Josie is about a year old; she’s part Yorkie. Josie is a puppy mill puppy and was born in Ohio and shipped down to a pet store in Florida when she was a baby. Josie sat in that pet store for most of her puppyhood so she’s has zero social skills. A kind woman bought her after seeing her sit there for too long.

Josie passed through several hands before landing in a rescue down in Florida but they were overwhelmed with dogs so we decided to take her. When she arrived, her heat was ending and we were waiting to spay her. That’s when we discovered she was pregnant.

Josie has been through so much in her short year alive; now that her puppies are weaned she will be spayed and start living for herself. Josie will require lots of professional training, so if you are not willing to hire a trainer please DO NOT apply to adopt her. Josie has been failed enough and we will not allow her to be failed again!

Josie is an extremely nervous dog; she walks low and fast and is clearly uncomfortable and afraid. Josie is not good when strangers come into her house and she will constantly bark. For that reason, we do not feel she is suited for a condo or apartment. We also feel Josie would do best in an adult–only home because she can be very nervous.

Josie likes to chew random things—wires, tissue, plastic, shoes are just examples. Josie is not fully housetrained but if you stay on top of her and learn her habits you can avoid accidents in the house. Josie does, however, like to pee on throw carpets. That will require some work to break her of that habit.

Josie is a major flight risk, she is extremely fearful and would run away any chance she gets. Baby gates at the exits of the home are a must! She is fast!
We do believe Josie would do well with other small dogs. She has a nervous energy about her at times and needs to be in a calm state while being introduced to new dogs and things typically go well.


Now the good! Once Josie is comfortable, she is extremely loving and very playful. She loves to be with her person and just follow you around. She loves her toys and has learned how to kill a squeaker without damaging her toys.

Josie can be very calm at times and loves to sunbathe at the back door. This dog is so charismatic and will entertain you all day if you let her. Josie does well in her crate if she can see you. If you try to crate her in another room she will bark. She is extremely food motivated, so that’s helpful with training.

Josie has completed her job at being a mom and devoted everything to her puppies; it’s now time to find her a forever home!

If you are interested in adopting Josie, you must be willing to hire a trainer and work hard for her. We also require that our adopters purchase pet insurance for their dogs.