IMPS Canada

Mini from British Columbia - 13 Mar 03
Silken - 20 Aug 04
Buddy and Louby - 21 Sep 04
Tinkerbelle - 12 Oct 04
Max! - 24 Nov 05
My little treasure, Justice - 15 Sep 06
Shelby - 27 Dec 08
Emma's Speech - 23 Apr 09

Mini from British Columbia

Thu, 13 Mar 2003 20:22:05 -0600 - from Gail


I would like to thank IMPS for our wonderful puppy. We recently adopted Mini from British Columbia. I am enclosing a picture of her with her new friend Daisy.


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Fri, 20 Aug 2004 14:29:29 -0400 - from Colleen

Baby and Darrin

We (my boyfriend and I) recently adopted Silken from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

We couldn't be happier with our new little baby and it appears she feel the same.

Here are some pictures, hopefully they're web page worthy.

Alliston, Ontario, Canada

Mom and Baby



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Buddy and Louby

Tue, 21 Sep 2004 16:54:10 -0400 - from Rhona and Jerry

Buddy and Louby


Buddy and Louby were adopted together through Ruth in Ottawa, Ontario approx. 18 months ago.
They are certainly entertaining characters and we love them dearly. I could tell story after story of the absolutely crazy things these dogs do. Both love camping and riding in the boat. It is near impossible to keep Louby out of the water and she loves to try to catch fish on her own. She considers them sushi. Originally we thought Buddy was a minpin/terrier cross but have been advised by a breeder recently that he is a longlegged Jack Russell. Buddy is affectionately known as our "Spinhead" and Louby is "the Bug" short for snugglebug. Both are master mouse catchers although they hate to give up their prizes and we are constantly chasing them to retrieve the critters they catch!

Rhona and Jerry S.

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Tue, 12 Oct 2004 14:57:38 -0700 - from Traci

Scout and Tink

Hi there,

My husband and I recently adopted our beautiful little girl Tinkerbelle from IMPS. When we adopted Tink we already had a 5 yr old male named Scout. When we first brought her home Scout had no interest whatsoever in sharing his space, or his humans with anyone. He was difficult to say the least.
After a week of this I didn't know what to do, I was feeling guilty and thought we had made a poor decision to get another dog. We decided to just stay patient and hoped that the weeks to come would be more positive. Well, a month later the two of them are the best of buddies, they absolutely love each other. Our male Scout is acting like a puppy again, Tink has brought new excitement to his life, and they love to play, sleep, eat together.
Adopting Tink turned out to be one of the best decisions we've made. She really has completed our little family.
The service you supply is a great one, we are so thankful for our new girl, she is a perfect fit.

Thanks for everything!
Traci & Steve

Attached is a picture of the 2 of them together, Tink is in red. (They are wearing their new jackets, it's cold where we live).

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Thu, 24 Nov 2005 23:09:04 -0500 - from Cynthia

Max just weeks after ariving at out house

Hi I am sending you some pic's Max a 10 year old min pin german pin mix I adopted from IMPS in Dec. 2004. He has been a God sent and it seems as though we were destined to be together.

He is very active with me and when my health is not good he is there for me too. One day I was walking down stairs, I got dizzy and almost fell, if it weren't for Max. He was right there I was able to put my hand on him to steady myself and he stayed with me step for step.

He loves agility, he loves the cat too - but most of all he loves my family and I, and we love him.

Thank you all for you great work.
Without you who knows what would have become of this great boy.

Cynthia H.
Windsor On Canada

My daughter Katelin and Max ready for Trick or Treat Oct 2004

Max up and over is Max at agility class (he just loved it)

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My little treasure, Justice

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 21:32:13 -0400 - from Mary


This is a photo of my little treasure, Justice. She is just testing the waters. I met her through Ruth C. in Ottawa Canada about 4 months ago and have never looked back..

Mary W.
Kingston Ontario Canada.

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Sun, 28 Dec 2008 03:07:29 -0800 (PST) - from Jennifer


I just wanted to say Hello and wish you both a Merry Christmas. Here are a couple of pictures of Shelby she is doing extremely well and she is very well loved! Thank you for sending us this beautiful girl.

