Raph – Adoption Pending

Raph is a young mixed breed of unknown parentage – which means we have no idea how big he’ll get.  He was born in early December or late November.

Raph is a VERY excited and energetic puppy. He’s always on the move and barks for attention as soon as he sees you coming to his play pen.  He and his brother Leo is still quite young so they takes long naps in their play pen and hav short bursts of play time before having a snack and then going back to bed. They sleep in a little bed in their play pen. We suspect they should be fairly easy to kennel train. They were a bit nervous meeting their large breed 7 month old roommate, but stood their ground and tried to hop along to play with her. They try to play with their other yorkie roommates, but also listen well if the yorkies say no. They haven’t been around cats, but with proper introductions there should be no issues with them. They love meeting new people and typically try to crawl right onto their feet or laps. We try to encourage sitting for attention so that they don’t learn to jump up on people when they get big! They just started playing with toys, they’ll shake stuffs around, but mostly like chewing them at this point. When they play in the back yard they like to explore sniffing around and chasing each other. But they don’t like to be left alone outside and will cry at the door to be brought in with you right away! We think Raph is the instigator of this behaviour and suspect Leo will be a little more independent.

These pups ravage their food down! They will need to be encouraged to slow down with slow feeders. When they eat together they grumble at each other trying to make sure they both get enough. These pups will need a lot of exercise, and especially Raph will need a lot of mental stimulation as he is a very busy puppy! Raph would love a very active home that likes to get out and have fun. Raph as a total goof ball! He loves to run and play and is always keeping busy. This week they showed us how different their personalities are when they were playing on the deck. Leo very carefully figured out how to slowly climb up the steps without any help. Raph ran up to the steps and started barking at us that he wanted up to, but didn’t want to waste time trying to figure out how! Later on, Leo carefully walked to the edge of the steps to get down and hesitated, tried getting down carefully, and took a couple little tumbles, but was somewhat graceful. When Raph decided he wanted done he ran straight over the edge and did a few tumbles and squeaks on the way, shook it off, and got running onto his next mission!

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