Monday, March 15, 2010

Black Dog Monday - Copper the Manchester Terrier


These guys are cute - and often mis-identified. Many shelters ID the Manchester Terrier as a Min Pin. Check out Copper. He is 1.5 years old and is looking for a new home. Unfortunately for him, the rescue that has him (Happy Tails K9 & Feline Rescue in MI) will only accept "Local adoptions". I hate it when rescues do this because it really limits the dog's chances of finding that perfect home. Some people will travel far and wide looking for a specific breed in rescue. Unfortunate only for the dog. I hope he finds a good home.

4 comments:

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I am always amazed at the dogs that can be found in shelters. A manchester terrier? I have only seen a couple in real life!

good luck, Copper!

GoLightly said...

Oh, I love these dogs.
Tough little buggers, aren't they?
Weren't they bred as ratters, like jacks?

ManOverBoard.com said...

Why do shelters do that? If someone is willing to travel far to adopt them, you know they must really want and take good care of them.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

giantspeckledchihuahua - I too have only met a few. The breed didn't "take off" the way the JRT did ... not sure why. Maybe because they are black?

GoLightly - Yep - they are ratters and super tough.

ManOverBoard - I think it has something to do with the rescue/shelter wanting to check up on the dogs they adopt out ... but I think it's a dumb thing because it limits your potential adopters