers playfully. He absolutely loves belly rubs and will actually fall asleep! He doesn't mind our cats at all; he just sniffs them and walks away. Nico loves going for walks and gets “dancey” when you pick up his harness because he knows he's going out. This guy is a pro on a leash.
When it comes to feeding time, he prefers to eat while someone is around him. If you leave him alone with his food, he won't eat it. One of his favorite pastimes is sitting on your lap. He’s a true companion dog who responds well to his name, comes when called, and automatically sits for a treat.
Nico knows to go to the back door when he needs to go potty; he understands what to do outside, and hasn't had one accident yet! He's a sweet little boy who will brighten someone’s life for a long time."
This precious little boy is neutered, microchipped, and current on vaccines.
If you are interested in making Nico a part of your family, please fill out an application.
We adopt in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia and require home and vet checks. Nico’s adoption fee is $350.00.
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Download and complete an Application to Adopt or complete an Online Application (coming soon!)