Penny – Female Schipperke Mix

By smith
In Adopted
Aug 24th, 2014

Congratulations to Penny who has been adopted!!!


OK – check out this sweet face! It belongs to our shy little Penny. Penny is a 2 year old Schipperke Mix who came to us from a ‘high kill’ shelter where she was only a few hours from being put to sleep. penny1

She is a little shy at first which is understandable coming from a ‘high kill’ shelter. Once she warms up and feels safe, she is a sweet, playful little girl. She would love a yard to play in with some ‘dog friendly’ children. She gets along with other dogs so a doggie sibling might be ok – just do a ‘meet and greet’ first.

She is a young dog so some basic obedience training and the final touches on her housetraining would be needed so she can become your BFF.

Penny yearns for that loving forever home where she can grow into a GREAT dog – could yours be the one she’s dreaming of? Penny is current on all vaccines, microchipped and spayed.

If you’d like to know more about becoming Penny’s new forever family, please contact Pammy’s 2nd Chance Rescue. Please use the form located below.

Please read on for some interesting facts about the schipperke!


The loyal and intelligent Schipperke originated in Belgium as a small version of a black Belgian sheepdog known as the Leauvenaar. The name Schipperke is thought to have come from a word meaning “little shepherd,” but the dogs were best known for guarding the boats that plied the canals between Brussels and Antwerp. Shoemakers and other tradesmen kept them for their ratting abilities.

Today the Schipperke is a companion who captains his family in much the same way as he once led canal boats. Always alert, he patrols his home and property, barking warnings as needed and seeking out and destroying any mice, squirrels, or other vermin that dare invade his space.

He wants to be involved in all family activities and loves children of all ages, playing pattycake and smiling all the while. He’s protective of and devoted to his people and can be aloof toward strangers until he decides they’re okay.

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