#13938 da Vinci (Artist Pups)

Adoptable
Medium-size, Male, Baby Shar Pei x Mixed Breed,

I WILL BE AT THE RESTON, VA PETSMART ADOPTION EVENT ON SATURDAY, JULY 20TH FROM 12-2PM. STOP BY TO SAY HELLO AND GET LOTS OF PUPPY KISSES!

Meet da Vinci!
Estimated DOB: 05/12/2024
Current Weight: 14.5 lbs
Breed: Shar Pei Mix - low shedding
Estimated Adult Weight: 50-60 lbs (approx.)
Mom is a 47 lb sweetheart.
Available: 7/8/24

About da Vinci:
da Vinci is an adorable little pup from our Artist Pups litter. With his silky ears, white and gold legs, and gorgeous brow spots that highlight his eyes in his chocolate brown soft fur face, this Shar Pei mix is sure to steal your heart. With his extremely short coat he will be low shedding, too.

Personality:
da Vinci is a sweet and affectionate puppy who loves playing with other pups and is very interactive. He is the wrestling superstar of his litter, showcasing all the moves. He can look like he’s walking away and then jump back in for the win. da Vinci is also a strategic player, carefully planning his next move in play.

See us in action here:
Activity center play
Pups with kid
Pups outside

Much like his namesake, Leonardo da Vinci, he is curious, intelligent, and observant. He displays a natural curiosity about everything around him and loves to explore his environment. His creativity shines through in his playful antics, and his intelligence makes him quick to learn new tricks and commands. da Vinci’s keen observation skills make him aware of every detail, and he approaches new experiences with a thoughtful and inquisitive demeanor.

Training:
da Vinci is at the perfect age to begin his training journey. He’s bright and eager to please, making him an excellent candidate for basic obedience training and housebreaking. With consistent positive reinforcement and a bit of patience, da Vinci will quickly learn new commands and behaviors, growing into a well-mannered and loyal companion.

Ideal Home:
da Vinci would thrive in a loving and active home where he can receive plenty of attention and exercise. He would be a great fit for families, singles, or couples who have the time and energy to dedicate to his upbringing. A home with a yard or access to outdoor spaces would be ideal for his playful nature. He would also enjoy the companionship of other dogs.

Health:
da Vinci is a healthy young pup and will come microchipped, and up-to-date on his vaccinations and deworming. Regular vet check-ups and a balanced diet will help him grow into a robust and healthy adult. Please note that da Vinci is so young, he has only received 2 of the required 3 puppy distemper vaccines. This is very IMPORTANT because it means that his immune system will not be fully functioning until about 16 weeks of age. Until then, he MUST stay out of public places where he could be exposed to the germs of other dogs. These no puppy zones include all pet stores, dog parks, and for apartment dwellers, areas used by other dogs. These requirements are strictly for da Vinci’s medical safety and longevity.

If you’re looking for a loving, energetic, and delightful new family member, da Vinci might be the perfect addition to your home. Apply today and see if he’s the furry friend you’ve been searching for!

Please keep in mind that da Vinci is searching for...

Someone who won't leave him home alone for more than 4 hours, at least not until he is older. The older he is, the more he can stay home alone. He just doesn't want you to get mad at him if he has accidents or chews things he's not supposed to when you leave him for too long. He's a puppy, so he gets bored quickly and when he's bored he could get in trouble.

He is looking for his forever home, not his for-right-now home. So as he gets bigger, he needs someone to teach him how to be the best dog he can be. He is young and still learning. You may want to teach him some new tricks like sit, stay, etc. Professional training will help him bond with you. That sounds like fun!

da Vinci (Artist Pups) da Vinci (Artist Pups) is currently being fostered in Manassas, VA.

All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Ashland, VA for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Ashland.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.