Happy Holidays,



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Emma's Speech

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:21:41 -0700 (PDT) - from Carol/Ruth

I thought you might like to read this speech. Emma is the 10 year old daughter of the family that adopted Dexter. She wrote this speech for school as if it was Dexter talking very cute. The pictures are not included but by the speech you get a really good idea of what the pictures are like!



Emma and Dex

A Rescue Story

Today, I would like to share a story with's a rescue story and it's my rescue story.

First of all, I should introduce myself. My name is Dexter and I am 2 year old Miniature Pincher - Min Pin for short. Everyone calls dogs like me, the King of the Toys. I like being called a King.

Anyway...back to the rescue story. My human's name is Emma and I came to live with her in Port Dover about 9 months ago. I used to live in Toronto, but unfortunately, I went outside one day and I got lost and couldn't find my way back to my house.

Some people who run a shelter for lost animals picked me up. Here's a picture of me at the shelter. I was really scared. It sure doesn't look like me now. My backbone and ribs were sticking out and I had to sleep on a cement was cold.

Luckily, someone at the shelter knew about the Min Pin Rescue Society and a really nice lady named Ruth came and picked me up. She lived in Ottawa and I stayed with her for a few weeks. I was still a little sad, because I really wanted to find my forever home.

Then one day Ruth put me in my crate and drove me in the car for a very long time. We ended up in Brantford and stayed for a short time at the home of a really nice lady named, Carol. She owned two other Min Pin dogs and I had fun playing with them. But then there was a knock at the door and that's when I met my human, Emma. I knew as soon as I met her that I had found my forever home. So, I went back into a crate and we drove to a town called Port Dover.

WOW...I love Port Dover. There's a beach and Emma has a boat. I love that boat. Here's a picture of me wearing my life jacket on the boat. Life jackets are very important.

I have a secret to tell you...(look around) I don't know how to swim. My life jacket has a handle on the top of it and Emma gets a real kick out of holding me closer to the water, because the closer to the water I get, the faster all 4 of my legs pedal and the farther I get away, the slower my legs pedal. I JUST CAN'T HELP MYSELF! Ya, ya...really funny.

I have something to brag about. Emma entered me in a dog show at the Turkeypoint Summer Festival. And you guessed it...I won first place. Here's my ribbon and a picture of us. There were a lot of really big dogs at that dog show. Even though I'm only 8 pounds, in my mind, I'm 100-and 8 pounds and I'm the biggest dog in the world. Work with me people - I'm small, but I'm mighty!!

I sure do miss the warm weather though. I don't like the winter. You see, I don't have much hair - less than a cat. But Emma knows what to do. She says that I have more clothes than her Build-a-Bear!

Before Emma takes me out for a walk, she puts on my sweatshirt, then my jacket and then...the worst part of winter boots. The first time I wore them, Emma couldn't stop laughing. She says when I walk with my boots on, I'm high steppin' it! I really don't think it's that amusing.

There's one thing I forgot to tell you. I only have 3 feet. On my back right leg, I only have a stump - no toes. Emma calls it my nubbie and she always makes sure that it doesn't get scratched or too cold in the snow. She's a great human.

Speaking about being a great human, Emma takes me for a walk every day. I love going for walks. We King of the Toys have a lot of energy!

One of the things I love to do best is bark at the window. Sometimes when Emma is watching t.v., I'll hear a dog, so I run to the window and bark my head off.

Emma tells me it's only on t.v., but I know I'm protecting her. She seems to think it's funny. Hmmmm....I'll get that dog one day.

Speaking of something that's not very funny, we Min Pin's have very brittle bones. Our legs can get broken if we jump too high or too hard.

But, at the end of the day, I love to snuggle under the covers in bed with Emma. You see, Min Pin's were originally bred to be bed warmers for Kings and Queens.

So, my rescue story is a happy one. I've found my forever home. But, I have lots of friends still waiting for theirs. So, why don't you visit your local shelter. You never know...there may be a dog waiting there, just like me.

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