Hi! We want to introduce you to Larry and Daryl, brothers, 6 year old Affenpinschers that have been surrenedered by their owner due relocating to the East Coast to care for a sick mother. We found out these 2 boys have already been in 3 homes at the age of six. Unclear as to the first home, but rescued at age 2, by mother in law of current owner. When she past away, the current owner took them in and now they are homeless again.
What can we tell you about these boys? They are about 18 lbs each. They are quited bonded having been together they whole lives. They are friendly, but shy at first. Larry is the more people centric and Daryl wants the attention, he's just a touch hesitant at first to come right up and get it. I think once they both get comfortable with their new person, there are some fabulous personalities in there for them to share and expose as they get comfortable. Current owner said she hadn't been spending much time with them, so their human contact has been low for a while, so they take their time with new people. They are crate trained and sleep pretty quiet in there. They get along well with other non-aggrressive dogs, cats and kids. They are curious about different toys and rawhides but I have not found there must have toy yet. I have seen Larry chase a ball, but lost interest fairly quickly. They are not 100% potty trained, they were left outside a lot lately and I think that skill needs to be reinforced. I've bathed them and they were very well behaved in the tub, let me shampoo them real good, nice and still with not fussy or fighting me.
They are purebred Affenpinschers... what does that mean? What are they like, here is the description from Wikipedia....
Affenpinschers have a distinct appearance that some associate with terriers. They are different from terriers, however, in that they are actually part of the pinscher-schnauzer of group 2 in the FCI classification and so often get along with other dogs and pets. They are active, adventurous, curious, and stubborn, but they are also fun-loving and playful. The breed is confident, lively, affectionate towards family members and is also very protective of them. This loyal little dog enjoys being with its family. It needs consistent, firm training because some can be quite difficult to housebreak. The training should be varied because the dog can easily become bored. The affenpinscher has a terrier like personality.
Affenpinschers are somewhat territorial when it comes to their toys and food, so they are not recommended for very small children. This dog is mostly quiet but can become very excited if attacked or threatened and shows no fear toward any aggressor. It is best suited for a family who likes a show and has a sense of humor.
These dogs will soon be listed for adoption by Doggie Protective Services, a 501 (c)3 rescue group. They will also be at the Bay Area Pet Expo, Saturday, January 12th at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Expo Hall344 Tully RdSan Jose, CA
If you are interested in adopting both or either (we really prefer one home but know it may not happen), please contact DPS rescue www.dpsrescue.com and ask for an application. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you could please share Larry & Daryl with your friends and family, you may be able to help us keep them together. It's hard enough losing your owner, but your brother that has made you feel safe through all the changes you've been through would be heartbreaking. So tweet us, share us... it can't hurt.