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1/15/2021 9:10 PM

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Corgi / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Small

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Contact FEN-AR's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Jenny Cope (

About FEN-AR

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 550
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Fawn
  • Ear Type: Erect
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 20 Pounds
  • Current Age: 3 Years 1 Month (best estimate)
  • Location: Sebec ME 04481
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes (3 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Be sure to read ALL information provided.
FEN was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs often have only 3 days to be saved. FEN is neutered rabies, core vaccines, heartworm/tick disease tested negative for all. He is de-wormed, monthly preventatives and microchipped. At the time of rescue in the middle of January 2021, he weighed around 15.00 pounds and has an estimated date of birth 7 January 2018 . We cannot say for sure what breed he is, so we expect families to do their own research on his look and size and decide what breed you think she is and if you have the lifestyle suitable for his needs.
FEN arrived at the rescue on 15th January 2021 and was lucky enough to be adopted on 18th January 2021, however, sadly on 28 January we had an email from the adopter saying things were not working out with Fen and the young daughter. He had growled at her when she was feeding him, nipped at her face (didn't break the skin) when she went to kiss him and chased her when she came out of her bedroom. FEN had only been with the family for just over a week and clearly was not comfortable with the young girl and his prior communication of uncertainty were clearly missed to the point where he escalated to nipping at her face. Although this is not something to be ignored, it should be noted that had he wanted to hurt her, he could have easily caused significant damage to her, but he did only what he felt he had to do to show his unease at the situation he was in - her putting her fact to him to kiss him, clearly scared him, and made him very uncomfortable - dogs very very rarely bite or use their mouth without showing other signs of discomfort, it is very important for families to take the time to learn and educate themselves on their dogs body language, more so with a dog that is new to the home, where there is no past history.
Other than these issues with the young daughter, FEN had been great, he had been to the groomer and did fantastic having a full spa, bath, nail trim, ears cleaned and teeth brushed. He has gained some very much needed weight and the family was trying to teach him what toys were.
Fen has clearly had a rough life before he ended up in the shelter, he has scars on him, was extremely skinny and just looked exhausted, no doubt from trying to survive in the extreme heat and living on the streets in El Paso. At the time of writing, Fen has only been back at the rescue for a few hours, however, he is living up in the house with 25 other dogs ranging from small terrier, up to 120 pound German Shepherds with all breeds, ages and sizes in between. He has curled up next to me on the couch and is happy just chilling out - but keeping a watchful eye on the other dogs.
Fen would benefit from a family without small children, who can let him settle and decompress from another change this poor boy has had to adapt to. He would be great as the only dog, or with another dog. Fen doesn't know how to play and the family had been trying to introduce him to toys, whilst at the rescue before his adoption he was living in a communal area with 15 other small dogs and did great and he enjoyed chewing on cow hooves. Fen is a very sweet boy who since being back is so very desperate for love and affection.
Although a smaller dog, we are looking for a family who will take him on walks and let him explore different places and lead a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle
More pictures and possible video's can be found on his page on the rescue website.
All dogs use dog doors to go out and do their business or to enjoy the cool, fresh weather in their dog runs or communal areas. We cannot say if a dog is house-trained, however, we expect families to understand that all dogs need a transition period and accidents could happen and training is most definitely needed.
You MUST understand that dogs need time to decompress and adapt to their new environment and home. It is a HUGE transition they make from the kill shelter, being vetted, on transport for 3 days and arriving in Maine where the temperature and such is very different to what they have only known. In rescue there is what is known as the "3 Point Rule" Days 1-3 your dog is stressed, anxious, confused as to where they are now. Weeks 1-3 your dog is adjusting, settling in, learning things. At the 3 month point, your dog understands they are home, and have built up a trusting relationship where they feel loved and secure.
All dogs are fed Rachael Ray Nutrish PEAK Natural Dry Dog Food, Grain Free Western Grasslands Recipe with Bison. Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Dog Food receives the Dog Food Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.
FEN is available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550
This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food, general day to day cost of running a brick and mortar rescue and anything else that is needed. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada.
Due to borders being closed, it is up to families to call the US and Canadian borders to find the current details on border crossing. Animal Welfare is deemed essential in the US, but quarantine rules entering back into Canada must be followed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the ADOPTION INFO tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 1-2 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations  and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend.

More about FEN-AR

Good with Dogs, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Likes to be in your lap, Apartment OK, Affectionate, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle

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