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Pet of the Week: Mindi

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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009 1:34 pm | Updated: 1:09 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Mindi is a player — literally. This medium-sized terrier mix uses every trick she knows to entice other dogs to chase and wrestle, and she makes up fun games to entertain herself.

Mindi is a player — literally. At the dog park, this medium-sized terrier mix uses every trick she knows to entice other dogs to chase and wrestle. By herself, she throws balls, rope chews and squeaky-toys into the air, making up fun games to entertain herself.

The whisker-faced, wiry-coated 1-year-old was saved from the “kill list” at a local pound. Rescuers say she’s just a happy-go-lucky little soul. She loves to splash in water and dances at the sight of her leash. She’s good at befreinding other dogs, too — including an enormous 7-year-old Rottweiler she met on the patio at Starbucks.

As much as she loves to play, rescuers say Mindi likes her down time, too, especially if it involves belly rubs. She will flop on her back and stretch herself out to get people to scratch her tummy, and she’s quite affectionate.

She’s still learning to be a mature “grown-up” dog, but volunteers say she’s quick to learn commands like “come,” “sit,” “down,” and “no,” and she’s highly motivated by treats to keep learning new things.

Mindi would adore an active owner who likes going on walks, and she’d probably be happiest in a home with one or more frisky, fun-loving dogs for friends. She’s still on the young side, so she could really use an owner with the patience to help her grow into a well-rounded dog.

For details on how to adopt Mindi, or another pet in need of a home, call Reducing Animal Euthanasia at Shelters through Commitment and Underlying Education at (480) 598-9410 or

www.azrescue.org

. The cost of adoption is $125 for cats and $150 for dogs; the fee includes spaying or neutering and some inoculations.

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